#1
I saved up about €800 to buy a new amp, but I really have no clue which one i want to buy, I would prefer a combo amp with enough watt for a large gig (like 50 watts). It has to have a very heavy distorted sound too. I only play hard rock with my band. I really like Limb Bizkit, the Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Metallica, System of a Down, Muse, Korn,...
So... Any suggestions? Help is much appreciated!
#4
Look at a used Mesa. Like a Mark V. Or even the Mark V:25
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#5
You should be able to find a new Blackstar HT Metal amp in your price range. That should get the job done just fine. They make a 60 watt 2x12 that should be perfect.
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You should be able to find a new Blackstar HT Metal amp in your price range. That should get the job done just fine. They make a 60 watt 2x12 that should be perfect.

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#7
You can get a Bugera 333 Infinium XL for 550 bucks. It's a tube amp and you can use EL34's or 6L6's, the distortion is perfect. My lead channel is set on one for gain and it is monstrous sounding, same with my crunch channel. The cleans are smooth and it has built in reverb for separate channels and it also has a boost/FX loop. I mainly play thrash and groove metal but I've also played stuff like Kings Of Leon, Linkin Park, Down, Motionless In White, Band Of Horses, and tons more random genres. It's 120 watts and you can get a cab for $350 so it's right in your budget. No sense in spending all your money at once, either.
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Look at a used Mesa. Like a Mark V. Or even the Mark V:25


he can't even look at a MK V for that price in europe. kinda doubt there are many used mini's over there yet either. good amps but probably out of his price range.

the Marshall wil be good but you may also want to look at Laney as well.
#10
I'd suggest a Laney IRT with that price range. New or used. Would suggest a 60w head and a nice 2x12, the IRT cab speakers are okay.. but could be a lot better.
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jet city is probably worth a look in europe (thomann), they're hard to beat for the price, but they're always out of stock of the combos for some reason
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I saved up about €800 to buy a new amp, but I really have no clue which one i want to buy, I would prefer a combo amp with enough watt for a large gig (like 50 watts). It has to have a very heavy distorted sound too. I only play hard rock with my band. I really like Limb Bizkit, the Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Metallica, System of a Down, Muse, Korn,...
So... Any suggestions? Help is much appreciated!

Used mesa boogie rectoverb combo, peavy 5150 combo, evh 5150 III combo. I dont know how hard it is to find mesas over there, but If you can find a rectoverb/tremoverb combo Id go for it. The Ironheart stuff from laney is good too.
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#13
Any Mesa Rectifier combo you can find
Peavey JSX
Jet City JCA5012C
Peavey 6505+ 112 might do. Try it first.
Laney Ironheart of some sort might do. Try first.
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Any Mesa Rectifier combo you can find
Peavey JSX
Jet City JCA5012C
Peavey 6505+ 112 might do. Try it first.
Laney Ironheart of some sort might do. Try first.


IMO this is the best advice here.
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