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#1
The "What guitar should I get" thread
Ok, im just trialing this thread at the moment. Even though it says in the rules "do not post guitar 1 VS guitar 2 threads etc, they still pop up daily.
So this threads here to ask and provide suggestions.

However: You must read the rules of this thread, and use the template provided. This is an absolute must.

Any rulebreaking will be considered spam, and you will be warned for it.


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Flaming: No flaming at all. If someone says they like rap-metal, thats their choice, not yours.
In order to request a suggestion, you must follow a template. The template can be copied and pasted into a new reply below, but you must use this. Any requests not using this template will be removed and the user warned.
Replies must be given using the "template" below. Try to keep your message short, with your who your suggesting it to, your suggestion itself, and maybe a brief message.
NO CONVERSATIONS Although I am a fan of conversations, this thread is not the place for them. I want this thread as clutter free as possible so its easier to manage.
Be sensible. No suggesting the wangcaster (unless specifically asked for goofy guitars) please.
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This must be copy and pasted into the reply form if you want to make a request. (Colors can be ignored if you want)

If you have a couple of items in mind and what to know which one:
Request
Username:
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#2
Request
Username: alidunwoodie
Price Range: <£100
Genres / Bands I like: metal, classic rock, bands like iron maiden, metalica, opeth, black sabbath
What I want: SFX pedal
Additional Information: i have a fender mex strat with a marshall valvestate avt 2000
#3
Username: Sheogorath
Price Range: Max is $300
Genres / Bands I like: Alternative, Rock
What I want: I really like the Studio Epiphone Les Paul wondering if i could get better for $300
Additional Information: None
My Gear
Peavy Raptor 1
75w Line 6 Spider lll Amp
Epiphone Les Paul (SH-4 JB Bridge, SH-2 Neck)
Squier Jazz Bass
Crate 30w Amp
Jasmine Acoustic
Peavey Valveking 112
#4
Username: Bloodoath
Price Range: below 200 preferably
Genres: Metal, softrock, alternative, acoustic even.
What I want: I'm looking for a distortion pedal that gives killer metalcore sound but also is capable of playing light rock.
~Gigantic Underøath fan~
Quote by Jammin'
you've been playing for 7 to 8 EIGHTS?

Also check out my band Smiles In Sickness
#5
Request

Username: GamecockFan
Price Range: $300 under
Bands I like: Country, More Country, Rock, Light Rock, ect.
What I want: Acoustic Electric Guitar, Amp, Case, Tuning equip., anything else I need
Other Info: I just want everything I would need to begin guitar, EVERYTHING

Thanks
Last edited by GamecockFan at May 25, 2008,
#6
Request

Username: RadJordan
Price Range: $500 and below
Bands I like: Anything rock or metal. Metallica, ACDC, Sublime, RHCP, Sum 41, COB, Iron Maiden
What I want: Amp. preferably tube, if it fits in the price range
Other Info: I play a schecter c-1 hellraiser through a really beat up marshall MG
#7
Request

Username: guitarnoobie
Price Range: $150
Genres / Bands I like: Pink Floyd, Hendrix,
What I want: effects pedal
Additional Information: Some kind of muff/overdrive good for lead tones and sustain like the bands I listed above
#8
Username: TheBodomBullet
Price Range: $1000 maximum
Genres / Bands I like:Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, Children of Bodom, Ozzy, In Flames
What I want: A guitar that will cater to my likings as much as possible
Additional Information: I want a guitar that will make me happy in terms of the sound,capabilities, and versatility. Most importantly it has to relate to my own taste given by the bands I've listed.
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Currently using:
B.C. Rich NJ Deluxe Jr. V
B.C. Rich Revenge Warlock
Bugera 6262 212 120 Watt amp :

