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1/27/13 9:38 PM
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going back, a floyd rose type bridge would not fit in your strat without routing out a big cavity for it to sit in

I just thought it was kinda cool to be able to lock your guitar in tune Phone Post

I wouldn't advise putting them on that strat, but what you are interested in are "locking tuners", for example, Sperzel is a good brand. You can buy a set for about $70 and they REALLY keep your axe in tune. When you look at higher end guitars you will see they are often standard.

Also, to stay in tune, when you re-string, you really have to stretch out the strings and re-tune several times right away or your tuning will be unstable. You should watch some videos about the subject first though, to avoid injury. :)
1/27/13 9:40 PM
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Paperboy2000 - Have fun bro! I was waiting to make sure you didn't break it in two. Now I'm gonna plug in myself.

what do you like to play?  What kind of set up do you have?


This thread will never end!

My situation is like yours plus about 8 years - got into it as an adult and could afford to buy what I want so some people thought I was a bit crazy too. I mostly bought (and sold) guitars but also some amps too.

I play mostly a Musicman Axis Super Sport through THD Flexi 50 into Mesa 4x12. It is way more than I need but I love playing it and it sounds like hot sex, and I can't really imagine wanting to change up. I don't use much in the way of pedals. I play different stuff, mostly classic rock type I guess, I like surf too. Recently playing a lot of Van Halen.

I think Im 3 months in,  but when I start to feel comfortable I get on guitar pro 6 pop on a song and then realize I still have a lot of work today.

my worst struggle point right now is foot tapping to trip-a-lets and sometimes even doubles.  my foot wants to tap all three times on a 1 count.  If I do it in my head it works a lot better.  Sticking point but I'll get over it.

1/27/13 9:48 PM
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I used Guitar Pro and slowed things waaaaaay down, put it on a loop where the speed slowly builds, broke songs down into sections, sections into parts if needed. Still use that approach now.
1/27/13 9:49 PM
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Same level of obsession as you and still obsessed now.
1/27/13 10:15 PM
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Paperboy2000 - Same level of obsession as you and still obsessed now.
Cool. Someone who understands what I'm going through and the dedication you have to put in. Phone Post
1/27/13 10:22 PM
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This thread has inspired me.

I think the wife and I are going to try and learn together. What's the best way to start out for an absolute beginner? Phone Post
1/27/13 10:46 PM
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Love this thread. But I've been playing 20 years and ya'll have nicer gear than me! Phone Post
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I work for musiciansfriend BTW Phone Post
1/27/13 11:07 PM
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JediJitsu - This thread has inspired me.

I think the wife and I are going to try and learn together. What's the best way to start out for an absolute beginner? Phone Post
Justinguitar.com is a great place to start. Also get a book on theory it brings it all together. I am a newb but I feel there is enough info out there to learn properly without going to a teacher Phone Post
1/27/13 11:10 PM
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Learn to read tabs with the theory of the musical notes.

Find videos of tabs being played with close ups on the fret board that helped out quite a bit

Like I said I'm new so I'm probably giving bad advice but its working for me.

When you hit a plateau switch up what your doing for a while. Also work on chord changes. Phone Post
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JediJitsu - This thread has inspired me.

I think the wife and I are going to try and learn together. What's the best way to start out for an absolute beginner? Phone Post
You can start readin this thread from the beginning. I was an absolute beginner with zero musical background and for wonderful tips.

Beware when you buy stuff people are going to talk a bunch of shit. Do what you want to make it fun. That's what it's all about.

Also it's extremely challenging be prepared for that Phone Post
1/27/13 11:37 PM
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What is that? Phone Post
1/28/13 12:12 AM
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That's a heckuva first guitar. Congrats. Try Wholenote . Com not sure if its still around but a lot of great resources. Phone Post
1/28/13 3:16 AM
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JediJitsu - This thread has inspired me.

I think the wife and I are going to try and learn together. What's the best way to start out for an absolute beginner? Phone Post
You can start readin this thread from the beginning. I was an absolute beginner with zero musical background and for wonderful tips.

Beware when you buy stuff people are going to talk a bunch of shit. Do what you want to make it fun. That's what it's all about.

Also it's extremely challenging be prepared for that Phone Post
Thanks bro! Will definitely give the thread a good read. You should post a vid of your progress. Phone Post
1/28/13 4:14 AM
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Anyone here play bass? I picked up one couple of weeks ago (no guitar background, whatsoever) and just started learning songs via bass tabs. So far, I can play around eight songs.

Am I doing it right? Phone Post
1/28/13 6:35 AM
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mister_sticks -  Anyone here play bass? I picked up one couple of weeks ago (no guitar background, whatsoever) and just started learning songs via bass tabs. So far, I can play around eight songs.

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Use a metronome for fuck's sake.
1/28/13 6:45 AM
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Paperboy2000 - I used Guitar Pro and slowed things waaaaaay down, put it on a loop where the speed slowly builds, broke songs down into sections, sections into parts if needed. Still use that approach now.


I still do this, especially for phrasing things correctly. I always add a percussion track which just has bass drum or cowbell on each beat to get into the groove for practicing with just the metronome.
1/28/13 6:46 AM
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Your company's 150% pricematch policy is unreal, they must be losing a shit ton. I've bought 10 guitars in the last month for basically nothing

1/28/13 6:51 AM
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mister_sticks -  Anyone here play bass? I picked up one couple of weeks ago (no guitar background, whatsoever) and just started learning songs via bass tabs. So far, I can play around eight songs.

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Use a metronome for fuck's sake.
What is this and how does it help? ;) Phone Post
1/28/13 6:55 AM
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Has me a Line 6 Spider IV. Love it <3

1/28/13 12:38 PM
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mister_sticks -  Anyone here play bass? I picked up one couple of weeks ago (no guitar background, whatsoever) and just started learning songs via bass tabs. So far, I can play around eight songs.

Am I doing it right? Phone Post


Use a metronome for fuck's sake.
What is this and how does it help? ;) Phone Post
Helps you play with the correct tempo Phone Post
1/28/13 12:43 PM
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Your company's 150% pricematch policy is unreal, they must be losing a shit ton. I've bought 10 guitars in the last month for basically nothing

Woe woe I've got to check this oit Phone Post
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DukeIsh - I work for musiciansfriend BTW Phone Post
Can you get us deals Phone Post
1/28/13 1:51 PM
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Possibly. Depends on what you're looking at.
1/28/13 2:02 PM
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DukeIsh -  I work for musiciansfriend BTW Phone Post

Your company's 150% pricematch policy is unreal, they must be losing a shit ton. I've bought 10 guitars in the last month for basically nothing

Woe woe I've got to check this oit Phone Post

The best of it has already ended, they now capped it at $100. But before xmas you could get a gibson sg standard on sam ash for 799, musiciansfriend at 1099 would pricematch, and give you a coupon for 50% of the difference, so you'd get $300 off and a coupon for $150, essentially making a new sg standard $650. Some people did them on Les Paul's and got coupons for $350 back


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