#1
My dad has taught me some riffs and let me cruise around on his Fender American Tele in our basement for about a year, and i took some lessons with it too(lolz he fail) and he says he wants me to get my own and nout of his stuff.I plan on getting new gear this year combined with money from the holidays and what i have been saving i expact my loot to be any were from 450 to 550 dollars. Now I KNOW AMP AND GUITAR PACKS ARE TERRIBLE. Im getting the following gear and need any advice on changes or other suggestions I have a hard case already

-Guitar Stand
-some new picks
-Locking strap
-Live Wire 10ft cable
-RAVEN RG20 Amp
TOTAL: 133.95

GUITARS either:
An Epiphone g400 Vintage for 299.99

or

An Ibanez rg 350(whatever one the hwite one is) for 399.99


I PLAY ALL STYLES, ROCK, Metal ska, blues, country, jazz, anything you can name.
#2
get a different amp, can i suggest a Peavey Vypry to look at?
also, i think you would be better off with the Epiphone then the Ibanez, because the floating trem might be a big hassle for you
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#3
The g400 is probably the best choice (versatile guitar), also a better amp would be a good idea too with the leftover cash.
#4
the floating trem will be a problem. get the Epi or an Agile guitar (rondomusic.com).

also, get a microcube or a vypyr. hte raven is sh*t. seriously, you dont need a 10 foot cable for now. try using all you money for your basic stuff (GUITAR/AMP) and ask your dad to buy you the stand, the picks, strap,and cable if you can. he will help you cuz you are his son. also, other guitars you might look at:
Agile AL-3000 and up.
http://www.rondomusic.com/al3000prestblk.html

YAmaha RGX A2
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-RGX-A2-Electric-Guitar?sku=519172

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-H251-Electric-Guitar?sku=512890

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG-Electric-Guitar?sku=481914

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SA260M-Electric-Guitar?sku=512538

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SZ320EX-Electric-Guitar?sku=512546

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Limited-Edition-Wilshire-Electric-Guitar?sku=518527

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG321-Electric-Guitar?sku=512492
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Last edited by ldnovelo at Dec 18, 2008,
#5
floating trem is the locking nut right? Heard that was hard to tun, but if you play in standard EADGe all the time then it wouldnt be bad but i do change alot...umm the peavy vypr, are any of the effects dcent and how is the distortion built in to the amp, i could just borrow my dads ds-1 my friend had a rp-50 he doesnt use too much i could borrow too
#6
Ibanez TBX15R is something with plenty of gain if you want a metal practise amp. And the epi would be better, because a beginner with a locking trem can be difficult for quiet a while.
#7
Quote by ktyler789
floating trem is the locking nut right? Heard that was hard to tun, but if you play in standard EADGe all the time then it wouldnt be bad but i do change alot...umm the peavy vypr, are any of the effects dcent and how is the distortion built in to the amp, i could just borrow my dads ds-1 my friend had a rp-50 he doesnt use too much i could borrow too

the vypyr has better distortion than the DS-1. the RP-50 sounds too digital. the effects are decent, but certailny better than in the RP-50.

you will really hate the FR. first, because the edge III sucks dick. second, any little change in tuning can f*ck you through the ass, because the trem is floating between the strings and the springs, so a change in pressure from any of those can kill you.
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#8
I would go with used gear if I were you since you have a limited budget,stretch your dollar as much as you can yah know?

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#9
The epiphone sg g400 vintage version, now i want to know about pickup quality, contruction and how well it stays in tune, if not im going for the ibanez rg3exfm1
#10
Quote by ktyler789
The epiphone sg g400 vintage version, now i want to know about pickup quality, contruction and how well it stays in tune, if not im going for the ibanez rg3exfm1



The G-400 vintage was actually my first guitar.Well the neck is really nice on it although mine has some buzzing from years of fret wear and that fact that it's a cheap guitar.The bridge is very simple and comfortable.It's a very light guitar but like most SG's,its top heavy so the neck drops when standing if you don't have your hand on it.The pickups are decent for a beginner,but anything beyond that and you'll want to swap them for some Duncans or other after market pups based on your musical tastes and style.I had an issue with the electronics going out on mine after 3 years or so,but that's not a big deal since replacement pots and jacks are cheap.

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#11
Kk by three years i should obviouly know more so that will be good, i just need a decent guitar that holds up, wont fall apart, and will give me a tone that will keep me hooked and want to practice more.

Is the epiphone g400 vintage what i want or do i want somehting else
#13
Quote by ktyler789
Kk by three years i should obviouly know more so that will be good, i just need a decent guitar that holds up, wont fall apart, and will give me a tone that will keep me hooked and want to practice more.

Is the epiphone g400 vintage what i want or do i want somehting else



What style of music do you play? I'm still gonna suggest going used.If you live near a music store it's worth going in and checking out their used gear since it can often net you a nice guitar out of your price range if you're willing to overlook some cosmetic things.I recently got one of the best guitars I've ever played in good condition for 400 even so you can get some nice stuff with your budget.If you play classic rock and things like that then the G-400 is a good choice if you want to go new,but if you're more of a metal oriented guitarist I'd suggest looking into a fixed bridge Ibanez like the RG321 or RG2ex1.

EDIT: There are also some nice schecters for beginners in your price range and a decent epiphone model called the EM-2 prophecy if you want a metal sound and heavier distortion.

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Last edited by Pr0gNut at Dec 18, 2008,
#14
intermediate riffs and simple solos eg. Let it die-foo fighters, smells like teen spirit, wanted dead or alive, welcome home, carol of the bells(some parts from trans siberian orchestra people) stuff like that i cant reall do complex solos, i can ascent and decend the pentatonic scale in 3 seconds to judge speed
#15
Ibanez RGR421EXFM. It can do metal, rock stuff like that. Don't know about country. Most RG's are pretty versatile and play nearly anything. As for the epi, i have no experience wih that paricular model.