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post Feb 1 2008, 11:55 PM
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I'm pretty excited I'm getting a new amp in a few months which is a while, but i was wondering what kind i should get.

I play metal, not incredibly hardcore, about as hard as metallica(that doesn't mean we sound alot like them although i've heard do a little, i've also heard we sound kind of like tool) in most songs. I want an amp with at least 50 watts
and it should probly cost around $500-600.

I don't necessarily want anything too versatile, but something with a true metal sound with really good distortion.
It could be any type of amp but i don't have any head amps so don't suggest a stack or cabinet without a head for it.

If i'm asking to much for a $500-600 budget tell me although i don't believe i asked for much.

I was going to get a line 6 spider 3, but i heard it's great at first but ends up being a rip. If this is wrong tell me, although
i still don't think i'll be getting one.

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post Feb 2 2008, 12:28 AM
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If you stretch another 100$ you could get a Spider Valve 112 which I hear is great for metal - many members of this forum seem to think so anyway! 40w output, but its a tube, so its going to be much louder than any solid state!

I'm no amp guru but this seems like a good route to investigate over a normal spider. smile.gif


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post Feb 2 2008, 12:32 AM
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Well, fro that money, I don't know, maybe a RG75DG3. It's a hybrid amp, and it's realatively cheap. It has a great clean and a good sounding versatile distortion. You must try it, and then if you like it... wink.gif


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post Feb 2 2008, 01:39 AM
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Owen has a point,Spider Valve might be an amp for you.
You can store presets,has quite heavy dist and it's tube at the end.
Of course it a bit above your budget but think twice,
better save few more bucks and buy decent unit instead of
buying something cheaper and not being happy with it...


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post Feb 2 2008, 02:25 AM
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Actually, I read an article on that not long ago on UG. It got great reviews, and is a good possibility, however please, more suggestions, i don't want one amp to pick from and try out.


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post Feb 2 2008, 12:56 PM
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Have you thought of some modeler AND an amp(solidstate)?
Cause if you wanna straight and powerful dist from an amp
then you have to pay more I guess...


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Ibanez has a new modeleing amp out called MIMX, appearantly tweaked towards metal.

With the budget of tops $600 I'd take my chanses on eBay for something really good instead of new and not really up to it.

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mind that these al EL84's and not EL34's but I leave the searching to you wink.gif


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post Feb 2 2008, 04:12 PM
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u can get a 5150 combo for 500 bucks tons of gain, just no clean channel


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