#1
Before i begin, excuse me if i typelikethis, the spacebaron this keyboard is mucked up lol.

Basically, my friends band are gettinga tadgood, and my mate wants to upgrade his gear. He currently runs a roland cube 60 through an AVT cabinet.
He says he is going to getthe AVT150 head, lolz. I know it isnt my place to intervine but he says posting a threadis all cool with him.

Are there any reccomendations better than the AVT? because i know that it isntthe greatest of heads, especially notat high volumes. ive reccomended engl but he isnt sosure.
His band got a grant off the council last year of £1000(about $1,931.58 according to xe.com)and he reackons he couldget similar money again, he also hasa bit of cash saved up, but im not sure how much, and for good reason lol.

Hisband plays kinda, metalcore/thrash/screamo heavy hard riffs so yeah suggest away....

p.s he wasgoing to get the XXX but for some reason changed his mind lol

Thanks
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AVT is plenty fine. But how did they get a grant?


No it's not, it's a terrible amp, tell him to try out a Peavey 5150 or 6160. Also Engl are supposed to be great high gain amps
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His band got a grant off the council last year of £1000


how? and why?

but yes there are much better amps for that money. I'm not really sure about amps for those kinda genres though so i will let someone more knowledgeable reccommend something to you.

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AVT is plenty fine. But how did they get a grant?


Yea, how did he get a grant and form what council?
#6
Tell him to get the XXX. First off, the gain channel on that thing(Marshall) isn't too great, nor will it do the genres you're proposing. The clean is passable, that's the only redeeming thing about that amplifier line.
#7
Why the hell would he go from an XXX to an AVT. Tell him to go with the XXX or for like 100 bucks more the 6505.
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#8
Tell him to get the XXX, a JSX, a 6505, an ENGL or a Mesa.

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#9
lmao thanks, he's definitly moved on from the AVT now.

What ENGL's would do these genres justice? and when i get my 6505 i'll let him have a play to see if i can sway him haha
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#10
I'd try to avoid Peavey and Mesa as greendayguitar suggested. Altho they make very good amps, they're not good value in the UK compared to in the US. Unless you're in love with the sound they produce, you can get more for your money elsewhere.

For what you play I'd probably look into ENGL, maybe used to get more for your money. I can't think of any other high-gain amps within your budget off the top of my head tho. I'm sure others will contribute though.
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#12
ok cheers people- any ENGL heads in particular?
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#13
engl fireball/blackmore or laney vh100r. he'll want to change the cab too.
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