#1
hey im getting a new guitar soon it will be either a schecter blackjack C1 FR (not the ATX) or the ESP LTD EC-1000 and i wanted to know about what sort of amp would go well with them
My amp fund will be around £500 and im afraid i dont really know much about amps so i dont know what to ask for
i play hard rock and metal style: metallica guns n roses ACDC etc

thanks in advance
#3
do you gig?

edit: oh yeah, +1 to above ^
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#5
To start with you want to decide between tube or solid state amplification. You want to get a tube amp as they produce a greater sound output and have a MUCH better tone.
#6
+1 on Tube amp..

is that 500 Euros?? If so that is about 700 US.

I suggest Peavey 6505

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Quote by mikey_360
To start with you want to decide between tube or solid state amplification. You want to get a tube amp as they produce a greater sound output and have a MUCH better tone.

That's all personal preference.
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no no £500 and im very sorry i didnt know there was one well thanks anyway

What?
#10
bugera 6262, kills the 6505 for its price range
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#11
Common buys for a rock/metal sound for £500 or a little less:

Orange Tiny Terror (15W, good for rock but a bit limited)
Marshall DSL401 (40W, not as good as TT but has a reverb and more flexibility)
Marshall Haze (40W, onboard digital FX - haven't heard one of these yet)
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (40W, best cleans for the price point, horrible overdrive)
Randall 50 something or other (50W, reasonable metal sound, naff cleans)

15W distorted will be loud enough for band - 30W for cleans.

IMO spending this much on a solid state is a waste of money.
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#12
Quote by pEdAl2
Common buys for a rock/metal sound for £500 or a little less:

Orange Tiny Terror (15W, good for rock but a bit limited)
Marshall DSL401 (40W, not as good as TT but has a reverb and more flexibility)
Marshall Haze (40W, onboard digital FX - haven't heard one of these yet)
Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (40W, best cleans for the price point, horrible overdrive)
Randall 50 something or other (50W, reasonable metal sound, naff cleans)

15W distorted will be loud enough for band - 30W for cleans.

IMO spending this much on a solid state is a waste of money.



thats why i said tube amp would be great
#13
Quote by darkcheef
That's all personal preference.


Maybe but 19/20 guitarist that know about amplification would agree with me.
#14
Quote by mikey_360
Maybe but 19/20 guitarist that know about amplification would agree with me.

actually i think 19/20 people who know what they are on about will tell you that neither are better, there's just more options with tube amps, and when you're on a budget, there are often many tube amps which are better than similarly priced solid states as solid states require a lot of care and attention in the design process to eliminate the harsh nature of transistors, and this is often neglected with lower priced amps.

(argh there's some freaky kid standing with his back against the tree outside staring in at me through the window, it's very distracting, so if that made little sense, that is why!)
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
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