#1
So I have about $700 (Australian) to spend, and anyone that lives near a Billy Hyde would know they're doing a huge sale. I've been playing for 3 years with the same crappy starter pack Ibanez, and the same crappy 5W amp. I know the majority of you would be very quick as to say "AMP!" but really I don't play anywhere besides home.

So amp or guitar?
#2
What do you like more? The feeling of your guitar or the sound of the amp?
Keep the thing you like more
#4
amp
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#7
You don't need to spend all of the money on the amp. Since you are a home player, maybe you should buy a nice amp for about 400$-500$, and save some more money to get a guitar later? Maybe something like a Vox Valvetronix could be good for you, since it sounds quite ok and it has some built in effects that would keep you interested for a long time. I reccomend the 30w model, since it's cheap (around 200$), and it's loud enough for band practice (I know you said you play only at home, but who knows...).
#8
Quote by ivan987
You don't need to spend all of the money on the amp. Since you are a home player, maybe you should buy a nice amp for about 400$-500$, and save some more money to get a guitar later? Maybe something like a Vox Valvetronix could be good for you, since it sounds quite ok and it has some built in effects that would keep you interested for a long time. I reccomend the 30w model, since it's cheap (around 200$), and it's loud enough for band practice (I know you said you play only at home, but who knows...).


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#9
whatever gets you closer to the sound you hear in your head. that being said, you NEED a new amp. a good amp opens up a world of new playing possibilities, and to me is just as inspiring as a great guitar. lots of people forget that the amp is an instrument too
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#10
Quote by Disturbed_EMG
Amp.
I got a second hand 100 watt Fender FM212r for $300. If you can find yourself a deal like that, you'll still be left with money to save towards a better guitar.

Why would you want a fender fm212r though?
#11
Quote by Disturbed_EMG
Amp.
I got a second hand 100 watt Fender FM212r for $300. If you can find yourself a deal like that, you'll still be left with money to save towards a better guitar.

I got one for £100 (about $159). No word of a lie. I can't even sell it for £50...
#12
Buy yourself a roland cube for 200 then buy a new axe for 500
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#13
Since you play at home (like me) a 15-30 watt SS amp will do you well and leave enough money for a decent guitar.

Amps like Roland Cube, Peavey Vypyr, Vox Vt series and Fender Mustang are modelers and gives you a range of tones and FXs.
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#14
i say get a msall tube amp and a nice, intermediate guitar