Decided on electric guitar to learn ,bought amps too

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stlrman

Was thinking about drums , too loud , too expensive.
Bought a saxophone for $75 in mint condition, probably worth $250. I can play through the scale with no lessons . To get sax lessons was a bit far away and they wanted $100 a month.
I am buying a Fender Squier in mint condition, bag , strap, pick for $125
Bought two amps for $25 !!
I’m good to go !!!
Lessons in my neighborhood, $25 a half hour . I can do  every other week if I want .
Guitar tuner pro an ok app?





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Re: Decided on electric guitar to learn ,bought amps too
« Reply #1 on: 24 Sep 2019, 12:01 am »
Have fun and rock on.
Have it checked out to see if it was ever set up properly.

Don

stlrman

Re: Decided on electric guitar to learn ,bought amps too
« Reply #2 on: 24 Sep 2019, 12:06 am »
Thanks man !
I trusted the gentleman who sold it to me . It appears to be in perfect playing order.
I will have my teacher take look it over on Thursday.

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« Reply #3 on: 24 Sep 2019, 12:12 am »
Guitar tuner pro an ok app?
Its ok but always good have a tuner cliped in the headstock.
These amps are 12'' drivers?

stlrman

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« Reply #4 on: 24 Sep 2019, 12:05 pm »
Not sure of the woofer sizes.
The big one is 15 watts and plays plenty loud!!!
The smaller one is ten watts. I did not try that one out yet.
I wish the amps had reverb for when I play my flute.
I will eventually get a looper with effects .

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Re: Decided on electric guitar to learn ,bought amps too
« Reply #5 on: 24 Sep 2019, 03:42 pm »
once you start playing you might want to find the amplified sound that you like. Many of the guitar slingers play through two different head units. A simple Y connector with two amp input connectors to one to your guitar. Stevie Ray Vaughan did it that way. 

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« Reply #6 on: 24 Sep 2019, 05:02 pm »
It would be nice you use two combos for a stereo effect.

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« Reply #7 on: 29 Sep 2019, 03:25 am »
No offense, but stereo amps is a bit too advanced for OP. When starting from scratch, it's a long hard slog to first just learn to fret properly. But IMHO opinion, good call to start with electric. This instrument is difficult enough (despite the fact there are a gazillion guitar players) without having to fight the heavier strings of an acoustic. Want those newb fingers to hurt? Start acoustic. Does build up the calluses though.

That being said, when my Mesa amp was in the shop for 2 month, I had to pull out my good ole Washburn acoustic. It made me better as it made my fingers stronger and made me not depend on fancy fx.

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« Reply #8 on: 29 Sep 2019, 05:15 am »
Guitar is a wild instrument, fingers hurt, tendons hurt, arms hurt, needing two whole hands to play a single note is some too much, I prefer a keyboard where a simple finger plays a note easily.

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« Reply #9 on: 30 Sep 2019, 01:28 am »
BTW: good call on the Squire. They make really great guitars, for the money. Even though I own the US '57 Strat in my photo, I play my Squire daily.

Here's a couple of tips. Cheap guitars tend to have crudely finished fret ends, which makes them uncomfortable to play. They tend to stick too far (called 'fret sprout) and be rough. Get some painters tape, an emery board, some 400 wet or dry sandpaper  and steel wool. Mask the wood so you don't mar and cover the pickups w/ tape, so the magnets to not attract filings. Smooth and round out fret ends. And give frets an overall polish w/ steel wool.This takes time but is not hard or require any special skill. A fret level and re crown, is tricky stuff.

Watch some youtube vids on setup, getting string height where you like and then intonation. I'd take a well setup cheap guitar over pricey one that is not.  It will be easier to play, and sound better.

Above all, have fun.


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« Reply #10 on: 30 Sep 2019, 02:44 am »
The Epiphone (and maybe Squire) was great guitars before Gibson bough the company, the Lennon Epiphone was famous, when Gibson and Fender take these companies these guitars was modeled to be a second line, second class in quality and china price, a shame.
http://legendary-guitars.blogspot.com/2012/09/john-lennon-1965-epiphone-casino.html