#1
hey guys want a stack for metal music n **** would not have a clue where to start though in stacks. i was thinking somthing in marshall but i honestly wouldent no i like zakk wyldes tone if u guys no anything similer
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#2
Well, you were probably thinking about a Marshall MG or AVT, and that wouldn't get you Zakk Wylde's sound at all. He uses JCM800s, I think. Also, you'll find that a 30 watt valve combo is all that you need. Stacks are not really necessary.

How much do you have to spend on the amp?
#3
kind of probly keep it under 2000 or 1500, i like the sounds that the zakk wylde mini stack offers is there anything with them sounds but in a stack
#4
The Zakk Wylde mini stack is just a Marshall MG with his name on it. The tone isn't great, and for $1500-2000 (I'm assuming it's US dollars?) you can get something a lot better than that.

Maybe you could look for a used JCM800 and put something in front to boost it? Or, if you want to play lots of heavy metal and stuff, look into a Peavey 5150 or something like that. Should have plenty of gain.

And remember, you don't need a stack - a combo will suffice, and will mean that you can get more for your money.
#5
I stand by my usual statement, ENGL will rock your world when it comes to metal music. Never tried anything like them.
#6
Quote by Denthúl
The Zakk Wylde mini stack is just a Marshall MG with his name on it. The tone isn't great, and for $1500-2000 (I'm assuming it's US dollars?) you can get something a lot better than that.

Maybe you could look for a used JCM800 and put something in front to boost it? Or, if you want to play lots of heavy metal and stuff, look into a Peavey 5150 or something like that. Should have plenty of gain.

And remember, you don't need a stack - a combo will suffice, and will mean that you can get more for your money.


Actually, The ZW Mini-Stack is quite a bit better than the Standard MG. But, it's still not that great and it's overpriced. For that kind of money, he sure as hell can get something a lot better than that.

+1 for JCM800(that's what Zakk uses) and 5150(great, as well).

I prefer combos in the low wattage range. But, when it gets up to 50W and above, I prefer stacks. Combos start to get really heavy at that point.

^Also, ENGLs are great(especially if you live in England or Florida).

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#7
^ Yeah. I don't really see much of a need to go over 30 watts, really. Even if the TS is gigging, it's plenty. A nice little 1x12 would be fine, and for that amount of money there's a lot available.
#8
I got myself a Marshall JCM800 100 watt head some time ago. But I dont need it - its far too loud. Nowadays PAs are so much more prevalent and decent quality that all I need is a Marshall 30 watt, gets a great tone, is loud enough for most bars/pubs anyway and I can actually use it in my house as well as at a gig.