Tube Amps are expensive cuz they are expensive to make( i guess)..tube amps are nice for rock, blues etc ...i not for metal..get solid states for metal. Anyways ud have to be freaking rich( rather not as poor as most of us guitarists are) to get a Tube amp.
Pickups..well, its the same reason y Action shoes are cheaper than Nike.
Stuff is expensive in India cuz the music shops here have to import stiff, there are no Ibanez guitar shops of sorts.. so shops like Bhargavas and Bharat have to pay the excessive duties levied on them by the government, hence QED
"Mister Fripp, your music is quite different than everything else out there. In one word, how would you describe it?"
"Progressive.... yeah, that's it..."
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