#1
Hello everyone. I have been playing for about 2-3 years and for the past month I have been thinking about getting a new piece of equipment, but it's hard to choose whether to get a new guitar or a new amp. Right now I have a Squier Strat, squier sp-10 amp, (both came in a starter pack) and a digitech rp250 multi-effects pedal. I play metal and punk/pop-punk (children of bodom,blink-182, human abstract, metallica) and I can get a pretty good tone out of my equipment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxndth2ZgQE if you want to hear what it sounds like. The only thing I don't like about the guitar is the action and the single coil pickups I would rather have humbuckers. I'm probably going to be joining a band soon and maybe gigging so I would need a bigger amp for that. Also are there amps that don't have distortion or any effects at all because it would probably be cheaper and I already have an effects pedal so I wouldn't need to pay for the extra effects. 1 more question, what is so bad about combo amps compared to head+cabinet amps.

Based on that information what do you think I should buy, new guitar or new amp?
#2
combo amps suck more. they just dont sound as nice. specialy for metal like the line six spider series its too digital. get like a marshal or somthn u have a pedal anyway.
#3
The general rule is amp first, because it will affect your tone the most. I'd recommend a Fender combo, if you want clean over gain.
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#4
Quote by PsYkO_kiLLa90
combo amps suck more. they just dont sound as nice. specialy for metal like the line six spider series its too digital. get like a marshal or somthn u have a pedal anyway.

Please ignore that post.

I would say to mod the squier by adding a humbucker in the bridge position. You can either hack away at your pick guard or buy a HSS one. The guitar is routed for a humbucker so that's not an issue.

So what's the budget for that amp?
#5
We'd really need to know a budget but I do know one thing. You coud get through a gig with a squier guitar but you couldn't gig with that amp. I would think that this would make the amp more important, but if you go used you might could get a good setup cheap.

EDIT: And there's absolutely nothing wrong with a combo amp. Tons of pros use them.
Last edited by RoughDraft274 at Nov 6, 2009,