#1
So I'm thinking on buying the Yamaha Pacifica 112V for 200€ but I have no money for the amp Is this a bad choice to buy the guitar first and then the amp when I have the money?

Thanks in advance
#2
Assuming you're just starting out, this is an okay way to go around it. You don't need an amp to learn any of the basic techniques and in fact learning the basics 'unplugged' will save other people around you from having to put up with all your failed attempts at barre chords and hammer-ons. It's a fact of learning, everyone sucks in the beginning and an unplugged electric guitar is about as loud as most peoples' normal talking voice. No need to amplify when you're starting. Get an amp as soon as you can of course, but don't worry about it if you have to start off with no amp.
#3
Quote by grohl1987
Assuming you're just starting out, this is an okay way to go around it. You don't need an amp to learn any of the basic techniques and in fact learning the basics 'unplugged' will save other people around you from having to put up with all your failed attempts at barre chords and hammer-ons. It's a fact of learning, everyone sucks in the beginning and an unplugged electric guitar is about as loud as most peoples' normal talking voice. No need to amplify when you're starting. Get an amp as soon as you can of course, but don't worry about it if you have to start off with no amp.

^ ignore any posts below this one.

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#4
I had an electric guitar without an amp for about a year.

Its not really ideal but it makes a hell of a lot more sense than buying the amp first!
#5
definitely get the guitar before the amp for the main reason that you cant play an amp
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#6
Heck ya... get the guitar... ask the guy behind the counter about a headphone amp... 20 -30 bucks, and you can jam all day.... well, as long as you keep batteries in it...
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#7
Why wait? You can still play the guitar no matter what.

And the guitar will work without the amp but not the other way around.
#8
Quote by LivinJoke84

Its not really ideal but it makes a hell of a lot more sense than buying the amp first!




+1

yeah it'll work fine if you have no other option.

EDIT: what country are you in, out of interest?
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#9
The amp will just be a distraction at first any ways. I played for roughly 2 or 3 months before getting my first amp and when I got it I was so excited to play it that I got way off track from practicing.
#10
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+1

yeah it'll work fine if you have no other option.

EDIT: what country are you in, out of interest?



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#11
You can't play an amp. Buy the guitar and save up for the amp.
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#12
ah ok, i just wondered when you said euros. I know a guitar shop in ireland is selling some nice lag guitars for 200 euros, but if you're in portugal, probably not much point.
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#13
You need both. It is an electric guitar. You learn to play the amp as much as the guitar.
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#14
Just think of your electric guitar as a shitty acoustic until you can buy an amp :P
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#15
I definitely second the idea of the guitar first. And it might be a stupid idea, but if you can't get a real amp at first a micro amp might help you get by as you practice.

http://www.amazon.com/Marshall-MS2-Micro-Amp/dp/B000BVS7WQ/ref=pd_sim_sbs_petsupplies_1

http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Plug-Play-Guitar-Amp/dp/B00345GTY4/ref=pd_sim_sbs_petsupplies_5
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#16
Get a really expensive amplifier first.
Then you won't be tempted after buying your crappy Yamamahah OMG I REALLY NEED AN AMP IM GONNA BUY THE CHEAPEST ONE I CAN FIND.

After a few years you'll thank me.
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#17
If I were you I'd probably just buy an acoustic guitar. They're harder to learn on, but they're loud, you can play em around the campfire or with friends, and you'll learn the basics on them. If you already own one, then yeah definitely get the electric guitar first.

Yamaha's are alright, I'd maybe trying to save a bit more and getting a Standard Squier which is a better instrument IMO.
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#18
i'd get the yamaha and worry about the amp later. good luck.
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#19
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Yamaha's are alright, I'd maybe trying to save a bit more and getting a Standard Squier which is a better instrument IMO.

my SG700S is a gorgeous guitar...

reckon i swap that for a squier???
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#20
Listen to grohl1987 and Vecheka's condensed version. Ignore Bhaok, since his/her advice is like saying you have to buy peanut butter and a knife. You can enjoy the PB on its own and get a taste for what you can do with it, but the knife by itself is just good for attacking people.

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#21
Guitar and Vox Amplug. Best of both worlds.
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