I bought a guitar is it rubbish? Page 14

  • Pipedream 21 Oct 2018 17:19:29 471 posts
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    So very tempted to sell my guitars and buy something juicy.

    I saw a PRS signature model, Mark something or rather, it looked and felt lovely.
  • monkman76 21 Oct 2018 18:54:24 14,714 posts
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    @Juz how much did you get for your two guitars, if you don't mind me asking?
  • fontgeeksogood 21 Oct 2018 19:16:47 6,043 posts
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    Pipedream wrote:
    So very tempted to sell my guitars and buy something juicy.

    I saw a PRS signature model, Mark something or rather, it looked and felt lovely.
    Tremonti?

    I don't like his music but I too have tried the Custom (I stood by it to get a salesman's interest to buy the pikiest PRS) and it indeed feels lovely
  • Juz 21 Oct 2018 19:40:32 3,296 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    @Juz how much did you get for your two guitars, if you don't mind me asking?
    £500.

    Another vote for any PRS btw. The quality is astonishing.
  • monkman76 21 Oct 2018 19:41:56 14,714 posts
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    Those birds on the fretboard though. I dunno.
  • Juz 21 Oct 2018 20:31:02 3,296 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    Those birds on the fretboard though. I dunno.
    Marmite, I guess cos I fucking love em.
  • fontgeeksogood 21 Oct 2018 20:35:50 6,043 posts
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    That's how people know you have a nice guitar
  • monkman76 21 Oct 2018 20:36:52 14,714 posts
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    LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME I'M EXPENSIVE
  • DrStrangelove 21 Oct 2018 20:40:09 14,079 posts
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    TThe birds on the fretboard are kinda tacky, but then, it reminds you they have a better quality guitar than your Gibson
  • Juz 21 Oct 2018 21:21:52 3,296 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME I'M EXPENSIVE
    My SE wasnít that expensive, and the quality is infinitely better than the SG and easily on par with the US Strat.

    They are phenomenal value for money.
  • Gruff 21 Oct 2018 22:08:29 3,426 posts
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    Deffo making a move for beginner guitar. Need some obsession in my life.

    Going for semi budget. Narrowed down to Epiphone Les Paul and Ibanez GR, wise? Suggestions?
  • fontgeeksogood 21 Oct 2018 22:16:33 6,043 posts
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    Go to a decent tutor, borrow their guitar, find out if you hate it, if you don't ask the tutor to recommend one within your budget
  • Gruff 21 Oct 2018 22:37:52 3,426 posts
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    @fontgeeksogood thanks.. Sounds like solid advice
  • monkman76 22 Oct 2018 11:26:12 14,714 posts
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    The Katana 100 is quite a step up from my little Fly 3 mini amp. 0_o

    Is it possible that you can play better when it sounds better?
  • Pipedream 22 Oct 2018 11:26:15 471 posts
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    @fontgeeksogood Mark from Periphery

    Donít like the band but the guitar felt wonderful. Do you pay more for a sig model?
  • fontgeeksogood 22 Oct 2018 16:21:00 6,043 posts
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    Oh, Holcomb. That's also a nice signature guitar.

    Tends to be more expensive, not always though
  • DrStrangelove 22 Oct 2018 19:12:47 14,079 posts
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    Gruff wrote:
    Deffo making a move for beginner guitar. Need some obsession in my life.

    Going for semi budget. Narrowed down to Epiphone Les Paul and Ibanez GR, wise? Suggestions?
    I +1 PES' advice, but if it comes down to the choice between those two: I think an Epi LP is a good guitar, but I'd like to mention a Les Paul is not the easiest guitar to play. It's got a ton of character and that fat golden sound, but it's also got a ton of actual mass, a thick neck like a wrestler and poor upper fret access. Playability is not its greatest virtue.

    I'm not a huge fan of Ibanez guitars for completely subjective reasons (they don't seem to suit my style), but their low-to-mid priced models did impress me. I assume you meant RG, not GR--if so, they play like butter, I found them among the easiest to play guitars I've ever tried. Of these two, personally I'd probably go with the Ibanez.

    If you want the character of a Gibson with excellent playability, there's always the SG, but I'd say that because I'm an SG fanboy. It's not for everyone though with its mid-heavy dry'n'dirty hard rock character. What you want to play certainly matters for your choice, sure any guitar can in principle do anything, but they're better at different stuff. If you want to play Gary Moore, LP is the way to go, it's just best at doing that. If you want to play 80s or more modern thrash/death metal, the Ibanez would be the obvious choice.

    Just my two cents on the guitars you mentioned, as PES said it's best to try them before buying and your personal teacher's advice is probably best.

