Guitar thread

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

  1. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    You can buy Rocksmith on Amazon for under $40. Steam also sells it but you need to get the USB adapter. I think overall, it's a good way to get started if you're not a self-starter. Otherwise you can get a chord book and then learn tabs and get started that way. There are some good lessons on youtube as well.
  2. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    I've got calluses on mine!

    :ksteve
  3. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    My calluses peeled off for the first time in years last week.

    Fucking awesome.

    I just need to get my hand/wrists strength back up and I can start practicing for real. Right now playing at a moderate pace is just killing my forearms.

    Oh well, that is what I get for only tinkering with the acoustic for like 8 years.
  4. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I think that it is fun, but I also think you should follow the Justin Guitar (I think the best series online) to get the foundation down. Then when you want something different watch a Marty (guitarjamz.com) video to learn that riff you always wanted to learn how to play.

    I think that the Rocksmith game will be the third leg in something like this.....Is the game worth it...I think that it is, is it the only thing you need...no.
  5. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    I'm still of two minds about Rocksmith.

    While I think the idea is kinda cool, the playlist isn't that great to me.
  6. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    They have added quite a bit of downloadable songs....granted you have to pay for them, but the catalog is getting quite a bit larger.
  7. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    For my amp dilemma from a few pages back, I think I might give the Orange Micro Terror a shot. I know I knocked Orange on lack on the versatility/price ratio a page or two ago, but it looks like they built around a price point with this one, and I think they made it work.

    20 watts, like 3 pounds, $150, pretty immaculate reviews, and a tube preamp. I could use my crappy old 1x12 combo as a cab or the 4x12 for some extra low end, as they retain the variable impedance, which is really nice.

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  8. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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  9. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I am so glad you like it....I think it is a great first little tube amp....nice and light, seems to be built tough...and sounds great.

    This is the amp I take outside (when it is warm) and play on the back deck, the dog has knocked it over more than once....and it still works great.

    Good little amp.

  10. BHW

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    There's quite a few free DLC songs as well.

    I've decided I want to try the game, just trying to find a copy WITH the cable now.
  11. Chuck289

    Chuck289 Air cooled

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    Yup its my first tube amp. Its awesome. I love how it forces me to play with the nobs on my guitar more. I used to just leave everything turned up on the guitar with a solid state amp
  12. Chuck289

    Chuck289 Air cooled

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  13. pox

    pox no longer no bike!!!

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    So I picked up the Orange OR50 head a week ago and VERSATILE is the word for it!!
    There's a couple half decent YouTube reviews of it but they don't really do it justice, Fender cleans to way way overdriven distortion and all points in between. One thing that was immediately apparent was how each different guitar's character was so defined!! I'm really in love with it, I've only heard good things about the terrors but haven't played with one YET!!!!
  14. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Made the winter adjustment of the truss rod in my guitar. Much happier now.
  15. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    They are wood, if you live where I do in the middle, we have humidity swings from 100% to less than 5% that wood really does move around.

    It was not long that I learned that some "crazy guitar people" keep their guitars in basically a huge humidor.
  16. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    Thanks Chuck. I'm not left handed, notice the lettering on the t-shirt is mirror reversed. I guess it's the Youcam in my computer.

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  17. Chuck289

    Chuck289 Air cooled

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    This is my dads Rainsong. Completely carbon fiber and there's no truss rod.
    But the humidity doesn't change much here anyway

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  18. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

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    I have a hand-wired Tiny Terror that I bought new without listening to one first. For the same price I could have gotten a used Marshall Tube amp with much more options. Maybe my problem is that my cabinet is a Marshall 4x12 cabinet and it "needs" a real amp. :D
  19. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

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    Did you follow the winter set-up thread?
  20. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I'm tempted to buy a new Marshall DSL-40C. I can't really use 40w but it can be switched to 20w and has a master volume. My Blackstar 5w needs to be cranked and doesn't have a master so it's loud. I want a Bluesbreaker as well but that would be a bit much.

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