#1
I'm playing right now on one of those starter amps, which aren't the greatest. I'm wondering whether or not buying a new amp will make a difference. I want to be able to play on stage without sounding like total crap. I'm thinking about putting my Xbox360 with games etc. up for barter for a decent amp, and am wondering whether or not a new amp will really make a huge improvement. Thanks.
#2
Yes, it will, so long as you get a good amp, amps make the biggest difference in your tone.


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#3
The better the amp the better the sound. However it will make it sound better a new amp can only take you so far before you realize you need a new guitar as well. A new amp is never a bad idea NEVER!!
#4
the starter amps really do sound like poo, yes poo, a new amp would enhance ur guitar to a very good quality in my op, obviously not the worlds greatest but it really is just the amp that sounds like poo in the starter packs
#5
Yes.give me an amazing amp over a great guitar anyday.
eg: imagine you have a $3000 guitar plugged into a crappy 10w squire amp.it'l sound terrible
However a cheap guitar going through a great amp will usually sound awesome
#6
Mine do. They sound great if you get a nice set of pups down the road. But a stock squier will sound darn good through a decent amp. I would take a Squier through a Blues Jr over a MIM strat through a FM 15 wattr everyday. Costs being about equal.
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Mine do. They sound great if you get a nice set of pups down the road. But a stock squier will sound darn good through a decent amp. I would take a Squier through a Blues Jr over a MIM strat through a FM 15 wattr everyday. Costs being about equal.

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My first set up was a squire strat through a peavey rage 50 or something like that, sounded terrible. Later for Xmas my parents bought a fender ultra chorus, still not the best amp in the world but it was like night and day compared to the peavey and I blasted my squire through it happily for years to come.
#12
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This guy has phenomenal tone, even if he uses Squiers frequently, because he has good amps, pedals, and touch.
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A better amp always helps your sound. Like everyone has said the amp is more important to your tone. A great guitar through a crappy amp won't sound good. Squier guitars aren't bad and should sound pretty good through a good amp.


Yeah, the amp is everything. I agree, Squiers are very decent guitars for the price. One of my friends plays a $129 Squier, & it sounds killer through my amps. He won't even play through his old Yamaha amp anymore, not even to practice!
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The better the amp the better the sound. However it will make it sound better a new amp can only take you so far before you realize you need a new guitar as well. A new amp is never a bad idea NEVER!!


agreed. a new amp will make a MAJOR difference, especially if you're going from starter amp to quality tube amp; however, there's only so much it can do, if the guitar has crap pickups and electronics, or really bad hardware/wood which robs tone etc.
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A better amp always helps your sound. Like everyone has said the amp is more important to your tone. A great guitar through a crappy amp won't sound good. Squier guitars aren't bad and should sound pretty good through a good amp.

End thread. No more need to explain that amps determine sound much more than a guitar.
#17
My old guitarist had a cheap starterStrat, that through our Laney TT50 sounded fantastic, so of course!
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