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suggestions on good amp heads

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Bomaye, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. Bomaye


    Jun 6, 2014
    I currently play in an alternative/punk band but also like to play some metal on the side, any good affordable (around 300$) amp heads to buy for gigging?
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    You'll be kind of limited to used or semi-low wattage with that price point, but as always I'll recommend you check out some of the offerings from my fine friends at Ampeg :D
  3. fisticuffs

    fisticuffs Commercial User

    May 3, 2011
    Madison, WI
    Ampeg PF-500 would get it done. I like the TC BH heads too. Buy as much power as you can afford. Headroom is always nice to have.
  4. I play punk with my Aguilar TH350. You might be able to find one used in the mid to high $300s. IMO, it would be worth spending a few more $$$ to get into this amp. It is the best one I've ever owned.
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  5. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    Where are you located?
  6. iualum


    Apr 9, 2004
    Fine suggestion. Gallien-Krueger MB500s are in the same range. Once in a while in the lower 3s. Low 3s on the Genz-Benz Shuttle 3.0. Shoot, with the right displacement, the GK MB200 works pretty well (~$200).
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015
  7. My rig is actually pretty inexpensive. I play a sans amp RBI into a crown XLS 1500 and they are in a small little rack bag for easy hauling. Crown makes a xls1000 which will save you a little but it's still not going to get you down to $300. At $300 you might just have to shop used.
  8. For the tone you are going for, I would look for a GK 400/700rb. What kind of cab are you using?

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