#1
Looking for a good, powerful Rock amp for 8-900$. Probably gonna need to be a combo if I want it to sound good. I found a JSX 212 for about 900, and a Randall MTS 212 with one module for 800. These are my two main opinions at the moment. Any other ideas? I love Marshall's "crunch" sound, usually.

Edit; Details:

-8-900$
-Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Metallica metal, Clean
-At least two channels (Or One with an on-board booster)
-Very versatile
-Sound reasonably good at low volumes as well as high
-Tube
-Onboard Reverb a plus
Gear
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JS20S Satriani signature
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Gibson SG Classic
Randall RM100 Combo w/ Plexi, JTM, Ultra, Recto, and Brown Modules
Last edited by Phantom123 at Nov 2, 2009,
#3
JCM 900? Kinda like the modded 800s most 80s metal/modern rock bands use.

I don't know how nice the Marshall Haze head/cabs are, but again, for Marshall sound, try it out and find a 2nd opinion.

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#4
used vetta?
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Peavy 30 or 50, or a ValveKing. I don't think the Peavey has 2 channels, and I don't think it will be able to do Metallica-esque metal well, but it's cruchy stuff is top notch and it's cleans are pristine.
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#7
Are you willing to go used?

Is this for bedroom use, jamming with friends, gigging, or a mixture of the three?

If you're willing to go used then look into a:
Peavey JSX
Carvin V3
Line 6 Vetta II (if you're into modeling amps)

The Randall that you mentioned is a decent amp. I tend to see the RM100's (the MTS 212's bigger brother, in head form) in a lot of metal rigs - but lets face it, Randall is more of a "metal amp" company. However they do make some nice clean and lower gain preamp modules to go in those amps.
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Quote by i_am_metalhead
Are you willing to go used?

Is this for bedroom use, jamming with friends, gigging, or a mixture of the three?

If you're willing to go used then look into a:
Peavey JSX
Carvin V3
Line 6 Vetta II (if you're into modeling amps)

The Randall that you mentioned is a decent amp. I tend to see the RM100's (the MTS 212's bigger brother, in head form) in a lot of metal rigs - but lets face it, Randall is more of a "metal amp" company. However they do make some nice clean and lower gain preamp modules to go in those amps.


Mixture of the three. The JSX would sound great, but I can't help thinking it's too loud. I don't think I need that much headroom, but it sounds like everything I want in an amp, audibly
Gear
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JS20S Satriani signature
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Gibson SG Classic
Randall RM100 Combo w/ Plexi, JTM, Ultra, Recto, and Brown Modules
#9
JSX is a great amp, I heartily recommend it.
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I would recommend the Randall MTS but only if you have a bit more money to spare. One module won't get you much versatility.

If you want versatility though go for the MTS and save up for other modules.

If you need something now. JSX is hard to beat .
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#11
The JSX should suit you well. And don't worry about the volume, tube amps really don't sound like crap at low volumes. Just not quite as good as they do when turned up a bit.
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#12
i think the jsx is not as good sounding as the xxx
i find it a bit fizzier, and more compressed

that being said, the jsx is still awesome
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Quote by Holy-Diver
i think the jsx is not as good sounding as the xxx
i find it a bit fizzier, and more compressed

that being said, the jsx is still awesome


The funny thing about the amp is Joe had Peavey build him this amazing sounding (imo) amp, yet he still uses external dirt boxes for his distortion sounds.
#14
i know (facepalm)
the jsx and xxx are underrated, imo
everyone in my area seems to hate them
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Quote by i_am_metalhead
The funny thing about the amp is Joe had Peavey build him this amazing sounding (imo) amp, yet he still uses external dirt boxes for his distortion sounds.


I always thought that was weird... maybe he just felt the clean channel just worked very well with pedals (which is true) and wanted that. Also I think it's weird that his signature amp is a such a high gain amp when his tone isn't. But uses stomp boxes anyway.

Also, I've seen the JSX described as a mix between American and British sound. Whether that's true... whatever, I don't care what the classification is I love how it sounds.
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