Styles: I would like to be able to use one amp to play a variety of genres, mainly Jazz, Blues, Metal, and Rock.
Guitars: I currently have a Schecter C-1 Hellraiser with EMG 81/89TW and a Schecter Tempest Classic with Seymour Duncans.
Tone Examples: Here are some example youtube videos of the tones I'm shooting for. I know I won't be able to reproduce them exactly (the groups use very expensive gear anyway) but I want it to be as close as my money can get me.
MintJam Example 2
MintJam Example 3
I am willing to spend up to $650. Thanks for your help!
- Wes Inman
- Musically Insane
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It would be hard to beat the Classic 30. It is known to have an excellent clean and overdrive channel. For heavier Metal tones you could use a pedal.
It would be difficult to find an amp that serves as both a Jazz amp and Metal.
You might consider the Roland JC120 amp. This is a famous solid state amp very popular with Jazz guitarists. It has a super clean tone. It does not have much of an overdrive channel. However, it is used by many Metal guitarists who run a high gain pedal or multi-efx pedal into it. Check out this video.
As you can see, with pedals this amp can be used for anything. The only downside is that these amps are extremely heavy. Not the kind of amp you pick up and haul to a friend's house for a jam.