Got a new guitar, which amp to get?

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by theghost, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. theghost

    theghost New Member

    Hi guys just got a squier HSS strat and an ibanez TS9.So left on tight budget for the amp(rs7000).I wanna get the stranger cube 40/80w as i already have a OD pedal but found mixed reviews here.
    Stranger users any suggestions?
  2. angel_of_sin

    angel_of_sin bassist.....

    stranges are fine, as they do not color the tone as Marshall does......and Stranger 80watt is pretty good for small performances..........
  3. theghost

    theghost New Member

    Will 80w be too loud for home use?
  4. unet

    unet New Member

    TS9 are useless for solid state amps like the stranger.

    Get Ansar to make you a nice tube combo....small wattage.

    You play classic rock?

    Or return the TS9 and get a nice amp like the Vox Valvetronix.
  5. flood

    flood New Member

    the TS9 is wasted on a solid state amp. the man speaks the truth, n00b. besides, the stranger sounds like dog turd to my ears at least.

    i use my TS10 with my tube amps and they really come to life. i'Ve used it with a couple of solid staters (better than the stranger) and it sounded quite shite.

    sell me the TS9 so i can mod it and make good use of it :D
  6. distorted

    distorted satan

    U just wasted a pedal... Y did u evn get it wen u had no idea?
    vaise u got an interested buyer n he will definitely do full justice to it...
  7. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    Get a roland.
    or sell the pedal and buy a vox.
  8. theghost

    theghost New Member

    OK!!! i got a digitech bad monkey instead of the ts9 and getting a stranger 40w(no option!)
    wish me good luck :)
  9. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    You can use your TS/Bad monkey alone to play soft overdrive stuff on SS AMP
    AND you can use your TS with a good distortion unit like (I used it on) Tech21 sansamp.

    Gives killer lead/metal tones that way.

    And yeah - the whole setup remain SOLID STATE, sans any t00bs and valves, but still sounds great.

    HOWEVER, TS/BM on stranger is gonna sound like turd - agreed. You need to get better voiced amp.
  10. theghost

    theghost New Member

    then how come processors sound good on strangers?
  11. angel_of_sin

    angel_of_sin bassist.....

    Because strangers have no tone of their own....... so they do not color the tone.......
  12. unet

    unet New Member

    Strangers have flat frequency responses...
    The Bad monkey is supposed to take your signal and add gain to it.
    It *shouldn't* affect the tone...that's what transparency means. have bad tone with more gain.

    [Or be sensible and get a half decent amp the BM will sound good on!]
    [[Both TS9's and Bad Monkeys are LOW GAIN OVERDRIVES!!!]]
  13. theghost

    theghost New Member

    Too bad the pedals were out of stock at gc.I'm just getting the guitar now.So i'm gonna buy a processor locally.
    Zoom G2 fits my budget.Should i go for it or a Digitech equivalent(which one??)
  14. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    I thought BM had cab emulation.
  15. distorted

    distorted satan

    Digitech.... Coz i m sellling one... :p
    newys, genuinely speaking, fr dis price range,
    Korg > digitech > zoom
  16. unet

    unet New Member

    2 separate outputs.
  17. wylder

    wylder Member

    Another cheap n effective option to consider: <Guitar> to <Boss MT-2 Metal Zone> to <Beta Aivin Digital Delay> to <SS Amp> = 4500+2000+?
    This gives a pretty clear n cutting tone as opposed to a Zoom/processor of same value. If you into soft rock/classic rock n blues, get Boss DS-1 Distortion instead of the Metal Zone.
    I have tried this on a MG-Series 100W amp, which has a not too great clean/dirty tone. It sounds a lot clearer and less muffled than a Zoom G2.1u that another guitarist uses though the line-in of the amp. The important thing is the amp needs to have a 10" to 12" speaker to sound mid-heavy and thick at band practice sound levels.
  18. satch_attack

    satch_attack New Member

    if you dont have a good amp..dont get analog pedals..Stick to digital effect pedals.I would recommend you get something like a zoom g2.1u .This way,you can learn about the different effects in general and you can experiment a lot with them .Its also got a Drum machine which is extremely useful to improve your timing in general and an usb port ,so you can connect it to your computer and record.The tone you get may not be the best, but you get what you pay for.
  19. theghost

    theghost New Member

    whats the cost of Zoom g2.1u??

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