#1
I need an amp that plays classic rock/metal that is at least a 75 watt. Nothing over $600. Oh and I don't need one that has effects because I'm getting a multi-effect processor.
#2
Don't get a multi-fx, please.


What kind of metal?
#9
You still don't need 75 watts.
I say Peavey Classics should be good for you.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#10
Quote by darkarbiter7
You still don't need 75 watts.
I say Peavey Classics should be good for you.

Agreed. A cheaper (but not worse in any way) is the Crate V Series.

What's more important, the metal or the classic rock.
#11
Quote by acdcrocks0323
YOu DONT need 75 watts. You should get a Mesa F-30.


+1, DC series mesa would be good too. A classic 30 would be a good choice, though if your focus is more metal then you might look elsewhere.
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#12
Quote by imgooley
Agreed. A cheaper (but not worse in any way) is the Crate V Series.

What's more important, the metal or the classic rock.


Well, for my upcoming gig classic rock but I do LOVE metal tones.
#13
Quote by dude9521
Well, for my upcoming gig classic rock but I do LOVE metal tones.

The aforementioned amps can nail the former, but struggle with the latter to a certain degree.

You would need a boost for the amount of gain you'd need to play that kind of metal, though they can get to 80's metal on their own.
#14
Yeah, getting one of those crate v's would be good too.

I recommend Peavey Classics because they are very common used, and they are very reliable amps, with awesome tone.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#15
I'd say try as many of the amps we mentioned as you can (and try others too) and see which one you like best.
I don't give a shit if you listen to me or not
#17
Mesa .50 Caliber
Mesa DC-2
Peavey XXX combo
Peavey Duel 50
Peavey Ultra
Crate Blue Voodoo
Peavey Classic 30 w/ an OD to tighten up the gain
ANY of these amps would do what you want.
#19
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
agreed to all the above^

what city do you live in by chance?

do you play any blues or all metal?

yeah,,,30-50 watts is a lot bro


You and your damned craigs list lol

TS: A used Ashdown Fallen Angel combo would be perfect if you were able to find one - they are pretty hard to come by though!

Pretty much anything else that would be worth your time has already been mentioned.
#21
Quote by dude9521
How bout the crate fw-65?

Not worth it.


The V33 212 is cheaper, iirc.
#22
Quote by acdcrocks0323
^I would lean towards those two Mesas.

You always seem too

Any of the amps suggested so far would be fine though the Mesa's really are probably the best choice for those genres
#23
Quote by mcrfobtai
You always seem too

Any of the amps suggested so far would be fine though the Mesa's really are probably the best choice for those genres

Haha yeah, I do. But seriously, they do metal tones better than the Classic series and have better cleans IMO than the classics. They have a better classic rock sound than my V16 IIRC so I don't know why it wouldn't be the best choice. Other people might have different preferences I guess, so it is important for the TS to try lots of amps in his price range.