#1
Hey guys. I'd like to get some opinions on how I could improve my equiptment like what I should buy next etc. I mainly play rock, punk, metal, indie. Right now I have

Guitars :
Fender Strat Copy
Gibson Epiphone SG
Casino Bass

Effects :
Boss GE-7 Equalizer
Boss BF-3 Flanger
Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion
Ashton Wah
Behringer V-Tone Guitar Amp modeler GDI21

Amps:
Leem 10 Watt Practice amp
Casino 10 Watt Practice Bass amp

Right now I have enough leads/daisychains. I also have a fair few picks, a capo and a tuner. Now I want your suggestions on what I could buy to improve what I have right now or just what I should buy next. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

EDIT: I also get lots of feedback/hum.
#2
Have you read the stickies? Done a search?
Hamer USA Chapparal Custom, scalloped fretboard & Sustainiac
Hamer USA Chapparal Elite, Dragon Snakeskin finish
BC Rich USA Gunslinger
BC Rich USA Warlock
Boss GX700
3TM ADA MP1
Rocktron XPression
Mesa 50/50 Stereo Power Amp
Laney 4x12 Cab
#3
Optimally a new guitar would be nice. Or a new amp.

If you don't want to spend that much..

New pickups for your guitars?

If you can't afford that, perhaps a noise gate or some kind of noise reducing pedal like a BOSS NS-2, Rocktron Hush or ISP Decimator would solve your noise problem for the right price.
#4
definately an amp of some kind
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#6
But with an amp, if I do buy one I'd prefer it to be one that I could hear over a drum set. How many watts would that have to be? Would it be a valve/tube amp or what? Also with the noise gates I heard it greatly decreases the quality of your tone is that true?
#7
Yeah an amp, but only if that "epiphone SG" is one of the proper epiphone SGs and not a special, if its a special i highly suggest a new guitar and a small practice amp like a roland cube
#9
Your guitars, especially your epiphone is fine for the time being. Your next move should be to get a new amp. All those pedals you have are, to be honest, sort of pointless with those beginner practice amps. Don't know how long you've been playing or what your skill level is but the ideal amp to buy (in that you will never have to replace it, ever) would be a 30 watt or so tube combo. If you can't afford that then maybe a descent solid state or hybrid, people on UG tend to favor the Roland Cube or Vox Valvetronix. Or, if you want, you can even find a small 10 watt combo tube amp. Fender makes some good ones. Get a new amp if you really want your pedals to make a difference in your tone.
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#10
Quote by ownedmatt
But with an amp, if I do buy one I'd prefer it to be one that I could hear over a drum set. How many watts would that have to be? Would it be a valve/tube amp or what? Also with the noise gates I heard it greatly decreases the quality of your tone is that true?


Firstly the amp ordeal-

To be heard over a drumset you'll want 60w Solid State or 30w Tube with 1 12" speaker. I'm not saying that you'll be too quiet if you don't quite meet the suggestion, and every situation is different, but that is a pretty good guide to go by.

Noise gates don't really mess with your tone as long as you buy a quality gate. If you wanted to buy a GOOD noise gate you could get the rocktron hush or the ISP decimator. The Rocktron is probably the best for rackmounted gear and the ISP is renound as the best pedal on the market. The ISP Decimator is $120 from www.rocksolidamps.com
#11
Alright, I'll look into this. Thanks for all your help everyone it's greatly appreciated.