#1
I have a Eleca Les Paul And a Kustom Dart 10 amp. I was having trouble deciding what to upgrade first.
If it was the Guitar I would look into the ESP EC-Series
If it were the amp I was going to look at a few Peavys,Vox,Randal, and Roland.
What do you guys think?
The majority of what I play is Classic Rock and Classic Metal.
#2
If your ok with your guitars playability i'd go amp first. Depending on your budget go tube and get a few pedals.
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#3
I'd go for a new amp first. Even a 1959 strat, les paul or whatever your favourite guitar that was around back then is, sounds crappy through a crap amp. A good amp makes even bad guitars sound good. Think of it like this; if a crap vocalist(amp) sings good lyrics(guitar), nobody will listen because the vocal sound is awful. If you give a set of good lyrics or even lyrics that make no sense(guitar) to a good vocalist(amp), it'll sound good. And as Nirvana's first hit proved, sound > lyrics.

Getting off my vocal metaphor though, amp first.
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#4
Quote by scott58
If your ok with your guitars playability i'd go amp first. Depending on your budget go tube and get a few pedals.

I have a Zoom G2.1u pedal.
My budget is around $300 maybe a little over
#5
Quote by Silent_Crow13
I have a Zoom G2.1u pedal.
My budget is around $300 maybe a little over


Hmm...any chance you could pull out $420 or $480?
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#6
Quote by necrosis1193
Hmm...any chance you could pull out $420 or $480?

Yeah I can do in the $400s
$300 is just a idea of what I was thinking a decent amp would cost.
#7
Quote by Silent_Crow13
Yeah I can do in the $400s
$300 is just a idea of what I was thinking a decent amp would cost.


Solid State yes, you can get a decent sub-$400 amp. Personally I'd definitely recommend a tube amp though, the tonal difference seems like it's just tradition when you play solid-state, but when you plug into a tube amp, you understand the difference.

Anyway, for $420, a Valveking 112 is a pretty good option, and it's versatile. If you don't need a lot of volume and have $60 more, a Fender Blues Junior would be what I'd suggest; I compared the two when I bought mine, the Fender had a much better tone than the Peavey, and I bought it despite being more expensive and lower wattage. Haven't looked back.
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