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Old 09-02-2012, 07:09 AM   #1
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Solid State Head for Metal?

Hey,
Im thinking about getting a solid state head.
I already have a tube combo, im pretty happy with it, but I' like to have an stack too (for bigger gigs), so I thought I'd try a solid state this time because I hear some of them produce some pretty decent (new) metal tones. My budged lies a round 400-500 (about 500-650 dollar). Does anyone know a head i could check out?
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:12 AM   #2
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I seem to remember hearing that Randall have a lot of solid state in there line.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:12 AM   #3
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so that budget is for a head and cab?

why not just mic the combo for bigger gigs?

if you need back line br00tz appearance, just get a cab and run the combo amp through the cab.

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Old 09-02-2012, 07:20 AM   #4
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so that budget is for a head and cab?

why not just mic the combo for bigger gigs?

if you need back line br00tz appearance, just get a cab and run the combo amp through the cab.


Of course I could just mic the combo(probably the cheapest and best idea), but I'd like to try a trasistor Tubes can be bitches. Oh and that budged is for the head only...
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:25 AM   #5
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I seem to remember hearing that Randall have a lot of solid state in there line.

Really? I thought they only made hybrid and tube tops? If thats true, im DEFENITLY gonna check them out!!
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:05 AM   #6
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Why do you only want solid state amps?
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:05 AM   #7
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Laney have a couple of options available too. But I agree with Randall being your best bet. Dimebag always used an RG-100 or Century 200 head. If Dime is your kinda thing anyway.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:12 AM   #8
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:28 AM   #9
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Why do you only want solid state amps?

Because I already own a tube amp, and i want to try something new
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Laney have a couple of options available too. But I agree with Randall being your best bet. Dimebag always used an RG-100 or Century 200 head. If Dime is your kinda thing anyway.

Who doesn't like Dime^^. Gonna check them out. Thanks
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AMT Stonehead.

I don't like the sound of the AMTs But thanks anyway
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:35 AM   #12
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Who doesn't like Dime

a lot of people.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:04 AM   #13
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B-52 LS100. I used mine for years. It can get pretty heavy. It's in my basement on top of a borrowed cabinet. I've played all sorts of music with it. Of course my Valveking does most of it better, but for what I payed for it ($100) it couldn't be beat.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:36 AM   #14
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Really? I thought they only made hybrid and tube tops? If thats true, im DEFENITLY gonna check them out!!

No they just recently started the tube lines. Randall's were always SS.

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Old 09-02-2012, 11:17 AM   #15
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B-52 LS100. I used mine for years. It can get pretty heavy. It's in my basement on top of a borrowed cabinet. I've played all sorts of music with it. Of course my Valveking does most of it better, but for what I payed for it ($100) it couldn't be beat.

Wow, a 100 bucks really is cheap o.o. did you get it used or new? What brand is is it? Never heard of that amp before...
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The only one I'd really recommend (and this is a stretch) is an Ampeg VH-140 or a Peavey XXL/Transtube Supreme 160.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:24 PM   #17
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The tube vs ss argument is getting old now.. i have both ss and tube amps and both are great for what they're intended for.

Ironic too that some of the heaviest bands use axefx ..

That said, I'd say randall and laney have some good ss, as do hiwatt and some of the crates... good luck man, there are some really cool ss amps out there, but there is also a lot of shit , just a case of finding a goody
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:52 PM   #18
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Randall RG-100's can be found for $100-$150 and they sound great. There's one on craigslist right now in my area that I'm thinking about picking up just because they're so cheap.

George Lynch used the RG-100 in the 80's too. He got some great tones out of them.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:07 PM   #19
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The only one I'd really recommend (and this is a stretch) is an Ampeg VH-140 or a Peavey XXL/Transtube Supreme 160.

I heard the ampeg is really good for the heavy stuff, but I can't find it anywhere...
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I heard the ampeg is really good for the heavy stuff, but I can't find it anywhere...

The Crate GX130 is the same amp as the VH140, so try looking for it also.

Randall warhead is worth a look also.
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