#1
What is a good half stack amp for metal, and hard rock?
budget is around $400-$600

plz help!
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#4
You can't get a new h-stack in that price range, although you might be able to get a used peavey windsor if you are super lucky. Check out the 5150 combo too.
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Quote by IronNecrosis
What is a good half stack amp for metal, and hard rock?
budget is around $400-$600

plz help!


I think you should get the Marshall MG100HDFX.

The distortion is crushing, and when you crank up the volume to 10, Zakk Wylde and Kerry King jump out of the cabinet and eat babies.

SERIOUS EDIT:
No, but really, get a Peavey Valveking 112. It's a combo, but it'll do everything you want. Do a speaker/tube swap and get an OD if you need really heavy tones.
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#8
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Thats the best you'll get but I recomend a Combo:

B-52 AT
Randall RG5tc
Peavey Valve King
Used 6505 Combo
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#10
Quote by DrNick
I think you should get the Marshall MG100HDFX.

The distortion is crushing, and when you crank up the volume to 10, Zakk Wylde and Kerry King jump out of the cabinet and eat babies.

SERIOUS EDIT:
No, but really, get a Peavey Valveking 112. It's a combo, but it'll do everything you want. Do a speaker/tube swap and get an OD if you need really heavy tones.


lol

Crate:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Crate-FlexWave-Series-FW120HS-120W-4x12-Half-Stack-481416-i1320778.gc

Marshall:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Marshall-MG100HDFX-MG412-Slant-Cab-Half-Stack-Package-482807-i1145908.gc

Randall:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Randall-RX120DHS-120W-Half-Stack-Guitar-Amp-with-4x12-Cabinet?sku=481269

these are all $599 but there are cheaper versions of these for $499 i believe( not the Marshall i think). i am currently deciding on these myself and they seem good for a metal sound. i think im leaning towards the Randall when i save up some $.
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Quote by metalzrulez
lol

Crate:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Crate-FlexWave-Series-FW120HS-120W-4x12-Half-Stack-481416-i1320778.gc

Marshall:

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Marshall-MG100HDFX-MG412-Slant-Cab-Half-Stack-Package-482807-i1145908.gc

Randall:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Randall-RX120DHS-120W-Half-Stack-Guitar-Amp-with-4x12-Cabinet?sku=481269

these are all $599 but there are cheaper versions of these for $499 i believe( not the Marshall i think). i am currently deciding on these myself and they seem good for a metal sound. i think im leaning towards the Randall when i save up some $.


Now, I don't mean to offend here, but those are pretty bad ideas.

I can't really vouch for the Randall, but the Flexwave and MG are both pretty bad amps, in terms of tone and (in the case of the MG) reliability - search around here for people's horror stories about dead amps. They're essentially glorified practice amps - you're paying way too much for what you get. If you need a bedroom practice amp, get something smaller for less money. I personally started bedroom practice with an MG10 - a ten-watt solid state - and it sounded about the same as the MG100 that costs five times the price. You don't need a half-stack for your bedroom. If you need a gigging/jamming amp, go for a tube combo that will cost approximately the same and will cut through/sound better in a band situation.
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Last edited by DrNick at Apr 4, 2008,
#12
If you like Static X's tone then get the MG.. If dont like Static X's tone and don't want stairway to heaven to sound like push it. Then please get something else get something else...


My Vote..

Used 6505 Combo
Randall RG5tc
Peavey Valveking
#13
get a combo, you dont need a half stack.
i would recommend a B-52 AT combo.
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#14
if you want a cheaper smaller combo tube amp id suggest a B-52, it can do some metal on its own once you crank it, but for extreme levels might need some sort of OD pedal for that extra push.... but i love my b-52 <3
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#15
Get a Peavey XXX 1X12 40 or 60 watt combo on ebay, it can do metal and CLEANS very easily and quick to switch unlike the 5150 or 6505, it also is a poor mans messa in all honesty with messa tubes in it stock.
#16
youre not going to get a good half stack for $400-$600, unless you dont mind the digital sound of a spider III
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#17
Yeah halfstack not really gonna go for that price. But my triple xxx is great for metal and used is in the middle of your price range. But if you don't care about versatility and only want a metal tone you could look for a used 5150 combo, or even cheaper a b52 which i've seen go used for a little more than 300.