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H4T3BR33D3R I'm pretty sure it's the tuners. The factory nut is pretty good and the strings are fairly recent. I'm aware I need 6 in line, but I need right handed, or whatever, tuners but there barely are any of those. I'm also not sure how it works regarding any pins or screw needed for the tuners.
As it has been stated, the MGs are bad, sure you can get usable tone, but at that price point, you could get something much better, like the Peavey Vypyr VIP 2. The tones are better, and the amp is more versatile than the MG. You can use the bass mode to make your guitar sound like a bass and lay down bass tracks to give recordings some bottom end. There is also an acoustic mode to emulate an acoustic guitar. Plus, I don't know what your preferred genre is, but it can do quite a bit. For blues and rock, I liked the Budda model. Of course, for metal, there is the 6505 model.
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I am at a low on this. I have just started trying to play guitar and am learning how to do better vocals(I listen to Metal). But... I don't feel like I'm even motivated to do it, it's almost like a chore.... even though I really want to do it. I got all my necessary materials, so now all I need is a drive. How come do I not have a drive? It's strange because I really want to be a part of this scene(whatever you would like to call it). I want to be on stage one day, despite my horrible anxiety. I want to write music and put on performances that will change people's lives(I have a natural talent at writing). I have much I would love to say. I want the EXPERIENCE of touring and having bandmates I can call family and friends. I can easily imagine myself on stage, and with the thought alone, I feel the euphoria pumping in my brain. I can't even really explain it. I guess what I am trying to say is... is that I don't believe I am in the right mindset and want to know how to be..
So true. I think anyone who has been playing for a number of years (like me) has made the same mistake. The mistake of thinking that if they only had a certain guitar and amp combo like their current favorite guitar player and learned to play the same notes of a certain song they will sound just like them. I spent way to much money and wasted too many years learning that it just doesn't happen. That is why there are so many posts like "How can I get a sound like (insert guitar hero name)?". Even if you played your favorite guitar players rig in person you won't sound like them. Doesn't happen.
@sony.thepony You asked the wrong crowd. These guys are likely to recommend stuff you definitely don’t need at your level and they’ll let their biases strongly influence their opinions. Good advice will give you some options and let you make better-informed decisions.
You want an amp for home practice that will provide some genre-specific presets. Let’s discuss some options that keep that goal at the forefront.
As much crap as people give it (and I have too at times), the Line 6 Spider series (I’d check out the V) does EXACTLY what you want. The downside is that Internet forum tone specialists will say you have a crappy amp. And they’re not wrong...from their perspective. Those amps don’t have the best tone and wouldn’t be a great choice for some gigs, but it sounds good enough and again, does exactly what you want. If you’re going to let internet negativity affect you (which is absolutely understandable imo), then it may not be the best choice as you’ll start to regret your choice.
The Boss Katana line is also a solid option, though it’s easier to quickly access a lot of presets on the Spiders. Blackstar would also get the job done to be honest.
You might also consider that even if you do get something like those that are fairly cheap, there will likely come a time when you want to upgrade. Some will argue that you may as well just get something “better” right off the bat. Not a horrible argument, but consider that by waiting you’re more likely to develop a better idea of what you actually want. Like what if you buy a nice Marshall and later wish you’d have gotten a Mesa? Furthermore, you’re almost certain to upgrade more than once anyway. You opened that door by reading a forum in the first place.
So while there are some potential downsides, the amps I (and some others) have mentioned do what you’re asking for.
monwobobbo I've tried Black 100(emulates ENGL RB100), 1979 british high gain( Marshall JMP Plexi 1979) and I've also tried '04 Insane 5153 V2 ( Peavey 5150) with varying success.... I am a bit lost TBH
Yes, it's all virtual effects, but I'm trying to copy what I see people doing on videos with real effects. He says he uses a tube factor boosted by a TS, so I guessed the distortion was coming from the T Factor instead of the amp, when I put a tube drive after the TS and in front of the amp with gain in the amp I get a noise all the time even using a gate, any ideas on what to change?
Because he’s asking if he can connect a guitar amp to a bass amp, not a guitar to a bass amp
I don't believe that it makes much (if any) meaningful difference to tone. But I personally wouldn't buy it. I admit to being prejudiced against LP's that don't have a mahogany body for the sake of tradition.
monwobobbo They weren't THAT cheap at £60 and £75 respectively. That said, most of my pedals are on the budget d (but carefully selected from having good reviews). 2 of the distortion pedals were sent to me for free to review so I thought I'd keep them all for now as each is different tonally. My amp is a Fender Mustang V2 set to clean mode. The OD is fine by itself with the wah, as is the distortion, it's when they are both engaged the noise occurs. Removing the wahs eliminates the noise.
I would also add that a beginner probably isn't good enough to sound good. Most good players will sound good through anything. Most bad players will sound bad through anything. Great sounding gear compliments good players. And I say great because beginners have access to a lot of good gear these days. Most beginners don't know what they want. They haven't developed their style and tastes yet. That why most beginners #1 requirement for gear is versatility which is the opposite of what most people look for as they develop into experienced guitarists.
It depends on what your level of expectations are. If you're demanding an amp that can hang with a Mesa or an EVH, you need to either raise your budget significantly or lower your expectations.
Of course getting started is always going to be painful for most people. but if spending a little bit more money makes that process that little bit less painful, then its worth it.
Well either way, both of us are just giving anecdotes of good experiences with spending a lot of money and anecdotes to the contrary. Buying cheap doesn't work for everyone, neither does always buying something expensive.
I just hate it when people buy cheap pieces of shit to start with and it totally fails to inspire them and they quit 6 months later. It happens far too often in the guitar world and is part of the reason why 95% of people quit playing guitar after 18 months. When spending under $500 total for a guitar rig, you get what you pay for. The more money you spend, the more a rig is going to inspire you to practice and ergo the better a guitarist you'll become in the long term. Novices are typically too afraid to spend enough money to buy a decent rig so that they don't lose so much money when they quit. That attitude often becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
monwobobboThanks, I will try that and let you know. I've tried 3 ways so far, the Donner, the EHX and a Hellbabe.
If I cannot understand how to use a certain amp, then it doesn't fit my needs.
And yes, when I first started out playing guitar, I got the best gear I could possibly afford. It worked out for me in the end because after 14 years of playing guitar, I'm still here.
I wouldn't consider the Peavey Valveking to be all that good of a high gain amp to be honest. Its got a good clean channel but for high gain tones it gets awfully woolly in the lows and fizzy in the highs. Definitely not ideal if modern metal if what you're trying to go for. If modern metal is what you want, consider getting a new amp first.
So I got a budget of 300 using as a practice amp to do covers I have a HSS Strat and can’t decide between the Katana 50 or the Champion 50XL not looking for anything complicated that needs a app just a simple dial in amp
I'm not well up on this, but I did a quick bit of research a few minutes ago. - From what I read, they are using pau ferro on MIMs and rosewood (whatever it might be) on MIAs. Isn't the guitar in question MIA?
monwobobbo That's what I thought, I have 5 springs on it and the high e just keeps winding regardless.
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Thread's over folks. The only correct answer is right in front of you. ^^