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#1 Ji@nBing

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 04:30

Any other guitar players here? I've been playing 15 years. I play mostly metal, but a bit of everything else as well. 

Feel free to post your gear with any mods, ect... It's always fun to talk gear. My list:

Guitars:
Agile PS-900: Seymour Duncan Blackouts, Tone Pros Locking Tune-O-Matic, Grover Locking Tuners
Gibson Explorer: EMG 81/89, Tone Pros Locking Tune-O-Matic, Grover Locking Tuners
Ibanez V300CW


Amps:
(Fender) EVH 5150III w/Mesa 4x12 cab
Peavey Bandit 112


Other Gear:
ISP Decimator
MXR 10 Band EQ


#2 MR_Candyman

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 05:33

I play Bass, not guitar. I have an Ibanez GSR200. I just hook it up to my PA system through my DIGI002 mixer. It works well, and if I want I can run it through Pro-Tools to change the sound how I want.

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 05:43

Guitar
Ibanez RG 370DX
(In the Future maybe a Manson MB-1)

Amp
Line 6 Spider III 15watt

Other
Zvex Fuzz Factory

I've been playing for around 1 year.

#4 mokthraka

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:15

I can play a little guitar. any one know any good sites that offer some FREE tutorials. I know lessons would be better but I cant really afford those

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:28

I can play a little guitar. any one know any good sites that offer some FREE tutorials. I know lessons would be better but I cant really afford those

This is a pretty good site for free lessons of all kinds.

If you're willing to shell out a bit of cash, I highly, highly recommend this DVD course. It's by far the best lessons I've ever taken and the easiest to understand. If you've ever felt intimidated and confused by lessons in the past, this is the course for you and it's a great investment. Can't recommend it enough.




I play Bass, not guitar. I have an Ibanez GSR200. I just hook it up to my PA system through my DIGI002 mixer. It works well, and if I want I can run it through Pro-Tools to change the sound how I want.

Well, a bass is a type of guitar after all (bass guitar), so of course discussion of bass is welcome here as well :)

#6 mokthraka

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 06:29

thats not that bad a price considering how much it seems it comes with only $150. I will look into that ty for posting it :)

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 08:48

I play guitar. It started as a hobby, but I have to call myself a professional now, seeing as I derive the majority of income from that.

Gear:
  • Custom Built Guitar
    • Fender Strat Shaped Body
    • Mahoganny Body Wood
    • Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard
    • 22 Frets, Bone Nut, Sperzel Locking Tuners
    • Sustainiac Stealth Pro in the neck pickup position, Bill Lawrence L-280B in the middle position, PAF Pro in the bridge
    • Roland GK-2A Pickup installed at the bridge
    • Tremelo is Fender Jazzmaster Style
  • Roland VG-99 with FC-300 Floorboard and 2 Boss FS-6 control pedals
  • Roland GR-33
  • V-Wah (never use, just a backup)
  • Crate GT212 120 watt Amp (loud and clean, perfect for the VG-99, want to replace with a keyboard amp at some point)
I trained as a jazz player, but professionally I mostly play pop/rock covers. Would like to do some more Jazz work, but there's not a lot of call for it where I live.

#8 Lilrich

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 11:43

I got a electric guitar March 09' and i have been looking for lessons etc i have previously been using youtube but find some of the lessons a bit cack.

http://www.guitarin60seconds.com is this really good? I might get that, does it teach you everything like a teacher would or would a teacher be better?

#9 badldragon

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 12:05

I haven't really played in about a good solid year. Broke up the band (work>music) but still pick up the guitar to strum along to a tune or two.

link if intersted. Thinking about putting all our stuff (we made an album Posted Image) in a torrent but there is so much (not all good, lol) it'll take a while.

#10 mollick2

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 20:24

Been playing on and off for about 5 years just started getting serious about it about a year and a half ago though. Mostly taught myself with help from UG. Most recently been learning to play some Devildriver and Static-X.

Guitars:
Ibanez GRX20 (cheap but effective)
Behringer Strat clone (first guitar, christmas gift)
Harmony Acoustic

Amp:
Behringer 15W V-tone

Other:
My pc!
Boss ML-2 coming soon!

