#1
So, I have sold my 7 string, but am faced with a new problem. Should I buy a second guitar (I tend to play from standard to drop c) to be able to play all the tunings I'd like to, or should I go with the XTLive as I really would like a bunch of effects? I'd be using it mostly for the delays, tremelo, wah, and chorus, plus anything else I may **** around with. The guitar would be an Epi flying V, which I have always wanted as well. I just don't know if it is worth getting a second guitar as lately I have found myself just staying in drop d and standard more than anything else and doing alot of classic rock and hard rock, and not as much metal.


Which would be a better investment?
#2
new guitar and a cheap multi fx pedal.. like a digitech RP80.. it's what i started with when i just wanted effects for screwing around with..

the guitar will outlast you... and once you figure out what effects you actually use, get a stompbox of it
My Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Epiphone AJ
Ibanez Strat Copy

Amps:
Orange Tiny Terror Head
Old beaten up Peavey cab
Marshall MG30DFX
#3
Very true! I am not big into effects, and figured why spend all this dough when a multi FX would do me best overall. It would be more to mess with at home and practising, unless something struck me and I actually started getting into them alot more. Plus I could always sell the XT if I needed to.....
#4
yea, i'd definately go multi-fx pedal then.. it's a great way to get a feel for what a flanger/chorus/tremelo/wah/reverb/delay you name it.

dont spend too much on a multi tho, cuz they're never really gonna be as good as stompboxes, IMO

use it as a tool to figure out what you want.. i ended up just getting wah, overdrive, and distortion, (reverb,delay,chorus,flanger are built into my amp tho)
My Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Epiphone AJ
Ibanez Strat Copy

Amps:
Orange Tiny Terror Head
Old beaten up Peavey cab
Marshall MG30DFX
#5
why the flying v? its so uncomfortable to play, especially sitting down it stars to slide down you lap. you could get a nicer guitar for 500 than the v.
#6
i forgot to mention that you have a real Gibson les paul already, i don't see why you would pick to play an epiphone over a Gibson.
#7
Quote by blacklabel22333
i forgot to mention that you have a real Gibson les paul already, i don't see why you would pick to play an epiphone over a Gibson.


He was asking for input on his question, not your opinion on what guitar he should play. Personally, I prefer my $250 Kramer over my friends $1500 Fender Strat.

To TS - I think that if you're not sure about what kinds of effects you want to use, get the multi-fx. a Floor Pod Plus might work, and hell, you might just get like the Pod X3 'bean' ($299 I think). I had a Floor pod plus, and it helped me figure out what kinds of effects that I wanted, and ones that were too...psychedelic for me.

If you already know what kinds of effects you want to shape your own tone with, get the guitar. Flying V ftw.
Gear
Guitar
Kramer Striker (JB + Jazz)
Amps
Blackstar HT-5C
Vox Valvetronix AD30VT-XL
Pedals
Dunlop DB-01 Crybaby From Hell
Digitech HardWire CM-2 Tube Overdrive
Boss DS-1
#8
With the Xt Live, not only will you find out the fx you like but you'll find out what kind of amps you like.
Dean Icon PZ
Line 6 Variax 700
Dean V-Wing
Dean ML 79 SilverBurst
MXR M 108
H2O Chorus/Echo
Valve Junior (V3 Head/Cab and Combo)
VHT Special 6
Phonic 620 Power Pod PA
Wampler Super Plextortion
Line 6 Pod HD
#9
You already have a guitar you can tune down, but you don't have an effects pedal.

Seems pretty simple to me... get the POD. ^_^