This is the guitar and bass thread. It's the JAZZMASTER edition.How do I start learning guitar/bass?>https://www.justinguitar.com>https://www.studybass.comGuitar chords and inversion>https://chordbook.com/guitar-chords/String tension calculator (D'Addario-based):>http://stringtensionpro.comMusic theory:>http://musictheory.net/lessonsGuitar Maintenance and other information:>https://www.frudua.com/guitar_craftpedia_en.htmlWhy is my guitar buzzing?>http://www.frets.com/FretsPages/Luthier/Technique/Setup/BuzzDiagnosis/buzzlist.htmlLarge repository of tabs, books and other resources related to playing and theory:>https://mega.nz/#F!v2oQgKhB!5nEaeUD8xxQYO8ipUoViqwOld thread: FIND IT YOURSELF.
What is Pat O'Brien up to these days? havent heard shit since his house burnt down
>he can't afford a Gibson, the only guitar which is good enough, because he spent all of his money on "this is what a male feminist looks like" shirts
>tfw cant afford a gibby cuz i spent all my money on male feminist tshirts and soyy
this but instead of the looper there's a boss DC-2w im giving a try. >tfw I think I'm finally ready for another guitar>only ever had my American Special Tele since I started playing 3 years ago
>>90073735>he couldn't get real girldick friggin loser
>>90073494>>90065966Case in point.
>He's afraid to listen to metal because being seen anywhere near a slayer album would confirm everyone else's suspicions that he is 100% pure manchild
>>90074030Of course, with the anime thing he's on thin enough ice as it is. If you're a weeb you have to basically be the spitting image of a 1950s breadwinner to not be denounced as a worthless pedophile. Being into cartoons about underage japanese girls is that big of a blemish on your reputation. Which is why he also plays a gibson les paul, the only gutiar other than the telecaster that a handsome, upstanding christian man from 70 years ago would ever play.
>tfw good looking, well groomed, gainfully employed, not a weeb, and socially and sexually active so I can listen to metal and play offsets and get away with it
bass guitar is for faggots
I've been pouring through the /gg/ mega download while trying to get back to playing guitar. Does anyone have any other resources that aren't in the mega that I should check out? Planning on spending the next year or two in the woodshed and figured I'd ask.
>tfw ugly, work a shit job, openly admit to liking anime, completely friendless and only got laid once with a fat chick so i have to play a gibson and hate metal for people to see me as an adulti'm doing ok
>>90074186You could do much worse:- You could not own a Gibson. This would mean all of your guitars were inadequate.- You could post on 4chan(nel) without liking anime. This would mean you were clearly a severely mentally ill masochist.
If only a Gibson is good enough, then every ESP is exceptional.
Do you guys prefer direct mounting your pickups? For those of you who do, how do you do it? Just drill wood screws through the pickup tabs and into the wood? What if I need to adjust height?
>>90074338what difference does it make?mana transfer between the pickup and the tonewood? lmaodon't forget your guitar body has to be one piece, no cap, so you don't have too many conflicting sources of voodoo. and have john petrucci bless the glue or bolts that hold your neck on to harmonize the tonewoods.
>>90074384Gotta have Billy Corgan paint it with tonepaint, too.
>>90074405you'll never make it if your pickups aren't hand-wound with vintage tone-wire by a tone-mexican.
>>90074179He gets shit on here, because most of /gg probably doesn't understand him, but go sub to Rick Beato on Youtube, and if you can afford, buy his book. It hasn't hit the pirate circles yet, but it looks fantastic. If you're gonna woodshed, he's probably the guy to go with. Plus, get any books he recommends, he's mentioned some theory books in his streams.
