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post Dec 6 2011, 09:38 AM
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I'm really difficult to buy presents for, no one in my family knows what to get me and often I'm at a loss when they ask me.

I did jokingly tell my wife I wanted this

RS Guitarworks Old Friend


Later on, bless her, she said 'I can't afford to buy you that guitar, what else could I get you'

I don't need pedals, I don't need picks at the moment, I really am pretty sorted with guitar stuff.

But.... have I forgotten something?


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post Dec 6 2011, 09:52 AM
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Maybe some new books to study from? What styles interest you? Are you interested in learning theory? I can probably recommend a few.


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post Dec 6 2011, 12:46 PM
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QUOTE (Nihilist1 @ Dec 6 2011, 08:52 AM) *
Maybe some new books to study from? What styles interest you? Are you interested in learning theory? I can probably recommend a few.



I've a mountain of guitar instructional material, I just need to use it!!!!


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post Dec 6 2011, 12:58 PM
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Maybe upgrade audio/video recording gear if needed? smile.gif


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post Dec 6 2011, 01:08 PM
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Maybe some cables? I see you have quite a few effects. George L's will bring back some of that tone you might be missing wink.gif


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post Dec 6 2011, 02:50 PM
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I always tell me parents i want i new guitar for Christmas but i know that i will never get one sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif


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post Dec 6 2011, 03:10 PM
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All my pedals and amps will soon be sold, as I really haven't used them in 3 years since getting the axe fx. That will fund my recording pc.

I do like the idea of one of Lava Cables Retro Coiled cables though


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post Dec 6 2011, 04:41 PM
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mmm some ideas...

-Acoustic Guitar
-Customized Picks
-Software for recording
-Ezdrummer of something similar for Drums.
-Some on-line lessons with Greg Howe?
-Shredneck for practising when you are not at home.


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post Dec 6 2011, 05:25 PM
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A brand new PRS Swamp Ash biggrin.gif


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post Dec 6 2011, 10:00 PM
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Some good acoustic guitar smile.gif


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post Dec 6 2011, 10:23 PM
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It isn't in my Sig but I have a Bourgeois Custom Slope D so the acoustic guitar tick box is well and truly ticked.

The Shredneck looks interesting Gimmick or worthwhile practice tool? There are plenty of times I am unable to practice guitar but have time on my hands (mainly at work!!!)


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post Dec 6 2011, 11:27 PM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 6 2011, 06:23 PM) *
It isn't in my Sig but I have a Bourgeois Custom Slope D so the acoustic guitar tick box is well and truly ticked.

The Shredneck looks interesting Gimmick or worthwhile practice tool? There are plenty of times I am unable to practice guitar but have time on my hands (mainly at work!!!)


so go for it! you'll really find it helpful for practising in weird places...


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post Dec 8 2011, 06:07 AM
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when asked what i want for christmas I say: 0.10 ernie ball strings! cheap and usefull


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post Dec 8 2011, 07:11 AM
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Cables, picks, bar stools for the studio, spare tuner, strings, etc. Most web sites that sell music gear have gift sections broken down by price point so it's a great place to start!

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post Dec 8 2011, 08:24 AM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Dec 6 2011, 09:23 PM) *
The Shredneck looks interesting Gimmick or worthwhile practice tool? There are plenty of times I am unable to practice guitar but have time on my hands (mainly at work!!!)


I can honestly say it helps. I took a few lessons from Jon Donais of Shadows Fall, and he has a custom one(He endorses them). He saved me quite a bit of money by telling me that the ones with a picking route are garbage and they actually messed up his picking technique(He fixed that issue relatively quickly). So if you do get one, just get the normal, cheaper one! I used it at my old office job during breaks and lunch.


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post Dec 8 2011, 09:30 AM
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Mate, I would ask the following thing: If you noodle around all day long with a device which only helps your left hand, isn't there a big possibility for your hands to develop in an unnatural way (left hand way more than the right one) ? I have never used such devices and this idea was the first one which came to my mind after browsing through their site a bit.


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post Dec 8 2011, 10:45 AM
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String winder !! biggrin.gif

I've never had one of those huh.gif

QUOTE (El Fortinero @ Dec 8 2011, 05:07 AM) *
when asked what i want for christmas I say: 0.10 ernie ball strings! cheap and usefull


Me too, with 009's ! smile.gif


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post Dec 8 2011, 12:57 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Dec 8 2011, 08:30 AM) *
Mate, I would ask the following thing: If you noodle around all day long with a device which only helps your left hand, isn't there a big possibility for your hands to develop in an unnatural way (left hand way more than the right one) ? I have never used such devices and this idea was the first one which came to my mind after browsing through their site a bit.



I agree with you! That is why I only used it on the days where I practiced legato(I would sacrifice my lunch break at work). Or if I have nothing to do and need to kill time. I could see how it would help you warm up your left hand however if you are in a confined space(like a vehicle), and are heading to a gig.



QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Dec 8 2011, 09:45 AM) *
String winder !! biggrin.gif

I've never had one of those huh.gif


They work great! I would miss mine, tonnes if I had lost it!

As for strings, I use D'addario EJ21 Jazz Light 12-52 on my Ibanez Artcore, and GHS Pro Nickels Roundwound strings light 10-47 on My Schecter. I used Dunlop strings on my schecter in the past, but Guitar Center was sold out the last time I went to buy them. the GHS don't feel like normal GHS strings(I HATE the way GHS BOOMERS feel on my fingers). On top of that. I have abused them as bad, if not worse than I abused my Dunlops, and they still play wonderfully after 5 or 6 months. I had my Dunlops for about a year? Best strings I have ever used for metal. I just think that D'addario has a better tone for everything else. My acoustic uses D'addario Phosphor bronze(I almost forgot that tidbit of information).


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post Dec 8 2011, 02:05 PM
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post Dec 8 2011, 03:50 PM
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another great thing as a christma's present is the zoom h1 (150 USD in my country - 100usd in USA) i've tested this one, the sound is great!



or zoom h2 (to record you band rehersals) (350 usd aprox.)



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