General I need an electric guitar amp

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  1. sparkuri

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    I finally have an electric guitar, my first.
    I hate practicing on my acoustic because it damages my sensitive fingers.

    I want my guitar to sound like Metallica as well as normal.
    What do I need?
    Do amps have distortion settings?
    Do I need a pedal?

    I'm shooting for middle class territory; In other words I want to adapt to it, not outgrow it in 6 months
    @Passive Jay@Passive Jay , anyone? chime in.

    It's a Washburn with 4 knobs
     
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    damages sensitive fingers?
    how long can you play before fingers get sore?

    congrats on the electric...can be fun
     
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    I don't play regularly, perhaps every few months. It's a tough acoustic and things get in the way of growth, so I'm still 20yo musically, self-taught etc.
    The electric allows me much more playing time to build up callouses but also feel encouraged to jam
     
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    Fender champion. It's about $150 has tone and distortion settings so you don't need pedals.
    Its a good system for beginner

    Fender has a line of amps if you want something worth a bit more
     
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    OK, I'll go get it
     
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    I've had my fender over 12 years now still sounds brand new
     
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    I have the fender super champ xd. I love it because i want that fender bluesy tone. It's a great sound but may not be what you want for metal. Perhaps check out the orange dark micro terrors
     
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    Always good to see you around buddy.

    Hope you and the missus are well.
     
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    Life is good my friend. Just bought our first house and daughter number two is due in March. Hope life is treating you well.
     
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    Congratulations brother. There are a few members having kids soon though I won’t out them here.

    My kids are 10 years apart and we had our daughter at 40 (and though I love her to death, kids at 40 is not something I’d recommend). She’s a cute little hellion and gets away with more than she should because of it. Here’s a pic of her today with my mom.

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    You're gonna get shanked.
     
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    Get an Orange
     
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    Get a Marshall half stack.

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    That way you can just add on to your rig when you make it big
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    I've been looking at those. Great Brit sound.
    I have one as a selection on my amp simulator on my computer (AmpliTube). It has a very cool sound.
     
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    I've been playing Orange for about 5 years now, I will never go back. Even the Amplitude one sounds great, I have used it also. But, there is still nothing like a loud tube amp cranked up.

    There is 15 watt Orange heads that sound absolutely incredible and VERY loud that are reasonably priced. I have the Orange Dark Terror for home and it's even loud enough to practice along with a drummer, paired with a small cab.

    There is the Orange Tiny Terror also which is very cheap and sounds great for its size. More than loud enough to play at home. I'd recommend it.
     
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    I buy all my gear from them. Great company.
     
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    Ever bought a guitar off them? I'm getting a Tele. I've already played them so I know I like the feel, but SW's prices are better than what I'm seeing at the local shops. I'm a little apprehensive about having a guitar shipped to my house.
     
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