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#1801 rockstarnati

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:31 PM

You guys think either of these are a good deal?

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#1802 beebs

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:38 PM


Hero Feed is reporting that STEAM leaked some upcoming DLC for Rocksmith:
Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover
Blind Melon - No Rain
Pearl Jam - Alive

http://theherofeed.c...lon-dlc-leaked/


I seriously cannot wait for Cliffs of Dover.

#1803 crazedracerguy

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

I seriously cannot wait for Cliffs of Dover.


You only have to wait until Tuesday. Nao pretty much confirmed that pack this week and today's hint confirms it.

#1804 rbarba4

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:54 AM

Local BB is s'pose to have the HSC and I want something for the Stargazer. May try for it. Figure if the Stargazer won't fit, then the PT should (and I'll just play musical cases;))

Better check my RZ balance

You guys think either of these are a good deal?

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http://kalamazoo.cra...3489088377.html

EDIT: Or this: http://kalamazoo.cra...3486575990.html


Could be off, but think those prices are a bit high. Well, maybe the blizzard pearl is justified at that price

Here are a bunch of MIM Fender strats that you could get from 250-350. And a return policy in case it turns out to be bad
http://www.guitarcen...im stratocaster

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#1805 rbarba4

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:01 AM

I seriously cannot wait for Cliffs of Dover.

Couldn't hack the plastic guit version.

Can't wait to see what I do to this:lol:. Oh the humanity!

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

Just ordered a cable for $20 off Buy.com, lowest I've seen by far.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

Straight from Monoprice:

Fretboard radius? Approximately 14”

Fret wire size? 2.4 mm

Pickup routing configuration in the body? 5-position switch fir 1st position; 1st & 2nd position; 2nd position; 2nd & 3rd position; 3rd position

Nut width and material? 42 mm. Regarding material, we’re still confirming the type of plastic with the supplier, so it could be corian, micarta, etc, but it’s not bone or ivory or any organic materials.

String spacing at the bridge? The distance from the 1st string to the 6th is 51.5 mm, so the distance between strings is about a hair over 10 mm.

Neck thickness at nut, 12th fret? 41.5 mm @ nut; 53mm @ 12th fret


Not exactly what I was looking for in terms of the routing but since I already bought it I can just pull off the pickguard myself later when the strings wear out. I'm such a cheapass that I don't want to cut new ones early lol. That neck thickness can't be right either, maybe they were thinking fretboard width. Between this cheapie and the Legacy I got, the Legacy is definitely the more MIM Fender/higher end Squier correct in terms of physical measurements, in case someone was trying to decide between them. Not that the Monoprice one is bad.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:17 PM

So you guys that have been doing this awhile do you eventually memorize the songs to where you can play them outside of the game?

I just started the game and am only at level 2, but feel like I've already learned way more than I ever did on my own trying to teach myself.

Its really cool how the progression has built up from one string to two and so on so you feel like you can actually do the stuff its asking in the song without being overwhelmed. I've already gone from one finger and one string to using 3 or 4 fingers including my pinky to fret notes. And the best part is the progression feels so natural that you do it without really thinking about it.

One thing I wonder is should I be playing all the notes with a down stroke or down then up or does it matter?

So far I'm really happy with the Schecter Ultracure I picked up on mega sale from Amazon. Its huge though. I think I might have to find a bass case for it. If anyone knows of a decent large case let me know. This guitar has a fat azz.

#1809 sladeums

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:47 PM

There have others who bought used and only got the disc, so Amazon may not care about the cable either

But you're gonna get a new cable if you buy the g&b version, so not much of a loss unless you wanted a backup


Thanks ... that's kinda what I was figuring.
Hopefully they take it ok.

With the PC version being released, I thought for sure someone would have already been down the road of buying a boxed console version just to gut for the cable.

#1810 Psybuster

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:56 AM

So you guys that have been doing this awhile do you eventually memorize the songs to where you can play them outside of the game?

I just started the game and am only at level 2, but feel like I've already learned way more than I ever did on my own trying to teach myself.

