Please help me buy a guitar[Put a lot of research into it]

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by luv090909, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. luv090909

    luv090909 New Member

    Ok now this is no random post about wanting to buy a guitar........

    My exams are to get over on 9th April,and on D-Day i am planning on buying an electric guitar and an amp......

    I have gone through models of electric guitars and amps,and have picked out the ones i like......you can either read all the data or just read the raw data and comment.......

    RAW DATA

    Budget:Rs.15000-Rs.16000
    Need to buy:(i)Electric guitar......
    (ii)Amplifier
    Currently Own:Grason semi-acoustic Venus Rose Steel Strung

    What I am Looking for
    (i) In a guitar
    I mainly want to be able to enjoy playing.....
    I would like it if the guitar has a treble switch...tone control....volume control

    (ii)In an amplifier
    I want to get a high level of note sustainability...
    Distortion....
    Decent volume.....
    Delay....
    Relay [If possible]

    For your reference and my benefit i have posted the names of the amps / guitars seperately:

    Guitars:

    Aria STG-006 Stratocaster Style Electric Guitar BLOWOUT
    [ARIASTG006]
    Rs.7,900



    RAT FD1 Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Chipper Graphics
    [RATFD1]
    Rs.8,000



    Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    [SQUIERAFFINITYSTRAT]
    Rs.9,900

    Kramer Focus VT 211s Electrc Guitar
    [KRAMERFOCUSVT211s]
    Rs.9,900

    Amplifiers:
    Roland Cube 20X 20W Guitar Amplifier with COSM Effects
    [ROLANDCUBE20X]
    Rs.9,000 Rs.8,000


    Roland Cube 15X 15 W Guitar Amplifier with 4 Distortion Effects
    [ROLANDCUBE15X]
    Rs.5,500



    Roland Micro Cube Battery Powered Amplifier with COSM Effects
    [ROLANDMICROCUBE]
    Rs.6,000



    Laney LX 20 D Guitar Amplifer with Digital Effects
    [LANEYLX20DGUITARAMP]
    Rs.6,200



    Now comes the detailed data.....

    Guitars

    Aria STG-006 Stratocaster Style Electric Guitar BLOWOUT
    [ARIASTG006]
    Rs.7,900


    The Aria STG-006 Electric guitar has an alder body and rosewood fingerboard on a Maple neck. Two Humbuckers give a wide range of tones that lean to the Heavy side whilst the Single Coil in the middle adds brightness and versatility. The guitar also features standard volume and tone controls and a vintage style trem. This guitar comes in an incredible natural finish that makes this baby look like a much more expensive guitar. A great choice for those who want a double humbucker sound from a strat.





    Fender Squier Affinity Stratocaster Electric Guitar
    [SQUIERAFFINITYSTRAT]
    Rs.9,900


    The newly launched Squier Affinity Series 2007 Strat Electric Guitar combines 3 forward single-coils, bridge humbucker, and 5-way switching for incredible tonal range. Solid hardwood body, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard, die-cast chrome tuners, and standard fulcrum tremolo bridge.
    Specifications:
    � BODY Alder
    NECK Maple, C-Shape, (Polyurethane Finish)
    � FINGERBOARD Rosewood, 9.5� Radius (241 mm)
    � NO. OF FRETS 21 Medium Jumbo
    � SCALE LENGTH 25.5� (648 mm)
    � WIDTH AT NUT 1.650� (42 mm)
    � HARDWARE Chrome
    � MACHINE HEADS Standard Die-Cast Tuners
    � BRIDGE Synchronous Tremolo
    � PICKGUARD 1-Ply White
    � PICKUPS 3 Single-Coil Pickups (Neck/Mid/Bridge)
    � PICKUP SWITCHING 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
    � CONTROLS Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
    � STRINGS Fender� Super 250L, (.009 to .042) Nickel Plated Steel
    � UNIQUE FEATURES Large �60s Style Headstock, White Plastic Parts, Black Silkscreen Logo, Dot Position Inlays





    Kramer Focus VT 211s Electrc Guitar
    [KRAMERFOCUSVT211s]
    Rs.9,900



    Kramer has taken its best selling Focus and added a powerful, humbucker pickup in the bridge position for better tone and added Growl for Rock Guitar Players!
     Other enhancements include a Metallic Finish, 3-ply (white/black/white) pickguard with matching white pickups and a 21-fret Hard Maple fingerboard.
     If you want all the features and quality found in this classic double cutaway guitar but without the 'classic' price, the Kramer Focus series is perfect for you.




