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Old 05-20-2009, 05:14 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Mr. Dave, what's your opinion on the Vox AC-15. Have you ever played one?
nope, i've only really used marshalls, peaveys, and traynors. everything i've ever read or heard about the vox amps has been gold though. if the quality of their wah pedal is indicative of the company's overall quality then i have no doubt on the AC-15 being great.


going back to Trey's situation... the reason i recommended keeping the SG is because it's generally good for both blues and metal but it's also known as one of the lightest guitars on the market which makes it very neck heavy (and annoying).

where you're itching to hit a stage and let people hear you, i really think a new amp will be far more beneficial in the short term than a new guitar. you could get a solid combo amp that would work really well for practicing with friends (forever) and small gigs (for starting out). you DO NOT need a stack to play a bar show, especially if they've got a good sound guy and system.

having said that if you're annoyed with the constant neck dives (i would be too). you'll likely want something heavier in the body, likely a solid mahogany body, either a les paul style guitar or one of the crazy pointy metal guitars like dimebag's signature models.

personally i've been using one of these for a few years now. The ESP Guitar Company :: LTD Deluxe Guitars - EC-1000 Series
it sounds fantastic, the EMGs come through nice and clear over drums and bass, it's well balanced, and extra comfortable on the body. it's almost like a combo of a les paul a strat and a shredder guitar. you get the classic LP shape without looking like a total ripoff, the body contours of a strat, and 24 frets.

but it's also about $1000 plus tax and shipping depending on where you get it from.

like i said last time though, that esp/ltd sounds like crap running through my peavey rage when compared to my epiphone running through my little marshall valvestate 40. it's not a huge amp by any means but it's more than loud enough to jam in a band setting and it's worked fine for any gig i've played.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:41 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Well that is really alot of help thanks I'll definitely think all this over
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:59 AM   #53 (permalink)
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it's all good. my whole reason for joining this site was to dish out advice like this hehe

if you have any more questions or concerns, just keep them coming
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Well instead of starting another thread I'll just ask in this one... If I were to buy a cheap electric-acoustic and plug it into my plain old electric amplifier will I get a "Neutral Milk Hotel" or "Flying Saucer Attack" sound? This is only me asuming what kind of lo-fi sound I will get.
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a 'good' amp and 'bad' guitar will sound better than a 'bad' amp and a 'good' guitar.
^Yeah!!!

This advice should be carved out in stone for new guitar players.

The $$$ and personal taste will follow over the years, but ditch that ****ty practice amp, and your crappy axe will sound a WHOLE lot better!

So will your next guitar, and your next, and...
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Old 05-23-2009, 04:45 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Well instead of starting another thread I'll just ask in this one... If I were to buy a cheap electric-acoustic and plug it into my plain old electric amplifier will I get a "Neutral Milk Hotel" or "Flying Saucer Attack" sound? This is only me asuming what kind of lo-fi sound I will get.
it's really hard to say. depends on what kind of pickup is installed in the acoustic and what sort of amp you run it through. you could also go for the ultra cheap method and get a bottlecap pickup. it's quite literally a bottle cap soldered to the end of a lead cable, stick it onto the body of your acoustic with a thin piece of gum or something. looks ridiculous, sounds better, costs about $5 more than a regular lead cable hehe.
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Hi guys
I'm learning to play an electric guitar
I'm a beginner
I want to buy one
I have the option of buying a Kramer Focus 211s with floyd Rose
or
a Yamaha Pacifica 112 XJ
I dont have much money and these two guitars fit my budget
I want a guitar which i can use for a long time with no worries
I'm more intrested in the Kramer because I have very small hands(really small-for example my index finger is hardly 2.7inches long)
and the Kramer has a thinner neck
but I really dont know which is the better guitar?
Please help me out


p.s. I'm sorry I dont know how to create a new post
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:45 PM   #58 (permalink)
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I have the option of buying a Kramer Focus 211s with floyd Rose
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quite frankly i would avoid both guitars.

getting a low end electric guitar with a whammy bar is going to cause you WAY more headaches than it's worth. keeping it in tune will be a never ending challenge.

also don't get a guitar with a Floyd Rose if you have to ask these type of questions because they're a pain in the butt for people like me who can answer these types of questions so for someone in your position, they'll just make you cry hehehe

if a guitar with a fixed bridge is not an option then i strongly recommend you consider blocking the bridge as soon as you get the guitar. it's as simple as wedging a rolled up piece of cardboard in the cavity between the back of the bridge and the body (the cavity is where the bridge is able to move when you press on the tremolo bar).
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nope, i've only really used marshalls, peaveys, and traynors. everything i've ever read or heard about the vox amps has been gold though. if the quality of their wah pedal is indicative of the company's overall quality then i have no doubt on the AC-15 being great.
Your completly correct. I just went down amp shoppin at my local guitar shop and spent a while talking and trying the Vox Ac15. My biggest concern was if it got loud enough (in comparison to a Blues JR for instance) and the guy working there said hes been gigging with one for years now and it has far more overall volume and clean headroom than almost all other 12" combos of that size.

It was a looker as well, with all that vintage cloth and such I wanted to buy it real bad.


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And avoid that Yamaha Pacifica 112 XJ like Dave said. I borrowed my friends for a while cus I thought it looked like a cool little shredder guitar to try out for a while and well....its a toy. Doesnt sound half bad tbh but feels like a joke.
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