New amp

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Goaliewizard, Feb 24, 2014.


  1. Goaliewizard

    Goaliewizard

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    What do you recommend for a new practice amp?
     
  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    Roland Microcube. Love mine and will probably never sell it.
     
  3. Goaliewizard

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    What is the price range on that?
     
  4. Basshappi

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    I have a headphone system that use and I find it to be the most useful setup for personal practice. I can practice whenever I want without disturbing anyone else in the house. I plug my laptop or mp3 player into the unit and off I go.

    I am going to be getting a studio-in-a-box program for my laptop soon (havn't decided which one yet) that way I can record as well.
     
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  6. Goaliewizard

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    That studio in a box sounds cool.
     
  7. Basshappi

    Basshappi

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    Between the computer programs (Cubase, Protools, Reaper etc.) and the self-contained units by Roland/Boss, Tascam, Korg, Zoom, there are so many to chose from and they will fit just about any budget.

    Surf Sweetwater Sound or Musician's Friend website and you can compare the various features of each type.
     
  8. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    Not cheap for a practice amp. I believe mine was $250ish. Tonsw of features though like built in tuner and effects as well as a built in drum machine with a bunch of different patterns. The built in metronome does 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4
     
  9. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

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    I really like my B15N as a practice amp. :)
     
  10. orangejulius3

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    GK MB200 should be on your radar. Very simple and powerful.

    I've used mine for:
    Practice with headphones
    Practice with iPod in aux in
    Practice/rehearsals at studios
    Recordings without cabs
    Clean guitar parts on recordings
    Brought it as a backup for gigs
     
  11. Aladinsane1969

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  12. Linnin

    Linnin

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    For $250 the very stalwart Fender Bronco 40.

    For $300 the very new Fender Rumble 100.

    For less than that = Brand new Rumble 40 at $180.

    Pick one.

    Love.

    Enjoy.
     
  13. Gluvhand

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    Peavey Max 112 might suit your needs. I got one a few weeks ago and love it. Came in at around $235.00.
     
  14. Aladinsane1969

    Aladinsane1969 Supporting Member

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    It's interesting how much the definition of "practice amp" can vary from one player to the next.
     

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