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Sun May 26, 2019, 01:07 AM

New guitar, here I come.

So I have one of these...



...and I just bought one of these, a Harley Benton G212 Vintage cab with (2) Celestion Vintage 30's, to put under it...



...total for both coming in at less than 400 bucks. I had expected to pay 700 or 800 to a grand for an amp, but the cab from Harley Benton is a loss leader and was really cheap, and I mean insanely cheap. In fact it cost less than the two Celestions would if I bought them separately.

So anyway, I had earmarked two grand for a new amp and guitar, and now I've unexpectedly got about $1600 left in the budget for a decent guitar. My Epi Les Paul sounds sweet, but I'm up to a 3.5" wide strap now and my arm still feels like it's going to fall off if I play for more than twenty minutes. My $150 Cort, while very comfortable to play, sounds like caca plugged in.

I'm headed to GC tomorrow and probably Monday. Any suggestions?

(EDIT: I bought the Micro Terror a few years back, so you might say that technically I still have $1750 left in the budget...lol.)

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Response to Iggo (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:19 AM

1. Keep your mind open to anything

I have a MIK Tele (neck-thru) that is fantastic to play. Awesome sustain, great humbuckers, but when I first saw it, I didn't like it. Oh yeah--half the weight of an LPS. It took playing it to win me over, never regretted it.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:23 AM

2. I've been playing a ton of Strats recently. Tele's havent really been on my radar. But they are now.

Thanks for the suggestion!

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Response to Iggo (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:25 AM

3. Whatever sound awesome

To your ears and feels good to you to play

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Response to TEB (Reply #3)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:28 AM

4. I'm just happy to be looking at the top rack for a change.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #4)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:31 AM

5. Look at

Reverb.com and guitar center used gear as well iggo my guitarded friend guitarded I quote my wife I been collecting for years mostly mij les and strats

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Response to TEB (Reply #5)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:52 AM

7. I dunno about Reverb, but I've seen a lot of cool stuff when I hit "Used" at GC's website.

Reverb gives me the heebie jeebies. But I'm just outside of L.A., so I've got a ton of brick and mortar stores I can go to.

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Response to Iggo (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:37 AM

6. Also, check crags list, because you never know...

I found me a very nice MIA strat on CL for a reasonable price.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #6)

Sun May 26, 2019, 01:58 AM

8. Exactly

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Response to Iggo (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:16 AM

9. check out a device called "ToneRite" -- you will be amazed

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Response to Iggo (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:47 AM

10. If it 'twer me...

I'd go USA Strat.

Good luck on whatever you do!!!

Curious though... Would that Amp be sufficient to push a 2x12 cabinet on stage and be heard over the drums, PA, etc?

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Response to Comatose Sphagetti (Reply #10)

Sun May 26, 2019, 10:09 AM

11. I've used it on a 4x12 in my nephew's garage, and it was plenty loud.

Never with live acoustic drums, though. But I'm not a gigging musician, so that's not really a thing.

What I do know is it's got enough punch to piss off the neighbors. But one of 'em fixes Volkswagens and dirt bikes, and the other one runs a band saw, so as long as it's not too far past the dinner hour they put up with me and I put up with them. We've been really nice to each other for 12 years now. Anyway, I've got a decent headphone amp, and there's a headphone jack on the Micro, so I'm good.

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