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#2911 Naramie   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   390 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:54 PM

Game looks really cool. Need to save up money for a guitar. Is there any type of bonus for buying the older Rocksmith and then upgrading to Rocksmith 2013?



#2912 crazedracerguy   Guitar Slinger! CAGiversary!   5538 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 04:55 PM

Game looks really cool. Need to save up money for a guitar. Is there any type of bonus for buying the older Rocksmith and then upgrading to Rocksmith 2013?

If you have the old RS and buy the new one, for $10, you can export the old songs to the new one (all except for 5 songs).



#2913 sp00ge   Hey guys, I'm a turd! CAGiversary!   11840 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2013 - 07:55 PM

Just a head's up, anyone looking for a splitter, avoid this: http://www.bestbuy.c...60746&sellerId=

 

The pic and description (aside from one small blurb) show 1xMale -> 2xFemale, but it's actually the other way around.  Mine just showed up today and I'm disappointed.  I thought that they may have sent the wrong one, but the part number on the package matches the online page.



#2914 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   930 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:16 PM

Bandfuse is 59.99 at Costco both 360 & ps3 for cyber Monday.
http://m.costco.com/...202_CyberMonday

#2915 crazedracerguy   Guitar Slinger! CAGiversary!   5538 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 02:17 AM

We need to have a little CAG Score Attack contest... Let everyone on this thread show off some chops! :)



#2916 aFrostyONE   Grumpy Old Year 1 player... get off my server! CAGiversary!   3064 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:49 AM

Got my Swingster today.  Much heavier than I thought it would be.  And because nobody asked, here are some crappy cellphone pics :D

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This is gonna be fun :bouncy:



I tried to fit it in my Acoustic ABS case, but the case was about 2 inches too short. It fit snug at the lower and upper bout and there was enough clearance room. I ordered this case from Musician's Friend. I took measurements of the git & the case I currently have. The MF case is larger on all fronts. I figured since the cases are so cheap right now it was worth a shot. I'll let you know if it works out. 

Damn those tweed ones are slick.  Almost makes me wanna take a chance on one for my POS acoustic, but then I'd have a case that cost twice as much as the guitar :razz:

 

Let me know if it works out. Got outta work too late to hit GC tonight.

 



We need to have a little CAG Score Attack contest... Let everyone on this thread show off some chops! :)

You read my mind.  

 

Maybe go A-Z for all on-disc songs;  new song each day.



#2917 aFrostyONE   Grumpy Old Year 1 player... get off my server! CAGiversary!   3064 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:24 AM

Rocksmith 2014 (NO cable edition) is $33 on Amazon, today only.

http://www.amazon.co...96011&plgroup=3

 

BTW, AC 4 is $30 today too.

 

And here are a few deals from Sweetwater:

4-pack of acoustic strings for $10

http://www.sweetwate...in-strings-BF13

Jackson Dinky for $199

http://www.sweetwate...tail/JS23HSSSGY

Ibanez (insert stupid model # here) for $225

http://www.sweetwate...tail/RG421QMTRB

ESP LTD (insert less stupid model # here) for $289

http://www.sweetwate...il/EC330FMSTBSB



#2918 COLDF1RE   Overlord CAGiversary!   78 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:37 PM

Got my Swingster today.  Much heavier than I thought it would be.  And because nobody asked, here are some crappy cellphone pics :D

I am truly jealous!

A long time ago I picked up the Vendetta XMT on the recommendation of this thread. It's served me well up to this point but I've been itching to play on something better so I picked up that Ibanez RG421 that rbarba4 linked to. Hopefully it will feel a little nicer than that Dean.



#2919 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   930 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:51 PM

Rocksmith 2014 (NO cable edition) is $33 on Amazon, today only.
http://www.amazon.co...96011&plgroup=3

I bought mine on thanksgiving for $40 from amazon and fumed a little when I saw this. So I jumped on the phone with them before it sold out and nicely asked for a price adjustment seeing how it's been only 5 days. They happily refunded me a credit for $7 back to my card (but wouldn't refund the tax on the $7; weird. Also, stupid tax in AZ now). Despite what I read on the good ole internets, she said this was an exception not a rule and that they only price match TVs so ymmv if you bought it recently from them and want some money back.