>>90074420JCUM, GET BACK TO WIRING MY PICKUPS BOY
>his guitar wasn't made in azusa, california>he isn't aware that he wasted his money on a guitar that wasn't made in a tonecity
>gibson>wimpy 24.75" scale length>enoughLmao, women can only orgasm from 28"+ scale length guitars. Enjoy getting cucked by baritone bois forever
>>90074420And fingerboards of the most rarest of kaka tonetrees, harvested from the deepest amazon by topless, large breasted natives.
>>90074384Anon it's just for aesthetics, stop projecting
>>90074452I've lived in Ca most of my adult life, where the fuck is Azusa?
>>90074508Only people with good tone can visit it.
>>90074054Name 1 thing wrong with offset guitars
>>90074595His least favorite K-On character plays one
>>90074612I don’t watch anime so I don’t even know what Kon is.
>>90074632you came to the wrong website pal
I can sweep pickhttps://vocaroo.com/i/s0w8130WMfeS
>>90074549I looked it up, it's out past Covina, no clue it even existed.
>>90074711wew sam, you're getting good
>>90074632>I don’t even know what Kon is.It's what people with shit taste watch. Everyone else watches BECK
>>90074711I'd rather stab ice picks into my eardrums than listen to more than 3 notes of that.
>>90074711>the first few notes at the beginningDude learn to hear when youre in key.
>>90074729DMC > Black Heaven > Bang dream > Beck > K-On
>tfw to intelligent to listen to anything but technical prog/death/math/jazz metal, jazz fusion and contemporary classical
>tfw still too depressed to get out of bed even to practice guitar
>tfw negroid and poor
>>90075033Post your dean
>>90074964>wahhh wahhh im sad because drumpf was elected and my leftist utopia is nothing but a childish fantasy sold to me by jewsK
As you can see, he's really desperate for (you)s.
>>90075051based tri/gg/er master yanking his strings
>>90075051Oops wrong thread lel can you delete posts on 4chan? I use reddit mostly
haha thanks for the (you)s sucker
>Tfw you can't afford a gibson because you don't live anywhere rent free
>>90075173No, >>90074711 wins lol
The real winners are the people who got jobs and bought gibsons
>>90075205this but unironically
>>90075205If you bought a Gibson and it wasn’t a Flying V you messed up
>>90075205>have a job>settle for a Gibson 2/10
>>90075273Based Flying V chad
>>90075263You can't afford a finish?
>>90075341colors on a guitar are the same as colors on a woman's fingernails. i mean, you're entitled to behave and conduct yourself like a woman all you want but you can't expect a man like me to reciprocate
>>90075341Fucks with the tone
Has anyone else had trouble getting guitar center to accept your money. My online order was cancelled because of ""fraud protection"", but that's just because I used a different phone number compared to the one I gave my bank.
>>90075393based, nattypilled, and utilitarianpilled
>>90075393>lol no makeup gaiz>Wood was hand-selected for its appealing grain>Applied gratuitous clearcoat to make it shinyNice try.
>>90075393I was joking, nancy. Calm down. Jesus fuck. Is the massive pole up your ass finished?
>>90075393Is your face as pretty as that shiny guitar sweetcheeks?
>>90075447So, you did exactly what their system was designed to detect? No, I've never had problems with ordering online, because my info matches. And, I don't think I've ever needed a phone number to verify a credit card or debit card. What kind of poo scam are you running? Or are you using some poverty level prepaid card?
>>90075393I don't really care, you just put paint on it so it doesn't rot and warp and it's easy to fix if it gets dinged.>inb4 dings are good!Yeah, I know, you went mudding for five minutes two years ago and still haven't washed your truck.
>>90075584I didn't do anything, I just placed an order online, and had it's status set to 'cancelled' for seemingly no reason. Hopefully the guy I spoke to over the phone sorted it out, but I'm doubtful. It's been processing for a whole day; it'll probably fuck up again.
>>90075393lol based fro/gg/man making them dance
>>90075650all the responses are mei do this because he seems lonely and i don't want him to kill himself because then /gg/ will 404 every day
>>90075659he made you seethe so hard lmao
>>90075616Call your cc company. I’ve had mine decline a high dollar purchase because it looked like fraud before.
