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post Oct 6 2008, 06:30 PM
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Hello!

im looking for a new amp head.
i have not much money so i choose one of these:

1. MARSHALL MG100HDFX
2. LINE6 SPIDER III HD 150
3. RANDALL KH-120RH

and additionally maybe (BOSS ML-2, ELECTRO HARMONIX METAL MUFF, or whatever)

Has anyone experiences with one of these?

i want a nice sound, for metal/metalcore

what would be a good choice?


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BobY

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post Oct 6 2008, 06:33 PM
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Not the best possible amps dude...

1.How much money do you have to spend?
2. How loud does it have to be? (rehearsal/gigs or bedroom use)
3. Tube, Hybrid or Solid State

Those are all amp heads! Do you have a cab for them?

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post Oct 6 2008, 06:37 PM
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Between the three I'd go for the Randall Kirk Hammet


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post Oct 6 2008, 06:38 PM
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I just sold my Marshall MG100HDFX half stack. I get better tone through line 6 Gearbox software than I did with that amp.


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post Oct 6 2008, 06:39 PM
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i know these are not the best, but i have only a small budget for the top.. about 400€ (austria/germany)
it should be loud enough for small gigs..
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post Oct 6 2008, 06:44 PM
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QUOTE (.:BobY:. @ Oct 6 2008, 07:39 PM) *
i know these are not the best, but i have only a small budget for the top.. about 400€ (austria/germany)
it should be loud enough for small gigs..


I still need to know if you already have a cab for those ampheads, otherwise you'll have to buy one too...

If you have a cab and 400 euros to spend than go for this tube mosnter metal amp:
http://www.thomann.de/de/peavey_valve_king_head.htm

(Die knapp 50 Euro wirst du wohl noch zusammenkratzen können oder? wink.gif )

The Valveking is a 100 watt all tube amp with an amazing Metal tone and a good clean channel for a small price!


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post Oct 6 2008, 06:52 PM
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@ZakkWylde: ganz klar brauch ich den Rest auch noch, aber mir gehts grundlegend einmal um das Topteil und einen guten Sound =)
ich werd den mir VALVE KING mal genauer unter die Lupe nehmen.
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post Oct 6 2008, 06:53 PM
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english please


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post Oct 6 2008, 06:59 PM
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sry..

@ZakkWylde: of course i need the other things too.. but im looking now for a good TOP with a nice sound.
i will take a look on this VALVE KING.
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post Oct 6 2008, 07:03 PM
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i don't know if they're available in europe or not, but u could look up BUGERA amps. they're pretty cheap, but they deliver a brutal sound for the money. i don't if know if they're in your budget, though(they're about 500-700 USD)



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post Oct 6 2008, 07:04 PM
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Hm this valve king has sparked my interest...I may have to look into it as well....
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post Oct 6 2008, 07:05 PM
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Bugera amps are just behringer made copies of Peavy amps... They sound good but the quality is horrible on Bugeras^^


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post Oct 6 2008, 07:14 PM
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Concerning the quality, one of my bands mates has a Bugera 333XL Head, and he's had it for about 2 months, and its holds up like a tank. he simply swithced out the stock tubes for some quality JJs and Groove Tubes (i think) and it works and sounds just fine. Behringer or not, they're still great for the money

EDIT: to below, i don't know the other brand of tubes my friend put in, he just told me names, and JJ is the ony one I remember =/

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post Oct 6 2008, 07:15 PM
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Groove tubes aren't quality. They're relabeled Russian tubes from what I've heard...
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post Oct 6 2008, 07:39 PM
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QUOTE (Fullmetal_Tmd @ Oct 6 2008, 08:03 PM) *
i don't know if they're available in europe or not, but u could look up BUGERA amps. they're pretty cheap, but they deliver a brutal sound for the money. i don't if know if they're in your budget, though(they're about 500-700 USD)

Yes they are available in Europe at low cost. And like you say they deliver brutal sound for the money. But from what I've heard they suffer from really bad quality.
- Loose knobs
- Picks up radio stations
- Non functioning noise gates
- Non functioning texture knob

And it makes sense really. There's no way one could deliver such a cheap 100-120W all tube amp without cutting costs somewhere. What Bugera has managed is to show a killer amp on paper and spend a fair deal on commercials. In the other end that leads to loose plastic knobs and all in all low production cost.

I was very keen on the Bugera series before it was released, I could still see and understand it would have it's pros and cons being so cheap. But too bad, I've heard a lot of them go up in flames even. One just have to realize, there are no free lunches sad.gif

Hope your band buddys amp will hold up.


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post Oct 6 2008, 09:38 PM
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If you want metalcore sound, Marshall and Spider will not deliver it. The closest you will get is with Randall.


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post Oct 6 2008, 09:48 PM
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So you are not looking for a combo amp , just the head - you have your own speaker cabinet to plug it in ?? Tell us what style of music you play mostly...

Regarding Behringer and similar , they have some models that "work" and I've seen some bass heads in action working very hard for years so they are not all bad...And sound is decent.Also some product are better copies than others , for example BDI21 di box/preamp.But its really a gamble (because of low production quality) and you never know what you get..But with warranty of 1 or more years you can make a calculation if its worth it..

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