#1
Hello, fellow ultimate-guitar.com members!

I'm in search of a (cheap, I hope) good sounding amp to play djent, mostly.
I'd skip the Axe-FX for I like the idea and convenience of having an actual amp,
but if you think that's the best I can get, tell it to me anyway and I'll think about that again.

I heard a lot of good things about ENGL, but they're pretty expensive.
Is there some "inspired/(copied) by" amp? Like the Bugera Trirec for the Dual Rectifier.

Budget? - I am not planning to buy this amp right now, I want to have a look at the possibilities instead.
So let's go for what sounds good, whatever the price.

Genres? - Djent! And high gain metal in general. Clean stuff also, but the Djent thing is more important. I don't care about JCM800-like distortion.

New or Used? - The cheaper the better, so used will be perfectly fine.

Home or Gig? - Both home and gig, but mostly home.

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#2
You probably want something with a really tight sound. Generic recommendation of Peavey 6505+/5150ii with a tubescreamer OD in front and an EQ pedal in the loop.

Do bare in mind that "djent" is a tone made from the way a guitar string is hit, and how it's processed by the guitar amp (which is where the EQ pedal can come in real handy). You have to have an incredibly tight picking technique. A Noise Gate pedal would also be great. Something like the NS-2 with the 4-cable method to get rid of all unwanted noise.

For your clean stuff, the 6505+ probably isn't recommended but if it's not anywhere near as important as your high gain tone, you'll make do.
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#3
I think the ENGL/German EQ shape has the best high-mids voicing for djent, but they are expensive.

A 6505 could work, and I'll throw in a mention of the EVH 5150III, (which I think is better in every way) but for the DSP route you could get a Line 6 POD HD500 or an Avid Eleven Rack as a step before upgrading to an Axe FX. I don't see what's "convenient" about having an actual amp; I find it more convenient to have 91 amps in a box that's smaller than most any amp.
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#4
Misha from Periphery sometimes uses an EVH 5150 iii without pedals or effects

http://youtu.be/piLW0NATxtM
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#5
If you don't want to spend a lot, then definitely look at some modelers.

A Line 6 Vetta/Vetta II would be a great option. A Peavey Vypyr Tube would also be good. Anything with an SS preamp will have that unnatural tightness and low noise levels that are excellent for djent. I can get a great djent tone out of my Vypyr Tube 120H.

Bonus, you don't have to worry about pedals. Just get the respective foot controller, a Shorboard or a Sanpera II.
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#6
I saw the band Decapitated a week or so ago, and while they're more of a traditional technical-death metal band, some of their newer stuff ventures into "djent" territory tone-wise. The guitarist (Vogg, I think) was using a pair of 5150 IIIs, which, I might add, did a good job of getting their newer sound and the older, more brutal death metal tone.

I never liked the 5150 III when I tried it -- but after seeing Decapitated I'd like to take another look at one.
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#7
^ Was it the 100W, or the Mini?
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#8
^^I tried the 100 watt halfstack, which is what Decapitated was using. When I tried one, it just didn't seem to have the balls that a 6505 or Dual Rec has. But after seeing that band, I know that is definitely not the case. Granted, I tried one without any pedals or my own guitar, and didn't spend much time dialing it in. It's definitely not like a Peavey 5150/6505 where you just turn it on and no matter what the settings it's ready to slay...
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#9
Misha from Periphery says the 5150III is a beast amp, he's used it in videos on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piLW0NATxtM

If it doesn't work too well for you, try out a Peavey Ultra Plus 120. Very djenty IMO.
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#11
/facepalm. i'm not the smartest.

ANYHOW. try out a peavey ultra plus then, I have one and it djents like a mother****er.
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#12
If you want to be old-school, the Crate GX130, Ampeg VH140, and Randall Warhead are great. Cheap too.
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#14
More often, Misha's probably using the 5150 emulation on his Axe FX anyway.
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