Its really cool how the progression has built up from one string to two and so on so you feel like you can actually do the stuff its asking in the song without being overwhelmed. I've already gone from one finger and one string to using 3 or 4 fingers including my pinky to fret notes. And the best part is the progression feels so natural that you do it without really thinking about it.

One thing I wonder is should I be playing all the notes with a down stroke or down then up or does it matter?

So far I'm really happy with the Schecter Ultracure I picked up on mega sale from Amazon. Its huge though. I think I might have to find a bass case for it. If anyone knows of a decent large case let me know. This guitar has a fat azz.


I'm having the same problem finding a case for the Fender Jaguar, the lower bout is around an inch too wide for just about every "universal" guitar case I've tried. And I'm not paying over $100 for an "official" SKB one.

#1811 crazedracerguy

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:56 AM

So you guys that have been doing this awhile do you eventually memorize the songs to where you can play them outside of the game?

I just started the game and am only at level 2, but feel like I've already learned way more than I ever did on my own trying to teach myself.


One thing I wonder is should I be playing all the notes with a down stroke or down then up or does it matter?


Yes. In fact, I've already inquired with a couple of local bands about rhythm guitarist spots...

You can play any way you want. Sometimes, when you get used to listening, you'll hear where the band guitarist is using one or the other. Most of the time, it's dictated by speed or comfort whether you downstroke only or do both...

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#1812 rbarba4

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:11 AM

So you guys that have been doing this awhile do you eventually memorize the songs to where you can play them outside of the game?

Its really cool how the progression has built up from one string to two and so on so you feel like you can actually do the stuff its asking in the song without being overwhelmed. I've already gone from one finger and one string to using 3 or 4 fingers including my pinky to fret notes. And the best part is the progression feels so natural that you do it without really thinking about it.

One thing I wonder is should I be playing all the notes with a down stroke or down then up or does it matter?

So far I'm really happy with the Schecter Ultracure I picked up on mega sale from Amazon. Its huge though. I think I might have to find a bass case for it. If anyone knows of a decent large case let me know. This guitar has a fat azz.

You pretty much memorize songs when you want to. It's possible to choose a song and level it up in Riff Repeater immediately so you get the full note version and just learn it.

In my case I chose to play thru the events as they were thrown at me because it always seemed like there was a purpose to those particular sets. It's only been recently that I bothered to properly memorize songs. Kept saying I'd do it but kept putting it off.

Right now, I have 4 songs that I can knock out at will
Angela
Boys Don't Cry
I can't hear you
Next Girl
Two others that I do well, but not well enough (timings off or just forget notes)
Step out of the car
Take me out
And about 10 others that I tank at the 99k mark just to avoid master mode on'em. I'll get to'em once I tighten things up on these.

And personal choice on alt. picking vs downstrokes. You'll become a much better player learning to alt. pick. I practice it but still revert to downstrokes most of the time:lol:

And congrats on the Schecter. I've been happy with mine. The Stargazer plays like butter. Hardly any effort at all.
Took a look at the shipping box and saw that it was shipped out from the manufacturer in August, so at least it wasn't sitting around too long in the M123 warehouse

#1813 crazedracerguy

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:14 AM

I'm having the same problem finding a case for the Fender Jaguar, the lower bout is around an inch too wide for just about every "universal" guitar case I've tried. And I'm not paying over $100 for an "official" SKB one.


The "coffin" universal case I got for my PRS works - which makes sense since the PRSs are wide like that, too... I ended up using straps, picks and pedals to price match enough at MF over the holiday to get the SKB jag case with GCs... Ended up costing me $90 for a pedal, 3 of the italian suede straps, 100 picks and the $139 SKB case :) Damn thing is still backordered, though, so it'll be another month or so before I get it.

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#1814 crazedracerguy

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:22 AM

Right now, I have 4 songs that I can knock out at will
Angela
Boys Don't Cry
I can't hear you
Next Girl
Two others that I do well, but not well enough (timings off or just forget notes)
Step out of the car
Take me out
And about 10 others that I tank at the 99k mark just to avoid master mode on'em. I'll get to'em once I tighten things up on these.


