#1
So I'm going to be getting a serious job next summer and I wanna save up and buy my self a nice tube head in the range $1500 max.

I'm considering getting:

Marshall Vintage Modern
Marshall JCM TCL Super Triple Lead
Marshall JCM TCL Super Duo Lead

Peavey JSX

Any other suggestions?

I play Hard Rock. (Guns n Roses, Zeppelin) and some stoner rock (Wolfmother, Pink Floyd) and some metal once in a while. (Slayer, Mettalica, etc.)
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#3
I heard the 6505 is good. No experience with it, it's just around that price. Peavey btw.
#4
Peavey 5150 or 6506,
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#5
Go for the DSL50, it'll probably suit you best of what you play. I think they sound pretty good actually, the TSLs don't really do it for me. The Vintage Moderns are ok... I'm not a huge fan of them, people on here seem to hate them though. They sound kind of shrill and fizzy at lower volumes, but sound nice once you can push the amp loud enough to get the kt66s to break up (which will be rare unless you have an attenuator, kt66s break up much later than el34s, but are more musical sounding imo).

To the people suggesting Peaveys. Seriously, read what the guy plays, he needs a British voiced amp, not an American metal machine.
#6
Too bad you can't save up another 5-600. That puts you in Rocca and Peters range.

A Splawn Competition looks good, too.
#7
Ok, I really like the Triple Channel on the Peavey. I played the combo version and it was amazing.
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Too bad you can't save up another 5-600. That puts you in Rocca and Peters range.

A Splawn Competition looks good, too.


+1, at that kind of money in the US you're really close to the really badass stuff. i certainly wouldn't be looking at marshall over there when you have all those, plus soldano etc., to choose from...
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#9
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Ok, I really like the Triple Channel on the Peavey. I played the combo version and it was amazing.


Then you'll love the EVH 5150 III. I got one brand new on ebay for $1499 US. You should at least try one!
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#10
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Go for the DSL50, it'll probably suit you best of what you play. I think they sound pretty good actually, the TSLs don't really do it for me. The Vintage Moderns are ok... I'm not a huge fan of them, people on here seem to hate them though. They sound kind of shrill and fizzy at lower volumes, but sound nice once you can push the amp loud enough to get the kt66s to break up (which will be rare unless you have an attenuator, kt66s break up much later than el34s, but are more musical sounding imo).

To the people suggesting Peaveys. Seriously, read what the guy plays, he needs a British voiced amp, not an American metal machine.



EXACTLY what i was gonna say!!

TS, i "+1" to the DSL50. Don't listen to the people recommending peaveys. I mean, peaveys are good, just not for YOU. You need a marshall, or any british voiced amp, really.
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#11
Quote by imgooley
Too bad you can't save up another 5-600. That puts you in Rocca and Peters range.

A Splawn Competition looks good, too.

A splawn would be great. What is with the 6505 suggestions? Not really the best for anything other than metal.
#12
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A splawn would be great. What is with the 6505 suggestions? Not really the best for anything other than metal.

And only Modern metal.

I don't think it would sound that great playing Sabbath either.
#13
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And only Modern metal.

I don't think it would sound that great playing Sabbath either.

exactly, not really the best for pink floyd
#14
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exactly, not really the best for pink floyd

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#15
the tsl is awesome. a lot of people on here don't like it, but I get great reviews on my tone at every show. I play everything from country to blues to rock to metal and the tsl gets me any tone I want.
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#16
How about a Rocker 30?
#17
Ok, so no go on the Peaveys?
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#18
The JSX and Triple are great and the crunch channel has a nice marshall crunch to it with the ultra channel being more Mesa. So you get a bit of versatility there. So those two get my vote.
#19
Definitely an Egnater Tourmaster, it's one of the most versatile heads ever. It's got 4 channels, individual power settings for each and can handle anything plus it's 1400 USD.
#20
i dunno whats with everyone saying the 5150 is a metal amp, when it actually derived from someone who plays rock...

im sure you know who that is
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#21
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i dunno whats with everyone saying the 5150 is a metal amp, when it actually derived from someone who plays rock...

im sure you know who that is

Doesn't mean that it sounds good for rock
#22
its also doubtful that he used it. most think he gutted them and played marshalls
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its also doubtful that he used it. most think he gutted them and played marshalls


Agreed, and EVH's early tone were certainly Marshall plexis.

Its ironic, the last person I think about when I hear a 5150 or 6505 is EVH.

The EVH 5150 III does a pretty decent impression though.