#1
Is it my guitar or amp?
Hello i have a problem with my guitar or amp i don't know which one. I have a Affinity Series Strat Electric Guitar and a Fender Frontman 15G Amp. The problem is when i put on drive select i don't get any of the tremble, middle or bass sounds. The sound would just sound like when it's in Normal and all i hear is little buzzing static sounds coming out when I'm not playing. The settings i usually use is 10 tremble 5 middle 5 bass.When i first got the guitar the drive select work now it been like 1 year and im not getting any distortion. Now when i play the guitar its just like playing regular sounds with no distortion. Could it be the guitar or the amp? Can someone tell me how i can fix this? Thank You All
#2
You are running single coil pickups in the Affinity. These pickups cause the "buzz". Pretty much all single coils produce this somewhat. The drive problem sounds like an amp problem, I suggest replacing it instead of getting it fixed since it wont be worth it. You can buy a cheap preloaded strat pickguard with some humbuckers and install that to solve that problem.
#3
OKay Thanks do you know any good, decent price amp that i should get price range like no higher then $100. I'm still like a beginner since i play the guitar once a while. But now I'm going to play it more so yah. Thanks you once again.
#4
No problem, you can get more for your money if you buy a used amp. You can get a Peavey Vypyr 30 watt for around 100 bucks. These are good amps and they will give you a variety of sounds, you will like it much better than your fender. You can also get a 15 watt one for cheaper, which is still a good amp. Try looking at your local Craigslist or Guitar Center's used section online to find one.