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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Gear Dilemma

I've never had awesome gear, besides for my guitars, and it's time for me to start finding what's going to give me a great sound. Right now my main guitar is an RFR RG 20th. My effects are a boss dd3, boss chorus, and crybaby wah - I'm playing through a solid state Peavey Bandit 112, which sounds okay in my bedroom, but onstage it's so fizzy - I hate it. I would love to be able to buy a nice tube amp, but they're kinda pricey for what I'm looking for right now.

In the band I played with this past weekend, the lead guitarist had a podxt live and was getting an EXCELLENT tone from it - it was leaps and bounds beyond my tone and had a very full metal/hard rock sound - exactly what I am looking for.

I'm looking to start gigging regularly and also get into some basic recording. The podxt live would be perfect because it would be a light load for shows and would allow me to record a little easier b/c I don't really have recording equipment.

I also have been looking at the Peavey Valveking line of tube amps since they're pretty cheap for a pretty good tube sound.

I guess what I'm wondering is what you guys think I should start saving up for - something like the podxt live to kind of have it all in one package, or affordable tube amp such as the valveking?

Any thoughts would be appreciated - thanks, guys!
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Sounds like an invitation to drop the soap Cid,

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Re: New Gear Dilemma

Valveking = Meh, IMO.

Buy a used 5150. You can find them for about $500 new, and they'll ruin a VK.
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Valveking = Meh, IMO.

Buy a used 5150. You can find them for about $500 new, and they'll ruin a VK.
Are you talking about a head or a combo? I don't have a cab for a head...unless I can use my crappy bandit for a cab...
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Are you talking about a head or a combo? I don't have a cab for a head...unless I can use my crappy bandit for a cab...
I was referring to the head, but I'm sure either would be just fine. The 5150 head is probably more available as well.

I'd just suck it up, spend the extra cash, and get a 5150 head, and maybe a Mesa or Avatar cab. I imagine that if you bought both used, you could get the head and cabinet for about the same price as a new Valveking half stack.
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