#1
Well, playing 2 years now on this little fender frontman 15g i got with my starter kit, and figure now that I have some money put away I should upgrade.

$500(ish...) Budget.

I play metal... Gwar, Amon Amarth, Nightwish, Children of Bodom..

Looking into tube amps, I have played a few in the past and they sound incredible.

Any suggestions?
Guitar/bass/mandolin stuff:
PRS SE Custom 24
PRS SE Paul Allender
Martin DCX1E
Squire Start
Memphis Bass
Johnson Savannah mando

Amp/effects/misc:
Digitech RP1000
Line 6 Spider Valve 212
Toneport Studio KB37


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#2
used 5150? peavey XXX combo. Dont get a valveking i personally dont think they re worth the money.
And go used! youll get a much better bang for ur buck
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#3
For the best amp for your money I would go used. You can find 5150 combos on ebay for about 550ish.
#4
I've seen 5150 combos for less than $500 on craigslist.
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#5
I'm glad you're one of the guitarist who can tell a difference, for metal the 5150 is a really good deal like the person above me said, check that one out!
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#7
Alrighty, thanks guys. I'm more than likly going down to GC soon to just try some stuff out. I'll look at their peaveys.

Used eh? Never bought used gear, I guess people take care of their equipment, I'd hope.
Guitar/bass/mandolin stuff:
PRS SE Custom 24
PRS SE Paul Allender
Martin DCX1E
Squire Start
Memphis Bass
Johnson Savannah mando

Amp/effects/misc:
Digitech RP1000
Line 6 Spider Valve 212
Toneport Studio KB37


check out my last.fm!
#8
Try it out at GC and buy it second hand. You'll save lots of money, and if anything goes wrong (which is unlikely), tube amps are easy to repair.

I also suggest the Peavey 6505+ combo.
#9
Alrighty~ Thanks so far guys.
Guitar/bass/mandolin stuff:
PRS SE Custom 24
PRS SE Paul Allender
Martin DCX1E
Squire Start
Memphis Bass
Johnson Savannah mando

Amp/effects/misc:
Digitech RP1000
Line 6 Spider Valve 212
Toneport Studio KB37


check out my last.fm!