#1
Im looking to buy a new guitar amp, one that i can play in front of decent sized crowds of around 200-300+ without the help of a PA.

I want a modern gain sound from the amp, I can always add pedals or whatever but it would be preferable to have nice gain built in.

The clean channel isnt as important, but it has to sound decent....not really crappy.

My price range is around 1000$ and I play many styles of music, but im really looking for a high gain sound to solo with.

I was looking at a Peavy Valveking half stack, it seems to have good reviews and is all tube for around 900 USD new. If anyone can recommend this, I might be sold on it once i try it out.

If I should add anything else, just say it and ill add it.

Thanks for the help.
#2
Mesa Mark III combo plus boost (probably not, but just putting it out there)
Peavey 5150 combo (used)
Bugera something or other
#3
i think diamond amps would be perfect for you. i'm not sure how much they are but they might have a cheaper model in your price range.
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GK 410SBX Cab
Sansamp 3 Ch. DI
Crybaby Bass Wah
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MIA Strat
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Martin 00015M
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#5
Go combo
Cabinets don't actually increase loudness

Carvin V3 combo
ENGL Thunder 50 Combo
used Mesa Rect-o-verb
used Peavey XXX
used Peavey Ultra
used Peavey JSX
used Mesa DC-2
used Mesa .50 Caliber
used Mesa F-30
#6
Quote by Highwaytohell
Go combo
Cabinets don't actually increase loudness

Carvin V3 combo
ENGL Thunder 50 Combo
used Mesa Rect-o-verb
used Peavey XXX
used Peavey Ultra
used Peavey JSX
used Mesa DC-2
used Mesa .50 Caliber
used Mesa F-30



Will these fill a large rec room without the help of a PA?

If they do then ill definitely look at these
#8
used 5150 combo or used ENGL screamer combo would be perfect for modern metal.
periphery/bulb!

gear:
Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

Quote by AsOneIStand
Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
#9
NOT a valveking, especially with a budget around $1000.

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#11
Quote by heminder
Peavey 6505...
Eddie Van Halen used it...
good enough for me to recommend it...

he used a 5150 didnt he...?
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Traynor YCS50
Visual Sound H2O
Morley Bad Horsie
Ibanez TS9
ISP Decimator
EHX Metal Muff
#12
Quote by weetadsftw
he used a 5150 didnt he...?


Technically, the 6505 and 5150 are the same amplifier, peavey rebranded the 5150s after EVH stopped endorsing them.

And also the 5150s do not sound anything like his actual brown sound
#13
Quote by Highwaytohell
Technically, the 6505 and 5150 are the same amplifier, peavey rebranded the 5150s after EVH stopped endorsing them.

And also the 5150s do not sound anything like his actual brown sound

i see...and the dc-2 is a twenty watt tube by the way
My band's one cover is in my profile!

Rig:

Charvel San Dimas Style 2 Pagan Gold
Traynor YCS50
Visual Sound H2O
Morley Bad Horsie
Ibanez TS9
ISP Decimator
EHX Metal Muff