#1
I am going to be getting my cab soon, so its time to think about which amp head I should choose.

I realized I only really liked the JVM when I was playing a guitar with EMG's through it. While it does sound great, I don't want to have to put active pickups in every guitar I own just to get the tone I like.

My budget is $1500 or less. However, I can go up by $100 or a little more if I really should.

I am also willing to get a boost for the amp if it sounds better with one, but I would rather have an amp with a good natural tone.

I am looking for smooth lead and rhythm tones. Steve Vai's tone is a perfect example of the lead tone I like.

Thanks in advance.
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#2
Definately ummm an orange? or mesa? try replacing your pickups as well. Egnater makes AMAZING amps/heads
#4
If you want a Steve Vai tone you should get a Carvin Legacy.

EDIT: Damn you espplayer400!
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#5
Keep the choices coming, please. The Legacy does sound nice, but I want to multiple kinds of amps before I go all out and buy something.
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#6
I say if you like the JVM, get the JVM. Lots of things you can do external to the amp (EQ/effects/boost/OD) to manipulate the sound if you choose.
#7
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I say if you like the JVM, get the JVM. Lots of things you can do external to the amp (EQ/effects/boost/OD) to manipulate the sound if you choose.

Maybe an EQ is a good idea.

If I can't find anything else, I will end up just getting active pickups in my SG Special and then getting the JVM, but for now, I still want to hear about some more amps.
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#9
I checked out the V3 demo, I wasn't a huge fan of it.

The Mark IV sounded great in the demo I checked out, but I would like to try one out in person. Also, I can't seem to find many of them near me.

I am open for more suggestions. I want to try out more amps before I resort to getting a JVM and some Seymour Duncan Blackouts for my guitars.
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#12
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+1, particularly the Soldano Hot Rod or Avenger, if you don't mind not having cleans.

I'd also check out the Budda Superdrive, the Peavey 6534+, the Peavey Butcher reissue, and the Randall RM series.
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#13
I looked at some demos of the 6505 boosted with a tubescreamer. I did like the tone.

I am having a hard time deciding which "path I should take." It is either a 6505 with a tubescreamer, or a JVM with a pickup swap.

I should probably go to Sam Ash to play through the JVM again, and then play a stock 6505.

I still have awhile until I can actually buy an amp, so I have a lot of time to think.
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