#1
i want some opinions because i argue that some guitars aren't gig worthy or sound good enough.
Imagine you want people to take you seriously about guitar
what is the cheapest guitar you'd gig on?
#3
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#5
i wouldnt play an epi les paul for sure,
but i would play a squire strat , thats about as low in quality as ill go (i actaully like squire strat, i know, someone kick me in the face)
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any of the js30 series
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Quote by Kurt_Rosenwinkl
i wouldnt play an epi les paul for sure,
but i would play a squire strat , thats about as low in quality as ill go (i actaully like squire strat, i know, someone kick me in the face)


Epi Les Pauls DESTROY Squire's in terms of quality when you're talking about the standards/customs etc
#8
Epi Les Paul Standard, because that's what I have. I would maybe play a Squire Strat, but maybe not. My friend thinks that he can't be seen playing Squire because he's too good. He wants to change the headstock to have a Fender logo instead.
#9
fender strat for sure, possibly the epi standard les paul...as far as i would go.

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#10
Quote by kai29
i want some opinions because i argue that some guitars aren't gig worthy or sound good enough.
Imagine you want people to take you seriously about guitar
what is the cheapest guitar you'd gig on?


Ok, let's say you had the cheapest-ass guitar you could get. But it holds a tuning,
has good action and sends a reasonably clear signal to the amp.

Now, are you saying if you played really well on that guitar, you wouldn't be taken
seriously?
#11
Well, I've had to play live with some of the cheapest and crappiest not even Squier level guitars. Basically, I'd settle for anything that's reliable and keeps the tuning.
#12
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Epi Les Pauls DESTROY Squire's in terms of quality when you're talking about the standards/customs etc

Yeah, but they sound totally different....

Personally, I've gigged with a Squier before, theyre decent, solid guitars for the money.
#14
Squier Hello Kitty Strat... not that I would actually play that, but I would go that low quality-wise if I had to.
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#15
I'd just play any of my guitars, lets face it, if i didn't like a guitar i wouldn't buy it.
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#16
If you want people to take you seriously about guitar, you would play anything with 1 string and some frets..

It's not about what guitar you play.. It's about how you/if you even can, play it.

If I seen some **** band using a PRS 10 top I would not take them seriously at all, ever.

If I seen some pwnt shredder playing a Squier bullet I would have 10x more respect for him.
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Quote by TheDev01dOne
If you want people to take you seriously about guitar, you would play anything with 1 string and some frets..

It's not about what guitar you play.. It's about how you/if you even can, play it.

If I seen some **** band using a PRS 10 top I would not take them seriously at all, ever.

If I seen some pwnt shredder playing a Squier bullet I would have 10x more respect for him.


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#18
I have gigged with my Epiphone Les Paul, but I would probably be willing to gig with a decent squire strat.
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Quote by TheDev01dOne
If you want people to take you seriously about guitar, you would play anything with 1 string and some frets..

It's not about what guitar you play.. It's about how you/if you even can, play it.

If I seen some **** band using a PRS 10 top I would not take them seriously at all, ever.

If I seen some pwnt shredder playing a Squier bullet I would have 10x more respect for him.

+1 million. That just about sums up why it annoys me when people say stuff like "squiers suck", they do the job as well as they need to, a decent guitarist can make any guitar sound good no matter how badly made it is etc. but it doesn't work the other way round, a ****ty guitarist can't make even the best of guitars sound good.

edit: btw, it's spelt "SQUIER". it's always the people who can't spell it who say "lolz sqires sux".
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#20
Quote by edg
Ok, let's say you had the cheapest-ass guitar you could get. But it holds a tuning,
has good action and sends a reasonably clear signal to the amp.

Now, are you saying if you played really well on that guitar, you wouldn't be taken
seriously?



well for the most part stock guitars that are cheap like 250-300 dollars cant hold a tuning all that well and "stock" dont send clear signals to the amp

granted there are a few but most cheap stock guitars aren't great
#21
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i would gig on that too.
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#22
my westfield strat, although i'm yet to play live, it's going to be used at some points
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#23
i would auctually gig with a squier strat, but then the next step up would be an epi lp standard
Squiers arent that bad if you adjust them, like adjust the height of pickups, and block off the trem, and then it auctually holds tune pretty good. (assuming you dont use whammy bar)
#24
I gigged with my bullet special for like a year. It was a great guitar.
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#25
Quote by Kurt_Rosenwinkl
i wouldnt play an epi les paul for sure,
but i would play a squire strat , thats about as low in quality as ill go (i actaully like squire strat, i know, someone kick me in the face)

+1,the squiers plow the epis out of the water,though that's not saying much.
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#26
Ive Played an Epiphone Standard, and i love the tone, but when it comes to manufacturing, u either get a really nice guitar for the price, or a piece of junk. My friend bought a Squire strat pack, and it doesnt sound too hot thru the amp that comes with it, it sounds alot better on my Crate RFX30, with a Marshall Guv'nor, and Boss EQ. It sounded fairly well gig-wise when you play it thru a nice tube. I own an ibanez RG120, and it sounds great. I just picked up a Fender MIM Standard (SS) and that sounds pretty awsome as well. So like others said, it depends on how you play it, and if it holds its tuning. Also consider the amp.
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#27
i think if you played really damn well on the biggest POS that was ever built.. people may give you more props.

I'll take a pictures of my "gigging Axe" tonite..

its hilariously crappy.
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#28
id play whatever as long as it had decent action, stayed in tune and sent a signal to my amp.
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#29
I wouldn't gig with a Stratocaster or any other guitar with single coils. Its a tone issue, not a quality issue, but that is kinda off subject.

I wouldn't play with a BC Rich Bronze series, Gio Ibanez, ESP 50 or 100 series, or a walmart First act (i've never played one that was set up good and sounded good)
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Quote by MESAexplorer
I wouldn't gig with a Stratocaster or any other guitar with single coils. Its a tone issue, not a quality issue, but that is kinda off subject.


+1

i wouldn't mind playing a crappy guitar live, i would play with my Epiphone LP junior which was my first guitar. this way i would not care about jumping around or flinging my guitar around. with my Gibsons i would never do such things
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#31
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I played one of those once. It had a paper towel roll as the neck and a water bottle as the headstock. Gibson really had quality control issues on that one.
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#33
i have actually had to wrap a string around a tissue box and shove an amp cable into it during a gig, its a sacrifice that was hard to make.

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I played one of those once. It had a paper towel roll as the neck and a water bottle as the headstock. Gibson really had quality control issues on that one.


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