#1
alright , so.. im very new at this ive only been learning guitar a short amount of time , just a few weeks into it right now actually , i bought a us fender strat because ive just always loved the look and always wanted to learn to play and i was going to iraq so what better time to learn right? well anyway

i have some crappy little crate amp right now and its ok i guess but i just think it sounds garbage and ive been looking at so many amps and im just not sure which way to go , i think i want a tube amp but im not really sure whether to go with a combo amp..go for pedals or what , any advice? im mostly interested in rock also if that helps any , but for now i was just thinking of getting the boss OS-2 to give a little something to my **** amp
#3
im willing to spend up to 300 maybe 350 , i dont need anything huge , i was thinking maybe a 1x12 as far as music goes i like to play around with 311 , ozzy , nirvana , stuff like that i cant really say too much because as im just starting out i havent found exactly what im looking to do but id love to get something other than the amp i have , its like driving a lamborghini on firestones tires , im hoping for something that can sound good quiet or loud as well because i do most of my practicing at work
#4
Get a modeling amp. (Roland Cube 30 or a Vox DA 20). until you find out what you like.
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#5
so should i still be thinking about pedals or anything for OD or distortion? or do you think i should wait
#6
So is it safe to say you are in the military and coming home at some point?

What is available over there? Are you there now? I take you are ordering on-line maybe?

Budget is $350 right? Is that $US?

PS. +1 to 311 yo.

The Cubes are nice but if you can get a tube combo and safely carry/transport you may want to look at say a Fender SuperChamp XD (hybrid). And i would personally recommend a Digitech Bad Monkey over that Boss. Need more info bro.
#7
yeah im in the army , ive still lookin at plenty of time over here and yes im ordering online , also yes US$ , i dunno about the hybrid though ive been doin research and i hear its just not worth it not to knock your advice at all because lets face it i dont know what im talking about lol , also im sure a tube amp would be fine through shipping not 100% on that but if it did get messed up through shippind it would be covered
#8
Hey, first of all Hats off to you for doing what you do for our Country despite whether or not us being over there makes sense or not. Personally i think it is good thing so i admire what you're doing. :congrats:

Usually i would not recommend a hybrid, but you are just under the mark for all tube except for these maybe. Look into a Blackheart or Epi Vavlve Jr.

I would recommend a Peavey Valveking112 combo but they are $400 new and like 45 lbs. Will you be gigging over there too?

Roland Cube is still a good option of you don't mind solid state.

here are some used Vavlekings i just found if you decide to go that route.
http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=peavey+valveking+112&category0=

Actually there is an Epi combo see list below:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Tube-Combo-Amps-Combo-Amps3.gc?o=1

Edited for stupidity.
Last edited by 311ZOSOVHJH at Jun 21, 2008,
#9
alright thanks alot for the help , nah no gigs lol i need to learn first i just like to hear it well while i play so its easier to pick up on my mistakes that and when i do something right i want it to sound right...right
#10
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alright thanks alot for the help , nah no gigs lol i need to learn first i just like to hear it well while i play so its easier to pick up on my mistakes that and when i do something right i want it to sound right...right


what you just said makes a lot of sense and wish more people thought that way.

well, you've got some stuff to go on and good luck. come back here and/or ask others opinions or PM me if you want more.

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