#1
So heres the story. i had been studying rock and roll culture and the guitarist lifestyle from age 8. i always knew that what i wanted was to become a great guitarist. maybe not the best, or famous, but atleast i would be able to call myself good or ok compared to others. but anyway... i have always been a fan of the metals, to think of it the first vinyl record i bought was powerslave, and i decided after a while to buy an electric guitar. i worked at a local mexican food shop (my aunts friend told me to wipe tables and go out and buy soda bottles.) until i scrapped around 200 bucks and picked up what at the time seemed like the coolest thing ever.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-SG-Special-Electric-Guitar-Player-Pack-102920451-i1150173.gc

when i got it i realised that it didnt sound very metal (it actually sounded a wee bit acoustic) . i figured it was me setting something up wrong. that would be the lighter thing. but what i also feel is that i should have asked more questions around stores and got opinions from musicians here about guitars and tone.

could either of these be the problem? any suggestions?
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#2
Turn up the gain.
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#3
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Turn up the gain.

There is no gain switch :c
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#4
buy a distortion pedal and change out the pickups
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#5
buy a new guitar that is no better than the specail 2 i have and not so good i keep it around because my dad gave it to me and the ibanez cause it is the first one i bought myself.

the amp i have no excuse for they just came out and thought it was a good deal

the HM pedal i got is pretty good but i like to play punk wit it so...
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#7
you never mentioned that you bought an amp as well....
I have nothing witty to say here at the moment

Expect a change soon
#8
An amp generally comes in a starter pack, which is what he bought.
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Swinging to the rhythm of the New World Order,
Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums
#9
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Your amp accounts for an extremely large portion of your distortion. Get a different amp.
I played an SG and a chinese strat from the same amp with the same settings and they didnt sound different at all. I played them both on gain, and than both on clean. No difference. wow.

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Buy a cool amp/pedal, as long as its not too difficult to play, your axe is fine. Try a marshall amp, I think maiden use marshalls. Just please dont get the MG or the AVT. Not too nice. I've played a Valvestate, nice clean, not so nice distortion.

Anyway, I think this thread needs to go into the gear forums now.
#10
Quote by Seani3
So heres the story. i had been studying rock and roll culture and the guitarist lifestyle from age 8. i always knew that what i wanted was to become a great guitarist. maybe not the best, or famous, but atleast i would be able to call myself good or ok compared to others. but anyway... i have always been a fan of the metals, to think of it the first vinyl record i bought was powerslave, and i decided after a while to buy an electric guitar. i worked at a local mexican food shop (my aunts friend told me to wipe tables and go out and buy soda bottles.) until i scrapped around 200 bucks and picked up what at the time seemed like the coolest thing ever.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-SG-Special-Electric-Guitar-Player-Pack-102920451-i1150173.gc

when i got it i realised that it didnt sound very metal (it actually sounded a wee bit acoustic) . i figured it was me setting something up wrong. that would be the lighter thing. but what i also feel is that i should have asked more questions around stores and got opinions from musicians here about guitars and tone.

could either of these be the problem? any suggestions?


You need to buy a new amp.
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#11
new amp, try the guitar gear and accessories forum stating ur budget genre etc.

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