Which amp to buy as a beginner???

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by Pgupte, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Pgupte

    Pgupte New Member

    I am beginner and still learning to play guitar. Which entry level amp should I buy? Obviously don't want to shell out lot of money since I may upgrade once I start getting better (wishful thinking)! Also, I have recently moved back to Bombay after 10 years. Where would I find competetive pricing for the guitar accessories and amps in Western susburbs?

    Your input is much appreciated.

  2. subhadipm

    subhadipm New Member

    Stranger Cube 20. Cheap and best. You can also buy an Amp and a Speaker seperately. Thats what i have done. You get a better powerful stuff. I have a Ahuja 80 Watt Amp (Ahuja much better than Stranger) and a good pair of speaker.
  3. distorted

    distorted satan

    Depends solely on yr budget... tell us the budget, vil try to help u... n if u've got a processor as well or u need the the basic effects wid the amp? If the budget is nt a problem then rather den piking up stranger, try n get a roland or line6.
  4. shetu_ecdw

    shetu_ecdw New Member

    go for laney , or roland or randall 12/15/20 W amps.....stranger is gud if u have a good processor...which i can guess u dont have....
  5. Pgupte

    Pgupte New Member

    Yup!! no processor...I was looking for basic effects with the amp. Also, the budget is limited to about Rs.3000.
  6. distorted

    distorted satan

    U wont get anything gud fr this budget man.... I suppose only a crappy stranger or kustom... I'll suggest u to wait fr sumtym, invest a bit moore n get a roland15... So u wont need a processor soon...
  7. mani_manu

    mani_manu New Member

    u'll get a marshall in 3000/-
  8. Sprocket

    Sprocket New Member

    hey Guys,

    I recently bought a Stranger Cube20, I guess it's the best for a basic starter Kit and I also checked out the Marshall MG 15 with the distortion, I decided on the Stranger ..... which sounded a lot better with a clean tone than the Marshall.

    this is my opinion, ...what do the Guitar Gurus say?


  9. distorted

    distorted satan

    Stranger is ok fr starting up, but aftr sumtym u'll feel the need fr a better amp, the effects wont come up very clearly... In fact evn i started on a stranger, but realised the difference wen i playd on better amps.
    Newys, if u've alrdy bought one, enjy it fr nw... Wen u start feeling the need get a better one...
    But fr the person who hsnt bought i'll suggest to extend the budget a bit more n get a better one... An amp is the basic component to produce gud sound frm yr guitar, dont go chindi fr it... As millions hv said,
    A gud amp + ok guitar > ok amp + gud guitar.
    N if u cant extend the budget at all, marshall is ok, thou i'll still strongly recommend getting a better one.
  10. Pgupte

    Pgupte New Member

    Thank you everyone for your inputs. As suggested I may extend my budget a bit and get Marshall MG15CDR...it is priced about Rs.5100.
  11. WarGoat666

    WarGoat666 New Member

    I'm selling my Stranger Cube 20 for 1200 bucks only.I'll also suggest you to go for a good analog pedal instead of a processor.That should keep you happy for a long time or at least till you feel the need for a pro setup.
  12. Harsh Kumar

    Harsh Kumar The Official IGT Jester

    I am sure with experience you will be able to appreciate a good tone!!
  13. r@zor2

    r@zor2 New Member

    Very true ....i havent really played on a marshall before but i can tell u the stranger tone sucks cause i have one
  14. r@zor2

    r@zor2 New Member

    Very true ....i havent really played on a marshall before but i can tell u the stranger tone sucks cause i have one
  15. r@zor2

    r@zor2 New Member

    oops sry for the double post my internet got screwed
  16. angel_of_sin

    angel_of_sin bassist.....

    ^^ in my opinion stranger sounds much bttr on distortion dan marshall any day...........unless u are talking bout spider, vox or roland......den stranger suxx too.....
  17. r@zor2

    r@zor2 New Member

    The clean tone is kinda good(if u know how to mess with the controls) but if ur talking bout the built in distortion it sucks ....ive heard that the pre-amp is good so it should be ok if i use a processor or pedal with it ...havent tried that though

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