#1
Hi all, new on here, though have browsed for a while now.

Recently my band (www.myspace.com/thisearlyfailure) have started to get a bit of notice from a few local indie record labels, and me and the other guitarist of the band really need a new amp each. His is ancient, something from the 70's couldn't even tell you what make! Mine is more recent, a Marshall MG50DFX.

As far as guitars go, I play on an Ibanez SA series and he plays on a Fender Strat with a double humbucker pick up, so you don't get a pants tinny sound out of it.

We play pop-punk music, mainly similar to bands like New Found Glory, Fall Out Boy (we don't care if you hate them! lol) which verges on other bands such as Funeral For A Friend and Taking Back Sunday.

While my amp is ok, I'd prefer something a bit larger for gigging and recording, as the other guitarist has a 100 watt amp. I use settings mid 6 treb 5 and bass 8 ish with gain at about 8 too, which gives me a nice pop punk sound. However, I wondered what type of amps we should both go for, with what kind of settings we should use? The pickups on my guitar tend to be a bit heavier distortion wise, which is good as I generally play the rhythm parts to our songs. He mostly plays lead, though we do inter change a few times.

I think we will both be looking to pay around £300 give or take about £50. Open to any suggestions, solid state or valve. Thank you in advance!
#2
I want so badly to flame you, since it goes against all my better judgment to help anyone who's "similar to Fall Out Boy" to succeed, but just this once:

Try a Marshall DSL401 or a Fender Hot Rod.
#3
if your serious about your music, you'd be willing to sepnd more money than that. You gonna have to spend at least $1500 (dollars) to get a good rig. For a really versalitle amp. I'd try to find a Mesa Boogie Stilleto or a Marshall Dsl or Tsl 100.
#4

We play pop-punk music, mainly similar to bands like New Found Glory, Fall Out Boy (we don't care if you hate them! lol) which verges on other bands such as Funeral For A Friend and Taking Back Sunday.
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thats not "pop-punk" buddy- thats emo
#5
Cheers for the info- knew I'd get slaughtered about the Fall Out Boy thing! I just said we're like a cross between those sort of pop punk bands and then taking back sunday or something- I know they're emo hehe.

the problem being is I'm still at college atm so with only a weekend job i can't afford much else, especially driving too.

any other ideas guys? cheers so far.
#6
Maybe look into a Laney LC30 - all valve, loud enough for gigging, and it can get reasonably heavy for the type of music you play. They're around £350, although you can get them for less if you shop around.
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#7
^Yup, they're probably the best you can get for that price.

Maybe get a used Marshall DSL401(most of ....them type of bands use these) or a used Fender Hot Rod Deluxe with an overdrive pedal.

Make damn sure you try them out before you buy too.

Congrats on hopefully getting a record deal.
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Don't be afraid to care"

Fender Strat/Tokai LS80>few pedals>Orange Rocker 30
#8
thanks for all the info everyone, will do a bit of shopping around, see what I can find.
#9
Quote by always_used

We play pop-punk music, mainly similar to bands like New Found Glory, Fall Out Boy (we don't care if you hate them! lol) which verges on other bands such as Funeral For A Friend and Taking Back Sunday.
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thats not "pop-punk" buddy- thats emo

Umm no, emo is subjective and if you want to get tiechnical then they're pop punk, Sunny Day Real Estate is emo. Go to this thread , good read.

Eventually, if you're serious, your gear should pay for itself so get the best you possibly can and keep playing music
#10
If you're at all interested in the Laney LC30 I mentioned before, here's a used one on eBay for £250, which is a good price. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Laney-LC30II-All-valve-tube-combo-celestion-12-speaker_W0QQitemZ7414282413QQcategoryZ10171QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
- Gibson Les Paul Studio
- Squier Standard Strat
- Roland Cube 60
- Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde
- Boss OD-3
- Behringer EQ700
#11
you could just buy a bullet, and rent a gun...
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