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Connie4
post Feb 27 2009, 09:37 PM
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Ok so this is how the things are:
- I am a rookie
- I want an allround electric guitar (I like the clean sound, but I like a lot of distortion too;)) (important)
- I DO care about the looks tongue.gif ( I like it slick, not to overdone)
- I want to spend 450 euros at most!(~575 dollar)
- I also still need an amp

I play guitar seriously for about 2 months now, and I have borrowed a Squire stratocaster (from SebastiaanNL, thx!) and a cheap orange amp (from timono, thx!). I am not satisfied with borrowing all my stuff, so I want to buy a guitar.

I was thinking about the 3 following guitars:
The Yamaha RGX A2 (Info: http://www.imuso.co.uk/directory/reviews/e...maha-rgxa2.htm)
The Epiphone SG G-400 ''1966'' ( http://www.feedback.nl/?b=EP1966SGCH&a= <- Dutch site)
The Ibanez SAS 32 EX WH ( http://www.piens.com/product/Ibanez/SAS-32-EX-WH/nl/55353 <- best info i could find)

Can anyone help me?

OK, so 1 more thing:
My amp.
I want an amp for 250 euros (~315 dollar). It has to be transportable by bike. Anyone any ideas?
(All the same as with the guitar: I like it clean and distorted tongue.gif)

Thanks in advance!!

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post Feb 27 2009, 09:43 PM
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You can have my Peavey Backstage too!:)..

I was planning to burn it so...

on-topic->...the yamaha link is not working

http://www.yamaha.com/guitars/rgxa2/0,,CNT...3D62690,00.html
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post Feb 27 2009, 09:52 PM
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I voted for Yamaha one, they are so cool.


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post Feb 27 2009, 10:11 PM
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That would be some additions...

http://www.thomann.de/de/epiphone_lp_stand...lain_top_hb.htm
http://www.thomann.de/de/schecter_diamond_damien_6_sbk.htm
http://www.thomann.de/de/ibanez_rg350dx_egitarre_wh.htm

And for an amp:

http://www.thomann.de/de/peavey_vypyr_30.htm


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post Feb 27 2009, 10:43 PM
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Connie,

As a fellow rookie (half a year) and Dutchman I can only advise you to go to a music shop like Feedback Rotterdam and try whatever you can find there. Don't buy from the web without having played at least the same model, and even then I was advised that EVERY guitar is different. One fender strat standard from '01 might play very differently from the same-colour fender strat standard from '01, for example.

Feedback is an amazing shop and has some pretty good prices for Dutch standards, and they have a pretty good selection. There are also some pretty good shops in Amsterdam and Kees Dee and such are pretty good shops too.

I played that particular SG and Ibanez at Feedback, even though 6 months in I've already acquired a taste for Fender, I really liked both, but especially the Ibanez. I only tried it without amplification though, but it felt really slick in my hands.

Also, for amps - I am selling a Vox DA5 on Marktplaats for a very cheap price. Very easily transported and it sounds pretty dang good for such a small thing. Otherwise for 250 euros you could get a Fender Vibro Champ, I really liked the tones coming out of that thing. Latter might not be great for distortion though. I like playing clean a lot.
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post Feb 27 2009, 11:39 PM
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I would agree with Zakk, my suggestion would be:

EPIPHONE LP STANDARD PLAIN TOP HB


As for the amp, it's pretty difficult to find something that is portable on a bike. This is my suggestion, but I don't think it's to bike-portable:
VOX VT30


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post Feb 28 2009, 01:46 AM
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My amp vote would be a Peavey Royal 8 (5W tube). Sells for $230 cdn (so 145 euros). It's only got 3 knobs, gain, volume, & tone.
Chances are, if your only playing 2 months, you don't know how to properly set an EQ anyways. AND IT'S TUBE!!!
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ESP LTD H251
It has EMG's made for ltd Esp's. This sells for $510 cdn (320 euros).
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This will also leave you with money to buy a couple pedals, & a nice case for the guitar etc..

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post Feb 28 2009, 05:32 AM
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Get a used carvin bolt on on ebay......you won´t be desapointed.


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post Feb 28 2009, 05:42 AM
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Try this bad boy on for size
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product...itar?sku=511474


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post Feb 28 2009, 11:16 AM
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Many of the guitars mentioned in this topic are somewhat rare in the Netherlands. In shops both small and large it's usually Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Epiphone and Squier and some assorted less-known stuff.

