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FalkFreak
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#1
Hey,
Im thinking about getting a solid state head.
I already have a tube combo, im pretty happy with it, but I' like to have an stack too (for bigger gigs), so I thought I'd try a solid state this time because I hear some of them produce some pretty decent (new) metal tones. My budged lies a round 400-500 € (about 500-650 dollar). Does anyone know a head i could check out?
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Malchius
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#2
I seem to remember hearing that Randall have a lot of solid state in there line.
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#3
so that budget is for a head and cab?

why not just mic the combo for bigger gigs?

if you need back line br00tz appearance, just get a cab and run the combo amp through the cab.

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#4
Quote by gregs1020
so that budget is for a head and cab?

why not just mic the combo for bigger gigs?

if you need back line br00tz appearance, just get a cab and run the combo amp through the cab.


Of course I could just mic the combo(probably the cheapest and best idea), but I'd like to try a trasistor Tubes can be bitches. Oh and that budged is for the head only...
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FalkFreak
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#5
Quote by Malchius
I seem to remember hearing that Randall have a lot of solid state in there line.

Really? I thought they only made hybrid and tube tops? If thats true, im DEFENITLY gonna check them out!!
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Last edited by FalkFreak at Sep 2, 2012,
T00DEEPBLUE
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Why do you only want solid state amps?
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Laney have a couple of options available too. But I agree with Randall being your best bet. Dimebag always used an RG-100 or Century 200 head. If Dime is your kinda thing anyway.
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#9
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Why do you only want solid state amps?

Because I already own a tube amp, and i want to try something new
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FalkFreak
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Quote by M3AK
Laney have a couple of options available too. But I agree with Randall being your best bet. Dimebag always used an RG-100 or Century 200 head. If Dime is your kinda thing anyway.

Who doesn't like Dime^^. Gonna check them out. Thanks
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AMT Stonehead.

I don't like the sound of the AMTs But thanks anyway
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#12
Quote by FalkFreak
Who doesn't like Dime

a lot of people.
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#13
B-52 LS100. I used mine for years. It can get pretty heavy. It's in my basement on top of a borrowed cabinet. I've played all sorts of music with it. Of course my Valveking does most of it better, but for what I payed for it ($100) it couldn't be beat.
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#14
Quote by FalkFreak
Really? I thought they only made hybrid and tube tops? If thats true, im DEFENITLY gonna check them out!!

No they just recently started the tube lines. Randall's were always SS.

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Quote by IronMaiden76
B-52 LS100. I used mine for years. It can get pretty heavy. It's in my basement on top of a borrowed cabinet. I've played all sorts of music with it. Of course my Valveking does most of it better, but for what I payed for it ($100) it couldn't be beat.

Wow, a 100 bucks really is cheap o.o. did you get it used or new? What brand is is it? Never heard of that amp before...
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The only one I'd really recommend (and this is a stretch) is an Ampeg VH-140 or a Peavey XXL/Transtube Supreme 160.
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#17
The tube vs ss argument is getting old now.. i have both ss and tube amps and both are great for what they're intended for.

Ironic too that some of the heaviest bands use axefx ..

That said, I'd say randall and laney have some good ss, as do hiwatt and some of the crates... good luck man, there are some really cool ss amps out there, but there is also a lot of shit , just a case of finding a goody
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Quote by oneblackened
The only one I'd really recommend (and this is a stretch) is an Ampeg VH-140 or a Peavey XXL/Transtube Supreme 160.

I heard the ampeg is really good for the heavy stuff, but I can't find it anywhere...
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#20
Quote by FalkFreak
I heard the ampeg is really good for the heavy stuff, but I can't find it anywhere...

The Crate GX130 is the same amp as the VH140, so try looking for it also.

Randall warhead is worth a look also.
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#21
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Randall RG-100's can be found for $100-$150 and they sound great. There's one on craigslist right now in my area that I'm thinking about picking up just because they're so cheap.

