#1
Me and my band were talking a week ago and have decided upon something: Our gear sucks

not exactly our gear per se, but me and my bassists' amps suck.

So I'm looking for something under $500 that can get a good modern rock tone but can get to harder stuff. Not exactly teh br00talz, but can get up there.

I've been looking at the Palomino V32. So far I haven't played it but I've heard marvelous things about it from UG so that's what I've seen.

I was just wondering if there was anything else out there.

and I haven't been here at UG for over a month (PC Problems) so fill me in on what's happened (if anything)

thanks UG
#2
Well, there's the new Stereo amp thread...

I don't think the Palomino has the gain structure you're looking for. An upgraded Valveking might do it, however.
#3
well i have a mg10cd marshall 10 watt amp but u might want to gut like a half stack or a 50 watt
#4
Quote by javierjjs
well i have a mg10cd marshall 10 watt amp but u might want to gut like a half stack or a 50 watt


best advice ever


but seriously good call on the palomino, will need an od for heavier stuff but ya good start
#5
Quote by javierjjs
well i have a mg10cd marshall 10 watt amp but u might want to gut like a half stack or a 50 watt


It'd be kind of hard to gut a halfstack which is in TS's budget, since they don't have guts.

Fail to the guy I quoted.
But, that palomino is a very good idea. If you go used, a peavey classic sounds pretty good for you
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Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#6
^ Yeah both the Peavey Classics and the Palominos should suit you fine. They're more classic voiced amps but the Peavey I have has a somewhat modern sound and can get a decent amount of hard rock gain on its own.
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#8
^ Well it's good but the TS would be better off with a tube amp since he's looking for one. I had a Vox ad30vt that served me well but a year later I just ended up having to buy a new tube amp.
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#10
^I guess the randall is a good idea. I wouldn't go for the VK though.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#11
There are so many amps to choose from in the bracket you descirbed so the best thing for you to do is try some out in the shops!
#12
Quote by darkarbiter7
^I guess the randall is a good idea. I wouldn't go for the VK though.

It's good for what it is; flexable, easy to work with, gets heavy. Not everyone appreciates low gain breakup like you and me, mate.
#13
Well, the vk is still pretty good, but the Randall would be a bit better for his tastes.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#15
Quote by Wrst_Plyr_Evr
The only reason why I'm going with a Palomino is because my Guitar Center has them. Plus, I've heard it can get a modern rock tone with an OD behind it. I've thought about getting a Tubescreamer with it. But only if I needed it.

I'd really advise the Valveking or RG50TC, but play the VK next to the Palomino. You'll see what I mean when I say it's gain structure is wrong for modern rock.