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#901 crazedracerguy

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:59 AM

What do you normally get in these goingtoday mystery items. Any past experiences?


None at all... I figure it's usually strings or something... then randomly, they send a guitar or a pedal or something...

Edit: Looks like a bunch of people on Woot did this last time and they got a Music stand light (it was just a cheap assed book light)... So, we'll see.

Edited by crazedracerguy, 22 March 2012 - 01:10 AM.

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#902 rbarba4

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:43 AM

What do you normally get in these goingtoday mystery items. Any past experiences?


Never done it before. Bought in outta b.a.c. envy. Never been able to snag one. Eventually stopped checking woot altogether.
Here's hoping it's something decent.

Their sister site, moonlight special, did the same thing a week or two ago. But their items are more random. Like recently, they've been putting up a bunch weapon accessories/gear.

#903 rbarba4

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:23 AM

Couple of quick hits.

American Musical weekly deal is for the Audio Spectrum wireless guitar system for $29.95
http://www.americanm...campaign=120318
Small discount from the 34 they normally charge. But hey FREE shipping and the Amazon reviews seem ok. Gonna do some checks on other wireless units and see what they go for.

Some Details: battery powered, 1/4" to 1/8" cables included (means you'll need a 1/4" mono coupler to use with Rocksmith), 100' max range, come in either 169.5 Hz or 171.905 Hz

FYI, AM stopped listing the weekly deal on the site and only make it known to their email subscribers. Don't know if the link price will work if your not subscribed

Other deal is Musicians Friend Stupid deal of the Day. Only their listing a bunch of stuff again (really, its the same stuff as before)
http://www.musicians...ies?icid=200493

#904 rbarba4

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 11:09 AM

Amazon keeps floating the price on Rocksmith. At least the Posted Image version dropped to $68, but Posted Image is at $77

And now for the other instrument deals:
Amazon has the Kustom the Defender 5h tube amp for $73 (including the extra 15% discount you get on the final checkout page). Just make sure to choose Amazon as the seller.
http://www.amazon.co...32845580&sr=1-1
Been reading alot lately about this model. Overall, a nice intro to the world of tube amps as well as a nice base that you can upgrade/mod as you go. Here's a sorta howto/review thread from the My Les Paul forums
http://www.mylespaul...-many-pics.html
And for my fellow noobs, remember you'll need a speaker cabinet to pair up with this head unit.
American Musical's daily deal is a 20' instrument cable for $6.95
http://www.americanm...Feeds/Ndnd.aspx
The weekly deal is for the Monster Cable performance pack at $18.95
http://www.americanm...campaign=120318
Going today has the Hohner Old Standby harmonica for $8.99, free shipping
http://www.goingtoday.com/
Moonlight special has the Hal Leonard Guitar Chords Deluxe book for $10, free shipping. It's a bit cheaper at Amazon though
http://www.moonlightspecial.com/

#905 crazedracerguy

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:15 AM

Gotta say... Thank God for Guitar Hero and Rock Band... I just sold every bit of cheap assed Target clearance GH and RB stuff that was laying in my closet, and I have just about enough to buy a Line6 Half Stack... You gotta love Ebay!

I haven't done too bad... The PRS SE that I bought was mostly paid for by selling penny guides that had gone up in price while they sat in my bookcase :) CAG is so great!

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#906 DeathDream

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:03 AM

Any word on the mystery boxes?

#907 rbarba4

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

Just noticed that Target's B2G1 free sale works on Rocksmith, online only.
http://www.target.co...|all categories
Should work out to no more than $60/copy. Maybe you can convince some buddies or sell off the extra copies

American Musical's deal of the day is the "A" frame guitar stand @ $5.
http://www.americanm...Feeds/Ndnd.aspx
And goingtoday has the String Swing guitar hanger, but it's cheaper thru Amazon so here's the Amazon link
http://www.amazon.co...33010239&sr=1-1

Gotta say... Thank God for Guitar Hero and Rock Band... I just sold every bit of cheap assed Target clearance GH and RB stuff that was laying in my closet, and I have just about enough to buy a Line6 Half Stack... You gotta love Ebay!

