#1
Hi guys, so I have some money put together for a new amp head and looking on some advice on what to get. I play in a Death Metal band so high gain is a big factor, and I prefer tube amps. I was looking at the ENGL Powerball 2 and the EVH 5150 iii mostly. Thanks!
#2
Ampeg VH-140
Crate GX-130

out of your list, 5150 III is the better amp
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#3
Quote by Robbgnarly
Ampeg VH-140
Crate GX-130

out of your list, 5150 III is the better amp


the ampeg and crate are identical or close to aren't they? IIRC they are or very similar. both are great for death metal.

location?
budget?
other gear?
willing to go used?
specific tones (band, song, etc.)?

unfortunately i cannot direct you on the EVHiii, because i haven't got a shot to play one, yet, but they seem to be well liked.

not sure on all the prices, but...

Splawn KT88 Nitro (i paid ~<$1000 used with fresh power tubes shipped to my door)
Diamond Nitrox (just played one earlier this year, sounds good. nice and bassy)
Mesa Road King/Roadster
Krank Rev plus (really cheap, make sure to look at the 'plus)
Fryette (i have a SIG:X which i am rreally happy with (paid $1050 shipped) pitbulls are well liked, but i haen't had the opportying to try one.

just a few off the top of my head. i really love my nitro though. but it doesn't do quiet at all, this is just what i can remember atm. i have played a few more.
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#4
Yeah the ampeg and Crate are the same amp, diffrent name
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate