#2
Try to find a Mesa combo in that range on craigslist. I actually got mine at a Guitar Center for only $420. It will get you the sounds you need.
My Gear:
Fender Standard Stratocaster
Mesa/Boogie Nomad 45 1x12
Digitech Bad Monkey
BOSS CE-2 Chorus
ISP Decimator
#3
Closest major city? We can find some Craigslist recommendations for you.
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If all you had to go on was the forum you'd think a Decimator could cure noise caused by dodgey stage lighting and restock the ocean's population of sperm whales
#5
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/msg/1086576966.html Don't know anything about these - you're gonna want to check it out first.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/msg/1075527473.html Might need a boost for metal, but a good amp.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/msg/1066417023.html This is exactly what you want.
Quote by Cathbard
If all you had to go on was the forum you'd think a Decimator could cure noise caused by dodgey stage lighting and restock the ocean's population of sperm whales