Damn that's good! Didn't realize GH/RB stuff was still worth anything. Now you got me thinkin'

Any word on the mystery boxes?

my goingtoday box should arrive tomorrow.

But did get the moonlightspecial box. Got a Cal bears cap and mandolin string set. Did I mention moonlightspecial throws up random stuff:lol:. Guess I gotta play Craigslist Hero and see what I can get

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:43 PM

Are those A frame stands as reliable as the typical tubular ones that go on sale for the same price every so often?

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:30 PM

I've never been fond of A-Frame stands that don't support the neck. Too easy to knock them over if you've got a bunch of guitars sitting in a room.

I highly suggest avoiding a Line 6 stack. Just, no. Their cabinets are awful and below even Crate quality from the mid 80's.

Also, there's absolutely NO reason to have a cheap wireless deal. If a $30 wireless is appealing, you're not playing big stages. When you get to the big stages point of your guitar playing life, you're going to require substantially better than $30 wireless quality. Cheap wireless units are just goofy doodads with no purpose. Buy a Boss DS-1 instead and solder some different caps into the thing to have a really nice pedal that you'll have for your entire life.
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#910 crazedracerguy

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

Also, there's absolutely NO reason to have a cheap wireless deal. If a $30 wireless is appealing, you're not playing big stages. When you get to the big stages point of your guitar playing life, you're going to require substantially better than $30 wireless quality. Cheap wireless units are just goofy doodads with no purpose. Buy a Boss DS-1 instead and solder some different caps into the thing to have a really nice pedal that you'll have for your entire life.


If you're just buying wireless for playing RS and stuff, a $30 wireless would probably suffice. I play through a Digital Reference system that works great. It's nice to be wireless walking around the room when you're playing.

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#911 rbarba4

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:30 PM

Hellomusic.com has the Kustom half stack on sale today for $135. Use coupon code HM30NEW to knock off 30 bucks.
This includes the Kustom Defender amp I posted about, up above (Amazon deal) but also includes the Kustom 1x12 speaker cabinet.

If a $30 wireless is appealing, you're not playing big stages.


That's the whole point. Most of us aren't playing big stages. $30 wireless is about convenience. If there is a drawback, it's battery life. Receiver only runs off batteries; no AC connection

#912 crazedracerguy

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:45 PM

Got my mystery box from goingtoday. It's a chord book and a pack of goth picks. Kind of cool...

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:00 AM

World music Supply has the DBZ Barchetta on sale for $159 and you can get the DBZ hardshell case for $40 when bought together. Available models are Gunmetal, Red and Black
http://www.worldmusi...i=&sp=dbz barlt
Really good price for the guitar; even better with the case


Got this red Guitar & case. The guitar is worth the price just for its looks. Its awesome!!!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:22 AM

I'm thinking about getting Rocksmith, and I have $40 credit or so on both Amazon and Best Buy. What's this unlisted Best Buy exclusive content? It doesn't mention anything about any incentives to make me purchase it.

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#915 rbarba4

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:31 AM

American Musical's new deal today is for D'Addario EXL Regular light gauge strings. 10-pack plus free string winder for $22; little over 2 bucks/pack
http://www.americanm...Feeds/Ndnd.aspx
EDIT: should mention FREE shipping for orders of $30 or more, so add a cable or more strings to your order
Goingtoday has Danelectro effect pedals for 20 a pop. But again, better off checking Amazon
http://www.amazon.co...effects,aps,372
Guitar Center has a 20% off accessories sale
http://www.guitarcen...ale-g26422t0.gc
and $100 off a single item 499+
http://www.guitarcen...n.aspx?pid=4967
Sam Ash still has those Fender string 3-packs w/free baseball for $10 each. Nice thing is free shipping and no tax (for most).
http://www.samash.co... 1046_-49945856

Got my mystery box from goingtoday. It's a chord book and a pack of goth picks. Kind of cool...

