As I think about it, I really should have qualified this on the guitar side of the equation. Sure, a strat will sound different than a 335. Question is though, will the cheapest MIM strat sound all that much different than a $5K custom shop strat?
Originally Posted by LSchefman
So, maybe the question should be re-phrased this way....
Pick your favorite PRS guitar in the $3.5K range and pick your favorite PRS Amp. In my case, let's say it's a nice decked out DC Ted and the HX/DA. Would I rather have the Ted and whatever amp PRS has in the several hundred dollar range, or the HX/DA and....say....an SE Santana? It's not a perfect comparison because I don't think that PRS has an amp in the $600 range, but I'd argue (just because it's fun to argue) that I'd be happier overall with the lower cost guitar and higher cost amp. Throw in the fact that I can experiment with pickups on the guitar, and I'm pretty sure that's the case for me.
BY the way, I don't actually behave this way, so it's more of a philosophical question I guess.
Actually, this is a really interesting point, and well worth discussing. I can't actually answer the question either, since I only have higher end guitars, too. It's very well worth considering, that's for sure.
Originally Posted by aristotle
I play hard rock and beyond most of the time. I find I am more particular about my amp. This is due in part perhaps to the fact that I genuinely dislike the sound and feel of dirt / boost pedals. I simply prefer amp gain.
guys like david lindley play cheapo guitars thru dumbles........& sound awesome. of course he & others like him have some good guitars too. as much as i like guitars........amps are the fascination. and yes......speakers make or break
Originally Posted by Twinfan