#1
hey, i noticed recently that bands like norma jean, underoath, bring me the horizon, the chariot, etc use first act guitars,, i play similar style and want to try one so i was wondering if anyone has one and it is used for heavier music, and how it sounds? thanks!
#3
Yeah, I own a custom shop FirstAct that I bought at the store in Boston, and it's effing sweet. Even their Wal*Mart guitars are very good with a set-up. I've played quite a few that I actually enjoy.
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#6
You do realize that no matter how beginner and crappy a brand can make cheap factory guitars, their respective custom shop stuff are always AWESOME. (Insert awesome face)
#7
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Even their Wal*Mart guitars are very good with a set-up.


This. Most every guitar that cost less than a grand is stamped out by machines on an assembly line. The robots at Fender Mexico are just programmed a little better You can fix most Squier issues that slip through quality control. More bluntly, anyone who can't set up their own guitar probably can't tell the difference between a Squier and a vintage Fender anyway.
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hey, i noticed recently that bands like norma jean, underoath, bring me the horizon, the chariot, etc use first act guitars,, i play similar style and want to try one so i was wondering if anyone has one and it is used for heavier music, and how it sounds? thanks!

Yeah man, I've played a ton of the customs and higher end guitars at First Act's Boston store and they really are sweet. They get a horrible wrap for the Wal Mart guitars but the majority of the guitars in the shop are built custom in their luthier shop in Somerville, MA. If you get a chance, check out the Sheena model, that's my favorite one for heavy music (aside from the Brent Hinds custom (Mastodon)).
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#9
To get the most out of a guitar it needs to be properly setup. The first guitar I had was a strat copy and now I know the action was very high making it much harder to learn. As soon as I got my next guitar I found it very easy to play.
#10
the only thing I'd do with a wal-mart guitar is see how high I can tune the strings before they break.
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#11
They're really not that bad...I've seen much better for $100 *cough*SX*cough*, but they're not bad.
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#12
When I hear "First Act" I think about my brother's Toys R' Us guitar that I learned to play on. I refuse to pick it up after I bought my MIM Strat.

But I checked out their site; they make full size guitars too, never played one though.
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