#1
I want to buy a new amp (budget: 1850 usd=1200 euros=935 pounds


1. Should i buy a head or a combo?
a) i really like the head because it seems to me more portable but if i buy a head i also have to buy cabinets which will make the whole package more expensive
b) the combo it's cheaper but it's heavier and i think it's less functional


I am looking for a really good high gain metal sound (lots of gain) and a decent clean channel.

2.which of these amps would you choose?
- Peavey 6550 (combo or head)
- Engl fireball
- Randall Rm-50 (combo or head)
- Engl screamer (combo or head)

i want it to sound good at lower volumes and at higher volume

so what do you suggest? if you have some other amps in mind let me know
Gear:

ESP LTD MH-400
Samick Malibu
ENGL Fireball
Framus 2x12 (V30's)
Line 6 Spider II

Pedals:
Behringer Acoustic modeler,
Jam NS-wah (handmade wah)
EHX LPB-1
Mxr Phase 90

mics: Shure Sm57
#2
bump
Gear:

ESP LTD MH-400
Samick Malibu
ENGL Fireball
Framus 2x12 (V30's)
Line 6 Spider II

Pedals:
Behringer Acoustic modeler,
Jam NS-wah (handmade wah)
EHX LPB-1
Mxr Phase 90

mics: Shure Sm57
#5
Get the Engl, especially if you're throwing out you're willing to blow that much dough.

Those other amps suck great ass compared to Engl.

It's probably not gunna get good bedroom levels, but if you're throwing out that much cash, get an attenuator with it. Problem solved.

As far as how to get it, if you're in a band, or see yourself in a band in the future, get the head, if not, get the combo. If you're not gunna be in a band, there's pretty much no reason whatsoever to carry around a frigged halfstack. Likewise, if you are in a band, the combo might be Ok at first, but you're gunna find out how handicapped it is compared to a half stack. Especially if there's another guitarist in your band that plays one. You'll be fighting to hear yourself all the time.
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#6
bump ......
Gear:

ESP LTD MH-400
Samick Malibu
ENGL Fireball
Framus 2x12 (V30's)
Line 6 Spider II

Pedals:
Behringer Acoustic modeler,
Jam NS-wah (handmade wah)
EHX LPB-1
Mxr Phase 90

mics: Shure Sm57
#7
Quote by StraightxXxEdge
I'd very much get the Fireball, but it would consume almost all of your budget. By the way, there's no need to bump a thread, especially after two minutes.


sorry for bumping
Gear:

ESP LTD MH-400
Samick Malibu
ENGL Fireball
Framus 2x12 (V30's)
Line 6 Spider II

Pedals:
Behringer Acoustic modeler,
Jam NS-wah (handmade wah)
EHX LPB-1
Mxr Phase 90

mics: Shure Sm57
#9
I'd go with the Fireball for sure. Very nice clean channel and loads of gain.
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#10
Peavey JSX, perhaps? Very versatile.
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look into Mesa boogie Mark IV and The Recto series
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#12
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look into Mesa boogie Mark IV and The Recto series



they are too expensive for my budget
Gear:

ESP LTD MH-400
Samick Malibu
ENGL Fireball
Framus 2x12 (V30's)
Line 6 Spider II

Pedals:
Behringer Acoustic modeler,
Jam NS-wah (handmade wah)
EHX LPB-1
Mxr Phase 90

mics: Shure Sm57
#13
thanks guys for the responses. i am currently considering the cost of the cabs because i wanna know if i have enough money to spend on the whole package.

i wanna buy two cabs (1x12) one for home and one for the reheasals (i am in a band)

would you consider this a good cab?

http://www.thomann.de/gr/epiphone_valve_junior_1x12_cabinet.htm

any other suggestions for cabs?do you think i should make one ? is it cheaper?
Gear:

ESP LTD MH-400
Samick Malibu
ENGL Fireball
Framus 2x12 (V30's)
Line 6 Spider II

Pedals:
Behringer Acoustic modeler,
Jam NS-wah (handmade wah)
EHX LPB-1
Mxr Phase 90

mics: Shure Sm57
#15
Quote by Horlicks
^ you'd have to keep it low or get a 50 watt head as it's only rated at 70


yes i know, 50 watts or 60 watts was my first choice from the begining so i won't have problem with the volume.


