Just got this new PRS SE Custom 24. I love the sound of it, its got layers of character that I cant really describe with words. However, upon comparing this so called 500 dollar guitar with my 99 bucks ESP starter guitar F-10, through my one and only amp that came with the starter set. I realzed that when I played distortion the guitars tone was thinner and very empty compared to my $99 ESP starter guitar. I am not sure if my starter guitar had 10 Gauge strings, but it did feel the strings were way thicker and harder press. Ether way, I am in market for a new amp. I only play at home and dont plan to gig or anything. I want a high quality AMP that will get me that fullness of this guitar. Right now with the starter AMP, I am quite unhappy with the sound it makes.
I tried the Blackstar HT5R today, it sounds great. Very full tone, high price range (499) however, when it came to distortion, the tech guy at the Guitar center had to use a distortion pedal to make the guitar (was using a prs SC Custom 24 at the moment) really roar/shred. I also tried an old beat up old marshal, which i loved the sounds, but they had no new ones in stock. I also tried an Orange Crush Pix CR35LDX.... I Just dont know because the price ranges very differently for each and I have a feeling that for a begginner I dont know what the heck I want!
Looking to get something around 300 less than 400, as 400 would be my max. Wouldnt really want to go through the trouble of getting a cabinet etc. I just wanna good quality combo set ...any advice would be appreciated thanks!