#1
I'm looking to upgrade my small Vox practice amp...but not seriously dent my wallet. Like the title says $400 preferably, but it can be extended to a $600 max. I play a lot of metal, but would like good cleans as well. I was thinking maybe one of these.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Randall-RX120DHS-120W-Half-Stack-Guitar-Amp-with-4x12-Cabinet?sku=481269

I'm not really into buying used, as there aren't many places to find used gear around where I live, and I don't care for buying off ebay. Also, the only guitar stores near me carry ibanez, vox, and marshall amps, so trying anything other than those is out of the question.

Any suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks.
#2
Dude try craigslist. You can get so much more for your money and score crazy deals. For example I bought a Marshall JCM 900 head plus 2x12 cab for $500 CDN.

Try looking for a used Peavey 5150, XXX or Ultra.

If you still insist....

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/B52-60Watt-1x12-Tube-Combo?sku=480046

The B 52 is the better one out of the two.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
-Jimi Hendrix
#3
Used 5150 is your best bet BY FAR.

They cost well over a thousand new, but you can find them for around $400 used for some odd reason.
#4
I would love to have a 5150, but haven't had any success finding one without ebay : ( That B-52 looks pretty nice as well. Hmm...I didn't know about craigslist. I just found a Marshall JCM 900 2x12 combo for $600...kind of ironic.
#5
Quote by garden of grey
Used 5150 is your best bet BY FAR.

They cost well over a thousand new, but you can find them for around $400 used for some odd reason.


oh for some reason as soon as u take summt out of it's box it becomes less than half it's value as new. (i mean y'know, fair enuf if it's a condom or summt but it just seems silly for an amp.)
EH


"Show me war; show me pestilence; show me the blood-red hands of retribution..."
#6
B-52 AT 112

or

Randall RG50TC

Recognized by the Official EG/GG&A Who To Listen To List 2008
Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#7
Quote by Beware!Criminal
I would love to have a 5150, but haven't had any success finding one without ebay : ( That B-52 looks pretty nice as well. Hmm...I didn't know about craigslist. I just found a Marshall JCM 900 2x12 combo for $600...kind of ironic.


haha sweet man!

But it also depends on the type of metal you're playing.

like the JCM 900 Hi gain Dual reverb(I have it) is good for thrash, and traditional metal, but needs a boost for modern metal at lower volumes. It sound more gainy and metal the more you crank it though.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
-Jimi Hendrix
#8
I'm mostly into melodic death... stuff like Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Children of Bodom (not neccasarily melo-death) Carcass, At The Gates, and In Flames.. but I listen to all kinds of metal. Is there anywhere I can hear some sound clips from the B-52's?
#9
that's a really low budget for a solid metal amp... if i were you i'd save up a little bit longer and go for something else. but, if you aren't willing to... a 5150 i guess.
#10
Well, I've been saving since last summer lol...I'm just a teenager, so I don't get a too much money, just from the odd things like babysitting, lawn mowing, etc. This summer I'm getting a job though...so maybe my budget will increase. This might be a dumb question, but would there be that much difference in a $600-$700 amp than a $1000 amp?
#12
The B-52 might be your best bet. But, I would also look into the newer Randalls. The RG100G3 2x12 has Celestions in it and a tube pre-amp. Also, Randalls are made for metal. Here is tha linkage:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Randall-RG100G3-G3-Series-Guitar-Combo-Amp-?sku=480336

Oh yeah, and this one:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/B52-60Watt-1x12-Tube-Combo?sku=480046

But, the Randall h/s that you picked out is also good. Saw a guy playing it live and completly over powered the AVT150 is bandmate had, also sounded a crap ton better.
Quote by LuthierofTexas
You have no experience with racks??? What kind of guy are you?
#13
^my Marshall owns your Traynor haha
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
-Jimi Hendrix
#15
I'm an old guy who still thinks of Hendrix and Steppenwolf when someone says metal. I think you would be better off with a tube amp. The Peavey Valveking 212 is in your price range so you may want to try one. Nothing wrong with the Randall. I have had bad experiences with B52 112 (got two of them and had to return one after the other.) I got the Valveking 112 and love it. Some of the metal players don't like them, though, and they know more about metal than I do. Try it anyway.