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Death Metal Amp

Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by Forever_Advancing, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Forever_Advancing

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    Hi.

    I play in a Death Metal band and I'm trying to get my live sound sorted. Any recommendations on an amp? I'm currently using a Crate GLX212 which has a decent distortion sound, but I need a head which is louder.
     
  2. Babykabob

    Babykabob Jake-RTM

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    depends on what you wanna spend really...whats your price range?
     
  3. Forever_Advancing

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    Babykabob Jake-RTM

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    for a head AND a cab to be under 1000 there's not that much to choose from...you could get a Line 6 Flextone II(sounds decent, good for a solid state) and a decent cab for under 1000 probably
     
  5. Forever_Advancing

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    Sorry dude. I was meaning up to a grand for just a head :loco:
     
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    a grand in pounds seeing you come from England? or are you talking $
     
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    good! should buy even more ;)

    what about ENGL (Fireball, Blackmore, Powerball), Peavey (5150 or 6505 especially), Marshall, maybe Framus (dunno about the prices of their models)

    if you dont mind buying used you can get even more for your money of course
     
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    Monochrome Multi-instrumentalist @ Sammetry

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    5150 rocks!
     
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    Cheers guys. I reckon i'll hit the shops and try out the 6505. Anyone know the difference between 6505 and 6505+ ?
     
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    Warheart666 Nothing.

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    one more tube in the +
     
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    Like turning it up to 11?
     
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    krank has some good heads(wow thats odd saying that)
    stay away from marshell i can not stand that sound
     
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    Warheart666 Nothing.

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    no, just stronger tone I suppose.
     
  15. Metal is Religion

    Metal is Religion Anti-Christ

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    ive heard ENGLs those sound amazing at any volume. if you're looking at Peavey, you will get good tone, but you will have to play at a louder volume. i play a Triple XXX and the other guitarist in my band plays an ENGL Powerball, and both amps sound great together.
     
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    5150 you can pick up for about $700 used on ebay. The 6505 goes for about a grand new.

    The 5150 is a major metal amp. Arch Enemy, Nevermore, Testament, In Flames they have all used the 5150 or some form of a peavey amp on albums.
     
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    I just got an Engl Fireball. It's an absolute beast! :kickass:
     

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