#1
so ill have about 800 dollars soon so i want a new guitar and amp. ive already decided ill get a fender hss strat (around 550), but i dont kno what amp to get. it wont need to be any bigger than 30 watts, and i play ska, punk, a bit of 80's metal, and a bit of blues. given these genres and my budget, can you guys give me some good suggestions? thanks
EDIT: dont say MG please
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vox valvetronix are amazing
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vox AC15? the small bugeras?

edit: get a cheaper guitar
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hmm not too sure but , maybe a peavey vypyr 30 ? There about 400$ though , but you probs can get it lower
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vox AC15? the small bugeras?

edit: get a cheaper guitar

but ive always wanted an hss, and thats the price at the only guitar store around here
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hmm not too sure but , maybe a peavey vypyr 30 ? There about 400$ though , but you probs can get it lower

vypyr 30s are 200 us.
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#7
buy a used guitar
whats you nearest major city?
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buy a used guitar
whats you nearest major city?

no, im never buyin used equipment. charlotte is abou 4 hours away.
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no, im never buyin used equipment. charlotte is abou 4 hours away.


to each their own... but say goodbye to ALOT of your future money...
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no, im never buyin used equipment. charlotte is abou 4 hours away.

why not buy used? You normally just get a guitar that plays amazingly but gets a lot of money taken off just because of a few scratches that will eventually come from playing it yourself anyway. and if money's taken off because of an electronic problem, its probably a loose solder joint that is quite a really simple fix, but the original owner didnt know this and is qualifying their guitar as "broken" which just lowers the price as well.

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simple story, go used.
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simple story, go used.



Yeah, i got my jap strat for £295 because of a couple of dings, i've seen them go for £500+ elsewhere.

Yeah, ampwise, Kustom are good, my Double Barrel has served me amazingly well. that's 30W. Orange SS are also good (IMO, my 10W'er was real good)
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#13
so ive found and am considering this
http://www.guitarshop.net/orangecrushcr30r.htm
what do you guys think? now im not going to be playing any gigs anytime soon, or even having a band practice for that matter. this is just for me sitting around the house and playing, probably w/ me playing for guests we have (which is very often) but no more. so, practical? ive noticed it does have a footswitchable overdrive, which id prefer, but how much tonal variety does it have?
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Well, I was onna offer you my dual humbucker strat for 350. Buying used is the way to go man.
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#15
the reason i dont want to buy used isnt because i have a snotty mindset of "ew, used is teh gross", but rather, i want everything that happens to my guitar to be because of ME. every awesome riff that makes my hair stand up and others go " ", every chip, every spot of faded finish, every customized part, so that it truly MY guitar and only MY guitar. maybe im wierd, but i just take it that serious.
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the reason i dont want to buy used isnt because i have a snotty mindset of "ew, used is teh gross", but rather, i want everything that happens to my guitar to be because of ME. every awesome riff that makes my hair stand up and others go " ", every chip, every spot of faded finish, every customized part. maybe im wierd, but i just take it that serious.



Yeah, you are right...........you are weird. lol
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the reason i dont want to buy used isnt because i have a snotty mindset of "ew, used is teh gross", but rather, i want everything that happens to my guitar to be because of ME. every awesome riff that makes my hair stand up and others go " ", every chip, every spot of faded finish, every customized part, so that it truly MY guitar and only MY guitar. maybe im wierd, but i just take it that serious.

then dont take it as serious. its gonna be there anyway. think of it this way:

you go to a guitar store and someone blindflods you and tells you to test out a few guitars. you play 10 different guitars in total. you tell them that 9 of them didnt feel right and that you would like to leave with that 10th one because it felt and sounded so perfect in your opinion. then they tell you that the guitar was a used guitar. you going to buy it? I would.
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the reason i dont want to buy used isnt because i have a snotty mindset of "ew, used is teh gross", but rather, i want everything that happens to my guitar to be because of ME. every awesome riff that makes my hair stand up and others go " ", every chip, every spot of faded finish, every customized part, so that it truly MY guitar and only MY guitar. maybe im wierd, but i just take it that serious.

