Re: MADISON DIVINITY head vs. Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100
hey, my sound is probably not your sound, but I like the dsl, I like the mesa rect-o-verb, mesa nomad, mesa mark iv, but my fav is rivera. If you can ever manage to find a tbr-1(or 2) sl give it a shot...but good luck finding one!(i'm still trying to find another one) It may not be saturated enough for some, but I think it's a great amp. Hell, if you find one and don't like it I'll buy it from you! If you want to hear what one (can) sound like check out jeffrey's(old jemsiter, haven't seen him here for awhile, but hes at ebmm forums alot I think) or his band's myspace. (13 muses)Keep in mind he's using a pretty good 7 string. But as far as amps you can actually find used and relatively affordable try a 5150(1 or 2)/or a peavey 6505(same thing essentially). I dont have any experience with one(soldano slo), but I hear that a 5150 is voiced a lot like a soldano slo. I had a 5150 for about 10 minutes, and if the clean was worth a sh**, i might have kept it. But once again remember that my definitions are not necassarily yours, and I hate to sound like a cliche here but tone really is in the fingers. A flabby palm mute might not be the amp but your technique rather. But hey, opinions are worth what you pay for them. Just take your money and get what you want. You'll be better off saving up a bit more and getting something you'll really like than buying crap and trying to trade up plus cash. The price should be no more than about 25% of your thought process. Getting stuck on the whole 'it's only $500 new"!! mindset will inevitably cost you more down the line. Unless you tried it out and really liked it. Just don't let the price play with your ears. Hey I know it's a long answer to a short question, but oh well.