$1500 for a rig...what would you get?

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  1. Mexicanbreed

    Mexicanbreed Member

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    I am curious what this crowd would choose over more traditional options.

    Ok, your budget is limited to $1500. I thought of limiting down to a thousand, but I think many would have problems sticking to it :laugh2: . So, with this budget you need to get the major components: guitar, amp, effects if desired. Peripherals such as string, setup, cables, etc. don´t count within the budget.

    Also, I think it is necessary to define whether it´s a rig for playing at home or gigging--or both! I wish to see what other people post, and then probably I´ll post my home rig.

    You can get used stuff as well. Would you buy a brand new Epiphone LP? Great! Would you rather scavenge for a used Trad? Cool! A great sounding tube amp? Go right ahead! Would you rather employ a modeling amp? Your choice!
     
  2. 3dognate

    3dognate Supporting Member

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    An LTD EC401 - $450ish (Les Paulish but destroys Epiphone Les Pauls on all counts)
    A Marshall DSL40C $600 - (Great Do-All Marshall Combo)
    Tuner, Crybaby, TS9, and a Zoom G3 for the FX Loop, and a small pedatrain to mount them on... should be within budget. (that covers the basic bag-o-tricks) and with the G3 on board you have the option to make a set of patches for direct to mixer use too.
     
  3. Mexicanbreed

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    Nice.

    EDIT: I just noticed this was moved. I am sorry if I posted in the wrong section, but because I mostly read "Digital and Modeling Gear" I am curious what that crowd would get.
     
  4. Holliman

    Holliman Triad Abuser

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    The Peavey Classic is about the best budget amp you can find. I've played many boutique amps, and the C30 can honestly hang with them all. Fender's Hot Rod series amps are in the same category. The Fender's will be louder and less friendly at home. It's worth noting that the old Peavey Classics and Fender Hot Rod's were made in the good ole' USA.
     
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  5. OiRogers

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    In the past 6 months I grabbed a 1973 Fender Princeton Reverb for under 1k in superb shape. I also picked up a 2005 Gibson Flying V faded for under 500.

    There is enough room left in the change for a few Joyo pedals (boutique!!!).

    So for under 1.5k I have a decent home/small venue rig that would be open to lots of tonal options.

    Many many other options in that price range, but the V and PR are my two most recent purchases that fit this thread.
     
  6. shredtrash

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    All used of course:

    G&L ASAT Special or Classic
    Fender DRRI
    Fulltone Fulldrive
    Carbon Copy
     
  7. Jdstrat

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    I would probably buy my current rig again:

    JTV59P Goldtop Variax - $800 used
    HD500x - $325 used
    EHX SoulFood pedal - $45 used
    EHX Linear Power Boost - $30 used
    Alesis Alpha 112 - $180 new
    TC Helicon Harmony G-XT - $250? (I'd buy a better harmonizer)
    Total: about $1,600

    I still want to add a looper pedal, but that's over budget. ;)
     
  8. smallbutmighty

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    Tough to beat this, right down to the G3, which is a HIGHLY under-appreciated piece of gear.
     
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    PRS McCarty - 1200 used, pod HD500 - 300 used

    Or

    PRS Mira - 750 used, vox ac15 - 300 used, Zvex box of rock - 100 used, tc nova delay - 130, rv-5 - 100 used.

    Both could do both home and gigging.
     
  10. rwe333

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    Used VHT/Fryette
    Used G&L Legacy or ASAT
     
  11. Custom50

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    An SG Classic, a Twin Reverb re-issue and a some pedals.
     
  12. Pietro

    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    If you have to have a real amp.

    Used Classic 30.

    Used MiM Strat or Tele (depending on which way you want to go)

    M9 or M13 (used again).

    Cables.

    Done.
     
  13. xXMeebleXx

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    Used MiJ Strat w/ a humbucker in the bridge, a used Tech 21 Trademark 60, Tuner, Wah, and a TC Nova System. Would be able to cover pretty much everything no including really heavy metal.
     
  14. Remer

    Remer Golden member. See Below. Gold Supporting Member

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    This is simple.

    400.00 for a used OR-15
    300.00 for a used 1x12 Orange Cab
    500.00 for a used Japanese Fender of your choice
    300.00 for whatever pedals you want
     
  15. custom53

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    I totally agree ^ Then first of all, buy used..

    And still have some cash left over... Peavey Classic 100 - Although these may be just a tad over kill for what you looking for..

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    Or a Marshall JCM2000 DSL or TSL.. The JCM2000 DSL's and TSL's were made in the UK.. (The "H" series DSL's and TSL's are made in Vietnam)

    http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/4859162119.html

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  16. dazco

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    MIM classic 60's tele w/pickup and saddle upgrades, fender mustang modeler and any decent tube screamer clone. And I'd have a few bucks left for beer.
     
  17. bgmacaw

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    I'd have to see what looked good and was on sale at Rondo and GFS so far as guitars and pickups go.

    Amp wise, I'd get my silver face Princeton Reverb overhauled or find a modeling amp or board I liked.
     
  18. sundog964

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    That's what I paid roughly 10 years ago for my rig, Epiphone Les Paul sunburst, Marshall Valvestate VS65R, and Boss GT-3.

    Valvestate is a loud, but not very warm sounding, rather harsh IMHO.mother equip is great. All still going strong after 10 years. The next rig is closer to 4,000, and sounds much better.
     
  19. Carabinerx

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    I did exactly this with my $1500:

    $650 ceriatone OTS mini
    $200 raw pine 2x12 cab with hellatones
    $100 '69 univox lpc
    $300 refrett and repair
    $200 vintage vibe p90s
    $50 memory boy

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  20. MONSTER ZERO

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    Perfect! I have nothing to add or subtract. I could own this rig and be happy for a long long time.
     

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