guitar reviews

 

 

 

 

Electric Guitar Information - More info on electric guitar for beginners

The previous page gave you some basic electric guitar information to help you make a somewhat informed decision about what to buy.

Let me just re-state that the information here is solely the opinion of this author.

So you've bought a guitar, so what else do you need? If it were me, I would say you would need the following:

  • A foot switch for clean/dirty channel on your amp.
  • 3 or 4 cords of varying length.
  • Possibly a wireless unit (if you're going tobe playing shows).
  • Guitar picks (duh!)

This is obviously an abbreviated list and there are probably more things you'll need

Now the question becomes one of effects. Well I have a Digitech RP-7 (which is about 4 years old) and while its a little tedious to program it has a lot of different effects...more than enough for my needs. I would say that the only ones I use regularly are the wah pedal, chorus, flange, delay, and some extra distortion/overdrive from time to time. In other words...

I don't use effects hardly at all

Whether you choose to use effects or not is entirely up to you. You can spend $79 on a delay pedal, or you can have an entire system thats worth $10k+. But what I will tell you is that you should not rely on them if you're a beginner. Yes, they do make you sound better than you are, but you don't want to use them as a crutch. They are not a substitute for practicing. Let me summarize effects the following way...

If you have Eddie Van Halen's exact set up, you still will not sound like Eddie...but Eddie will sound like Eddie with a $50 practice amp!

I hope that makes sense...

Beginners electric guitar - A basic guide to buying your first electric guitar

 

Top Guitar Sites 

Metal Tabs
100,000 Tabs
Guitarboard Tabs
MySongBook.com
Top 100 Tab Sites
Top 100 Guitar Sites
Guitar War
Guitar Tricks
Guitar Tabs

 

 

Home
Guitar Reviews
Guitar Amps
Guitar Effects
Guitar Parts
Bass Guitars
Bass Guitar Amps
Bass Guitar Effects
Bass Guitar Parts
Misc Equipment
Beginners Guitar
Top Guitar Sites
Guitar Tablature
Basic Guitar Chords
Guitar Scales
Video Guitar Lesson
Guitar Transciptions
Site Map