Poll: Which of the following amps is best suited for metal?
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View poll results: Which of the following amps is best suited for metal?
Peavey VK 100 (tube head)
5 19%
B-52 AT-100 (tube head)
3 11%
Bugera 6260 (tube head)
11 41%
Randall RX120DHS (solid state head/my current amp)
8 30%
Voters: 27.
#1
Which one is best for old school death metal and thrash metal like Death, Morbid Angel, Pestilence, Morgoth, Atheist, Obituary, Slayer, Megadeth, Testament, etc.? I have a Randall RX120DHS currently and I want to upgrade to a tube amp but I know Randall's have good distortion and I don't want to pay a bunch of money for an amp that has crappier distortion then my current amp.
#4
i own a valveking.. on its own it doesnt do metal im force to use a pedal for my metal needs.
#6
idk
ive tried both the valve king and b-52 and their both great, had way more overdrive then ill ever need, but i dont play death metal. Maybe use a stomp box to drive it harder if it doesnt go hard enough?
#7
Quote by tehREALcaptain
idk
ive tried both the valve king and b-52 and their both great, had way more overdrive then ill ever need, but i dont play death metal. Maybe use a stomp box to drive it harder if it doesnt go hard enough?


meh, I could but I really hate using pedals.. I prefer stock distortion... I don't need insane distortion like some of these modern death metal/deathcore/metalcore bands either... I hate that generic scooped mid/too much gain sound... I like older death metal and progressive metal like Opeth, Atheist, Cynic, and Death.
#8
Opeth use Laney's with Boss Pedals as boosts and effects, not very stock if you'd ask me.
Try boosting your Randall with a Tubescreamer gain set really low and crank the level on it and set the tone to where-ever you want it to be, they really make a differance IMO.
#9
His Randall is a SS head. Adding an OD would not help much at all.

Of those amps you listed, the Bugera would be #1, then maybe the B-52 if its a new model with the problems fixed, then #3 the VK
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