I recently purchased a Jackson JS32RR from GC and I'm now at the point where:
1) I am going to need a new amp sooner or later, the one I'm currently using is a Peavey Rage 158 and it's only 15W so I'd like a larger one. I have no clue as to what would work best for me, so I'm asking you.
2) I want to get a more thrash metal tone from guitar and amp and I don't exactly know the best way to get it.
What can you guys suggest for an amp? Must be a combo, roughly 100 watts, and less than $500. Will that alone get me my thrash tone or should I get new pickups and/or an effects pedal as well? I am open to other suggestions as well. If you would like more info just ask, I just provided what I though was good enough.
Do you plan on gigging? Do you need separate clean and dirty channels, or just one good tear-your-face-off sound?
If you don't mind getting mic'd at gigs and only need one good tear-your-face-off sound, try the Jet City JCA2112 20W tube combo. Loud (would probably eat a 100W solid-state head for breakfast), aggressive, and with a tubescreamer or DS-1 will do all kinds of metal.