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#1891 drastion

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:04 AM

I know that guitar isn't so great but I am really eager to try some new songs but the dlc has little that interests me. That and it would be so sweet to own a actual fender stratocaster guitar.

On a playing note. Does anyone find it hard to play looking at your hands?

I look at the fretboard when I am trying to memorize a new rift or scale. Once I memorize it and just stare off into space it becomes easy. Then I miss a note and look at my hand to make sure I am pressing the right frets. Automatically my hand goes retarded. I am guessing my fingers know where to go. Then while I look I think they should be positined differently. Then my fingers try to go where they are suposed to go my eyes tell them differently and I f up with fret buzz and putting my fingers on wrong strings or tripping them on a sting.

Very frustrating and strange. Usually watching what your doing helps you do it better. Must be that muscle memory thing. Sad to think my fingers are smarter than me at playing guitar.

#1892 crazedracerguy

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

crazedracerguy: is this what you do for the clearance Fenders as well?


Once, I just called the store and shot the shit with the guy to figure out what they had (Jaguar). The next time, I called the other store and talked to the guy about what they had. The guitar that I bought, he told me about (It was not on the web) (Amer. Tele). The last one, it was on the web clearance, but I figured it was wrong. He had to search for it when I got there (60's tele).

If you know what stores have guitars, the sales people are the best resource. They should be able to tell you what the good deals are.

Of course, there is one other store that I haven't gone to and every time I call them, they're like monkeys fucking a football. They literally did not know what a Fender was when I called last time - and this was the guy working the music store. :roll: No wonder BB is going out of business.

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#1893 crazedracerguy

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

On a playing note. Does anyone find it hard to play looking at your hands?

I look at the fretboard when I am trying to memorize a new rift or scale. Once I memorize it and just stare off into space it becomes easy. Then I miss a note and look at my hand to make sure I am pressing the right frets. Automatically my hand goes retarded. I am guessing my fingers know where to go. Then while I look I think they should be positined differently. Then my fingers try to go where they are suposed to go my eyes tell them differently and I f up with fret buzz and putting my fingers on wrong strings or tripping them on a sting.

Very frustrating and strange. Usually watching what your doing helps you do it better. Must be that muscle memory thing. Sad to think my fingers are smarter than me at playing guitar.


Just depends on what I'm playing... Almost EVERY great guitarist that I've ever watched still watches his fingers during solos. For the most part, I still do, too. Although some songs, I know so well that I don't need to look at all, other than to get my fingers down to the right fret at first. The rest is just muscle memory. "High N Dry " and "In Bloom" are like that for me.

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#1894 drastion

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:22 PM

Got to love those bestbuy people. Called in to see if they had any fenders on clearance. Apparently they thought I was trying to order a car part.

I still look at the board when I am shifting postion. Really need to play ducks more but it is far from my favorite mini game.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:07 PM

Once, I just called the store and shot the shit with the guy to figure out what they had (Jaguar). The next time, I called the other store and talked to the guy about what they had. The guitar that I bought, he told me about (It was not on the web) (Amer. Tele). The last one, it was on the web clearance, but I figured it was wrong. He had to search for it when I got there (60's tele).

If you know what stores have guitars, the sales people are the best resource. They should be able to tell you what the good deals are.

Of course, there is one other store that I haven't gone to and every time I call them, they're like monkeys fucking a football. They literally did not know what a Fender was when I called last time - and this was the guy working the music store. :roll: No wonder BB is going out of business.


Is there a way to find out which bestbuys around you have the music stores? I know the one that is closest to me doesn't. Most of the others are over 80 miles away from me.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

Crazed you're driving me nuts with those PRO guitars. You're gonna turn me into a reseller:lol:

There was one store near me that still had one and just got back with it (thanks for the heads-up). I actually wanted it to try RB's pro mode.

