#1
Just would like to know the general view of UG about using fender tube amps for metal.
Amps like Deluxe reverb or hot rods. I like the cleans but im not to sure about the reliabilty and the quality of hard rock metal tone gain it can give (using a pedal). Or should i considered purchasing a orange rockoverb instead. Thx for your opinions.
#3
My view of metal is like fall of troy, dillinger escape plan, buckethead kinda sound. But, I do also like clean sounds to play john mayer, stevie ray vaughn, andmike oldfield stuff. Smooth and creamy cleans.
#4
That will either end up with A) two amps, or B) High end amp.

So if you were going to go with two amps; I would suggest a more American voiced amp, but SRV's tone is pretty hard to nail since he used a bunch of amps which include a 30K+ Dumble SSS.
Now i'm not a metal guy but i'm guessing, modern American voiced high gain, maybe an ENGL might be your way?

It would help if you posted a buget though
#6
You can get an ENGL, or maybe even a Diezel.

Hit up this thread;
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1139692


Or check these out;(taken from the Metal Thread)

Orange ThunderVerb - 2000
Peavey 3120 ~1000
Soldano SLO – 2800
Soldano Avenger – 1300
Splawn Nitro – 1500
Splawn Quickrod - 1300
Splawn Super Comp - 1300
Splawn Pro Mod - 1400
Mesa/Boogie Mark V - 2000
Mesa/Boogie Mark IV - 1200
Mesa/Boogie Mark III - 900
Mesa/Boogie Mark IIC+ ~ 4000
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier ~1200
Mesa/Boogie Triple Rectifier - 1300
Mesa/Boogie F-50 ~650
Mesa/Boogie DC3 ~550
Mesa/Boogie Single Rectifier- 800
Mesa/Boogie Rect-o-Verb- 850
Mesa/Boogie Stilleto ~1000
Mesa/Boogie RoadKing ~ 2200
Mesa/Boogie Roadster ~1900
Last edited by stykerwolf at Aug 25, 2009,
#7
Yep, I looked into fender because I get a good discount with them. Great amps but not really cutting it for metal with the amp alone. I think the most metal tube amp they have is the 5150III. It has TONS of gain, but still I thought the tone felt "rock" and not metal.

Plus it will run you 2,000 retail. You can get a much better metal amp for 2,000.

Like stykerwolf said, ENGL, mesa/boogie, peavy
Last edited by mespinos at Aug 25, 2009,
#8
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#11
play the style you want on the gear you want on the gear you want. I get flack for playing thrash and death metal on a strat but I don't really care.
#12
with 3000 a Rack setup (power amp/Preamp) would be the best.
and ENGL SE
ENGL Savage 150
Mesa Road King
Randall MTS Series(i would go with this)
Deizel Herbert
Baron K88 (it has great Fenderish cleans)
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