#1
So since I've never owned a guitar or an amp yet, I don't have an instrument cable. When you buy an amp, does it come with an instrument cable, or do you have to buy it separately?
#2
Since you never owned a guitar, you'll probably wanna start with a beginner kit, which come with a cable.

#4
Quote by Bloodycrass
Since you never owned a guitar, you'll probably wanna start with a beginner kit, which come with a cable.



I will NOT be buying a beginner kit, those can be $180 and the guitar and and amp I want to buy the price combined is $200, plus the amps that are included suck.
#5
Quote by dsan224
I will NOT be buying a beginner kit, those can be $180 and the guitar and and amp I want to buy the price combined is $200, plus the amps that are included suck.



yea they do but for an extra $20 your not gonna get much better
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#6
Quote by dukeofmetal
yea they do but for an extra $20 your not gonna get much better


Peavey Vypyr amp, Dean Vendetta XM guitar, I think that's a little better than those starter packs
#7
some guitars do, but amps generally dont. it'd only cost bout 20 bucks anyway.
#8
Quote by dsan224
Peavey Vypyr amp, Dean Vendetta XM guitar, I think that's a little better than those starter packs


you win I'm still stuck with my crappy starter amp but soon I'll have my Bugera

EDIT: oh yeah and on topic if your buying both from the same store you could probably get them to throw it in especially if your willing to go with a sob story like "its my first guitar and this is all the money I have Ive been saving for years" which could be true for all I know but I have seen this work
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#9
Quote by dukeofmetal
yea they do but for an extra $20 your not gonna get much better

Gotta agree. You wont get anything decent unless you drop at leas USD 500 or so in your kit. 300-400 for guitar and 100-200 for amp. Maybe a bit more for a decent pedal.
#10
It depends on what store you go to, places like Guitar Center will not give you a cord with your amp because they rip people off and don't like making deals, and if they do give you one it will be extremely small, like 1 foot. Go to a local guitar shop and they will probably give you one with it if you ask.
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#11
Quote by GS LEAD 5
Gotta agree. You wont get anything decent unless you drop at leas USD 500 or so in your kit. 300-400 for guitar and 100-200 for amp. Maybe a bit more for a decent pedal.


Yeah, for someone who has been playing guitar for a while. Not someone who is just starting and is his first guitar/amp. I'm not even going to THINK about getting a pedal, my friend has one and he's been playing for like 5 years. The amp I want to get is a Peavey Vypyr, it's $100, and the guitar I want is a Fender Squier which is somewhere around $100, at least I'm not getting those starter packs which will actually put a lot of people off because of the crappy amps.
#12
it really annoys me when ppl new to guitar wanna spend loads on the guitar, your new to it u dont need a good guitar or a good amp
#13
You could probably get them to throw a cable in if its less than say 20% of the cost of the amp itself.
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#14
I bought a guitar and a cable came with that, not sure if that helps or anything, but yeah.
#15
Quote by Tedis1111
it really annoys me when ppl new to guitar wanna spend loads on the guitar, your new to it u dont need a good guitar or a good amp

Since when is $200 for an amp and guitar loads of money. And since when is squire and a vypyr good gear? It's basic beginner stuff.
#16
If you're gna stick with guitar, and if you have the money it is worth investing in a good amp and a decent guitar. When it comes to it you'll probably want to change guitars after a few years but in terms of the amp, a good one will last. Also a good guitar through an average amp isn't worth it. Look for a guitar/amp ratio of about 40:60 in terms of the money you spend. I can't stress enough how it is worth the extra investment, and you will have to fight the natural inclination to get a flashier/more expensive guitar.

Indeed, even if not in financial terms there are good small amps out there which can take you a long way, and even when you do upgrade can be handy as a travelling/portable amp. Definitely consider all your options and try out stuff that is in your price range, slightly below and slightly above to get a good gauge at finding out what's right. Also if the salesperson is trying to push something, don't necessarily believe all that they tell you.

edit: sorry and in response to your original question...basic answer no, but if you're in the shop and buying your gear together they will probably sort out a deal/could even throw it in for free. The same applies to other bits like strings etc. If you're buying a package deal it may be in there and will probably say on the box.
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#17
Quote by dsan224
Peavey Vypyr amp, Dean Vendetta XM guitar, I think that's a little better than those starter packs



you've got the right idea, 100%.

don't let anoyone tell you that you should get a starter pack, or that your $200 gear isn't good enough.

don't forget the cable $10-20
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and eventually a guitar strap $8.

you dont need a case, and stands come in handy.

sometimes, you can get the store to toss in a free cable, like said.
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#18
We all forgot to mention a tuner. But it's very important as well as picks. You'll also want the strap.
#19
Depending on where you buy it from, they may throw a cable in for free, or a strap. But yeah, a decent one'll cost you $20, and last you for quite a while, so long as it's not abused.
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#20
Quote by dsan224
I will NOT be buying a beginner kit, those can be $180 and the guitar and and amp I want to buy the price combined is $200, plus the amps that are included suck.


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#21
Quote by Tedis1111
it really annoys me when ppl new to guitar wanna spend loads on the guitar, your new to it u dont need a good guitar or a good amp


I don't think there is anything wrong with it. If you have the money and the drive, go for it. Besides, having nice gear really helps motivate you to play.
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#22
The Peavey Vypyr amp has a tuner built into it and I heard it was a good tuner, does this mean I don't need to buy a tuner? And what if the stock strap that comes with the guitar is good?
#23
make sure it's a real tuner and not a tone tuner, like in the micro cube.

and the guitar comes with a strap?

none of mine did. though, two of them came with cables.
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#24
Quote by jj1565
make sure it's a real tuner and not a tone tuner, like in the micro cube.

and the guitar comes with a strap?

none of mine did. though, two of them came with cables.


I looked it up it said "onboard chromatic tuner" in the amp.
#25
still not 100%. i think they list the micro cube as chromatic too.

just ask someone with the amp i guess.
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#26
Get a LiveWire advantage cable or whatever they are. It's like $13 for a 13.5 foot cable.

Best cable I've ever used. Plus, if it ever goes bad, I bring it into where I bought it and get a replacement. No questions asked.