Best high gain tube amps under $900

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  1. Ufoscorpion

    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    Evh 5150 lbx ii , well in budget new let alone used , does everything brilliantly clean , crunch , ‘ METAL ‘ , and loud as anyone could realistically need these days.
     
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    Carvin X100b
     
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    JacksonCharvelAddict Well-Known Member

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    So many great amps under 900 bones. I would encourage you to look at the JCM900 line. The Peaveys are also a great bang for the buck.
     
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    Damn it I want another 900. I wish they would down size a reissue!
     
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    I have decided on getting a JCM900 combo. I think a 900 mini would kick serious ass!!! I just have not convinced the wife yet..lol. Also my checkbook needs the most convincing.
     
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    For a Low Price and a Very Loud and Great Sounding Amp, and very underated check out a Peavey Classic.. And a 1980's Peavey Butcher..

    My Peavey Classic 100.. And a Peavey Butcher that I no longer have.. "Bullet Proof" and Extremely LOUD...!


    Classic 100.jpg

    Peavey 2.jpg
     
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    Best new amp for the $ I have seen in a while is the little PRS MT 15. Don't let that 15 watt rating fool you this thing is LOUD as mine will stand toe to toe with m Boogie DC 5 and my Carvin X50B Hot Rod head. Runs a pair of 6L6's and big iron so--. Cleans will blow your mind has gain out the wazoo and if you like the thick modern tones will knock your lights out. First time i plugged into one it floored me and yep bought one and love it!! $650 street new.

     
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    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    I’ve seen comparisons/shootouts mt15 vs lbxii and consensus is if you got one no need for the other . I’ve all ready got the lbxii which is killer , would like to try the mt15 still , I’m sure it’s pretty damn awesome as well . You definitely don’t need 50w or 100w Marshall’s for metal these days .
     
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    I was gonna say Mace or Butcher.
     
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    Listen to this sludge pit.....friggin awesome:dude:
     
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    That last video is funny as hell. I love it when he walks away from all the cabs and when the person filming it walks in front of them the sound; sounds like it is going to break the mic of the recorder.
     
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    When I was out yesterday I saw a JCM900 at guitar center for about 600 I think. I than saw a Peavey 6505+ at a pawn shop for 650.

    If could find an SLP or a 1959 or a JCM2203 (I do not think any of those I listed are in fact the same model, but I do not know all the Marshall names) that I could pay cash for at a decent price I would go for one bit I had to pass up the ones I saw yesterday.
     
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    It STILL sounds OK . It was the BEST , still is . When I can't use my own amps, I try to keep one at the ready . I NEVER was a TS guy .
    250 was the 1st GOOD guitar tone I got ....and its still kickin ass

    Sorry for the derail ......^ One of my favorite time testeed pieces of gear


    As for hi gain , I know nothing ...apparently ol shool Marshalls are not hi gain ....
    But I would recommend a Laney AOR....they're a dime a dozen ,pretty well made and go from 4 to 600 dollars these days
     

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