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post #31 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-15-2002, 08:38 PM
 
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1500$? Get a used Les Paul and a used Marshall , you can't be wrong.
I agree, then you have a baseball bat and a springy net to hit the balls into!!!
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1500$? Get a used Les Paul and a used Marshall , you can't be wrong.
I agree, then you have a baseball bat and a springy net to hit the balls into!!!
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1500$? Get a used Les Paul and a used Marshall , you can't be wrong.
I agree, then you have a baseball bat and a springy net to hit the balls into!!!
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Put your money into a nice CD or money market fund for a minimum of 1 year (2 preferably). When your $1500 has turned into $2100, you'll have more options on what you're able to purchase.

Until then, keep on practicing. :-)

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Glen- doesn't your Nomad have a bunch of knobs on the back? Whothehell puts a reverb control on the BACK of an amp? Have they never played live? :-)
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some amp designers have wierd ideas for sure Reverb on the back is silly too, but not showstopper for me (i think they ran out of faceplate space)
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Just my 2 cents here...

Having a fabulous guitar with a $h!++y amp (or no amp at all) is just silly...

Go for an RG (most small shops are practically GIVING AWAY 550s, 560s and 570s that have been hanging on pegs for years...)

Then do as Jono suggested -- get a used 5150.

I can't speak for the combo amp, but I've been using the original head for over five years now.

It's been retubed with Eurotubes (http://www.eurotubes.com) and has 1,000 times more versatility now than it did with the stock tubes.

In fact, I like the thing so much I recently picked up a 5150-II head. The clean channel on this one is like butter -- the first clean channel Peavey has EVER nailed. The lead channel is pretty much the same, with just a little more bite in the high-end due to an extra 12AX7.

I like to think I have a discerning ear when it comes to guitar tone -- and the 5150 is certainly no beginner toy which you tire of quickly. The Pod on the other hand, was just that.

But don't take my word for it -- go try one out and hear for yerself. After all, I like chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce over chocolate cake. (with chocolate sprinkles...)

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1500.00 just about right

let me say that if you are not in a band and are into the guitar for your personal enjoyment you need NOT spend a big amount on a high watt amp.if I had the choice with 1500 bucks on what to get it would be a 7dbk a 25 watt crate amp and digitech rp 100.with todays technoligy you dont need a 200 watt amp to get the tones you need in your bedroom.with those three items you will be under 1500.00.if you do play in a band or perform in any way then you can figure atleast 700.00 on a decent amp that will cut threw the drums.
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After all, I like chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce over chocolate cake. (with chocolate sprinkles...)
...and Glen likes coffee ice cream with coffee sauce over coffee cake (with coffee sprinkles).

Now it's easy to see why one has a Mesa and one has a 5150, right? :-)

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...But don't take my word for it -- go try one out and hear for yerself. After all, I like chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce over chocolate cake. (with chocolate sprinkles...)

ryan
I dig vanilla...maybe that's why I dont really care much for 5150s. Isn't it funny how things work themselves out...
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You should be able to find a new RG3120 or a used Jem in the $800 to $1200 range. New 7DBK's fall in that range also.

If you need an amp to gig with and still stay on budget, you can find a decent 100 watt Carvin tube combo on ebay at any given moment.

The X-series from the mid to late '80's are designed around the Boogie Mark II and can be found for $200 to $300. These are heavy duty amps and you can get excellent clean and '70's & 80's type distortion tones.

The newer Valve Master and Master Tube series amps came out in the early '90's and are a little more versatile. They have separate controls for each channel and the lead channel has an extra gain stage. These can be found for $300 to $500. Don't pay over that because you can get a new 2x12 100w combo direct for $699.

I may get some flak for spouting on about Carvin, but you won't find a more versatile high power tube amp for under a third to half a grand.

Just my 2 cent$.

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If you're going to be spending most of your time playing in your bedroom, might i suggest a Parker NiteFly M and a BOSS GT-6?
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post #42 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-21-2002, 01:10 PM
 
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If you want an ibanez, buy a used rg500 (560 or 570)(made in japan in the early 90s or late 80s if possible) or rg700 and put a good pair of dimarzio pups. Buy an all-valve combo BUT with two speakers. If not, buy a head with 4 x 12 cabinet(depends on which sound you prefer to which model), and a multi FX (doesnt need to be a tc, just a zoom gfx will be enough)
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i don't know if I'll get flamed here as much as on Harmony Central for saying this, but a Crate GFX-65 (65 watts, 1x12) or a GFX-212 (120 watts, 2x12) is a great amp, especially in the price range. Completely blows away the Marshall AVTs IMHO. The clean isn't as good as a Fender, but I think its pretty good. You also get 2 overdrive channels and some really cheesy effects. Only the reverbs and delays are useable at stage volumes. I got my GFX-212 for $315 because it was a floor , they are usually about $350, and they are really cheap used.

For a guitar, a Strat can do no wrong, especially with a humbucker in the bridge position. RG550s and 570s are great if you find a used one in good shape.

Just my $.02, hope it helps!
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Go on eBay, and find a Jem 7DBK for $750.
Buy a used Fender DeVille 2x12 amp for about $550.

Then you have $200 to blow on various stuff- Distortion pedal, delay pedal, strap, picks, strings, etc.

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