Alternative option for Avion AV3 + Roland Microcube ??

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by harmonizer, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. harmonizer

    harmonizer The Son of the Moon

    I was about to buy Greg Bennett + Roland Microcube
    but recently my lead guitarist bought it and i'm planning to buy a diff gig..

    I've heard good things about Yamaha Pacifica
    I don't know much abt prices and qualities of Pacifica series

    can anybody help me with this? u can also suggest some other good brands for beginners.

    what abt amp?? i dont need another roland in my band..

    budget - 25k (guitar+amp)
  2. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Roland microcube is not the best bet coz of its low power...and just coz ur friend bought a GB AV3 it doesn't mean u cant buy one too... anyways yamaha pacifica is a very decent guitar... pac 112 shud be some 15k... get a roland 15X or 30X depending budget with the pac...
  3. harmonizer

    harmonizer The Son of the Moon

    I respect ur advise brother, after googling whole day I found yamaha pacifica as my perfect mate mate...

    i'm still confused abt the amp. wat abt marshall amp in this range?

    and, can u tell me some more combos which can be good for a despo beginner like me. i wont mind if the budgets goes upto 30k max.....

    btw our genre is progressive rock/metal.....ummm we r beginners :p

  4. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    IMO.. Marshalls will not be good enuf for this budget.. Roland is good...also i'll not suggest you a tube amp unless you're ready for 20-25k for amp alone.. for guitar pac is the best bet..
  5. harmonizer

    harmonizer The Son of the Moon


    u r right brother ! i felt the same thing when i looked around....and ur words made them stronger.....i'll follow u for sure....

    but 1 more confusion.....i dont know what model of pacifica wud be best 012, 112V or 112J ??

    may be ur experience cud help
  6. flood

    flood New Member

    @harmonizer: your signature is the most hilariously ironic thing i've ever seen. lol!
  7. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    112V or 112J... Also you don't need to follow me.. i'm no pro... Do some research urself too and take ur time before making any decision.. All The Best !
  8. harmonizer

    harmonizer The Son of the Moon

    @ricky...........i'll do some research for sure. ;) but i respect seniors too

    @flood.....m so very glad
  9. guitardoctor

    guitardoctor Will Rx for food


    AV3 is the best for its price range... Pacifica is a decent alternative. You can also look at other Greg Bennett offerings...

    Telecaster - Formula FA2
    SG - Torino TR3
    Strat - Malibu MB50

    All three come with Duncan Design pickups... I really enjoyed the FA2 myself, when I went to try it... If you want a Tele you might want to check it out. And a steal at 16k...
  10. bcrich

    bcrich New Member

    Schecter Omen 6 + Fender Frontman 25R/Peavey Vypyr 15/Vox Pathfinder.
  11. wylder

    wylder New Member

    Here's an alternative..
    Boss Metal Zone (~Rs.4500)/ DS-1(~2500) - Metal Zone if you play hard rock and outright metal, DS-1 distortion if you play rock and heavy blues.
    Cheap Delay (~Rs.2000)
    Stranger Amp (~Rs.5000)
    The best part about this set up is that when you have the cash later on, you can upgrade part by part, leaving the rest of your rig still usable. I can assure you that this setup will sound as good (if not better) than the inbuilt processor in the amp. And you could check for ads for anyone selling used analog pedals if you want to get these cheaper. These things are built to survive a nuclear attack so it is really difficult to damage them by regular use.
  12. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    ^Which cheap delay are you referring For 2k ...?? it beta aivin?
  13. wylder

    wylder New Member

    Beta Aivin is fine for beginners, or a behringer if you can find one... You could also look for a used boss DD-3 if you can stretch the delay budget a bit.
  14. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    How is the beta aivin delay? I think you use one.. is it worth the price?
  15. wylder

    wylder New Member

    Definitely worth the price as it is dirt cheap for a delay. It is a good pedal if all you want is a basic delay for adding space/dimension to your sound. It has a single setting of basic digital delay with delay length upto 800 ms (which is more than sufficient for its use).
    I plan to get a better delay soon that has more features. But i guess this delay could still find use in my board if I need to do the Joe Sat delay thing where he emulates a reverb using a long delay going into a shorter one or the John Petrucci setup where the right and left amps have different delay times.
  16. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    ^Ok fine.. You play for some band in Bangalore?
  17. wylder

    wylder New Member

    I've recently moved to Bangalore. I'm looking for a band out here.. Used to play in a band in Mysore.
  18. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Ok.. Thats cool ! ...
  19. harmonizer

    harmonizer The Son of the Moon

    hey wylder bro.....can i find these gears easily in mumbai??? or i have to search here n there? sorry i've heard these for the 1st time as m a beginner
  20. wylder

    wylder New Member

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