I bought a guitar is it rubbish? Page 25

  • monkman76 25 Mar 2021 18:37:31 18,559 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    this is pretty sweet for 200 quid


    Yeah can't really go wrong with this, though you might want to look for an HSS Stratocaster (with a humbucker pickup) for metal. Or a cheap Les Paul (eg Epiphobe) with two humbuckers.
  • elstoof 25 Mar 2021 18:46:05 27,143 posts
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    You can get an Eastcoast LP style starter pack for a few quid more, twin humbuckers should sound more rawk. Squire would have better resale value though if you don’t know you’ll be sticking with it. I’ve always considered Fender styles to be “friendlier” to learn to play on than Les Pauls but most important is you want to play it
  • elstoof 25 Mar 2021 18:47:02 27,143 posts
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    I doubt you’ll notice much difference between either when plugged into an amp that cheap anyway
  • elstoof 25 Mar 2021 18:48:40 27,143 posts
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    Currently waiting on delivery of my body and neck, thinline tele with Birdseye top on mahogany body, Birdseye neck. Still waiting for the P90 pickups to be wound and sent too
  • monkman76 25 Mar 2021 19:32:48 18,559 posts
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    Harley Benton guitars from thomann.de have a great reputation too. Some really nice Les Paul type guitars for well under £200.
  • wuntyate 25 Mar 2021 20:04:18 16,956 posts
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    Yup, heard a lot of good things about HB.
  • fontgeeksogood 25 Mar 2021 20:21:30 12,913 posts
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    I have an HB PRS homage and it is fucking terrific. Stays in tune better than a guitar I have which cost many times more and rhymes with Pibson
  • TechnoHippy 26 Mar 2021 05:41:20 19,001 posts
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    Thanks everyone for the comments - the start kit indicated is within budget, along with a tuner. Will take another look later and take the plunge :-)
  • Timmywimmywoo 26 Mar 2021 09:56:31 95 posts
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    After a year of procrastinating I finally got myself some Boss Waza Air headphones yesterday. I live in a terraced house, have two young kids and am terrible despite playing for 25 years… erk. They're exactly what I need, sound decent and it's game-changing playing along with songs Bluetoothed into them from Spotify. Can't wait to finish work and play around some more.

    They're replacing a Yamaha THR-10, which is a brilliant little practice amp but still sits there gathering dust because wires and noise…
  • elstoof 26 Mar 2021 10:00:25 27,143 posts
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    Congrats on the newborn btw, watched your mutley review yesterday
  • quadfather 26 Mar 2021 10:18:33 38,649 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    elstoof wrote:
    this is pretty sweet for 200 quid


    Yeah can't really go wrong with this, though you might want to look for an HSS Stratocaster (with a humbucker pickup) for metal. Or a cheap Les Paul (eg Epiphobe) with two humbuckers.
    I got that pack too for my limited guitar playing. What is really nice and surprising about it is the neck finish. It is super smooth.

    I'm totally crap on guitar but I like to have one to noodle, and a decent guitarist I know took a look at it, and apart from it choking a bit with very high notes, I basically couldn't get it off him for ages, and he's a right fussy bastard, so yeah, for the price, you can't go wrong.

    Edit, sorry, mine is the HSS, at £250 but similar ballpark

    Edited by quadfather at 10:19:19 26-03-2021
  • monkman76 26 Mar 2021 10:57:54 18,559 posts
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    I've been hovering over the Boss Waza Air headphones for nearly a year, but in the end I went for this, which has just arrived today:

    https://www.andertons.co.uk/fender-mustang-micro-personal-guitar-amplifier

    It's not completely wireless unlike the Waza Air (you have a cable going from your guitar to your ears), and it doesn't have the 'amp-in-a-physical-space' trickery going on, but for 4x cheaper they seem pretty great - even though a basic pair of old iPhone in-ear phones. Loads of nice-sounding tones, really easy to use (no app needed). I'll be spending the summer strutting around the garden with this for sure.
  • wuntyate 26 Mar 2021 11:00:21 16,956 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    I always wanted to learn to play and never gotten round to it, I'd like to finally change that. It's mostly metal/rock type stuff I'd like to play...
    Definitely take the plunge. I can't go without a guitar in my life, you won't regret it.

    My own (possibly useless) bit of advice is, if you bounce off the training don't be afraid to just wander on to something like ultimate guitar .com or just google for some guitar tab for some stuff you like for a bit of a break. If it's metal and rock then just start out with some power chord rythmn guitar stuff (I started playing guitar alongside an offspring Smash tab book as well as a Fear of the Dark maiden tab book back in the day) as most of it is dead easy once you start to get the hang of basic power chord shapes.

