#1
I'm saving up to upgrade to a tube head. I want the Blackheart Hothead but it hasn't come out yet, and I heard it wasn't good for playing metal.

I heard that the Peavy Windsor, in itself (without a pedal) can play metal? Is this true? I have a Metal Zone pedal but I'm trading it in for a DS-1 as I like it better. Will those pedals work on a tube amp, or will I just need an overdrive?
#2
Dude I don't want to ruin your plans or anything but the windsor is kinda...blah. When you try to roll to distortion it's almost impossible to make the sound "bright" I would save for a better amp.
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#3
It's pretty good for metal, but you would probably want an overdrive. It is also only one channel and has lousy cleans.

If you like metal I would recommend a Peavey 6505/5150 combo used.
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#4
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...If you like metal I would recommend a Peavey 6505/5150 combo used.


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#5
Quote by BleedDeathMetal
It's pretty good for metal, but you would probably want an overdrive. It is also only one channel and has lousy cleans.

If you like metal I would recommend a Peavey 6505/5150 combo used.



Once again recomending my amp, thus making my tone generic
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Peavey 6505 combo
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Danville 1X12 Cab
Kustom 12w tube

Dunlop Crybaby
DOD overdrive(YJM)
Boss Ns-2
PodXt
Dod 250 Overdrive
#6
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#7
Quote by BleedDeathMetal
It's pretty good for metal, but you would probably want an overdrive. It is also only one channel and has lousy cleans.

If you like metal I would recommend a Peavey 6505/5150 combo used.



cool thanks, i'll look into those.
#8
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Once again recomending my amp, thus making my tone generic

Yeah because no one else who plays metal uses those amps
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#9
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Yeah because no one else who plays metal uses those amps



Hopfully not alot play techmetal with it :/
Gear
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
#12
Yeah, I spelled it right the first time in my first post so I'm not illiterate, it was just a mistake. Anyway, the reason I like the Windsor, is because I like JCM800's and it from what I've read it seems to have somewhat of the same sound.

I'm also upgrading to my first tube from solid state, and it's affordable. I have other things I buy such as gas, food, etc... so at the moment I just need something affordable.

I'd love to have a 6505+ but I don't have the money right now.
#14
Oh, and I would need to buy a new cab, as I imagine it would sound like excrement through my MG cab. I plan on buying a used Marshall 1960A cab for when I get my tube head.

I'm also going to buy a cheap slanted MG cab whenever I find one for a good price, to upgrade my MG half stack, into a full stack, just for fun. I think that's what you're referring to, as I have it in my future equipment in my sig.
#15
Yeah. I mean, if you want to, go buy it. But you said it yourself, you've got other expenses. It's really just a waste of money.

If you want to get a nicer cab, just go with a quality 2x12. Buy from Avatarspeakers.com, or something.

Or you can go with the combo version of the amps I mentioned. Combos are JUST as loud, and cheaper, too. 50 watts of tube power is deafening, you don't need a halfstack to play shows with one. I never get past halfway with my 40 watt tube amp. Ear-splittingly loud by then...
#16
Well, I couldn't find the Randall you listed on Musicians Friend. And one that I found that was similar to the name you provided wasn't a pure tube, it was a hybrid. I also couldn't find Bugera amps.

And what would be a waste of money? Getting a 1960A cab? If I get a head, I'll need a cab for it... because it would sound like excrement in my MG cab, I was told.
#17
Don't know what you mean about the Randall...
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Randall-RG50TC-50W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=481197

And a quick Google search would have gotten you a Bugera hit...
http://www.samedaymusic.com/browse--Bugera--4115

No, getting the MG cab for a fullstack. BTW, Marshall cabs are uberly expensive. If you're going to spend that much...just grab a Vader.
#18
That randall you just provided me a link for looks kick ass, but I can't seem to find the head version of it that you were talking about, as I'm looking for a tube head, not a tube combo, as the bassist in my band has a tube ampeg and the other guitarist has a mesa triple rectifier head and mesa cab.
#19
But those are all too expensive. Sure I could find one used for probably around 400 if I'm lucky, but the peavy windsor is 400 new so I could hopefully find one used for a lot less.