So what you're saying is, and bear with me I've hit the guinness tonight so I might be missing something here. But what you're saying is, that rather than take your tone and hone it to a perfect tone you would take that money that could have made your tone better and spend it on a seemingly unnecessary practice/recording amp? Am I the only one that thinks this is silly?
Plus, for me BKP are only about £10 more than SD's so it's not really that big a deal for me. I would also spend the money on a Hayden MoFo if I was considering another amp.
Maybe you have a point. I was just defending my friend's choice in the Invader and this got started. But I looked at their website, BKPs cost like 200 British Pounds (don't have the symbol), and EMGs or SDs usually cost no more than 150$. But I guess you have a point. Also never tried the MoFo
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A) Invaders sound good. When ran into $3,000 Bogners with a $1,000 dollar cab. Otherwise, you'd be better with EMGs. B) EMGs HZ are pretty crappy. Alexi Laiho doesn't play a HT-5. C) HT-5 is great for a cheap, low wattage tube amp. Doesn't top most amps over $1,000.
I agree with all that except the thing about HZs. They are just a bit flat, but other than that pretty good, and with a gain booster they sound great.
No I don't think your snobby. Maybe I'm just at a level where i still can't differentiate that well between different pickups played with the same amp (tried a few at GC today, barely noticed a difference). Maybe to your ears it sounds better. However, if the Invader wasn't good, Synyster Gates wouldn't use it, or if EMG-Hz pickups were bad, Alexi wouldn't use them. What you like in music is all up to you.
EDIT: I just feel that boutique pickups are an unnecessary luxury
My point exactly. So if they use those 3, shouldn't it be good enough for you. Anyway IMHO, having a BKP or Stephen Designs pup, is just being snobby. Pickups don't do anything except for tweak your sound, so spend your hard-earned cash on a good amp and SDs or EMGs, instead of buying BKPs and a mediocre amp
he's right, Bare knuckles are expensive. and yes Seymour Duncans are relatively cheap, however, none of the arists he mentioned use anything besides EMGs or SD, also i have never heard of any artist who uses BKP or any other high end pup, mos use EMG, SD, or DiMarzios
dude the invaders don't suck, just cos u don't like em doesn't mean they aren't good. jurji, i know you, you're never gonna use ur neck pup (which is y u want a RR24) just dont waste ur cash on it. but apparently u never listen to me, u only listen to people on UG, even if i said the same thing :P
I second the new Peavey 6505 112, but its a 100$ over your budget. As for a guitar, you can't go wrong with a high end BC Rich (800$ or so). As for cables get some Monsters or Mogamis, and picks are a preference, i use Dunlop Ultex Jazz III, and some Dunlop Tortexes 60mm, you might like those.
EDIT: but that would leave you with no pedals. Personally, I only need a Wah, and a nice Analog Delay. So, I'd get an Ibanez Weeping Demon Wah and the Malekko Ekko, or the Carbon Copy.
At least that's how I'd spend that cash, maybe a bit more
Digital is pretty much more versatile, while analog is warmer sounding and better IMO. If you want to do all sorts of stuff with it i recommend digital. If you want it to give a bit of an echo, with warmer repeats go analog.
Good Analog pedals: MXR Carbon Copy - Malekko Ekko - EHX Memory Boy Good Digital Pedals: Boss DD-7 (I think, not really familiar with digital delay)