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#1591 CaptainSlow

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:38 AM

I think I'm going to go with either the Fender Stratocaster, the Dean Vendetta XM or the Dean EVO XM. The Fender is available now but the two Dean guitars will take about 3-4 weeks to arrive. Based on that, and the fact that I've never played before, would it be worthwhile to wait for one of the Deans (which one?) or just go with the Fender?

Generally like old (Scorpions, Ozzy) and newer "rock" (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Metallica) and just want to have fun trying to play those types of songs. Based on the YouTube reviews of the guitars I mentioned it seemed like the Fender had more of the sound I'm looking for but I didn't find any good Dean Vendetta/EVO reviews.

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#1592 drastion

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:01 AM

It depends on the price difference of the fender and how sure you are about sticking with learning guitar. While you may feel like you outgrown that dean down the road. Its nice to have a cheaper guitar around that you wont have to worry so much about messing up. I got that dean xmt last year would have kept it but they didn't include the tremlo for some reason sent it back and I was on back order for months. So I bought a schecter instead.

You really can't go wrong with those guitars they are all great. Trem guitars can be a pain to tune as each string you tune detunes the rest untill you get them all right. So with the few drop d songs in rocksmith can be a pain. You can always change songs out in journey mode though.

#1593 drastion

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:07 AM

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If you still want it and still need other things for your guitar you can try price matching at musiciansfriend. You will pay the "full" price of $49. In two weeks they will send you a $65 gift certificate. I got my certificate today so it went through find. So as long as you need othet stuff like picks strings and such they will basically pay you $16 to buy the pedal. Heck I got one for a friend and they let me use a gift certificate on it. So $24 out of pocket for a pedal and a $65 gift certificate.

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#1594 CaptainSlow

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:38 PM

It depends on the price difference of the fender and how sure you are about sticking with learning guitar. While you may feel like you outgrown that dean down the road. Its nice to have a cheaper guitar around that you wont have to worry so much about messing up. I got that dean xmt last year would have kept it but they didn't include the tremlo for some reason sent it back and I was on back order for months. So I bought a schecter instead.

You really can't go wrong with those guitars they are all great. Trem guitars can be a pain to tune as each string you tune detunes the rest untill you get them all right. So with the few drop d songs in rocksmith can be a pain. You can always change songs out in journey mode though.


The Dean EVO XM is about $118 and the Fender and Vendetta are about $129. I can get the Fender from Best Buy for the same price ($129) and I've got a Best Buy gift card I could use. I don't mind shopping elsewhere for the guitar and getting a Dean from the different store and waiting a few weeks but I'm just not sure if it's worth it since I'm new and may not hear or notice a difference between the EVO/Vendetta and the Stratocaster Bullet. I've been reading that the neck on the Dean guitars is smooth which would make it easier to use.

Learning guitar is on my list of things to do. I don't plan on becoming a musician but my goal is that I'd like to be able to play parts or portions of some of my favourite songs.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

The Fender is a bullet? Pretty sure best buy is semi clearancing the squier affinity which is an upgrade to the bullet and should be cheaper with the clearance. Then again maybe they are regular price in Canada.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

The Fender is a bullet? Pretty sure best buy is semi clearancing the squier affinity which is an upgrade to the bullet and should be cheaper with the clearance. Then again maybe they are regular price in Canada.


Pricing in Canada seems a bit screwy compared to the prices that you folks are getting from American retailers.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

Dean Dave Mustaine Signature Fear guitar with hard case is $516 at Amazon right now, with only two left in stock. It's not available on musiciansfriend or music123 as of today. They were selling it last night for $826.50, so perhaps they removed it to avoid a pricematch? http://www.amazon.co...ds=mustain fear

Unfortunately, i don't have the skills to justify such a purchase lol
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:00 PM

dang.. googled some videos.. seems like i should pick this game up

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#1599 crazedracerguy

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

dang.. googled some videos.. seems like i should pick this game up


Do it. It's a blast... 5 pack of Foo Fighters DLC today!!!

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

Do it. It's a blast... 5 pack of Foo Fighters DLC today!!!