#11 vetMax™

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 21:12

Been playing for about 5 years. The Kit:

Tokai Love Rock - Set up and tuned two semitones down.
Seymour Duncan SH4 JB (Bridge)/Seymour Duncan APH-1n (Neck)

ESP LTD VB-200 Baritone - Set up and tuned three semitones down to Db.
EMG ZW 81/85 Pickup set.

Epiphone Les Paul Standard - Standard tuning.
EMZ ZW 81/85 Pickup set.

OLP John Petrucci Signature - Standard tuning.
EMG HZ Pickups

- Gibson Goldtone GA-15 Amp
- Marshall JCM 2000 DSL-401
- Line 6 Spider II 112

- Digitech RP-12 FX Board
- Jim Dunlop Crybaby Classic

Also have an Encore bass but technically its the gf's.

#12 OP Ji@nBing

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:31

I got a electric guitar March 09' and i have been looking for lessons etc i have previously been using youtube but find some of the lessons a bit cack.

http://www.guitarin60seconds.com is this really good? I might get that, does it teach you everything like a teacher would or would a teacher be better?

It kind of depends on the teacher. There are some guitar players that are really good, but poor teachers. I will say that I've taken lessons and I found these videos to be better and far easier to understand. The guy is really great at explaining things in a simple and easy to understand way. Why don't you grab the sample lessons from the site and see how you like it?

Been playing for about 5 years. The Kit:

Tokai Love Rock - Set up and tuned two semitones down.
Seymour Duncan SH4 JB (Bridge)/Seymour Duncan APH-1n (Neck)

ESP LTD VB-200 Baritone - Set up and tuned three semitones down to Db.
EMG ZW 81/85 Pickup set.

Epiphone Les Paul Standard - Standard tuning.
EMZ ZW 81/85 Pickup set.

OLP John Petrucci Signature - Standard tuning.
EMG HZ Pickups

- Gibson Goldtone GA-15 Amp
- Marshall JCM 2000 DSL-401
- Line 6 Spider II 112

- Digitech RP-12 FX Board
- Jim Dunlop Crybaby Classic

Also have an Encore bass but technically its the gf's.

Nice rig there. Have you tried the Seymour Duncan Blackouts? I prefer them over EMG's. They're a little more "natural" sounding as well as being more defined and clearer. They have the push and cut through as actives, but the warmth of passives. I actually find my inexpensive Agile with the Duncans sounds better than my Gibson with the EMG's.

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 03:46

I play guitar. It started as a hobby, but I have to call myself a professional now, seeing as I derive the majority of income from that.

Gear:

  • Custom Built Guitar
    • Fender Strat Shaped Body
    • Mahoganny Body Wood
    • Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard
    • 22 Frets, Bone Nut, Sperzel Locking Tuners
    • Sustainiac Stealth Pro in the neck pickup position, Bill Lawrence L-280B in the middle position, PAF Pro in the bridge
    • Roland GK-2A Pickup installed at the bridge
    • Tremelo is Fender Jazzmaster Style
  • Roland VG-99 with FC-300 Floorboard and 2 Boss FS-6 control pedals
  • Roland GR-33
  • V-Wah (never use, just a backup)
  • Crate GT212 120 watt Amp (loud and clean, perfect for the VG-99, want to replace with a keyboard amp at some point)
I trained as a jazz player, but professionally I mostly play pop/rock covers. Would like to do some more Jazz work, but there's not a lot of call for it where I live.

Nice rig!! How do you like the Roland? I've used a Boss GT-10 and a Line6 PODXT and found them just too complicated. How authentic is the actual guitar modeling? Was your Strat custom made for you, or did you build it yourself from parts?

#14 Lilrich

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 20:25

Ji@nBing sorry for the late reply i wasnt being rude, yea i think i might just do that you know going to download the samples now.

#15 OP Ji@nBing

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Posted 23 December 2009 - 22:21

Ji@nBing sorry for the late reply i wasnt being rude, yea i think i might just do that you know going to download the samples now.

Ha!! No problem. I didn't even think of it, actually. So no need to feel you're being rude. Hope you enjoy the lessons :)