#1
I get money from my college at the end of each semester and i want to use this next semester's to get better gear. So what should be upgraded first? the cab or the head? Im also looking for recommendations. BTW i play slayer, chimaira, led zeppelin.
Guitars
BC Rich Deluxe Series Warlock
Schecter Devil Custom

Amps
Crate GX900-h w/ GX412S cab


Effects
Boss NS-2
Dunlop Crybaby From Hell Wah
BBE Sonic Stomp
Korg Pitchblak
#2
how much do you get? Why do you want to upgrade?
my gear:
Epiphone LP standard
roland microcube
#3
the head has a much larger impact on your tone and I would suggest upgrading that first.

what is your budget, and would you be willing to buy used?
Gear:

MIA Fender Stratocaster
Jackson Kelly KE3
Ibanez Universe
Marshall JCM 800
Orange Jim Root Terror
Mesa 2x12
Ovation Custom Balladeer
pedals and such in profile
#4
i get 1100, but id be doing the responsible thing at putting a good chunk of it away, so id say about 600. Im basically looking for a smoother, tighter distortion. Also would prefer used to expand budget.
Guitars
BC Rich Deluxe Series Warlock
Schecter Devil Custom

Amps
Crate GX900-h w/ GX412S cab


Effects
Boss NS-2
Dunlop Crybaby From Hell Wah
BBE Sonic Stomp
Korg Pitchblak
#5
college text books maybe?
Epiphone G-400
Yamaha Pacifica (Mod on hold due to procrastination)
Rocktron Banshee
Marshall 10CD

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#6
If nothing else is wrong with your tone you can tighten your distortion with an OD pedal. To make it smoother you could try an EQ but you may have to upgrade for that (I am not really sure on making it smoother though)
my gear:
Epiphone LP standard
roland microcube
#7
Find a used VK or Ultra head, should be well under $600 and it'll sound a lot better than what you have. Spend the rest on books and whatnot.
#8
my pops is nice enough to buy my books. and i honestly think my head sounds better than a stock VK[played on multiple occasions, never impressed]. What are the cleans like on the Ultra?
Guitars
BC Rich Deluxe Series Warlock
Schecter Devil Custom

Amps
Crate GX900-h w/ GX412S cab


Effects
Boss NS-2
Dunlop Crybaby From Hell Wah
BBE Sonic Stomp
Korg Pitchblak
#9
if you can look into buying one of these used.

There F'in great.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Carvin-V3-100-Watts-3-Channel-tube-Amp-Head_W0QQitemZ160312216058QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item160312216058&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A0|293%3A1|294%3A50

played one a while back, and i honestly think youll only find an equal in the peavey JSX or a mesa triple rec.
#10
^^ if you need cleans I have heard the carvin v3 has great cleans.
my gear:
Epiphone LP standard
roland microcube
#11
yah thats the link i provided.

that amp is frieken fantastic.

Great cleans, distortions and overdrives.

best all in one amp ive played.
#12
could it do chimaira-esgue metal types?
Guitars
BC Rich Deluxe Series Warlock
Schecter Devil Custom

Amps
Crate GX900-h w/ GX412S cab


Effects
Boss NS-2
Dunlop Crybaby From Hell Wah
BBE Sonic Stomp
Korg Pitchblak
#13
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What are the cleans like on the Ultra?

Not bad, I haven't played one in a couple years, my buddy has one. IbanezPsycho here on UG had one for some time so PM him. Wow, ironic?
http://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/msg/1004963947.html The Sheffield speakers get meh reviews but that's not a bad set up. I would look into a 2x12 cab with decent speakers if I were you.
#14
Bugera is apparently coming out with a Marshall JCM900 clone for about 500 bucks. You could look into that.

Also check out a Mesa DC-10 or F-100.
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#15
Im looking at the V3 and hot damn it looks like a nice amp.also from the look of some of the band that use that head, it shouldnt have any problems with the "brutal" stuff. Concerned about its classic/alt rock capabilities though.
Guitars
BC Rich Deluxe Series Warlock
Schecter Devil Custom

Amps
Crate GX900-h w/ GX412S cab


Effects
Boss NS-2
Dunlop Crybaby From Hell Wah
BBE Sonic Stomp
Korg Pitchblak