What the FOO you say?! Fourth straight week of
New DLC Day!!!
5 songs total:bouncy:-available individually or in a discounted 5 song pack
*Best of you - Foo Fighters
*My Hero - Foo Fighters
*Times Like These - Foo Fighters
*Walk - Foo Fighters
*Wheels - Foo Fighters
Better enjoy it cuz it's probably the last DLC we'll see until mid January
xbox link: http://marketplace.x...15-d80255530873

EDIT: Sam Ash revised the Gibson blowout deals and added a Flying V in classic white for $799
http://www.samash.co...Gibson__2383897
Think I just barely snuck in a PM for a different Gibby. I'll know for sure next week ;)

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:34 AM

Well, looks like I have some good news. I won't be needing an amp because I dug up my grandfathers old amp (and guild guitar) which happened to be a Ampeg GU-12 from the late 60s / early 70s. Famous for being used by the Stones during the "Exile on Main St." era. Seen it selling for $400+ online. Vintage tube amp. Hooked it up and it sounds pretty good clean. No gain so I'll have to order a distortion pedal. I missed the Akai tri mode distortion $19 deal but I found something that may be better.

Akai's website lists the deluxe distortion pedal for $39. Actually, every pedal I've seen is on there for $39. I price matched at music123 and it came out to $32 I believe. I'm fine with paying $12 more dollars for what seems to be a much more advanced pedal. Here is the link incase anyone wants to do the same.

http://www.akaipro.com/deluxedistortion

Bundled it with the Cherry Epiphone Les Paul Special (dual p90 pups, $79 price matched) and an 18.5ft cable ($2 price matched) for a total of $115. Not a bad deal. Now I have to figure out what to do with the current Epiphone Les Paul Junior I have. Gonna test out the difference between humbucker vs p90s when the new one arrives. The special kind of looks off without a pick guard but I suppose that could be added on.

Mastered a few songs on rocksmith recently too. Broke 200k on Go With The Flow by QOTSA. Pretty easy song though.

#1602 drastion

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

Great deal on those pedals. I got in early and when I found out I got a messed up pedal. I started looking into how to get it to work. Happily I ran across that site called musicians friend in the morning. Took about 17 minutes on the phone but I will get all the differences on price back to my card and according to other people an aditional e certificate.

Now I am really feeling guilty so many nice people at musiciansfriend. Now I will have paid $40 for the deluxe pedal AND get a $80 e certificate.

On the subject of pedals. Did anyone else here get a akai overdrive pedal that was missing the extra chips and have no door to put new ones in? Did it sound like a overdrive pedal? Don't have all the cables to test it out myself yet.

I want to send it back for a different one since the overdrive is the only one I really wanted. But if it works fine I am not sure how much I would mess with the chips anyways.

#1603 rbarba4

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:49 AM

Guitar Center's weekly in-store deal is for the Schecter Riot 6 Deluxe @ $127.86
http://www.guitarcen...eal-g25903t0.gc
From what I can tell, it was an exclusive model for GC and sold for $250. Overall nice choice at it's current price. And it's available in red, white or black.

Well, looks like I have some good news. I won't be needing an amp because I dug up my grandfathers old amp (and guild guitar) which happened to be a Ampeg GU-12 from the late 60s / early 70s. Famous for being used by the Stones during the "Exile on Main St." era. Seen it selling for $400+ online. Vintage tube amp. Hooked it up and it sounds pretty good clean. No gain so I'll have to order a distortion pedal. I missed the Akai tri mode distortion $19 deal but I found something that may be better.

Akai's website lists the deluxe distortion pedal for $39. Actually, every pedal I've seen is on there for $39. I price matched at music123 and it came out to $32 I believe. I'm fine with paying $12 more dollars for what seems to be a much more advanced pedal. Here is the link incase anyone wants to do the same.

http://www.akaipro.com/deluxedistortion

Bundled it with the Cherry Epiphone Les Paul Special (dual p90 pups, $79 price matched) and an 18.5ft cable ($2 price matched) for a total of $115. Not a bad deal. Now I have to figure out what to do with the current Epiphone Les Paul Junior I have. Gonna test out the difference between humbucker vs p90s when the new one arrives. The special kind of looks off without a pick guard but I suppose that could be added on.

Mastered a few songs on rocksmith recently too. Broke 200k on Go With The Flow by QOTSA. Pretty easy song though.

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Funny how fast guitars can multiply:)

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

On the subject of pedals. Did anyone else here get a akai overdrive pedal that was missing the extra chips and have no door to put new ones in? Did it sound like a overdrive pedal? Don't have all the cables to test it out myself yet.

