#1
Hi,

What guitar should I be looking at for playing Indie Rock for around £300?

And would playing it through a Orange Crush 30R be a good practice amp?

Thanks
#4
Hmm, maybe you'd want an amp with higher wattage for gigs if you decide you want to gig.

Otherwise, tele seems good to me, light, durable and great for inde/rock. Make sure you get a FENDER and NOT a Squier, ok?!
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#5
i think an Orange Crush would be good. A Fender Standard Telecaster would be good actually. Lots of indie bands use em, and the thicker bridge pickup will give u some decent distortion.
#7
anything you want, because indie is such a broad genre, and you can pretty much see tons of different guitars being used in that scene.
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Strat, Tele, Jazzmaster... all depends on whats available in your area, discounts, etc.
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telecaster by far...
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#10
A second hand semi hollow like an epi sheraton,riviera or casino aint bad depends on the type of 'indie' music your playing.
#11
A sh*ty old danelectro or something, it'll cost nothing and you'll have plenty of money left over for a good amp and pedals and such.
#12
blade telecaster.

has an inbuilt preamp which, when engaged, can give you a major boost for rock.

I'd rather have one than an MIM tele, that's for sure.

alternatively, if you're lucky, you might find a second hand japanese tokai tele, which should be under budget. would also be worth considering.

EDIT: i haven't tried the orange crush, but i'm guessing it's not amazing. a vox valvetronix is probably your best bet, or possibly a peavey valveking royal 8, if you'd like better tone, but less versatility.
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#13
I got my mid 80's Japanese Tele for less than £300 so that would be my recommendation. You can't beat a nice Tele for this sort of thing.

You should probably look into semi-hollows too, they can be great for thicker indie sounds, with the Tele covering more cutting tones.
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#16
You could look for a second hand early 80's Tokai Telecaster. I've got one and it's ace! I think Fender tried to sue them for making such good copies. Hopefully if you buy one whoever had it before you would have took care of it and it won't need much setting up.

But it doesn't cost that much to get it set up and any buzzy pots, inputs etc sorted out if there are any. I had to pay about ten quid to get my input changed and 35 for a set up on top of the £250 quid payed and it turned out brilliant. Not planning on selling it anytime soon as I enjoy using it for my jangly indie pop outings! Not sure about the new Tokai stuff tho.

The only thing I would say about hollow bodies is it is difficult to find decent cheap copies of things like the Gibson Dot unless anyone wants to correct me on that. If you can tell me of a good cheap copy I'll be buying it!!
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You could look for a second hand early 80's Tokai Telecaster. I've got one and it's ace! I think Fender tried to sue them for making such good copies. Hopefully if you buy one whoever had it before you would have took care of it and it won't need much setting up.

But it doesn't cost that much to get it set up and any buzzy pots, inputs etc sorted out if there are any. I had to pay about ten quid to get my input changed and 35 for a set up on top of the £250 quid payed and it turned out brilliant. Not planning on selling it anytime soon as I enjoy using it for my jangly indie pop outings! Not sure about the new Tokai stuff tho.

The only thing I would say about hollow bodies is it is difficult to find decent cheap copies of things like the Gibson Dot unless anyone wants to correct me on that. If you can tell me of a good cheap copy I'll be buying it!!


It's almost as good mate The Japanese Tokai stuff is so beyond the guitar they're copying in a cost:performance ratio. Even the Chinese stuff is great quality.
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anything you want, because indie is such a broad genre, and you can pretty much see tons of different guitars being used in that scene.

Yup. You could get away with anything from a Gretch Synchromatic or a BC Ritch Mockingbird. I like the bite you get from single coils for messier indie/garage rock things, though.