#1
Can anyone hook me up with the best head+cab for 500$? they dont have to be same brand but im just wondering if anyone can find me a good combo for 500$...


thank you, im not so great at deciding for this stuff__________________
#2
what are the questions that we need answered before even starting to post suggestions?
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#3
Yeah.
What style of music? You may be better off getting a combo.
There aren't very many good 500$ halfstacks.
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#4
ok sorry


Guidelines
-I play metal
-100w at least
-ok cleans
-half stack (no question)
-something to compliment line 6's pod x3
#5
Number one: you don't need a halfstack
Number 2: you don't need 100 watts (Unless it's a solidstate, which I recommend against getting a stack for).
Slats has a signature that states that. And he knows all about amps.

There's a nice randall tube combo (it's a 50 watt, but it's louder than 100 watts solid state), that's like 500 bucks that would be nice for metal. The cleans kind of let me down a bit, but it can be called OK.
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#6
i dont want to get a combo because im gonna be switching out alot, and on topof tat ill be gigging....ive been bashed for this in an earlier thread like a while back but lets just say i want a half stack. so i just need to find cab+head for 500.

please?
#8
i want solid state so the stack idea is in.
Last edited by xWtf m8x at Nov 12, 2007,
#9
Save up more money unless you want something that sounds like crap.

...or buy a combo.

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^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#10
ok excluding the save up more money and get a combo ideas.....just someone tell me what i should get for 500...dont answer nothing either pleaseeeeeeeeeeee
#11
So sounding like crap doesn't bother you?
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#13
Maybe you should get a used Peavey 5150 combo.

Here you go:

Randall RX120RHS

Have fun with your lackluster tone.
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#14
Quote by xWtf m8x
ok excluding the save up more money and get a combo ideas.....just someone tell me what i should get for 500...dont answer nothing either pleaseeeeeeeeeeee

go get a line 6 spider 120w.
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#16
it's not that high gain. it gets the 80s ish gain. not even heavy.
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#17
There's a nice randall tube combo (it's a 50 watt, but it's louder than 100 watts solid state), that's like 500 bucks that would be nice for metal. The cleans kind of let me down a bit, but it can be called OK.


Which Randall model ?
#18
Randall RG50TC^
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#19
^ +10

if you disagree and don't want to heed our advice on getting good tone for the money, look below.


if you want to look cool but sound like complete shit, look at what all the other non-experienced buyers are getting their hands on:

MG100HDFX halfstack - MMmm biggest waste of $600 on the face of the earth.

Crate GT1200 halfstack - struggles to be heard around halfway, it's "overdrive" channels are full of fizz and noise. very good if you hate music.

Line 6 Spider III/HDwhatever halfstack - lots of neat effects, none of which cover up it's fizzy, synthetic tone, especially at high volumes.


make the logical decision.
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Last edited by UnsignedRecords at Nov 12, 2007,
#20
#22
so in conclusion ive learned that there is no good 100w+ half stack unless its 1500 dollars +???
#23
not really. more importantly, you're not likely to find a decent 100watt solid state halfstack worth it's money.
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#25
yes, it's tough. but saving up for something decent that you won't end up hating is worth it.
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#26
Quote by xWtf m8x
so in conclusion ive learned that there is no good 100w+ half stack unless its 1500 dollars +???

i don't know. did you?
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#28
Quote by xWtf m8x
yea but im broke lol

that's ur current state. saving up takes a while. it's not instant.
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#29
Quote by xWtf m8x
yea but im broke lol



Then buy a used Peavey 5150 Combo!

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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#30
^ OMG shutup about the damn 5150 combo! it's only perfect for metal and could blow anyone's brains out with the volume around half!

oh wait...
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#31
Quote by xWtf m8x
i want solid state so the stack idea is in.


Man, why don't you just title the thread, "I want to clog my toilet with $500, and have it overflow an extremely loud pile of fecal matter."

You'll get similar replies.

Quote by darkarbiter7
Number one: you don't need a halfstack
Number 2: you don't need 100 watts (Unless it's a solidstate, which I recommend against getting a stack for).
Slats has a signature that states that. And he knows all about amps.


I love UG, in all it's beautiful predictability.
You Don't Need a halfstack.

You Don't Need 100W.

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i love you slats.
#33
that was a nice one ty made me laugh


what if i throw in the factor that im 15 and this is my first amp?
#34
You'l have a hard time doing better than a used 5150 combo for your styles. You could get a brand new Peavey Valveking 112 for under $500. Thing'll be loud as hell, and have a decent amount of modern gain on tap. It's not my kinda amp, but then again metal isn't my kinda music.

A 50W 1x12 all tube combo will be louder than you can currently imagine. I gig with a 30W combo that I never have above 1/3 up on the volume.
You Don't Need a halfstack.

You Don't Need 100W.

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i love you slats.
#35
then why bother posting here? we're only here to help you find the most bang for you buck but you seem to have a notion $500 + 15 year + broke = great amp.
I swear to you, you're so gonna regret your decision if you did buy a crappy solid state half-stack...

what is it with the half-stack anyways? 100w of solid crap. Are you that concerned about your image then?
Get a tube combo. General rule of tube amp loudness. Tube watt x 2.5 = actual loudness
So let's see, if you get a 50w tube amp, that's like 125w of power there. Plus you're tone is going to be way better than a 100w solid state half-stack.
#36
Just because you're 15 doesn't mean you HAVE to buy a crappy first amp.
There are plenty of great tube combos in the 500 buck range that blows the doors off of a MG stack or the like both tonally and (sometimes) volume-inee.
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Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator