#1
I am totally new to this. Any help would do. I play punk rock music and I own a Fender Fat Strat.
#3
is your guitar a squire?
are you gigging?
what amp do you have at the moment?
how old are you?
are you in a band?
are you rich?
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#4
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I am totally new to this. Any help would do. I play punk rock music and I own a Fender Fat Strat.

How much money do you have?
How much space do you have?
How big is your car?

Those are the main questions that need answering when it comes down to combo vs half stack.
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#5
Do you have back problems?
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#6
basically, tone wise, it means jack, if you near to be heard in a stadium and for some stupid reason your not mic'd then you need a stack.

unless you jsut wanna be cool of course, theres another reason to get one.
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#7
Do I have back problems? LOL no, actually I don't. Okay here it is:
1. I have a Fender Fat Strat
2. I plan on gigging
3. I own a Fender Deluxe 900 Combo Amp
4. I'm 20, i'm in a band, no i'm not rich lol
5. I can't spend any more than $600 and I don't own a car yet
#8
Then you want a combo.
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#9
You can get 3ft mini stacks for around 500 AUD which would probably be around 250 at guitar center. if you wanna spend all 600 you might be able to get something good but you would just be best with an awesome quality amp like VOX AD120VT
#10
In your situation, the only reason to own a stack is if you plan to play unmiked and break as many noise records as possible. As I plan to do.
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You can get 3ft mini stacks for around 500 AUD which would probably be around 250 at guitar center. if you wanna spend all 600 you might be able to get something good but you would just be best with an awesome quality amp like VOX AD120VT


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basically, tone wise, it means jack, if you near to be heard in a stadium and for some stupid reason your not mic'd then you need a stack.

unless you jsut wanna be cool of course, theres another reason to get one.

I'm 100% sure that's untrue.
#12
stacks are alot of hassle, and if you're playing punk you're going to want to keep it as raw as possible. So I'd say get a combo because it makes things alot easier.

What kind of bands are you influenced by? we can name off amps if we know.
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#13
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I'm 100% sure that's untrue.



cabs have there own tone yes, but if your gonna buy a 600$ combo, or stack

i doubt your going to get that difference.

ie. whats the diff between a MG combo and a MG stack?

nothing. chances are they both dont work.
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#15
$600 for a gigging musician IMO isn't really enough to get a great combo. Well, I take that back, for punk, and blues you don't need a terribly complex amp. The extra gain stages in metal tube amps tend to bump the price up quite a ways.

You could probably nail a used Mesa Boogie F-50 combo for $600.
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What kind of guitarist are you? Amp >>>>>>>>>>>> Car.
#18
gets you to gigs
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What kind of guitarist are you? Amp >>>>>>>>>>>> Car.


TS is 20 and no car...srsly.
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#20
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TS is 20 and no car...srsly.


at your


There is no real need for a half stack unless you think it looks cool... and there's nothing wrong with that... but in a practical sense, there is no need.

A 2x12 combo is going to sound almost as big as a 4x12 cab... but take into consideration that most combos are open-back while most cabs are closed back. An open back combo will fill the room a lot better while closed-back cabs tend to be more directional. If you are going to be mic'd then it doesn't really matter.

For $600 try and find a used combo... if you must buy new, check out the Peavey Classic 30. It is only a 1x12 combo but it will be plenty loud as most all tube amps are; you can mic it; and, if you really need a "bigger" sound you can always add an extention cab later on.
#21
You can also buy 2x12 closed back cabinets! besides the obvious size/weight issues with a 4x12 the main difference is sound. A closed back (or vented) cabinet has a stiffer speaker response caused by the trapped sound in the back of the cabinet. This means tighter lowers and more low end projection and generally a little louder than an opened back counterpart. Open back speakers have a looser response as the rear soundradiation is free to leave the cabinet and also some travels around to the front (lower frequencies) and cancels out some of the front radiated sound.
So it's not just size and confort, it's what kind of sound are you after as well.
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