>>90075672fuck you i'm mad as hell >:(
>>90075673My bank didn't seem to have any issue, they were happily sending the money over. Guitar center just wouldn't accept it. No clue how they got my bank's info. Probably illegal sharing of personal data...
>>90075569yeah i'm a pretty bitch
>>90075716If you made a purchase, you gave them the info, dummy.
>>90075777Uhhh, no I didn't. There are two sets of info here: the set I gave guitar center, and the set I gave to my bank. Guitar center somehow found a way to compare the two. Besides, it's not like changing a phone number or an email address is such a big deal, right? That doesn't make me a different person.Also checked.
>>90075716Any time I spend more than $1k, I call my bank and tell them the transaction is coming, and not to red flag it. You can also ask for temporary raised spending limits, if their standard is like $2500 a day. The big banks are usually pretty easy to work with on things like that. I had to pay for a head rebuild on a car, when it popped a gasket, and that and a couple of other things was around $3k, so I called them and told them I need to have it clear, they said no prob, it went through. At the time they had a $2500 a day limit on that card.
>>90075805Dude, you got red flagged. Nobody cares. Fix your shit, or stop trying to scam Guitar Center.
>>90075826Yeah, what you have to do when you steal a credit card is set everything up via vpn beforehand so it all looks legit. Then its just a matter of having it shipped to an abandoned house and you're scott free.
>>90075807My bank was loving to me. They were ready and willing to send my money away. It was less than 1000.Guitar center is at fault! The call center rep said they were doing ""a courtesy for my bank"". Like, just take the money, dude.>>90075826My shit is in order. I'm not scamming any one; the money was on the way! The bank was so happy to give my money, but they wouldn't take it!I hope it's fixed now. I'll keep you guys updated.
hey guys, im new to guitar, but i wanted to learn a song i like, whats the technique to play this between the strings notes? when i do it it sounds kind slow as if theyre separate notes
>>90075922>im new to guitaryou fucked up guitar is lame
Guitar Center is such a shitty company. Trust me, don't ever buy anything "new" in their stores, because it's not even if they package and present it as such. I'm glad they're projected to go bankrupt in the next decade.
>>90075970I'm told they have a good return policy. If those corroded screws on my used guitar turn out to be an important flaw, it's going right back!
>>90075970hell be fine
THIS is what I am buying. This is what I have bought. It's shipping as soon as they accept the money.
>>90076007iktf bruh ;__;
>>90075991Their return policy is good because it'll go right back on the shelf the same day you bring it in. The warranty is what's usually worthless and requires jumping through more loops than it's worth.
>>90075922You just play both of the strings at the same time with different fingers
>>90076062ah, ive been using a pick for everything, but that makes sense
Depression guy here, I made it out of bed and played some tunes. I’m going to make it.
>>90076385Great job. Meanwhile I wlll be shitposting all night. I'll get in bed eventually!
I can literally only strum open chords. I know how barre chords work but whenever I try to play an E-shaped barre chord it always sounds muddy as fuck. What am I doing wrong? I feel like I need to pass this one obstacle before finally getting started on alternative bass/travis picking. My index finger is straight, thumb against the lower part of the neck, rest of my fingers straight with the tips on the strings, but for some fucking reason I'm having a real hard time getting my index finger to make good fret contact.
>>90076421Barre chords take time. You should practice that for several weeks. Literally weeks.
>>90076421is this on an acoustic or an electric, and how high is your action set? You could probably do with lowering it until you're used to pressing down hard enough automatically
>>90076460It's an acoustic and I notice the action is quite high but I'd rather practice with a high action now to get used to really holding down the barre
>>90076421You should be using the side of your index finger. Just go to justinguitar.com, like the OP links recommend.
