PICK ONLY ONE: New Amp or New Guitar

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Trust me I'm a Doctor, May 6, 2016.

If you could only buy one, which would you buy?

  1. Guitar

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    35.7%
  2. Amp

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  1. Trust me I'm a Doctor

    Trust me I'm a Doctor Member

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    Hey fellow TGPers!

    I'm facing quite the dilemma; new guitar or new amp? Can't quite budget for both (or at least not the two that I had in mind), so I have to choose one.

    If you could only buy one, which would you pick and why? New guitar or new amp? OH! The agony!

    EDIT: For those who care to know, the choices I'm facing are:
    - Guitar: PRS 408 or Paul's Guitar (similar pickup system)
    - Amp: Suhr PT100SE or Victory Amps (versatile multi-channel/multi-voiced, master volume)
     
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  2. Tubes and Strings

    Tubes and Strings Member

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    I have more guitars than I have amps. It's important to restore balance in the universe. So, amp.
     
  3. Aslan

    Aslan Silver Supporting Member

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    I dream of owning a Jim Kelley combo.
     
  4. Trust me I'm a Doctor

    Trust me I'm a Doctor Member

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    I've been dreaming of owning a PRS. Seems like you're already living the dream from your profile pic.
     
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  5. TeletoneH137

    TeletoneH137 Member

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    The answer depends on which forum that you ask of course.
     
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  6. ant_riv

    ant_riv Supporting Member

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    A good friend of mine, who owns a music store, says the "right" proportion should be three amps for every guitar because that will increase your tonal options significantly.

    Imagine the difference in a strat through a Marshall, Fender or Vox.

    Of course, this assumes more than one guitar is already owned.
    If you only have one guitar, I'd say to add either single-coils or humbuckers, whichever you don't have.

    Sounds like a nice 'problem' to have!
     
  7. Wyzard

    Wyzard Member

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    Depends what you already have - I have a couple of guitars I really like playing, but I've only got just over twenty amps:

    ....so..... another amp, i guess.
     
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  8. LPBlue

    LPBlue Member

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    Amps I've got but I could use a 335 so...guitar.
     
  9. Eric Porter

    Eric Porter Member

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    What do you currently have for guitars and amps? That would help.
     
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  10. FFTT

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    If I had the funds, I'd be all over a Collings 290 with TV Jones and Bigsby or.....
    A Gretsch Duo Jet Blackie with fine adjustable bridge saddle.
     
  11. snow and steel

    snow and steel Supporting Member

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    do you play for a living, or sizeable amount of your income? if so, than factors should include;
    do you need different tones/sounds for different gigs? which sounds?
    do you need larger and smaller amps for different gigs? do you have those bases covered?
    do you have both single coils and humbucker equipped guitars if needed for certain songs/genres?
     
  12. Trust me I'm a Doctor

    Trust me I'm a Doctor Member

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    Seems legit... but on the other hand, I'm sure my wallet and my woman would think differently if I started to think like that. lol.

    True. I didn't know where to post this so I put it here. Maybe I set myself up for a one-sided discussion.
     
  13. Blanket Jackson

    Blanket Jackson ¿Qué Hiciste? Silver Supporting Member

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    It all depends on what's already here. Context is king.
     
  14. FFTT

    FFTT Member

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    I have 7 amps, so no temptations there.

    Collings precision fit & finish, neck dressing, choice of woods, colors/stains really puts modern Gibson to shame.

    Gretsch top of the line is Asian, but you have brand recognition.
     
  15. sleewell

    sleewell Member

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    I've bought 2 amps recently so next up is usually a guitar.
     
  16. Tune-O-Matic

    Tune-O-Matic Member

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    A good amp can make a crappy guitar sound good.

    A good guitar won't make a crappy amp sound good.
     
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  17. cvansickle

    cvansickle Supporting Member

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    I need an amp, something Fender. A Deluxe Reverb would do nicely.
     
  18. 3dognate

    3dognate Supporting Member

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    Get a Squire Tele and a Roland Cube and go make some gig money... and when you have enough... buy what the heck ever you want, you will have earned it.

    I vote guitar if you are in good shape amp wise
     
  19. Hefalump

    Hefalump Member

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    My vote is 2 of each, with a side of taco bell.
     
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  20. Seth L

    Seth L Silver Supporting Member

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    Most likely amp.
     

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