#1
ok heres the deal i am in the market for a serious amp suited for metal but I am stuck between
marshall mode four
krank krankenstein
or the fender mh 500 metalhead

any suggestions?
#2
(Although I've not tried, but) I've heard people say that all them amps are absolutely terrible.

Look at some Mesa's too.
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#3
Marshalls are very good, but that is my opinion
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#4
^And that's a very general opinion, which Marshalls?
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#5
of those three amps, i would choose the krankenstein. the fender will either sound not heavy enough or sound to digitized, and the marshall mode 4 is overrated big time. the krankenstein is apparently able to produce dimebag-level distortion without the aid of a pedal.

if you really want a marshall, get one that's all tube, like the TSL series.
#7
dont get a mesa because it has the same gear as a marshall, and i know because i worked with a man who fixed amps and set up guitars for a living and we took one apart to find out what the big fuss was about, the only fuss is the badge, get a marshall its the same bloody amp but your not paying a mortgage just for the badge unlike a mesa
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#8
at dimebags dvd "That's The Fun I Have" you can see him playing on a Krank Amp...
Doesn't sound very good allthough...
If you really wanna have the krankenstein sound...buy an amp with a sweet clean channel and get the krankenstein fx-pedal (it features a 3-band-eq)
But if you like some high-dain sound and hard-distortion, you could also try an randall amp
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#9
thats what im looking for neck breaking distortion i have several models of crates that are pretty high end but have to run pedals I am trying to get an amp that will eliminate my huge line of pedals down to my few 3 or four from my dozen or so boxes and also project over drums bass etc
#10
Quote by mad-axe-man
dont get a mesa because it has the same gear as a marshall, and i know because i worked with a man who fixed amps and set up guitars for a living and we took one apart to find out what the big fuss was about, the only fuss is the badge, get a marshall its the same bloody amp but your not paying a mortgage just for the badge unlike a mesa

I doubt that....
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#11
The MH-500 is:

1. Solid-State. Wait a minute, a Solid-State Halfstack? Bound to sound like **** at all volumes.

2. 500 watts? You don't need that much power.

3. A Fender, usually going to have *OK* cleans but a crappy distortion channel.
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#12
Check out the Marshall JCM2000 DSL/TSL series, and the Peavey 6505/6505+ if you are after a metal tone the 6505/+ can handle it better than the Marshall's but they are darker toned.