#4
it is. if you play metal, it won't do metal on its own. it's said to be a high gain amp, but in reality, it's pretty classic rock + 80s glam kinda amp IMO.
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#5
I'd say this is a good amp if you actually need a bunch of different sounds at 100W volume for some reason. If you are in a Country and a metal band, this will work Fine. If it's one or the the other, there are some that are better IMO within the same price range. But, It's all about opinion. Try the amp yourself.
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#6
its a 100watt tube amp head?

have fun playing in the stadiums.

edit: what im saying is: wouldnt that be riDICULOUSLY loud?
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#7
everybody can shut up about the half stack thing
you really do need a 50-100 watt head if youre playing hard rock/metal in any decent sized place without miking your cab
but the sound is comprable to a triple rec in a live situation
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everybody can shut up about the half stack thing
you really do need a 50-100 watt head if youre playing hard rock/metal in any decent sized place without miking your cab

but the sound is comprable to a triple rec in a live situation


Sorry, no. I've played a 800+ people outside gig before and my 5150 Combo did it just fine unmiced. You don't need a halfstack and if you do, you're ignorant. A decent wattage combo will do.


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^you can shut up about the half stack thing
you really do need a 50-100 watt head if youre playing hard rock/metal in any decent sized place without miking your cab
but the sound is comprable to a triple rec in a live situation

fixed. i don't give a **** about having a half stack. but i wouldn't say you need it in a gig though. and did u think hard rock/metal gigs get louder than any other gigs??? think twice. Stevie Ray vaughan used his vibroverbs and super reverb (i think) at his gigs with the volume cranked. and i can bet you that is waay louder than the 50-100 watt head you're talking about.

and plus, "without miking your cab". hmmm. if you play a 50-100 watt head through ur cabs... what happens to ur drummer??? get miced. ah. then if he gets miced, you can get miced too. so guess what? you just need an amp that gets over your drummer.
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#10
It's a nice amp. But, do you need a 100w tube head?

Do you play gigs? Do you enjoy being able to hear?

If you don't need it for gigs, is there a combo version that is less powerful?

If there isn't a less powerful combo version and you don't need it for gigs then get the head anyway. You shouldn't not buy an amp you want just because it's too powerful...

But if there is a less powerful combo look into that first, it might be better for you.

Thats just my thoughts/advice. Up to you whether you want to listen to me or not.



PS: If you're set on the head and there's no way you're going to change your mind, get it. It's a good amp.