I need it heavy!!!!

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  1. IPlayHamers

    IPlayHamers Member

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    In my quest to compete my rig, I'm looking for a amp the will give me a serious modern metal tone. Please, no Mesas and nothing above 50 watts. Also, nothing over 1500 retail.

    Thanks,

    IPH
     
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  3. IPlayHamers

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    Which one??
     
  4. JamesPeters

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    Well, you can pick either the Modern High Gain or Lead Overdrive 2 preamps as the "lead" channel and either would be plenty heavy.

    But anyway, I don't sell amps for that price, sorry.
     
  5. Bob Savage

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    Can you describe "serious modern metal tone," or at least give a contrast between it and "non-serious modern metal tone?"
     
  6. gainiac

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    Nice sounding amps Jim..... Have you thought about a triple channel design? (Clean, Classic OD, Lead OD 2....) :D
     
  7. tradarama

    tradarama www.PRIMEGUITARS.com Silver Supporting Member

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    I second that. FWIW (note I am a hack) but I've owned Wizards, Suhr, etc etc and the Peters hung better for me.
     
  8. hw2nw

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    If you can find an early 2-channel Recto, pull the 6L6's and hit the rebias switch for EL-34s. THAT's a great tone. But other than that, look for a 5150II, Engl, VHT, or a used Krank. Under 1500 is pretty tough...look used for sure.
     
  9. JamesPeters

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    Thanks!

    I've thought about it, and it isn't feasible to make a custom triple channel amp like the way I make my Custom Dual Channel amps. There's more about this in my FAQ if you want to read the blah blah blah behind it:

    http://www.petersamplification.com/faq.htm#footswitch
     
  10. Johnnythunders

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    Hamer dude! There is a 20watt Peters Dual Channel with the Modern High Gain 2 and Lead OD for sale here at $1400. I have a Classic and OD that rocks and want this amp but can't afford it right now.
     
  11. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    I've got a VHT for sale in the amp emporium.
    -It is a very heavy amp...IMO it's made for serious metal.
    -It's switchable from 100 watts to 50watts.
    -It's not a Mesa.
    -It's hand built.
    -The last person who tubed/biased it was a VHT dealer.
    -It's $1550.00 + shipping and you get a cab with it to boot.
    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=127697
     
  12. JamesPeters

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    I thought that sold...there was someone who emailed me claiming he'd bought it, and we emailed back and forth a few times since then. I wonder if the seller hasn't updated the thread?
     
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    A little over 50 watts but, a VHT Deliverance 60 head.
     
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