#1
Currently have...

- Line 6 Spider IV 15W
- Schecter Solo-6 ATX (Might trade in for a hellraiser?)

Thats it.

Been getting serious with guitar for a while and this lil crappy amp won't give me the sound i want so i was looking for some info/advice.

I like to play rock, metal, classical, pretty much bands like dream theater, firewind, malmsteen, kamelot, etc...

So any advice?! Should i get a new amp, a new guitar, effects?

My budget atm is $700 not including the cash ill get for trading in an old Fender Stratocoustic i have lying around.

Help greatly appreciated
#3
Any suggestions about the tube amp? Just looking for something to practice with atm you know small room stuff but might gig later?
#4
When it comes to new stuff, 700 will get you either a Traynor YCV20 or a Peavey Classic 30. Put a boost in front of either (like a Digitech Bad Monkey or Boss SD1, 50 bucks for either one) and they do high gain fairly well. I prefer the Traynor, though the Peavey is not a bad amp by any means. Both nice all around rock amps.

If you go for something used and are patient, 700 might be enough for a Peavey JSX... if you can save up another 100 or 200, you'd be able to afford one for sure. It'd be great for the styles you play.
#5
It can be tough some times to find a good tube amp for practice that is balanced. Ideally you'd want a combo so you wouldn't have to buy a half stack. Where are you going shopping?

Edit: never mind i see it
Last edited by firebird103 at May 28, 2010,