Help me pick a practice rig

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  1. 43percentburnt

    43percentburnt SS.org Regular

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    I play mostly Deftones, ALOL, DEP, and KSE type stuff

    Option 1: $702
    Microdark
    HB 2x12
    Tube screamer
    EQ pedal

    Option 2: $1,050
    PRS MT15
    HB 2x12
    Tube screamer

    Option 3: $1,000
    EVH III 15
    HB 2x12
    Tube screamer

    Thanks!
     
  2. sleewell

    sleewell SS.org Regular

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    i'd say #2, i have heard they sound great and are loud enough to gig with.
     
  3. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Well do you need just practice, or practice and gigging?

    If just practice, spend $300 on a katana etc.

    If gigging, a 6505 and 212.
     
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    vilk Very Regular

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    Agreed. They do sound great and I've seen bands gigging with them.

    Also it seems like the best of the three to nail the kinds of music OP wants to play.
     
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    efiltsohg SS.org Regular

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    for practicing it doesn't really matter what it sounds like as long as you're the right style/amount of gain... $150 used peavey or randall solid state combo
     
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    Adieu SS.org Regular

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    PRS if you can swing it

    Bugera 6260/6262 combo used with a volume box through the loop if your azz is super broke... Peavey 6505+ 112 used if slightly less broke
     
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    Do you already have a rig to gig/jam with that you enjoy? If so, and this is just supposed to be a portable practice rig, AND it has to be one of the ones you mentioned... i would do the the 1st option with a 1x12

    But for just a practice rig get this:
    https://reverb.com/item/18767383-randall-75w-rg75d-g3-plus-combo-amp-2000s-black

    I have the 212 version and love it.

    -Same preamp as the Randall T2 and V2 so it’s tight, djenty, and aggressive

    - Great clean channel

    -tube/Mosfet hybrid power section

    - GREAT built in reverbs. The other effects are “meh” but the reverbs are great

    -you can connect an extension cab (like a 412) if you really want to gig with it.

    For real. This is a hell of a sleeper practice amp. I love my 200D
     
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    wheelsdeal SS.org Regular

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    I vote for Option 3...I've runned the EVH 5150 lbx with a Maxon 808 on an ENGL 2x12 and it rips...especially the green channel boosted.One of the best tones i've ever had...
     

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