>>90076494>You should be using the side of your index fingerThat might be what I'm doing wrong. I'm keeping my index finger really flat and straight. I'll check out Justin Guitar and see how he does it.
>>90076483More power to you then. High action on an acoustic makes progress a lot slower, but the minute you switch to an electric I guarantee it'll feel great. How's your wrist looking? If it's not straight you'll lose a lot of the energy that you're trying to press into the fretboard.
>>90076513>how's your wrist looking? If it's not straight you'll lose a lot of the energy that you're trying to press into the fretboard.What do you mean by straight? For me I have my thumb pressed on the lower half of the neck and my arm sort of pushed out a bit farther that if I were to play open chords to really make sure my fingertips are making good fret contact
>>90076421Work with your hands to develop callouses on every part of your index finger. Barre chords don't work with bony soft NEET hands.
>>90076550So basically you're saying soft fatty skin makes for a really shitty barre and I should focus on parts of my index finger with more bone?
Eddy Ate Dynamite Good Bye Eddie
>>90076568>He still plays in Standard Tuning and not based all 4ths tuning
>>90076567No, I'm saying the opposite. I will warn you however, I have never successfully pulled off a barre chord. I blame the lack of meat on my finger. There are spots that just won't push down. I imagine working hands with callouses wouldn't have that problem.
>>90076421Check out Yousician, there's like a $10 sub but it's worth it, just for a tool that keeps track of your progress and it includes progressive learning.You'll be playing the dumbest shit imaginable but you'll be practicing properly.
>>90076582>He doesn't tune his guitar to A=432Hz on all fourths tuning
>>90076509Index should be tilted slightly, yep.Practice them on an autistic guitar if you can, for a few weeks/months, focus especially your movement up and down the neck.
Should I get a steinberger? Boomers say less body wood and no headstock = thinner tone but I think that's just their pickups.
>>90076654Tone on an electric guitar is a meme. It's all in the pickups. Any variation, if any, that comes from the wood you'll naturally adjust out using the tone knob anyways
>>90076676>he has a tone knob
>>90076694Or just distort out with effects pedals, either way
>>90076694>>90076676>>90076654I fucking despise guitar autists.
>effects pedals>tone knobs>multiple tone knobs>modelling>multiple pickups>moving bridges>wood autism>paint autism>headstock size autism>pickup autism>tube autism>high gain autism
>>90076723Just run it through a DAW and be done with it. It's nothing but vibrations. Shape to will.
>>90076737>he needs a multipurpose information processor to make music"but muh timbres"
>>90076737Real instruments give each musician a distinct sound. Computer generated sounds make everything sound the same, or like a copy of something else, until someone comes up with a neural network to randomly generated acceptable playing styles.And then nobody will really care because your live performance consists of pressing play, and you're not young, attractive, or easily influenced enough to be an industry puppet.
>>90076763I mean run the signal through a DAW. No need to bother with "crafting" a tone with wood and pickups when you can craft it with code.
>>90076748lmao might as well learn to play an electric keyboard instead, kiddo
>>90076763>until someone comes up with a neural network to randomly generated acceptable playing styles.this exists in a lot of vsts already. the processing takes a while though so its not great for real time playback. that said if we take my setup which is low latency all computer, you could just run the sound through an external ep and have it unique
>his electronic instrument is a mid-20th century invention steeped in the voodoo fantasies of uneducated working class americans who think a diode in a box with a footswitch on it sounds better than a computer exactly copying how that diode changes a waveform>not a recent japanese invention played by intelligent, sensible people from all over the worldhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQuRPyrfTPUIf guitarlets want to keep up you need to go to low impedance full range, flat response pickups and advanced digital signal processing just to get started.
>>90076793>flat responseJust EQ it
>>90076793>electronic music has no human ele-Based electro gypsy
>>90076723I too play an esquire into a boost pedal running straight into a speaker.
Is it still possible to get by in this day and age knowing just open chords recording lo-fi indie hipster acoustic shit?
