#1
I'm going to keep this concise and clinical:

Genres it needs to cover:

>Metal (Metallica/Dream Theater)
>Mod Rock (Distorted RHCP-esque sound, RATM)
>Must have a usable clean tone (mostly used for strummy stuff, doesn't need to be bright or sharp really)

Other needs:

>FX Loop
>All Tube
>50w or greater (or have killer headroom)

The reason is I have a Peavey Valveking which sounds great for recording and such and band practise, but I need a decent head to withstand gigging extensively. And it's obvious that where Peavey compromised with the Valveking was the speaker and build quality. So I need something built lie a tank, that has a great tone.

Thanks in advance to anyone who took the time to read this and reply.

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Last edited by bartdevil_metal at May 16, 2008,
#4
Not so much a fan of Laneys as it goes Horlicks. My old band's Lead Guitarist had such problems with their customer service when his broke..
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#5
^ Which laney did he have? mine are all reliable, my VH100R is a few years old now and it hasn't had a problem. When the handle broke on my VC15 they sent a new one straight away
#7
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^ Which laney did he have? mine are all reliable, my VH100R is a few years old now and it hasn't had a problem. When the handle broke on my VC15 they sent a new one straight away


LC-30.
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#10
Orange AD30HTC
Engl Screamer 50

Or be cool & realise the pure raw power from a rack system:
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/marshall-el34/286
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#11
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LC-30.

Well the VH100R is practically bullet-proof and has great distortion and clean
#12
Well I'll certainly look into it, but as I sayI'm pretty prejudiced.

Kingyem0c0re, Does the Orange have an Effects Loop? And that rack is a power amp lol.

So, list so far

Laney VH100R
ENGL Screamer/Thunder
JCM2000

Anything Else?
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#13
I think in your price range in your location that's about all the options you really have.
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#15
Seeing as your have a VK a 6505 would be the natural progression TBH.

Theyre about 700 - 800 quidd though.
Guitars:
LTD MHNT250 (Bare Knuckle Warpig in Bridge)
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Marshall 1960A Cab
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#20
Quote by bartdevil_metal
Well I'll certainly look into it, but as I sayI'm pretty prejudiced.

Kingyem0c0re, Does the Orange have an Effects Loop? And that rack is a power amp lol.

So, list so far

Laney VH100R
ENGL Screamer/Thunder
JCM2000

Anything Else?


Throw in a Laney TT there too Basically Laney's 'does everything fantastically' amp
I'd also look round for a used Orange Rockerverb head? Just a thought
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#21
I considered them, it would look epic with my Orange 212 - but only the 50w one has a fx loop, and they're £999!
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#23
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I considered them, it would look epic with my Orange 212 - but only the 50w one has a fx loop, and they're £999!


That's why i said used
Seriously, that Orange would be immense
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#24
Laney VH100R would be great. The LC your mate had problems with is one of the cheaper ones... the VH is to the LC what a 6505 would be to your Valveking reliability wise.

I have a VC50 and it's 11 years old and still works.
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#25
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That's why i said used
Seriously, that Orange would be immense


Would it go heavy enough though?
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#27
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Would it go heavy enough though?


Should do, ask about in the Orange thread, they'll be able to tell you more than me
They do go cheap as well, a combo was on ebay a while ago for about £600...If only i'd had the money
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#28
find something second hand, makes sense... I've seen framus cobras, mesa dual recco's, ENGL powerballs etc go for around £800 easily. just dont be afraid to look into some high end amps because their brand new price is high...
#30
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^ It can do metal on it's own

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Would it go heavy enough though?

And then some extra on top of that, it's a brilliant amp.
Distortion/Drive is absolutely amazing.
The Clean's are some of the best I've heard in a long time...

& I own an original Bassman (68' I think it is?) & Twin Reverb (62')

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Quote by bartdevil_metal
And that rack is a power amp lol.

I know, build a rack kit up.
You can get great Pre-Amps for less that £250 & a great Marshall EL series Power-Amp for £400-500.


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Where do you get stuff used? I'm forbidden from buying on Ebay..

Most music shop's carry second-hand or even B-Stock/Scratch & Dent/Ex-Display.
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