#1
I was thinking of getting a REALLY good amp that is under $1500. I want to sound like Steve Vai, Tom Morello, JoSatch, and yet... Kirk Hammett...
Is there a good quality, versatile amp that can make those sounds (hopefully a tube amp)?
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#2
Mesa Single/Dual Rectifier?
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#3
jsx stack
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#4
you can't go wrong with mesa's. amps will sound different depending on your guitar too though, so you might want to keep that in mind.
#5
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#6
Carvin V3?
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#7
I'm gonna go with either a Peavey JSX or a Carvin V3. Also maybe a used Mesa Mark IV if you can find it.
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#8
used mark IV
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They say that mesa f series is good, but a mark iv is way better.
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#9
What does the V3, mark IV, and jsx sound like?
please describe sound, what artists/bands it sounds like, or what its good for (bright cleans, dirty low-end distortion, bright reverb-ed overdrives... etc.)
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OhMyGosh123
#10
I'd suggest JSX (as you'd expect given my name). VERY versatile, can do loads of different tones. Obviously Satch plays one (being as though it's his sig amp) you can play Vai through it no problem with some EQing also, aswell as Hammett. Your best bet is trying them out yourself though of course, one man's trash is another man's treasure.
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#12
How much better is the JSX than the V3?
And (confirming) does Steve Vai play the V3?
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#13
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#14
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How much better is the JSX than the V3?
And (confirming) does Steve Vai play the V3?

Steve Vai plays a Carvin Legacy. Satch plays a JSX. I think that the JSX could do both tones and so can the V3. Both very versatile and good sounding amps.
#15
^Yeah I agree. The V3 is probably one of the most versatile amps I have used (next to the Mark IV). It can nail pretty much any tone. It has great cleans and when pushed into high gain it gets a nice thick distortion with a punchy low end. Not really loose like a recto but tightened up a little more like a 5150. It really has its own tone though.
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