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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:21 pm 
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Hello one and all. I'm finally in a band that justifies buying decent equipment. As a man who has survived playing live with a 80 watt Marshall combo, I'm not experienced in the ways of the rig. Any advice for a first time buyer would be welcome. All I seem to have been told is that for the music I play (dropped B tuned metal wit' tapping, triplets, trills and blastbeats), I don't want a Marshall, I want a Mesa Boogie. It's all french to me.

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You don't really want a mesa boogie, they're a nightmare to get a good sound out of, very expensive and used by millions of terrible bands. I'd say go for a peavey 5150 or an engl.

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+1 Go for the Peavey 5150 (or Peavey 6505 as they're now called). Fu**ing brutal sounding amps! Engls are good too but they're a bit more expensive. These things are always on eBay so worth checking out - you could bag yourself a bargain :D

You'll need a speaker cabinet too......probably a Marshall would go well with either of these amps.


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Whatever cab you get (and a proper marshall cab is fine) make sure it's got celestion g75s in it as they're the industry standard guitar speaker. You'll find lots of cheaper cabs have really inferior speakers (though not all).

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Good-o folks. I'll have a butchers. Thanks for the advice.

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