    Technical Specifications:
    Neck:
    Hard Maple
    Neck Profile:
    Slim-Taper
    Construction:
    Bolt-On
    Body:
    Laminated Nato / Alder
    Neck Pickup:
    Single-Coil
    Middle Pickup:
    Single-Coil
    Bridge Pickup:
    Humbucker
    Controls:
    5-Way Pickup Selector
    One Master Volume
    Two Tones
    Bridge:
    Vintage Style Tremolo
    Machine Heads:
    Covered
    Nut:
    PVC
    Nut Width:
    1.68'
    Frets:
    21 - Nickel/Steel
    Headstock:
    Straight String Pull
    Flat - String Tree between 'E' and 'B'
    Fingerboard:
    21 fret, Hard Maple
    F/B Radius:
    12'
    Scale Length:
    25.5'
    F/B Inlay:
    PVC Dots









    RAT FD1 Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Chipper Graphics
    [RATFD1]
    Rs.8,000


    The RAT FD1 is an incarnation of the Fender Standard Stratocaster, which is the guitar design that changed the world. The RAT FD1 Strat is made with the perfect blend of ingredients to help you take your music to the top. Features a select hardwood body, 22-fret maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, 3 single-coil Tele 1 pickups, a vintage tremolo, and die-cast tuning keys. This models comes in an attractive finish with Chipper graphics.
    Specifications:
    Hardwood body
    22-fret maple neck
    Rosewood fretboard
    Vintage tremolo (Chaser)
    Die-cast tuning keys (Chaser)
    3 single-coil Tele 1pickups
    Custom Chipper graphics







    Amplifiers

    Roland Cube 20X 20W Guitar Amplifier with COSM Effects
    [ROLANDCUBE20X]
    Rs.9,000 Rs.8,000


    Roland's famous CUBE amp lineup expands with the hot CUBE 20X. With great features such as Power Squeezer for maximum sustain without maximum volume, a fully equipped guitar tuner, a mini-jack aux in for playing along to MP3 and CD players, and of course that incredible CUBE sound, this amp is built to rock!

    Powerful COSM amp-models include Acoustic, Overdrive, Distortion, Metal, Metal Stack, and Tube Drive. Onboard flanger, phaser, tremolo, chorus, reverb and delay.
    Specifications:
    Rated Power Output: 20W
    Nominal Input Level: INPUT (JC CLEAN channel): -10 dBu/1 M ohms, AUX IN: -10 dBu
    Speaker: 8 inch (20 cm)
    Controls: POWER Switch, SELECT Switch, TUNER Switch, POWER SQUEEZER Switch, VOLUME Knob, TYPE Switch (ACOUSTIC, OVERDRIVE, DISTORTION, METAL, METAL STACK, TUBE DRIVE), GAIN Knob, VOLUME Knob, BASS Knob, MIDDLE Knob, TREBLE Knob, EFX Knob (CHORUS, FLANGER, PHASER, TREMOLO), DELAY/REVERB Knob
    Indicators: JC CLEAN Channel, LEAD Channel, EFX, TUNER, POWER SQUEEZER
    Connectors: INPUT Jack (1/4' phone type), AUX IN Jack (Stereo miniature phone type), FOOT SW Jack (SELECT, EFX) (1/4' phone type), RECORDING OUT/PHONES Jack (Stereo 1/4' phone type)
    Power Supply: AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
    Power Consumption: 24W
    Options: Foot Switch (BOSS FS-5U, FS-6), Connection Cable (PCS-31)
    Dimensions: 13-3/16'W x 13-3/16'H x 9-1/2'Dd Weight
    Weight: 7.2 kg; 15 lbs. 14 oz.
    Features:
    20 watts of power
    High-quality 8' speaker
    Powerful COSMc amp modeling
    Onboard guitar effects
    Dyna Amp acoustic simulation from the Boss
    Power Squeezer
    Controls: Clean Channel - Volume knob
    Lead Channel type SW (overdrive, distortion, metal, metalstack), gain knob, volume knob
    Equalizer: Bass knob, middle knob, treble knob, channel select switch, Power Squeezer switch, power switch





