#1
ok, so i have roughly 1100 dollars (AUD) to spend. i was going to spend it on a guitar amp (i found a JCM800 combo second hand in my price range) because i want my "band" to do some gigs over the holidays. well i've come to be pretty confident that my "band" isn't even that, more or less just a school thing. so i thought, "well i have $1100, why not treat myself to a good guitar." so i did some ebay searching and gone through some other trading sites and the website of a second hand instrument dealer and came up with some stuff to try.

my dilema is, is it worth getting this amp when i most likely will not need it (i bought it so i could do gigs, problem is then i would be the only one with gigable gear besides our drummer), or should i just get myself a new guitar (and possibly sell my Ibanez).

tl;dr

i was planning on buying an amp so my band could gig but i don't think that will evel happen outside of things the school organises, which means all gear is provided by the school. so either buy

JCM800 combo (or possibly a valveking 212)

or

Jackson RR3 (new)
JS100 (used)
ESP/LTD LM200 (new)

or any other guitar in the price range that i like.
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#2
Depends if you are happy with your current guitars. Better guitars (that you are personally happy with) will make you want to play more and improve faster BUT having a better AMP will drasticly improve your tone.

****ty guitar----->great amp-------> good tone
Great guitar----->****ty amp-------> ****ty tone

It depends on what you want to improve in your equipment.
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Last edited by crimson moon at Dec 13, 2008,
#3
Go with the new amp. An old muso around my area sold his Les Paul that i believe he has had since the sixties and got a J & D Luthiers Les Paul for the lighter weight and said it plays nearly as well as his old original Gibson.
#4
The Valveking 112 is not too expensive, so you can buy it and spend the rest on a guitar. Alternatively, buy the Valveking + a cab. Thats will give you enough power for many years, saving up for guitars after that.
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