Any guitarists here?

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misogynisticfeminist
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Yea, wondering if there are anyone who play guitar round here? maybe this thread can be talking about that broom with the 6 strings on.
 

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The Bob
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I know there are but I am a musician not a guitarist. Sorry.

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  • #3
Artman
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Yeah, I play a little. Mostly electric, but some accustic.
 
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The Bob
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Artman said:
Yeah, I play a little. Mostly electric, but some accustic.

Acoustic (Sorry but I must correct music). :redface: :biggrin: :shy: :tongue2:

The Bob (2004 ©)
 
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The Bob said:
Acoustic (Sorry but I must correct music). :redface: :biggrin: :shy: :tongue2:

The Bob (2004 ©)

You know something, I used the spellcheck feature and it highlighted that word and I pushed the "correct" button! It didn't correct the word. :yuck:

I just did some research on my electric guitar and found that it is a vintage collectable. :smile: I was thinking about buying a new one, but in light of what I just discovered, I'm not so sure.

It's a Westbury Performer (not sure what year). It's not a bad guitar, but the back of the neck has a high gloss finish and my thumb sticks and makes it hard to move.

What do you guys think, should I just take some sandpaper to the neck and knock down the finish a little? Or is this a bad idea?
 
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Artman said:
You know something, I used the spellcheck feature and it highlighted that word and I pushed the "correct" button! It didn't correct the word. :yuck:

LoL

Artman said:
What do you guys think, should I just take some sandpaper to the neck and knock down the finish a little? Or is this a bad idea?

I think it is a bad idea. You just need to play it more and it will soon wear in.

The Bob (2004 ©)
 
  • #7
humanino
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I play guitare piano and saxophone. None of them extraordinarily. But still. I like many different stuff, but I need classical music several times a week.

Totally agree with The Bob. You'll get used to it. Don't spoil it. Work hard. :wink:
 
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I play a little geetah, what types of music do PF members like to play? I'm currently trying to nail down "Zombie Inc" by IN FLAMES.
 
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I have a yamaha electric that I am trying to learn. I can pretty much learn most rock and pop songs if supplied the tabs, maybe not very well, but decently ;) My biggest problem is getting my fingers to move faster and in the correct position. I can always get in the general area, I must be guitar declined. :frown:
 
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I play guitar also. I play an Ibanez S470 through a Marshall AVT275 combo, and also have a Takamine acoustic.

- Warren
 
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Math Is Hard
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Piano and electric bass here. Guitar is nice, but melodic percussion is my thang!
 
  • #12
The Bob
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As everyone is posting what they play I will as well:

Cornet, Piano, Violoncello, Bassoon, Oboe, Saxophone (Alto and Tenor but the others are the same), melodic percussion (Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Tubular Bells etc..) and a bit of Bass Guitar.

The Bob (2004 ©)
 
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I play guitar, have for about 4 years, maybe I'll get up some clips tomorrow of some songs I've composed.
 
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chroot said:
I play guitar also. I play an Ibanez S470 through a Marshall AVT275 combo, and also have a Takamine acoustic.

- Warren
Man, those Ibanez S series guitars are really sweet, but sorry to hear about the amp, you know those AVT's are a ripoff, right? They make it seem like the preamp section's all tube when really there are something like 20 or 24 solid state transistors in the 100 model and only one tube(that's a trait of all the AVT's, the 20 or 24 SS transistors is just something with the 100, yours would need even more than that), and all it really does is add a bit of flavor to the sound. You could have spent around the same amount of money and gotten an all tube DSL 401 combo that would likely be more than loud enough for whatever you needed it for.

Speaking of which, what did you need such a loud amp for, you in a band and playing live shows, or do you just like pissing off your neighbors? :biggrin:
 
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I play the piano. I'm trying to play the drums (no success yet). I also have a Fender electric guitar that I'm dying to play but I can't because my father wants me on the drums while he plays the guitar. :biggrin:
 
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Jin, if you are into simple guitar riffs, try "Rebel, Rebel" by David Bowie.
 
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JohnDubYa said:
Jin, if you are into simple guitar riffs, try "Rebel, Rebel" by David Bowie.

I can play that. =)
 
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hey, i have a Fender Stratocaster.

im not sure if i can say that i play any other instrument, i have picked out the intro for stairway to heaven on the piano by just listening. Just played it over and over again in my head since i already knew it for guitar.

