#1
'cuz i got a spider II amp (which i've heard is crap-tastic)
and i got a epiphone sg which i've heard mixed kinda things about...so..is this stuff really that bad?
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#3
Its fine for a beginner. If it feels good for you, than why not stick with it. Once you feel like they are only holding you back, then move up a notch.
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Quote by bobby_splax
'cuz i got a spider II amp (which i've heard is crap-tastic)
and i got a epiphone sg which i've heard mixed kinda things about...so..is this stuff really that bad?


don't even worry about it, everyone on this site is extremely picky. ive seen people post questions about the nicest and most expensive amps and they just get shot down
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#5
The Epi SG are really quite nice IMO it's the les pauls which are awful. The spider amps are not great but fantastic for a beginner because they are so easy to use.

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#6
Quote by justin_fraser
Its fine for a beginner. If it feels good for you, than why not stick with it. Once you feel like they are only holding you back, then move up a notch.


Agreed.

If you're Epiphone SG is the G400 model then you've got a great guitar to do up too. If not then it's still great for starting with. Don't worry too much.
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#7
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The Epi SG are really quite nice IMO it's the les pauls which are awful. The spider amps are not great but fantastic for a beginner because they are so easy to use.

Epi Les Pauls can be really nice
#9
Epi SGs are alright.

The amp you have sucks, not to offend you or anything.

Your next purchase should be a new tube amp. And then a better guitar. Then start working on pedals.
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#10
You can probably answer your own question, What does it sound like to you? By now you had to of gone into a music shop and plugged other guitars into other amps. How does the sound compare? Playablity, quality of feel? If it's in your price range and you like it as well as anything else you can afford, your equipment is fine. You'll know when you want (and can) upgrade.
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#11
People on this site are way too picky, i own a marshall MG50DFX yes you heard it a marshall MG, and to be honest, running from my line6PODXT into it and having the FDD switch on i think it sounds pretty damn nice, so use your own ears dude its what you think that counts not what everyone else thinks.
#12
Quote by bobby_splax
'cuz i got a spider II amp (which i've heard is crap-tastic)
and i got a epiphone sg which i've heard mixed kinda things about...so..is this stuff really that bad?


if it's a Epi G400, then just put new pups in, and you an awesome guitar. For your amp, just save and try to find what you like tone wise.
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#13
ya it's a g400. umm....anyone know good pick ups i could swap out though? or should i get a new amp first?
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#14
Quote by bobby_splax
'cuz i got a spider II amp (which i've heard is crap-tastic)
and i got a epiphone sg which i've heard mixed kinda things about...so..is this stuff really that bad?

the epi is ok... the amp would be the first upgrade however

and for some reason, i've come to love my sg special ... it feels comfortable (mainly 'cause ive had it for so long)... the only down side is the cutaway... i plan on adding a les trem or bigsby and a p-90 pick up in the neck position...
but thats a while away ... i plan on getting a tele, and an orange or engl first
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#15
Cant say I know much about the spiders amps, I see alot of bad talk about them. And the only person Ive met who had one first thing he said was Im taking it in to try to get it fixed. As for your guitar, theres nothing wrong with the epi guitars. Im sure the ultra cheap arent so good. But anything ultra cheap is that way. Considering a decent set of pickups is gonna run more than a hundred bucks. How can guitar cost less than 200 bucks. And yea we have heard all the bad mouthing about this brand or that. IMO is what people like to use. But that all it is, is opinions. Everybody wants to think what they have is the best so conversely all other equipment has to be crap. Music is subjective, some like to play fender some gibson. If your happy with it then use it. If you want a better guitar buy one but dont get rid of your other one. Each guitar plays different, not worse or better just different. As for changing pickups, I know most say get the hottest thing you can find. But that doesnt always work out the best. I had put a set of emgs in my lespaul, but took em back out and put em in another guitar. The factory ones arent that horrible. Im kinda partial to tube amps but have been looking at getting a decent solid state. Im a bit of a minimalist, I dont use a ton of pedals. Never saw the point in buying a really good sounding tube amp then putting a bunch of pedals in front of it and choking off the tone. The best advice buy what you want and stop listening to so the chorus behind you.
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Quote by bobby_splax
'cuz i got a spider II amp (which i've heard is crap-tastic)
and i got a epiphone sg which i've heard mixed kinda things about...so..is this stuff really that bad?


if the amp works, the guitar stays in tune then ur golden until u eventually upgrade.

as ur ear develops, and you start to fine tune where you want to go with ur guitar playing, then check out amps more specific to those needs.

dont worry about what other guys think of your gear. just play it until it no longer works for you.
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#17
Quote by justin_fraser
Its fine for a beginner. If it feels good for you, than why not stick with it. Once you feel like they are only holding you back, then move up a notch.

+1
#18
^ That is correct. I'm getting the Epi G-400 SG soon, it sounded great in the store. Although be aware that you can do much better for an amp. I would suggest looking into a Vox or Orange amp. But try all kinds first, those are just the ones to keep your eye out on. I got the Epi because its cheap for now, and yet I can upgrade it well when the time comes.
#19
Quote by bobby_splax
ya it's a g400. umm....anyone know good pick ups i could swap out though? or should i get a new amp first?


The amp is the first priority. But don't rush it. Wait until you're in a band and can justify the outlay for a nice amp. A 30w valve amp or some variety usually does the trick for most people in most situations and will sound great.

Then you should think about pickups and pedals. Until then, don't worry.
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#20
for electronics: (assuming you play rock). if you want a more vintage sound ill post another link
one of these: http://store.guitarfetish.com/activepreamps.html (your choice)
and these pickups:
http://store.guitarfetish.com/crpafhiouhuc.html
then these pots to coil split the pups, whatever else you want (phase, series, parallel etc.)
http://store.guitarfetish.com/pudppo50auge.html
and new caps, toggle from here:
http://store.guitarfetish.com/guelco.html
#21
Quote by Talentless
People on this site are way too picky, i own a marshall MG50DFX yes you heard it a marshall MG, and to be honest, running from my line6PODXT into it and having the FDD switch on i think it sounds pretty damn nice, so use your own ears dude its what you think that counts not what everyone else thinks.


bravo. if you like it. then its fine.