what do you think about its quality?
Gear:

ESP LTD MH-400
Samick Malibu
ENGL Fireball
Framus 2x12 (V30's)
Line 6 Spider II

Pedals:
Behringer Acoustic modeler,
Jam NS-wah (handmade wah)
EHX LPB-1
Mxr Phase 90

mics: Shure Sm57
#16
It's not the best cab, but it will do for home practice. Try and invest more in your band cab

Also:
Quote by Horlicks
Laney Vh100R is worth a look
#17
Quote by Horlicks
It's not the best cab, but it will do for home practice. Try and invest more in your band cab

Also:


do you think this would be better?

http://www.thomann.de/gr/framus_fr112cb.htm
Gear:

ESP LTD MH-400
Samick Malibu
ENGL Fireball
Framus 2x12 (V30's)
Line 6 Spider II

Pedals:
Behringer Acoustic modeler,
Jam NS-wah (handmade wah)
EHX LPB-1
Mxr Phase 90

mics: Shure Sm57
#18
Quote by Metalhead765
they are too expensive for my budget

Not if you go used, but since you're looking at Thomann, I'm guessing you're from Europe and just saying $1850 so us in the states can give you better recommendations? Am I wrong? Kinda confusing when you say it that way because prices are A LOT different there than they are here in the US.
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#19
Quote by MatrixClaw
Not if you go used, but since you're looking at Thomann, I'm guessing you're from Europe and just saying $1850 so us in the states can give you better recommendations? Am I wrong? Kinda confusing when you say it that way because prices are A LOT different there than they are here in the US.



yes i am in europe (greece) and it's a little difficult to find used amps in such prices here you have to be lucky. Also if i want to buy from the us maybe the prices are better but i have to pay some extra taxes so it makes it more expensive.
=the prices on engls are pretty good here (1060 euros=1637 usd for the fireball)


suggest me a cheap cab
Gear:

ESP LTD MH-400
Samick Malibu
ENGL Fireball
Framus 2x12 (V30's)
Line 6 Spider II

Pedals:
Behringer Acoustic modeler,
Jam NS-wah (handmade wah)
EHX LPB-1
Mxr Phase 90

mics: Shure Sm57
#20
Well I think they Framus cab you linked would be decent, though if you plan on gigging with it, you might want to consider a 2x12 instead. A 1x12 just doesn't have as much "oomph" as a 2x12 or 4x12 and your money would be better spent on a good 2x12 than two cheap 1x12s. A 2x12 isn't hard to move at all either and you could easily carry it back and forth between your house and rehearsal.

I'd suggest this:

http://www.thomann.de/gr/framus_fr212_cb.htm

or even this:

http://www.thomann.de/gr/harley_benton_g212_vintage.htm
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#21
Quote by MatrixClaw
Well I think they Framus cab you linked would be decent, though if you plan on gigging with it, you might want to consider a 2x12 instead. A 1x12 just doesn't have as much "oomph" as a 2x12 or 4x12 and your money would be better spent on a good 2x12 than two cheap 1x12s. A 2x12 isn't hard to move at all either and you could easily carry it back and forth between your house and rehearsal.

I'd suggest this:

http://www.thomann.de/gr/framus_fr212_cb.htm

or even this:

http://www.thomann.de/gr/harley_benton_g212_vintage.htm



i aggre with you. but the situation is a little compliacated.
in my band we are two guitarists me and my brother.so we are planning to buy new amps and probably we will buy the same stuff.when we go for reheasals,in our reheasall room (drummer 's house ) we have to carry our equipment.so as you can imagine it's impossible to fit 2 heads 2 2x12 cabs and 2 guitars in a volkswagen polo

thats why i want the 1x12 cabs and in the future probably i will buy the 2x12
Gear:

ESP LTD MH-400
Samick Malibu
ENGL Fireball
Framus 2x12 (V30's)
Line 6 Spider II

Pedals:
Behringer Acoustic modeler,
Jam NS-wah (handmade wah)
EHX LPB-1
Mxr Phase 90

mics: Shure Sm57