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So I have an amp is it any good?Ibanez amp 12 watt

ibanez amp practice 12 watt

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#1 GracehasQuitGoodbye!

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 04:36 AM

ok so I have this amp Ibanez 12 watt what are your views on it? is it a cheap or expensive amp I don't know!? it was a gift so I won't turn down gifts at all and I quite like it. just don't know settings for it. nearly blew my ear drums with headphones on went oh yes put it to 7. boom..I went oh bass is on me thinks!

 

 

 

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I am unsure of settings for tone etc but, least I can plug in my headphones. Only thing ticking over in my head is how much it might cost to run for playing the guitar daily. I want to use it for 30 minutes in 2 sessions.


Edited by GraceUK, 06 August 2015 - 04:41 AM.


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Posted 06 August 2015 - 05:53 AM

It looks very like this one. It's an acoustic amp worth valued possibly around the 50 quid mark in good condition. It's actually a 10 watt. Nice enough for a beginner, looking to play loud.

 

Can you check the model number? It should be on the top left, as you look at the front of the amp. That will give us a better indication. I'm guessing it's a IBZ10A.



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Posted 06 August 2015 - 08:54 AM

It,s lbz10a it,s in nice condition just a bit dusty lol. I can,t figure it out as all chords sound same dull . I wonder if expensive to run but for hour a day is OK. Probably cheaper then TV comp don't know. Guitar volume etc on electric l need to buy book on it to know what to do so different to acoustic. Thanks Nealio for helping

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 09:32 AM

In short, unless you're gigging, or recording it'll serve all your needs just fine. Dont worry about the quality of the amp. Especially if you're just getting into playing plugged in.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 07:31 AM

 I am quite enjoying it with my acoustic guitars, can't get my electric strat to sound ok at all, it feels alien to me. I am just tuning it to standard 440hz on auto I probably need to change a setting on my tuner to make it right for electric not sure.

 

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 10:36 AM

It's an acoustic amp. It's basically a small sized PA system. An electric guitar needs a dedicated electric amp. It's pretty much impossible to get an electric to sound good through anything other than an amp made specifically for an electric guitar. It will always sound muddy.



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Posted 09 August 2015 - 04:26 PM

nods to Nealio,

 

 yes it says acoustic amp in tiny text on it, yet I hoped I could use it for both. I realise now how hard it is to make an electric guitar sound decent. I have no need for a huge amp where I am and just need it for practice methods really my own disposal. I will stay with the acoustic I feel comfortable with them. I would need somewhere bigger to play an electric I don't have pedals and the specialist equipment.It all sounded so easy learn guitar get an electric plug it in or don't and hey presto a guitarist already.



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Posted 12 August 2015 - 04:01 AM

You can pick up a decent practice amp for less than 50 quid. It doesn't need to be anything fancy. Just something that works, and has a half decent sound.



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Posted 12 August 2015 - 05:08 AM

I will keep my eye out for something if it's cheap enough will give it a try I am unsure if this guitar is worht saving right now as it could have bigger issues spoke to someone in another store. they said to me it needs frets levelling and taking apart really a proper luthier seeing it not just take this off screw it back on as other store said, they said I do hope they won't just do that as it needs extra hole sin neck to re screw it on. Not sure whether to listen to them or cheaper store it's hard to decide.

 I don't want to throw cash away on it so it might sadly end up going to another home where I will say needs a set up just hope it doesn't end up when sold as firewood would feel awful then.



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Posted 12 August 2015 - 05:53 AM

You need to weigh up the cost of repair against the value of the guitar. If it's only a cheap entry level guitar, I wouldn't bother paying out big money to get it set up. If you're serious about progressing as a guitarist I'd save up for a new guitar. Like I said, you need to make that call. Weigh up both options.



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Posted 12 August 2015 - 01:55 PM

  agreed not sure how much an LX90 performer series hohner rockwood is worth when I ask in stores they won't tell me if it's worth tuning up or not. The response is this "oh, well can't say without tuning it up and fixing it how good the guitar is!" I will just hang onto it leave it on a back burner and say to myself it's a project when I get some cash and want to make this guitar playable. I had to buy feliway for the cat as vet stated to do so, it seems to be doing the trick and the cats actually happier today. cats costing me more then getting the guitar fixed! pro? I hadn't thought about it as I don't think I am good enough I tune my guitar an octave too high and I struggle like crazy with 7 chords B7 at the moment is holding me back. I am not confident in my guitar playing yet enjoy it! I want instead to really get the chords what they should be behind my lyrics and melodies. I am not worried so much about being a pro player as I am worried I will be too old for it by the time I get the basic chords down. I am worried of time just running out.

 I have made a decision stick to the acoustic and use the ibanez with it. Thanks all for the advice!

 I keep humming new words a melody at the moment it happens when walking down the street...use to happen anyhow since passing of my mother I had no music coming to me shut it off. suddenly its there again its frustrating as it needs music behind it and I fear I won't learn the chords fast enough to put behind the melody to get the tune out there. that's the issue. i've written for years but its the music behind it having the knowledge to play its holding me back. frustrating.


Edited by GraceUK, 12 August 2015 - 01:57 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2015 - 03:48 PM

From a quick google search, they're going for sale for anything between 30 and 80 quid. Personally I wouldn't bother getting it set up if it's going to cost £35.



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Posted 13 August 2015 - 04:00 AM

ok thanks least I now know





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