I’m on the lookout for my next bit of guitar gear and need a bit of help figuring what that should be. I’m guilty of buying the wrong stuff too often and then having to buy again. I did that with my mic stand, bought a useless one first (vertical desk stand, couldn’t get it close enough to me when playing) and had to replace that soon after.
Hoping to make the right choices here so I don’t buy something I won’t use. And stuff that will last rather than be replaced in 6-12 months.
So, what do I have so far:
- Guitars: 1 electric (Squier) and 1 acoustic (Maton with pickup) guitar - don’t need a new guitar though, happy with these ones for now
- Fender Mustang LT25 modelling amp. But I hardly ever use it, I usually play either on my acoustic by itself or electric hooked up to my PC with headphones. The LT25 sounds fine, but using it is very fiddly - way more fiddly than just using something like Amplitube because you have to go down into menus to adjust basic stuff like gain, EQ, etc.
- Scarlett 2i2 and Amplitube(free) on PC, I like to record.
Things I’ve thought of:
- A looper
- A pedal to control Amplitube like the Stomp I/O. Then I could use the virtual pedals in Amplitube (including looper), but it’s also locked into the IK ecosystem. Doesn’t do anything by itself. I have an iPhone but not an iPad so it would be hooked up to pc. Seems pretty expensive just so I can have pedals for amplitube as well.
- A multifx / modelling pedal like a Line6 Pod or similar. 2i2 is only 2 inputs though, so I don’t think I could record vocals + dry + effect guitar… but does that matter?
- Other more basic pedals, maybe the multi-effects stuff is too annoying complicated?
- Or am I better off getting something else, like changing my amp and using that hooked up to the PC as line out.
Seems everything has big pros and cons. Not straightforward.
I’m fortunate enough to have a few vouchers burning a hole in my pocket to contribute towards it - so budget is around 400-500 US$ (around $600 Aussie dollarbucks). Could stretch for the right thing, and certainly don’t need to spend all of that.