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  1. #1

    Join Date: Dec 2015
    Location: Cleveland, OH
    ME: Ibanez RG450DX

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    need a new amp!

    Hi. I'm looking a new amp. I'm not too experienced with amps so figured I'd ask here. I play melodic death metal (like children of bodom) and metal core stuff (motionless in white, like moths to flames, Agustin burns red). I have a budget of $300-ish. I don't want something with lots of useless effects. I'd prefer something loud enough to play over a drummer for occasional jam sessions. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!!

  2. #2

    Join Date: Nov 2015
    Location: PA, USA

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    A used peavey 6505 1x12 combo can be gotten on Craigslist for between $300 and $400, probably your best option. Great distortion and more than loud enough for jamming.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: London, ON (Canada)
    ME: Ibanez RGT42DX
    Rig: 5150 III 50w -> G-System

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    I just bought one of those tonight for $350. Fantastic bargain, honestly. 60w is all you'll need. You can save up for a 4x12 later.
    Dances With Cables.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Jul 2011
    Location: St.L
    MA: Alvarez FDT243C
    MB: Spector Euro4LXStarr
    Rig: 6505+ / SVT-II Pro

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    doubles YES. I got a dead mint one for $400.

    Also for a really cheap 212 solid state combo, Crate GFX212's don't actually sound too bad and you can pick them up cheap.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: London ONT
    ME: PRS Custom 22
    Rig: JCM800

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    Peavey 6505 212.
    Sparrows (Space Punk, LOUD):

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Grays, England
    ME: LTD SC600 / UV7BK
    Rig: JMP-1>VHT 2/90/2>Zilla's

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    Some variant of the 5150/6505 family is exactly what you need.
    I'm so metal I shit bats

    My band > WALK IN COMA

  7. #7

    Join Date: Jun 2006
    Location: Earth
    ME: 02 NAMM Jackson RR
    MA: Takamine 12
    MB: Spector Euro 5
    Rig: SLO|Road King|‹berschall

    iTrader: 10 (100%)

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Black Swamp, OH
    ME: Rich Mahogany
    MA: Godin A6 Ultra
    MB: SR500
    Rig: Massive/Boobies

    iTrader: 16 (100%)

    The direction of the thread is clear. Just get a 5150/6505

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