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Old 06-26-2012, 05:57 PM   #631
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Cool, I'm going to get that.
I like it; super easy to read and easy to use. The guitar sounds better after tuning with this, rather than my old one, or by ear.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #632
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I can get the strings tuned to each other near-perfectly by listening to harmonics, but my sense of pitch is too poor for me to tune to another instrument. Those fancy Sonic Research tuners are awful nice-looking, too. Almost irresistible for a gadget boy like me.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:44 PM   #633
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I can get the strings tuned to each other near-perfectly by listening to harmonics, but my sense of pitch is too poor for me to tune to another instrument. Those fancy Sonic Research tuners are awful nice-looking, too. Almost irresistible for a gadget boy like me.
Two tuners is sometimes better then one. Strobe tuners are really nice. I have the stomp box.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:47 PM   #634
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I figured everyone used a TU-2.

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Old 06-26-2012, 07:11 PM   #635
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I figured everyone used a TU-2
The Boss is probably more common but the biggest complaint is probably the lack of a true bypass.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:36 PM   #636
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Nice toy, I'll be grabbing one in the near future. I usually use Korg GT-3 but my Pocket POD also has a tuner built in. I used to be in the Piano Rebuilding/Tuning business so I also have a nice set of Tuning Forks (that are more trouble than they are worth once you get used to an electronic tuner-but they are wicked cool anyway).
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:47 PM   #637
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I figured everyone used a TU-2.

There's a reason why those are hard to find used. They're great for onstage, and I've never noticed any tone loss due to it not being true bypass - especially in a noisy stage environment. Then again, it's the only thing between my guitar and my amp; perhaps the tone suck gets cumulative after you throw some more boxes in the mix.

Like Klay mentioned, I can tune quick and dirty via ear and harmonics, but I don't have perfect pitch. If I wanna get all my guitars on the same page, I use a tuner. Around the house I use iStrobosoft on my iPhone. I got it free during an introductory/promo deal, but given how much I use it I'd happily pay a few bucks for it.

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Old 06-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #638
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There's a reason why those are hard to find used. They're great for onstage, and I've never noticed any tone loss due to it not being true bypass - especially in a noisy stage environment. Then again, it's the only thing between my guitar and my amp; perhaps the tone suck gets cumulative after you throw some more boxes in the mix.
I have a TU-2 on my bass rig and one on my pedalboard for my guitar rig. As a drummer, I noticed all my guitarists and bassists used them too, if they weren't using a Korg DTR-whatever rack-mount (which I need for my bass rig as the amp and power conditioner are rack-mount and it's silly to have my tuner on the floor).

I also have a Korg GT-3 and a GA30 (that I gave to my niece who's learning to play). Can't complain about any of them.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:00 PM   #639
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Learning to play for old farts

Hi all,

In high school, I made many bad choices. One of them was to spend my musical talents learning to play the ever popular trombone rather than the guitar. I still can't explain it.

My son is an avid player, and you may have seen my many queries here regarding guitar and amp purchase advise.

It's been a life-time dream of mine to learn to play, and it's time to get off the pot and see if I can pull it off. So once again I am here looking for advise.

What is easier for a newb to learn to play on? Accoustic or electric? What is the path to speedy learning and enlightenment? I have no illusions of becoming a shredding solo god, but I would really like to be able to play along with my man-child at some point before I croak.

What say you?
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:18 PM   #640
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I'd say get a good acoustic with good action. An electric may seem easier to learn on, but what seems to happen is that a person doesn't actually learn completely. An electric guitar is for bands...an acoustic stands on its own and can be extremely satisfying. Then get an electric, too, at some point.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:32 PM   #641
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I'd say get a good acoustic with good action. An electric may seem easier to learn on, but what seems to happen is that a person doesn't actually learn completely. An electric guitar is for bands...an acoustic stands on its own and can be extremely satisfying. Then get an electric, too, at some point.
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You'll typically come out with much more strength and less slop if you build up from acoustic first.
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:02 AM   #642
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It might be worth your while to look at one of the better Acoustic-Electrics. You learn to play on an acoustic and build you callouses and finger strength and then plug in to play along with your electrified progeny.

I don't know if you like or listen to Bluegrass, but listen to some of those flat pickers - some of them do things with that acoustic that many electric guitarists can't. Same goes for some of the better Country pickers - listen to Brad Paisley on some of his solos for inspiration.

Classical guitars have a sound all their own - a richness you can't get any other way. Check out Steve Stevens (yeah, Billy Idol's guitar player) playing a prototype Taylor classical http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC6XHZWG5QA, and yes, they make these electrified as well.

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Old 06-27-2012, 07:11 AM   #643
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OK, we have an accoustic guitar in the house already. How about learning plans. One on one lessons? Are there any web based tutorials that are worth the time? I have long forgotten how to read music, so I guess I should learn tabs.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:29 AM   #644
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There was a video posted recently on ADV of a band doing a cover of a song "Somebody that I used to know", where 5 people were playing the song on one guitar. I thought it was kind of cool, but today I stumbled on a video of one guy playing all those same parts himself...

Here's the first one I saw..




Here's the one I saw today, there's a lot going on here...



Thought some of you would enjoy it.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:18 AM   #645
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