Hypothetically Speaking:

Zim

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Lets say you had to build a rig from scratch (Besides cables/picks) and you had a $1500 Gift card for Guitar Center.

What rig would you buy to cover a lot of ground?

Discuss please. HAVE FUN WITH IT!

(and lets leave the Used Section out of it :D)
 
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I'd go with a PRS SE Custom 24 ($600) , a used Mesa Amp or Bogner Alchemist ($700ish), a Tuner ($100?), a Delay ($100) and maybe a Boost pedal of some sort if there was anything left over?
 
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if it was me...

I'd get some $7-800ish guitar that I really loved.
Then I'd go get a Fender Amp, something 1X12, like a Blues Jr, or a HotRod, etc.
That would blow all of it. Because I've learned that life is too short to spend too little on something you really need and want to like.

I plugged a tele into my TS9 into a Fender HotRod amp yesterday...I was as
happy as a tornado in a trailer park. I'd only add a tuner and a delay pedal to that set up.

simpler is better. I'm learning that if you buy quality, you don't need quantity.
The days when I had 9 pedals...they were all blah pedals.
I have 4 or 5 now, and I'm much happier.

Buy the simplest set up at the highest quality you can afford.
that's my .02.
 

germs

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Fender Standard Series Tele - $499
Peavey Valveking 50w 1x12 - $419
Line6 M13 - $499

...to cover a LOT of ground and come in under budget. that's a giggable rig, my friend.
 

Zim

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What ground are you looking to cover?

Which ever. Mostly wanting to see what you guys would go with..

But if we need a base line, lets say a rock/alt-country/cover band that dabbles in heavy stuff too?
 

SteveO

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Fender Standard Series Tele - $499
Peavey Valveking 50w 1x12 - $419
Line6 M13 - $499

...to cover a LOT of ground and come in under budget. that's a giggable rig, my friend.

That's a good rig right there for that money.
 




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