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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by rajflyboy, Jan 31, 2010.
Taylor makes a great sounding dreadnaught.
I was at Target an hour ago and they had this USB cable you can plug into your geetar and load up some software. It was about $41 bucks. Looks cool as hell. Anyone here tried this?
This isn't the exact product, but the closest I could find. I'm just asking before I go out and get it. This is the closest I could find online...
has to be just as good as taking your guitar and a cassette recorder into the shower.
I don't know if it's been discussed already, but right next to me is the Line6 GuitarPort; probably the most commonly used pre-production tool for guitar.
When it comes down to an armchair rockstar, it's all you need... well GuitarPort, FruityLoops, and Audition.
Seriously. I'm not going to name any names, but there are (fairly famous) albums out there recorded with just this setup, and you'd never know*..
*Edit: The cymbals are the hardest thing to get to sound right on a computer.
I have Line6 POD Studio GX. Not really sure what the difference is between it and the GuitarPort....look similar in operation. Anyway, it seems fine. My netbook can't quite keep up with it at times and I get some weird echos.
Yeah, it's f'ed with this computer for sure. I don't know why. Sometimes it works right, though.
But, if you want to create what sounds like a legit band, the combo I listed above is where it's at.
That line 6 guitar port looks to be a bit better, but it costs $100 bucks.
I may try one here when funding allows. It always comes down to the how much $$$ you can scrounge up...
SEND MONEY PLEASE.
I didn't read the entire thread. Sorry if this is 205 but, it's a nice little something else you can learn to do on your guitar.
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It's my favorite.
If you're still looking at an Epi LP, consider finding an Elitist, their upscale line, made in Japan v. China. MSRP is around $1k (I think it's $400 or so for the standard Epi LP's), but the quality upgrade is worth it. It looks and feels like a Gibson LP, and has Gibson humbuckers rather than Epi. I picked up a beautiful, essentially new, wine red Elitist LP Custom on eBay a couple of years ago for around $400, including the Gibson (but Epi branded) hsc. Very, very happy with it. I think Epi Elitists in general, esp. their hollow and semi-hollow models, are some of the best value guitars around (similar to their masterbilt acoustics). They go in and out of the lineup (I think the Casino is the only current model), but you can easily find them in shops, eBay, etc.
I haven't played much for a couple years, but I'm getting the itch to get back into it. GAS struck and I picked up one of these today: (Reverend Club King RT)
Just thought I'd share the love!
My son's hobby...
Here's my current collection. Left: Seagull S6. Right: 1935 National Trojan (my Grandpa's guitar, now mine ) Front: Homemade 3-string Cigar Box Guitar with handwound pickup. The amp is a VOX D5A with 11 amp models and 11 effect models. I'm a pure beginner, but these three keep me very entertained. The S6 is used to learn chords and songs in standard tuning. The National is tuned down for delta blues and slide. The CBG and amp a lot of fun to fart around with. I decided this week I absolutely must have an Epiphone/Gibson ES-335.
Cool stuff. And a to the Epi/Gibson 335 GAS. I have an Epiphone Sheraton and I love it. Yes I wish it was a Gibson ES 335 '58 Historic re-issue, but it is a heck of a guitar for the price and does 90% of what a real 335 can/will do.
This is the core of my current collection. There is an old Fender Champ not included here and a bunch of other stuff not in the photo too:
I really want this J Frog, only $4400.... I'll be waiting a long time....
In action here....
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i don't care for taylors, but I like its founder. and they deserve kudos for some of their innovative cost-cutting techniques.
Main axe is a Larrivee D05e
But I have a 'thing' for Yairi dreads and similar made in the 70's & 80's. I only have one at the moment but its becuz I missed three in a row [ebay] by a few dollars each....
I like original Lowdens, more for their unique voice than playability [which is somewhat fixable, as on all guitars... almost]. Like Huss&Dalton, Santa Cruz OM [which I'm hunting right now], and a few Collings..
This is a good time to buy really good guitars, 'cause inflation is going to be epic for the next 10 years or so. Play for free.
if i ever get rich and learn to play, i want one of these.
What is it?