    Although I never ever moved on from power chords so it can be a bit of a trap as well... As it's just too much fun sometimes.

    I only say that as lessons aren't for everyone and it's sometimes quite beneficial to just have fun and explore the instrument yourself initially.

    Edited by wuntyate at 11:02:51 26-03-2021
  • monkman76 26 Mar 2021 11:03:02 18,559 posts
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    I was thinking similar about skipping fairly quickly to power chords for RAWK, but I'd still recommend sticking to Justin (or someone similar, but he's great) to learn how to play them. I think he teaches them fairly early in his beginner course so you could jump ahead to that module if the very basic parts seem too much of a grind.
  • Timmywimmywoo 26 Mar 2021 11:06:50 95 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    Congrats on the newborn btw, watched your mutley review yesterday
    Thanks! I miss that bike something rotten… trying to convince my Dad to get one to replace his Tiger 1200…


    @monkman76 I had a look at that - I just liked the idea of being fully wireless (and I've sold my THR-10 so didn't mind spending a bit extra to be a Bossy tart)
  • monkman76 26 Mar 2021 11:14:19 18,559 posts
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    Yeah, I'm still a bit torn tbh. I very nearly cancelled the Micro order yesterday when I saw Amazon had the Waza for £333.
  • wuntyate 26 Mar 2021 11:20:08 16,956 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    I was thinking similar about skipping fairly quickly to power chords for RAWK, but I'd still recommend sticking to Justin (or someone similar, but he's great) to learn how to play them. I think he teaches them fairly early in his beginner course so you could jump ahead to that module if the very basic parts seem too much of a grind.
    Fully agree, I meant more for when the initial excitement wears off and the lessons start to get a bit tedious, sometimes it helps to deviate.

    That's probably just me however and my piss poor attention span. I learn one arpeggio and fuck the rest off to play Sheena is a Punk Rocker for the next 3 hours.

    Edited by wuntyate at 11:20:55 26-03-2021
  • TechnoHippy 26 Mar 2021 12:39:32 19,001 posts
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    Well I have taken the plunge and it should be with me on Monday - I added a stand and a tuner as well.

    I will take a look at the lessons, and might see if there's anyone local once lockdown is over. I do like messing about as well, so the suggestion for using some noodling to break up the lessons resonates :-)
  • wuntyate 26 Mar 2021 13:32:30 16,956 posts
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    @TechnoHippy Nice one man! I hope you enjoy it, although I think you will.
  • Dougs 26 Mar 2021 13:51:33 99,066 posts
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    My son is learning to play via the Simply Guitar app on his phone. It gamifies it for him a bit instead of just following chords. Which was all the tutor was doing, he was bored silly.
  • Humperfunk 26 Mar 2021 14:31:01 8,557 posts
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    @TechnoHippy nice one Techno, hope you enjoy it!

    I'm looking at buying a new one hopefully this year, specifically an American Pro II Stratocaster. I've got eight guitars (I think) and somehow have never had a Strat.

    Also recently have never been interested in one, but really want a Jazzmaster as well. Next year maybe!
  • wuntyate 26 Mar 2021 15:06:43 16,956 posts
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    @Humperfunk I've got a MIM Jazzmaster and I love the shit out of it. Got a US strat sitting next to it that doesn't get a look in because of it.
  • BreadBinLidHero 26 Mar 2021 20:32:20 10,587 posts
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    If I was rich I would have a fleet of Jags and Jazzmasters.
  • Armoured_Bear 26 Mar 2021 20:40:37 30,322 posts
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    For the love of god, add a comma.
  • monkman76 26 Mar 2021 21:26:09 18,559 posts
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    .

    Edited by monkman76 at 21:33:09 26-03-2021
  • Humperfunk 26 Mar 2021 21:44:02 8,557 posts
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    wuntyate wrote:
    @Humperfunk I've got a MIM Jazzmaster and I love the shit out of it. Got a US strat sitting next to it that doesn't get a look in because of it.
    Superb :) I definitely need to get both!
  • Dougs 26 Mar 2021 22:48:48 99,066 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
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    Fixed
  • TechnoHippy 29 Mar 2021 11:43:40 19,001 posts
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    It's arrived and I've created noise on it :-) Will take a proper look after work - it looks like Fender provide access to an app to help get started - anyone tried it? As it's free for 3 months I'll probably at least take a look.
  • monkman76 29 Mar 2021 11:53:45 18,559 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    monkman76 wrote:
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    Fixed
    :D
  • wuntyate 29 Mar 2021 11:55:19 16,956 posts
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    Awesome man. Apparently it's quite good for beginners so it's definitely worth a try, especially as you get 3 months worth.
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