#1
Hi,
My birthday is coming up soon and I'm looking into a new amp. I music such as Avenged Sevenfold, Muse, All Time Low mostly.
I'm looking for a new amp not pre-owned my budget is between 500 and 700 pounds preferably all tube I don't need built in effects (I prefer pedals). I've been considering the Orange Dark Terror with a matching Orange 2x12 cabinet.

Any suggestions? Should I go for the Dark Terror?
#2
I've played a Dark Terror, I feel they're a bit limited apart apart from some fairly chimey cleans and good metal tones. Try one see what you think, they do sound great.
#3
id say dark terror are good, but no eq controls, only shape. pretty limited
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#4
yeah the dark terror is not really the kind of sound you're going for. Check out any Mesa or Peavey tube. That'll get you there
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#5
At that price point, you will likely have more luck with a combo.

The first thing that comes to mind is a 6505:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/peavey_6505_plus_112_combo.htm
It's the standard amp for high-gain, pretty much. You could also take a look at lower-end Engl combos:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/engl_e300_gigmaster_combo_112.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/engl_thunder_50_e322_roehrencombo.htm
An Engl Screamer would be even better, but they cost around 800 pounds. If you can stretch your budget that far it'd be worth it, but if you can't, well, then you can't.
A Palmer could also do the trick:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/palmer_fat50_combo.htm
I only know this amp from youtube clips, haven't played it myself. The clips seemed promising enough, and the specs are good, also.
Lastly, a Traynor YCV50B is a bit more vintage-y and old-school than you'd need, but it'd do the tones you requested with a boost up front, so it's well worth considering. It's also very good value, very cheap for what it offers:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/traynor_ycv50b.htm


Out of these, I'd take the Thunder, closely followed by the 6505 for what you want to play. Unless you can stretch your budget to afford an Engl Screamer, which pwns the whole bunch.
#6
Quote by fastlanestoner
yeah the dark terror is not really the kind of sound you're going for. Check out any Mesa or Peavey tube. That'll get you there


I've looked a Mesa in the past and the price is way out of my budget.
#7
Wouldn't an Orange 2x12 pretty much eat most of your budget? Not going to get a great sounding head for 0-200 quid! Can't really say more than what Quail posted.
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#8
Quote by DarthV
Wouldn't an Orange 2x12 pretty much eat most of your budget? Not going to get a great sounding head for 0-200 quid! Can't really say more than what Quail posted.


I can get the Dark terror for 400 and the ppc2xx12 for 350 so I can to 750
#9
Quote by TheQuailman
At that price point, you will likely have more luck with a combo.

The first thing that comes to mind is a 6505:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/peavey_6505_plus_112_combo.htm
It's the standard amp for high-gain, pretty much. You could also take a look at lower-end Engl combos:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/engl_e300_gigmaster_combo_112.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/engl_thunder_50_e322_roehrencombo.htm
An Engl Screamer would be even better, but they cost around 800 pounds. If you can stretch your budget that far it'd be worth it, but if you can't, well, then you can't.
A Palmer could also do the trick:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/palmer_fat50_combo.htm
I only know this amp from youtube clips, haven't played it myself. The clips seemed promising enough, and the specs are good, also.
Lastly, a Traynor YCV50B is a bit more vintage-y and old-school than you'd need, but it'd do the tones you requested with a boost up front, so it's well worth considering. It's also very good value, very cheap for what it offers:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/traynor_ycv50b.htm


Out of these, I'd take the Thunder, closely followed by the 6505 for what you want to play. Unless you can stretch your budget to afford an Engl Screamer, which pwns the whole bunch.


+1

academy of sound had a screamer for £700, if it still has it.

also laney gh50l + 2x12 cab might be worth considering if you don't need a clean channel.
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