#1
So right now I have a Fender MIM Strat (it is actually very good) and a Marshall MG10 (not sure wat its called, but it is the 10 watt.) and I am looking for all around upgrades. My style is blues, classic rock, whatever Guns N' Roses style is....think they call it heavy metal for them, but I know almost every song by them.

So I am Looking for a:

Guitar:
Amp:
Distortion Pedal:
#3
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Get an awesome valve amp.

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Vox Valvetronix are very good.

Can I have your Strat?
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#5
Fender '59 Bassman,
Dimarzio preiwred Area pickguard for your Strat,
Boss BD-2 to push the amp further.


That's what I would do.
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#6
Buy a guitar you like (I prefer IBanez Sz series)
Buy a good all-tube halfstack (I prefer Laney, i have a Lany Klipp)
For a good amp you dont need a distrosion pedal.. maybe an EQ pedal (boss GE-7) or a booster.
#7
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peavey valveking.


i think he might be looking for british voicing not american.
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Fender '59 Bassman,
Dimarzio preiwred Area pickguard for your Strat,
Boss BD-2 to push the amp further.


That's what I would do.


bassman is a good amp but i wouldnt suggest it for GnR

and you do not need a halfstack as others may say. a tube combo is more than enough most of the time, unless you're playing in a stadium without a PA system. i suggest looking into some stuff from Ceriatone, they make faithful recreations of marshall amps, you may find one with a GnR tone

Edit: i wouldnt nesicarrily buy a distortion pedal, id get a decent overdrive pedal, better for blues and classic rock.
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Thanks guys keep em comin'...im goin to get somethinn to eat so ill check back in a couple hours
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+1

Vox Valvetronix are very good.

Can I have your Strat?


Indeed they are, but they are not valve amps.

TS, how big/loud does the amp have to be? Keep in mind that you won't need the pedal in case you get an amp with a good overdrive sound.

I'd advise you to keep your strat and buy a marshall JCM 2000 or something similar for the sound you want.

EDIT: If your strat has only single coils, consider putting a single spaced humbucker in the bridge position for a beefier rock sound.
#11
Well I think I am looking for a new guitar more than anything else....I have had my Strat for 3 years and am lookin to upgrade that.
#12
Peavey Valveking amps are excellent.

If you want a really nice guitar, look at some Paul Reed Smith ones. they're gorrrrrrrrgeous. in the meantime i think a good Ibanez Prestige series might fit you.

for a pedal, Danelectro Fab Tone. kicks arse.
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I think I can help you, I have a Marshall JCM2000 TSL head.
Works well for blues/classic rock and should do a decent slash tone with the right guitar.
It's 100 watts, but can be cut down to 25 with the push of a button.
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Quote by Briddell
Well I think I am looking for a new guitar more than anything else....I have had my Strat for 3 years and am lookin to upgrade that.

I'd really advise you to not blow out all that money for both the amp and the guitar. I'd rather choose to buy a very good amp and keep the guitar or buy an excellent guitar and get a small valve amp.

Once again, how loud does it all have to be?
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get a book on music classificating instead of saying" guns and roses style"
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#19
True enough,
Like Kid Fisto said, look into some PRS guitars.
I've heard great things about the PRS SE Custom, and they look amazing!
For an amp you could try a DSL combo(you should be able to find a pretty cheap one)
But if you don't need a lot of power, I would recommend a blackheart little giant. Great 5-watt tube amp with amazing tone and their relatively cheap.
As for pedals, if you must have one, try out the ibanez tubescreamers.
(best stompbox in the world IMHO)
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peavey valveking.

Word.

Quote by maiden_mexico
bassman is a good amp but i wouldnt suggest it for GnR

and you do not need a halfstack as others may say. a tube combo is more than enough most of the time, unless you're playing in a stadium without a PA system. i suggest looking into some stuff from Ceriatone, they make faithful recreations of marshall amps, you may find one with a GnR tone

Edit: i wouldnt nesicarrily buy a distortion pedal, id get a decent overdrive pedal, better for blues and classic rock.


If he buys a tube then he'll have some sweet overdrive anyways.
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If you mean the average high school gym, then I think you just need a smallish valve combo.
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If you want a new guitar I would personally go for a superstrat like an Ibanez RG/S/SZ or even a Jackson if you can find one you like in your price range, I'm not familiar with them all I know is my friend has an SL1 and I love it so much....anyways then I would also get a tube combo, I'd spend about a grand -$1,200 on the guitar and $600-800 on the amp since that's about all you'll need to spend on a tubo combo that will be loud enough to fill a gymnasium with ease.

If you want a really killer amp that'll do pretty much anything, I really love my Carvin V3. I have the combo with the Celestion Vintage 30 speakers which costs a bit more, around $1,300 so if you got that you could still get a mid range Ibanez which are still really nice.
#23
Marshall JCM 800 is what Slash used on Appetite. Guitar, Slash Signature Epiphone Les Paul. Distortion Pedal, Boss MT-2 (That right? The MetalZone anyway).
#24
look into a used jcm2000 like everyone else said. you have a MG, and therefore you need to upgrade IMMEDIATELY!! if you get a new guitar you won't notice a fraction of tone difference if you get a new amp. new amp before guitar, always!!
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