#1
alright here are my tastes.... i like to play a lot of rock like zeppelin, chili peppers, gnr, acdc and such. and i also like to play a little metal like metallica. im curious to what i should buy.

i've been told so much about mesa boogies and to buy a dual rec, but i havent got a chance to play around with it. so im curious if a duel rec can produce mainly rock sounds like the bands i listed.

secondly, alot of the bands i like have marshalls, but these marshalls i've noticed are the old style and i wouldnt be able to get one. I would rather have some warrenty on them in case they something happens. i dont know if any of the newer marshalls can produce tones like chili peppers or gnr.

overall what type of head should i get, something newer from marshall or something newer from mesa boogie? and please give some reasons.

also i think i'll be spending around $1500 canadian. is it worth it to spend the extra money to buy brand new to get a warrenty.. or will the money saved outweigh the risk or something happenin?

i could really use some input on this and i'd appreciate some honest replies.

thanks
#2
You should be able to get a dual rec or maybe a JCM2000 from Marshall. Both should be fine for you, but the dual rec is going to have more gain to it.
#3
get a marshall dsl 401. and an overdrive.
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#4
get a tube powered marshall and you will get the tone of those bands you like.
#5
A DSL would be good. A mesa might not have the classic marshall sound you want for zeppelin and AC/DC, and the marshall clean for RHCP will obviously be easier to get out of the marshall. The mesa is just too modern sounding for most of the bands you mentioned.
#7
you can still get new re-issue Marshalls if you're worried about a warranty. Like said, any of the all tube Marshalls should get you pretty close to what you're after. If I were going Mesa, I would probably go for the Mark IV instead of the Rectifier, for the stuff you listed anyway. Personaly, I would go used for amps, but I also can do a lot of repairs myself, so a warranty might be nice if you're not familiar with amps innerds. With tube amps, the tubes are what take a lot of the beating, a good OT should last many years if it wasn't consistently abused or connected wrong. Filter caps have a lifespan of approx 15-20 years, so unless it's very old, you probably don't need to worry about them. With any used amp, you're going to want to take it to a tech for a good once over though.
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#8
JCM800 head and cab would be PERFECT
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#9
thanks for the input guys.

looks like marshall seems to be the side i should be lookin more into.

i at first was going to look more into them but a buddy of mine has a single rectifier and keeps tellin me to get a mesa and that marshalls are no good anymore.

also, with the marshall... would i have to CRANK them just to get some good sound out of them? i want to be able to play a lower volumes to save my ear drums and not have to be told to keep it down when i practice.

i could use more suggestions on which specific amp. and if anyone has some sound clips of these amps, i would appreciate it.

thanks again.
#10
i dont know what that is in USD equivilant.
But ya, JCM 800 all the way. And for the metallica just grab an overdrive like a tubescreamer or something similar to boost it.
If you get the head, and then dont have much cash left, go with either an Avatar or a Behringer cab (the one with jensens in it). Both are pretty decent for the price.
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