#1
Hey guys, I am going to get a guitar by my parents this weekend
Which one should i get?
I like to play rock such as
Slipknot,
Metallica
Pantera
Linkin Park
Led Zeppelin
Black Label Society
The White Stripes
Guns 'N Roses
Muse

and more

but you get the idea

I've PLAYED guitar before, I KNOW the basics,I'm just not good at it
I can barely play a solo so I need to learn
Also recommend an AMP PLEASE and MORE other stuff that i NEED to get
Oh, and some other stuff as well
Because this is my first time getting a guitar ( for myself)
The first time i got a guitar was actually when my uncle bought a package for me
it was some ibanez starter package..I never played it so i gave it away
But ppl are recommending me not to buy packages..

I have around$400- $500 to spare
#2
If you're just starting out, buy something cheap like a Squier Strat and some small solid state amp, or something like that. You don't need expensive things when you start out.
#3
Epiphone Les Paul, Roland Micro cube? (I've fallen a little behind on the latest practice amps) and picks and such


you'll be set in no time!


Plus, this should be in GG&A
#5
You can look into the Yamaha Pacifica series, and something like a Roland Cube 15, and I strongly recommend buying used.

As for accessories:
Picks (the cheap/free ones from the store should be fine. Remember, you WILL lose your picks so don't invest too much money in them at first)
A tuner (tuning by ear is important, but supplementing that with a tuner is fine. Korg makes some cheap ones)
A stand (guitars cry when they fall)
A gig bag if you plan on taking it places
Some optionals are a strap and a capo, though death metal isn't exactly a capo-heavy genre.
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Last edited by Kutanmoogle at Oct 12, 2007,
#7
I learned it all on my dad's old epiphone and then bought an Ibanez. I wouldn't buy that guitar again if I were in the position with my knowledge. Why not get a rather good guitar from the start if you actually have the money. That's it if you know you'll play guitar for a long time.

Because most of us bought a pretty decent/crap guitar as a starter and I guess most of us have bought or plan to buy a new one in the future.
#8
Wrong place? but id say seeing as though you didnt like the Ibanez, get a Strat, but not a squire or get a epi les paul
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#9
Go for an epiphone or a squire. Spend a good $100-$150 on an amp and get some decent cables.


#10
Yamaha Pacifica. The tremolo can be taken off if it's not your style.