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Old 02-06-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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Are there any good half stacks for $400 or below?

I play 80's rock, van halen, bon jovi, that type of music.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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Eh...

get some half decent combos though.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:24 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:42 PM   #4
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Are there any good half stacks for $400 or below?

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Old 02-06-2012, 08:43 PM   #5
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To put it bluntly, no, probably not
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:52 PM   #7
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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
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:59 PM   #8
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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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