#1
I'm wanting to get a half stack but can't decide on what to get. I'm leaning towards this ONE but thought I would get a second opinion. Don't want to spend to much money so I'm trying to find a nice cheap one.

I was also wanting to know of any good distortion pedals I should purchase. I play a lot of Killswitch Engage, Slipknot etc and want something similar to there sound. I'm purchasing the Seymour Duncan Blackout humbucker set as well.

My final question is strings. I can't find a nice pair of strings that I like... do you guys have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance
#2
1. D'addario 11's
2. Are you gigging, if so where and how often?
3. How much do you want to spend?
#3
As far as solid state, Randall is a good way to go for metal.. But if your budget is around 500, the best option would be to shop used on ebay or another similar site. It's recommended a lot, but a tube combo would be better than a 412 solid state. Volume and projection wise, they'll be about the same. Tonewise, tubes will be better. Another option, if you play a lot of other styles as well, would be a Zoom G9.2tt. They're 400 brand new, you could pick up a used keyboard amp and Zoom for about 500 probably. A modeller through a FRFR speaker produces much better results than MFX through a guitar amp. Some people love their MFX through a guitar amp, and aren't realizing the full potential of the MFX unit. They're also great for direct recording and silent practice. And, of course, versatility. The ability to make a sound then recall it later with just a stomp of your foot, priceless IMO.

As far as strings go, I like DR strings. Nice feel, good tone, long lasting. Elixirs are a bit pricey, and they're the only string brand I've ever broken while playing, but they feel really nice. I think they wear out faster than DRs, but different strings have different feel and "lastability" to everyone. :P
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#4
+1 for d'addario's for sure
as for distortion pedal, you gotta try a few...Boss are very popular, I love my Jackhammer cuz I can really fine tune the tone I get out of it...that amp looks decent for the price for sure

what kind of guitar are you rockin?

Epi Les Paul Std w/Duncans
ESP LTD EX260
Cry Baby From Hell
Marshall JH-1
EHX Metal Muff
MXR EVH Phase 90
Carl Martin Classic Chorus
EHX #1 Echo
Ibanez LU-20
Dunlop DCB-10
Crate V50112
Tascam US144


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#5
I have a 2001 Gibson Explorer that I just picked up yesterday... Was using a cheap Jackson before. I'm in a band but right now we aren't gigging. I want a nice amp setup but don't wanna spend more than 600 tops which isn't a lot but with Christmas coming up I have to save back some money.

Has anyone used the Seymour Duncan Blackout Humbuckers? I think i'm going to buy a set in the next few weeks. I think i'm going to try out DR strings as well... just to see how they play.

Still in the market for a nice distortion pedal.
#6
A used 5150 combo would blow you away, and you wouldn't need a Distortion pedal.
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