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post Jan 26 2008, 03:50 AM
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Im looking to upgrade my amp... I currently have the line 6 spyder 3 amp... I want something that has a great heavy metal sound out of it... I was thinking of a tube amp, but it doesnt have to be a tube amp... Any suggestions would be appreciated... Also i wanted to keep the cost down as much as possible..

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post Jan 26 2008, 04:03 AM
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I just got back from GC where i demo'd the new Line 6, Bogner designed Spider Valve Tube Amp. I really liked the sound. For $699 I was impressed. Check it out:

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post Jan 26 2008, 04:07 AM
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QUOTE (Maximus @ Jan 25 2008, 10:03 PM) *
I just got back from GC where i demo'd the new Line 6, Bogner designed Spider Valve Tube Amp. I really liked the sound. For $699 I was impressed. Check it out:

Spider Valve


You know i'm kinda loyal to Marshall but I heard a freind playing through 2 little Line 6 spiders miced into a 4x12 cab and whoa! Dude , those things suprised me! ohmy.gif


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post Jan 26 2008, 11:02 AM
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QUOTE (Maximus @ Jan 26 2008, 04:03 AM) *
I just got back from GC where i demo'd the new Line 6, Bogner designed Spider Valve Tube Amp. I really liked the sound. For $699 I was impressed. Check it out:Spider Valve

Definately the ultimate Amp below $1000 to me wub.gif Spider Valve
The HD100 head will blow you away if you are looking for an amp giving your bandmembers a permanant hearing loss biggrin.gif

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post Jan 26 2008, 05:32 PM
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This Spider Valve Bogner really looks and sounds nice,
price is great as well. smile.gif


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post Jan 26 2008, 05:50 PM
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Krank = Best Metal Tone EVER!.. but the price is getting up there.. Krank has a Junior Half or Full stack.. its kinda neat.. its a fullstack.. but the whole unit is tiny smile.gif go to kranks site to check it out.. www.krankamps.com


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One of the cheapest heavy amps is the ENGL Fireball or ENGL Powerball, could happen that they are more expensive in the US compared to here in Europe. Check out VHT Deliverance what the cost in the US!
Marshall DSL modelst are not all that expensive.

The Line6 Valve seems great! Good for versatility but mind it's a modeling tube amp so it will sound like like lots of other brands but none perfectly and has no sound of it's own. Would probably be a great studion amp imho or if you want plety of different sounds.

If you want to go lower in price I'd say Laney. GH50, GH100 or VHT100

...there is a smaller, cheaper ENGL called 335 and I think it's a single channel amp. I've not heard it myself but it's supposed to be real heavy.


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post Jan 26 2008, 06:08 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Jan 26 2008, 12:04 PM) *
One of the cheapest heavy amps is the ENGL Fireball or ENGL Powerball, could happen that they are more expensive in the US compared to here in Europe.


i was looking at ENGL's a while ago.. shipping costs a bundle and i can't find them in any stores here in canada.. They were asking like 1700 for just a head to be shipped here sad.gif


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QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Jan 26 2008, 05:50 PM) *
Krank = Best Metal Tone EVER!.. but the price is getting up there.. Krank has a Junior Half or Full stack.. its kinda neat.. its a fullstack.. but the whole unit is tiny smile.gif go to kranks site to check it out.. www.krankamps.com


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post Jan 26 2008, 06:49 PM
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QUOTE (Muris @ Jan 26 2008, 05:34 AM) *
I knew this was coming laugh.gif biggrin.gif


biggrin.gif My experience with Krank amps consists of.. "Dethklok dethklok!"

Which is to say, they sound pretty cool and I'd like to have one if not so expensive biggrin.gif Instead I'm still aiming at a laney GH-50L.

Do you listen to Opeth? Mikael uses a GH100L, just the 100w version of the GH50L. And it's a fairly low cost amp, but it sounds great.


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post Jan 26 2008, 08:21 PM
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I want to try a Krank.. I really want to upgrade my sound...


