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Solid state amp for Metal

I am looking for a good solid state amp for metal. I play stuff like (new)Metallica, Staind, and Alice in Chains, and whatever sounds like those bands. But mainly, I'm loking for a (new)Metallica tone. Thanks.
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2/3/2001 12:14 AM

Alan Mackey (440) wrote:

I also want it to have a pretty heavy distortion.



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2/11/2001 11:32 PM

Ken Degnan (2) wrote:

check out the Fender Roc PRO 1000.It may be just what you need . Musicians Friend has them.



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Re: Solid state amp for Metal

8/5/2013 3:49 PM

Mark Lannes (4) wrote:

Both Tubes and Solid State are good for metal it's just gonna sound a little different which also depends on certain settings from the different type/brands/model of amps in general.
Of course Tubes are more expensive and Solid State is cheaper.I would suggest trying a Marshall Valvestate old or new with a graphic eq in the effects loop considering their probably discontinued but are still being sold in the used amp department in music stores.
I could go and on about amps but it's best to say try to experiment with different amps or settings etc.... to get it the way that you want you to sound.With that being said that's gonna help you in the long run when you compose your own music if you haven't already.

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2/3/2001 10:23 AM

Jeremy Ledford (14379) wrote:

ampeg ss-140. ampeg vh-140. use a grphic eq pedal w these amps for best results. they range in price(used not made anymore)from about 200 to 500 dollars depending on condition and features(celestions, etc). i have an ss 140 and it can match most of the tones they use(metallica). other notables are the higher end valvestate by marshall series vs-65 and up, and of course the modeling amps. i like the johnson millenium, line 6 flextone II series, and the peavey bandit 112(not a modeling amp per se, but has the best tone of the 3). also a suggestion. try a Boss Heavy Metal pedal into a power amp only(preferably tube). it will blow yer mind!!



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Re: Solid state amp for Metal

2/4/2001 3:54 PM

Alan Mackey (440) wrote:

Well, The amp dosent have to be solid state. I'd rather heve tube. Just an amp with a cool metal tone and killer distortion.



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Re: Solid state amp for Metal

2/5/2001 5:22 PM

Jeremy Ledford (14379) wrote:

new metallica-dual rectifiers. old metallica-mark IV's. old old metallica-marshall super leads. note jamz used parametric eq'w the mark IV's. i am not sure about right now. also, he likes the celstion vintage 30's and g12m's. laterz.

germ



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Re: Solid state amp for Metal

2/5/2001 6:19 PM

KJ Leichman (1446) wrote:

New Metallica sound is a little more than just a rectifier. Both Kirk and Jaymz have custom-built racks that include all sorts of graphic eq units, distortion units, etc. And they use lots of Mesa and Marshall cabs. But a dual rectifier should get you close enough.





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2/5/2001 7:47 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

why don't you buy a digitech rp100? sound like
anyone with one of those. but, remember that
you can't sound like anyone with one single
amp. also the guitar and the musician go into
the sound too.





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Re: Solid state amp for Metal

2/5/2001 9:53 PM

KJ Leichman (1446) wrote:

granted you're right about the guitar (which is EMG-equipped ESP guitars in the case of Metallica) and the player have a huge effect on the sound, but the whole point of this discussion is to determine what kind of amp is best for one particular sound. and if it's metal, Mesa is the best way to go.

and i've never used any digitech multi-effects units, although i've heard very good things about some of the higher-end models. most stores have them so it's not so hard to go and try one out.





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Re: Solid state amp for Metal

2/6/2001 3:45 PM

Gary Place (626) wrote:

On the subject on the rp-100...

i jsut got one, and i can whale out pretty much anything on that B...although the wah is weak and i dont have a pedal for it, it can almost get a kinda half A. wah sound, i'd like to put a wah in front of it...

i run it through an older crate, the crate sucks... bad, but the rp actually makes it sound good, although form time to time the crate cant handle the bass... i'm looking into a 2X12 as i was told the handle bass better, the effects on it are cool, and teh rectifier works great for metal,
but the bass thing is the only reason i'm having trouble with teh *heavey* metal thing...

i can get all metallica, but the bass a little shatty, and the older slayer stuff...

its really cool you should check it out for the amp modles and distortions alone...

Gary
--the dumb kid




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2/6/2001 9:31 PM

Alan Mackey (440) wrote:

Well, lets try and keep the price under 1,000 bucks. I'd get a dual rectifier, if I had 2,500...



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Re: Solid state amp for Metal

2/7/2001 11:50 AM

Simon Notley (545) wrote:

I've heard that the Laney Hardcore Max series are some of the best solid state amps to be had especially for distortion. If anybody has one post on my discussion



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Re: Solid state amp for Metal

2/8/2001 9:14 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

TRY USING THE LINE 6 POD OR THE JOHNSON STATION THEY HAVE SOME WICKED DISTORTIONS ON THEM.



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Re: Solid state amp for Metal under a $1000

2/10/2001 1:40 AM

Jason Roy (70) wrote:

right now i play through a Peavey Supreme (Transtube) head($300)and a Peavey 4x12 Slant Cab ($350).I am very pleased with the sounds it can produce, especially metal. Can produce amazing amounts of bass and dial up pretty much any tone you want. Although you will definately need some type of Noise Gate in the effects loop. right now im usine a Boss NS-2 ($100) and that fixed the only complaint i had with the amp.

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