#1
I'm a bassist, but I want a guitar to play around with.... I play a diversity of metal, power, hardcore, trash, death, black, FOLK!!!, etc.
I have let's say $450 to spend... I need an amp and a guitar... suggestions?
#3
Roland Microcube (don't get the 15x or the 20x, they are worse than the Microcube) is right up your alley.

Hagstrom F-20 - The Hagstrom F series gives you the most guitar for the money in that price range from everything I've played. Good build quality, solid electronics and pickups, and a very comfortable neck.

I'm also a big fan of the Switch Stealth. Once you get over the fact that it isn't made of wood, you realize how freakin' lively and resonant it is.

I normally shy away from Rogue products, but it's hard to argue with the great specs that the Rogue HH Ash has.
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Roland Microcube (don't get the 15x or the 20x, they are worse than the Microcube) is right up your alley.

Hagstrom F-20 - The Hagstrom F series gives you the most guitar for the money in that price range from everything I've played. Good build quality, solid electronics and pickups, and a very comfortable neck.

I'm also a big fan of the Switch Stealth. Once you get over the fact that it isn't made of wood, you realize how freakin' lively and resonant it is.

I normally shy away from Rogue products, but it's hard to argue with the great specs that the Rogue HH Ash has.

Thats a 2 watt amp. :O.
#5
Quote by kaossurge
Thats a 2 watt amp. :O.


Its a loud two watt amp. If I can hear it over the crap at GC, its loud As for a guitar, check out a used Jackson Dk2 w/ Seymour Duncans. an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top may also be an option, but I would advise just going into various shops and playing guitars to see what you like.
#6
Well, i'm going to the shop tomorrow, but I want some suggestions on what I should try out tomorrow.
#7
Quote by kaossurge
Well, i'm going to the shop tomorrow, but I want some suggestions on what I should try out tomorrow.


Just about everything man Seriously, I feel thats the best way to do it when you need something to do a lot of genres or you're not quite sure what you want.
#8
Quick Teach me a riff to play, so i dont look like an idiot, trying to play guitar out there.
#9
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Thats a 2 watt amp. :O.

r u gonna play at a gig?
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#10
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r u gonna play at a gig?

For gigs i'll use one of my friends amps... but I need something that can be heard with my friends amps when we jam.. they all have 100+W
#11
probably a Roland Cube 60, or hunt for a used peavey 5150 for $450. good luck. they often come in at $500ish on ebay though.
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#12
Quote by ECistheBest
probably a Roland Cube 60, or hunt for a used peavey 5150 for $450. good luck. they often come in at $500ish on ebay though.

dude... i need a guitar AND an amp.
#13
lol so... generally like $100 guitar and $350 amp? iono how loud ur friends play their 100w amps, but i think it won't happen for $450. save more. or it'd be your worst $450 you'll ever spend.
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#14
You won't find anything you would be able to practice in a band with for that little money.
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#15
Quote by kaossurge
dude... i need a guitar AND an amp.

Whatever you do, do NOT buy one of those starter pack things *shudders*

Just pick an amp out first, then try out some guitars that the rest of the money will cover. Take your time and don't just pick something pretty
#16
Guys I really have around $530 total to spend, but I said $450 because usually when I say a price, I get suggestions for $50-$100 over my said budget :P. PLus I also wasnt planning on spending all my money, but it looks like i will be.
#17
Well, if you are a bassist, do you need a new amp 0.o?
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#19
pedals?

that would be like 50 bucks for a simple DS-1
i have a 'white guitar'
#20
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pedals?

that would be like 50 bucks for a simple DS-1

Can I use guitar pedals on a bass amp?
#21
Dean Palomino is a good wide-range guitar. it plays opeth well.
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#22
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pedals?

that would be like 50 bucks for a simple DS-1

A DS-1 and a bass amp will not get you a metal tone ...
#23
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Can I use guitar pedals on a bass amp?


I do it all the time.
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#24
o rly? (about the not metal tone)

what do you think is metal than? super computerized buzzsaw? aka no tone at all?

then get a more "metal" (read uglier sounding) pedal

and i play metal. so dont be like homg wtf u dnt kno wat teh metalz are n00b
i have a 'white guitar'
#25
Quote by FacingUsAll
Roland Microcube (don't get the 15x or the 20x, they are worse than the Microcube) is right up your alley.

Hagstrom F-20 - The Hagstrom F series gives you the most guitar for the money in that price range from everything I've played. Good build quality, solid electronics and pickups, and a very comfortable neck.

I'm also a big fan of the Switch Stealth. Once you get over the fact that it isn't made of wood, you realize how freakin' lively and resonant it is.

I normally shy away from Rogue products, but it's hard to argue with the great specs that the Rogue HH Ash has.


I've got the 20x, I picked it over the microcube too. I tried them both out and did quite a bit of research on both of the amps. The 20x seemed a better fit for me than the microcube. Plus I wanted something that I could trade up for a better amp in about a year, to a year and a half. I'm hoping to trade my amp up for a small tube amp, plus some cash of course in a lil while. While the microcube would have been just fine I wanted something that I could go over to a friends house and jam with his 30 watt valvetronics or how ever it is spelled, the vox partial tube one I think.