I am looking for a Combo amp or Amp head that is good for metal. Preferably a combo amp but I'm keeping my options open incase you guys mention some good amp heads.
My price range is $600-$700. Although don't be afraid to recommend some that are a little more expensive. If it's worth it, I'll pay more.
This amp will be used for jamming and practicing in the home. I'll also use it for home recording and perhaps small gigs in the future.
I am looking for an amp with great cleans and that can play HEAVY. I'm not into fuzzy distortion though.
Even though there have been criticisms with the Carvin Legacy for metal, this has been one amp that has been keeping my attention. The only down fall is that the Legacy combo is a bit expensive for my current budget.
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This guy has done Slayer, Nevermore, Metallica...
I don't get how people say that it's not good for metal.
Even though I might be playing somethings like Necrophagist or anything else, I'm really going for something that is HEAVY but there is still clarity.
Looks like a lot of my favorite players use amps like Engl. WAY OUT OF MY PRICE RANGE!
The kind of music that I write is Guitar instrumental but I would like an amp that would allow me the sounds from some of my favorites:
Ron Jarzombek (anyone know what amp he uses? his tone is heavy but really clear!)
Ihsahn (He uses Hughes & Kettner I think.)
Sorry if this message is all over the place. I want an amp that is HEAVY but also has clarity. Something that can handle all sub-genres of metal.
Perhaps an amp combined with an Over drive pedal?
I would greatly appreciate any information you guys/girls may have for me. Thanks for your time.
Check out the Blackstar HT series. The HT-5 is a fantastic head and can do clean to super-heavy while being surprisingly loud for it's size.
They're also releasing the HT-20 and HT-40 combos and heads that are 20 and 40W respectively, and carry the same tonal versatility while having a bit more firepower. They'll also fall right in your price range and sound pretty good at lower volumes, although like everything tube they like to be cranked.