#1
Budget? - €1500-3000 is what I am aiming for. If there are significantly better options a few hundred above budget feel free to share them.

Genres? - Van Halen, Andy Timmons (A Night to Remember), Guns 'n Roses/Slash, John Mayer (Slow Dancing), Eric Clapton (I Shot the Sheriff, Live at River Plate), Robben Ford, Gary Moore, Metallica, KSE, ...

I'm aware it's impossible to do every guitarist in one amplifier, so feel free to suggest whatever comes to mind when seeing this list.

New or Used? - Either is fine. I can get about 10% discount on new items (off of Thomann prices).

Home or Gig? - As ridiculous as it sounds this will merely be for home use.

Closest City? - Brussels, Belgium.

Current Gear? - Fender USA Strat (HSS), Fender Hot Rod Deville 410. I will not be taking either with me, however, and will be replacing my guitar as well (not included in budget).

Hi guys, thanks for helping me out!

I will be moving out shortly, and will be replacing most of my gear. Versatility is a great bonus, although I am not too fussed if some aspects are less than stellar or if some pedals would be required (although if needed some suggestions are great). I haven't bought anything in years, so my knowledge of what's on the market is very much lacking.

The amps I have been thinking about:

Mesa Boogie Lonestar/ Mark V
Kemper
EVH 5150 III

Perhaps getting two different amps with a cabinet would be more efficient. Although I like versatility, I don't need 20 different blues tones and often return to a single tone I prefer. This means I look for settings I like instead of endlessly tweaking.

If you need any more information, I'll ty to answer as quickly as possible!
#2
Randall RM100 head and get some modules from www.salvationmaods.com or www.jadedfaithmods.com.

The 5150III and Mark V are the best choice out of what your already looking at
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
Last edited by Robbgnarly at Feb 14, 2016,
#4
Big vote for the Mark V from me, although with that one I'd consider the amount of volume you'd need. I have the 25 myself and it's plenty loud enough, but if you want more power (or prefer 6L6s over EL84s) then the 100 watt Mark V can do anything you want it to.
#5
Quote by frecebutmito
Peavey 6505? Also Mesa Boogie Mark V would be fine.

6505 isn't versatile enough, it would do the heavier styles though
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
#6
Quote by Robbgnarly
6505 isn't versatile enough, it would do the heavier styles though

I agree. The better bet would be the 5150 III. A lot of people think it is the same thing, and when it comes to the Peavey 5150, it is the same, but the new EVH 5150 III has three channels which makes it more versatile than the previous 5150 and 6505 counterparts.
Gibson Les Paul 60s Tribute
Jackson King V
Peavey Valveking 100
Ampeg VH140C
Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner
MXR ZW-44 Overdrive
Dunlop ZW-45 Wah
Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor
Digitech JamMan Solo XT
Peavey Vypyr VIP 1
#7
Quote by Nolasludge
I agree. The better bet would be the 5150 III. A lot of people think it is the same thing, and when it comes to the Peavey 5150, it is the same, but the new EVH 5150 III has three channels which makes it more versatile than the previous 5150 and 6505 counterparts.

well the 5150III has a very good clean channel, something the original 5150/5150ii didn't come close to
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
#8
^Yeah

The 5150iii would cover what you're looking to do, but since you're in AU, I'd have a look at a Randall RM and some mods.
Guitars:
PRS Custom 24
Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute
85' MIJ Strat
97' Snakepit Les Paul
LP Traditional 1960 Zebra
MIJ Tele
MIA Strat

Amps:
Silver Jubilee 2525
Peavey Ultra 112
Jet City JCA50H
66' Bassman
Pink Paisley Princeton RV
74' Vibro Champ
#9
I'd be looking at Engl and Diezel for that budget in Europe.
Guitars:
Jackson Kelly KE3 - MIJ (Distortion/Jazz)
Jackson DKMGT Dinky (EMG 81/85)
ESP E-II Eclipse Custom (JB/'59)
ESP LTD EC-1001FR (EMG 81/60)
Fender MIM Strat

Amps:
Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier Roadster 212
Laney IronHeart IRT-Studio
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey ReValver Amp Sims
TOOOO many T.C. Electronic Pedals. . .
#10
Sounds to me like a Marshall JVM or DSL2000, which might need some help from an overdrive in front for more aggressive tones. Gary Moore toured with JCM2000, it will cover the GnR and Metallica sounds and the more mellow blues tones you're after. Same thing pretty much with the JVM, although it is tuned a bit more differently:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/marshall_jvm410h.htm

Egnater Tweaker would probably cover these bases but maybe not do so well on the high gain tones, the 40 or 80 watt should work with overdrive OK but won't be optimal for the KsE high gain stuff, but will cover all else.
http://www.thomann.de/gb/egnater_tube_guitar_heads.html

The Egnater Armaggedon would probably be closer for the high gain stuff but not sure how it will do on the lower gain stuff as I haven't tried it.

I think there was an Engl amp that was tamer, maybe the Ritchie Blackmore sig or the Retro head?
http://www.thomann.de/gb/engl_tube_guitar_heads.html

Orange Rockerverb would also work great but would need overdrive for the higher gain sounds:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/orange_rockerverb_50h_mkiii.htm

If you don't need all the power, you can go for 20-40 watt heads and do just as well, most likely in EU clubs a 40 watter would be more than enough from what I've seen.

DSL2000 50 0r 100 watt head second hand with 2x12 Harley Benton Celestion loaded cab
http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_g212_vintage.htm
will probably be the best deal out of the lot.
#11
Quote by Robbgnarly
Randall RM100 head and get some modules from www.salvationmaods.com or www.jadedfaithmods.com.
This if you can find one in Europe.


And just to correct the links:
http://salvationaudio.com/index.php?page=modifications
http://www.jadedfaithmods.com/mts-mods.html
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
Last edited by Cathbard at Feb 14, 2016,