#1
pardon the fact that i registered to post this played out question but i like opinions. i currently play on an ibanez starter (metal jumpstart) with a 15w roland cube. been only playing nine months but im dedicated to it so decided to just upgrade to a high quality model now since i probably will anyway soon enough. Willing to spend up to $1300-1400.

im into everything from classic rock, metal, 90s rock/alternative, blues. I also like soft melodic romantic sounding **** so nice cleans is a must. but im mostly interested in instrumental rock/soloing/shredding like satriani, gilbert, vai, etc and although i cant play like that yet i practice hard and considering one of the ibanez s prestiges. im looking at les paul studios too. thoughts?
#2
i think an amp is the way to go
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#4
Quote by newportregulars
what u mean buy a $1000 amp and keep my ibanez starter?

you should get a 500 dollar guitar and a 500 dollar amp, and you should be set
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#5
Quote by newportregulars
what u mean buy a $1000 amp and keep my ibanez starter?

well it seems like after reading that, your more into buying an amp, but dont know you are if that makes since. no i wouldnt spend 1000 on an amp.
if i were you which im obviously not, id get a peavey classic 30, and get a 400 dollar guitar. amp is like, 599 or something, you can still get a somewhat better guitar for 400 wether its from ebay or guitar center
MY GEAR!
Amp
-Peavey Classic 30
Guitars
-Silverburst Epiphone Les Paul Custom
-Squier Stratocaster
Pedals
-Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer
-Fender PT-100
-MXR Phase 90
-Fuzz Face Clone
-MXR Carbon Copy
#6
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S520EX-Electric-Guitar?sku=518873

Use the left over money for any upgrades (EQ is the best thing you can do for that amp besides a speaker swap)

That combo should fit your needs well

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#7
versatile? nice cleans? you sir need a fender fat strat. you can get one new for $400 (americans are a little nicer but not even close to 2.5X as much nicer) and spend the rest on a 2 or three channel tube amplifier. when choosing an amp just pick one that sounds right to you and most importantly dont get too many watts. if youre not playing with a drummer and amplified instruments than 5 is plenty. for playing with a drummer and bassist 15 should do the trick and 30 watts will make them jealous. remeber that tube amps sound better the louder they get. a peavey royal 8 will sound better than a marshall half stack at the kind of volume levels that wont get you yelled at by family members or roomates or neighbors calling the cops late at night.
#8
im def looking for versatility but theres something about strats that i dont find appealing. ill look into amps but id like suggestions for a $1000+ guitar.
#9
Quote by newportregulars
im def looking for versatility but theres something about strats that i dont find appealing. ill look into amps but id like suggestions for a $1000+ guitar.

a high end epiphone would be very nice but if you want really excelent cleans i would suggest something with a single coil or two in it. the ibanez that was mentioned im pretty sure has five way switching that has at least one single coil setting as most of them do. ibanez prestiges are very nice and in that price range. my favorite is the S series with the swirl ebony top.
#11
Quote by MakeItWitChu
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S520EX-Electric-Guitar?sku=518873

Use the left over money for any upgrades (EQ is the best thing you can do for that amp besides a speaker swap)

That combo should fit your needs well


+ infinity.

Holy **** we think alike.

That guitar is awesome, so is the amp. You will be very happy.
#12
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-American-Special-Mahogany-HSS-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=511165&src=3WFRWXX&ZYXSEM=0&CAWELAID=33006320


How could you say "no" to a face like that?

This guitar is friggin' unreal, just trust me on this. S-1 is not just a marketing scheme, and if you want versatility, this guitar does that plus some.

S-1 Switching, straplocks, no string guides, locking tuners, non-6 point bridge, pop-in whammy bar slot, a sleek look and amazing sound and a MAHOGANY body...

That said, I still agree with everyone else that you split the 1200 and get a good amp and decent guitar. Look up for what you should buy.
Last edited by harrisonmon at Nov 24, 2008,
#13
Quote by MakeItWitChu
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-S520EX-Electric-Guitar?sku=518873

Use the left over money for any upgrades (EQ is the best thing you can do for that amp besides a speaker swap)

That combo should fit your needs well

+1, but switch the guitar with an Ibanez S470DXQM, better finish, extra pickup, for $50 more.
#14
I'd have to agree with getting a Stratocaster. A new amp would also be very helpful!
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#15
Get an ibanez S Prestige. I jsut got one and its amazing. i got mine for like $1250

thats if youre not gonna get an amp...
#16
Quote by harrisonmon
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-American-Special-Mahogany-HSS-Stratocaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=511165&src=3WFRWXX&ZYXSEM=0&CAWELAID=33006320


How could you say "no" to a face like that?

This guitar is friggin' unreal, just trust me on this. S-1 is not just a marketing scheme, and if you want versatility, this guitar does that plus some.

S-1 Switching, straplocks, no string guides, locking tuners, non-6 point bridge, pop-in whammy bar slot, a sleek look and amazing sound and a MAHOGANY body...

That said, I still agree with everyone else that you split the 1200 and get a good amp and decent guitar. Look up for what you should buy.


appreciate how you took the 5 seconds off to link a pic but shes still ugly
i dont doubt its versatility and tone but i wanna be attracted to my guitar so i narrowed it down to these two http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-S2170SE-Electric-Guitar-512500-i1173393.gc and http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-S5470-Electric-Guitar-104837513-i1392781.gc anyone have experience with these models?

edit: along with this one http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-SV5470-Electric-Guitar-518114-i1394012.gc
Last edited by newportregulars at Nov 24, 2008,