#1
Im looking to drop 2500 dollars on a new amp.

and i play everything from eric clapton
to between the buried and me.

so suggest something please.
#2
i have heard that the roadking is versatile.
Ibanez XPT707 Xiphos
Schecter C-7 Loomis FR

Mesa Boogie Mark III blue dot Coliseum

Mesa Traditional 4x12 v30's x EVM 12l's


THE SEVEN STRING LEGION
#5
if somebody needs to spend 2500 on an amp head then they should have good enough reasons for a halfstack
Ibanez XPT707 Xiphos
Schecter C-7 Loomis FR

Mesa Boogie Mark III blue dot Coliseum

Mesa Traditional 4x12 v30's x EVM 12l's


THE SEVEN STRING LEGION
#6
well im planning on gigging and i like the look and how loud they can be.

so you guys all say mesa?
#8
Quote by Artemis Entreri
I would say Roadking is a good call. But why do you need a stack?


For playing in his bedroom of course!
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MXR EVH Phaser
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Electro Harmonix LPB-1

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#10
mark v
Ibanez XPT707 Xiphos
Schecter C-7 Loomis FR

Mesa Boogie Mark III blue dot Coliseum

Mesa Traditional 4x12 v30's x EVM 12l's


THE SEVEN STRING LEGION
#13
If you're talking about amp HEADS, head over to Two-Rock. Won't get you your cabs though.
#15
I think you need to familiarize yourself with some amps before shelling out $2500, you seem clueless.
#18
I'd go with an MG, they're hella brutal.

But in all seriousness,
you can get something GREAT for 2500.
Go used,
more options..discontinued products..
For sale:
Schecter C1 Classic.
Schecter 007 Elite.
Randall G2 Head.
Crate 4x12 cab.
Line 6 POD XT.
Samson PG2200 power amp.
#19
Quote by AustinxAtomic
I'd go with an MG, they're hella brutal.


Wait, are you talking about the

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CRUSHING OVERDRIVE!
#20
It's all preference, but I'd rather get heads that do one or two things very well and play to the strengths of each than buy a "versatile" amp and try to make it do everything.

Getting X amp for BTBAM (not a genre I'm familiar with and I'm too lazy to look it up) and a JTM 45 for Clapton should do nicely.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#21
Here's what I'd probably do.

Axe-fx Standard - $1499
http://store.fractalaudio.com/axefx.html

Mesa 50/50 poweramp (used) - $600
http://musicgoround.com/detail.aspx?id=752913

Avatar 212 cab - $349

After shipping thats $2548. This rig would be hard to beat since you can use it as a quarter stack and add another 212 down the line, use the Axe-FX straight into the board if you feel lazy, and you can record with the Axe-FX by plugging it into your computer or interface.

The only other thing you'd need with this rig is a footswitch. The Behringer FCB1010 is only $150 and is actually quite good.
AMP:
5150 combo
GSP1101 + Tech 21 PE60

GUITARS:
ESP LTD M-255 w/ SD Full Shred
Kramer Vanguard w/ JE-1000 active preamp
Douglas WF-150sn w/ GFS "Hot Lead" set

EFFECTS:
Bos SD-1 (boost)
AMT DT-2

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#23
Quote by thrasher.
It'd be even better if he got an Axe FX ultra.



True, but it's hard to squeeze in a decent poweramp and cab with the remaining $500.
AMP:
5150 combo
GSP1101 + Tech 21 PE60

GUITARS:
ESP LTD M-255 w/ SD Full Shred
Kramer Vanguard w/ JE-1000 active preamp
Douglas WF-150sn w/ GFS "Hot Lead" set

EFFECTS:
Bos SD-1 (boost)
AMT DT-2

My Youtube Vids http://youtube.com/user/mogar
#25
Quote by thrasher.


That'd be a good idea, and with that extra $1000 he could buy some awesome pedals haha
Gear
Guitars
- Ibanez GRX20
- Austin SG
- Alveraz Artist Acoustic Electric
Amps
- Kustom 15W
- Peavey Vypyr 75W
- Monitor speaker!
Effects
- Behringer V-Amp Multi-effects
- Dunlop Cry Baby Wah
- Tubescreamer
- Sampera I
#26
Quote by Zdalejohnson
well im planning on gigging and i like the look and how loud they can be.

so you guys all say mesa?
I love halfstacks, but in all honesty you sound pretty young - are you sure you've got the transport/muscle to be hauling a 4x12 around?

If you've got a van/estate car, and have a mate to help you drag everything up the stairs etc, no doubt you'll enjoy the look and projection of a big cab - but if it's going to be any kind of hassle I strongly suggest buying a 2x12 instead. Despite what you might think, having bigger/more cabs does not affect the volume in any meaningful way.

Unlike some of the closed-minded idiots here, I don't see anything wrong with buying a big stack for the sheer look of it....but only if it doesn't compromise your sound and you're able to manage it
. If you're a serious player gigging three nights a week and have access to a big car, go ahead and buy the biggest, baddest amp you can. If you're a 17-year-old kid in a mediocre metal/punk band and get driven to gigs by your dad, don't be an idiot; buy something more manageable.

As for advice on a head, you're really being far too vague. $2500 is a lot of money and there are literally thousands of choices...help us narrow them down!
#27
^ Seconded. 2x12s rock, especially the oversized ones. Most of the 4x12 tone and only half the weight.
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