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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. ^^
That's a big Ol not gonna happen.
Simply because I don't want to deal with Copywrite claims from YouTube.
THere are links in the video description to the band website/spotify/itunes etc.
As well as links to the opening song itunes/spotify/etc...
FWIW Joyo is indeed one well known Chinese brand of guitar effects pedals that is regarded well enough that their products are licensed by Thomann in Germany and re-branded there with Thomann's Harley Benton brand. Elsewhere some Joyo pedals are branded under the names Legacy, Boston Engineering, and Ammoon, of which I have the HM-100 Heavy Metal distortion pedal, basically a Boss Metal Zone copy but rawer sounding, i.e. shades of Boss HM-2 / HM-3. It is built like an absolute tank, has served me well and of similar quality to the Boss pedals. https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/guitar_effects/boston_engineering/hm-100_heavy_metal/46001/
A lesser known Chinese brand getting recognised for its quality is Xin Sound. Other guitar forums say that Xin Sound analog delay pedals are especially well regarded and good for their price, and actually use parts of the same quality as those used in Analog Man pedals and other high priced guitar effects pedal brands. Xin Sound's Tube Screamer pedal is also said to be of similar quality. I own a Xin Sound MT-80 metal distortion pedal which is based on the Boss HM-2 (but not a clone) and does a very good job of re-creating similar tones. Also available as the variant MT-18: http://www.xinsound.com/Pros.aspx?classId=52
The above site is still under some construction, but Xin Sound sell through AliExpress & similar sites that sell Chinese products. LATEST - Xin Sound are now on Amazon.
This is the kind of thread newbies should be watching to see what actual guitarists on their level are using.
The fretboard material is subjective. Maple does feel different than rosewood whether you are bending or not. One isn't better than the other.
In terms of where the guitar was made I suggest you avoid the mexican strats. They have significantly lower quality control and cheaper electronics than the American ones. I actually prefer the classic vibe squires to Mexican fenders.
monwobobbo thanks for the reply, but yeah more or less what I was thinking. The rhythm guitar player is much more a pedal guy then I am and I guess I just get jealous sometimes lol. I do a lot of recording on my own some I'm sure I'll make some use of it.
BadmotorfingersI understand it but I want to keep my guitars and right now I can’t just buy some Mesa Boogie Mark IV or anything. I f*cking know my amp sucks, but isn’t there any way that I can get at least a bit of a decent tone. Come on.
I can’t just buy a new amp. At least not now. If you would have read my post you would have understand WHY I only now know my amp sucks balls