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Old 12-31-2012, 10:23 PM   #1231
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my current setup. I've been playing off and on for (doing the calculations in my head) 24 years?!?! Sheeesh.. You wouldn't know it by listening to me play. lol


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Old 01-01-2013, 12:20 AM   #1232
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I've got blisters on my fingers
You're either playing too much or not enough.

Nice! Is that an epi or a gibson?

I'm the same way unfortunately. I got my first guitar in 1996.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:28 AM   #1233
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You're either playing too much or not enough.

Both and neither! I'm rediscovering the blues
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:28 AM   #1234
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Nice! Is that an epi or a gibson?
Neither. It's a knock-off. Best quality, sounding, playing, guitar I've owned.

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I'm the same way unfortunately. I got my first guitar in 1996.

As long as we're ok with the noise we make, that's all that matters. :lol



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Old 01-01-2013, 10:40 AM   #1235
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Both and neither! I'm rediscovering the blues
I spoke of them before, got a new CD for the holidays:


Backing tracks for practice, variety- from "Five Feathers Music", got mine at guitar center, have a couple, about $10 a piece. Have really helped my hack style playing . A band that fits my schedule

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Old 01-02-2013, 08:04 AM   #1236
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I've got blisters on my fingers
I started playing after I had surgery for a broke disc in my neck...lost all feeling in my left hand. I started for two reasons....I wanted to learn how to play and I needed to learn how to move my fingers again.

After I started I could not feel in my fingers and I would play till they would start to bleed....had to stop for a few weeks for them to heal up....then I had to watch my fingers to make sure it did not happen again.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:11 AM   #1237
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For Christmas, my son gave me one of his guitars, a Cort Stratocaster clone, and a copy of Rocksmith for the Xbox. So far this guitar playing thing is waaaaay harder than it looks! Hats off to you to that can make noises with the thing that are actually pleasing to the ear!
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:13 AM   #1238
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I am still a beginner but the rocksmith really kicked my butt.. I did notice that switching guitars confused it, even after tuning it.

I considered giving it a try again yesterday but it was too nice outside to be on the xbox. I guess I'm old.
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:44 PM   #1239
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Hooray!

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Old 01-02-2013, 02:15 PM   #1240
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After some recommendations here, that's what we got our son for Christmas too. Impressive little unit! He loves the sound!

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Old 01-05-2013, 01:36 PM   #1241
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What's the consensus on Rocksmith? I've heard some good reviews....from gamers. I bought Guitar Hero and one fo those plastic guitars back when everyone I knew was ranting about how fun it was, and after watching a bunch of adults play it at a party one night. But I hated it.

Looks like Rocksmith is either discontinued, or simply hard to find. Most online retailers are sold out...is it worth tracking one down?
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:54 PM   #1242
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What's the consensus on Rocksmith? I've heard some good reviews....from gamers. I bought Guitar Hero and one fo those plastic guitars back when everyone I knew was ranting about how fun it was, and after watching a bunch of adults play it at a party one night. But I hated it.

Looks like Rocksmith is either discontinued, or simply hard to find. Most online retailers are sold out...is it worth tracking one down?
You can buy Rocksmith on Amazon for under $40. Steam also sells it but you need to get the USB adapter. I think overall, it's a good way to get started if you're not a self-starter. Otherwise you can get a chord book and then learn tabs and get started that way. There are some good lessons on youtube as well.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:41 PM   #1243
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I've got calluses on mine!

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Old 01-07-2013, 11:40 PM   #1244
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I've got calluses on mine!

My calluses peeled off for the first time in years last week.

Fucking awesome.

I just need to get my hand/wrists strength back up and I can start practicing for real. Right now playing at a moderate pace is just killing my forearms.

Oh well, that is what I get for only tinkering with the acoustic for like 8 years.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:42 AM   #1245
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You can buy Rocksmith on Amazon for under $40. Steam also sells it but you need to get the USB adapter. I think overall, it's a good way to get started if you're not a self-starter. Otherwise you can get a chord book and then learn tabs and get started that way. There are some good lessons on youtube as well.
I think that it is fun, but I also think you should follow the Justin Guitar (I think the best series online) to get the foundation down. Then when you want something different watch a Marty (guitarjamz.com) video to learn that riff you always wanted to learn how to play.

I think that the Rocksmith game will be the third leg in something like this.....Is the game worth it...I think that it is, is it the only thing you need...no.
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