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TylerT
post Aug 12 2011, 05:21 PM
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Having owned 6 half stacks now, I can tell you a 6505 wont do the trick! (I still have a 5150, which is basically the same amp) It has a high fizzy style of gain, not too warm, and the cleans are brutal! Heres a video I did, demoing the sound:



I also still own a valveking, they are VERY versatile amps. Good cleans, crunch, and high gain. The thing is its just good, not GREAT. If you wanna save some cash the valveking is quite good.

For your price range you have a LOT of options
The Blackstars are very nice! They are pretty warm and have great cleans and great distortions! (At least the Blackstar ONE amps ive played)

ENGL's are flat out AMAZING. Though their best models are out of your price range. The ENGL Blackmore however just barely fits your price range, its a very dry, percussive, and punchy amp best suited for metal, and has a amazing cleans behind it.



The ENGL Fireball is just as good a choice. Its the main amp of Symphony X's guitarist Michael Romeo! Very nice amp.

And of course...you cant go wrong with ANY Mesa Boogie biggrin.gif

And also, if your a metal player, and want a nice cab, check out Vader cabs! Sweet looking and even better sounding (EQ'ed for metal)

http://www.vadercabinets.com/




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Main Guitars:
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- EBMM John Petrucci Signature
- Axl Badwater

Amps/Effects:
- Avid Eleven Rack
- Hughes & Kettner Switchblade
- Pod X3 Live
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Narzsa
post Aug 15 2011, 12:39 PM
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QUOTE (TylerT @ Aug 12 2011, 05:21 PM) *
Having owned 6 half stacks now, I can tell you a 6505 wont do the trick! (I still have a 5150, which is basically the same amp) It has a high fizzy style of gain, not too warm, and the cleans are brutal! Heres a video I did, demoing the sound:



I also still own a valveking, they are VERY versatile amps. Good cleans, crunch, and high gain. The thing is its just good, not GREAT. If you wanna save some cash the valveking is quite good.

For your price range you have a LOT of options
The Blackstars are very nice! They are pretty warm and have great cleans and great distortions! (At least the Blackstar ONE amps ive played)

ENGL's are flat out AMAZING. Though their best models are out of your price range. The ENGL Blackmore however just barely fits your price range, its a very dry, percussive, and punchy amp best suited for metal, and has a amazing cleans behind it.



The ENGL Fireball is just as good a choice. Its the main amp of Symphony X's guitarist Michael Romeo! Very nice amp.

And of course...you cant go wrong with ANY Mesa Boogie biggrin.gif

And also, if your a metal player, and want a nice cab, check out Vader cabs! Sweet looking and even better sounding (EQ'ed for metal)

http://www.vadercabinets.com/


Tyler, how would you rate blackstar vs engl. All this talk of amps has made me wanna upgrade wink.gif

im think Blackstar series one 100/200 vs engl fireball/powerball 2


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TylerT
post Aug 15 2011, 06:08 PM
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QUOTE (Narzsa @ Aug 15 2011, 07:39 AM) *
Tyler, how would you rate blackstar vs engl. All this talk of amps has made me wanna upgrade wink.gif

im think Blackstar series one 100/200 vs engl fireball/powerball 2


The blackstar is slighty more versatile, and will probably have a better low gain, bluesy type of sound.

When it comes to high gain, you wont find very many amps better than the ENGL's, and theyre cleans
are great, probably at the same level as the Blackstar One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGwI0mzKDOk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSHCAkuXZQw

Compare those for the high gain sound. But remember the Blackstar is Post eq'ed and compressed very well, and the ENGL is just raw from the SM57 (big difference)

What style do you play?


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Main Guitars:
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- Axl Badwater

Amps/Effects:
- Avid Eleven Rack
- Hughes & Kettner Switchblade
- Pod X3 Live
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Narzsa
post Aug 15 2011, 07:18 PM
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QUOTE (TylerT @ Aug 15 2011, 06:08 PM) *
The blackstar is slighty more versatile, and will probably have a better low gain, bluesy type of sound.

When it comes to high gain, you wont find very many amps better than the ENGL's, and theyre cleans
are great, probably at the same level as the Blackstar One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGwI0mzKDOk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSHCAkuXZQw

Compare those for the high gain sound. But remember the Blackstar is Post eq'ed and compressed very well, and the ENGL is just raw from the SM57 (big difference)

What style do you play?


Thrash metal smile.gif
Gotta admit the powerball sounds incredible and just pulled engl back into the race

I currently own a screamer you see wink.gif


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TylerT
post Aug 15 2011, 07:29 PM
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QUOTE (Narzsa @ Aug 15 2011, 02:18 PM) *
Thrash metal smile.gif
Gotta admit the powerball sounds incredible and just pulled engl back into the race

I currently own a screamer you see wink.gif


ohmy.gif the 1x12??? Or the head

Im jealous lol


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- Axl Badwater

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- Avid Eleven Rack
- Hughes & Kettner Switchblade
- Pod X3 Live
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Narzsa
post Aug 15 2011, 07:42 PM
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QUOTE (TylerT @ Aug 15 2011, 07:29 PM) *
ohmy.gif the 1x12??? Or the head

Im jealous lol



Combo, 1x12 smile.gif but i wanna upgrade to a cab as pushing it up the max doesnt do it justice in combo form...that and the powerball was jaw dropping


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