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#1
I've used the search bar and i cant find any good threads on this..

Is there any good ss amps?!

A SS (not tube) that is actually not bad.

Not for big gigs.

Just to be heard over drums and for practicing.


Any?

No modeling amps either!
#5
Ampeg VH-140C

Warmth of a tube amp with more then enough gain on tap. Death metals go to amp for the longest and still used by alot of bands. Also its cleans are damn close to a Jazz Chorus's
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Quote by IbanezPsycho
Ampeg VH-140C

Warmth of a tube amp with more then enough gain on tap. Death metals go to amp for the longest and still used by alot of bands. Also its cleans are damn close to a Jazz Chorus's


+1000 internets to you.

I wish I had an Ampeg VH-140C

Randall made some godly SS amps back in the day, the Warhead was a great one.
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Line 6 Flextones are alot better than some low-grade tube amps, or at least I've come think so.
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#9
Ampeg
Jazz Chorus
Flextone and
Vetta

Would be my picks
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#10
Randall SS sound good and are great for the price
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#11
the reason why most SS amps don't compete with tube amps in today's market is because of the low quality of parts used in them and they are usually paired up with real junky speakers.
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Fender MH-500 Metalhead.
Tones of Randalls.
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#13
Thanks guys!

That was mint information!

I'll have a look at some of the solid state randells!


and i jsut cant afford a good tube amp i'd buy tube but i cant afford
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Quote by telecastermetal
Thanks guys!

That was mint information!

I'll have a look at some of the solid state randalls!


and i just cant afford a good tube amp i'd buy tube but i cant afford


What tones do you want to get? and what is your budget?
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the roland jazz chorus is great.

Best cleans EVER!!!
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What tones do you want to get? and what is your budget?


yeha i want a heavy metal tone,

high distortion stuff...
and jsut loud enough to hear over drummer.
#19
Randall G3 series amps are really good, for metal, you can get most any tone you want.
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Randall G3 series amps are really good, for metal, you can get most any tone you want.



some of those cost as much as tube amps, however.
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its cause the Vypyr is modeling amp i clearly said no modeling amps..


Whoops, didn't see that.

Some of the Randalls would be worth a look.
#22
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some of those cost as much as tube amps, however.

I'm not sure what they cost now but I bought my RG75 G3 combo in early 2007 for like $350 brand new. The G3 series is now G3plus. Not sure what the difference is except instead of the contour knob, it is presence(I think). The G3plus is also more expensive than G3's. Maybe they finally realized they were too inexpensive and raised the price
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the roland jazz chorus is great.


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#24
I'm surprised nobody has brought up the Sunn Beta Lead yet. Tech21 makes some fantastic solid state stuff as well.
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its cause the Vypyr is modeling amp i clearly said no modeling amps..


clearly

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#28
line 6 vetta II's are fregin expensive, but dang, they sound good....on youtube videos
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#29
If you can get your finger on one, try a Hughes and Kettner Attax 100. Its the best SS Amp i played so far, and should do any kind of metal fine.
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#32
Ampeg VH-140C
Line6 Vetta
Line6 Flextone
Line6 HD147
Hughes&Kettner zenTera
Randall RG100ES
Roland JC-120

Think that covers most of the better SS amps.
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Ampeg VH-140C
Line6 Vetta
Line6 Flextone
Line6 HD147
Hughes&Kettner zenTera
Randall RG100ES
Roland JC-120

Think that covers most of the better SS amps.


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#34
Quote by mike.h
Ampeg VH-140C
Line6 Vetta
Line6 Flextone
Line6 HD147
Hughes&Kettner zenTera
Randall RG100ES
Roland JC-120

Think that covers most of the better SS amps.


+1

And to add to the list...

Randall RH100
Randall Warhead (best model has power switch on the back)
Randall Century 200
Fender Cyber-Twin (Santana loves this amp)
Lab Series L5 (One of BB Kings Amps)
Roland Cube Series (great practice amp)
Marshall Valvestate Heritage I and II (Can be found cheap, good practice amps. Death used them)
Ampeg VH140C, VH150, SS140C, and SS150H (Brutal as hell with great cleans to boot, plus all the ones listed are pretty much the same amp minus some bells and whistles)
#35
Quote by IbanezPsycho
+1

And to add to the list...

Randall RH100
Randall Warhead (best model has power switch on the back)
Randall Century 200
Fender Cyber-Twin (Santana loves this amp)
Lab Series L5 (One of BB Kings Amps)
Roland Cube Series (great practice amp)
Marshall Valvestate Heritage I and II (Can be found cheap, good practice amps. Death used them)
Ampeg VH140C, VH150, SS140C, and SS150H (Brutal as hell with great cleans to boot, plus all the ones listed are pretty much the same amp)

I've heard some really bad things said about the Warhead (ie: Thin distortion, impossible to 'unscoop' mids)
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#36
Quote by mike.h
I've heard some really bad things said about the Warhead (ie: Thin distortion, impossible to 'unscoop' mids)


It's not very versatile. But it gives a perfect dimebag tone if that's what your after.

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#37
Quote by mike.h
I've heard some really bad things said about the Warhead (ie: Thin distortion, impossible to 'unscoop' mids)


Yup and the ones your hearing bad things about have the power switch in the front.

The best sounding model has the switch on the back like I stated.
#38
Yeah, there is a good SS amp, lot's of 'em!

My feeling when people ask this question is that there's some pressure from some select group of peers that scoff at these amps because they use modern tech to acheive what is a more practical option than replacing tubes.

So, go with your ear, and forget about the "scoffers". My preference is for tube amps, but I'd own a good SS any day. Crate gold series, Randall, Ampeg - there's alot of good amps suggested on this thread.
#39
Quote by Ernie Ballz
Yeah, there is a good SS amp, lot's of 'em!

My feeling when people ask this question is that there's some pressure from some select group of peers that scoff at these amps because they use modern tech to acheive what is a more practical option than replacing tubes.

So, go with your ear, and forget about the "scoffers". My preference is for tube amps, but I'd own a good SS any day. Crate gold series, Randall, Ampeg - there's alot of good amps suggested on this thread.


A good amp is good amp, and I'll use it whether it's tube or SS. But MG's aren't a good amp.

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#40
Vintage Fender SS amps are quite excellent. Princeton Chorus, Princeton 65, the Stage series, definitely worth looking into.
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