#1
Hello fellow guitarists,

for Christmas I received money for my (first ) electric guitar fund. I was hoping I could start playing already, but it just so happens that I can either buy the guitar or buy the amp. My dad proposed that I could buy the guitar, and run it trough the amp (maybe pre-amp), and speakers on his stereo system. The problem is I'm scared to blow his fancy styereo system. The question: Will I?

tl;dr: electric guitar trough stereo system, will I break the stereo system?

Thx in advance
#2
no
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#3
Quote by Captain Panda
Hello fellow guitarists,

for Christmas I received money for my (first ) electric guitar fund. I was hoping I could start playing already, but it just so happens that I can either buy the guitar or buy the amp. My dad proposed that I could buy the guitar, and run it trough the amp (maybe pre-amp), and speakers on his stereo system. The problem is I'm scared to blow his fancy styereo system. The question: Will I?

tl;dr: electric guitar trough stereo system, will I break the stereo system?

Thx in advance


you won't break it, but you will sound like ****.

get a beginner guitar+amp combo
#4
Quote by Clownocaster#1
you won't break it, but you will sound like ****.

get a beginner guitar+amp combo


like that won't sound like **** lol
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#5
Ooooh, I got an idea. Get the guitar and a guitar preamp like a Behringer V-Amp Pro or 2. Play it through the stereo system. You'll probably have a better tone than most beginners that get a cheap amp depending on quality of the stereo system. The nice thing about the V-amp is that you'll use it for a long time. Probably will outlast your guitar and 1st amp. Look at vids on youtube for the V-Amp if you don't know about it. I've never tried it but it sounds pretty good.
Last edited by JELIFISH19 at Dec 26, 2008,
#6
Alright, thanks. I don't mind it sounding like ****, it's just a temporary solution while I save for my amp.

Also, after purchasing my guitar I will have no money left. Substituting the amp for a pre-amp wont work, although it would be a nice thing to save up for once I get the amp
Last edited by Captain Panda at Dec 26, 2008,
#7
It could work but it will only give you basic amplification, no tone shaping at all, and it won't sound right because your stereo amp is probably not voiced like a guitar amp, so it won't sound how you'd expect an electric guitar to sound. Other than that it should be fine, but if in doubt, don't do it.

(i'm glad nobody has started that old "it's stereo amp" thing yet)
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#8
It won't necessarily sound bad, but it will be stuck in that one sound forever. Get an amp instead.
#9
A STEREO AMP!
Wow, that'd sound amazing! Most guitar amps are only mono.. you lucky duck.
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