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Old 16th September 2012
Here for the gear
🎧 5 years
Cheap gear... good sound?

Hey all so new guy here and I'm looking for some advice to start recording some demos. I am a solo songwriter that will be playing all the instruments on the demos I put together and will be recording pop punk music. I am primarily concerned about the guitar sound I will be getting. This is my setup...

Marshall MG100DFX Half Stack

Dunlop Crybaby Original
Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion
Boss Cs-3 Compressor

Fender Strat with Seymour Duncan SH Bridge Humbucker
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Schecter Hellraiser V-1

Anybody use any of these to get a really good pop punk sound? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Old 16th September 2012
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eastsidetone's Avatar
2 Reviews written
🎧 5 years
Your guitar and amp are totally okay for what you're going for.

I would suggest buying an sm57 for recording your guitar.

Remember that a big part of that big guitar sound is overdubbing your rhythm guitar parts.

I hope that helps.

Also this is forum is full of tons of advice on the very subject you're asking about so you might want to use the search function to dig through all of it.
Old 16th September 2012
Lives for gear
Temple of Light's Avatar
🎧 10 years
Your guitar gear has only about half the impact on the overall recording.
The stuff you have could churn out a platinum single, if it's recorded with proper gear
and technique. Track that **** through an analog board w/115db dynamic range or better into a 24bit 96khz recording interface, fill in the blanks with a happening beat
{either drum machine sequencing or a live drumkit/drummer} add some bass and keys, with a powerful, passsionate vocal ontop and you could have a hit, rather than a demo on your hands... of course there is still the little problem of getting anybody to listen to it...YMMV...
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