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!