Affordable high gain recording amp ????

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  1. beersponge

    beersponge Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at maybe a line 6 IV 75 or a Peavey. Will probably be running thru A BBE MaxCom into a Tascam DP-03, so I'll definately need a line out. I checked out the Vyper 75 but it's a MIDI out. I don't really wanna mic it (2 dogs w/ loud-assed barks) and have a few hundred or so for the amp. I'd like to get as close as I can to that Dual Rectifier sound without going broke. Cleans I can mess with, I just need mind-numbing gain. Anyone out there have any ideas ?
     
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    iron blast Northern Winds

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    Pod hd thank me later
     
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    Thanks I'll check it out...I never used one before but saw 'em on YouTube. For jamming around the house how is it ?
     
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    bhakan SS.org Regular

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    Since you want a recto sound and you are on a budget, I would suggest a cheap interface + LePou LeCto(which is free) + some good impulses (also free).

    Sounds great, and super cheap.
     
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    iron blast Northern Winds

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    the pods are badass in general for just practice or recording the x3 is still pretty solid sounding and more affordable but if you want more authentic on a budget the hd is probably your best bet
     
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    FireInside .Buried.Breathing.

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    Used 5150's can be found for pretty cheap.
     
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    Randall RG8040 , its 299 new and even less used, it has XLR output, 75 watt, FET solid state really comparable to a tube amp. Check that out if its reasonable.
     
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    JStraitiff Melodic Mamma Jamma

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    "I need a dual rectifier but i dont want to pay for a dual rectifier" Okay.. well then you probably shouldnt bother with a cheap amp that isnt going to sound anything like you want. Take a look at simulators like the Pod HDs or VSTs. You might want to just invest in a plugin like amplitube or podfarm because it will give you the tone you want and you'll be able to record silently.
     
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    iron blast Northern Winds

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    If you really want an amp a used Marshall Avt150 or Avt50 head can be had cheap. I use them in my band and studio.
     
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    sear SS.org Regular

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    Except that its modeling really isn't much better than any random VST software and no matter what you do, direct in guitars still sound fake compared to micing things up for real. It's a great live until but there's no reason not to spend significantly less on AmpliTube/Guitar Rig/etc. plus any number of free plugins.

    As for real amps, stay away from anything Line 6 unless it's a DT25 or 50. Peavey Vypyr *might* cut it for recording but you'd ideally want one with actual tubes in it.

    Unfortunately it sounds like your budget is pretty low. You really can't get a good recording amp for metal until you hit the $500-600 USD range (Blackstar and Peavey combos mostly), but if you pick up any random modeling amp you will just find yourself unsatisfied when you record and your tone sounds muddy/thin/fake.
     
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    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    Save up, get good equipment :yesway:. Until then, rent from somewhere.
     
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    blackstar ID series sounds promising for recording stuff.Not sure about the price in the US though
     
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    For just recording, I'd get a Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18. Maybe a 36 if you need an extra 18 watts.

    But it has a 1W setting for at home use, and a no watt, direct recording setting for, well, direct recording!

    But those things can get very heavy if needed. Especially with a boost (But it's not required for me. s a reference, I like my 6505 gain at 6.5)
     
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    POD HD. Or VSTs. Or, if you want an amp, buy a used 5150 or Recto.
     
  15. noUser01

    noUser01 Still can't play.

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    *cough* bullshit *cough*

    :fawk:

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    I get some really great sounds out of my POD HD.
     
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    Tube>digital. The axe fx sounds fake even tho it sounds good
     
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    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    Oh, you've used one? Recorded with it?
     
  19. noUser01

    noUser01 Still can't play.

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    This.

    How long have you actually spent with an AxeFX II? I highly doubt you've actually spent a long amount of time with it.
     
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    ^I would say most people don't have to play one to know if they like the way it sounds just my thoughts tho.
     

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