#1
Ok, so, I have an off-brand guitar that I put an EMG-89 in the Neck and EMG-81 in the Bridge, and a Line 6 Spyder III 75 watt 1x12. The guitar doesn't have a tremolo, and it has 22 frets, but it stays in tune really well. I'm playing a shred/speed metal/heavy metal style. My band is getting offers for gigs around where we live, and I'm trying to figure out whether I need to get a new amp next, or a new guitar.
#2
Amp
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#3
Whyd you bother putting EMG's on a guitar that is played through an SS line 6?

get a Peavey VK, and you'll notice a much greater difference in tone. (in a good way!)
#4
yee u want an amp thats much better than a spyder
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#6
You WANT an AMP... a real one, so that your EMGs can really roar.

As someone said already, Peavey Valve King is a very good way to go.
#7
I know my lead guitarist in my band has a Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier Solo 50 head, and it sounds great, but I don't have $1300...my Line 6 sounds great for a $300 amp though...and also, if I get a new guitar, I'd probably put Dimarzio's in it.
#8
Quote by I<3Pie
I know my lead guitarist in my band has a Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier Solo 50 head, and it sounds great, but I don't have $1300...my Line 6 sounds great for a $300 amp though...and also, if I get a new guitar, I'd probably put Dimarzio's in it.



you don't NEED $1300 to get a good sounding tube amp.

With $300 you could almost buy a Peavey VK 112 (VK new is $400 something) which is MUCH better than the amp you have now.

Go try it out and let your ears test it
#9
ok, well, I was looking at the Peavey Valve King half stack...but I don't know if it has a direct out or not, because right now, for recording purposes, it's kind of important, it's not necessary, but I would like it. Musiciansfriend doesn't say wether it does or not, which makes me presume it doesn't.
#10
Quote by I<3Pie
ok, well, I was looking at the Peavey Valve King half stack...but I don't know if it has a direct out or not, because right now, for recording purposes, it's kind of important, it's not necessary, but I would like it. Musiciansfriend doesn't say wether it does or not, which makes me presume it doesn't.



hmm.. I'm not sure, but I think tube amps dont have a direct out to record. Only SS amps do.
#11
that Mesa has a "slave out" but I'm not sure what that means.
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