#1
Hey, At the moment I dont really need specific suggestions on what to buy but I have a spider 3 and i'm not too happy with it once its turned up. (yeah i kno.. a spider 3) But any way im looking to buy a new amp around $1000 and I want to know what size I would need and what type. The amp will be used for band practice once to twice a week as well as gigs. I definitely want a tube amp but what do I need. Half stack, combo? I practice at my friends house and we play in his basement. So it needs to be able to be carried up and down his stairs and brought to gigs. Would this be difficult with a half stack?


Style of music I play is metal/metalcore bands such as Killswitch Engage and All That Remains. There are a lot of double bass in this music as well as "blast beats" so the drummer is pretty loud.

Thanks..
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#3
ether or really i would bet a stack but that the metal head in me ^^ and the b53 at 100 if great in your price range
#4
About a year ago i purchased the spider 3 120 watt so I'm not sure if i feel right buying another combo amp. I feel like a stack would be good but how hard is this going to be to lug around?
#5
You brought a horrible combo thats why you dont feel right about others, those combos i showed you are a great.. a halfstack is a bitch to carry around.
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#6
You could get a used tube head with a 212 cab.

Some people think its easier to transport but that's their opinion.
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#7
I see MF have an AC50 at your price. Having used a 150w head and Goliath cab, I'd say get a combo or get a roadie. First time you have to get a big cab up a spiral staircase in the rain, you'll thank me.
#8
Im so sick of people saying combo's are easier to transport.

Think about it, you can make one trip to the car/gig/etc with a 100lb+ combo, or you can make two trips with a head and 212 cab, both weighing about half the combo on their own, depending on what you get.

Also, like me, if you decide you dont like your head, you can just sell it and snag a different head, and use the same cab, instead of selling the whole combo.

Just some food for thought!
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Im so sick of people saying combo's are easier to transport.

Think about it, you can make one trip to the car/gig/etc with a 100lb+ combo, or you can make two trips with a head and 212 cab, both weighing about half the combo on their own, depending on what you get.

Also, like me, if you decide you dont like your head, you can just sell it and snag a different head, and use the same cab, instead of selling the whole combo.

Just some food for thought!



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#10
A head and a 4x12 cab would be harder to transport than a cab, but a head and a 1x12 or 2x12 would be easier.
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#12
I would get a combo. I don't really see the need for stacks IMO. My combo is definately easier to carry than a cab alone.
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#13
So, would it be good to buy a head and a 2x12 cab and when I want to upgrade, just buy a 4x12 cab? and how big is a 2x12 cab?
#14
For metal i used to use a JCM 800 with a flat down mesa cab, they might come into your price range used, if not both, the jcm 800 head was really good imo. And really, i do think TS should be looking at a half stack, as the 4x12 is really gunna give alot of punch and tight low end to his sound, especially if your drummer triggers.
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Im so sick of people saying combo's are easier to transport.

Think about it, you can make one trip to the car/gig/etc with a 100lb+ combo, or you can make two trips with a head and 212 cab, both weighing about half the combo on their own, depending on what you get.

Also, like me, if you decide you dont like your head, you can just sell it and snag a different head, and use the same cab, instead of selling the whole combo.

Just some food for thought!

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Bugera 6262 stack, half stack for $800, full stack is $1050


Nay, 6262 with a Mesa Recto 2x12.

Thats the most logical. Or a Vader 2x12.
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#19
A good head an 2 2x12s is the way to go (2 isnt really needed, but pushes alot more air than 1). I find 2x12 combos to be pretty heavy.