#1
so im looking for a used half stack , i play mainly metallica, guns n roses, aerosmith, that sort of stuff, i know everyone will say get a combo, but no ok, stacks look cooler, and plus i have a reeli tiny penis so help a little guy out, what could i look for, budget lets say up to 500 pounds
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Buy a combo and a poster of a half stack, you're sorted then.

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how about you help out rather than be a ****
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Sure, I'll gladly help.


Get a combo.
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halfstacks are killer. i like my marshall dsl100 head. avatarspeakers.com has some good prices on custom cabs, but they're in the US.
#9
combo.

you can get at tube combo that will be louder then a SS half stack for that price.
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#10
How about take advice instead of going in a strop and without complaining that "comboz dnt luk liek teh BrroOOOo0o0oo0oO0oTAalZzZZ".

Grow up and remember GG&A doesn't take your crap.

Orange Tiny Terror & 1x12 cab is the best you will do for the money.

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Til you give a real reason for wanting a stack then get a combo.
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How about take advice instead of going in a strop and without complaining that "comboz dnt luk liek teh BrroOOOo0o0oo0oO0oTAalZzZZ".

Grow up and remember GG&A doesn't take your crap.

Orange Tiny Terror & 1x12 cab is the best you will do for the money.


seriosly dude how old are you? get over yourself, i know that people round here prefer combos, i just dont reeli, if combos truly were better why do most bands use stacks?
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seriosly dude how old are you? get over yourself, i know that people round here prefer combos, i just dont reeli, if combos truly were better why do most bands use stacks?


You will not win this argument. There are no quality tube half stacks in that price range, and everyone around here hates the cheap solid-state stacks.

I'd suggest an amp, but I'd be flamed...
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seriosly dude how old are you? get over yourself, i know that people round here prefer combos, i just dont reeli, if combos truly were better why do most bands use stacks?

Because they can ****ing afford to spend $4000 on an amp while you can only spend 500 pounds. That, my friend, is why.
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seriosly dude how old are you? get over yourself, i know that people round here prefer combos, i just dont reeli, if combos truly were better why do most bands use stacks?


I'm 18 next month actually.

You're being a whiney little **** so that's why no-ones taking you seriously.

Bands use stacks because they need to, they play large arenas or gigs and need the projection of their sound. You stated you want one because they look cool and without any real benefit to the applications they are used for.

Sure go ahead and buy a cheap stack, but you'll be very unhappy with it.

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#16
500 quid..is that like just under 1k us $?
if so, you can pickup a decent used 4x12 cab for 400ish
and maybe even get a new valveking head for 600

unless the prices are differnt in uk?
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I'm 18 next month actually.

You're being a whiney little **** so that's why no-ones taking you seriously.

Bands use stacks because they need to, they play large arenas or gigs and need the projection of their sound. You stated you want one because they look cool and without any real benefit to the applications they are used for.

Sure go ahead and buy a cheap stack, but you'll be very unhappy with it.


Actually the stacks are miced and put through a pa there not there for projection or to be heard by the audience. It takes 250,000+ watts to push an arena show. That 100 watt head through how ever many cabs you want to hook it through wont get you anywhere. Now that one signle halfstack they miced in the corner is there for a reason. They are there for the sound, 4x12 cabs have a better lowend response and most guys are running heads of 100+ watts. So they actually serve a purpose. But when you get into the wall of stacks its all empty boxes and for show. One amp and one halfstack is perfect and more then enough for a show because there miced.

And to answer the TS there there to put on a show so you pay to go see a wall of halfstacks. And they can afford a quality halfstack that sounds great for what there using it for. You like stated can not afford a quality half stack so its best to stick with a combo.
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Actually the stacks are miced and put through a pa there not there for projection or to be heard by the audience. It takes 250,000+ watts to push an arena show. That 100 watt head through how ever many cabs you want to hook it through wont get you anywhere. Now that one signle halfstack they miced in the corner is there for a reason. They are there for the sound, 4x12 cabs have a better lowend response and most guys are running heads of 100+ watts. So they actually serve a purpose. But when you get into the wall of stacks its all empty boxes and for show. One amp and one halfstack is perfect and more then enough for a show because there miced.


