#1
Hello guys, I'm new to guitar and also this site. I've been playing for about 6 months now and i've saved up money for a new amp and guitar, and I had a few questions.
Firstly, I would really like some recommendations on a good bedroom amp, currently own a VOX 20VT+. I thought about buying a dsl but my friend keeps raving about the marshall code line, anyway, I could really use some professional advice.
Secondly, the guitar, I have an Ibanez GRG170DX and I don't even know if I should upgrade yet, anywho, I was thinking of maybe getting and explorer or SG and putting some AMG's on it.
#2
Quote by upaulius
Hello guys, I'm new to guitar and also this site. I've been playing for about 6 months now and i've saved up money for a new amp and guitar, and I had a few questions.
Firstly, I would really like some recommendations on a good bedroom amp, currently own a VOX 20VT+. I thought about buying a dsl but my friend keeps raving about the marshall code line, anyway, I could really use some professional advice.
Secondly, the guitar, I have an Ibanez GRG170DX and I don't even know if I should upgrade yet, anywho, I was thinking of maybe getting and explorer or SG and putting some AMG's on it.
I would not suggest the CODE series. The DSL stuff is much better from what I've researched.

What genres do you play? What is your budget for the amp and for the guitar?
#3
Quote by Will Lane
I would not suggest the CODE series. The DSL stuff is much better from what I've researched.

What genres do you play? What is your budget for the amp and for the guitar?


Mostly metal, rock, sometimes some blues. My budget is pretty decent since my business is doing well, maybe ~2500 for everything? Also, could you elaborate on why you wouldn't suggest code?
#4
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

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Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at May 12, 2016,
#7
On the guitar front...
Consider a Reverend Sensei RA

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=Reverend+sensei+ra#

Or something in the Fret King Esprit family:

https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=Fret+king+esprit
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at May 12, 2016,
#9
look for a used ltd 1000 series with the emgs. and maybe a jet city 2212.
Ibanez Rg 321mh
Squier Classic Vibe 1970s Precision Bass
Guitar Rig 5
Presonus Audiobox
Behringer Truth B2030A
#10
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at May 13, 2016,
#11
you want marshall? try a splawn quickrod they are nummmy. you can find them used for a grand, get a decent cab used for $400 and buy yourself a nice guitar. you have the budget for all of that.
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#12
fuck i missed the bedroom part... but it would sound good!
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#13
I was going to suggest a Baron Snott Watt but their site is down. Is Baron still a thing?
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#14
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I was going to suggest a Baron Snott Watt but their site is down. Is Baron still a thing?


hmmm i haven't heard anything about them in a long time. no idea.
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alright "king of the guitar forum"


Quote by trashedlostfdup
nope i am "GOD of the guitar forum" i think that fits me better.


Quote by andersondb7
youre just being a jerk man.



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2017-04-13 RUN AWAY from COMPUTERS!!! TCE? RANT ALERT!!!
2017-03-02 - Guitar Philosophy 1001- Be Prepared For the Situation (Thursday 2017-03-02)
2017-02-21 How to Hot-Rod the Hell of your Stratocaster for $50! (Tuesday 2017-2-21)
Resentments and Rambling from a Guitar Junkie
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#15
Maybe look for a used one. You'd have to be lucky. Great bedroom amp.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#16
splawn has a low watt combo that may be worth looking into.

(i am on a splawn kick as i just hooked the promod back up after not playing it for a while)
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youre just being a jerk man.



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2017-04-13 RUN AWAY from COMPUTERS!!! TCE? RANT ALERT!!!
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2017-02-21 How to Hot-Rod the Hell of your Stratocaster for $50! (Tuesday 2017-2-21)
Resentments and Rambling from a Guitar Junkie
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#17
I think Baron is DOA. Not only is there an error message when you go to their website, their Facebook page gives a "content unavailable" message.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at May 13, 2016,
#18
Quote by dannyalcatraz
I think Baron is DOA. Not only is there an error message when you go to their website, their Facebook page seems to be gone as well.


bummer. i hate to see small builders go down.
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Quote by andersondb7
alright "king of the guitar forum"


Quote by trashedlostfdup
nope i am "GOD of the guitar forum" i think that fits me better.


Quote by andersondb7
youre just being a jerk man.



****** NEW NEW NEW!
2017-07-07 2017-07-07 Update and a Chat On Noise Constraints *** NEW FRIDAY 7/7
2017-04-13 RUN AWAY from COMPUTERS!!! TCE? RANT ALERT!!!
2017-03-02 - Guitar Philosophy 1001- Be Prepared For the Situation (Thursday 2017-03-02)
2017-02-21 How to Hot-Rod the Hell of your Stratocaster for $50! (Tuesday 2017-2-21)
Resentments and Rambling from a Guitar Junkie
---> http://trashedengineering.blogspot.com/
#19
What cab would you recommend with a carvin v3m? I noticed it had a 7W setting or something which would be nice.
#20
Personally, I look at combos more than head & cab setups. That's me.

As I shop online, every once in a while, I see oddball cabs like 1x8, 2x8, 2x10, 1x15...but I've never seen any in person. I'd say a decent 1x12 would be just fine, but a 2x12 would be cool, especially if you ever think about gigging or jamming. Anything bigger than that is probably unnecessary these days.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!

Log off and play yer guitar!

Strap on, tune up, rock out!
#21
I'd also put in the TM30 and TM60 in the fray, solid state amps, great sound, built by Tech21.

The DSL and Jet City are definitely good options.

I also see some of my friends that are into that music turn into modding the Pie Valve Jr, although other amps seemed to pop up as well, usually tube single channel combos.