#1
SO yes,i have the cabinet. I don't know what the hell i want. I like the jcm 800 and Madison divinity II. I'm interested in learning more about mesa boogies and madison amps. I hate the 6505/5150s so don't even mention them. I want a sound that can do 80 thrash metal,bright cleans,and progressive like leads. Yes i play in a thrash metal influenced prog/80s metal.
#3
Yes, JCM.

Mesas are just 110% gain, no tone.. Just gain, and the guts look more like a computer than an amp.
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Quote by ObliviousEnd
SO yes,i have the cabinet. I don't know what the hell i want. I like the jcm 800 and Madison divinity II. I'm interested in learning more about mesa boogies and madison amps. I hate the 6505/5150s so don't even mention them. I want a sound that can do 80 thrash metal,bright cleans,and progressive like leads. Yes i play in a thrash metal influenced prog/80s metal.


A JCM800 won't be able to do Thrash Metal, or Prog Lead tones without a boost, and maybe some mods. It doesn't have the most amazing cleans either. What's your budget like? Also, I disagree with the statement that Mesas are 110% gain and no tone - many people who say this do not know how to dial in a Mesa amplifier. They're excellent amps that can give you excellent tone, and are great for certain applications.
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A JCM800 won't be able to do Thrash Metal, or Prog Lead tones without a boost, and maybe some mods. It doesn't have the most amazing cleans either. What's your budget like? Also, I disagree with the statement that Mesas are 110% gain and no tone - many people who say this do not know how to dial in a Mesa amplifier. They're excellent amps that can give you excellent tone, and are great for certain applications.

I 1000 bucks and plan on getting it either 2nd hand or on ebay. I was playing the jcm 800 it really wasn't impressive.
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I 1000 bucks and plan on getting it either 2nd hand or on ebay. I was playing the jcm 800 it really wasn't impressive.


If you have $1000 for a used amp, you can get some great stuff. I normally don't suggest these, but for the variety of tones you want, I'd suggest getting a Randall RM100 amplifier off of the Randall MTS forums. They sell them really cheap there. You'll also need modules for it, and I'm not the right person to ask about those. PM Shinozoku. Otherwise, you may want to check out Engl Amps, namely the Screamer and the Blackmore. Other Engls might be great, I just haven't tried them. Other amps to consider are the Line 6 Vetta II head, or the Line 6 HD147. Both are solid state modelling amps, but both are absolutely excellent. Bumblefoot of Guns N' Roses used one for a while, but now he uses Engls. Peavey JSX amps are great, and can do any of the genres you listed. Finally, I'd also recommend a Carvin X3. They're absolutely excellent amps for metal, and you can get many other tones out of them too. These would all be great for you, but the Carvin is absolutely an excellent amp, you can't try them unless you live in California though.
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If your budget was a bit higher, I'd recommend the ENGL Blackmore.
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If your budget was a bit higher, I'd recommend the ENGL Blackmore.


I just saw an Engl Blackmore go on ebay for like $950. That's why I recommended it.
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#12
Wow Ibz_bucket you've have been a lot of help,how are the mesa dual rectifiers and mesa stilettos tho?
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Wow Ibz_bucket you've have been a lot of help,how are the mesa dual rectifiers and mesa stilettos tho?


I liked the Dual Rectifier that I tried out, but found it sort of loose sounding. Although possible to dial in a good metal tone, you'd be cutting a lot of bass. Those amps are very tricky to dial in, but the key is to have very little gain. I personally prefer the Mark Series to the Rectifiers. The Stilletto is a great amp, Andy Timmons uses one in conjunction with an Xotic BB Preamp to get one of the sweetest lead tones I've ever heard. I've never heard/played it in a metal context, but for lead tones, that's an awesome amp.

The more I think about it, the more I feel that the Peavey JSX and Carvin X3 are your best bets.
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