#1
Hey guys, I am a guitar player, and i am looking for a new amp. My music taste is into metal and rock. Im looking for an amp that has great distortion, is durable, can be used for a verity of purposes great for recording, and home use.

I use the Fender stratocaster, and the Epiphone les paul. Right now i have no pedals so thats why i need good distortion, yet i will buy some in the future so i also need a good clean channel.

I live near NYC so finding a music store is not a problem and the price range is up to 600 bucks thanks
#3
Out of the 3, Bandit 112. But given the choice with your budget, I wouldn't consider any of them to be honest. If you look around on the used market, you could get something way better than any of those 3.

Can you define what metal and rock you're into? Any examples from bands that you like? You could score a really nice versatile amp for $600 no problem.
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#4
well to go in depth : grundge, prog metal, classic rock/metal or bands such as dream theater, soundgarden, alice in chains, megadeth, metallica, black sabbath , led zeppelin, staind, zz top, van halen
#5
http://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/msg/3953406231.html 6505+ 112 combo $425


http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/msg/3959352173.html Laney VC50 combo. wow cheap too. $300. may not have enough chugga for you, with a boost it'd probably be ok. stupid cheap tho.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/msg/3953807973.html here's a Laney LC30 combo. wtf NY? $375. not sure it's metal enough for you. you'd have to try these.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/msg/3941120530.html Line 6 spider Valve. $399. effects are piss poor, but some like it for metal. ymmv etc.

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/msg/3923205973.html Peavey XXX head, $400. would need a speaker cab.

matching cab for that head. http://newyork.craigslist.org/stn/msg/3970116768.html $175

just a few things i saw.

oh and this XXX head and cab for $500. http://cnj.craigslist.org/msg/3945006507.html
#6
TS, that XXX + cab for $500 is a steal.
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#7
^ It's $800 with the cab. $500 for the head only

I'd definitely look at the VC50 (+ a boost).
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#8
Greg, you lied.
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#9
JCM2000 could work.
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Greg, you lied.


There was a XXX head on Houston Craigslist on Monday for $250...are you jealous yet?
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Greg, you lied.

no i'm old and read it wrong when i was scanning 300 listings for the TS.

sue me.
#12
If I were in NYC the first thing I would do is crawl any guitar shop I could find. There has to be some really good ones and you're bound to come across an amp you'd fall in love with.

(but in my case I'd go back to Cleveland and buy it used, regardless of budget)
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#13
the old mannys store that's now a sam ash and guitar center are right across from each other on 48th street. there's a couple local type shops walking distance from there.
#14
You don't mention wattage?

For $600 I'd look at new tube combos or used heads.

Combos:
Marshall DSL40C
Randal 50TC
Traynor YCS/YCV combo or heads

Peavey 6505+ Combo
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/6505112C/

Peavey 3120
http://www.peavey.com/products/index.cfm/series/798/3120%99%20Series

Heads:
Peavey 6505, JSX, XXX, 3120
Marshall DSL and TSL JCM2000, Marshall JCM900

Used: There's tons of gear to look at. Orange Tiny Terror or Dark Terror if 15 watts is enough. Mesa 5:25, 5:50, Mini Rectifier used.
#15
Though one of the problems that I am having, is that even if I buy a cabinet and a head, I won't have a place to put it cuz my room is not the largest. I was looking for a smaller cabinet, yet all of them seem to be the same size. By the way, my room has a low ceiling so that is blocking me. So most likely it would have to be a combo amp
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