#1
So, Pit, my birthday is on the first of the coming month. Since my parents seem to fail at supporting my musical interests, I've taken it upon myself to get my own present this year.

Problem is I can't decide.

I currently "play" a Squier Strat. Horrible, I know, but it was free.
The amp I play through is a Fender Frontman 25r 75w.
I use a Boss Metal Zone pedal, a Dunlop Crybaby wah pedal, occasionally a Digitech Whammy pedal (maybe once a year).

I need both a new amp and a new guitar.
I know for sure I want a Schecter guitar and I want a combo amp. I've got the amp picked out ( http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-VYPYR-100-100W-2x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=482911/ )

As far as the guitar, I'm torn between a Damien 7 and a Damien 6 with a Floyd Rose.

Thoughts?
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#2
inb4 What you really need is a new amp
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#3
BTW I plan to spend between $400-500 on the guitar.
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#4
Most of your tone comes from your amp, so I'd say amp.

Depending on your funds and what you're looking for, you might be able to do both used.
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#6
So far I'm leaning more towards the amp. Like strat0blaster said, that's where most of the toan comes from.
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#7
Damien 6 is probably one of the best guitars out there for its price, I'm getting one next month.
Never tried the 7.
#8
From what I collect from the specs, the only difference is the 7 has the extra string.

I'll probably get the 6.
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#9
The Vypyr 100 is a bad choice for an amp. get tubes.
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#10
Then how about some suggestions instead of some uninspired comment downing one amp for another with no explanation
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#11
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Then how about some suggestions instead of some uninspired comment downing one amp for another with no explanation


Tubes sound better?
#12
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Tubes sound better?


Let me rephrase then...
Looking for a recommendation.
No more than $500
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#13
Quote by mrfinkle213
Let me rephrase then...
Looking for a recommendation.
No more than $500

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442
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#15
GET A BEARDED DRAGON.

It's what I may be getting
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GET A BEARDED DRAGON.

It's what I may be getting


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#17
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The Vypyr 100 is a bad choice for an amp. get tubes.

No
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Tubes sound better?

No
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No

Wow the Pit it horrible at this stuff. TS you should have gone to GG&A, we can actually help you in there.

1. Tubes don't sound better than solid state. It's a matter of opinion, most people just happen to like tubes, myself included.
2. The Vypyr is one of the best amps in it's pricerange. It's a good modeling amp.
3. If you can though, get the Vypyr tube. It sounds warmer and overall better.
4. I wouldn't go for the Valveking, they sound like balls unless you mod the shit out of them or at least have a nice cab to go with them.
5. if the Schecter has a licensed floyd, I wouldn't get it. It might be nice but licensed floyds are known to be shit.
#18
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No

No


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Wow the Pit it horrible at this stuff. TS you should have gone to GG&A, we can actually help you in there.

1. Tubes don't sound better than solid state. It's a matter of opinion, most people just happen to like tubes, myself included.
2. The Vypyr is one of the best amps in it's pricerange. It's a good modeling amp.
3. If you can though, get the Vypyr tube. It sounds warmer and overall better.
4. I wouldn't go for the Valveking, they sound like balls unless you mod the shit out of them or at least have a nice cab to go with them.
5. if the Schecter has a licensed floyd, I wouldn't get it. It might be nice but licensed floyds are known to be shit.



Yeah I was still tossing the floyd around in my head.
Don't think I'd use it much anyways.

Ahh the vypyr tube is just out of my price range unfortunately.
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#21
You don't gig (you have a Squier strat) get the guitar.
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#22
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You don't gig (you have a Squier strat) get the guitar.


You like to assume (you just did) and it doesn't matter, my check wasn't as big as I expected it to be

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#23
From a strat to a schec, huh?

That's a big difference from one instrument to another in every way. Just because they look really cool and better quality, not really sure why the huge switch except for diversity or change in music interest.

What about a tex-mex or used american strat?

Otherwise, i'd go with the amp. Just saying. It's such a different sound. I dunno. up to you. Happy b day btw.
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#24
Well the strat was just a starter guitar, didn't really have a developed musical taste.
Now I've developed one and the schecter is the guitar in my price range I want.
I did get the amp though.
#25
Get a VOX Valvetronix VT 50 or 100. That'll notch up the sound.
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#26
Quote by Snowman388
You don't gig (you have a Squier strat) get the guitar.


This is completely nonsensical. You can gig with a Squier Strat, they're not even that bad. A bad workman always blames his tools, and that's often the case with lower-end guitars - they may not be the best but you can still gig with them and produce an ok sound.
#27
get an amp

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#28
New guitar, pronto. It's more important. You can always play through the computer, so an amp isn't as important.

Buy something good with your money. I'd but a Jackson DK2 TB. It's the guitar I have, and it's really great and really versatile. It's pretty cheap too.
#29
Quote by mrfinkle213
Well the strat was just a starter guitar, didn't really have a developed musical taste.
Now I've developed one and the schecter is the guitar in my price range I want.
I did get the amp though.


did this.

like a week ago.

come on kids keep up
#34
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This is completely nonsensical. You can gig with a Squier Strat, they're not even that bad. A bad workman always blames his tools, and that's often the case with lower-end guitars - they may not be the best but you can still gig with them and produce an ok sound.


+1(thousand) to what you said about Squier Strats!
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