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You can collect, but wait til you know what you are doing. Your taste in guitars will change when you figure out how to play and what you like and don't like. That takes years. Especially since you like buying new you could make some expensive mistakes. What I liked when I started playing 12 years ago I would have no interest in today. You'd also feel like a tool if you show up to a jam or band situation and a guy with a hundred dollar squier is an unbelievable player. You'll feel pretty dumb pulling out your thousand + dollar guitar and playing like shit. Just be patient with it all, guitar is a life long hobby no rush

 

True. I don't think I'll ever play in front of anyone unless I'm really good friends with them.

I have severe social anxiety and the main reason I want to play the blues is that it completely calms me down. When I'm listening to the blues all the shit I would be worrying about goes away

Ill say it again but buddy guy saved my life Phone Post
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You can collect, but wait til you know what you are doing. Your taste in guitars will change when you figure out how to play and what you like and don't like. That takes years. Especially since you like buying new you could make some expensive mistakes. What I liked when I started playing 12 years ago I would have no interest in today. You'd also feel like a tool if you show up to a jam or band situation and a guy with a hundred dollar squier is an unbelievable player. You'll feel pretty dumb pulling out your thousand + dollar guitar and playing like shit. Just be patient with it all, guitar is a life long hobby no rush

 


I definitely think people should start modest and then upgrade to suit the direction they take.

Today you can get a new Squier or Epi and a little Vox Pathfinder or a Yamaha acoustic for not that much of an outlay that'll play well enough for learning the basics, once someone who knows what they're doing gives it an adjustment.

Some people are of the opinion that you buy decent gear at the start and that'll make you more motivated to learn, generally will sound better (pickups especially) and the gear will be easier to use or less limiting in the long term. I don't disagree with any of that in principle, but a beginner is probably going to fuck something up, break strings tuning, screw the tremolo arm in too much ,etc and probably has no appreciation of the style of neck, bridge, pickups, etc they'll prefer.
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Personally I think I've came a long way in two months. I've put in a lot of work. I have a long ways to go, I know that.

I've read a ton of information. Especially on classic guitars. On that note I wonder if the early ibanez guitars that were copied from the Gibson and fenders are worth much? Phone Post
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Even if you don't intend on sharing with anyone, you should think about recording yourself playing, whether it's along with a favourite song or a backing track or whatever. It's a pretty good way to gauge your progress as the years go by. I have some pretty cringe worthy recent recordings, but when I look back at my early stuff I don't feel so bad lol
1/29/13 8:46 AM
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Ryan Wood - Even if you don't intend on sharing with anyone, you should think about recording yourself playing, whether it's along with a favourite song or a backing track or whatever. It's a pretty good way to gauge your progress as the years go by. I have some pretty cringe worthy recent recordings, but when I look back at my early stuff I don't feel so bad lol
Can I do that with those computer cameras? The ones people use for Skype? That's all I have Phone Post
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Yeah man, as long as the device has a microphone just download a free audio recording program like Audacity and have at it. You can even use your phone if it's got a mic, then just transfer the file to your PC.
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Ryan Wood - Yeah man, as long as the device has a microphone just download a free audio recording program like Audacity and have at it. You can even use your phone if it's got a mic, then just transfer the file to your PC.
Ill see what I can do Phone Post
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If you have a Mac, Garage Band is a lot of fun. Phone Post
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I cant even figure out how to get the amp to play, no sound comes out, time to read the manual.  I was hoping it was just a plug and play type deal


I have the same amp. You need to make sure it's on the correct channel and turn the volume up. Otherwise, make sure the volume knob on the guitar is set to + and not 0. My first guitar was a mexican strat. I now have a Steve Vai Jem and a Gibson Les Paul anniversary hanging on the wall


thanks I got her working now.  found some excerises on youtube.  I need to strengthen my hand its kinda cramping up.

Keep playing your hand will build dexterity and finger tips will callius over. Learn how to tune your guitar properly and if you are able wipe guitar down after use the oils from your fingers will eat the strings up. Learn to read guitar tab. I used to have a website that had reliable accurate music to learn ill post link later once I find it. Also learning scales and modes will help you but first learn some easy songs. Nirvana teen spirit is a good one to learn first. Phone Post
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viorage -  Personally I think I've came a long way in two months. I've put in a lot of work. I have a long ways to go, I know that.

I've read a ton of information. Especially on classic guitars. On that note I wonder if the early ibanez guitars that were copied from the Gibson and fenders are worth much? Phone Post

Yes they are worth a signifcant amount, they were very well made copies. Japanese made guitars are on par or above USA made guitars

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You can collect, but wait til you know what you are doing. Your taste in guitars will change when you figure out how to play and what you like and don't like. That takes years. Especially since you like buying new you could make some expensive mistakes. What I liked when I started playing 12 years ago I would have no interest in today. You'd also feel like a tool if you show up to a jam or band situation and a guy with a hundred dollar squier is an unbelievable player. You'll feel pretty dumb pulling out your thousand + dollar guitar and playing like shit. Just be patient with it all, guitar is a life long hobby no rush

 

True. I don't think I'll ever play in front of anyone unless I'm really good friends with them.

