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hi everyone:

i know this isn't everyone's favorite electric guitar (squire 51) but i got one @ steve's downtown toronto today. just couldn't pass it up.

i remember getting the yamaha f310 for an acoustic and although people were telling me save up and get something better, this baby has served me well (been practicing a little over 2 months now) and i enjoy it and don't plan on upgrading too soon. i'm hoping the same thing happens with the squire 51.

quick question - do you guys suggest getting a fender amp (probably the frontman) as a practice amp? I've been told that getting an amp model the same as the guitar is better than going with a different amp (like vox or roland). Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Paul
 

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Is this going to be strictly, 100% for practice? If so, digital stuff would be a decent idea... look at the Line 6 Spider III or something similar. This way, say you're all about playing blues but decide you want to play something metal... it's just a button away. If you buy a Fender amp and decide you want to play metal, it's going to require buying distortion or overdrive pedal. Just an example, obviously this goes for every genre.

You can mix and match with whatever you want... I've got Ibanez guitars but I don't use Ibanez amps or pedals. I'm a Marshall / MXR / Dunlop / Boss / Dimarzio / EMG / Seymour Duncan / Peavey kind of guy. Whatever helps you get YOUR sound.
 

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I second the Valve Junior!! Love that little thing. In the middle of modding it and building a cab for it. If I ever finish I will post pictures.
 

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thanks everyone. i got the vox da5 yesterday. now unfortunately i have to work for 8 hours before i can play it again! not very good with the electric right now (i feel like i felt when i started on my acoustic). i also don't know that much about all the effects but will have some fun playing with them.

thanks again,

paul
 

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pulper said:
thanks everyone. i got the vox da5 yesterday. now unfortunately i have to work for 8 hours before i can play it again! not very good with the electric right now (i feel like i felt when i started on my acoustic). i also don't know that much about all the effects but will have some fun playing with them. thanks again, paul

...excellent choice, paul.

my girlfriend gave me a vox da5 for christmas last year, and i still love that little box. i play through it constantly.

here's a setting you should try: use the first clean setting (great for fender guitars) and crank the gain control, then add a touch of reverb and adjust the volume to taste.

the sonic equivalent of devil's food cake.

-dh
 
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