Coming soon:
B.C. Rich Pro X Mockingbird Hardtail
#9
Request
Username: Don Tonberry
Price Range: $500
Genres / Bands I like: Metallica, Iron Maiden, Linkin Park, Megadeth
What I want: Custom Agile Explorer/ESP EX-400? or a decent $300 guitar and a Roland Cube 30x
Additional Information: Not sure if I need a new amp since my Spider is alright for practicing and I won't be gigging
Guitars
Douglas WRL595, ESP LTD EC-50, 60's Partscaster
Amps
Peavey Valveking 112 w/Vet30
Pedals
Fender Starcaster Chorus ,MXR Classic Overdrive, Artec 8 Band Equalizer, Digitech Hardwire Delay
Last edited by Don Tonberry at May 26, 2008,
#10
Response(s)


Username:alidunwoodie
Although your amp is not the best, I would suggest (considering I don't know what sort of SFX pedal you want):

Distortion:
EHX Metal Muff
Chorus:
Boss CH-1

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Username: Sheogorath
That Epi is a good deal, though you might want to consider this as well.
Agile AL-2000

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Username: Bloodoath
Personally, I would buy two seperate pedals for the two different sounds, or simply use my amp for the light sound and a pedal to boost it into heavier territory. Here are the two pedals I would buy:

Tube Screamer
Metal Muff

But if you want it in one pedal then I would suggest:

MXR Double Distortion

Although it could be a comprimise like that.

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Username: GamecockFan
Very tight budget you have there. It would be tough to find brilliant quality for everything, so you'll have to comprimise a bit. I suggest:

Peavey Backstage 10w - Not pretty, but it'll do the job/

Washburn DK20CET

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**Got to go now, more later**
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Last edited by bartdevil_metal at May 27, 2008,
#11
Request

Username: jake_1234
Price Range: $500-$600 AUD
Genres / Bands I like: Rock ie Alice in chains, soundgarden, nirvana
What I want: amp
Additional Information: Lookine at Vox valvetronix, any suggestions?
GEAR
Legend LP
Nylon Acoustic
Legend 10D Amp
Korg AX3G

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#12
Request- A nice acoustic-electric guitar, but no ugly weird colors, preferably black or natural.
Username: joyal09
Price Range: up to $400
Genres / Bands I like: Jack Johnson, colbie calliat, All american rejects,
What I want: Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Additional Information: i have a crappy squier/fender, i bought last year while learning. It was the starter pack for about $105. I want a new acoustic to last me, that i wont have to upgrade
Last edited by joyal09 at May 26, 2008,
#13
Username: ps2stony
Price Range: 200-300$
Genres / Bands I like: Rock, metal, (Pretty much anything that can make it into Guitar Hero)
What I want: anything i need to start guitar
Additional Information: Looking to learn guitar which means I don't know a thing about it... Need something that wont hold me back from learning, but cheap because I might not stay with this guitar thing.
#14
Username: Xonk

Price Range: 500$

Genres / Bands I like: metalcore, death metal, progressive metal

What I want: guitar

Additional Information: Anything without a floyd rose. My amp is a Crate gx-30m with a metal zone pedal
Last edited by Xonk at May 27, 2008,
#15
I'll Give it a shot..

RESPONSE to ps2stony

I would Get For the Amp..
Roland Microcube
And for the Guitar Couple choices..
Dean Evo XM
Ibanez GAX30

I'd probably go with the Dean.. although the GAX30 looks good specwise.. never played it.. but that should get you a good Metal Tone..
Vox Valvetronix AD15VT
Line 6 Spider III 15W
Peavey Generation EXP Single Coils
1997 Epiphone SG Junior
2007 Ibanez RG120
#16
Username: CrimsonWasetlnd
Price Range: $300
Genres / Bands I like: Everyting from jazz and blues to metal
What I want: Electric guitar
Additional Information: I love the Les Paul body shape, but as I'm a poor teenager cannot afford a Gibson. I also like more abstract-eyecatching shapes.
#17
Quote by TheHentaiNazi
I'll Give it a shot..

