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« on: July 20, 2011, 12:08:42 AM »

Hey so what would you guys say would be a good size amp for jamming with a full band? Also if anybody had recommendations on amps that are good for playing metal (that old school sound in particular) or that are just good amps overall.
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 10:29:08 PM »

The techs will tell you 300 watts min. Everyone wants an Ampeg SVT or Mesa. I personally have done very well with a 200 watt All tube traynor head. It's got a nice growl and it can handle it's own against drums at around 50%.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 11:49:45 AM »

Ya, I'd say around 200W minimum. Ampeg and Mesa are top end amps, but probably not worth the money for someone just starting out. I've been a Peavey guy my whole life. Probably the best bang for your buck in my opinion. If you're in Regina, swing by B Sharp Music and plug into a couple different models and see what you like.

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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 11:37:50 PM »

If you are using a PA in the jam space, a sansamp DI box worked really well for my pal Todd Barlow:  his tone was solid and he didn't break a sweat hauling his gear from the rehearsal space to the venue.


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