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Hey guys, Im looking to upgrade from my cheap line 6. I have always wanted a mesa combo. I have been a big metallica fan and I know Petrucci, and Timmons uses em. So what is the best used mesa combo amp for metal. It doesnt have to be really loud. I would use it for metal to classic rock. Cleans are a must but they aren't as important as good distortion channel. I probably would buy used, my price range is probably 1500 and under. Thanks

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This is hard to answer.

I got the Lonestar Special Head and got it used for $1400.

I do mainly blues and classic rock but have no idea how it would be suited for metal.

I guess we have some metal dudes on the Forum who should help.

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This is hard to answer.

I got the Lonestar Special Head and got it used for $1400.

I do mainly blues and classic rock but have no idea how it would be suited for metal.

I guess we have some metal dudes on the Forum who should help.

 

Ive heard the lonestar is a clean amp. but thanks.

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mesa express...any of them. they are badass. unless you want metal, they can do it all. the only reason i didnt keep mine (5:25) was because i bought a 76 LP Deluxe and the wife said one or the other.

 

they sound fantastic at any volume.

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mesa express...any of them. they are badass. unless you want metal' date=' they can do it all. the only reason i didnt keep mine (5:25) was because i bought a 76 LP Deluxe and the wife said one or the other.

 

they sound fantastic at any volume.[/quote']

 

I am seriously thinking about buying one of these. I am undecided between the combo version and the head and cab.

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I have a Boogie Blue Angel 1x12 and it does everything I want to do, but I don't do metal. I do play classic rock with it. I use a tubescreamer. I have had a Boogie MkII and I played all kinds of stuff with it, but no metal. What I like about the boogies is that they are very reliable and built like tanks. Can't you just use pedals for your uber distortion?

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I might be way off here but I seem to recall that metallica used Mark IV for some of the guitar work on the black album (and or earlier)..

 

Anyway I have a M/B Studio 22 + with a eq-pedal and perhapse an extra distorision pedal I think I can get some metal sound out of it. Although I don't play metal much, so it might not be what your looking for.

 

Best advice is to look and try around..

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