#1
Yeah, im sorry. Another "what amp thread"

Current gear: Fender FMT HH tele custom, LTD MH400NT (BKP warpig/nailbomb) Blackstar HT5H, Zilla 2x12 V30's. VS route 808, MXR 10band EQ, ISP decimator.

Now thats out the way, Im after a guitar head.

Budget is around the £250 mark so used is a big plus here.
Something that can get me close to Parkway Drive/ADTR/LoG kinda sound.

Been looking at Bugera's (yes i know) Jet City's, Ironhearts mainly. But then i thought, ask UG, they know their stuff.

So am i missing any other amps or is that pretty much it?

Edit: Could increase budget to £350 in place of getting a new tattoo. Also considering the Peavey 6505+ combo (turn it into a head) and a Randall RT50H
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Last edited by Carrot at Nov 21, 2013,
#2
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I'd be looking at used IronHearts to be honest, guitarist in my band got one... Sounds excellent, especially with the attenuation type knob where you can crank it and not disturb anyone, useful feature IMO
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#3
jet cities are hard to beat for the money if they get modern enough for you and you don't need pristine cleans. you can normally get the 50 watt head for £250 (new) from either thomann or jet city's UK online store.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#4
Quote by Dave_Mc
jet cities are hard to beat for the money if they get modern enough for you and you don't need pristine cleans. you can normally get the 50 watt head for £250 (new) from either thomann or jet city's UK online store.


Show's how long I've been away, didn't think Jet City's were still around!
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Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

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#5
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#6
Im gonna sit with my mates ironheart a bit tomorrow night so i should get a good idea then.
Probs could do with saving a bit more first i think..
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Squier std tele (modded to hell)

Engl Powerball
Laney Ironheart 60h
Zilla Superfatboy 2x12 v30's

Pedals
#7
edited OP
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07 LTD MH400NT SD SH2/SH5
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Squier std tele (modded to hell)

Engl Powerball
Laney Ironheart 60h
Zilla Superfatboy 2x12 v30's

Pedals
#8
as you're suggesting the Peavey, would it be possibly to up the budget to £500? Just as it seems that's the average price for used heads here.

I'm happy with my combo, just saying this as people seem to have better opinions of the heads.
Last edited by ambler3 at Nov 21, 2013,
#9
get the tattoo, save your bread and try a bunch of those amps out. if you save up to around the 500 dollar mark many more doors open for you amp wise. happy hunting!
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#10
I'd say save some cash if it is at all possible. The Jet City is the only thing that I would recommend in that range and I just don't think that is really modern enough.
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#11
Just been checking out the Jet City 100HDM, sounds like its my kind of amp. Theres also a Randall RD50h thats kinda taken my fancy too.

Or modding a 6505+ combo into a head.

Anyone got an opinions?
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15 Jackson SLATHX-m 3-7 Slime green
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Engl Powerball
Laney Ironheart 60h
Zilla Superfatboy 2x12 v30's

Pedals
#12
Peavey Ultra Plus head?
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#13
+1 I have a Peavey ultra 4x10 I scored
for 200 bucks mint condition and it
does not lack in the gain department
hit it with a good clean boost and its
nice and heavy.
#14
Quote by Carrot
Peavey Ultra Plus head?

Great heads, the JSX was based off of the Ultra.
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#15
Quote by Robbgnarly
Great heads, the JSX was based off of the Ultra.


+1 if you can find an ultra plus you would be pretty happy i think.

i don't pay too much attention to what famous musicians play, but i think most of what you list is 5150/6505. other than LOG, most of their career they used MKIV's. i love mine. but they switched at some point, i think the album after sacrament. i don't remember.
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#16
Another +1 for the Ultra. I picked one up for really cheap not too long ago and I think it rules for the type of tone you're going for, especially at the price point.
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#17
Quote by Stormzen
Another +1 for the Ultra. I picked one up for really cheap not too long ago and I think it rules for the type of tone you're going for, especially at the price point.


i almost picked one up too in the last month or so. sometimes cheaper amps can be fun. and they actually do sound pretty good. i would gig with one
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#18
Looks like im gonna buy this Ultra Plus then.

NAD coming soon then fingers crossed
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Squier std tele (modded to hell)

Engl Powerball
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Zilla Superfatboy 2x12 v30's

Pedals
#19
Is this the Ultra that's on the UK musicians Mart? If so I was looking at this head, haha.
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Fender Precision 1989 (CIJ Rosewood)
Fender Steve Harris (CIJ)
Lakland J Sonic 5
Epiphone Explorer
Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

Ashdown CTM 100
#20
Ultra plus off a Facebook page.
Still waiting for the guy to buy my jackson though. Hate it when people read your message and dont reply.. 15 hours now ive been waiting..
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15 Jackson SLATHX-m 3-7 Slime green
Squier std tele (modded to hell)

Engl Powerball
Laney Ironheart 60h
Zilla Superfatboy 2x12 v30's

Pedals