Low watt guitar head for xtreme metal

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  1. warforgeqt

    warforgeqt SS.org Regular

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    Hey all,
    I ve been searching the net a lot for my first guitar head so iam gonna ask here too :)
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    My budget 500-600 euros(around 650-700 dollars)

    My guitar DBz bird of prey with 81/85 pickups

    Tone in mind : well i am into all kinds of xtreme metal from old school death metal to grind core to deathcore(djent i guess:p) to more groovie stuff like pantera and hardcore so u get the idea

    Previous Gear: some rocktron stuff like piranha,pro gap,chameleon and so on

    Important Fact: i cant test any of those low watt heads where i live so iam gonna base my order only from online opinions

    i reviewd a lot of opitons but since iam gonna use this for bedroom practise and some recording i was thinking to buy a low watt head .
    I have narrowed down to two choices(with bugera 6262 being the last solution if none works,yes high walttage:p) engl gigmaster and black star HT-5RH.

    Which of the 2 u think will achieve the tone iam after(if any)?
    iam reading that low watt heads suffer from lack of gain ? i need them to produce some rly heavy high gained stuff:shred:
    suggestions are welcome

    thx in advance
     
  2. Larrikin666

    Larrikin666 Deadite

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    Neither head has a ton of gain. Replacing the preamp tubes helped quite a bit, but still might not be exactly what you're looking for. Maybe save up a tad more and get the new mini Recto.
     
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    jdecaire SS.org Regular

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    Blackstar HT-5 + Maxon OD808
     
  4. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Gear Junkie

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  5. pero

    pero makes his own bacon

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    How about the tiny terror head by orange,

    this sounds pretty mean

    Orange Tiny Terror Metal - YouTube

    or if you want more gain you can have the dark terror


    I believe they are both under 600 euros
     
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    Orange Dark terror.
     
  7. USMarine75

    USMarine75 Doc McStuffins Contributor

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    Used Peavey 5150, 6505+, XXX, JSX, or 3120. All are great amps and you can mod them down the line for an additional $500-1000 and they will rival many boutique amps if you are looking for a metal amp. Only downside is the older Peavey 5150 has a shitty clean channel... it actually has a nice loose dirt feel to it (goof for EVH style of "clean") but not if you want bell-like chime clean such as on a Diezel.

    I know these aren't strictly low wattage, but I rocked my 5150 combo on 2 in an apartment for years... and you can always buy an attenuator later on too.
     
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    USMarine75 Doc McStuffins Contributor

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    ^ other than my previous recommendations... and reason you wouldnt consider a combo with built in effects like a Roland Cube 80XL, Fender, Line6?


     
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    USMarine75 Doc McStuffins Contributor

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    One more recommendation... Carvin V3M? On sale for $699 USD. 3 channels, 50/22/7 W, boost, reverb... 4xEL84 and 5x12AX7 tubes.
     
  10. Sephael

    Sephael Divine Paradøx Contributor

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    Orange Dark Terror, more gain than you should want on tap
     

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