#1
Hey guys. As a regular for two years on the GG@A forum, I have seen many threads on amps and amp decisions. I know Spiders are crap, tube combos are the best, YOU DON'T NEED A HALF STACK, etc.

I am getting a head, because I am getting a Marshall 1960 cab for my birthday in two weeks. I have $500 for a head and I am either looking at the new Bugera's or something on eBay. If any of you see anything on eBay or have comments on the Bugera's please let me know.
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#3
I have been on a blues kick lately, but I am really a metal head. Kataklysm, Behemoth, Cryptopsy, etc. I need a decent clean, but nothing amazing.
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#4
I'd get a Marshall jcm900. Mesa, if you can get one cheap. I'm getting the DIEZEL VH4 soon!
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#5
i dunno what prices are like where you are mate..sorry!!

i just got a Laney Vh100R.....i love it because it's diverse so i can play metal and clean
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#6
Quote by bigtimmy
i dunno what prices are like where you are mate..sorry!!

i just got a Laney Vh100R.....i love it because it's diverse so i can play metal and clean

Lol, yeah that would be nice, but that is over a grand in the US.
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#8
Yeah JCM!
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#10
There is a 5150 combo on craigslist. You could do stereo, run the cab with the combo?
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#11
I would rather just have a head and cab instead of combo and cab because of lugging it from practice to shows and whatnot.

What about a Marshall AVT50 head? I have played it before but not long. I have an effects processor for good distortion and effects that would play well with it.
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#12
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What about a Marshall AVT50 head?

...do you like the sound of the Marshall mg's?
...
#13
Quote by Ghold125
...do you like the sound of the Marshall mg's?

No, but the AVT cleans are nice, and I wouldn't be using the distortion. I was just wondering about the reliability.

What about any other amp recommendations? I need something with a lot of distortion, and good cleans.
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#14
Quote by CarbonDeath
I would rather just have a head and cab instead of combo and cab because of lugging it from practice to shows and whatnot.

What about a Marshall AVT50 head? I have played it before but not long. I have an effects processor for good distortion and effects that would play well with it.


if you get casters for a combo they are soo much easier to lug around...
#15
Quote by Highwaytohell
if you get casters for a combo they are soo much easier to lug around...

I know, I had casters on my Traynor before it blew out on me. But I just want a head because I am already getting a cab. And still, heads are lighter than combos.
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#16
AVT = bad.

Don't buy a $500 amp and use it through a distortion pedal. It will sound much nicer of you use the amps own distortion or layer some OD on top of it.

Sorry but i cant recommends anything as im not that great on American amp pricing.
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#17
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I would rather just have a head and cab instead of combo and cab because of lugging it from practice to shows and whatnot.


haha and thats why youre getting a half stack?...not to carry around heavy equipment?....k
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#18
Instead of getting the 1960 for your birthday, have whoever's getting it chip in for a nice combo instead.

Wow...I'm a genius.
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#19
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AVT = bad.

Don't buy a $500 amp and use it through a distortion pedal. It will sound much nicer of you use the amps own distortion or layer some OD on top of it.

Sorry but i cant recommends anything as im not that great on American amp pricing.



hmmm, never heard this before? I have a valveking 100 cuz i was on a budget for a tube head myself and was sick of my solid state...and i use dist pedals cuz the gain channel on this thing sux imo...i like the pedals a lot better. Could probably depend on the amp tho obviously, and the dist u like.
#21
the Marshall JCM 800 is a versatile amp but it's sister model the 2203kk is a hi-gain version of it but has a nice cleans too.
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#23
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I was thinking that, but I don't know if it would play the type of music I play. Plus, it would be loud but they people that I play with play louder.
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#24
How about a Bugera 6262? If you can get a good guarantee for it, the (for now rather unknown) reliability won't be a problem. The JCM 900 is a good idea too.
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#25
Quote by CarbonDeath
I have been on a blues kick lately, but I am really a metal head. Kataklysm, Behemoth, Cryptopsy, etc. I need a decent clean, but nothing amazing.


Might be worth looking into the 5150 but I haven't seen any prices lower than 600 but I bet if you look locally you might find one for cheap.. Try Craigslist
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#26
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hmmm, never heard this before? I have a valveking 100 cuz i was on a budget for a tube head myself and was sick of my solid state...and i use dist pedals cuz the gain channel on this thing sux imo...i like the pedals a lot better. Could probably depend on the amp tho obviously, and the dist u like.


a distortion pedal will make it sound like crap over the gain. thats why you need an overdrive pedal, along with some decent eq work.
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#27
Peavey 5150.

It may be a little over your price but its worth it.

and the cleans are usable. especially with a chorus pedal.
#28
Peavey valveking, is a good option, they sound pretty good when paired with a nice cab with decent speakers. The Randall RH50t would also be good, both these amps are pretty good budget metal amps, I have only played the VK and must say with active EMGs this thing is an animal, but most agree that the RH50T>ValveKing. Both are around 500 dollars.
http://www.pulseonline.com/randall15.htm
http://www.zzounds.com/item--PEVVKING100