Also have a Yamaha, accustic. I also play bass pretty well, but drums isn't my strongest side.
 
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I have a Squier (cheap subsidiary of Fender) strat with 2 humbuckers and a Vox amp. I am pretty crappy, but I do a decent Enter Sandman (minus the solo).
 
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I've got a couple of guitars. Fender hardtail strat and lonestar strat, Gibson Les Paul, Ibanes js-100 (for sale) and js-1000, Peavey Destiny custom, Washburn bass and a couple of cheapies in pieces.
 
  • #22
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I bought a bass guitar recently (less than a week ago), and I've already worked out most the bassline to "Otherside" by the RHCP. Now if I could play it like Flea...

I feel so simple with my 4 strings.
 
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jimmy p said:
I bought a bass guitar recently (less than a week ago), and I've already worked out most the bassline to "Otherside" by the RHCP. Now if I could play it like Flea...

I feel so simple with my 4 strings.

There was a man at a party who wanted to talk to people on their level, so he asked them their IQ before having a conversation.

The first person he talked with had an IQ of 150, so he said, "So, are you interested in Astro Physics?"

The next person he talked with had an IQ of 100, so he said, "How do you like the plays of Shakespere?"

The next person he spoke with had an IQ of 56, so he said, "What kind of bass strings do you use?"

:smile: :tongue: :smile: Just kidding, jimmy p. Actually, I play bass too.

I decided to hit the back of my guitar neck with a piece of extra fine sandpaper. It worked! it took the gloss off, and hasn't really hurt the appearance of the finish that much. The action is the best it has ever been for me. I was finally able to slide to notes without my hand getting stuck.
 
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The Bob
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Artman said:
I decided to hit the back of my guitar neck with a piece of extra fine sandpaper. It worked! it took the gloss off, and hasn't really hurt the appearance of the finish that much. The action is the best it has ever been for me. I was finally able to slide to notes without my hand getting stuck.

It was up to you. Glad you can slide and the appearance is fine.

The Bob (2004 ©)
 
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The Bob said:
It was up to you. Glad you can slide and the appearance is fine.

The Bob (2004 ©)

Yeah, even though several people here advised against it, I had found some people on the internet who had done it, so I decided to take the hit and try it. It saved me buying another guitar (that sticking was driving me nuts). It really is a pretty instrument, and sounds really good. Now the action is exactly what I wanted too.
 
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The Bob
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Artman said:
Yeah, even though several people here advised against it, I had found some people on the internet who had done it, so I decided to take the hit and try it. It saved me buying another guitar (that sticking was driving me nuts). It really is a pretty instrument, and sounds really good. Now the action is exactly what I wanted too.

What is most important is that you like it. I don't know much about guitars though. :biggrin:

The Bob (2004 ©)
 
  • #27
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i'm a guitar player too. i took a couple music classes in school just for some credits and it turned out that i've a real knack for it all. i picked up piano phenominally fast, and i'm a very decent guitart player. i write a lot of music myself, i can only play a few familiar songs. i like classic rock and oldies mostly. i have a lyon eletric guitar thats very nice but i never play. i love my acoustic guitars. my pride and joy is my washburn. its sounds great and the paint job matched my wild hair from my 16th birthday, so that was really cool when i got it. i also have an old epi that's like a cheese slicer and i'm the only one i know who can play it for more than 5 minutes. and i just got an old classical guitar, which i think is great.

i write a lot of music. i'm thinking about getting some recording and writing software for my birthday. my dad was actually telling me the other day that i should forget about my science and math careers and stick with my music. he's an engineer too! my he says i'm too much an atrist to be stuck behind a computer or in a lab. eh awell..
 
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The Bob
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Gale17 said:
i write a lot of music. i'm thinking about getting some recording and writing software for my birthday. my dad was actually telling me the other day that i should forget about my science and math careers and stick with my music. he's an engineer too! my he says i'm too much an atrist to be stuck behind a computer or in a lab. eh awell..

Good one. I am all up for being a musician and dropping science and maths to a hobby level but the career prospect, even for the very best people, is still very slim. I know people from around the UK who are the very, very best in their catagory but still do normal work and their music. I don't want to put you down but have, like I have, a backup plan incase it doesn't work.

