#1
Hello guys i'm kinda new at guitar and i made a similar thread before i had a budget of 500-600$ CAD to buy a new guitar for playing metal and a lot of you
recommended me a used Ibanez Prestige or a Jackson SL2 however i waited and now i have a budget of around 900-1000$ CAD.

Also one thing that i was wondering is should i buy a new amp as well ? I'm currently using this Behringer V-Tone Amp that came with my guitar a long time ago
https://www.ebay.com/p/Behringer-V-TONE-GM108-15-watt-Guitar-Amp/70333557?iid=222593286785

People seems to think it's a pretty good little amp for practicing overall which i'm guessing is okaie for me since i'm not looking to play in a rock concert anytime soon lol it's gonna be to play in my room but then again i know less about amps than i do about guitars.


Basicly  i was wondering should i buy a new amp too ? once again any model of guitar for playing metal that you guys can recommend me for my current budget ?


Thanks
Last edited by Cassandra_Kitty at Aug 5, 2017,
#3
Yes get a better amp for sure. You find a good guitar especially used for 4-500 and get an amp as well
#4
Bummer i see ... out of curiousity are virtual amps any good ? also any amp + guitar in my budget you guys would recommend me for metal that are decent ?
#5
Never tried virtual. Keep in mind that the amp is the heart of your sound. A better modeling amp would work.
#7
Spit the money and get a $500 guitar and a $500 map. You can do very well with that kind budget on both sides and if you find a local music store you can make a deal. Tell them you are there to buy a new amp then tell them you are considering a new guitar. They'll probably make you deal on both. 
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#8
how quietly do you have to play? better amps are super-important but if you're in an apartment where you have to play at whisper volume all the time, not so much.
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#9
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how quietly do you have to play? better amps are super-important but if you're in an apartment where you have to play at whisper volume all the time, not so much.

Good point ... i live in an apartment with a basement though i can't make too much noise anyways when i look up good amp vs good guitars it's seems like 75% of people says to go for the amp i'm guessing the sounds of the guitar pickups doesn't have as big of an impact as the amps ? 
Last edited by Cassandra_Kitty at Aug 6, 2017,
#11
amp is more important but the pickups are still important. if i had to pick (but i don't) i'd rather have a good amp with middling pickups than vice-versa, but i'd rather have a good amp and good pickups. once you have that good amp the pickups are suddenly very important, lol.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#12
You sound like me a few weeks ago. I like what others are saying to split the money. I used a Vox vt20+ combo previously then got a great deal on a Peavey 6505+ 112 combo. It's excellent for metal. I also entertained the Peavey xXx, but the cleans sucked on it. Not that my 6505 are great, but they are very manageable. 

If I have to rate importance it would be Amp>Pickups>Guitar

Even a budget used guitar is really good shape with a pickup swap would be a great option as long as you have the money AFTER buying a really good amp. I went for a used amp and saved over $400 instead of buying it new.
"It means a lot to me that my darkness can connect with your darkness and make it OK." - James Hetfield

Guitar: Ibanez S370
Seymour Duncan Pick ups
SH-4 JB (Neck)
Quarter Pound (Strat)
SH-6 Distortion (Bridge)

Amp:
Peavey 6505+ 112 Combo

Pedals:
Boss NS-2
Boss DS-1