#1
I've been singing for a while now, but I decided I needed to learn to play. It will be much easier writing songs on my own time. I need a good amp to learn on though. My budget is 300$ new or used. Thanks
#2
Vox Valvetronix if you're into blues/rock, Roland Cube if you liek teh metalz.

And welcome to the world of guitar. I did it the opposite to you; I started singing after I took up guitar, put it down for a few years and picked it back up when I started writing my own songs.
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#4
yeah, sorry, obviously shouldve included that. i got an epi zakk wylde les paul. i will be learning anything from hard rock to metal
#5
Peavey Vypyr or Roland Cube, either the Cube 30 or the Vypyr 30.
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#8
By the way, when you go to the store, if one of the employees smells noob, you are going to be pushed toward a wall of shiny knobs and blinking lights and line 6 badges. you will be told that those amps are awesome. they are not. here's what you are to do: tell the salesman to blow it out his ass.


and if he takes you to the other side of that wall, where they keep they shiny gold and black MGs, punch him in the face.


you'll get much better sales advice.
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#9
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By the way, when you go to the store, if one of the employees smells noob, you are going to be pushed toward a wall of shiny knobs and blinking lights and line 6 badges. you will be told that those amps are awesome. they are not. here's what you are to do: tell the salesman to blow it out his ass.


and if he takes you to the other side of that wall, where they keep they shiny gold and black MGs, punch him in the face.


you'll get much better sales advice.



hah, alright thanks a lot!
#10
peavey vypyr is the way to go, not only will it give you great tone for the price but some good features too.
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#11
Blackheart Little Giant Ministack or Combo, I would go for the Ministack myself.
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#12
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By the way, when you go to the store, if one of the employees smells noob, you are going to be pushed toward a wall of shiny knobs and blinking lights and line 6 badges. you will be told that those amps are awesome. they are not. here's what you are to do: tell the salesman to blow it out his ass.


and if he takes you to the other side of that wall, where they keep they shiny gold and black MGs, punch him in the face.


you'll get much better sales advice.


Lol they still try to push you regardless of the noob smell or not. Anytime I go there there like hey check out this spider even after they know im running a tube halfstack

I would love to see there 5 step of selling documentation

1. Ask them how there day is and what you can do for them (do this while herding them to the spiders)
2. Lean on spider and say really well I know of a great amp that will fit your needs
3. Tell them to hold on while you look for them a guitar (Always pick a guitar 5 times more expensive then the amp so they take there mind off how bad the amp sounds)
4. Compliment them on how good the amp sounds and there playing (even if horrible)call over other employees so they can compliment him
5. Tell him that this is your top selling amp and even the pros use line 6 products (never say spider because that would be false always say line 6 then your not lying)

Sale complete take money and bonus commision from a sale well done...
#14
haha, great posts. Yeah go for the vypyr, great modelling amp. Prolly the 15.
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#15
Either the aforementioned Vypr, or a Roland Cube (just not the cube 15 )
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#16
I have been playing guitar for a year now, and I got a cheap epiphone les paul last year but the amp I have for it is really sucky. I really want a new amp, just something bigger and better, any suggestions for something $300-$500? Perferably with a footswitch.
#17
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Lol they still try to push you regardless of the noob smell or not. Anytime I go there there like hey check out this spider even after they know im running a tube halfstack

I would love to see there 5 step of selling documentation

1. Ask them how there day is and what you can do for them (do this while herding them to the spiders)
2. Lean on spider and say really well I know of a great amp that will fit your needs
3. Tell them to hold on while you look for them a guitar (Always pick a guitar 5 times more expensive then the amp so they take there mind off how bad the amp sounds)
4. Compliment them on how good the amp sounds and there playing (even if horrible)call over other employees so they can compliment him
5. Tell him that this is your top selling amp and even the pros use line 6 products (never say spider because that would be false always say line 6 then your not lying)

Sale complete take money and bonus commision from a sale well done...


Missed a step after 3....
4. Take guitar and show the customer how easily squealies (ph) can be attained, and how freaking cool you can look doing them.
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#18
I'd say check out ebay, it's worth looking for a good tube amp combo that could be going cheap. I've had a few bargins on ebay so make sure you look first. I remember i bought my vox valvetronix then looked on ebay a month or so later and found out there were plenty of nicer amps going for around the same price i paid. So just make sure you look around first and if you can , play first.