#1
Alright, here's the deal. I'm playing a Squier STRAT, and its sound isnt as good as some of the other cheaper guitars out there. I just started taking lessons about a month ago, and i was wondering. Should I get a new guitar, or a new amp. The amp i am currently playing is a 15W fender amp. This is the thing I bought http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Stop-Dreaming-Start-Playing-Affinity-Strat-HSS-Pack-With-Fender-Frontman-15G-Amp?sku=513288

I really don't know a good next-step-up amp that is from $200-$320

However, my guitar isnt the greatest and I was thinking about this guitar as my next step up http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Standard-Plus-Top-Electric-Guitar?sku=518341
Either that or this nice Ibanez http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG4EXQM1-Quilted-Maple-Top-Electric-Guitar?sku=519785


Anway, I was wondering if you could give me some suggestions on what amp to get considering the horrible feed back I get when i'm playing with my distortion.

Thanks and Rock On
#2
You might want to consider shielding your guitar; that should help control some of the noise.

Both of those guitars are pretty "eh"; you can get the "Les Paul" tone for that price from a much better guitar than the Epi, and the Ibanez has crappy pickups and a crappy trem.

Save up for a decent amp.
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#3
get an amp before a new guitar
seriously always amp first, look at laney tube amps, or any tube amps n your price range, what styles do you play?
#4
You're willing to spend more on a guitar than amp?

Amp > guitar always.

Spend $450 or so and get a nice little tube combo. Or I guess for your price you have listed check out the Vox line and the Roland Cubes.
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#6
don't go with the strat pack. the ibanez is a great guitar, BUT it has a floyd rose tremolo, which is a real bitch to restring if you're not used to it, whereas the les paul you can restring in 10 minutes or less.

i'd personally go with the ibanez, but just beware about using the floyd rose.

but... go with an amp before a guitar. an amp will provide more of your tone than your guitar will.
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#7
Anyone have any links to musicians friend for some good amps, i really don't know what im doing xD
#8
go up to a music store and try them out.
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line 6: pod xt live * ax2 212
other: laney vh100r * mesa dual rectifier * monster cables
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