#1
I'm considering bidding on ebay for several amps: peavey 5150, mesa DC, and mesa F50. which of these are best for playing death metal and blues? (cleans would be nice, but not an absolute necessity)
#2
If you can find one, I'd go with the Mesa DC-5. Very underrated amp by Mesa, much better than the F-50. The DC-5 has very nice cleans, can do blues, and will even pump out some serious metal tones.
#3
DC10 for under $500. should i jump on it?

also some cheap mark 2s and 3s. ARGH TOO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM. halp?
#4
Is that the combo or the head? How much is the Mark II and Mark III going for? Where'd you find them at?
#5
all combos, all ebay. by cheap i mean under $700, but they could easily have high reserves?

i'm just really not sure on the sound of the DC because i haven't found many sound clips of it. i know the 5150 is what in flames uses (i think their tone post-whoracle is great) and dream theater uses mark 2 amps, but the other marks and the DC are total for me.
#6
$500 for a DC-10 is a good deal. $700 is pushing it though, I wouldn't go that high. The 5150 is a great amp for metal, but it's not going to do blues very well and the cleans are dull. Petrucci has used the Mark IIC+ in the past, but hasn't used any of the DC amps, at least not on any albums. The DC amps can get you a Recto tone. I'd take a DC over a Recto any day. The cleans really stand out and the lead channel easily sounds better than a Recto. They are very loud and have more than enough gain.
#8
I don't think there's a Mark II combo, at least I've never seen or heard about one. There are four different Mark II's - IIA, IIB, IIC, and IIC+ If the price is right, you can't go wrong with any of the Mark Series amps.