Got my box today:
*Dunlop pick holder
*mic stand pick clip
*6 foot 1/8" cable
Funny thing is I can use it all. Go figure.
How'd everyone else do?

Got this red Guitar & case. The guitar is worth the price just for its looks. Its awesome!!!

Congrats man:beer:, have fun!
A bit jealous. The lack of talk about those DBZs made it easier for me to ignore 'em

I'm thinking about getting Rocksmith, and I have $40 credit or so on both Amazon and Best Buy. What's this unlisted Best Buy exclusive content? It doesn't mention anything about any incentives to make me purchase it.

Nothing too valuable. Nice to have but not a deal breaker; 3 effects pedals and unique Gibson guitar
From BB's site:
"Order your copy of Rocksmith and receive three Best Buy exclusive in-game effects pedals:

• The Powerchorder instant power chord harmony pedal allows players to easily execute complex shifting power chord riffs and 5th harmony leads simply by playing single notes.
• The Trem-OlĂ©! vintage surf/Rockabilly/Western movie tone effect pedal couples a fixed speed, selectable tremolo with a slap-back delay.
• The Robo Crunch high-tech, low-fi synth simulator combines a bit reduction effect with a slow moving flanger.

Plus, you'll also get access to a unique in-game Gibson guitar. The S-1 guitar includes unique pickups that were designed so they could produce both humbucking and single-coil sounds."

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 10:36 AM

Looks like Toys R Us has the best sale this week, unless Amazon decides to do something. Buy 1, Get 1 40%off: good on all video games and movies. So pair up Rocksmith with that pricey box set you've been wanting to get.
http://www.toysrus.c...US/2254197&sr=1

Separately, goingtoday has a Dunlop Picks counter display with 216 picks for $43. Might as well open a store if you go for it:lol:
http://www.goingtoday.com/
Anyone with a VCR can get the Intro to Rock Guitar video for $5.15 from Moonlightspecial.
http://www.moonlightspecial.com/ Or you could buy the DVD version for $15 from Amazon
And Musiciansfriend started up an April Fools Sale; save 13% on a item priced $139+
http://www.musicians...-13?icid=200559

Think I've mentioned before that I stopped Event playlists to focus on the minigames, specifically Scale Runner. Now average 9mil per scale. Basically working on getting every version up to 9.

But man, its getting harder to keep my concentration. I'll rip a few good runs increasing my performance. Then, for whatever reason I lose it and get stuck at 5mil. Is it just me or does Scale Runner require a whole lot more concentration than the other modes?

#917 crazedracerguy

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:38 AM

Think I've mentioned before that I stopped Event playlists to focus on the minigames, specifically Scale Runner. Now average 9mil per scale. Basically working on getting every version up to 9.

But man, its getting harder to keep my concentration. I'll rip a few good runs increasing my performance. Then, for whatever reason I lose it and get stuck at 5mil. Is it just me or does Scale Runner require a whole lot more concentration than the other modes?


I need to do that, as well. I've just been doing the songs that I've mastered over and over to reinforce them in my head... I did go back and play some songs that I didn't like just to get a score and am amazed at how high I go on the first or second run...

On a personal note, I'm now down to 6 guitars... 3 electric, 2 acoustic and a resonator/dobro. I'm watching a couple of dobro sales, though. If the value on Ebay is high enough, I'll get rid of that, too... That's as low as I've been in 10 years since I bought a bunch of them within a few months.

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#918 rbarba4

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:32 AM

Quick update on the DBZ guitar deal. Buddy tried to order one today, but couldn't get the discount on the case. Called up WMS and found out the deal expired on 3/31. But they were cool and reactivated the deal.
http://www.worldmusi...i=&sp=dbz barlt
So, you have at least one more week to get the combo discount on the guitar + case. If you dig it, go for it

Now, if you want something more fierce, you can get the DBZ Venom II for $399 with discount code "venom2"
EDIT: forgot to add that it's available in Red or Black. And it comes with a hardshell case
http://www.beyondele...E-p/vnm2-re.htm
No idea how long it'll last.