Which guitar and amp do I need to play live nightcore
>>90076723fuck this I'm gonna learn piano instead
>>90076881GuysWhat if we like, combine a piano and a guitar?
>>90076854Dude, anything is possible, if you believe in yourself, and have a big trustfund.
>>90076902i want that hello kitty shirt
>>90076915>and have a big trustfund.ThisOr if your neighbor is a record producer that needs to pool up desperate artists for his back catalog to get shuffled around his label.
Don't most people just play a guitar they think looks cool and fits their hands, and change their playing style and amp settings to get the sound they're after?At the most you should need an EQ pedal. The guitar doesn't really matter, right?
>>90076854>get byYou're not making any money.
>>90076943spag? idk if guitar really matters, but more expensive ones at least generally have better hardware.
>>90076943As far as the actual guitar is concerned, electric guitar tone is all in the pickups. Everything else just makes it nice to play.
>>90076971Does anyone but the handful at the top even make good money these days? With streaming and all that shit everywhere?
>>90076943guitars only matter to people who don't play guitari've been playing jazz on an ibanez RG for years>but tone is in the pickups dude>you need filtertrons dude>EMGs can only metal dude
>/gg/ gets to be on stage, honestly, did this guy btfo foo fighters, or what?youtube.com/watch?v=Z4b6BPaO944
>>90076982it's not really possible to make a living wage as a musician without constantly gigging and multiple sources of income
>>90073384i'm so fucking happy with my squier
>>90076592place your barre finger sideways
>>90077215Yeah the new Squires are fucking awesome. Got a bullet strat myself, good shit.
>>90077215nice, except the whammy bar looks a bit out of place
>yfw 2yo Gibson is the same price as brand new MIM Fender that will be worth 25% less when you resell it.Only beta males can find a reason not to play Gibson’s
>>90077641Oh shit pic
>>90076854Absolutely, if you string them together in a catchy way anything is possible
>>90077584what do you mean? i like my tremolo bar set a bit high if this is what you mean
Hi Frens, I'm off to America from Aus this Christmas and I want to bring home a new toy since it will cost me like half the price.I'm leaning towards a PRS, but not sure what the generally favored ones under 1k are, any suggestions? I suck at guitar and play rocksmith all day :)Also, I kind alike the look of the SE Paul's
>>90075033Play delta blues, nigger
Opinions on this pleasehttps://www.theguitarshop.ca/xotic-xscpro-2-sn-1299-lake-placid-blue/
>>90077733>from Aus Surprised you aren’t after a travel guitar for taking around hostels and begpacking.
>>90078035The maple on the neck is beautiful.
>>90078035It's a Fender American Professional Strat at twice the price. Just buy the Fender.
>>90077733>goes to the US>buys the Korean model
Fact: The SG Junior is gibson's only good guitar
>>90078035For that kind of money, you're better off with an ESP Snapper. Fender is trash
>>90077703nah i mean more the color doesnt match
Imagine paying $1000+ for a guitar with one (1) pickup
>>90078126US guitars are shit anyway desu :)
if a minor is relative to c major, is a minor pentatonic relative to c major pentatonic or are the notes different?
>>90078472why would you ever need more than 1 pickup?
>>90078816major = happyminor = sad
>>90078950I probably make more than you in a week than you make in a month, desu. Money != quality, see gibshit for example. Literally poorer fretwork on a 2k guitar than a $200 chinese plank of wood with a few nails in it.
Is the action too high? I notice I have to press down the strings a tad harder than on my other guitar.
>>90078816they have the same notes in both yeah the entire point of a pentatonic scale is 2 remove half-steps from the scale so for example c pentatonic is c major without F and B since they sound kind of rough when you play an E or C next to them in a melody line
>>90079189I like that wee fox, he’s my spirit animal.
