Hey there... The newb's at it again! Since supply and variation of good amps here in Sweden is pretty scarce if you wanna fool around and find yourself a suitable amp, I found it to be a better idea to ask y'all instead. And also because I know jack-crap about electric guitar-gear in general. :P The styles I'm currently playing are rock, funk, metal and also a bit of ballads. I'm thinking that I'll keep to those styles.
I'm getting an RG7321 (Well, actually, my parents are gonna buy it since I've put up such a kickass effort in school this year.
), and I've only tried it with two rigs: a Roland Cube-30, which has a nasty sound for its size, but the downside being its maximum output and that it's ****ING EXPENSIVE if you consider the fact that you could get an amp with 3 times the maximum output if you just add 50% to the price of the Cube, so that pretty much rules this amp out.
The second rig I've had the fortune to put this guitar to the test with was a, more or less monstrous, Line6 Spider-II Head/Cab. This rig itself is also out of the question since I don't have the dinero to get this for myself, but soundwise - I loved it. I digged the "dirty-yet-chrystal-clear" sound of the Metal-distorsion, as well as the beautiful and slightly eerie sound of the Clean channel. All in all, these thingies made the best out of the standard AH7-1 and AH7-2 pups that comes with the Ibanez RG7321.
Now, the thing is, I've got a lock set on the Spider-II 212 Combo amp and here's where the beef comes into play: I haven't tried out the amp with the guitar, and I have to make a downpayment if I want the store with the best prices to buy in a few o' those amps: Something which I'm not ready to do without some third party counselling. And that's where you guys come into play.
What I'd want you to do (If you'd be so kind as to help me out in this situation) would be to comment a bit on the Spider-II 212, as well as recommend some other amps. Mind, I want the amps that you'd eventually recommend me to have lots of distorsion channels to minimize the cost of the gear I'd eventually have to buy in addition of the amp. The Spider-II 212 looks great because it has 12 different amp-models and some effects too. The only thing really missing would be a wah-wah-pedal.
So, to cut things short: Along with the amp that you recommend, add some info about the price, the availible distorsion-modes, maintenance requirements, eventual flaws and drawbacks and describe the sound and feel of it!
Upper price-tag roof lies at about 500-600 USD.
I'm sorry if I'm a tad too demanding, but it's better to be too demanding than not to, because I dont wanna plunge myself head-first into a business-deal that'd leave me skinned with a product I'm not fully satisfied with.
Finally, THANKS IN ADVANCE!