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#1
I want to jam and start a band with a good drummer I met but I'm too embarrassed to go over their place with my Fender STARcaster (cheap student guitar) and my 10 watt amp. It's the only guitar and amp I have. I will probably be able to get better equipment in the next few months but I don't know what to do. What if the drummer makes fun of my gear? Or doesn't want to start a band with me cause my gear sucks. I'm not bad at guitar but my guitar and amp just sucks.

#5
I've been playing for years and only just got a good guitar and my amp still sucks. Just go jam. I doubt they will care.

If he does, he's a douche
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#8
You're shitty guitar may be ok but you will probably want a louder amp/better sounding amp to keep up with him/not sound bollocks.
#9
My first jam was with a squire with a B-52 solid state amp...drummer as loud as possible so i couldnt hear myself anyway...solid state amp cranked nearly to max didnt sound great, but then again no sound whatsoever sounded normal after I left his house...Go have fun...he wont be the drummer that forms a band with you and you all become famous, so just go screw around!

Are you of the drinking age??? give him some beers first!!! the drummer I first jammed with met me, heard me play, "sounds pretty awsome" he began to smoke some weed and eventually starting claiming I was the next Satch or Vai! ...and my tone with that rig...OH how i LOVED to scoop mids back then! it was a tin can mess and his dumb ass thought i was a GOD!
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#10
It's ok TS, when I got my guitar I was using my brother's 10 watt amp. My parents decided to get me my own amp for my birthday and bought a line 6 spider.
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It's ok TS, when I got my guitar I was using my brother's 10 watt amp. My parents decided to get me my own amp for my birthday and bought a line 6 spider.


Yeah but dont do this. Don't buy that.
#12
I'd get something else but I don't feel I'm good enough to justify buying anything else apart from strings.
#13
If he gives you shit, just put your dick on his head. He'll know that he's wrong just from that.
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I want to jam and start a band with a good drummer I met but I'm too embarrassed to go over their place with my Fender STARcaster (cheap student guitar) and my 10 watt amp. It's the only guitar and amp I have. I will probably be able to get better equipment in the next few months but I don't know what to do. What if the drummer makes fun of my gear? Or doesn't want to start a band with me cause my gear sucks. I'm not bad at guitar but my guitar and amp just sucks.


Hey bro, have you ever heard of the band the flat duo jets? If not then look them up on YouTube especially the song froggy went a' courtin'. All they ever used was a sears silvertone guitar and a little 10 watt amp and a drum set and still made it sound killer
#15
If you're so worried, then wait to form a band until you have better gear.


I personally wouldn't worry about it though. Just jam. Yeah, your gear sucks. So what? It's your playing that matters.
#16
I have a starcaster. It's pretty shit, but with a proper set up and if you remove the tremolo it's a decent guitar.
Compared to a real Strat it's a ****ing **** though.
#17
I started with a cheap Yamaha starter pack. Still play it for nostalgia.

If he makes fun of you: (Do something gay with your dick and his face)
#19
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In b4 "what you really need is a new amp"


He does at some point lol xd what he will need is a new amp xd xd xd
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I'd get something else but I don't feel I'm good enough to justify buying anything else apart from strings.

My whole guitar rig cost over $3500 and I suck


Also, my guitar playing is mediocre


OT: don't worry TS, I jammed with a squire strat and shitty frontman cheap-ass amp, it was fine.
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In b4 "what you really need is a new amp"


Heh, first time ever this actually is relevant
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#22
Whatever, tell him you plan on upgrading, but until then, just crank the little ****. It will probably be fine fore practice purposes.
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#24
It wouldn't really matter about the guitar he probally wouldn't know anything about guitars but your amp may not be loud eough to be heard over an acoustic drum kit, just saying.
Even a 30 watt amp has trouble turned to the max
Drums are loud and very few drummers can play quietly, and if you playing rock hardcore or metal don't even think about asking him to play quieter
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#25
The only thing you should ever be embarrassed about is poor muscianship

