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#1171 rbarba4

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:52 PM

Bass DLC Day is here!!!
xbox link: http://marketplace.x...35-1fecc80bb5d6
PS3: don't know. Can someone confirm when it goes live

Couple of points to note:
*there's a new patch (FREE) to download whether you do/don't want the bass expansion. Adds some new features and is suppose to fix bugs
*Bass DLC costs $29.99 (2400 ms points) to download
*Bass content can be played using your electric guitar; nice feature if you don't own a bass yet;). Game will compensate for the difference.
*There will be a new retail disc that will have all this content plus original content, but don't expect it to hit until Oct. 2012

Now, Music123 has a new weekly deal which includes a Laguna short-scale guitar and Marshall 2watt amp
http://www.music123.com/pages/123Deals
Laguna LE50 (black or blue) for $80
Marshall mg2fx for $70

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:28 AM

I downloaded the update. At the beginning of the game, the screen is split into two - the left option is for electric guitar, the right for bass.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:13 PM

Aw aw, got a cancellation notice and refund for my bar stool order.

"Dear [customer],
Order [####]

It has come to our attention that on we had an unfortunate pricing error on the Fender 30” Barstool. This pricing error caused this item to appear on our website for $14.99. The regular low sale price on this stool is $89.99 and because of the severity of the price discrepancy, we had to cancel any quantities above one that were placed at the incorrect price. We wanted to personally apologize for the error and we will be placing a $20.00 in house credit on your account. Please give us a call to redeem this credit on your future order. We hope our valued customers will understand that there is a human element to our business and occasionally mistakes can happen.

Once again we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused"


Looks like anyone that just got one is still good, but man 2 for $30 was too good to pass up. Oh well, $20 credit, I'll take it.


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:44 PM

Lol I forgot to order the barstool after asking about the preorder charging bit here...I could've used a 20 dollar credit...and apparently the limit one barstool per customer. Did that come from WWBW or one of the other stores?

#1175 brandtron8000

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:50 PM

It was WWBW

#1176 n8rockerasu

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 10:22 PM

Yeah, I got the same email. The weird thing is though, the email mentions canceling any QUANTITY over one...making it sound like they are going to reduce everybody's order to one. But what it looks like is that they're cancelling all ORDERS with a quantity over one because my entire order was cancelled. A little misleading, but I guess giving a $20 credit is decent. Of course, they want you to call in to use it so they can try talking you into spending way more than $20 though.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:00 AM

Yeah, I got the same email. The weird thing is though, the email mentions canceling any QUANTITY over one...making it sound like they are going to reduce everybody's order to one.


Crud. Got the same cancellation

Think I'll call tomorrow to confirm if they'll at least ship one. At least there's the 20credit.

Too bad the Tantrum case is back at 100. Wouldn't mind another. They've been doing stupid discounts all summer so hopefully it won't be a long wait

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:19 AM

As I mentioned, I am not in a position to run audio out differently, I am using HDMI and not changing that.

I use HDMI, too. I also run my audio separate. They aren't mutually exclusive.

I guess I don't understand... unless you don't own a receiver, which is weird when you own a next-gen console.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:25 AM

As I mentioned, I am not in a position to run audio out differently, I am using HDMI and not changing that.


You can use HDMI with headphones if you want. You just need an audio adapter cable (Xbox 360 - not sure about PS3 but this website says you can use "your composite cables for PS3").

I use HDMI, the audio adapter cable and a 3.5mm female to RCA male adapter cable to plug my headphones into.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:59 PM

Hellomusic has a ESP ec-256p, this time in gold for $249
http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15603
Same as the black one I posted a little while back, so refer to that post for a review link. And for comparison, Amazon has the same model for $269 (only 1 left) http://www.amazon.co...eywords=esp 256

And something new from Hellomusic:
Dollar String Club - for a buck/month they'll ship a new set of electric guitar strings to your door.
http://www.hellomusi...larstringsclub/
You can also choose upgraded strings for a higher price

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Can I just say Master Mode encores suck:bomb:. already missed out on a few Double encores because of it. Guess I'm gonna have commit them to memory if I want the last few secret songs

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:57 PM


And something new from Hellomusic:
Dollar String Club - for a buck/month they'll ship a new set of electric guitar strings to your door.
http://www.hellomusi...larstringsclub/
You can also choose upgraded strings for a higher price


Interesting idea, except that I doubt their premium strings are along the lines of Elixirs or the such... And I've had pretty good luck finding good quality string for cheap (as the 20 or so extra sets in my guitar box will attest to).

