#1
HelluUuu

I've played guitar for around 7months now. Acoustic. Mostly Stairway to Heaven and Nothing Else Matters, so i came to the point where i got to the Solo - and realized I needed an electric guitar for this.

So I bought my first electric guitar 2 weeks ago, a used Peavey Plus Raptor Exp with a Peavey Backstage II 10w amp.

Thing is.. the sound kinda kills it. I tried to turn all the knobs (overdrive+ EQHigh, EQLOW), switch the tone, and blahblahlah. Still sounds bad.

Is there something i can do about this, or do i simply need better gear?
If so, is it enough to buy a new amp? Just a pedal?


I don't know much about this stuff and its kinda confusing when i try to google it.

Edit: No budget at the moment, but yes, I am looking for a cheap or even the cheapest way of solving this issue.

Thx for any useful answer
Cort Les Paul 250

Peavey Studio Pro 112
Last edited by mmalvik1 at Jul 3, 2016,
#2
Well I would say get a new amp. A solid state amp with a 6.5 inch speaker will not come too close to getting the tones you are after. I would look for something with a 12 inch speaker to get the sound a bit closer to what you want a nice full sound. You can get a decent amp for cleans and get a pedal to cover your gain sounds like a TC electronic Dark Matter of Joyo ultimate overdrive.
Here is a Fender amp that will cover the necessary bases without breaking the bank. Save up later for a decent tube amp but this will get you a bit better sound. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Champ40 There are other options out there but don't know your budget etc.
#3
Zhaezzy
My budget is not existing at the moment, to be honest. And i live in norway, so if you want something cheap u need to buy used.

What about one of these?
http://m.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=75864439

http://m.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=73949020

http://m.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=77069116
Cort Les Paul 250

Peavey Studio Pro 112
Last edited by mmalvik1 at Jul 3, 2016,
#4
I've got the Vietnamese-made version of that guitar, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it - in fact it is my favourite electric - so I would be thinking about getting a better amp. I'm not going to make any suggestion though, as I haven't bought an amp in a long time.
#5
Tony Done
Yeah, there's nothing wrong with the guitar really I just noticed there are some guitars with more knobs, tremolo-thingy etc. Don't really need that for my level tho
Cort Les Paul 250

Peavey Studio Pro 112
#9
Wrong kind of pedal. OD pedals are cheap enough here is what I use it is great and reasonably priced. https://www.amazon.com/Joyo-JF-02-Overdrive-featuring-components/dp/B005M0CK9M/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1467650101&sr=1-1&keywords=joyo+ultimate+overdrive thirty five dollars us I know you can get them from thomann too.
#11
Quote by Zhaezzy
Wrong kind of pedal. OD pedals are cheap enough here is what I use it is great and reasonably priced. https://www.amazon.com/Joyo-JF-02-Overdrive-featuring-components/dp/B005M0CK9M/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1467650101&sr=1-1&keywords=joyo+ultimate+overdrive thirty five dollars us I know you can get them from thomann too.


So as long as its an overdrive pedal it's okay?

One of these maybe?

http://m.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=76639101
http://m.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=76614432
Cort Les Paul 250

Peavey Studio Pro 112
#12
Saving up for a Tube amp such as a blues breaker or a blues JR would be a better solution. These are great amps and you will not need to change the amp for a long time as these sound good. If you buy a cheap SS amp, every few months, you would change amp as you would not like it Ending up burning much more money than saving up and getting a decent amp. Try to buy a used amp to get a lower price.
#13
Quote by Gab_Azz
Saving up for a Tube amp such as a blues breaker or a blues JR would be a better solution. These are great amps and you will not need to change the amp for a long time as these sound good. If you buy a cheap SS amp, every few months, you would change amp as you would not like it Ending up burning much more money than saving up and getting a decent amp. Try to buy a used amp to get a lower price.

So, a Peavy Studio Pro 112 isn't good enough for me? 100$, and remember I've played for just 7 months.