As far as playing songs in master mode/outside of the game, I can do:

(I Hate) Everything About You
Breed
In Bloom
High and Dry
Bring Me To Life

I have to really love a song to all the way, no shit memorize it... Like, to where I could step on stage and play it without hesitation. So it makes sense that the above is a short list... They aren't the easiest songs in the game, but they're the ones that have always been my favorites.

I've master mode played other songs and done OK, but I wouldn't step on stage and try to do it without tightening things up and playing through them about 50 more times :)

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#1815 rbarba4

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:08 AM

The "coffin" universal case I got for my PRS works

Yup, the problem of going with anything that's not a LP, strat or tele. Still don't have a case for the Firebird. For now keep it in it's gigbag (nicest I've seen) and hang it on the wall. Still love it:D

As far as playing songs in master mode/outside of the game, I can do:

(I Hate) Everything About You
Breed
In Bloom
High and Dry
Bring Me To Life


Bunch of other songs I definitely wanna learn by heart. But currently focused on the ones that already triggered MM status. Been burned a few too many times by MM encores and still want the last few secret songs unlocked
Breed and In Bloom are just a couple of the songs I have sitting on the edge of MM status, along with Where's my mind, Use somebody...

It's funny how I can't get 100% on Angela but usually do on Next Girl. The long pause as well as the tempo near the end always seem to throw me off. But hey still consider it good since I only learn a song thru playing it. Rarely jump into riff repeater

#1816 kurrptsenate

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:21 AM

You should predominantly be using alternate picking (down up, down up) for proper technique. Consecutive down strokes are normally reserved for palm mutes or sections in metal music where you want a good "chunk" sound.

Economy picking is used when arpeggiating chords or something called "sweep picking". If you want to work up to harder solos, I really can't stress proper technique enough, to which I'd recommend alternate picking.

Just about any time you are using consecutive upstrokes would be when playing chords and you want the higher registers to play earlier in the chord for accentuation purposes.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:56 AM

Does anyone know if there is a way to put the fret number above the note like in scale runner. I know there is that fretboard at the bottom of the screen just the interface never became intuitive to me. I can play fine its just figuring out what I am suposed to be playing never clicked with me. So by the time I register what the game is trying to tell me I am way out of tempo to play it.

Never mind. Played some on the playstation tv I got over Christmas makes this MUCH better. Before with my old crt tv the numbers on the highway were all blurry and I could barley read them. Now everything is nice and clear. Wish I got two of these from best buy so I wouldn't have too keep moving it when I play standing up. Well I did get two one was for a friends and wasn't sure if he would like it so didn't need 3 of them.

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#1818 drastion

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:49 AM

If we are on the subject of favorite songs in no particular order

Take me out
I can't hear you
I want more
I got mine
Sunshine of your love
Surfer hell

Lots of othe ones are fun like nirvana the holidays songs just don't like the repeating note songs like song two and go with the flow. Just keep my finders jumping around and ill have fun.

#1819 rockstarnati

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:26 PM

Could be off, but think those prices are a bit high. Well, maybe the blizzard pearl is justified at that price

Here are a bunch of MIM Fender strats that you could get from 250-350. And a return policy in case it turns out to be bad
http://www.guitarcen...im stratocaster

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Thanks for the link. I think I'll most likely get a ~$250 MiM Strat online then. That, or the used Epi LP Studio Silverburst my local Guitar Center has.

EDIT: I'm thinking this one if it's still available when I get my money deposited in my bank account. Otherwise, I might go for this one or this one. Thoughts anyone?

Edited by rockstarnati, 13 January 2013 - 01:08 AM.

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#1820 Psybuster

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:31 AM

How local are we talking because if they're all the same price you might as well visit the store and try them all out. Store to store shipping for used items is not free. That being said, you snooze you lose if you live in the city. Lost out on a used gold top Ibanez sz for 200 that looked pristine because I didn't buy it the day I saw it.

