#1
Hey everyone my band has recently kinda started to take off and we're playing more regular shows in our area! A good friend of mine is going to sell me his JCM2000 for a good price since im short on cash (broke college kid ) The only thing I need now is a cab. I'm thinkin of going with a mesa, but I have no experience with bigger amps and what sounds good with what. I'm also 2 hours away from the closest guitar center so I want to know exactly what to try out when I get there/make the most of the trip. I'm not looking for death metal brutal tone, more of a combo of Underoath/Every Time I Die meets As I Lay Dying. I want some good tight punch for heavier sections of the music , but I don't want it to be complete sonic destruction in the more melodic parts.

Also I'm not entirely sure of the tubes he has in it right now, but if anyone knows a good setup for a good metal tone let me know.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give!
#2
If you're on a budget maybe check out Avatar cabs, they have a good reputation around here
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#3
One thing to bear in mind is that the 2000's don't have the gain you are looking to get out of the box. You will defiantly need a pedal to kick the 2000 into the territory you want. It kind of gets there on its own but looses all clarity in the process. Sadly for me I don't like using pedals for gain as I have yet come across a pedal that doesn't detriment the tone of the amp to my ears so my DSL100 had to go.

I used to run mine into an Engl standard cab w Celestion V60's and it was okay but a bit spikey on the highs. Out of all thr cabs I tried I thought it sounded best through a Marshall cab, i tried it on a mode 4 cab with Celestion G12 100ks and loved the focus those speakers give. the 1936 and 1960 cab I tried sounded crunchy, middy and raw which nicely complimented the amp, but it was in no way suited for metal.

I think the 2000s are nice amps but not suited to the genre you want to use it for, hard rock at most is where I'd peg the 2000's.

I dont want to put a downer on your plans but I was looking for similar levels of gain a tonal quality not a million miles away and the DSL100 I had did not cut it and it was flipped in 3 months.
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Quote by halikus
One thing to bear in mind is that the 2000's don't have the gain you are looking to get out of the box. You will defiantly need a pedal to kick the 2000 into the territory you want, it kind of gets there but looses all clarity in the process. Sadly for me I don't like using pedals for gain as I have yet come across a pedal that doesn't detriment the tone of the amp to my ears so my DSL100 had to go.

I used to run mine into an Engl standard cab w Celestion V60's and it was okay but a bit spikey on the highs. Out of all thr cabs I tried I thought it sounded best through a Marshall cab, i tried it on a mode 4 cab with Celestion G12 100ks and loved the focus those speakers give. the 1936 and 1960 cab I tried sounded crunchy, middy and raw which nicely complimented the amp, but it was in no way suited for metal.

I think the 2000s are nice amps but not suited to the genre you want to use it for, hard rock at most is where I'd peg the 2000's.

I dont want to put a downer on your plans but I was looking for similar levels of gain a tonal quality not a million miles away and the DSL100 I had did not cut it and it was flipped in 3 months.
That's not to say that with an OD it can't do metal though, especially since TS says he can get it cheap. To stay on topic an Orange PPC or a Marshall 1960a is fine, but Avatar is a good budget option and very good quality
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That's not to say that with an OD it can't do metal though, especially since TS says he can get it cheap. To stay on topic an Orange PPC or a Marshall 1960a is fine, but Avatar is a good budget option and very good quality


Indeed it can get there with an OD, Matt from Trivium used to use a DSL100 with an MXR GTOD at times and that got way into metal.

As I say it just was not an option for me as I dont have any local stores and blind buying OD's is generally a bad idea as its very hard to know how an amp will react to a pedal. My sachurator sounded great through the DSL, loads of different tones at all gain levels through the clean channel and good a a solo boost for lead on the dirty channel. Put the same pedal into another amp and its just nasty, through my Diezel I cant find a single tone that adds something to the Einy's stellar tones.
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Last edited by halikus at Jul 21, 2010,