I want to send it back for a different one since the overdrive is the only one I really wanted. But if it works fine I am not sure how much I would mess with the chips anyways.


OK... So you made me go check... And I can tell you something really strange. I bought 2 Overdrive pedals when I ordered. One came WITH the chips and the second door and one came without. The one that is without came with instructions for the distortion pedal so that it did not have the statement about the replaceable gain chips. Looks like they may have pulled that feature somewhere along the line... Strange. Now I'm glad I have 2. I have one that's customizable and one that isn't. Kind of cool. really.

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#1605 crazedracerguy

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:48 PM


Akai's website lists the deluxe distortion pedal for $39. Actually, every pedal I've seen is on there for $39. I price matched at music123 and it came out to $32 I believe. I'm fine with paying $12 more dollars for what seems to be a much more advanced pedal. Here is the link incase anyone wants to do the same.


You rock, xFate!!! Snagged a fuzz. Gonna snag a chorus today, too... Just waiting for the first order to finish processing. I was going to buy a case for my Jaguar anyway, may as well get it for free after the gift certs come to me... :bouncy: Pedals are still worth $40 a piece. They are REALLY nice pedals.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

OK... So you made me go check... And I can tell you something really strange. I bought 2 Overdrive pedals when I ordered. One came WITH the chips and the second door and one came without. The one that is without came with instructions for the distortion pedal so that it did not have the statement about the replaceable gain chips. Looks like they may have pulled that feature somewhere along the line... Strange. Now I'm glad I have 2. I have one that's customizable and one that isn't. Kind of cool. really.


Have you plugged the both in and do they both sound like overdrive pedals?

Got an extra distortion pedal for a friend and the deluxe so I have plenty of distortion pedals already.

#1607 crazedracerguy

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

Have you plugged the both in and do they both sound like overdrive pedals?

Got an extra distortion pedal for a friend and the deluxe so I have plenty of distortion pedals already.


Yes - they both have overdrive sound. I don't know what the chips would do. The difference in sound is probably pretty miniscule. I will say that it's one of the best sounding overdrives I've ever heard. Clear and a good tone. I've had a few, and a couple were just downright shitty sounding. Not these.

I'll also say that anyone that bought one of those Kustom 5W or 15W tube amps a few months back got a great sounding amp. I bought the 5W version for $50. I wish I had bought the 15W for $100. It has a hell of a tone.

Ordered a fuzz from MF today for $40 (that'll get me $70 of GCs). The Chorus pedal went out of stock today at Akai before I could PM one. :(

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:19 AM

Ah sounds good to me most people said the stock chip was the best anyways. Didn't want to go threw the effort of returning it unless it was somehow the wrong pedal.

So wish I got one of those kustom combo amps. Was busy with work and didn't have much time for a guitar so I totally missed out. Didn't even know about it untill it was long sold out.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:22 AM

If you don't mind branded gear. Musiciansfriend has there home branded gear 50% off with coupon code 50offmfgear.

You can get a gig bag and leather strap for less than $20 shipped. That and a pack of picks for $1.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:59 AM

Rocksmith (new version) is still $60 at Amazon and Gamestop Online also has all three versions for $60 each.
GS online http://www.gamestop....v=16k-rocksmith
Amazon http://www.amazon.co...words=rocksmith

And saw a commercial for a new Guitar Center sale. Some of the new sale items are:
Squier Bullet (black, sunburst, orange) @ $89 each
http://www.guitarcen...364-i2600522.gc
Yamaha f335 acoustic (black, natural, sunburst) @ $69 each
http://www.guitarcen...487-i1166364.gc
Kohala ukelelees (blue, red, pink, purple) @ $25 each
http://www.guitarcen...813-i2646775.gc

A quick check of that Yamaha guitar shows tons of very happy owners. Seems like a no brainer in that sub-100 price range

#1611 crazedracerguy

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

Stolen from Slick deals... Thee are some CRAZY price match opportunities here if you need top notch leather or suede straps or picks or strings!

Planet waves 100 pack picks from $6.50, perri's leather strap $6, DR Coated strings $4.50 Here are some links and prices may fluctuate but they have been dropping for over a week. Everything I've linked is over 50% off musicians friends prices. I've bought most of these items through Music 123 earlier today by price match (23% of the differnce). There are others items on amazon at great prices. Try searching planet waves, perri's leather and dr strings and sort by 50 or 70% off. Good luck!