#1821 rockstarnati

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:48 AM

How local are we talking because if they're all the same price you might as well visit the store and try them all out. Store to store shipping for used items is not free. That being said, you snooze you lose if you live in the city. Lost out on a used gold top Ibanez sz for 200 that looked pristine because I didn't buy it the day I saw it.


Ah, dang. I didn't realize shipping wasn't free for used items. No store local to me has any Strats I would want.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:07 AM

EDIT: I'm thinking this one if it's still available when I get my money deposited in my bank account. Otherwise, I might go for this one or this one. Thoughts anyone?


In regards to that first link (the agave blue strat), I have one of those and it's a beautiful color. Mine is MIM as well. When I first got it it was my favorite guitar for a while. It may not be the best deal out there but it's still a good guitar for the price when you compare what else is availible in that price range

#1823 Psybuster

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:14 AM

Fender has too many pretty colors, I hate and love GAS at the same time, going to be up to 4 Strats/clones soon I think.

#1824 drastion

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

I would say if you find a great deal get it while you can. I missed out on a few while I tried to decide if it was what I wanted. Guitarcenter used online section can be annoying though. Bad pics and little to no description. Some times they don't even show the model just the brand. Just them trying to get you on the phone.

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#1825 drastion

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

Here is a fun little gadget. A callus builder. I never thought I would see one. Almost want to get one. My work has me using gloves and being soaked in oil all day. Builds good hand strength heaving around iron castings all day. But it softens my hands making it hard to build up calluses. Not a pain thing but when I fret I end up deadening strings becase my finger tips are too soft.

www.guitarcenter.com/Ruff-Rider-Ruff-Grip-Callus-Builder-423500-i1134581.gc

#1826 rbarba4

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

Noticed that MusiciansFriend brought back the 150% price match offer from the holidays. So keep an eye out for good pm opportunities:)

And AMS' weekly deal is for the Korg Pitchblack+ pedal tuner at $49.95
http://www.americanm...eeklydeals.aspx
Nice thing about it is you can store different tunings. Pretty cool if you're switching between standard & drop d tuning. Or even if you move back and forth between guitar & bass

Local BB is s'pose to have the HSC and I want something for the Stargazer. May try for it.

Thanks to the CAG who refreshed the BB clearance talk.

Grabbed the fender/skb case and it works perfectly for my PT:bouncy:. Store I got it at only had 1 and it was still inside the cardboard box.
Easily the best case I've got

But ONLY go for it if you have tele or strat that's a fender or just like it. Interiors molded to that shape. And the headstock area can only handle a straight headstock. NOTHING angled

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Think I saw this same one on Hellomusic for $475. Not as good as the BF prices but still better than regular pricing.

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#1827 drastion

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:40 AM

They have the antique white for $399.99 at sam ash. Its on back order now though. Great guitar for the money. Just love my guitar and want another prs se but there a so many nice ones to choise from.

www.samash.com/p/Paul%20Reed%20Smith_SE%20245%20Electric%20Guitar%20with%20Gig%20Bag_1602499

#1828 crazedracerguy

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

"Limit 2 price matched items per customer per order. Limit $200 in price match bonus dollars per order. Price match Gift Certificates cannot be used to fund another price matched order."

So it's up to $200 now... Hmmm... I have a plan. Have to wait until tomorrow when my Paypal money hits the account... Stay tuned ;)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:13 PM

This should be good coming from you lol
And technically bad for me since I still have money ready to burn
In fact I just bought a used Squier VM Strat with a flamed maple neck(!) and a dinged up body, GAS attack

#1830 drastion

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

"Limit 2 price matched items per customer per order. Limit $200 in price match bonus dollars per order. Price match Gift Certificates cannot be used to fund another price matched order."

So it's up to $200 now... Hmmm... I have a plan. Have to wait until tomorrow when my Paypal money hits the account... Stay tuned ;)


That's how it worked last tim. Each item was limited to $100 but if you order multiple things the gift certificate will be over $100. Kind of a silly restriction because you can just place multiple orders.