Poll: Which Amp?
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View poll results: Which Amp?
Engl Thunder 50
8 89%
Randall RG-50
0 0%
Marshall DSL-401
1 11%
Other (please specify)
0 0%
Voters: 9.
#1
I started with a budget of £600 but can go about 30% over that if necessary, looking for a 40-50w tube combo

Engl Thunder 50 Combo - Most expensive by some way but probably the best amp, is it better by enough of a margin to justify the extra cost/budget streching?

Randall RG-50 TC Combo - Cheapest of the 3 and a relatively unknown quality but sounds good on people's videos on youtube, easily useable from what I can see

Marshall DSL401 Combo - Quietest amp of the 3 in terms of wattage, right at the top of my budget, do like sounds I can extract from it and others I've heard online, perhaps not quite enough gain though

Any oter suggestions would be great, looking for NWOBHM/Thrash sounds with good clean for prog-ish bits
#2
You may have to boost the 401 for thrash, the others I've never played.
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#3
so the vk is off the list?

haven't played the engl. either of the other two would work. while i often agree with bubb, i don't think the 401 needs a boost for thrash. but it's an opinion thing, and what one defines as "thrash".

the randall was more modern voiced than the 401 to me.

edit: bubb did say "may" so it's not entirely a disagree thing.
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#4
^ Yeah, it depends on what kind of thrash you're talking about. Obviously something like Slayer is going to need some boostin'!
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Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#5
agreed. and i liked the 401 better than the randall. don't get me wrong, there was nothing wrong with the randall, i just liked the 401 a lot. if i had to have one amp for under a grand, that'd be it. others around here hate on the thing something fierce. i never understand that.
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#6
Do you already have an amp? If so, I'd suggest saving.
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