80's Metal Tone ?

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  1. aroman

    aroman Member

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    What MODERN Amp would you use ? Which one is your Favorite ?
    Wizard, Splawn, Roccaforte, Budda...?
     
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    Good luck finding a Wizard, but if you do, grab it, otherwise of the current production amps available I would have to say the Splawn.
    Not my favorite however, I'd much rather find a good sounding JMP or JCM 800 and slam it with an overdrive pedal for that tone.
     
  4. scottywompas

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    I guess the question is what 80's metal are you going for?

    Poison "talk dirty to me" get a crate or a randall
    Metallica " master of puppets" MKIV will get you there
    GnR " sweet child o mine" jcm 800 reissue


    My .02 x 3
    Scott:dude
     
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    Peters, man. Peters.
     
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    Channel two on the Herbert.


    Expensive, yes, but no pedals (or reverb or anything else) and you'll think its 87 all over again.

    Signed,

    WishesEveryoneStillHadToKnowHowToPlayToBeInABand, circa 87
     
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    Splawn for V/H stuff.
     
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    Mest Stiletto...series I. Blue channel *crunch* setting, 50watt, spongy, rectified....all that's missing is the spandex, hairspray, and 80s rock chicks!:D
     
  9. aroman

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    Michael Schenker, EVH, Slash, Saxon, Thin Lizzy, etc.
     
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    Easy. JCM 800. The 2 channel one with reverb.
     
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    I'll 2nd the second channel of the Herbert in "+" mode. :AOK
     
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    Marshall,marshall,marshall.....:AOK
    ( and this is coming from a mesa guy)
     
  16. aroman

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    Marshall Vintage Modern !!!!!
     
  17. SteveVHT

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    Marshall JVM or Splawn if you don't need the extra channels.
    Steve
     
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    I'll add the Bogner Ecstasy to this list
     
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    No Roccaforte recommendations here? I thought his amps were supposed to kill on '80s metal...
     
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    Marshall Plexi

    Warren De Martini KILLED with his....
     

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