T_T_i23
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#1
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TIMshady1stLP
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#4
I would go with the Behringer. Its really not bad especially for the price. And if you decided guitar isnt for you, then you havent lost much.
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XxWildChildXx
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#7
Go for the squirer
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CoolDudeMorgasm
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#9
Behringers are HORRIBLE. (IMO, their amp's sound bad). Go Epiphone.
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#10
Epiphone by miles
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Deaths_toll
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#11
Id say the squier... one reason is because what guitarist hasnt owned a guitar made by fender... another is because... if you dont like guitar its a cheap guitar... but if you like it... you already got a "decent" soundin guitar... for a starter... But the choice all depends on what you would think... What sound do you like best... what comes with the best deal? you must ask these questions too...
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#12
None of them.

But Epiphone out of those.
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#13
Go Epiphone, Behringer guitars and amps suck, thought their big gig speakers pwn everything. And Squier is just to cliche and plays like f*ck

Btw Epiphone looks cool...
shiney_moondog
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#14
id personally go for the epi

well really id buy an acoustic

from experience ive found cheap electrics = money+trouble

theres less that can be wrong with an acoustic

but hey id choose the epi, looks like that new billie joe sig guitar
chatlo77
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#15
I would choose the Squier... I have the same pack... the only letdown is probably the SP10 AMP, no customization of the Overdrive. Other than that it's a nice beginners guitar... plays well and won't break the bank
HxCori<3
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#16
^ i also had the same pack, the amp sounds worse then an mg, and the guitar started falling apart after not even a year... go for the epiphone, majority wins!
zackprs
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#17
All of these are pretty bad guitars...but if you MUST get one of these...go for the epiphone. My friend has a Behringer guitar and it is possibly the worst guitar I have ever played.

I would recomend saving up for a half decent guitar...For example a PRS standard ($450).
Saving up and getting something that you like is better than getting something right away that is mediocre at best.

Also...ebay is great for getting something cheap that is pretty good!

And for a good starter amp- cube 15 (pretty good tone that is pretty close to tube)

EDIT- also the squire is a horrible guitar....noisey, hard to play, and bad tone
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xsentrick
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#18
www.rondomusic.net

They have some starter packs and the guitars are a very good value. I have an Agile and an SX strat copy. Both of them play very well!
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#20
You should go with an acoustic or th Epiphone. Definately DON'T get the Squire though.
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ArgentinianGirl
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#21
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Fender or Squier Stratocaster

Quote by xtopher_aaron
i think a Squier and the Casino are great ideas...

Quote by tigersharkPR
a squier strat is an excellent choice. Simple and effective.

Opinions I've been given when I asked what was the best choice for an affordable but decent guitar.
So I'm a bit confused. Is or isn't Squier a good guitar? Or is it just the beginner pack that sucks, in your opinion?
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MrCarrot
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#22
Everyone has the notion that Squiers are crap, but don't listen to half of what these people say, they really ARE NOT BAD if you get one that isn't totally bottom end like most people have used. I got a squier from a starter pack, worth £120, which plays better than my friend's £500 Ibanez (And don't say 'Yah right lolz noob' because I KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.)

Epiphone are great. =]
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lespaul_rentals
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#23
Quote by MrCarrot
Everyone has the notion that Squiers are crap, but don't listen to half of what these people say, they really ARE NOT BAD if you get one that isn't totally bottom end like most people have used. I got a squier from a starter pack, worth £120, which plays better than my friend's £500 Ibanez (And don't say 'Yah right lolz noob' because I KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.)


Amen, MrCarrot, sir.

The Squier starter pack is an excellent option for people wanting to get into the field of electric guitars. My dad got me one for my 15th birthday, and the guitar shop he got it from took it out, put good strings on it, adjusted the truss rod, fixed the action, etc. The electronics on the Squier are not that good, but other than that, the feel is great, and the Strats are fun to play, IMO.

I've had mine for over a year, now, and it's still my only electric guitar. If you buy one, make sure that you can see it and test it out.
MrCarrot
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#24
Yeah the electrics are much to be desired, but hell, any guitar in that price range is hardly gonna be a $6000 custom...
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MrCarrot
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#26
Price? The OP wanted a full set for under $200...
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lespaul_rentals
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#27
Quote by Eric 666
Ibanez....why hasnt anyone said it? lol.


Cause all cheap Ibanez guitars, except for their acoustics, suck

I used to thinkg OMG IBANEZ LOLZORS well I bought their bass starter pack, about 300 USD, mind you...suckiest bass guitar I've ever played or heard.

I realized that their low-line electrics just seem good because of the electronics on them. But as for the action and feel, they're horrible.
ArgentinianGirl
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#28
Quote by lespaul_rentals
I've had mine for over a year, now, and it's still my only electric guitar. If you buy one, make sure that you can see it and test it out.

My problem, for example, would be that I don't know how to play the guitar yet. So I may test it out but I don't know if it'll be actually helpful...
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rafarquhar
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#29
I say the Epiphone.

I'm also pretty sure Epiphone has had at some point (or is coming out with) a Les Paul Junior, with a single P-90, and that they aren't half bad for $100.

But you'd still need an amp.
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#30
epiphone
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lespaul_rentals
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#31
Quote by ArgentinianGirl
My problem, for example, would be that I don't know how to play the guitar yet. So I may test it out but I don't know if it'll be actually helpful...


Get the Strat pack. You'll get a great starter guitar, and a decent starter amp. Have a professional friend, or the guitar shop, fix the action, put good strings on it, etc.
LKW
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#32
Don't get a Behringer pack. Those guitars sound like crap and play horribly. They're the worst motivation a beginner could have. A friend of mine has one, and it's the worst guitar i've ever played.
Terry Wayne
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#33
Quote by Deaths_toll
Id say the squier... one reason is because what guitarist hasnt owned a guitar made by fender... another is because... if you dont like guitar its a cheap guitar... but if you like it... you already got a "decent" soundin guitar... for a starter... But the choice all depends on what you would think... What sound do you like best... what comes with the best deal? you must ask these questions too...



i havent owned a damn thing made by fender.....i wouldnt give you 5 cents for any of there ''vintage'' garbage..........bye the behringer one.......it sucks....but everything sucks ...
hendrixmusicman
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#34
it depends. if you think you want to play metal or blues, get the strat. If you want to play classic rock, metal, country, get the epiphone. anything else, go with the behringer. I mean the behringers cheap but do you think slash or steve vai gets stuff thats cheap and shreds? No. Get the nicest one. Don't get the deal.
T_T_i23
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#35
So far, the majority (13+ people) recommended Epiphone. Why is there so much slander on the Squiers? Are they really that bad? Why is the Epi so revered among the three?