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Sepuldeth97 09-30-2012 09:55 PM

Need amp advice, urgent!
 
Ok, so I'm looking to buy a new amp. ( You've probably seen that about a thousand times so far today). At the moment, I use a Line 6 Spider 4 150w amp, with a Line 6 cab. But I want something more I guess you could say. I want a good amp for Rhythm guitar, I could care less about leads, being I can't solo for shit and I play Rhythm guitar and sing in my band. My budget would be around 1000 give or take a bit. I play Thrash, shit like Havok, Testament, Exodus, Old Sepultura, Megadeth mixed with Maiden, Mercyful Fate, Venom kind of shit. I'm very technical, so I'd want to be audible lol. I would want my tone to be smooth, but thrashy. Also, an amp that would last me for a long time would be nice. I want to be able to gig, jam, and record with my next amp. So in short, an amp with a sick thrashy but smooth tone with an awesome clean tone is what I'm looking for (and if I need any extra add-ons with it, what would they be?). I was looking at the Peavey 6505+ or a Bugera, like the 333xl or the 6262, but I honestly don't know what's best for what I do. Please my fellow musicians, help me out :cool:

Guitarbaddie 10-01-2012 12:11 AM

1000usd? As in American?

Offworld92 10-01-2012 12:45 AM

Where are you located? The more specific you are, the more we can help you (Craigslist).

ihartfood 10-01-2012 12:55 AM

5150. thrashy. acceptable cleans. plenty of gain on tap. cuts through. What kind of speakers are in your cab? You may be able to use that cab if it's the one with V30s.

Sepuldeth97 10-01-2012 10:52 PM

I live in Bellerose NY, the cab I use is a Line 6 4x12, & ihartfood, isn't the 5150 the same as the 6505?

Sepuldeth97 10-02-2012 12:07 AM

and yes guitarbaddie, 1000-1200 usd

Offworld92 10-02-2012 12:39 AM

Is noise an issue? Can you play loud?

Offworld92 10-02-2012 12:44 AM

For the cab, you're going to want to go for one of these regardless:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/msg/3297936106.html
http://buffalo.craigslist.org/msg/3309109279.html

For the head, you have options.

Personally, I recommend the Peavey XXX. There are quite a few out there.

http://longisland.craigslist.org/msg/3215924765.html
http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/msg/3287405284.html
http://longisland.craigslist.org/msg/3248043234.html

However, if you have no problem cranking an amp, you can get a JCM800, which is pretty much the end all amp for thrash metal. These aren't exactly known for their clean channel.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/msg/3293873562.html

You can also take a look at the Marshall DSL. I'm quite fond of these amps. Good clean channel, awesome crunch, and lots more on tap.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/msg/3309869567.html
http://longisland.craigslist.org/msg/3301458970.html

Lastly, there's a 5150 II. I don't recommend this amp for what you want, but you can look at it regardless.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/que/msg/3300745597.html

Sepuldeth97 10-02-2012 08:53 PM

Not quite, if the amp is too loud, I can always use my other amp for practicing. I need a new amp mainly for gigging/rehearsals/jams so it's all good. Thank you guys, it helps alot :D

ihartfood 10-02-2012 08:55 PM

Offworld's nailed it.

I love the DSL as well, it can do thrash easy.

R45VT 10-02-2012 09:11 PM

All great suggestions. I'll through in Krankenstein "plus" and make sure its the plus model. The initial ones were thin sounding.

Heavy sounding as hell, great cleans and will shake your drummers drum kit. :)

Sepuldeth97 10-03-2012 09:22 PM

I'll check 'em all out guys, thanks! :-D


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