#1
Hello, I'm looking for a new tube head for heavy metal (high quality) and want a few suggestions. I'm looking into the ENGL fireball 100 but want a few other suggestions. I usually play in E Standard and want a very ballsy tone, I mainly play thrash. I play lead guitar. I also play in D-Standard sometimes. I am open to suggestions. If any additional information is needed just ask.
#2
For a unique, but awesome sound:
Baron B series
Splawn Nitro
Diezel Herbert
Engl Savage


For massive sounds:
Baron K88
Mesa Dual Rectifier
Mesa Road King
Engl Powerball II (?)

Good "cheaper" suggestions:
Peavey 6505 & 6534
Peavey 3120 & JSX (there's a non sig JSX out soon or now for cheaper)
Krank Krankenstein


Hope that helps
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#3
What is your budget?

I like my valveking, my lead has a Orange rockverb(I think that's the model).
heard the peavy 6505 is brutal. Mesa puts out some decent ones also. Shop around, I would highly rate Orange if you can afford one.
#4
I use a ENGL fireball 100 and it never let me down. tryed ALOT og amps and this is the one! the Lead channel on this one seriously kicks ass!
Otherwise the Invader 100 got some very good feauteres and alot of punch!


Heres a link for live and recording i did

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#5
He says he plays thrash, so--

Splawn Nitro
Fryette (previously known as VHT) Pittbull
Soldano Avenger
Baron B120/K88
Most Engl stuff...
Several Mesas...
Wizard Modern Classic (maybe? might not be tight enough)
Fortin Bones/Meathead/Natas

So on and so forth.
#6
You basically have all of the suggestions you need here, but I'm going to third the Splawn Nitro.
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#9
ENGL Powerball II
ENGL SE
Mesa/Boogie MkV
Framus Cobra
Diezel VH4
Diezel Hagen
Fryette Sig X
Diamond Spec Ops
Diamond Heretic
Diamond Nitrox

The lack of more details on the exact tone you are seeking produces too many results.
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#11
Thrash?
Soldano SLO
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#13
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Shop around, I would highly rate Orange if you can afford one.


YES. This is what I was going to say. I play in a metalcore group with a guitarist who uses a Rockerverb 100. It sounds perfect.
Gibson ES-137C
Parker P8EN
AC Custom Special P Bass
#14
Thrash?

Orange Rrockerverb
Splawn Nitro
Soldano SLO100
ENGL Savage

Or get a Randall RM100 and modules that accurately emulate all of them in the same amp (Load the RM100 with 5881's and pick up a Jaded Faith Rverb, Gigmods SLOdano, and a Salvation Angel)
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#16
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ENGL Powerball II
ENGL SE
Mesa/Boogie MkV
Framus Cobra
Diezel VH4
Diezel Hagen
Fryette Sig X
Diamond Spec Ops
Diamond Heretic
Diamond Nitrox


Genius! Sheer, unadulterated genius!

Particularly the Diamond Nitrox. Diamond Spec Ops R.I.P. (You bastards!)
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#17
Im into Framus Cobra atm.. will see how things go if I purchase that monster
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#18
What about a regular old JCM 800 with a boost?
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#19
If you looking into Engl's you might want to check out the Blackmore. Surprisingly nice high gain yet also very versatile
#20
I'll also throw out a Marshall JVM since thats what Megadeth used on their last album, only if you can get it for a good price though otherwise ^Most of them are better
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#21
^I've seen the JVM410H go for $1200 on my local craigslist, definitely a good deal.

Also, a used EVH 5150III or the new micro head which should be out this summer, $1000 new. And if you're into it, rack gear like the Mesa Triaxis and a good stereo power amp will fit you nicely.
#22
A used 5150 III was what I was first after until Matrix Claw and MESAexplorer talked me out of it




A lot of the guys wanting a Nitro should also try a Quick Rod. Especially if down tuning is your thing


But yeah - I have Soldano Hot Rod GAS, Mesa Mark V GAS, and ENGL Invader GAS
#23
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But yeah - I have Soldano Hot Rod GAS, Mesa Mark V GAS, and ENGL Invader GAS


Oh, now you're GASing for an amp I have?
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i've been gassing for a IV or V for a while. And the III and IIc


(if that is what you are referring to)


Oh, you've been GASing for a V for a while now... first time I'm aware of it
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#26
I get gas for different bargains i see on ebay all the time atm...
Had road king gas when i saw a few road king mark 1s for around 1400 quid.

Have to keep reminding myself my big ass student loan isnt till like september...

Probably be something else tommorow.
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I'm a closet Mesa lover. Road King? Sure ****ing thing. Marks? hellzbells


So are you coming outta the closet now?
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#29
The road king gas wasnt helped when one of the ones i saw for sale was pictured with an engl cab... Would make a welcome addition to my cupboard for sure.
#30
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Would make a welcome addition to my cupboard for sure.


So do you enjoy playing amps... or collecting them
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#31
I only have one amp atm

well two if you count my micro cube..
Its just my walk in cupboard is a great place for ampz
#33
Naw....if I were to go Soldano I'd def get the Hot Rod

I've played them several times now.

No Jet City 100H though or Bogners


I just don't have the time to keep trading amps ...especially when I now have a matching cab for my headshell that Min helped me find.
#34
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I just don't have the time to keep trading amps ...especially when I now have a matching cab for my headshell that Min helped me find.


No GAS? You know you'll be eating those words in a few months time right haha.
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