#1
Alright, me and my intrumental metal band are going to gig in a local festival by the end of june and I need a new amp

Budget: 1000 $ max

Location: Quebec, Gatineau/hull

Genre: With my intrumental band I play mostly proggy/thrashy stuff but I also have a death metal band

Current Gear: Line 6 spider, mxr 10 band EQ, Dean VMNT LTD 401sm

Willing to go used : Yupp

Stack or Combo: No room for a stack were I practice

Solid State or tube: well the thing is that my bandmates in my intrumental band all have meh solidstate amps (we are three guitar player) , I dont want them to be cut in the mix because i've got a better tube amp that cuts really good in the mix but I dont want to restrain myself to have a good amp that cuts well in the mix because of their gear and I wouldnt want to sacrifice the tube tone by playing at low volume. Dont know if you guys understand my probleme.

Others : Prefer american voicing, love teh low end and clean distorstion, hates fizzy trebly distortion.

Right now ive looked at : Blackstar ht 40 club/ 60 soloist and ampeg vh140c (no luck for the ampeg)

Do you guys have some suggestion ?

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Last edited by reclamation901 at May 23, 2011,
#3
Stack > Combo for metal music , you really can't fit a halfstack in your practice room ?

If not , check out the Peavey's 5150 and 6505 2x12 combos. There is a nice 5150 2x12 combo for sale on Lespacs.
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#4
For my death metal band I jam in my drummer room, which is EXTREMLY small its hard to fit the whole band in it.. ive seen a 6505 2x12 in a local shop, that thing is a monster !
#5
I think 1x12 combos would sound too crunchy for your music , but you should give it a try yourself.I still recommend the 2x12
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#7
6505 1x12

you could probs find a Mesa Mark IV combo for under $1000 tho tbh
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6505 1x12

you could probs find a Mesa Mark IV combo for under $1000 tho tbh



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#9
I recommend a Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 over a 6505+ 112. Infinitely more versatile, which might be better considering that you play prog. Sounds just as good on the high gain settings as the 6505+ 112, IMO.
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Quote by shredftw

you could probs find a Mesa Mark IV combo for under $1000 tho tbh

wat? YOU CAN? I look around and see them for like $1,500 to $1,200 on average

Also, if this is true, this, this a thousand times this.
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#11
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I recommend a Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 over a 6505+ 112. Infinitely more versatile, which might be better considering that you play prog. Sounds just as good on the high gain settings as the 6505+ 112, IMO.

This.

After having finally played a tube vypyr, I will never even consider getting a 6505+ 112 combo.

How close the 6505 setting sounded was mindblowing, plus it gave you tons of cleans and other highgain amps.
#12
The vypyr tube 60 wont cut out the rest of your bandmates as much as a 6505 will. The 6505 stands out in any mix.
#13
After re-reading the OP, I realize I skipped over the budget. Don't go for a Vypyr if you have a 1k budget.. You can get much better.
#14
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go for 333xl - more gain then youll ever need, a built in noise filter, 3 channels and includes a foot pedal.

mine slaughters my friends 6505 in terms of tone, feedback (low due to built in noise gate), max volume and harmonics.

Plus youll have cash spare
Last edited by stig354 at May 23, 2011,