Feedback requested- New guitar and Amp

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by vivekbarun, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. vivekbarun

    vivekbarun New Member

    Planning to buy my first electric guitar after playing acoustic for so long....

    I don't use much of distortion and play soft rock, hindi, some blues and soulful music...
    After going through the immense literature available in this community on buying a new guitar finally am bending towards these two;

    Yamaha Pacifica 012
    Roland cube 20x
    I'm from Bangalore by the way.
    Any reply or suggestion is welcome..
  2. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    Should work, though try getting the Pacifica 112 if you can. Telling us your budget would be better.

    Btw, did you actually read the Guide? o.o
    If not, there are more options for you there.
  3. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Since you're in Bangalore you can have a look at mine
    Ignore the amp.. i'm not selling it till i get a new one..
  4. rktpro

    rktpro New Member

    hey....m also planning to buy a new guitar cause i am bored from my acoustic one... (givson crown)....but i am a givson blue diamond or an acoustic guitar(probably gb & a or any other)
    I have read many threads...u all say that givson elec. guitars are pathetic, but in my school my teacher has purchased one...n it sounds cool.....also my teacher is really a talented man n he cant be wrong wen it comes to buying.....
    plz guide.....wether buy a givson elec...or acoustic guitar of any other brand
  5. vivekbarun

    vivekbarun New Member

    012 0r 112j

    thanks all for the replies....

    Had called Yamaha store today... 012 pac is at 9990 and 112j is at 15000...
    My question is ,... is there a real difference .... in terms of sound... is 112j worth 5 k more?

    Also , I don't want Ibanez and I really like the Roland cube 20x because of its reverb so no point going for 15x I think.

    @ Tushar - Had played Givson acoustic as well as electric.........By my experience .... Givson can sound great if you replace everything except the logo. :)
  6. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    Wow. Epic! Succinctly put ;)
  7. guitardoctor

    guitardoctor Will Rx for food

    The 112J/XJ defo sound better than 012... Whether the difference is worth 5k more is for you to decide.
  8. vivekbarun

    vivekbarun New Member

    Also I found that Greg Bennett Avion AV3 is for 16 k .....
    Now I really like the way Les Paul type Looks.... don't know about the sound....
    Which would suit my type of music (clean guitar, classic soft rock, no hard metal) --
    The Yamaha 112J or the Avion AV3 ?
    Is there any thread which compares the two?

    If Avion AV3 is worth the price then I'll take it.!
  9. guitardoctor

    guitardoctor Will Rx for food

    AV3 is a nice guitar, I'd say worth the price. But once you've ruled it down to a couple of guitars, the next step is to try out the guitars in the store and take the one which sounds and feels better to you after playing it.

    Among the differences are Trem in Pac 112 vs hardtail in AV3, SSH in Pac112 vs HH in AV3. They sound different - you will have a personal preference after you play both.
  10. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    I'll go out on a limb here and say you might prefer the sound of single coils for some of the music you want to play.
  11. gamebore

    gamebore New Member

    +1 to that.

    Go for the pacifica 112J, you won't regret it.

    And if you can stretch your budget a little bit further, do check out the pacifica 112V.

    Both the above guitars, for the music you want to play, will satisfy you enough till you are ready to move on to the next level of guitars.

    But don't just take my word for it, go to a shop and try em all out to see for yourself.

  12. guitardoctor

    guitardoctor Will Rx for food

  13. vivekbarun

    vivekbarun New Member

    Thanks the 100th one and gamebore,

    Planning to go to the Yamaha store this monday in Bangalore. Will also check out in Aruna and others....
    Really, we don't have as good stores here in Bangalore as in Mumbai.
  14. vivekbarun

    vivekbarun New Member


    Thats in the US website... but look at Yamaha India... it still says agathis on 112j
    check out

    I guess i'll only know after going to the store......
    and how important is the wood on the guitar body for the sound... agathis or alder..
  15. guitardoctor

    guitardoctor Will Rx for food

    The website is a bit self-contradictory on the body material

    Anyway you'll go to the store and listen and find out yourself, so it doesn't matter.

    Agathis vs Alder: Agathis sounds dead to many (myself included).
  16. vivekbarun

    vivekbarun New Member

    And what about the amp guys. I want the best amp in around 10 k.
    Distortion is not a priority but the sound should be good.
    Reverb is a must.
    Assuming I'm buying the Pacifica 112j.
    Bending towards Roland 20x.... Reynolds in Bangalore said 9k for the same.
    But howz line 6 and the others...
    Should I even bother to try out Marshall or Stranger?
  17. rktpro

    rktpro New Member

    Hey.....I guess if I buy a Givson electric one n replace the strings, it will sound good....n since m a kid n i concentrate on creating riffs and classical tunes...i can go for givson elec....
  18. vivekbarun

    vivekbarun New Member

    Hey tushar on a serious note.... what's ur budget..?
    I honestly want to save you from buying givson!
  19. rktpro

    rktpro New Member

    hey i juss wanna spent 6k on a guitar!!!
  20. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    Read the Guide.

    Dream on >_>

    Typical guitar cheapskate retards of India. Save up or get lost. It's for people like you I had to compile the Guide.

    ...I feel like nuking the Givson factory and personally going ninja on everyone who had anything to do with that company. Hope Grason, Java and HMI get the hint from there on.

    Read this thread, Tushar. You are not alone.

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