Peterthepenguin
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#1
Anyone recommend a good amp for metal, I am talking amp heads not combi as i would be wanting to gig with it.
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bj_squeelie
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#3
Read the sticky at the top of the forum and repost. There are lots of different sounds for "metal". You're not giving any budget, location, new or used. Etc.

Help us help you.

p.s. A combo is perfectly suitable for gigging.


edit* saw the budget, but my point is still valid.
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#4
egnater vengance arent bad amps for the money. just get some sort of eq to dull the highs a bit since egnaters have a tendancy to take on a fizzy ice pick sound at high gain settings. I have a renegade coupled with a MXR EQ and it is just amazing.
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#5
What type of metal? Till you give a specific type of metal I will suggest an Orange Dark Terror.
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CaptainAmerican
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#6
I would recommend the marshal MG100

Very versatile and quality sound. It should treat you well

you can pick up the head for about £280
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#7
^please say you're trolling.....


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Tone is in the fingers.

What you really need is a new amp.

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I have been hearing about MG amps lately. I have heard good about them, but only a few times have they been talked about here.

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#8
i'm not saying it's better than the others, but Blackstar makes a pretty good amp for metal and it's versatile enough to get other sounds for when you want to branch out eventually.
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#9
Buy yourself a used 5150/6505.
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#10
Quote by CaptainAmerican
I would recommend the marshal MG100

Very versatile and quality sound. It should treat you well

you can pick up the head for about £280

lol ok I give up.
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Quote by Bigbazz
Buy yourself a used 5150/6505.



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lol ok I give up.

dude i know right?
he's been recommending it so much and not replying to any arguments on it.
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Tone is in the fingers.

What you really need is a new amp.

(Anything I missed?)



Quote by Robbgnarly
I have been hearing about MG amps lately. I have heard good about them, but only a few times have they been talked about here.

Offworld92
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#13
Every suggestion here is a baseless shot in the dark since you have not defined "metal". Judas Priest is a hell of a lot different than The Black Dahlia Murder. Everyone has their own definitions of "metal", and you need to define that for any real help.
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#14
There is a difference between doing metal and replicating a sound, the 6505 these days is one of the main poster metal amps, it will do judas priest, it will handle anything you can brand metal and it will handle it fine. Will it replicate every sound created by a metal band? No it won't, but it does not have to replicate it.

If someone comes in and sais "I want the sound from appetite for destruction" or "I want the sound from Metallica Black Album" then you're asking for a replication. He didn't ask that, he asked for a good amp for Metal.

A 5150/6505 is a good amp for metal.
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Quote by Offworld92
Every suggestion here is a baseless shot in the dark since you have not defined "metal". Judas Priest is a hell of a lot different than The Black Dahlia Murder. Everyone has their own definitions of "metal", and you need to define that for any real help.


Judas Priest isn't a good band to name concidering how much they changed heyre tone through out the years. I would say anthrax instead of priest because anthrax really has one sound.
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Quote by losing battle
Judas Priest isn't a good band to name concidering how much they changed heyre tone through out the years. I would say anthrax instead of priest because anthrax really has one sound.


Fair enough. I only really listen to British Steel, so that's what I think of when I think of them. Very, very low gain sound compared to modern stuff coming out today.
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#17
yeah we need to know what you mean by metal really.
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yeah we need to know what you mean by metal really.

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#19
Quote by randomguy2000
dude i know right?
he's been recommending it so much and not replying to any arguments on it.


nobody has really argued against it and I havent been replying because I was offline. Theyre just getting upset because they might not agree with me.

I dont know what your problem is. I only recommended it 3 times.
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#20
Quote by CaptainAmerican
I would recommend the marshal MG100

Very versatile and quality sound. It should treat you well

you can pick up the head for about £280

someone should sig this
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Quote by CaptainAmerican
I would recommend the marshal MG100

Very versatile and quality sound. It should treat you well