#1
Come the end of the summer i plan on having around 2000 dollars to spend on new gear. I play a lot of hendrix amongst other classic rock. If im not playing classic rock it'll usually be blues. The odd time i do play harder stuff like metallica but am not to worried if the tone is not cut out for that because i hardly play it and would never play that outside my bedroom.

As of right now i was looking at a fender stratocaster, epiphone hollowbody (undecided on model), epiphone les paul. As for the amp i have been looking strongly at the tiny terror head and the matching cab, fender amps, and the vox ac15. I would appreciate it if you could help me choose an amp and guitar.

Feel free to reccomend others as well.
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#2
Fender MIM stratocaster and upgrade the pickups and whatever needs tweaking, and a Ceriatone Plexi.
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Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#5
Quote by darkarbiter7
Fender MIM stratocaster and upgrade the pickups and whatever needs tweaking, and a Ceriatone Plexi.


Perfect

Just get some really nice P/Us for the strat, and you'll be set.
Oh, you'll have to crank it of course....
Adam
#6
I agree about the Ceriatone Plexi, maybe a nice fuzz or fuzz/octavia pedal, too (cranking the amp would give you the distortion, but Hendrix used Fuzz Face a lot...and fuzzes in general are really cool )

About the guitar - again - hunt down an used MIJ Strat, I have a Fender Squier strat made in '83 in Japan; it's a '62 Reissue, it has every detail of the original (except of pickups and logo on the headstock, of course), has a great slim neck with vintage radius (original '62 had a bigger radius as far as I know, but the MIJ one neck is amazingly comfortable). Plus, they are cheaper than Fenders MIA, the quality is similar. You can even buy them dirt-cheap if you encounter one in a pawn shop, on ebay prices differ from 500$ to 1000 bucks.

Search for the ones with JV or SQ serial, they are the best.
#7
Quote by darkarbiter7
Fender MIM stratocaster and upgrade the pickups and whatever needs tweaking, and a Ceriatone Plexi.


you have to order ceriatones though, correct? I just checked the shipping costs on those and even though they are dirt cheap, the shipping is outrageous.
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#8
Quote by JimPlaysGuitar
American 60's or UK 60's?

american i would guess? Not really sure. I like artist such as hendrix, vaughan, etc.
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#9
Hendrix -> Strat with maple neck --> vox wah --> fuzz face --> octavia --> uni vibe --> Marshall Plexi

SRV --> Strat with rose fretboard and huge strings --> vox wah --> 2 ts808s --> maybe a fuzz --> Fender Vibroverb or some other huge Fender Tube amp turned all the way up.
#10
Big Muff, see if you can find an old Sovtek green one, instead of the epi hollowbody take a look at the ibanez artcore series. I think a telecaster would work nicely for the sound you are looking at. I am not a huge fan of strats, that may be because i am 6' 3" and they feel so light and small to me, I don't know. Try out guitars before you just buy one, even the same model of guitar often sounds different than another one.
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#11
wait lol.... If you interested in any MIMs don't just look at the standard there are several different series
such as Classic series, Classic Players series etc also check out highway one

PS if its a 60s looking guitar you want with a 60s feel the classic 60s strat is a nice reissue on a budget
#12
Go with the Strat. I'd suggest you look around and find a used one. Maybe look into G&L products like the Legacy or S-500. I have both an American Deluxe Fender and a G&L S-500, and the S-500 gets a lot of attention. Their American models can generally be found on the used market for a little more than a new MIM Fender. Great guitars.

You settled on a 15W amp? Then get a Blackstar Artisan 15. It's basically two great amps in one - the Marshall 18W and the AC15 - all in a beautiful hand-wired package. Tried 'em out firsthand at the NY Amp Show. They're terrific. My son's "last amp" will probably be their 30W model.
You Don't Need a halfstack.

You Don't Need 100W.

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i love you slats.
#13
Quote by slatsmania
Go with the Strat. I'd suggest you look around and find a used one. Maybe look into G&L products like the Legacy or S-500. I have both an American Deluxe Fender and a G&L S-500, and the S-500 gets a lot of attention. Their American models can generally be found on the used market for a little more than a new MIM Fender. Great guitars.

You settled on a 15W amp? Then get a Blackstar Artisan 15. It's basically two great amps in one - the Marshall 18W and the AC15 - all in a beautiful hand-wired package. Tried 'em out firsthand at the NY Amp Show. They're terrific. My son's "last amp" will probably be their 30W model.

that is the most expensive 15watt combo i have ever seen
#14
Quote by ironman1478
that is the most expensive 15watt combo i have ever seen


You're not looking hard enough!
You Don't Need a halfstack.

You Don't Need 100W.

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i love you slats.
#16

07 Fender American Deluxe Strat
07 Fender Custom Telecaster
09 Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster
09 Fulltone OCD V.4
10 Ibanez WH-10 V.2
09 Splawn SuperStock
10 Jet City JCA-20
97 Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

Yeh the SICK! bit sounds a bit stupid.

#17
at the mo all i seem to be playing is hendrix/the who/led zep etc and blues and i use fender blues jr amp, usa strat and a gibson sg special no fx pedals.
can get all the tones i want, mainly 60s overdriven sounds
#18
i'd say Fender Highway One Strat (the one with single coils) or Epi Casino and a Peavey Classic 30.