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New guitar OR amp?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by thecrowe, May 24, 2011.

  1. thecrowe

    thecrowe Member

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    I've been playing mostly my acoustic up until recently, but I've started to play electric a lot more in church etc.
    Anyway, I really need a new guitar and amp but I only have enough money for one...

    I'm playing a yamaha Pacifica into a digitech rp500, which usually goes straight into the PA, but sometimes I have to use my Roland cube 15 for practices. I've saved up about £500 for either a PRS se semi hollow or an Egnater tweaker. (unless you have any better recommendations in that price range.

    So should I get a new guitar or amp first?
     
  2. Big B

    Big B Member

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    If you have to play direct at church, then I'd lean towards a new guitar. What equipment problem are you trying to solve? Tone? Playability?
     
  3. tapeworm

    tapeworm Supporting Member

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    cube 15 isnt a bad amp for practice. id go for a new guitar then save for a nice amp.
     
  4. mhuxtable

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    I've heard cheap guitars sound AMAZING through great amps...I've not heard an amazing guitar sound great through some ****** amp.

    If you like the way your guitar plays, get the amp.
     
  5. gulliver

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    Tube amp and good pickup swap might do it for you.
     
  6. thecrowe

    thecrowe Member

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    Thanks for the replies! I'm leaning more towards the guitar at the minute, I like the simplicity of going straight to the PA... No micing etc.

    Anyway, do you think the se custom semi hollow looks like a good guitar? The prs se range seems to have a really good reputation. Here's a bit of a review from music radar...

    http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/g...semi-hollow-electric-guitars-253799/5#content

    by the way I play anything from jazz to blues to classic rock, Most styles except metal.
     

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