#1
Okay ... like many before me, I have been confused and unsure of what amp to purchase with hard earned cash! Okay, I really want a stack; this is a need (I don't want any complaints or questions on why i want a stack please).

Information:

I am a lead guitarist, I play mostly punk rock but I play mostly every type of rock-related thing, even metal!

I want some nice cleans and some nice distortion but I will be using pedals!

This amp must be loud enough to be heard super-clear in a gig of about 400-600 people.

I have 500 pounds (700 dollars, roughly) to spend on both the head and the cabinet.
#3
At that price? Maybe an Epiphone So Cal stack (I don't know how much they are for you, but that at least sounds like your sort of thing) or a Randall RH50T head with whatever cabinet.

Seriously, I'm all for half stacks but at your budget, you can do better with a combo.
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#4
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Used Peavey Ultra and used cabs

New Peavey Windsor and used cabs

And thats all I can really think of since combos and half stacks are out of the picture...



half stacks are ok
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#6
Quote by SkinnyVampire


I really want a stack; this is a need ...

I want some nice cleans and some nice distortion but I will be using pedals!


So you don't NEED cleans and nice distortion.... just want.

That should be easy.
Last edited by 667 at Jan 14, 2009,
#7
I have a Fender Hot Rod Deville 4x10 - I picked it up for $799.00 (US). It is pretty much a clean slate if you are going to use pedals. I put it against a Randal T2 half stack at practice and at gigs with no problems.
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#8
Well since you're playing mostly punk (like me), you just need reliability. And decent gain. So you should be able to find a good half stack at your budget. Punk doesn't need to have the perfect sound, its meant to sound gritty. I like to go with a NOFX/Pennywise sound right now and my Randall does it for me. Although I'm in the market for a tube amp and I'm looking at the Bugera 333XL or the Peavey Windsor since I never play a clean channel