#1
Hey guys.

I've been playing bass for a while now and I'd like to learn Electric Guitar too.

I'd like something relatively versatile, something to learn on.

I think I'd say £400 maximum, but recommend anything really.
And if you can, recommend a good relatively small/cheap amp.

Any advice or recommendations are appreciated.

Thanks.
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#2
400 combined between amp and guitar?

Also, location, new or used, what genre?
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#3
Well, try to keep the amp under £100. And the guitar £400 or less.

Location: Birmingham, England.
Preferably new.
Genre: Anything really.. I like alot of metal, but then again John Frusciante is my favourite guitarist..
#4
cant get any more versatile then a strat. go for a squier vintage modified or classic vibe, and a peavey vypyr 15.

your all set for blues, jazz, rock, metal or anything else you can think of.
#5
ive said it before and ill say it again- if you think youre alive then youre better off dead. lol
but no really Fender guitars=/=good hard rock or metal sound
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#6
Well I could afford a Fender MIM Tele or Strat.
And I love both of them really. Wish they made a cheaper Jaguar.
#7
Get an Ibanez Gio, they're making some very cool and cheap guitars now, and they even look like the higher end models. Some come with a cheap 15w amp, but you could buy something. I'd recommend a Roland Cube, as they are quality amps man, not so pricy

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#8
Maybe a MIM Strat? Or, take a look and Rondomusic.com at the Agile guitars. Have heard a lot of good things about them. You can find Valveking 112's for pretty good prices used.
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#9
Is there much difference between the a Tele and a Strat?

Just wondering because I'm not a huge fan of the Telecaster looks.
#10
Quote by DreadAlert
Is there much difference between the a Tele and a Strat?

Just wondering because I'm not a huge fan of the Telecaster looks.


Teles are a lot more twangier than a strat. I would go with a HSS MIM Strat. Since your playing metal you definatly want that humbucker for your more distorted tones, and you can have your neck pickup for your Fruciante (butchered that) type tones. But most of your tone will come from your amp. I would try and find a used Strat and a used amp. Try and bump up your amp budget a little more.
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#11
Go to Ebay and get an excellent condition Roland Cube 30X. It's a fantastic amp and will cost no more than £100 - possibly a bit less. For a guitar, just get a Yamaha Pacifica 112 as it's very versatile and easy to play. You'll get a new one for only £200 or get the new Pacifica 212 for about £280. If you want to use the money saved to upgrade pickups you'll have that choice but either way it's a great guitar. A few months ago 'Guitarist' magazine featured it in their article '50 Guitars To Play Before You Die'.
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#12
There's no reason you should buy an amp new, really. Find a used Peavey Vypyr 15, won't be too much.

Also, go with the HSS Strat. For the same price as a used one you can get it, a very nice guitar that'll last you a good long time, or some shitty guitar. It's not that hard of a decision.
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#13
if you play a lot of metal you're really going to want a bridge humbucker...
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#14
I have an ibanez gio and there very average get a pacifica or a copy brand like arai or tokai.
#15
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ive said it before and ill say it again- if you think youre alive then youre better off dead. lol
but no really Fender guitars=/=good hard rock or metal sound


Iron Maiden begs to differ.
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#17
Quote by (sic)duckmaggot
Fender guitars=/=good hard rock or metal sound


Not really. The player defines the versatility of their gear.

Id say a H-S-S Strat and a Roland Cube.
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#18
Quote by Doadman
Go to Ebay and get an excellent condition Roland Cube 30X. It's a fantastic amp and will cost no more than £100 - possibly a bit less. For a guitar, just get a Yamaha Pacifica 112 as it's very versatile and easy to play. You'll get a new one for only £200 or get the new Pacifica 212 for about £280. If you want to use the money saved to upgrade pickups you'll have that choice but either way it's a great guitar. A few months ago 'Guitarist' magazine featured it in their article '50 Guitars To Play Before You Die'.

+3.14
Yamaha Pacificas are great guitars.

A Yamaha Pacifica or a Stratocaster (Fender or Squier) with a HSS pickup setup would be perfect.
As far as amps go, both a Roland Cube or a Peavey Vypyr would be excellent choices (especially the 30 watt versions).
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#19
ugh not this shit again. people really need to make clear whether they're talking about vintage spec fenders or modern.

Can you play anything on a vintage spec strat or tele? Well, you can, but the low output pickups (more a problem on the strat), vintage radius and 21 frets will hold you back a bit. Can you play anything on a modern spec fender? Sure, especially if it's an HSS or HSH strat. Maiden, Slipknot etc. might be using Fenders, but they're heavily modified Fenders with high output pickups (usually humbuckers or single-coil-sized humbuckers), flat modern fingerboard radiii, 22 or 24 frets, etc. etc.

So, er, yeah.
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#20
Quote by Doadman
Go to Ebay and get an excellent condition Roland Cube 30X. It's a fantastic amp and will cost no more than £100 - possibly a bit less. For a guitar, just get a Yamaha Pacifica 112 as it's very versatile and easy to play. You'll get a new one for only £200 or get the new Pacifica 212 for about £280. If you want to use the money saved to upgrade pickups you'll have that choice but either way it's a great guitar. A few months ago 'Guitarist' magazine featured it in their article '50 Guitars To Play Before You Die'.


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#21
Cool, I'll get that amp and probably the 112 pacifica.

Thanks for the help guys.
#22
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So do Slipknot, Metallica, Stone Sour oh and this lil guy;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCK7oHgmv7M

jim root plays a custom fender with emgs and mick plays an ibanez. kirk and james both play ESP, and the other guitarist in stone sour (not jim root) plays ibanez. oh and trivium- no fender- all that remains- no fender- Lamb of God play Jackson and ESP- i could go on for days how many metal bands dont use fenders
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#23
Quote by DreadAlert
Is there much difference between the a Tele and a Strat?

Just wondering because I'm not a huge fan of the Telecaster looks.


Definitely a lot of difference. Teles are a lot brighter and twangier on their bridge and quite warm on their neck. Have quite a lot of versatility in them. You can play basically anything you want on one except metal.

Strats; well they offer a lot of versatility as well with their three pickups. Good for classic rock, jazz and blues. I'd think that teles are better for blues though. Also, strats are worse if you like playing with distortion as the three pickups generate a lot of unwated buzz. Kind of annoying.

I'd go for a mim tele with that budget and maybe a vox or mashall amp with that budget. But that's just me.
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