#1
In 2-3 months I will have 700-800$ canadian (so about 675-775 american?) saved up.

I currently play metal like Maiden and Ozzy on my acoustic and my teacher said that I should start looking at electrics.

I've been lurking these forums for a while and I guessed this is the best place to ask for reccomendations.

I won't be buying it soon, I'm not looking at used gear now. The purpose of this thread is for you to point me in the right direction of what I should be looking at with this budget.

Note: I have no prior experience with electric guitars or amplifiers other than lurking these forums.
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#2
Honestly you could get a Brian Moore like me. I love em, they kick ass and i got it for only 690 bucks. also look at esp. fastest necks I have EVER played. I love the oldschool M-II.

No matter what, make sure you buy used. If you want smaller boutique names, guitar center DOES have them used. When they are smaller names, they tend to go for less.
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#3
Well, if you have that much money to spend on both a guitar and an amp, I think an Ibanez RG and maybe a B-52 tube combo would do pretty well for you.
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#4
*Assuming* you understand the difference between tube and solid-state amps by working, are you willing to pay more for the tubes amp, or get a more expensive guitar and a solid-state, etc, and other such combinations.
#5
Well, what exactly is this budget for? Just an electric guitar or that and an amp as well? If so, what would you be using this amp for? Bedroom practice, band practice, shows?

*goes off to make sandwich*
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#6
Some good companies: Ibanez, Dean, ESP/LTD, Washburn, Shecter. Those are all pretty good I'd say.

EDIT: Randall amps are awesome. But Kranks have tubes and high gain.
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#7
Clarifications:
Its 750$ for both, not each.

Should I go for expensive guitar-cheap amp or cheap guitar-expensive amp?

And yes I do know the difference between tube and SS. I am also not interested in Floyd Rose.
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#8
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Clarifications:
Its 750$ for both, not each.

Should I go for expensive guitar-cheap amp or cheap guitar-expensive amp?

And yes I do know the difference between tube and SS. I am also not interested in Floyd Rose.

Well that's completely up to you. If you're not in a band then i recommend spending most of the money on the guitar itself and just get a small practice amp. At around $600 you can look into Ibanez, Schecter, ESP LTD, Jackson, Epiphone, lower-end PRS and get a rather good guitar. The main idea here is to try before you buy. Anything at this price range should be of decent quality, and if chosen correctly, could quite possibly feel like a much expensive piece of gear. As for amps you can get a 15w Peavey Vypyr amp for $100 until you decide to replace it when needed.
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#9
here, i looked up some things for in, in usd tho

black heart head bh5h little giant 5w tube head 200 heres a link:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Blackheart-BH5H-Little-Giant-5W-120V-Tube-Guitar-Amp-Head-483077-i1374745.gc

blackheat bh112 1x12 extension cab 160 heres a link

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Blackheart-BH112-1x12-Guitar-Speaker-Cabinet-600557-i1374788.gc


360 for the amp


390 for guitar

try for a used mim fender strat hss config,
or a ibanez rg3exfm1, heres a link

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-RG3EXFM1-Electric-Guitar-104831474-i1400085.gc


personally id get the strat but i dunno if u want to go used and its just a estimate, i hope i helped
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#10
Can the blackheart do metal?
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#11
I would get an LTD with the flat-thin neck contour. I have heard that the Black heart can do metal but have never actually gotten to try it. Also look at the Bugera 333xl, randall rh50t ( I dont remember if that is the head or combo), B-52 AT112, Maybe a cheap spider valve, Marshall valve state, used dsl, Roland cube/ VGA, and like a million more that I don't remember. Just try the 333xl's though, you WILL get 10 million different oppinions if you ask about them.

Edit: Mosdef spend less on your guitar.
Last edited by maverick_137 at Jul 27, 2009,
#12
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Can the blackheart do metal?

with an OD it can do Iron Maiden.

for a guitar i suggest looking USED, Craigslist and pawn shops can have very good deals on gear
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#13
im not sure without a pedal but with one u could definalty, if u save up just a little bit more u could just buy one
MIM Fender Strat
Ibanez AE series acoustic
Washburn Semi Hollow loaded with Di-Marzios
Main Street LP
Tama drum set
Marshall Blues-breaker 2
VOX V847 Wah
Fender Princeton chorus
#14
Quote by zomghax
Can the blackheart do metal?

With an OD it can do it nice
and don't buy it in parts, buy the little giant stack, it's $350
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Quote by maverick_137
I would get an LTD with the flat-thin neck contour. I have heard that the Black heart can do metal but have never actually gotten to try it. Also look at the Bugera 333xl, randall rh50t ( I dont remember if that is the head or combo), B-52 AT112, Maybe a cheap spider valve, Marshall valve state, used dsl, Roland cube/ VGA, and like a million more that I don't remember. Just try the 333xl's though, you WILL get 10 million different oppinions if you ask about them.

Edit: Mosdef spend less on your guitar.


What does this mean? Does it mean that the back of the neck is flat?
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#16
What's the problem with buying used? With that budget, your money will go further buying used gear. And I wouldn't go for an expensive guitar cheap amp route, you will not be satisfied. If I were you I would get a nice amp with a decent budget electric.

Amp wise (if you must buy new), I would get this.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Blackstar-HT-Series-HT5C-5W-1x10-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=483559


Guitar wise, I would look at one of the following.
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-X10-Electric-Guitar?sku=515397
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-WI14-Electric-Guitar?sku=515390
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-JS20-Dinky-Electric-Guitar?sku=520301
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-GSA60-Electric-Guitar?sku=519536
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-M53-Electric-Guitar?sku=515729
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Black-and-Chrome-Fat-Strat-Electric-Guitar?sku=511944
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-EC50-Electric-Guitar?sku=516672
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-GRG170DX-Electric-Guitar?sku=512496
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-H51?sku=512888
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-MH50-Electric-Guitar-with-Tremolo?sku=516688
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Goth-Les-Paul-Studio-Electric-Guitar?sku=517233
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-006-Deluxe-Electric-Guitar?sku=518183
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-EM2-CustomEX-with-Stopbar-Electric-Guitar?sku=515614


I realise you live in Canada, but I don't know any Canadian websites, hence Musicians Friend being used for examples. And I stress, buying used will get you better gear than this, although the HT-5 is far from a bad amp. And pairing it up with any of the above guitars should give you a great hard rock/metal set up on a budget.

Good luck.
#17
I'd still go with my option but hey... each to their own.

The Blackheart really is a pretty good option, i'll admit that. The problem is that after a year or two you're gonna want something else; same for the guitar. That's why i recommended getting a good guitar and a little practice amp for now. I'd personally rather replace an amp than a guitar.

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#18
Quote by evening_crow
I'd still go with my option but hey... each to their own.

The Blackheart really is a pretty good option, i'll admit that. The problem is that after a year or two you're gonna want something else; same for the guitar. That's why i recommended getting a good guitar and a little practice amp for now. I'd personally rather replace an amp than a guitar.



I think I'll go this way because I prefer having a good guitar and a average 150$ modelling amp than two average 350$ pieces of equipment.

But in the end all that matters is what I find will sound good when I go shop, right?
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