But don't think I can justify opening it with those crazy resale prices. I've never sold anything this big before so have no idea how much shipping&insurance would be. Argh, this is tough and sooo tempting

RB's pro mode is awful. Keep the thing boxed and resell it. I got one for a steal locally from a guy who won one in a contest - apparently he sits around and enters contests for random stuff all day and didn't really know what he had. It's a bad guitar, and RB's pro mode is infuriating after playing Rocksmith. You know how in Rocksmith you can choose to play a chord in a few different ways, or change up fingerings to fit your style? Not so in RB Pro. And the awful part is that sometimes their tab is so awful and their fingerings are completely wrong, but guess what? That's how you have to play it, since the sensors are under the fretboard and not based on sound.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

Is there a way to find out which bestbuys around you have the music stores? I know the one that is closest to me doesn't. Most of the others are over 80 miles away from me.


Go to bestbuy's career page andsearch for keyword 'music'. It will bring up the locations with music sections.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

Go to bestbuy's career page andsearch for keyword 'music'. It will bring up the locations with music sections.


Might be easier to just use the online store locator and check Musical Instrument Clearance.

If there's more than 20 items on clearance, it most likely has the MI department. I've noticed that my local stores with the MI dept have at least 80 items on clearance. And the stores without the MI dept only have about 5 items on clearance

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

Don't think i've ever seen a BBY with a dedicated music section - at most half an aisle with some keyboards and stuff.


#1900 crazedracerguy

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

Don't think i've ever seen a BBY with a dedicated music section - at most half an aisle with some keyboards and stuff.


I had walked in stores that had one and never knew it. It was kind of hidden in the back of the store.

A lot of people must not know, since the '60's Classic Strat I bought had a ship date on the box of 12/2008... That's a long time to sit on a shelf.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:24 PM

Anyone happen to know when trading this in to Amazon whether or not they expect the cable to be included with your trade-in submission?

I already own the original version but my cable is getting kinda spotty.
I'd like buy the Guitar and Bass version from Amazon, keep the cable, and trade back just the game.

Anyone tried this ?

Any help would be appreciated.


So answering myself definitively here, this worked just fine.

I bought the PS3 Guitar and Bass retail box from Amazon for $37.99 while simultaneously submitting a 'Good Condition' Trade-In request at $30.00.

Received the shipment, pocketed the cable, threw away the box and sent them back the sealed game.
Trade-In was accepted, leaving a net price of $7.99 to get myself a new cable.

#1902 crazedracerguy

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

New DLC next Tuesday... Looks like the classic rock pack that was leaked a while back.

Guess Who - American Woman
Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild
Cheap Trick - Surrender

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:58 PM

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:40 AM

The dating on the bb guitars is not unusual, the jag, strat, and squier bass I ended up with are all from 2008 too, and the Pete wentz basses still around are 07 or 08. Pretty sure most of the Gibson and schecter stuff is the same if I bothered to check them. The vast majority of their stuff sadly never sold from the time they opened the instruments section.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:41 AM

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Thanks for the idea I am going to go check it out. Are there any good sites to get everything you would need like sheilded wires and switches. I know stew mac sells good tools. I want to do a split coil mod to a guitar I am going to get and want to get everything ready to go.


I would say your best bet is to buy a prewired harness unless you just want to do it yourself. I recommend Martin Six String Custom. High quality stuff, and great customer service. They aslo sell just the parts and you put it together. There are a few other sites like that if you want them.

#1906 drastion

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:51 AM

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Thanks for that site wire looks cheap enough. Definitely want to wire it myself. Want to try and build myself a guitar this summer or at least veneer and refinish a guitar or two. The cost of the look I want is far beyond what I want to play. Not like refinishing is hard just need the right tools and good place to do it in.

www.guitarelectronics.com/category/wiring_resources_guitar_wiring_diagrams/

Lots of great setups here just need to get the right parts together. Hoping the pickups in my new guitar have four conductors. It has split coil built in but I am not sure if that requires the pickup to have four leads.