George Lynch used the RG-100 in the 80's too. He got some great tones out of them.

Yeah this amp does sound killer, I played it once in my local music shop. But in Germany I only seem to find the 75 combo... Isn't this a hybrid??
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FalkFreak
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#22
Quote by guidothepimmp
The tube vs ss argument is getting old now.. i have both ss and tube amps and both are great for what they're intended for.

Ironic too that some of the heaviest bands use axefx ..

That said, I'd say randall and laney have some good ss, as do hiwatt and some of the crates... good luck man, there are some really cool ss amps out there, but there is also a lot of shit , just a case of finding a goody

Never listened to a Hiwatti... Thanks
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FalkFreak
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#23
Quote by Robbgnarly
The Crate GX130 is the same amp as the VH140, so try looking for it also.

Randall warhead is worth a look also.

Ok, thanks
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#24
Quote by FalkFreak
Because I already own a tube amp, and i want to try something new


that's fair enough, but the big problem is , in this instance, "new" tends to equate to "worse"
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#25
I rocked a Warhead for quite some time. I really wish I would've kept it. It was great for metal, it got really distorted but kept it nice and tight. I still ran an old 6 band EQ out front even though it has one already, but that was a great amp. The RG100s are great too. I really liked the fast attack I got with SS amps, which is why I prefer them to tube.
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#26
You could also consider the Marshall mode 4. A lot of people talk shit about but I get some nice tones from it. You can get them used online for about £600. I don't know how much that is in dollars.
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I forgot about the Mode 4s. I never used one outside of a studio, but they are also great SS amps. John 5 actually used the Mode 4 amp years ago. I figure if it's good enough for him, it's probably good enough for anyone else looking for a metal type tone.

These are actually hybrids, they have a total of 2 12AX7s.
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FalkFreak
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#28
Quote by M3AK
You could also consider the Marshall mode 4. A lot of people talk shit about but I get some nice tones from it. You can get them used online for about £600. I don't know how much that is in dollars.

600 pounds is a little much for me But thanks
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#29
Quote by Dave_Mc
that's fair enough, but the big problem is , in this instance, "new" tends to equate to "worse"

I think its worth a try
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FalkFreak
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#30
I think I'll get an peavey xxl Thanks to everyone who helped me
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#31
You could also consider the Marshall mode 4. A lot of people talk shit about but I get some nice tones from it. You can get them used online for about £600. I don't know how much that is in dollars.
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Quote by M3AK
You could also consider the Marshall mode 4. A lot of people talk shit about but I get some nice tones from it. You can get them used online for about £600. I don't know how much that is in dollars.


Why have you just posted this again?
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#33
If you don't know what you want, then what about a Peavey Vypyr?
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#34
Quote by FalkFreak
I think its worth a try


your money, your call

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#35
Quote by FalkFreak
I think I'll get an peavey xxl Thanks to everyone who helped me


I have a peavey xxl and its awesome! I can get some pretty heavy tones from it
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FalkFreak
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#36
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If you don't know what you want, then what about a Peavey Vypyr?

nah don't like the sound
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#37
Quote by FalkFreak
nah don't like the sound

Quote by FalkFreak
I don't like the sound of the AMTs But thanks anyway


Are you sure there isn't a recurring theme here?
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FalkFreak
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Quote by eddiehimself
Are you sure there isn't a recurring theme here?

I was just sayin that I don't like the sound of AMTs and the Peavey Vypr...
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Quote by FalkFreak
I was just sayin that I don't like the sound of AMTs and the Peavey Vypr...


...and I was just saying, is it just the sound of those 2 amps in-particular you don't like? Or maybe you just don't like the sound of solid-state amps in general?
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Quote by eddiehimself
...and I was just saying, is it just the sound of those 2 amps in-particular you don't like? Or maybe you just don't like the sound of solid-state amps in general?

No I just do not like the sound of these two amps. There ARE solid-state amps that sound really killer
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