RESPONSE to ps2stony

I would Get For the Amp..
Roland Microcube
And for the Guitar Couple choices..
Dean Evo XM
Ibanez GAX30

I'd probably go with the Dean.. although the GAX30 looks good specwise.. never played it.. but that should get you a good Metal Tone..
So I get the amp and which? You gave me kinda a weird answer(for the guitar).
#18
Username: Hamburglekins
Price Range- 600-800 USD
Band/Genres I like: Everything- Lots of classic rock (Zeppelin, the Doors) Alt Rock (Foo Fighters), and shred/instrumental (Petrucci, Gilbert)
What I want: Electric guitar
Additional Info: I want a good shred guitar (the genre i'm most interested in) while still being versitile enough to play alt and classic rock stuff, im not sure if ill need 22 or 24 frets. I'm thinking Ibanez or Jackson maybe?

(btw Amp is a Roland Cube 60)
#19
Request

Username: acoustic-fan

Price Range: $100-$150

Genres / Bands I like: Guns N' Roses, AC/DC, Led Zepplin, Linkin Park and what's on the radio.

What I want: Electric Guitar

Additional Information: Ibanez grx20,gax30 or Squier Affinity Strat or Please recommend one.. 10yr n00b, never played before.. Looking for the best bang for the buck... I have no idea which on to go with..

Please help..getting Analysis Paralysis.

Amp will be Roland Microcube..
Last edited by acoustic-fan at May 27, 2008,
#20
Response(s)

Username: RadJordan
Peavey Valveking 112 (+Speaker Swap if you have the money). See my profile for clips.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442

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Username: guitarnoobie
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ElectroHarmonix-USA-Big-Muff-Pi-DistortionSustainer-Pedal?sku=153314
Maybe a metal Muff for the heavier styles.

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Username: Don Tonberry
The agile guitar is a nice choice for a low budget guitar, but the cube is not really needed as an upgrade from your spider if you're just practising. Yes the cube is better than the spider, but I would save your money till you can get something like a Valveking 112 or Classic 30.

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Username: TheBodomBullet
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-SLSMG-Electric-Guitar?sku=512234
I think this guitar suits your needs well. It has active EMGs, a neck-thru body which yields nice sustain. You'll also get tuning stability from it being a stop tail. I highly suggest you try one of these out.

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Username: jake_1234
Nice choice. You might also look at this:
http://www.guitar.com.au/amplifiers/electric/roland/cube30x.htm

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Username: joyal09
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-CD220SCE-Dreadnought-Dao-AcousticElectric-Guitar-?sku=513915
This is one of the few Electro Acoustics I have tried, felt great as I played it with decent tuning stability. Didn't buy it though as it wasn't my style. Definitley try one out.

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Username: ps2stony
Low budget, but since you're starting out I'll forgive that.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Affinity-Series-Fat-Strat-Electric-Guitar?sku=510629
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Micro-Cube-Combo-Amp?sku=481169
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dunlop-Tortex-Standard-Picks?sku=110040
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ernie-Ball-Instrument-Cable-Straight-Straight-Black?sku=333120 - the 12' one.

Sorry its about $7 over budget, but that is a pretty nice beginner setup IMO.

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Username: Xonk
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Damien-6-Electric-Guitar?sku=513102
That beast should see you through quite a few downtunings

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Username: CrimsonWasetlnd
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Studio-Electric-Guitar?sku=512585
This LP is nice quality, apart from the pickups. Of course pickups are very upgradable so I would recommend getting this guitar and upgrading the pickups at a later dat. It's a nice axe.

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Username: Hamburglekins
Seeing as you play exactly what I do, I'm going to recommend the guitar that I have; a Jackson DK2M. Brillian at shred, and with a pickup swap (which I fully intend to do) you could have a really versatile guitar that plays well.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-DK2M-Dinky-Electric-Guitar?sku=517588

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Username: acoustic-fan
You're just starting out, so I think this guitar would be brilliant for you to muck about on.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-?sku=518875
+ you're 10, so your hands are smaller.


Hope that helps you guys...Damn I got through a few tonight.

*In keeping with the rule of no conversing in this thread, if you need more advice shoot me a PM and I'll do my best to help you in more detail.
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Last edited by bartdevil_metal at May 28, 2008,
#21
Request

Username: The_Bosstone
Price Range: $300-$500 USD
Genres / Bands I like: Ska [The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Selecters, Less Than Jake, The Skatalites, Big D and the Kids Table, etc.]
What I want: An amp
Additional Information: I want it have that bright ska tone, and sound like the way most guitars sound in ska bands. I have a Fender Standard Telecaster, and I want to be able to run a distortion pedal into it and have it sound at least decent. I also need it to be heard over a drummer, so I guess over 15W.

