#1
I'll be playing a gibson flying v, and a epi les paul w/sd alnico pro's. I'm playing blues (cream, clatpon, hendrix, srv, the 3 kings) and classic rock (zeppelin, acdc, ect.) with the les paul, and hard rock and thrash metal(metallica, van halen, iron maiden, ozzy, ect.) with the V. and I want to be able to get gn'r tones with the les paul. so basically I need a vintage amp that can handle thrash metal too. I was thinking JCM 800, but I really need it soon and I couldn't get one of those for maybe a year. Around 300-500 $ works best. So its really down to this- Peavey Classic 30, Windsor, Valveking, used Ceriatone Plexi for like 600, or a Traynor YCV30 Blue. So whats the amp for me?
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#2
That's kind of a tall order but we get it.

You are on the right track with what you have listed. If you can look at used amps I think you might be able to find a great high quality amp for $500. I like craigslist because you can try before you buy. If anything it will give you a good base of knowledge before you go to Guitar Center or whatever.

I pulled this up for Columbus as an example. I see stuff in here. I searched on 'amp' under musical instruments for columbus.craigslist.com

http://columbus.craigslist.org/search/msg?query=amp&minAsk=min&maxAsk=max
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#3
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#4
Orange Tiny Terror $425
http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/852332567.html

Fender Studio Bass $575 (never heard)
http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/851076679.html

Mesa 50 Rectoverb combo if you can stretch $700
http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/851046456.html

Fender Blues Deluxe $400 (may struggle with higher gain stuff)
http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/849813081.html

Crate amp JUST FOR TEH LULZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/842870438.html

Crate Vintage Club 50 all tube $300 (again, may not do higher gains)
http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/815958522.html

Peavey Classic Wut? $300 (anybody ever seen this?)
http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/815762506.html

Marshall JCM 600 ($500) 3rd time i've seen mention of this today - needs cab
http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/812692872.html

Line 6 Spider Vavle $650
http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/799787185.html

Crate VC6112 tube $275
http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/799517462.html

Rivera M-60 head $650 (over budget and needs a cab but hey)
http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/799458639.html

Peavey JSX mini colossal $250
http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/795136341.html


Just throwin stuff out there in case someone else wants to comment. This is Columbus greater area. Maybe you are closer to Cinci as shaddow suggested.
#5
If you can actually find the use d ceriatone, that is perfect. Will need a boost for thrash. Classic 30 and Traynor are great too