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

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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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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.

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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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[quote name='mokthraka' post='592006944' date='Dec 21 2009, 22:15']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[/quote]
[url="http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/"]This [/url]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 [url="http://www.guitarin60seconds.com/"]this DVD course[/url]. 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.




[quote name='MR_Candyman' post='592006858' date='Dec 21 2009, 21:33']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.[/quote]
Well, a bass is a type of guitar after all (bass guitar), so of course discussion of bass is welcome here as well :)

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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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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:
[list]
[*]Custom Built Guitar
[list]
[*]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
[/list]
[*]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)
[/list]
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.

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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.

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

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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.

[url="http://www.myspace.com/tracksuitambassador"]link[/url] if intersted. Thinking about putting all our stuff (we made an album [img]http://th01.deviantart.net/fs15/300W/i/2007/074/d/2/Attack_of_the_Electroman_by_maclac.jpg[/img]) in a torrent but there is so much (not all good, lol) it'll take a while.

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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!

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Been playing for about 5 years. The Kit:

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

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

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

[b]OLP John Petrucci Signature[/b] - 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.

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[quote name='Lilrichie' post='592007800' date='Dec 22 2009, 03:43']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.

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

[quote name='Max™' post='592010046' date='Dec 22 2009, 13:12']Been playing for about 5 years. The Kit:

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

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

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

[b]OLP John Petrucci Signature[/b] - 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.[/quote]
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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[quote name='kl33per' post='592007256' date='Dec 22 2009, 00:48']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:
[list]
[*]Custom Built Guitar[list]
[*]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
[/list]
[*]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)
[/list]
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.[/quote]
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?

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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.

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[quote name='Lilrichie' post='592014458' date='Dec 23 2009, 12:25']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.[/quote]
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 :)

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[quote name='mokthraka' post='592006944' date='Dec 22 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[/quote]
[url="http://www.justinguitar.com/"]http://www.justinguitar.com/[/url] is the best i've seen. Really well structured.

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Been playing bass for a few years now.

Basses: Musicman Stingray 5
Schecter Diamond Series 004

Effects: Boss ME-50B

Amp: Crate bt220

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My current guitar is an ESP WA-200, with 12-gauge strings, usually tuned to either drop C or drop A. My amp is a Line 6 Spider III 15-watt. I've been playing almost non-stop since May of this year. I play mostly metalcore and deathcore, yay.

I'm looking to get a Schecter Damien 7 with EMG's, so that I can use ultra low tunings (like drop G).

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[quote name='mikebiacsi' post='592017648' date='Dec 24 2009, 09:23']Been playing bass for a few years now.

Basses: Musicman Stingray 5
Schecter Diamond Series 004

Effects: Boss ME-50B

Amp: Crate bt220[/quote]
Actually, I was looking pretty hard at that schecter when I bought my ibanez. I'm still debating on buying it. How do you like it?

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i've been playing for 13 years or so, mostly progressive metal (e.g., dream theater).

guitars:
[list]
[*]ibanez rg series 7-string
[*]fender strat
[*]yamaha acoustic
[/list]
i'm left-handed, and it's very difficult to find lefty guitars.

amp:
[list]
[*]marshall g30r cd
[/list]

multi-effects:
[list]
[*]digitech gnx3000
[/list]

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[quote name='DanielZ' post='592017686' date='Dec 24 2009, 08:33']My current guitar is an ESP WA-200, with 12-gauge strings, usually tuned to either drop C or drop A. My amp is a Line 6 Spider III 15-watt. I've been playing almost non-stop since May of this year. I play mostly metalcore and deathcore, yay.

I'm looking to get a Schecter Damien 7 with EMG's, so that I can use ultra low tunings (like drop G).[/quote]
I'd have to advise against the Damien. My buddy has a 6 string version and I don't find it to be all that great. I'd say go for the Hellraiser instead. I think it's pretty close to the same price, and it's a way, way nicer guitar. You also might want to look at [url="http://www.rondomusic.com/7string.html"]Agile.[/url]They're not very well known: they're only sold over the net and rely on word of mouth advertising only, but they're really nice guitars and they're made in Korea as well (same as Schecter). They're actually quite popular on forums such as 7string.org, ect.. Great customer service too. If the guitar has any problems, or if you just don't like it, you can return it for a full refund.

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[quote name='Ji@nBing' post='592019120' date='Dec 24 2009, 17:48']I'd have to advise against the Damien. My buddy has a 6 string version and I don't find it to be all that great. I'd say go for the Hellraiser instead. I think it's pretty close to the same price, and it's a way, way nicer guitar. You also might want to look at [url="http://www.rondomusic.com/7string.html"]Agile.[/url]They're not very well known: they're only sold over the net and rely on word of mouth advertising only, but they're really nice guitars and they're made in Korea as well (same as Schecter). They're actually quite popular on forums such as 7string.org, ect.. Great customer service too. If the guitar has any problems, or if you just don't like it, you can return it for a full refund.[/quote]

I looked at that company's guitars, and I'm not liking them too much. I also looked at the Hellraiser, and it's rather ugly in my opinion, as abalone borders and gloss finishes are ugly. That's why I like the Damien- flat black finish, and nothing fancy. Pickups are a nonissue anyway, as I'll eventually just replace the EMG HZ pickups with either an EMG 707 or an EMG 81-7.

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[quote name='DanielZ' post='592019230' date='Dec 24 2009, 15:27']I looked at that company's guitars, and I'm not liking them too much. I also looked at the Hellraiser, and it's rather ugly in my opinion, as abalone borders and gloss finishes are ugly. That's why I like the Damien- flat black finish, and nothing fancy. Pickups are a nonissue anyway, as I'll eventually just replace the EMG HZ pickups with either an EMG 707 or an EMG 81-7.[/quote]
Cool. Yeah, if you like it, it's your guitar so it's your choice. I just personally didn't like the way it plays. Just FYI they do make a black Hellraiser without the abalone borders, but it does have a gloss finish:

[img]http://www.pulseonline.com/Schecter/bigC7HellraiserBLK.jpg[/img]

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[quote name='MR_Candyman' post='592018198' date='Dec 24 2009, 18:56']Actually, I was looking pretty hard at that schecter when I bought my ibanez. I'm still debating on buying it. How do you like it?[/quote]

It's a great bass, good solid construction. I love the neck on it, it's very thin so it won't be too much of a change from your Ibanez. The only thing i don't like about it is the lack of countouring on the top of the bass. It's fine if i play finger style, but if i'm playing with a pick then i can get some marks on my forearm where my arm keeps hitting the edge of the bass.

Try it out, you can probably get them at a very good price.

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i play guitar..
been playin for 3 to 4 years.

i got a starsun semi acoustic..
thats about it :p
i connect it to my BOSE if necessary.. mostly play on school party or weddings ... a few.. :p
my band member has the rest of the stuff like electric guitars amp piano and all.

any good songs that have great acoustic riffs??
i am lookin for some good songs to cover. I like songs in higher octaves then normal :)

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