Thanks!
Last edited by The_Bosstone at May 27, 2008,
#24
Quote by bartdevil_metal
What if I switch that guitar with http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Evo-XM-Electric-Guitar?sku=519795
or is that Dean not as good? I'm only asking because I want to play rock, and I heard hambucklers are for playing rock.
#25
Quote by ps2stony
So I get the amp and which? You gave me kinda a weird answer(for the guitar).


Well If you have your chance try the Ibanez say if your have the Guitar Center near you.. but if you don't have a local dealer just go for the Dean.. it comes recommended and I have played it myself and enjoyed it.. the only thing I didn't like about the Dean is the fact that it Really Lightweight which made me nervous but its basswood so it should last nicely and have nice tone its light like an acoustic light.. another words don't go bangin' it around like a beater guitar.. otherwise for Metal the dean is perfect.. and the Micro Cube speaks for itself.
Vox Valvetronix AD15VT
Line 6 Spider III 15W
Peavey Generation EXP Single Coils
1997 Epiphone SG Junior
2007 Ibanez RG120
#26
Quote by ps2stony
What if I switch that guitar with http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dean-Evo-XM-Electric-Guitar?sku=519795
or is that Dean not as good? I'm only asking because I want to play rock, and I heard hambucklers are for playing rock.


I've not had experience with that particular guitar, but the fat strat does have a humbucker in the bridge position, which is what you're going to be using for most of the chord work in rock. The two single coils in the middle/neck position should sound nice as well, especially for rock solos. Look at John Fruciante, he plays a strat and he has a brilliant neck pickup tone.
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#27
Username: KOL40
Price Range: want to try an keep under 500
Genres / Bands I like: Metallica, B4MV, AC/DC, Ozzy, Black sabbath, RJA, other hard rock/metal
What I want: I just want something better than my squier, but i dont HAVE to stick w/ a strat.
Additional Information: I always wanted to play an ibanez, everytime i go to gc they dont have any. I would prefer a few suggestions and reasons why if im not asking too much, not just 'get this, because its good.'
#28
Quote by bartdevil_metal
Response(s)

Username: RadJordan
Peavey Valveking 112 (+Speaker Swap if you have the money). See my profile for clips.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442

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Username: guitarnoobie
Electro-Harmonix Big Muff
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ElectroHarmonix-USA-Big-Muff-Pi-DistortionSustainer-Pedal?sku=153314
Maybe a metal Muff for the heavier styles.

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Username: Don Tonberry
The agile guitar is a nice choice for a low budget guitar, but the cube is not really needed as an upgrade from your spider if you're just practising. Yes the cube is better than the spider, but I would save your money till you can get something like a Valveking 112 or Classic 30.

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Username: TheBodomBullet
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-SLSMG-Electric-Guitar?sku=512234
I think this guitar suits your needs well. It has active EMGs, a neck-thru body which yields nice sustain. You'll also get tuning stability from it being a stop tail. I highly suggest you try one of these out.

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Username: jake_1234
Nice choice. You might also look at this:
http://www.guitar.com.au/amplifiers/electric/roland/cube30x.htm

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Username: joyal09
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-CD220SCE-Dreadnought-Dao-AcousticElectric-Guitar-?sku=513915
This is one of the few Electro Acoustics I have tried, felt great as I played it with decent tuning stability. Didn't buy it though as it wasn't my style. Definitley try one out.

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Username: ps2stony
Low budget, but since you're starting out I'll forgive that.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Affinity-Series-Fat-Strat-Electric-Guitar?sku=510629
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Micro-Cube-Combo-Amp?sku=481169
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Dunlop-Tortex-Standard-Picks?sku=110040
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ernie-Ball-Instrument-Cable-Straight-Straight-Black?sku=333120 - the 12' one.

Sorry its about $7 over budget, but that is a pretty nice beginner setup IMO.

