#1
While recording in studio last week I had a mind blowing experience. I was tracking guitar on a Framus Cobra amp and when I started getting set up the engineer told me "Don't use the lead channel, it has TOO MUCH GAIN." So I followed his advice.

I was on the crunch/rhythm channel with gain probably at around 1 o'clock and the tone coming out of the cab was crazy; very defined and rich sounding. I am currently looking at getting some kind of new amp but now I don't know what I want. I was planning on getting a 6505 combo but now I just don't know. When I've tested 6505s out I can't get anywhere near such a nice tone out of them.

I play melodic metalcore [mix dethklok and I Killed the Prom Queen]
I want to spend some where between 800-1200 dollars US.
I would prefer a 1/2 stack as the venue I play most does a horrible job of PAing guitars no matter what you tell them to do and has no monitors.


Do not suggest bugeras, B52s, or Marshalls.
Rig:
Schecter Hellraiser FR
Peavey 6505 Head
Vader 4x12
BBE 482

DOD EQ
Boss NS-2
#3
Quote by GuitarFreak1387
mesa

+1
look for a used Stiletto or Dual/Triple Rec.

though i doubt you could get that for the price you have, a good cab (I prefer Mesa 412's) is like $800 or so, maybe down to $650 if you're really lucky
Now officially has too much gear to list

PM me if you want to know about my recording setup
#4
yeah im saveing up for a mesa roadster with a 2x12 cab its like 2,600 all together, after hearing that bitch cranked up i have no need for a 4x12 right no, nor will i realy ever.
#5
"and has no monitors." that sucks bad....get a monitor, thats important man.

what kind of amp did you use that you liked?

If you crank up the volume the 6505 it sounds better.
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#6
Quote by ILoveGuitar07
"and has no monitors." that sucks bad....get a monitor, thats important man.

what kind of amp did you use that you liked?

If you crank up the volume the 6505 it sounds better.


+1 get your own monitor and have them send a channel out to it for you.
#7
Quote by moody07747
+1 get your own monitor and have them send a channel out to it for you.


it won't be only just for you either so you can hear yourself, it also helps fill the room.

spend $500-$600 on a monitor to get something decent.

Does it feel like something is missing when you're doing ur sound check and your out where the audience would be?
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#9
you can nab a cobra used for between 1300 and 1700 on ebay. save up some more cash, then get a decent 4x12.