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post Mar 25 2008, 12:27 AM
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QUOTE (Lithuanian @ Mar 24 2008, 09:45 PM) *
The thing is I'm not experienced enough to know if an amp sounds good or bad as stupid as it sounds.


If you don't know by now what your preferences are, i suggest you not to burn all $2800 just to buy some quality guitar and amp. Sound is of course an important thing, but the shape of the neck, frets, bridge/tremolo as well. I think there is nothing wrong to experiment first with some cheaper guitars and gain experiences with that. Fender strat is a great guitar, but if you think in 6 months that a strat in general is not your thing, then you don't need an american strat for $1200 to find this out. The same for LP, ...

Amps & Effects i would suggest to get something you can use for different styles of music. With the time your ears will develop to hear the details.



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post Mar 25 2008, 02:27 AM
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QUOTE (Lithuanian @ Mar 24 2008, 09:45 PM) *
The thing is I'm not experienced enough to know if an amp sounds good or bad as stupid as it sounds.


I'm exactly on the same boat mate!

I want to get me a new realy good guitar & amp, I have saved money lately, but I have to admit that I still can't tell the difference between so many different models of amps!. And the same thing with guitars: I've been trying SGs, Les pauls and Strats lately. Every time I get new strings I ask the guys at the shop to try a couple guitars... I should start trying them with different amps too tongue.gif

Someday I'll have to make the decision, in the meantime I'm reading all gear threads and checking as many reviews as I can smile.gif


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post Mar 26 2008, 05:22 PM
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Hmm, well check this out:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=dD7EoehgpsA


That is a nice sounding amp haha
I have the 112, it's pretty much eh same deal. You can get the 2x12 for around $700 cdn (112 was $450). Excellent amp for the price. If you want the footswitch, you have to buy it extra (mine was $50).


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post Mar 27 2008, 04:03 PM
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QUOTE (Lithuanian @ Mar 24 2008, 09:45 PM) *
The thing is I'm not experienced enough to know if an amp sounds good or bad as stupid as it sounds.


But I guess you can judge if you like the sound or not, so this should be the starting point, as long as you don't like the sound of the amp, who the hell cares if it is a great amp or not wink.gif


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post Mar 28 2008, 01:19 AM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Mar 27 2008, 04:03 PM) *
But I guess you can judge if you like the sound or not, so this should be the starting point, as long as you don't like the sound of the amp, who the hell cares if it is a great amp or not wink.gif


+1 on that

You don't need to be an expert on gear to choose what you like..Try amp and see if YOU like it..I would suggest to tryout ones really expensive too to have them as reference.. wink.gif


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post Mar 28 2008, 06:05 PM
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What I love is Two Rock amps. Especially the John Mayer signature and the Opal Tone. But they are out of production models sad.gif And they cost +$4000. The JM signature costs around ~$9000. Daaaaaamn

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post Mar 28 2008, 10:12 PM
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Get a Vox AC30. Paul McCartney, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimmy Page, Brian May, Bono... They all use(d) this amp. The 30W, 2x12' version costs about 800 Euro:

http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/page/shop/fl...roduct_id/10037

And don't think that 30W is too few. You get most loudness from the first watt.

As for a guitar, it really depends what feels good in your hands and what you love playing/listening to. Definitely try a Mexican Stratocaster, an Epiphone Les Paul and some kind of heavy-metal Ibanez.

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QUOTE (Bogdan @ Mar 28 2008, 01:19 AM) *
+1 on that

You don't need to be an expert on gear to choose what you like..Try amp and see if YOU like it..I would suggest to tryout ones really expensive too to have them as reference.. wink.gif


I agree completely....I'd suggest trying the Marshall JCM800 Kerry King signature as that reference! haha


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Man. What you really have to think is: You've got the money, you are the king.

Go to the best guitar stores you can and spend as many time there as you wish. You will feel tempted to buy some stuff on the first store, but take your time. Go back home and search the internet. Ask people here...

Last time I was trying to figure out what guitar to buy, I was testing lots of guitars. Made 3-4 visits to a huge guitar shop, spending 2-3 hours each playing. Finally I came across, the one I really bought. I am more than satisfied with that guitar (and that approach for buying) wink.gif

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post Apr 5 2008, 12:46 PM
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QUOTE (Gus @ Apr 5 2008, 07:14 AM) *
Man. What you really have to think is: You've got the money, you are the king.

Go to the best guitar stores you can and spend as many time there as you wish. You will feel tempted to buy some stuff on the first store, but take your time. Go back home and search the internet. Ask people here...

Last time I was trying to figure out what guitar to buy, I was testing lots of guitars. Made 3-4 visits to a huge guitar shop, spending 2-3 hours each playing. Finally I came across, the one I really bought. I am more than satisfied with that guitar (and that approach for buying) wink.gif


The question is whether the shop assistants are also so satisfied with your approach laugh.gif


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As long as you are their possible costumer they should be satisfied smile.gif


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QUOTE (SinoMan @ Apr 5 2008, 12:46 PM) *
The question is whether the shop assistants are also so satisfied with your approach laugh.gif


Yep. After a few visits one of the assistant is now my friend, and he should be satisfied because afterall I bought 2 guitars and pod x3 live there tongue.gif
Well, and he also understands a lot and helped a lot.

But I know, not everyone helps that much... Well, if they do not help at all, they do not deserve our costumer money...


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