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#1141 crazedracerguy

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:51 AM

Bought "Gone Away" by the Offspring last night. Mastered it tonight. Great song. Fun to play.

"Nightmare" is, well, a nightmare. It's going to take me a looooong time to master that. Sick solos...

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

Well, Amazon increased Rocksmith to $45.27 since Gamestop raised to price back to $60. So Toys R Us is the only place that has it for $40

And Hello Music finally has a link for that ESP guitar. It's a st-203fr strat guitar for $249
http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15561
They also have the Fender g-dec3 THIRTY amp for $125.
http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15572
Remember to use coupon code "hm20new" or "first20" to save 20 bucks. One of those should still work

I actually called them to place the order, that was when they realized that they were out of the blue ones in the warehouse...they had a couple more blues in their retail store, and a number of silvers. They said they could sell me a silver for the $139.99 price, or they could grab a blue from the store. Also said everything straight from the store would have a setup done by them.

Long story short, a few more blues in stock if you call, and you can probably call and get the $169.99 silver down to $139.99 if you ask about it!

Awesome c/s. Liking what I hear about WMS. They also treated my buddy right when he wanted to get the DBZ Barchetta by reactivating the 40 case deal

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:55 AM

http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15469

Bass version of the ESP guitar, also $249. Personally I don't like the distressed/roadworn look at all; if I wanted a chipped and beat up body I'd wait until I dropped one of mine lol

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#1144 rbarba4

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:57 PM

This next deal kinda started to blowup at a bunch of places even though it hit backorder status early on:
Fender 30" barstool for $14.99 (normally in the 60-80 price range). Can be had from any of the GC stores (gc, mf, m123, wwbw) so choose the one with the most favorable shipping/tax scenario;)
Wwbw: http://www.wwbw.com/...wbw?esid=450703

Pretty good deal for a cool little piece. If they ship, you'll get an early Christmas gift;). If they don't, you're out nothing

Guitar Center has a current sale/coupon going: save $20off 99, $50off 299, $100off 599 (good online or in-store)
http://www.guitarcen...n.aspx?pid=5566

**dead-back to 100**Road Runner bass case http://www.guitarcen...089-i2007950.gc
On-Stage guitar case-$41 and $47 (tweed & snakeskin)http://www.guitarcen...398-i1726439.gc
**dead-back to 80**On-stage bass case http://www.guitarcen...400-i1726432.gc
On-stage foam guitar case-$35 http://www.guitarcen...403-i1726435.gc

And sorry I never put prices on this post. But to update, the on-stage guitar cases are still on sale: tweed $41, snakeskin $47, foam $35

The other cases got jacked back up

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:54 PM

Wow sweet deal on those bar stools, thanks for posting! Hopefully it ships.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:41 AM

Incredible deal on those bar stools. I rolled the dice and ordered two. I'll be absolutely floored if they ship.

Also, does anybody have any opinions on guitar wall hangers? I know Amazon has the String Swing ones for $8.30 each, and then they get more expensive from there. In anticipation of my daughter learning to walk, I'm thinking about hanging my collection (3 electrics, 3 acoustics, and a bass). But at $8 a pop, that's pretty pricey.

I saw these (http://www.amazon.co.../ref=pd_cp_MI_1), which surprisingly, have pretty solid reviews (and a lot of them). The shipping cost sucks, but you can get them on eBay for around the same price with free shipping...and in lots...which is appealing since I'm looking at hanging several guitars. Obviously, this is an area where you don't want to go too cheap though. But this also seems like something you could easily overspend on out of paranoia and fear. I just want something that is functional, won't damage the finish, and will last. The fact that people use them for Guitar Hero controllers is amusing...but I wouldn't be dicking around with drywall anchors and would be screwing them into studs anyway. Has anybody tried them?

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:59 AM

Ok, I am seriously looking at getting rocksmith for the bass DLC. I just bought a bass a while ago and have been finding it hard to focus and practice. I keep thinking this may be just the thing to get me back into the groove. I have zero experience and was just using Tabs to play songs and that gets kinda boring looking at text files.

I keep seeing really poor reviews though and am worried.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:34 AM

I keep seeing really poor reviews though and am worried.


Where do you keep seeing "really poor reviews"? The game was pretty much universally praised, lol. I think the worst criticism I ever read was that it "was more of a learning tool than a game"...if you can even consider that a negative statement.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:57 AM

Also, does anybody have any opinions on guitar wall hangers? I know Amazon has the String Swing ones for $8.30 each, and then they get more expensive from there. In anticipation of my daughter learning to walk, I'm thinking about hanging my collection (3 electrics, 3 acoustics, and a bass). But at $8 a pop, that's pretty pricey.

