#1
Hey Yall(ha ha) i am going to buy either a new guitar or a half stack. i play metal like pantera, metallica, lamb of god ect. I have about a $700 limit but i could save up to $800. Thanks for the help in advance
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#3
you do not need a half stack.
get a combo.
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#4
Yea. U dont really need a 60w or 100w Tube stack, that much volume is enuff for anything but stadiums. I say get a used Mesa, or maybe even a used JSX combo.
#5
i have a half stack and a combo. and i seem to like my halfstack better...wow what a big surprise!
#6
i really like my spider.Surprisingly (everyone hates em) so if i shouldnt get a half stack what guitars could i get for 600-700$.
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#8
how are the jackson dinkys? are they as awesome as they are put up to be?
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#10
Quote by ironman606
i really like my spider.Surprisingly (everyone hates em) so if i shouldnt get a half stack what guitars could i get for 600-700$.

Just ditch the spider and get a proper amp.
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#11
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Just ditch the spider and get a proper amp.



Whats a proper amp then???
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#12
Quote by steven seagull
Just ditch the spider and get a proper amp.


tube combo for the win.
Look at a

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#13
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Whats a proper amp then???

A used 5150 combo
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what do you think of vox valvetronix?

Not for you really, good amps but not sufficiently better than the Spider to warrant changing.
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#16
ok... everyone says how terrible the marshall mg series is.. What is so bad about them.
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#17
Quote by ironman606
ok... everyone says how terrible the marshall mg series is.. What is so bad about them.


They're just bad. Worse than spider's even. Overpriced too.

And for what amp I suggest, I suggest a used Peavey 5150.
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#19
I know what youre thinking. Youre thinking 'If I just pick the right things I can get decent gear without spending lots of money'.

The answer is NO.
There are no shortcuts to good tone.
Youre gonna need a tube combo to get a significantly better sound. That means

no solid state stuff.
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#20
+1 to the vox i <3 mine get the 50 212 if you plan to gig. Dont bother with a halfstack under $1500. I highly suggest a tube combo or the vox.
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#21
get an mg halfstack

its perfect for what you want and its teh brootulzz

lolol

on a serious note, look at the b52 at series
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get a cheap marshall... my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps.
#22
is the vox 50 212 loud enough for a school talent show
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#23
depends on how big the gym/auditorium is and how many people will be there

its doable
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get a cheap marshall... my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps.
#24
umm, it fits like 1200 students and it will prolly be full.
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#25
in that case, id say no

youd be pushing that thing to the max

does your gym/auditorium have a decent pa system

if it does that you could do it, but yeah...
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get a cheap marshall... my MG15DFX has a button that simulates the sound of one of the expensive tube marshall amps.
#27
ugh you combo people lol

get a new amp, judging by your sig, you could benefit from it huge

combos are nice but you dont get the nice lows as you would from a 4x12

get the halfstack... theyre fun and itd make you look like u got ur **** together if its infront of that many people... bigger is better
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#28
How about a Randall RG75G3 combo? Kinda tube/SS deal. Hey I like it, got it for about 300 bones.
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combos are nice but you dont get the nice lows as you would from a 4x12


at his price point he's not gonna get a half stack that has good tone to begin with, much less "nice lows". tube combos are nice and affordable and sound better to boot.

maybe the peavey windsor half stack but i've heard that the cab isn't so great. 120 watts is way overkill for anything he could possibly be doing anyways. it's supposed to be voiced more like a jcm800 and you can forget about cleans. if you want a more slayer-ish sound i guess you could go for it.
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ugh you combo people lol

get a new amp, judging by your sig, you could benefit from it huge

combos are nice but you dont get the nice lows as you would from a 4x12

get the halfstack... theyre fun and itd make you look like u got ur **** together if its infront of that many people... bigger is better

oh just get out of here

For that price, you won't get a very good half stack. It's better to get a small tube combo, because you get a lot more for your money. And those lows are not an argument big enough to buy a head + 412. my 112 Mark III combo has a VERY nice low end.
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#31
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oh just get out of here

For that price, you won't get a very good half stack. It's better to get a small tube combo, because you get a lot more for your money. And those lows are not an argument big enough to buy a head + 412. my 112 Mark III combo has a VERY nice low end.

+1
#32
Quote by ironman606
what do you think of vox valvetronix?


With your price range, you could do 10x better.
#33
Quote by steven seagull
A used 5150 combo


+1

I love the 5150/6505 tone. I will be getting one as soon as i sell my current amplifier.
#34
As mentioned loads of times, look into the Boogie F-50. And don't stop there, there's also the DC-5, Caliber and quite a few others - which are all amazing sounding and specially constructed to provide tons of low-end without weighing...er, tons.

On the other hand, you could buy a massive and impractical cheapo half-stack, take it to that school talent show, sound crap, and look like a pretentious tit. I guarantee you'd sell it within six months.
#35
I'll tell you what. Most people say you should get a new amp before a new guitar, but whats the point if your guitar isn't too great to start out with.

I say go with a new guitar. If your not gonna be gigging anytime soon then don't worry about the stack. If you get a guitar thats setup good (to your liking) you can make so much progress. It doesn't look like your a tone freak yet, so go with the new guitar.