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I need help in choosing a SS amp that is good for playing blues, rock, and a bit of metal. I have EMG pickups.
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Ok then what abotu non SS and with a price range around 500 - 600
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I think a Peavey Classic 30 would be great for that situation and price range. It can get heavy enough for metal and has great blues and rock distortion too. Amazing cleans.

nah. i find the classic 30 cant do metal quite as well as a VK can or a palomino. you should look into both of those. both of them are very versatile.
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Active pickups sound like ass on solid state amps. Get a tube amp or swap out your pickups for some passives and get a Randall RH150 G3 maybe?

I would reccomend the Tube amp option however, but yeah... What's your currency?
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Why do people recommend the Classic 30 for metal :\

And why can't people state clearly at the beginning of the thread everything they want.

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The Classic 30 might need a push to get into metal but something like a Randall RG50TC would easily get metal tones. Although the active pickups might push the C30 into metal on it's own.
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I've never tried a ValveKing or a Palomino but I can definitely say that this amp can do metal if you want it to. I usually have the gain at 5 (out of 12) and I'm playing harder rock.

Yeah and if you throw an OD in front of it it really tightens up the tone.
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#14
So pretty much the Peavy Classic 30 is what you guys recommend.
I'm also buying an overdrive pedal this week
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I go with the classic 30, and if you are getting a palomino (which I think is going to be replaced by BlackHeart amps) make sure it's the USA made one
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Why do people recommend the Classic 30 for metal :\

And why can't people state clearly at the beginning of the thread everything they want.

There should be a template here:

Country of residence, bands you want to emulate, genre of music, guitar/pickups and pricerange. Simple

Sorry had to get that off my chest.

Agree entirely.
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Quote by Chex
Why do people recommend the Classic 30 for metal :\

Because it is a really good sounding amp for a low price, and with a distortion pedal you'll get a lot better metal tones out of it than the blues tones you'll get out of most metal amps.
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Why do people recommend the Classic 30 for metal :\



That bugs me too! It looks like a tweed Fender for Christ's sake!
#21
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^ You'll find the look doesn't affect the sound.

I know but aesthetic is a big part of some peoples choice, especially with Metal players.

You'll rarely see a Rockabilly or Country player using one of these....



...with one of these




Despite the BC Rich having having the required features and the Bogner having amazing cleans.
#22
a randall rh150 g3 would be good for the metal part i own one and i like the overdrive on it and the cleans are good but you may want to look into a B-52 At-112 my friend has one and he gets good rock and blues tones and you can get pretty good metal tones out of it and its right in your price range
#23
this is true. The cleans are nice but this amp really shines with its overdrive. The gain knob really controls what kind of sound you are getting here. It will do your blues and rock no problem and if you crank the gain knob you will have no problem getting a nice heavy chug out of it.
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#24
^ You'll find the look doesn't affect the sound.

+1000000 Just because an amp looks like a fender doesn't mean it sounds like a fender.
TS I recomend the C30 if you are more into the blues and rock as your Orignal post indicated, the C30 can pull off metal with humbuckers and an OD, but for any thing less than metal that amp is just awesome. And you can always add a nice distortion pedal if you want more gain than amp has to offer.