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Skold  
11 Jul 2008 06:17 | Quote
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Well, I'm in need of new gear, and I want you guys to help me choose.

I play stuff similar to Oasis, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Nirvana. So, Rock and Grunge, basically.

I can't spend over $550 on one instrument, so choose cheaply, sirs.

I'm in search of Basses and Guitars.
telecrater  
11 Jul 2008 06:44 | Quote
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are you looking of a live rig? amps and stuff or more studio stuff just to record.

EMB5490  
11 Jul 2008 07:00 | Quote
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maybe a semi hollow guitar, epi makes a quality one. a fender amp sounds peferect, u odviously dont need too much distortion, but some and ud want a good tone. also try the orange amps, not too much distortion, but good tone.
jcb3000  
11 Jul 2008 07:09 | Quote
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try an epiphone dot, theyre very nice and roughly $450 heres one from GAK
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/epiphone-dot/3003
Skold  
11 Jul 2008 07:23 | Quote
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Nice, I really like that Epiphone.

Just to clear a few things up,

- I'm looking just looking for instruments. No rigs.
- I'm looking 4/5 string basses, and 6 string guitars.
EMB5490  
11 Jul 2008 07:38 | Quote
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k, sounds like ud like a semi hollow, or maybe a fender mexican? they have a gr8 rythm sound. i dont know much bout basses.
foogered  
11 Jul 2008 10:33 | Quote
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Fender Jazz bass is the way to go for 4 string, but they might be kind of expensive. I'm not to certain on their price range.

That Epiphone is probably a good call, otherwise I'd go with a Stratocaster of some kind. What are you using now?
Skold  
11 Jul 2008 10:36 | Quote
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I'm using an Ibanez GRX40 guitar (very low-end), and an Ibanez GSR205 bass (kind of low-end, but worth it for the fast neck).

I would be fine with my current guitar if it wouldn't go out of tune so often (floating tremolo on a starter guitar = bad).
deefa  
11 Jul 2008 10:47 | Quote
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I got a cheap, cheerful Tokai P Bass copy for 125 (about $250) so they're definitely out there if you look. I got mine from e-bay.
foogered  
11 Jul 2008 10:53 | Quote
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The problem is it doesn't have locking nuts at the headstock. Unfortunately, since it is a starter guitar, most people probably don't know about that when they buy em. Floating Tremolo or Floyd Rose = MUST HAVE Locking Nuts.

What about an Epiphone Casino? They're only $599. It's not much of a leap.

My advice would be to get one quality instrument, rather than two cheap ones.
GRX40  
11 Jul 2008 11:51 | Quote
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Skold says:
I would be fine with my current guitar if it wouldn't go out of tune so often (floating tremolo on a starter guitar = bad).


GRX40 doesn't have a floating trem, at least mine doesn't.

If you want a bass, the Standard Mexican Jazz Bass is like $480, and I think the P-Bass is around there too.

For guitars, I agree with the Epiphones or Fenders. You could probably find a used Thinline Tele for around $550. They go for $700 new, though.

But a warning about the Standard Strat, people say they go out of tune easily at first, but it's supposed to stop after you get a proper setup.
Skold  
11 Jul 2008 12:09 | Quote
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Thinline Squier Tele's go for only a few hundred (maybe $300-$500?) at GC.

I'm actually a big fan of Tele's.
jcb3000  
11 Jul 2008 12:21 | Quote
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another guita have a look at a Tokai Goldstar strat style, should suit that music quite nicely. my dad has one from 1950s which cost him peanuts then and still sounds incredible now! so worth a try there

bass wise hmm...Yamaha do nice basses cheaply and good call on the mexican Jazz i wouldve suggested that hehe
also the peavy milestone is an awsome one for cheap as chips
joe  
12 Jul 2008 05:06 | Quote
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looking at some of the stuff you've said you liked before i reckon you might like this one

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/eg_page2008.php?area_id=3&data_id=1295&color=CL01&year=2008&cat_id=1&series_id=68

http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk/Guitars/Electric_Guitars/Electric_Guitars/p6490.aspx

i think it should be within your budget, hopefully.

EDIT: sorry for no embedding, how do you do that again?
jcb3000  
12 Jul 2008 05:22 | Quote
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wow thats very nice, the only thing i dont like is the head to it, white body, black head doesnt work for me but still thats gorgeous, its cheaper than i wouldve thought too
GRX40  
12 Jul 2008 09:02 | Quote
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Ibanez Artcore guitars are supposed to be very nice for the price. The only thing I would be worried about is the bridge, since it doesn't appear to be a licensed Bigsby. But who knows, it may turn out to be just as good or better than a Bigsby!

You could also check out this guy, an Epiphone WildKat.


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