Re: Starting Guitar......
Absolutely right. You can dress up a sound as much as you like, but the sound has to be a good one in order for it to sound the way you want it. A bright sounding guitar will still produce a brighter sound than a darker sounding guitar regardless of the basic effects you run it through. To complicate matters further, some guitars work better with certain amps and effects. My overdrive pedal is an expensive (read: GOOD) one, and it works well with my guitars, but it works best with the slightly brighter pickups of my Strat - for the sound I want.