My cousin is starting to get into guitar and hes getting his first electric and amp soon.

So far this is what i am emailing him (Short version

Stay away from:
Marshall MG
Line Six Spider
Boss metalzone distortion pedal

Try out

So umm.. Any more suggestions?
Get a Guitarport or Toneport.
--"Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride."--
umm....style and pricerange?
Ibanez RG321MH (Air Classic/Tone Zone)
Fernandes Telecaster (Twang King/stock bridge pickup)
Blackstar HT-20 (Scumback 55 speaker/ Tung Sol tubes)
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Lava Cables Clear Connect, Soar and Mini ELC
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Peavey vypyr!!!!!!

To expensive (i think) The kids on a budget! ( I shouldnt say kid because hes older than me... )
stay away from digitech metal master pedals
'15 Fender Modern Player Tele
'88 MIK Squier Strat
'06 Ibanez RG5EX1
Peavey Vypyr 75

Currently GASing for: Orange TH30C
Roland Cube 15 or 20
Vox DA5 or DA10 or Pathfinder or AD15VT
Laney LG20
Fender G-Dec
Ibanez RG321MH (Air Classic/Tone Zone)
Fernandes Telecaster (Twang King/stock bridge pickup)
Blackstar HT-20 (Scumback 55 speaker/ Tung Sol tubes)
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Lava Cables Clear Connect, Soar and Mini ELC
Heres the email so far


Marshall MG series. Just because its Marshall doesn't mean its good.
BOSS METALZONE. Its not an AMP its a distortion pedal. Its gay! I owned one and not only did the piece of **** sound like a dying cat the ****er broke after 5 months.
Line Six Spider The small, cheaper, practice ones are great. The louder, expensive ones are **** compared to other amps you can buy for the same price.

Amps to Check Out

Roland MicroCube. $189.00 Its very small but it has like... 7 different sounds you can **** around with. Its pretty loud to. Obviously you cant, as they say, "Gig" with this thing 'Cuz its ****ing tiny as **** but its a great practice amp. http://www.onlinemusicstore.com.au/index.php?page=showProduct&id=ROMICRO Print of that page and show it to the guy there.

VOX DA5 $235.00 Again its small but has heaps of effects and channels. http://www.onlinemusicstore.com.au/index.php?page=showProduct&id=VODA5 or http://www.onlinemusicstore.com.au/index.php?page=showProduct&id=VODA5CLASSIC

LINE SIX SPIDER $225.00 Good practice amp but the louder, more expensive models are utter **** compared to what you could get for the same price. But this amp http://www.onlinemusicstore.com.au/index.php?page=showProduct&id=LISPIDER3-15 is GREAT for practice.

Remember, your not going to get a Marshall full stack for $200. Dont expect amazing sound quality. The amps i suggested sound pretty good but they are still $200 practice amps. There the best you can get for the money. How much are you going to spend?
DON't LET HIM BUY ANY SPIDERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Line six makes the worst sounding amps out there I have never heard a decent one also you can never just turn off all the crab it comes with every 60 dollar crate amp is better!!!!!!!!
The vox and the Roland cube are cool though especially for beginners because they can mess around with stuff. I don't know much about. i am not sure about the prices in australia but I think a Fender champion 600 should still be in his range it's a all tube which is great so he can get used to a beautiful sound right from the beginning. Actually thinking of it there are quite a couple of 5watt tubes for under 200 USD which is I think around 240 or so AUD.
Here is a list of some I know:

Those should all be pretty cool.
oh and in your email to him you said that you can't gig with that seize amp. This is not completely accurate you can mic them with the Pa system if you should ever want to gig.
This didn't really convince me when I started out but try to make it clear to him that volume and power is not necessarily the most important thing. If you start out with a good quality sound you will never regret it.
Microcube or Da5. People just starting out want to explore sounds/tones etc. These are great little practice amps that hit a lot of tones well. The little tube amps are great, but not versatile for the newer player IMO.
Ok thanks guys.

Stay away from the Spider? I thinks Spiders are great practice amps. However like i said in my email the bigger ones are **** compared to what you could get for the same price.
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Fender G-Dec

I have a Fender G-DEC and I wish I got like a Frontman 15 and a multi-effects pedal instead.
1) With a multi-effects, you can change the sound while playing.
2)The knob to turn the presets on the G-DEC broke, as did my friends', and my guitar teacher's. It's still usable, but it skips around and is frustrating. I took the amp apart but the 1 place I can't get to is the knob.
fender champ 600. tube-y goodeness.
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Lolz that guy is a noob.

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