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#3
£350 idealy, but at a push i might be able to get £400.

I play a bit of anything but mostly Blues, Indie and Rock
#4
maybe check out a Washburn X50-Pro
but that strat would be great as well. The strat will have a twangier sound better for clean and light distortion but the washburn is just cheaper and great quality
#5
Ill probably stick with the strat then because at least i can try it before i buy it
#6
Quote by T0mi
Ill probably stick with the strat then because at least i can try it before i buy it


Good idea
#7
I'd probably say something like an Ibanez RG321 it's well within the price range, but you're probably better off looking at getting anew amp before upgrading guitar
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#8
Quote by mcw00t
I'd probably say something like an Ibanez RG321 it's well within the price range, but you're probably better off looking at getting anew amp before upgrading guitar


He wants to play indie and blues...
But yeah, a new amp would be a better idea;

Laney VC30/VC15 (Depending on if you are gigging)
Fender Blues Junior
Peavey Classic 30
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#9
yeah...what's wrong with ibanez for indie and blues? it#s a really common misconception that ibanez are metal and metal only
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Ibanez RG370DX
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#10
Quote by mcw00t
yeah...what's wrong with ibanez for indie and blues? it#s a really common misconception that ibanez are metal and metal only


Yeah but strats are better for that type of music
#11
Quote by mcw00t
yeah...what's wrong with ibanez for indie and blues? it#s a really common misconception that ibanez are metal and metal only

When i first started guitar thats exactly what i though, but their are some really great songs/cover songs that aren't metal and are played on Ibanez's
#12
Quote by T0mi
When i first started guitar thats exactly what i though, but their are some really great songs/cover songs that aren't metal and are played on Ibanez's


Maybe a different model of Ibanez, but probably not the RG
#13
Quote by Horlicks
Maybe a different model of Ibanez, but probably not the RG

Fair point...
#15
Quote by Horlicks
Maybe a different model of Ibanez, but probably not the RG

I suggested the RG321 for a reason - hardtail, mahogany, and generally inexpensive, plus probably one of the more versatile Ibanez guitars.

Anyway, I don't know why we're having this discussion, I agree about the Laney VC15 as a new amp instead of the new guitar
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Ibanez RG370DX
Laney VC30-212
Dunlop Crybaby
Boss CS-3
Ibanez TS9DX
#16
Quote by mcw00t
I suggested the RG321 for a reason - hardtail, mahogany, and generally inexpensive, plus probably one of the more versatile Ibanez guitars.

Anyway, I don't know why we're having this discussion, I agree about the Laney VC15 as a new amp instead of the new guitar


#17
Guitar looks pretty nice. enjoy
Dean Icon PZ
Line 6 Variax 700
Dean V-Wing
Dean ML 79 SilverBurst
MXR M 108
H2O Chorus/Echo
Valve Junior (V3 Head/Cab and Combo)
VHT Special 6
Phonic 620 Power Pod PA
Wampler Super Plextortion
Line 6 Pod HD
#18
Guitar, my amp and pocket pod are adequate for my needs
#19
Quote by T0mi
Guitar, my amp and pocket pod are adequate for my needs


What is your amp though? Because you could be missing out on a lot of tone without a decent amp
#21
Quote by Horlicks
What is your amp though? Because you could be missing out on a lot of tone without a decent amp

This guy's right. Chances are, if you're using a pod, you're missing out on a lot of nice tone from a decent tube amp.
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Ibanez RG370DX
Laney VC30-212
Dunlop Crybaby
Boss CS-3
Ibanez TS9DX
#22
Quote by T0mi
Roland Cube 60


Upgrade to the VC15, seriously you won't regret it.
#23
Quote by Horlicks
Upgrade to the VC15, seriously you won't regret it.

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Ibanez RG370DX
Laney VC30-212
Dunlop Crybaby
Boss CS-3
Ibanez TS9DX
#25
£220 if you're in the UK

P.S. I own one and I can tell you for a fact they nail low gain indie sounds amazingly, almost as good as a Vox AC30
#26
I dunno then, my squier is falling apart and id rather by a new guitar 1st then get a new amp, so im not guitar less
#27
Quote by T0mi
I dunno then, my squier is falling apart and id rather by a new guitar 1st then get a new amp, so im not guitar less


Falling apart?
#28
Quote by Horlicks
Falling apart?

The input jack is really dogy,sometimes it doesnt work at all, and the scratchplate is coming loose, even when i tighten the screws it has no effect
#29
Quote by T0mi
The input jack is really dogy,sometimes it doesnt work at all, and the scratchplate is coming loose, even when i tighten the screws it has no effect


Maybe buy a new guitar with the remaining £180? You can get a better one than your strat for that price.

I recommend Yamaha Pacifica, Ibanez SA120 (IMO better than the pacifica).
#30
or my other option would be to get one now then get the other at christmas
#34
No im not so where can i get a decent 5 watt tube amp (other than Ebay)?
#35
epi valve junior, peavey valveking royal 8, fender champion 600.

the valve king is probably the pick of those, but i'd probably prefer the vc15 to be honest. plus you might get away with it for smaller gigs if you ever did start gigging.

as for the guitar, i'd go with the washburn x50 if you play much heavier rock. if you only play lighter classic rock, the strat should be fine. alternatively, some of the higher up pacificas may be worth a look if you play a bit of heavier metal, but want nice cleans etc. too (pacifica 612, maybe).
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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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#37
Quote by Dave_Mc
epi valve junior, peavey valveking royal 8, fender champion 600.

the valve king is probably the pick of those, but i'd probably prefer the vc15 to be honest. plus you might get away with it for smaller gigs if you ever did start gigging.

as for the guitar, i'd go with the washburn x50 if you play much heavier rock. if you only play lighter classic rock, the strat should be fine. alternatively, some of the higher up pacificas may be worth a look if you play a bit of heavier metal, but want nice cleans etc. too (pacifica 612, maybe).


This guy noes it!

IMO the Fender Champ looks like a fucking biscuit
#38
oh, i meant to clarify, i haven't tried the champion. from what i hear, it stays clean most of the way up, so if you want much drive you'd need to boost it or something. and yeah, that's the one i meant. you can get it marginally cheaper on thomann, but you'd have to buy another powr lead (unless you have one lying around), so that'd probably erode most of the £10 saving... peavey valveking royal 8 is around £100, ditto the epi valve junior. Actually, if you're anywhere near sound control, their grainger amps (basically the epiphone amps rebadged) are a little cheaper- the grainger valve junior (valve 5 or whatever it's called) is something like £79. would be worth a try, but if you play anything heavier than classic rock, it most likely won't have enough gain for you (and that's with the volume on 10!). That's why i'd prefer the vc15 to be honest, it still sounds vintage, but you can get a reasonable amount of gain out of it, and at low volumes too.

looks like a biscuit?
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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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