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Good amp heads / boxes for gothic rock / metal?

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  • Good amp heads / boxes for gothic rock / metal?

    Hello everyone I'm a complete noob and really don't know much about amp heads or boxes :doh: . I'm starting a new gothic rock / metal band with a hint of industrial metal and I have yet to buy my first amp head and box. We are going to play music in style of Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, HIM, The 69 Eyes, Charon, Deathstars, Katatonia etc...

    I'm willing to pay up to 800

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    So you play lead do you......... ?

    My advice would be to check out what amps those bands you like used to record their albums and maybe start there.  You didn't mention your price range.  Used Marshall JCM2000's are usually a good choice for any type of metal.  Peavey 6505+ is a good head for metal.  A used Peavey 5150 head is a damn good amp for metal.  They are all reasonably priced.   



    • VTEC_Dreams
      VTEC_Dreams commented
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      That Katatonia sound can be had from a 5150.

      Most metal bands from the past, oh, 20 years have had at least one on their record or on tour.

      Solid, solid amp. I used to have one, but it was not the most reliable thing ever, and putting tubes in it cost a fortune.