#1
Ok so here's the dealio. I'll list what I will want out of the amp, and am open to ANY suggestions, besides modeling amp heads. I want the head to have IMENSE balls and a helluva lot of distortion. I want something beefy as hell like the Krank, but also for it to sound "southern" ( like Down or the last two Pantera albums). I would like for it to have more than just a clean and lead channel, but beggars can't be choosers. An Eq, precsence, or resonance would be great as well. As for the clean channel, I want it to have the ability to sound like the beginning part of Cemetery Gates by Pantera, or dirtier also. I really dont want anything that is supposed to have a "British" sound. If you need more info just ask!
#3
Out of curiosity, how long have you been playing?
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#5
For the budget anything under three grand, closest major city is Fort Wayne, Indiana, been playing for two and a half years, love guitar to death, and as for used or new don't care if it kicks ass lol
#6
The sounding "southern" is a combination of what you play, how you play it, and some subtle EQ changes.

Mesa / Krank / Peavey would probably be good for you.
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#8
Tbh Im not much of a metal guy, but off the top of my head Id say;

Peavey; JSX, 6505
Mesa; Dual/Triple Rec
Bogner: Extacy and Ubershall
ENGL: Savage 120, Powerball, Fireball
Soldano SLO

Again, I'm prob not the best to comment on amps for this genres so take my advice with a pinch of salt.
But it should get the ball rolling for you....
#9
Hahah it's alright man it's the thought that counts. I've heard good things about soldano, are they wellmade?
#10
Definitely a 5150/ 6505. Not the II/ +.
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#11
Yeah, Soldano have a v.high build quality, and are highly rated and respected because of it.
#12
Sorry to burst your bubble, but Krank heads are not good. I have had a Rev series 1 and it was god awful. They make a great cab, but not heads. Soldanos are probably one of the best heads made, quality wise I think they put Mesa,Engl,Marshall, Ect to shame. However some love the tone and some hate it.
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#13
Yeah I've heard some pretty bad things about Krank heads, but I still think they got some balls. I checked out the SLO Soldano, I don't know if it has the gain I'm looking for. As for a Peavey, the only head I can dig from them is the Valveking or XXX, but I love my Transtube 212 EFX to death, but again not enough crunch. You guys are helping a lot so sorry if I come off as an ass.