#1
Hey all.

Hokay, heres my predicament...
I want both a Kramer Vanguard and a Jackson Randy Rhoads...

I can afford one or the other, just not both

My amp is a Fender 65R, id like a guitar that has an awesome heavy sound, but will give me clean and awesome sounding higher notes as well.

i play mostly stuff like Metallica, Ensiferum, BFMV, KSE, and Children of Bodom.

id love your opinions on which i should buy, instead of my warlock.

thanks!
Last edited by Talon2008 at Aug 2, 2008,
#2
Get a better amp, both guitars will sound almost exactly like your Warlock bar some subtle improvements through that amp.
#3
Jacksoooon
But the amp is more important to your tone than the guitar
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#5
If you're comparing a JS30RR to a new MusicYo Kramer, then go for the Jackson.
If you're comparing a RX10D or RR3 to an old, original Kramer... then you'd have a debate on your hands, especially if that Kramer is MIA.
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#6
well, how nice is the randy rhoads you're talking about? one of the usa ones, which are pretty nice, but really expensive, or one of the cheaper ones?
it'd help to know what your budget is.
also, for a really nice distortion sound, look into an electro harmonix metal muff. it sounds really good, and there's nowhere near the feedback or hiss that you'll get from the cheesy boss pedals. costs about a hundred bucks, new.
#7
ok, i was gonna say just get a new amp...once again, depending on your budget, line 6 might be a good place to start.
i'm going under the assumption that you're pretty new, and not ready to blow a grand on some fantastic sounding tube stack.
#8
before you post just assume that everyone is going to have the same opinion.... new amp
But as for the question jackson anyday... I love randy rhoads
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#9
Aware bout the new amp...haha

budget cant afford a half or full stack right now...

and budget can be anything depending on how long i save.

thanks for the imput though....
#10
Quote by truespin
If you're comparing a JS30RR to a new MusicYo Kramer, then go for the Jackson.
If you're comparing a RX10D or RR3 to an old, original Kramer... then you'd have a debate on your hands, especially if that Kramer is MIA.


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#11
You don't need a stack. A combo would good enough even for gigging.
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#12
once again...which rhoads?
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#13
Quote by Talon2008
Aware bout the new amp...haha

budget cant afford a half or full stack right now...

and budget can be anything depending on how long i save.

thanks for the imput though....

don't need one. I can't turn my 1x10" combo up past 3 or it's too loud for practice use.
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