#1
I'm posting this for a friend. Please, no "why would you trade your Valveking for an Epi?" posts.

Anyways, what is the quality like on Epi amps? My friend want's to use one for 80's metal (from Sabbath to Metallica), but I've never heard one, so I don't know if it has the right voicing. Would it be alright with a pedal? Remember, I'm talking about the t
ube amps, not the little piece-o-crap SS ones.
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#2
To be perfectly honest, none of the Epi tube amps is really suitable for metal. The So-Cal is the closest but it's still way off. The quality is good, between me and my roommate we have 3 Epi tube amps and have never had the slightest problem. All of them are VERY classic voiced and can't really (even with pedals) do metal. The only exception to this that I've found is the ZVex 'Box of Metal' which did push both the VJ and the So-Cal into suitable metal territory.
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Metal + small budget = SS combo.


+1

i like the epi amps...for blues lol. *sigh* im going to get flamed....might want to check out the spider valve and spider III amps *runs away*

but seriously, for budget metal they do that well IMO

if you hate me now, there are plenty of other amps that would do that sound
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^ +1, but there are other SS amps you should look into. As a SS activist, I will immediately recommend the Fender Princeton 65w. $150 used, and even though it can't do metal on it's own, you'll have plenty of dough left to buy a nice distortion.

By the way, despite what people will tell you, Big Muff is a fine distortion for metal, if you power it with 12-16v power. Just my $.02.
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Alright, I'll tell him. thanks
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#7
randall amps.
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By the way, despite what people will tell you, Big Muff is a fine distortion for metal, if you power it with 12-16v power. Just my $.02.

I definitely agree with this one. They have a kick to them that I find real nice for certain types of metal.
#9
Randall....its perfect. If you need tubes, save for a Bugera
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