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08-11-2000, 03:04 PM
hi i wuz thinkin of buyin a power amp or a head amp whatever you prefer to call it. I play metal i want one with built in distortion or overdrive and it has to be good distortion and it needs to be under 500 bucks. ok thanx!!!!!
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08-11-2000, 03:51 PM
You probably wont find a new head with a good distortion for under $500. You might be able to find a decent solid state (or tube/solid hybrid) one for that price, though (but not an all tube one).
08-11-2000, 04:27 PM
The Warhead that Dimebag plays is like $600 and the distortion rules.
08-11-2000, 06:08 PM
It also depends on what sound you want to.. Tube amps are pricey. Solid state you could find. Tube amps in my opinoin are great, but can get muddy with to much bottem end. If your looking for heavy bottem end, solid state seams to handle heavy bass better. But thats just my opinion I could be wrong...
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08-11-2000, 07:12 PM
i want one to sound like metallica. like a marshall or something like that. I cant afford a mesa because im not rich.What m problem is is that i have a stupid ****in' amp for metal (fender london reverb) so i want a good power amp for metal!!
08-12-2000, 12:18 AM
Try distortion pedals. See if you can find a Mesa-Boogie V-Twin, they only cost $200-$300 bucks, and when set up properly, they'll give you the Metallica sound you want (or close to it, you could nail it perfectly with a good cab and an eq pedal).
08-14-2000, 07:50 PM
ok then i need to know of a good power amp for metal under 500 bucks.
08-15-2000, 12:59 AM
You can get a crate lead stack from samash.com for $599. You might try one of those new modeling amps too, the Crate DJX112 sounds good, gives you a varity of sounds, puts out 60 watts, andyou can get one from musiciansfriend.com for $419.
09-25-2000, 03:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Times, Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by loner92:
Try distortion pedals. See if you can find a Mesa-Boogie V-Twin, they only cost $200-$300 bucks, and when set up properly, they'll give you the Metallica sound you want (or close to it, you could nail it perfectly with a good cab and an eq pedal).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Stop lying!!! =)
I bought a V-Twin to use as a distortion pedal, but it sucked big time. I couldnīt get a decent distortion out of it.
So the heavyness of metallica is nothing you could gaurantee.
It was the worst peice of junk I have ever bougth. Donīt know if the one I bought was defect.
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