#1
Did a few google searches. Found an interesting thread on the Marshall forums where the responses were pretty much "Dimed JCM 800 or GTFO". Is that really all one can do to get that Judas Priest growling distortion? Is there something else for (much) less?

I play my RR straight into my B52 and I'm looking for something along the lines of "Nightcrawler" or "Beyond the Realms of Death"
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#2
Your guitar will be ok, just maybe put in a nice set of mid-high output pickups. Maybe a JB and Jazz combo. For the amp, I would look into a JCM800 or 900 clone.
#4
maybe look into a 50W JCM800 combo? 100W isn't really necessary. The Bugera 1990 might also be something to look into, its a good JCM900 clone. A friend of mine just got one and its a great amp, quite a bit of gain.
#5
You can get a JCM 800 for about $700 - $800, and a decent 2x12 for $300.
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You can get a JCM 800 for about $700 - $800, and a decent 2x12 for $300.


This.

Or get a Peavey Windsor like Darkflame suggested.
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I wouldn't get the Windsor unless you were going to mod it. Sounds very thin and piercing compared to the JCM 800, but it can be modded to the exact JCM 800 circuit for less than ten bucks in parts (that's not counting things like transformers, tubes, capacitors, etc. - JCM 800 is more than a circuit).
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You can get a JCM 800 for about $700 - $800, and a decent 2x12 for $300.

This.

I was so confused when I read the thread title.
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Your guitar will be ok, just maybe put in a nice set of mid-high output pickups. Maybe a JB and Jazz combo.

The RR3 comes with a JB and Jazz in it stock
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The RR3 comes with a JB and Jazz in it stock

Actually you're thinking of the Modern "Pro Series" my guitar is a "Professional Series" from the 90s. It comes with 2 Duncan Designed Detonators, basically cheap, korean made Invaders.
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Really, Judas Priest isn't that hard to get with a wide variety of pickups, bottom line is the amp. A JCM800 or maybe a Laney AOR shaking the walls is the key.
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I found that Marshall JVM's do Judas Priest tones well. Actually, it sounds even better, but still close.

I believe you can get a used 3-channel (clean, crunch, OD) for around $1000.
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if u dont want a new amp, get a Marshall sounding distortion pedal. a MI audio crunchbox or a Wampler Superplexitortion are good JCM800 sounding pedals.
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#14
Or a Zvex Box Of Rock.

Also because your pickups are overly loud and inherently muddy try lowering them a bit or backing the guitar volume off a tad.
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Actually you're thinking of the Modern "Pro Series" my guitar is a "Professional Series" from the 90s. It comes with 2 Duncan Designed Detonators, basically cheap, korean made Invaders.

You didn't swap the pups?

I had a 92 neck-thru Professional and the first thing I did was tear out those garbage pickups and put decent ones in.
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I can nail Priest with a JCM 2000....
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Well it doesn't have to be a jcm800, but it has to be a british voiced amp, and a vintage type high gain.
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You didn't swap the pups?

I had a 92 neck-thru Professional and the first thing I did was tear out those garbage pickups and put decent ones in.

Haha. It's been real high on my to do list for a while. I've been eyeing a Bareknuckle Painkiller for the Bridge and a DiMarzio Air Norton for the neck.
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