#1
Ok, first off, I'm sorry if I posted in the wrong forum. I wasn't quite sure what to do, because both amp and guitar have their own forum.

So currently I play a Squire Strat out of a Fender Frontman 15G. As you can tell, I could use a new setup. I play Trivium, SOAD, Metallica, etc.
Right now I have my mind set upon these:

Guitar: Ibanez RG1570; $750(add ten bucks and get a crybaby wah)
Amp: Roland Cube 60; $300

With some work I could get the Roland pretty soon, and it'd take me a while for the RG. I'm sorta leaning towards guitar

So which one? And feel free to post other guitars/amps
#2
The Cubes are really useful amps, i own a cube 60 and i have to say that it is a really great amp for all kinds of situiations. If you could deal with teh squier for longer i'd get the cube then get an rg later, but if the wah pedal is a limited time offer and you really want it then go for the rg.
#5
I personally got the better amp first in your situation years ago.
#6
GUITAR! I can't stress that enough. You make the sound with your guitar, you play the guitar and not the amp. The guitar is your BASIC tone and will be your tone-edge. Yes you will get a better tone with the amp, but you will have to buy a guitar that sounds good with that amp when you buy a guitar and it's way better to buy an amp that matches your guitar tone I think. You can always change your amp, and keep the guitar if you want a new tone, but you can't get a totally new tone by changing your guitar and using the same amp.
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#7
I'd get the guitar first because it has humbuckers and even if you get the cube your not going to get a good metal sound out of it until you get the ibanez.
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#8
i would definitely go with the amp first then the guitar. No matter how nice your guitar is if you have a ****ty amp you tone is gonna be ****ty. Go for the amp first you can still play metal with a strat so dont listen to what some people might say that you can't.
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GUITAR! I can't stress that enough. You make the sound with your guitar, you play the guitar and not the amp. The guitar is your BASIC tone and will be your tone-edge. Yes you will get a better tone with the amp, but you will have to buy a guitar that sounds good with that amp when you buy a guitar and it's way better to buy an amp that matches your guitar tone I think. You can always change your amp, and keep the guitar if you want a new tone, but you can't get a totally new tone by changing your guitar and using the same amp.


No. Amp.

The amp makes the sound silly. Not the guitar. [edit] depending on how you look at it anyways...

If it were a ratio (guitar to amp) itd be like: Guitar=30% of sound. Amp=70%

"Yes you will get a better tone with the amp"....you just answered his question. Tone comes before ANYTHING. Whether it be guitar playability or feel.

When asking the question "Guitar or Amp?" The answer is almost ALWAYS amp. You cant have a Gibson Les Paul and play it through a MG10 and still get a Les Paul sound. But you CAN have a Squire Bullet through a Mesa Recto and it still sounds like a Recto.

Something to think about anyways...
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Quote by Muppet
GUITAR! I can't stress that enough. You make the sound with your guitar, you play the guitar and not the amp. The guitar is your BASIC tone and will be your tone-edge. Yes you will get a better tone with the amp, but you will have to buy a guitar that sounds good with that amp when you buy a guitar and it's way better to buy an amp that matches your guitar tone I think. You can always change your amp, and keep the guitar if you want a new tone, but you can't get a totally new tone by changing your guitar and using the same amp.

Would you rather play a Gibby LP through a marshall MG or a squier strat through a boutique amp?
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#11
^ BOUTIQUE AMP FTW.

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#12
^lol.
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