• Hans B.

      Mini rectifier with an od pedal. You can switch between 25 or 10 watts and the sound will be manageable. It depends who your neighbors are. I run a single rectifier through a 4x12 in my living room at '10 o clock and never get any complaints.

    • Blade L.

      well for me? i have a few options, once in awhile i'll use the "Computer Software" Xport($54.00) to just Toodle around on  also have iRig(iphone one) that one is nice too $19.00 bucks! load on phone ,plug guitar into Phone ,dial in your sound...

      or my Peavey Vyper Vip-1($120.00)

      it's a little 20watter but can get up there if you want some Volume...LOL there nothing like my regular rigs but for practice and toodleing around pretty good

      but just a suggestion

    • Jeremy D.

      THE JIM ROOT Terror head or any of the Orange amps from the Dark Terror lineup are perfect for what you want. They are killer metal amps especially the Jim Root and is 15 watts so it will be perfect for the bedroom.  You can always try the Mini Mesa Dual recto as a head or combo too but I assume everyone knows about mesa now.  If you need cheaper used Line 6 amps Line the Flextone II and III are good buys if you can find them. But seriously if you gots the cash ORANGE or MESA

    • Maurice

      Peavey 6505+ tube combo amp or the 6505 on Peavey Vypyr 30 transistor series.

      ps Vox VT are great for rock and blues, but can't give a decent metal tone

    • mulysa

      I've got the Zoom TM 01 Tri Metal and a small 10 watts Johnson amp. That pedal is a monster. Too bad it was discontinued since 2005.

      But most of the time i just use Amplitube Metal with my Sonar 8.

    • AsylumOfCerberus

      for "bedroom volumes" try these 5 amps

      1) Engl Ironball
      2) Hughes & Kettner Tube Miester series (  yes the series)
      3) BlackStar Metal Series
      4) Mesa Boogie Recto-verb 25w
      5) EVH 5153 50W

      i could go on and on but those are what i would recommend. 
      ive played all but the ironball and i've heard great things about it. 

      keep in mind that all these amps are affordable under $1100 depeding on models (when i said series amps) 

    • lampenkabel

      If you dont need a real amp, you could use Amplitube or GuitarRig...