Whats a good 6L6 based metal/hardcore amp?

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  1. slhguitar

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    Other than Mesa. Also, something stateside would be better, because its almost impossible to get european amps where I live (Canada). I have found I like the sound of 6l6s better than EL34s for the style I play, but it is possible for me to be converted. Thanks.
     
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    Wanna be converted? :)

    Play a Bogner Uberschall. You'll be floored.

    You should be able to get them in Canada, no problem.
    The Uberschall will shake your ribcage!
     
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    +1 :D:AOK
     
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    Most every working touring metal band I see (that doesn't have unlimited gear budget) use 5150's. They are reliable, and do the high gain stuff.

    VHT, Bogner, some Mesa...
     
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    Always happy with a Rectoverb
     
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    I've listened to some samples of the uberschall, and you can consider me thoroughly converted. I never knew EL34s could sound like that. They are still a little bit out of my price range right now, but that may soon change. Thanks for all the advice, I've basically checked all of them out, and played them all other than VHT and Bogner, because I dont know where a dealer is...What VHT model would be best? I cant seem to find one that has metal-type tones. Maybe thats just me...Anyways, thanks.
     
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    The Engl Powerball is a pretty mean 6L6 amp that is fairly affordable with some good features.
     
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    VHT Ultralead (can use KT88s or 6L6s).
     
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    There are along list of amps that will do Metal/Hardcore. EL34's and 6L6's make differences, but they are all amp based. I have heard EL34 amps that sound like what many consider a 6L6 sound and vice versa. Get what sounds good, don't worry about tubes/specs/etc.

    Personally I like ENGL and am a proud owner of the Powerball. The Fireball is killer as well. The ENGL SE is awesome but kind of pricey.

    5150/6505 is probably the most popular. Reliable, fairly cheap, easy to repair, and honestly does sound great.

    Mesa has some good offerings. Marshall is popular as well.

    The Bogner Uberschall is awesome, but pricey as well. If you can afford this, I would go with the ENGL SE for versatility and more options (more channels, MIDI, etc.) that really come in handy.

    Also check out VHT, Peavey JSX, Peavey XXX, Madison DIvinity, B-52 AT-100... all killer amps.
     
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    I kinda like those Krank amps that Dimebag began to endorse.

    Shadows Fall has begun to use them.
     
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    If you just need the heavy sound (no Cleans), then check out the Soldano Avenger. Used you can get quite a good deal on one.
     

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