Ok I got a crappy Khoals guitar (the cloths store) and it came with a 3 watt. Now I noticed that when I do pinch harmonics I really cant hear them also, when I do normal harmonics I cant hear the difference. Will an amp effect this or am I just not doing them right?

This is the amp I'm looking at please give input if you think this is a good amp only going to used for hardcore rock and only for bedroom practice. Link Below


Also one add on... If anyone listens to A7X you know how Synyster Gates sounds like his notes are really clear and just POP would an amp make my guitar sound like that or is it just I have a really crappy guitar and thats why mine dont sound like that.
Last edited by Pyro1621 at May 30, 2008,
That's because amplification is an extreme majority to your sound than a guitar is.

No, that amp won't let you hear pinch's either but other than that it isn't bad. I have it, it's one of the better cheap amps you can buy.
My Gear:

Fender American HSS Stratocaster

Amps & Effects:
Hand-Wired JCM 800 2204
Hand-Wired V30 2x12 Cab
Keeley TS-9 Tube Screamer
ISP Decimator
EHX Holiest Grail
Modded Dunlop Crybaby
Boss RC-2 Loop Station
Not that amp, no. The Frontmen are absolutely awful. Granted, your guitar isn't going to help you much either.
Mitch Hedberg Group

Quote by Irnmaiden4life
why didnt you just play like crap?
if you need help with that, ask Vincent745

Quote by imgooley
Awe, so cute...

How old are you?

Quote by H4T3BR33D3R

Old enough to yell rape.
steer away from the frontman
you WILL NOT get good sound at all from that amp
trust me i own it

I am most pleased with my line 6 spider 3
give that one a look, its the best sound available for the price in my opinion
I have a frontman amp, I really don't think that the clean sound is bad at all.

Drive is, but then again you wouldn't expect it to be good would you.
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
your speaker is not broken in?

if i where you, i wouldnt play through it until it is
if you want to sound like Syn, you're going to need a Bogner Uberschall, which is a very expensive amp that you can't afford.

The Frontman won't do much for you either.
Roland Micro cube would suit your music by the sound of it. Then get a new guitar.
My Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Fender MIM Stratocaster
Yamaha Pacifica 112v
Epiphone G-400
Cheap acoustic

Roland Cube 30X
USA Big Muff PI
Dunlop Crybaby Wah GCB-95
Ok I just found a really cheap 25 watt solid


Are those any good?
just go to the local guitar store and try out different ones, buying one online without hearing it isnt a good idea.
i recommend going to the store and trying several amps with distortion channels in your price range. don't be let down if it doesn't sound like the guys in the record though as they have expensive gear. i'd also give some distortion pedals a try that way you can keep the amp you have and they're less expensive.

a good distortion pedal i used to own is the rocktron metal planet which i think retails around $50.
Look into Roland amps, please. As mentioned before, the Roland Micro Cube would be a good one.
Get a Spider III 15W for 99 bucks. I am a beginner and it sounds great to me, also has a lot of effects you can screw around with. I realize some of the guys who have been playing awhile say the Spiders sound digital, but for a beginner I don't think there is a better choice.

Spider III 15Watt info: HERE
Quote by TexasRG
for a beginner I don't think there is a better choice.

Spider III 15Watt info: HERE

Yes there is, the Micro Cube.

Quote by metalman89
Yes there is, the Micro Cube.


Not as loud as the Spider III 15W, and a little more expensive, but it is a good amp from what I could hear.
Last edited by TexasRG at May 31, 2008,
Quote by TexasRG
Not as loud as the Spider III 15W, and a little more expensive.

It gets plenty loud for bedroom practice. As for the price, Pyro it seems like you have a low budget. If you can afford to get the Micro Cube, get it. If you can't at least try and get the spider, because for a beginner it is fine. (didn't mean to pick on you or be a jerk by the way, texasRG )
Of course your technique affects how a pinch harmonic sounds as well.
Never heard of a 3 watt...

haha kidding.

anyway. the Frontman is the bane of amplification. Please trash it and put some good money down on a quality amp.

The Guitar doesn't help much either.

I'd suggest buying a new amp as soon as you are able. a Line 6 or Krank or Peavey.

Or if you really wanna hit a grand slam ampwise... Buy a Mesa Boogie. But they're not cheap.
pinch harmonics= 50% amp, 25% pickups, 25% skill
if you gonna play metal, buy a better high gain amp.
Jackson RR5 ivory w/ EMG 81/85
Jackson DX6 w/ SD Distortion & Dimarzio Super Distortion
Fender Starcaster Sunburst
Mesa/Boogie DC-3
Johnson JT50 Mirage
Ibanez TS-9
Morley Bad Horsie 2
Boss CE-5

ISP Decimator
Boss DD-6
Korg Pitchblack
Last edited by apak at May 31, 2008,
you could buy a vox valvetronix. i have one and a strat and i can do pinch harmonics on that and strats are pretty difficult to do pinch harmonics on because of the pickups. i don't know how much you are willing to spend but the 15W one only costs $199
MIM Strat
Vox Valvetronix AD30VT
Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator
Marshall BB-2 Bluesbreaker
Maxon OD808 Overdrive

Quote by demonsheep
Get out of bed; Slap them with your dick.
Quote by apak
pinch harmonics= 5% amp, 5% pickups, 90% skill
if you gonna play metal, buy a better high gain amp.

Actually called Mark!

Quote by TNfootballfan62
People with a duck for their avatar always give good advice.

...it's a seagull

Quote by Dave_Mc
i wanna see a clip of a recto buying some groceries.

lol a Valve junior only you'll need a distortion pedal

so i go micrcube
Vintage V-100, EMG 81&60
Chapman ML-1

Jet City JCA20H