#1
I'm getting my first electric around christmas, and I have $1000 to spend max. I need an amp AND a guitar for that amount of money. I will mainly be paying metal (Metallica, Iron Maiden)
Is this a good guitar?

Search PRS SE EG at www.rockshop.co.nz costs $649
Either one. I want a tremolo, but im not sure yet. Is 22 frets enough for Metallica solos?


I have no clue about amps. I saw a Line6 Spider 3 15
Is it horrible? (I think it might be, im not sure) I like the effects list, but does it have good distortion/overdrive for metal playing?
Last edited by GoldfishMoon at Jul 19, 2009,
#3
Ahh, the RockShop.

You're going to have to open the page in a new tab to get the actual URL, or give us a model number.
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#4
Guitar - Yamaha Pacifica 112 or Ibanez RG321

Amp - Peavey Vypyr, Vox Valvetronix or Roland Cube (any model bar the 15x)

That is all you need to know.
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#5
Neither of those links work bro. I would honestly stay away from tremolo if you are not buying a decent model, it will go out of tune really easily on lower models. Try it out and see though.22 frets is enough for most of their solos, if there is a 24 it'll only be one or two notes at the end of Kirk's solo's.
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Quote by steven seagull
Guitar - Yamaha Pacifica 112 or Ibanez RG321

Amp - Peavey Vypyr, Vox Valvetronix or Roland Cube (any model bar the 15x)

That is all you need to know.


i'll agree with this it's a solid starters kit
#9
Quote by steven seagull
Guitar - Yamaha Pacifica 112 or Ibanez RG321

Amp - Peavey Vypyr, Vox Valvetronix or Roland Cube (any model bar the 15x)

That is all you need to know.


I love the look of the Ibanez. Will I be able to get it and an amp for under $1000? I really need the full 24 frets.
Which amp in particular do you recommend?
#10
I have the Yamaha, you could pick one up on trademe for bugger all but I would say the Ibanez is better for metal
#11
$1000 is plenty for a starter set up i payed $150 AUD for my crappy legacy starter kit obviously you will have a better rig that that but that $850 more that i had lol but the rg and a roland cube would be great maybe get a good od pedal as well
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#12
Originally Posted by steven seagull
Guitar - Yamaha Pacifica 112 or Ibanez RG321

Amp - Peavey Vypyr, Vox Valvetronix or Roland Cube (any model bar the 15x)

That is all you need to know.

+1
No experience with the Vyrpr myself,and a little experience with the cube,but the pacfica is pretty nice.
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#13
Quote by steven seagull
Guitar - Yamaha Pacifica 112 or Ibanez RG321

Amp - Peavey Vypyr, Vox Valvetronix or Roland Cube (any model bar the 15x)

That is all you need to know.


+1 iv got an ibanez rg and a roland cube 30 and gig them every fortnight, their gd equipment for the cost
#14
Quote by steven seagull
Guitar - Yamaha Pacifica 112 or Ibanez RG321

Amp - Peavey Vypyr, Vox Valvetronix or Roland Cube (any model bar the 15x)

That is all you need to know.

The Microcube is a great little amp, I own one
#16
Start with this

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-Royal-8-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=481661

then use the rest for a guitar and a couple of pedals. For a first guitar it doesn't hurt to buy used in most cases the guitar could already be set up and in great shape there is no one brand of guitar to get, it strictly depends on what feels and sounds good to you. but with this amp you can start with tubes and open the door for guitars with actives or passives.