#1907 rbarba4

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

Alright, what would you choose?
http://www.kickstart...ign-guita/posts

I would've gone with the metallic red, white pickguard and rosewood fretboard. But the green with tort pickguard is looking better, even if it isn't a true sea foam green. It just seems to fit the whole vibe of the guitar

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

Alright, what would you choose?
http://www.kickstart...ign-guita/posts

I would've gone with the metallic red, white pickguard and rosewood fretboard. But the green with tort pickguard is looking better, even if it isn't a true sea foam green. It just seems to fit the whole vibe of the guitar

While those guitars don't really do anything for me, i would have gone purple

#1909 crazedracerguy

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

Alright, what would you choose?
http://www.kickstart...ign-guita/posts

I would've gone with the metallic red, white pickguard and rosewood fretboard. But the green with tort pickguard is looking better, even if it isn't a true sea foam green. It just seems to fit the whole vibe of the guitar


Call me crazy, but I would've gone pink first, then green. I like that shell pink kind of color.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:31 PM

Call me crazy, but I would've gone pink first, then green. I like that shell pink kind of color.


Welll you are a crazedracerguy;)

But I was kinda crushing on the pink too.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

Purple

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:31 AM

still trying to look for a cheap cable.
my local retailer (non-US) sells the game+cable for about 57USD

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:08 AM

For people who like funky-designed guitars or backing Kickstarter projects, here's a cool looking guitar:

http://www.kickstart...f=home_leanback

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

Here are a few low-cost starter guitars from Amazon:
Dean Z in black @ $138.xx
http://www.amazon.co...59360815&sr=1-4
AXL headliner strat in black @ $83.xx
http://www.amazon.co...59360815&sr=1-9
AXL headliner strat in white @ $64.xx
http://www.amazon.co...9360815&sr=1-12

still trying to look for a cheap cable.
my local retailer (non-US) sells the game+cable for about 57USD

Was gonna say try Toysrus.com, but their int'l shipping price kicks the price up close to 57.

Amazon has the PC retail version for $38. Don't know if you'll get'em to ship it to you

For people who like funky-designed guitars or backing Kickstarter projects, here's a cool looking guitar:

http://www.kickstart...f=home_leanback


Interesting, but all it does is make me wanna build my own instead of buy:)

And speaking of Kickstarter, saw this post over on the HC forums.
http://www.harmonyce...66397#U34666397
"Call Keviin this tuesday and you can still get in on the deal, but don't wait! We place the final order this friday. after that you'll have to get one from your local Dealer"
So looks like they're gonna let the "slackers" piggy-back on the initial order;)

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

So Rocksmith froze on me tonight. When I logged back in I got an in game message that some downloadable content is no longer available and any part of the game requiring it would be inaccessible. I don't have a tone of dlc so I looked for my holiday songs & they're missing. Anybody hear that this would happen or have it happen to them?

#1916 rbarba4

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

Wow, someone's trying ta be ALL Harmonix-like;)
New DLC Day!!!
*American Woman - The Guess Who
*Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
*Surrender - Cheap Trick

So Rocksmith froze on me tonight. When I logged back in I got an in game message that some downloadable content is no longer available and any part of the game requiring it would be inaccessible. I don't have a tone of dlc so I looked for my holiday songs & they're missing. Anybody hear that this would happen or have it happen to them?

Haven't noticed but my console isn't on the webz right now. Switched ISP's and haven't updated the connection for it.

Did try the Holiday Song link in the OP and dead-ends. Wonder if they pulled it because Chapla left

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:34 PM

I can't find anything when googling about the holiday songs being pulled except that they were available as of last month on pc.

Anyhow, newegg has the Realtone cable for $21.99. Not as cheap as some of the bundles even, but if you can't find it at Walmart or Sears this might be good for someone.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:21 PM

Talked about the DBZ Imperial sometime last year. But just noticed that the flame-maple top models got dropped down some more.

The FM top models in Cherryburst or Honey burst are now $339.99 each. And the page for each also advertises the DBZ hardshell case for $39.99, when bought together.
Cherryburst http://www.worldmusi...ric-Guitar.html
Honeyburst http://www.worldmusi...ric-Guitar.html
So, $380 gets the package for either of those two models.

They still have the black and gold-top models at $289.99 and you can buy the case for 60; so $350 each for these two models

EDIT: ok, found the original post here with vids
http://www.cheapassg...&postcount=1234

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#1919 jsivley

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:55 AM

So I was playing some Rocksmith tonight when my game froze on me and...Hooray, My holiday songs are back! So weird.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:58 AM

For people who like funky-designed guitars or backing Kickstarter projects, here's a cool looking guitar:

http://www.kickstart...f=home_leanback


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