And moonlight special has patch cables for a buck a pop. Flat $5 for shipping, so just get a bunch of cables in one order to make it worthwhile.
http://www.moonlightspecial.com/
You got a few hours left before this deal expires

Edited by rbarba4, 03 April 2012 - 01:17 AM.
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#919 rbarba4

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:13 AM

Not much going on with Rocksmith deals. But want a $50 electric guitar? Then check out the Stupid Deal of the Day
http://www.musicians...id/?icid=200510
20 off its everyday price. Check out the reviews on the site

Goingtoday has a guitar chord rubber stamp for $5.01
http://www.goingtoday.com/
Easy way to write down chords as they get thrown at you in RS

Music123 is trying their hand at weekly deals. The powered pedal board deal seems good
http://www.music123.com/pages/123Deals

Oh, and go in person to Guitar Center for a $60 Epiphone acoustic. It's their weekly deal. I would think it's better than the First Act models on clearance at Target
http://www.guitarcen...eal-g25903t0.gc

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:52 PM

So I've always played on an acoustic/acoustic-electric guitar and I've never tried an electric before. The $50 one has good reviews for the price and I was wondering what the differences are between playing an acoustic and electric. Is it worth owning both?

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:08 PM

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PRS SE "Evil Twin" Nick Cantanese signature electric for $398.20
http://www.samash.co...uitar_-49952706


So I've always played on an acoustic/acoustic-electric guitar and I've never tried an electric before. The $50 one has good reviews for the price and I was wondering what the differences are between playing an acoustic and electric. Is it worth owning both?

Don't play acoustic, but everything I've read makes it sound like it'll be easier to play the straight-up electric vs. the a/e; lighter strings, thinner neck. That sorta stuff.

Edited by rbarba4, 03 April 2012 - 07:25 PM.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:46 PM

I haven't played a acoustic with lighter strings or a slimmer neck than an electric. They are all fatter and have heavy strings.

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So I've always played on an acoustic/acoustic-electric guitar and I've never tried an electric before. The $50 one has good reviews for the price and I was wondering what the differences are between playing an acoustic and electric. Is it worth owning both?


They do play a little differently. Electrics play a bit "easier" than acoustic, meaning the strings are usually easier to press down, the neck is thinner and you don't need to put as much force in the strumming. So if you've only played acoustic types, going to electrics might be easier to play for you.

I know if I only play my acoustic for a week then go to my electric, it's like someone hit the easy button.

If you want to play both, it really just depends on your style.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:00 PM

Decided to pick it up so I can take it on my trip this summer plus $50 to try out a decent electric sounds good to me.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:57 PM

Rocksmith is $60 at Walmart in-store, price rollback. Posted by someone over on the RS forums. YMMV, unless your Walmart is like mine. Which would mean there is no rollback, EVER.

Moonlight special has hanger bras on sale. Says they're design for pegboard hangers, but look like they should work with those String Swing hangers or guitar stands with neck supports
http://www.moonlightspecial.com/

You can get a fatty (3.5") leather strap for $10 from American Musical. Just remember you need to spend $30 for free shipping
http://www.americanm...Feeds/Ndnd.aspx

Also noticed that Amazon carries a grommet version of the Dunlop strap, for $12.71
http://www.amazon.co...33570317&sr=8-3

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

Guitarfetish has a bunch of Xaviere guitars on clearance; most in the 130-150 range
http://www.guitarfet...tars_c_185.html
Amazon has been playing with the price of the Schecter c1 Pro., another Amazon exclusive model. It hit $399 the other day, but it's up to $470 today. Might be worth watching in case they drop it again. (by the way, the Schecter at BB went back up to $599:roll:)
http://www.amazon.co...33702095&sr=8-1
American Musical's daily deal is for the Digitech multi-effects pedal.
Model #rp155 @ $69.95 and if you prefer the fancier model, go to zzounds.com for the rp255 @ $129.95
http://www.americanm...0808NDNENEWDAYP
Pretty good reviews and a easy way to connect to your computer with all the included effects or use it with headphones.
Here's a couple of vids of it in action.




