#1
Im a college student with not much money, and ever since I started way back 7 or so years ago, first guitar, was a Squier Bullet, single humbucker model. Really, im embarrassed of it crappy guitar for a cheap price ( i think i paid 100.00 USD ) and I dont really want to use it in public.

But is it really that bad? I got a new VJ recently, the tubes went on my last one and I didnt know how to replace them, and I spent the cash anyways. But I dont know, im tempted to just toss it. of course then I would only have an acoustic for the months till I could get a Strat.
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#2
what's your question?
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#3
should it be embarrasing to use such a crapy guitar?
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#4
there are worse, what matters more is if you can play the crappy guitar
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#5
If you walk onstage with a crap guitar, people will be all the more amazed when you turn out to be a good guitarist (assuming you are, of course).
A dwarf might hear you. What then?

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#6
Frankly I'd be more embarrassed using an awesome guitar but playing like total crap than playing good with a crappy guitar.
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If you walk onstage with a crap guitar, people will be all the more amazed when you turn out to be a good guitarist (assuming you are, of course).

+1, and it works vice versa. if you go onstage with a rickenbacker or something and turn out to be crap, the audience will be less forgiving than they would be if you are playing something cheap. If i think i'm gonna have a bad day, i bring out the Epi les paul junior
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#8
90 percent of the audience don't know a humbucker from a single coil, let alone a genuine american strat from say a cheapass guitar bought at k-mart (not that I'm saying that about your bullet :-))
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90 percent of the audience don't know a humbucker from a single coil, let alone a genuine american strat from say a cheapass guitar bought at k-mart (not that I'm saying that about your bullet :-))

+1

when you're an avid guitarist you tend to forget that non-guitarists know bugger all about the subject...they couldn't care less what you're using, they just want to be entertained.
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#11
i really have no idea what your are asking, if you are asking anything.
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You bought a new VJ cause the tubes in the last one died?


Yeah... I was wondering this too.
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#13
The only people that will know anything about your guitar one way or the other are other guitarists. And they will probably be more prone to take note of your playing rather than what you're playing.
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#14
there is nothing wrong with playing a cheap guitar in public. i still bring out my squier from time to time and i think it is awesome
#15
Worry about playing well.
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#16
My nephew had a squire and said it was a piece of crap. I ran it through my rig, dropped his jaw and told him it's not the guitar, it's how you play it. Of course a nice amp helps.
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#17
this reminds me of the guitargasm with the sears guitar haha...

But seriously if YOU make the guitar sound good there's nothing to be ashamed of.
#18
I would like to show you something.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVyroY5mCME

His tone sounds great. That guitar is ****.... and so is the amp. All a nice guitar REALLY does is set your tone a notch better, and quality guitars feel better in your hands. Just keep playing, no matter what equipment you have.


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