#1
i know these threads are overdone, but i would really appreciate some help

okay so i am getting like 320 dollars back from the IRS cause im a student and whatever, and i have like maybe 200 or 300 dollars saved up. what amp should i get?

okay so i like metal, numetal, screamo, rock, classic rock, hardcore, thrash, metalcore, and acoustic. all those genres probably wont be met with a low cost amp, but bear with me?

okay so like ill have maybe 500-700 dollars to spend, so like what amp do you guys suggest? ive heard that the marshall mircostaks have a bad rep, but i was looking at that. anyone have any suggestions?
tl;dr?
look for an amp 500-700 dollars, i like from classic rock to new wave metal. gimme some suggestions
thanks
#3
Oh I'll bear with you...

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#5
Quote by Voltaire1
nothing, save another 500 or so up.

You're wrong. Dead wrong. 500 bucks will get a B-52 AT-112, used Line 6 Flextone, used Mesa F-30, a boosted Peavey Windsor.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#6
Quote by theoreticmusic
You're wrong. Dead wrong. 500 bucks will get a B-52 AT-112, used Line 6 Flextone, used Mesa F-30, a boosted Peavey Windsor.



i dont think i've ever seen an f30 go for under 500
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#8
Quote by tona_107
i dont think i've ever seen an f30 go for under 500

http://cgi.ebay.com/MESA-BOOGIE-F-30-COMBO-TUBE-AMP-w-FOOT-COVER-MINT_W0QQitemZ120393687949QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item120393687949&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

If thats 849 in "mint" condition from a "professional" auctioneer, you can find something at or around $500. It'd be hard, they're not that common.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#9
The Peavey Windsor is an awesome amp, plus they are on sale now. You can get the head for $300 and the half stack for $400.
#10
Quote by theoreticmusic


i got mine for 630 i think but i've seen a couple go for under 6.
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#11
Check out the Peavey XXX combos; after years of swapping back and forth looking for the best tube combo for metal-styled genres that fell under the $1000 mark, I settled on those. They're discontinued now, and you can get them for nickles and dimes on eBay. I can't say enough about them really; they are incredible, and believe me, nothing even comes close to touching them as far as metal tones out of a tube combo on a budget is concerned.

Oh, and by nickels and dimes I mean just under $500.