#2
you don't necessarily need a distortion pedal....you don't necessarily even need a pedal at all. What kind of sounds are you looking to get that you can't currently get out of the amp?

[EDIT] Digitech Bad Monkey overdrive and a Danelectro Fish and Chips EQ.
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#4
I haven't actually gotten an electric yet, I'm just planning to get one in the near future.
#5
Save the money for a good guitar then.
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#6
how much distortion are you looking for? if you just want a good rock sound buy an overdrive pedal.
#9
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I haven't actually gotten an electric yet, I'm just planning to get one in the near future.


Can i ask why you're gettin an amp before the guitar?

Surely you should buy the guitar first or buy them both together
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#12
lmao, i know amp is more important than guitar for tone, but that is extreme

see how it is on its own, then get down to GC and try and try pedals with your amp, and see if you want a seperate distortion box, or just an OD
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#15
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Thats a quite good guitar, and considering it doesnt have the ibanez standard pickups is even better, whats more better is that it has passive EMG's, Good guitar

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You're pretty much set up axewise.Whats your price range for the amp/pedal?
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#17
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Those aren't really the passive emgs. They are 'designed by emg' lots of guitar brands do that, they could still be decent tho.


Oh yeh, didnt read it over too well

Its still a good guitar though, but i've never seen any pickups 'designed by EMG' so i dont know an awful lot about them.
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#20
You don't need a pedal - as far as I can tell you don't even play yet so you haven't got a clue what you'll need. The Palomino is a great amp but it's debateable as to whether it's a great FIRST amp.

I reckon you get a cheaper guitar like the Ibanez RG321 and a Roland Microcube to start off with.
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#21
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I honestly prefer not to spend over $200 total in terms of amp/pedal.


I hooked a Korg AX5G (Musicians Friend blew them out @ $39.00) to my Epi VJ Head and it has some great METAL. I also have a DS-1 but the Korg LOVES the VJ and the distortion is the best I've heard - better than the Boss and better than the Metal Muff my bud loaned me. Not at all bad for $39.00 and hooked to a $129.00 amp!
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#22
I've already played acoustic for a year, and I love playing guitar, so I figured that I should just get at least some decent gear, rather than starting with something not as good and then upgrading later.