/gg/ - Electric/Acoustic Guitar and Bass General
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Beginner information and FAQ:
Guitar chords and inversions
String Tension Calculator (D'Addario based):
>Steve Vai's Ten Hour Workout
Guthrie Govan's Creative Guitar 1 & 2
>Advancing Guitarist Mick Goodrick
>Chord Chemistry - Ted Greene
>Mickey Baker's Jazz Guitar
>Modern Chord Progressions: Jazz and Classical Voicings for Guitar - Ted Greene
>Jazz Guitar: Single Note Soloing Vol. 1 & 2- Ted Greene
>create a guitar tab, don't put any rhythm information on it, just the notes to be played. post it and see how everyone interprets it and plays it. record your interpretations on vocaroo
I got myself an SG Junior recently for $350. It's very comfy, love the easy access to the higher frets.
try the prelude for BWV 997, just play it and play it until you can play the first section at full speed, before I learnt that I could barely play moonlight sonata which is much slower and pretty tame, but after I learnt that any piece I try seems manageable, took me about a month of solid practise to get the 997 though but good luck it's worth it
I'll try.On a smilar note I have been trying to get through Asturias for a year or so. I don't practice that oftenmostly cause I usually spend the time I have on writing my own stuff but I am not that bad at playing the first section at the regular speed and the second section at half speed.
I've got an Akai Headrush, really want to get a looper pedal that loops for longer.
Any recommendations? The Boss RC-30 Loop Station I've heard is alright
It was okay.
Maybe think of an acoustic guitar as the ultimate clean tone guitar.
You can play things cleanly that would normally sound like a fuzzy mess.
Playing bass lines simultaneously with melodies, harmonies, open notes, big chords.
What's wrong with PRS again?
My SE is pretty sweet for $600.
>inb4 shitty picture
I am well aware that my photography skills can and must be worked on.
How long does it take to get doing confirmation from guitar center when buying something used from a random store? Is been two days... Do they not send shipping confirmation for some purchases?
If I had to guess, it's because they don't come only in black, white, and sunburst. Or the reputation from the 90s of being anything from just another overpriced superstrat to the realm of wannabes who played loud and wanted everyone to pay attention to them but without the skill to back it up. It's up there with the les paul in being the guitar the chuuni kid would 'borrow' from his dad and take to school and talk about how sick he was at playing it, but never did.
Some ones on /mu/ were raped and abused by their dad's, who exclusively played blues music on flame top maple PRS guitars
So they spread vitriol towards anyone who enjoys blues, PRS, Gibson, and flame top maple
That's a shame. They do some nice affordable guitars.
i posted this a few threads ago but still applies
>the guy who can't play for shit and tries to cover it up by buying all sorts of guitars and gear, shits on others choices of guitars and gear and acts like a dick to people on the internet
basically this. I never feel the need to shit on others gear, if you like what you're using then it doesn't matter one bit what anyone else thinks of your shit
Some things with basic bass work is good for developing a feel for it (as some might say),
but I think writing music is much more entertaining.
That overlaps and is easily confused with people recommending gear that isn't very good and talking about it like the best thing ever getting put in their place by someone who has actually experienced the difference.
For example, yamaha makes some pretty good guitars, but it's an instant retard alert when they recommend one over about 500 dollars. Boss makes good pedals, their tuner isn't one of them.
This caught my eye and I went to San ash to try it out I got a lovely sound. Well one I liked. I tried to v20 though. Would this be a good purchase? Would it be loud enough to gig?
that was essentially the context of the original post, yes. those kinds of people on here are in the minority but they're by far the loudest about their opinions so it just seems like they're the majority.
I've owned this guitar, and mine was ridiculously stiff and hard to play. The finish felt cheap and the pickups were underwhelming.
Also the body so small it looked comical when I was holding it. That's not really the guitar's fault though.
Those are excellent amps, if you liked the sounds, go for it, 120 watts SS is more than enough to gig with (the old saying for rock music is 50 watts SS 20 tube).
B-but if Anon doesn't exercise his thinking skills, he won't get better at it!
