Help me make a $1000 decision

coolcat2

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So I've sold some gear in the emporium and have around $1000 in my paypal account to spend. I can't decide between a guitar or amp. As far as guitars, I have GAS for an SG, Cabronita, Hamer or Starla. I'm set on Strats, tele's, and have a Les Paul. I also have a Gibson Midtown Standard with P90's but would love a 335 or 339. However, that is above my budget. I'm into Warren Haynes, Black Keys, Buddy Guy to name a few, mostly blues and blues rock.

As far as amps, I have a DRRI and Lil Dawg Champ with 12" speaker. I'm really thinking about getting a Tweed Deluxe but wasn't sure how much overlap there would be with the Champ I have. I also am interested in a good Marshall type amp or 18w clone. So, any advice would be much appreciated.
 

Sam Sherry

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Stop. Wait. Don't just spend simply because you have money burning a hole in your pocket.

And stop asking strangers about how to spend your money, too!

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We now return you to TGP.
 

stjimmy328

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save up a few dollars more and get a nice used plexi. Or, save up until you really fall in love with something. thats what i did, and ended up with an awesome stratocaster.
 

TheoDog

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What are your primary gigs? What gear would enhance those gigs?
Out of the box... What is your recording setup like?
 
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Sounds like you're more in need of ampage than guitars. In that budget id say get a Marshall 2204. Jmp or JCM800 era. Can't go wrong with having a classic Marshall in your tone locker.
 

coolcat2

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I agree that I'm missing the Marshall sound. any other Marshall type amp suggestions. What about an 18w type amp.
 

markw1980

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You can find a used Avatar 18 watt head for less than $1000. Just have to do some digging. Heck, I think they are still under that new. Great amps-
 

DrumBob

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Stop. Wait. Don't just spend simply because you have money burning a hole in your pocket.

And stop asking strangers about how to spend your money, too!

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We now return you to TGP.

Very good response. I say this all the time: How can you possibly ask a bunch of strangers what equipment you should buy? If you want a guitar, go out and play guitars and see what you like.
 

440gtx6pak

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That reply was awesome, about not to ask others:). Nonetheless if it was me I wouldn't ask anyone and would just see if I could get a good price selling the Midtown Standard too, combine the funds and get a used es335 instead. If I could not sell the Midtown for a good price, then I'd just keep it and save the other money for a rainy day.
 

Pietro

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I think you should sell everything and buy the exact same gear I own. Nothing else is good enough...
 




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