ReventionZ
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I play a lot of stuff, a lot of thrash metal, classic rock, grunge, hard rock, metallica, van halen, led zeppelin, creed nirvana etc. what NEW COMBO can get me great cleans and great distortion?
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You'll want to give the information listedhere to get a proper response.

Location also helps.
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#3
I have a blackstar HT-60 and i am very happy with it. Thats something you might want to check out.
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#4
I can also recommend the Blackstar HT Stage 60 (got it myself), but i'm also eagerly awaiting the Blackstar HT Metal 60, but that one will be a little bit more expensive.
RStrat
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#5
It really depends on your budget. If you don't have one, go for a Mark V or IV combo.

If you can spend about $1000, get an mini EVH 5153 combo. Or a mini rectifier head.

If you can only spend $500, I think it'll be much more efficient to just get a head and cabinet. Go for a Baron Snott Watt head and grab the best cabinet you can find.

For $550 (I think) you can get a Jet City JCA2212 combo which is pretty good for the money.


I wouldn't go near a Blackstar HT. I've tried a few of them before and didn't like any. 5153's. on the other hand, are very good amps.
Last edited by RStrat at May 24, 2013,
Offworld92
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Where are you located? An Australian $ is not at all similar to an American $.

Assuming you're in the US, look at a Marshall DSL40C. A Jet City JCA5012 might also be worth looking into, although I think it's a little less versatile than the Marshall.

Why do you want to go new? Much better amps can be had by going used. Probably more likely to be in good working order too. Tubes in a used amp can't be any worse than the shit they put in most new amps.
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Last edited by Offworld92 at May 24, 2013,
Offworld92
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Well objectively maybe, I was talking more about the state of the markets. Unless something massive changed in the past few days, gear in AU still costs way more than it costs in the US.
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#10
It is not necessarily the thrasheyest a Mesa mark 4 can easily be found in your range and they are extremely versatile.
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Katsock
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Lately I've been running my DSL with one clean channel, and one mild gain channel that a tweak with pedals to get me where I need to go. I use to OD's up front for anything ******edly heavy and for my lead sound. Really beefs it up and is surprisingly quiet with no noise gate AND a hollow Body (go figure). So i recommend the DSL. I personally love the cleans and couldn't be happier with the way they sound for a Marshall, or any amp with high ish gain.

And to clarify, do you want an amp that is in new condition, or say as an example, you want a JVM over an JCM 800 because it is newer in production and more modern.
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Quote by Katsock
Lately I've been running my DSL with one clean channel, and one mild gain channel that a tweak with pedals to get me where I need to go. I use to OD's up front for anything ******edly heavy and for my lead sound. Really beefs it up and is surprisingly quiet with no noise gate AND a hollow Body (go figure). So i recommend the DSL. I personally love the cleans and couldn't be happier with the way they sound for a Marshall, or any amp with high ish gain.

And to clarify, do you want an amp that is in new condition, or say as an example, you want a JVM over an JCM 800 because it is newer in production and more modern.

You never want a JVM over an 800.
JCM800 is better than anything that came after it.
But only the 2203/2204s
The other 800s arent a good
Last edited by darkwolf291 at May 25, 2013,
Katsock
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Quote by darkwolf291
You never want a JVM over an 800.
JCM800 is better than anything that came after it.
But only the 2203/2204s
The other 800s arent a good



I just went with the first two amps that came to mind haha I actually don't really like the JVM. i did at first, than after a while of noodling it just didn't tickle me the way i thought it should. Stupid versatile though. Props for that
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Quote by Katsock
I just went with the first two amps that came to mind haha I actually don't really like the JVM. i did at first, than after a while of noodling it just didn't tickle me the way i thought it should. Stupid versatile though. Props for that

JCM is just as versatile
They have good cleans, do great rock, good blues, and phenomenal metal with a boost
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Quote by darkwolf291
JCM is just as versatile
They have good cleans, do great rock, good blues, and phenomenal metal with a boost



I'm just thinking on the fly. It's awesome having a clean channel, a crunch channel, and then a nice lead channel, then you got your second master volume and all the jazz for leads. Just different tones out the whazoo at the click of a switch. So for live shows where say, we are getting paid to sound like the original song, like weddings and certain bars, it's nice to have those options right out the gate. I like how I have my dsl set up right now, I handle all the sound changes with some pedals. I feel like the whole, four tones plus boosts at the bottom of your feet thing to be a huge selling point. The only real one for me actually.
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