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Old 2004-03-21, 19:08
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Good amp for Death Metal

im looking for a new amp that wont suck. i play a lot of death metal like Cannibal Corpse, Deicide and other things. im thinking like a marshal maybe?
i have like $500-$800 to spend.
any suggestions for a kick ass amp
BTW-- i use a Boss MT-2 distortion pedal
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Old 2004-03-21, 19:32
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Your in the same shoes as me man, but right now im saving up for a mesa dual Dual Rectifier head, it might be a little more then you have to spend (im talking about canadian cash here), but with an MT-2 (what I also have) it will have a nice death metal like sound.
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Old 2004-03-21, 21:26
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a used 5150, or a use xxx should do it
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Old 2004-03-21, 22:25
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if you want death metal, $500-$800(u.s.). a used marshall jcm2000, a used peavey xxx,5150, or even a 5150 II. a new or used crate blue voodoo. or a used mesa f series, are all within reach.
one of the guys from cannibal corpse plays a 300w blue voodoo, and the other plays a mesa triple recto. and the 5150's are pretty much establishing themselves as "the metal amp".

and FYI, you will be throwing that mt 2 out the window once you plug into a good tube amp like one of the listed above.
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Old 2004-03-22, 13:46
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Try a B-52 amp or even a H&K Warp 7, there pretty cheap and sound pretty good.
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That Warp 7 is horrible.
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Old 2004-03-22, 17:30
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It aint that bad seemin the price, it sounded good when i played it. But i much prefer B-52's.
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Old 2004-03-22, 18:59
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the only b52 i liked was the tube one i played at guitar center, and it wasnt anything too special.
the warp 7 is alright i guess, it just totally screams 'nu metal' for kids wanting to play 7 string guitars in their korn knockoff bands, and it has a really cold tone imo.
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ok the ones that xdislexicx said seem like what im looking for, but any other opinions?
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If you dont have much money a B-52 is a great choice. Its probably one of the only SS amps i can stand
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Here's my 2 cents:

If you want cheap but powerful and crunchy, go with the Peavey Bandit 112 combo. It's what i'm using, been using for 3 years, and it's wonderful. I play in a band, and my amp competes with a 5150 II Head and 5150 cabinet, and it does so just fine (as long as he keeps his volume below 5, hehe).

If you're willing to save up, go with the 5150 II and Cad set up i just mentionned. It can have the same sound as the Bandit 112, except it's louder and more powerful.

Both set ups have great crunch, high and low end, beautiful clean tones (who cares right?). The Bandit even has 3 different distortions built into the amp, i think they're called Low Gain (think of 50's rock), Modern (Nile, Cannibal Corpse style chunk), High Gain (60's rock). I kept mine on the Modern one all the time and it's great.

Bandit 112 will run you probably around 450-500$ american. Mine cost about 650 canadian.

The 5150 II set up is nearing on the 2000-2500 range.
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...or get a 5150 212 combo which will cost about $950.
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I would go with a crate half stack for $500 brand new. here's a link:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7...ase_pid/487796/
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I also use the Mt-2 in my rig. I couldn't see throwing away one of the best pedals ever made. Let me tell you what I use to get my tone. I run from a kramer fx-404sm guitar into my metal zone, which is flat, then into my Korg 411fx multifx processor, which is just effects when I want them, stereo out of that into an Art dual 15 band eq. From that I go into a Behringer composer pro (compressor), which I use to smooth it out. And finally, into an Art SLA-1 studio power amp pushing 130 watts a side into 4 ohms, which is connected to an Ampeg 4-12 cab and an Avatar 2-12 cab, which is loaded with Eminence Betas (P.A. speakers) that handle 150 watts a piece. The whole thing is powered by an Art PB 4x4 power supply in a MTS 5 space rack. Talk amongst yourselves, but I love the tone I get out of my rig. I can just sit here and chunk D and be happy. Oh, and another thing, my rig sounds basically the same on 1 or 10, the difference being the speaker reaction.
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used peavey 5150=$500
used marshall 1960a 4x12 cab=$350
having a dependable amp with amazing tone= priceless
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I was looking at the b-52 Stealth Series amp. its $600. Any one have an opinion on that one? Im still undecided. Remember, I only have $600-$1000 to spend.
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I was looking at the b-52 Stealth Series amp. its $600. Any one have an opinion on that one? Im still undecided. Remember, I only have $600-$1000 to spend.


I would just go to the music store and try out every amp they have..... and with your own guitar of course.
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I was looking at the b-52 Stealth Series amp. its $600. Any one have an opinion on that one? Im still undecided. Remember, I only have $600-$1000 to spend.

thats the only b52 worth buying imo, but at least make sure you like it, and don't team it up with a b52 cab, ask them to let you try it with a marshall 4x12 or something.
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I also use the Mt-2 in my rig. I couldn't see throwing away one of the best pedals ever made. Let me tell you what I use to get my tone. I run from a kramer fx-404sm guitar into my metal zone, which is flat, then into my Korg 411fx multifx processor, which is just effects when I want them, stereo out of that into an Art dual 15 band eq. From that I go into a Behringer composer pro (compressor), which I use to smooth it out. And finally, into an Art SLA-1 studio power amp pushing 130 watts a side into 4 ohms, which is connected to an Ampeg 4-12 cab and an Avatar 2-12 cab, which is loaded with Eminence Betas (P.A. speakers) that handle 150 watts a piece. The whole thing is powered by an Art PB 4x4 power supply in a MTS 5 space rack. Talk amongst yourselves, but I love the tone I get out of my rig. I can just sit here and chunk D and be happy. Oh, and another thing, my rig sounds basically the same on 1 or 10, the difference being the speaker reaction.


I much rather cut out all the fat and excess. Why spend all the money and go through the risk of spending 3 hours trying to troubleshoot when you can get just a good as or better tone out of a nice dependable tube amp, which in the long run will probably cost less.
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Because I'm not an idiot. I can figure out how to wire up a few pieces of gear without getting lost. I have a dedicated piece of gear for each function of my rig, and you think some nappy tube head is going to be better? There's only one tube amp I've heard that sounds good by itself, the Uberschall. At over $2000 for the head, my whole rig cost me half as much. Maybe if I was playing in Van halen or some other hair band I could use a tube amp, because that's mostly what I hear when I play through them, 80's metal/rock tone. I don't think I'll be going antiquing anytime soon.
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