Quote by guitar/bass76
You'll need to be more specific as far as tone, how about bands with similar tone?


List some bands that have a similar tone to what you're after.
For those who care.
Current Gear
Cort Zenox Z42
Flextone II
Charvel USA So-Cal
Farida M2 Parlour Acoustic
Admira Hand-built Spanish Acoustic
Blackstar HT-5H
Line 6 M13
A lot of it is personall preference. Half stacks are generally the popular choise, although some people perfere combos (eg Paul Gilbert). For your price range, I would recomend trying a Bugera half stack (I have a 6260 head and Bugera cab, and my tone is better now than it has ever been through a combo). Try as many amps as you can, and see what you like.
^That amp is notoriously good for everything and great for nothing, some will say - but it's decent.

http://buffalo.craigslist.org/msg/815010622.html That would be great. YCV50Blue $500.00
http://buffalo.craigslist.org/msg/792284340.html 59 Bassman Reissue. Not bad at $850, could come down some. (needs help to get into metal area, but the early Marshalls were based on this amp).
http://buffalo.craigslist.org/msg/839145986.html Would need a pedal to get into metal territory
used Mesa Lonestar?
Brigadier of the 7-string legion. 7>6

Fender Telecaster
Schecter Damien 7
Engl Fireball
still kinda vague. Maybe some bands your into? sounds you want to emulate?

But a combo typically is more...appropraite...
even for gigs, a 60watt tube combo will put out more sound then you need for some smaller gigs or bars or whatever it is. But if your die hard about having lots of headroom, a stack might help with that.
Faded Gibson SG Special - Black ice mod
Seymour Duncan SH-5 in bridge
B-52 AT 112
Ted Weber Mass100 attenuator
EHX Small Clone
EHX Metal Muff
DIY Modded tubescreamer
Dunlop 535Q Wah
Wax Potting tutorial