#1
ok so hear me out, I have a Epiphone Special II and a Fender 15R. My friend from school has a Jackson Dk2 the guitar i want, and a nice peavey(forgot the exact name) but better gear opens up more sound to explore. I mean i made some easy power chord/ open note riffs that were simple but sounded good but on my guitar they sounded muddy and just plain bad. I do however plan to buy new gear but when i feel ready but that day i was sort of sold that sometimes better gear can make you sound good(not in a cheap bad way). What do you guys think?
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#2
Quote by SiKh22
ok so hear me out, I have a Epiphone Special II and a Fender 15R. My friend from school has a Jackson Dk2 the guitar i want, and a nice peavey(forgot the exact name) but better gear opens up more sound to explore. I mean i made some easy power chord/ open note riffs that were simple but sounded good but on my guitar they sounded muddy and just plain bad. I do however plan to buy new gear but when i feel ready but that day i was sort of sold that sometimes better gear can make you sound good(not in a cheap bad way). What do you guys think?

I think the notion that better gear gives you better sound is an EXTREMELY accurate statement.
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#4
Well...Yeah...better gear usually improves your sound. But if a man can't play on a Squier , he will not play great on a Fender.
#5
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I think the notion that better gear gives you better sound is an EXTREMELY accurate statement.


+1
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#6
Learning on crap gear makes you a better player in the long run, as you have to work harder to get a good sound...
#7
Quote by RoamingConflict
Well...Yeah...better gear usually improves your sound. But if a man can't play on a Squier , he will not play great on a Fender.


Isn't Squier made by Fender?

Try the Vox amp series. Even a smaller one is fairly priced and they all sound great.
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#10
Bad gear discourages players.

But, bad players ruin good gear.
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#12
Quote by schismed
Isn't Squier made by Fender?

Try the Vox amp series. Even a smaller one is fairly priced and they all sound great.


Yes, Squier is made by Fender. I just tried to compare a lower end company with a higher end company if that makes sense.

And +1 to the Vox
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#13
Quote by acdcfan1556
yes but they are not the same thing


Agreed! None the less,seemed like there should of been something else there. Like he left something out. Ya know.. Strat, Tele... etc. etc.

Anywho... you could also try getting a small amp like mine.
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Quote by schismed
Agreed! None the less,seemed like there should of been something else there. Like he left something out. Ya know.. Strat, Tele... etc. etc.

Anywho... you could also try getting a small amp like mine.


Hopefully not the same as yours...
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#15
Tone is all in the fingers if your playing classical, but last time I checked you can neither EQ your fingers nor use them to increase overdrive.
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#16
Quote by Simsimius
Hopefully not the same as yours...


WTF is that supposed to mean?

I never claimed to have great gear numb nuts. I appears to be trying to budget his gear as I have to. You know, family, bills, that sort of stuff comes to mind.
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#17
He means the Spider dude...
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#18
Quote by schismed
WTF is that supposed to mean?

I never claimed to have great gear numb nuts. I appears to be trying to budget his gear as I have to. You know, family, bills, that sort of stuff comes to mind.


He means the spider since they aren't good for the price.
#19
Quote by BenRaah
Learning on crap gear makes you a better player in the long run, as you have to work harder to get a good sound...


I disagree. Learning with crap gear can be disappointing when you're trying to get as close to the original tone as possible (if you're playing a song by your favorit band or whatever). If it sounds like **** and not much like the original alot of beginners might just give up since they cant get the tone.
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#20
I knew what he meant. More or less I meant why bash my gear?
I just hate smartass people making remarks about other peoples crap. It may be crap, but its MY crap.
I may not have a 100-200watt amp, but I just have a hard time seeing spending that kind of money when I rarely turn mine up past halfway to begin with. The effects I get out of my pedal and the amp combined sound fine to me.
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#21
Quote by lokster
I disagree. Learning with crap gear can be disappointing when you're trying to get as close to the original tone as possible (if you're playing a song by your favorit band or whatever). If it sounds like **** and not much like the original alot of beginners might just give up since they cant get the tone.

i agree.......
#22
Quote by schismed
I knew what he meant. More or less I meant why bash my gear?
I just hate smartass people making remarks about other peoples crap. It may be crap, but its MY crap.
I may not have a 100-200watt amp, but I just have a hard time seeing spending that kind of money when I rarely turn mine up past halfway to begin with. The effects I get out of my pedal and the amp combined sound fine to me.


We aren't bashing your crap, we are just letting the thread starter know that he shouldn't buy your amp when you said "you should buy a small amp like mine"