#1
I've got a beginners practise amp and a Vintage VS6 guitar. I can play okay but I only just noticed the difference between a good guitar and a good amp and what I've got. I played an expensive Dean in a guitar shop on a decent amp and it sounded about a billion times better. Should I seriously look into buying new gear?
Gear: Lindo victory flying V, Orange 30w practice amp, Jazz iii guitar picks, mobile phone apps for tuner and metronome.
#2
Yes. If you're serious about playing, and have outgrown your starter kit, then go for it and buy some new gear. Hell, I've been playing about 4 months and am getting a new amp, and maybe a new guitar, cos I don't like what I have.
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#3
You don't want to bury technique with tone. But getting a new guitar/amp (thought amp would be the smart thing to get first) can motivate you to become better, go for it if you think it will help. When I got my Getson 700 special (silver trumpet), I quickly climbed to the top of the ranks in band.
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#4
If you can sound awesome on crappy gear, imagine how good you'll sound on something good. Perhaps a better guitar would help you develop, as better playability on a better guitar can be less fustrating to learn on.

I've been playing a little over 4 years now and only a couple months ago did i get a nice 100w randall setup, before that i was on a 40w acoustic amp with the worst distortion ever and had been playing for nearly 2 years before i get my own electic (a dean ) and an acoustic guitar that didnt feature strings that were 3' off the fretboard, the result is i have strong-ass fingers
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#5
and yes! i agree too that you should at sometime consider of getting new equipment. I have been playing for 5 years with my cheap Squier on a 10watt practice laney and these days I completely went for something new and now i'm waiting for my fender hot rod vintage strat!
#6
Yeah mines 15w, I think it's the amp that really needs changing, the guitar is okayish. Thanks for the advice people, I think it's about time, it's been like 4 years of heavy practise.
Gear: Lindo victory flying V, Orange 30w practice amp, Jazz iii guitar picks, mobile phone apps for tuner and metronome.