#1
what is a good tube amp that

can play live gigs

can play new metal stuff like All That Remains, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine, Avenged 7fold. (distortion..whooo.)

can play pop-punk like blink-182, green day

Can play live gigs (right now playing on a spider iii 15 watt cant even get over the drums, horrible...)

has good cleans a good clean tone


and a good overdrive that could enhance the sounds of my cleans and distortion perhaps? ( i alredy have a mt-2 maybe get it modded by keeley? ive heard it on a SS sounds great. but idk)

my guitar is a schecter gryphon wit coil tapping. neck pickup: SD 59
Bridge: Gibson Dirty Fingers.

my price range for amp: near or under 1000$
Last edited by xfallchildx at Feb 19, 2008,
#2
A £20,000 boutique amp.....
what's your price range?!
Gear:
Epiphone SG Standard - Natural Wood Finish + SD Alnico Pro 2 Bridge Pickup
Epiphone Les Paul Standard - Limited Edition Green
Ibanez S470
Blackstar HT-100 Head
Harley Benton 2x12 Vintage 30's
Vox AC4TV
Vox VT15
#4
for that price range I am not sure if there is an amp that can do all that...
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#6
The JCM900 is good, I've got the combo version and it has lovely cleans with a nice strong distortion. Though for playing metal you'd need an OD pedal aswell.
Gear:
Epiphone SG Standard - Natural Wood Finish + SD Alnico Pro 2 Bridge Pickup
Epiphone Les Paul Standard - Limited Edition Green
Ibanez S470
Blackstar HT-100 Head
Harley Benton 2x12 Vintage 30's
Vox AC4TV
Vox VT15
#7
Sounds like you're looking for a good Half-stack, or at least a good 50w - 100w combo.

If you're going Tube, I recommend Marshall (good all-around metal/punk amps) Whatever the current JCM series is. (I've stopped paying attention these days.)

Mesa Boogie is also good (more expensive though).

Depending on your buget I'd look into getting something used first. Most tube amp owners take good care of their stuff, so there's hardly any issues there.

There are others on this forum who can probably recommend other brands as well that I've never heard of or know little about.
Washburn Dime 333, Ibanez RG7620, LTD MH250NT w/ EMG 89x's
Modded Boss Metal Zone, Boss CE-5, DD-3, Intellifex
Jet City JCA2112RC, ADA MP-1 Preamp,
GK 400RB Bass head
Marshall and Ampeg 4x12 cabs