I saw these (http://www.amazon.co.../ref=pd_cp_MI_1), which surprisingly, have pretty solid reviews (and a lot of them).

I have two of the String Swings up. Keep one guitar on it all the time. The other one gets used when I take a break and need a place to put the guitar. Basically hated using the floor guitar stand (also frees up space;)).

Only concern I see with the one you linked is that the hanger portion is too flat. I'd be worried about the guitar sliding off, unless you do some DIY mods. The string swings are angled upward

Ok, I am seriously looking at getting rocksmith for the bass DLC. I just bought a bass a while ago and have been finding it hard to focus and practice. I keep thinking this may be just the thing to get me back into the groove. I have zero experience and was just using Tabs to play songs and that gets kinda boring looking at text files.

I keep seeing really poor reviews though and am worried.

Can you be a bit more specific on your concerns? I know RS isn't perfect but realize most of the poor reviews came from people who were already guitarists and they took a bit of an elitist view on it. It's almost like they're upset people won't learn the way they learned

Best thing RS does is get the guitar, and very soon bass;), in your hands. You may not learn theory but you'll get good with the physical use of the instrument. And that should help tremendously.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:23 AM

I have two of the String Swings up. Keep one guitar on it all the time. The other one gets used when I take a break and need a place to put the guitar. Basically hated using the floor guitar stand (also frees up space;)).

Only concern I see with the one you linked is that the hanger portion is too flat. I'd be worried about the guitar sliding off, unless you do some DIY mods. The string swings are angled upward.


And that's a reasonable concern too. When you look at the Amazon reviews though, it's pretty impressive how many 5 star reviews there are. I'll have to give it some more thought.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:47 AM

I know this is a deals thread and not really a talk about the game thread but.

I read the reviews saying that the lag can be really bad when using HDMI and that is what I have setup and not able to change it. They also said the learning curve is really poor and that you can't just pick your own settings and have to just let the game choose for you. There was a lot of other stuff, I realize this thread will be a bit biased towards the game however.

I was looking for something to help me learn from scratch so I am not an elitist and also not looking for a guitar hero game(I actually hated those games).

Is this a game that can be bought used(no online codes)?
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:11 AM

You can buy it used. Just make sure you get a copy that includes the RealTone cable, otherwise you can't play.

As for the HDMI lag thing, it's hit or miss depending on how your TV/receiver/whatever else you use for sound processes the audio signals. I don't have any audio lag issues on a Sony KDL-v4100 (I think that's the model line...) using HDMI, though I recently picked up some sweet speakers that I have yet to configure with the game.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:24 AM

Ordered 2 bar stools though they aren't expected to ship until Nov 2nd. Here is hoping that the order doesn't get canceled :applause:. I also want to buy Rocksmith but I don't want to fork over 40 dollars + tax, I'm hoping it goes down to at least 35 or if any CAG is selling a used copy with the cable.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 05:34 AM

Ordered 2 bar stools though they aren't expected to ship until Nov 2nd. Here is hoping that the order doesn't get canceled :applause:. I also want to buy Rocksmith but I don't want to fork over 40 dollars + tax, I'm hoping it goes down to at least 35 or if any CAG is selling a used copy with the cable.


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#1155 crazedracerguy

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 01:07 PM

Ordered 2 bar stools though they aren't expected to ship until Nov 2nd. Here is hoping that the order doesn't get canceled :applause:. I also want to buy Rocksmith but I don't want to fork over 40 dollars + tax, I'm hoping it goes down to at least 35 or if any CAG is selling a used copy with the cable.


Seriously? By the time you factor in shipping from a CAG, you're almost at $40...

I have like 300+ hours in on Rocksmith. It's a hell of an investment, if you really want to learn guitar...

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:07 PM

I might have missed it, but with the bass DLC, is it just 4-string? Reason being, I have a Washburn 5-string and would love to practice with all five. I'm willing to bet that it's just 4-string, though...


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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:10 PM

I might have missed it, but with the bass DLC, is it just 4-string? Reason being, I have a Washburn 5-string and would love to practice with all five. I'm willing to bet that it's just 4-string, though...



You can use a 5-string bass, but the game will only register 4 strings.

#1158 sp00ge

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 02:26 PM

You can use a 5-string bass, but the game will only register 4 strings.


