#1
Hey guys, I need a new head. I'll have $1000 US, I might be able to get a couple more hundred. I play stuff ranging from pop-punk (ie- Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong, Fireworks, New Found Glory) to hardcore (ie- Comeback Kid, Ambush!, Gravemaker). Not too much metal, but I like to play around with it from time to time. My 6505 just got boring to me, and I want something a little more versatile. I'll go used, and I plan on doing decent sized shows with it.
#4
Well, I don't know any of these bands, but you said hardcore and pop-punk so I guess I get an idea. You have a bunch of options with a $1000 or a little more.

http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?t=2425195
Randall RM50, you'll be able to swap out modules to get the sounds you want. The XTC and Treadplate can probably get the sounds you want alone.

http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?t=2442692
Modded JSX, this thing is a complete steal. This will be able to cover all your grounds and them some.

You might want to look into Orange Rockerverbs, Mark III/IV heads, or try to find an RM100. They can be found loaded for under $100, and empty for $500.