#1
I have a Peavey Raptor EXP that i pay regularly. i play thru a little practice amp also a Peavey. yesterday i visited a local music shop and played an off brand B. C. Rich styled guitar through a similar styled practice amp. The Off Brand B. C. Rich sounded way better and clearer. The down side about it was the playability was a little on the crappy side. as for my Peavey, its a little dated, it has a few frets buzzing, it just sounds grungy and muddy compared to this particular set up. now the question should i spend the cash and buy the off brand B. C. Rich and there amp. or continue playing my own? keep in mind i love the string action of my Peavey. Please Help!!
#2
It was most likely the amps eq at the music store that made it sound better than your home setup. Sorry, but i dont think any guitar sounds worst than some cheap, modern B.C. Rich.

Stick with your peavey for now. Get it setup by a luthier, and buy a new amp. Or learn how to EQ.
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