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#1
I really want to find a nice NICE Solid State amp.

No matter the brand, 250-600$
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#3
If you want an actual solid state you're at the wrong forums... everyone here loves tubes and only tubes...

How big do you need/want? High gain or not high gain? Combo or stack?
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If you want an actual solid state you're at the wrong forums... everyone here loves tubes and only tubes...

How big do you need/want? High gain or not high gain? Combo or stack?

Inorite?
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If you want an actual solid state you're at the wrong forums... everyone here loves tubes and only tubes...

How big do you need/want? High gain or not high gain? Combo or stack?


Yah. Well this isn't about tube amps anyways so they can grow up and get over it. or GTFO.

But High gain, but with a nice clean sound. Combo and stack are both great, but they need to be gig capable.
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you're probably going to want to look at randall amps.

you'll get the high gain all right...
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#9
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you might want to mention what kind of music you play..


I mostly play T3h M3t@l.

But I occasionally mix it up.
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Yah. Well this isn't about tube amps anyways so they can grow up and get over it. or GTFO.

But High gain, but with a nice clean sound. Combo and stack are both great, but they need to be gig capable.

Ampeg VH-140h or VH-140c

YES!

That is a great overall amp.
#11
I'm not against Solid States by any means... but why ONLY Solid State amps?
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#12
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Yah. Well this isn't about tube amps anyways so they can grow up and get over it. or GTFO.

But High gain, but with a nice clean sound. Combo and stack are both great, but they need to be gig capable.


Well I have an Ibanez TBX150H and plan on getting the matching IS412C cabinet, it's a fairly high gain amp and with some tweaking sounds exactly like I want. At Guitar Center you can get the head/foot switch for $300+ shipping ($250 + $50) and the cabinet for another $250 (I'd get from a dealer so you don't pay shipping).

The Ibanez Tone Blaster also comes in a 150w combo version of the head I mentioned above. I think that's about $300 also. It has jacks on the back for future cabinet hook up if I remember correctly.

I was also a fan for the Spider II 150 combo. Duno if that came in a stack form? I know the Spider II's are discontinued so you'd have to look used.
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#13
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Ampeg VH-140h or VH-140c

YES!

That is a great overall amp.


Mature person here.

Thank you. LINK?
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#14
just bee tee dub..."nice NICE" rarely exists under $600 bucks.
unless you get used and go lucky.
or maybe i got that backwards.
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I was also a fan for the Spider II 150 combo. Duno if that came in a stack form? I know the Spider II's are discontinued so you'd have to look used.

The Ibanez Tone Blaster also comes in a 150w combo version of the head I mentioned above. I think that's about $300 also.



X.

he said "nice".

+1 to the ampegs.
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#17
the perfect answer to your request is a peavey vypyr, you can get the "hybrid" ones (60 and 100 watts) or theres also the 75 watt ss one that i have and ****ign love...look em up
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#18
I'm not against tube amps. but they aren't my thing. Don't ask, and I won't tell.
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#19
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X.

he said "nice".

+1 to the ampegs.


Sorry but my opinion of a decent tone is far from yours apparently. Remember people are allowed their opinion, being a douche is really a bad habit you should shed.
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#20
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#21
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Sorry but my opinion of a decent tone is far from yours apparently. Remember people are allowed their opinion, being a douche is really a bad habit you should shed.


I respect it. Both of you calm down. everybody here hates Line 6 because of the III's. So just don't worry about it.
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Sorry but my opinion of a decent tone is far from yours apparently. Remember people are allowed their opinion, being a douche is really a bad habit you should shed.


Sorry, Son. We haven't gotten into douche territory yet. You're right, everyone's allowed their opinion. But when the general consensus seems to be that Spiders suck (regardless of tube snobbery, which I'm against), I'm going to veto that opinion. I've owned one, and there's far better in the solid state world. If you don't know that, then chances are you aren't qualified to give advice.
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#23
The VH-140 is discontinued, but if you can find one, jump on it. They usually go for around 3-600 usd used.

http://metaltabs.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-22840.html
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Sorry, Son. We haven't gotten into douche territory yet. You're right, everyone's allowed their opinion. But when the general consensus seems to be that Spiders suck (regardless of tube snobbery, which I'm against), I'm going to veto that opinion. I've owned one, and there's far better in the solid state world. If you don't know that, then chances are you aren't qualified to give advice.


Reread my post. I hate the III's they sound like garbage and 12 year old screamo kids love them. The II's however are in the ball park of decent when worked on.

Let's not forget I never said: "OMG GO GET A SPIDER III AMP NOW IT'S BETTER THAN ANY PIECE OF SHIT SOLID STATE YOU'LL FIND ANYWHERE." No I said the Spider II's are an option worth looking into.
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Reread my post. I hate the III's they sound like garbage and 12 year old screamo kids love them. The II's however are in the ball park of decent when worked on.

