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So I'm in the market for a new amplifier and have a price range of right around 500-600 bucks. I definitely want a combo amp seeing as I'm moving into an apartment soon. I play mostly metal, blues, and classic rock. I am really looking for an amp that has a killer metal sound on its own, without adding my pedals to it. I've been looking at Line6, but I'm not sure if they're right for me... Any advice?

Thanks for your help!


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#2
Don't get a Spider III. I have one. It sucks the life, tone, and soul out of your guitar.
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#4
i like the Spider IIIs
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#6
get a crate rfx..i had a line6. traded in for the crate. its a good price, can handle any type of style, has effects built in. i got a 65watt for 200 and a 120watt is 250
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marshall dsl100 or 50 depending on how loud you want it

Too expensive
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i like the Spider IIIs

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get a crate rfx..i had a line6. traded in for the crate. its a good price, can handle any type of style, has effects built in. i got a 65watt for 200 and a 120watt is 250


Pretty much all these suggestions should be ignored.

Try the 5150

EDIT: I just read metal accidently, try the Peavey Classic 30 for classic rock and blues, it will struggle to do metal though. 5150 can do decent classic rock but no blues. Take your pick.
Last edited by Horlicks at Jun 28, 2008,
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Quote by Horlicks
Pretty much all these suggestions should be ignored.

Try the 5150 combo

+1, this thread was pretty much fail until this post^
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#9
Epiphone valve juinor.
Turbo tubescreamer, tubescreamer.

You'll have enough for metal with that rig, plus the advantage of being able to roll it back and get a good tone for other kinds of music.

But if you just want total balls-to-the-wall metal amp.
Get a krank rev jr.
Might have to go used, or save a little more cash, though.
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#10
Dont go with the 5150. It'll get killer metal tones, but it wont get you the good classic rock and blues sounds you want. Spider III's just plain suck at anything above barely audible practice volume.

Check out the B-52 AT112. All tube, and as versatile as you'll ever need. It'll go anywhere from Parkway Drive to Zep to blues without any pedals. The only complaint is that if you have the distortion AND volume turned up, it gets noisy as hell. A noise gate will clear it up really easily though.
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Check out the B-52 AT112. All tube, and as versatile as you'll ever need. It'll go anywhere from Parkway Drive to Zep to blues without any pedals. The only complaint is that if you have the distortion AND volume turned up, it gets noisy as hell. A noise gate will clear it up really easily though.


+1

B-52's are very nice amps. VERY Versatile.
If you'd like a little louder, try an AT 212.
As my one of my old guitar teachers used to say, "Metal really comes from classical music. The only difference is pinch harmonics, double bass, and lyrics about killing goats."
#12
For some serious metal you can't go anywhere but Marshall... Unless you want to go oldschool and get yourself a Vox AC-30... Now theres a amp that kicks ass!!
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For some serious metal you can't go anywhere but Marshall... Unless you want to go oldschool and get yourself a Vox AC-30... Now theres a amp that kicks ass!!


I could name a lot of better companies for metal amps other than Marshall.
A Vox AC30 will definitely not get you into metal territory.

Nor will a Valve Jr, it isn't voiced for metal at all.
a 5150 can do classic rock quite well and easily actually, then for blues maybe get a Digitech Screamin' Blues.
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#14
I'd say a Classic 30 and suck it up and get a OD pedal
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I'd trade my left nut for an AC30
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