#1
I have a marshall mg10cd and want to buy a new amp. i was thinking the valvetronix av50dt or whatever it's called. I also have an epiphone ( i think it's a g400) sg shape. However, i'm currently in a position where i'm earning enough money that i can get enough money for a new guitar, possibly a gibson les paul or sg. I'd be more motivated to save for a new gutiar so i'd find it easier to save £1000+ for a guitar than £300 for an amp. What do you guys think?
#2
Does your guitar have a set neck, or a bolt on neck?

Really, as long as it's still playable, go for the new amp. Even if it isn't a G-400 and is a lower-end Epi SG it will still sound much better through the Vox.
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#4
^Well said, Xenn.


Maybe get the amp, then get a 700 pound guitar?

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Get a 700 pound amp, and a 300 pound guitar?
#6
The G400 (if that's the model you have), has a set-neck and a mahogany body. It's a fine guitar (a friend of mine has one, so I've spent lots of time playing it). However, you're amp is horrible. Unless you've been playing for awhile, I wouldn't rush out and buy an expensive guitar. The difference in tone will be very minor compared to the huge difference that a new amp will bring you. The Vox AD Valvetronix series are great amps, but if money is readily available, I'd advise getting something more along the lines of a small tube combo. Perhaps a Laney TT50 or something. It will be easier to recommend amp models specifically if you tell us what styles of music you play. But, to sum up the answer to your main question, deffinately get a new amp, and put more money into it than a new guitar because it will affect your sound a lot more.
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#7
Well. . .
My advice is always get a new amp before a guitar, but I understand your POV, why not save up 1300 for both at the same time? The wait will be longer but you'll have a lot more to look forward too (especially if its a Les Paul standard).
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#9
^ What are you saying?

MY point was, I'd rather sit in my room playing a les paul unplugged then play something ****ty through a nice amp. . .
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^Well said, Xenn.


Maybe get the amp, then get a 700 pound guitar?

*BETTAR IDEAZORZ*

Get a 700 pound amp, and a 300 pound guitar?

Yeah, I think a 700 pound guitar might strain his back...

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Get a 500 pound guitar and a 500 pound amp!!!111!11!
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#11
dont be a fruitcake and listen to these ppl, I have an amazing jackson guitar ok, but I have a **** crate amp, the jackson sounds almost exactly like a squier through that amp, hense i shouldve baught an amp first
#12
I think danno got pwned again. . .
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#13
yeah go with Danno

700 for the amp
300 for the guitar

Tis brilliant
#14
Get yourself a nice valve combo. Something which suits your style of play.
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#16
Get a better amp. Go tube if you can possible justify it. You're amp is where most of your tone is derived, even a bad guitar set up right will sound decent through a good amp, not so of a great guitar and a bad amp.

IMHO that G400 is very solid guitar. I might consider replacing pickups instead of buying a new guitar, unless I hated the shape or feel.
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