#1
Hi in my band (we play thrash/ death metal) the lead guitarist uses a mesa 3 channel dual rectifier, which we used all the guitars on our EP. I currently use a ibanez tone blaster and am looking to upgrade finally. I've been looking online at mesa dual rec's and have found there are 2ch and 3 ch versions so I was wondering what might be the best choice as apparently they sound a bit different. Also another amp I was considering was the Peavey 5150/6505 and 5150 ii/6505+ heads which I have heard sound good with a mesa rectifier.

I probably sound very indecisive but want to hear your opinions to make sure I make the best decision. In the band I play mainly very high gain with occasional clean sections and my EQ is set to be more bassy/ low end than the lead players.

Thanks
#2
If you want more bass/low end than the lead player, why not try an ENGL Fireball? It sounds amazing, from what I've heard on youtube. (I know, I know... But it's at least something)

The Peavey 5150/6505 should do the job as well, and they're going to be a LOT cheaper than the Mesa Boogie.
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#3
Usually I would recommend the 5150, but if you need a clean channel and your EQ is usually bassier, a Dual Rectifier will probably suit you better. Not sure how big the difference between the 2-channel and 3-channel really is, but whatever you can find used for a better price will ultimately be your best bet.
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#5
I have a two chanel rec, and hits the thrashy death metal nail right on the head. Seemingly endless gain on tap, and the cleans will be better than a 5150/6505.

For what you need (bassy high gain with the occasional clean), I think a 2ch rec will be perfect.
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2 Ch Dual Rectifier.

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#7
The Dual Rec from what I heard has comparable to better distortion and better cleans. Plus I think I've heard the FX loop is better but don't quote me on that. It'll be more pricey though.
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The Dual Rec from what I heard has comparable to better distortion and better cleans. Plus I think I've heard the FX loop is better but don't quote me on that. It'll be more pricey though.


Not true. The Dual Rectifier has a parallel FX loop, while the 5150 series has a series loop (series is usually preferred).
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#9
Well the 2010 and later 3ch dual rectifiers aren't flubby like the older models.

Have you thought about one of the new 5153 mini heads?
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#11
Thanks everyone for the replies, I've actually found few 2 channel Dual Rectifiers on ebay for similar price as the 6505 so that may be the way forwards.

As the linked thread questions:

Budget? - i'm trying for £800 as i've seen some peavey 6505's, 5150's and dual rectifiers listed for around this price

Genres? - Thrash metal, death metal, cleans

New or Used? - used

Home or Gig? - the amp will be purely a gigging and recording amp

Closest City? - London

Current Gear? - ltd H-401fm, isp decimator G string pedal, Ibanez Toneblaster 100H, Peavey Windsor Cab
#12
When you say thrash and death, can you give some examples of bands whose tone you're like to get close to? Obviously 80's thrash/death sounds way different than modern thrash/death.
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My band:
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(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

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#13
It's hard to say since the band isn't strictly any subgenre but I'd say more a mix between lamb of god and 90's/ modern melodic death metal such as in flames or at the gates.
#14
LoG is really tricky. No amp can nail their tone besides the Mark IV.

Overall, I'd say go with a 5150 II/6505+.
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My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#15
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LoG is really tricky. No amp can nail their tone besides the Mark IV.

Overall, I'd say go with a 5150 II/6505+.


And the mark V

In flames uses 6505s right?

Still, lot of bass? 2ch rec.

If you need something tigher eith not as good cleans, 6505+
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And the mark V


Arguably. A lot of people say the V has better low-mid gain, but the high gain isn't as good.
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X