#1
I have the chance to get a b-52 at-212 combo for 250 bucks! i've read many reviews about this amp and most have been good. especially for the price. i play heavy music like post hardcore and metalcore stuff and i am looking for some first hand experience reviews? any one have this thing or ever used it? how much gain does it have?

eventually id like to get a 4x12 cab to go with and later on upgrade to another head.

also i need a noise gate, overdrive, and i would like to get a power conditioner.

however i may only have enough for on of them? im guessing i should get the noise gate first right? any advice?
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#2
It is a decent amp for $250. I'd buy it. I personally would rather have the head over the combo. But assuming you played other amps as well and like the tone of the B52 I see no reason not to. They had some build quality issues back in the day that could bite you but I'd still risk it personally. Great cleans and br00talz
#3
im pretty good with eq'ing an amp and all that shit, if i get the head id still need a cab though :/
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is the puppy solid state or tube?

Quote by diceksox1809
solid state. when she screams it pisses me off

^

Quote by GrizzlyFnAdams6
Dimebag had s*** tone and that guitar plays like an abortion. Come at me, bro!


Quote by jpatan
It's because Garth Brooks brings the ****in' br00tz.
#4
You probably wont get a better amp for that price. I would take it. It is very versatile and has a good amount of gain. You may want an overdrive but I always prefer overdrives on any amp for metal. You can find an overdrive for $50 or maybe even less.

For a noise gate if you are on a budget I have seen plenty of Boss NS-2s go for around $50 also. It will do the job. I am not sure about the used price of an ISP Decimator but it would also be a great option. A noise gate isnt necessary if you play at bedroom levels but if you gig regularly it may be nice especially if you use an overdrive.
#5
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You probably wont get a better amp for that price. I would take it. It is very versatile and has a good amount of gain. You may want an overdrive but I always prefer overdrives on any amp for metal. You can find an overdrive for $50 or maybe even less.

For a noise gate if you are on a budget I have seen plenty of Boss NS-2s go for around $50 also. It will do the job. I am not sure about the used price of an ISP Decimator but it would also be a great option. A noise gate isnt necessary if you play at bedroom levels but if you gig regularly it may be nice especially if you use an overdrive.


trust me i know hahaha, at high volumes and gain with an overdrive slapped on i could imagine this thing being a ringing mess without a noise gate. either an ns-2 or dec. g string would work so i could x connect if i had to
Quote by travs2448
is the puppy solid state or tube?

Quote by diceksox1809
solid state. when she screams it pisses me off

^

Quote by GrizzlyFnAdams6
Dimebag had s*** tone and that guitar plays like an abortion. Come at me, bro!


Quote by jpatan
It's because Garth Brooks brings the ****in' br00tz.
#6
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trust me i know hahaha, at high volumes and gain with an overdrive slapped on i could imagine this thing being a ringing mess without a noise gate. either an ns-2 or dec. g string would work so i could x connect if i had to


Yeah. The NS-2 is just fine for x connect. The G string is better but they are expensive compared to the NS-2