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Old 07-16-2007, 03:18 PM   #1
Default Buying a guitar setup

(searched- only topic even close was a e-guitar customizing thread)

Right. I'm buying an electric guitar setup, since I'm getting more serious with my band and I'm going to a whatdoyoucall it, secondary school this autumn, with focus on music, and there I'm going to take electric guitar lessons.
Note that any larger live gigs with my band is quite far away in the future.

I've looked around for a setup that I think would be neat so now I'm posting it here and there to get some feedback and tips.
I mostly play dark stuff. Metal. Gothic doom, just moody heavy, dark folk, etc etc. So I want it to sound evil.

Anyways, setup is as follows:

Schecter Omen 7-stringed guitar ~ $495
Vox AD15VT amp ~ $360
Boss MT-2 OR Rocktron Zombie ~ $150 and $180

Reasoning behind getting a not-that-expensive amp and a quite expensive pedal is that then you might save some on not having to buy an amp with nice effects. Tell me if I'm wrong.

Anyways, I'd prefer if the price wasn't that far from $1000.

Also, it'd be my first 7-stringed guitar. It should be easy to adapt to it, right?

aand lastly, when/if you suggest something else, it'd be great if you could find it on this site as it's a local store:

It's in swedish, but all product names are as usual, obviously.
Amps is "Förstärkare", Pedals are under "Effektprocessorer>Elgitarrer" and electric guitars under "Gitarrer>Elgitarrer".
If you can't find anything good, just f that and post anyways.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: just remembered another swedish music shop. It's not local but they pay the post fee. It allows direct linking so I'll post links to the different pages.

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Old 07-16-2007, 04:24 PM   #2

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Just stay away from the Vox amps, the others look ok....

I do Sound Engineering at the Dominion Theatre in london and the band that plays on sundays on church really dont like the Vox amps because its high frequency pick-up isnt as good as lets say a Fender, however Vox is good for Bass guitar (the bassist likes the vox), im just sayin from my experience...

First 7 stringed guitar....should take you about 2 weeks, only a few days if u practice day and night until your fingers bleed

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Old 07-16-2007, 04:36 PM   #3

Right. Maybe a Marshall MG30DFX or 15 then?
And bah, practicing 'til my fingers bleed is nothing. Already done it twice!
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:49 PM   #4

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i use a bc rich bich series and guitar rig 2, on recording and live sessions.

i recommend it

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Old 07-17-2007, 01:14 PM   #5

I've tried Guitar Rig 2 at a friend, and, hmm, didn't like it that much.
However the guitar looks intresting. Only thing is there doesn't seem to be possible to test it for me.
Might not matter though, because when I went on a trying-out-guitars-raid, I tried alot of guitars from $400 to $700, but the Schecter Omen really got me hooked. Had a darker sound than the others, was easier to play than the others and was one of the lighter ones. And the second most sexiest one.
But mostly, it just felt like MY GUITAR. And it was one of the cheaper one aswell, though I'd probably go with it even it was like $700.
Nevertheless, I'd like to try the B.C. Rich Bich aswell.

I also tried a couple of amps, and I think that the Roland Cube 30X could be for me.
I guess it might not be that good for playing live, but since I need to practice at home, with my band and at school I think it's great to have a smaller amp.
Haven't seen anything negative about it, so I think I'll go with it.
Sacrificing the pedal for now, with the Cube being quite good for modelling.

Still gonna do some more looking around though, and thanks for the heads-up on the Vox again, that could've really ruined some of our songs.
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:05 PM   #6

If you're in a band, playing any kind of gigs, you're gonna want a bigger amp than that. A 60W or bigger should be good for clubs and such.

Don't know anything about Schecter guitars, so I can't say anything about that.

The MT-2 is a great pedal, especially for metal, so it should fit your style like a glove. I have one myself, and I found it was very flexable for most heavier rock. I don't use it anymore though now that I have a DS-1 and a Line 6 amp chock full of settings. Although the DS-1 wasn't what I wanted, my dad got it for my birthday thinking it was the one I wanted, which it wasn't exactly (I was wanting the BOSS SD-1 or BD-2 overdrive pedals). But its my personal opinion through experience that you can't go wrong with a good ol' BOSS pedal.
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:30 PM   #7

Got it on the MT-2, I'll start saving for one after I've bought my guitar/amp. Is the distortion such that you can set if you want a focus on the lower and mid-range sounds? That was one thing that annoyed me on alot of amps, if you had max gain, sometimes you'd get quite a bit of treble even with the treble knob turned all the way down.

And, well, I am in a band, but we're not really doing any gigs in the near future.
I'll be on the look for a neat 60W+ though, but luckily I know some people that are involved in most music events locally and they can borrow me a 100w or at least 60w amp when I play live, both with my band in the future or with others, already done that twice and it worked neatly. Wasn't metal any of the times, but I've done some practice on their two amps and they work fine for it.

I only got one worry about the 30W, for practicing with the band, is it enough to be heard over the drums and if not can it be linked to the PA? We don't use, arghhh, dual bassdrums? err, well, the stuff power metal uses all the time. You know, two pedals on the big one or two big ones.
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