Guitar playing/gear thread

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Postby Cone » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:41 pm

I recently bought a RC-1 Loop Station because I thought it would help my practicing, but instead it’s just made me more aware of how clumsy my playing sounds.
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Postby brittle » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:28 pm

Even though it kinda sucks hearing yourself with new ears, it'll only make you better.
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Postby bro tones » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:55 am

got a fender baja telecaster out for delivery today 8-)
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Postby odilonredon » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:25 am

Cone wrote:I recently bought a RC-1 Loop Station because I thought it would help my practicing, but instead it’s just made me more aware of how clumsy my playing sounds.



yeah looping really forces you to get your rhythm on point.

just in general, having good timing is essential to good guitar playing, it’s just as important as having a good melodic ear, which is something i think a lot of guitar players don’t realize
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Postby Grumby » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:35 am

yeah. the right hand is more important than the left imo
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Postby bro tones » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:36 am

Grumby wrote:yeah. the right hand is more important than the left imo


this should be quoted on every page and i wish someone woulda told me that when i was 13
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Postby ahungbunny » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:49 am

you're not a true guitarist until you can harmonize string bends with another person
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Postby fresh salad » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:23 pm

Treating myself this Xmas
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Postby Eugenics » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:06 pm

beautiful
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Postby fresh salad » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:42 am

Thanks!
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Postby jewels » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:07 pm

brothertony wrote:
Grumby wrote:yeah. the right hand is more important than the left imo


this should be quoted on every page and i wish someone woulda told me that when i was 13


I took me far to long to realize why the dominant hand did the strumming and picking
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Postby fresh salad » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:06 am

The first 30 seconds of this are amazing
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Postby brittle » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:31 am

Lol.
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Postby DasLofGang » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:09 pm

i'm putting flatwounds on my dano this afternoon for a festive tinkly bell sound
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Postby bro tones » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:15 pm

i can't play anything but flatwounds anymore. love the d'adario chrome .11s
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Postby Sad Panda » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:17 pm

Anyone have reccs or experience with those cheap Joyo/Donner/etc. pedals? Want an analog delay, reverb, and chorus pedal but since I don't gig on guitar anymore blowing $150 on a Carbon Copy or Hall of Fame doesn't appeal to me. Other cheap pedal reccs are fine too, Guitar Center has a bunch of $50 TC Electronic pedals that could fit the bill.

Though damn that Jazzmaster is gorgeous and I've been lusting after that or a jag recently for janglier tones on recordings.
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Postby vibracobra » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:42 pm

Those cheap knockoff pedals are fine for what they are. I have a delay that works pretty well, doesn't add any noise or take any of my signal out, and has held up for a couple years at this point. If you're not playing out a ton and abusing them, they should suit you fine.
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Postby Autarch » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:37 pm

Playing my mom's Spanish guitar. It's my absolute favorite instrument in the world. Every time I pick it up I end up playing for many hours. It sounds so rich and warm and sweet. Alhambra model 6P.
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Postby DasLofGang » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:41 pm

Mechanical Birds wrote:
DasLofGang wrote:that earthquaker pedal just sounds like a muff to me :?:


The one I posted? That's fair I guess - a Muff has that power tube breakup thing down pretty well and that's what this reminds me of. I really really do wish it had a tone control because it'd be nice to roll off the highs a little bit, but straight up it's the best distortion pedal I've ever used, hands down.

i got to try one of these and holy shit was I wrong

it's so insane i actually bought one
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Postby bro tones » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:40 pm

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Postby butter » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:15 pm

Fucking sweet, brothertony. What's the yellow pedal in the first pic?
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Postby bro tones » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:36 pm

stone deaf trashy blonde. it's marshall style overdrive that can crunch from like jtm45 lighter distortion all the way to jcm 800 huge shit. has a slick parametric eq too and pairs really well with super clean fender amps. figured i'd give it a shot.

i usually hate pedal demos because everyone plays the same butt rock, but this one (and this kid's channel) is really good:
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Postby pantsoclock » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:53 pm

trem channel on my music man is breaking up. I've heard tremelo circuits break down a lot anyone have experience getting them fixed up or is it basically busted for good?
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Postby bro tones » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:19 pm

breaking up how? like clicks and pops or the effect itself is not audible?
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Postby pantsoclock » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:30 pm

Like distorting too easily and really dirtily. Maybe just a shot tube? Clean channel works fine.
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Postby bro tones » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:42 pm

oh i misread. it's the whole channel. yeah, if you're getting unpleasant breakup at low volumes i would say it's probably a tube issue. take it too a tech. don't try to DIY.
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Postby Brevity » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:28 am

Is it time to do the thing again where we post our boards? Right now I'm

TC Electronic Polytune --< Keeley 4-knob compressor --< Dunlop Crybaby wah --< Analogman King of Tone overdrive --< Analogman Peppermint Fuzz --< Boss CH-1 Super Chorus --< '90s Electro Harmonix Microsynth --< MXR Carbon Copy delay --<TC Electronic Hall of Fame reverb

out of a 1968 Fender Vibrolux or 1964 Gibson Skylark and into a '90s telecaster.


Pretty basic setup, but it's taken a long time to dial everything in so it feels REALLY great to have it settled. Like, finally, for the foreseeable future, this is my sound. It works pretty well (with minor variations) for every group I play with, from heavy psych to weird smooth Mallsoft.
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Postby ahungbunny » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:38 am

lol at "basic set-up" for a nine-pedal rig
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Postby ahungbunny » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:41 am

edited for being an asshole
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Postby Brevity » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:44 am

Because I'm rarely using more than a few pedals at at time
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