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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:17 AM

Quick update on the DBZ guitar deal. Buddy tried to order one today, but couldn't get the discount on the case. Called up WMS and found out the deal expired on 3/31. But they were cool and reactivated the deal.
http://www.worldmusi...i=&sp=dbz barlt
So, you have at least one more week to get the combo discount on the guitar + case. If you dig it, go for it


So would anyone recommend the DBZ guitar? I've had my eye on it since I sold off my crappy RB3 Pro Squier for ~275 bones. Now I'm guitar-less but I wanted something decent.

#928 rbarba4

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:35 AM

So would anyone recommend the DBZ guitar? I've had my eye on it since I sold off my crappy RB3 Pro Squier for ~275 bones. Now I'm guitar-less but I wanted something decent.

Well, they're spec'd out nice and coming from the founder of Dean guitars. But DBZ hasn't been around very long. The few reviews out there are for the higher end stuff. So who knows how that translates to this model.

Do know the red barchetta woulda been mine if my buddy had bought the XMT from me instead of the DBZ:bomb:. He's suppose to get it any day now. And I expect to get some time with it since he comes over to my place for his RS fix;)

Someone else mentioned getting it, so maybe they'll give their impressions. And IIRC, the guy who posted pics over at Harmony Central really liked it

UPDATE:
Buddy came over with his DBZ today and I got a chance to play it. Aside from being outta tune, it was in real good shape. Plays as fast as the XMT, but it doesn't tire my hands out like the XMT. The neck is just a touch thicker and the fretboard is a little wider

Spent some 15min with it going thru scale runner and harmonics. Never ran into problems. Notes played cleanly and all harmonics rang out nicely

Overall, sounds nicer to me than the XMT. But do not know if it's the pickups or the different wood. Man it's gonna be torture seeing it and not using it:cry:
UPDATE #2:
Checking WMS and saw the DBZ guitar is still $159 but the $40 case deal is dead.

Edited by rbarba4, 08 April 2012 - 08:32 AM.


#929 rbarba4

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

No Rocksmith deals advertised this week. But try Walmart and see if your local store did the rollback to $60

Now, check Amazon's lightning deal at 9:00am cuz they're throwing the Schecter c1 Pro in there. It was $400 a few days ago before they raised the price (probably for this LD)
http://www.amazon.co...cs_top_nav_gb27
Update: pretty good deal. Sold @ $300

Then there's the Stupid Deal of the Day. Rogue Analog Delay Effects pedal for $29.99
http://www.musicians...id/?icid=200510

Guitar Center has 18' Live Wire instrument cables for $6 each
http://www.guitarcen...584-i1128459.gc
Plus a 15%off 299+ purchase sale
http://www.guitarcen...n.aspx?pid=4982

Edited by rbarba4, 08 April 2012 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:47 PM

Here we go!
Best Buy and Walmart have RocksmithPosted ImagePosted Image for $60 each, online price. Ship to store for free shipping
Walmart http://www.walmart.c...ch_constraint=0
Best Buy http://www.bestbuy.c...tegories&ks=960

Amazon has the Ibanez Black Night GRGA32T guitar on sale at $220
http://www.amazon.co...73&sr=1-1-fkmr0
And you can pair it up with American Musical's daily deal. Ibanez 25th anniversary guitar strap for $10
http://www.americanm...Feeds/Ndnd.aspx
Finally, the Stupid Deal of the Day is a Squier Bullet Blackout telecaster for $150
http://www.musicians...id/?icid=200510