Originally Posted by IcedTea
@beerguy0 niiiiice :) I want to start buying some pedals to experiment around but I'm not sure where to start. If I should buy separate pedals or maybe looking into like a line pod hd500
@DrAwesome3800 how's the Epiphone dot? I have a Ibanez AS103 that I want to change the pick ups on later on. I've been playing with my SE custom 24 waaaaay more. It's making me consider if I should sell the Ibanez, but I have a feeling I'll regret it later on if I do.
Oh, does your takamine classical have fret marks on them? Mine doesn't have any dots, so it's REALLY hard for me to play on it lol I can't find the 5th fret as quickly as I want to :/
(I mainly wanted to learn to play Final Fantasy songs on the classical lol )
Hopefully later on when I have more money I can upgrade my amp. (and build my own strat too!) Still debating if I want to get a Marshall amp or a Fender.
Line 6 makes some good stuff. I find a multi-effect pedal, while not as good as a pedal chain, to be a good way to figure out what effects you like. If you play around and discover you hate flangers, then you know to not bother to add one to your pedal board, when you get to that point. The modeling stuff can be nice too. I like the Mesa-Boogie model in my Zoom pedal, for instance.
I also have an Epiphone Dot, and they are definitely nice guitars. I like mine, but I recently got a PRS SE Custom Semi-Hollow and will be selling the Dot, mostly due to the size and weight aggravating my shoulder problems.
There are a lot options for amps beyond Fender and Marshall. Blackstar amps have an ISF control that lets you go from US to British tone. I also have an Egnater Tweaker that has numerous tone controls to tailor the sound to whatever you like. It really depends on what kind of music you play. If you're a metal guy, then you probably do not want a Fender. Check out some of the guitar forums and seek advice there before you jump into an amp purchase.
Here are a couple to get you started. (Sorry about your wallet. ) The Gear Page tends to be more boutique/vintage oriented, but gets a lot of traffic. Guitar Forums gets less traffic, but has some very knowledgeable folks that can help.