Need help finding equipment for live sound and recording purposes. First timer here.

#1
I've got some disposable income and I'm interested in creating live sound. What basic equipment is necessary to create a decent live sound as an electric guitarist that can also carry over for home studio recording purposes? I'm totally new to the whole thing and none of my research is helping me understand it. I couldn't find a thread or sticky dedicated to live sound so I'm just posting my own thread.

What I have:
Squier Bullet Strat (inB4: I'm a poor college student, give me a break)
Peavy Transtube 110 amp
Two 1/4 in. guitar cables

What I think I need:
A mic for my vocals
A mic for my guitar/amp (for recording, the 1x10 should be loud enough for small venues I think)
mic accessories
A mixer?
A PA system? With monitors?
Headphones?
A DAW?
An audio interface?
A multi-track recorder?

Budget is <$500 USD (like I said, I'm poor)

I think what I really need is a resource to explain things to me. Musician's friend has some cool articles but they don't make sense. I've found ChemicalFire's thread on recording equipment but that's a little confusing too.

Wat do?
#2
First buy a real guitar, then a decent amp. Nothing will make your amp/guitar sound good.
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Wat do?


Save up, then come back here and maybe we can help more.
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#6
I know, and I've been considering that but I thought I could continue into recording in spite of that. Maybe I'll just do that instead, then. Are these more on par? Not necessarily considering buying from Musician's friend but theyre what I've been looking at.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-deluxe-roadhouse-stratocaster-electric-guitar/h99557

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/fender-champion-100-guitar-combo-amp
#7
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First buy a real guitar

How do you know it's not an 80's MIJ version?
#8
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I know, and I've been considering that but I thought I could continue into recording in spite of that. Maybe I'll just do that instead, then. Are these more on par? Not necessarily considering buying from Musician's friend but theyre what I've been looking at.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-deluxe-roadhouse-stratocaster-electric-guitar/h99557

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/fender-champion-100-guitar-combo-amp


Nope, if you are really strapped for cash buy used. I bet you could get away with a 250 -300 dollar mexican strat and a low end tube amp. If you want to record and play live do NOT get that amp you linked, its solid state.
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Nope, if you are really strapped for cash buy used. I bet you could get away with a 250 -300 dollar mexican strat and a low end tube amp. If you want to record and play live do NOT get that amp you linked, its solid state.

Solid state doesn't mean it's bad. I would recommend a used classic vibe series guitar and a used excelsior amp. Then save up for that other stuff
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If you want to record and play live do NOT get that amp you linked, its solid state.

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Oh. You're one of those people.


For gigging and recording? of course you do not want a solid state amp.
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For gigging and recording? of course you do not want a solid state amp.

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#16
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For gigging and recording? of course you do not want a solid state amp.


tube amps are just a trick that amp companies use to get gullible people like you to buy an amp for three or four or nine times the cost that doesn't sound better
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tube amps are just a trick that amp companies use to get gullible people like you to buy an amp for three or four or nine times the cost that doesn't sound better


tell that to GG&A
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#18
Yes, because they know everything.

And I'm sure they will agree that there are some pretty good solid state amps out there.
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tell that to GG&A


gg&a all work for the amp companies though

that's why they perpetuate the myth
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#20
Sometimes tube amps can be tough to capture their beauty when recording. That's why a lot of players turn to Guitar Rig and other programs to enhance it. That's pretty common as far as studio recording goes.