QUOTE (JVM @ Jan 26 2008, 12:49 PM) *
biggrin.gif My experience with Krank amps consists of.. "Dethklok dethklok!"

Which is to say, they sound pretty cool and I'd like to have one if not so expensive biggrin.gif Instead I'm still aiming at a laney GH-50L.

Do you listen to Opeth? Mikael uses a GH100L, just the 100w version of the GH50L. And it's a fairly low cost amp, but it sounds great.



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post Jan 26 2008, 08:55 PM
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Madison Amps are the raining amp for Death Metal at the moment. Arsis, Into Eternity, Deicide, Aborted, Cryptopsy, God Dethroned and other metal bands like Symphony X all use Madison amps. I don't know how much they actually cost but if your truely seeking for a metal amp, be sure to find what kind of amp your favorite bands use.


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post Jan 26 2008, 09:25 PM
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QUOTE (VinceG @ Jan 26 2008, 02:55 PM) *
Madison Amps are the raining amp for Death Metal at the moment. Arsis, Into Eternity, Deicide, Aborted, Cryptopsy, God Dethroned and other metal bands like Symphony X all use Madison amps. I don't know how much they actually cost but if your truely seeking for a metal amp, be sure to find what kind of amp your favorite bands use.


Michael Romeo from Symphony X uses mostly ENGL amps, with an occasional fender or marshall. I've never heard of him using anything else or what Mike Lepond uses.


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QUOTE (Alucard @ Jan 26 2008, 09:25 PM) *
Michael Romeo from Symphony X uses mostly ENGL amps, with an occasional fender or marshall. I've never heard of him using anything else or what Mike Lepond uses.

On the tour now when they opened for DT he used a Vetta II


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post Jan 26 2008, 09:56 PM
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QUOTE (Wallimann @ Jan 26 2008, 02:21 PM) *
I want to try a Krank.. I really want to upgrade my sound...


a great choice biggrin.gif they are really beefy tho.. i love the tone you have right now in your lessions .. but if you got a krank and taught some awsome shred runs im sure i wouldn't mind... biggrin.gif


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post Jan 26 2008, 10:22 PM
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QUOTE (Alucard @ Jan 26 2008, 08:25 AM) *
Michael Romeo from Symphony X uses mostly ENGL amps, with an occasional fender or marshall. I've never heard of him using anything else or what Mike Lepond uses.


ENGL is probably the only other amp that might draw me from getting a laney <3 But we'll see. It's going to be a while before i get anything anyway.


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post Jan 26 2008, 10:54 PM
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A really good amp is the old peavey 5150, now 6505 combined with a marshall 4x12 cabinet. You'll get the sweet Gothenburg-sound smile.gif . Ex, The Haunted, At The Gates, In Flames etc. the disadvantage is that it's quite expensive.

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QUOTE (Alucard @ Jan 27 2008, 01:25 AM) *
Michael Romeo from Symphony X uses mostly ENGL amps, with an occasional fender or marshall. I've never heard of him using anything else or what Mike Lepond uses.


Yea, I didn't check enough. Mike Lepond uses a Madison Amps. I didn't even know what amps they use so I didn't care much for it at all till I saw there band name on Madison Amp artist users.

http://madisonamps.com/artists/pages/symphonyx.htm


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post Jan 27 2008, 07:18 PM
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If you want a good amp for metal, you cant go wrong with Mesa, ENGL, Peavey (5150 or 6505) or Krank. Laney also makes some good amps for metal like the VHR100. Check them out smile.gif


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post Jan 27 2008, 07:27 PM
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QUOTE (Toni Suominen @ Jan 27 2008, 01:18 PM) *
If you want a good amp for metal, you cant go wrong with Mesa, ENGL, Peavey (5150 or 6505) or Krank. Laney also makes some good amps for metal like the VHR100. Check them out smile.gif


Yeah, thats why I suggested the GH50L or GH100L, they're basically one channel of the VH100R. Footswitchable gain so you can keep it clean and then get a lotta gain right away tongue.gif I mean come on listen to opeth. And it's one of the cheapest ones in the thread unsure.gif

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