#1
I bought a new guitar today, so looking for things to go with it.

What are the essential items to get, I don't want to get everything from day one, but just the essential stuff. What do I need?

Pedal? picks? amp? Could someone recommend a few things as I am on foreign ground here.

Thanks
#2
I'm assuming you bought an electric guitar? First and foremost I'd recommend buying some picks as soon as possible, they make playing a lot easier

At some point you'll wanna pick up a cable and amp as well. What genres or bands are you wanting to sound like? And what guitar did you buy, out of curiosity?
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#3
I bought a Taylor T5, so in theory, I need an acoustic amp and an electric amp to get the best out of it, but right now, I am just looking for that electric sound. I guess something small for the living room, don't need to be loud at all. With a headphone jack would be good too.

As for music, Oasis, Coldplay, Greenday, The Killers and Taylor Swift.
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#4
Jeez, I was expecting a Squier or something . You've dropped a serious sum of cash into a new hobby! What's your budget for an amp and such?

Being an acoustic/electric hybrid of it's own class, I'm not really sure what amps to recommend as I have no experience with such an instrument. I'm sure another one of us regulars can help you out though
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#5
I got a great deal on it the guitar, 40% off so I could sell it next week and not lose much money, being a Taylor it should hold its value well....in theory lol

I know about dropping a large sum of cash into a new hobby ! I am still shaking ! lol It's my birthday present to myself for next month really and I guess I like to do things properly...and now I have 10x more reasons to play the guitar being how much it costs haha.
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#6
Peavey Vypyr VIP is a Electric amp, acoustic amp and bass amp in one. And it has decent amp model
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#7
That's what I thought as well, but something about a $2,500 guitar into a $200 amp doesn't seem right
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#8
Quote by Flux'D
That's what I thought as well, but something about a $2,500 guitar into a $200 amp doesn't seem right

I used to play a PRS CE22 into an original L6 Spider it is a $2600 guitar
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
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#9
Quote by Flux'D
That's what I thought as well, but something about a $2,500 guitar into a $200 amp doesn't seem right


Although I am not sure I can quite stomach dropping another $2500 on another component after today, at least not for a while or at least I sound like Jimmy Hendrix lol (or 1/10th of his talent I'd be happy)
#10
The Peavey Vypyr VIP would fit you just fine and it sounds pretty good. I would get the VIP with a 12" speaker because they will sound better/more full.
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#11
post a pic.

Ive had a T5 for a while now.

I play and practice a lot of acoustic sets.
i use a small PA system at home,
and/or line to a tube amp.

really depends on the kind of music you play.
I mostly play it acoustically, but it'll punch when you want it to.

oh and if you are super into acoustic stuff, look into a small pa over an acoustic amp.
so much more use and power for the money.

edit: looking at your music, you can get a small tube amp. something nice with cleans, but you can also toss a pedal in front of. that'll get you your tones.

i really like my 15W tweaker head and cab for late night practicing. i'm much more likely to play a strat in front of it for OAR, or DMB, but it'll suit a T5 too.
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#12
Quote by Robbgnarly
Peavey Vypyr VIP is a Electric amp, acoustic amp and bass amp in one. And it has decent amp model
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#13
I'll throw in another vote for the VIP, very good amp for getting many different sounds until you figure out where you want to concentrate your sound the most.
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#14
I'll post a picture on the weekend.

It sounds like the VIP is the one to go for.

Other things…

Do you guys have any preference to the cable ?

Do I need an effects pedal ?

What is a good brand for guitar strap…I am thinking of leather.
#15
Quote by raymond lin
I'll post a picture on the weekend.

It sounds like the VIP is the one to go for.

Other things…

Do you guys have any preference to the cable ?

Do I need an effects pedal ?

What is a good brand for guitar strap…I am thinking of leather.

Just get a decent cable, one with out molded ends.
The Vypyr VIP has some FX built in to the amp so your probably set for a little while at least
yes I prefer leather straps. Levy's makes a nice sued leather strap that is <$30
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2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Last edited by Robbgnarly at Jan 16, 2014,
#16
Now to decide either Peavey VIP 1 or VIP 2?

I don't imagine I will ever need 20 watt nevermind 40 watt in the bedroom, what is the advantage of the 40 watt?
#17
The 2 is worth it for the 12" speaker IMO. Much fuller sound.
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#18
Quote by classicrocker01
The 2 is worth it for the 12" speaker IMO. Much fuller sound.

This
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2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#20
it's cool

mine looks similar in blue.
hope you use it all the time.
Jenneh

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#21
Beautiful. Learn to play that thing and stick with it man, you'll thank yourself later.
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