Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

    Can you recommend me an analog solid-state combo for playing metal in my room. I already have Fender Frontman 15R and its 15W are good enough for my needs, but its overdrive channel is more for blues and rock. Great sound on low volume (with high gain) is required, because I live in the apartment. I also need a 3-band EQ.
    I would like it to be NON-modeling solid-state, because I've tried Boss Katana and that digital feeling is awful.
    My budget is around $250.

    Thank you!

  • #2
    Re: Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

    Used Randall RG1503-212.Click image for larger version

Name:	C1820433-FBFA-4216-A065-07C6EB277D76.jpg
Views:	4
Size:	66.2 KB
ID:	5821140
    What’s funnier than putting up roadblocks to stop the advance of someone who’s running away from you at four hundred miles an hour?

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

      The old Marshall 5212's were GREAT solid state amps, (but from the 80's, maybe rare)...

      I hope you avoid the digital stuff. It never sounded OK to me.

      Try some of the cheaper tube stuff, maybe Blackstar.

      -Erl
      If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

        Orange Crush series.

        Sunn Alpha Lead.
        green globe burned black by sunn

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

          Orange Crush will get it done and then some. Eq in loop will get modern too.
          Guitars:
          2019 PRS CE24, 2002 Carvin, 2010 Epiphone 335 dot, custom tele, 5 Peavey V Type's (DMZ SD/paf pro, JB/59, JB8/Jazz, EMG 57/66, and Full shred) Esp/Ltd (Invader set), Jackson DKMGT (EMG 81/85)
          Amps: Orange Dual Dark 100, Dark Terror, Micro Dark, CR120, EVH 5153 50w
          Cabs:Genz Benz G-Flex 2x12, EVH 4x12/2x12, Geezer 2x12 with v30's

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

            I second the Randall, though I suggest the RG80 combo, it will be easier to find for your budget.
            sigpic
            Gibson LP Trad Pro II->Various pedals->MEsa Boogie MkV->Owensby/219 Guitar Works Vertical Slant 2x12 w/WGS ET-65 and Veteran 30.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

              Yeah,. my lead guitarist 12 years ago, played a Randall combo.

              It sounded good, not "great", but heck, it was cheap and LOUD!

              After I got my first real tube amp, I've been so spoiled, that I can't/won't go back to SS.

              but Randall, yeah!
              If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

                Thank you, guys!
                Randall RG80 grabbed my attention for a long time, but I'm not sure if it can be played quiet enough for room practicing. I'll see if I can find an used one for my budget in my country.
                I don't believe that I can find Sunn Alpha or '80s Marshall here, but thanks for interesting suggestions!

                Orange Crush (20RT) is the most likely choice at the moment.

                Any other suggestion?

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

                  The big Randall is a master volume amp that’s all preamp distortion. You can play it as quietly as you want. I find it does well for rock and blues as well as metal. It’s capable of more distortion than I need. I expect the RG80 is the same.
                  What’s funnier than putting up roadblocks to stop the advance of someone who’s running away from you at four hundred miles an hour?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

                    Originally posted by kuga View Post
                    Thank you, guys!
                    Randall RG80 grabbed my attention for a long time, but I'm not sure if it can be played quiet enough for room practicing. I'll see if I can find an used one for my budget in my country.
                    I don't believe that I can find Sunn Alpha or '80s Marshall here, but thanks for interesting suggestions!

                    Orange Crush (20RT) is the most likely choice at the moment.

                    Any other suggestion?
                    where you from, btw?

                    Personally, I've never heard an Orange amp that I liked. Many people love them, though!

                    \m/

                    -Erl
                    If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

                      Originally posted by Erlend_G View Post
                      where you from, btw?


                      -Erl
                      I'm from Serbia, Southern Europe. Nikola Tesla, Novak Djokovic etc.

                      I've tried to avoid those tube amps which are MOSFET + 1 or 2 tubes like Blackstar HT-5R or Randall with Valve Dynamic (tm) and similar compromises with fancy names
                      I actually thought there are much more SS amps under 50W and monster gain...

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

                        Originally posted by kuga View Post
                        I'm from Serbia, Southern Europe. Nikola Tesla, Novak Djokovic etc.

                        I've tried to avoid those tube amps which are MOSFET + 1 or 2 tubes like Blackstar HT-5R or Randall with Valve Dynamic (tm) and similar compromises with fancy names
                        I actually thought there are much more SS amps under 50W and monster gain...
                        Ok...

                        I am owning and daily playing, my one amp. A Blackstar HT-20mkII combo.

                        It has LOADS of gain, great gain . Aswell as a "modern" voicing, for even more extreme tones.

                        I'd highly recommend it- it's a great "bang for the buck" aswell as having a nice clean channel.

                        A poor digital reverb though, but that's about the only drawback!

                        -Erlend.
                        If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

                          The HT-5 has only 1 preamp tube, and 1 power tube...

                          and things like the "Roland Hot Blues Cube" that has "digital tube like voicing" sounded like CRAP to me! :/

                          ...so..

                          Atleast the one I got, is good. I guess there's some kind of transistor/diode extra gain stage, but anyways, you can really hear, and feel the tubes glow .

                          Great amp.

                          -Erl
                          If somethings important- send a PM. I might be offline for long periods. Rock on!!!

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

                            I used to have a 200w Randall 2x12 combo, it sounded good at bedroom levels as well as at high volumes
                            sigpic
                            Gibson LP Trad Pro II->Various pedals->MEsa Boogie MkV->Owensby/219 Guitar Works Vertical Slant 2x12 w/WGS ET-65 and Veteran 30.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: Analog solid-state combo for playing metal at home

                              Forgot the Peavey XXL
                              Guitars:
                              2019 PRS CE24, 2002 Carvin, 2010 Epiphone 335 dot, custom tele, 5 Peavey V Type's (DMZ SD/paf pro, JB/59, JB8/Jazz, EMG 57/66, and Full shred) Esp/Ltd (Invader set), Jackson DKMGT (EMG 81/85)
                              Amps: Orange Dual Dark 100, Dark Terror, Micro Dark, CR120, EVH 5153 50w
                              Cabs:Genz Benz G-Flex 2x12, EVH 4x12/2x12, Geezer 2x12 with v30's

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X