DR Strings Red Devils - Red Coated Acoustic11-50 $5.41

http://www.amazon.co...t/...PDKIKX0DER

Planet Waves Cellu-Glow Guitar Picks, Light, 100 pack $8.47

http://www.amazon.co...t/...PDKIKX0DER

Planet Waves Cellu-Glow Guitar Picks, Medium, 100 pack $6.47

http://www.amazon.co...t/...PDKIKX0DER

Planet Waves Assorted Pearl Celluloid Guitar Picks, 100 pack, Extra Heavy $8.87

http://www.amazon.co...t/...PDKIKX0DER

Perris Leathers P20DLX-B 2-Inch Soft Garmet Leather Guitar Strap $5.43

http://www.amazon.co...t/...PDKIKX0DER

Perris Leathers P35STIT-A 3.5-Inch Soft Garmet Leather with stitching effect Guitar Strap $9.43

http://www.amazon.co...t/...PDKIKX0DER


Perris Leathers DLS720-200 2-Inch Suede with Glove Leather Pad $10.75

http://www.amazon.co...t/...PDKIKX0DER


Planet Waves Camouflage Celluloid Guitar Picks, 25 pack, Light $2.56

http://www.amazon.co...t/...PDKIKX0DER

DR Strings NGE-9/46 Coated Nickel Electric Guitar Strings, Custom $4.28

http://www.amazon.co...s-...dr strings


DR Strings DSA-13 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Medium $5.28

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DR Strings DSA-10 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, Extra Light $6.21


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EDIT:
I just bought a strap, 100 picks and a set of DR neon strings that added up to $92 on Music123 for $6.28 shipped after PMs... That is INSANE!!!

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 01:25 AM

EDIT:
I just bought a strap, 100 picks and a set of DR neon strings that added up to $92 on Music123 for $6.28 shipped after PMs... That is INSANE!!!


Did you submit just one price match or were they individual orders. Also, did music123 charge shipping?

#1613 crazedracerguy

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:49 AM

Did you submit just one price match or were they individual orders. Also, did music123 charge shipping?



Called the toll free number and had them price match all 3 things in one order. Free shipping. I just had the amazon windows up with the item numbers so I could steer them in the right direction.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:12 PM

Schecter damien elite with emg in dark metalic blue $269.99 - $230 after additional 15% off

www.amazon.com/Schecter-Damien-Elite-Electric-Guitar/dp/B0033AHV8I/ref=sr_1_10?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1356199705&sr=1-10

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 11:33 PM

Any chance of rocksmith going on sale during steam holiday sale? More than the current price of 20 bucks?

Edit: I mean more of a discount than the current price of 20 bucks?

#1616 crazedracerguy

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:18 AM

Any chance of rocksmith going on sale during steam holiday sale? More than the current price of 20 bucks?

Edit: I mean more of a discount than the current price of 20 bucks?


I wouldn't think so... Do you already have the cable???

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:47 AM

Managed to get the cable on clearance at walmart with a copy of the original rocksmith for PS3. And since it's the steam holiday sale there could be a chance that it is a daily deal or a flash deal for a deeper discount on the PC version

#1618 CaptainSlow

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:02 AM

Managed to get the cable on clearance at walmart with a copy of the original rocksmith for PS3. And since it's the steam holiday sale there could be a chance that it is a daily deal or a flash deal for a deeper discount on the PC version


Tony from the Amazon thread stated that Rocksmith will be available for $15 sometime in January. I'm hoping that Steam puts it on a flash/daily/vote deal...though I doubt it would get lots of votes.

#1619 rbarba4

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:47 AM

Here are a couple more Amazon Schecter deals for you to buy straight-up or PM with your fav music store.

Schecter Stargazer 6string guitar for $330.xx
http://www.amazon.co...ecter stargazer
PM at m123 and it should get down to $257.xx(+tax)
it's possible the 'zon price will go up since they sold 2 units from yesterday to today

Schecter C-4 deluxe bass 4string
http://www.amazon.co...rds=schecter c4
PM at m123 for $148.xx(+tax)

And don't know for sure, but been seeing chatter that the 123% PM deal ends Monday. Basically goes back to the old policy of 110%

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:13 AM

is that Stargazer guitar on amazon the same as this one?

http://www.guitarcen...379-i2409109.gc

Edit: Yes it is. Seems like a great deal. I might head over to GC tomorrow to play on it a bit.