I tried a few vox amps at a local guitar shop and they all had a scratchy sound to them, like a bad speaker or cable type sound, mention it to the owner and he goes and grabs a $4000 Strat off the back wall and goes and plays on it. He literally closed his eyes and tilted his head back and went "The toooooonnneeee!" And like 4 people were watching like oh it sounds incredible! So vivid! But I could blatantly hear bad wiring and like somone was sanding the strings while he played. It was like a terrible dream and I was looking for cameras like I was on some staged reality show. I bought a strap and ran the fuck out of the store and never went back. I dont know wtf I witnessed but I imagine that guy is in these threads every day as that guy who goes apeshit livid at anyone using a non fender custom shop strat/tele and talking about tonewoods and tube amps
-22 years old
That's not fair, Anon. Older people here just get shunned until they leave.
I have a goatee, but I'm not Travis Bowman. He deleted all his old videos a while ago for whatever reason, but I happened to have downloaded that one with listentoyoutube and have decided to share it with /gg/ because it's a solo acoustic guitar contemporary-folk instrumental.
I didn't say anything about SS amps. JC-120s, Quilters, and the like are phenomenal amps, but modeling amps at higher volumes tend to sound phoney.
I have a roland MicroCube. It's a ton of fun and for running on batteries, it sounds great. But would I buy the 80w Cube over a a low end tube amp? Probably not.
Can you play clean over a moderately hitting drummer at band practice? Barely to no, unless you're running a bunch of efficient speakers.
The same goes for live and unmiked. That's a big no go recommendation from me.
20 watts is a good in-between practice and jam amp. Super manageable and you can wind it all out without pissing bandmates off.
i was looking into the sgj, more specifically the one in a nice brown wood finish, never got my hands on one to try out, what is the neck profile like? because on the epiphone and vintage sg clones the neck was phat as phuck
he did da meme! LOL! this clever and original goyim
I'm a part of /gg/ and I think blues is great!
Overexposure. Too much bad shit played by everyone and their brother and not enough of everything else. It's the last thing you want to hear and the worst when someone is testing gear and when you hear it in person, it's the masturbatory type where they put more work into looking pained and wiggling around than into making it sound good.
I still like good blues, though.
ah right, thats good to hear, what is your les paul? 50s /60s neck ?
>pic related is what I ended up getting
>Buy an Ibanez VRG 270DX a couple days ago
>Finally realize the "Locking Nuts" on the neck of it might be throwing my tuning way out of fucking wack
>Still having issues with this thing, fucking Tremelo flexing as I tune it, locking nuts fucking with my tuning peg input.
Why the hell would they put some of this shit on a guitar?
I know I'm a retarded newbie. But come the fuck on.
yeahhhh, I know that feeling, its a shame too. Thats why I went with the vox, the neck felt like a slightly larger prs 22 neck profile, so its maximum comfy.
Was looking into the tokai sgs as well, no idea what the neck is like on them but I know theyre really well manafactured (going off of what a family friend tells me and if the tokai LP junior is anything to go by)
I think I'll just wait for my Dean and take this thing back, it's too much for me at the moment.
And I'm unsure it was worth 150$ to begin with.
The fucking finish on the floyd is oxidized, it's missing it's pickup selector button, the damn pickups have surface rust all over them.
I knew I should've walked in and avoided talking to anyone, but I let my lack of knowledge get the best of me.
It's a pain in the fucking ass trying to find something decent in southern West Virginia.
You if you don't practice and just do the same 3 pentatonic licks until you're 35 and have a fat wife.
He takes many forms, but it's that dude that bought the bullshit about soul and puts more effort into looking like he feels it than he does sounding good. Puts on the face like he has to take a shit, rocks around like he has autism and can't count to twelve. You'll see him at every music store you go to on any given day sounding like he's murdering the strings. Also at the occasional cookout and even in a bar on open mic night.
does anybody own/played a warwick corvette?
these things look and sound gorgeous. my only concern is I've played a copy before and it was cumbersome as anything. maybe the real deal is less so
Daily reminder if you are married or have kids or are over the age of 26 you will never accomplish anything with your music.
Enjoy having a job you hate to pay bills you wish you didn't have.
>Deluxe American Strat
>Mackie HR824 (mkII)
>Axiom Pro 49
>Custom analog tube compressor I made
>Stereo solid state preamp I made
Collegefag here. Should I buy a Squier to start out with? Is the sound that bad? I want the standard fender telecaster or strat but I'm a beginner so I don't know if I should invest in that this early.
Look at PRS's artist list.
They're the official Buttrock guitar, to the point where the genre may not have been possible without their guitars.
Only on an aesthetic level they're cheesy guitars for cheesy dudes. Their sound is kind of bland too, they don't really have a distinctive sound other than "muddy humbucker than can handle high levels of Buttgain"
You can find some youtube videos of some bargain bind brands that play gloriously.
