#1
Hi everyone, I have been playing guitar for about 6-7 years now and I feel that it is finally time for me to upgrade my amp.

I'm looking for a half stack that I can use to practice and play with friends with, I play various kinds of metal music so I want a amp with good distortion (metalcore, death metal etc). My budget is around 600-900 Euros and I currently have a Peavey Rage 258.

I have been looking at the LINE6 SPIDER VALVE MK II HD100, would that be a good choice for my purposes? And would the cabinet from this package be good enough?
http://www.thomann.de/se/line6_spider_valve_mk_ii_hd10_bundle.htm

The Line6 is a little expensive and I won't go any higher then that, but is there any cheaper alternatives that would be just as good or even better then the line6 for me?

Thanks in advice!
#2
5150/6505 is the normal choice for br00talz.

bugera does a copy of it for not that much. I haven't tried it, though, and the early ones set you on fire (I'm only half joking).

i'd get a different cab than the bugera one, though. i could be wrong but i doubt it's ply. ply's too flammable (ok so that is a joke but i still suspect it's not ply or they'd have it plastered all over the specs).
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#3
^^Peavey makes good stuff.

If you want a good marshall copy the Peavey windsor head is only $400. I had one(it was a bit louder than I wanted) and sounds great.
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#4
bugera 6262, i have the 212 combo (loaded with an eminence texas heat and an eminence swamp thang) and it is a great amp. mine is a 2007 one and it is doing just fine. it's a great metal amp and it is very versatile.
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^^Peavey makes good stuff.

If you want a good marshall copy the Peavey windsor head is only $400. I had one(it was a bit louder than I wanted) and sounds great.


Peavey makes crap speakers. The Windsor is not great for metal core and so on. Might work for early Opeth, but not heavier stuff.

For once, I'd say 6505/5150. The Bugeras will have better cleans, but the Peavey will survive a nuclear war (unless it's the 6505+).
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#6
The 6505 seems to be pretty nice, but it's kind of expensive. What would be a good (not to expensive) cabinet to go with the 6505?
Or would it be better for me to go with the Bugera 6262 and get some decent speakers?
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#7
How about a 6505 combo? Then you can upgrade the speakers if you wish, and I think it's cheaper than the head. Look for a used one.
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#9
Alternative - Bugera 6262 infinium model (search on youtube)

Cab wise - the harley benton g212 vintage is probably the best bang for your buck cab out there!
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#10
I'm thinking the Bugera 6262 and Harley Benton g212 (or 412) vintage or would the 6505 combo be a better deal for me?
#12
ive been looking around for the same thing as well (ill probs make a thread when i get the cash XD) have a looka at the bugera 333XL infinium, blackstar ht-40 or stage 60 or the peavey XXX 40 combo (bit cheaper though, but discontinued and hard to find >.< ) i think their all right from what ive seen, but any reasons y there bad or what ever id love to know

EDIT: herp derp u wanted a half stack didnt you >.< i should pay more attention :/
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#13
The SV HD100 mkII will work for you, but I really sugest looking at the Bugera 6260 (5150 clone). Also take a look at the Jet City JCA 50/100h (Soldano HR Avenger).
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#14
I'll probably go with the Bugera 6262 and Harley Benton cab, thanks for all advice!
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I'll probably go with the Bugera 6262 and Harley Benton cab, thanks for all advice!

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Alternative - Bugera 6262 infinium model (search on youtube)

Cab wise - the harley benton g212 vintage is probably the best bang for your buck cab out there!

+1

Amazing rig for the price.