#1
sorry if this is in the wrong forum, it was a toss up between artists or gear, but i just decided to go here.

Back to the point. I was wondering what/if artists use solid state amps because for the most part i actualy prefer them, but they seem to be so rarely used except for beginners or practice im starting to think maybe ive just never used the right tube amp for me or something. This also includes semi tube amps like hybrids even though i've never tried any types of semi-tube amps.

On that note can anybody recommend a good solid state amp or semitube amp for a bullet for my valentine/metallica/trivium kinda sound.

PS - im mainly looking for metal or hard rock artists. I already know alot of jazz musicians use solid state amps
#2
Metallica occasionally use Ampeg VH140c amps (they did on the last album) and James has used a Roland Jazz Chorus for cleans since AJFA.
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#3
Some metalcore bands use solid state amps. Anyway, if you want a good one for metal, get a Roland Cube 60 or 80.
#4
Have a look at the peavey or roland cubes anything above 30w if you want something loud, but 15w will do for bedroom unless

The peavey does sound a bit digital to some people, but they're modelling amps, i tried a peavey few months ago and it sounded pretty awesome.

I can get a pretty alright early metallica / megadeth sound out of my cube, i much prefer it to my UX2.

I'm not sure about live tho, because solid amps are normally for people on a budget and well big bands ain't really on a budget.
#6
For christ's sake, there's better SS/ Hybrid amps than low-end moddlers, The Marshall Mode 4 springs to mind, as do Ampeg and a few Randalls.
If you want to play amp modeller, try a Line 6 Vetter or Flextone and I'm sure there's more great one's out there as well.
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For christ's sake, there's better SS/ Hybrid amps than low-end moddlers, The Marshall Mode 4 springs to mind, as do Ampeg and a few Randalls.
If you want to play amp modeller, try a Line 6 Vetter or Flextone and I'm sure there's more great one's out there as well.


thanx, i am after a good amp rather than a shitty low end one. I definately done wan't a modeller, i hate them. Ill check out the marshal and some randalls maybe.
#8
depends on your budget entirely - good solid states are good and bad valves are bad - there is no better or worse. I tend to think solid states do quite nice cleans, but their overdrive leaves something to be desired.

are you looking for a pure solid state amp or a modelling amp that will have a few different settings?
As you go up in quality in amps you'll find they'll go from trying to get a number of tones (never quite perfect) to only doing one sound (but really well). If you want the sound of a solid state then don't go for a modeller
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Metallica occasionally use Ampeg VH140c amps (they did on the last album) and James has used a Roland Jazz Chorus for cleans since AJFA.

For cleans or OD?
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There is a really, really long thread about this.
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This.

And Randall SS amps, maybe?
#12
Wayne Static uses an MG (then again he also says the best thing about it is that it's cheap). Paradise Lost and NIN use top end Line 6 amps live. I think the guy from Linkin Park is using a top end SS Randall for live shows - but I may be wrong there.
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TS - I'd look at the Peavey Vypyr 60 and an Ampeg VH140.


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Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) Vox Super Beatle
Dimebag Darrell (Pantera) - Randall SS Head
James Hetfield (Metallica) - Roland JC-120, Ampeg VH-140C (on latest album)
Matt/Page (BFMV) - Roland JC120
Michale Kenee (The Faceless) - Line 6 Vetta
B.B. King - Gibson Lab Series L5
Alex Lifeson (Rush) - Hughes & Kettner Zentera
Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead) - Fender Deluxe '85
Bradley Nowell - Roland JC120
Johnny Marr (the Smiths) - Roland JC120
Chuck Schuldiner (Death) - Marshall Valvestate 8100
Wayne Static (Static X) - Marshall MG100HDFX
Dustin Thrensure (Thrice) - Line 6 Vetta
Frank Gambale - Carvin Tone Navigator with SS power amp
Ron Thal - Line 6 Vetta
Dying Fetus - Ampeg VH-140C
Meshuggah - Line 6 Vetta and Axe-Fx
Cannibal Corpse - Crate GX-130C
Pig Destroyer - Crate GX-130C
Tom Scholz - Rockman SS preamps
Kurt Cobain - SS Crest amps
Andy Summers - Roland JC-120
John Fogerty - Kustom SS Amps
Albert King
Marc Bolan
Daniel Ash
Scott Ian (Anthrax) - SS Amp
Greg Ginn (Black Flag)
Quees of the Stone Age - Ampeg VT-22
Lynryd Skynard - Peavey SS
Kirk Windstein (Crowbar) - Randall SS
Buzz (Melvins) - Suna Beta Leads
Christian Olde Wolbers
Gus G
Galder
John Schaffer - Roland JC120
Michael Romeo - Line 6 Vetta
Paul Waggoner (BTBAM) - Roland JC120
Bulb Axe-Fx
Brad (Sublime) Roland JCs
Curtis Mayfield - Roland JCs
Carlos Santana - GnK 226a Acoustic Amps (Woodstock)
Steve Albini (Big Black Shellac) Tapco SS preamp
Thomas Youngblood (Kamelot) Ampeg VH-140
Lincoln Brewster (LP) Pod X3L
Trent Reznor - Line 6 Vetta
Don Henley - Line 6 Flextone
Mike Rutherford - Line 6 Vetta
John Petrucci - Roland JC120 (Images and Words)
Adrian Belew (King Crimson) - Roland JC120
Jason Becker - Fender M-80
Mike Riggs (Ex-Rob Zombie, Scum of the Earth) - Marshall MG100HDFX
Bernard Sumner - Vox SS
John Connolly (Sevendust) - Marshall Valvestate and Randall SS
Allan Holdsworth - Yamaha DG
Wes Borland (Limpbizkit) - Roland JC120
Robert Fripp (King Crimson) - Roland GP-100 preamp, Roland JC120
Dweezil Zappa - AxeFX
Mike Landau - AxeFX
Chuck Schuldiner - Randall SS, Marshall Valvestate
Kurt Cobain - Randall SS
Daniel Johns (Silverchair) - Fender Performer SS combo
Carcass - Marshall Valvestate
Mark Arm (Mudhoney) - Fender Deluxe 85 for recording.
Noel Gallagher (Oasis) - Marshall Valvestate
Ty Tabor - Gibson Lab Series L5
Mike Stern - Yamaha G-100
Daron Malakian (System of a Down) - Marshall Mode 4
SOAD - Marshall Valvestate - ??
Suffocation - Ampeg VH140H
Five Finger Death Punch - ??
King's X - ??
Decapitated - Ampeg VH140
Gorguts - Ampeg VH140



Who else?

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Other than what 311ZOSOVHJH listed,

The Buzzcocks used HH solid-states, as did The Undertones. I think I've read the same about X-Ray Spex.

I think the guitarists for Wire used Music Man SS amps. Andy Gill (Gang of Four) used some kind of SS.

According to a claim on another forum (TheGearPage if I'm not mistaken) Chet Atkins liked Peavey Specials. And I think one of the guys from Lynard Skynard used Peavey Bandits.

Minor Threat's early recordings sound like cranked solid-states to me, but I can't verify that. Same with a lot of The Misfits' music.