#1
I've been playing Guitar for a bout 2 or 3 years now (it depends if you want to include my classical lessons as a child)

I've sort of been on and off over time but never considerably progressed. More recently however I've decided to take it to more than just a hobby and have started composing and learning more songs. I like to play heavy rock, rock and punk rock. I compose rock though, for some reason I just can't compose that heavy XD

Anyway, I currently have an Aria Mac 50 and a Marshall MG30DFX and am in a band. We arnt really in any stage to gig yet, we've been together like a few weeks. But being in a band has made me feel I need to maybe improve my gear or invest in some pedals or equipment. We play punk at the moment but I'm trying to convince them to do rock, haha.

I want to have slight acoustics in my songs aswell though as I love to use the sound but also with solos and heavy-ish breakdowns and choruses.

Heh.. I've written basically an essay and a life story, sorry I tend to blabber XD

Any help or comments would be greatly appreciated!
#3
if you aren't giggin yet then no, you're gear seems fine. If you do start to gig you may need some new items, it's really up to you.
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#4
Your first priority should be an amp, probably 60 watts or so if your eventually going to do small gigs. Or even a 30 or 50 watt tube and som nice pedals. Then get a new guitar, but for gigging youll need both eventually anyways.
#5
I'm thinking of saving up about £400-£600.
So, if I should get a new amp then, what should I consider? Also would there be any point in getting any kind of pedal? I was wondering about getting one that emulates acoustic as I dont really like playing my acoustic over my electric anymore.