#1
Hello!

My local store has a used Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special (very good condition) in with two DiMarzio humbuckers on it. I only have a short question - is this guitar any good for Death Metal/Technical DM etc music?

Thanks alot!


One more thing I've been thinking about. I own a Spider III and tbh, it sucks pretty badly. The tone is, well, OK but the pod tone is ALOT better, but as the spider is a modeling amp, I can't use the pod+amp together, which makes it ****. What amp would you grab, for about 350$, to use along with the pod for the kind of music I mentioned up there?

Thanks again!
#2
Anything with a decent clean headroom should do you fine for the POD, but if you could get yourself a clean tube amp...though on your budget I dont see that happening.

As for the Wolfgang, go play it 'n' try it out!
#4
You can use the pod with the Spider III.

Look through the owners manual, there's a way to turn off all the effects and amp modelling. Something about holding some button down while you power it on.

This was true on a Spider II anyway, not 100% sure on the Spider III, but I would think so.

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#6
aight thanks guys!

As for the spider iii possability to turn off all of the ****, I'll have a look as soon as I get home from vacation

What about the guitar? Any inputs? I've tried it and it sounds good, however I don't have a vast experience of different guitars..
#7
Eddie's wolfgangs are GREAT guitars. Should do well for metal.

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#8
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Eddie's wolfgangs are GREAT guitars. Should do well for metal.


i agree, i got to play one a couple months ago, they are really great guitars, very versatile. the neck is one of the most comfortable necks I've played on, i really loved it myself. Go try it out for and see how it works for you.
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#9
My friend owns one. It's a very nice playing guitar. The only downside is the tremolo (at least on his) is not floating, so you can only bend in one direction. This does however make the guitar easier to set up.

I think the average price on ebay for those is around $450-500.

And I wouldn't grab any amp for $350. I'd keep saving and buy a nice used head, and a cab.
#10
I love that the Wolfgang style guitars come with a body-mounted floyd. You get all that sexy dive-bomb action while still being able to change tunings easily.
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#11
thanks alot for the help!

I think I MIGHT have up to 400$ budget. But I don't know at all what is good and what is not

So far I have people saying:

Peavey Valveking
some others but that's +cab etc etc and I don't know about that so..

Any more at that price level?
#12
I agree, the ValveKing would be a good bet for that price range.

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#13
Quote by Panikak
thanks alot for the help!

I think I MIGHT have up to 400$ budget. But I don't know at all what is good and what is not

So far I have people saying:

Peavey Valveking
some others but that's +cab etc etc and I don't know about that so..

Any more at that price level?

can you go used??
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#14
for 400 u could get the black heart bh 5 head with the acompying 1x12? and its tube and since u have a pod i dont think ull use the gain on the amp
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#15
When you're speaking about the Valveking, you mean the Peavey Valveking 112 yeah? That's the only valveking I find that's in the right price level.

However, I can't decide whether to buy a 7 string or an amp :/ It feels like an amp would be better to buy as it's, sometimes, quite boring to not be able to play through an amp :p But i'll definitly check the tip I got about the setting to turn all effects off my Spider.

Thanks alot for the inputs guys, UG is always a big help
#16
I haven't gotten to play a good peavey. the only one i've played had a neck and action that felt like noodles over a baseball bat. personallly that left a bad taste in my mouth. Also, I think you could run it into a JC120 or a hot-biased vox.
#17
Played alot of amps over the years, using several of today's processors, and amp sim / modeling processors.....

I totally agree on the Mosvalve stuff.....the MV-962 especially.....

Today's processors really shine through these amps.....