Help me spend my money/what would you do?

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  1. John Owen

    John Owen Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Send the money to me. I'll figure it out, make the purchases and let you know what I come up with after the fact. I guarantee that the result will be tremendous. In fact it will be the best gear purchase ever, anywhere, no exceptions.
     
  2. Texsunburst59

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    If you REALLY want to stretch your $$$$$, since you ARE being practical, then but the guitar and amp used.

    You are mainly a bedroom player, so it makes WAY more sense to buy used.

    I could easily put together a Killer rig with you budget buying a good used guitar and amp.

    As a matter of fact, about 2 years ago I bought an amazing used Tom Anderson Hollow T Drop Top HSH for $1200 and that same year picked up a Mesa Boogie Roadster Dual Rectifier 2x12 combo for $400
    That's a professional touring guitar and amp for $1600.

    Tha Anderson is worth about $2600 on the used market, and the Boogie is worth about $1500.

    So that's $3100 worth of gear for about 1/2 the price.
     
  3. dreamingtele

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    Money burning a hole in your pocket?

    Here’s what Id do in your situation:
    1. Keep the CV tele. Thats the guitar I am most familiar with, get it to a pro, and have frets done, level, dress, crown, bone nut, the whole nine yards.

    2. Get a tube amp/modelling amp, whatever that I think will give me the most enjoyable time, and the most efficient in the venues I play in. It could be an AC15, Peavey Classic 30, Tweed Fender, or even Boss Katana i wont scrimp on this. Ive done it before. Never gave me the pleasure until I finally put some money into an amp.

    3. If you want a semi/full hollow, get something you like the looks of, I know, shallow, but semis and full hollows are totally different from solid bodies, and they sound and play different too, they have their own thing going on and if you buy based on suggestions but not really sold on it, you wont use it. I got a Gretsch as I always wanted that kind of guitar, and I love it. But nowadays im wanting to experience the Gibson side of life, hence, ES330, Es-295, es 175, etc etc.

    4. Id buy slowly and spread the purchases throughout the year to make sure I can get the best and have enough money to burn for a bit above entry level models. Buy once, cry once. If you will spend money, better spend for a quality one. Quality lasts, and A good cheap deal doesnt feel so good after when quality isnt there.

    5. If you’re going for a high end tele to rule them all, you’ll find it very hard. Its not just spending for a custom shop or a boutique one and finally be done, you need to know what you like, preferences, maple or rosewood, ash or alder, hotter pickups or low output, fat necks, 60’s style necks, etc etc etc. took me quite a while after trying a bunch that i love early 60’s spec teles, bindings and rosewood boards.. so if you want to replace your cv50’s, get something like it, like a Baja50’s, vinteras and or even go as far as american original 50’s and see how you like it.

    just my two cents. Your money, your rules. :)
     
  4. fnkmstr

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    You mention hollow body. Love my Ibanez Artcore. A bargain at twice the price. AG95II.jpg
     
  5. Torren61

    Torren61 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Well, I wouldn’t buy a Morgan. A little bit of digging into Joe Morgan’s alleged business practices should be enough to keep anyone away. Any of those other EL-84 amps should be just the ticket.
     
  6. Wallaby

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    I am pretty agnostics wrt tube types - I"m playing with EL84's right now in my living room, and later I'll be using 6V6's in my family room once I "get home from work".

    You might like this - http://www.carramps.com/products/telstar

    I find it very, very interesting... :)

    If I could swing it I'd have a Sportsman, a Mercury V and a Telstar to go with my Skylark. And maybe a Rambler.
     
  7. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

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    love my Bug V22 for el84...can use any amp out there & this gets the studio call a lot...the speaker is fantastic for the amp. I have no prob using this amp for almost anything. great clean--some of the best OD..the clean chan & gain are very good together,,stomp for leads. Great crunch...it loves my Gretch . Sg's & LP's All them amps i got..the Bug just gets it done & done well Sip load in.jpg
     
  8. Bassman8

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    I've seen a lot of people show up with amps that aren't very good and negate how great their guitars may be. Better to have and not need.
     
  9. bcorig

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    Spend it on something you really like.
     
  10. Toto'sDad

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    I know this is not what you're looking for, but if you got a substantial raise and you're not contributing the max to your 401K or similar program, do that first, then spend what's left over if there is anything left. Sounds like you have a decent rig for a bedroom player. Two days after you buy new stuff, you'll just be looking again anyway. If you have any idea that spending money on something will make you better at it, unless you're quite different from the norm, it ain't happening.
     
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    you got a chance to improve what you already have , cool off think about what you want your gear to do for you , then do the research (availability , price , will it work for you?,etc) you may find your solution under your nose.
     
  12. Dismalhead

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    Since you're happy with your CV I'd get the amp. I'd look at something a bit more reasonable in price though and put some of that raise into savings. We're gonna have another economic downturn sooner than later. Maybe a Vox AC15C1 or a Blues Jr - good, solid, working amps with good tones for gigging.
     
  13. Recce

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    Like this? At 20 Watts it is still loud. I am going to get a JHS Little Black Amp Box to keep the tone at lower volumes.
     
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    I push these a lot because they are a great build and a great value. I have a couple different models. This one has variable wattage, perfect for different situations. If you just want something to have fun with and get different sounds I would go with a modeler like a Fender mustang. I prefer tube amps from someone I know and they know how to mod and repair. Good luck

    https://www.frenzeltubeamps.com/retro-deluxe-plus
     
  15. Art VanDelay

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    Option 1 is what I would do. Get a nice MIJ Casino.
     
  16. Guitardvark

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    done your taxes yet? pfft yeah I got a nice raise too. In fact such a nice raise I owe 7395.00 in federal taxes. Ill help you spend your money..message me for my bank acct info . Take your money and shove it in the bank let em steal that too before we all done
     
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  17. Chiogtr4x

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    If you really don't know what you want, don't waste $$ to spend...
    It's ' shallow satisfaction' getting something you may not like, and you're out the $$ ( or lose some when unloading item)
    Don't mean to be Johnny Buzzkill, but I have experienced hardship.

    Edit- just coming from someone that got into $$ trouble ( my own mistakes) so now I'm wary of spending, for fear of repeat
     
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