#1
Im looking to buy a half stack so i can start playing shows, and i was wondering what would be good amp to play hardcore and post-hardore thats under a 1000 bucks?
#2
/inb4whyhalfstack?
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#3
Get a 5150 2X12 combo. Halfstacks are unnecessary unless you play sold out venues (yeah I'm a hypocrite), and for under $1000 you aren't going to get anything good, especially new.
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Quote by CullenT
Get a 5150 2X12 combo. Halfstacks are unnecessary unless you play sold out venues (yeah I'm a hypocrite), and for under $1000 you aren't going to get anything good, especially new.

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and can you list specific bands??
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#5
a 30w valve combo will sort you for most small gigs - bigger ones are p.a'd

unless you have a good reason to go for a half stack i wouldn't recommend one at only $1000
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#6
your gunna hear this alot
you don't need a half stack to play shows
ive been doing fine with my little 2x12 combo for a good few shows
but if your heart is set on a halfstack have a look at bugera 333 maybe the xl?

if your willing to look at combo's you could definately get the xl
or a peavey 5150
peavey xxx maybe aswell?
marshall tsl602 if your going for a more british voiced sound
#7
With a few exceptions for awesome deals, pretty well any halfstack for that genre you'd get for $1000 or under is going to be pretty bad.
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#8
Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
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and can you list specific bands??

not much point most post-hardcore bands use a mixture of three amps

peavey 6505s, mesa rectifiers and marshall tsl's(this was the case until the jvm came out not too sure now)
#9
Quote by NRFT09
Im looking to buy a half stack so i can start playing shows, and i was wondering what would be good amp to play hardcore and post-hardore thats under a 1000 bucks?


New go with a Peavey 3120... Great amp and has a free cab...

Used 5150II and used Mesa Cab
Used Triple and used Mesa Cab

And don't listen to the whole you dont need 100 watts or halfstack mess. Get what you want that sounds best to you. Which 9 out of 10 is a halfstack when it comes to metal.
#10
Quote by CullenT
Get a 5150 2X12 combo. Halfstacks are unnecessary unless you play sold out venues (yeah I'm a hypocrite), and for under $1000 you aren't going to get anything good, especially new.
What are you talking about? There are plenty of good Half stacks for under 1000.
Plus, combos still are incredibly loud. Comparing them to half stacks is just nitpicking.

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Randall RH50
http://www.thomann.de/ie/randall_rh50t_head_gitarrentopteil.htm

Bugera 333
http://www.thomann.de/ie/bugera_333.htm

Bugera 6262
http://www.thomann.de/ie/bugera_6262.htm

Peavey Classic 30
http://www.thomann.de/ie/peavey_classic30_tweed_head.htm

Laney GH50L
http://www.thomann.de/ie/laney_gh50ln_b_stock.htm

ENGL Thunder
http://www.thomann.de/ie/engl_e325_thunder_head_topteil.htm

Used:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Peavey-JSX-tube-amplifier_W0QQitemZ120449222576QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1c0b5547b0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A4|39%3A1|72%3A2127|293%3A1|294%3A200

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Mesa-Boogie-Single-Rectifier-Solo-50-head_W0QQitemZ290332997619QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item439931f7f3&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A4|39%3A1|72%3A2127|293%3A2|294%3A200

http://cgi.ebay.com/Peavey-EVH-Signature-5150-II-Amp_W0QQitemZ120449020524QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item1c0b52326c&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A4|39%3A1|72%3A2127|293%3A2|294%3A200

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Combine them with any of these
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Last edited by AngryGoldfish at Jul 20, 2009,
#11
Quote by AngryGoldfish
What are you talking about? There are plenty of good Half stacks for under $1000.

he said new.

if you go used you can get alot of stuff
like a Single Rec (700-900) and an Avatar 2x12 (about 200-300)
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Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
he said new.

if you go used you can get alot of stuff
like a Single Rec (700-900) and an Avatar 2x12 (about 200-300)


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#14
i also really wanted a 1/2 stack but then realised if i cranked my volume past 2 i dont need one !
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#15
Quote by AngryGoldfish
What are you talking about? There are plenty of good Half stacks for under $1000.

He did say new.

A decent 2x12 alone is $400 new. How many good, hi-wattage heads can you get for under $600?
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#16
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How many good, hi-wattage heads can you get for under $600?

B-52 AT100
Bugera 6262/6260/333/333XL

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#17
Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
he said new.

if you go used you can get alot of stuff
like a Single Rec (700-900) and an Avatar 2x12 (about 200-300)


Actually he said......

Quote by CullenT
Get a 5150 2X12 combo. Halfstacks are unnecessary unless you play sold out venues (yeah I'm a hypocrite), and for under $1000 you aren't going to get anything good, especially new.


Key word there "especially" new....... Meaning used or otherwise..
#18
and i posted new amplifiers. 6 of them. a cabinet will be second-hand, of course.

Quote by CullenT
Get a 5150 2X12 combo. Halfstacks are unnecessary unless you play sold out venues (yeah I'm a hypocrite), and for under $1000 you aren't going to get anything good, especially new.
i'm not trying to pointlessly argue or be rude, but if you say what i underlined, it tells me there isn't a good amp out there, especially new - meaning second-hand is also out of the question, but less than that of new.
#19
Quote by WTF!!is a TAB
B-52 AT100
Bugera 6262/6260/333/333XL


The cheapest I've seen those is in the low 600s, not including shipping.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

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#20
Where are you located I have a B-52 AT-100 and 2 1960 cabs for sale 1 A and 1 B
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#21
i have a 75 vypyr and its loud as hell if neeeed a halfstack get a windsor and buy a nice overdrive pedal.