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#1
Lets say that cost is not a factor... What is the be all end all amp for metal? I'd prefer a combo amp but hey if you have a nice head that kicks the best combo's ass then lay it on me. (I'm asking because I'm setting up a long term goal of saveing up some cash for something crazy. Probibly later this year like fall or winter lol) Thanks guys.
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#3
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Randall MTS series. Nothing beats them. Not engl, not a 5150... Nothing.


o rly?!

show me proof!!!!!

EDIT: forgot to put my 2 cents -_-. umm...........uberschall. diezel herbert. er.....engl special edition....umm....idk its all on taste. maybe a framus would own major ass flippin for you who knows.
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#4
The answer is there is no "one metal amp to rule them all." It all comes down to preference. There are several brands that produce amazing metal amps, but none of them are definitively better than the other.
#6
Depends what sort of metal really. The Randall MTS amps are great if you want a nice crisp and crunchy tone, but they don't chug and scream like a Mesa Mark IV or Krank. 5150/6505 are solid all round performers and the Mesa Rectifiers can do almost anything you throw at them. And still there are some players who swear by the greatness of a vintage JCM 800.

I don't really think there ever will be a single greatest metal amp.
#8
Alright as far as taste I'd want something with some nice chuckin to it for palm muteing, but also can crank out some good thrash metal, like early Metallica (Kill em all, Ride the Lightining)
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#9
it's either kranks krankenstein or the Marshall 2203KK.
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#10
just go around playing amps that sound good. but the randall mts are pretty sick. endless versatility. there are so many modules, and they all sound good to me. check em out.
#11
Quote by Drewski09
Alright as far as taste I'd want something with some nice chuckin to it for palm muteing, but also can crank out some good thrash metal, like early Metallica (Kill em all, Ride the Lightining)


I'd go after either an old JCM800 or a Mesa/Boogie Dual rectifier.

And if you want a big fat rhythm sound, you're probably gonna need a head and 4x12, perferably something with loud celestions in it. coombos just don't move enough air to deliver the bottom end you'll want.
#12
Theres so many options... Mesas, Engl, Diezel ... in the end they'll all sound very similar.
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#14
Fair enough, Heads are fine by me I just wanted something that was a bit more portable is all, but thats just one + that isn't all too important especially when you compare portable to sound and tone.
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#16
I like the Mesa Dual rectofires
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o rly?!

show me proof!!!!!

EDIT: forgot to put my 2 cents -_-. umm...........uberschall. diezel herbert. er.....engl special edition....umm....idk its all on taste. maybe a framus would own major ass flippin for you who knows.


http://www.bandslink.com/Randall%20RM4/RECTO.m3u Proof

EDIT: Also you get to choose from 19 different amps. From marshall jcm800 to a dual rec to randalls Ultra. Seriously these amps rock.
#20
Yeah there is no greatest metal amp. I'd put money on saying Soldano SLO 100, Bogner Uberschall and Diezel Herbert are all in the top 7. Also they're probably the best built.
#21
Engl's are freakin beasts...

But the ultimate metal amp would have to be a 6505... Has no trouble achieving T3H BR00T4LZ!!11!11
#23
ENGL SE run With a Soldano in stereo into some Vader Cabs
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#24
The be-all-end-all of metal amps would be whoever had the balls to build a vintage fender, bogner uberschall and 2 weber attenuators into a single head.

Yep. Good idea.

Not as CRUSHING! as an MG full stack, but nearly there.
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#25
hrm... I think Metal is too broad. What type of metal? Because i know i can play my metalica pretty damn well on a marshall dsl tube, i dont think im going to get anything extra out of a dual rec.

So what is the most brootal, distortion producing amp avail?
#26
It's funny to me that the TS said money is not a factor, & many are suggesting Kranks, Marshalls, Peaveys, & Randalls. I've played tons of amps (including the new Egnater-licensed Randalls w/ interchangeable modules), & while these amps are all very good (in general), a Diezel Herbert, Soldano SLO, or H&K Triamp Mk2 will do most things a lot better than any of those IMO (I've played them all). Mesas are great for metal too, but they just have their own sound. Nothing else sounds quite like them.
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#27
Splawns? VHTs?

idk..there's quite a few.
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#28
Makos?
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Boss Ns-2
PodXt
Dod 250 Overdrive
#29
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The answer is there is no "one metal amp to rule them all." It all comes down to preference. There are several brands that produce amazing metal amps, but none of them are definitively better than the other.


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#30
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It's funny to me that the TS said money is not a factor, & many are suggesting Kranks, Marshalls, Peaveys, & Randalls. I've played tons of amps (including the new Egnater-licensed Randalls w/ interchangeable modules), & while these amps are all very good (in general), a Diezel Herbert, Soldano SLO, or H&K Triamp Mk2 will do most things a lot better than any of those IMO (I've played them all). Mesas are great for metal too, but they just have their own sound. Nothing else sounds quite like them.


also +1
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#31
End all amp for metal IMO would be the one that could do ANY metal sound you need and do it well. Randall MTS
#32
imo its recto module sucked ass and didn't sound like a recto.
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#33
I change My mind, A ENGL SE and Mako, Run side to side, With a 6505 And a Diezle, All Boosted By Boss Metal Tone, And reverb pedals, And the a tele, With vintage strat pups, All Heads would be run into a Behringer Ultrastack


I would scoop the mids and bass and crank the treb and Pres, And get the hole puncher out to get some of the speakers, probably open back all the cabs too, and use some Generic guitar center cables. And buy some used tubes
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Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Ibanez EX 470 (1991)

Peavey 6505 combo
Vox Valvetronix AD15VT
Danville 1X12 Cab
Kustom 12w tube

Dunlop Crybaby
DOD overdrive(YJM)
Boss Ns-2
PodXt
Dod 250 Overdrive
#34
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I change My mind, A ENGL SE and Mako, Run side to side, With a 6505 And a Diezle, All Boosted By Boss Metal Tone, And reverb pedals, And the a tele, With vintage strat pups, All Heads would be run into a Behringer Ultrastack


I would scoop the mids and bass and crank the treb and Pres, And get the hole puncher out to get some of the speakers, probably open back all the cabs too, and use some Generic guitar center cables. And buy some used tubes


that would sound bollocks there would be tones and frequencies clashing all over the place. I tried running an engl with my 5150 and v3 and it was just overkill.
I do like dual amp setups tho..i run my v3 and 5150 together through a g flex and a 1960 cab
#36
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imo its recto module sucked ass and didn't sound like a recto.

Thanks for not making me say it. I thought the new Randall was a brilliant idea (turns out that it was Bruce Egnater's idea that he licensed to Randall), but it just lacked something in every module I tried. It sounded better than many amps, but there's so many truly awesome amps out there, & the Randall is not one of them.
I even tried the original Egnater module-type amp when I went to Las Vegas a couple weeks ago, & it left me a bit flat (hey, I survived telling my wife I wanted to go check out amps while on vacation , but no Cornfords in stock ).
I think the new Randall would be a great thing for bands that play a crapload of different styles, but the ultimate metal amp? I don't think so.
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#38
Early Metallica? Maybe a hot-rodded Marshall-type of amp, like Splawn? Or one of the Bogners (I think Ecstacy).
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#39
Yeah but theres people who can afford any amp they want... some pretty big bands.... that still stick with the peavey. So there you go.
#40
dam good point. this boggles my mind lol. if i had that kind of money i would get the best equipment but even on the band member bio's it seems they have other interests that are more important to them than guitar/music which is weird. its like they dont want to play music almost -_-.
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