Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Naperville/Lombard, IL
Newbie here, need help with gear
Ok, I thought of some more questions regarding this topic. *I currently don't play in a band, and I want a rig that i can use at home, and in smaller local venues if I do get into a band, or decide to go solo, lol. *Anyways, volume has never really been an issue, but I understand that tube amps really need to be cranked to get that good tone. *Am I fool for considering buying a Mesa tube rig if I'm only gonna be playing it in my bedroom/dorm/basement? *I consider myself a fairly decent player, and I want to move up from the semi-pro gear that I've been playing (i.e. Peavey transtube series amps) to something more professional. *I've read the revues on Harmony Central for the Triaxis, and it sounds really cool, but I get nervous when I read that it is very loud. *Is there anyway to tame this beast? *Would a Marshall Powerbreak help with this matter? *Like I said before, my main influences are Satch, Vai, and Petrucci, and I would love to get a hybrid sound of all three, especially Satch and Petrucci. *I want to be able to play rockin' tunes like Satch Boogie and some DT stuff, but I also want to kick it back and play stuff like FTLOG and Satch's Cryin' or Always with me.... *I know that Satch is *Marshall guy, but was hoping I could somewhat cloan his sound with a Mesa, though now that I think about that, it sounds kind of unrealistic. *What should I do? *Help!!
Thanks in advance
p.s. *Sorry for rambling, I won't be able to get out to a music store for a few days, so I'm getting myself all worked up about what I need to try out when I drive out to the Guitar Center/Sam Ash this weekend. *