#1
I have about $1400 to spend on a head or half stack (or maybe full stack!) and I've been doing research and I was wondering if these are good choices, which amp is good at what genres/tones, which one has the best overall sound quality/volume/distortions/cleans/features/etc....

Carvin Legacy
Peavey Valveking
(don't know brand) 5150 III
Peavey JSX
Carvin V3
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier
Mesa Boogie Mark IV
Peavey Windsor
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#2
Oh, by the way
I want a tone like Joe Sat on the song "super colosal"
and also i want the sound like tom morello (on practically all his songs)
and also i want a sound that sounds great with power chords like sum 41/blink182/etc
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#3
the Mesa Boogies are all very good amps with a wide variety of tones. The 5150 III is the Van Halen model of the Peavey, if I'm not mistaken. Personally I would go Mesa!
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#4
Mesa Mark IV

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#6
Unless you meant 5150 II, the 5150 III is made by "EVH" which is a Fender brand. It also costs about $2000 new, so I'm guessing you made a typo?


Carvin Legacy - Shred sound, used by Steve Vai, I hear it's not too high-gain but is a pretty versatile amp
Peavey Valveking - Honestly, with the other amps you're looking at, I wouldn't even consider it. Versatile though.
Peavey JSX - Used by Joe Satriani, great cleans, lead channel etc. I really like these for metal and a lot of things really, others don't agree.
Carvin V3 - Tons of options with it, has a lot of stuff you wouldn't find on amps twice its price, can get tons of tones. Great amp for the price. Covers everything from cleans/blues to modern metal
Mesa Boogie Dual/Triple Rectifier - (imo) the weakest Mesa amps, the new ones at least. If you can find an old two channel, that'd be awesome. Their cleans are sub-par, though they can be good with some tweaking. Very loose low end. Lots of gain though, NOT a lead player's amp.
Mesa Boogie Mark IV - I own one, so I obviously have high praises for them. Extremely versatile, I kid you not, it can do everything. Switchable from 85W all the way down to 15 depending on settings. Great lead tone, very nice cleans, honestly I think this is probably your best bet, head will run you ~$1200.
Peavey Windsor - At high volumes, it's all distortion. It's a hot rodded Marshall JCM 800, no useable cleans unless at lower volumes.
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#7
The tone on "super colossal" is mainly an octave effect, not just an amp tone.
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#8
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the 5150 lll is EVH brand, if you want satriani tone id check out the jsx.

the new one, but the old on is a peavy I havent tried the new one but the old one was very acclaimed and sounded good.
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#12
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JCM 800 2205 to be exactly.

well actually i heard it was a JCM 800 2203...
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#13
V3 or Mark IV. And don't bother with a full stack. Many people regard half stacks to be overkill there is no way in hell you need a full stack.
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#14
Old school 5150 or maybe a Carvin. I have a Windsor, and you need an effects processor or a lot a pedals to achieve an excellent sound out of it.
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#16
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well actually i heard it was a JCM 800 2203...

Considering he tells you it's a 2205, and the fact that there's more than 6 knobs means it obviously has to be a 2205.
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#17
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Old school 5150 or maybe a Carvin. I have a Windsor, and you need an effects processor or a lot a pedals to achieve an excellent sound out of it.

Can the JSX make similar sounds to the Legacy?
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