Good Rock/Metal amp head

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  1. lttoler

    lttoler Senior Member

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    Hi, I play in a rock/metal band and our other guitarist is in search of a new tube head but we arent sure what to consider. I use a Mesa halfstack. Whatever we get will probably be used but we would like some suggestions if possible. We have been looking at Peavey 5150's, some VHT's, and Crate Blue Voodoo heads. Any opinions? :confused:
     
  2. matte

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    Hot Cat 100 or 30R
     
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    stay away from the blue voodoo ... ick :confused:
     
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    matte Senior Member

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    The all important ?
    Budget.....
     
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    You'd better give them a try out, tone is subjective.
    I use the dual rectifier for chug chug, od100 for clean & crunch.
     
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    I'd suggest a Soldano Hot Rod 50. The used market on these makes them an excellent value. They have gain to spare, excellent build quality, no frills.
     
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    VHT Deliverance 60 or 120.
     
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    peavey vtm120 if your on a tight budget.
     
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    Bogner Uberschall and a Bogner Uber Cab, just make sure all your fillings are in nice and tight. Should be able to buy for about 2800 for the half stack. Get another Uber cab and things start to get real interesting. Slap a G-Major in there for some effects and you can have tone for days.

    djm
     
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    Another VHT vote. I have the CLX with the EL-34's and I love it.
     
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    I would probarbly check out a marshall mode four or fender metalhead strictly because I dont believe a real heavy metal plyer needs tubes.
    reason being, tubes break up at loud volumes, good for blues n rock, bad for someone who wants his amps to sound the same at both low and earsplitting levels.
    For instance a blues player turns up loud and it sounds like his amp is about to go up in smoke, thats his desired overdrive effect, for metal you want loudness, distortion and clarity.
    that is what these amps are made for, for a very good reason.
     
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    I have owned both the Uberschall and the Diezel Herbert and they would fit the bill fo' sure. For the bigger budget, IMHO the Diezel VH4 is the best I have played. Incredibly versatile, killer OD for all kinds of hard rock and HM tones, and without a doubt, the best clean clean channel of any multi- channel amp I have heard.
     
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    A lot of these amps are high $$$ (though every single one named kicks arse)

    Some great LESS expensive heads would be the Laney VH100R, Randall RM100, Mesa Dual Recto, Marshall DSL50, etc. Those are all between $900-1600. I think some of the Engls are in that price range as well. Sometimes it's worth the extra money, and sometimes it isn't.
     

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