#1
Hey! How are you all?

I am thinking of buying an electric guitar. I play the acoustic for one year, and I'd like to "move" :P

Now, I was thinking of an Ibanez RGR220DX, but for 600? (nearly the same in US$), it's too expensive for me (i'm 17), and it was ONLY the guitar.

I took a look at the music store, and they have a Squier Strat' for 200?, and included is a *SMALL* amplifier, strap, case, DVD, extra strings and a pick or two.

Now, is a squier guitar good? What do you advise me to buy?

The thing is, I like (hard)rock/metal, and so I'm thinking of covering AT LEAST Iron Maiden, Scorpions and the solo in "Open Your Eyes", by Alter Bridge (i'm kinda good at solos). What ELSE will I have to buy?
If I buy a squier, I'll have the guitar plus an amplifier. Will I need any kind of distortions/effects for, for example, the heavy parts of "Still Loving You", or "Hallowed Be Thy Name"?
How do I know which ones I should buy? And their names?....

Sorry I'm really a beginner at electric guitar... and I'm learning by myself, without anyone helping me, so I'll start to be dependent of this forum afterwards

So, summing up, for a beginner, is a Squier good enough? And, will I be able to play more heavy musics with it? If so, what else would I need to buy?

Thanks for your time

Regards
angelofwisdom

p.s.: forgive my english i'm portuguese
#4
Squiers are alright if you're only just beginning.

And the Squier won't do the music you want to play very well.

How much do you have to spend altogether on a guitar and an amp?
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#5
for a beginner beginner, like someone who has never picked up a guitar before then maybe, but you are already an acoustic player and I would say that you know what a decent sound is (you must have heard someone playing electric guitar in a shop in the past year surely) and I assume you know your basics.

Go for a more expensive one, in my opinion.
#6
you've already learned the basics, and are upgrading.

squier isn't the best of upgrades.
#7
I'm really bad at choosing anything.

Squier: 200? guitar+amp

Ibanez: 600? only the guitar
Amplifiers: minimum=100? and It's really small. A "good" one, that a friend told me of, costs 300? =X

For metal, my (virtual XD ) friend told me I should buy a Jackson, but those are REALLY expensive, and impossible for me to buy...
#9
here in portugal, a jackson costs at least 700?

I know the chords (CDEFGAB), I play barres for F, barred G, A and B easily, I know some 7'ths and at least one minor for each chord (i don't know how to say this)....

I even play power chords in the acoustic xD but they just don't sound right (easy to know why xP )
#10
I started out with a squier and if u were going to buy one u should change the pickups and get a different strap.
#11
okay.... no squier (change pickups? I don't know how!)

What guitar (<500?) would you advise me to buy?
#14
And, for more metal, 7 string-guitars? Can I buy any for less than 700??

Thanks A LOT for replying so fast I see now I'd be commiting a huge mistake if I had bought the Squier!

The Ibanez SA260FMAMB seems good
Last edited by angelofwisdom at Sep 4, 2006,
#15
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#18
Yeah, no squier man. A roland cube and a cheaper Ibanez like the guys above me said would really be infinitely better.

Oh, and yeah, musiciansfriend is defintely a safe store, they're one of the bigger ones, I've probably bought a few thousand dollars worth of stuff from them.
#19
Thanks a LOT
Now I've changed my mind to that Ibanez pack. $249.99 (about 50? more expensive) but a recommended one

I have to leave now. Tomorrow I might be back

I'll ask someone if they can use their paypal for me (if that store allows paypal)

Thanks for all your replies

Regards
angelofwisdom