Can I just say Master Mode encores suck:bomb:. already missed out on a few Double encores because of it. Guess I'm gonna have commit them to memory if I want the last few secret songs


Yeah... VERY difficult. I think, at this point, I've hit MM with 20 or 30 songs, so it gets damn near impossible to remember all the songs and arrangements JUST IN CASE a MM encore comes up.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:30 PM

If for some reason you're gonna do the string club thing you might as well upgrade because it's 4.95 shipping per month for the cheapo ones while the 7 dollar ones are free s/h, making the difference only a buck.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:13 PM

Used my $20 WW&BW credit to get this just to tinker around with.

http://www.wwbw.com/...esid=H86607.002

Didn't want to make any big purchases, and for $20, this seemed like a great deal. It sells for $64 on Amazon. Got it in black. Now I'll be ready when they come out with the Rocksmith Ukelele DLC, lol 8-)

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:36 PM

Hellomusic has a Schecter S1 in trans-amber for $450 (free shipping).
http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15613
and they tweaked the goldtop ESP deal by raising the price to $279 but giving free shipping

Now looking thru ZZounds, I found the same ESP telecaster from the other day for $210. It's a BLEMISH deal, but shouldn't matter much since the guitar already has a worn finish to it;)
http://www.zzounds.c...tem--ESPTE202MN
Here are a couple other BLEMISH deals from them:
Squier Vintage modified strat for $240
http://www.zzounds.c...tem--SQU0302800
Epiphone Firebird for $270
http://www.zzounds.com/item--EPIFBSTU

And had been stalking a Schecter Pete Dee thru Amazon, but someone posted it at SD last night and it was DOA by this morning. Probably for the best; I really shouldn't be looking at anything new

Yeah... VERY difficult. I think, at this point, I've hit MM with 20 or 30 songs, so it gets damn near impossible to remember all the songs and arrangements JUST IN CASE a MM encore comes up.

I had been making a conscious effort to avoid MM'ing songs, save for a couple early MM songs (stuff like Angela). But there's times where I get in a groove and before I know it I'm sitting on something like 8 or 9 MM songs:roll:. Go from being happy with my performance to being ticked that I triggered MM status

UBI really should increase the MM qualifier level or let us choose to play the normal version. Sometimes I just wanna zone out, you know

If for some reason you're gonna do the string club thing you might as well upgrade because it's 4.95 shipping per month for the cheapo ones while the 7 dollar ones are free s/h, making the difference only a buck.

Wow missed that part. I figured they would charge a buck or two for shipping. Five is a deal killer.

Used my $20 WW&BW credit to get this just to tinker around with.

http://www.wwbw.com/...esid=H86607.002

Awesome man8-). Diggin' the tele look. Would give you a thumbs up but no emoticon, so cheers:beer:

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:14 PM

Can anyone give advice on a good strap lock? I was looking at shaller they say the screws are a bit small.

Also is there a good brand for bass guitars? I got the damien special from amazon so I am set there. At least I think I am why is it people buy multiple guitars anyways?

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 09:57 PM

Can anyone give advice on a good strap lock? I was looking at shaller they say the screws are a bit small.

Also is there a good brand for bass guitars? I got the damien special from amazon so I am set there. At least I think I am why is it people buy multiple guitars anyways?


These are pretty much the standard.

http://www.amazon.co...itar strap lock

For bass guitars, I've always liked Ibanez (honestly, most Ibanez products are pretty solid). The Fender Precision Bass has always been an old favorite as well. If you're looking to get into it with a modest investment, you can look at the Squiers (Fender's entry level brand).

As for why people get multiple guitars, functionally, it's because different guitars give different sounds depending on what kind of wood they're made from, shape of body, type of pickups, etc. Another reason is songs are written in all kinds of crazy tunings. And rather than spending 20-30 minutes tuning and retuning your guitar (and wearing out your strings faster), it's easier to just have another guitar.

