I need a good metal amp that will give me great tones with a distortion pedal. I am looking to get the sound of, lamb of god, early metallica, Opeth, led zeppelin, RHCP, SOAD. Those are just a few but something along those lines. Bugdet is 600 dollars, needs to be pretty loud.
get a metal/heay distortion pedal..cheaper and works good.
Uh... used Peavey XXX or 5150 combos go around that price I think. You wouldnt need a distorion pedal with those though
For 600 you'll be hard pressed to find something really good. For those tones you'd be needing a JCM 800 (vintage or reissue) or a Mesa Triple recto. Used 5150 is a nice suggestion there.
I was thinking about a randall rh300g3 with a b52 at series cabinet.
the randall is solid state, if your spending that much, get something tube, an used jcm would do the job i think (since you want classic rock also)
Actually the new Randall G3 series are supposed to be reallly good. I'd look into that.