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#26
Go to a rehearsal space that has good amps there and grab a few extra people singer, bass, 2nd guitar, drummer it will come out to about 5 bucks an hour less if you go on days they have specials.
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The only thing you should ever be embarrassed about is poor muscianship

Oh that's not true at all. I know plenty of people who should be embarrassed by their taste in music.
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Quote by JaimeKil
I want to jam and start a band with a good drummer I met but I'm too embarrassed to go over their place with my Fender STARcaster (cheap student guitar) and my 10 watt amp. It's the only guitar and amp I have. I will probably be able to get better equipment in the next few months but I don't know what to do. What if the drummer makes fun of my gear? Or doesn't want to start a band with me cause my gear sucks. I'm not bad at guitar but my guitar and amp just sucks.



I highly doubt that there's a huge gap between you and the drummer. Now, even if there was, I'm pretty sure since he's a drummer, he's pretty oblivious to the brands of your gear. Finally, I doubt you've been playing that long to begin with. I'd make more fun of the kid with $2k+ gear with less than 6 months under his belt than the kid with $200 worth of gear, but he's been playing years.
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#29
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Oh that's not true at all. I know plenty of people who should be embarrassed by their taste in music.


Like guys who like chopin. I mean, WTF WHO DOES THAT
#30
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Oh that's not true at all. I know plenty of people who should be embarrassed by their taste in music.

Well if you want to play that game, I'd lower my head in shame if I were you, along with 99% of UG.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#31
Don't you have garages with equipment which you can rent for an hour or two for band practice?
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#32
If your drummer doesn't want to start a band with you purely because your gear sucks, then that drummer is an asshole. Ditto if he makes fun of you for it.

Heck, my first ever band practice I turned up with a barely functional guitar and an amp that had the speaker cone slashed. Nobody gave a damn because my playing was decent and I worked around the problems.
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#33
Tell him its a top of the line Starcaster and that you didn't want to bring your good amps because they are too heavy and loud for his tiny room.
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#34
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If he makes fun of you, he's a jerk off.

This

If he pokes fun at you just cause you've got poor gear, you obviously shouldn't be a in a band with that kinda douche
#35
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Oh that's not true at all. I know plenty of people who should be embarrassed by their taste in music.

Can I include you in that statement?...

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Tell him its a top of the line Starcaster and that you didn't want to bring your good amps because they are too heavy and loud for his tiny room.

Or you could, you know, not lie and therefore NOT make yourself into a big douche.
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#36
I'm embarrassed that I spent so much money on equipment I barely use.
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#37
Yeah, who cares? Just jam. Yeah, if you want to play gigs, you'll need something louder, but it's nothing to "judge" you over. **** gear snobs. I've played shows with my bass plugged into my Spider IV when a bass amp wasn't available, and no one gave a shit (or at least, I didn't).

The way I see it: when it comes to music, it's best not to be embarassed about anything. Just go with the flow and have fun.
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#38
A 10 solid state amp? Like a practice/starter model?

Unless the said drummer uses cardboard boxes for drums and slim-jims for sticks, don't expect to be heard consistently unless you are using a PA system with decent monitoring.

But seriously, if this is what you plan on doing frequently, consider getting a new amp, and later a new guitar. Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 and Ultra Plus combos go used for around $250 frequently.
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A 10 solid state amp? Like a practice/starter model?

Unless the said drummer uses cardboard boxes for drums and slim-jims for sticks, don't expect to be heard consistently unless you are using a PA system with decent monitoring.


Or, you know...he could turn the amp up. Yes, he probably won't always be heard over the drummer but so what?

But seriously, if this is what you plan on doing frequently, consider getting a new amp, and later a new guitar. Peavey Vypyr Tube 60 and Ultra Plus combos go used for around $250 frequently.

However, I wouldn't look at just those amps. I would look at something that fits TS's needs (which may or may not be either of those amps).
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Or, you know...he could turn the amp up. Yes, he probably won't always be heard over the drummer but so what?

However, I wouldn't look at just those amps. I would look at something that fits TS's needs (which may or may not be either of those amps).



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