Amp or Guitar?

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Amp or Guitar?

  1. Amp

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  2. Guitar

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  1. Parkyy16

    Parkyy16 New Member

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    I'm planning on getting either an amp or a guitar around next January. My budget will be around $100-$150. I have a single coil gas (specifically Strat) My candidates are:
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    Peavey Predator ($100-$150)
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    Used Al-2000 GT ($100-$150)
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    Xaviere Dark side of the Moon Strat ($170) (No picture, but something like this)
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    Amps:
    Peavey Vypyr 15 or 30 ($100-$200)
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    Vox VT20+ ($170)
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    Keep in mind that I have an incredibly bad amp :p It's one of those that come with squier starter packs.

    You're welcome to offer other guitars and amps.
     
  2. Overt1

    Overt1 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    assuming you already have that AL-2k in your avatar, I'm going with amp.
     
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  3. Zen Archer

    Zen Archer Active Member

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    This.
    hey overt how can you tell that its a 2k in his avatar?

    edit: I do have the Vyper 15 and do recommend it for beginners and as a practice amp. sh*t load of effects
     
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  4. Parkyy16

    Parkyy16 New Member

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    It's on my sig :p
     
  5. Overt1

    Overt1 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    lol I actually didn't read your sig. I could tell it's a 2k cause I can't see the binding and the fretboard looks like rosewood
     
  6. Zen Archer

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    :pat::pat::pat::pat::pat::pat::pat::pat:
     
  7. nomanband

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    I would go amp too. I have the vypyr15 and they are pretty nice for the price. If you do end up getting this amp, first thing you should do is TIGHTEN all the screws! First one I got (brand new) sounded horrid, so I sent it back. Found a used one (what I have right now) and sounded "okay", but after reading a few threads, apparently there was a super easy fix to the problem. Darn screws. Now it sounds like a winner (and I saved $$!). If you weren't that far away I 'd sell you mine. I'm planning of going all tube now. :wiggle:
     
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  8. Parkyy16

    Parkyy16 New Member

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    Oh I forgot to add a tele.
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    i hate righties New Member

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    whatever you do, I vote against the Vypyr. Its a waste of your money, IMO.
     
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  10. rambleon

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    yeah...definitely go for an amp. also do you really need a modelling amp? if not, go for the vox pathfinder 15r. you'll never look back. it costs $120 new ($70-80 used on craigslist). i have come close to buying another smaller tube amp a couple of times but then after trying them out in a store i'd come home, play my pathfinder and wonder what the hell i was thinking.
    i even use it to gig at small venues and if i ever need something louder i'm just going to buy a second one and plug into both simultaneously.
     
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  11. squierfanboi

    squierfanboi Well-Known Member

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    i voted amp but those predators are an insane value and will surely extinguish the single coil gas, but its better to have something nice to play thru
     
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  12. rambleon

    rambleon Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    once again...get a good amp no matter what you do. a friend of mine has an AL3100 with PG poboy pickups and a good fender strat but he plays them through a marshall mg10 :pat:
    i've tried to repeatedly convince him to get a halfway decent amp but to no avail.
     
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  13. Parkyy16

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    It's not that I need the modelling amps, It's more like I'm getting those amps for the effects. I'm super cheap and I don't want to spend 100's on pedals when I can just have the effects that I need on the amp :hsugh: Also I don't mind the modelling either. More amp for the $ :grin:
     
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    Agile is a decent guitar, you need at least a decent amp. GET A TUBE AMP!
     
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    rambleon Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    i'd start with the pathfinder. that's what I did. always lay a good foundation. and then scour your local craigslist for pedals. you'll be surprised what you can get for 30-40 bucks sometimes on craigslist.
    besides the pathfinder has the basic overdrive, a footswitchable boost, a footswitchable tremolo and reverb. plenty to start with IMO.
     
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    What amp would you suggest? I only have 100 dollars to spend :rl:
     
  17. rambleon

    rambleon Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    i sound like a broken record, lol but the pathfinder blows most low watt tubes out of the water. and a brand new one would be pretty much within your budget
     
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    I'll keep the Pathfinder in the option. I heard the VT20+ is also good so I was hoping to get it used or something. Also it's technically tube :grin: As for the 30-40 pedals, I can barely muster up 100 dollars for a Guitar or an amp. 30-40 would set me back. I'm not allowed to work since I have a student visa in the country. It would be against the law :hsugh: With that, even me buying the 2000 was like a miracle :umm: Maybe I'll be able to get a job by the time I'm going to college.
     
  19. rambleon

    rambleon Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    On a seperate note, you should be able to get an on campus job legally. Thats how i managed when i was studying.
     
  20. squierfanboi

    squierfanboi Well-Known Member

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    There are a few folks here who have vt20+ and say it's awesome. As for effects, you might want to search for used digitech or boss or zoom multi fx pedals. I bought a digitech bp80 off GC.com for about forty bucks and it can do a lot of stuff. Something like that coupled with a decent amp like the pathfinder or a good basic tube amp like the VHT special 6 might be a nice setup, not that much different than a modeling amp though..
     
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