I tried out a 2000 les paul special in a guitar shop today, and I thought it sounded AMAZING for a guitar of it's price ($600) and this was after playing a '59 custom. I have a pretty small budget (under $1000) and this seemed like a very guitar for my skill level and udget. An opinions on them? And I was also looking at an amp, I think a Roca amp or along those lines, but it had effects INSIDE of it. I'veheard bad things about these, but It sounded amazing. I was playing through it, and the phaser effect sounds exactly like the one Van Halen used, but I'm still worried of it blowing out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by MetalMilitia212 at Jun 5, 2006,
on the amp just make sure the effects dont sound really bad. as long as you are happy with it is the bigger issue.
The Gear:

Custom Strat
Mesa Boogie Stiletto Ace
Fulltone OCD
Electro Harmonix Small Clone Chorus
Dunlop Crybaby Classic
MXR EVH-117 Flanger
Fulltone Soul Bender
No the effects sound great, I'm just afraid of how long it will last, because a $200 amp +4 pedals DOES NOT = $225 (the asking price)