#1
Hello, I recently bought a shecter Synyster Gates Custom S guitar and was wondering what the best amp, preferably 500$ or less would be. Any help is greatly appreciated and feel free to leave some amp tips for a beginner
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#3
Don't know what you play, but I just ordered VHT Special 6 about 5 minutes  ago.
Dean Icon PZ
Line 6 Variax 700
Dean V-Wing
Dean ML 79 SilverBurst
MXR M 108
H2O Chorus/Echo
Valve Junior (V3 Head/Cab and Combo)
VHT Special 6
Phonic 620 Power Pod PA
Wampler Super Plextortion
Line 6 Pod HD
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#4
What style music are you playing? Where are you located? What environment are you playing in? Are you looking for a combo or a head and cab?
#5
if you are thinking band and presumably playing A7X type stuff then perhaps a used Peavey 6505 combo would be the ticket. as mentioned more info is needed to get you a solid answer. 
#6
Sinister Gates has to be something like a 6505, try the EVH 5150 III lunchbox or the 6505mh, unless you need the full power. A 1x12 or 2x12 cab would do, look at the Eminence loaded Jet City cabs or the manufacturer's pairing.

This thread discusses both of the amps I suggested:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1715164
#7
6505+ 112"s are in range used in budget.
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#8
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Sinister Gates has to be something like a 6505, try the EVH 5150 III lunchbox or the 6505mh, unless you need the full power. A 1x12 or 2x12 cab would do, look at the Eminence loaded Jet City cabs or the manufacturer's pairing.

This thread discusses both of the amps I suggested:
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1715164


these days he uses a Schecter made sig amp. very pricey.
#10
there is no way in hell i would buy a schecter amp. i don't care.
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#11
trashedlostfdup you're not a proper A7X fanboi, their following usually eats out of the palm of their hand, so they can chuck those expensive junkers to their fans. Once they buy them and don't get Synyster's sound, they get mad
It happened on another forum.
#12
diabolical haha. funny shit.

can't be worse than dean's "dime amps". 
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#13
jet city 5012c, have the best of both worlds bud. money left for a boost.
Ibanez Rg 321mh
Squier Classic Vibe 1970s Precision Bass
Guitar Rig 5
Presonus Audiobox
Behringer Truth B2030A
#15
no jams:  tabletop or amplug 
jamming: combo, anything over 30 tube watts 
gigs: buy a sick overdrive and rent till you get closer to 1k
you are God:  MG spider xxiv
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#16
There's been some good suggestions above, but I want to add that on a budget a Jet City JCA, Peavey Ultra, JSX, or XXX would get the job done. The Ultra is a deadly amp that can be picked up for really cheap.
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
#17
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There's been some good suggestions above, but I want to add that on a budget a Jet City JCA, Peavey Ultra, JSX, or XXX would get the job done. The Ultra is a deadly amp that can be picked up for really cheap.


+1 the ultras are a little harder to find though and have gone up in price. JSXs are great and in budget. XXXs aren't bad either to be honest but I would go JSX over an XXX any day of the week.
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#18
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+1 the ultras are a little harder to find though and have gone up in price. JSXs are great and in budget. XXXs aren't bad either to be honest but I would go JSX over an XXX any day of the week.

Yeah I guess it was probably about 3 years ago that I bought my Ultra. Got it for $200 CAD if i remember right. I also owned the 5150iii and XXX for a while. I preferred the Ultra over the XXX, but they were similar. While the EVH was a sick amp, I ended up getting rid of it and the XXX. For how much it cost, I couldn't justify keeping it around. Especially when I have my Jubilee 2525, JCA50 and Ultra, that cost me about half of what I sold the EVH for I've also been on a vintage fender kick lately lol
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
#19
Quote by trashedlostfdup
+1 the ultras are a little harder to find though and have gone up in price. JSXs are great and in budget. XXXs aren't bad either to be honest but I would go JSX over an XXX any day of the week.



JSXs are getting scarce though. Last time I checked GC, there weren't any in stock. Nationwide. 
#20
JSX's pop up pretty regularly if you're patient.  Much more than the later version (XXX II).  I rarely see an Ultra on GC, but see them a few times a year on CL.  I agree that I would probably take a JSX over a XXX.  I wish they had made JSX 112, but I love my little XXX Super40 especially matched with a V30 112 ext cab. 

Or a VTM ... a VTM would be wicked ... but people want stupid money for them.  I don't think I've used the work "Wicked" since high school ..  Hello class of '99!
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#21
Quote by red.guitar
Yeah I guess it was probably about 3 years ago that I bought my Ultra. Got it for $200 CAD if i remember right. I also owned the 5150iii and XXX for a while. I preferred the Ultra over the XXX, but they were similar. While the EVH was a sick amp, I ended up getting rid of it and the XXX. For how much it cost, I couldn't justify keeping it around. Especially when I have my Jubilee 2525, JCA50 and Ultra, that cost me about half of what I sold the EVH for I've also been on a vintage fender kick lately lol

i guess that there are just going to be less and less of them. last year i paid about $300 for my JSX head, footswitch, and a head cover.
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JSXs are getting scarce though. Last time I checked GC, there weren't any in stock. Nationwide. 

again, yes they are too. but there are some out there.
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#22
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Don't know what you play, but I just ordered VHT Special 6 about 5 minutes  ago.

you scott58 have class. my VHT is legit the best sounding amp I've ever owned. i get compliments on it all the time.
i did change the 6v6 tube to a GT 5881 but thats personal preference for tone.

So this
but the ultra if you want high gain.
VHT Special 6 ultra
TC HOF Reverb
Line 6 DL4
EHX OD Glove
Fender standard Tele
Ibanez Rga121
Taylor GA 214E
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