#1
i have ignored this problem until now. when i was trying to play the intro to ROck Yuo Like a Hurricane, i played it on my Fender Squier Standard and it sounded...well...different. it didnt sound like it does in the song or in the youtube video i was watching as a guide. trying not to offend hawaiians, but it had a hawaiian ring to it. like it was a ukelele or something. Is that how they just sound? or is there something wrong with my guitar?]

EDIT: also, i dont think im playing it wrong, im using a tab, and a video that both tell me where to put my fingers on the frets, and im not strumming the low E when i play. isnt that right?
SETUP:

Guitars:
Fender Squier Cherry Sunburst
Fender Squier Arctic White

Amps:
Roland Cube 15x Amp
#2
Is your guitar in tune? Are you picking too close to the bridge? Are you using an amp(believe it or not, it has happened to people)? Are the settings on your guitar and amp making it sound like a Uke?
#4
my guitar is in tune ( i remembered that when i was trying to fix it. i strum between the 2nd and 3r pickup (frist being nearest the brdige), so i dont think im strumming to close. as for the equalizer, i was just messing around with those knobs, i dont understand what they do (only been playing about 1-2 months) i have a Bass, a Middle, and a Treble, and my amp is a Roland cube 15x. is the equalizer for clear or for the effects (lead) or both. because i noticed the difference in sound while playing clear. if you know about my amp or about equalizers please tell me what i should have the settings on.

P.s. My volume knob on my guitar is turned all the way to 10, along with the two tone knobs.
SETUP:

Guitars:
Fender Squier Cherry Sunburst
Fender Squier Arctic White

Amps:
Roland Cube 15x Amp
#6
what? do? dont? im confused....
SETUP:

Guitars:
Fender Squier Cherry Sunburst
Fender Squier Arctic White

Amps:
Roland Cube 15x Amp
#7
Do you have distortion?
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#8
i have a whammy bar on the guitar, but i dont use it when im playing that song, and i have my amp on clear
SETUP:

Guitars:
Fender Squier Cherry Sunburst
Fender Squier Arctic White

Amps:
Roland Cube 15x Amp
#9
Squiers just sound crap, i couldnt learn my squier at all, it sounded aweful. Check the tuning, my squier used to go out of tune constantly...
#10
Quote by GuitarPlayerUm
my guitar is in tune ( i remembered that when i was trying to fix it. i strum between the 2nd and 3r pickup (frist being nearest the brdige), so i dont think im strumming to close. as for the equalizer, i was just messing around with those knobs, i dont understand what they do (only been playing about 1-2 months) i have a Bass, a Middle, and a Treble, and my amp is a Roland cube 15x. is the equalizer for clear or for the effects (lead) or both. because i noticed the difference in sound while playing clear. if you know about my amp or about equalizers please tell me what i should have the settings on.

P.s. My volume knob on my guitar is turned all the way to 10, along with the two tone knobs.


The EQ on your guitar (Treble,Mids & Bass aka High Mid Low) Affects what kind of tone comes out of your guitar. Treble Increases the higher pitched sounds, Mids increase midrange sounds, and Bass increases low sounds
#11
Quote by Anzath
Squiers just sound crap, i couldnt learn my squier at all, it sounded aweful. Check the tuning, my squier used to go out of tune constantly...

I hate you.

Now, back on topic...
You said you have your amp on a clean setting?
Give it some distortion and it should sound better.
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#12
is your intonation correct? plug your guitar into the tuner, and play a 12th fret harmonic (if you dont know what that is, rest your finger BARELY on the string above the actual fret, and strum) and get that in tune. then fret the 12th fret normally and play that. are they in tune with eachother? if not your intonation may be off.
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#13
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I hate you.

Now, back on topic...
You said you have your amp on a clean setting?
Give it some distortion and it should sound better.


the roland cube x15 has 4 kinds of distort effects. Metal Stack, Metal, Distortion and Overdrive. should i try distort?
SETUP:

Guitars:
Fender Squier Cherry Sunburst
Fender Squier Arctic White

Amps:
Roland Cube 15x Amp
#14
Quote by pandasxsharpies
is your intonation correct? plug your guitar into the tuner, and play a 12th fret harmonic (if you dont know what that is, rest your finger BARELY on the string above the actual fret, and strum) and get that in tune. then fret the 12th fret normally and play that. are they in tune with eachother? if not your intonation may be off.


whats intonation? can u rephrase what to do, im having trouble understanding it.

and thanks for everyone trying to help.
SETUP:

Guitars:
Fender Squier Cherry Sunburst
Fender Squier Arctic White

Amps:
Roland Cube 15x Amp
#15
Checking intonation is basically making sure the string is tuned along its entire length.

Example: Your low E string could be in tune when played open (not fretted) but if you fret it on the 17th fret (which would be A) it might not be.

It's to do with the length of the string from the nut to the bridge/saddle.

There are guides on how to do this on the internet, just google and check a few til you understand it or get someone you know who knows a bit about guitars to check it for you (and show you how).

BTW you won't be able to get every guitar tone out of one set-up, the best you can do is get close.