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So I've got the itch to get a new amp but don't feel like spending too much money. I'd set my budget for around, a healthy $400-800. I'm looking for something to keep up with a death metal loud drummer but I don't need a giant half stack. Hoping to get warm jazzy cleans from the amp and as far as distortion possibly something of a death/mastodon/metallica tone. I mainly play progressive and thrash metal, but I also do a lot of jazz fusion (cynic) and blues. Gain, but not a lot is needed. I've got my 5150 for all the gain I could need. ;]

Anyways, suggest away and help me out!
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Well of you already have a 5150 get something like a vox ac15 or a used fender hrd. Neither have insane amounts of distortion but in my opinion they have excellent cleans. And if you want to switch to high gain you can a/b switch the amps.
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Played one today and didn't like it. Did mastodon okay but was eh overall. :s

Can fender hrde/etc pull off warm, middy, jazz cleans? They always had a more sparkle-y tone to me.

yeah, I would look more at a british clean tone. Something like a Plexi or a Vox AC. Maybe even a JCM would be up your alley if you were wanting more gain than the Plexi.
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Voc AC15/used AC30, used DSL401 maybe?
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Voc AC15/used AC30, used DSL401 maybe?

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A vox would be quite nice.

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A vox would be quite nice.

This, then buy a used a/b box and switch between them
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vox vt100 or if u got a spare cab go get a good marshall head
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Originally Posted By: greendayispunk
vox vt100 or if u got a spare cab go get a good marshall head


No. There are way better options than both things you suggested. You could get an AC30 used, that would give you a nice jazzy clean tone, I agree that the Fenders aren't voiced for what you would like. If you already have a 5150, anything with more gain isn't that useful. Also, if you buy the AC30 used, you can used the rest of your money for an A-B box and switch easily between amps. One other amp I would suggest is a Carvin X100b. It's got lots of clean headroom, and an excellent tone for jazz cleans. A tube change would make it sound darker too, great for what you would like.
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No. There are way better options than both things you suggested. You could get an AC30 used, that would give you a nice jazzy clean tone, I agree that the Fenders aren't voiced for what you would like. If you already have a 5150, anything with more gain isn't that useful. Also, if you buy the AC30 used, you can used the rest of your money for an A-B box and switch easily between amps. One other amp I would suggest is a Carvin X100b. It's got lots of clean headroom, and an excellent tone for jazz cleans. A tube change would make it sound darker too, great for what you would like.

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Hmm, maybe an Ampeg VH/SS series amp? Br00tL distortion and Jazz Chorus-ish cleans.
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No. There are way better options than both things you suggested. You could get an AC30 used, that would give you a nice jazzy clean tone, I agree that the Fenders aren't voiced for what you would like. If you already have a 5150, anything with more gain isn't that useful. Also, if you buy the AC30 used, you can used the rest of your money for an A-B box and switch easily between amps. One other amp I would suggest is a Carvin X100b. It's got lots of clean headroom, and an excellent tone for jazz cleans. A tube change would make it sound darker too, great for what you would like.

A friend of mine endorses carvin, maybe he get get me some alone time with one hehe to see if I like it.

Sounds like that or an AC30. Still open to suggestions, guys. Kinda leaning towards the AC30, but I have never tried one so I'm not sure.