#1
So im long due for a new guitar, im currently using an epiphone les paul studio that i've had for 5 years now. I really want something new and i have my eyes on a Gibson V (600$ used)..now thing is someone posted a jcm 800 4104 212 up for 650ish...

I have a valveking 112 w/ eq-veteran 30, so i can get a semi decent sound..

Now question is do i pick the JCM 800 up now and wait on the guitar, or just pass and buy my V?

I play old shcool death metal/thrash metal, so i know w/ a boost it will suit me well, and i can always save more money for a guitar as my Epi works fine.

forgot to mention if i do purchase the V, then i had planned to buy an 800 or DSL down the road.

What should i do?!?
Last edited by Carrionshine at Jul 11, 2009,
#2
The Marshall will upgrade your tone much more than a new V.
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#3
Alright guitar+JCM-800 > Gibson V+Valveking
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#4
That's what im kinda figuring, and i can always sell my valve to help pay for new guitar sometime..

well just so i know its the 50 watt 2x12 version. Can anyone explain how signifcant it would be compared to a head/cab.
#5
Ive never been a fan of the v's but i think you should do the guitar. A new guitar can do a lot, it doesnt help your tone as much but it makes you want to play more and will be a higher quality. You have a decent amp already. I think its time you get a nice guitar you deserve a better one by now.
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#6
In a pickle?



I would pick the amp. A nice Marshall JCM 800 would be worth sticking with the Epi (which usually aren't bad guitars).

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Last edited by BeethovensBust at Jul 11, 2009,
#8
Always amp first.

You'll love the 50W JCM 800. Do you know what year it is?
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#9
Personally i'd get a guitar. However you can't fail picking between a JCM and a Gibson. Either way you'll be satisfied
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#10
Get the amp, without a doubt. The 2x12 combo's are quite nice, especially at 50w, gobs of sweet tone from those, with a boost they are quite versatile as long as you don't need it to play loud cleans.

I would play Vee a while before buying one, they are weird to play, neck-heavy on a strap and don't sit on your leg right while seated. If you spend some time with one and still like it, go ahead, they are famous for a reason. As alternatives maybe an Gibson SG for a few hundred more than that vee. Maybe even save up a few more bucks and get an LP Classic, hottest p-ups Gibson has stock, decent for old-school metal and classic rock, can be found for about 1k used.
Last edited by Chetbango at Jul 11, 2009,
#12
Hey, the guy told me he wasnt sure what year the 800 was, but said it has a sticker on the back that says "12-22-99" so im guessing its from 1999?
#13
go with the amp, u can always put new pups in for better tone
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Quote by Carrionshine
Hey, the guy told me he wasnt sure what year the 800 was, but said it has a sticker on the back that says "12-22-99" so im guessing its from 1999?

Hmm. What power tubes are in it?
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