#1
My budget is around 1500 maybe 1600 and Im willing to buy used. Im really looking for something that can pull off vintage 80 sounds. JCM800 or JCM900 SLX? I was also looking at a JVM410H but people say they sound to modern. I dont have anywhere to try out these amps sadly. I just need something that screams and sounds something like megadeths first albums. I also play death metal but i can use pedals. primarily looking for thrash sounds. thanks!
#2
Grab the SL/X. Beastly amp.
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#3
Depends on what JCM800 it is. If it's a 2203 then it's a tough decision, both are phenomenal.

I'd take the SL/X.
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Look into Mesa dual and triple recto.
For thrash?
You sure?

I'd take the JCM800 plus a serious boost or the SLX.
Well I'd think about the serious boost even with the SLX.
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#6
Just to throw another option out there, aside from the 800, a few thrash bands used the Mark IIC+ in the 80s.

You could probably find a used Mark V and use the Mark IIC+ preamp for $1600-1700. And then you'll have a wide variety of sounds on top of that. And you'll also have a good brit type crunch on channel 2.
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#7
I don't know what a Soldano SLO goes for in your area, but that would be a cool option as well, in my opinion.
#8
Don't really know if it'd do thrash that well.
Anyway gimme a call next time you see an SLO for $1600.
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#9
SLX for sure. Thrash guys all boost the shit out of their 800s. The SLX is a monster on its own.
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Don't really know if it'd do thrash that well.
Anyway gimme a call next time you see an SLO for $1600.


I'd happily use an SLO for thrash. And I said I didn't know pricing in his area. I saw one selling for around 1600 euros here not too long ago, hence my suggestion.
#12
The SL-X is a freaking monster. Get it, I loved mine. It will thrash and much, much more.
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For thrash?
You sure?

I'd take the JCM800 plus a serious boost or the SLX.
Well I'd think about the serious boost even with the SLX.



Why not? Quite a few local bands around here use the Dual for thrash and it sounds great. You don't always have to put the gain at 11

Wasn't Jet City Soldano cloen on the cheap? Maybe one of these will be like the SLO?
I'd be all over an SLO if I could get hands on one.

How 'bout Laney TT series or one of the Toni Iommi heads? That should work well.

BTW I have an old Laney AOR 50 that does Metallica "Kill 'Em All" tones on my Ibanez S405 with X2N pickup and with Sparkle Drive in front.
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#14
The SL-X is a beast. If you're in America, my favorite hot rod Marshall is the Splawn Quickrod. The Nitro if you want something a little more modern.
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Why not? Quite a few local bands around here use the Dual for thrash and it sounds great. You don't always have to put the gain at 11
Dunnow, I can't put the things together in my head, but if it actually sound good, I stand corrected.
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Wasn't Jet City Soldano cloen on the cheap? Maybe one of these will be like the SLO?
Soldano Hot Rods, the SLO's bigger and meaner.
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I'd be all over an SLO if I could get hands on one.
Me too, especially for 1600 bucks, but I still don't think it'd be ideal for thrash

Though again, that's just me, if the thing does the job who cares about what a spambot thinks
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#16
I've gotten some pretty good thrash tones out of a Recto, but I don't think it would be my first choice. Too loose.
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