>>90074384>so you don't have too many conflicting sources of voodooLmao>>90074338Good idea Anon, it'll try to screw my epiphone's pickups to the wood
>>90079128That's too high for me. Some players like high action but its not my thing. Depending on the circumstances you may have to fuck with the truss rod.
How to breathe when sing?
>>90079128LMAO >quality manufacturing
jeez bruh you really this desperate for (you)s this early in the morning? lol ain't nobody here take a chill pill lil' ni/gg/a bill
If your action is less than 2mm you're not man enough
>>90079469Copying your bullies again?
What's your dream guitar?
>>90079469lmfao I hadn't noticed that
>>90079720don't have one, but i own 3 of them now
>>90079469$750 guitar btw
>>90079469>>90079676Are you still ignorant to why that is done? Watch some luthiery videos son.
>>90080067>why that is doneNo excuse for the dots being cockeyed, none.
>>90080219It's not "cockeyed" you faggot, it's called a Dixie slant, in US based guitar manufacturing, if you owned American you'd understand, way to out yourself as a third world faggot.
>>90079418to breathe in, contract diaphragmto breathe out, relax diaphragm
>>90080067>watch a YouTube video of a guy botching his fretsLMFAO
>>90075393Natural finishes on guitars are sexy as fuck.>>90074612That's wrong. Mugi > Azunyan > Ritsu > Yui > shit > Boring-ass Mio
>>90080260Now I understand it. Thanks!
>>90077215i have a squier deluxe and a MIM and... the squier is up there with the fender. I am stunned because I bought the MIM as an upgrade but it wasn't really an upgrade IMO, like a side grade>>90075393mmhmm gurl
>>90080044not really it is a rather cheap strat
>>90075922>playing guitar in current year
>local shop doesn't let people touch any instrument over >$1500>doesn't let you even see any instrument >$3000, they're kept in a locked back room>if you want to see one, they advise you to buy it, and if you don't like it, they'll give you credit less a restocking fee>absolutely no returns for cashIs this a normal practice, or I just have a really bad apple? I'm interested in a Fender Custom Shop and it's the only dealer within a 6hr drive.
>>90080260That's just a natural biological process
>>90076538What I mean is that bending your wrist wastes a lot of energy and you’ll end up with RSI or some other muscular injury. Basically your hand and wrist should be dead straight with only your fingers curving to fret the notes, see pic related
>>90080431>>90080456what store is this so I can give them all of my business? fuck lookeeloos and fuck trannies
>>90080431absolutely based store
>>90080456You can't drop $7500 sight unseen on a guitar? Poorfag.
>>90080254>if you owned American
>>90080636I see nothing wrong with this fret board
>>90080456>he uses faces texting with businesses
what brand can I buy that guarantees that no niggers or trannies were involved in its construction
>>90080806Custom, handmade by one dudehttps://www.montyguitars.com/
>>90080772Imagine using greentext. Wow.
Are you guys downward pick slanters?
>>90080636>off color on neck>no Dixie slantImagine getting this scammed
>>90075393I kinda want to colour mine
>>90081145Put it in a window and let nature take it's course.
There are people in this thread that are over 30(and play metal)
i am 26, is it too late to learn guitar?
There are people at this moment who haven't opted to play Solo Guitar Jazz gigshttps://vocaroo.com/i/s1Le2f7YlWGg
>>90081525Yeah but I can sweep pick
>>90081549It's time to let go of your ass pain
>>90080456I would hope that if I were buying an instrument for $7500 that none of the little shits would be able to handle it
>>90081525I hate jazz
>>90080431>>90080456It's not normal. I've played $5000 gibsons just for asking and I am not attractive or rich as my gibson-owning implies. But if you don't like it the return window is large enough to get a full refund. It's to deter people who can't afford rarer, high end instruments (that the shop might not have well insured) from possibly damaging them. You break it, you buy it only works if you can buy it otherwise it's lawyer money time.Also if it was used and returned... they'll buff it up, do cardboard box surgery if necessary, and tell you it's still brand new.In other words, fuck poorfags, but you're dealing with jews, and fuck jews.
