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KaiG
post Feb 9 2009, 08:52 AM
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Hello all

Just having joined this site, has inspired me to start playing again and how would you say, start taking my playing serious.

I have 2 amps. Not very good ones imo. I have a crate amp, from about 3-4 years ago. It is a 60 watt i believe. And i have a spider 2 amp. I just dont htink its my thing. I think im going to sell both and buy a decent fender amp. I want a tube amp, but my knowledge of tube amps is well, very little. My style is blues. I love the John Mayer solo'ing sound aslong with his rhythm sound. STV is another and eric clapton. So my question is which amp to get. I believe with the two ill sell and a little more money ill have maybe 400-500$ I also thought of buying the boss BD-2 pedal, and maybe grabbing an ibanez tubescreamer. I just need an amp. Any help would be awesome thank you.

Another question, my guitar is a PRS, just the SE version. I thought of maybe, getting a strat but im unsure. Should i keep the PRS or sell it for a strat?

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post Feb 9 2009, 10:02 AM
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Keep the PRS and save up for a Strat^^ It's always handy to have a second guitar for diffrent tunings, etc...

and this one is the only fender tube amp in your budget that I know of:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product...ombo?sku=483075


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post Feb 9 2009, 10:11 AM
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I agree with Zakk, keep the PRS!

If you're only going to be playing at home there's a 5W amp from Blackheart that's bluesy
http://www.blackhearteng.com/

They have bigger models too if you want more wattage.


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post Feb 9 2009, 12:02 PM
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Hi and welcome!

The PRS SE are meant to be excellent value for the money so i would keep hold of that.

As for amps i dont think you will go far wrong with and fender tube, just a question of how much money you got!
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post Feb 9 2009, 02:35 PM
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+1 to ZakkWyldes comment - my father has that amp and it's absolutely terrific. It's cheap, it's tube, and it has a wide array of usable tones. It has that classic Fender clean to a very gritty/crunchy tone. I would advise you to get the footswitch for it too...
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post Feb 10 2009, 01:39 AM
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I agree with MickeM - Blackheart tube amp is great bang for buck, ideal for the room, and KEEP THE PRS! biggrin.gif


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post Feb 10 2009, 01:52 AM
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I cannot disagree, just keep the PRS. It's a great guitar smile.gif


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post Feb 10 2009, 07:26 AM
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Hello all

Thanks for your replies. Yeah i love my PRS, i just wanted some opinions =). I went to Guitarcenter today and checked out that Fender amp, i must say it sounds awesome. That might be the amp i will purchase. I still have to check out the other one that was mentioned. Thanks for your input guys
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post Feb 10 2009, 08:38 AM
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I can only agree with the rest, keep the guitar smile.gif
And both the Fender amp and the Blackheart amp are great smile.gif
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post Feb 10 2009, 10:46 AM
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The Fender Super Champ XD is great, I bought it myself too after a long period of deliberation between the Super Champ and a Blackstar HT5.
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post Feb 10 2009, 04:20 PM
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Definitely keep the PRS, you can get pretty good strats for reasonable prices smile.gif



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post Feb 11 2009, 01:16 AM
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Keep the PRS its a great instrument!!! Blackheart amp is a really though to consider....


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