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Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

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  • Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

    I never thought this will happen this sudden, I dreamed about this moment! but now another problem stands before me.. the guitar isn`t the biggest problem but the amp is.

    First problem:

    *Epiphone g-310 (~$243) or g-400(~$370)?

    Second problem:

    *should I buy an amp? or something like V-amp and plug it to my hi-fi?

    I only want it to sound right.. I don`t need any effects or high power.

    I assume someone has one of these models, so can you tell me how it sounds? I wonder if I should buy a cheaper guitar and rather good amp, or a more expensive guitar and a cheaper amp.......

    I will be grateful for any advice [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

    I've heard different things about that guitar...but as long as you try it out, shouldn't be a problem.

    As far as the amp goes, it depends what you wanna do. If you wanna just record stuff and not so much jam with other people, you don't really need an amp. You would need some software for it.
    I'm not exactly what you mean by hi fi. Do you mean a stereo?

    Anyhoo, I would get an amp just to be safe. You don't need anything over 15 watts as a beginner. Crate makes some nice little practice amps.

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    • #3
      Re: Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

      Never buy a BC Rich guitar. I have a little 10 watt Kustom amp and it's pretty good.

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      • #4
        Re: Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

        sorry I don't have either model. If you've got a bit more cash to spend I'd go with a Les Paul
        "I want to tell you, yeah
        How Good It Feels
        Sleeping here with you tonight
        And thatís for real"
        -Sometimes I'm Happy 8/5/75

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        • #5
          Re: Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

          how much money are you willing to shell out?!

          heres what i would do:
          Buy a standard fender strat (great guitar, ok price).
          Plug it into amp that wont kill your wallet. like evil woman said, an amp nothing over 15 watts for now. i suggest maybe a 15 watt marshall amp is what i use.

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          • #6
            Re: Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

            Zakk Wylde Buzzsaw CHEAP!

            I am killing myself about if I should jump on this [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/brickwall.gif[/img]
            "I want to tell you, yeah
            How Good It Feels
            Sleeping here with you tonight
            And thatís for real"
            -Sometimes I'm Happy 8/5/75

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            • #7
              Re: Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

              I started off playing through a Karaoke machine so you don't need an amp immediately.

              I don't know how those guitars play but make sure you play on em for a while before buying (even if you don't know any songs just strum and make sure they sound good)

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              • #8
                Re: Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

                Uh, does it have to be Epiphone? I'd go for a Fender or Ibanez... but it all depends on how much money you can spend on that.

                I got a good new Ibanez bass for about $280...
                "There's only one Black Sabbath... I like to call him Tony Iommi" - racer

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                • #9
                  Re: Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

                  oh how nice that I got so many replies [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

                  I guess i didn`t write most important thigs

                  I still don`t know how much money I want to spend. That`s because I don`t know if this G-310 is much worse than g-400, because then I could buy a better amp.

                  I don`t want record it or jam, I just want it to sound good. oh an I`ve been playing the classical guitar since July.

                  I`m very picky and so I want only g-310 or g-400 :] it`s just the most beautiful guitar I can afford I love it! I`ve played it once in a store, and of course i`m going to play it more before I will decide.

                  What do you mean that I don`t need an amp, just a software? My boyfriend says that it depends on a sound card, and mine will not be good, he says there will be a delay. But it would be awesome if I could just plug it to my computer.

                  Do you know this amp? -> Marshall MG15CD, 15 W. it costs $100, it`s the cheapest 15 W one. But is it any good? there is also a cheaper one - 10 W. I guess just have to go the the store and find out myself

                  Evil Woman - by Hi-Fi I meant stereo. We just call it polish Hi-Fi "Tower"

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                  • #10
                    Re: Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

                    I went down to the music store and checked it out and the Marshall MG15CD is a GREAT practice amp! With two chanles
                    an EQ and a really wide range of tones I fell in love with the little bugger myself. The distortion is great and with this amp you won't need to buy any extra pedals to flesh it out.The only draw back with it is that its not really loud enough to play or practice with a band but if the situation arises you can just mike it up through the sound board and you'll be fine.
                    If, on the other hand you're just going to use it at home you really couldn't do any better for the price.
                    I'd say go for it. I'm sure you will be very happy with it.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

                      oh! how nice! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] that`s really good news. This cheaper one may be only a little worse is it a big difference between 15 Watts and 10 Watts?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

                        As long as you play without a band, 10 Watts will do the job.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

                          I didn't see a 10W when I was there but really, the 15W is only like 109.00$ and 5W makes a big differance when your dealing with amps this small. Even if you're just playing in your bedroom you want to be able to HEAR it! Something else I forgot to mention. There is a headphone jack and an output jack so you can hook the amp up to your HI-FI or a deck really easy. Its a cool little amp.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

                            i would just go for the 15 watts. and plus, the marshall 15 amps actually have quite some power for a small amp.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Help April! She`s planning to buy a guitar!

                              [ QUOTE ]
                              Never buy a BC Rich guitar. I have a little 10 watt Kustom amp and it's pretty good.

                              [/ QUOTE ]

                              okay i hear people say this all the time and i want to know specific problems

                              i have a warlock, and i love it. maybe i think its great because i've never played better, but its a good guitar for the price (180 bucks).

                              what are the problems? sound quality? strings? tune? because i have to tune mine probably every two to three weeks but thats not a bother, cuz i feel like im making myself better.

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