is the dean mean 10 amp an acceptable beginner metal amp?
its a fine starter I guess. You could check out the local pawn, they have these little fellas for dirt cheap all the freakin time. You could get a nice 1X12" combo with good drive. Just dont admit to liking, looking at, thinking about, considering the Line 6 Spider or the Marshall MG around here. A wee bit of advice.... (a good laugh for a few of us I know, youll understand why soon enough, I suppose)
yeah the pawn shop is where I found this amp and for a great price!
In the begining, it really dosent matter what you use, for the most part. Its all about feel, and developing your ears and fingers. So pick up whatever you need.