#1
OK I want a guitar that sounds good in all types of music, especially Beatles type stuff, so I was thinking maybe a Strat. But are Squire Strats any good or should I shell out for a Fender? Also, what other electrics would be ideal for just about any type of music?
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#2
depends are you talkin a standard strat cause i just got a new amp and it came with a free squier bullet and its ok but id go with the fender..But i love my ibanez rg350 it does it job
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#3
Fender would better choice it's worth the money for a quality instrument.
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#5
go with the fender squirs suck 100%
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#6
Quote by beastiebeatles
OK I want a guitar that sounds good in all types of music, especially Beatles type stuff, so I was thinking maybe a Strat. But are Squire Strats any good or should I shell out for a Fender? Also, what other electrics would be ideal for just about any type of music?


Well if your new and not sure if your going to stick with it a squier all the way. Its not as good as a regular fender but much cheaper, and it will get the job done, until you can tell the difference between it and a fender. Or you could just get the fender and have a guitar you can enjoy and probably never grow out of for the rest of your life.
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#7
yeah...i have a squire...not the best. doesnt stay in tune worth ****. Thats why i love my schecter. But yeah i'd deffianantly go with a fender
#8
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Well if your new and not sure if your going to stick with it a squier all the way. Its not as good as a regular fender but much cheaper, and it will get the job done, until you can tell the difference between it and a fender. Or you could just get the fender and have a guitar you can enjoy and probably never grow out of for the rest of your life.
well ive been playing for over a year but i play mostly acoustic
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#10
squiers suck noodle. i avoided buying a crate amp for the sheer fact that it came with a squier. that and vox is way better than crate. defintely shoot for the fender.
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#11
Yeah, great advice right here:
Fender Standard Fat Strat + Vox AD30VT (or anything above that, preferably 50VT though) + a pedal to reach metal tones (if thats what you want) = PERFECT!

Thats got to be one of the best gear set-ups for a budget, for more classic tones (and a bit of cash in the pocket)
Fender American Strat (or Fat Strat) + Vox AC 30 (preferably in head format with a cab) + anything else you want to add on = Great classic tones
#12
just depends on if u plan on sticking with it, just play a few of each to judge. I played a really nicely consturcted squier the other day and kinda wished i had the 100 to shell out for it. However, i love my fender its perfect for me
#13
TBH, half of whats in this thread is a crock of bull****

squier affinity series are all allder/maple, change the bridge, tuners and picksup for your taste and you will have an amazing guitar for peanuts

fenders are exceptional, i love them to death, owning 3 mysefl but, if you cant spend much money, squiers are goodwith upgrades, but IMO mostly affinity's, due to them being good wood (check thier site). if you can afford a good fender, buy one. if you cant, but want the next best hing..you know what to do
#14
^I completely agree with godofshred, he knows what he's talking about

Also have you looked at epi casinos? Much more pricey but paired with a vox will get you pretty damn close, otherwise do the (affinity) fat strat thing
#15
I'd suggest a Fender... but to get a really good Beatles sound, try an Epiphone Casino with a tube amp. I think they used a Vox AC30. Its gonna cost a lot of money to interpret the Beatles' sound.
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#16
nothin like a good old standard strat plugged into a vox. Also a fat strat would be good. I own one myself and am able to achieve many tones with it.
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#17
believe me u do not want a squier
they suck hairy monkey balls covered in meecrob
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#18
Like godofshread said, an upgraded squier is actually half-decent. But if you don't have the know-how and time to do the upgrades, a Fender would be a better choice. And I wouldn't exactly call it "shelling out" for a investment in a quality instrument.
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#19
Fender probably but Squier 51's are kick ass seriously!
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#20
a modded squier costs about $300, if u get the alder ones like nick said.

in that case id probably get the mexican fender. and then save to mod that one.
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