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Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Feedback, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Feedback

    Feedback Ballon d'Or Winner

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    I need some help with a Christmas present. Apart from the usual like x-boxes, ps4's and phones, I've been tasked with getting my middle boy an electric guitar.

    What would be a decent guitar for him, hes 12, and pretty good. What equipment should I buy with it?
     

  2. TH63

    TH63 You are always close to me
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    If you hadn’t chucked out their old x boxes you wouldn’t have to go buying new ones.

    That’s come back to bite you right on the arse hasn’t it!
     
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  3. Eat Y'self Fitter

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    So, you sold their xbox & shit and now you've got to buy it all again?
     
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    I can play the wheels on the bus like an absolute champ on this, well worth the tenner

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    Carrying on the theme started by my learned colleagues, I'd suggest something with a good second-hand value. :nqat:
     

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    The Yamaha Pacifica range (with a Strat shape)has been getting some great reviews in the guitar press lately - some are under £200. (http://www.guitaradv entures.com/yamaha-pacifica-review)
    A little pricier (and cooler) are the Fender Squire Telecasters or Strats at £300 - £325.
    PMT have a decent range of amps at under £100. (https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/blog/2017/11/22/top-7-best-cheap-amps-that-dont-suck/)
    PMT are also doing a Pacifica + Amp deal for £219 - but I would look at a slightly more expensive Pacificas.
     
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  7. Charlie

    Charlie Ballon d'Or Winner

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    Guitars are quite personal things to buy, if he doesn't believe in Santa any more your best bet is to give him a price range and take him to a music shop to have the guitars in his hand, find out which one he feels most comfortable with, quite often you wont know until you've held it.
    As for other stuff, a practice amp and a tuner. He may be able to tune by ear but if he wants to play with others its easier to get concert pitch with a tuner.
     
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    Mad Al Ballon d'Or Winner
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    Get him a Fender Jazzmaster like the one in this video, and watch this bloke's tutorials, he's a great teacher.
     
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    My Yamaha holds its tube really well. They're cheap, and will save your lad time as well as save your hearing.
    There's always ukelele option as well. You can get decent ones for 20£
     

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    Feedback Ballon d'Or Winner

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    Not at all. It's the boys who aren't getting extra stuff, just stuff they previously had
     

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    Necessary. Tight bastard me.
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    :warnock: I have a Jazzmaster
    I like Adrian's tutorials too . :thumbup:
     
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    FAO Feedy,

    For a starter, but still decent -
    Squier Classic Vibe range - very good bang for the buck.
    Yammy Pacifica as already mentioned above
    Fender Modern player range if budget will stretch, or Gretsch Electromatic range perhaps. Or the better spec Epiphones.
    Really depends on what sort of music the lad is going to play? - but a 'Stratocaster' style will cover a lot of bases.
    Jangly / twangy / Indie or heavy etc?

    I'm not mad on 'modelling amps' personally, but they cover a hell of a lot of ground and sound pretty bloody amazing these days - the Boss Katana range are getting a lot of positive ...err feedback.
    I tried one and liked it a lot.
     

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    Get him a uke.
     
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    If it's for a beginner, get a small simple amp. A modelling amp makes you sound good when you're not. A beginner needs to learn how to sound better by improving technique not by changing amp settings.

    Don't go mad with the guitar. Buy one that stays in tune though, so don't be too cheap. New guitars normally need to be set up and that's a faff. So for this reason, plus value, it's far better to go second hand. People are always upgrading so lots of very nice guitars go cheap.

    Edit, actually you don't need an amp at all. You can get something to plug in the computer, and use amp software then listen with headphones. Can listen and play along to songs too.
     
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