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post Dec 24 2008, 07:36 PM
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Hi,
so have a nice Christmas everyone. So i got my money about 700-800€, and im playing a Jackson Ke1 MF, its a Kelly from 1996 but everything you need to know that it has a Seymour Duncan Invader Pickup in the Bridge (only Pickup).

My amp now is a Marshall JCM900 Full Valve 50W Combo, but im somehow right now changing my gear to metal stuff and this amp doesnt fit my style and my band´s style at all, it hasnt enought distortion, i tried many distortion pads but none was so great feeling like a real valve overdrive.

So has anyone a suggestion to get a good Metal Tone with very very very very much gain but with a well defined sound?, i thought about getting a preamp because a new good amp would be to expensive, engl heads + box is too expensive for me (the same goes for combos theyre about 1000euro).

When i thought about a Preamp i found the Seymour Duncan Twin Tube Mayhem so has anybody a good idea to get a wall of distortion out of my Marshall JCM 900?

Sorry for some misstakes in my englisch, im just a 16yrs old german ^^.

I got a picture from the guitar just for people who are interested im very proud of it because i saved my money for so a long time to buy it and now i have it. But as is said i need a new Amp Tone somehow.^^

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post Dec 24 2008, 09:28 PM
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Hey dude, there are a few really nice metal pedals out right now, the seymour duncan you mentioned, the digitech hardwire TL-2 and the Blackstar HT series are all really nice high gain pedals.
If you are looking for a metal amp, 2 of the brands that stick out are ENGL the fireball and the Mesa Boogie Rectifier series, Mesa Boogie has a single rectifier combo called the rectoverb that is really nice, and the dual rectifier is a screaming high gain amp. The dual rectifier only comes in a head I think. Both ENGL and Mesa have more expensive high gain models like the Engl Powerbal and Triple rectifier but I believe these would be great a bit more expensive than your budget.
Also another nice high gain amp is the hughes and kettner switchblade, it's very versatile
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post Dec 24 2008, 09:39 PM
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Do you want a halfstack or just a combo amp? And what type of metal do you play?

Also Metal amps in der Preisklasse sind auf jeden fall schlechter als dein Jcm 900, aber wenn du den verkaufst dann kannst du mit dem zusätzlichen Geld entweder einen Engl Fireball oder einen Peavey 6505+ mit ner box dazu kaufen.
Ein gebrauchter Peavey 5150 wäre im 800Euro bereich, der ist Ideal für Metal (AMP von Machine Head, In Flames und co)


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post Dec 24 2008, 09:42 PM
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Der Jcm ist Combo, weiß nicht ob ich das schon erwähnt habe.

We play kind of modern Rock Metal but we really like heavy distortion tones.

Our sound is a bit hard to describe.

I dont know if i want halfstack or combo but a halfstack would be better it gives a lot of looks when playing live and i need a good live sound and look because we have to play some upcoming shows.


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post Dec 25 2008, 12:30 AM
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Hey i'm not a pro with that but i'm have Vox valvetrtonic 30

on this video is Vox Valvetronix AD50VT-XL Amplifier and man this is lot of distorsion amp
actualy the amp isn't full lamp amp but you can have good tone for less{around 299$}now



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGNx9O0d_Sg

i'm was buy my 30w version few month ago for more like 300$ mad.gif laugh.gif


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post Dec 25 2008, 01:53 AM
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Man if you had the cash i'd say an Orange Rockerverb (amazing)
Or the Framus Ruby Riot Stack can be found quite cheap these days
Rectoverb is also quite nice.


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post Dec 25 2008, 02:56 PM
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They might be hard to find in Germany but you can look out for a used Peavey 5150 Combo. A great budget Metal amp would be a Peavey Valveking Halfstack:
http://www.musicstore.de/de_DE/EUR/Peavey-...-GIT0007258-000


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post Dec 25 2008, 07:27 PM
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I agree with Zakk, you should really check out Peavey 5150, or 6505+.

Also, check out Randall amps, like this RH50T head here

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