#1
howdy, right now im in the market for something new. the gear i have now isnt bad, but ive had it for a couple years now and feel its time to upgrade. im either looking to get a new guitar or a new amp. i really like my strat, but as of now it doesnt seem to fit my playing style. i like heavy metal (anything from Metallica to All That Remains) and want a guitar that i can shred on. on the other hand, i have heard mixed reviews on my amp, a crate gtd65. i dont have any problems with it, but a few people have said i should look into a better amp before i get a new guitar. so im just asking for opinions, guitar or amp?

i really want to get a schecter c-1 classic if i get a new guitar, but i dont know about amps so suggestions are welcome. my budget for a new amp would be able to go up to $850 and i would want a tube amp

thanks in advance
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#3
that amp isn't that bad really, if I were you I'd get the guitar, and If you're into metal I'd definitely forego the classic and go with a hellraiser instead.
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#4
Your amp should be fine, id look at the schecter c-1.
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#5
Another idea: get that Randal I linked, and you're left with change to make your Strat HSS or HH. Drop some SD's, DiMarzios, or even EMG's if that's your flavour, and you're set.
#6
Sit down and ask yourself what you're happy with. If you're happy with your guitar get an amp, and vice versa. So if you have no issues with your amp, f*ck what everyone else says and get the guitar. Easy.
#7
i haven't seen that many reviews of crate amps here. I've had a GFX212 since '98 or so and I've been pretty happy with it (a little quirky at really low volumes though).
#8
haha cj i dont think anyone could have said it better

how hard would it be to convert my strat into an HH setup?
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#9
I believe most Strats are routed for HSH. You just need to buy the pickups and a new pickguard, or have your pickguard cut. EMG sells some nice pre-made pickguard/pickup/electronic sets. That would probably be the easiest solution. A set with an EMG 81/85 should be fine. I wish they had a set of 81/60. That would be ideal.
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#10
where would i be able to find that pickguard set?
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