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Username: Xonk
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Damien-6-Electric-Guitar?sku=513102
That beast should see you through quite a few downtunings

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Username: CrimsonWasetlnd
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Studio-Electric-Guitar?sku=512585
This LP is nice quality, apart from the pickups. Of course pickups are very upgradable so I would recommend getting this guitar and upgrading the pickups at a later dat. It's a nice axe.

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Username: Hamburglekins
Seeing as you play exactly what I do, I'm going to recommend the guitar that I have; a Jackson DK2M. Brillian at shred, and with a pickup swap (which I fully intend to do) you could have a really versatile guitar that plays well.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-DK2M-Dinky-Electric-Guitar?sku=517588

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Username: acoustic-fan
You're just starting out, so I think this guitar would be brilliant for you to muck about on.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-?sku=518875
+ you're 10, so your hands are smaller.


Hope that helps you guys...Damn I got through a few tonight.

*In keeping with the rule of no conversing in this thread, if you need more advice shoot me a PM and I'll do my best to help you in more detail.



Hey would I get the same kick if I switched that in for a SL3 soloist? Comes with teh floyd rose
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Currently using:
B.C. Rich NJ Deluxe Jr. V
B.C. Rich Revenge Warlock
Bugera 6262 212 120 Watt amp :

Coming soon:
B.C. Rich Pro X Mockingbird Hardtail
#29
Quote by bartdevil_metal
Response(s)


Username: Don Tonberry

The agile guitar is a nice choice for a low budget guitar, but the cube is not really needed as an upgrade from your spider if you're just practising. Yes the cube is better than the spider, but I would save your money till you can get something like a Valveking 112 or Classic 30.


What if I get a Valveking 112 and a SX STL Ash? Would that be good? or should I get something with humbuckers(probably an Agile) for metal?
Guitars
Douglas WRL595, ESP LTD EC-50, 60's Partscaster
Amps
Peavey Valveking 112 w/Vet30
Pedals
Fender Starcaster Chorus ,MXR Classic Overdrive, Artec 8 Band Equalizer, Digitech Hardwire Delay
#30
Quote by TheBodomBullet
Hey would I get the same kick if I switched that in for a SL3 soloist? Comes with teh floyd rose


Very nice guitar, very good choice as well. From what i remember, the pickups aren't EMGs though. Watch it if they're Seymour Duncans, I'm not very happy with mine.

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Quote by Don Tonberry
What if I get a Valveking 112 and a SX STL Ash? Would that be good? or should I get something with humbuckers(probably an Agile) for metal?


Just googled it, that's a tele copy. Mainly for light rock and blues. Awesome, but not for metal at all. With your budget, a Valveking leaves $100 for a guitar, which quite frankly isn't enough to get something passable. If you were to expand your budget to say $600, you could get the valveking and this:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-JS1-Electric-Guitar?sku=511635

Which is a nice setup to keep you ticking over, and will cover you when gigging. However it is worth keeping in mind that the Valveking is 50w all-valve and will be LOUD. you may not need such an amp yet. You could just get a Peavey Royal 8 and a Metal Muff, that would give you decent tone at practise levels.
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Response(s)


Username: Marley167
Well it all depends on what amp you're using of course, but I'd suggest buying two pedals; one for lo-gain, one for hi-gain. The problem is that this leaves you slightly over budget, from your workding I guess you really didnt want to spend £80 at all, but for £84 you can get both tones to a really good standard (this of course is all relative to the standard of your amp).

Lo-Gain
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/little-muff/69569

Hi-Gain
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/71671

Beware, if your amp is Solid State (i.e no valves) it will not take pedals as well as a valve amp. Unless you have a Roland JC-120
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#31
Quote by bartdevil_metal


Just googled it, that's a tele copy. Mainly for light rock and blues. Awesome, but not for metal at all. With your budget, a Valveking leaves $100 for a guitar, which quite frankly isn't enough to get something passable. If you were to expand your budget to say $600, you could get the valveking and this:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Jackson-JS1-Electric-Guitar?sku=511635

