#1
So I play mainly instrumental rock.

I don't play songs with vocals.
Uhm. I don't play metal, but I do like playing metal tones.
I like..
Neil Zaza
Joe Satriani
Malmsteem <But I can't play his songs, I just like his songs.

I've thought about the Fender American Special Stratocaster
I've thought about the Ibanez S470DXQM

Budget > $1000 [Canadian]
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#3
sort of too expensive..
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#4
For $1000 you can make yourself a nice parts mutt.

My guitar ended up being about $900. And thats with an OFR and a Bare Knuckle pickup.
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#5
I have an S570DXQM...amazing guitar. You'll need to replace the pickups down the line, but its a fantastic instrument.
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#6
Will the change of pickups on that guitar be a big noticable change on my Vypyr 30?
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#7
Quote by whoahesgood
Will the change of pickups on that guitar be a big noticable change on my Vypyr 30?


Eh, probably not...the guitar is fine without a pickup change, I'm just saying that to make it really amazing, a change is in order.

I just noticed you're asking for amp recs for the same budget...where are you gonna spend this $1000?
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#8
Well I'm choosing between an amp or a guitar at the moment..
I'm leaning more onto a amp, I guess.

What would you suggest me?
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#9
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Quote by whoahesgood
Will the change of pickups on that guitar be a big noticable change on my Vypyr 30?


Probably not, Ibanez stock pickups aren't THAT bad.

Your notes might be a bit more clear, but not enough to justify $180+ for a swap.

EDIT2: When you say you like metal tones, does that mean you're after a high gain amp? or something that can handle cleans as well?
Last edited by siverstorm at Aug 29, 2010,
#10
Definetly high gain amp.
That's what I'm after.

As for clean, I rarely play clean, unless I'm tuning hahh.
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#11
I suggest getting a new amp first...it will have a more drastic effect on your tone.
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#12
Quote by SLonergan
I suggest getting a new amp first...it will have a more drastic effect on your tone.

+1.
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#13
The Ibanez you already own should be fine so I am also voting on an amp upgrade.
#14
Hmm..Alright.
Anyone recommend me any decent amps?
My top choices at the moment are JSX 212, or 6505+
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#15
6505 is great for distorted metal tones, but that's about it - this coming from someone who owns a 5150. The JSX combo looks like a good deal when they pop up on Musicians Friend on the stupid deal of the day. Never played one though.
Ibanez S7320
Peavey 5150 + Mesa 2x12 Rectifier
#16
New amp for sure
My gear-
Schecter C-1 Classic
Mesa Boogie 2 Ch. Dual Rectifier(blackface)
Avatar 2x12- v30s
And some pedals

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#17
Marshall half or full stack. It will play lots of good stuff... Although you might be able to get a way better head if you only get a half stack.
~~~...:::My Gear:::...~~~
~.:.ESP LTD H-1001FM.:.~
~.:.Peavey Vypyr 15W.:.~
~.:.DigiTech RP355.:.~
~.:.Roland MicroCube.:.~
#18
Quote by Diesel Weasel
Marshall half or full stack. It will play lots of good stuff... Although you might be able to get a way better head if you only get a half stack.


He probably doesn't need a full stack, maybe not even a half stack. But I don't know. I'm not that crazy about Marshall's high gain. Marshall is and always be the Hard Rock amp to me. Although, my DSL gets somewhat high gain, but I never use it.

I would check out a 6505+
***Guitars***
Epiphone Les Paul Custom AP (w/ 2 Seymour Duncans)
Jackson Dx10D Dinky (w/ DiMarzio PAF Bridge)
Epihpone Hummingbird

***Amps***
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100 (Voodoo Modified)
Custom 4x12 Halfstack (w/ Veteran 30's)
#19
Quote by the1967mustang
He probably doesn't need a full stack, maybe not even a half stack. But I don't know. I'm not that crazy about Marshall's high gain. Marshall is and always be the Hard Rock amp to me. Although, my DSL gets somewhat high gain, but I never use it.

I would check out a 6505+

Yeah, I guess a Marshall would only be the better option if he played clean more.
~~~...:::My Gear:::...~~~
~.:.ESP LTD H-1001FM.:.~
~.:.Peavey Vypyr 15W.:.~
~.:.DigiTech RP355.:.~
~.:.Roland MicroCube.:.~
#20
How much would 6505+ 112 cost?
Or a Marshall JCM 2000
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#21
Quote by Diesel Weasel
Yeah, I guess a Marshall would only be the better option if he played clean more.


lolnah. I love my JCM2000, but if you want crystal clean tones, look elsewhere.
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#22
How much did your JCM2000 cost? :O
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#23
Quote by SLonergan
I suggest getting a new amp first...it will have a more drastic effect on your tone.

+1

What will you be doing with this amp realistically? Just practice or gigging? Honestly if you already have a Vypyr you might want to look at 212s or half stacks if you plan on gigging. If you're not going to be gigging look into a 1x12 or possibly a 212.
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#24
Practice, recording, no gigging.

I'm at the moment interested in..
JCM2000 <I don't know the price for it.
JSX 212 Combo
6505+112 combo
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#26
Quote by whoahesgood
How much did your JCM2000 cost? :O


I got a used dsl401 combo for 375. Craigslist FTW. I could easily resell it for $500. Probably even 600.


http://cgi.ebay.com/MARSHALL-JCM-2000-TSL602-2X12-AMP-2001-ENGLAND-MINT-/230515452476?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35abcaaa3c

Perfect for you.
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Last edited by itchy guitar at Aug 29, 2010,
#27
What's the main difference between used and new, would you say? :O
Gear

Ibanez RG350DX Electric Guitar With DiMarzio Tone Zone
Academy Electric Guitar
BeaverCreek Acoustic Guitar

Roland Micro Cube Amp
Academy 15W Amp
Peavey Vypyr 30
Peavey Sanpera Footswitch I
#28
Quote by whoahesgood
What's the main difference between used and new, would you say? :O



Absolutely nothing. Except you might need a tube change depending on how recently the previous owner did it. But honestly I would change the factory tubes anyways.
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#29
I would go with the Fender Strat. It has a choice of both double and single coil pick ups for maximum playing versatiltiy and big wide frets to allow easy fingering.

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