#1
Alright. I have saved up about $500 dollars (American) that am going to spend on a new rig. I am currently using a plywood strat copy and the amp that came with it. I play mostly metal, but play alot of everything.

I am going to try out some guitars sometime next week, but i am looking for some suggestions. I would prefer a solid state amp over tube or hybrid.


Thanks in advance.
#2
a roland cube 30 for an amp will cost you $225 USD which will leave you with $275 for a guitar and you wont get anything much better than a starter guitar for that except an Ibanez RG321 which is $280 USD, im sure you can stretch your budget $5, lol

roland cube 30
ibanez rg321
Last edited by Teleprompters at Jun 18, 2006,
#3
get a better guitar first...for the amount of money i would recomend u go with an ibanez rg series
#5
Quote by nemesis65
get a better guitar first...for the amount of money i would recomend u go with an ibanez rg series


Bull****. The 321 will sound god damn amazing through the 30.

@6505: Nice try at being funny
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#7
Quote by Teleprompters
, the cube 30 and rg321 will be perfect for you



Indeed. I was going to snag a RG-321 until I saw my DKMGT on eBay.

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#8
Guys, let's be smart here. Amp>Guitar. As long as the guitar plays, it's a good guitar. Forget all the cosmetic flaws, slightly annoying flaws (frets, etc.) get a good amp.

I'm not against you getting a guitar, but a better amp will be better in the long run for you.

Peavey Valveking 112, can do metal the best in this price range, does anything else mediocre.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442

If you're really set against tube/hybrid:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Hughes--Kettner-Edition-Blu-60-Combo-Amp?sku=480423

Should do just fine I think. Although you're making a big mistake liking SS over tube, IMO.

If you opt for the Peavey, spend the rest of the money on some nice electronics and hardware upgrades.
http://store.guitarfetish.com/casetof3lilk1.html
Should do metal well. Definately.
http://store.guitarfetish.com/wiklstnitusi.html
http://store.guitarfetish.com/costupelcoki.html

Or an overdrive pedal...
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-TS9-Tube-Screamer-Effects-Pedal-Original-Reissue?sku=150284

If you opt for the Hughes...
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Vintage-G400-Electric-Guitar?sku=518669
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-XSeries-DT200-Electric-Guitar?sku=519736
#9
Quote by SuperAnalytical

Should do just fine I think. Although you're making a big mistake liking SS over tube, IMO.


It's called personal preference. From what I've heard while listening to Valvetronixes, I'll prefer SS over a hybrid anyday.
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#10
If I were you I'd go with the Ibanez RG350. Basswood body, Edge III tremolo, 24 frets, sharktooth Inlays, and IBZ INF pickups. It'd be a great guitar to start out on.

As for the amp I recommend the Line 6 Spider II. Digital effects and 30 watts through a 12"speaker.

That'd be a pretty awesome set-up considering only spending $570.
#11
Quote by PunishedOne
It's called personal preference. From what I've heard while listening to Valvetronixes, I'll prefer SS over a hybrid anyday.


Congratulations for stating the obvious. I was stating my opinion that tube is better than solid state.


Cookies for all of you.

EDIT: Cuts testicles off because of above post.
#12
I'd say the cube 30 if u really want a SS. I personally would by the Peavey then save some more. ibanez's sound decent you can always change the pups.
#13
Quote by Teleprompters
the cube 30 and rg321 will be perfect for you


This is an awseome rig for the money. I'd go with this.
#14
Quote by Slavik
If I were you I'd go with the Ibanez RG350. Basswood body, Edge III tremolo, 24 frets, sharktooth Inlays, and IBZ INF pickups. It'd be a great guitar to start out on.




Haha, really, the RG350DX/EX look great and you will think they are great.... but after about 6 months the bridge will just put you out of tune every time you use it.

Look around for a 2nd hand Ibanez RG5xx.