#1
i have a squier (by fender) bullet and a behringer little crappy amp i dont get very good metal or distortion tones is this because of my guitar or amp or both....thanks
#2
Unless your guitar feels crappy, get a new amp first. Anything but an MG.
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#3
You need both, amp first if you can't get both at the same time.
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#4
its the amp. well, if your using the amps preset distortion, then yes, its the amp. then again,even if ur using a pedal, its still probably the amp.
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#5
well if your going for metal you need both dont get fender anything for metal in my oppinion id go for something with EMG pickups and if you want a good cheap amp thats good for metal get a line 6.
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#7
Get a better amp while you're shopping around for a guitar you like.
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#8
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well if your going for metal you need both dont get fender anything for metal in my oppinion id go for something with EMG pickups and if you want a good cheap amp thats good for metal get a line 6.

EMGs only reveal their tone on a good amp.

It's the amp.
#9
A lot of the guitar's sound comes from the amp, so I'd say go for the amp first, then save up for a guitar upgrade, as the Bullet strat will last you long enough, I would say. Amps to go for? If you can get hold of a vox valvetronix, that's a good value-for-money, and you can get a good few sounds out of it, but it won't do extreme sounds too well (haha can also scale the amount of power you use as well, so you can just turn the wattage dwon for practices if you need to) - That'd also be down to the guitar, but the amp'll lift your sound so bloody much
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#10
Get a new amp but stay away from Line 6 and MG's.

Give us your price range and we can recommend some amps.
#11
If you play metal, you're in a bind. You really need both. You most certainly need a new amp, but you could also use a humbucking guitar. When it comes down to it, though, an amp will be more helpful than a guitar.
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