#1
A friend of mine is thinking about purchasing a Crate SS halfstack.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Crate-Flexwave-Series-FW120HS-120W-HalfStack?sku=481416

What are some other amps that are close to the same price, $500, that have good tone for:

Metal, hard rock, and have good cleans.

He uses a Peavey Rotor, and has a un-modded Boss DS-1. His current amp is a 120-watt Rogue 212.

Some of his favorite bands are Amon Amarth, System of a Down, Dethclok, Killswitch Enage that sort of stuff. I don't listen to that, so I'm trusting you guys to know.

But he would probably prefer something with a modern sound, and also some pretty good cleans.

He said he would look at tube amps, but "when the tubes get warm it's harder to get a good clean sound" which I know is BS because I've got a tube amp, and I can still get good cleans if I set it up right after playing for an hour with distortion at high volumes.

Max budget is $500

Thanks in advance, I hope that helps.
Peavey HP Signature EXP (SH4 JB/ SH2 Jazz)
Jackson DK2M
Fender MIM Stratocaster HSS
Fender MiM Telecaster

EVH 5150 III w/ EVH 2x12 cab
Peavey Vypyr Tube 60
Fender Blues Jr.

Boss ME-50; NS-2; RV-5; BF-3
MXR M101 Phase 90
#4
If he is dead set on SS Older Randalls like a RH100 are great..

As far as tube used 5150 combo and a chorus pedal or he can just keep his rogue for SS cleans if he likes them so much and do metal on the 5150.
#6
Quote by solitaryshell90
Is he just looking for a half stack? or will he settle for a combo?


He's mostly just looking for a loud amp around $500.
Peavey HP Signature EXP (SH4 JB/ SH2 Jazz)
Jackson DK2M
Fender MIM Stratocaster HSS
Fender MiM Telecaster

EVH 5150 III w/ EVH 2x12 cab
Peavey Vypyr Tube 60
Fender Blues Jr.

Boss ME-50; NS-2; RV-5; BF-3
MXR M101 Phase 90