#1
I have an ESP kh-602 guitar, a boss gt8 pedal and a FENDER 25w and its a horrible amp for metal... i want to now your opinions of a good amp for metal under the 600 dolars. Thanks
#2
get a peavey valveking and get a tubescreamer

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Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#3
You could look for a used Peavey 6505 or 5150 (same amp) for that much. Other amps to look for are Bugeras, Randall RG50TC, B52 AT112 and the like timzee said, the Peavey Valveking (with probably a tubescreamer/Bad Monkey or something if you need heavy distortion). Those are the most common options, although you could score a used Mesa Mark III/IV for that much I think, maybe a used Peavey JSX too.
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#6
a 5150 would be much better than a valveking.
I don't think you'll find a Mark IV thats in working condition for $600.
They are usually $1000-$1200 used, sometimes a little cheaper.
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#10
Bugera will do just fine, or VK, or used 5150 etc
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#12
which one is better for metal? valveking or randall rg50tc and from these amp can we get a really quality sound?
#14
Do you need all the effects and models from the GT-8? You could sell it and open up your budget anymore.

Anyway...

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Peavey JSX
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#15
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which one is better for metal? valveking or randall rg50tc and from these amp can we get a really quality sound?


Havent tested the randall but everyone swears by it.. Also the VK can get to metal but its not there right out the box.. So the randall might be a better choice if you cant get a used 5150 or Ultra..
#16
if we dont have much money can we just buy the randall? is it really good or maybe the valveking used
#17
Essentially what Fama said.
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#18
so since i dont have the chance to get a 5150 even used i will have to go with a used valveking or a rg50tc then...
#19
Look no further: Vox AD30VT XL 212

Yes, it's a hybrid amp, but only a seasoned tone-grognard could tell. It will do hard rock to the heaviest of the heavy and its got cool effects. Plenty loud enough to be heard over a drummer and for doing small club gigs (50W).
#20
Maybe a used 5150 combo?

Randalls are pretty damn good too..
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#21
I had the same problem with the same budget and I went with the B-52 AT112. Slow ass GC still hasnt sent me my shipping info.
#22
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Look no further: Vox AD30VT XL 212

Yes, it's a hybrid amp, but only a seasoned tone-grognard could tell. It will do hard rock to the heaviest of the heavy and its got cool effects. Plenty loud enough to be heard over a drummer and for doing small club gigs (50W).

I would definitely play that one before buying it, since from what I've heard (I haven't played one myself), people complain that it's muddy, and from what, 11? models, only like 3 are useable. I definitely suggest you play it before you buy it.
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I would definitely play that one before buying it, since from what I've heard (I haven't played one myself), people complain that it's muddy, and from what, 11? models, only like 3 are useable. I definitely suggest you play it before you buy it.


Agreed. It's definately not a metal amp.

+1 to what you said the other time.
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#27
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Agreed. It's definately not a metal amp.

+1 to what you said the other time.

...not a metal amp? I thought it was ment for metal, and that's what it does, it just does that badly.
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#28
My bad. I was thinking about the original version, not the XL. The original's a heap of mud IMO.
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#29
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...not a metal amp? I thought it was ment for metal, and that's what it does, it just does that badly.


I've read many reviews on this amp and I've not read anywhere that it sounds bad. I just tried one out at the local music shop and I thought it kicked ass. Admittedly, a couple of the presets didn't sound that great, but that's what the "manual" mode is for, tweaking those presets into something you can use. Most of the presets sounded fantastic to me. And the effects were great too. Also the thing was plenty loud. But yea, play it first, obviously.