#1
Hey guys, getting paid in about a week here, and when I do it's off to GC to pick up my gear, and then ordering my amp online. Would just like some input on my selections thus far. I will be playing mostly harder rock and metal on this set because I already have fine gear for blues/alt/grunge as it is.

Amp: BH5 Little Giant
Guitar: Ibanez RG321
Pedal: Digitech Bad Monkey OD

Any comments? concerns? Anything better for the money I could be missing? Anything I'm just flat out missing? Any comments would be appreciated.
#2
tube overdrive not just overdrive, look b4 u post neways that looks like some ok begginer/intermediet gear
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#3
why do u want just a 5W amp:s u could probly go a little bit bigger for price. but if 5w is all u want it will probly do the job
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#4
Quote by MacAdam
why do u want just a 5W amp:s u could probly go a little bit bigger for price. but if 5w is all u want it will probly do the job


its 5 tube watts, so its fine for small stuff and practice
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#5
The little giant looks great, but if you could go for more, even just for 15 watts, I would. The pedal's decent, good for the price. I don't like the guitar, it doesn't hold tuning that well. I'd go for an Epi Les Paul, I have the Standard and I love it. And even though I own none of those, my friend has the 321, I've spent a while playing the OD, and I have a 5 watt tube amp, so I know what I'm talking about.
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#7
Save up a bit more, get an s320 or something similar.
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#8
Yeah, save up and get a better Ibanez.

Besides that your pretty much golden.
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#9
I have a higher budget for the guitar, but I was told in another post that the 321 was a great guitar considering I would prefer to keep the FR out of the equation.
#10
Quote by mydogpoops
The little giant looks great, but if you could go for more, even just for 15 watts, I would. The pedal's decent, good for the price. I don't like the guitar, it doesn't hold tuning that well. I'd go for an Epi Les Paul, I have the Standard and I love it. And even though I own none of those, my friend has the 321, I've spent a while playing the OD, and I have a 5 watt tube amp, so I know what I'm talking about.


I've got the rg321 and it stays in tune just fine using d'addario strings
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#13
Quote by JackWhite333
The amp looks great, and so does the pedal.
In stead of that Ibanez, I would get this one:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-GRG170DX-Electric-Guitar-512496-i1147802.gc
It is slighty cheaper, and I have heard much better things about this one.


One thing that I learned is that cheap guitar's tremolo/whammy system are all crap. You'll have to go over $500 to get one that actually can hold tune.
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#14
Quote by JackWhite333
The amp looks great, and so does the pedal.
In stead of that Ibanez, I would get this one:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-GRG170DX-Electric-Guitar-512496-i1147802.gc
It is slighty cheaper, and I have heard much better things about this one.


-1000.

Im sorry but there is no way this has anything over the 321. The 321 is a far better instrument.
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#15
Great choices all around! I think 5W in a tube amp is great for practice and small gigs. If you're playing large venues consider something larger or mike the amp.

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#17
What about the RG2EX1?
20 bucks more
But it depends on what you intend to play
#18
How are the pups compared to the RG321? The neck is the same, and its hardtail so it looks good so far, the only difference I can see is the pups.
#20
God, I've never seen so much bollocks advice on one page....

The 321's fine, and yes hardtail is indeed extremely sensible on a guitar of that price. For the money you won't do better. I believe the EX1 was a short run of low-end RGs with EMG designed passives, utter waste of time in my opinion. The 321 has generic Ibanez ceramic humbuckers, which I've found to be pretty good on most of their guitars, a little muddy on occasion but not bad.

On the whole you've got the makings of a good hard rock practice rig there. If the Bad Monkey turns out not to be gainy enough, try a Rat.
#21
The RG321 is widely recognized as one of the best value Ibanez guitars of all for entry level players and intermediates alike, especially if you're not looking for a tremolo. I cannot for the life of me fathom why anyone would recommend a Gio RG over the 321.