Perfect death metal amp?

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  1. incinerated_guitar

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    Hey guys, Im currently in the market for a new amp. I play in a death metal band (so tonal wise it NEEDS to cut) and I was wondering what would be the perfect amp for me? We play in E standard, and C standard, and I want a MONSTEROUS wall of sound. Preferably an amp that I can get at a good price used. Thanks!:hbang::hbang::shred:
     
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    Sounds like a used 6505 or 6505+, or for a bit more a used Mesa Rectifier (go triple).
     
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    Triple Rect is more in the direction im going for. My band sounds closest to Vader and Decapitated if that helps at all
     
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    That does help. I think Decapitated have used a Peavey XXX before so that might be something to look into, they should be reasonably priced. I take it you want one of those amps that sounds really saturated and "juicy" as opposed to really tight and dry? Although I think Vader have made much use of the 5150 - their tone has always sounded like a 5150/6505 to me so that's kind of a guess. They're great amps for any kind of metal so it's always worth looking into one.

    From what I've heard, some "Mesa Rectifier-esque" amps would be:

    - ..Mesa Rectifiers
    - Peavey XXX
    - Randall RM100 head with the Ultra or Treadplate module
    - Bogner Uberschall (good luck finding one cheap)
    - Carvin V3 (pretty affordable brand new)
     
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    I was looking into the Carvin V3 actually, but im not totally sure that theyre gonna produce that "Brutal wall of sound" tone that im going for. I love the fact that they have a depth control though, because I always crank it to 10 to thicken up my tone, and then adjust the low end to still keep it tight. I just want that uber in your face tone really.
     
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    Stick to a 5150 or recto, there's a reason everybody and their mother uses them.
     
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    honestly i sold my XXX head because it just was too much. i have a 6505+ combo with Winged C SED tubes and man its so damn articulate. but if your going the way of wall of high gain then you really cant go wrong with a mesa.
     
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    The only thing I have against the 5150...not a three channel amp:agreed:
     
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    What do you mean by "too much"?
     
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    5150.

    ...don't count out the V3, though. It's a very capable amp. But, Razzy sold his for a 5150 :lol:
     
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    Nah I think the xxx is as dry if not dryer than a 6505, and like YOU always recommend I would say a randall v2, if your going for a decapitated sound can you tell me which album like past/current? I know now he uses a randall warhead or crate exalibur, he used triple/dual recs on the first albums, he has used 6505's in studio too but has never used the triple xxx to record (live? yes) also the 3120 which is a xxx with el34's will give you that AWESOME suffocation sound on their self titled, and their most recent album, now they use engl fireball 100's which you should look at too as it is pretty popular in this forum.

    My ideal Death metal sound would have to be dying fetus, they just have the most brutal sound I have ever heard along with them fucking slammin riffs! If you like their sound then an ampeg vh-140c will fit the bill perfectly, although their newest album was recorded with a engl savage 120 and was prob my favorite album sound wise/production wise.

    I think you would be happy with any of the 1000-2000$ amps really, they are all high gain and choosing one would just be your preference. Anyways good luck finding your brutal sound :mf666:
     
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    Take a look at the Randall T2/V2
     
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    For the decapitated tone, more along the nihility era. Im not too sure on the ampegs because Im a tube guy. But I do also love the sound of the XXX
     
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    6505+.

    2 channels. Clean/Crunch & Lead. All Footswitchable.

    Mesa Triple Rectifier is the best contender, IMO.

    Also look into: Blackstar 1046L6, Peavey XXX, Marshall JVM, Randall V2.
     
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    Rectos are fucking cheap used now too.
     
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    Ok just looked and I was in fact right, vogg used a triple rec on that album as well as the negation and winds of creation.

    also these vids might be interesting to you,

     
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    Wow that triple x sounds amazing. That might be the way to go:hbang:
     
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    Yea that vid itself made me want one :lol:

    Remember that was a recorded track, its not gonna sound exactly like that when your playing in a room, if your a total gain head and want those most gain you will ever hear then the xxx is probably for you.
     
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    Yeah, my mother uses a recto-vibe :yesway:!!!

    edit; typo, sorry, I mean recto-verb.
     
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    Had a XXX for 5 years. Just got a 5150 III. Never looking back.
     

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