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  1. #1

    Join Date: Jul 2014
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    Decent Budget Gear?

    Hi, so I've been playing guitar for about a year with a hunk of sheeit and I am looking for something cheap but good. I'm going to be playing music from bands like: Killswitch Engage, Black Stone Cherry, Iron Maiden, Metallica and ect. So I found this guitar and amp so I want to know if it's ok.

    Ibanez GRGR121EX-BKN (Black Night)

    Peavey Vypyr II VIP 1

    Ibanez GRGR121EX-BKN (Black Night)
    Peavey Vypyr II VIP 1
    Last edited by Lord Nik; 10-11-2014 at 02:51 PM.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Lake District, UK
    ME: RGD2127z/Apex 100
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    Personally, I'd save a bit more and go for a better guitar. I can't comment on the amp though. You can pick up an older RG321MH on eBay for around 200, or an MTM2 for 250ish.


  3. #3

    Join Date: Jun 2014
    Location: Sydney, Australia
    ME: Caparisons
    MA: Takamine PTU220 Custom
    MB: Ibanez ATK300
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    If you want cheap but decent. secondhand will be ideal. Blankplank has the right idea, the RG321 is a solid budget guitar and for the price they go for used the bang for buck is huge. I can't speak for the amp either as I've not used them so best to plug in down at your local music store and see what you think of the sounds.
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    Join Date: Dec 2012
    Location: Ontario / Canada
    ME: ESP Eclipse I
    Rig: 6505

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    I have a Vypyr and a Roland cube and both sound great in a pinch and work well on a budget. The Fender Mustang is a great sounding little amp for the price too.
    Have never played a Gio series Ibanez so I can't say much (although I've never heard anything good about them). My cheaper guitars that have stood the test of time and are real players are: a couple LTD mh series, Schecter Omen and Epiphone SG (G400). Hope this helps.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: IL
    ME: JS2000/Warmoth
    MA: Seagull S6
    MB: Ibanez SRC6
    Rig: Mesa ROV25+V:25+Mesa Cab

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    I agree with Blanky and V6. Save up some dough (or go used) and get an RG321.
    Disclaimer: I work ultra part-time for a local music gear dealer

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2013
    Location: Southern California
    ME: Jackson DXMGT
    MA: Mitchell MX400 BUB
    MB: Fender P Bass
    Rig: Laney IRT Randall RA412XL

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    If you like Ibanez you should go for a used rg321 then get some pickups for it. What is ur budget and are you going to be jamming with some friends or on ur own?
    Last edited by Louis94; 10-11-2014 at 07:23 PM.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Jun 2011
    Location: UK
    ME: Ibanez rgr465
    MA: Eastwood
    Rig: Line6 vetta2 roadkill2x12

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    Keep an eye on the used sections of andertons and guitar guitar they often have great deals found this esp ltd on guitar guitar
    ESP Ltd MH-53 Black (Pre-Owned)

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    Join Date: Nov 2013
    Location: Alberta
    ME: Ibanez S970CW
    Rig: 6505+ Head and Cab

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    IMO the M-53 is no better a guitar than the Gio.

    I'm going to also recommend the Ibanez RG321. As for your amp, I'd recommend the Vypyr for sure.

    I've got that same amp for practice purposes and it's great.

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