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post Feb 13 2014, 07:08 AM
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I got to get me one of these. I love the sitar, but I have no desire to learn it. This would solve that problem, and help me play Sinisa's Around The World Series. https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/around...ia_sitar_style/

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post Feb 13 2014, 09:37 AM
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This is pure magic biggrin.gif I love this pedal already!

I found it for 236 dollars on Amazon - any other place with a better price? smile.gif


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post Feb 13 2014, 10:41 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 13 2014, 12:37 AM) *
This is pure magic biggrin.gif I love this pedal already!

I found it for 236 dollars on Amazon - any other place with a better price? smile.gif

I found a used one at Guitar Center for $170. Still a lot of damn money. I'm not sure if you have Guitar Center in Europe. I don't recall seeing them when I was there. They're like a big box store for guitar in the US.
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post Feb 14 2014, 09:50 AM
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QUOTE (Palacios @ Feb 13 2014, 09:41 AM) *
I found a used one at Guitar Center for $170. Still a lot of damn money. I'm not sure if you have Guitar Center in Europe. I don't recall seeing them when I was there. They're like a big box store for guitar in the US.


Mate, 170 bucks is not that much, but that's just my thought. Judging by the fact that I don't buy gear that often, this would be a nice thing to have tongue.gif


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post Feb 14 2014, 04:55 PM
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$170.00 is about as cheap as you'll find.
Used or discounted they average about $180 - $199
New - $237


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post Feb 15 2014, 01:54 PM
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Ken - have you tried this one? What do you think, is it worth the money? I am kind of set on getting it...


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post Feb 15 2014, 06:07 PM
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I don't have it.
It's a great effect but I find (for me) that those things get old and tiring really quickly.
How often are you gonna actually use a Sitar effect? It's worth the price if you'll use it.

*Keep in mind that all those (really cool) EHX demos are done by a session guitarist in a really nice studio in New York.
All the 'ambient' effect on there are other pedals - Deluxe Memory Man and Holy Grail reverb (also xlnt pedals).




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post Feb 15 2014, 07:58 PM
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Very cool!

But let's not forget our hero [from another thread] can do similar stuff without any pedals, just with a clean sound (youtube1, youtube2) Learning to do it this way will definitely provide a powerful too when building your own unique style.

However I'd still love to try this pedal - but just like Ken said: I often find that extreme effects like this one are super fun the first 5 minutes, then it gets boring.


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post Feb 15 2014, 08:47 PM
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Very tempting. I though about renting one from guitar center, and see how long I play with it. They have a 30 day return policy. Then again I have a wha wha and distortion pedal, and I barely use those. I'm more of an acoustic man.
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post Feb 16 2014, 05:20 AM
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Alright my curiosity got the best of me. I went out and bought one. My only advice is read the instructions first. Since I've never played a sitar, and barely play a electric guitar; this pedal can be confusing. After slowly reading the instructions; this thing is badass. It sounds just like a sitar, and you can really screw with the sound. You need to get an expression pedal to get the full use of this. I still haven't figured everything out on it, but I'm having fun. I'm gonna do some of Sinisa's Around The World lessons with this.
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post Feb 16 2014, 08:25 AM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Feb 15 2014, 06:58 PM) *
Very cool!

But let's not forget our hero [from another thread] can do similar stuff without any pedals, just with a clean sound (youtube1, youtube2) Learning to do it this way will definitely provide a powerful too when building your own unique style.

However I'd still love to try this pedal - but just like Ken said: I often find that extreme effects like this one are super fun the first 5 minutes, then it gets boring.


True words here Kris - I've been always fascinated and trying out various articulation techniques, based on approaches used on the sitar or other stringed Asian instruments. In the same time, I know I might get bored with it pretty fast, especially if everything comes down to what Ken says - 'how often do you use it?' I'll just wait a bit more maybe smile.gif


QUOTE (Palacios @ Feb 16 2014, 04:20 AM) *
Alright my curiosity got the best of me. I went out and bought one. My only advice is read the instructions first. Since I've never played a sitar, and barely play a electric guitar; this pedal can be confusing. After slowly reading the instructions; this thing is badass. It sounds just like a sitar, and you can really screw with the sound. You need to get an expression pedal to get the full use of this. I still haven't figured everything out on it, but I'm having fun. I'm gonna do some of Sinisa's Around The World lessons with this.


