#1
What is a good metal amp with decent cleans that I can get under $800, but is still in production?
#2
Peavey ValveKing.
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I heard those things aren't that great. Any other suggestions?

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Why does it have to be in production?


Because I got so freakin' frustrated when I found a Peavey XXX 112 60 Watt for only $500, and I was too late in buying it.
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VALVE KING VALVE KING VALVE KING

But, yeah, anyway..I love my valveking Purty Good metal sound can come out of it Not the best cleans though...
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Valvekings are all right, nothing special. I suggest the Mesa F-50 or B-52 AT-112 for your best bets.



.............the F series doesn't go nearly heavy/tight/brutal enough for modern metal.

If you're looking for something that will actually create a direct relationship between the number of pinch harmonics comming out of your amp to the amount of dead woodland creatures within a 10 mile radius of your rig, check out the 5150, 6505
( both used under $800 ), or the Bugera 6260 series heads if you wanna buy new ( basically 5150 clones ).
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I heard those things aren't that great. Any other suggestions?

Im sure your friends told you to get a MARSHALL MG HALFSTACK or a blistering LINE 6 HALF STACK, right?

Who the hell told you a 5150, B-52 AT112, Mesa F, or a RG50TC was bad? They probably dont even own a tube amp.
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I have to be another to recommend B-52 AT112 or AT212, Peavey 5150/6505, or Valveking. The Valveking may need a little help to get extreme gain, but not the B-52 or 5150/6505.
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+1 for the B-52 AT-series. The 100W model has better cleans, but it's just so damn loud. Then again, 60W isn't much quieter.

The Peaveys don't have very good cleans. They do, however, have great gain channels.
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+1 on the ValveKing

The Windsor isn't bad either, but it's kind of a love it or hate it kind of thing.
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If you get the 5150 or 6505, do not get the combo..it was terrible in my opinion.it had really loose messy distortion. Swapped it for a 6505+ head and 2x12 today and it was a night and day difference.
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I played through a Valveking half-stack today, and it had some pretty good gain, I didn't have enough time to investigate it completely or try out the clean channel, but its gain was pretty good, nothing too special. The volume on that thing was INSANE though, you will have absolutely no volume issues with that, and GC had it at $520 I think.
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Im sure your friends told you to get a MARSHALL MG HALFSTACK or a blistering LINE 6 HALF STACK, right?

Who the hell told you a 5150, B-52 AT112, Mesa F, or a RG50TC was bad? They probably dont even own a tube amp.


Oh sorry the guy above me replied while I was typing. I replied to the guy who said to get the ValveKing. I heard the amps you listed were great amps.
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#17
Vox Valvetronix XL series were designed specifially for high gain type music and are affordable as hell, look into those I would suggest.
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I'd say your top option are the b-52, bugera 6260 or 333xl.

On a side note, does anyone know the difference between the "at" and the "st" series b-52s?
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my b52 is available if you are still interested.
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.............the F series doesn't go nearly heavy/tight/brutal enough for modern metal.

If you're looking for something that will actually create a direct relationship between the number of pinch harmonics comming out of your amp to the amount of dead woodland creatures within a 10 mile radius of your rig, check out the 5150, 6505
( both used under $800 ), or the Bugera 6260 series heads if you wanna buy new ( basically 5150 clones ).

The F-50 has plenty of gain if you're a good player. If you're kind of sloppy, no, it doesn't have enough gain to let the notes flow into one another.

90% of people with high end high gain tube amps use an OD anyway.
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VALVE KING VALVE KING VALVE KING

But, yeah, anyway..I love my valveking Purty Good metal sound can come out of it Not the best cleans though...

they aren't that great if you've played better amps. I sold my 212. too lifeless for a tube amp. I thought the cleans were the best part of the amp.

and $500 for a Peavey XXX 112 combo? give me a break! I've seen plenty of used ones going for $300-ish.
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#23
I would recomend a randall rh150 g3 thats what i own and it gives me a perfect metal tone, and its not to expensive. I think you can get the halfstack for around $800.
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I'd say your top option are the b-52, bugera 6260 or 333xl.

On a side note, does anyone know the difference between the "at" and the "st" series b-52s?

The Bugera's sound nice,,, but I've heard they have a lot of quality control issues, so be wary of that.
#25
Get a JSX off ebay. They go for around seven hundred there. Plus, it's one of the best amps you'll ever buy for any price.
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Vox Valvetronix XL series were designed specifially for high gain type music and are affordable as hell, look into those I would suggest.


They are also muddy as hell, I like the regular Vox AD's better.
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I'd say your top option are the b-52, bugera 6260 or 333xl.

On a side note, does anyone know the difference between the "at" and the "st" series b-52s?

The AT stands for All Tube, while the ST is solid state I'm pretty sure.
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The AT stands for All Tube, while the ST is solid state I'm pretty sure.

The ST is tube.
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#29
yeah I think they are tube as well. I heard they aren't that good though.
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The LG is the only solid state B-52 amp
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