    Roland Cube 15X 15 W Guitar Amplifier with 4 Distortion Effects
    [ROLANDCUBE15X]
    Rs.5,500


    The Cube 15X combo really packs a punch! There are lots of affordable guitar amps available on the market today, but none of them have the charisma, style, or finesse this Roland offering. Representing incredible value in compact guitar amps, this light, portable, and affordable little beast hosts an 8' speaker with 15W of pure tone quality.

    In addition to its own crisp, clean tone, the Cube 15X features the equivalent of 4 of the best Boss distortion pedals - the DS1, SD1, MT2, and MD2 - an incredible value! You'd pay more for just 2 pedals than you will for the entire Cube 15X!

    A 3-band EQ lets you fine-tune your tone, and an auxiliary input enables you to connect other products such as drum machines or CD players, making the Cube 15 a true jam machine!
    Roland Cube 15 1x8' 15W Guitar Combo Amp Features:
    Compact guitar amp with 15W output and 8' speaker
    2-channel operation
    Lead sounds include Overdrive, Distortion, Metal, and Metal Stack
    3-band EQ for precise tonal shaping
    Recording/headphone output for silent practice and recording
    Auxiliary input for connecting CD players, drum machines, etc.
    Roland Cube 15X 1x8' 15W Guitar Combo Amp Specifications:
    Dimensions: 13-1/4'W x 13'H x 9-1/2'D
    Weight: 15 lbs., 4 oz.
     
  2. luv090909

    luv090909 New Member

    Roland Micro Cube Battery Powered Amplifier with COSM Effects
    [ROLANDMICROCUBE]
    Rs.6,000


    The Roland Micro Cube Battery Powered Amp with COSM and Effects gives guitarists a genuine Roland Cube amp in an ultracompact 7-pound package. And when you're doing live gigs, you'll love that it runs on batteries. Despite its tiny proportions, the MicroCube packs a big punch and comes with 6 DSP effects, 7 COSM amp models, and a new Digital Tuning Fork-giving guitarists everything they need for killer tone on the go.
    Roland Micro Cube Battery Powered Amp with COSM and Effects Features:
    Ultracompact portable DSP guitar amp with 5' speaker
    7 COSM guitar amp models including JC-120 and a special mic preamp model
    6 DSP effects: chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, and separate delay/reverb
    New Digital Tuning Fork with support for flat tunings up to 2 semitones
    Recording/headphones output and stereo auxiliary input for CD players, etc.
    Runs on 6 AA batteries or AC power (adapter supplied) and includes carrying strap
    Roland Micro Cube Battery Powered Amp with COSM and Effects Specifications:
    Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. without batteries and adapter
    9-5/8'W x 8-15/16H x 6-9/16'D





    Laney LX 20 D Guitar Amplifer with Digital Effects
    [LANEYLX20DGUITARAMP]
    Rs.6,200



    LANEY LX20 R 15-WATT 1X8" EXTREME SERIES GUITAR AMPLIFIER COMBO WITH REVERB

    Laney LX20R Extreme Series combo guitar amplifer is for guitarists who already have outboard effects. A single jack input, reverb, 2 channels, Clean and Distortion, 3-way EQ and 15 watts into a 8" custom driver. Headphone socket and CD input make the LX35R a perfect practice amp.

    LANEY LX20R EXTREME SERIES GUITAR AMP COMBO FEATURES
    Power RMS: 15 Watts.
    Input: Single Jack.
    Channels: 2, Clean and Distortion.
    Equalization: Global Bass, Middle and Treble.
    Reverb.
    Footswitch: Option FS2.
    Driver: 1 x 8" Custom Driver.
    Cabinet Design: Black Metal Corners, Gloss Metal Grille, Metal Side Grip Handles, Rubber Feet.
    CD Input: 1/4" Jack Socket.
    Headphone Socket: 1/4" TRS.
    Kick Proof Metal Grille.
    Weight: 10 Kgs.
    Dimensions: 360 x 354 x 215mm.


