#1
Hi, my name is Sebastian, and I'm brand new here at Ultimate Guitar. I've used the tab section of the site before, and I figured it would be time to get some advice from the other players on the site.

I've been playing for around three years; but I slacked off a lot. I didn't bother learning too many scales or chords (I know, I know, I'm terrible, and I really regret it) but now here I am, my lessons are over because I can't afford them, but I'd still like to keep up with my playing, and I'd especially like to get better than I was before.

Firstly however, I'd like to know if my set up is any good, and what you guys would recommend so that I can make it better.

I've got a Mexican Fender Strat, all stock, and an Epiphone Les Paul, also stock.
My amp is a Raven R100, and the pedal I use is a Boss DS-1.

I've felt like this was fine for classic rock and old school metal, but lately I've been getting into more metalcore and hardcore music, and I was wondering about any recommendations for a better set up.

For the pedal my budget is around $100, with a twenty or thirty dollar flexibility.
For the amp, I'd like to keep it under $200.

Thanks in advance guys, I'm sorry if I'm asking too much.
-Sebastian
#2
Buy the best Peavey Vyper you can afford.
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#3
And forget pedals for the time being, however getting a Vypyr with the Sanpera footswich would be well worth your while.
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And forget pedals for the time being, however getting a Vypyr with the Sanpera footswich would be well worth your while.


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Look on Craigslist and Guitar Center used... you can sometimes find Vypyr Tube 60 + Sanpera I combos for $300.

EDIT: Likeso. http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-PEAVEY-VYPYR-60W-MODELING-AMP-W-SANPERA-I-PEDAL-109092281-i3192150.gc

Get that ASAP.
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#5
Well, the Vypyr looks good, but I am curious about the pedal. Is that a necessity? Obviously I'd be able to find the amp for cheaper if I cut out the pedal.

If someone could explain the usefulness of the pedal it'd be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for the suggestions!
#6
The pedal will let you choose between stored bank setting without having to manually do it on the amp. Also lets you turn on/off stompboxes and delay. It'll give you access to a looper, and it also has a foot pedal for whammy effects. Sure, you could get a Vypyr 60 for $200 on GC, but the $50 seems worth it since you were wanting a pedal anyways. Those Sanpera pedals are made by Peavey to go with Vypyrs.
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#7
Oh wow, that sounds really sweet. Thanks for all the help, I'll definitely be looking in to it!