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Offline gainsucker

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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2012, 10:46:38 AM »
decent guitar + a great amp = good enough.


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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2012, 11:17:58 AM »
60% amp 40% guitars if the fingers are out of the equation.

You'd play better with a better guitar though..:)
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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2012, 12:09:29 PM »
This gave more weight on a tube amp purchase for me. :eek:

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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2012, 02:21:04 PM »
Amps.
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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #30 on: July 06, 2012, 02:26:24 PM »
This gave more weight on a tube amp purchase for me. :eek:

i found myself on the same road before. i chose the tube amp over the semi-hollow. no regrets.  :-D
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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2012, 02:32:12 PM »
i'd like to say both but unfortunately, i agree it's the amp. in audio reproduction, the last stage plays the most important part. sabi nga nung iba, maganda nga ang source mo pero supot naman ang tunog ng amp, balewala rin. this is taking style and technique out of the equation - purely based on sound amplification/reproduction.
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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2012, 03:18:39 PM »
so if most of us agree on the amp, why are there more guitars being bought and sold than amps? just a question  :)
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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #33 on: July 06, 2012, 03:31:23 PM »
so if most of us agree on the amp, why are there more guitars being bought and sold than amps? just a question  :)

guitar GAS is stronger than amp GAS? at least for me. lol.
imo, you can get a good clean, low gain and high gain sound from one amp but you can't get the feel of a shred guitar from a 50's neck lp, a quack of a strat from a lp, a twang of a tele from a rg.
anyways, each of his own opinion.

btw, my question for you naman....

nasa pinas ka na? hahahaha! masyadong late tone party bukas. 9pm....:( hindi ba pwede 1pm nalang? :cry:
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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2012, 03:38:42 PM »
guitar GAS is stronger than amp GAS? at least for me. lol.
imo, you can get a good clean, low gain and high gain sound from one amp but you can't get the feel of a shred guitar from a 50's neck lp, a quack of a strat from a lp, a twang of a tele from a rg.
anyways, each of his own opinion.

btw, my question for you naman....

nasa pinas ka na? hahahaha! masyadong late tone party bukas. 9pm....:( hindi ba pwede 1pm nalang? :cry:
may curfew ka tol?   :-D

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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2012, 03:41:14 PM »
may curfew ka tol?   :-D


wala pero maaga kasi lakad ko sa sunday e. hahaha! knowing pete and mark. hanggang madaling araw yan. hahaha!
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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2012, 03:50:03 PM »
If its the amp then why can we still appreciate good guitar tones on youtube?

I know you dont get to hear and experience the actual tone, but why can we still a good approximation through varied computer speakers on sound clips, youtube, etc?
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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2012, 03:53:10 PM »
wala pero maaga kasi lakad ko sa sunday e. hahaha! knowing pete and mark. hanggang madaling araw yan. hahaha!
yun lang. so pag aalis ka kaagad hindi ka makakasama sa inuman  :-P compromise pre. wag ka na matulog.  :lol:

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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2012, 04:02:07 PM »
yun lang. so pag aalis ka kaagad hindi ka makakasama sa inuman  :-P compromise pre. wag ka na matulog.  :lol:

Ayaw lang nya aminin.  May curfew yan, man.  LOL!!!   :lol:

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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2012, 04:17:47 PM »
More on amp.

I can't hardly identify if the guitarist is using a humbucker or single coil on the mp3/radio. Example lang naman.

Ganun din sa wood. Malay ko ba kung mahogany yung naririnig ko.

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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2012, 04:23:01 PM »
rem, yep dito na. kakagaling lang kay dave  :wink:

my opinion is we can appreciate good music on crappy systems, but good tone... nope... good music can have crappy tone as well
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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2012, 04:26:43 PM »
If its the amp then why can we still appreciate good guitar tones on youtube?

I know you dont get to hear and experience the actual tone, but why can we still a good approximation through varied computer speakers on sound clips, youtube, etc?

I found this thought similar to FM55's point in a thread not long ago, I wasn't able to recall the exact answer to this though (no, im not FM's minion)

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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2012, 04:35:20 PM »
I agree (for now) that the amp contributes more to the tone than the guitar.

The question in my head right now though is, in a gig with 12 bands playing, why do some guitarists sound better than others even though they're playing through the same crappy amps..


Can a great sounding guitar make a cheap amp sound good?
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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #43 on: July 06, 2012, 05:39:57 PM »
Ayaw lang nya aminin.  May curfew yan, man.  LOL!!!   :lol:

wala akong curfew!! may lakad lang talaga ako pag weekends. hahaha!

@nepenthe okay lang yun. di ako umiinom. hahaha! habol ko lang talaga jamming at food hahahaha! sarap ng pagkain kina mark e.

@volts andito ka na pala e. hindi ba pwede agahan bukas?:(

@skybox in my experience, it can with a combo of some stompboxes. it won't sound really THAT good pero pwede na.
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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #44 on: July 06, 2012, 07:41:14 PM »
hindi porke maganda amp mo at guitar, maganda na ang tunog mo... depende yan, kaya nga may matching ng gear eh...

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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #45 on: July 06, 2012, 09:58:11 PM »
so if most of us agree on the amp, why are there more guitars being bought and sold than amps? just a question  :)

Mas masaya kasi? Haha at least for me.

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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #46 on: July 06, 2012, 10:14:18 PM »
so if most of us agree on the amp, why are there more guitars being bought and sold than amps? just a question  :)

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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #47 on: July 06, 2012, 11:20:15 PM »
Mabigat. Esp if no MUSCLES

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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #48 on: July 07, 2012, 12:49:21 AM »
Mabigat. Esp if no roadie

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Re: Simple question, is it more about the amp than the guitar?
« Reply #49 on: July 07, 2012, 01:51:00 AM »
problem: no roadie.
solution: hire one.  :-P

problem: no muscles.
solution: gym.

 :-(

just messing around

seriously, so if amps have more impact, which gives us reason to buy em, but end up tired from bringing them (for practical reasons mentioned here), does it mean that the amp is not used to its true potential and may mean that buying amps is not worth it?

for me, i have a serious boner for amps more than guitars and would always balance my gas. 1 guitar : 1 amp at a time, or alternately. medyo matagal nga lang talaga bago makabili  :oops:
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