ESP727
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2013
20 IQ
#1
Whats happening guys? I've decided now, since I have gotten my tax returns (finally) I would use all of it to go towards a new amp. I don't really need a new one, but money in my life isn't a huge factor (I'm not trying to sound cocky or showoff) JS! Anyways on my signature it already includes the amps I currently own.

The moral of this thread is to find out what you'r guys' favorite High Gain Amps are? And I will go try those Amps out to see if I like them or not.

Also explain why you like the amp. I love reading feedback, so type away haha.

Thanks guys!
ESP Snakebyte
ESP FX360SM
ESP Iron Cross
ESP Truckster
Mesa Dual Rec
Peavey 6505+ Half Stack
Marshall JVM410H
Orange Dark Terror
romeozdistress
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2011
230 IQ
#2
whats the point. just grab axe fx. thats all you dont have ha. but id say my favorite is lamb of god. so royal atlantic or mark iv/v
Ibanez VBT700
Randall Diavlo RD5H
Peavey Vypyr 112 (WGS Veteran 30)
Boss SD1
Zoom G1on

Squier Chris Aiken Precision Bass (EMG GZR)
Ampeg 108B
R45VT
Doesn't speak guitar
Join date: Dec 2009
110 IQ
#3
Regular 6505/5150.

Mark IV / V

Krankenstein +

JCM800 Kerry King

ASG Hybris


I'm not listing the amps you already have. Those are the amps I have played and liked. There are a ton more. I'm sure others will fsuggest more.
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
See, it's important that people clarify when they say "metal", because I pretty much always assume they are a Cannibal Corpse fanboi.
Last edited by R45VT at Feb 21, 2013,
Ippon
Amped
Join date: Feb 2006
200 IQ
#4
Diezel VH4 - channel 3
Diezel Herbert - huge sound
Bogner Uberschall Twin Jet - huge and brutal
Rivera KR100/Seven - awesome Clean
Soldano SLO - because
CAA OD100SE+ - awesome Clean and brutal (watching forums for 1 to go FS)
Fryette UltraLead (KT88) or CLX (EL34) - tight
dementiacaptain
Chiefin' Son
Join date: Feb 2010
290 IQ
#5
JCM900 SLX
Peavey 6505
Orange Rockerverb
Randall V2


Pretty much my favorite high gainers that I have played, but I would really like to play more obviously
I'm just a kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
Remnest
Registered User
Join date: Mar 2012
120 IQ
#6
Royal Atlantic, Rockerverb MKII, Mark V, Splawn QR, Baron Amps K series, Egnater Armageddon, Roadking II to name a few lol
mmolteratx
UG God
Join date: Sep 2008
380 IQ
#7
Cameron CCV100 - Excellent cleans, and the best hot rodded Marshall sound you'll ever hear
Diezel VH4 - Channel 3 is ridiculously tight and defined
CEC Brigand - Really unique and versatile. Hard to define its voicing, as it's definitely its own
CAA OD100 - Ridiculously good cleans and hot rodded Marshall sound with a punchier low end

Those are my favs. Still own the CCV and Brigand, had an OD100 and regret selling it, wish I had bought a VH4 instead of a Hagen.
E-peen:
Rhodes Gemini
Fryette Ultra Lead
Peavey 6505
THD Flexi 50

Gibson R0 Prototype
EBMM JP13 Rosewood
Fender CS Mary Kaye

WTLT

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Obama FTW
you can call me Bill.
Join date: Dec 2008
127 IQ
#8
5150.

To me, there is nothing else.
Guitars
ESP LTD Viper 400
Dean Dime From Hell

Pedals
Digitech Multi-Chorus
Digitech Bad Monkey
Dunlop 535Q Crybaby

Amp
Peavey 5150
311ZOSOVHJH
G G A - B A B Y
Join date: Mar 2008
750 IQ
#9
Here is a list of amps to go play. They are my favorites - but honestly lately, I'm less and less excited about the Madison amps. The rest I'm pretty keen on.