Now, realistically speaking, people have multiple guitars because they look awesome and collecting them becomes addictive incredibly fast.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 11:39 PM

Now, realistically speaking, people have multiple guitars because they look awesome and collecting them becomes addictive incredibly fast.


This X 100...


I use Dunlop strap locks on all my guitars. Makes it easier to just switch straps, too... Other than the ESP that I bought, which has the strap button on the back of the axe - which means that strap is flipped around at the neck end...

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:28 AM

I can see how it would be fun to get another one. Got a dean xmt off of amazon but fortunately in this case it was missing a part. So I sent it back and later found it would be a two month wait. So I ended up getting the damien. It was such a massive improvement over the dean it made me want to find out how much better it could be. Fortunately I know next to nothing about guitars. So I really had no idea what another guitar I should get would be. Don't know anyone into guitars either so other than reading this thread I have no idea what a good deal would be.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:35 AM

If you want strap locks get this:

http://www.amazon.co...ords=strap lock

The lock is built right on the strap and hasn't failed me yet. Requires no effort to "install."
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:44 AM

If you want strap locks get this:

http://www.amazon.co...ords=strap lock

The lock is built right on the strap and hasn't failed me yet. Requires no effort to "install."


Bad advice. Not sure how long you've used yours, but the plastic that grips the button will eventually wear out and break (not only is there an Amazon review that says this, but I've seen it happen personally). This thing is the same price as the strap locks anyway. So, you could pair the Dunlop strap locks with a $2 strap and have a much more secure guitar for $2 more.

#1191 crazedracerguy

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

Bad advice. Not sure how long you've used yours, but the plastic that grips the button will eventually wear out and break (not only is there an Amazon review that says this, but I've seen it happen personally). This thing is the same price as the strap locks anyway. So, you could pair the Dunlop strap locks with a $2 strap and have a much more secure guitar for $2 more.


This. Go with real strap locks. They'll be much more secure. It's 2 screws, for heaven's sakes.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:13 PM

Interestingly I found that the Ubisoft digital download store is selling preorders of the PC version with bass module for 49.99, saying no cable is included. Not a bad option if anyone was looking into switching platforms and not wanting to pay for an extra cable.

#1193 Dynamite

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:46 PM

Bad advice. Not sure how long you've used yours, but the plastic that grips the button will eventually wear out and break (not only is there an Amazon review that says this, but I've seen it happen personally). This thing is the same price as the strap locks anyway. So, you could pair the Dunlop strap locks with a $2 strap and have a much more secure guitar for $2 more.


I have had mine for quite a few months now and it has worked perfectly. I am sure there are faulty straps out there (as there are with all items you can purchase).

The main benefit I have received from this is that with one of these straps I can use it for all my guitars, instead of having to buy straps and strap locks separately. Saves a lot of time and money. It hasn't failed me yet, so everything has worked out.

Edit: I have also see strap locks (probably the result of age or user error) so no method is fool proof.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:33 PM

I have had mine for quite a few months now and it has worked perfectly. I am sure there are faulty straps out there (as there are with all items you can purchase).

The main benefit I have received from this is that with one of these straps I can use it for all my guitars, instead of having to buy straps and strap locks separately. Saves a lot of time and money. It hasn't failed me yet, so everything has worked out.

Edit: I have also see strap locks (probably the result of age or user error) so no method is fool proof.


A few months...switching from guitar to guitar...which is what will wear out that plastic. If you were just leaving it on one guitar all the time, maybe you'd get a little longer life out of it. But I'm telling you, man. It will break eventually. That kind of thin plastic just isn't made to pop on and pop off like that. If you can post in a year that the strap is still working great, then maybe you're doing all right (though really, a strap + strap locks should last way more than a year).

