#1
Hey all, i'm sort of new around here, the main reason being i need a new guitar (Sorry, i bet you get loads of these threads)

Ive been playing guitar for about 4 years now. The guitar i have at the mo being a Epiphone sg-310 isn't really what i want any more, aswell as my amp.

Current set up:
Epiphone SG-310 (Everything stock)
Marshall MG 15CD

What i usually play is Iron Maiden, general metal, Some Offspring and RHCP, which is quite a wide selection really, but i usually stay around the metal side.

I have been looking at some guitars and would really like an opinion, my max cost is £450-£500 for both guitar and amp. I wouldn't mind a Trem bar, but i don't mind:

Guitar - Washburn X50 Pro
- Schecter Damien FR
- Jackson DX10D

Amp - Roland Cube 60W

Thanks in advance.

If you know any better guitars or Amps please list them
Last edited by Stranger90 at Sep 23, 2007,
#2
You've got taste.

X50pro + cube 60 = sex



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#3
i dont like the dinky

get the schecter damien FR.. but know that a floyd rose takes a bit of know how to restring, tune or use in general.
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#4
Washburn x50pro is a great guitar!

As for the amp, check out Vox Valvetronix AD50 as well. I know it's not marketed at metalheads, but IMO it sounds better than the cube, even for high-gain stuff.
#5
Thanks for the quick responses.

Well it seems the X50 pro is winning at the minute.

Does anyone know how reliable the Schecter Damien Fr is? (Floyd Rose)

I had a look at some of the vids of the Vox and i quite like it, now i'm torn between that and the Cube.
#7
For an extra $100 or 50gbp you could get a Laney LC 15.
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#8
They sound like pretty decent choices of guitar for your style, just try a couple out and you'll be sorted on that front...

However if you've been playing about 4 years, you really want to get a better amp than the Cube. If you play in a band, don't waste your money on a solid-state when you'll end up chucking it within a few months! I'd suggest looking around for a used valve amp around £300, or failing that a new combo like a laney VC15, Blues Junior or Peavey Classic. I guarantee they'd be just as loud as the Cube and -with the right pedals- just as versatile.
#9
if you don't play anything heavier than maiden, i'd consider a laney vc15 (it's like £220) EDIT: and if you'll be playing in a band, consider the vc30 for £300. washburn x50 pro is a good choice.

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#10
Just a question about the X50 (Or really any guitar without inlays) I do look at my fretboard quite alot, but the question is, when you actually have the guitar, does it make it any harder to play/ learn?

The lack of inlays seems a bit of a problem to me. I've never played with out them.
#11
well i mean it still has side dots. i suspect it's more psychological than anything else. that being said, i like inlays. but if you can get past that, i'd wager it's one of the best guitars in the UK for £300 (new), if not the best.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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