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pinheadslts75 Fair enough. I'm not going to tell you that you're wrong because we both have experience with them and the quality of cleans is very subjective, but I've always felt the Windsor cleans are very lack luster, even moreso than the 6505+. That's why I said if the cleans are important, the Valveking might be worth a look.
If I block the trem on a Floyd does it allow me to change tunings?
Not really...honestly DOD stuff wasn't that great.
amp looks ok. Ibanez is a good beginner guitar. Never heard of other brand but it looks okThanks for the help. I made some choices:
I think this is the right one, since I want something to sound good at lower to medium volumes and not be too loud.
Still can't decide between guitars:
I like both guitars, but you said that I should grab Ibanez, one thing that bothers me is that guitar has whammy bar and I heard that thing is not very beginner friendly. Is it even any useful if you are playing rhythm parts most of the time?
I would like to see your opinion about amp and those 2 guitars.
On the internet (as anywhere, really) voices of reason are usually drowned out by masses of believers in whatever is the belief system of the day
So yes, rw fretboards not only feel different when playing, they are also so bad they are fatiguing when soloing, they give a much darker richer sound* to a guitar and gitar makers would never even think of using cheap woods for their guitars.
* Little known fact, you can actually see how RW sounds simply by looking at its dark rich colour, contrast this with the bright colour of maple, and it gets clear why maple sounds bright and rw dark....
I see you have completely missed the point of the good advice I just gave you on this thread.
If you had any idea what my original reply eluded to, you'd realise that what we think about your particular EQ settings is utterly irrelevant to answering your original question.
Being spoonfed what your exact EQ settings should be is stupid. No person's two rigs and working environments such as room acoustics are going to sound the same and your positioning relative to the cabinet is not going to be the exact same. Giving an extremely vague rundown on what environment you're in helps no one either.
How reflective are the walls of this room? How many pieces of furniture are inside the room that are influencing which frequencies get reflected and absorbed? What are your exacting personal tastes? How hard do you pluck the strings? In what exact location do you pluck the strings along the string's length? Do you pluck the strings 2mm closer to the neck pickup than the bridge pickup or vice versa? The EQ settings that are going to suit you the most are going to vary depending on a combination of all of these aforementioned factors and many more. You cannot expect a community of guitar forum members to know what EQ settings you 'ought' to be using use based on your exact circumstances and personal tastes. Its all far too subjective and there's far too many variables to count.
It even states this information in the forum rules.
Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen didn't go on a guitar forum to ask a group of anonymous people what their ideal EQ settings should be. They used their ears.
You as a musician should be approaching this the same way.
monwobobbo One tube has a brownish tint to the glass at the bottom. Does that sound blown? Only had the damn thing a month though!!
Well I'd disagree with you. I think they are more than capable of holding their own with anything else in their price range. People just hate on them because it's the cool thing to do.
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.
i am pig boy
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