#1
Are there any amps under 600 that can manage to get a crunchy distortion?
I'm talking about something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94b9kCCYkI4 (2:10 and after)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq1kfpnJiV4

I did research into what the guitarists of that band used but I'll never be able to afford what they used lol. I'll list it here anyway so maybe you guys can suggest a similar sounding amp:

hide(lead guitarist w/ the mockingbird)
hiwatt dr-103
engl savage 120
pata (the dude w/ the les paul)
Marshall 1959 Custom
Marshall 1965 Lead&Bass
hiwatt dr-103

there setup is actually listed here: http://www.effector-mania.com/kenkyu_2.htm (hide from x japan and pata from x japan)

Any help would be appreciated because right now my amp is worthless and I plug directly into my computer to use amp simulation programs, lol.
Thanks in advance
#2
Haha, I read Hide and was like ":O X Japan" Kurenai is a tune.

Anywho, crunch is really the voice of Britain. A vintage voiced English valve amp is crunchtacular. Looking for a used Marshall or Orange, but more likely is a Laney. They are pretty damned cheap

The LC15/30 are really nice amps for the money.
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#3
Quote by Kurapica
Haha, I read Hide and was like ":O X Japan" Kurenai is a tune.

Anywho, crunch is really the voice of Britain. A vintage voiced English valve amp is crunchtacular. Looking for a used Marshall or Orange, but more likely is a Laney. They are pretty damned cheap

The LC15/30 are really nice amps for the money.

I don't think I could get or try a laney (because I'm in the USA). Are there any other amps with this type of sound?
and yeah, X Japan is awesome and Kurenai is actually the first song I've learned entirely.
#5
you might be able to get a marshall JCM 900 head for that much, don't know about the combos though, but combos are for pussies.
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#6
^If I didn't know any better I'd say you were serious about the combo thing.

But on topic, you can find used JCM 800 heads and combos on ebay for under $600 all the time, so check it out. And if I remember right, the Orange Tiny Terror head is $550, but you need a cab (it sounds best with an Orange cab )