#1
So I just got an electric guitar + amp & cable for Christmas, but sadly my amplifier does not have an option to make a "rock" sound, my amplifier has the settings for volume, bass, mids, and treble.

What setting or type of amp makes the "rock" sound? When I plug my electric guitar in it sounds like the unplugged version but louder, no rock, jazz etc. sound at all. Am I doing something wrong?
#2
You either need an amp with an overdrive knob/channel...or more likely in your case you just need a distortion/overdrive pedal.

You can get them pretty cheap.
#3
What sort of Rock sound? Name your favorite player.
What amp exactly? Make and model.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#5
Quote by vintagepetraptor75
A sort of blues rock sound, my favorite player is Jimmy Page.
Amp: Ampeg BA-108


Ok, that is a bass practice amp and is not designed to give you a rock guitar sound. Jimmy Page is not in there. See if you can trade it for a Roland Cube, Vox Valvetronix, or Fender Mustang amp. All three have pretty good classic rock guitar tone at an entry level price.

Got more $$ for more tone? Super Champ X2 is pretty sweet at around $350 new/ $250 used.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1MEdLWv_2g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JELUsk4G-As
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
Last edited by Cajundaddy at Dec 20, 2015,