Information:
The Peavey Studio Pro 112 Guitar Amp Combo features 2 channels, footswitchable design with separate volume and gain controls plus 3-band EQ, effects loop, and footswitchable reverb making this a great studio tool that sounds fabulous and is loud enough for small club gigs. This Peavey amplifier has TransTube technology. T-Dynamics variable output wattage, EQ/gain voicing switches, and external speaker jack make the Studio Pro 112 amazingly flexible for any application.
Cort Les Paul 250

Peavey Studio Pro 112
Last edited by mmalvik1 at Jul 4, 2016,
#14
The Nux will work it sounds decent but it won't give you as much gain as the pedals I suggested. Here is a demo of it does a decent zz top kind of overdrive.

The Ibanez might be decent. Not sure. It is not one of their better known models and the housing looks like a budget pedal. You get one of those pedals you should be fine for a while. I don't know what is available in Finland some brands don't cross the ocean that much.
Good luck. I hope this gear works out for you.
#16
I do think a good tube amp is a better option but for a while this will work. The price difference between 100 and 400 dollars. I worked things out on cheaper gear for a while. Work with this gear for a year or two stick with it and then plan out what you wan tas far as sounds goes.
#18
Zhaezzy
Yes, seems like it it will be more expensive now..the guy with the Peavey doesnt answer. Was going to meet tuesday, but doesn't seem like it now..

Do any of the amps on this page do the trick? the highest once are cheapest and so on.
http://m.finn.no/bap/forsale/search.html?search_type=SEARCH_ID_BAP_ALL&q=gitarforsterker&sort=3
Cort Les Paul 250

Peavey Studio Pro 112
Last edited by mmalvik1 at Jul 7, 2016,
#19
the Peavy KVA 60. The combo group 30 looks interesting but I have no clue about it. (just looks like it has larger speakers) Just look for something with 12 inch or 30 cm speakers. If more than one then 10 inch or 25 cm would be fine.
#20
Quote by Zhaezzy
the Peavy KVA 60. The combo group 30 looks interesting but I have no clue about it. (just looks like it has larger speakers) Just look for something with 12 inch or 30 cm speakers. If more than one then 10 inch or 25 cm would be fine.


What about this? http://m.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=77823652&ref=conversation&fks=77823652

The one you mentioned is like 5 hours away from me. My fault.
Cort Les Paul 250

Peavey Studio Pro 112
#22
Quote by Zhaezzy
That should work. It has a few gain styles don't know how big the speakers are but seeing it is 100 watt should be a 12. Good luck with it.

Yeah, I think it will work. I will first buy the amp, if he answers, try it out some and then buy a pedal if I need it. Guess I do to be happy with the Nothing Else Matters solo tho (that i can play now, but sounds really shitty with my amp)

Also the clepto in me found this for around 200$ and I'm kinda drooling some.. This is way good for me right?
http://m.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=78597206&ref=conversation&fks=78597206
Cort Les Paul 250

Peavey Studio Pro 112
#23
Quote by mmalvik1
So, a Peavy Studio Pro 112 isn't good enough for me? 100$, and remember I've played for just 7 months.

Information:
The Peavey Studio Pro 112 Guitar Amp Combo features 2 channels, footswitchable design with separate volume and gain controls plus 3-band EQ, effects loop, and footswitchable reverb making this a great studio tool that sounds fabulous and is loud enough for small club gigs. This Peavey amplifier has TransTube technology. T-Dynamics variable output wattage, EQ/gain voicing switches, and external speaker jack make the Studio Pro 112 amazingly flexible for any application.


I do not like transtube stuff, in my opinion you get the disadvantages of both technologies. Another option is to get a cheap loud SS amp second hand which can be useful for carrying around as these are light and durable. I got a Fender frontman 212r for 150 euro.
#24
Quote by Gab_Azz
I do not like transtube stuff, in my opinion you get the disadvantages of both technologies. Another option is to get a cheap loud SS amp second hand which can be useful for carrying around as these are light and durable. I got a Fender frontman 212r for 150 euro.

What about this? http://m.finn.no/bap/forsale/ad.html?finnkode=77823652&ref=conversation&fks=77823652
Cort Les Paul 250

Peavey Studio Pro 112
#26
I have no experience with either amp, so I am going to describe in general a 30W modeller vs a 100W SS. Modellers generally sound SLIGHTLY better than SS amps especially for home practice at lower volumes. But, at 30W it would struggle with a moderate drummer and would not be heard over a loud drummer. On the other hand, a 100W with 2x12" speaker SS amp would be loud enough, but my trade off a bit of tone. Also, you should try it before buying as it may be too loud for you to use at home.