#1
Hey, I play death/thrash metal (Death, Morbid Angel, Obituary, Celtic Frost, Metallica, Testament, Megadeth, etc.) and I currently have a Randall RX120DHS (it's a solid state half stack). The distortion on it sucks so I use the clean channel and a metal muff distortion pedal. After reading on UG a while I think I might sell it and buy a tube combo amp. So here are my questions:

1.) What's a good tube combo amp for death metal in the $600 price range? In all the reviews I look at, everyone says the stock distortion sucks. If my half stack with a distortion pedal has better distortion then the tube combos stock distortion then I don't want to switch amps.

2.) Are any of the tube combo amps in that price range gonna have great brutal distortion without using a pedal?

No used stuff either. I know you can get more for your money but I just can't help it. I just don't like used stuff.
#3
peavey jsx 212

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sorry. didnt notice your price range. the jsx is about double what you want to spend....
#4
You may be able to get your hands on a used 6505/5150 combo for that kind of money but I'm not sure; you'll have to look on ebay and craigslist.
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You may be able to get your hands on a used 6505/5150 combo for that kind of money but I'm not sure; you'll have to look on ebay and craigslist.

He said NO USED stuff
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#6
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He said NO USED stuff


Then we're both idiots: me for not reading properly and him for not even considering used. Used = Value for money if you know what to look for.
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hmm, so is it's stock distortion real good? if it's only average and I end up having to use a pedal (like I do now with my crappy tone half stack) then there is no point in me selling my stack