Would you happily play a really cheap guitar?

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Re: Would you happily play a really cheap guitar?

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robthemac wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:06 pm
jeremyb wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:30 pm The million dollar question is, would you happily play a really cheap amp????
To be fair, my two tube amps cost me less than $1000 for the pair, so I do play cheap amps.
What amps do you play?

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robthemac wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:46 pm
jeremyb wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:30 pm The million dollar question is, would you happily play a really cheap amp????
No.
Both my handmade amps were cheap. No brand tax.
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Re: Would you happily play a really cheap guitar?

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jeremyb wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:30 pm The million dollar question is, would you happily play a really cheap amp????
When I rocked-up to that open-night a few days ago the guitarist had a bigish Blackstar combo (212 I expect) and a nondescript US Fender, two-point trem Strat. Utterly unremarkable. Sounded bloody great...

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Re: Would you happily play a really cheap guitar?

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For this challenge we need someone to give us each $1000 to go buy a guitar and an amp, and then we have to play a gig with them.

Without that, this is just words on a page.

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jimi wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:36 pm For this challenge we need someone to give us each $1000 to go buy a guitar and an amp, and then we have to play a gig with them.

Without that, this is just words on a page.
Well, it'd be a Katana and PRS SE I guess. Would you pick up that pair for $1k?

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Re: Would you happily play a really cheap guitar?

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codedog wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:17 pm
robthemac wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:06 pm
jeremyb wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:30 pm The million dollar question is, would you happily play a really cheap amp????
To be fair, my two tube amps cost me less than $1000 for the pair, so I do play cheap amps.
What amps do you play?
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Molly wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:44 pm
jimi wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:36 pm For this challenge we need someone to give us each $1000 to go buy a guitar and an amp, and then we have to play a gig with them.

Without that, this is just words on a page.
Well, it'd be a Katana and PRS SE I guess. Would you pick up that pair for $1k?
Secondhand you should be able to! Although prices have gone crazy…
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Slowy wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:20 pm
robthemac wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:46 pm
jeremyb wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:30 pm The million dollar question is, would you happily play a really cheap amp????
No.
Both my handmade amps were cheap. No brand tax.
Yeah my MikeC/BG Deluxe is fantastic value, the little MPC Princeton is also great. The others are vintage so a little different.

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jeremyb wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:57 pm
Molly wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:44 pm
jimi wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:36 pm For this challenge we need someone to give us each $1000 to go buy a guitar and an amp, and then we have to play a gig with them.

Without that, this is just words on a page.
Well, it'd be a Katana and PRS SE I guess. Would you pick up that pair for $1k?
Secondhand you should be able to! Although prices have gone crazy…
Hey Jb, I'll give you $1k for a Katana and SE ONE! :D
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Yes I would play a cheap amp, that's all I've ever known. I was well happy with the Bog Spider hd and I'm happy in Katana land. Also the Blackheart I had was a great wee amp too.
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Slowy wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:57 pm
jeremyb wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:57 pm
Molly wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:44 pm

Well, it'd be a Katana and PRS SE I guess. Would you pick up that pair for $1k?
Secondhand you should be able to! Although prices have gone crazy…
Hey Jb, I'll give you $1k for a Katana and SE ONE! :D
Katana mini count?
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I used to often gig an Epiphone Dot around Christchurch. I think it initially cost me about $600. Then I put in Seymour Duncan pickups, added a Bigsby, new wiring harness, different pickguard, Grover tuners and a nicer looking n.o.s headstock veneer. So.... not really cheap at all.
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The best cheap guitar of the last decade has been an SX Tele with decent hardware and electrics.
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About a ratio of 3:1 in expenditure amps/guitars here.

There's a place of about $800 - $900 to get anything any good. Start out with $200 shitter, it'll cost that 8 to 9 figure by time it's done, still the wood might not be good.

No holds barred on slide guitars, seems the shittier the more character.
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calling card wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:31 am About a ratio of 3:1 in expenditure amps/guitars here.

There's a place of about $800 - $900 to get anything any good. Start out with $200 shitter, it'll cost that 8 to 9 figure by time it's done, still the wood might not be good.

No holds barred on slide guitars, seems the shittier the more character.
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