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Noodles 87
05-15-2005, 04:53 AM
I need a new amp, but i don't have much money. The amp is for my band's. could you give me advise about good amp's so i can test them at a shop.

neocon58
05-15-2005, 05:03 AM
how about giving us more info so we know what you want?

is it a big band (do you play small gigs or large ones?)?
what kind of amp are you looking for (combo, stack?)?
do you have any brand preference?
do you have any idea what your looking for?

Noodles 87
05-15-2005, 05:34 AM
how about giving us more info so we know what you want?

is it a big band (do you play small gigs or large ones?)?
what kind of amp are you looking for (combo, stack?)?
do you have any brand preference?
do you have any idea what your looking for?

Well we just started so we play small gigs.
A stack is big so i decided to buy a combo.
I don't have a preference.
euhm, this is a hard question :p. okay i googled for some amps and i thought about something like this: Randall G2 Series RG200G2 200w Combo.
But i don't know if it's any good. If i have some advise i can test amps and check their sound.

Nrk
05-15-2005, 09:56 AM
If you can afford the Randall, get it. It's the best amp you'll get for that price. It's solid-state, no tubes. But it sounds like a tube amp.

I have the Randall RH100 full-stack (two cabinets + 100watt top). the sound is fucking great for such a "low" price.

Nrk
05-15-2005, 10:01 AM
Oh yeah, if you're looking at Marshall (just because it's MARSHALL). skip the MG and Valvestate series. They both sound like crap against that Randall.

Noodles 87
05-15-2005, 02:29 PM
thx! i experienced the bad sound with a marshall mg, thats my current amp 15 watts of crap! :( . i think the expensive marshall's sound good. I am planning to test the randall this week.

GregG
05-16-2005, 02:24 AM
Yupp, Marshall MGs sound like crap.But I have a Valvestate VS100, and the best marshalls don't sound much better than it, I've tested a few :rolleyes: .But if you want a really cool sound, buy a Mesa recto, but first win the lottery, so you can buy one for me as well :D .I've tried a randall combo too...well...uhm :confused: ...I didn't really like it...it may be good for metal, but not for punk rock.

Noodles 87
05-16-2005, 03:25 AM
Then it's a good amp for me :)
We are going to make metal like dream theater and metallica.

Talman
05-16-2005, 07:58 AM
If you're wanting a nice sized gigging amp with a small budget, get the peavey bandit 112. You'll get an excellent sound from it. Although it is a common amp.

Nrk
05-16-2005, 10:14 AM
Yupp, Marshall MGs sound like crap.But I have a Valvestate VS100, and the best marshalls don't sound much better than it, I've tested a few :rolleyes: .But if you want a really cool sound, buy a Mesa recto, but first win the lottery, so you can buy one for me as well :D .I've tried a randall combo too...well...uhm :confused: ...I didn't really like it...it may be good for metal, but not for punk rock.
it's great for punkrock, but you gotta use the green-distortion, not the red. Also, put a lot of middle in the equalisation. It can sound like shit, depents on you configure it.

Mentally_Challenged
05-16-2005, 10:17 AM
Oh yeah, if you're looking at Marshall (just because it's MARSHALL). skip the MG and Valvestate series. They both sound like crap against that Randall.

Hmmm... I have a 'Marshall MG series 15 watt..'....... Dammit :mad:

killboypwrheadjx
05-16-2005, 05:45 PM
if you don't wanna spend money...just get a cheap amp and a distortion pedal...you'll get by for long enough with that

Noodles 87
05-18-2005, 06:07 AM
I don't need any more pedals, i just need a bigger amp so me and my band can do gigs.

neocon58
05-19-2005, 05:14 AM
MG's sound bog IMO but give the valvestates a go.

Jebus
05-19-2005, 07:10 AM
What's your budget?

Then it's a good amp for me :)
We are going to make metal like dream theater and metallica.
It's going to be hard to replicate the dream theater/metallica tone without a Mesa Boggie amp.