#1
So I'm looking into getting a new solid state halfstack and I ran into the Raven RG100. It looks pretty cool and I'm goin to try one out at GC sometime soon but I need some feedback on how they are. I play alot of Metallica, RATM, Buckethead, SOAD, alot of random stuff.

Also, if I go into GC and sell em my MG stack (no need to flame...) how much do yall think I'll end up getting or being able to get discounted if I buy the raven?

thanks in advance
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#2
Honestly, a Raven isn't really an upgrade from an MG...
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#3
budget?

gig or no?

nearest major city for used amp search?

what kind of guitar / pedals do you have?
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#4
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budget?

gig or no?

nearest major city for used amp search?

what kind of guitar / pedals do you have?


budget... kinda close to like 400-600, i think the ravens 450 new so thats awesome

gig, somewhat. ill get a few here and there

nearest city, im in Dallas, TX so i got Dallas, Ft Worth, Houston after christmas, etc

mainly ESPs, all of my guitars have EMG60/81 combo, tuned to standard or drop C, pedals are pretty simple. Dunlop crybaby, gettin a whammy pedal, Boss DD-7, sometimes an EHX Metal Muff
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Honestly, a Raven isn't really an upgrade from an MG...

This plus a million
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Peavey Valveking

or Spider Valve hd 100 ( with tweaking this is an excellent amp for the price, and by tweaking i mean finding your own settings + tubescreamer = pure sex)
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#6
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This plus a million
Avoid those useless crap sockets


Peavey Valveking

or Spider Valve hd 100 ( with tweaking this is an excellent amp for the price, and by tweaking i mean finding your own settings + tubescreamer = pure sex)



i want an SS amp and im not really into using a pedal for distortion, i like using the amps overdrive

also, halfstacks are ideal cause if i get a new head, im gunna want to get rid of the MG412 cab cause its smaller
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#7
http://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/msg/1487588799.html mts head, $350
would need a cab.
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/msg/1483713788.html b-52 at112 $275
pretty versatile amp.
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/msg/1483005012.html mesa subway rocket, $425.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/msg/1477392156.html Laney LC30. Little high on the cash, but we don't see these in the us that often.

I'd rather have any of those over the mentioned crap from GC. Try before you buy, always.
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i want an SS amp and im not really into using a pedal for distortion, i like using the amps overdrive

also, halfstacks are ideal cause if i get a new head, im gunna want to get rid of the MG412 cab cause its smaller



What?

Well, getting a half stack to look cool isn't the way to go. Cheaping out on a half stack makes it worse.

Raven amps are GC's line of amps, they are one of the worst amps on the market, I'd consider this a downgrade from your mg. Why exactly do you want solid state? If you prefer to use the amps own distortion, then your better off getting a tube amp, at your budget, a tube combo not a half stack.
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#10
Don't sell your amp back to GC, sell it on craigslist.

Don't buy a Raven from GC, look for something else on craigslist first.

(like gregs1020 was showing you)


stuff to look for new:
Peavey 6505+ 112 $580
Peavey Vypyr 120H $600
Peavey Valveking 100 $500
B52 AT100 $500
Spider Valve $500 maybe


used look for an Ampeg Vh140h, Peavey VTM, XXX, XXL, Ultra, 5150, 6505, stuff like that


Edit: I rec'd 2 SS amps and 2 hybrids
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Dec 1, 2009,
#12
He's looking for a solid state you silly geese.

I'd recommend a used vetta or flextone. Or the VoxVT (while this is a hybrid, and not totally solid state, you can set it so that it doesn't sound saturated and is all preamp, the power amp is SS anyway).