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Re: Recommend me a practice amp for hard rock and metal

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bender wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:08 am
Sheriffdohboy wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:55 am Will always have soft spot for Orange Terrors, only issue is finding combos. TT15 and Rocker 15 combos are good amps and with power scaling. If wanting to start real small i remember being surprised by the Blackstar HT1
He has a cab already, so a small head isn’t out of the question.
You can land the orange micro terrors from Andertons for about 2/3rds retail here!
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If you reckon he'd stick with it, wouldn't be all bad to go down the low-power tube route. I wish I'd learned about gain and headroom and all that stuff a lot earlier.
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Re: Recommend me a practice amp for hard rock and metal

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Joyo Bantamp zombie and a 1x12 cab. Great high gain sound for not much money. No option paralysis either

https://www.musicplanet.co.nz/joyo-debu ... -head.html

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Re: Recommend me a practice amp for hard rock and metal

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jeremyb wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:13 am
bender wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:08 am
Sheriffdohboy wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 10:55 am Will always have soft spot for Orange Terrors, only issue is finding combos. TT15 and Rocker 15 combos are good amps and with power scaling. If wanting to start real small i remember being surprised by the Blackstar HT1
He has a cab already, so a small head isn’t out of the question.
You can land the orange micro terrors from Andertons for about 2/3rds retail here!

$299NZ at the Rockshop, vs £269 incl shipping from Anderton’s? Doesn’t seem like your maths adds up.

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Re: Recommend me a practice amp for hard rock and metal

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bender wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:09 pm
jeremyb wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:13 am
bender wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:08 am

He has a cab already, so a small head isn’t out of the question.
You can land the orange micro terrors from Andertons for about 2/3rds retail here!

$299NZ at the Rockshop, vs £269 incl shipping from Anderton’s? Doesn’t seem like your maths adds up.
https://www.andertons.co.uk/orange-micro-terror-head

99 GBP.

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NippleWrestler wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:17 pm
bender wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:09 pm
jeremyb wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 11:13 am

You can land the orange micro terrors from Andertons for about 2/3rds retail here!

$299NZ at the Rockshop, vs £269 incl shipping from Anderton’s? Doesn’t seem like your maths adds up.
https://www.andertons.co.uk/orange-micro-terror-head

99 GBP.
Plus 160 GBP shipping.

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bender wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:30 pm
NippleWrestler wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:17 pm
bender wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:09 pm


$299NZ at the Rockshop, vs £269 incl shipping from Anderton’s? Doesn’t seem like your maths adds up.
https://www.andertons.co.uk/orange-micro-terror-head

99 GBP.
Plus 160 GBP shipping.
Just sending you the right link man.

87.50 GBP from gear4music, plus 30 GBP shipping to NZ via DHL.

$225 NZD landed. If you're interested:

https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-B ... r-Head/IHB

VAT is removed at checkout.

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bender wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:30 pm
NippleWrestler wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:17 pm
bender wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:09 pm


$299NZ at the Rockshop, vs £269 incl shipping from Anderton’s? Doesn’t seem like your maths adds up.
https://www.andertons.co.uk/orange-micro-terror-head

99 GBP.
Plus 160 GBP shipping.
I got £27 delivery to NZ when I had a play with the Anderton's website.
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Ben, if you end up buying a small head head, I've got a 1x12 cab currently selling for a little over a hand shandy which would pair well.
Micro Terror is a fun, set+forget time from memory.
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Danger Mouse wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:47 pm
bender wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 12:30 pm
Plus 160 GBP shipping.
I got £27 delivery to NZ when I had a play with the Anderton's website.
Looks like if you have had something else in the cart with different delivery charges, it holds that charge until you click right through till the button before payment before it updates. But their delivery charges can be weird, micro terror was 27 pound, but the Friedman Mini head that looked like a cool solution to this came up as 155 pound delivery charge!

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Have you thought of a Katana?
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You wanna get the micro terror dark if he's into metal, has more gains and an effects loop, also $399 at the RS, $272 delivered from Andertons :-)
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Re: Recommend me a practice amp for hard rock and metal

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I picked up a Blackstar Debut 15E new for $199.
Does the job good and covers a lot of bases without complications.
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jeremyb wrote: Tue Jan 17, 2023 1:03 pm You wanna get the micro terror dark if he's into metal, has more gains and an effects loop, also $399 at the RS, $272 delivered from Andertons :-)
Ben, I have one of these on hand if you're interested

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There's a Friedman mini on FB with a $400 start price, but I get the feeling reserve might be higher. :mrgreen:
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