Finally choosing an amp...
I have recently joined a band and all I have in the way of amps is my little Fender combo practice amp, whick obviously won't cut it for gigging.
I would apreciate recommendations. My budget is around $700, and I can maybe push it a little higher, but not much, so try to consider that the limit.
There all already several "which amp" topics on the forum, which I have read and I have narrowed down my choices.
I play metal, shred, and hard rock, so a good distortion is a must. I use EMGs in a Jackson DK2.
I want either:
A pre-amp/poweramp rack style setup, with ADA MP-1/2 Pre-amp (or something, I don't know many pre-amps) and a good power amp to drive a 2x12 cab for gigs.
A good 212 combo:
or something similiar to the above within my price range. I don't rely so much on brand name so any other brand suggestions would be welcome.
Also any half stacks similiar to the above.
I really have been looking at the 5150. Do you think I can find a 2x12 5150 combo in this price range? How about Laneys in this range. I would prefer tubes, but how do you guys feel about say, a Randall RH-100, which is solid state and easily in my price range? I would love a tube amp but I by no means insist on it.
Thanks for any advice on the above, and if you know of any other good amps I should look at let me know.