Best brand of tube amp with a nice hardcore/metal distortion tone?
Posted 16 February 2012 - 04:35 PM
Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:33 PM
Though I do like Peavey, I don't think the metal/distortion tone is quite what I'm looking for. Randall could very well work though.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:43 PM
Another route might be to check out the Roland Cube series. They aren't tube, but they sound amazing. I can get a great metal tone out of my Cube 60. And if you were to put metal distortion pedal of some sort in front of it, you could get the tone you are after for about a third of the price of the Mesa.
Edited by matt_theripper, 20 February 2012 - 02:44 PM.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:25 PM
Check out Jet City, they are basically a budget Soldano, as they are designed by Mike Soldano. The JCA-22H or 2212 combo would probably fit your needs, they make 50 watt versions if you want more than 20 watts. I would also look at Blackstar, an HT-20 or HT-40 would probably fit the bill as well.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:26 PM
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:40 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:47 AM
Mesa boogie are very good and very expensive. Some say the best.
I agree. My main amp is a Mesa Boogie which I've had for a long time. (Actually I used to have a second identical one for a backup, but finally let a friend have it who'd always wanted it.) I have quite a few good amps, but I prefer the Mesa for almost everything. And they really take hard use for a very long time. At least mine has and I've heard the same thing from others.
Oh, b/t/w... I'm not sure if they still make it as it's been probably ten or more years (my Mesa is one of the original Boogies from like 1970-ish), but they'd started making a model called the S.O.B. (Son of a Boogie) which wasn't quite as expensive as some of their other models, but still was extremely powerful and versatile. I played through one several times in a band where I substituted for their regular guitarist for a few gigs. A great amp. I liked it enough to not think it was worth the trouble to bring my own Mesa.
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