#1
I'm saving up hardcore for a sexy sounding all-tube amp ($2,000 max) with the intention of home use and I can see myself playing house parties and small gigs when I progress. I want something that can thud against someone's chest. The mesa Express series (low and high watt split) seems to be a good option so I can practice at a low wattage (5) but also play LOUD with an acoustic drum set and alike. The question is: 5:25 or 5:50... maybe I should buy a head with a 2x12 speaker cab to start out and upgrade speaker volume later? The Amp industry is really hard to get a handle on... I need your loving guidance!

EDITED with list of my influences found below:: Opeth, Alice In Chains, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Coheed and Cambria, Dream Theater, Gojira, Gov't Mule, Katatonia, Led Zeppelin, Mastodon, Metallica, Killswitch Engaged, Porcupine Tree, Tool, White Stripes, Pelican
Last edited by Aegaris at Jul 8, 2011,
#2
Can't go wrong with a Mesa Mark IV.
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#3
check out Engl. Also cant go wrong with the Tony Iommi Laney Signature 100w head if your going to be playing with heavy distortion alot.
#4
Quote by mh1986
check out Engl. Also cant go wrong with the Tony Iommi Laney Signature 100w head if your going to be playing with heavy distortion alot.


Wouldn't 100W be too much for playing at home? From my understanding an all-tube sounds best near full volume and I just couldn't give a 100W that in my basement. I may be very incorrect...
#7
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
pretty much that


better than express

212 is a great option

what kind of bands and such - influences (brit/am/germ)

ktnxbai



Opeth, Alice In Chains, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Coheed and Cambria, Dream Theatre, Gojira, Gov't Mule, Katatonia, Led Zeppelin, Mastodon, Metallica, Killswitch Engaged, Porcupine Tree, Tool, White Stripes, Pelican

^Mostly Metal/Prog Rock with some Classic Rock
Last edited by Aegaris at Jul 8, 2011,
#8
you can get most of that with a (decent) marshally (type) amp me thinks


and when I said 212 i meant a head and 212 cab is a great way to go. i've owned avatar and splawn 212s. great cabs.

If I knew your closest major city or willingness to buy a kick ass used amp off a forum i could probably help you further....


PS: Great OP so far. getting better I see...
#9
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH


If I knew your closest major city or willingness to buy a kick ass used amp off a forum i could probably help you further....
.


I live near Chicago, Illinois. I'm defiantly open to any method of getting myself a sick amp but the problem is I don't have the cash in hand yet. I'm mega saving for a Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 as well as whatever amp I land on. I want something that I can use to give ear-gasms for 50+ years to come.
#11
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/msg/2482762835.html interesting +1
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/msg/2482419163.html eh...too much
http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/msg/2477096735.html + couple of pedals, not really right
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/msg/2456218908.html worst case...talk down
http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/msg/2481638380.html try before you buy
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/msg/2481268264.html yummy...never played
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/msg/2481253723.html
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/msg/2471476201.html make sure it has EL34s
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/msg/2461238219.html last option if you spend too much on guitar
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/msg/2480419641.html pretty yummy
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/msg/2457190045.html ok...a stretch but still yummy


wow.

all posted within the last few days?

you've got a great market. Take your time and read read read listen listen listn play before you pay



PS gregs1020 is pretty up on that market too and used to work at a sam ash up there fyi
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Jul 8, 2011,
#13
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After researching all night I think Mark V with a 212 will be sex.


That is an epic decision
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#14
also give that tremoverb a good look if it is still available. validate repair and age of tubes.

otherwise....Fuck Yeah. We can't get those here.