I've been looking at a new half stack for metal gigs and it could be me but all of the regular ones seem sooo expensive! I'm interested to know how much you spent on yours?

I know MESA/ENGL/DIEZEL all make some great amps for this sort of thing but how many people here actually play these live (that aren't signed or endorsed?)
I don't play metal, but my Cornford Hellcat and 2x12 was about €2700 (that was one heck of a bargain too).
My name is Tom, feel free to use it.
I don't play metal but my Orange AD30 Head cost £520 second hand and the cab was made by me and the Eminence Wizard speakers cost £160 for the two.
I paid around $1,800 for my Mark IV. That was...about 10 years ago.
Hi, I'm Peter
'81 JCM 800 - $600 USD
Splawn oversized 2x12 with Greenback clones - $700 USD shipped
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
Couldnt even tell you how much my rig cost me. I have done so many up trades, selling and wheeling and dealing its crazy to think about it lol... But here recently I was curious and calculated how much my rig would cost if I purchased new. Total came up to about $8,000 and then I about sh!t myself and thought the same thing why is gear so expensive. Because looking at my rig its a budget rig compared to Diezel, Mesa and other brands out there..

Its just one of those things
i don't play metal but my fender deluxe reverb was $1300
Vox AC30 was $600 (used)
and my upcoming Dr.Z EZG-50 will cost about $1500 with the cab
i got a tiny terror head for $400 and ended up trading it for a 5150, so i guess you could say i got my 5150 for $400.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
I paid $50,000 JMD for my Valveking 112, which is $718 USD, and bought it about a year ago.

That doesn't count the speaker swap and EQ purchase...
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What the hell is a G&L.

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Gay & Lesbian I think, the box smelled funny
Greg what did you send me??
Single Recto=$600
Jcm 900 =$400
Quad Pre =$675
Epi Les Paul-APH1/Mean 90
MIM Strat

Korg DTR1000
Mesa/Boogie Quad Pre
Mesa/Boogie Midi Matrix
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If you're EQ'd loose, you'll sound loose anyway.
My Yale was £245 in 1984
My Roost set me back all of £80 a year later
My 800w cab was also £80 at the same time. Shop didn't know what was in it.
I pick up my guitar and play
Just like Yesterday

T C Ellis Series 2 LP w/Skatterbrane Quiescence pups
Cort EVL-K6
Yamaha RGX211 modded
H&S Electric 12-string
Shaftsbury Ricki 4001
'84 Fender Yale
Roland Cube 15x

Crate V18- $149 NEW on closeout lol
Eminence Private Jack- $90
$230 for passable tube tone

PRS SE Custom w/ Duncans
Classic Vibe 50's Strat
Egnater Rebel 20
Egnater Rebel 112x Cab
Crate v18-112 w/ Eminence Private Jack

USSR Big Muff Pi
Line 6 Echo Park
Boss BD-2
Vox Wah
Guitar Rig 3


Hook 'em
my marshall was 160 USD

Ibanez RG7321 w/ D-sonic in bridge

Peavey 5150 mk ii & b52 4x12 cab

line 6 podxt for recording

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Head and Cab for $130? You don't need a head and cabinet, you need a psychological examination.
i got amps:
'69 sunn 1200S - 1000
'79 music man 130hd - 550
'77 music man 115-65 - 500
'81 music man 150hd 212- 500
'82 fender princeton II reverb - 400
50's kay(8" jenson) - 400
orange or50h- 2000
orange tiny terror -550
thd bivalve - 1100
fender blues deville reissue- moded '72 tele deluxe reissue
leslie model 60 - 500
leslie model 16 - 500
orange ppc212 - 650(850 after new weber speakers)

i spent the most on the or50, the bivalve and the sunn. but as you can see the majority of my collection is fairly modestly priced amps i feel are quite better than their price. i have spent some money on NOS tubes for a variety of the amps as well. the sunn is a gem, almost all original(rca and mullard tubes) and it looks brand spanking new. damn near got an amp for every occasion now
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
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my Egnater Rebel only cost me $550 : i am a good bargainer.
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Lolz that guy is a noob.

Leave it on the press, Depress Depress Taboot Taboot.
Too F***in' much!

...but if I were thrown back through time, I'd do it again.
Line 6 HD147 (NOT THE SPIDER HEAD!) w/ FBV Shortboard - $325
Line 6 4x12 Cab - 4x12
- Anthony
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Fender Am Tele, Am Strat, 70 RI Strat, Esquire Scorpion
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I pay for most of my stuff by working part time as a musician. It's not nearly as glamorous as it sounds.

The tag on my VHT Pittbull Ultra Lead was $3800.

My Marshall JMP-1 was around $500 used.

My Peavey XXX head was a $600 demo.