#1
OK, so due to the suggestion of some of the guys here I decided to choose between ams and not pickups.

Here's the deal:

A. It must be between 1500-1000 bucks price range.

B. It must be either by Peavy or Fender.

C. I cant order from abroad.

Genres:

Hard rock, metal and shredding.

Guitar: Ibanez RG.
Purple string dampener scrunchy.
#3
I'd go Peavey if you're doing hard rock/metal/shredding. Fender isn't good for that stuff. 5150 or the JSX are good amps for those genres.
#4
Aww I was gonna say Line 6 Spider III HD150 Stack!
Jackson King V KVX10
Line 6 Spider III 75 W.
Peavey 5150/6505 Combo to be owned at the end of 2010.
#5
Quote by iTzMaTT
Aww I was gonna say Line 6 Spider III HD150 Stack!


you need to die IMO

i would suggest maybe instead looking into engl or a carvin V3.
#8
Quote by hawk5211
yeah +1 to JSX

If thats what your playing, Peavy/Fender arent your best bet.


I said my price range is 1500-1000, not 3000.
Purple string dampener scrunchy.
#9
it's under 1500 in USD. post ur currency. everybody isn't from the same country as you.

i say peavey windsor. but u should expand ur price range if you're gonna play shred and hard rock.
Call me "Shot".

ShotRod Guitar Works

Custom Hand-wired Amplifiers and Effect Pedals.

Est. 2007


Source to everything I say about Guitars, Pedals, and Amplifiers: I make them.


UG's Best DIY PedalBoard
#10
Quote by ECistheBest
it's under 1500 in USD. post ur currency. everybody isn't from the same country as you.

i say peavey windsor. but u should expand ur price range if you're gonna play shred and hard rock.


It's not even sold here.

1 dollar = 3.5 NIS, more or less, I dont follow the value.

A Peavy ValveKing here costs about...1200 dollars, a Fender Blues Deluxe costs 1700, I think.

A JSX Head costs 3000.
Purple string dampener scrunchy.
#12
Quote by Guitar0player
What do you think about the Peavy XXL Head?


It is a very nice solid state amp. Very tube like and a buddy of mine that ended up buying the Peavey 5150 couldn't tell the difference between tube/solid state with this amp. I guess you don't have much choice but I would go for that or the valveking.
My Gear:

Fender Strat w/Duncans
Hand Built(by me) guitar w/Duncans
Ibanez RG321MH
Bugera V22
Peavey Vyper 30 Watt
Xotic BB Preamp
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Digitech Hardwire Chromatic Tuner
Fender T-Bucket Acoustic
Digitech Bad Monkey
#13
Quote by Lynchworm
It is a very nice solid state amp. Very tube like and a buddy of mine that ended up buying the Peavey 5150 couldn't tell the difference between tube/solid state with this amp. I guess you don't have much choice but I would go for that or the valveking.


I also thought about the valve king.
Purple string dampener scrunchy.
#14
Quote by Guitar0player
A Peavy ValveKing here costs about...1200 dollars, a Fender Blues Deluxe costs 1700, I think.

A JSX Head costs 3000.


I think you answered your own question. Looks like a Valveking for you.
You Don't Need a halfstack.

You Don't Need 100W.

Quote by jj1565
i love you slats.
#15
Quote by slatsmania
I think you answered your own question. Looks like a Valveking for you.


Yeah.

Can anyone tell me about this amp?

What can it do?
Purple string dampener scrunchy.
#16
It's actually voiced pretty nicely for what you want to do. It's better for shred/metal than the more expensive Peavey Classic or Fender Hot Rod. It has quite a bit of gain on tap, although you'd probably be well served by a decent OD pedal to go a long with it.
You Don't Need a halfstack.

You Don't Need 100W.

Quote by jj1565
i love you slats.
#17
Quote by dsubstanceuk
It can amplify the sound produced by your electric guitar.


Har-har.


Seriously now, what can this amp do, genre wise.

Quote by slatsmania
It's actually voiced pretty nicely for what you want to do. It's better for shred/metal than the more expensive Peavey Classic or Fender Hot Rod. It has quite a bit of gain on tap, although you'd probably be well served by a decent OD pedal to go a long with it.


Would a Marshall Jackhammer do the job?
Purple string dampener scrunchy.
#18
I'm not familiar with the Jackhammer. I'd suggest a Maxon or Ibanez Tubescreamer, a Fulltone OCD, one of Visual Sound's OD combos (Jekyll & Hyde, Double Trouble, Route 66) or, on a budget, the Digitech Bad Monkey is pretty good.
You Don't Need a halfstack.

You Don't Need 100W.

Quote by jj1565
i love you slats.
#20
Quote by forsaknazrael
Ah, Valvekings are available? Yeah, might be your best bet. Have you gotten a chance to try one before?


No, to be honest I dont even know how it sounds.
Purple string dampener scrunchy.
#22
Quote by forsaknazrael
Gotcha. Try one the next time you can.

Some people like them well enough for hard rock and metal, some people don't.


Yeah, I noticed that last bit...
Purple string dampener scrunchy.
#24
I'd go Valveking.

They really do have a lot of gain IMO. Those who say they don't have enough need to tweak tone some more. It's a decent amp.
The Laney Thread are big and clever. No exceptions.
#25
I own the Valveking and I like it. I swapped the tubes out for some different ones and changed the speaker although i started to like the valveking speaker towards the end. I'd say it is a jack of all traded kinda amp. Nice cleans, nice distortion channel and the overdrive channel is ok. You may like the overdrive channel, I think it is ok. I think there is plenty of gain but like Slats said, an overdrive pedal does wonders.
My Gear:

Fender Strat w/Duncans
Hand Built(by me) guitar w/Duncans
Ibanez RG321MH
Bugera V22
Peavey Vyper 30 Watt
Xotic BB Preamp
MXR Carbon Copy Delay
Digitech Hardwire Chromatic Tuner
Fender T-Bucket Acoustic
Digitech Bad Monkey