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 19:21:35 22-10-2018
  • fontgeeksogood 22 Oct 2018 19:15:08 6,043 posts
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    If you want to be a cool dude and get all the chicks, get a PRS
  • fontgeeksogood 22 Oct 2018 19:15:21 6,043 posts
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    PRS_Fanboy
  • monkman76 22 Oct 2018 20:17:14 14,714 posts
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    As discussed though the chicks aren't to everyone's tastes
  • fontgeeksogood 22 Oct 2018 23:18:32 6,043 posts
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    It's a far, far cry from my goals aged 15, which was to learn to play some Stooges / west coast punk riffs. After that somewhat shallow goal I've joined many shit bands, two pretty good ones, and bought a guitar with seagull inlays, which is about as anti punk as you can get.

    I think my first ever guitar might be kicking around my dad's old place. I wrote incredibly deep anarchistic political messages on it in Sharpie. What a cunt
  • thelzdking 22 Oct 2018 23:59:43 9,353 posts
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    fontgeeksogood wrote:
    It's a far, far cry from my goals aged 15, which was to learn to play some Stooges / west coast punk riffs. After that somewhat shallow goal I've joined many shit bands, two pretty good ones, and bought a guitar with seagull inlays, which is about as anti punk as you can get.

    I think my first ever guitar might be kicking around my dad's old place. I wrote incredibly deep anarchistic political messages on it in Sharpie. What a cunt
    "DOWN WITH MUSK"
  • fontgeeksogood 23 Oct 2018 06:20:36 6,043 posts
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    He's definitely a Simply Red fan
  • CallSoul777 23 Oct 2018 06:54:12 4 posts
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    I agree with that it does not matter with what kind of guitar you start playing with. All that matters is that it would be comfortable to play with and the the sound of it would be pleasant to your ears, all other things like brand, price and specific quality sound can come over the years of practice. The one you bought wellsie is totally good to start with ;)
  • MikeP 21 Nov 2018 21:45:59 2,912 posts
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    I bought the Mark Tremonti SE Standard a while back. Played the Custom, but to be honest I think a lot of the difference is aesthetic. It's a very nice guitar. Pickups are wound pretty hot, especially the bridge.

    I have taken the plunge on the effects/modelling side of things and invested in a Helix LT. It's a brilliant piece of kit.
  • Juz 10 Apr 2019 09:50:57 3,296 posts
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    I may have just bought one of these:



    ..even though I've got a Katana 50.
  • Juz 16 Apr 2019 10:25:59 3,296 posts
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    Think I'm only posting to myself, but I can report that the Bugera V5 Infinium is a fabulous bit of kit. Period. Not just for the money.

    I got mine from Bax Online for £162.00 delivered; so that's an all-valve amp (12AX7/EL84) with a Turbosound speaker - it's fabulous, and it can go extraordinarily loud and lairy - don't let the "5W" put you off - 5W in a Valve amp is NOT the same as 5W in a solid state.
  • Drakesmoke 16 Apr 2019 10:59:59 550 posts
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    I've got guitars coming out of my arse but have just ordered my first bass, arriving today.

    https://shop.fender.com/en-GB/squier-electric-basses/jazz-bass/classic-vibe-60s-jazz-bass/0374530504.html?rl=en_US

    Bit of research on gear and bass forums shows it may have a slight decrease in quality from last year with an apparent melding of the classic vibe line (top of Squier) into the vintage modified line (middling Squier).

    Really wanted a Mex Fender but as it's just to have a bass and do a bit of writing and recording I couldn't justify the cost so this is my first Squier.

    If anybody is interested I will post impressions later, which won't be from a knowledgeable bass perspective lol.

    Edited by Drakesmoke at 11:01:37 16-04-2019
  • Drakesmoke 16 Apr 2019 11:07:55 550 posts
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    @Juz truth. It's why I found having a valve amp for home use (Blues Jr) was a bit useless in a terrace! They always have a sweet spot that requires working the tubes, which can be too loud.

    Sadly I went modelling for this purpose and my bigger tube amp is only for playing with a drummer now.
  • Juz 16 Apr 2019 11:22:07 3,296 posts
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    Drakesmoke wrote:
    @Juz truth. It's why I found having a valve amp for home use (Blues Jr) was a bit useless in a terrace! They always have a sweet spot that requires working the tubes, which can be too loud.

    Sadly I went modelling for this purpose and my bigger tube amp is only for playing with a drummer now.
    ..and that's where the V5's 0.1W/1W/5W attenuator comes in; overdriven valves AND not ear-splitting.

    It's a quality bit of kit.
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