That's exactly what I figured. Damn....

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:26 PM

PS3 or Xbox?

Xbox 360:)

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:25 AM

It's amazing that this tread is still going strong. It is a great game I am a bit disappointed that there isn't going to be a song pack on disk this year. Haven't been playing as much since work doesn't leave me much fun time. Really suprising how you can get right back into where you left off. Even without playing much for months I can beat my old high scores easily.

Reading this thread has sure given me the itch to get a new guitar and now a bass. The Christmas sales on insturments are going to be fun this year.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:52 AM

Didn't realize how great of a deal those bar stools are until I saw regular pricing for similar items at Target today...do the MF/M123/WWBW sites charge right away for pre-ordering items like that?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:35 AM

Do we know if there will be new songs packed into the bass add-on?

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:31 AM

I know this is a deals thread and not really a talk about the game thread but.

I read the reviews saying that the lag can be really bad when using HDMI and that is what I have setup and not able to change it. They also said the learning curve is really poor and that you can't just pick your own settings and have to just let the game choose for you. There was a lot of other stuff, I realize this thread will be a bit biased towards the game however.

I was looking for something to help me learn from scratch so I am not an elitist and also not looking for a guitar hero game(I actually hated those games).

Is this a game that can be bought used(no online codes)?

Run your audio out separately and you'll be fine. It's the audio lag that's the killer, and it goes away when you run it out with optical.

There's no real shortcut to learning to play guitar - you're going to have to put in the work. This game will give you some great motivation to keep at it. You also have the luxury of YouTube and other places on the internet to give you some free instruction.

#1164 crazedracerguy

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:02 AM

Do we know if there will be new songs packed into the bass add-on?


Nope. Next DLC is the next week (the 21st). The guess is that, since it was delayed from last week because of the patch, one of the songs is Avenged Sevenfold "Nightmare". We don't have any idea what the other two songs will be.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:12 PM

Two days to go\\:D/

Few deals over at Hello Music:
Epi Les Paul standard for $349. About 50 buck savings
http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15248
Squier Classic Vibe 50's tele for $298. About 50 buck savings
http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=14878
Schecter solo special for $315. About 180 savings
http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15580

They also said the learning curve is really poor and that you can't just pick your own settings and have to just let the game choose for you.

I think the learning curve/settings complaint is referring to the Dynamic Difficulty.

The game is always watching how well you play so it'll increase the difficulty(give you more notes to play) as you do well. Screw up and it won't increase. do real bad and it'll lower the difficulty.

But you can't pick and set a fixed difficulty. The dynamic difficulty has its annoying moments for sure. Just don't think it's that big an issue. If you're good, you should have a song fully levelled up in 2-3 playthroughs of the song. Otherwise you gotta practice more. I know I do;)

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:28 PM

Didn't realize how great of a deal those bar stools are until I saw regular pricing for similar items at Target today...do the MF/M123/WWBW sites charge right away for pre-ordering items like that?

Never had them charge until item gets shipped.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:43 PM

Came back from Target and saw that Rocksmith is on sale for $39.99 until 8/18. It was a weekly sale tag so probably valid nationwide. Website's been updated to only show the new, updated version. So you'll hafta go in-store

Plus there's another ESP available at Hello Music. This one's the te202 telecaster for $249. Guess they got a bunch of worn models all at once:lol:
http://www.hellomusi....aspx?did=15591

And the Super Secret Double YMMV deal is a First Act guitar for $5, available from Toys R Us. Saw the deal at SD. Might only be good at the OP's store in Ventura. You decide if it's worth your time

Just search guitar and the deal should pop up as the 3rd or 4th post

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:20 PM

And the Super Secret Double YMMV deal is a First Act guitar for $5, available from Toys R Us.



I got one of the Target First Act ones from Goodwill for $7. Very basic, but well worth it just to mess around with when I don't feel like taking my good ones off the wall.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:14 AM

Run your audio out separately and you'll be fine. It's the audio lag that's the killer, and it goes away when you run it out with optical.

There's no real shortcut to learning to play guitar - you're going to have to put in the work. This game will give you some great motivation to keep at it. You also have the luxury of YouTube and other places on the internet to give you some free instruction.


As I mentioned, I am not in a position to run audio out differently, I am using HDMI and not changing that.
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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:00 AM

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


Then it's a crap shoot whether it'll be playable or not.

Honestly, if learning to play guitar is a set choice between running HDMI or not, it probably is not something that you really want to do. Just sayin'.