>>90081824nobody thinks gibson owners are attractive or rich>daym cletus today's the day>ive been workin overtime at the mill and savin my cash and now i can finally dew it>i can afford mah dream guitar, a gibson les paul>just like ZZ top played>yeehaw>Billy Joe you should focus on moving out of a trailer first>only a gibson be gud enuf, cletus
>>90080500>they give you a credit so even if you don't like the guitar, you still have to buy from them if you want a different oneshop's run by boomers, do the world a service and light it on fire
>>90080497Bullshit. Everybody bends their wrist for a note here and there and you don't see them get RSI (which isn't a muscular injury either, it's in the tendons)
Should I get a keyboard or electronic drumkit first
>>90082241just don't get a bass guitar, those are for faggots
>>90082313Ultex is better
>>90081894>>90082010>biting the bait this hardlmao you gonna lose a tooth you keep on homie
>>90082313Metalhead pick, do nut use
Does a pick really make a difference?
>my pick needs to be black like my soul, big for big djents, and pointygrow up and play guitar normally
>>90082559>not vintage imbossed fender 351slol check out this picklet
>>90082613Blow it out your ass
>>90082525Biggest difference next to pickups
>>90082660Stupid fuck everybody knows pickups dont make any difference
>>90082716this, it's all in having quality tonewoodpickups just reproduce frequencies. without a resonant body coated in nitro instead of tone-killing poly, it's just garbage in, garbage out!
>>90082241Keyboard, you can make drum sounds with those too
People say tone is in the fingers, but it's actually in the heart chakra
I have an Epiphone Les Paul, can I ever be as cool as someone with a real Gibson?
>>90083223tool is so gay lol
>>90083297Does tool go on about chakras? I don't listen to them, they are gay
>>90073384Probably a newbie question, so take it easy on me. What’s the general consensus on DIY guitar building from pre-made kits. Would there be room to swap out parts of the kit to make a better sounding guitar? Never built a guitar before so I might be in over my head, but theoretically I feel like it could be a less costly alternative to buy an otherwise expensive guitar.
>>90083318yeah they do shrooms and play illuminated buttrock
>>90083352stop giving money to chinks
>>90083352dont it if youre interested in learning about it, dont do it with the intent to save moneythe first couple guitars you build are gonna have problems, so unless youre really curious about troubleshooting and redoing things, just buy a guitarif youre looking for the best combination of money+effort, get a budget guitar and have a pro set it up and mod it to suit your needs
>>90083255People with real gibsons aren't cool. They are 60 years old and play blues in their basement.
>>90083486That isn't cool?
>>90076701I'm all for a laissez-faire economy but this can't be fucking allowed
>>90076701Tone is in the knob
>For countless players, the color of their favorite Tortex Pick gauge is part of their identity.
>>90084001are those for bass? Or what's the point
>>90084266Buy 1 get two free.
>>90084241Sorry dude but i only use blue or black 1.0mm tortex. I build my technique around that so it very much does define me as a player.
https://clyp.it/1znzpcs2Do you like my chord progression?
I've got a project guitar that I want to do a neck swap on. The current neck is fucked, truss rod can't help its action issues. I also bought it with the intention of replacing the neck, but I am having trouble finding a neck that will fit. I measured the current neck and it is 2 1/8 inches wide at the heel. I managed to find an old Epiphone EA-250 (basically same guitar as mine) neck that says its a 2 3/16 inches at the heel. Am I being retarded and measured wrong or do I have some super specific neck?Pic related
I thought about picking up a bass, what do you think about this one (Epiphone EB-0 SG)? Any good cheap amps you would reccommend?
