marceljj
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#1
Is it a good guitar for someone between beginner and intermediate? The music I'd like to play is some Led Zeppelin (Though I think a LP would do better in that one), Pink Floyd, Cream/D&D, Deep Purple, blues, and possibly some hard rock.
marceljj
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#3
Right now I have an Epiphone SG Junior. The problem is has like one pickup. And it buzzes unless the action is set high.
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#4
I'd look at another of Squier's offerings (like, ANY other) in the similar price range. In the past few years, how far $250 can go got stretch way past where it was when the Standard was last updated. I'd look at a Vintage Modified Strat, Squier released a whole slew of new ones last year.
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marceljj
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#6
Uh, the standard was already ordered. I read some reviews online, the guitar doesn't seem very bad for a beginner. Is this a bad guitar?
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#7
Why would you ask if it's good after ordering? You should've done it the other way around.

Basically, it's not that it's a particularly bad guitar, but it's pretty average. It's not an upgrade from your SG, more like a sidestep, and you could've gotten much better. Some actual MIM Fender go for 300 bucks on the used market if you look around a bit.
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Alucard817
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Dark is right. I see see MIM Strats going for 250-300 on the used market quite frequently. Hell you might have even been able to score a Hamer or an Aria ProII for that.
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#9
Cancel that order and wait a day. Look around for a used MiM as it's in your price range or get a Classic Vibe at the least.
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Quote by marceljj
But my price range was about up to $250 dollars.

What were saying though man, is for that 250 bucks you can get a much, much nicer guitar. You just have to be a bit more patient.
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#13
I had that "special edition" black and chrome squier std. Strat and honestly it wasn't too bad. The fretwork was damn near perfect.. the neck was a nice c shape, was a little sticky but a smoothed it.with one of those scratchy pads. It held tune, the electricals aren't spectacular but they work. Id go for the vintage. Modified. Squiers though.. they do sound better
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#14
Squier std have alnico pickups w no magnets
Shield ur cavities, low your pickups level and
Steel block if possible and
BOOOOOOOM you have a USA sound.

Polish your neck and sand the back side
W thin grit and believe me you will have a nice guitar.
Good luck people.
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Quote by Dralf78520
Squier std have alnico pickups w no magnets
Shield ur cavities, low your pickups level and
Steel block if possible and
BOOOOOOOM you have a USA sound.

Polish your neck and sand the back side
W thin grit and believe me you will have a nice guitar.
Good luck people.


This thread is almost 3 years old. That's enough time for the kid to have gotten the guitar, played it for a week, get sick of playing guitar, hide the guitar in his closet and pick up tabletop RPG. He's probably a level 12 wizard by now
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This thread is almost 3 years old. That's enough time for the kid to have gotten the guitar, played it for a week, get sick of playing guitar, hide the guitar in his closet and pick up WoW. He's probably a level 100 Subtlety Rogue by now



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