Which is a nice setup to keep you ticking over, and will cover you when gigging. However it is worth keeping in mind that the Valveking is 50w all-valve and will be LOUD. you may not need such an amp yet. You could just get a Peavey Royal 8 and a Metal Muff, that would give you decent tone at practise levels.
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You're right I think the Royal 8 and Metal Muff would be good for me. I saw this video of the STL Ash and it sounds pretty good for metal?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H7X6Pn9PSw

I also like this, not sure if the Duncan Designed pups are good
http://www.rondomusic.com/product1756.html
Guitars
Douglas WRL595, ESP LTD EC-50, 60's Partscaster
Amps
Peavey Valveking 112 w/Vet30
Pedals
Fender Starcaster Chorus ,MXR Classic Overdrive, Artec 8 Band Equalizer, Digitech Hardwire Delay
#32
He did well to get a decent metal tone using tele single coils. You'll get a way better one with humbuckers. That Agile looks nice though, so look into that. Like I said, Agile guitars are good quality for the price.
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Last edited by bartdevil_metal at May 31, 2008,
#33
Username: Jack25
Price Range: <£100 for pedal <£400 for amp
Genres / Bands I like: Alt Rock (Foo Fighters), Bit of indie (Arctic Monkeys).
What I want: Amp - quite versatile, and Distortion pedal not too heavy (I like the sorta McFly surf-ish tone! )

EDIT: My gear atm is Ibanez GSA60 and Epi G400 - don't ask about my current amp!
#35
Username:xo.elsa
Price Range:$800 max
Genres / Bands I like:modern rock, classic rock, punk/pop and alternative.
What I want: acoustic-electric
Additional Information:i want it to last me a really long time, i've been playing for 3 years now, and i want to splurge a bit so i dont have to buy another for at least 5 more years. i usually play for myself, but i might start performing in the future.
#37
Quote by bartdevil_metal
He did well to get a decent metal tone using tele single coils. You'll get a way better one with humbuckers. That Agile looks nice though, so look into that. Like I said, Agile guitars are good quality for the price.


Now that I think about it, I want an amp with some effects and different types of distortion since I play more than just metal. Do you have any suggestions?
Guitars
Douglas WRL595, ESP LTD EC-50, 60's Partscaster
Amps
Peavey Valveking 112 w/Vet30
Pedals
Fender Starcaster Chorus ,MXR Classic Overdrive, Artec 8 Band Equalizer, Digitech Hardwire Delay
#38
Username: roger33
Price Range: $500.00 each
Genres / Bands I like: Classic rock, Black Sabboth, Van Halen, etc.
What I want: Guitar & Amp
Additional Information:
#39
hi guys!
I'm slowly convincing myself to start playing an electric guitar! So far I only play chords and tabs on an acoustic!

Do you think that with that as my knowledge (and the great tabs from UG) would be enough for a start to play the electric?

and because of that, I don't want to spend a lot of money, I just want some cheap average performance guitar, which leads me to a Squier Bullet Strat (I found it around 150 euros). But if you have any cheaper suggestions, I'd like to hear! (preferably by Squier!)

I already have an amp by Line 6, spider III
is it ok for a start?

What do you think??
Last edited by Wild_Rose at Jun 2, 2008,
#40
Quote by Don Tonberry
Now that I think about it, I want an amp with some effects and different types of distortion since I play more than just metal. Do you have any suggestions?


Well, if you're looking for a very verstile amp it's going to be a comprimise in tone at your budget. Maybe save some more money for a Line 6 Flextone? It's light years ahead of your spider.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-Flextone-III-Plus-1x12-Stereo-Combo-Amp?sku=482241

It's more expensive, but tbh any other modeller you get at your budget (even a cube) is not going to be a big improvement.

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Response(s)

Username: roger33

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-ValveKing-112-Combo-Amp?sku=481442
+Speaker swap.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SAS36FMTG-Electric-Guitar?sku=517961

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Username: Wild_Rose


Your amp isnt the greatest, but it's fine for practising with.
As to a guitar, I would suggest:

http://www.thomann.de/gr/fender_squier_affinity_strat_rw_mb.htm

I've always leant more towards the affinity than the bullet interms of quality and tuning stability.
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