#1
Stop telling me about how fender guitars have such a wide range in playing styles, about how i can play folk and all kinds of rock and pop music on it... HOW??? My first electric guitar - i played on acoustic for a while and im sick of hearing how it can play rock decently (i'm not expecting les paul sound here.) As it's rock i would expect to be playing on the neck pickup but i have tried other pickups so far the middle sounds best but still wrong. Mostly the problem is that it sounds too trebly (especially on the neck pickup) but tbh i haven't played long enough to really understand all of the problem, just that it sounds bad. Is it my crappy SP-10 amp? I normally leave volume and tone knobs at 10 on the guitar and have treble at 10 and bass at 5 (read somewhere about M.Young doing that :p) but i have tried changing them and i can't get a good setting. Do i need different pickups?
#2
Put EVERYTHING at 5 on the amp and adjust EACH one from there, thinking about if you want a more bassy or trebly sound as you go.
#4
Try and get a good sound across all the pick ups, especially the neck and bridge.
#5
Quote by Jono_ACDC
Stop telling me about how fender guitars have such a wide range in playing styles, about how i can play folk and all kinds of rock and pop music on it... HOW???

You just got it and now you dissing fender shame on you.

My first electric guitar - i played on acoustic for a while and im sick of hearing how it can play rock decently (i'm not expecting les paul sound here.) As it's rock i would expect to be playing on the neck pickup but i have tried other pickups so far the middle sounds best but still wrong. Mostly the problem is that it sounds too trebly (especially on the neck pickup) but tbh i haven't played long enough to really understand all of the problem, just that it sounds bad. Is it my crappy SP-10 amp? I normally leave volume and tone knobs at 10 on the guitar and have treble at 10 and bass at 5 (read somewhere about M.Young doing that :p) but i have tried changing them and i can't get a good setting. Do i need different pickups?


Found your answer
#6
A Squier through a good amp will have a good tone, I know.
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#7
You're playing through a crap amp and don't know how to EQ your rig properly,that's why it sounds bad.An HSS fender in the hands of a knowledgeable and talented player is arguably one of the best genre hopping guitars out there.I can play classical cleans up to moderate gain metal on them,so don't go blaming your guitar.Learn to EQ your rig properly and understand that with that amp you wont be getting amazing tones.

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#8
Quote by lespaul#1
A Squier through a good amp will have a good tone, I know.

Gotta agree. I know from experience with that guitar.
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#9
Yeah, I played a Squier Mini Strat through a Deluxe Reverb, and it was ok.
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#10
Squiers are the lowest end fenders.
But that isn't your problem. Your problem is the crappy amp, and you aren't EQ'ing it right.
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#11
Quote by lespaul#1
A Squier through a good amp will have a good tone, I know.


Whilst this can be true, it is ALL relative.

I got a Kramer recently and through the same amp as my Fender - it is completely, and I mean.. COMPLETELY different. Not like a Squier to Strat passable difference.

It depends on the amps, guitars, pedals, all important.
#12
i've got a squier strat (not sure the model, but it has the two single coil and a bridge humbucker) and with my vox vt50 xl i can have the prettiest, cleanest ring, the nastiest distorted shred, or anything in between. I'm gonna throw my vote to the amp being your problem.
#13
I've played some decent Squiers and some crappy ones. I think your little amp is really the problem. Get something with a 12" speaker. Something that can move more air and give you a better range of sound. Too trebley? Back off the treble and increase the mids and bass. I play through Fender tube amps and usually have both set at 7. Try playing with different settings and I'm sure you'll find a sound that suits you better.