yeah, because when I play my telecaster, I totally feel like the previous owner is the one whose playing out from my amp
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the reason i dont want to buy used isnt because i have a snotty mindset of "ew, used is teh gross", but rather, i want everything that happens to my guitar to be because of ME. every awesome riff that makes my hair stand up and others go " ", every chip, every spot of faded finish, every customized part, so that it truly MY guitar and only MY guitar. maybe im wierd, but i just take it that serious.


lol, what an uppity douche.
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how does that make me a douche?
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how does that make me a douche?

because you're refusing to get something just because of a few small scratches that's just gonna get there anyway. my 2nd post on this thread make more sense.
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EDIT: dont say MG please


No doubt this what everyone wanted to say... good thinking adding that there to make sure they didn't.
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because you're refusing to get something just because of a few small scratches that's just gonna get there anyway. my 2nd post on this thread make more sense.

you clearly did not read my post where i explained that this is NOT the case.
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you clearly did not read my post where i explained that this is NOT the case.

i read that, but thats what it come down to for you, basically. what you're saying is that if you find the perfect guitar for you and it feels and sounds amazing in your hands and to your ears, you're not going to buy it just because it was used by someone else previously and has a few dents/scratches. thats pretty rediculous. i used an example for a different thread where a new guitar was $800, but there was an ebay ad for the EXACT same model for more than half off, just because it had a few scratches. GO USED!!!
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^its not that i have problem w/ scratches, its just that I want to be the one who put them there
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I am not a huge fan of the Vyper, I would go for the Vox Valvatronix if you can get some money to grab one and maybe a distortion pedal, that is a great combo.
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^its not that i have problem w/ scratches, its just that I want to be the one who put them there

just answer this question with a yes or no: would you buy a used guitar if it felt and sounded better than a new one but had a couple of scratches? Most scratches are from belt rash on the back of the body anyways...
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^its not that i have problem w/ scratches, its just that I want to be the one who put them there


you're basically just twisting words here.
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example: http://cgi.ebay.com/Schecter-C-1-E-A-in-GREAT-SHAPE_W0QQitemZ250462855228QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item3a50bfe03c&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A2122%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

you will never find this guitar except in the used market. the description says: regular wear (as in belt rash)and there was a pickup swap but I wouldn't care because that's a beautiful instrument and rare/discontinued. damn... i wish i had money right now, i'd get this myself.

New: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecter-C-1-Classic-Electric-Guitar-513072-i1443057.gc
Used: http://cgi.ebay.com/Schecter-C-1-Classic-in-Great-Condition-w-Coffin-Case_W0QQitemZ220449970869QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item3353d79ab5&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A2122%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

noticed how the used one is SOOO much cheaper AND comes with a $100 case for FREE and FREE insured shipping. this is a steal! i'm quoting this from the owner of the used:
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"It has some slight wear on the pick-ups and 1 chip no bigger than a pencil eraser, but it is in beautiful condition otherwise..." "These blemishes are NOT something to worry about. Most people cannot even notice them..." "FREE INSURED SHIPPING!!! Brand New Guitar is $799.00 Case was $100 Save yourself a few hundred dollars and buy this used beauty..."


See? this is why we should all go used whenever possible.


* these were all examples, these are not suggstions and the ebay links were only for example, they are not my accounts.
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you're basically just twisting words here.

no im not. thats what the f*ck i said in the first place.
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#31
get a low end SS amp, with the money you have left over you should spend as little as possible and buy a good amp later, also nice choice on guitar i love strats, i might be getting one here soon. try the little 150$ and under amps out and find one that you think is OK
#32
Let the man do wahtever he wants with his money. He earned it so he can do whatever he wants with it. He can wipe his ass with it for all he wants.
#33
I got my Gibson used, I got it for almost half what it goes for new. Believe me, I have played some very nice guitars, and I would have played almost none of them if I turned my nose from used.

Honestly, you can get your HSS strat used for $250. Easily.
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vypyr 30s are 200 us.


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#35
What has him not wanting to go used go to do with which AMP he wants

Its his money, his opinion and his choice on how to spend it =D

On that note, I'd go for the Vox Valvetronix VT30...:p