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how do i make my guitar sound?

how do i make my guitar sound like other punk/ hard rock bands. i heard i need a desotrtion pedal. tell me what to do with one ime new to guitar what is a destortion pedal any way also my guitar is a fender starcaster if that helps. what i mean is i play the notes right but it isnt sounding the same so help if you know what i mean.             guitars are frusterating little things arnet they.

acidbass7 years ago
google guitar pedals and look at punk slash hard rock pedals but to play with one you have to be good
Re-design7 years ago
Unless you can really play pretty good then you're just wasting your money.

But if you can the search "guitar effects".  You will find lots of sites that help you build your own effects.  Even if you don't want to build your own what you are looking for is the mp3 sample pages.  Thats where they have mp3's of what the effect sounds like.  That will let you pick what sound you are looking for.

Sometimes it's not the effect but it's the amp.  I hate to admit it but they really do sound different.  And the guitars sound different also so it's not just the effect you're looking for but a conglomeration of all of it.

Research the sound you are looking to play.  Then work on your technique.

Good luck.