For starters, i play in a metal band and really like the high gain tones, but i enjoy playing other stuff that would require a pleasant clean tone.
So, suggest me an amp!

I live in Australia so the pricing of amps is ridiculous, the max amount would have to be around $2,000 - $2,500 for a head.
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Carvin V3, if you can get them down there. Or perhaps a Peavey 6505 or 6505+. I don't know how much they jack up the prices for them in your neck of the woods, but they are first-rate metal amplifiers.
Also check for the new Peavey 6505+ combo

Alternative the Krank Rev Jr Pro 20 would be great (Krank Rev Jr Pro 50 if you're gigging bigger venues).
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yup but if you like really tight metal sounds i might suggest a tubescreamer with the krank
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Go on the US ebay and hunt your self down a nice Mesa Boogie Rectoverb or Mark III, with conversions, taxes and shipping your looking at around $1500AUD give or take and then spend 100 bucks on a step down transformer to convert the voltage.

Thats the best way to go IMO since even with that high a budget, most brands that do high gain (Mesa, Peavey etc) are ridiculously overpriced. Besides since those Mesas cost so much here i bet that even if you wanted to get rid of it you could probably resell it for the same amount you paid, maybe even turn a small profit.

If you don't want that then your left with the Bugera's but if you don't like those either then you don't really have any other options.