#1
So I need a new amp, and I'm thinking I want a half stack. I've been really interested in Mesa Boogie and Marshall. It's mainly for playing metal, but I play rock as well as some quieter stuff (The Beatles, Explosions in the Sky, etc.), but I'd be using distortion for the most part. Bands I play include Protest the Hero, Black Dahlia Murder, Between the Buried and Me, Megadeth, etc. The JCM800 and the double/triple rectifiers have caught my eye over the past couple of years, but I'm wondering what other amps would be good for me. I'm playing a Schecter Demon with Seymour Duncan Blackouts. I want a really heavy metal distortion with a good punch, but a good amount of cut as well. If you guys could suggest some other brands, and particular amps that would work for me it'd help me a lot to make my decision. Thanks, guys.
RIP RICHARD DUNN
#3
be mmore specific,

Budget?
tubes or SS?
Gear

Guitars
Ibanez ART 300
Squier Strat
Godin 12 string Antique cedarburst
Ibanez RGD 320

Amps
Peavey Vypyr Tube 60W
Peavey Solo 15 W
Fender 10 W

Effects
Dunlop GCB - 95 Crybaby wah
Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
Boss MT-2 Distortion
#4
Yeah, sorry about that. Budget is around $1000, and buying used is no problem. I'm just looking for any suggestion other than the ones I've named, because I live in a small town and we don't have a Guitar Center or anything where I can go test a bunch of amps. Solid state or tube is fine for me, so really any suggestions are welcome. I'm just looking for ideas.

Also, I do realize that the amps I named aren't within that budget.
RIP RICHARD DUNN
#5
I've actually heard some people say the dual and triple rectos of Mesa don't have good cleans.

Have you checked out the stiletto? I know Mesa released a new stiletto that can get higher gain, and if its still not enough for you, you can always get a pedal to boost it more.
#6
Bugera 6262 or 333?


I heard that they had transformer problems or something, but that was like 3 years ago. I haven't seen any bad reviews in a long time.


And the Youtube demos make them seem great. The Bugera 1990 sounds nearly identical to a JCM900