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Old 11-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Bla-bla-bla Convince me to buy a electric guitar

Ok so I'm 13 started playing guitar a year ago, I'm making my christmas list and I'm considering if i should just ask for a electric guitar and an amp. I got a fender CD-60CE last year. I want one but im not sure. I would like some reasons on why too ask for one or not too.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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Because with an electric you have the ability to shred peoples faces off seriously though i started with an acoustic and moved onto electric and it certainly helped further my playing. I play both but for some songs obviously an electric is needed so it expands the musical capabilities of the instrument. Sticking to acoustic is limiting what you can accomplish, i would recommend taking the next step into electric
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:00 PM   #4
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You either want one or you don't, it's not up to anyone else.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:04 PM   #5
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I'm not going to convince you of anything. You decide what you want.

I play acoustic 99% of the time. I prefer the tone and I can do anything on it that I can do on electric.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:13 PM   #6
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Actually, you know you really shouldn't play the guitar. There are too many guitarists in the world already. Start playing drums, the world seems to have a drummer shortage.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:13 PM   #7
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1) you enjoy music that uses an electric guitar

2) you enjoy playing guitar

If you answered no to either of the above questions, then don't get an electric.
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Actually, you know you really shouldn't play the guitar. There are too many guitarists in the world already. Start playing drums, the world seems to have a drummer shortage.


Or become a rhythm guitarist, I think they've gone extinct.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #10
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For a beginner I think an electric guitar is actually preferable to an acoustic
1. you can play both clean and distorted
2. electric guitars are easier on the hand to play, and easier to learn on, this is why most people who play primarily electric guitars as beginners tend not to have the problems with barre chords that acoustic beginners tend toward
3. expanded range give you more things techniques you can learn, and will likely speed up progress, and be less boring
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:51 PM   #11
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1) Electric (at least 99% of the time) is easier to play/learn on for beginners; since you've already learned chords etc. on an acoustic it will be easier.

2) You can shred on electric...mainly strum on acoustic.

3) Chicks dig it.

4) More versatile tones, distortion etc.

5) Don't be a one trick pony, I own an acoustic and electric bass, and play punk/alt and bluegrass, it's fun the expand.

If those don't convince you buy a bass or a drum kit.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:55 PM   #12
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Or become a rhythm guitarist, I think they've gone extinct.


I play rhythm guitar...
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:00 PM   #13
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Don't bother asking for an electric unless you can get a good amp with it. A crappy amp (like any Line 6 Spider or Marshall MG...most solid states, come to think of it) will take all the fun out of it.

So unless there's a $350 - $2,000 budget for a good amp to go with the guitar, then you're better off with sticking to acoustic if you can stand it (I played acoustic for a couple of months, bought an electic because they sound cooler, and will never go back--electrics are so much more versatile and ergonomic). Most good amps are tube. You're probably looking more like $600 for a good tube amp, but a Fender Champ could be an OK starter.

I'd like to see KG6_Steven whammy dive with his acoustic

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:04 PM   #14
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If you play electric with a bunch of whammys and shit, girls will suck your dick. If you play acoustic you have to smoke weed and sing like John Mayer. Girls will still suck your dick but then you actually have to start being good and can't cover everything up with effects.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #15
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If you need us to convince you, then you don't really want one.
Just stalked your profile. Keep the acoustic and just play Mumford and sons. Do it
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:10 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=Soccerguy]Or become a rhythm guitarist, I think they've gone extinct.[/QUOTE
I play rhythm guitar...

ARE WE THE LAST OF OUR KIND?!

OT: I second the drum notion. Or become a really awesome bassist, I don't know a lot of those either. Or get an electric guitar, or don't.

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1) you enjoy music that uses an electric guitar 2) you enjoy playing guitar If you answered no to either of the above questions, then don't get an electric.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:26 PM   #17
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Don't bother asking for an electric unless you can get a good amp with it. A crappy amp (like any Line 6 Spider or Marshall MG...most solid states, come to think of it) will take all the fun out of it.

So unless there's a $350 - $2,000 budget for a good amp to go with the guitar, then you're better off with sticking to acoustic if you can stand it (I played acoustic for a couple of months, bought an electic because they sound cooler, and will never go back--electrics are so much more versatile and ergonomic). Most good amps are tube. You're probably looking more like $600 for a good tube amp, but a Fender Champ could be an OK starter.

I'd like to see KG6_Steven whammy dive with his acoustic

this is just plain not true, a cheap amp, or a cheap amp and a few effects is just fine for practice and are great for beginners
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:39 PM   #18
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #19
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You can shred on electric...mainly strum on acoustic.


You can definitely shred on an acoustic.

(I can't, but I can't shred on an electric, either.)
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Don't bother asking for an electric unless you can get a good amp with it. A crappy amp (like any Line 6 Spider or Marshall MG...most solid states, come to think of it) will take all the fun out of it.

So unless there's a $350 - $2,000 budget for a good amp to go with the guitar, then you're better off with sticking to acoustic if you can stand it (I played acoustic for a couple of months, bought an electic because they sound cooler, and will never go back--electrics are so much more versatile and ergonomic). Most good amps are tube. You're probably looking more like $600 for a good tube amp, but a Fender Champ could be an OK starter.

I'd like to see KG6_Steven whammy dive with his acoustic


Do not listen to this TS, I started playing with a Vox pathfinder solid state practice amp, It was a fine practice amp, and while I now have tube amps I still use that amp for home practice. You can find perfectly acceptable beginner amps below $350.
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