Hello all. I've been playing guitar for three years using a 15w spyder III (yeah I know it sucks), and I feel its time to switch to something better. I play a Hagstrom Swede, and I'm really into John Petrucci's tone (specifically during the Systematic Chaos album). My budget is $800 USD, any recommendations would be appreciated!
Last edited by Arty905 at May 30, 2010,
You won't go ANYWHERE near his tone with that money. Plus, why a half stack? You can get a much better amp if you go for a combo.
Well I'm not picky about getting JP's exact tone, I just want something similar.
Well, just take my advice and don't go for a half stack. If you live in America, you can save a little more and get a Mesa Mark IV used.