Edit: However, if you can find some of those rarer brands, more power to you. smile.gif I have found that they tend to only have the high end stuff on Dutch shops when it comes to 'exotic' brands.

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post Feb 28 2009, 03:05 PM
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My suggestion would be a Yamaha Pacifica. I had one as my first guitar and LOVED it! It was a single, single, humbucker setup also so you could get those clean sounds you want as well as distortion. Great guitar for a great price. Look up a Pacifica 012 or 112.


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post Feb 28 2009, 07:14 PM
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ATM, you can buy a Vox AD 50 VT on Marktplaats (Dutch kinda Craiglist) for about 150 euros! That's great value, and more important, a great amp! For guitars.. You only play two months? I'd buy a Ibanez Gio, for instance the gSA-60, or a lower end Epiphone.

EDIT: Zakk's suggestion for the peavey might be a nice idea tongue.gif Peavey is always good xD Also, think about what kind of tremolo you want. If you want one.. There's a big difference between the Floyd rose tremolos and the "Fender style" ones. On this site, the brand Schecter has come by a lot of times as being very good for the price. Also the Yamaha Pacifica, as Praetorian said is a beginner classic tongue.gif

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post Feb 28 2009, 07:58 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Feb 27 2009, 12:39 PM) *
I would agree with Zakk, my suggestion would be:

EPIPHONE LP STANDARD PLAIN TOP HB


As for the amp, it's pretty difficult to find something that is portable on a bike. This is my suggestion, but I don't think it's to bike-portable:
VOX VT30


I'd have to say Zakk & Ivan have a great idea... I also like the MIM (made in Mexico) Strats that I think fall in your price range? I only know American $?
cool.gif But the Vox + Epiphone Les Paul is a can't lose scenario cool.gif

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post Mar 1 2009, 01:55 AM
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Yes I agree, MIM strat is a good guitar to think about if you like single coils! smile.gif


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post Mar 4 2009, 03:08 PM
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If you're able to squeeze a lil' bit more cash, you can also look into B.C.Rich guitars, they're among the best in their price range, IMHO. biggrin.gif

I own this one, a find it a great deal better than any ESP, Cort, or Schecter I tried in that price range. Neck-through construction, mahogany body, Rockfield pickups, additional controls...dunno, I love their whole series, very very versatile... :

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product...itar?sku=512669

My friend has this one, great as well:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product...itar?sku=512668

Dunno 'bout Ibanez and Epi though...


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post Mar 4 2009, 03:18 PM
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I have good experience with Yamaha guitars. My old Yamaha AES800 is a dream to play.


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A brand sold in Holland is Richwood. They have some really cool guitars, like a Les Paul model. I onwed a second hand Richwood Strat (70 euros tongue.gif ) and it actaly played quite nice!

A brand sold in Holland is Richwood. They have some really cool guitars, like a Les Paul model. I onwed a second hand Richwood Strat (70 euros tongue.gif ) and it actaly played quite nice!


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The yamaha link didnt work mate, the Epi is a good looking guitar but they are purposely "Downbuilt" to keep the quality away from the Gibsons so be wary, an Ibanez without a locking trem is something to be very wary of in my opinion.

I have a mexi-strat which I adore to play, they are vastly underrated guitars and dont suffer any interference from Fender USA, the new road worn series are actually considered better than the USA standards by some (Cue controversy!) they also have the most diverse range of upgrade possibilities as you develop as a player, I have just had some Texas special PUP's fitted to mine and they are sublime, you find these in guitars over 1000 sterling which says it all!

There is a reason they are the most copied guitar mate, go try one in a decent amp and you will be amazed, if you like i will do a few sound samples of mine, but only if you want them.
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Feb 27 2009, 11:39 PM) *
I would agree with Zakk, my suggestion would be:

EPIPHONE LP STANDARD PLAIN TOP HB


As for the amp, it's pretty difficult to find something that is portable on a bike. This is my suggestion, but I don't think it's to bike-portable:
VOX VT30


I really agree with that suggestion aswell. I've tried quite a few Epi LP's over the years, and i havent played one i didnt like. I also had a similar vox not so long ago, the AD-VT 2x12 50w version which i was quite pleased with.


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