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Old 2005-11-26, 13:52
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Best combo for $350 and down?

All right, im getting a new amp here for christmas, 350 is the max i can spend. Ive been told by two different friends to go with crate or line 6, and from what I understand both are shit. So.....I need more suggestions, I personally hate crates. Ah, musicaly I play death/black/thrash
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Old 2005-11-26, 14:10
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I'm pretty sure you've tried the GT line of Crate amps, which are'nt any better than Line 6's Spiders, really. The following is my rundown of all the combos I suggest you look at, and they're mainly on E-bay :



1. Crate Blue Voodoo 2x12/1x12 combo :

These run from about 60 to 100 watts of all tube tone, in either a 1x12 or 2x12 unit. People like them quite a bit, though some say you'll need a boost pedal to get out of it what you need. Try to get the Blue Tolex version if you can ( different circuitry ).

2. Peavey 5150 combo 2x12 combo :

60 watts, all tube, no introduction necessary.

3. Peavey Ultra 2x12 combo :

The predessessor to the Peavey XXX, many consider them both one and the same. Either way, an Ultra sounds pretty damned good.

4. Crate GX130 2x12 combo ( old ) :

For a straight ahead old Cannibal Corpse tone.

5. Peavey Classic 50 2x12 combo :

These are toneful units, but they require a boost pedal. I've recently discovered how great these things sound.

6. Just About Any Carvin 2x12 combo

Go to http://www.carvin.com and have a look at all their combos. You can snag a solid-state 2x12 combo for just at 350$. Don't forget to look at their older stuff on e-bay \

7. Some Obscure Marshall Product

Every now and then someone on E-bay needs to get rid of a Marshall combo in good condition, sometimes you see an old unit with torn tolex and missing knobs ( but in good condition ) selling for a hell of a price.

Or : http://cgi.ebay.com/Marshall-JCM900...1QQcmdZViewItem

Part of the advantage of slapping together some of your own cash for a unit that really cooks!


8. I almost forgot : The XXX combo

Get one of these if you can get 100$ or so of your own money to up your budget a bit. Once again, don't be afraid to take a chance on old-tolex or missing knobs if the unit is in perfect working order, you'll save a load!

9. Peavey Valveking :

I know you must be rolling your eyes at all the Peavey on my list, but trust me on this one. Peavey makes some great stuff! The Valveking is Peavey's answer to all the people who don't have 1,000 in the bank but still want an all-tube product from them that's new. Take it from me, these things do sound good :

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7...rch?q=Valveking

Once again, you might have to get some money of your own with it to afford it, unless you can find one second hand --- then you have a great deal. And last :

10. Roll The Dice

Just go to E-bay and search "guitar tube combo" and
see what weird shit you come up with Also try 'tube combo', 'guitar amp', '2x12' combo, '4x10 guitar combo', anything you can dream up.

Good luck!
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Old 2005-11-26, 14:14
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That was really informative, thanks alot man! \m/
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Old 2005-11-26, 19:19
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Agreed,good list!!You should save that and copy and paste it whenever this question is asked,as its a pretty fucking common question and noone searches these days.
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Old 2005-12-07, 07:50
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I am now the proud owner of a Ampeg head (forget which series), all tube :-p, and a randall cab with two 12" celestions

Its a big leap ahead from the 15 watt practice amp ive been using
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Old 2005-12-07, 13:49
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Thanks alot dude, that list was good. I'm actually looking for an new amp so that list will help me alot.
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Old 2005-12-07, 14:43
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http://cgi.ebay.com/AMPEG-VH-140C-G...1QQcmdZViewItem

Any one of you guys looking to get a combo soon should look into this unit. The legendary Ampeg VH head in a combo form --- if you need a cheap combo that does metal, I doubt it gets much better than that. That's actually what I would choose if I were to have a combo.
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Old 2005-12-07, 16:59
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that ampeg is definitely the best way to go if it stays in your price range.

I liked the crate gt combos. seemed pretty decent.
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John,

you know your shit. Much appreciated. I'm gonna be looking for a new head soon too, will remember this thread.
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Old 2005-12-08, 01:30
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Cool, thanks for the appreciation ... everytime I find some great kick-ass obscure combo I'll probably come in here and post it.
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Old 2005-12-08, 05:43
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Ive wanted to try out an ampeg VH for some time,ive never seen one around!How long have they been out of production anyway?
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Old 2005-12-08, 08:06
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Several years ... when they first came out they had a big price tag on them. They're in my opinion, the primo of s.s. heads ... although I prefer a rack setup any day.
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Old 2005-12-09, 20:24
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Ok,thanks.
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Old 2006-01-07, 06:38
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Very nice for the price.
But why ask in this thread?
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Old 2006-01-07, 07:38
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SHIT!! wrong thread sorry!
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Old 2006-01-07, 07:42
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? this is in the right thread!
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Old 2006-01-07, 07:45
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no wait its not a combo amp still its a good deal
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Your triple posting You have a "edit" button you know
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Old 2006-01-07, 11:11
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oh, um hehe i forgot that while i was making all those mistakes
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