#1
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, I didn't know whether to put it here or in the Electric Guitar forum.

Anyway, it's Christmas soon and I'm stuck between getting a new guitar or a new pedal.

My current guitar is a crap Yamaha ERG-121C, it sucks. Actually, it's not too bad soundwise, but the pickup selector is a bit dodgy.

My pedal is a Zoom G2.1u, it's not bad but the pedals (well, they're actually big metal buttons ) are getting pretty crappy and sometimes don't switch patch, and then when it does work it switches 2 or 3 patches too far. It doesn't do this all the time but it's a pain in the neck if it happens live. Actually, it's a pain live anyway 'coz of the patch system.


I was thinking about a Boss GT-8 for a new pedal, and an Ibanez RG321MH for a guitar (I don't really want a tremolo 'coz I'll break it and they look confusing ).


So what do you guys reckon I should get, a new guitar or a new pedal?


Cheers!!
Got on the bus with me daysavaaaa
#2
Ahh, i have the same yamaha under my bed. I think...

**** it is.
However, amp is more important than everything, providing your guitar is playable, so what amp do you have?
Amp effects your sound more than guitar.
#3
What amp have you got? If you wanna play well, have a good tone and everything then get a new amp man. Guitar isn't huge in tone, and pedals aren't vital.
#4
Haha, my amp sucks.

It's a Behringer Blue Devil (GX112). Cleans are okay, but the distortion blows. I always use my pedal for distortion, it sounds pretty decent through the amp's clean channel, and I would probably only use the clean channel on a better amp since I use my pedal all the time.

But maybe if I had a better amp I might use the amp's distortion more.

I don't know now.


Cheers for the quick reply though!
Got on the bus with me daysavaaaa
#6
That sounds a good idea but I play in a band and I really need the pedal for switching effects and distortion live.
Got on the bus with me daysavaaaa
#7
Buy a footswitch? You can store models in the vox cant you etc? You could just pick up the Vox and get the footswitch for it, make a load of presets and youd be good to go for live situations easily.
#9
Guys, his current amp IS a moddler. Not a good one, but still...

TS, check out a Roland Cube 60, or a Vox Valvetronix. If you think your amp is fine, the RG321MH is a good guitar.