#1
Ok, don't laugh, but I have a LP Special 2 (not the greatest guitar but it was cheap) and a Bandit 112 (for a hundred dollars was a really good deal at the time). As I get better at playing, what would be better to buy first, a better amp or better guitar?
#3
hmmmm bandits tube right?

But even if it isent, id say new guitar. Maybe decent epiphone les paul if you like your special? Or SG. Or MIM fat strat. What type of music do you play?
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#4
I play alternative rock/metal mostly and I was thinking about an Ibanez. Maybe an rg something.
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I play alternative rock/metal mostly and I was thinking about an Ibanez. Maybe an rg something.


yeh im no expert on ibanez, but an RG would go well i think. Or a strat maybe, with a humbucker.
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hmmmm bandits tube right?

But even if it isent, id say new guitar. Maybe decent epiphone les paul if you like your special? Or SG. Or MIM fat strat. What type of music do you play?


No it's not actually.

I'd probably upgrade the guitar in this situation. I'd rather have a guitar that plays well and a decent amp instead of a great amp and a guitar that plays like crud.
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I play alternative rock/metal mostly and I was thinking about an Ibanez. Maybe an rg something.

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I thought you wanted an upgrade in tone!
Get a schecter, or a gibson faded, or something. Ibanez's tones aren't that good unless you stick a whole buttload of distortion on it. I would stear clear of it.
Check out a fender with humbuckers. They are good for what you're looking for.
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#9
its not bad for a solid state amp, I got one. I would upgrade your guitar
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#11
wow, this is the first time ive ever answered this question with this answer. get the new guitar, you have a really nice amp for a first. thats so weird.....
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#12
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NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I thought you wanted an upgrade in tone!
Get a schecter, or a gibson faded, or something. Ibanez's tones aren't that good unless you stick a whole buttload of distortion on it. I would stear clear of it.
Check out a fender with humbuckers. They are good for what you're looking for.


Now that's not fair. My old Ibby sounded great and I used to play AC/DC and Zeppelin like 24/7!
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#13
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NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I thought you wanted an upgrade in tone!
Get a schecter, or a gibson faded, or something. Ibanez's tones aren't that good unless you stick a whole buttload of distortion on it. I would stear clear of it.
Check out a fender with humbuckers. They are good for what you're looking for.
Ibanez tones aren't that good unless you stick a whole buttload of distortion on it.

Wow. Talk about ignorant.
#14
If you want an Ibanez the only really good low-end one is the RG321. Get one without a locking bridge, unless you want to spend more. The lowest priced Ibanez with a good bridge is the S520/470, at around $600.
#15
I usually would say amp, but it sounds like your amp is actually pretty decent. Your guitar however is not. I would go for a Epi Les Paul standard. I have the plus top (flamed maple cherry sunburst) standard, and it is an awesome guitar. I have heard good things about ibanezs, i have no experiene with them so go with whatever you think.
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#16
Definently the guitar, I love Ibanez and will also suggest the RG 321. BUT, try a few different ones, a schecter, Epi Les Paul, Fat Strat, etc. and see what you like the best.

"Buttload of distortion" LMAO. Ibanez RG + Randall Clean channel = win
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#17
I'm sorta a guitar noob but can someone tell me the key factors into how a guitar plays different.
#18
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I'm sorta a guitar noob but can someone tell me the key factors into how a guitar plays different.


Neck profile, string tension, action.
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#19
I still can't believe the tool that said the Ibanez remark. And people wonder why other forums like Harmony central frown upon UG. Ignorant fools feeding false information.
#20
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I'm sorta a guitar noob but can someone tell me the key factors into how a guitar plays different.

also the shape/feel/weight of the body, but mostly the neck/fingerboard shape/feel
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#21
All three of which are correctable.

If you like your tone but don't like how your guitar plays, get your guitar taken in for a setup. If it's incorrectable, buy a new guitar.
If you don't like your tone but you like how your guitar plays, buy a new amp.
If you don't like your tone and you don't like how your guitar plays (and you've attempted to get it set up and failed), buy a new amp then a new guitar.
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#22
So what would be the major difference between playing a **** epiphone and a decent ibanez?
#23
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I still can't believe the tool that said the Ibanez remark. And people wonder why other forums like Harmony central frown upon UG. Ignorant fools feeding false information.


Well, if that's coming from Harmony Central, I'd say it's a case of 'pot calling the kettle back'.
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#24
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NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I thought you wanted an upgrade in tone!
Get a schecter, or a gibson faded, or something. Ibanez's tones aren't that good unless you stick a whole buttload of distortion on it. I would stear clear of it.
Check out a fender with humbuckers. They are good for what you're looking for.


wat
#25
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Well, if that's coming from Harmony Central, I'd say it's a case of 'pot calling the kettle back'.
Nah Harmony for the most part is a good place, a little bit of elitists, but still good. I'm sick of the scene metalcore kids here bashing stuff for stupid reasons.
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Nah Harmony for the most part is a good place, a little bit of elitists, but still good. I'm sick of the scene metalcore kids here bashing stuff for stupid reasons.


The thing that really turns me off Harmony are some of those god awful user reviews. I shudder when I think about it.
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#27
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The thing that really turns me off Harmony are some of those god awful user reviews. I shudder when I think about it.
I go there for the forums, they're a lot more helpful at times than UG, but UG has far more people so you dont get buried as quickly. My thread at Harmony can get buried into the 2nd page within 15 minutes.
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I go there for the forums, they're a lot more helpful at times than UG, but UG has far more people so you dont get buried as quickly. My thread at Harmony can get buried into the 2nd page within 15 minutes.


I lurk the forums sometimes. You get buried way quicker at Sputnik.
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#29
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Nah Harmony for the most part is a good place, a little bit of elitists, but still good. I'm sick of the scene metalcore kids here bashing stuff for stupid reasons.


Hippocricy much? Why do the people who say they don't like guitar companies that you like have to be into the same sort of music. They may not like Ibanez, and they can say that. That kid was kind of being ignorant, and you called him on it, however you are doing the same thing. You may not like "metalcore", but that doesn't mean it sucks and no one else can like it. That said, I don't use Ibanez, and i don't listen to "metalcore". What ever the hell that is. Also Harmony-Central is good because most people there can act like grown-ups, or are adults. Most of you guys don't fit those categories.
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Hippocricy much? Why do the people who say they don't like guitar companies that you like have to be into the same sort of music. They may not like Ibanez, and they can say that. That kid was kind of being ignorant, and you called him on it, however you are doing the same thing. You may not like "metalcore", but that doesn't mean it sucks and no one else can like it. That said, I don't use Ibanez, and i don't listen to "metalcore". What ever the hell that is. Also Harmony-Central is good because most people there can act like grown-ups, or are adults. Most of you guys don't fit those categories.


Ouch! That hurts.

Haha, I'm just joshing around, I agree.
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#31
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Also Harmony-Central is good because most people there can act like grown-ups, or are adults. Most of you guys don't fit those categories.


This is true for the internet in general
#32
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wow, this is the first time ive ever answered this question with this answer. get the new guitar, you have a really nice amp for a first. thats so weird.....

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This is also one of my few times I will suggest a guitar over an amp. go for a jackson, schecter, or ESP. cheap and sound great!