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#1231 rbarba4

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:07 PM

Couple of updates on Rocksmith deals:
TRU online still has it for $40
Amazon dropped a little to $42
Best Buy online has their exclusive version for $50
http://www.bestbuy.c...tegories&ks=960

And some random music deals:
Amazon has a Dean ML guitar in camo for $131
http://www.amazon.co...ds=dean camo ml
WMS has a Washburn win14 in L.E. purple for $140
http://www.worldmusi...ric-Guitar.html
Hellomusic has the ESP surveyor 415 bass for $374
http://www.hellomusi...14154&cat=drums

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New DLC Day!!!
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*The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowie

I was wondering if someone could give me a tip here. I have been trying to improve in big swing baseball. But the game doesn't seem to register any of my bends anymore. I tried intonation onmy guitar to see if that is what it was but it didn't help at all. The only thing I could think of is maybe I need to change strings. They are a ways old and silly me I only ordered one pack of strings.


You definitely need new strings if it was working before but no longer detecting the notes. Are you having detection problems in other parts of RS (songs, tuning, other minigames)? Probably a good idea to put fresh strings on either way.

But, here are some things to remember about the baseball game.
#1-use the sound cues to know when to play the note. You hear a sound tempo which you use to time your note. Don't try to use the visual of the baseball crossing the plate.
#2-the various outcomes depend on how close you come to playing on tempo. On time=home run, play early and you get a single, double or triple (depending on how early you play). Play too early or too late and you get a strike
#3-with the really big bends, I'll just move one fret higher from what the game tells you and bend from there. I'll stick to the indicated fret for the more regular bends.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:29 AM

It detects fine when I am playing everything else. I am guessing it does not register untill the note hits a certain pitch. Like sometimes I will bend but the guy wont swing untill I am well into the bend. This makes it massively more difficult. Since I don't know how to time it when I don't even know when it is going to register the bend. I am pushing into other strings. I doubt its because I am not bending enough.

Its really frustrating because this is the only one I have these problems with. Scale runner is by far my favorite. Thought t was dumb at first. Then I thought about what it was trying to teach me like finger independence. Now its practically all I play other than dicocering how much fun cordhead can be.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:47 PM

Gamestop's put Rocksmith on sale for $50 (valid 9/5 -9/11)

Guitar Center's weekly Big Cool deal is for Acoustic bass amps. The 10 watt model is $50 and the 20 watt model is $70. Good in-store only
http://www.guitarcen...eal-g25903t0.gc

It detects fine when I am playing everything else. I am guessing it does not register untill the note hits a certain pitch.

Its really frustrating because this is the only one I have these problems with. Scale runner is by far my favorite. Now its practically all I play other than dicocering how much fun cordhead can be.


That's right, forgot about that. Don't worry about bending exactly to pitch for the baseball game. Just bend as quickly as possible 'til it's detected. You don't get penalized for over-bending. And it's normal to bend into the adjacent strings. But sometimes they show a bend that goes 2 strings over from your starting point. Those are the ones where I'll move up the fretboard and bend from there.

+1 on Scale Runner. It's still my favorite of the bunch.

Speaking of those games. Just have Super Ducks and Chordead to go. Gotten half way on Chordead but only 1/3 of the way for Super D.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:51 PM

Few different guitar deals over at Amazon. As always, their prices can fluctuate with the first sale or lack of sales.

Jay Turser strat in ivory for $89
http://www.amazon.co...7045411&sr=1-18
Jay Turser strat in deep purple for $98
http://www.amazon.co...7045435&sr=1-25
And these next few guitars may not be the best players but doubt that's the main motivation to buy it;)
Peavey THOR guitar for $123
http://www.amazon.co...rds=peavey thor
Peavey Captain America gor $128
http://www.amazon.co...pd_sim_sbs_MI_4
Peavey Iron Man for $130
http://www.amazon.co...pd_sim_sbs_MI_8
Peavey HULK for $130
http://www.amazon.co...d_sim_sbs_MI_27

Finally, WorldMusicSupply is at it again. This time they dropped the DBZ Imperial models to $290. If ya don't know, they look like this

http://t0.gstatic.co...YNRvcOMhLKgSTkQ
Had been looking at these for a while and they were gradually dropping for 500->400->340. And they also have the Imperial case for $60. The BS-msrp is a grand and they normally sell around 700. So $350 gets you both for about half price
http://www.worldmusi...sp=DBZ Imperial
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Gold has the little flecks that sparkle in light
Trans-red is a stain, so you can still see the wood grain thru the finish


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:25 AM

^ Thanks for all the deals, rbarba4!
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:50 AM

Anyone have experience with that DBZ? That thing looks awesome.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 03:31 AM

I wish they made this game years ago on the ps2. I don't think I would have stuck with it trying to learn on my own. Getting a score really lets you know how well you are progressing.

