#1
Should I upgrade my amp or guitar first? Check sig for rig.

By the way I'm leaning more towards replacing my amp at the moment but very open to suggestions.
#2
Probably the amp. If you still aren't happy with your tone try some new pups.
#3
id say amp, cos a new guitar wont sound any better through that amp, tho ur guitar will sound alot better through a better amp.
#5
Well, If you are gonna be playing at like, school and stuff, theres always amps there, so you can always use them. So in that instant, upgrade the Squier.

But if you're gonna be more for rehearsing, and gigging around pubs and stuff, then the amp upgrade isnt such a bad idea.
#6
The Squier's perfectly fine. The amp isn't. Get a good amp and you'll be sounding much better.
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#7
New amp for sure. You'll get a much more noticeable tone change. Also, it'll make getting a new guitar all the more sweeter because it will sound alot better through a higher quality amp.
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#8
for me personaly, i'd go with changing the guitar just because i've had really bad experiance with that guitar, but if youve just started playing and just wanna be louder with better tone buy the amp.
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#9
Amp. Just, for god's sake, make sure the amp you're buying is an actual upgrade, not just the horizontal acquisition of more crap.
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#10
Amp, it's not even a choice.
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#12
Amp. I think fender amps suck, the most.

That's a really stupid comment...pretty much every manufacturer's el-cheapo 15 watt starter combo sucks. Fender amps are great, just not the shit ones.
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#13
^ I agree. I was at GC this weekend and tried to trade them my wife for the '58 Bassman reissue. Stupid 13th amendment
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Quote by johnnypark30
Should I upgrade my amp or guitar first? Check sig for rig.

By the way I'm leaning more towards replacing my amp at the moment but very open to suggestions.


I'd say amp. Are you planning to change soon? If so, what would be your budget? What music styles do you play?
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Amp. I think fender amps suck, the most.


If I could find an amp that really did suck, I could dispense with the groupies.

Seriously though, if you think that a good fender amp (Hotrod, Silverface, bassman etc) run clean with a Strat, Telecaster, Les Paul, Gretsch Falcon, Gibson E355 or an Epi Casino (to name a few of my favourite guitars) still "Sucks" then you're probably deaf.
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#16
the amp will have the best effect in terms of 'what to upgrade', but a new guitar is always more fun.

the amp would probably be your best bet, then go for a new axe.
#17
Are you playing in a band with drums or planning to any time soon? If so, a new (bigger) amp - at least 50 watts I'd say. If you are broke, check out used gear.
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#18
^ you don't need a 50 watt amp to be heard above a drum set. a 30W tube amp would easily accomplish the same thing.

Edit: oh and threadstarter, get a new amp first, then (as quickly as possible) a new guitar.
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#19
Any 15W, 8" speaker amp (short of tubed) is not going to sound good. If you want improvement in sound, get a different amp. In most cases, I would say put a different speaker in but with a Frontman, that's more than the cost of the amp.
#20
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If I could find an amp that really did suck, I could dispense with the groupies.

Seriously though, if you think that a good fender amp (Hotrod, Silverface, bassman etc) run clean with a Strat, Telecaster, Les Paul, Gretsch Falcon, Gibson E355 or an Epi Casino (to name a few of my favourite guitars) still "Sucks" then you're probably deaf.


Yeah clean. But for Dist.(what most ppl on here are into) they really suck, IMO.
#21
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Yeah clean. But for Dist.(what most ppl on here are into) they really suck, IMO.

That's the real con. Fender tubes sound great clean but you'll need real good distortion/overdrive boxes to get good distortion. That means more to spend.