#1
Hi i have a crappy amp and a crappy sss guitar. i was wondering if replacing my bridge pickup with a humbucker would improve my sound or not.
i play mostly classic rock with some blues
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#2
not really. a new amp is a better choice and will improve your sound more. What is your budget? What do you play?

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#3
i play mostly classic rock ac/dc led zep and try to play some blues
budget is at most $600 AU
Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
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Epiphone Valve Special
Marshall Guv'nor GV2
tanglewood 1000 pu resonator
washborn acoustic
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#4

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#5
thanks i'll look into them and also wood i be better to save and get a marshall dsl 401
40 watt combo amp.
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Custom Built Acoustic
Epiphone Valve Special
Marshall Guv'nor GV2
tanglewood 1000 pu resonator
washborn acoustic
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#6
haven't played a dsl myself yet. but If you thing it sounds great to you, go ahead. but make sure you play it before you buy it.

edit: if you are going to save up money it's worth to look for used amp. A JCM 800 is a really nice amp for what you are playing.

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Last edited by helsinki_vampir at Aug 3, 2008,
#7
I own the 401, and i got it for 1099 AUD. Not a bad amp, and would suit your style of playing i think. Australian prices are crap, so I would say, go used. eBay is a good place to look for amps. They go for pretty cheap. A Valveking would do you pretty good. I played one whilst in New Zealand and it sounded great for blues and classic rock. I've never seen one in Aus though.
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#8
i think my best bet is to try them out, although i would like a new amp now, might take some time to get the cash for a marshall
thanks anyway guys
Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Custom Built Acoustic
Epiphone Valve Special
Marshall Guv'nor GV2
tanglewood 1000 pu resonator
washborn acoustic
My Build
#9
Keep your mind open
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i just got the boss mt-2 metal zone pedal today. i got the adapter for it but how do i know if its charging?
#10
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Boss Tu-2
#11
Quote by bluesnewb
thanks i'll look into them and also wood i be better to save and get a marshall dsl 401
40 watt combo amp.

not necessarily - the 'budget' marshalls are far from the best you can get for the price. There are many better amps within the same price range which are only the same price or cheaper because they don't have the marshall logo.
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Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
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#12
I wouldn't recommend the DSL401 for classic rock and blues; I had one and it was far too modern sounding. (I also thought it sounded pants, so I sold it )

A lot of good, small valve amps for your genre have been recommended. Am I right in thinking you havn't been playing long? If so I'd be inclined to go with a good modelling amp such as a vox valvetronix or a Line6 flextone - They'll give you some tonal flexibility and a lot of effects to play around with before you settle on what kind of tone you really want.
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