#1
Hey guys! I'm pretty torn as to what amp I want to buy, so I'm coming here for suggestions. What's an amp that will allow me to play Tool, Metallica, Animals As Leaders, and Stevie Ray Vaughn? I just really want a diverse tone and amp that's not gonna sound like crap. It doesn't matter to me if it's a half-stack or a combo. I also don't have all the money in the world to spend, so please stay to the non-expensive side of amps. Thanks.
#2
Any Marshall with a boost pedal.
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#3
what's your definition of "non-expensive"? And what currency?
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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
I would recommend something from Blackstar's ID TVP range. They have a selector switch which allows you to choose from 5 different valve models.
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what's your definition of "non-expensive"? And what currency?
Need this info. If you are on the really cheap end of things, a modeling amp would be your best bet. If you have a bit more $ to spend, what 8Len8 suggested (plus a few pedals) will get you those tones.
#6
Will Lane Non expenisve means anywhere from 500 down. I'm preferring a tube amp, so that's why is put non-expensive. Im in America, so it should be self explanatory that I use dollars.
#7
Plenty of used options at that price point. I use a Valve junior with a modeler and a few pedals and it gets me anywhere I want to go. If wattage isn't an issue there are a lot of low watt heads to be had for around $100. Hold some money back for a cab and tube change.
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#8
For $500 look for a used Peavey JSX head or a Carvin V3 (or V3M).
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
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#9
^ haven't tried the carvin but the peavey should work, yeah.
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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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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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#10
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What's an amp that will allow me to play Tool, Metallica, Animals As Leaders, and Stevie Ray Vaughn? I just really want a diverse tone and amp that's not gonna sound like crap. It doesn't matter to me if it's a half-stack or a combo. I also don't have all the money in the world to spend, so please stay to the non-expensive side of amps. Thanks.


You're going to want to be looking at used amps if you really want tubes and any measure of versatility. Most tube amps virtually demand pedals to produce a lot of the sounds you'll want, so you need to add several hundred to your budget in order to cover your bases.

At this point, the answer to your main question is probably to get a modeler of some kind and then tailor your output to your needs.

If you're playing at home with headphones, you need just the modeler (and most have enough FX built in to get you where you want to go in that regard). If you need some small-room-filling sound, a small powered monitor setup on speaker stands is the obvious choice. If you want to play out, then there are a variety of powered speakers (including some with tube power amps built in) that will work, and if you need to go even bigger, there are lightweight power amps and some serious PA-style speaker cabinets that will handle anything you need.
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Randall RM100
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


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