New Guitarist - Amp w/ FX or Amp + FX Pedal?
So I just got into the world of guitars, and I picked up a used 30W Peavey Express 112 amp to start. But after trying it out, I felt that I wanted a different sound, something metal. I went into a local shop and tried out an amp with FX built into it, and with the FX turned on, I got the sound I wanted. (it was a Line 6 15W amp)
So what would you guys do as a beginner? (yes it may have been a long time since you were a "beginner")
a) Buy a pedal to go with the amp? (i've been eyeing a used ibanez SM9)
b) sell the amp and buy the amp with FX built in?
i have an 2003 RG370 if it matters.
Also, i'm getting a low level hum/noise in the amp when no note is being played while the guitar is plugged in. Could it be the crappy wire that I got with the guitar? or the pickups? Or is that normal?