Help Needed in buying a elec guitar

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by dhim, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. dhim

    dhim New Member


    I have got 12,000 bucks. Not a Penny More.
    I want to buy a elec guitar, amp and that effect box so that I can get the sound that santana, slash get from their guitars. Please give ur valuable suggestions.

  2. abhijitnath

    abhijitnath Fighting GAS frantically

    VAmp Pro for the effect box I think
    Which leaves you no money for an amp (use headphones) and GB&A guitars
  3. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    For Rs.12,000 if you could find out a way that will make you sound like Santana or Slash, please let me know. I will tell Santana and Slash to sell their expensive stuffs in eBay and they can buy the same thing what you have. :think:
  4. abhijitnath

    abhijitnath Fighting GAS frantically

    Awesome answer
    But I think he merely wants something close
    Which any half decent modeler will give him
  5. jekyll

    jekyll Banned

    muhuhahaha ron u gave this same comment to some n00bs thread which said i want my guitar to sound like Metallica and Linkin Park - to which i said get yourself a KORG and i can help you ... and your reply was same ;) :RollLol:

    annyway dude u got two diff schools here: Slash means u should have Marshall 800 kinda sound ...
    and Santana means u want the Mesa Boogie overdrive sound ... not possible with a single effect ...
  6. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Nobody asks how to play like Santana or Slash. :think:
  7. jekyll

    jekyll Banned

    on second thoughts

    for the "tone" or "sound" as u put it
    the most important thing is:
    1. EQ
    2. Amplifier
    3. Effect
    4. Guitar
    in that order

    now amp u cannot get a tube-Marshall or Boogie with that amount
    but u can surely get solid state marshall
    and tube-eumulators (digital thingies that do DSP) or stomp box (analog version of emulators)

    slash sound u migt get easily ... but not the Sanatana sound ... anyway try KORG Pandora PX4 (that is supposed to emulate a lots asounds) ... or for that matter any processor u might be able to emulate the sound u wanted.

    Hey Ron ... i found out one more thing ... the processor can make a single coil sound like a humbucker and vice-versa too :)

    and what if i dont like santana's or slash's style of playing but only the tone they get? ;)
  8. abhijitnath

    abhijitnath Fighting GAS frantically

    No no..usually the thinking is ...Let me get the gear and the playing will follow:)
    Buying the gear is easier than practicing 10 hours a day after all
    I remember my first could slide a sandwich under the strings
    but after a point improvements in gear are marginal
  9. jekyll

    jekyll Banned


    i know ... me too had similar acoustic guitar ... only thing possible was to play the open chords


    i used t otry playing teh "Call of Ktulu" intro
  10. dhim

    dhim New Member

    The comments were sarcastic.
  11. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Pickup modelling is not a new concept. I remember Boss GT8 has it. Somebody showed me and I was like :annoyed: . No nothing replaces a humbucker and nothing replaces a single coil. @Jekyll. Nothing replaces a Boogie Man either.
  12. jekyll

    jekyll Banned

    ^^ ofcourse
    but then i can get that breaky tweedy sound from single coil as well as smoother and creamier dist (like humbucker)

    works well for low budget :p:

    dhim yaar
    lets take your budget Rs12K:
    1. get a humbucker guitar from Givson (buy it only if u really low on money), Tansen, <--- those are indian companies and their guitars are cheaper will be maximum 9K

    2. have heard that GB&A and Comet are good value for money - u could try them too

    3. so u would be having now 5K left (guitar on the average will be 7K)

    4. with u can buy Marshall MG CD 10/15/20 etc ... depends on your budget

    plan B would be to buy a Roland Cube for around 7K and cut donw on guitar to around 5K

    there u have the setup for 12K
  13. abhijitnath

    abhijitnath Fighting GAS frantically

    Middle position on PRS?
    Albeit not completely:)
    Btw what is the Boogie Man joke?
  14. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Boogie Man is the Mesa Boogie thingy.
  15. abhijitnath

    abhijitnath Fighting GAS frantically

    Haan that i got..but it seems to be some long standing joke between the two of you:)
    anyway doesnt matter
  16. jekyll

    jekyll Banned

    Mesa Boogie Dual and Triple Recto happen to be my fav amps (tone wise) - havent played on them yet ;)
  17. dharmatma

    dharmatma Banned


    *runs away*
    *gets caught in the bushes*
    *jekyll shoots me*

    mm..i feel someone should make a guide for beginners.and make it sticky..too many same kind of threads.
  18. jekyll

    jekyll Banned




    darn! nobody can shoot the :nw: dharmatma :nw:
    hey dude your recordings (soundclick ones were great), death metal ... not exactly what i dig ... but they sounded very pro ...

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