>>90084579I have an epi eb-0 and I love it. Its heavy as shit and and very has a very 'boomy' sound to it. Honestly the best feature for me is the short scale, I can swap between guitar and bass easier. That's a big plus for when I have friends over to jam, everyone can swap instruments more seamlessly.
any recommendations for a room mic to record acoustic? looking to mix with the direct signal
>>90082559what a horrendous looking pick
>>90082313chad pick coming through
>>90084323chicks would dig it
>>90084834thanks, mate. my gf doesnt give a fuck
>>90085000make a band man
>>90084423Is it bolt-on?
>>90085106Yeah, I am reading up on sanding the heel of a neck to get it to fit. Usually I just go for this kinda retarded shit without hesitation but I love this guitar and don't want to fuck it up.
>>90085143Is it possible to fix the current neck? What are the action issues? Have you tried shimming the neck?
>>90085166The action is just really high. I've tried lowering the bridge down, adjusted the truss rod plenty, and I have tried some shimming. Looking at some guides right now and I think my fuck up is not shimming it at an angle. May try to buy some of these pre-made shims.
>>90085237Yes. Put a thin piece of wood (veneer) or card at the heel of the neck joint. This increases the angle of the neck and lowers the action.
>>90085013sure, wpuld love to
>>90085281Sweet I am going to try this when I get home. Thanks for the help. Maybe one day I will find an old, cheap Japanese guitar that doesn't have action problems.
>>90085237wait, you havent touched the nut?
Alright guys, I'm posting back here to tell you that my used guitar has shipped from Guitar Center! The order finished 'processing', and it's on the way to my local branch.I'll keep you updated.
>>90085507>he doesn't know that "processing" in guitar center terms means that they were eating lots of things that turn into assy shartlogs, meaning they were pinching a kakalog onto his guitarenjoy involuntarily kaka picking
>>90085382I don't think the nut is causing the issues, but I could be wrong. The nut is actually fucked up, I wasn't going to mess with it since my plan has always been to replace the neck.>>90085507Keep us posted, been curious about this. I like the ability to null the sale but with a 50$ shipping fee. Kind of takes some of the risk away.
>>90082217I didn’t say RSI was a muscular injury, that’s why I said “or”. And there’s nothing wrong with adjusting depending on how far you have to reach for a note, it’s just a good rule of thumb to keep your wrist straight as possible, economy of movement and all that. Call it bullshit if you want but you’ll regret it later in your life if you’re not thinking about the best way of keeping your wrists in good shape.
>>90085556Funny thing is, they took so long to accept the money that my bank released the hold on the transaction, so to me, it looks like I haven't paid them at all. I'm not sure how the backend of banking works, but if the guitar is already in the air, I'm not too worried. I'll just have to be careful to keep enough in my checking account for when the number is finally subtracted.
>>90085556I guess it could be the issue, cause thats not so uncommon. if you have backbow and the nut is alright and the trussrod doesnt work, I have heard you can tune up to f# and leave your guitar for like a few weeks and apparently it will straighten up the neck
>>90085705Based and BC Rich pilled
>>90073576>gibson>good enoughmaybe 20 years ago
Lmfao kiss just had to cancel their l.a show.
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This thing is fucking hilarious
>>90086071Looks like a nice lil practice amp, stop hating.
>>90086082it is nice i have it right here
>>90084388Based af Elliot
>>90076984EMGs are actually really good for jazz though.
>>90080456Meh if you have 7,500 to drop you're better off get something literally made specifically to your specifications. Fender guitars are great I play a Telecaster myself but no way in hell would a guitar specifically made to be cheaply mass produced could ever command anything above 2,000.
What is an EMG and why do i feel that i really need to get one? What does it even do for the guitar?
>>90086283They're guitar pickups that are operated with batteries and they give a more balanced tone than passive pickups in most guitars. That makes them great for metal or even Jazz.
>>90084579I'd get a Rumble series, maybe 25W. They're great and I regret selling mine.
>>90086048lol, now thats what I would have a called a REAL concert my boy