The Bob (2004 ©)
 
  • #29
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I've been playing for 10 years or so, I use:

PRS Singlecut
Gibson LP
Bunch of guitars in bits
Laney TT-20
Marshall DSL-50
Bunch of amps in bits
Absurd number of effects. No, really, absurd.

I also hand build effects. Anyone who has a dream about a custom built fuzz and/or switch/looper boxes, send me a PM. I'm selling for cost of parts at the moment until I can get some reviews :)
 
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jimmy p
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jono said:
Bunch of guitars in bits

Do they sound any good? :rofl:
 
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Cinnamon to lubricate sticky fingers

Artman said:
It's a Westbury Performer (not sure what year). It's not a bad guitar, but the back of the neck has a high gloss finish and my thumb sticks and makes it hard to move.
Sometimes my finger sticks a little on the trackpad on my laptop. To remedy this, I lubricate my finger by dipping it in a bag of powdered cinnamon. My laptop gets slightly cinnamon colored, but it works great. You can get cheap cinnamon in the bulk foods sections of natural foods stores.
 
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Hand built guitar FX and the Racer X forums

jono said:
I also hand build effects. Anyone who has a dream about a custom built fuzz and/or switch/looper boxes, send me a PM. I'm selling for cost of parts at the moment until I can get some reviews :)
You should post that offer on the http://www.racerxband.com/board/. I think you will get a ton of responses and when people use your FX they will post feedback on the Racer X forums.
 
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I took 4 or 5 years of lessons as a kid, and have little to show for it. I hated practicing (I don't think my instructor's approach suited my needs...it was too theoretical, which helped when I took music appreciation in college, but didn't keep me interested in practicing). Now I'd really like to pick it up again, but can't seem to convince my parents to unbury my guitar from their piles of crap in their garage let alone ship it to me (not even sure what condition it would be in at this point). I was good at sight-reading though (had to be, since I never practiced I was always playing stuff for the first time at my lessons). But then there was this one folk song I was supposed to learn that I actually practiced (I had gotten quite a lecture from my mom about the cost of lessons and not practicing)...the tempo was supposed to be allegro, but I don't think quite as fast as I actually played it when I went for my lesson. Ha ha. I had it completely memorized, and my fingers just flew over the notes. It was fun until I was told to slow down a little...drat! :grumpy: It was sort of folk song meets repressed rock musician. All I really wanted was to get to play songs I actually recognized, not dopey folk songs (of course now I have more appreciation for folk songs than I did then).
 
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jimmy p said:
I bought a bass guitar recently (less than a week ago), and I've already worked out most the bassline to "Otherside" by the RHCP. Now if I could play it like Flea...

I feel so simple with my 4 strings.
You have a choice as a bassist, you can be a simple little thing that just plays in the background, or you could try to take your 4 strings and do something far too few people do in music and actually be a creative element in a band (if you're in a band). I suggest you listen to alot of Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Cream and Black Sabbath (NIB solo especially) for some inspiration on how to make those 4 strings into something more than just backup for guitar.
 
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Gale17 said:
i'm a guitar player too. i took a couple music classes in school just for some credits and it turned out that i've a real knack for it all. i picked up piano phenominally fast, and i'm a very decent guitart player. i write a lot of music myself, i can only play a few familiar songs. i like classic rock and oldies mostly. i have a lyon eletric guitar thats very nice but i never play. i love my acoustic guitars. my pride and joy is my washburn. its sounds great and the paint job matched my wild hair from my 16th birthday, so that was really cool when i got it. i also have an old epi that's like a cheese slicer and i'm the only one i know who can play it for more than 5 minutes. and i just got an old classical guitar, which i think is great.

i write a lot of music. i'm thinking about getting some recording and writing software for my birthday. my dad was actually telling me the other day that i should forget about my science and math careers and stick with my music. he's an engineer too! my he says i'm too much an atrist to be stuck behind a computer or in a lab. eh awell..

I work with someone who had that tough decision to make when he was doing a post-doc. His band was doing very well playing in NYC clubs, and he had a really tough decision whether to stay in science or stay in music. He chose science (the fool!), but puts on a great performance at scientific meetings! He and a few others have a recurring act at the social for one of our meetings. They parody lyrics with themes relevant to the scientists in the audience, and do a very good job of it. He has his own original songs too, but doesn't perform those for audiences too often. It turns out that having good stage presence is also a great skill for a scientific career.
 

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