#1
So in the last few months or so I have lost the love for my peavey. Its great when I do the C standard metal riffage, but I dont reall do that anymore. Im playing way more iron maiden, ozzy, judas priest stuff now. So hypotheticaly, if i did sell it, id be looking for something more along the lines of 1980's marshalls or even used soldanos. Im lookin for that really crunchy, dirty rhythm sound, with a creamy smooth lead distortion. Im not going to be biased and go directly for marshalls like so many people, but they do sound amazing if you get the right one. Im open to other suggestions as well.
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#3
Around $2000 after I sell the head, give or take a few hundred
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#6
wow, you could buy one heck of a Spider line six with that.

(kidding)
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How much you selling your peavey for?


Im not sure yet, I havent looked around to see what other people are selling them for. Its 1200 new, only about 4-5 months old, no damage at all. Ill have to think about it.
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#9
Yeah, you're best at going for a '70s style JMP. If I had your budget, I'd get a Ceriatone bass spec 50 watt plexi, or a 2203 clone and an Ultimate/Ho attenuator. If you want to spend all the money on a head, I'd suggest a Metropoulos or Reinhardt.

something like this:

http://www.reinhardtamps.com/files/Storm.html
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#10
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Are splawns lke ceriatones, just basically marshalls?
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#12
Also, Ive never been able to try or heard a JCM800 in person, do they live up to the hype? I tried a JCM900, and it was just ok. THe cleans were killer though. Id be looking into the 50w model.
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#13
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Are splawns lke ceriatones, just basically marshalls?


They're like Soldanos, hot rodded Marshall inspired amps.
#14
Ah I like the sound of that. I would absolutley kill for an SLO100
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#15
Do you have to buy a cabinet too?

Or is the budget all for the amplifier. I really suggest picking up an ultimate attenuator if you are going to get an expensive Marshall style tube amp.
#16
I dont plan on buying a new cabinet yet, no. I will get an attenuator though for sure.
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#17
If your going to be buying an amp $2000+ you should go and try as many amps as you can and just picks what works for you.

And in respose to your questions about the marshalls, no, they arn't as good as all the hype about them claims.

The originals were absolutely amazing but the reissues (in my opinion) don't even come close to that "vintage marshall tone"

just my 2 cents
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#18
Well definitely look into the UA, its a godsend for guitarists with Marshalls. Pricey, but blows Webers, Hotplates, etc. out of the water.
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If your going to be buying an amp $2000+ you should go and try as many amps as you can and just picks what works for you.

And in respose to your questions about the marshalls, no, they arn't as good as all the hype about them claims.

The originals were absolutely amazing but the reissues (in my opinion) don't even come close to that "vintage marshall tone"

just my 2 cents


I was already planning to pick up a vintage marshall if it came to that.
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#20
take a look at carvin X100B
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#21
JCM800's are definately as good as they are made out to be, but only the originals in my opinion. The reissues are well off the original sound!

Depends how much gain you want though - a JCM800 will do all the bands you mentioned no problem, but they haven't THAT much gain in them. You can easily use a pedal though!

Plexi's are great too, but again you need an original and that a lot of money.
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#22
If i bought a JCM800, id run it with an OD. Any years specifically you recommend for JCMs?

Also, are the 50w versions hard to come by?
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#23
I'm sure 50watts are easy enough to get - i've seen a few here even! Personally I don't think they sound just as good, but the 100watts are VERY loud!

Try them out - earlier years are supposed to be better, but you need to try it really.

I can't really find an OD or distortion pedal i'm happy with at all though, but hope you can!
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#26
I just heard some metropolus amps. Pure sex. too bad they are 2350. Im thinking ceriatone now. Much cheaper, and people seem to love them.
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#27
Quote by Ninja Penguin77
If your going to be buying an amp $2000+ you should go and try as many amps as you can and just picks what works for you.

And in respose to your questions about the marshalls, no, they arn't as good as all the hype about them claims.

The originals were absolutely amazing but the reissues (in my opinion) don't even come close to that "vintage marshall tone"


just my 2 cents


+1

Luckily, thats exactly what keeps brands like Metropoulos, Germino, Ceriatone, etc. in business.

Ceriatone makes a superior Marshall plexi to the Marshall reissue at practically a third of the price. Along with being closer to spec, and using better quality of components, they are completely handwired, point to point, with awesome build quality overall.