#1
My friend wants an electric guitar for christmas. What should his dad get him? He likes rock and metal. His dad will probably by cheap though, so what can he get for 150-250??? I have my opinions, but I 'd like to hear more.
#3
what are your opinions
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#4
Try and get a cheap Jackson - avoid LFR's at this point, it's just not worth the fuss, especially for a starter. And for an amp, go for something like either a Peavey practice or a roland cube.
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#8
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Terrible.

Get a used MIM Strat on Ebay then a Roland micro cube.


hey, who knows if this kid is even going to play long enough to like guitar...

I recommended the Warlock pack because its cheap, looks cool, and isn't all that bad. Besides, it'll keep his interest in guitar going.
#10
Ok, I second the Warlock starter pack, although tbh you could probably do with just getting the bronze warlock on its' own & getting a better practice amp, and I've heard the BC rich one is about as good as a leper in an orgy. I'd say get him a cheap marshall practice amp - if he's just a newbie, he'll love the fact he has that name on his speaker. and MG15'll do the job just fine, with a BC Rich Warlock.... Bit of change spare for things like amps, teacher books, picks - don;t bother with the DVD's though, the van halen ones is a bastard for me to grasp still... I've got minor tapping down, but then the guy starts something completely random & it's just '...Wow, how the?'
EDIT: (lol just randomly did a dry run of newbie guitar parts online - got a nice set for £249 - GAK is my friend, official) And forgot to put the tuner in, as well! Demmit.
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Last edited by Korzack at Nov 11, 2007,
#11
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and is this "friend" actually you? haha



Most certainly not, smart aleck. I have a Greg Bennet guitar that I simply enjoy the heck out of. And to be honest...I have negative opinions about most things in his dad's price range in the first place so that's why I want your opinion.
#12
Ibanez starter packs aren't bad....I know a guy that's been using his for like 5 years.....
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#13
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Ibanez starter packs aren't bad....I know a guy that's been using his for like 5 years.....

the amp too? go beat him up and destroy his stuff so he can go buy some new gear
#14
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the amp too? go beat him up and destroy his stuff so he can go buy some new gear



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a dean vendetta and a roland microcube would be a good idea to begin with
#15
I dunno - no point in buying a ridiculously expensive start-axe if we ain't even sure he's gonna enjoy playing. Just stick with whatever's unique & cheap - Like I said before, the warlock would be a good start, as tbh it's a far better guitar for rock n metal than a squier strat etc., is ever gonna be, and also has that extra 'Wow' factor. I'd say a warlock & a cheap marshall MG - a cube would give him extra stuff to play with, but with more options, more confusion as well.
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#16
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I dunno - no point in buying a ridiculously expensive start-axe if we ain't even sure he's gonna enjoy playing. Just stick with whatever's unique & cheap - Like I said before, the warlock would be a good start, as tbh it's a far better guitar for rock n metal than a squier strat etc., is ever gonna be, and also has that extra 'Wow' factor. I'd say a warlock & a cheap marshall MG - a cube would give him extra stuff to play with, but with more options, more confusion as well.


I think the microcube is a great idea. It has good tone and nice versatility, and will last, seeing as it is portable and can run on batteries. After a few months he will probably want to ditch the MG anyways.

I don't find more options to equal more confusion, either. If i was just starting out, I would want all those little build in effects so I could mess around with different tonal options.

But yeah, basically what i'm saying is the amp should 100% be a microcube. Don't know about the guitar though XD
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#17
If you want to spend closer to 150 go for a squire, If you want more towards 250 look for something by Ibanez or Epiphone.
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#18
Squier standard strat
Roland micro cube

use the rest to set up the strat properly.
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