#1
So I just got an electric guitar (it's not brand new it was used by one of my brothers) But I one problem, I don't have an Amp... My dad thought we had one but we couldn't find it and I'm still young and don't have money for an amp so could I practice without the amp until I have enough money for one or what? I'm just confused if it will do anything to the guitar.

xox G.J
#2
It will not do anything bad to the guitar.

Practicing with an amp will give you an idea of the result you'll actually be getting, though some might argue practicing without an amp could be better for practicing dynamics and similar.

So, yeah, definitely try it and keep doing it if you don't find it frustrating
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I would suggest playing in a very quiet room so that you can hear everything. If the room is noisy and so you're picking harder on the strings to hear the music, you'll get used to that level of picking force. Once you get (or find) an amp, you can experiment with how little force you need to actually get a sound out of the instrument (and its substantially less when you're using high gain). I've found fast playing to be much easier after I started backing off on my picking force.
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It will not do anything bad to the guitar.

Practicing with an amp will give you an idea of the result you'll actually be getting, though some might argue practicing without an amp could be better for practicing dynamics and similar.

So, yeah, definitely try it and keep doing it if you don't find it frustrating


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look to eventually get an amp if you can, but it won't do any harm to the guitar in the meantime if you practise unplugged
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#5
Preferably I woudln't play without an amp, but that's because I play heavy metal and need an amp tone to hear how the distortion effects my tone, as well as an amp will definitely pick up on noise, such as if you're not muting unused strings and feedback, you can always grab one of those micro amps for about £30, but as for the guitar, not playing an amp will literally not harm the guitar in any way, except you might hit the strings harder than you'd need to, but that wouldn't harm it
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#7
Thanks for all the helpful advice I'm going to try to save up enough money for an amp and convince my dad. But for now I'll play without an amp and get better at my cords.
#8
Only bad part is that you can have some string noise that won't be very noticeable without an amp, but will stick out like a sore thumb when you get one.