You have to start over with only $1000. What do you buy?

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  1. McStrats

    McStrats Member

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  2. MrTAteMyBalls

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    Since I more or less did this, I will answer.
    I moved to Europe earlier this year and the only thing I brought was my guitar. It's an epiphone anniversary SG with p90's. I bought it for 250 used and it's the favorite guitar I have ever owned, beating out some 1500-2000 guitars.

    So using that as a base, here is what I ended up with

    Epiphone SG: $250 used
    Boss Katana 100 combo $250 used
    GA-FC switch: $100 new
    Zoom MS-70: $109 new
    TC polytune2: $60 new
    M-audio expression pedal: $20 new
    cheapo pedalboard/case: $20 new
    cables: $50 new
    heavy duty rollaway hand truck to get it all around town on the train/bus: 49$ new

    total $908

    Money well spent. I used to have gear valued 5 times as much and I wasn't this happy with it. It's a great time to be a guitarist.
     
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    I like these types of threads. Hmmm I will go on experiences.

    Used MIM strat 250
    Bugera V22 combo 350
    Cables 50
    RP1000 300
    slanted combo amp stand 50

    I like to buy new as much as possible but I know my way around a strat (service wise) to the point where it could be in just about any condition and I can make it a player.
     
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  4. micycle

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    That's pretty easy, it's basically my current rig with a different guitar! Boss Katana amp, volume pedal, and whatever kind of used decent hollowbody I could find (my main guitar is a Gretsch 6118 so a much cheaper guitar along the lines of that). DONE!
     
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  5. Stike

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    All used.

    Import PRS
    Zoom g5n
    Alto powered monitor.
     
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  6. ZeyerGTR

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    I was going to say pretty much the same thing - a FlyRig5 + PowerEngine 60 is my practice rig and I like it a lot. You can get a FlyRig 5 used on ebay for <$200, so I'd have a bit more in the guitar budget...
     
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  7. Heinz57Pep

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    Used Marshall DSL50 head
    Used 4x12 (some people will pay you to take theirs off their hands)
    TC Electronic MojoMojo
    Best guitar I could get with the rest, like a used PRS SE
     
  8. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    At 53, I'm also pretty old school.
    And creating/simulating a band's original music through recording DAWs has no drama, compared to any band I've been in.

    You may stop gigging, but you should NEVER stop writing. :dude
     
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    Plus, the Logic drummer doesn’t show up late or drink your beer.
     
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  10. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    Probably some form of Ibanez electric. I own a JS, and an AF75 hollowbody and both play great. Or some Fender, maybe another Tele, Strat, or Jag.
    I might buy another form of Cube, or a THR, or some amp with built-in good effects. Haven't played a Katana yet.
    Turbo Tuner.
    Volume pedal.
    Wah.
     
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  11. Mule

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    Epi 339 and a Roland Blues Cube and I'm set. Any leftover $ would go to a tuner
     
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  12. Papanate

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    Mmmm...am I a working musician when this 'tragedy' strikes?

    If that's the case I'd buy a couple of used Agiles -
    a Telecaster Style and a ES 335 style. Which around here
    would run about $500 for both.

    I'd buy a Valvetronix AD120VTX with the VC12 Foot Controller.
    They can be found on Craigslist by desperate to sell owners
    for around $400.

    At that point I would gig the snot out of the setup - after a period I
    would access whether I really needed more gear - and adjust
    accordingly.




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  13. explorer76

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    I'd try very hard to first find another used Explorer as they are essentially the only guitar I bond very well with. Unfortunately, that would likely blow my budget. So failing that, maybe look to something used from Schecter like a diamond series C1 as I think they are pretty good guitars for the money and I prefer fixed bridges. Then I would get a used combo amp with the leftover money. Given that the Schecter could be had for maybe around $300, I could easily find something useful with the $700. Possibly even afford extra's like a tuner, wah and maybe a delay pedal.
     
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    For the gear, I would get a Squire Tele, and the cheapest used tube amp I could find that still sounded good, and spend the rest on an acoustic.
     
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    These hypotheticals alway leave me scratching my head. It seems if I have such a severe monetary restriction I have bigger worries than being able to play music again. Some of my first questions: Why am I limited to only $1,000? Why am I so unemployable? What other financial obligations do I have? Did the entire economy collapse? Do I still own my home? Do I still have electricity?
     
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  17. MrSteve

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    Peavey Classic 50
    Gibson SG Faded
    If I could get a good enough deal in the above, I'd get a Boss DS1 distortion.
     
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  18. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    "Do I still even have two hands?"
    See?
    These are important concerns!
     
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    Boss Katana 100 1x12 with GA-FC footswitch used = $350
    Baja Tele = $650
     
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    A laptop and dj software. What more would you need these days?
     

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