#1
god damn vonage ad screwed up my typing

Anyway how good at guitar should I get before I go out and actually try out a new amp that costs around $1000?

Should I try tuneport first?
#2
As soon as you know you are going to stick with guitar, you can basically buy it whenever you want.
#3
^^ +1

when it sound's bad to you or if you get in a band as well
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#4
Yeh don't listen to people who say you have to be amazing. As long as it increases your enjoyment go for it.
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#5
I'd say build your chops first, but yeah, having a crap amp can be very uninspiring. Whenever you feel you're ready for a new one.
#6
If you got the cash to buy a good amp do it....your going to improve at the same pace if not faster considering you will enjoy your new amp more.
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#7
When you feel like you're good enough and when you know you're going to devote your life into playing the guitar (well...maybe not THAT far, but yeah ).
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#8
when you know you would rather have no car and live off of Ramen Noodles than have a thousand dollars to blow on anything else
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#9
I started off with a god awful 10watt piece of crap that came with my starter guitar kit. I played it for about a year and was semi satisfied until I heard other amps. I went out and spent 150 bucks on a new Fender Frontman 25R and I was incredibly excited with it because it was so loud and so much nicer sounding. That got old as well and I eventually went out and bought a cab/head and that made me very happy which let me play with even more excitement. Having a bad amp is always discouraging to people. But as long as you haven't been playing for just a month and suck any time to get a new amp is fine. Don't make a HUGE jump from the size you have now because you will end up changing it again but if the next step for you is a head/cab make sure to get something fairly decent because they last for a long time.
#10
Yeah, basically as soon as you know that you'll use it and it'll be worth the money. If you really feel you need a new amp because you're sick of you're old one then it's time.
#11
Quote by hehepupitre
I started off with a god awful 10watt piece of crap that came with my starter guitar kit. I played it for about a year and was semi satisfied until I heard other amps. I went out and spent 150 bucks on a new Fender Frontman 25R and I was incredibly excited with it because it was so loud and so much nicer sounding. That got old as well and I eventually went out and bought a cab/head and that made me very happy which let me play with even more excitement. Having a bad amp is always discouraging to people. But as long as you haven't been playing for just a month and suck any time to get a new amp is fine. Don't make a HUGE jump from the size you have now because you will end up changing it again but if the next step for you is a head/cab make sure to get something fairly decent because they last for a long time.


A great deal of truth in hehepupitre's post here...