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    Quote Originally Posted by heem6 View Post
    Another option is to adjust your pickup height to where harmonics ring out the clearest. This worked really well for me on some of my guitars.
    Fine-tuning for best harmonics is always my final step and often requires adjusting the pickup (or parts of the pickup) away from where the response simply "sounds the loudest".

    It's all a balancing act and there are several ways to approach pickup adjustment.

    The key is to not just assume that a manufacturer or anyone else has actually set your pickup heights to the "best" setting and to commit to spending the time to find what works best for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heem6 View Post
    Another option is to adjust your pickup height to where harmonics ring out the clearest. This worked really well for me on some of my guitars.
    Can you explain your process?
    You’ve got me very intrigued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Corona View Post
    Speaking about amps what do you think about a Peavey bandit 112 (probably the newer version) . I found it for 150€
    I would suggest you try a Boss Katana, better at lower volume (0.5w) as the Bandit as to be cranked a bit to sound good. The Katana 50w would be around the same price. You can stretch to Katana 100w (combo or head) if you need more volume and features.

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    I was thinking about katana 50watt since I only play at home. Are the extra features of the 100watt model worth the extra money?
    A used Mustang 2 40watt goes around 100€ and a Mustang 3 200€. What about them?

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    I have the Katana 100 and chose it specifically over the 50 after giving both a thorough comparison.

    The 100 sounds bigger and more open at all settings thanks to a *slightly* bigger enclosure and a much better speaker.

    The 0.5W and 50W settings are both very manageable for low-volume bedroom/practice use and it has enough power to play anywhere.

    The 100 is about 6 pounds heavier than the 50, but keep in mind that, at just 32 pounds, the Katana 100 is still 8 pounds lighter than the similarly-sized Bandit 1x12 and very portable!

    If you stick with a Mustang, you should consider the Mustang 3 for sure. That said, I personally prefer the Katana in almost every way.

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    I'm personally going for a valve amp anytime & everytime. I just cant bring myself to go back.

    You could get a Blackstar HT-5 for a VERY reasonable price, and look around for a good price on a sealed 112 cab (which can also be found CHEAP), put a good 12" speaker in it (Eminence or Warehouse perhaps)... And just like that, your tone lacking days are in the rearview mirror.

    Other great to decent affordable tube amps...
    -PEAVEY 6505MH (ext cab required)... never need another amp
    -BUGERA V22 Infinium 112 combo
    -Bugera V5 Infinium... nice little class A amp (ext cab required)
    -Blackstar HT-1... the HT-5 is MUCH more versatile

    I do not pretend to believe a solid state amp is no good, not in the least. It's just not something I wouldnt choose something else over. But I have heard NOTHING BUT great things about the KATANA Amps (both the 50 and 100) from people I trust. Best thing for anyone to do, ANYTIME they're in the market for an amp is to go out and TRY different amps out (if its possible) and if you CAN, you'll be CERTAIN to find exactly what your ears are lookin for EVERYTIME!

    DEFINITELY agree wholeheartedly wit the guys trying to explain that the amp is really hindering you greatly. Electric Guitar 101..... 90% of your sound/tone is the amp you play through.... Make it a good one, because it's where it begins and ends with tone!

    I dont knock anyone for the gear they've got. But the gods honest truth is (and I bought one for my son, but quickly upgraded to a better amp... so I'm familiar with it)..that's just not the amp you wanna be using for your main sound.

    You'll work it out though. Congrats on the Ibanez by the way, SWEET guitar. You could also try getting some residue-free electrical contact cleaner n spray it in the pots and turn them back and forth several times n then let em dry. If you've got one in poor shape, then that should breathe a good bit of life back into it for a while
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    Default Re: Ibanez SA 360 walnut 2017

    A tube head and a cab that is also sounding killer at bedroom level for $150? Yes, sure...

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    A Katana 100 is half the price of nearly all of the amps mentioned above.

    I think it depends on what the OP wants to do with the amp and what he can ultimately afford. I have a feeling he's considering the Mustang and Bandit options due to their low cost and minimal upkeep. Cldarly, the Katana would be an upgrade over those.

    As someone who has owned several popular, high-dollar tube amps, I find myself very content with the Katana 100 for home/studio use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donaldr View Post
    A tube head and a cab that is also sounding killer at bedroom level for $150? Yes, sure...

    I cant see where anybody said anything about $150... Perhaps one might try reading the thread prior to commenting.

    I think everyone has just been attepting to offer reasonable insight and suggestions. I know thats all I presume to do. $150 is a bit light yet on a tube amp n a cab. But for $300 or less Ive seen the blackstar ht-5 metal WITH a 112 cab brand new at a certain widely known guitar shop. And yes, it would sound good at bedroom level.

    The way your post reads almost sounds as though your perception is that a tube amp that would sound good at bedroom level would be MORE expensive than a louder one. Its really exactly the opposite. I dont play my tube amp anywhere even CLOSE to bedroom level though. I play mine so the neighbors in the other neighborhood can hear!
    "As I look back over a misspent life, I find myself more and more convinced that I had more fun PLAYING MY GUITAR than in any other enterprise. It IS really the life of KINGS...."

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    Default Re: Ibanez SA 360 walnut 2017

    All the opinions are welcomed. As I mentioned above , I play classic guitar so you could say I'm a beginner on electric guitar.
    I'll keep up with the little mustang for a while and then I'll go for a katana. Thanks again.

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