#1
Good afternoon UG!

I need some help picking out some new gear so I thought you guys could help me choose :P

I've recently started recording a new EP under the guise of Crystal Skies (www.facebook.com/crystalskiesmusic) and I've decided I want a new guitar and amp (I partially want a new amp as I'm moving away to University and I don't think a half-stack will be good to have in a small room)

Anyway, the guitars I'm stuck between are an Epiphone Ebony Dot and a Fender Telecaster. I don't know what amps to check out as I've just used a Marshall VS Half Stack for a long time and don't know too much about amps.

My influences: Kill Hannah, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, The Smiths, The Big Pink, My Bloody Valentine etc.

All help is much appreciated
Fender Jaguar 1994
Gibson Thunderbird

Fender Hot Rod Devile 4x12

Zvex Fuzz Factory
EHX Big Muff
Zvex Box of Rock
Joyo Tremolo
Digitech Whammy
EHX Cathedral
Boss DD3
Boss TU3
#3
Quote by Unholy.Daemon
Fender Tele for sure, and Blackstar are always good amps for near enough anything.


How are they with their cleans?
Fender Jaguar 1994
Gibson Thunderbird

Fender Hot Rod Devile 4x12

Zvex Fuzz Factory
EHX Big Muff
Zvex Box of Rock
Joyo Tremolo
Digitech Whammy
EHX Cathedral
Boss DD3
Boss TU3
#4
Budget; either total or for each separate piece of gear.
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Highway One Telecaster
Dean Evo
Mesa F-50
Laney GH50L
Vox AC30 C2
Ampeg V2
pedals
#6
Quote by LaidBack
Budget; either total or for each separate piece of gear.


About £400 for each but I'd like to spend as little as possible... Student :/
Fender Jaguar 1994
Gibson Thunderbird

Fender Hot Rod Devile 4x12

Zvex Fuzz Factory
EHX Big Muff
Zvex Box of Rock
Joyo Tremolo
Digitech Whammy
EHX Cathedral
Boss DD3
Boss TU3
#7
MIM Tele and a Vox AC15.
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Highway One Telecaster
Dean Evo
Mesa F-50
Laney GH50L
Vox AC30 C2
Ampeg V2
pedals
#8
Quote by LaidBack
MIM Tele and a Vox AC15.


I was looking at the VOX AC15. I was just wondering if it's loud enough for gigs and still staying pristine clean?
Fender Jaguar 1994
Gibson Thunderbird

Fender Hot Rod Devile 4x12

Zvex Fuzz Factory
EHX Big Muff
Zvex Box of Rock
Joyo Tremolo
Digitech Whammy
EHX Cathedral
Boss DD3
Boss TU3
#9
How pristine? It might have some grit to it. Never had the chance to play a AC15 at gigging volumes, just relatively quiet. But I really enjoyed it and wouldn't mind having one.
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Highway One Telecaster
Dean Evo
Mesa F-50
Laney GH50L
Vox AC30 C2
Ampeg V2
pedals
#10
Quote by LaidBack
How pristine? It might have some grit to it. Never had the chance to play a AC15 at gigging volumes, just relatively quiet. But I really enjoyed it and wouldn't mind having one.


Like a clean tone with no dirt on it, I use a lot of reverb and delay pedals and I hate having that dirt behind it unless I'm going full blown out wall of noise
Fender Jaguar 1994
Gibson Thunderbird

Fender Hot Rod Devile 4x12

Zvex Fuzz Factory
EHX Big Muff
Zvex Box of Rock
Joyo Tremolo
Digitech Whammy
EHX Cathedral
Boss DD3
Boss TU3
#11
Hm. Well, I'd say look for something in the 50 watt range then. Laney VC50, AOR 50, some sort of Fender, but that's going to be more expensive in the UK.
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Highway One Telecaster
Dean Evo
Mesa F-50
Laney GH50L
Vox AC30 C2
Ampeg V2
pedals
#12
Quote by LaidBack
Hm. Well, I'd say look for something in the 50 watt range then. Laney VC50, AOR 50, some sort of Fender, but that's going to be more expensive in the UK.


Ok cheers What are the Marshall JCM combos like?
Fender Jaguar 1994
Gibson Thunderbird

Fender Hot Rod Devile 4x12

Zvex Fuzz Factory
EHX Big Muff
Zvex Box of Rock
Joyo Tremolo
Digitech Whammy
EHX Cathedral
Boss DD3
Boss TU3
#13
The JCM800 is legendary for a reason. A Plexi would be a good choice. Do you need more than one channel?
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Highway One Telecaster
Dean Evo
Mesa F-50
Laney GH50L
Vox AC30 C2
Ampeg V2
pedals
#14
Quote by LaidBack
The JCM800 is legendary for a reason. A Plexi would be a good choice. Do you need more than one channel?


A clean channel and a overdrive channel is all I need
Fender Jaguar 1994
Gibson Thunderbird

Fender Hot Rod Devile 4x12

Zvex Fuzz Factory
EHX Big Muff
Zvex Box of Rock
Joyo Tremolo
Digitech Whammy
EHX Cathedral
Boss DD3
Boss TU3