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Old 10-10-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Starting to look for a new amp!

Alrighty, so I have started looking for a new amp to replace my Peavy Vypyr eventually. I am not in a hurry so I have a lot of time to browse around and really look for something good.

My budget is about $600-$700 but I might be able to go up to $800

I play a lot of metal but not any brutal drop tuning stuff (lowest I go is like drop D)

I also play a lot of classic rock, blues, and occasionally some jazz (ignore username)

guitars in signature if that makes a difference.

I played a Blackstar HT-40 that sounded alright but didn't play it enough to get a good idea of what it could do.

Just give some suggestions that you guys or girls or whatever the hell you are think would work. My local shop has a ton of amps so I can most likely test them out.

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Old 10-10-2012, 10:41 PM   #2
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Are you willing to go used? Also what's your closest major city if you are willing to go used? If you can stretch to $800 you could find some super nice deals depending on where you live.

As a starter I'd take a look at:

Peavey Classic 50 2x12 + an overdrive for metal.
Carvin V3
Vypyr Tube 60 (if you like your Vypyr sounds, these are a huge improvement)
Mesa MkIV. Apparently some people on here have scored one of these for sub $1k, but you might have to be a little patient on that one. I dunno though, it depends if you want to go used and where you are.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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Yeah sure I could go used. The biggest and closest city is El Paso, Texas and I could probably find something in Phoenix too since a family member lives there.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:04 PM   #4
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El Paso:

http://elpaso.en.craigslist.org/msg/3253101218.html (Killer deal on a 5150 2x12 combo)
http://elpaso.en.craigslist.org/msg/3188646567.html (Carvin V3)

Pheonix:

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/msg/3330587997.html (410 classic 50, maybe not)
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/msg/3239777552.html (Peavey XXX 2x12 combo, would be great!)
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/msg/3304029503.html (Classic 50 2x12)
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/msg/3301912256.html (Another classic 50 2x12)
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/msg/3273563685.html (Head version of the XXX, if you wanted to get your own cab. Good deal on this)
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/msg/3224884283.html (Another XXX head)
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/msg/3272619666.html (5150 2x12)
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/msg/3206363159.html (6505 with an egnater 412, maybe not so much for blues and jazz but great for rock and metal)
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/msg/3321398583.html (Mesa MkIV, bit out of budget but you might be able to talk him down and would be worth saving the little extra for)
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/msg/3238551252.html (Carvin Legacy II)
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/msg/3219157832.html (Another legacy II)

Start here. Try some out and see what you think. It's hard getting something that'll cover a huge amount of styles for that budget.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:14 PM   #5
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:56 PM   #6
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Thanks man

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:09 AM   #7
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Could you give us a few bands in specific of types of metal you play?

A 5150 sounds pretty solid for what you want, but a XXX or MkIV might be a little bit better I think.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:28 AM   #8
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Not good for a lot of metal.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:45 AM   #11
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:30 AM   #12
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Are you willing to go used? Also what's your closest major city if you are willing to go used? If you can stretch to $800 you could find some super nice deals depending on where you live.

As a starter I'd take a look at:

Peavey Classic 50 2x12 + an overdrive for metal.
Carvin V3
Vypyr Tube 60 (if you like your Vypyr sounds, these are a huge improvement)
Mesa MkIV. Apparently some people on here have scored one of these for sub $1k, but you might have to be a little patient on that one. I dunno though, it depends if you want to go used and where you are.



$875 for my long head. i was watching for a week or two and one popped up. great amp, even freshly tubed.

XXX and JSX would do well. IMO the JSX sounds better out of the two.

you don't want a 6505/5150

maybe you could get lucky and find a mini 5150III. they go for a grand new, but i am sure there are some for sale somewhere, maybe even $800 (which is realistic)
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:44 AM   #13
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #14
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I'd say the Mesa Mark IV sounds like your best bet if you can save up a hundred more or so.
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