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I am searching for a tube combo amp for practice and jamming. I want to get a good crunch distortion and also some chiming cleans. I want to replace my crappy fender. Usually I use my boss JS8 for practice and that stuff so I am looking for an amp with a good tone
Budget? - Around 800 1000 $

Genres? - Rock, prog rock, metal,prog metal, thrash metal, nu metal. currently I play between the lines of Rush, Dream THeater, Metallica, Iron maiden. btw I do need cleans

New or Used? - preferably new

Home or Gig? - both

Closest City? - I leave outside the US but I am going to stay in florida for a couple of weeks

Current Gear? - Guitars: Music Man JPX, Squier Stratocaster, Sterling JP50. I also got a couple of pedals here and there
Thx for any help
#2
Egnater Tweaker 40
Marshall DSL40C
Line 6 DT25
Jet City JCA5012C
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#3
Fender '65 Twin Reverb
Fender '65 Super Amp
Fender Machete
Fender Super Sonic 60w or 100w
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Quote by Offworld92
Line 6 DT25
Jet City JCA5012C


+1 to these suggestions.
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Fender '65 Twin Reverb
Fender '65 Super Amp
Fender Machete
Fender Super Sonic 60w or 100w

The SS and Machete maybe, but a Fender reverb or SA? what the hell are you thinking?

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If you're willing to go used, while you're in the US, try and see if you can find a used Mesa Boogie F-50 or F-100 combo for sale. Great amp that has chimey, crystal clear cleans, and sounds great for the Dream Theater and Metallica tones on the gain channel.

If going new, I'd look into a Marshall DSL40C, or Egnater Tweaker. Jet City is also worth looking into.
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The SS and Machete maybe, but a Fender reverb or SA? Why the hell are you not even thinking?


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Urgh, some of the suggestions people make...

well I'm not sure what type of tone you like, but from the bands you listed I would say a Marshall DSL40c would fit the bill. I tried the Fender Supersonic out yesterday and the burn channel was mediocre at best.

This amp doesn't get a lot of love but the Bogner Alchemist is a really good amp to look at. Awesome cleans (with great delay and reverb built in) and a good distorted channel. It's got a lot of options to change the sound like the Tweaker but I would take it over a Tweaker any day.
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Just want to throw out there, the DSL401 isn't a high gain amp. I know that the new DSLs are pretty weak, but they're the same internally as the new heads. At the very least they're decent for what they do. Probably a lot better with a tube swap.

I wouldn't recommend the DSL401 for metal. It's kind of like the ValveKing in that regard. It can do it if you push it, but do you really want to put all this effort into trying to make something do something it wasn't really designed to do?

My $0.02.
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Ibanez S420
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Ibanez RG520
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Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
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The SS and Machete maybe, but a Fender reverb or SA? what the hell are you thinking?

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Mesa Stiletto ace
Laney VC100



Thinking if you are good enough and know what pedals and preamps and
guitars and pickups and speakers and talent to mix together, a great guitarist
can get most any sound from most amp & speaker combinations.
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Quote by Toppscore
Thinking if you are good enough and know what pedals and preamps and
guitars and pickups and speakers and talent to mix together, a great guitarist
can get most any sound from most amp & speaker combinations.


Let me put that in a different situation.

"Why are you using a 1.0 Vauxhall Corsa for the Grand Prix"
"A good driver can use any car for almost any situation"

See how stupid that sounds?

That's you.


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Also where do u live? If don't wanna tell country, at least tell the continent.

If in canada by car or something u could get it over the border.

If by plane stay in florida and gig with it and smoke 24/7 around the amp until it looks relic.

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Thinking if you are good enough and know what pedals and preamps and
guitars and pickups and speakers and talent to mix together, a great guitarist
can get most any sound from most amp & speaker combinations.
The whole point is that he is trying to get an amp to play a certain way, getting an amp that does just about the opposite of metal, then spending more money to get it into metal territory is kind of ridiculous when you can just buy a metal amp in the first place.


Its like spending tons of cash suping up a pickup truck for the drag strip to compete with the guys who just bought a Mustang and called it a day. Trucks aren't inferior vehicles, they just serve a different purpose.
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Quote by Toppscore
Thinking if you are good enough and know what pedals and preamps and
guitars and pickups and speakers and talent to mix together, a great guitarist
can get most any sound from most amp & speaker combinations.

Why not get a rig that does what you need from the get go?
Not only is it cheaper but it is less to move around

You might as well get a 5150 for jazz because it has a clean ch. that is your logic
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Thanks for the suggestion, I live in Ecuador South America. It is really difficult to find any good gear down here and also taxation here is pretty hard, anything from outside will likely cost double if not triple of the original US price
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The whole point is that he is trying to get an amp to play a certain way, getting an amp that does just about the opposite of metal, then spending more money to get it into metal territory is kind of ridiculous when you can just buy a metal amp in the first place. Its like spending tons of cash suping up a pickup truck for the drag strip to compete with the guys who just bought a Mustang and called it a day. Trucks aren't inferior vehicles, they just serve a different purpose.



Hi. I agree. Just depends upon funds and what "he" wants.
Seems like not only metal, but other tones/sounds as well.
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Quote by Robbgnarly
Why not get a rig that does what you need from the get go?
Not only is it cheaper but it is less to move around

You might as well get a 5150 for jazz because it has a clean ch. that is your logic



Might as well get three amps and three guitars.
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Thanks for the suggestion, I live in Ecuador South America. It is really difficult to find any good gear down here and also taxation here is pretty hard, anything from outside will likely cost double if not triple of the original US price



Maybe good metal/distortion/overdrive pedals are the way to go at this time.
Buy more amps, later.
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Quote by Toppscore
Might as well get three amps and three guitars.

In a perfect world yes, but in the real world most people have 1 amp and 1 guitar that is it.

And why not stop acting like a little douche. your posts are past the point of being funny, they are just stupid now
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
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Quote by Robbgnarly
In a perfect world yes, but in the real world most people have 1 amp and 1 guitar that is it.

And why not stop acting like a little douche. your posts are past the point of being funny, they are just stupid now


He hit this point a long time ago dude...


TS, I'll back up Greg on the Renegade suggestion as well. Great amps. Throw a boost in front of it for heavier stuff and you'd be golden.