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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Okay, in exactly one month i will be playing a show for 25k people, and my precious artcore will not likely survive and/or feedback all over the place lol. so i'm looking for the best thing i can get under 200$ - i know its crazy, but i'm on a very strict budget!! I dont really care *that much* as long as i can pull off a satch scream with it, and if i can i can fake it with my whammy pedal i guess lol.

any suggestions please?!?!

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If you don't need a trem, get an RG321 and sand down the back of the neck.
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that would be an excellent option! unfortunately i'm still under my parents roof and cant squeeze over 200$ really.
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Why not just borrow something?
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i was starting to think that
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25,000 people and youre looking to play a guitar worth less than 200$$$??? Interesting
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hey, richie sambora and john five all play squire's live!! alot of folks do! congrats on your 222nd post ;-)
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I just got a nice ART100 of **** for under 200 shipped. Has not arrived yet but I bought an ART420 a couple weeks ago and love it. I think the ART series is pretty damn good for the money. Might be the best guitar value out there right now, definitley is for the Ibby's IMHO. Borrowing one is also a very good suggestion. Good luck on the gig.
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You can easily get an RG321 for less than 200, heck I could get you one for that. But I would look to borrow something first, too.
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I would love to hear the explanation on the 25K people gig?? I would say borrowing or renting is your best bet. If you have to buy something you better do it quick so you can receive it in the mail if you go that route,and get it set up how you like it and make sure its intonated properly and you have played it a bit and know everything works you dont want the jack going in n out in front of 25k people. If you had to buy something under $200 I would say a used Ibanez rg470 maybe or maybe a 5xx if you are really lucky or the
ESP LTD MH-103 is pretty decent maybe you could find one used. REally a weird situation.
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Yeah, i guess i'll likely end up borrowing something. i've found some folks that make f-hole plugs for my model artcore, that is a good possibility. do y'all think that just micing a 65 watt to the venue's p/a would be sufficient? my multi-fx also has an XLR out, would that be better. god i sound like a noob.
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I have some more ideas for you. If you can do good setups or if you know someone who does offer a friend to set up his guitar for free(or pay to have it done) in exchange for using it for your gig.Throw in a few sets of strings and you should be in.The shady other idea is buy a guitar from somewhere where they give a money back guarantee use it for your gig and take it back I guess?? Leave the belt buckle at home and dont drop or damage the thing and you should have no problem sending it back.(sorry for that to all reputable sellers I apologize in advance)
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If you can do good setups or if you know someone who does offer a friend to set up his guitar for free in exchange for using it for your gig.
I actually have a good candidate for that, i know a dude that has a decent axe with a poor setup! time to negotiate ! thanks for the help, i feel like such a dork. i did not know how ill prepared i was to go from a hundred every other weekend to 25k lol .
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Borrow, rent, or buy a Squier.

I'm also curious ... what's the gig?

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yup, i'm gonna combine those three options lol, i'm borrowing my friend's squire and setting it up to cover rent (and it reeeaaally needs a setup lol). i called him up (my drummer) so fingers crossed!

the gig is the Albany riverjam, a two day festival. its got some big regional names, and the real attendance figures show from 18 to 30 thousand. so i figured 25 was a reasonable assumption, i know for a face its DEFINITELY gonna be well over 10 lol
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