#1
whats more important a "good" guitar with a "bad" amp or a "bad" guitar with a "good" amp?

like say.. a squire strat with a marshall JCM 900
or
A Gibson Les Paul Custom with a roland cube 30?


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#2
bad guitar with a good amp. You can always make a $50 pickup change and be set. There's someone on UG that I've seen has a Squier Bullet and JCM900. The amp is BY FAR more important.
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#3
good amp, definitely.
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#4
for me id go with guitar. a gibson les paul custom with a cube 30 would still rip to ****. whereas a bullet with a JCM900 would be bottlenecked and lacking.

just my two cents though...
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#6
Amp 60%

Guitar 40%


84.3% of statistics are made up

Even as an estimate your way off though - ultimately, the amp dictates how good the guitar will sound, not the other way round. If your amp is crap it doesn't matter how good your guitar is. When it boils down to it the guitar is little more than the input device that gives you control over the sound that comes out of the amp.
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#7
Quote by steven seagull
If your amp is crap it doesn't matter how good your guitar is. When it boils down to it the guitar is little more than the input device that gives you control over the sound that comes out of the amp.


mmm nope. sorry, but going to have to 100% disagree. show me good clean sustain with a ****ty guitar and i'll re-think.
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#8
a good amp and crappy guitar=ok sound but a good guitar with a crappy amp is going to sound the same as a crappy guitar with a crappy amp, so the amp is more important
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#9
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mmm nope. sorry, but going to have to 100% disagree. show me good clean sustain with a ****ty guitar and i'll re-think.

It's called harmonic feedback- crank any tube amp, amazing sustain.

Ultimately, it's the player that matters- a good player can make anything sound good, a bad player can ruin a $5000 rig.
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#10
id say a good amp outways a guitar, but at the same time dont get a cheap $99 guitar and plug into a nice amp and expect it to sound amazing, a decent amp and a decent guitar would be middle ground i think
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#11
but a bad guitar (bullet) will play like ass, it will be harder and less pleasent
#12
Quote by steven seagull
84.3% of statistics are made up

Even as an estimate your way off though - ultimately, the amp dictates how good the guitar will sound, not the other way round. If your amp is crap it doesn't matter how good your guitar is. When it boils down to it the guitar is little more than the input device that gives you control over the sound that comes out of the amp.



i never said that why r u quoting me!
#13
I only have a small practice amp but I'm quite pleased with it and since I don't play in a band yet (probably not for a few years) I'm most likely going to get a new guitar first, since I want to get a guitar with a whammy bar and easy neck access.
#14
Quote by tubab0y
It's called harmonic feedback- crank any tube amp, amazing sustain.

Ultimately, it's the player that matters- a good player can make anything sound good, a bad player can ruin a $5000 rig.


well now if we are now talking tube amps!! if we are saying ****ty guitars, then we must be a comparing a 20 watt peavey solidstate for the amp!


either way good player makes it sound good - like you said.

this thread sucks. bad question!
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#15
Crap guitar into a good amp is better.
Any guitar can benefit from a proper set-up and can surprise you.
#16
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i never said that why r u quoting me!


I think you'll find I didn't actually quote "you"...I didn't bother putting the name of the poster there. However, the fact that you've mentioned it means that it WAS you, and you changed your original post to avoid embarrassment

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#18
Go check out the sticky in GGandA, there's an entire list of good amps by style and price range.
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#19
Good amp

The guitar itself is all about the playability and feel to the player, to me it makes much less difference then an amp does as far as the sound chain goes.
#20
Quote by fifer
a good amp and crappy guitar=ok sound but a good guitar with a crappy amp is going to sound the same as a crappy guitar with a crappy amp, so the amp is more important



True, a good guitar won't sound to it's full potential in a bad amp, but the amp won't change how good it's going to play. A Les Paul Custom is going to be much better to play than a Squier, so I'd say guitar's more important.