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Brock
12-26-2008, 02:19 PM
Just got a First Act 222 guitar (yeah, I know), needless to say the amp that came with the guitar isn't good. First ever electric guitar, don't know if I'll pick it up much. If I like playing it, I'll move up to a better guitar, but for now, I'd just like a practice amp that doesn't sound like garbage, perhaps with a headphone jack. Any recommendations?

Garcia Bronco
12-26-2008, 02:21 PM
Get a chrous and compression pedal, and you really don't need another amp. Personally I prefer fender amps, but if it's your first setup I would wait until your sure what you like.

DaneMcCloud
12-26-2008, 02:30 PM
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Marshall-MG10CD-Combo-Amp?sku=482798

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Marshall-MG15CD-15-Watt-Combo?sku=482799

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Pathfinder-15R-Guitar-Amp-with-Reverb?sku=481948

I don't know what type of music you're wanting to play but personally, I'd return that the combo pack you bought (especially since you're not going to use the amp) and buy this guitar instead:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Affinity-Series-Telecaster-Special?sku=515115


Good luck!

Demonpenz
12-26-2008, 02:33 PM
you can probably find some off of craigs list and a guy can demo how it sounds. Line 6 has amps that has good bang for your buck.

Lzen
12-26-2008, 02:33 PM
There are so many choices these days. Depends on how much you want to spend, first and foremost.

Here is a place to start.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/navigation/guitar-amplifiers?N=100001+338491+500150

Demonpenz
12-26-2008, 02:36 PM
I would seriously have a guy demo one on craigslist, people get instruments and upgrade or don't stick to playing, especially drumkits but amps too

ZepSinger
12-27-2008, 12:28 AM
I picked up this little amp about a year ago and I am very pleased. Definitely kicks some serious butt for its size and price:

http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/regular/7/8/5/265785.jpg

30-watt, 10" Celestion, built-in chorus and reverb, headphone jack- $199.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Kustom-Dual-30RC-30W-1x10-2Channel-Guitar-Combo-with-Chorus-and-Reverb?sku=481243

Z

shakesthecat
12-27-2008, 08:19 AM
I've always thought the Roland Micro Cubes were pretty decent

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Micro-Cube-Combo-Amp?sku=481169

Braincase
12-27-2008, 09:17 AM
The single best combo amp I've ever purchased was a Roland Cube 30. Great clean sound, a few effects in there for fun (I never use 'em, but I use the Jazz Chorus clean sound all the time).

I was a skeptic until I saw Eric Johnson performing live at the Grand Emporium in KC. He was checking his tone and I noticed he was mic-ing a Roland Cube 60. If it's good enough for the grand master of tone, it's good enough for me.

Brock
12-27-2008, 09:24 AM
The single best combo amp I've ever purchased was a Roland Cube 30. Great clean sound, a few effects in there for fun (I never use 'em, but I use the Jazz Chorus clean sound all the time).

I was a skeptic until I saw Eric Johnson performing live at the Grand Emporium in KC. He was checking his tone and I noticed he was mic-ing a Roland Cube 60. If it's good enough for the grand master of tone, it's good enough for me.

Thanks, I'm leaning in this direction.

QuikSsurfer
12-27-2008, 10:21 AM
Go with Vox
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Pathfinder-15R-Guitar-Amp-with-Reverb?sku=481948

jlscorpio
12-28-2008, 08:15 PM
Marshall wall stack

morphius
12-28-2008, 08:21 PM
To toss on a slight hijack, what about a kids acoustic guitar? My, taller than average 7 year old, son wants to pick up playing.

Braincase
12-28-2008, 08:37 PM
To toss on a slight hijack, what about a kids acoustic guitar? My, taller than average 7 year old, son wants to pick up playing.

Acoustics are preferred for starters, but I promised my 7 year old I'd get him going on guitar lessons after two years of piano. I found this... the Yamaha RGX A2 in black (http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-RGX-A2-Electric-Guitar?sku=519172) for about 250. I've picked up the white one and it's amazingly light. Hardtail, two humbuckers. Not bad. I'll play with it for 6 months before his birthday in June.

morphius
12-28-2008, 09:07 PM
Acoustics are preferred for starters, but I promised my 7 year old I'd get him going on guitar lessons after two years of piano. I found this... the Yamaha RGX A2 in black (http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-RGX-A2-Electric-Guitar?sku=519172) for about 250. I've picked up the white one and it's amazingly light. Hardtail, two humbuckers. Not bad. I'll play with it for 6 months before his birthday in June.
Did you get him a full size? That is the other thing I'm not sure about.

ZepSinger
12-29-2008, 08:20 AM
Marshall wall stack

I used to have a full mid-70's Marshall stack. KILLER sound; but hauling it around kinda sucked.

Z

HC_Chief
12-29-2008, 01:26 PM
Marshall wall stack

Marshalls blow.

Mesa Boogie. Triple Rectifier.

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Lzen
12-29-2008, 01:43 PM
Marshalls blow.

Mesa Boogie. Triple Rectifier.

/end post

I remember when that music store in Topeka (the name slips my mind at the moment) in Gage Center used to be the only one in town that had those. I drooled over 'em every time I went in there.

HC_Chief
12-29-2008, 02:35 PM
I remember when that music store in Topeka (the name slips my mind at the moment) in Gage Center used to be the only one in town that had those. I drooled over 'em every time I went in there.

They are phenomenal. Beautiful clean tones and massive crunch when you want it. The overdrive on those things is legendary.

Only issues are tubes need to be replaced and the cost may be prohibitive for people who just want to screw around. They aren't ridiculously priced, but you can expect to drop a least 1.5g.

DaneMcCloud
12-29-2008, 03:55 PM
They are phenomenal. Beautiful clean tones and massive crunch when you want it. The overdrive on those things is legendary.

Only issues are tubes need to be replaced and the cost may be prohibitive for people who just want to screw around. They aren't ridiculously priced, but you can expect to drop a least 1.5g.

Fuck that. Triple Rectifiers are so 90's. Blah.

I'd take an Egnl Powerball, Bogner Ecstacy, Bogner Uberschall and most certainly a Deizel Herbert any day of the fucking week over a Rectumfrier.

Yuck.

Oh, and I'd take a stock 1959 Plexi head or even an 1959 Plexi modified head any day of the week over a Recto.

petegz28
12-29-2008, 06:09 PM
get a Peavey combo amp and you will be set. As someone else said, maybe a chorus and compression pedal but peavey makes great amps at good prices. Always has.