#1
Hey everyone. So Iv'e been looking around for some decent $700-$750 amps that are good at stuff like Lamb Of God, As Blood Runs Black, Shadows Fall, Bring me the Horison, ect. Im not a huge guy on cleans, but just need a good dirty sound. I dont really know much about amps but I would preferably like to get a tube amp. I won't gig with it, just jamming with friends and bedroom practice. I have been looking for a decent used 5150/6505, but I can't find one so don't recomend one. All other opinions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
#2
dude a marshall stack maybe a mc 800 something like that or a half stack marshall
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#5
valveking and an OD
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#7
hmm since your just playing in your rooms and over a drum kit maybe, the line 6 spider valve is really good. your price range, tube, loud, plus i just like the tones you can get, practicly any metal sound.
#8
RANDALL RG50TC

HANDS DOWN!!!! amazing amp for metal!!! especially at home, you can also do pretty big gigs with it

beats out valveking sooo bad
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#9
ive been looking at the randal RG50TC, and the Bugera 6262/or 6260 combo. Any prefrences?
#10
I've played many valvekings, and even with the gain on 10 and tons of different EQ settings, achieving a really Death metal tone just doesn't work out well, you can get close, but it just doesn't quite bridge the gap. I'd say check out the Randall RG50TC, and I've never heard the Bugera's yet.
#11
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ive been looking at the randal RG50TC, and the Bugera 6262/or 6260 combo. Any prefrences?

randall = amazing sound+reliability
bugera = amazing sound, more power but bad reliability
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#12
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randall = amazing sound+reliability
bugera = amazing sound, more power but bad reliability



The Bugeras will do just fine, most people who have them have had no problems what so ever with them, its just a few isolated cases. Just get a warranty and you're good. They sound better than the Randalls too IMO.
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#13
wow im highly surprised that no one has mentioned the 6505 yet...
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#14
B-52 AT 112 or 212, i get awesome metal tones out of the stack version, and its only $550 for the 112, and $750 for the 212
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#15
wtf?

All the amps listed are good for the price new, but the 5150/6505 is much better for what he wants, especially if he doesn't need cleans. Where are you looking if you can't find one? There's always tons of them for sale everywhere I look.

If you get a 5150 though, I'd strongly advise you to get the head and a 2x12 cab or something as the head just sounds better than the combo imo, though it just might not be feasible with that budget. I used to really like the sound of my combo when I got it, even over the head, but now that I've gotten rid of it and played the head version and combo version right next to eachother a few times, the head is clearly better sounding imo.

Also look into the Mesa F and DC series, maybe even a Mark III.
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Last edited by MatrixClaw at Jul 1, 2008,