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Old 12-31-2013, 05:52 PM   #2071
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What is Rocksmith?
It's a program for learning to play guitar. Actually it was sort of marketed as a game at first. It's available for PC, PS3 and XBox 360. Nothing like using a $3K guitar as a game controller.

http://rocksmith.ubi.com/rocksmith/e...ome/index.aspx
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:07 PM   #2072
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The only thing that gives me worse G.A.S. than bike stuff is guitar gear. I've been pretty good lately - have stuck with my '99 American Standard Strat and Ibanez hollow body. Unfortunately I came across this on fleabay the other night however. Put in a cheap bid and forgot about it until I got the email that I had won! Should be here next week. I blame you guys. Haha.
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Old 01-01-2014, 06:17 AM   #2073
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Nice SG I bought one with the miniEtune last sept. and it plays and sounds great but every time I go from my Les Pual to the SG I find myself playing in c# rather than b I guess the necks longer and it takes getting used to.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:55 AM   #2074
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Holy Tommy Emmanuel Batman - That's some fine playin'!

Tommy and his brother phil used to play often at the city view pub ,ipswich in qld australia many years ago,ie 1983/4 yes very good players!,believe tommy resides in the usa now?

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Old 01-02-2014, 06:07 AM   #2075
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It's a program for learning to play guitar. Actually it was sort of marketed as a game at first. It's available for PC, PS3 and XBox 360. Nothing like using a $3K guitar as a game controller.

http://rocksmith.ubi.com/rocksmith/e...ome/index.aspx

There is another one out as well....BandFuse. I don't really see this "game" as a game. It really is a learning tool. I don't think it would be the best thing going in from the get go, but if you want to do your learning online, this is a great addition....and for the price of about 1month of lessons from an in-person teacher....that might or might not teach you a darn thing.

I really think if you want to learn the guitar and couple this with something like JustinGuitar.com or something like that it would make you a pretty good player. The Justin Guitar site will teach you really where to put your fingers for this or that and the "game" will make the practice actually fun. Shooting zombies by playing different cords, or shooting little cowboys by hitting this or that string will teach you where the strings are on the guitar...you will get there faster without looking using the game then I think you will on your own....you have to look at the screen to see what cowboy to shoot and such.

Learning the songs is pretty straight forward and you can ease into them...it is fun....and it is real practice.

It does draw flack for looking like guitar hero in how the notes are shown to you, but really on a TV I think it is the best way....get that guitar hero out of your mind and it becomes much les a game (never had that game so it is easy for me)...

After you actually sit down and use the program first hand...and use it for about a week, I would say you are going to quit thinking of it as a game and more of a learning aid.....and that snobbish attitude thinking that your gold top is just a game controller will go away very quickly.
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:19 PM   #2076
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I'm getting one of these installed in my Gibson J100 xtra this weekend!


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Old 01-04-2014, 07:16 AM   #2077
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Let me know how that works for you. I have a "guitar mic" in my HD-28 and I get feedback like a sonuvabitch! I have to use one of those sound hole cover thingys or it is a screech fest!
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:41 PM   #2078
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+1 on www.justinguitar.com.

I"ve picked up my Alavarez acoustic after a long lay off and decided 2014 will the the Year of Music at my house. I'm going to put some serious effort into the guitar and increase my knowledge of standard musical notation.

For a beginner, the lessons at Justin's site are well thought out, detailed and presented in short, easy to digest modules. He offers beginner, intermediate, blues and other lessons and complete packages...

At some point, I'll probably purchase some of his materials, but for now, I'm taking advantage of the free stuff on his site.

I'll never be a pro, but I want to be able to pull 10 or 15 songs out of the air to play around the house and amuse myself and the dog......
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:38 PM   #2079
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You'll enjoy that Duke

Larrivee uses LR Baggs now....my D-03E was made in '02 and uses a B-Band A2.

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Old 01-06-2014, 04:48 AM   #2080
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My old J-45 had a high action from Bozeman, so I bought a Tusq saddle from Stewart McDonald. Was easier than I thought.

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Old 01-07-2014, 12:05 AM   #2081
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:47 AM   #2082
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Not meaning to get a "brand war" going or anything but...

I'm looking for a small (10-20W) practice amp and have just about narrowed it down to these two.






They are both solid state and cost about $99 at Sweetwater. Any experiences or recommendations? It's probably a wash at this level, but just curious.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:47 PM   #2083
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Can't comment on the Marshall, but I had a gig a few years ago where they had one of the lil Champs backstage in the "green room". I was very impressed with it, great tone for a solid state amp. Both of us guitar players plugged into it and we both thought it was a great little amp. It would be a good choice for a practice amp etc.
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:16 PM   #2084
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Check out the Fender Mustang. It's getting pretty good hype for a small solidstate amp.

Forgot about the Yamaha th10. Fantastic practice amp.
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:28 PM   #2085
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Check out the Fender Mustang. It's getting pretty good hype for a small solidstate amp.

Forgot about the Yamaha th10. Fantastic practice amp.
Fender Mustang is a great sounding amp. You'd almost think it had tubes in it. This series of vids is pretty good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erKaCn2wgLw
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