#1
Hey everybody. So I've been playing acoustic for about a year now and I'm looking to get my first electric guitar. I did some looking and I think this is the guitar & amp I want but I wanted someone elses opinion. I want a guitar and amp that will work for metal, classic rock, hard rock, and blues and I have $200-$300 for the guitar and another $200-$300 on the amp. If anyone has a better suggestion please post it. Thanks.

Ibanez GRG170DX Electric Guitar
Behringer V-Tone GMX212 2X60 Watt Stereo Guitar Combo

EDIT: I also want an amp that will sound good for live proformences
Gear:
Ibanez GRG170DX
Behringer V-Tone GMX210
Last edited by Slash 555 at Jun 20, 2008,
#2
laguna guitars are pretty nice and a line 6 30 watt would be pretty good setup
behringer amps sound like s***
Schecter Hellraiser C-1 81TW/89
Fender 60th Anniversary Strat with Gibson P/Us
Line 6 Spider III half stack
Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah
Digitech RP50
#3
No. Don't get a Spider. Get something better, like, a Roland, or, i don't know. Just don't get a spider, they're sooooo ****.
#5
Well, I say yes to the Ibanez. Ibanezes are great guitars. Tho, for the most part, I go with Fenders. But no to the Behringer. I think Behringers suck. But if it sounds good to you, then go with it.
#9
You can get far better gear for that money.
I don't advise getting an Ibanez with a tremolo in that price range, they go out of tune way too easily. If you want a tremolo, look at the Yamaha Pacifica 112. Otherwise, the Ibanez RG321 is a better option. Both cover the styles you want, but the Ibanez has generally better wood and craftsmanship.

And whatever you do, stay away from behringer amps, the tone is horrible, so is the build quality. Best option in that price range is the Vox AD30VT, it is good for hard rock and metal, but really comes to it's own for blues and for clean settings.

Give me a second to post some links.

EDIT: Or as has been suggested, go with the blackheart if you need the amp only for bedroom practice.
#10
Quote by jman141
laguna guitars are pretty nice and a line 6 30 watt would be pretty good setup
behringer amps sound like s***



yeah not much a fan of Behringer.

but laguna has a pack of a solid body and a line 6 spider III for pretty cheap.


I also agree with the above post about the Vox. Vox amps are so very reliable.
#11
Here come the links I promised:

The guitars
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-PAC112J-Electric-Guitar?sku=511077
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG321-Electric-Guitar?sku=512492
As I said earlier, I'd prefer the Ibanez.

I forgot to mention this one:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Artist-ART100-Electric-Guitar?sku=512354

It has a bassier tone than the RG, but not by much. They feel highly different though, because the RG has a satin finish on the neck, while the ART has the thick laquer also used on the body. The RG neck just feels more smooth, if you pardon the phrase. I added it mainly because of the looks, quality wise it is comparable to the RG.

EDIT: Stay away from Epiphone guitars in this price range unless you are going to change their pickups. Though the build and wood quality of Epiphone is decent, the pickups are absolutely sub par.

The amp
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Valvetronix-AD30VT-30W-Guitar-Combo?sku=481959

It is a modeling amp, hence it is really versatile. This particular model even sounds very nice, far better than anything line6 has to offer for the price. I mentioned it mainly because of that and the size, it is loud enough to use it for band practice.

If you only need an amp for bedroom practice though, choose the blackheart because of it's even better tone.
EDIT: And I don't think you'll need a pedal to play metal with the blackheart, unless you want it to be über-grind-deathcore or something.
Last edited by TheQuailman at Jun 20, 2008,
#12
Quote by TheQuailman
Here come the links I promised:

The guitars
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-PAC112J-Electric-Guitar?sku=511077
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG321-Electric-Guitar?sku=512492
As I said earlier, I'd prefer the Ibanez.

I forgot to mention this one:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Artist-ART100-Electric-Guitar?sku=512354

It has a bassier tone than the RG, but not by much. They feel highly different though, because the RG has a satin finish on the neck, while the ART has the thick laquer also used on the body. The RG neck just feels more smooth, if you pardon the phrase. I added it mainly because of the looks, quality wise it is comparable to the RG.

EDIT: Stay away from Epiphone guitars in this price range unless you are going to change their pickups. Though the build and wood quality of Epiphone is decent, the pickups are absolutely sub par.

The amp
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Valvetronix-AD30VT-30W-Guitar-Combo?sku=481959

It is a modeling amp, hence it is really versatile. This particular model even sounds very nice, far better than anything line6 has to offer for the price. I mentioned it mainly because of that and the size, it is loud enough to use it for band practice.

If you only need an amp for bedroom practice though, choose the blackheart because of it's even better tone.
EDIT: And I don't think you'll need a pedal to play metal with the blackheart, unless you want it to be über-grind-deathcore or something.

Agreed on both counts. Cheap Epiphones (like my former LP-100) aren't that great sounding at all. Played good, but didn't sound so swell. And the AD30VT is a great amp.