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Yes, another one of these threads.

Anyway.

I play metal and hard rock, but want cleans.
Budget is not a cent more than $500 US.
Has to have at least 22 frets.
Has to be hardtail.
Has to be able to hold low tunings.
I can go used, and actually prefer used.
Doesn't need really nice pickups, as I play through a cheap amp.


And I know, I need to get a new amp, but I need a new guitar to handle different tunings, as Floyd rose + changing tunings = fail


As for my amp...

Budget is under $300, but as low as possible.
Bass amp
Medium-high wattage (Preferable under 150w)
Doesn't matter if SS or tube
Would prefer 5 band+ EQ

Thanks
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Floyd rose + changing tunings = fail






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Your definitley gonna want to spend more on the amp then the guitar. A cheaper guitar can sound nice through a nice amp, though a nice guitar through a cheap amp will be Meh at best...


Check out a used Valveking, and then spend the rest on a guitar.
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Your definitley gonna want to spend more on the amp then the guitar. A cheaper guitar can sound nice through a nice amp, though a nice guitar through a cheap amp will be Meh at best...


Check out a used Valveking, and then spend the rest on a guitar.


I'm looking for a bass amp, as I play bass and like the tone from bass amps better
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There's no way your going to get a decent sound out of a cheap bass amp. Especially for metal...
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There's no way your going to get a decent sound out of a cheap bass amp. Especially for metal...


I'm assuming he uses pedals for distortion? I hope so at least..
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I'm assuming he uses pedals for distortion? I hope so at least..


Unless the amp has a built in overdrive... but that would sound horrible...

And I've used pedals with a bass amp to try and get a metal sound and it just didn't sound good...
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Unless the amp has a built in overdrive... but that would sound horrible...

And I've used pedals with a bass amp to try and get a metal sound and it just didn't sound good...[/COLOR]


I get a passable metal sound, it's not amazing, but it's good.


Back on topic please? xD
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I get a passable metal sound, it's not amazing, but it's good.


Back on topic please? xD


Im trying to help you. Do you want to play bass more or guitar?
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Im trying to help you. Do you want to play bass more or guitar?



I play bass less than guitar, but there's a lack of bass players where I live, so I want to be able to play both, but I prefer guitar.

I'm probably not getting either of these for a while, so I would be able to raise the budget a liiiitle bit.

I want a bass amp because I like the tone out of it, so I'm pretty adamant on getting a bass amp instead of a guitar amp.
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What pedals are you using?
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Digitech RP50, which I probably will upgrade to something better in the future.
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I get a passable metal sound, it's not amazing, but it's good.


Back on topic please? xD

If it's still the same sound you have in you videos its not even good.
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If it's still the same sound you have in you videos its not even good.


That depends on which videos you looked at.

I don't have a high quality recording thing, so that makes it sound alot worse, and in most of my earlier videos, I forgot to turn on cabinet sim, so it made it even worse.

I think my my curse video has the "best" tone, but is still not as good as coming from an amp.
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What pedals are you using?



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I don't have a high quality recording thing, so that makes it sound alot worse
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This is true, the sound coming from the videos won't match what he here's in his room.

Of course, tone is preference, so what sounds good to you might not sound good to me, vice versa(sp?...). If you do end up buying a bass amp (I don't know which one would be good), Try to keep the highs not to high, It'll hiss if you turn them up.

Also, look into buying a reverb pedal. It should make the tone sound alot better then just the dry amp.


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