#1
Ok I have been looking at some amps lately, I have 800 Dollars to spend. What would be best for genres such as rock or metal? I wouldnt mind a decent clean tone either....
#2
Need just a little more information.


Budget? - What is practical for you and what is your limit?

Genres? - What style do you play mostly, fav guitarists, do you need cleans, etc?

New or Used? - Lots of great amps out there used, especially in a down economy.

Home or Gig? - Also important. Maybe you do both. Jamming with a drummer can be considered 'gigging' but you won't have a PA etc.

Closest City? - We aren't here to stalk you but we need to know where you are in the world roughly and we can help further if we know what city you are in (ie craigslist, local shops, Guitar Center used section, etc)

Current Gear? - Also good for us to know.
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#4
Rock and metal is bit vague. Some bands would help
Gibson SG Standard
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Cort Explorer
Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
Squire Tele
Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

Will fly for food. Call me Dylan
#6
Okay, roughly where are you located?
Gibson SG Standard
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Cort Explorer
Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
Squire Tele
Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

Will fly for food. Call me Dylan
#8
Get an used 5150.
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#9
It's like getting blood from a stone.

You want our help, answering the questions that we ask of you without having to ask 3 times might just help you, yea?

5150 would be a good choice.
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#10
Budget? - What is practical for you and what is your limit?

Genres? - What style do you play mostly, fav guitarists, do you need cleans, etc?

New or Used? - Lots of great amps out there used, especially in a down economy.

Home or Gig? - Also important. Maybe you do both. Jamming with a drummer can be considered 'gigging' but you won't have a PA etc.

Closest City? - We aren't here to stalk you but we need to know where you are in the world roughly and we can help further if we know what city you are in (ie craigslist, local shops, Guitar Center used section, etc)

Current Gear? - Also good for us to know.


Still waiting for all of this info
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#11
Are we reading the same thread? A 5150 would be a HORRIBLE choice for what OP said he likes.

Get a Marshall JCM2000 DSL50 or DSL100 (the 100s are a lot more common and usually a lot cheaper).

They're pretty cheap, if you can stretch your budget just a little you can also get a Marhsall 1960 cab (they typically run about $350, if the seller is pricing them realistically anyway).
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#12
A Peavey 5150 is horrible for metal? Since when?
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Last edited by Mephaphil at Mar 17, 2014,
#13
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A Peavey 5150 is horrible for metal? Since when?

5150 is likely a bit modern for the bands he named. And I think the lack of cleans may be a problem. I vote marshall
#14
I vote against the 5150 for those tones as well plus the lack/difficulty to get a clean tone. I've seen Jet City recommended for this style lately.
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#15
i think some people are sarcastic anid some are missing it.

no 6505's for you IMO

DSL's aren't bad amps. i would get the 100 and pull a pair of tubes out (outer two OR inner tubes. set the ohms a set lower. plug and chug. you have 50 watts to play with as well as 100 watts. not a big difference, but keeps options more open.
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#16
You could get a brand new Blackstar HT20 or HT40 (depending on how loud you need to go) combo for less than $800. Head plus cab would push $800. The cleans on these are really nice. The overdrive channel can get a little messy with really high gain but for the bands you mentioned a nice Marshallish cruch tone should work (which this amp does well). These also have a emulated out which works well going to a PA... something Marshall doesn't offer.

If you're close to Guitar Center they usually have plenty to try out. Try every Marshall, Blackstar, Peavey, and anything else in your budget.
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Last edited by demonhellcat at Mar 18, 2014,
#17
Quote by Mephaphil
A Peavey 5150 is horrible for metal? Since when?


Since TS considers this:

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Queen, Motley Crue, Van Halen, Metallica, Led Zepplin etc...


metal.


This is one of the best examples I've ever seen why we need the actual bands the TS wants to sound like, instead of genres (which are useless).
Spin 'round carousel when your horse isn't screwed in.

My band:
Fractured Instinct
(For fans of Death/Groove/Prog Metal)

Ibanez RGA42E
Ibanez S420
LTD H-301
Ibanez RG520
Peavey Predator USA
Douglas Grendel 725
Line 6 Pod HD500X
#18
Hi I am brand new to this forum and I was wondering if anyone had and suggestions on tube mixing I plan on using the tung-sol a7x but it has high end treble fizzle any idea of what tube model I could use to ballance that out to have good tight lows and keep the highs clear and defined