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Music => Musicians' Section => Topic started by: Mithrandil on February 29, 2008, 11:13:39 am

Title: Amp for beginner
Post by: Mithrandil on February 29, 2008, 11:13:39 am
Yo,

My bro just bought himself a new guitar, so I got his ol' one to practice on. (it's an ol' sigma if you wondered).Thinking of getting an amp, I'm just wondering, what amp would you experienced guys recommend me, from a student's budget point of view ;) (what other things would you recommend a newbie guitarist to get)
Title: Re: Amp for beginner
Post by: megashroom° on February 29, 2008, 01:38:34 pm
A Line 6 spider 2 or 3, they can do some really cool stuff.
Title: Re: Amp for beginner
Post by: Jack Lupino on February 29, 2008, 05:02:59 pm
Bllaargh. As the forum line 6 hater i must recommend the peavey bandit 112. For it is infinitely better. Got 2 of them :]
Title: Re: Amp for beginner
Post by: megashroom° on February 29, 2008, 07:24:37 pm
Bllaargh. As the forum line 6 hater i must recommend the peavey bandit 112. For it is infinitely better. Got 2 of them :]

Hehe, I knew it was comming.
Well, I prefer teh amp modeller stuff.


As always, the best way is of course to go to a local music store and try some shit.
Title: Re: Amp for beginner
Post by: Jack Lupino on February 29, 2008, 07:33:42 pm
Sound advice. :]

Try EVERYTHING. The world is yours etc..
Title: Re: Amp for beginner
Post by: harvey danger on February 29, 2008, 08:52:32 pm
I'd say to start off with a regular ol' practice amp, just to make sure you actually enjoy the instrument first. :P Kustom makes good amps with pretty competitive prices. The higher-powered models use Celestion speakers like Mesa Boogie and whatnot. I'd recommend this one (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Kustom-Dart-10-10-Watt-combo-with-Voice-Control-EQ?sku=480837).
Title: Re: Amp for beginner
Post by: Mithrandil on March 03, 2008, 03:14:38 pm
I decided on the Line 6 Spider III 15W, due to it's possibilities for adding some
effects, and price-range :P Not easy being a student these days >-<
Title: Re: Amp for beginner
Post by: megashroom° on March 03, 2008, 03:37:33 pm
I decided on the Line 6 Spider III 15W, due to it's possibilities for adding some
effects, and price-range :P Not easy being a student these days >-<

Good choice in my opinion.
They are packed with fun.
Title: Re: Amp for beginner
Post by: Lysix on March 03, 2008, 03:43:49 pm
check out my shitty excuse of an amp.
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/marshall-mg10-cd/319

POWERRR EXTREMEEEEE!
Title: Re: Amp for beginner
Post by: Mithrandil on March 03, 2008, 04:00:04 pm
BTW - can you chainconnect an amp to a bigger speaker system? How does that work when it comes to soundlevels?
Title: Re: Amp for beginner
Post by: Jack Lupino on March 03, 2008, 04:44:06 pm
 :(
Title: Re: Amp for beginner
Post by: megashroom° on March 03, 2008, 06:23:02 pm
BTW - can you chainconnect an amp to a bigger speaker system? How does that work when it comes to soundlevels?

Yes, it should work fine. Be careful with using way too much base though, or you might blow your speakers.
Title: Re: Amp for beginner
Post by: Drakonis on March 06, 2008, 08:56:35 pm
Well, that worked out.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Line-6-Spider-III-15-15W-1x8-Guitar-Combo-Amp-103944831-i1168996.gc

Hehe, perma favorited in my browser at work, was gunna suggest it... but it seems you already decided on it :P

Let us know how it works out for ya.
Title: Re: Amp for beginner
Post by: Mithrandil on March 12, 2008, 08:59:51 am
Got it yesterday, though due to work I haven't had too much time with it. But much funner to play now that I get some more sound outta the ol' guitar :D