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New electric guitar!

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Morning,

Bought my first electric guitar the other day, and it arrived yesterday!!

Need to get a few things for it, such as Amp/mini Amp, strap, and guitar stand. Anyone know the best/cheapest places to get these. look on the usual places; amazon, ebay etc.

Also, anyone got any tips for a beginner?

Cheers!
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
try http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/ or http://www.stringbusters.com for strings, tuners, picks, straps etc.
1 Like #2
try GAK - they are really good on orders and prices.

www.guitarampkeyboard.com

Also check out the Smokey Amp at firebox. Its a mini-amp built into an old cig packet. You can plug in headphones to it, and the sounds not too bad for its size. You can get a really good seastick steve sound going, especially if you lose 3 strings.

Otherwise a basic practice amp would be fine. Something around 5-10watts. There'll be loads on ebay for under £20.
1 Like #3
I am sure there was a free cord chart on here the other day
also a marshall mini amp is good, the type that clip to your belt , they go from about £25,
agood plsce for strings is strings direct in the USA, their prices are so reasonable that even with the postage you get a good deal, they also offer special deals by email. straps, ebay or amazon, a guitar stand should not cost you more tan £10, I bought in bulk from a shop on ebay (bought 10) and it was about £40 for the 10, they are good stands too
#4
guess it depends how much you want to spend - look at the Roland Cube 15 watt amp - its a wee cracker with built in effects.
1 Like #5
If you can stretch a little bit (and would use the built-in effects) then I would recommend getting a hold of the Roland Micro-Cube amp, here's a good review of it . It's more expensive than most practice amps at about £60-70, but it has built-in distortion, flanger, delay, reverb, chorus, phaser, tremolo effect and also has some amp modelling.

I recently bought one after playing a friend's and it is a fantastic piece of kit! I got mine from Nevada Music (based in Southampton I think) who have it for £61.95 delivered (using Parcelforce 24) at the moment. Amazon and the like have it for about £70-80. If you're not interested in that then you should be able to get a hold of a basic practice amp for under £30 in most music shops.

Edit: see that someone beat me to it while I was typing plus I just checked and they've put the price back up to £79.99 for the Micro-cube, must just have changed it in the last couple of days.
#6
Learn basic chords Emajor Eminor Amajor Aminor Gmajor Dmajor and try to get the hang of a blues scale in E. PRACTICE is the main thing also once you have some basic chords sorted try and play along with some tunes to help with timing Enjoy!!:thumbsup:
#7
google justin guitar, he does online lessons for free :)
1 Like #8
Marshall used to have a sideline divison of budget gear Amps, I had one, they look just like Marshall amps but instead of having Marshall logo they have 'Park'.

Really good quality bits of kit, and when you get to the stage of getting a full size one it makes a handy spare for vocals/keyboards etc in small places.


Then go find yourself a nice VOXAC30... mmmm I love my amp :thumbsup:

As an additional note, when learning to play don't just stick to books teaching music like single notes.. you will get bored and get the sense your not progressing.

Learn the main Chords then go here Ultimate Guitar find some songs you know well and use the Chords others have worked out for the songs to improve your technic.
#9
Celticsun
Marshall used to have a sideline divison of budget gear Amps, I had one, they look just like Marshall amps but instead of having Marshall logo they have 'Park'.

Really good quality bits of kit, and when you get to the stage of getting a full size one it makes a handy spare for vocals/keyboards etc in small places.


Then go find yourself a nice VOXAC30... mmmm I love my amp :thumbsup:

As an additional note, when learning to play don't just stick to books teaching music like single notes.. you will get bored and get the sense your not progressing.

Learn the main Chords then go here Ultimate Guitar find some songs you know well and use the Chords others have worked out for the songs to improve your technic.



I always thought Park were a rip-off copy. But of course it makes sense that similar to
epiphone gibson / fender squire they had a budget line. Honestly though I cant recommend the cube for a beginner highly enough - just wish they had stuff like that when i was learning.
#10
Thanks for your help guys!!
#11
Invest a few quid in an electronic tuner, nothing worse than trying to learn on an out of tune guitar and not realising why it sounds so rubbish!

They are pretty simple to use and you can pick a cheap one up for about a tenner. and to get you started the strings on the guitar should be (From thickest string to thinnest string) : E, A, D, G, B, E :thumbsup:

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