Guitar thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by rajflyboy, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Blakebird

    Blakebird Solo Backwardo

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    I have a Schecter C1 Hellraiser - the quality is excellent for the price they get for those. Has a great action, nice hardware, and is a thing of beauty.
    Not a SH, but the active EMG's and coil tapping makes it a very versatile guitar.
    Popular with the shredders for sure, but as a dyed in the wool blues guy it works well for me.

    I prefer my MIJ JD Tele though, and I will sell or trade the C1 and pick up something that needs me more :D
  2. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I think you will like it....I have a real bad habit of playing what I know....this forces me out of my comfort zone.

    it is actually kinda fun as well.
  3. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    That's my problem as well. I keep the Strat on a stand right next to my chair, so I pick it up and noodle around on it often, but until this past week, I haven't made the effort to learn anything new in years.

    The girls never complain, but I've made a running joke of me playing the same six or eight songs ad nauseam.


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  4. vmcrcr

    vmcrcr Been here awhile

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    PFF?
    Just a guess......
    From a former Volunteer
    BTW - nice pick guard - custom?



    Southern NH, DR350S, multiple bicycles.....
    Thoughts? Suggestions? Jokes?
  5. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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  6. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    Sounds like my house....I only play what I know...but this program/game...whatever has really made me move on and learn new things....and learn that man I suck. :rofl

    I thought I could play because the few things that I can play I play REAL WELL....but that is all I did. Now I am finding my fingers getting sore again, and moving all over the neck into shapes I am not use to....really is making me re-learn fingering again.

    One thing I will say is that when you start the game it wants you to pick lead or rhythm....if you get tired of one try another. Also if you have more then one guitar if you come across a section your guitar does not like I just move to a different one. The game does not seem to like one of mine that has P90's in it.
  7. Sky2adam

    Sky2adam Adventurer

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    I just got a 2014 SGJ to get back into electric and love it. I've been playing Rocksmith too and I'm amazed at how few songs I've heard before :lol3
  8. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Congrats! I too got Rocksmith. I wanted to see what it was like. I still have yet to install it.
  9. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    What is Rocksmith?
  10. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    It's a program for learning to play guitar. Actually it was sort of marketed as a game at first. It's available for PC, PS3 and XBox 360. Nothing like using a $3K guitar as a game controller. :lol3

    http://rocksmith.ubi.com/rocksmith/en-US/home/index.aspx
  11. Stratlanta

    Stratlanta Flabby Adventurer

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    The only thing that gives me worse G.A.S. than bike stuff is guitar gear. I've been pretty good lately - have stuck with my '99 American Standard Strat and Ibanez hollow body. Unfortunately I came across this on fleabay the other night however. Put in a cheap bid and forgot about it until I got the email that I had won! Should be here next week. I blame you guys. Haha.
    Crappy pic from the auction.....



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  12. telejojo

    telejojo Been here awhile

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    Nice SG I bought one with the miniEtune last sept. and it plays and sounds great but every time I go from my Les Pual to the SG I find myself playing in c# rather than b I guess the necks longer and it takes getting used to.
  13. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    Tommy and his brother phil used to play often at the city view pub ,ipswich in qld australia many years ago,ie 1983/4 yes very good players!,believe tommy resides in the usa now?
  14. FPGT72

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    There is another one out as well....BandFuse. I don't really see this "game" as a game. It really is a learning tool. I don't think it would be the best thing going in from the get go, but if you want to do your learning online, this is a great addition....and for the price of about 1month of lessons from an in-person teacher....that might or might not teach you a darn thing.

    I really think if you want to learn the guitar and couple this with something like JustinGuitar.com or something like that it would make you a pretty good player. The Justin Guitar site will teach you really where to put your fingers for this or that and the "game" will make the practice actually fun. Shooting zombies by playing different cords, or shooting little cowboys by hitting this or that string will teach you where the strings are on the guitar...you will get there faster without looking using the game then I think you will on your own....you have to look at the screen to see what cowboy to shoot and such.

    Learning the songs is pretty straight forward and you can ease into them...it is fun....and it is real practice.

    It does draw flack for looking like guitar hero in how the notes are shown to you, but really on a TV I think it is the best way....get that guitar hero out of your mind and it becomes much les a game (never had that game so it is easy for me)...

    After you actually sit down and use the program first hand...and use it for about a week, I would say you are going to quit thinking of it as a game and more of a learning aid.....and that snobbish attitude thinking that your gold top is just a game controller will go away very quickly.
  15. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    I'm getting one of these installed in my Gibson J100 xtra this weekend! :clap

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  16. BMW Kurt

    BMW Kurt Hermeticist

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    Let me know how that works for you. I have a "guitar mic" in my HD-28 and I get feedback like a sonuvabitch! I have to use one of those sound hole cover thingys or it is a screech fest!
  17. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    +1 on www.justinguitar.com.

    I"ve picked up my Alavarez acoustic after a long lay off and decided 2014 will the the Year of Music at my house. I'm going to put some serious effort into the guitar and increase my knowledge of standard musical notation.

    For a beginner, the lessons at Justin's site are well thought out, detailed and presented in short, easy to digest modules. He offers beginner, intermediate, blues and other lessons and complete packages...

    At some point, I'll probably purchase some of his materials, but for now, I'm taking advantage of the free stuff on his site.

    I'll never be a pro, but I want to be able to pull 10 or 15 songs out of the air to play around the house and amuse myself and the dog......:lol3
  18. Blakebird

    Blakebird Solo Backwardo

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    You'll enjoy that Duke :nod

    Larrivee uses LR Baggs now....my D-03E was made in '02 and uses a B-Band A2.

  19. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    My old J-45 had a high action from Bozeman, so I bought a Tusq saddle from Stewart McDonald. Was easier than I thought.

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  20. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    <----- Working on the "Comfortably Numb" solos. Oy!