#1
So, i've been playing for a while now, starting to find my niche etc, and I believe where I am heading for is the Metallica/Dream Theater path. So my question is what amp should I aim for getting? If i can get ideas from different price ranges, that would be good, as i'm not sure yet how much i want to pay. So, any amps, little description why, and a price would be very much appreciated. Or else direct me wherever if there is a better place to go. Thanks!
#2
What is your budget? Because a £1800 mesa would fit the bill, but I can't see you being able to afford it.
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#4
If you can afford any of the Mesa Mark series, that's your best bet. Otherwise look at Randalls or Voxes, depending on your preference for warmer or more sterile tones.
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#6
Whilst the Mark V looks absolutely awesome in every way, I think its a bit above my price range at the moment. Looking more at a morer affordable option, preferably something a Uni Student (Me (almost anyway)) can afford somewhere along the track. I currently have a modelling amp and its good, but the dirty channels have way too much distortion even with the settings way down, so a specific amp that I could look at getting for heavy tones would be good
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Well whats your budget


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If you're a college student with a wealthy family then you could probably afford something a bit more expensive than someone who has to take government aid to pay for their schooling.
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Whilst the Mark V looks absolutely awesome in every way, I think its a bit above my price range at the moment. Looking more at a morer affordable option, preferably something a Uni Student (Me (almost anyway)) can afford somewhere along the track. I currently have a modelling amp and its good, but the dirty channels have way too much distortion even with the settings way down, so a specific amp that I could look at getting for heavy tones would be good

I wouldn't bother with the Mark V anwyway, it seems like they tried to make it do too much, and didn't really make it excel at anything. Out of all the demo clips I've heard, only one guy I know has made some good clips with it, and he ended up selling it after a month disappointed overall.
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I wouldn't bother with the Mark V anwyway, it seems like they tried to make it do too much, and didn't really make it excel at anything. Out of all the demo clips I've heard, only one guy I know has made some good clips with it, and he ended up selling it after a month disappointed overall.


+1, what I was going to say

If you go Mark series, Mark III is great for what it costs.
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