#1
Hey guys,
Been putting some money away and now find myself with 2000AUD (1800USD) to spend on an amp for metal. Keep in mind I am willing to save further if it is worth it and I've still got some pedals to sell.

My preferance would be to go secondhand.

Catch is I live in Australia, where the secondhand metal amp market is almost non-existant. By the time something respectable comes up I may well have A LOT more saved. So basicly go wild.

Quick list of the sort of things I enjoy playing:
It Dies Today, Avenged Sevenfold, In Flames, BRING ME THE HORIZON, All That Remains, Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red, Atreyu, Bullet for My Valentine, Trivium, Shadows Fall, As I Lay Dying, Alter Bridge, Bleeding Through, As Blood Runs Black, Death Before Dishonor, Between the Buried and Me, Rise Against, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin.

Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive
#3
List price on a Mark V over here is $6,500, I'm yet to see one secondhand though.
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive
Last edited by R.D at Jul 31, 2010,
#5
In my experience over here 6505's, Rev. G Dual Recs and Mark IV's are all around the same price. Would you reccomend the 6505 over them?
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive
#7
Yep
6505+ if you can
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#8
TBH, I have my doubts about TS getting the 6505. Even quite a few of the bands he listed use them (August Burns Red, BFMV, In Flames, and Trivium to name a few) some the others he listed also play clean in quite a few of their songs (Alter Bridge, Breaking Benjamin, and Three Days Grace for example), and the way I see it, that's where he'll run into problems.

TS, my vote goes for a JSX (I think one of the guys in Bullet uses them now if I'm not mistaken) or a used Rectifier.
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#9
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TBH, I have my doubts about TS getting the 6505. Even quite a few of the bands he listed use them (August Burns Red, BFMV, In Flames, and Trivium to name a few) some the others he listed also play clean in quite a few of their songs (Alter Bridge, Breaking Benjamin, and Three Days Grace for example), and the way I see it, that's where he'll run into problems.

TS, my vote goes for a JSX (I think one of the guys in Bullet uses them now if I'm not mistaken) or a used Rectifier.

That's why I was holding scepticism over the 6505. The stuff I actually write is kinda Hard Rock/Alt Metal with heavy Jazz influences.
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive
#10
Quote by R.D
In my experience over here 6505's, Rev. G Dual Recs and Mark IV's are all around the same price. Would you reccomend the 6505 over them?

I love 5150s, but the 2 Channel Dual Recto slays. Seriously, they sound ****ing badass. That would be my choice over those 3, for sure.

5150/6505s do not have bad cleans. I seriously don't get where people get that idea, unless you don't know how to work knobs on an amp, it should be pretty easy to get a usable clean tone out of any of the 5150 series amps.
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Last edited by MatrixClaw at Jul 31, 2010,
#11
I've played a heap of 3 Chan Recs and though they sound like a steam train coming for you, I always found their top end a little brittle and fizzy. How much better are the 2 Chans?
Thanks guys <3
Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Gibson Explorer New Century
Gibson RD Artist
Fender American Standard Telecaster

Amps:

Framus Cobra
Marshall JCM800 2203 - 1960A

Pedals:

Crybaby 535Q
Rockbox Boiling Point Overdrive
#12
Quote by R.D
I've played a heap of 3 Chan Recs and though they sound like a steam train coming for you, I always found their top end a little brittle and fizzy. How much better are the 2 Chans?
Thanks guys <3

A LOT better. It's like night and day, seriously.

I had both a few weeks ago, couldn't stand the 3 channel. It sounded alright, I guess, but the 2 channel was just in a whole other league.
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I've had tube amps for a while now, but never actually had any go down on me
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maybe you're not saying the right things? an amp likes to know you care.





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