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Old 2008-09-10, 09:18
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Amp set-up/Half-Stack

Hey,

I've recently just gotten back into guitar after a year's rest due to work, study etc... Atm I've got a Ibanez S520EX as my main axe and a Marshall MG100DFX with a Boss Gt-6. Now the Marshall's fan is busted AGAIN and I can't be bothered with it anymore. I'm currently looking for a new amp set-up, possible a half-stack for if I start playin gigs again with a limit of around $1000 Australian. I've done some research and know Randall, Peavey, Mesa Boogie, Ampeg are all good brands. The set-up I'm lookin for is a good Metal tone from the Amp, with the GT connected to the Line-In - Out for Effects. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
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Old 2008-09-10, 17:43
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Well, the golden rule is as you know, to go and try different amps and see (hear ) for yourself which one you like most.

I'm looking for a new amp set-up too and I've got a Peavey 6505+ head and a Randall 2 x 12" + 1 + 15" cab in my mind, but they're just temporary. I've yet to try the Peavey head at the local store.
If I don't like it, I'm considering going for an Engl or a Randall.

By the way, I checked the Ampeg website. I only saw bass amps. I'm 99% sure they make guitar amps, too. This is embarassing. I don't know anything about a big brand like Ampeg.
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Old 2008-09-11, 18:46
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Well, the golden rule is as you know, to go and try different amps and see (hear ) for yourself which one you like most.

I'm looking for a new amp set-up too and I've got a Peavey 6505+ head and a Randall 2 x 12" + 1 + 15" cab in my mind, but they're just temporary. I've yet to try the Peavey head at the local store.
If I don't like it, I'm considering going for an Engl or a Randall.

By the way, I checked the Ampeg website. I only saw bass amps. I'm 99% sure they make guitar amps, too. This is embarassing. I don't know anything about a big brand like Ampeg.


They quit making guitar amps like the Ampeg VH140c but they can be found on ebay sometimes and at a very good price usually. They are Solid State and bands like Suffocation and Dying Fetus used them....Both heads and combos. They made other guitar amps I believe but thats the only one I really know of.
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Old 2008-09-12, 11:51
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Oh, I just remembered that the Suffocation guitarists recorded "Effigy..." with an Ampeg VH140c. And as regards Dying Fetus... that would explain why I saw Ampeg amps in the background in one of their music videos.

This is making me re-consider trying out some solid-state amps before I get my new amp. Even Dimebag used to say that solid-state amps have more gain.
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Old 2008-09-12, 19:15
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I just bought an Ampeg vh140c and i have a vader 4x12 on the way too. Fuck yeah!!! Going to give you news about that in 2 week when both of them arrive in my house.
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Old 2008-09-13, 08:25
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Thanks a lot, ThongPick. You know, I was reading that solid-state amps got a bad name because of the bad first amps that were made. The technology nowadays has improved greatly.
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Old 2008-09-15, 07:05
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I started checking out amps at the local stores, they don't have much in the range of high profile amps but i came across the Randall RX120DH and I was quite impressed considering like you's say Solid State has had a bad rep but it was quite reasonable priced. I shall still continue lookin though up at the city but for price I haven't found anything that'll beat it.
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Old 2008-09-24, 04:09
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Since you mentioned solid-state amps, you might want to check out my thread on solid-state amps vs. all-tube amps. It's in this section of the forum (Gear & Recording).
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Old 2008-10-21, 15:44
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what type of tone are you looking for?
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Old 2008-10-23, 00:53
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arvina: Me? I like Dimebag (R.I.P.)'s tone as well as Suffocation's on "Effigy...", Immolation's on "Dawn..." and the Dying Fetus tone in general. The typical scooped mids tone, I guess.
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