#1
I'm looking for a metal amp for about $1,500 to $1,700. I'm having a hard time making decisions. It's a lot of money for me to drop, so I want to know what I get is what I want. i was looking at a Dual Rectifier, but that's pretty stereotypical. I also saw a used Powerball for $1,500, but I dont like buying something I can't play. I really admire John Petrucci's tone, but I also dont really want a rediculous uber shooped mids sort of tone. Any suggestions?
#3
Get a 6505.
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If you could possibly stretch your budget to $1800, I reccomend the Mesa/Boogie Roadster.


Why a roadster? I'm looking for a head by the way. I believe that is a combo?

Edit: If you could, give reasons why you are suggesting an amp. What is the tone like?
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You were looking at a dual rec--it's a dual rec with--More channels, better cleans, more defined high gain, and reverb. Also, you love petrucci's tone, and it's a Roadking minus 2 EL34 powertubes that Petrucci may or may not use. He uses Roadkings, Mark IV's (which are 1900 new....also killer), and a Mesa Triaxis ....I think that's it.
#8
or come to think of it, the Peavey JSX (Satriani signature) is a great metal amp if you are willing to sacrifice good clean tones
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You were looking at a dual rec--it's a dual rec with--More channels, better cleans, more defined high gain, and reverb. Also, you love petrucci's tone, and it's a Roadking minus 2 EL34 powertubes that Petrucci may or may not use. He uses Roadkings, Mark IV's (which are 1900 new....also killer), and a Mesa Triaxis ....I think that's it.


Do they not make the roadster anymore? I don't see it on the site, only the road king.
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CARVIN V3 FTW and then spend 500 bucks on a nice cab or buy the cab that has v30's in them
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Possibly a Soldano Avenger. It's the same circuit as the SLO 100, but doesn't have the military-spec parts & DeYoung transformer. Wicked levels of gain & very articulate voicing. I think they're around $1600-$1700 US.
You couldn't go wrong w/ a Mesa Mark IV either, but it's not as metal-ly as a Soldano.
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or come to think of it, the Peavey JSX (Satriani signature) is a great metal amp if you are willing to sacrifice good clean tones


have you ever played one? i actually like the clean tone it has
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#14
The Roadster seems neat. DaveMc also recomended an avenger, but i have no way of playing one. Carvin seems interesting.
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or come to think of it, the Peavey JSX (Satriani signature) is a great metal amp if you are willing to sacrifice good clean tones


What? The JSX has pretty nice cleans!
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#17
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I really admire John Petrucci's tone


Petrucci's rig has constantly changed over the years. Which album has the tone you like/want most?
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CARVIN V3 FTW and then spend 500 bucks on a nice cab or buy the cab that has v30's in them

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Petrucci's rig has constantly changed over the years. Which album has the tone you like/want most?


Well if the roadster is anything like the road king, that should cover all his tones, because he used those live for awhile, or I could always get a mark IV. But if I had to choose, it'd probably be a more modern tone.

What kind of tone does the carvin get?
#20
My first choice would be the Soldano Avenger (actually, my first choice would be the Soldano SLO, but that thing's $3,400!). Or, if you don't mind waiting, the Mako (both, about $1,700 USD). Or just get the Engl. Personally, I would love to demo an Engl and compare it with an Avenger in the same room (I know, pretty difficult to do).
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#21
Comparing the roadster and roadking--basically, the biggest difference is that with the Rk, you can select eiter 2x6l6, 4x6l6, 2x6l6+2xEl34, 4x6l6+2xel34, or 2xel34. The roadster doesn't have both tubes at once (set the bias for one or the other), so you can just select 50 or 100 watts. I believe that there may also be some difference in the effect loops as well, but the overall tone is quite similar.
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What kind of tone does the carvin get?

What can't it get? Gets my vote for most versatile head at the price point.