#1
Ok so I currently have a Line 6 Spider III and as you all know it sucks. Now my friend just got a Vox Vt15 and it sounded amazing(maybe because the crappyness of my Spider enhanced it.) So I decided to save up for a new amp since I've had my amp for well over 9months.
My friend got me pretty hooked in the Vox but I was wondering are there any other good brands.
I've heard great reviews on blackstars and mesa boogies.

And I play mostly alternative and blues, but occasionally some Dream Theater type stuff and sometimes metal.


My budget is UNDER $800
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#2
If your budget is under 800, forget about Mesa. I've only heard good things about Blackstars.
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Check out Randall amplifiers. Good sounding amps IMO. Been using one for over 3 years and they can cover everything from AC/DC to Dream Theatre and everything in between for under 800. My 75 watt cost me 600 bucks but some of their stuff is a little above or below depending on what you want
#4
do you want a practice amp or a gigging amp?
if you want a practice amp i say a Vox VT, a Peavey Vypyr or a Roland Cube (Microcube or a 30X)
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If your budget is under 800, forget about Mesa. I've only heard good things about Blackstars.

Used?
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Nope. A new Mesa Single Rectifier (their cheapest rec head) is 1400, and that's just for the head.
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Nope. A new Mesa Single Rectifier (their cheapest rec head) is 1400, and that's just for the head.

You can get a used Mark III/ Mark IV for $800 pretty easily. I don't know what your talking about. Or a Single Rectifier combo for like $700. And alot of their stuff like the Nomad, DC3 and F50 can be had for around $500-$600.
#9
He might luck up in the used market if he looks long enough for a Mesa under 8 bills. I had a Mesa 50/50 rack amp bought used for $450.
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#11
bugera 1990 halfstack at guitar center for $600 (it's only in store, not on website)

bought one, freakin grean, pretty much an exact copy of the famed marshall jcm900, sounds just like it!
#12
Thanks for the help.
And it's going to be a practice amp
should i make a poll?
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Thanks for the help.
And it's going to be a practice amp
should i make a poll?

If its just going to be a practice amp, then the Blackstar hands down. Plus you have some extra cash in your pocket, Since its quite a bit cheaper than the other suggestions. You could buy a pedal too...

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