Let's not forget I never said: "OMG GO GET A SPIDER III AMP NOW IT'S BETTER THAN ANY PIECE OF SHIT SOLID STATE YOU'LL FIND ANYWHERE." No I said the Spider II's are an option worth looking into.



Okay, reread mine, then. I said Spiders, not Spider IIIs. Seriously, this is becoming petty and detracting. My point is that there are far better solid states than ANY spider.


TS: I'd also like to recommend trying to find a used Vetta. Those are fairly good.
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#26
There's no logic with the band wagon. Whatever.
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There's no logic with the band wagon. Whatever.



damn. i'd really love to descend into douchebag territory.
i said that i'm against tube amp snobbery.
one of my favorite amps of all time is a Roland JC-120. THAT is a NICE solid state amp.
I'm not on the damned bandwagon. You appear to be so caught up in smashing the bandwagon that you can't see past it. That makes you just as bad as everyone on the bandwagon. You wouldn't know logic if it hit you in the back of the damn head.

By the way, in your signature, it says "I DON'T WANT A TUBE AMP" in large letters.
That's an absolutely insipid disqualification that defies logic. There are good choices in both realms, and there's no reason to disqualify either.
And i'm guessing its in the name of being "counterculture" or avoiding the "bandwagon".


Jesus.
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#29
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true the whole tube amp bandwaggon is ****ing annoying. I am most likely getting a tube amp, not so I can hop on the bandwaggon but cause those crate v-50's are ****ing rediculously cheap :P


The tube band wagon is just as bad as the Line 6 haters. Especially the ones who throw out the: "I owned one, if you think they're any good then you are stupid."

*EDIT: In response to the above post*

Actually, I don't want a tube for my own reasons but whatever, you're welcome to assume as you please. . Now that your rant is out there Junior, how about you get back on topic.
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#30
Quote by `digitaL.braVo
The tube band wagon is just as bad as the Line 6 haters. Especially the ones who throw out the: "I owned one, if you think they're any good then you are stupid."

*EDIT: In response to the above post*

Actually, I don't want a tube for my own reasons but whatever, you're welcome to assume as you please. . Now that your rant is out there Junior, how about you get back on topic.



****ing A. Read the recommendations I already posted, then tell me to get the **** back on topic.

TS: Ultimately, you have to try all the crap we recommend and make your own judgments. The Ampegs will probably be tough to find to try, but the other stuff is readily available.
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#31
I highly advise you avoid any spider amp and any ibanez amp like the plague.

If you wanna go SS probably best to look at the Flextone, maybe a Vetta if you can find one in your range used. Randall makes some good high gain stuff. The rg50tc is pretty nice, a used f-30 or f-50 would do well for metal. DC series mesas would be good too.

I ignored your SS only because I'm a tube snob. There are some nice sounding SS amps, but they have no where near the dynamics of a tube amp. Why no tubes? It really doesn't make sense, especially for gigging.
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I highly advise you avoid any spider amp and any ibanez amp like the plague.

If you wanna go SS probably best to look at the Flextone, maybe a Vetta if you can find one in your range used. Randall makes some good high gain stuff. The rg50tc is pretty nice, a used f-30 or f-50 would do well for metal. DC series mesas would be good too.

I ignored your SS only because I'm a tube snob. There are some nice sounding SS amps, but they have no where near the dynamics of a tube amp. Why no tubes? It really doesn't make sense, especially for gigging.

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I highly advise you avoid any spider amp and any ibanez amp like the plague.

If you wanna go SS probably best to look at the Flextone, maybe a Vetta if you can find one in your range used. Randall makes some good high gain stuff. The rg50tc is pretty nice, a used f-30 or f-50 would do well for metal. DC series mesas would be good too.

I ignored your SS only because I'm a tube snob. There are some nice sounding SS amps, but they have no where near the dynamics of a tube amp. Why no tubes? It really doesn't make sense, especially for gigging.



+3


the return of sensibility.
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#34
Line 6 Flextone III. arguably the best in the range, a POD with a good power amp and speaker. What exactly could be better? other than a Vetta II of course.
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#35
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+3


the return of sensibility.


A lot of people like the Ibanez. Get over yourself.
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A lot of people like the Ibanez. Get over yourself.



And an equally proportionate amount of people hate its guts. Do the same.
Can we just agree that there are much better SS amps than that?
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#37
And many worse. That is the case with any and everything. So you have no argument.
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And many worse. That is the case with any and everything. So you have no argument.

bullshit. my argument centers around TS and the fact that he wants a NICE SS amp. Ergo, it's perfectly okay and logical for me to say that there are many better.
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#39
i dont know how much they are across the water but line 6 flextones are pretty good moddelling amps
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And many worse. That is the case with any and everything. So you have no argument.


I strongly disagree.
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