I'm looking for a new amp, I'm currently playing a Jackson RR24 with an EMG 81 through a Line 6 Spider 2 212 and decided it's time I got something decent. I play metal, different stuff like Children of Bodom, Cannibal Corpse, Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Carcass so it needs good a distortion, but a decent tone at the same time. I'm afraid I don't know all that much about amps so I ask you guys, what do you think would suit me? Combo or half stack? I've heard good things about the Peavey Valve King 212 and it seems pretty cheap but I'd like somethingthat will last. I'll probably look at spending up to about £400 - £500 so any help would be appreciated.
I saw a used ibanez stack for 200 bucks at a store in california
Keep in mind this is UK, I doubt I'll be importing at all. Valveking 212 seems to be about £300.