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Cameronj279

Just bought a guitar...advice...

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So basically I just ordered a really nice guitar and have the intention of learning the thing but I don't have an amp/cab/combo.

Normally for bass I just practice plugged straight into an interface and into reaper but I get away with that because I don't really need any effects etc but it'll be different with guitar.

I'm really looking to be able to get as many sounds as I want from it...a lot of metal tones likely but good clean tones are a must as well.

So my options are (I think) get something like the Line 6 Pod HD500X and practice as I do with bass or get an amp/cab/combo.

I really have no idea where to start though...any help is appreciated!

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If you're looking for mainly metal tones it's worth having a look at the Blackstar stuff.

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I recently picked up a zoom g3 and have been pleasantly surpassed by its sound and versatility.

Takes a little bit of playing around with to get the best out of it as the standard presets aren't great, but there's loads of great sounds in it if you're prepared to cock about with it for a bit..

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You might want to try running your guitar through an amp sim plugin in your DAW before you start dumping money on other hardware - I'm not up on all the latest stuff(my DAW and plugins are 10 years old), but you might want to look into LePou ampsims (free and well regarded) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2L8iXXl9dpE and the free version of amplitube for starters.

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I'm a bit late to the party, but you can get older Line6 stuff for peanuts these days. A PodXT would do what you would want. They are cheaper than the HD line.

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Do you have an iPad? If so, you could buy something like a iRig, connect your guitar to your iPad and use an app like Amplitube, Bias/JamUp, Ampkit or similar.

An alternative is a modelling amp like the new Vox VT40X that has numerous amp types and onboard effects.

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I found a good priced 2nd hand HD500 and use that through my speakers. Like most multi effect boards I have no idea how to use it but I'll get there eventually.

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I picked up a Roland Cube 60 for next to nothing. Good range of amp simulations and effects and a nice clean channel as well. Headphone socket and Aux in for mp3s or whatever and small as well. I reckon it will go pretty loud if you crank it up as well.

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If you need a lot of tones, i can recommend you Mustang II
https://gb.muzyczny.pl/143888_Fender-Mustang-II-V2-Guitar-Amp.html
But tone quality is much better in this yamaha
http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/THR10

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