#1
I got about $400- $500 to spend i have some rough ideas on what i'm going to buy tomorrow but i would like to get some advice from you guys. I play mostly metal (top influences are Metallica, Children of Bodom, Bullet For My Valentine, and Trivium).

I'm deciding between a new guitar or amp. I already got a Jackson Rhoads but i am looking at anything from ESP, Ibanez, or I will even take another Jackson. Amp wise i just want something with that puts out over 60 watts that sounds great for metal. If you got good gear for metal give me some recomendations i need a second guitar to play or a bigger amp. Thanks in advance!
My equipment:
Jackson JS30RR FR (w/ SD AHB-1 in bridge)
Peavey Ultra 112
Digitech RP350
Dunlop KH95 Crybaby
Ibanez XPT700
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#2
first get an amp. It's the biggest tone changer. Why do u need 60 watts? U'll be playing stadiums?
"Steven Seagal is like godzilla for barbies" -> Retard
#3
Quote by Wiintruder
first get an amp. It's the biggest tone changer. Why do u need 60 watts? U'll be playing stadiums?

My friend has a 100 watt amp! lol. My band is going to try and start playing places soon though but i do need an amp. The only reason i'm considering another guitar right now is because i can borrow an amp off of someone if i need to play a gig somewhere.
My equipment:
Jackson JS30RR FR (w/ SD AHB-1 in bridge)
Peavey Ultra 112
Digitech RP350
Dunlop KH95 Crybaby
Ibanez XPT700
ISP Decimator
#5
If you're getting a new guitar soon being made by yourself I wouldn't see the point in buying a new guitar yet. Spend the cash on an amp and gig with that, I've never been a fan of gigging with other amps something bugged me about not being able to spend proper time with it to dial in the sound and that's even if I can get close to what I want.
#6
Quote by Trickle7052
My friend has a 100 watt amp! lol. My band is going to try and start playing places soon though but i do need an amp. The only reason i'm considering another guitar right now is because i can borrow an amp off of someone if i need to play a gig somewhere.


Amp. You already have a perfect guitar. Now buy a new amp.
#7
well double the watts doesnt mean double the volume. And as I said unless ur doing gigs in huge arenas U can do fine with a 30-50 watts amp. Power ain't tone. Look into bugera. Nice amps for metal in a budget and it will get u those tones with some tweaking and/or a nice boost.
"Steven Seagal is like godzilla for barbies" -> Retard
#8
if you want a 60 watt amp the peavey 6505+ should be in your budget, it's 60watts and is effectivly built to play metal
#9
The bugera amps have been intresting to me. But the guitar i'm building won't be done for a while. It's my senior project for school and I would like another guitar to play for now. But thanks anyways I might try looking into a smaller watt amp. Maybe i can find something cheap as a guitar to play for now because i keep my rhoads in drop c and i would like something to tune to standard since i play drop c and standard the most.
My equipment:
Jackson JS30RR FR (w/ SD AHB-1 in bridge)
Peavey Ultra 112
Digitech RP350
Dunlop KH95 Crybaby
Ibanez XPT700
ISP Decimator
#10
Quote by Trickle7052
My friend has a 100 watt amp! lol. My band is going to try and start playing places soon though but i do need an amp.



What is his amp? if its solid state even a 40 maybe 30 watt tube amp would do the trick depending on the brand.

Try looking into a used mesa there really loud for there watt ratting and the sound is beautiful

EDIT:
If his is solid state maybe try convincing him to sell it and go for a lower watt tube amp. Even a $200-$300 tube amp is multitudes better tone wise.
Last edited by thatguy1893 at Dec 26, 2009,