This makes me think of Lamb of God... each guitarist uses 9 cabinets with their Mesa (non-rec.. I forget the exact amp) heads. Oh but only 2 of them actually function, the other 7 are decoration.

This guy is right though, people use a stack 'cause it sounds good not 'cause it has the volume to "Play an arena unmic'd," anyone who says that is a complete and utter jack ass, and obviously hasn't ever played a show before.
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Combos sound better for that price range. Deal with it.

Not used - I'm a big advocate of combo vs half stack, but I've seen a JCM900 with a 1960A cab go for £275...if you're talking those kind of deals then fair enough, a half-stack is worth it.

It all depends on what's available, the used market in the UK tends to be a lot more unpredictable than in the states...you can't move for used Peavey Classics and 6505s over there

There will be stacks worth buying, you just have to be patient and keep your eyes open for a good deal. Likewise there'll be some good combos that crop up, and you shouldn't discount them just because of the form factor...I doubt you'd take an MG halfstack over a JCM800 combo if the price was the same.

At the end of the day a good amp is a good amp regardless of whether it's in two bits or one.
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#20
Yeah, IF (and that's a pretty big if) you can get a good stack for your money then go for it, but you probably won't and will be better off with a combo.
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#21
I agree with these other guys that a solid state half stack is something to avoid. It will sound like your solid state combo. If you only care about looks then buy one. If you want a good sound save a little more money and buy a JCM 800.
#22
To answer your question, I don't know how available they are in the UK but the Peavey Windsor is not a bad sounding stack. You can check Musician's Friend, they are doing the half stack for $500 US.
#23
yeah peavy windsor head is 300 pounds, so around 600 usd
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#24
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i know everyone will say get a combo, but no ok, stacks look cooler, and plus i have a reeli tiny penis so help a little guy out

i heard a big pink sig helps make up for that
at your price range there are probably some good combos AND stacks. don't limit yourself to one or the other, try both types and see what you prefer. but dont buy a huge solid state stack, please.
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maybe buy a nice combo and a matching speaker cabinet to go with it? if not right away, in the future? that way you have a better piece of equipment for the price, and can still add on more speakers for that look and sound. trust me, i just went from a fender roc pro 1000 hybrid 100w head on a 4x12 fender cab, to a hot rod deluxe 40w tube combo and the deluxe sounds so much better its unreal. unreal. they cost the same amount, one sounds professional, one sounds amateur. same price equipment, but the pro roc "looked better". none of my friends thought i was making the right choice till i turned on the combo and cranked it. they all said the half stack looked better.
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maybe buy a nice combo and a matching speaker cabinet to go with it? if not right away, in the future? that way you have a better piece of equipment for the price, and can still add on more speakers for that look and sound. trust me, i just went from a fender roc pro 1000 hybrid 100w head on a 4x12 fender cab, to a hot rod deluxe 40w tube combo and the deluxe sounds so much better its unreal. unreal. they cost the same amount, one sounds professional, one sounds amateur. same price equipment, but the pro roc "looked better". none of my friends thought i was making the right choice till i turned on the combo and cranked it. they all said the half stack looked better.


wait what you can add a cab to a combo?
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#28
yeah, speaker out. most decent combos have em. im building one for mine once(if) i need it. look around the back of your combo, its probably there.

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http://www.samash.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Hot%20Rod%20Deluxe%201x12%20Guitar%20Speaker%20Cabinet%20Black_-1_10052_10002_-49955925_cmCategorySA182892

that would be a matching cab to my combo. you can have different speakers then to get a different tone for your sound rather than 1, or 2 of the same.
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#29
LOOK AT A KUSTOM QUAD JR amp our rythem guitar player has one and its really legit.
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