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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby bishopoz » 20 Sep 12, 9:44 am

nah im not gonna be playing gigs or anything lol , just bashing at home n with mates , as i said mainly metal/punk/hardcore i'll be playing , suppose i'll just hold out for a good amp when i can grab 1 , might go check out some guitars this w/e though.
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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby diamondd » 20 Sep 12, 1:10 pm

whoops, I missed that lol

well in that case you can't really go wrong with a hard-tail Ibanez of some sort. They come in various configs but all you really need is a bridge humbucker and you'll be pretty set. I personally prefer Jackson guitars so have a look at those too (and ESP/LTD are popular and good too but I'm less of a fan).

here are some examples of what I think you should be looking for:
http://www.jacksonguitars.com/en-AU/pro ... 2916100576
http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/eg_pag ... ries_id=72
http://www.espguitars.com/guitars/ltd-s ... 351nt.html

so notice the types of pickups and the bridge, look for them (hard-tail + humbuckers) and don't cheap out. For example, I'm not sure how much that LTD h-351 actually costs, but I know the h-50 will be cheaper and I also know that the 50's series are ****. So aim a little higher then negotiate a lower price at the store.

same with amps, its a never ending money pit screwing around with <=$500 amps that all sound **** anyway so its probably not worth it. Amps are just stupidly expensive, which is annoying but the good ones are pretty awesome so you may as well wait lol.
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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby bishopoz » 20 Sep 12, 2:12 pm

cheers mate , yeah might just hold out for awhile n get a few lessons first before i decide what to spend money on , i still know fk all lol when you mention stuff with humbuckers n pickups im just like wtf? lol def need a few lessons to point me in the right direction and get my head around it all , its all an overload for my small head atm.

all just seems so overwhelmingly hard atm , when i got the first chord chart i was like wow wtf how am i gonna learn all those chords lol ive just been picking up little bits everyday but... its something im keen as to learn though , so im gonna stick with it , even if it takes me 10 years to play half decent lol

got this beginner book with a dvd but even some of that goes over my head , guess i just need to sit down with a teacher get all the basics down n go from there.
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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby diamondd » 20 Sep 12, 2:47 pm

well yeah, 2-3 months is not a long time anyway. If you're sure you want to keep going then there's no reason why you can't get a new guitar, but I had my cheap-arse starter pack guitar for 3 years before I bought a new one.

buying a better guitar won't make you a better guitarist, neither will a bad guitar stop you from becoming a good guitarist. A better guitar just gives you a warmer fuzzier feeling than a cheap one lol.
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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby bishopoz » 13 Oct 12, 8:37 am

picked up an ibanez rgr321 yesterday , pretty stoked with it , sounds freakin great compared to the cheapo ive got , feels so much better , its motivated me to play heaps now :D

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/eg_pag ... ries_id=72
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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby Mearehear » 13 Oct 12, 8:50 am

One of my first guitars was an Ibanez, remember it fondly. That one looks nice!
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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby diamondd » 13 Oct 12, 10:07 am

nice, its a very well respected piece of gear that :)
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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby Sub_Xero » 20 Oct 12, 6:41 pm

Haha wow, didn't know this thread was still going, nor can I believe I remembered my password! Amazing.

I'm upgrading to a Hughes & Kettner TriAmp MKII. Also using an iBanez RGK series in matte black. Sound's like a champion!

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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby korbain » 21 Dec 12, 7:03 pm

Recorded up a new song a few weeks ago, nothing crazy, just something i put together over a few nights. Did the bass, both guitars and drums :) a few other songs on my soundcloud as well.

https://soundcloud.com/korbaink7/tranquility
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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby Bol7z » 26 Dec 12, 2:32 am



more parkway (again)
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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby MuscularTeeth » 11 Feb 13, 4:09 pm

I decided i wanted to play guitar just before my little lass was born.
I stole my dads cardboard guitar (i have no idea what brand it is - someone lent it to him, i know its cheap) and started teaching myself.I havent looked at any tutorials or books or videos.
Im just teaching myself.
Here is an improv thing i was playing with last night - more than a few mistakes, but im really happy so far how ive progressed in 9months of just intermittant dabbling.
i never had a pluck so i use my fingers.

https://soundcloud.com/muscularteeth/mu ... v-practice

i find it thoroughly entrancing to make your own sounds on the fly. very different from the electronica realm i usually live in.
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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby vanderlan » 11 Feb 13, 9:22 pm

Wow. To play like that after 9 months, well done. I've been playing for about 12/13 years now and I wished I sounded like that at 9 months :D

I love finger picking style, I grow my nails a fair bit to play John Butler songs and the like, it's awesome fun. Keep at it!
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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby Mearehear » 12 Feb 13, 1:02 am

Nice progress MT :) I miss playing at the moment, don't have a guitar at the moment now but planning on coming back to it in the near future, then I post post something.

Seeing as I dont have something to show, here is a tune by my brother who has played since he was around 6. Hopefully that link works
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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby Hotblack » 12 Feb 13, 7:50 am

All you need now is a better guitar
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Re: Guitarists around on these forums?

Unread postby bishopoz » 14 Feb 13, 10:58 am

i so need an accoustic guitar :)... , thats pretty good after 9 months mt and no tutorials or anything...

iv'e been going ok , been about 8 months now , have stopped playing everyday lately , just havnt had time or motivation , starting to belt out some stuff though , mainly hardcore and punk tunes , just easy for me and fun to play , learning wreckage by parkway atm, most of its pretty basic , still having trouble with my strumming though :roll: gotta get a camera to , be handy to improve i guess.
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