#1
Hey guys. I just recently started guitar. Equipped with a Squier Strat and Peavey Blazer 158, I'm having fun with it so far, playing simple tabs. Now, whenever I get into something, ranging from video games to sports to guitar for example, I tend to get a bit of paranoia. I joined the forums AFTER I got my equipment. And reading a bunch of reviews on the amp I currently have..makes me regret my decision. I'm not into returning my amp at the moment, only because I just want it for temporary, and just practice on learning how to play the guitar rather then have true sound. From what I hear sounds pretty good to me.

Okay now here is the question. Can you guys throw me some models for a good (meaning middle to above average end, not high end) amp for the future? I'm looking for a price range of 200-400 Canadian. (just for GOOD sound, not along side with a band or gigging). I'm thinking of getting a new amp in about 6-12 months, depending on how good I get in that time. Though 1 year for sure, I'll pick up a new amp and guitar. What do you guys suggest?

My 2nd question, just a quickie, since I'm already here is to ask how you can get that "distortion" sound like in Metal or Punk Rock. Do I need a distortion pedal? Or is it just the way I have to adjust my amp. Because I've tried playing with my amp and all I can get is an acoustic sound =/

Thanks alot guys.
Last edited by Master Chief at Jan 15, 2007,
#2
That distortion you hear in modern music usually comes from higher end amps such as Mesa/Boogie, Marshall, Bogner, Diezel, VHT, Rivera, etc.

Now those being WAY out of your price range, and only just starting, I'd probably recommend an amp such as a Roland Cube 60 (or similar model)
#3
Quote by Half_Full
That distortion you hear in modern music usually comes from higher end amps such as Mesa/Boogie, Marshall, Bogner, Diezel, VHT, Rivera, etc.

Now those being WAY out of your price range, and only just starting, I'd probably recommend an amp such as a Roland Cube 60 (or similar model)


After I finish with my Peavey right?
#4
An amp is never done with. I own three amps, a Mesa/Boogie Roadster Head, Crate VFX5212, and a Marshall MG10. I still go back every once in a while and play my MG.

Just whenever you feel ready, I recommend a purchase of one of the Roland Cube amps.
#5
Also, to get a distorted tone, you don't need a distortion pedal. Just switch to the lead channel and turn the gain up.
#6
dude, if you just started, that amp is FINE. don't go wasting money on something you don't need.

and wtf is a squier american strat? last I checked they made their stuff in indonesia...
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#7
Quote by Sid McCall
dude, if you just started, that amp is FINE. don't go wasting money on something you don't need.

and wtf is a squier american strat? last I checked they made their stuff in indonesia...


Maybe its one of the older models (the good ones)? I dunno, I'm not knowledgeable in Fender/Squire.
#8
Quote by Half_Full
Maybe its one of the older models (the good ones)? I dunno, I'm not knowledgeable in Fender/Squire.


i made a mistake. Just squier strat =/ Apparently they are backed up by fender.

Anyway, Roland seems to be a well known and trusted amp. Thanks for the help guys.