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Old 01-26-2013, 02:19 PM   #1
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Good and Cheap amp stack??

I've never had an amp stack before so I know literally nothing about them. It''s gonna be hard making a decision to buy one. What do you recommend for a good and cheap one preferably around or under 400$ that is loud, good tones, and great for a variety of genres from Rock, Funk, to Metal?
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:28 PM   #3
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #4
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I'm about to be gigging. McAllen Tx and am willing to buy used
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:41 PM   #5
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Peavey Ultra 1x12/2x12 combo

It will cover all the ground you need and you can find them for <$400 on Guitarcenters used site.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:37 PM   #6
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400 for a stack? oo thats tougher. a combo is easier but generally a good cab is an investment to put down so then you can say in the future you want to spend 400 all on the head.

....and then metal. 400 is easier for a rock stack, but pshing into metal territory narrows the field.

i would say jet city or blackstar used?
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #7
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hmm ok thanks for the suggestions
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:19 AM   #8
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Check out the blackheart handsome devil head and bh112 cabs
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:26 PM   #9
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Do you need an amp right now?

If not, I highly suggest saving up some more.

For example, if you're thrifty and shop around with patience, you can get a completely professional setup for $600-700.

Off the top of my head, something like a Peavey Ultra head ($300-400) and a Marshall 1960 cab ($300-350). A setup like that will last you forever.

But $400 is a really big gap gear wise - you're pretty much going to have to settle for crap with that.

If $400 is your total, you could probably get a Peavey ValveKing half stack - I don't really know what else I'd recommend.

Stay away from Bugera/Behringer, Marshall M or VS anything, Anything Line 6 that doesn't say "Valve".
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:54 PM   #10
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Your right I probably should save up. I wish I knew more about amps. Is the Peavey/Marshall set up versatile for different genres?? I want to be able to get great tones for anything I would play
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I think the Ultra would be pretty decent for what you want to do. But we'd be able to help you out more if you told us exactly what kind of sounds you need - examples of bands, etc..

If you need true versatility, you could get the Peavey Vypyr Tube 120H for about the same price as an Ultra. I own one, so you can ask me any questions about that if you have any.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:28 PM   #13
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Look at the Jet Citys JCA's.

Great for meatal, and cheap too :P
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:40 PM   #14
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Examples of bands I like alot of prog rock so Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, Dream Theater stuff like that. They have a wide array of interesting sounds
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Well the Vypyr is definitely a good choice for creating soundscapes on a budget. With a normal amp you're going to have to invest in pedals or an MFX unit for those sounds.

If you still want to go that route, I think the Ultra Plus would be good. Cleans are a bit sterile, but the gain structure would be good for prog dirt.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:36 PM   #16
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I will look into the Vypyr and you would still pair that up with the marshall 1960 cab?
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:03 AM   #17
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You could, or you could get the combo version, the 60, and it would probably be available for your budget. Just look for the Tube 60 watt combo online, you can definitely get one used on ebay for your price range.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:37 AM   #18
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:43 AM   #19
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Simply because my amp is not loud enough, and I need to make more noise
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:48 AM   #20
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A stack won't make you louder bud, common misconception though, so don't sweat it. The only thing that will make you louder is a louder amp, another reason the peavey vypyr tube 60 combo will be good for you, they can get very loud, but also sound great at low volumes.
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