Ohoo biggrin.gif Well mate, I hope you get the best out of this pedal! smile.gif Shoot a video once you get comfy with it and let us know how you fare with it, if you feel like it, of course smile.gif


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post Feb 16 2014, 10:48 AM
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QUOTE (Palacios @ Feb 16 2014, 05:20 AM) *
Alright my curiosity got the best of me. I went out and bought one. My only advice is read the instructions first. Since I've never played a sitar, and barely play a electric guitar; this pedal can be confusing. After slowly reading the instructions; this thing is badass. It sounds just like a sitar, and you can really screw with the sound. You need to get an expression pedal to get the full use of this. I still haven't figured everything out on it, but I'm having fun. I'm gonna do some of Sinisa's Around The World lessons with this.


Very cool you bought it. It will be interesting to know if this becomes an expressive tool for you - or if it's limited to being more of a one trick pony.


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post Feb 18 2014, 12:32 AM
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My wife absolutely hates this guitar pedal. smile.gif
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post Feb 18 2014, 01:00 AM
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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Feb 15 2014, 03:58 PM) *
Very cool!

But let's not forget our hero [from another thread] can do similar stuff without any pedals, just with a clean sound (youtube1, youtube2) Learning to do it this way will definitely provide a powerful too when building your own unique style.

However I'd still love to try this pedal - but just like Ken said: I often find that extreme effects like this one are super fun the first 5 minutes, then it gets boring.


The great Marty! smile.gif


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My wife absolutely hates this guitar pedal. smile.gif



My girlfriend loves Sitar, and she promised me buy me one as a present any time. She promised it without discovering that it was an expensive instrument... but now it's her promise. My promise was to learn to play it well. biggrin.gif


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post Feb 18 2014, 08:18 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 18 2014, 12:00 AM) *
My girlfriend loves Sitar, and she promised me buy me one as a present any time. She promised it without discovering that it was an expensive instrument... but now it's her promise. My promise was to learn to play it well. biggrin.gif



I definitely need to make sure that the girl I will be with is prone to making such promises and also keeping them biggrin.gif

Here's what I found for you Gabi: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Sitar-/112677/i.html - I have no clue how to pick one up, or if you get 0 quality for this kind of money, but 200 bucks seems like a VERY reasonable price biggrin.gif

Palacios - why is your wife despising the pedal?


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post Feb 18 2014, 08:41 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Feb 17 2014, 11:18 PM) *
I definitely need to make sure that the girl I will be with is prone to making such promises and also keeping them biggrin.gif

Here's what I found for you Gabi: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Sitar-/112677/i.html - I have no clue how to pick one up, or if you get 0 quality for this kind of money, but 200 bucks seems like a VERY reasonable price biggrin.gif

Palacios - why is your wife despising the pedal?

I think it's because I've been practicing Sinisa's lesson over, and over again. I think it sounds really cool myself. I just need to use headphones. laugh.gif
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post Feb 18 2014, 09:29 AM
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QUOTE (Palacios @ Feb 18 2014, 07:41 AM) *
I think it's because I've been practicing Sinisa's lesson over, and over again. I think it sounds really cool myself. I just need to use headphones. laugh.gif


I always tell myself that I will learn ALL of Sinisa's world music based lessons... Tough chance laugh.gif Another month has gone by and I haven't given myself the time to do it.. Well, headphones can save the marriage!


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post Feb 18 2014, 05:13 PM
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Unless you find a good deal on a local, used Sitar(?) $400.00 US is about the cheapest you'll find that's playable.


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post Feb 19 2014, 07:52 AM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Feb 18 2014, 04:13 PM) *
Unless you find a good deal on a local, used Sitar(?) $400.00 US is about the cheapest you'll find that's playable.


KEN you play it? smile.gif Somehow, SOMEHOW, I smell you have or had an experience with a sitar laugh.gif


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post Feb 19 2014, 04:57 PM
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Alas I do not play the sitar (though I have 'played' one).
I do know and have worked with a few sitar players though.
I play with these guys and gals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=951XrgaOqZQ There's a sitar (and tabla) player in the band (sometimes) as well as on the recordings.
*As you can imagine Los Angeles is an extremely multi-cultural city. There are pro players here from every corner of the world here.

If you do decide to get one from a catalog get it from 'Lark in the Morning' http://www.larkinam.com/SitarIndia.html
I'm sure you can find one in a shop in Argentina though(?).

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