#1
I hope this will be my last Which Amp? thread, so help me out. I have a budget of $1600 and play metal (Metallica, Testament, etc.). I'm looking for a warm clean tone with a tight, crunchy distortion prefferably with a boost. I must have a 3-band EQ and built in reverb would help.

Peace, Coryklok.
Last edited by coryklok at Dec 7, 2008,
#4
I read Kirk doesnt use the Randall as much as his mesa/boogie in the new album and his good old stuff. go mesa/boogie
#5
Ive heard a lot of good things about Burgera Amps. Theyre supposed to be really good for metal and heavy ****.
#9
With that money for metal, I would go Krank or Splawn.
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#10
Some sort of Mesa would fit you quite nicely.
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#12
It has to be $1600 for the whole deal. Not just the head or cab or whatever. Thanks for the help so far!



EDIT: I've never heard of Splawn amps. Are they new?
#13
Quote by coryklok
It has to be $1600 for the whole deal. Not just the head or cab or whatever. Thanks for the help so far!



EDIT: I've never heard of Splawn amps. Are they new?


No, high-end amplifier company in SC. They make high-performance fairly priced ultra-hot-rodded marshall style amps. They don't sell them in any chain stores.

I would go for a head and a 2x12 cabinet in your situation, but if reverb is a must i'd go with a combo seeing as most heads do not have reverb.

Do you prefer american voiced amps or british voiced amps?
#14
What is an american or british voiced amp? I'll Google it.

Edit: I couldn't find any proper results, so if you could explain, that would help greatly. Thanks.
#15
Quote by coryklok
What is an american or british voiced amp? I'll Google it.

Edit: I couldn't find any proper results, so if you could explain, that would help greatly. Thanks.


Mesas are american voiced and have a very loose powerful low end and and bright highs. Marshalls are british voiced amps and have a focused chunky mid-range.

Any amps which fall into either category are considered as such.

it does have alot to do with power tubes. American voiced amps tend to use 6l6s and 6v6s, whereas British voiced amps tend to use EL34s.
#16
Well, I'm not sure which one of those I'd like better, seeing as I've never been able to give either a proper test run. What would help me get a good distortion tone similar to, say Megadeth, and a warm clean tone?

Edit: Is there anywhere that sells Splawn amps so I can go check one out?
Last edited by coryklok at Dec 7, 2008,
#18
Quote by coryklok
Well, I'm not sure which one of those I'd like better, seeing as I've never been able to give either a proper test run. What would help me get a good distortion tone similar to, say Megadeth, and a warm clean tone?

Edit: Is there anywhere that sells Splawn amps so I can go check one out?


http://www.splawnguitars.com/dealers.htm

Although, they are a bit out of your budget, they are amazing amplifiers
I would however suggest
VHT Deliverance
Mesa Stiletto Deuce
Used Mesa Mark IV
Used Mesa Mark III
Used Marshall JCM800
Used Laney AOR
Peavey XXX
Peavey JSX
#19
Quote by Highwaytohell
http://www.splawnguitars.com/dealers.htm

Although, they are a bit out of your budget, they are amazing amplifiers
I would however suggest
VHT Deliverance
Mesa Stiletto Deuce
Used Mesa Mark IV
Used Mesa Mark III
Used Marshall JCM800
Used Laney AOR
Peavey XXX
Peavey JSX

Thanks a million!
#20
Quote by Highwaytohell
Mesa Mark VI or Mark III
Maybe a Splawn...

Is it 1600 for a head or a head+cab/combo?


They came out the Mark 6? I thought we were still waiting for the Mark 5...
#21
I would assume he means IV, if you're not joking :P
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#22
Would a 6505+ be any good? My local music store has a sweet deal on one and I'll have about $400 spending money left over. I won't be able to try it out until next weekend. Any info is appreciated.

Cheers, Coryklok