#1
I am getting a new guitar soon. Like in a week. It is probably gonna be a Gibson Les Paul worn Vintage Mahogany, it is 800 US dollars. One problem, I am wondering if a Crate GLX 65 will let my guitar "unleash its inner powers". I think that Crate makes amps that are fairly good, I mean, they are better than mg's and all of the Line 6's that Ive played on(my friend has a Spider II and i played a Spider III at a shop) So i was just wondering, will i need to consider a better amp soon after i get my gibby?
Guitars
Fender Highway One Telecaster
Squier Affinity Strat
Alvarez Acoustic

Amp
Crate GLX65

Pedals
Digitech RP120
Boss Chromatic Pedal Tuner

Strings
Dean Markley 10's

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#2
depends on what you want to do with guitar.... if you want to do bigger shows, maybe consider and amp head.... if you're just practicing in a basement, proabably not.... i'm assuming its 65 watt?
#3
ya its 65 watt, and im not gonna be playing huge shows with my band, so 65 should def be enought, but will the quality be good enough to let a Gibson sound like a Gibson? Because i want an orange but i dont have like 5000 dollars and i was never really drawn to marshalls sound, i love vox and i was thinking about getting one of them. what ya think?
Guitars
Fender Highway One Telecaster
Squier Affinity Strat
Alvarez Acoustic

Amp
Crate GLX65

Pedals
Digitech RP120
Boss Chromatic Pedal Tuner

Strings
Dean Markley 10's

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#4
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Guitars
Fender Highway One Telecaster
Squier Affinity Strat
Alvarez Acoustic

Amp
Crate GLX65

Pedals
Digitech RP120
Boss Chromatic Pedal Tuner

Strings
Dean Markley 10's

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#5
What guitar do you have now?
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#6
I have a Squire Affintiy strat
Guitars
Fender Highway One Telecaster
Squier Affinity Strat
Alvarez Acoustic

Amp
Crate GLX65

Pedals
Digitech RP120
Boss Chromatic Pedal Tuner

Strings
Dean Markley 10's

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#7
Spend half on a new amp and half on a new guitar.

Michael Kelly Patriots are better than that Gibson anyway, in my opinion
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#8
but i only have eight hundred dollars and my strat is starting to give out after heavy use and some gigs over 2 years.
Guitars
Fender Highway One Telecaster
Squier Affinity Strat
Alvarez Acoustic

Amp
Crate GLX65

Pedals
Digitech RP120
Boss Chromatic Pedal Tuner

Strings
Dean Markley 10's

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#9
What music do you play?

800 is plenty to upgrade a guitar and an amp.
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#10
i play zeppelin and hendrix and all the classic stuff, along with grunge and some new songs every once in a while. But i want to upgrade one thing at a time and get very good stuff. I dont want an epi with a line six amp. I want to eventually have like a gibby les paul and an orange thunderverb half stack or something like that
Guitars
Fender Highway One Telecaster
Squier Affinity Strat
Alvarez Acoustic

Amp
Crate GLX65

Pedals
Digitech RP120
Boss Chromatic Pedal Tuner

Strings
Dean Markley 10's

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#11
Well I'll give this advice anyway...

Michael Kelly Patriot Q

Peavey Valveking 112

There are better guitars to get for $800, if you really want to spend that much.
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#12
I will try out that guitar, but even though looks dont matter to me too much, i dont like the color or the overall appearence at all, but if its as good as u say it is....... And ive played on that peavey before, great amp
Guitars
Fender Highway One Telecaster
Squier Affinity Strat
Alvarez Acoustic

Amp
Crate GLX65

Pedals
Digitech RP120
Boss Chromatic Pedal Tuner

Strings
Dean Markley 10's

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#14
the white one dont look bad........
but i still want a little more than a mid range guitar
Guitars
Fender Highway One Telecaster
Squier Affinity Strat
Alvarez Acoustic

Amp
Crate GLX65

Pedals
Digitech RP120
Boss Chromatic Pedal Tuner

Strings
Dean Markley 10's

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#15
Quote by redweekrocker
the white one dont look bad........
but i still want a little more than a mid range guitar


Then don't buy an $800 Gibson .

The Carvin SC90S and DC127 start at $760.
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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
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#16
so against gibson? why is that?
Guitars
Fender Highway One Telecaster
Squier Affinity Strat
Alvarez Acoustic

Amp
Crate GLX65

Pedals
Digitech RP120
Boss Chromatic Pedal Tuner

Strings
Dean Markley 10's

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#17
Quote by redweekrocker
so against gibson? why is that?


Overpriced and crappy quality control.

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Quote by utsapp89
^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#18
you're buying the name with gibson.

and did MF change? whoa.
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#19
i think that it did

but anyway

will a crate be good enough?
Guitars
Fender Highway One Telecaster
Squier Affinity Strat
Alvarez Acoustic

Amp
Crate GLX65

Pedals
Digitech RP120
Boss Chromatic Pedal Tuner

Strings
Dean Markley 10's

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