#1
I looking to buy a mid priced high gain amp, for a Killswitch Engage/In Flames metal tone, and have found some amps which I quite like. These are: Laney GH50L, Laney TT50H, Bugera 6262, and Bugera 333.
Which of these is best for that tone, and which has the most reliability- I havnt got loads of cash to spend on repairs, etc.

Also, does the laney tt50h have enough gain for such a tone, as i am unable to try one, unlike the others, so I would have to buy blind.

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#2
Those a re very different distortions..but In flames use 5150/6505s, and random amps for cleans and other stuff. Killswitch uses JCM800 if im not mistaken?

6505 is a brick and a half, new jcm's dont sound good.

Bugera is pretty good from what I hear, but have reliablility issues.
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#3
dont killswitch use dual rectifiers?
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#4
recently i think kill switch has been using dual recs. but ive seen the guitars just jcm 800s live before. a 5150/6505 would be good. as would a bugera 6262, however there are several reliability issues with those. if you are looking to buy one, i recomend reading some threads about the issues and seeing how much they cost to fix. there are a few minor problems i definatly remember hearing about.
#5
Killswitch engage used to use 5150's and it's still on their recordings. They have also used slo's and mesa triple rec's. But their main amps are framus dragons.
#6
Killswitch uses so many different amplifiers. Splawns, Diezel, Mesa,... Name any good metal amp and they have probably used it.

Go with a 5150/6505 or a bugera 6262
#7
yeah the 6505 can hang with anything. You can't go wrong with it. I love mine more than any other piece of gear I've ever owned. A good boost in front of it and it sounds perfect. Just get yourself a noise gate. These things are noisy. I know some people don't use one but I know with the gain I use, a boost, and high gain pickups there would be no way I could get by without it. Plus my mids are cranked and that causes a lot more feedback.
#8
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Killswitch uses so many different amplifiers. Splawns, Diezel, Mesa,... Name any good metal amp and they have probably used it.

Exactly. Joel at least has recently been using a Splawn Nitro and has used Mesa Roadsters, Framus Cobra/Dragon, VHT Ultralead, H&K Triamps etc. etc.

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#9
their main amps are h+k triamps if u can afford one youd know youll never need another amp. idk wat in flames uses. if u can afford those nice of laneys dont bother with a bugera
#10
i see that you mentioned reliability in your fields of consideration. if so, don't go with bugera. they sound nice, but generally crap out on their owners.
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#11
I have a bugera and know quite a few people who have one and it hasn't never had any issues. Although it isn't my peavey.