#1
Hi, I've been playing guitar for about 5 months now, and I think I should get a new electric guitar. I have a Gibson SG faded, but it has some problems. I have about $850 that I can spend on a new guitar. I play classic rock, punk rock, grunge, and some metal. I would really like to get a Fender. I like the Jaguar, Mustang, and the Stratocaster. I was looking into the 60's and 70's Classic Player or Series model (I forgot which one, it was $600). Can somebody help me out? Thanks.
#2
what are the "problems" with your SG ?
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#3
If you play metal, you are going to need a humbucker.

There are Strats with a HSS configuration, so I would look into one of those. You can still achieve the single coil sound, but have the thick tone the bucker gives for grunge and metal.
#5
mim fat strat
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#6
1. What is wrong with your guitar?
2. Amps are much more important than guitars, look into a new amp first. (I'm of course assuming your guitar is better than your amp.)
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#7
Quote by mikeyElite
what are the "problems" with your SG ?



It came with a cracked headstock, but it was fixed. There's a dip in the neck.


I'm using an el cheapo Yamaha amp.
#8
I advise getting a new amp. The "problem" with your SG is not a problem at all, it's just what SGs do. In fact, getting a new guitar at this point would be the biggest mistake you could make.
#9
Well, if I should get a new amp, I don't have a clue as to what to get.
#10
Well for your situation, and by that I mean a young player that plays a wide variety of genres, I think you should check out...

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-Spider-III-75-Combo-Amplifier?sku=482272

I know you have a lot more money, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should use it all. With this, you get a lot of different types of tones out of it, both clean and distorted. And you'll still have a good hunk of change to put towards your next purchase for when it's time to upgrade once you get much better. Just take a listen to the sound clips on the page and if you like 'em, i'd say for sure try this one out at your local store.
#11
Quote by stinger12345
Well for your situation, and by that I mean a young player that plays a wide variety of genres, I think you should check out...

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-Spider-III-75-Combo-Amplifier?sku=482272

I know you have a lot more money, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should use it all. With this, you get a lot of different types of tones out of it, both clean and distorted. And you'll still have a good hunk of change to put towards your next purchase for when it's time to upgrade once you get much better. Just take a listen to the sound clips on the page and if you like 'em, i'd say for sure try this one out at your local store.


i really hope you didnt just suggest the spider 3.... and the 75 watt one at that take your money and buy a blackheart.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#12
^^+1 to the no spider 3. The only spider that is useful is the 15 watt one as a very quiet, very portable practice amp, anything bigger is useless.
My Gear:
Peavey 6505+
Marshall 1960B
Schecter Hellraiser Avenger
Ibanez VBT700
Marshall Guv'nor
Marshall Echohead
Morley Tremonti Wah
Boss TU-2
Boss NS-2
Avatar 2x12
EHX Holy Grail Reverb
Furman SPB 8C
Boss Flange
#13
Quote by stinger12345
Well for your situation, and by that I mean a young player that plays a wide variety of genres, I think you should check out...

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Line-6-Spider-III-75-Combo-Amplifier?sku=482272

I know you have a lot more money, but that doesn't necessarily mean you should use it all. With this, you get a lot of different types of tones out of it, both clean and distorted. And you'll still have a good hunk of change to put towards your next purchase for when it's time to upgrade once you get much better. Just take a listen to the sound clips on the page and if you like 'em, i'd say for sure try this one out at your local store.


Oh no you di-int.

I suggest you look for a used Crate Palomino V32. Great amps, but are sadly discontinued.
#14
What's wrong with a Spider 3 for an early guitarist looking to play a wide array of music?
#15
^Nothing, if it's the 15 watt one. With the 75 watt one you might as well just save your money for a better amp.