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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2018, 09:29:10 pm »
Think that's kinda confused me even haha.

I was think about the Marshall DSL1 head into a 1x12 cab.

Also what overdrives go with a Marshall type amp?
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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2018, 10:03:46 pm »
 My bedroom setup is:

Used MIA Standard Strat = £700 in new condition
Blackstar HT1R (1watts tube amp) = £180
Boss GT1 MultiFX Pedal = £130

£910 all in and I’m very happy with all of it.


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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2018, 07:21:35 pm »
I think your math is a little off...


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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2018, 10:10:45 pm »
Well spotted.


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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2018, 12:22:10 pm »
I think deep down I want a tube amp, pedal board and MIA Strat.

I major concern is a tube amp being to loud.
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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #20 on: April 12, 2018, 03:06:53 pm »
I think deep down I want a tube amp, pedal board and MIA Strat.

I major concern is a tube amp being to loud.
That's why I recommended it  ;)
I see little point in spending money on other stuff if you already know that after some time you will want something else. The Katana is held in high regard, but it is still digital equipment and so may be superseded relatively quickly. I'm sure it's better than the Mustang or Vypyr, but it is still the same concept.

Same for the MIM Strat: it's good, but probably not radically more so than what you already have. So unless you want to have a collection of mid range guitars (which is OK, it can be cool to have a guitar to suit the mood of each day), I'd go for the MIA.

As for the loudness, the only way to know if it will work in your particular setting is to try it out.
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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2018, 07:33:51 pm »
I major concern is a tube amp being to loud.
VHT Ultra 6 to the rescue! A review, like I said if I didn’t want to be able to play bass and acoustic plus electric without having 3 amps this would have been my choice, well worth a look!
https://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guitars/vht-special-6-ultra-516728
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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #22 on: April 12, 2018, 10:51:23 pm »
The Blackstar HT1R is 1watt tube. You can create breakup at low volume which is perfect for a bedroom and it can still go very loud.


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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2018, 11:00:54 pm »
Sometimes you don't end up with what you wanted simply through trial and error. But it can be scary to try things.

I thought I wanted a MIA Tele Special (or whatever they were called) and a Vox AC30.

I ended up with a MIA Taylor and a Vox TB18. I love both of them to death although the Vox might have to go at some point because IT'S JUST TOO DANG LOUD at 18W.

And a pedalboard that values as much as the guitar and amp combined. Something about a Strymon and Analogman.

I spring for deals and it almost always checks out for me.
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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2018, 09:42:21 am »
I'm a novice player generally and just acquired my first electric guitar.  I don't have an amp at all.  For my first use of the guitar as part of a song, I went via my AI into DAW and used the Waves GTR plugin.  Seemed to work OK for my level and needs.

So a bedroom option, assuming the right combination of gear available, could be to use amp and pedal sims on a computer/tablet and listen through headphones.  Not quite the same as the real thing but if the bedroom is just one of the playing environments, more for practice than performance, then might be an acceptable solution. 

If that is the case and you have the right gear to follow the sim path and maybe already have acceptable amps for other scenarios (not clear about this from the OP) then I'd go shopping for a guitar and buy the best possible within budget ... the MIA Fender Strat (maybe even consider others in that style eg G&L etc). 

Then later could consider expanding the amp collection, when needs, finance and GAS come together  ;)

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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2018, 09:24:13 pm »
Not quite the same as the real thing
Hell, I would be running a Kemper if money allowed it, and I might still end up with one for practical reasons.

ETA: Point is I don't regard a Kemper as "the real thing". ::)
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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2018, 10:37:07 am »
I think I've found a solution to my problems. Amp wise.

A Bugera G5 in to a 1x12 cab. It has a 1w and a 0.1 mode.

Now time to think about the pedal board.  ;D
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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2018, 10:43:47 am »
That is the setup I have in our main music room. It's a great setup if you get the right cab.

I highly recommend the Harley Benton 1x12 cab with vintage Celestion speaker as a great pairing (not to mention an amazing bargain).

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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2018, 05:01:25 pm »
My weapon of choice for a practice amp is the Mustang I v.2 (which doesn't get much love around here). Almost unlimited tone choices, reverb selections out the yang, and it cranks louder than I need for practice. Having a USB interface allows me to plug in directly to my PC where I can record directly into a DAW like GarageBand. Being able to "scratchpad" directly into a DAW is very useful for my practice routines. Talk about affordable, $100 US or less brand new.

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Re: New Bedroom Set Up?
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2018, 01:46:34 pm »
$100 US or less brand new.
The attenuator for my tube amp was more than that. Why am I doing this again? ::)
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