#1
Hey
So i have had a Acoustic for 5-6 years now and im gonna get an electric guitar finally :P.

I am willing to spend anywhere from 100 to 600 Canadian dollars.

Any of you guys have any suggestion.? I have looked through a lot of sites and found a lot of guitars with the right price. I just dont know which is good and bad etc.

And i was also wondering what you guys think of the USB guitars they came out with. Are they any good? http://www.behringer.com/IAXE393/index.cfm?lang=ENG


thks
CrazzzzyRio
#3
I would spend around $300 on the guitar, leaving you with about $300 for a decent amp. stay the hell away from Behringer guitars. They are almost as bad as Walmart First Acts. Look at an Epiphone G-400 or Epiphone Goth Les Paul, and then about a amp, try a Valve Junior head and cab, and then buy some kind of distortion pedal for it.
#5
sprry o say it behringer guitars really sucks.. i have owned the v-tone its just not good ...
but dont know about the usb one... but it doesnt soun d good to my
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#6
usb is a gimmick dont even bother, for that money get a roland cube 30 amp awesome amp and it all depends on what music u wanna play, a cheap epiphone could do well and are quite versatile so are esps and ibanez's, at this price budget your not going to get something amazing
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#8
For Metal and rock, a G-400 or a Goth Explorer would be a good choice, along with a Crate Palomino tube combo. Otherwise, id say a Squier Vintage Modified guitar and a Crate tube Combo. Maybe an EQ pedal or an overdrive pedal as well.
#9
les paul epiphone...or a strat
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#10
The usb thing seemed cool :P..
and thks for letting me know abut the usb guitars

My music is all over the place. More into a lil of Three Days Grace and AC/DC and am a huge fan of Pink Floyd mostly for the solos XD. Ill say just to make this easy im more looking forward to playing punk stuff on the guitar

I looked at the suggestion so far and The Epiphone G400 is looking like a good choice. I want to put real thought it to this cause my last few quick purchases didnt turn out well.

before i continue i just want to make sure im looking at the right guitar since i dont know much yet. so i looked up the guitar and am gonna paste the site along with the name and you guys think you can make sure i got the right one?

Epiphone G400 --- http://www.zzounds.com/item--EPIG400
Epiphone Goth --- http://www.music123.com/Epiphone-Goth-Les-Paul-Studio-Electric-Guitar-517233-i1149242.Music123
Fender Squier Vintage --- http://www.bananas.com/productdetail.asp/pid_10905/productname_Fender-Squier-Vintage-Modified-Tele-SH
Fender Standard Stratocaster --- http://www.zzounds.com/item--FEN134602

I think i got all of em. :P
and the amps

Valve Junior Head --- http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Valve-Junior-Tube-Amplifier-Head?sku=482069
Crate Palomino tube combo? --- http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Palomino-V8-Class-A-Tube-Combo-Amp?sku=487825

So right now im really leaning in to the Epiphone G400 and as for the amp ill take a look at that a lil later. I have a cheap 50$ one from futureshop that i bought for the acoustic(pickup). ill give that a try and if im not satisfied ill get one of the ones you guys suggested

I might visit Long and Mcquade or THe guitar Shop one of these days and try some of these out. They are 2 of the Music stores near by

thks again for the help
CrazzzzyRio
Last edited by Rio at Sep 28, 2007,
#11
I'm also looking for a new electric, Ibanez are pretty good, i played the sz 520 in the store and its very nice for the money. Not a big fan of epiphone tho
#12
Um, well first off... you can't use that head without a cab. Um, well I'm getting a Palomino but not much for punk music. Maybe the Epi Jr Combo would be good for you.
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#14
Well if you are really strapped for cash and aren't sure how much electric stuff you're gonna play, then the Behringer iAxe is surprisingly not bad (especially for the price). It's nice since you don't have to spend extra cash on a crappy practice amp that you'll want to unload later.


Seeing that you've played acoustic for awhile, however, leads me to think that you'll be able to appreciate a good instrument .

My first electric was a G400, and I wouldn't recommend it.

Since you are in Canada, maybe take a look at some Godins?

What kind of music do you want to play?
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#15
Get a Fender Standard Strat with a AV30VT. If you're a fan of Floyd then a Strat is perfect for you.

As for that USB thing, TOTAL GARBAGE! It's been said a few times, and I'm going to say it again.
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#16
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Um, well first off... you can't use that head without a cab. Um, well I'm getting a Palomino but not much for punk music. Maybe the Epi Jr Combo would be good for you.


I'm pretty sure anything with some gain to it and a treble knob can play punk.

I own the Palomino, it is very versatile, I love it. I can get Pennywise, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NoFX, and Millencolin tones with ease. With a little more tweaking I can get my Coheed and my Led Zep tones from it aswell.

with $600cdn to spend, I would get:

Amp-Crate Palomino V8 http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Palomino-V8-Class-A-Tube-Combo-Amp?sku=487825
(tubes in all of their glory, put in a small package for practicing pleasure, quite versatile, only thing it can't do well is metal imo.)

Guitar-

Epi G400
http://www.lamusic.ca/default.asp?szNav=Product&PID=155
(medium thickness neck, good all around guitar)

Ibanez RG321MH
http://www.lamusic.ca/default.asp?szNav=Product&PID=6249
(really thin neck, coil split, very versatile)

Both of the guitars just need a pick up swap to be amazing guitars.
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#17
Well if you are really strapped for cash and aren't sure how much electric stuff you're gonna play, then the Behringer iAxe is surprisingly not bad (especially for the price). It's nice since you don't have to spend extra cash on a crappy practice amp that you'll want to unload later.


