#1
ok so ive got $800 atm saved, i have a mega gl 15watt/10 watt amp and a epiphone special 2, and i wanto upgrade, so i was thinking do i buy a guitar first? or the amp? because i wanto to get good equipemt. For the amp i was thinking maybe just a practice amp, like a roland cube - $300? and then save more for a guitar.

For the guitar i think maybe an ibanez or ltd/esp. i will spend about 800 - 1200 on a guitar when i get the money. i play heavey metal, rock, punk pretty much anyhting

what do you guys reckon?
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Digitech GNX4
#2
Amp first my dear boy. If you're looking at Cube's (good choice ) then look into the Cube 60, amazing amp for the price.
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#3
ibanez and esp deffinately good choices for that style of music. may also want to consider jackson?

I have a roland microcube, its great for taking round a mates house or pre-gig warm up or whatever, but i wouldn't use it as a main practice amp, doesn't have the tone control i want in an amp.

how good is your current amp? i mean, do you really need a new one right now?
#4
Spend more on your amp than on your guitar, even though cubes are good for the money.
I would get about a 600 to 700 dollar amp e.g. Kustom DFX, Vox just not an MG or Frontman. Then save up a bit more and get like a shecter omen 6 or a cheaper Ibanez.
#5
Always amp first. A quality amp will always sound passable regardless of the guitar, but a crappy amp will make even the nicest of guitars sound like bee-farts.
#6
im not in a band ive been playing for liek 6 months, the amp i have is shithouse! like 4 knobs thats it.

I was just thinking of getting a good practice amp with effects so i can have some fun with it
Setup

Ibanez SZ320
Randall RD75
EHX METAL MUFF
Mesa boogie single recto series 2
Line 6 Toneport
Mesa boogie single recto series 1
Digitech GNX4
#7
the amp makes me cry, i just need the guitar to be set up properly for now, i heard the epiphone special 2 is good for a beginner... but the amp is horrible, and i have parents that think all guitars and amps are the same *sighs*
Setup

Ibanez SZ320
Randall RD75
EHX METAL MUFF
Mesa boogie single recto series 2
Line 6 Toneport
Mesa boogie single recto series 1
Digitech GNX4
#8
Quote by freedoms_stain
ibanez and esp deffinately good choices for that style of music. may also want to consider jackson?

I have a roland microcube, its great for taking round a mates house or pre-gig warm up or whatever, but i wouldn't use it as a main practice amp, doesn't have the tone control i want in an amp.

how good is your current amp? i mean, do you really need a new one right now?


What do you mean? Amps are about 70% of your tone, lol. Dude get an amp first...
#9
Get an amp, no point getting a new guitar when it'll sound just as shitty.
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#10
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like 4 knobs thats it.

I was just thinking of getting a good practice amp with effects so i can have some fun with it


more knobs does not make a better amp. remember that.

also, most amps with onboard effects have pretty mediocre ones.
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#13
Cube's built in effects are pretty solid. The first two distortion settings sound pretty digital though.
#15
dude. with 800$ i would buy a really nice big amp. save up my money adn then get the new guitar. the amp will make a difference in your playing...with more options..
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Save and get both?
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^or that too.....
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#19
i reckon i can't quit staring at your avitar


This guy just said what everyone was thinking! that thing is hypnotic....can't play guitar with distractions like that...

good job!
#20
Definitely go for an amp man. Its the best option
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#21
everybody here seems to think that you are a tone searcher who is recording or gigging constantly, as long as its just for practice go for the guitar if your amp at least produces audible noise.
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#22
You have it all wrong, spend 300 on a nice ibanez, something that feels good, and save more for an amp. Something like a Vox AC-15 (or 30) or better
#23
well this guy i was talkign to today siad ishould go second hand, im not sure though. Means i have to wait around. I tried the roland cube 20x and it was awesome, i like the effects its fun, i get to muck around and get away from just practicing things over and over.

I want something with good distortion, i have an epiphone special 2 wich is shit, but i just wanto get somehtign that is for practice, that is good sounding, reliable and pretty decent price. i only need like 15 watts... upto 30?... but yea i dont know. im trying to play reqiuem by trivium on my current setup and it sucks! cause the distortion sound crap and takes over the whole sound... gah!
Setup

Ibanez SZ320
Randall RD75
EHX METAL MUFF
Mesa boogie single recto series 2
Line 6 Toneport
Mesa boogie single recto series 1
Digitech GNX4
#24
If it's just a practice amp just get a cube 15 or something.
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#25
I would also recomend the Vox Valvetronix AD15. Its a loud little thing and it has alot of effects and allows you to save them and such.
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Get an amp, no point getting a new guitar when it'll sound just as shitty.

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