My main problem is when I start get going and realize I am doing well. Then I look up at my score and see its huge then just freeze up. I have been playing a lot of scale runner to try and improve my finger independance and being able to find the right strings.

So I go try super ducks. After a few warmup rounds I am finding it tons easier to find the right strings without looking. My old top score was 5 million something. Get to playing look up and see 20 million on the screen. Not a lot to some on here I am sure but really amazed myself.

Got to say this game and guitar is the best investment I have ever made. Only problem its all I want to play now. Never had a backlog before and now I still have games from last christmass I haven't even opened yet.

#1238 rbarba4

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 02:31 AM

Here are a couple more links about the DBZ Imperial. One's an interview with Dean Zelinsky and his thoughts behind the Imperial's design. The other is coming from WMS. So neither is an impartial take on it, but still good reading.
http://roadcrewmag.c...n_zelinsky_01-2
http://worldmusicsup...ss.com/tag/dbz/

And you may or may not find it relevant to know that DBZ and Dean Zelinsky aren't exactly the best of buds these days. Rumor being they disagreed about cost-cutting measures that woulda hurt quality. Probably will have the biggest impact on the american made models more than anything since Dean won't be around to oversee the work.

As for these Imperial ST models, pretty sure they're made in Korea models. Who knows what'll happen down the road.

#1239 rbarba4

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:51 AM

Looks like Target in-store is gonna join in on the Rocksmith price drop. The website says it's $50, good in store. Haven't seen it myself, but you should be able to use their own website to get it at $50

The other stores are holding at the same prices from last week. And remember that the Gamestop price is suppose end tomorrow.

Oh and I sometimes get tunnel vision on guitar deals. Didn't notice 'til now that WMS also has deals on the DBZ Cavallo (their flying v guitar) and the DBZ Bolero (their les paul guitar), plus their respective guitar cases.

The Cavallo is technically a better deal than the Imperial if you only look at the %savings. Its just that I'm not a big fan of "v" guitars, but maybe someone else is.

DBZ guitar deals - http://www.worldmusi...g_id=1330513709

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:41 AM

The more I learn about guitars (and not necessarily just playing them) the more I find getting them used to be a very attractive option.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 12:08 AM

Lefty deals are few and far between. But here's one from Amazon:
AXL strat for $116
http://www.amazon.co...&pf_rd_i=517808
And Amazon also has Kalos strat+accessory bundle for $68
http://www.amazon.co...47407571&sr=1-3

The more I learn about guitars (and not necessarily just playing them) the more I find getting them used to be a very attractive option.

Hopefully used deals are better in your area than mine.
I always keep an eye open but come up empty. Find deals on beaters every now and then but not really interested in trying to fix up a basic model.

Have actually had better luck buying new, either thru a big discount or a coupon deal. And the very rare discount plus coupon stack

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:57 AM

Yeeah used can be kinda ymmv on area. I also find Guitar center has strangely reasonable to good prices on used stuff overall, especially if you don't mind cosmetic damage. Clearance on new is great too but nowhere near as common a find.

That Kalos Strat clone is really tempting to me even though it's likely a low quality beater (which I already have one of); reminds me of a midnight wine Fender I loved as soon as I saw but couldn't afford.

EDIT: Looks like Fender also had a metallic purple color and upon close up pictures of those it's not quite the same so I can rest easy with a pass.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:47 PM

Got an email that Guitar center's gonna hold a seminar on guitar maintenance on 9/20/12. It's free and you sign-up here:
http://www.guitarcen...&source=4TP2JBB

Hello Music has a BC Rich eagle masterpiece bass for $265
http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15487
And they got more of those p90 equipped ESPs at $250 (shipping and tax extra). Both the Goldtop and Black models are still available
goldtop http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15603
black http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15547

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:59 PM

Got an email that Guitar center's gonna hold a seminar on guitar maintenance on 9/20/12. It's free and you sign-up here:
http://www.guitarcen...&source=4TP2JBB

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I got that email too. I signed up for the one in Tucson, AZ. Was exited to see that everyone gets a free guitar set up...only to get this in my email:
"Thank you for registering for the GC Garage Maintenance Seminar coming up at 7pm on September 20th. $
The web tile inadvertently stated all attendees would receive a free setup. $We apologize for the error, the actual promotion is: All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a free setup. $There will be one setup given away per store to be redeemed sometime after the day of the seminar."

