Guitar thread

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

  1. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Jeebus, where are you gigging - Candlestick? :huh
  2. pox

    pox no longer no bike!!!

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    No gigging!!
    just a basement superstar!!!!
    I have a 10' x 10' soundproofed room downstairs that gets a bit loud
    Tubes just don't quite sound right unless they're working!!!
  3. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    Orange stuff is typically always great, if overpriced, but I have a hard time paying that much for an amp that isn't more versatile. I always found it difficult to get that heavy sound with scooped mids and such on those amps. Great for sludgy stuff or a classic British sound, but not enough variety for me.

    On the other hand, they're tough amps.
  4. multimoto

    multimoto Been here awhile

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    My rig for tonights practice..

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  5. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    I'm a big fan of the mahogany. I see them all day for about $499. I played one again yesterday and I might pull the plug and get one today. I have a really nice 412 now but the thought of traveling with it scares me. Another big plus for the GS mini is the nice soft case that comes with it.
  6. cornercarver

    cornercarver Long timer

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    and you can still hear?
  7. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    :lol3

    I used to run a fender 10 x 2 and it was more than enough for a room that can hold about 300 peeps. Just mike it to the p.a. if you need more.

    My practice amp used to be one of those tiny Peavey's - you could still piss the neighbors off with it :evil
  8. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    Been tweaking my Blackstar HT-5. Went form a Sovitek 12AX7 to a Electro-Harmonex 12AY7 to drop the gain by 45% and get a cleaner tone. Seems to have sweetened up the over all tone. I have a NOS JAN Phillips 12AY7WC and a 5751 as well though I'm liking the 12AY7. The 12AT7 is supposed to be 60% gain and the 5751 is 70%. Since everyone likes pics.

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    Been thinking about getting another amp though. Maybe a Fender Blues Junior III or a Marshall DSL40c. I don't need more wattage as the 5w HT-5 is already borderline too loud for my house. But the other two amps have Master Volumes which is a bit plus. Not to mention you can cut the power in the Marshall from 40w down to 20w as well. Another option is to get a used Silverface Fender Vibro-Champ on ebay...
  9. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    I've got blisters on my fingers
  10. r2ro

    r2ro Adventurer

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    [​IMG] my current setup. I've been playing off and on for (doing the calculations in my head) 24 years?!?! Sheeesh.. You wouldn't know it by listening to me play. lol


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  11. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    You're either playing too much or not enough. :lol3

    Nice! Is that an epi or a gibson?

    I'm the same way unfortunately. I got my first guitar in 1996. :huh :lol3
  12. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Both and neither! :lol3 I'm rediscovering the blues
  13. r2ro

    r2ro Adventurer

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    Neither. It's a knock-off. Best quality, sounding, playing, guitar I've owned. :D


    As long as we're ok with the noise we make, that's all that matters. :lol



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  14. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    I spoke of them before, got a new CD for the holidays:
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    Backing tracks for practice, variety- from "Five Feathers Music", got mine at guitar center, have a couple, about $10 a piece. Have really helped my hack style playing :deal. A band that fits my schedule :lol3

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  15. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I started playing after I had surgery for a broke disc in my neck...lost all feeling in my left hand. I started for two reasons....I wanted to learn how to play and I needed to learn how to move my fingers again.

    After I started I could not feel in my fingers and I would play till they would start to bleed....had to stop for a few weeks for them to heal up....then I had to watch my fingers to make sure it did not happen again.
  16. David_Moen

    David_Moen Long timer

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    For Christmas, my son gave me one of his guitars, a Cort Stratocaster clone, and a copy of Rocksmith for the Xbox. So far this guitar playing thing is waaaaay harder than it looks! Hats off to you to that can make noises with the thing that are actually pleasing to the ear!
  17. beyondhelp

    beyondhelp likes cheese too.

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    I am still a beginner but the rocksmith really kicked my butt.. I did notice that switching guitars confused it, even after tuning it.

    I considered giving it a try again yesterday but it was too nice outside to be on the xbox. I guess I'm old.
  18. Chuck289

    Chuck289 Air cooled

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    Hooray!

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  19. David_Moen

    David_Moen Long timer

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    After some recommendations here, that's what we got our son for Christmas too. Impressive little unit! He loves the sound!

  20. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    What's the consensus on Rocksmith? I've heard some good reviews....from gamers. I bought Guitar Hero and one fo those plastic guitars back when everyone I knew was ranting about how fun it was, and after watching a bunch of adults play it at a party one night. But I hated it.

    Looks like Rocksmith is either discontinued, or simply hard to find. Most online retailers are sold out...is it worth tracking one down?