#1
ok max £600 i play metal and classic rock i own an ep lp and am gunna buy a ibanez sa120 i was lookin at either the TSL60 head of the JCM800 which do u think could u also suggest the tubes i fit it with or another amp that does metal well i pref want a half stack
#2
first of all dont get the sa120, it sucks. Downgrade from the Epi LP.

THe TSL sucks in the Classic rock department and the JCM800 isn't good for post 80's metal.
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#3
was onli gettin the sa120 as a backup cheap guitar all the reviews say the tsl is brill for Classic rock i mean like led zepp and pink floyd and proper gnr but i mostly play metal
#4
the tsl 100 will do classic rock just fine. put a tube screamer infront of the lead channel and its pretty good for metal too
#7
whats an example of a good one and how much am i lookin at cost wise
#10
^I would definately look into a more modern high-gain amp then and not a JCM800, I would even look to other brands such as Engl, mesa, etc.
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#14
if you can push that £600 to £700, take a look at an engl screamer and laney tt50c. Worth it in my opinion, but maybe not yours...
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#15
i played a mesa single recto and it kicked my ass at low volumes.
i cant imagine when its cranked.
me and you like the same bands so believe me when i tell you.
mesa rectos kick ass.
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#17
^ (a) no. you can get an f30 for about £800-£900 if you shop around (new).

(b) have you tried any other boutique high gain amps? Mesa are nice, but very dear for what they are over here (they're about twice what they go for in the USA, for example)- if you're willing to buy european-made amps (or heck, even a USA-made genz benz), you can get a lot more for the same, or even quite a bit less, money, in my opinion.

Unless you only want the mesa tone.
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#18
I tried a TSL100 recently, wasn't hugely impressed to be honest. Sounded like it would be okay for modern rock and maybe some metal, but even still, I'd look around.
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#19
i would like a mesa tone but as u say they are really expenisive and even £800 is probably too much how is the mode 4 for metal and classic rock i played one in a shop and sounded pretty decent to me but i would like to have a tube/valve amp reli
#20
check out some ENGL and laney amps like dave suggested. if you can get a genz benz el diablo that would be kick ass aswell.
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