#1
I'll make this nice and simple.

Thus far, this is what I have:

Crappy no-name $99 electric.
A Roland Cube 15 amp.

Now, I'm completely satisfied with my amp, but - should I get a new electric, or should I get something like a pedal, an effect, or a preamp?

What exactly does a preamp do - is it "necessary"?

I can only afford what is absolutely necessary, so basically what I'm asking is:

Should I buy a new guitar for a hundred something dollars or should I get something else that can improve my tone? Is there anything else out there besides what I've already listed that could help to improve my tone?

Gracias
#2
If your guitar is that bad, you probably need a new one. But you dont just wanna buy a solid cheap one that you will outgrow before you know it. My suggestion is to save up and buy a good guitar that will last you a long time.
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#3
well on the guitar idea it depends on how much cash you have to spend on it if you only have 50$ more than you spent on your last guitar than you aren't going to improve on it much if you've got the cash for a decent guitar do that, if not save up for one or buy a pedal
#5
Just to give a perspective on things...

I've been saving up for about the past year (not even buying lunch - waiting till I got home to eat), and I have $160...
#6
how much money are you talking about and how/what do you want to improve?


edit: ok with 160 i would either get a wah or add that to a Do Not Touch savings pile for higher end gear.

edit2: a wah wont really improve tone i guess. but for 160, not much will. save for pickups/trem
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how much money are you talking about and how/what do you want to improve?
$160, guitar tone
#8
get a job?
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get a job?


+1

Even a minimum-wage job will get you enough cash for new gear within a few months.
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get a job?
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#11
There are some guitars that are decent for pretty cheap, Agile al-2000, Dean EVO xm, etc, but you really need to come up with around $400 for a nice playable guitar. No pedal will help take the junky sound and make it nice.
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