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post Aug 1 2008, 08:20 PM
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QUOTE (VinceG @ Aug 1 2008, 03:10 PM) *
The best way to do it is to find the amp your favorite band uses.


Well, whoever you think has the best tone, yeah. A lot of my favorite bands (even the ones who use a wide range of tones) don't necessarily have my favorite tones.


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post Aug 1 2008, 08:39 PM
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QUOTE (Xuestor @ Aug 1 2008, 07:34 PM) *
I'm totally inlove with my Switchblade, although not an all-through metal amp. It's much more versatile smile.gif The crunch-channel cranked is heavenly!!

Ok, I didn't read the title. It does metal great but just as you say it's not an all out metal amp. smile.gif


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post Aug 3 2008, 09:30 PM
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Best metal heads with no budget?
ENGL Savage, Savage SE, Invader and Special Edition
Diezel VH4, Herbert
Bogner Uberschall
Framus Cobra
VHT heads
Soldano SLO

These are all the highest priced you can find really, and each one amazing in it's own way.


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post Aug 3 2008, 09:47 PM
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My personal choice would be ENGL.

But if you really want an tone driven amp, and you have no budget set, and you have patience you might want to check out the Larry Dino.

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post Aug 4 2008, 12:04 AM
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I bought an ENGL Fireball top some week ago. And im really satisfied with it. Sounds really good. When rehearsing with the band it cuts through in a good way so you hear everything you play. Best amp so far for the cash.


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post Aug 4 2008, 12:17 AM
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Krank i will justify it by asking you to find an artist who plays something that isn't metal on it... yes i know it has great cleans but it is metal only territory smile.gif which means its a mean metal machine! either that or something ENGL.. ive heard nothing but good about the powerball or fireball


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post Jun 15 2010, 03:57 PM
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I thought I'd use this topic since it's all about metal amps.

Has anyone out there tried the JCA100 from Jet City? Or any other JCA models perhaps?

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post Jun 15 2010, 06:40 PM
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ENGL, Bogner and Diezel are a mystery for me. I've never had any of those near... Nobody imports them in Argentina so it's not normal to find bands that use them.


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post Jun 16 2010, 01:12 AM
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i tried an ENGL, amazing amps, not sure about the model tho, sounded LOUD and aggressive.


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post Jun 16 2010, 02:48 AM
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I tried and considered getting ENGL, but it was to cold for my taste. I've heard 6505+ and 5150 III and they are monster metal amps.


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post Jun 16 2010, 11:17 PM
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Some great responses here! Try to go to a music store and get your hands on as many of these as possible. The usual suspects for Metal amps here in the stats are usually (not in order of importance)

1.)Marshall
2.)Mesa Boogie
3.)Krank
4.)Peavey

Of course tons of players use tons of different amps so this list isn't any where near complete, just a smattering of what you see on stage, at practice spaces, etc.

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post Jun 16 2010, 11:23 PM
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Almost ANY company has at least one amp that is capable of a high gain tone... It really depends on what kind of sound you like!

I really like the Peavey 5150/6505 and the Marshall JVM while I can not stand the sound of the Rectifier or the Engl Amps.


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post Jun 17 2010, 09:07 AM
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With no budget limit, why not dream of a Rivera Knucklehead Tré? There's also a Mick Thompson signature version. Proper metal eargasm!

And in terms of tone and versatility (not just metal), let's drool on the Rivera Clubster.





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post Jun 23 2010, 09:02 PM
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If you want an all around rad amp for metal and rock n roll and you really don't have a budget like you stated in a response earlier then I would suggest getting a Richtone: http://www.richtoneamps.com/richtoneamps/menu.htm I'm completely in love with these amps right now. You can contact them and tell them exactly what features you want the amp to have and they'll build it for you. If you want to hear how these amps sound give a listen to Priestess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXm2QKxQrmw Another good amp company that also does custom amps is Quidley. This is a farely new company from my hometown, Wilmington, North Carolina. These are hand built as well and worth the money. They a have a great classic sound to them, I've played one of these before and it's seriously one of the best tones I've ever heard. These things are going to be classics one day, so get 'em while they're still cheap(ish). Not sure if you can get it overseas, but if you contact them they might just do it. Those are my amp suggestions where money is not an issue. If you need a cabinet I'd suggest getting an Avatar. Cheap, solid, and you get to choose the speakers they put in them. They use pressed birch, not pressed pine like most companies. http://www.avatarspeakers.com/ Check the scratch/dent specials. I got one of the vintage cabs with my choice of Celestian speakers for $350, which included shipping and tax. Looks like they've got some good specials going on in there right now. Regardless, I hope you end up with something you love.

One more thing, like everyone else has already said, it's really all a matter of what type of metal you want to play and what tone you want. A good suggestion would be to think of a handful of bands who's sound you really like and then figure out what amps they play. It might help you narrow the search.
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post Jun 23 2010, 09:29 PM
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If budget is not of importance than it is Bogner or Diezel for Metal...
On almost ANY metal album recorded today you can hear the Diezel VH4 - even though the bands play diffrent amps live!


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post Jun 24 2010, 12:40 AM
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It would be very interesting to tryout Bogner or DIesel hi-end amps. Unfortunately they are rare beasts sad.gif


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