Lounic
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Join date: Feb 2013
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#1
Hi.I am interested on buying an electric guitar.I never had any lessons but i used to play on my sisters classical guitar now and then.As i said im going to buy an electric guitar but since i dont know much i want your advice on a guitar with a price range to about 250~€ and 300~€ for an amp (im investing more on the amp cause they told me i should,if i want to get a good sound in the end of the day)

I mostly listen to muse and any sort of alternative band really.
I also listen metallica,nirvana etc.
Id like to be able to play any genre(from jimi hendrix to metallica)

Thanks in advance!
dementiacaptain
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#2
I have always thought that squiers had the best quality low end guitars. For that price (if you are willing to guy used) you could probably find a used Classic Vibe strat or tele, or even a used made in mexico fender strat or tele.

Amp wise, I would say your best bet is to get a nice modeling amp to get an idea for the sounds you want. You seem to prefer dirty sounds so a Peavey Vypyr wouldn't be a bad option. I would recommend getting the 30 watt version or bigger, it has more features and a larger speaker that will produce a more full sound.
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Deadpool_25
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#3
For a beginner, a Peavey Vypyr 30 is a good choice that you can continue to use for quite a while. 15w is okay but dementiacaptain is right on the mark...30 is a much better choice.

I also hear good things about the Roland Microcubes and Fender Mustangs. Fender SuperChamps are pretty good too. Lot's of good choices...Line 6 Spider is not one of the good choices, btw.
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lucky1978
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#4
Get an Agile AL2000 and a peavey vyper, poof, you're set for a few years
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
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#5
maybe a yamaha pacifica 112v and one of the dearer modellers (vox valvetronix, roland cube, peavey vypyr etc.)?
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evmac
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#6
If you don't want to order in from Rondomusic (though I'd recommend it) then you want to find a guitar with humbuckers. Noth
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Deadpool_25
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#7
Actually, maybe an HSS configuration. single neck pickup for Hendrixy stuff, bridge humbucker for heavier stuff.
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- Ibanez RG7421
- Fender John Mayer Strat
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- Axe FX II XL+
- Tweed Blues Jr. NOS
- Vypyr 60

Lounic
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Join date: Feb 2013
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#8
Thanks a lot for your replies guys!

I'll consider those options you suggested me.(Any more advices would be very welcome).

About the pacifica you mentioned Dave Mc,i went to the store and asked to try one but it was out of stock.I tried the Pacifica 120H with double himbuckers on a Line 6 30 watt amp but i didnt really like its sound :X.I dont know why tho it must been the amp.
GABarrie
Call me Gordon
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#9
Amp: http://www.thomann.de/gb/peavey_vypyr_30.htm (€190)

Leaves potentially €300-350 for your guitar, HSS would be a good option.

Something like http://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_squier_vint_mod_strat_hss_3t.htm (also available in black, or black and chrome at the price bracket)

I would generally recommend getting your guitar from a shop so you can feel it and see how you like it. But as you're a beginner and probably haven't formed your preferences you could afford to order a squier blind and it will do you well.

if you click the "creative bundle" link on the guitar page you can put together a kit including the vypyr 30 amp and other accessories for a discount.
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Lounic
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#10
Thanks.I would like to play the guitar and the amp first before purchasing em,so i wouldnt consider buying online.I'll check up what stores have here.
GABarrie
Call me Gordon
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#11
if you can find them in stores and like them, it;s still a risk to buy the guitar online, but the amp is likely to be cheaper and exactly the same if it's what you're after
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Dave_Mc
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#13
Quote by evmac
If you don't want to order in from Rondomusic (though I'd recommend it) then you want to find a guitar with humbuckers. Noth


I wouldn't, he's in europe.

Quote by Lounic

About the pacifica you mentioned Dave Mc,i went to the store and asked to try one but it was out of stock.I tried the Pacifica 120H with double himbuckers on a Line 6 30 watt amp but i didnt really like its sound :X.I dont know why tho it must been the amp.


some single coils like the 112 has would be useful for hendrix and the like.

the spider's probably wasn't helping the tone of the 120 you tried.
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guitaristSD
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#14
As a beginner, I wouldn't recommend anything bigger than a 30W amp. Yes, larger amps sometimes have more features, but really anything larger than 30W for a beginner is overkill. A 30W amp can fill a small room just fine, and if you are playing anything bigger than that, you'll throw a mic on it anyway.

Get a quality amp, but don't use wattage to judge your quality.
Last edited by guitaristSD at Feb 27, 2013,