I bought a guitar is it rubbish?

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  • wellsie 18 Jun 2007 14:09:43 87 posts
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    After reading a post about someone learning to play the other day I decided to buy a guitar. I don't have a clue what makes a good guitar, so i just went to ebay and bought a cheap one spent about 40ish. Did a buy a piece of rubbish?

    http://www.lindo.ltd.uk/viewProduct.php?ProdID=97

    its the first guitar that has ever had a adjustable metal bridge, don't know if that's good or not. Guessing not.
  • Deleted user 18 June 2007 14:11:26
    If you're just starting out, it doesn't really matter.
  • Azazel 18 Jun 2007 14:13:37 1,100 posts
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    Yeah, I started out with a 20 POS out of Argos and it did the job.

    Also: If you get a really cheap guitar to learn on you can later smash the fuck out it for added fun!
  • Fat-Boy 18 Jun 2007 14:16:13 4,300 posts
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    Jesus Christ, a locking nut and an adjustable bridge on an acoustic?!

    /is confused.
  • wellsie 18 Jun 2007 14:21:12 87 posts
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    Fat Boy wrote:
    Jesus Christ, a locking nut and an adjustable bridge on an acoustic?!

    /is confused.

    ye from what I have seen it confused me :p but it has pretty birds on the neck lol thanks for the advice
  • warlockuk 18 Jun 2007 14:31:30 19,492 posts
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    The adjustable bridge pictured is something you usually see on electric guitars - you'd adjust the bridge for string height (up and down) and intonation (backwards and forwards).

    Basically you'd tune the guitar and then check the tuning at the 12th fret - and if it was out of tune there you'd adjust the bridge for that string forwards or backwards so you'd make the distance between the 12th fret and the end of the string longer or shorter, lowering or raising the pitch accordingly. And then retune the open string and check again. It's 'cos on some guitars as you play higher up it can sound out of tune - pain in the nuts if you ever tune a guitar down to B but worth getting someone else to set up.

    If you're just starting out you'll probably not even notice so it's not worth messing with.
  • Aurifex. 18 Jun 2007 14:41:41 1,030 posts
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    Looks good to start with. As long as the strings are not too high off the frett board so it gets called and egg/cheese slicer
  • warlockuk 18 Jun 2007 14:54:13 19,492 posts
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    Heh.
    /makes egg mayonnaise with acoustic
    /can't get the bits out of the hole
    /summer
    /stinks

    My acoustic has stupidly high action. I might have to take the bridge out and file it down or something :/

    (Then again it is only a cheap electro-acoustic - the back of the body is stupidly big and uncomfortable. Not the best thought-out purchase ever)
  • jonsaan 18 Jun 2007 16:00:08 27,005 posts
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    mouse wrote:
    If you're just starting out, it doesn't really matter.

    Actually a really shit guitar is likely to hinder your progression and put you off. If it doesn't stay in tune you might as well forget about it.

    Personally I would never buy any guitar without having a little play on it first. Try before you buy.

    Edited by jonsaan at 16:02:28 18-06-2007
  • pjmaybe 18 Jun 2007 16:09:03 70,666 posts
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    What jonsaan said.

    A shit quality cheapo guitar with a high action may well end up harming your development as a guitarist - going for something with relatively light strings and a nice easy to finger (steady!) action - will pay dividends.

    Last time I was in a guitar shop mucking around with some of the cheaper end fender knock-offs, they were actually pretty damned good so it's not all bad news.

    Peej
  • StixxUK 18 Jun 2007 21:33:58 8,179 posts
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    I bought a 40 quid electric guitar from ebuyer. It's great, I can make disgusting noises with it really loudly.
  • Hunam 18 Jun 2007 21:51:01 20,673 posts
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    That guitar has the floyd rose style bridge locking mechanism, something i loathe as its just a cunt.
  • Nasty 18 Jun 2007 22:00:44 4,828 posts
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    That guitar is going to an absolute bitch to work with for a beginner. First thing you learn to do is tune a guitar. OK so you tune it then lock the nut which is almost surely going to fuck the tuning. If they're then expecting you to tune it by moving the bridge that'll bugger the intonation. Where do they think the striings are going to go with no fulcrum or any other tremelo system?

    Why would you have a locking nut and no Floyd Rose? It's designed specifically to counter the small changes to pitch a locking nut makes when you lock it.

    I feel an email to Lindo coming on...

    Edited by Nasty at 22:02:33 18-06-2007
  • wellsie 18 Jun 2007 22:58:38 87 posts
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    brilliant...
  • Deleted user 8 February 2016 20:51:50
    I bought a guitar today and it isn't rubbish. It automatically tunes itself and at a flick of a button you can down tune. It also has a titanium nut and cost more than my first two cars combined.

    However, I think it will, in the future, be considered a classic vintage /fingers crossed
  • thelzdking 8 Feb 2016 20:59:29 9,466 posts
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    Is it one of those Gibson 'robot' Les Pauls, or whatever they're called?
  • vDoll 8 Feb 2016 21:39:05 2,371 posts
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    PES_Fanboy wrote:

    However, I think it will, in the future, be considered a classic vintage /fingers crossed
    Surely, as the first step to the self-playing Googletar.
  • DrStrangelove 8 Feb 2016 23:13:23 14,360 posts
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    Sounds as if you bought a recent Gibson. If so, good luck with it becoming a classic. They are reviled in the scene, 2015 probably being forever remembered as the worst year in the entire history of Gibson, the one to be avoided at all cost.

    Hope that helped.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 23:13:52 08-02-2016
  • HelloNo 8 Feb 2016 23:26:46 2,113 posts
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    @thelzdking It's been nine years. He's bought a 10 grand Epiphone and has sold-out concerts in the 02 arena.
  • Godofporn 8 Feb 2016 23:28:17 6,737 posts
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    Guitar heroooo
  • Ddanno 9 Feb 2016 00:16:22 1,381 posts
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  • Deleted user 9 February 2016 07:03:40
    It is a Gibson and yes, 2015 was dreadful for them but this is a 2016 and they're back baby
  • Deleted user 9 February 2016 07:30:17
    First electric was a marlin loner. First acoustic was an eko ranger.

    30 years ago.

    Now own a proper american standard strat and a gibson les paul. Took me years of upgrading to get there!
  • Deleted user 9 February 2016 07:35:07
    My first guitar didn't have anything on the headstock and I never found out what make it was. It had also got a broken truss rod, I think.

    Been a number of swaps and years to get to a LP Standard. My previous squeeze (still got it) is a Mexican tele
  • brigadier 9 Feb 2016 07:43:54 1,036 posts
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    My first guitar was a Stag. It was horrific. Over time I worked my way up with an Epiphone, then a Jaguar, then a different, sexier Jaguar and now at home I have a Gordon-Smith. Absolutely lovely. It's about the same age as me, simple as can be (something I appreciate after the Jags) and it's definitely the one guitar I'll never let go of.

    I've also had a bunch of acoustic guitars and bass guitars, including the rather hilarious Bronco bass which I got while at school. I don't even know if I've still got my Martin acoustic or not, if I don't I've no idea what I did with it. A bit silly considering it was the most expensive one of the lot.

    Since I'm in China now I've basically started from scratch. I've got a decent but very cheap acoustic and an Epiphone SG, which for the price I couldn't pass up on, even though I'm not particularly fond of the style.
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