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cpatch
01-30-2009, 02:54 PM
Musician's Friend is running a limited-time deal on the "Fender Stop Dreaming Start Playing SE Special Strat + Squier SP-10 Amp Starter Pack" for $210 shipped if anyone's interested or knows someone who wants to get started with guitar:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Stop-Dreaming-SE-Special-Pack-With-Squier-SP10-Amp?sku=513287

(I don't work for MF, I just saw this at a deals site and thought I'd pass it along.)

FadaBullet
02-02-2009, 11:08 AM
Musician's Friend is running a limited-time deal on the "Fender Stop Dreaming Start Playing SE Special Strat + Squier SP-10 Amp Starter Pack" for $210 shipped if anyone's interested or knows someone who wants to get started with guitar:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Stop-Dreaming-SE-Special-Pack-With-Squier-SP10-Amp?sku=513287

(I don't work for MF, I just saw this at a deals site and thought I'd pass it along.)

Or you could get a Squier Bullet for less than a $100 and it's a better guitar than the one that comes in the starter pack and for $100 you can get a small tube amp like a Fender Champion 600

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Stratocasters/100_1374_edited.jpg

NukeDOC
02-02-2009, 11:51 AM
Or you could get a Squier Bullet for less than a $100 and it's a better guitar than the one that comes in the starter pack and for $100 you can get a small tube amp like a Fender Champion 600


im with fada on this one. i was really curious about the SE pack, so i had one of the sales guys at GC open up one of these for me (sunburst with tortoiseshell pickguard) to see if it was a good enough deal, since they came with the amp already (this was when they were selling for $189 just after christmas).

all i can say is bleh. i think i was bleeding from my left palm after working the neck over one time from the sharp frets. the pickguard isnt even tortoise shell. its printed on a white one-ply. so what good is a pickguard if your pick will wear away the painted finish? basically, overall, the fit and finish of the guitar is horrible.

ok so it might be a stretch for some... but for $40 more ($250 total) you can get a squier bullet (own one... much much much better made) for $100, a roland microcube $125, and a monster cable $20. and if you are thinking about all the "goodies" that the starter pack comes with...

gigbag: junk. i see these on craigslist all the time. i own two. i cant even give them away. but i admit i still use them every now and then just because they came free with the guitar. haha
picks: really? you'll lose the three that it comes with within the first month.
tuner: junk also. ive seen two of them in my guitar class. they just dont work very well at all. plus you can find online tuners that you tune to by ear. save up $20 for a korg.
folding stand: ok those arent bad. but theyre also only about $10-15.
instructional dvd: really? why are we here on ukulele underground. because we can learn here. on the internet. same can be done with guitar.

so basically its a buncha stuff thats gonna get thrown away eventually for better stuff. all those rave reviews on the kit, well, i hope i dont offend anyone here, but judging by the vernacular, it would be hard to tell if most of them are older than 10.

the squier bullet, monster cable, and microcube is an excellent setup to start with. its got the everything a beginner would need, and is good enough to keep throughout the learning process. we are actually giving one away. my brother will be playing it on stage before raffling it off. in front of over 1000 people.

ricdoug
02-07-2009, 01:44 PM
Guitar Center has the Squier Bullet Strats with tremelo for sale this month for only $99 bucks. Add to that a Raven 20 amp with reverb and a 12" speaker for another $99 bucks. I was at Guitar Center last night to buy 12 sets of Musicians Gear electric guitar strings for $11.99 (that's not a misprint!), 12 sets of Musicians Gear bronze acoustic guitar strings for $11.99 (that's not a misprint!), and two sets of electric bass guitar strings for $9.99 (that's not a misprint!)!!! bought tens (guage) for the electrics, twelves for the acoustics (guage) and the bass strings are all mediums. I strung an acoustic and an electric with them last night and they are good quality strings. Since I own 58 guitars, I'm going back for lots more and stocking up! I'm sure they'll limit me on my purchase. Ric