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squilly_willy 02-06-2012 08:19 PM

Are there any good half stacks for $400 or below?
 
I play 80's rock, van halen, bon jovi, that type of music.

Tom 1.0 02-06-2012 08:20 PM

Eh...

get some half decent combos though.

Raijouta 02-06-2012 08:24 PM

The best you could do would be a Peavey Windsor head and a really shitty 4x12.

If you saved up to a thousand though, you could potentially get a really serious half stack.

Darkness in Zero 02-06-2012 08:42 PM

Are there any good half stacks for $400 or below?

No

Paddy McK 02-06-2012 08:43 PM

To put it bluntly, no, probably not

megaluisdeth 02-06-2012 08:46 PM

You might want to look for used ones online. There is a lot of great beastin amps used for cheap. I got a used Peavey JSX for 500 bucks and a real shitty cab for 80 bucks.

souperman08 02-06-2012 08:52 PM

Unless you get insanely lucky, no. The Peavey Windsor combo goes for 400, or the head goes for the same and you'd have to have more money for a cab. If you really like EVH's sound, try shopping around for a 5150 2x12. O

Ian_the_fox 02-06-2012 08:59 PM

I've seen Peavey VTM stacks go for $500 used. Those are tube and can nail 80's metal pretty well. There's also the Ampeg VH140c, which is SS but sounds incredible and goes for around $140 in some places. Though I'm not sure that would be good for 80's metal. As far as cabs go, I've seen Marshall 1960a cabs everywhere from as low as $250.

Really the phrase "Halfstack" shouldn't be used in a sentence unless a budget of at least $700.


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