Best Solid State Amp Head in the market today for metal?

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  1. MatthewK

    MatthewK SS.org Regular

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    Orange CR120 looks cool and it's very reasonably priced.
     
  2. Dawn of the Shred

    Dawn of the Shred Chugs. Pinch Harmonics. Pick Scrapes. Dive Bombs.

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    +1 Randall RGs
     
  3. MistaSnowman

    MistaSnowman Play It LOUD!!!

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    I'll leave this here...

     
  4. ProphetOfHatred

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    It really sucks how the solid state market pretty much vanquished. No more of the 90's/early/mid 2000's Ampeg Vh140c super thick/scooped brutal death metal tone. I'd like to see a real demo of the newer Randall RG in a death metal context.
     
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    Ye Olde Schoole:

    Crate GX130C (copy of the Ampeg VH140C).

    Cannibal Corpse recorded Vile with the Crate and the Ampeg VH140C is the signature sound of old Suffocation (it won't exactly nail that Pierced from Within tone; that was studio tricks)

    The best Randall RG's are the ES series (RG80ES/RG100ES) that Dime used (I think Malevolent Creation used them on Retribution, which has a killer tone). They're old amps but if I went Solid State, it'd be an RG80ES/100ES.

    I think I read that the ES's had huge output trannys or some other component that Randall could no longer get a hold of later so they sound better than most Randalls.
     
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    Pretty much pointless to even talk about those amps anymore, most I see on ebay are broken in some major way.
     
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    Orange has been slayin' it with their solid states the last couple of years, I got a Crush 35RT combo for practicing at low volumes and it's amazing value for the price. With the Gain at top it nails a modern metal tone no prob and as I understand it the 120 Watt head is just more of the same.
     
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    I just ordered the CR120, and plan on connecting it to my Mesa recto 2x12. I'm hoping I can get a good metal chug out of it.
     
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    I second that. All are amazing and some of them go for cheap on the internet.
    I especially like the VS series. The 8100 is one of my all time favorite amps out there. Even when compared to tube amps. If you are looking for some badass distortion, I think the VS8100 really deliveres.
    And that even at low volumes.
     

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