#1
hey everyone

recently i've managed to start up a metal band with some friends,but heres where my problem begins,currently i've only got a Orange Crush 15w,i've been a bedroom player ever since i started learning guitar so i never saw the need for a huge amp,but now i'm gonna need one to gig with.

i haven't really got a huge budget (probs a couple of hundred),i was thinking of getting a Bugera 1990 Classic head and then a cab of some sort but i've been told by people not to go with bugera amps as they have reliability issues,so what would you recommend as an alternative that i could afford?

btw we play songs influenced by whitechapel,exit ten,killswitch engage,despised icon and parkway drive

thanks
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Epiphone G400 Custom (Tuned to Standard/Drop D)

Dean DFH Baby (Tuned to Drop C)

Epiphone Special II (Tuned to Drop B/Drop A)

Orange Crush 15

Boss MD-2

Ibanez PH-7
#3
^ True that, Isn't it a JCM 900 Copy?

And TS, We know your influences now, But if you give the Guys here a Budget (A couple of hundred? so like, 2-300 or more?) and the City you live in/ Nearest Major City, they'll find you an awesome deal.
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Last edited by cliff_em_all at Jul 5, 2009,
#4
Quote by cliff_em_all
^ True that, Isn't it a JCM 900 Copy?

And TS, We know your influences now, But if you give the Guys here a Budget (A couple of hundred? so like, 2-300 or more?) and the City you live in/ Nearest Major City, they'll find you an awesome deal.


erm,I was thinking of maybe £250-400 but could maybe stretch to the just over the 500 mark if it was really needed. I live in Chesterfield which is the UK,the closest major cities nearby are Sheffield and Nottingham,but if i had to travel further that'd probably be alright I could go to cities such as Leeds and Manchester if it was really needed.
My Gear


Epiphone G400 Custom (Tuned to Standard/Drop D)

Dean DFH Baby (Tuned to Drop C)

Epiphone Special II (Tuned to Drop B/Drop A)

Orange Crush 15

Boss MD-2

Ibanez PH-7
Last edited by Brett08 at Jul 5, 2009,
#5
Quote by Brett08
erm,I was thinking of maybe £250-400 but could maybe stretch to the just over the 500 mark if it was really needed. I live in Chesterfield which is the UK,the closest major cities nearby are Sheffield and Nottingham,but if i had to travel further that'd probably be alright I could go to cities such as Leeds and Manchester if it was really needed.



Yeah Leeds And Manchester are your best bet, see, all the yanks seem to get crazy deals on here, I'll edit some alternative's in for you cause im actually looking at the moment for myself!

EDIT'S!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-Valve-Guitar-Amp-Peavey-VTM-120-its-a-Beast_W0QQitemZ160346724661QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_MusicalInstr_Amplifiers_RL?hash=item255568d935&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A3%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

Seen this straight away, apparently these amps are awesome, like a modified JCM 800, Owner will Ship, and you will need a cab..


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Line-6-DUOVERB-Stereo-Guitar-Amp-vetta-pod-valve-models_W0QQitemZ320394213798QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_MusicalInstr_Amplifiers_RL?hash=item4a98fbb9a6&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A3%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

Heard that these Duoverbs have the same modelling as Vetta's however its in Kings Lynn, Which would seem to be a pretty far journey, but i don't know how far you want to travel, But that would handle all sorts of styles.
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I'm now so drunk that even if my mom had given me a blow job at aeg 2, i'd be like I'm a pmp, butches.!

If this even madkes sense... if yhou sig this, Iw ll kill you.
Last edited by cliff_em_all at Jul 5, 2009,
#6
I would go for something different if your playing modern metal, I have a JCM 900 which is what Bugera is copying for that amp, and while it works for modern metal you can probably find a used 5150/6505 that would work better.
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#7
He wont find a 5150 for 500 these days. The bugera 1990 wont quite be enough for you really. Try a bugera 6260 if you can, its cheap and it sounds reasonable but will also have enough gain for what you want to do.
#8
Quote by cliff_em_all
Yeah Leeds And Manchester are your best bet, see, all the yanks seem to get crazy deals on here, I'll edit some alternative's in for you cause im actually looking at the moment for myself!

EDIT'S!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vintage-Valve-Guitar-Amp-Peavey-VTM-120-its-a-Beast_W0QQitemZ160346724661QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_MusicalInstr_Amplifiers_RL?hash=item255568d935&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A3%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

Seen this straight away, apparently these amps are awesome, like a modified JCM 800, Owner will Ship, and you will need a cab..


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Line-6-DUOVERB-Stereo-Guitar-Amp-vetta-pod-valve-models_W0QQitemZ320394213798QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_MusicalInstr_Amplifiers_RL?hash=item4a98fbb9a6&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A3%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

Heard that these Duoverbs have the same modelling as Vetta's however its in Kings Lynn, Which would seem to be a pretty far journey, but i don't know how far you want to travel, But that would handle all sorts of styles.



thanks for the advice
any idea on cabs and things?


Quote by JaGi
He wont find a 5150 for 500 these days. The bugera 1990 wont quite be enough for you really. Try a bugera 6260 if you can, its cheap and it sounds reasonable but will also have enough gain for what you want to do.


so like..are bugera's reliable nowadays?
i've heard bad things
My Gear


Epiphone G400 Custom (Tuned to Standard/Drop D)

Dean DFH Baby (Tuned to Drop C)

Epiphone Special II (Tuned to Drop B/Drop A)

Orange Crush 15

Boss MD-2

Ibanez PH-7
#10
Quote by Brett08

so like..are bugera's reliable nowadays?
i've heard bad things


They suffered early on but they have corrected design flaws since, try one out and get a fresh one if you like it. Make sure you get a full warranty. Only other amp in your price range that would be sweet is a marshall dsl. I see you mentioned kse as one of your influences, they use lots of amps but they always boost with a maxon od808 so bare that in mind. Maybe look out for a peavey xxx or a peavey ultra if one pops up on the bay.