#1
Genre: Hard Rock / Metal / Punk
Budget: < $1500 (head only)
Location: Ohio - US

So the reason why I'm in this dilemma is that my 6505 does heavy gain really well, but my cleans are so bad I have to bring another amp, which is getting really tiresome to load and unload @ gigs.

I'm looking for an amp within this budget that still has some heavy, hi-gain sounds but can do cleans at least passably well. Any suggestions on what to start checking out?
My band - DEADIRON
Playstyle - Rock / Metal / Hardcore / Punk
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Mesa Single Rectifier Rect-o-Verb
#2
Dual Rec with an EQ in front? The price on them used is great right now. Last one I saw was $800. An EQ would be $100 tops. The cleans are great and with the EQ you'll be able to get a pretty tight metal tone. You might want to turn the EQ off for Punk if you like a looser low end for that. Just take the time to read the manual.
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#3
I prefer the Single Rectifier... slightly better cleans imo... but meh

Otherwise have you considered the 6505+?
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#4
used Mesa Mark IV maby

wish I had that kind of money to blow on a new amp...
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#5
Just found a Boogie Rect-o-Verb 50 for $750 on CL. Thoughts? I like on board reverb a lot, esp with cleans.
My band - DEADIRON
Playstyle - Rock / Metal / Hardcore / Punk
Main Gear
Schecter Hellraiser C-1
Morley Bad Horsie Wah
Memory Man Deluxe
ISP Decimator

Mesa Single Rectifier Rect-o-Verb
#6
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Just found a Boogie Rect-o-Verb 50 for $750 on CL. Thoughts? I like on board reverb a lot, esp with cleans.


Get that!

I was really suprised with the cleans i heard on it, nice and bright. And well obviously you'll be able to get the tones you need out of a Recto.
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#7
Going to demo and buy the Rectoverb if it sounds good to me. To be honest the straw that broke the camel's back was the fact that my effects loop jacks are really janky on my 6505 and the amp is generally the most feckin buggy thing I've ever played (hiss,snap, crackle and pop, randomly every couple of months). When it cut out in the middle of a set I knew I needed to get something else.
My band - DEADIRON
Playstyle - Rock / Metal / Hardcore / Punk
Main Gear
Schecter Hellraiser C-1
Morley Bad Horsie Wah
Memory Man Deluxe
ISP Decimator

Mesa Single Rectifier Rect-o-Verb
#8
A-HA! a perfect scenario for me to recommend a Diamond Nitrox! Tight, aggrssive dirt channel, more gain on tap than a 5150, and cleans that'll make you think you're playing a twin... also cheaper than a dual rec by atleast a couple hundred bucks.