Oh well, I'll still go anyway and see what I can learn. I hope it's more than just a sales demo for some guitar oil. GC is almost an hour drive away for me

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:11 AM

Yeah I signed up too, but for a 30-45 minute class I dunno how much will actually be taught, especially to tinkerer types like myself that can wire guitars better than I can play them.

Worldmusicsupply has some really black superstrat/metal style guitars with high end pickups (your choice of Duncans or EMGs) for 300 bucks, down from 400. The Duncan version has already been set up since it's their final stock taken from their storefront. Sorry I can't link, posting from phone.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:02 PM

If anybody can use 20% off at musicians friend feel free to use this unique code GA323607. Good for any single item $49 & up. Good til 09/17

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:16 PM

The gamestop sale for Rocksmith was suppose to end but it's still $50 online. YMMV on the in-store price.
And Target's in-store price is $60. So they didn't quite follow the website price I saw the other day.

Now, who wants a Fender that isn't a "Fender". Hello Music has the G&L Fiorano GTS Tribute for $299
http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15716
I dig it, but kinda an odd duck for the brand. Normally sells around 550, so a healthy drop for a really good brand.

Demo+history vid

Final 1/3 of vid gets into the Fiorano model. But the first 1/3 gives a history lesson on the origins of the design

Ah, sooo many guitars. Not enough money... or time... or talent:drool:

Worldmusicsupply has some really black superstrat/metal style guitars with high end pickups (your choice of Duncans or EMGs) for 300 bucks, down from 400. The Duncan version has already been set up since it's their final stock taken from their storefront. Sorry I can't link, posting from phone.


Hey Psybuster, guessing these are the two you mentioned
EMG pups http://www.worldmusi...ric-Guitar.html
SD pups http://www.worldmusi...earl-Black.html

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:59 PM

That G&L looks like a Schecter C1...superstrat shape with Gibson hardware

And yeah, those Washburns are the ones. I can't get over how black they are...lol

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:16 AM

Here are some random finds from other websites.

J. Backlund Design Guitars launched a Kickstarter project for a unique line of guitars? You can look for the post on the RS forums or just go to the kickstarter page
http://www.kickstart...uita?ref=search

American Musical has the Fender g-dec3 Thirty for $150. Only a few hours left
http://www.americanm...Feeds/Ndnd.aspx

And someone on SD found that you can preorder the new disc version of Rocksmith for a discount from buy.com
Read that post for the specifics
http://slickdeals.ne...t-67-67-Buy-com

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:24 AM

I broke down and bought a cheap bass because I've always wanted one to tinker around on. I ended up with an ESP LTD B50 ($199 everywhere)... and this thing is freaking amazing! I can't put it down. I bought it from an Amazon seller named "ElectricGuitar." They shipped it extremely well and surprisingly did a pretty good job setting it up. I can't believe this $200 bass sounds this good.

I think the bass DLC is more than worth it for how much entertainment I'm getting out of it, even though the CAG in me will hate it a little if/when it eventually goes on sale for $15. But screw it, I couldn't wait... and I'm glad I didn't.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:31 AM

Being a cag is good, but losing time in the name of a few dollars when you want something is never worth it IMO. If you're actually playing it right away then its totally worth the price.

As for that kickstarter...lol. preordering a guitar without any known specs seems like
a godawful idea.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:00 AM

As for that kickstarter...lol. preordering a guitar without any known specs seems like
a godawful idea.


There are no specs, but there is info on the page and In the video.
"Retronix is a new line of affordable instruments from J Backlund Design Guitars."

So basically I assume that Retronix is going to be somewhat comparable to Squire or Epiphone in quality. One thing for sure is the country of manufacture: Korea. So they might be a little higher quality than some budget guitars on the market.

Another thing they said in the video is that they would have a retail price of $1000-1250 based on color & options. Based on my guitar shopping, my guess is that non-sale prices of these will probably be somewhere around $400-600. So if you are absolutely in love with the looks of them and you want early access to it, you will probably be safe at a $500 pledge. For the rest of us, we can probably get one on sale a little ways down the road. Just remember that this is a budget, I mean affordable, guitar line and the quality will likely reflect that.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:11 PM

I agree that if you really, really like the looks of this then preordering may not be a bad idea, because aesthetics do count for quite a bit IMO and you're not going to get something like this anywhere else, but I'm not going to kid myself here: I'm interested in buying guitars, not labor. I don't care if it's made in America, Japan, Mexico, Korea, China, Indonesia, or India; individual product quality at a realistic price matters more than anything else, and it becomes apparent when you run into $2000 Gibsons that still have sharp frets. In almost every case regarding quality it's a matter of how much money/time the parent company is willing to spend on creating a better product; there's absolutely nothing that makes an American guitar factory worker inherently superior than an Asian one; the latter is just not given as much training or time and is expected to mass produce, thus giving the appearance of them being "crappy" workers.

