#3
Won't be any better than your Randall.

Actually, it's probably worse.
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#4
Anybody else?


This thing actually sounds pretty ****ing good from all the clips I have been watching. And no, it would not be better than my Randall, trust me. Maybe I just got a weird one but my Randall has one of the worst distortions I have ever heard on a SS, yes it is true IMHO. I'd rather be playing through a Line 6 than this Randall, but maybe it's just me. That is why I am selling it.


The reason I was asking is because I don't jam, but have my heart set on a 5150 combo. But I really want a second guitar for drop tunings and was wondering it it really worth it to go fully tubed when I won't be in a band or jamming? I know tube is better in most instances.
#5
Yes, it would be better to go for the 5150 if that's what you really want.

Just because its a tube amp doesn't mean it's deafeningly loud all the time, or that it sounds crap at low volume.

That youtube clip sounded dire. I have no idea why you'd want that sound

Go for the 5150 if that's what you really want. It'll save you selling the hartke out of dissapointment.
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#7
Haha, I'm afraid the only way to get the gear you truly want is to save your money and wait, unless you have a lot of stuff to sell! You'll thank yourself for it in the end though.

I'd get the amp first, Fernandes guitars are quite nice, and you'll notice a huge tonal improvement
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#8
Thanks man, I know I'll regret not getting a good amp, so I'll have to suck it up and get it and then start saving again.


I was actually quite impressed with the Fernandes, it was 200$ at a pawn shop and was banged up quite a bit, but nothing that affected the playability so it was actually a great deal. I find it gives it character, lol. After playing Epi's and such I love the natural wood on the neck, never really liked the Epi's because they paint the necks and I find it sucks for fast playing and ****.
#9
Yeah, they're not half bad guitars. I tried a few when I was looking at buying my Les Paul Studio (namely the Monteray and Ravelle). Impressive stuff for the price!
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