#2
Boosted JCM800. A mesa will never sound like that. A stilleto could probably get close since it's mesa's take on marshall, but the JCM is the amp you hear on early megadeath.
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Quote by Kevin Saale
Boosted JCM800. A mesa will never sound like that. A stilleto could probably get close since it's mesa's take on marshall, but the JCM is the amp you hear on early megadeath.


Yupp. Dave has used Marshalls the majority of his career - he did switch to something else there for a short while (I'm a bit drunk right now so I can't really recall random gear facts lol) but he switched back to Marshall in 2003 I believe? Dont quote me on that.

Point is - Marshall JCM800 with a boost is going to get you the tone you are after.
#5
Does does dave use line 6 amps now? The higher end ones.
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Quote by JoePerry4life
Does does dave use line 6 amps now? The higher end ones.

not anymore, hes back to marshall.

when he did play line 6, he wqs emulating marshall anyway
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#10
Well you are smart about looking at used gear. Have you checked your local craigslist? If you tell me you closest major city we can check. Can I assume you would rather have a Combo vs a Half Stack and that cleans are fairly important to you? The new Peavey 3120 would probably work well but won't leave much $ left for a speaker cab. They were recently seen being sold with a 4x12 cab (for free). If that were the case, I would probably try to sell that cab and get a better one. Maybe a 2x12.

You can easily find JCM 800s, 5150s, Triple Xs, etc used.

Also use the link in my sig to find specific gear.

If you are not too hung up on modelling amps a Vypyr 60 or Line 6 Flextone might work.

Let us know.
#11
Engl Fireball or a JCM 800....maybe a 900 but I know a lot of people don't like them
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#12
I'd shoot for a splawn Quickrod. Probably the best Megadeth tone for the money.

You can get one used for around $1,300.

Other good choices
Marshall JCM800
Marshall JCM900
Marshall JVM
Voodoo Marshalls
Roccaforte Marshall mods
Splawn Marshall Mods
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Quote by JoePerry4life
Does does dave use line 6 amps now? The higher end ones.

He doesn't use a straight up Line 6. I think he just uses some 1599 dollar Line 6 preamp. I think it's like the processor out of the Vetta series, but I'm not too sure

But yeah, boosted 800 will do it for you
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A used DSL will get there too.
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Quote by stratman_13
He doesn't use a straight up Line 6. I think he just uses some 1599 dollar Line 6 preamp. I think it's like the processor out of the Vetta series, but I'm not too sure

But yeah, boosted 800 will do it for you


He had an amp built specifically for him by line 6. Based on 3 Marshall channels. Sounded quite organic on United Abominations. They were on ebay shortly after the CD was released.
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Quote by MESAexplorer
He had an amp built specifically for him by line 6. Based on 3 Marshall channels. Sounded quite organic on United Abominations. They were on ebay shortly after the CD was released.

They sold them?

Huh. Well that article was wrong
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#18
I'm sure line 6 wasn't too happy of it either.

Dave changes gear quite often. If I look around I can find the ebay listing. I had dial up at the time, otherwise I would own that thing!
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#22
Check out Sovtek MIG amps on ebay/craigslist, they're clones of 80s marshall heads and they're simply amazing for a clone, they sound very good and the hot rodded one is like a third the price of a hot rodded marshall. Check'em out.
#23
so for rust in peace era below i'd want jcm 800... word i'll look into it

thank you to everyone who helped...