So. Here's the thing. I'm selling my Epiphone Les Paul and my Line 6 Spider to my friend for $325, I'll still have a Peavey TransTube Rage 158 amp to use. But here's the thing. I can choose between getting either a used JCM900 1x12 50 watt amp for $475, or a used Gibson Explorer with EMG 81/85 for $560. My dad said he'd pay for the difference in either one, as long as I used my $325 towards it. Also, he said if I get the JCM, he'd buy me at least a cheap Ibanez to use till I save up for a different guitar. I play mostly hard rock and metal, and I've heard good things about both items, so I have come to you for help. Thanks all.
Last edited by dragxthexwaters at Mar 18, 2008,
Amp FTW. A shit guitar can sound decent through a good amp.
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That amp is amazing. Get it. That is all I have to say.
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Alright, so I'm going to go ahead and assume the JCM and
the cheap Ibanez is by far the better move?

I would agree, so would most here I believe. That is a good amp, great amp at that price...
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Alright, so I'm going to go ahead and assume the JCM and the cheap Ibanez is by far the better move?

Well, not really by far. The Gibson's a good deal too. But I'd definitely go for the JCM + Ibanez.
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go for the amp...the price is really good and it's good quality. the guitar isn't a bad deal but i'd still prefer the amp first.
JCM900 +ibanez RG321= more than decent rig.
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