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#2
good amp. but then again i wouldnt be as motivated to play if i had a crappy guitar.
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#6
Guitar. At least you can still play. What can you do with just an amp?
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#7
Amp good amp you could still pool good **** of with a crap guitar or a descent one on a good amp
But try playing a 1958 gibson trough a squire starter amp and your ****ed it dosent work the other way around
#9
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Guitar. At least you can still play. What can you do with just an amp?


read the first post.
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#10
Guitar. I normally play unamplified anyway. I see it as you are playing guitar, not playing an amp.

*coming from a guy with a 10W mg.*
#11
Amp. AMP AMP AMP AMP AMP.

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#13
Amp, even with a not so good guitar you can get a good tone. Like an Ibanez RG321 through a Mesa Mark IV is still going to sound pretty damn awesome
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#14
All depends on where you are as far as your experience goes playing guitar. Newbies, a decent guitar because you can get pretty frustrated playing a high action piece of crap.
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#16
guitar IMO playablilty>tone.

I can get better a sound out of a good guitar and a mediocre amp than i can with a crap guitar and good amp.
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#17
Both

Actually I tried my ****ty guitar (before I modded it) through a tube amp and it sounded like crap still lol
#18
Guitar.

As long as it's acoustic.

SHA-POW. I win the logic war.

But seriously, the amp option.
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Guitar.

As long as it's acoustic.

SHA-POW. I win the logic war.

But seriously, the amp option.


LOL

You wouldnt need an amp for an acoustic guitar right...
#20
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#21
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Guitar. I normally play unamplified anyway. I see it as you are playing guitar, not playing an amp.

*coming from a guy with a 10W mg.*



You said it numbnuts. You play through an MG, so what would you know about tone.
#22
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guitar IMO playablilty>tone.

I can get better a sound out of a good guitar and a mediocre amp than i can with a crap guitar and good amp.

Yay for you and your backwardsness. I wish I could get a good tone with a good guitar and a crap amp.
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#23
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Yay for you and your backwardsness. I wish I could get a good tone with a good guitar and a crap amp.


I never said good tone, I just said a good overall sound, you're going to sound like crap no matter how good your amp is if you keep going out of tune and have bad intonation, nor will you sound good with fret buzz. You would also have a lot of problems playing well with an uncomfortably high action and razor sharp frets.

I've seen a lot of tone nazis try to prove that you can use a super crappy guitar and get good tone with a good amp, half the time they achieve OK tone, but their playing suffers for it. Saying "sorry I keep going out of tune but check out my EPIK TUBE TONE" doesn't go over too well with audiences.
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#24
depends on the guitar.
If you like the way your guitar feels, new amp.
if you hate your guitar, new guitar.
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#25
Guitar all the way, a Guitar will motivate a noobie player then a amp, unless said amp was a 100 watt tube 1/2 stack LOL

but ya a guitar, then when you can play some stuff upgrade your amp.
#26
Quote by Kid_Thorazine
I never said good tone, I just said a good overall sound, you're going to sound like crap no matter how good your amp is if you keep going out of tune and have bad intonation, nor will you sound good with fret buzz. You would also have a lot of problems playing well with an uncomfortably high action and razor sharp frets.

I've seen a lot of tone nazis try to prove that you can use a super crappy guitar and get good tone with a good amp, half the time they achieve OK tone, but their playing suffers for it. Saying "sorry I keep going out of tune but check out my EPIK TUBE TONE" doesn't go over too well with audiences.

EVH and VH1 would be a good example of a crappy guitar and a great amp producing "EPIK TUBE TONE" . Have you ever seen the guitar he used for that album?

the strings don't even look like they line up on the fretboard right, lol
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#27
Amp... A cheap *modified* starter guitar can do the job for a while.
#28
It really depends on the range.

****ty guitar + awesome amp = mediocre tone with sloppy playing

****ty amp + awesome guitar = crappy tone but less sloppy

decent guitar + nice amp = frickin amazing guitar = decent amp

So ya go with a sweet amp if you can also afford a decently good guitar.
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#29
good amp.... amp makes almost 80% of the over all sound your touch and your guitar are maybe 30% of your overall sound..... now given you wouldent sound like clapton playin on a 59 bassman with a squire but you would still sound pritty good
#30
both. if you have enough for a good amp, you probably have enough for a decent guitar and decent amp.
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#31
Eric clapton could take blackie and plug it into a marshall MG and sound like crap. A crappy amp will make you sound crappy. A crappy guitar to a GOOD amp will be fine sounding. It is more about playability with guitars. What is your budget?
#32
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#33
Quote by Erock503
EVH and VH1 would be a good example of a crappy guitar and a great amp producing "EPIK TUBE TONE" . Have you ever seen the guitar he used for that album?

the strings don't even look like they line up on the fretboard right, lol


Yeah I've seen the guitar, but just because it looks like a POS doesn't mean it plays like a POS. and also where talking about EVH, who isn't the average guitar player either.
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#34
Depends on what you need to achieve and how good a player you really are. If you are playing in a band then you really need a decent amp to gig with but could use say an EPI G400 for a guitar. If you are a home player and have to play while the rest of the family watches TV in the next room then a real nice guitar some decent effects and a small epi valve jr may be better or a pod and a pair of decent headphones. I play through a Boss micro br and a pair of head phones when my wife and kids are at home. It's great way to practise and record myself at the same time. When you record yourself you get to hear what you really played and whether you were really in time.
#35
amperage amperage amperage! AMP is way more important
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#36
an amazing guitar will boost your motivation to play.. or atleast it did for me. i just have practice amps now but i'm perfectly fine with it. i'm in the process of getting a new tube amp but the amp can definitely wait. if you're like me and you keep your guitars on display on the wall then i would get a nice guitar.
#37
Erm... if you get the amp eventually you have to get a good guitar. IMO Good guitar is better because a crappy amp can be used as a practice amp! Yeah... it's so much better to play a good guitar. You get what you pay for! Get a guitar and you will love it forever!
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#38
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good amp.... amp makes almost 80% of the over all sound your touch and your guitar are maybe 30% of your overall sound..... now given you wouldent sound like clapton playin on a 59 bassman with a squire but you would still sound pritty good

yeh coz 80 and 30 really equals 100

TS: I've got a medium range guitar and a shitty amp. Now im saving for a new amp coz i got sick of the crap tone. On the other hand i find my guitar very comfortable and very easy to play so....

its really up to you
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#39
For a starter, I much rather a great guitar and a crap amp.

Sure it won't sound good, but at least you'll feel that your guitar isn't fighting against you when you play.

Honestly, I'd rather a good guitar. You play the guitar, you don't play with the amp. The guitar is the medium for you to translate the thoughts in your head into something others can hear.

Skills > tone IMO.

An awesome player playing with feeling, skills and developed technique through a cheapo practice amp would be so much better than a n00ber chugging out 3 chords on a Bogner Uberschall.
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#40
Well, most likely amp, for 2 reasons: 1, the tone :-P 2, guitars are usually cheaper than amps, so buying a really nice guitar on my own is a cheaper route than buying a nice amp on my own. However, if the bad guitar/good amp had a guitar that was so terrible that it severely affected my playing, I would pick the good guitar.
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