#1
So what I've been learning is that most of a bands sound comes from it's amp. Then after that it's the guitar. But really doesn't MOST of the sound just depend on what the hell your playing? Here's my question:

Even if you have a pretty Metal sounding amp and guitar, you still wont sound metal unless you play the music style right? What i'm getting at is since I'm pretty new to guitar I don't know if I want to really spend a crapload of money on a new Guitar and Amp, only to find that once i get better and can start to hear tones differently, and play better/different styles that it was a waste.

I'm sure most of you guys have seen my posts about what I play with, Fender Telecaster and a Crate GFX-15. They're ok for normal playing and to learn with which is what I'm doing now, but I'm starting to get good enough to actually start playing the music I like (heavier metal type music). I'm just kinda trying to figure out a game plan because even if i get a new amp, with the guitar I have it still wont sound how I want it will it? Swapping pick ups on the guitar isn't an option either.

Edit - Oh ya, what about pedals?
Last edited by Exodus04 at May 7, 2008,
#2
If you want to start playing heavier music, you're probably going to want a guitar with humbuckers. It doesn't have to be anything spectacular, just something more suited to heavier music.
#3
There is no easy answer. All the things you mentioned affect tone. Try a lot of different equipment and pick the combination that sounds best to your ears. Then as your skill increases it will sound even better.
#4
Do you guys know of any good small tube amps like a 30Watter that is affordable and sounds good for metal? If it's just that i need to buy a pedal to make it sound metal then I'm cool with that I think. Although i've never used a pedal before or bought one. Or for that matter looked to see what kinds are out there :P