I have severe social anxiety and the main reason I want to play the blues is that it completely calms me down. When I'm listening to the blues all the shit I would be worrying about goes away

Ill say it again but buddy guy saved my life Phone Post

Smoke weed

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You can collect, but wait til you know what you are doing. Your taste in guitars will change when you figure out how to play and what you like and don't like. That takes years. Especially since you like buying new you could make some expensive mistakes. What I liked when I started playing 12 years ago I would have no interest in today. You'd also feel like a tool if you show up to a jam or band situation and a guy with a hundred dollar squier is an unbelievable player. You'll feel pretty dumb pulling out your thousand + dollar guitar and playing like shit. Just be patient with it all, guitar is a life long hobby no rush

 

True. I don't think I'll ever play in front of anyone unless I'm really good friends with them.

I have severe social anxiety and the main reason I want to play the blues is that it completely calms me down. When I'm listening to the blues all the shit I would be worrying about goes away

Ill say it again but buddy guy saved my life Phone Post

Smoke weed

Can't random UA's Phone Post
1/29/13 4:49 PM
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I cant even figure out how to get the amp to play, no sound comes out, time to read the manual.  I was hoping it was just a plug and play type deal


I have the same amp. You need to make sure it's on the correct channel and turn the volume up. Otherwise, make sure the volume knob on the guitar is set to + and not 0. My first guitar was a mexican strat. I now have a Steve Vai Jem and a Gibson Les Paul anniversary hanging on the wall


thanks I got her working now.  found some excerises on youtube.  I need to strengthen my hand its kinda cramping up.

Keep playing your hand will build dexterity and finger tips will callius over. Learn how to tune your guitar properly and if you are able wipe guitar down after use the oils from your fingers will eat the strings up. Learn to read guitar tab. I used to have a website that had reliable accurate music to learn ill post link later once I find it. Also learning scales and modes will help you but first learn some easy songs. Nirvana teen spirit is a good one to learn first. Phone Post
Thanks but I've made quite a bit of progress since then and looking back is pretty embarrassing. Phone Post
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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.

Try counting triplets out like

1-trip-let , 2-trip-let, ect instead of tri-p-let. Phone Post
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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.

Try counting triplets out like

1-trip-let , 2-trip-let, ect instead of tri-p-let. Phone Post
I've tried that one and also just 1 - da- da 2- da- da

I'm getting better once its in my muscle memory bank it'll be all good Phone Post
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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.

Try counting triplets out like

1-trip-let , 2-trip-let, ect instead of tri-p-let. Phone Post
I've tried that one and also just 1 - da- da 2- da- da

I'm getting better once its in my muscle memory bank it'll be all good Phone Post


"Pineapple" is a good solfege for triplets.
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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.

Try counting triplets out like

1-trip-let , 2-trip-let, ect instead of tri-p-let. Phone Post
I've tried that one and also just 1 - da- da 2- da- da

I'm getting better once its in my muscle memory bank it'll be all good Phone Post


"Pineapple" is a good solfege for triplets.
I'm sure your fucking with me to make me sound stupid. Phone Post
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so my tattoo artist, I just found out, makes bases from scratch.  He was kind enough to let me take some pics of two of them.

He said he would sell that one ^^^^^

 

Heres one more.

 

He says he has about six of them, he made

1/30/13 12:13 AM
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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.

Try counting triplets out like

1-trip-let , 2-trip-let, ect instead of tri-p-let. Phone Post
I've tried that one and also just 1 - da- da 2- da- da

I'm getting better once its in my muscle memory bank it'll be all good Phone Post


"Pineapple" is a good solfege for triplets.
I'm sure your fucking with me to make me sound stupid. Phone Post


It has 3 syllables and when people say it naturally each syllable is fairly even in length. The 'p' in 'pine' can be pronounced hard to emphasise the beat. Solfege is just mnemonic gibberish and 'pineapple' is going to be more natural to some people than 'triola' or 'trip-a-let'.

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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.

Try counting triplets out like

1-trip-let , 2-trip-let, ect instead of tri-p-let. Phone Post
I've tried that one and also just 1 - da- da 2- da- da

I'm getting better once its in my muscle memory bank it'll be all good Phone Post


"Pineapple" is a good solfege for triplets.
I'm sure your fucking with me to make me sound stupid. Phone Post


It has 3 syllables and when people say it naturally each syllable is fairly even in length. The 'p' in 'pine' can be pronounced hard to emphasise the beat. Solfege is just mnemonic gibberish and 'pineapple' is going to be more natural to some people than 'triola' or 'trip-a-let'.

Ok I'll try it. Better not be trolling me. Phone Post
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None of you homos like those bass's my tattooer made? I think they are awesome Phone Post
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They are very cool, does he have a website? Suck's about the UA's, that's no way to live

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They are very cool, does he have a website? Suck's about the UA's, that's no way to live

No website he just makes em as a hobby Phone Post
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They are very cool, does he have a website? Suck's about the UA's, that's no way to live

No website he just makes em as a hobby Phone Post

Well if he starts with solid blocks of wood and makes those that's very impressive. He could be selling those for 4-5k all day if they play as nice as they look

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Yeah they play good. I told him to see if there's a market or demand for them. He even makes the necks Phone Post

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