Well after some thinking I decided to pass on the digital effects pedal and buy an a head/cab that suits my playing style. I am leaning towards the Randall amps and in particular the RX150DHS. It seems that these amps are well suited for metal which I play mostly.

It seems like a solid amp, enough power, some effects, and at a reasonble price. My budget is around $700-800 which this suits nicely.

Just wondering if anyone has some experience with this amp or can suggest any other alternatives in this price range and playing style. Thanks.
i play metal like metallica, pantera, trivium, all that remains. Would the 5150 and windsor give some good tone for that or is the randall a good choice?
5150 if you don't mind spending some more for a cab.
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