Ampeg VH140C -300
Atomic Reactor 18/50 - 500
B-52 AT112 - 350
B-52 AT/ATX 100 - 350
Baron Custom MI60L - 1200
Baron MII60- 1499
Baron MIII60- 1500
Baron K88- 1450 new
Blackstar S1-200- 1500
Blackstar S1-100 - 1000
Bogner XTC/Ecstacy - 2700
Bogner Uberschall - 1800
Cameron CCM-100 - 2300
Carvin V3 - 700
Carvin Legacy - 650
Carvin Legacy II - 1000
Carvin X100B - 400
Cornford MK50h ~1600
Cornford Hellcat ~ 2000
Diamond Nitrox - 1700
Diamond Phantom ~1600
Diamond Spec OP ~ 2500
Diezel VH4 ~ 3100
Diezel Herbert ~ 2700
Diezel Einstein ~ 2200
Diezel VH4s ~ 3500
ENGL Special Edition – 2800
ENGL Invader 150 - 2500
ENGL Invader 100 -2000
ENGL PowerBall - 1400
ENGL Fire Ball 60 -1000
ENGL Fire Ball 100 - 1200
ENGL Savage -1800
ENGL Blackmore - 1200
ENGL Thunder - 700
EVH 5150 III - 1300
Framus Cobra ~ 1300
Framus Dragon ~1200
Fuchs Viper ~2500
Genz Benz ElDiablo ~ 700
Hughes & Kettner TriAmp MK II - 1800
Hughes & Kettner TriAmp MKI - 1000
KranK Krankenstein + - 1100
KranK Revolution + - 1200
KranK Krankenstein Jr. - 700
Laney AOR - 300
Line 6 Vetta II – 800
Line 6 Flextone III - 400
Madison Divinity ~ 700
Madison Divinity II ~700
Madison Divinity III ~900
Mako Dorado ~ 1200
Mako MAK 2 - 1700
Mako Custom Hundred ~ 1850
Marshall JCM 900 ~ 600
Marshall JCM 800KK ~1200
Marshall JVM - 1300
Marshall JCM 2000 Triple Super Lead- 600
Marshall JCM 2000 Dual Super Lead - 700
Mesa/Boogie Mark V - 2000
Mesa/Boogie Mark IV - 1200
Mesa/Boogie Mark III - 900
Mesa/Boogie Mark IIC+ ~ 4000
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier ~1200
Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier - 1300
Mesa/Boogie F-50 ~650
Mesa/Boogie DC3 ~550
Mesa/Boogie Single Rectifier- 800
Mesa/Boogie Rect-o-Verb- 850
Mesa/Boogie Stilleto ~1000
Mesa/Boogie RoadKing ~ 2200
Mesa/Boogie Roadster ~1900
Orange RockerVerb 50 - 2000
Orange ThunderVerb - 2000
Peavey 5150/6505 -500
Peavey 6505+/5150II - 700
Peavey XXX - 500
Peavey 3120 ~1000
Peavey JSX - 750
Peavey Ultra ~ 350
Peavey Ultra + ~ 600
Peavey VTM - 200
Peavey Butcher - 350
Peavey Vypyr - 250-550
Peters Gryphon - 1900
Peters Chimera - 1800
Peters Hydra - 2000
Randall RM100 w/o Modules- 800
Randall RM50 w/o modules- 600
Randall MTS Modules(some modules are not listed here) - 150-300
Randall T2 - 800
Randall V2 - 800
Revolt Barbarian X - 1800
Rivera KnuckleHead Tre - 1300p
Rivera KR-7 – 2000
Rivera KR-100 - 1500
Soldano SLO – 2800
Soldano Avenger – 1300
Splawn Nitro – 1500
Splawn Quickrod - 1300
Splawn Super Comp - 1300
Splawn Pro Mod - 1400
Titan Custom - 1500
VHT/Fryette Pitbull - 1730
VHT/Fryette Deliverance – 1200
VHT/Fryette Sig X - 1400
VHT/Fryette Ultra Lead - 1900


When you're done, come back with your budget, type of metal, location, gigging status, current gear and propensity to buy used and we can really help you out.
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Feb 21, 2013,
R45VT
Doesn't speak guitar
Join date: Dec 2009
110 IQ
#10
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Quote by DeathByDestroyr
See, it's important that people clarify when they say "metal", because I pretty much always assume they are a Cannibal Corpse fanboi.
Eppicurt
Don't even like pedals.
Join date: Aug 2008
300 IQ
#15
These threads are nonsensical. Our favorite amps are not going to be your favorite.

What's your budget, location and favorite bands tones you like?
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Join date: Jun 2012
70 IQ
#16
I don't play Metal much (not a medal head, more of a Punk and classic rock kind of person), but when I feel like chugging (I believe is the term) on high gain, I prefer a Mesa/boogie stiletto (I haven't tried the Rectifier seeries yet though, so that might be better).
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Ippon
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Join date: Feb 2006
200 IQ
#17
Quote by Eppicurt
These threads are nonsensical. Our favorite amps are not going to be your favorite.

What's your budget, location and favorite bands tones you like?



Quote by ESP727
Whats happening guys? I've decided now, since I have gotten my tax returns (finally) I would use all of it to go towards a new amp. I don't really need a new one, but money in my life isn't a huge factor (I'm not trying to sound cocky or showoff) JS! Anyways on my signature it already includes the amps I currently own.

The moral of this thread is to find out what you'r guys' favorite High Gain Amps are? And I will go try those Amps out to see if I like them or not.

Also explain why you like the amp. I love reading feedback, so type away haha.

Thanks guys!
mmolteratx
UG God
Join date: Sep 2008
380 IQ
#18
Quote by Ippon
SE+ is incredible. Even the stock BB1/BB2 on my MIJ Epi LP did not get muddy ... need one.


Yea, miss my OD100 so much. Said it the other day in WTLT, but I should've ended my amp search there. Would've saved me a ton of money.
E-peen:
Rhodes Gemini
Fryette Ultra Lead
Peavey 6505
THD Flexi 50

Gibson R0 Prototype
EBMM JP13 Rosewood
Fender CS Mary Kaye

WTLT

(512) Audio Engineering - Custom Pedal Builds, Mods and Repairs
AeolianSeventh
Sperm Whale Messiah
Join date: Jan 2009
10 IQ
#19
If you'd stretch the term "high-gain" a little bit, the Bogner Shiva is pretty stunning.

In the actual high-gain range, I like the Bogner Uberschall for the super-deep bass and the Fortin Bones for the very dry crunch (basically it's like taking a Soldano SLO and making it better in every way).

Also, all the Titan amps I've played sounded really good.
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