I'm looking a valve amp for around 500 squids, preferrably a combo.
I'm a death metal and metalcore player and 3 major contenders have appeared.
Bugera 6262 212 Combo
Marshall's new MA combo
Peavey 6505 112 which is a lot cheaper than the 212 form
Any opinions or suggestions?
unless you are the type to buy everything via mail-order/internet, i'd just go to some of the shops in town and try as much gear as you can. guitar emporium has a room where you could try stuff out at higher-than-usual volumes for a shop, matchetts usually has a decent selection of gear and bairds will lgive you a good price on peavey stuff.
And The Ampos in Matychetts are limited to either spider valve (would rather not) or a very pricey marshall
I play through a Bugera 6260 head and it sounds pretty great, in my opinion. Not everyone's cup of tea I understand but it has piles of gain and clarity, which is what I was looking for.
bairds is opposite york st train station. not a big shop, but most of their kit is aimed at the pro or semi-pro