That being said, 545 (after overpriced shipping) is still a lot to plop down on something you won't get for another 6 months when you can buy a brand new Agile AL-3000/3100 for nearly a Benjamin less after shipping right now and those are incredibly decked out for what they cost. Complete with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee where all you're really losing out on is shipping costs if you really don't like it and want to return it. Maybe these guys will offer the same, but the details are all still missing at the moment.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:29 PM

The MF Stupid deal of the day is for the ESP-ltd Viper 256 guitar @ $200
http://www.musicians...id/?icid=200510
Description doesn't state it but the pickups look to be p90s.

EDIT: a couple of Hello music deals to mention
First they have an Ibanez semi-hollow guitar for $295+free shipping (model AM73B)
http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15723
And next they have a 3-pack set of Dean Markley vintage strings for $9+free shipping
http://www.hellomusi...cat=ACCESSORIES

EDIT#2: channel surfing and saw the black & red bass (from the BB deal) getting played during a Fallout Boy show. Only this model had air jordan holding a guitar in place of the bat logo. That woulda been cool

I broke down and bought a cheap bass because I've always wanted one to tinker around on. I ended up with an ESP LTD B50 ($199 everywhere)... and this thing is freaking amazing! I can't put it down.
I think the bass DLC is more than worth it for how much entertainment I'm getting out of it, even though the CAG in me will hate it a little if/when it eventually goes on sale for $15. But screw it, I couldn't wait... and I'm glad I didn't.

Congrats man! :beer:

I'm itchin to get going on bass, but still have plenty to do on guitar. So hopefully I improve enough by November (my 1 year anniversary of playing). And if I'm lucky, there'll be a discount on the new disc

And about the Kickstarter guitars, this wiil be good if you dig it. J Backlund only do custom guitars and this is their attempt to bring their prices down for everyone who can't drop a few G's on a guitar. But they still want to create something that they can be proud of even though it's outsourced. So this first run isn't really gonna make them money. Think they also said they've contracted with a specific Korean factory that 's developed a good reputation for their craftsmanship

This is pretty much a test-run to see what they can do and if it can succeed. Who knows, you might end up with a collector's item.

There's a massive thread on HC that you can skim, but looks like there are some set specs: bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, dual humbuckers (4wire), 5way switch (figure there's either a coil-tap or coil-split). At least I think that was all mentioned in the HC thread; had a few different windows open at the time

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:18 AM

My local Target is clearing out a couple of guitar-to-iphone/ipad cables.
I grabbed the Griffin version @ $9.28
dpci#057-00-1530
Also saw the irig version but it was at $30 something. Figured I'd chance the griffin version and return it if it doesn't work.

And one new update on those Kickstarter guitars. They hit their goal and as a thanks to all backers of this project, they're going to offer future guitar projects at the same $500 price of this promo regardless of what the future price may be.
http://www.kickstart...ign-guita/posts
Pretty cool offer, especially if they ever make that red & cream semi-hollow LP:drool:. I would instantly sign up if they would confirm that guitar as their next project

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:50 PM

You're gonna wanna dig out the wigs and spandex for this
New DLC Day!!!
*The Final Countdown - Europe
*We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
*Is This Love - Whitesnake

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:23 PM

You're gonna wanna dig out the wigs and spandex for this
New DLC Day!!!
*The Final Countdown - Europe
*We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
*Is This Love - Whitesnake



Bought. I was more excited for this pack than any songs since Three Days Grace popped up for DLC!!!

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:48 PM

My local Target is clearing out a couple of guitar-to-iphone/ipad cables.
I grabbed the Griffin version @ $9.28
dpci#057-00-1530
Also saw the irig version but it was at $30 something. Figured I'd chance the griffin version and return it if it doesn't work.


Thanks for the tip, just picked up two of the Griffin models in case one of them breaks since that's still much less than the IRIG version (which was listed for $37 at the Target I went to). Amazon reviews were mixed (many 5 star, several 1 star...mostly for breaking).
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:21 AM

Surprised that nobody in this thread or in the Best Buy deal if the day thread mentioned the Ernie Ball Wah pedal for $40. I would have picked it up but but it was sold out by the time I found out about it.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:55 AM

1saleaday.com is having flash deals which includes guitars. You need to be registered to see the deals.

http://1saleaday.com/flash/

There's a $79.99 NY Pro electric, and some other combo packages, gig bags, and amps. Don't forget to buy the 6" cowbell to top it off. :D

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