But I agree completely that strap locks for multiple guitars can be pricey, but I would probably rather just use a regular strap with no locks at all (which you could at least keep an eye on yourself) than use the plastic "gripper" strap that could break at any moment and leave you trying to catch your guitar as it plummets toward the ground. Everybody's gotta do their own thing though. If I hadn't had one break on me in the middle of playing, I'd probably think they were a good idea too.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:25 PM

Already mentioned that TRU-online has Rocksmith for $40. The new twist is that it qualifies for the Buy 1, get 1 @ 40%off sale this week
http://www.toysrus.c...US/2254197&sr=1

Next, walmart has RS for $50. And stick it to those price-gouging resellers of the original LPjr guitar bundle by pre-ordering the new bundle (which includes bass dlc) for $170.
http://www.walmart.c...ch_constraint=0

But if you want a better guitar right now, take a look at the Classic Vibe 60's strat. Hello Music has it for $298 + free shipping
http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15618

Can anyone give advice on a good strap lock? I was looking at shaller they say the screws are a bit small.

I'll chuck my two pennies at ya.

Went with Hennessey straplocks. http://www.amazon.co...ssey straplocks
Originally went to look at the Dunlops but they felt too flimsy to me and didn't like how the cap attaches to the strap (slide-on c locking nut versus a cap/nut that screws onto the post).

I had gone to BB and they let me test them out on a strap. Think I paid 10. Then bought a couple more thru Amazon when they had'em for 9.
Been using them for 7-8 months at this point without any problems.

But hey, if you wanna be a true rocker, then you gotta go Grolsch8-)
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:18 AM

Just ordered a Kramer Assault 220 from zZounds.com. They normally go for between $320-380. Zzounds has them for $200. I got it for $180 by calling in and asking to use a guitar center coupon code. They say any competitor coupon is valid.
I'm hoping I like the guitar. Kramer used to be king, but a lot has changed since the 80s.

I've got an 80s USA "super strat" (can't remember the model right now) and I love it. I have a newer Korean Imperial (explorer clone) and I do like it but the quality is definitely not the same as my USA. I'm afraid new models may be made in China but for $180 I'll roll the dice. It wasn't the color I wanted either unfortunately. Only comes in copper metallic for this price. It would have run me $380 to get the black with red binding like I wanted

http://www.zzounds.com/item--KRMKA220

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:56 AM

Picked up the bass DLC. Can't wait to play it. I also picked up Painkiller by Judas Priest. That'll be a bitch on guitar I'm sure.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:16 AM

Anyone have any recommendations on where to buy a cheap bass guitar for a beginner to try out with the bass expansion?

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 02:48 AM

Anyone have any recommendations on where to buy a cheap bass guitar for a beginner to try out with the bass expansion?


If you are just looking to try and not spend much, I'd check pawn shops. Sometimes you can find decent guitars for cheap. I picked up my Washburn Bantam BB15 for $120 last year, and that guitar still sells for $500+. The only problem it has is a few little knicks here and there.


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Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:21 PM

Couple of new stuff:
Hellomusic has an ESPltd h-330nt (blue sunburst) for $298 + free shipping
http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15629
And the same guitar, in snow white, can be had from Sam Ash for $299
http://www.samash.co... Guitar_1974447
Here's a review and demo link:
review: http://www.musicrada...t-526251/review
demo vid:


then the Aria Bass is back up at Hellomusic for the same $198 as before.
http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15241 You can go back to that post for the review link

Finally, SD posted a bass deal from Bestbuy:
Squier Pete Wentz signature p-bass for $150 (normally 300)
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If you're lucky, it'll be in-stock at your local store and you can mess around with it
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review links are sparse so gotta rely on MF product page:
http://www.musicians...e-p-bass#review
and the few posts over from talkbass.com:
http://www.talkbass....e-p-bass/cat/13

Just ordered a Kramer Assault 220 from zZounds.com. They normally go for between $320-380. Zzounds has them for $200. I got it for $180 by calling in and asking to use a guitar center coupon code. They say any competitor coupon is valid.
I'm hoping I like the guitar. Kramer used to be king, but a lot has changed since the 80s.
http://www.zzounds.com/item--KRMKA220

Congrats man:beer:.
Actually had been reading up on the 211fr not too long ago. Had me intrigued cuz it was sorta like a fender strat hiding in Gibson LP clothes. Know I haven't been at this very long, but can't think of another LP with the HSS pickup config. Apparrently, there was an AMS daily deal for it at $190.