#1
I think my parents are willing to get me an amp for my birthday, which is coming up. I've been looking around and still haven't been able to find an amp that satisfies me (for the price).

I thought I needed a high gain amp, but in reality I don't think that's the tone I'm looking for. I want an amp that has a solid classic metal tone, with the heaviest tone I'd need probably being Pantera-ish. Good cleans are a plus. I don't know about the budget, but $700 would be pushing it, $800 would really be pushing it. I'd prefer a combo so I can take it out without headaches, and tube because we all know that's where it's at. I've been looking at Carvin amps, specifically MTS and X combos. Can those handle the kind of distortion I need?

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#2
A Peavey Classic 50 with a good overdrive would probably do it.

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#3
Peavey valveking 212. Great amp for what your looking for. Combo tube amp well within your budget.
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#4
if you get the valveking then get a distortion pedal. the valvekings distortion isnt that spectacular but with a pedal its awesome.
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A Peavey Classic 50 with a good overdrive would probably do it.


Classic 50's definitely too light. My bandmate has one, and I played it. I don't really want to have to use an OD to get appropriate tones.
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if you get the valveking then get a distortion pedal. the valvekings distortion isnt that spectacular but with a pedal its awesome.

No. Don't get a distortion pedal. Get a bad monkey and use it to push the built in distortion. Works better. Bad monkeys only 40$ i think.
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#7
A lot of people dont know about Fender's "The Twin". And by the name you should automatically think Twin reverb or what not. But dont, i was looking for a good amp to play everything from Dire Straights to pure metal. The distortion channel was more than anything id ever expect out of a fender(we all know they dont do dist.). And combined with any type of dist/fuzz/overdrive pedal this thing will really kick out the gain. In addition you also get that classic fender clean channel. currently i run it with a Big Muff pedal and a Zoom g2.1u though i dont need either to get a great sound from it.
EDIT: youll probably have to find it used, they havent been made since 94' (i think)
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#8
I'm not really looking to have to buy any pedals, just so you guys know. If I really have to, I can use my EQ as a boost, but...

Does anybody have opinions on those two Carvins?
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A lot of people dont know about Fender's "The Twin". And by the name you should automatically think Twin reverb or what not. But dont, i was looking for a good amp to play everything from Dire Straights to pure metal. The distortion channel was more than anything id ever expect out of a fender(we all know they dont do dist.). And combined with any type of dist/fuzz/overdrive pedal this thing will really kick out the gain. In addition you also get that classic fender clean channel. currently i run it with a Big Muff pedal and a Zoom g2.1u though i dont need either to get a great sound from it.
EDIT: youll probably have to find it used, they havent been made since 94' (i think)



Do you mean the 'Evil Twin' or 'The Twin' because 'The Twin' doesn't have as much gain as you make it out to have. My friend has one and it's pretty bloody loud but it doesn't have enough gain to do metal at all.

He'd be better off with a Fender Super-Sonic but even still, you can get better.
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