#1
Topic.
I am in need of a good amp for 700 or under. Tube, combo or head doesn't matter, but it needs to be able to get heavy, real heavy for some thick, beefy rhythm playing (think Daron Malakian on CD tone). With decent cleans as well.
Thanks.
My Gear:
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Guitars:
Gibson Explorer, Worn Cherry-

Amps:
Fender Roc Pro 1000 - 1 x 12 Combo, 100 watts, Hybrid


Effects:
Blues Driver Keeley Modded
#2
You're never going to pull off someones tone that you hear on a CD. Countless hours of editing, mixing, and mastering have been put in.
#3
hmm, 5150 is good but clean aren't good. For the money you can probably get a Peavey XXX head or combo but the combo is 40 watt, maybe used too. also look at b-52 or burgera. But if you can get more money probably a Carvin V3, good clean and distortion.
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#5
Quote by Guitarmiester
You're never going to pull off someones tone that you hear on a CD. Countless hours of editing, mixing, and mastering have been put in.


I know, just kinda throwing it out for a guideline sorta....
My Gear:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Guitars:
Gibson Explorer, Worn Cherry-

Amps:
Fender Roc Pro 1000 - 1 x 12 Combo, 100 watts, Hybrid


Effects:
Blues Driver Keeley Modded
#6
Ceriatones would be a good option, but they cost alot to ship, and you have to build it/pay extra for installation.
I say look at a B-52 or Bugera.
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
#7
Forgot to mention that I do gig...if that helps at all, haha.
Is Bugera like a cheaper Peavey?
My Gear:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Guitars:
Gibson Explorer, Worn Cherry-

Amps:
Fender Roc Pro 1000 - 1 x 12 Combo, 100 watts, Hybrid


Effects:
Blues Driver Keeley Modded
#8
I wouldn't say Cheap as they are expensive also, but there like a clone of 5150, and heavy amp. I say save up money and look at Carvin V3 or Mark IV. If you in a hurry then the above suggestions are good
Jem 7dbk
Ibanez s540 custom
Ibanez RG570
Ibanez RG520
Ibanez Roadstar II RG410
Ibanez Destroyer II 80's
Schecter C-1 Blackjack
Gibson LP Studio Lite
Fender Start MIM
Kramer Sustainer
Jackson DKMG Dinky
Peavey XXX 40W
Vox DA5
#9
I would say look at a Traynor YCV50 and a decent overdrive pedal. It's a two channel combo, can get some fantastic dirty tones (think JCM800) and gets a lot more fun with pedals. Oh yeah, and it's $600 brand new on ebay and includes a 2 year unlimited warranty.
ESP LTD EC-256 and a Fender Deluxe VM
#10
Are we talking dirty-gritty or dirty-chunky for the Traynor?
My Gear:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Guitars:
Gibson Explorer, Worn Cherry-

Amps:
Fender Roc Pro 1000 - 1 x 12 Combo, 100 watts, Hybrid


Effects:
Blues Driver Keeley Modded
#11
Bugera amps are made by Behringer.
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#12
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Are we talking dirty-gritty or dirty-chunky for the Traynor?

It's a good solid halfway in between. Roll off the gain for the grittier tones and have an OD up front for when it needs to be really chunky.
ESP LTD EC-256 and a Fender Deluxe VM
#14
Quote by FacingUsAll
Bugera amps are made by Behringer.


squier are made by fender


and anyway they are produced by behringer not made
#15
peavy 5150 combo and you can never go wrong with a good old fender deville
#16
Quote by stephen_rettie
and anyway they are produced by behringer not made

Ummm.......what's the difference?
ESP LTD EC-256 and a Fender Deluxe VM
#17
Quote by SRV59
peavy 5150 combo and you can never go wrong with a good old fender deville

the fender deville wouldnt be appropriate at all in this situation


^I am sure he meant to say distrubuted instead of produced
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#18
Quote by SRV59
peavy 5150 combo and you can never go wrong with a good old fender deville


A deville in this application would go horribly wrong.
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
#20
im selling my peavey xxx 120 watt 212 tube combo for 650 if ur interested. It can get very heavy and extremely loud. It also has very usable cleans.
#23
Quote by FacingUsAll
Bugera amps are made by Behringer.

They're distributed by behringer.
and i would never buy one because of that

They arent made by behringer though.
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#24
try a line 6 spider valve out at a music store if you get the chance. i imagine the 1x12 is under 700 but you could probably talk them down on the 2x12(which i bought for $800).