Seeing that you've played acoustic for awhile, however, leads me to think that you'll be able to appreciate a good instrument .


The only reason i was going for the behinger is because of the USB.

Also this guitar is prolly gonna be with me for a good 5-10 years. I dont plan on buying another electric guitar for atleast another 5 or more years so i dont want a one that im not gonna like.

So far the G400 is looking good. I like the way it looks and its a pretty good price. And from what i hear most people say its a good guitar.

What do you guys thing of these guitars?

Epiphone Les Paul Special II --- http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/product/buy_epiphone_les_paul_special_ii_electric_guitar?full_sku=100161340&src=4WBZ4DS
Yamaha --- http://www.overstock.com/Gifts-Flowers/Yamaha-Metallic-Black-Electric-Guitar/1134296/product.html?fp=F&cid=100342
Ibanez GRX20 --- http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-GRX20-Electric-Guitar?sku=519417&src=3WBZ4DS
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Last edited by Rio at Sep 29, 2007,
#20
I had the Behringer for a while...it was worth fooling around with the software, but it had horrible tuning stability. Still, being in college, it was invaluable to have space that the software amp offered. All in all, it was decent fun and helped me learn the mechanics of a guitar that I wouldn't cry about should it become damaged.


If you can get a good multi-effects pedal (say a Zoom, I have a G2.1u that'll give you that USB interface...Digitech makes nice ones that are a bit old but trusted by many UGers) and a solid guitar (ESP...the agathis ones are nice if you don't plan on performing live: Schecter Omens and Epiphones G-400s are worthwhile too) it'll embarrass that Behringer, with the variety of amp models/sounds available and ergonomics.
Last edited by Fast_Fingers at Sep 29, 2007,
#21
(say a Zoom, I have a G2.1u that'll give you that USB interface...Digitech makes nice ones that are a bit old but trusted by many UGers


Cool. I didnt know there were pedals that did that too. Thks

So based on what people are saying i think the G400 is the best choice for the price range?
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#22
It's really up to you. The RG321 by Ibanez offers a greater variety of tones (with the 5 way selector switch that allows coil splitting) and is $20 cheaper than the usual price of $299 (there's some B-stock for $249 though). But, if you want a more comfortable neck, get the G400. I found it too slow (they paint it) for my taste.

Btw, you should look into the Line6 Toneport line if you don't need a pedal but want to play off your computer. The Zoom can play independent of a computer (all you need are batteries/AC power, headphones, and your guitar) but it is pretty heavy (and sturdy...it barely fits the outer pocket of my guitar case). The Line 6 isn't, but it's very compact...with all controls allocated to the software. They tend to have more amp/effect models available for the price and are cheaper (since software's easy to reproduce).
Last edited by Fast_Fingers at Sep 29, 2007,
#23
Thks alot ill take a look as the Line6 Toneport line

The only reason i didnt want the Ibanez RG321 is because it dosent look at good at the G400 in my opinion :P

and srry you guys are gonna have to explain to me what the 5 way switch does and does the G400 have it as well? :S
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#24
Quote by Rio
Thks alot ill take a look as the Line6 Toneport line

The only reason i didnt want the Ibanez RG321 is because it dosent look at good at the G400 in my opinion :P

and srry you guys are gonna have to explain to me what the 5 way switch does and does the G400 have it as well? :S


5 way switch is for the coil split humbuckers (you can have the humbuckers work like single coils). Maybe someone else can explain it better.
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#25

5 way switch is for the coil split humbuckers (you can have the humbuckers work like single coils). Maybe someone else can explain it better.

oo i think i know wht your saying

What abut the switch on the G400 it has rhythm and Treble whts the difference in sounds between those two?
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thks
CrazzzzyRio
#26
Rhythm is the neck pickup, treble is the bridge, in between is both. The bridge has a clearer, more articulate sound that emphasizes highs, and is good with distortion. The neck has a mellower, somewhat muddy sound, with less output, so it's better for cleans and light overdrive. Some people like Rusty Cooley use the neck pickup for sweep picking, because it's somewhat smoother.
#27
Rhythm is the neck pickup, treble is the bridge, in between is both. The bridge has a clearer, more articulate sound that emphasizes highs, and is good with distortion. The neck has a mellower, somewhat muddy sound, with less output, so it's better for cleans and light overdrive. Some people like Rusty Cooley use the neck pickup for sweep picking, because it's somewhat smoother.


Thks a lot. Im guessing the 5 way switcher works in a similar way?

Also what do you guys think abut Squiers?
http://www.zzounds.com/item--SQU301605

I am gonna be going to one of the stores this sat and dont wanna come back empty handed so checking all my options now and then gonna go and try them out and hopefully come back with an electric guitar
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#28
Quote by Rio
Thks a lot. Im guessing the 5 way switcher works in a similar way?

Also what do you guys think abut Squiers?
http://www.zzounds.com/item--SQU301605

I am gonna be going to one of the stores this sat and dont wanna come back empty handed so checking all my options now and then gonna go and try them out and hopefully come back with an electric guitar


Not all of them are crap, but most are, I would do with an Ibenaz (sp?) artcore, and like a Fender hot rod delux
#29
Thks for all the help guys

i got a G400 and am liking it so far
i can post up some pics if ya like
its great
CrazzzzyRio