    Personally I think among the amplifiers the micro-cube is a good choice....
    Among the guitars the Affinity stratocaster is good.....

    The total comes upto 10000+6000=16000
    It is hence in my budget,
    Also comments on the GB&A Lespaul Copy model are appreciated as it is available in a store @ 7500







    With Regards....
    Luv [Thats my name :p]


    THANK YOU!!!!


    P.S. Lol wasnt allowed to make the whole thing in one post :p TOO LONG!

    TY!!!
     
  3. -Nemesis-

    -Nemesis- New Member

    Go for an Aria or a Slammer.
    Your wish
    you could get Ibanez GSA 90 with is better than the both...
    Go for roland 20 watt.
     
  4. luv090909

    luv090909 New Member

    no one else???
    i heard the mciro cube was a good amp if you were look for effects though...
     
  5. amitrichardxess

    amitrichardxess New Member

    thanks for the research u have done
     
  6. luv090909

    luv090909 New Member

    actually the stuff is from bajaao.com i just copy pasted the ones with good features.....

    No reviews??
     
  7. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    Squier start+Roland Cube15...
     
  8. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    My choice wud be Squier Strat or Yamaha pacifica(known for its superior build quality and good tone) + Roland Microcube(rulezzz over all other amps).
     
  9. luv090909

    luv090909 New Member

    thats what i was thinkgin....and a good idea to go for the 115w amp so i can free up more cash for the guitar i guess
     
  10. luv090909

    luv090909 New Member

    *15w sorry..not 115
     
  11. angel_of_sin

    angel_of_sin bassist.....

    buy a fender strat. with roland cube 15w, dis combo is pretty awesum....

    da cube is pretty handy and easy to carry too if you want to go for performances..........

    but dont you wanna go in for a distortion pedal??

    i mean you cannot actually change da effects in mid of a performance on an amplifier!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. metalmickey

    metalmickey New Member

    dude help me get a good guitar........my budget would be upto 20000 for the guitar and max of 7000 for the amp!!.....i need sumthin with a good tone+whammy bar....sumthin that gives me good distortion n leads........my style of music ranges from scorpions to sepultura...if somebody's selling a used esp/dean/jackson it would be great....help.........
     
  13. metalmickey

    metalmickey New Member

    hey pal u bought your guitar....i know its a year old thread here but still curious what you ended up with.......
     
  14. metalmickey

    metalmickey New Member

    will someone care to help me here?
     
  15. distorted

    distorted satan

    Look fr ibanez RGs line6spider15 or roland 15
     
  16. metalmickey

    metalmickey New Member

    thanks for the reply "distorted"...happy that someone answered finally...can you be precise in which exact model in ibanez rg series are you recommendin....anyway my other options are.....cort vx-2v,...ibanez-GRG-150,....ibanez-GRG-170dx,....ibanez GRG-270,....ibanez GRX-20,.....is there somewhere i can get a used jackson or esp for around 20k?......
     
  17. angel_of_sin

    angel_of_sin bassist.....

    you can get a brand new ESP AX50 for 17k...........but then the quality suffers........The Ibanez are better in this range than ESP's or Jackson's......look for Greg Bennett Avion series or Torino series...............

    Greg Bennett > Ibanez > ESP > GB&A> Squier...............
     
  18. metalmickey

    metalmickey New Member

    thanks for the reply "angel of sin".......ill look into your recommendations......what about cort vx-2v....got my eye for it(but i guess its mainly bcos of the looks n decent review and falls inside my budget!!)....suggest me something good for shredding.....i am into hard rock and thrash metal....main influence includes eddie van halen,mathias jabs and steve vai......
     
  19. metalmickey

    metalmickey New Member

    the greg bennett's looks great....major les paul influenced....the bajaao.com looks like dsnt have the torino series but they have the avion's....love the interceptor 2 in greg bennett...please comment on it..as i like to dive bomb i prefer it....suggest somethin thats got a whammy bar......
     
  20. metalmickey

    metalmickey New Member

    comment on the cort X6-SM and cort X1....
     

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