A decent Amp I.e 15W Peavy goes a great deal toward a pleasant sound.
I paid 150$ for an old Ibanez, it's got features that are fucking sabotage for a beginner. I.E Floyd Rose Tremelos, Headstone Locking Nuts, which fuck with line tension inbetween the tuning knobs & the tremelo.
go for it, my first guitar was a squier strat and I fuckin love the thing. if you enjoy playing move onto something better when the time comes.
it is a righteously awesome pedal.
> being mad at a floyd rose
Step it up nigga, I've been playing on a GRG70 for almost a year, the vintage tremolo is busted and I can't set it up, I can't put any string thicker than 46 if I want to tune to E, and I paid 100€ for this shit.
"LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! FUCK MY NECK WARPED AGAIN LOL!"
"I've come to play."
"I've come to (try) to shred with no rhythm or play mega detuned burp metal"
"I DON'T FEEL INFERIOR AT ALL THESE ARE GREAT GUITARS".
There are significant differences, you can look up a few examples or look at what musicians in your preferred genre are playing.
When you get down to it though, all a beginner really needs in a guitar is something that stays in tune and can be intonated correctly. As long as you're not fighting your gear, you'll be able to learn.
tuner and guitar amp coming in the mail today!!
excited to start playing again, all of my stuff is stuck in storage in another state so ill be without my Cathedral , loop pedal and big muff but eyyyy its something at least!
Thanks for reminding me!
I wouldn't say one is better over the other, they're both pretty versatile guitars. like anon said though>>54365402 as long as it stays in tune and is correctly intonated. I prefer strats to telecasters but that's just a personal preference thing.
>Want to be musician, broke, and do what I want, die whenever, play music forever, have part time job with roommates or w/e
>Find girl, get married, clean up, stop smoking, cut long hair, go back to school, get bachelors in nursing, have kid.
>Contemplate suicide daily
These threads are healthy for me!
Remember kids, oral sex is good sex!
You call that djent?
Just got this from GC
"The SG you placed on order with us was returned from another store because of heavy damage it took in shipping. It has cracks on either side of the neck into the wood going down below the pickguard. The guitar seems to hold up, and if you are still interested let me know so we can ship the guitar out to you. Otherwise I can cancel the order and the funds will be returned to the original pay type."
It's an SG Standard for 570 bucks. It was listed as cosmetic damage only. What do?
Well I normally Avoid /mu/ but this thread seems pretty chill. Question guys, actually two.
One is does anyone by chance know the input jack specifications for a Talman TC530? the nut on mine has fallen off long ago, and I can't seem to find the correct size since standard jack nuts don't seem to want to fit or work. Googling hasn't helped here.
Second question is, I'm having a huge fit of GAS right now and am looking into buying a cheap 7 string and replace my (strangely) Broken Fuzz Factory clone. Does anyone know of an individual who might be selling a clone of the FF for cheap? I tried looking on ebay and theres one for 80 up there but I was hoping for something more along the lines of 60. I might be asking too much.
going to keep searching around but people here might know of some more independant pedal builders and such.
Also who else here buys way too many fuzz pedals? I just can't seem to stop trading and buying new fuzzes away. the only one that's stuck with me for this long is my Hyperion which just blows me out of the water everytime I hear it. Love that thing.
the only reason its in storage is because my family and I were moving out of state, not because i lost interest. so dont project your depressive life style on me cunt.
definitely no. I wouldn't buy a guitar with cracks in the body for any price. check Reverb for SG's. just doooooon't buy a guitar that's already broken. body cracks are not good and if they're still trying to charge you the original price on it and it's been damaged and treated like shit they're trying to scam you.
>Well I normally Avoid /mu/ but this thread seems pretty chill.
WELL YOU THOUGHT WRONG MOTHER FUCKER
>One is does anyone by chance know the input jack specifications for a Talman TC530? the nut on mine has fallen off long ago, and I can't seem to find the correct size since standard jack nuts don't seem to want to fit or work. Googling hasn't helped here.
Just change the jack, they cost like 2 bucks
Re: the nut - no clue. it may be easier to just replace the output jack itself. If you know how to solder, it's a pretty easy job, or you can find diagrams.
Re: pedal - you'll have a hard time finding one for $60 from an independent builder, because you'll end up toeing the line of boutique pedals, and there's always someone who's going to ask for a couple hundred for simple pedals. you could look at something like BYOC, but again you need to be okay with soldering.