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Looking for a new guitar amp #3001631 08/03/19 08:55 AM
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Hi guys,
First of all, I'm new here, so thank you for having me here! smile
I am looking for a new guitar amp, but I don't have a lot of money to spend on it. Currently I'm playing on a Fender Mustang, but I would like to do a little "upgrade" if you could call it like that. I've found a little blog on 5 guitar amps that are not too expensive (https://guitarclicks.home.blog/2019/08/02/5-guitar-amplifiers-for-beginners/). I've heared the Boss Katana is a good amp to choose and heared a lot of positive things about it for the price.
I am a metal guitarist so I like the amp to have a little bit of a "chugging" sound, if you know what I mean.

What do you guys think?
Thank you!

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Re: Looking for a new guitar amp [Re: SwaggerToos] #3001633 08/03/19 09:57 AM
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What’s your budget?

Are you willing to buy used? Online?

Where do you live? (Location affects price and availability.)

What bands/guitarists do you want to emulate?

Do you have a need for any special features, like headphone jacks for quiet practice, pedal and/or amp modeling, etc?


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Re: Looking for a new guitar amp [Re: SwaggerToos] #3001658 08/03/19 02:37 PM
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Welcome Aboard Swaggertoos! That Boss Katana is lightweight and light on the pocket book and is getting good reviews...it would be worth having a look-see. Boss has a good reputation. cool


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Re: Looking for a new guitar amp [Re: SwaggerToos] #3001662 08/03/19 02:48 PM
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How about a Fender Super Champ X2 I had one once, and it did clean, and it did blues, and metal, all as presets which can be edited and saved with the app they supply for free..


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Re: Looking for a new guitar amp [Re: SwaggerToos] #3001678 08/03/19 05:14 PM
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Welcome Swagger Toos.
The Vox vt series have some good metal settings. I have an older 40 that I use occasionally for ac tones. I don't know which Mustang you have, but if you like it you could upgrade to a larger one.


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Re: Looking for a new guitar amp [Re: SwaggerToos] #3001696 08/03/19 08:21 PM
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Something good on the cheap that stands completely on its own. The Katana 100.

The 50 is OK but spend a little extra and get the extra headroom and buy the 100. Get the footswitch eventually it gives you twice the available presets. I play high dollar vintage and Modern tube amps. (Vintage because I'm old and have owned these amps a longtime). I gig with the Katana. I prefer my Mesa Boogies for guitar but the Katana does a lot of things well. Acoustic instruments, steel guitars and metal it's a jack of all trades. It chugs. Ola likes the Katana. If you want a cabinet head instead of a combo Thomann sells a Harley Benton 212 cabinet with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers for less money than a pair of V30s cost alone.

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Re: Looking for a new guitar amp [Re: SwaggerToos] #3001699 08/03/19 08:29 PM
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