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Habitat.skater.69
03-15-2008, 10:53 AM
I am selling my bass and getting an electric guitar... does this seem like a good deal?

http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=10309442&search=electric%20guitar&Mo=4&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-CA&Nr=P_CatalogName:BCCA&Sp=S&N=0&whse=BCCA&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BCCA&Ne=4000000&D=electric%20guitar&Ntt=electric%20guitar&No=2&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1

Is it decent?

I just need a okayish electric guitar from a local store.

kas
03-15-2008, 10:59 AM
I wouldn't buy a guitar from costco. Find a Long and McQuade near you instead.

Habitat.skater.69
03-15-2008, 11:01 AM
Yeah my bass is from Long and mcquade.

TheLeavingSongPt.2
03-15-2008, 11:12 AM
I did that once, bought a guitar from target. It's a waste of money. The action on my guitar was so fucked up. Isn't there a Music Go Round near you? Or some kind of used instrument store?

Habitat.skater.69
03-15-2008, 11:14 AM
My friend has the same one and he likes it, and says it's decent for the amount of shit you get and price .

kas
03-15-2008, 11:23 AM
I avoid starter packs in general. Also you should get a nice tube amp or at least a vox valvetronix.

jpharaoh69
03-15-2008, 11:38 AM
I avoid starter packs in general. Also you should get a nice tube amp or at least a vox valvetronix.

your first amp by no means needs to be tube. he's learning, he doesn't need amazing tone.

anyway, how much are you willing to spend?

kas
03-15-2008, 11:39 AM
your first amp by no means needs to be tube. he's learning, he doesn't need amazing tone.

anyway, how much are you willing to spend?

Tube amps aren't necessarily expensive. An epiphone valve junior is great bang for your buck, and it's less than $200 I think.

twitchy204
03-15-2008, 11:41 AM
ehh, tubes in the low price range don't seem to have too much versatility without pedals and such. roland micro cubes are the shit in my opinion. as for guitars, it depends on what you want to play.

jpharaoh69
03-15-2008, 11:46 AM
Tube amps aren't necessarily expensive. An epiphone valve junior is great bang for your buck, and it's less than $200 I think.

the valve junior is so pointless. it only has a volume knob. to get a decent sound youd need a distortion pedal and an EQ pedal which will run you about 200 extra anyway.

a good solid state will easily do the job. roland cubes and vox valvetronix series sound as good, if not better, have more features and are way less expensive.

Habitat.skater.69
03-15-2008, 08:47 PM
Yeah I am just beginning, I don't need an amazing $700 setup. I Just want a good guitar to start me off with.

jpharaoh69
03-16-2008, 09:22 AM
alright so here's my 2 cents.

for amps:

Roland Cube 15 - 100$. great amp thats perfect for anything rock to metal. not digital sounding like the Line 6 spiders.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Roland-Cube-15X-Amp?sku=487030

Vox AD15VT - 200$. more expensive but for a reason. it has a tube in the preamp which, in short, means it sounds a lot more natural rather than digital. less geared towards metal than the roland, but it can handle it fine.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Vox-Valvetronix-AD15VT-15W-Guitar-Combo?sku=481958

as for guitars:

Epiphone G-310 - 230$. My first guitar actually. i really loved it and still jam with it a lot since i leave it at my friends house so i dot have to haul my newer guitar over all the time. i recommend it.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-G310-SG-Electric-Guitar?sku=518280

Ibanez RG321 - 270$. Possibly the best beginner guitar for the price. its expensive for a beginner but this can honestly be a solid gigging guitar or a perfect backup. it seems like a lot now, but it will last you years and years so in the end its worth it. i regret not buying it.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-RG321-Electric-Guitar?sku=512492