GuitarzMyThing
Registered User
Join date: Mar 2011
1,590 IQ
#1
Hey!

I got an interface for Christmas! (Focusrite Scarlett 2i2) I have been doing some work for friends lately and been getting paid to set up/wire a few guitars and what not here and there. I managed to save my money so I went out and bought myself a few things like a keyboard, ordered an SM57 and all this stuff. Now, I’m caught in a little dilemma. Should I save up my money for a guitar neck for the flying V I’m building or get monitors for my room. I’d be buying the KRK Rokit 5’s from a friend that would be selling them to me for a cheaper price then what the store sells them for and cheaper than the neck I’m buying. I listened to them at the store and I love the sound of them! Someone I talk to daily at the music store says I should get my guitar neck then when I have everything I can always finance the monitors from the place later. Plus I get a 1 year warranty. My personal argument in my head is I wouldn’t be getting any other money after I finish this last job I’m doing in a few days as I don’t have a job currently right now. I am thinking it would be pointless to buy a neck and then not being able to use it since I still have to buy pickups, hardware, a Floyd rose and all the other stuff for the guitar, but if I buy the monitors I can use them right away! Although I don’t know for sure that I will be going to this recording college that I’d be using the monitors at home mainly for. I will be taking a year off after high school to work, get everything I want (aka Gibson Les Paul and a Marshall JCM800) and also try and figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life. I’m 80-90% sure I’ll go to this college one way or the other. What do you think I should do? Please say anything that would help me make this easier of a decision. Eventually, I’ll get both items but for now I don’t know what would be the better deal.

Thanks!

Have a Happy New Year!
the chemist
Resident Session Player
Join date: Nov 2007
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#2
Go for the monitors. AS you said, you still need pups, hardware, etc... so monitors.
DrakeTheOne
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Join date: Jul 2008
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#3
Yeah, the monitors are the better way to go since you've still got a ways to go on the flying V. Nice choice on a build too, I love the flying V body style.
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dankhus
Chief Procrastinator
Join date: Jun 2007
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#4
Monitors, definitely. The person from the music store is obviously working to their better interest, not yours, bro
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logicbdj
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Join date: Sep 2010
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#6
I have the KRK Rokit 8s... you can get some pretty darn good volume of out them... so loud that it's difficult to monitor the sound... and so the 5s should be pretty decent. No idea how they compare to other monitors (I guess you can't compare them to something costing thousands).