Well, it looks like I'll be getting another job soon, so it's time to allocate money towards G.A.S.!
First I'd like to pick one of these up:
I chose this particular model because... Well, it's not black, it has a maple fretboard, and its significantly cheaper than the mahogany SR505. I understand that purchasing Ibanez pickups has its disadvantages, instead of the "bartiloni" brand on the SR505; atleast this is my experience with ibanez electric guitars.
The current band I'm with uses Drop C#, so I'd like to have a low G# beneath them... this will also come in handy when I am playing along with my sevenstring. The string gauges I plan to use are .145 (G#), .130 (C#), .100 (G#), .080 (C#), and .050 (A#). Ofcourse, juststrings.com will by my method of obtaining these strings.
Any advice (Eleven59? )? I tend to play with the thicker side of strings, and I've come to like the .130, .100, .080, .045 set I'm using on my 4-string right now. I figured the .145 would be more than enough for B, Bb, A, and Ab.
Forgive me if this doesn't make any sense. I'm running on coffee atm. Philosophy papers are owning me...
Also, I can't imagine a 8x10 being able to handle a low Ab very well... Should I invest in some 15 inch speakers for good measure?