Anyhow I finally got to spend a couple hours with the game last night and I absolutely love it so far. Luckily after about three hours it finally froze up on my. Good thing it did or I might have never gone to bed. I think I'll reinvest my $7 into some dlc songs. Already bought the smashing pumpkins pack and the standalone song last night and couldn't be happier. I think I'll probably put my new found funds toward the iron maiden pack that I almost got last night

#2920 crazedracerguy   Guitar Slinger! CAGiversary!   5538 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:02 PM

Out of the original 2014 DLC, I only bought "Ho Hey". That's a fun little song to play. The lead parts are easy, but cool little riffs. I did buy some Green Day and a Radiohead song ("Creep"). I'll probably get some Who songs today.

 

The only real complaint I have against 2014, at this point, is that there are TOO MANY tunings. I get tired of changing all the time, so I mostly just play E Standard or Drop D stuff. I just need to use one of my Strats or Teles as a Drop Db whatever tuning to play Nirvana and AiC.

 

Good to see some of you upgrading your axes a little. New axes rule! :)

 

Rbarba4 - I love that Swingster. I've kind of been on the lookout for a Gretsch hollowbody. Maybe one day.

 

I know one thing - next year, I am saving up for the Gibson clearance and buying something the first day next December. Those deals were great, but they were gone VERY quickly.

 

 

 

OH - NEW DLC DAY!!!!

 

The Who 5 pack...

 

The Seeker

Baba O'Reilly

Who Are You

Pinball Wizard

Behind Blue Eyes

 

CSI pack + 2 :)

 

There is also more Japanese rock today:

Kazuyoshi Saito - Yasashiku Naritai

One OK Rock - No Scared

One OK Rock - Liar



#2921 E-Z-B   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3371 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:17 PM

Amazon dropped the price of Rocksmith 2014 with cable to $43:

http://www.amazon.co...m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

#2922 crazedracerguy   Guitar Slinger! CAGiversary!   5538 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:19 PM

New song each day?!? Oh, that's right, Mr. I don't have kids. :) I could do one a week. Starting with A is fine. Maybe we need to do a thread in the game discussion forum. I think that's where the other guys run their Madden leagues and such... I think it'd be fun to have a little competition here, since we all kind of started into this thing together and are the reason that some of us are broke as shit... ;) Of course, it'll be hardest for some of us just to decide what guitar to use **Cough**rbarba4**Cough**...

 

Maybe go A-Z for all on-disc songs;  new song each day.

 

We need to have a little CAG Score Attack contest... Let everyone on this thread show off some chops! :)



#2923 thecatinthehat   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   159 Posts   Joined 6.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 06:26 PM

Loving this game so far as much as the first. I'm getting a bass for Xmas so I'll be working on those challenges instead of playing emulated bass with my guitar.

 

As for my gear:

 

Guitars

1998 Epiphone Riviera - Replaced the mini-humbuckers with Gibson '57 pickups

2011 Gibson Firebird Studio Non-Reverse

 

Bass

Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special (soon!)



#2924 aFrostyONE   Grumpy Old Year 1 player... get off my server! CAGiversary!   3064 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 07:52 PM

Yeah, hating the alt tunings just because I have so little time to play.  Don't wanna be messin' with that.

 

Currently sort the songs by tuning and skip anything that isn't E standard.

I may do the same and dedicate one guitar to drop d only

New song each day?!? Oh, that's right, Mr. I don't have kids. :) I could do one a week. 

Never said I'd be able to participate everyday ;) .  Hell, I barely triggered the 10-hour 'cheevo over the Turkey Day break.

 

I'm way off my pace.

  ;) Of course, it'll be hardest for some of us just to decide what guitar to use **Cough**rbarba4**Cough**...

Says the guy with more Fenders than fingers :razz:



#2925 crazedracerguy   Guitar Slinger! CAGiversary!   5538 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:10 PM

Says the guy with more Fenders than fingers :razz:

 

Guilty... I was going to take a Fender family picture as a joke... I don't have a chair or sofa big enough to take a picture on... #firstworldguitarproblems



#2926 aFrostyONE   Grumpy Old Year 1 player... get off my server! CAGiversary!   3064 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:48 PM

I know one thing - next year, I am saving up for the Gibson clearance and buying something the first day next December. Those deals were great, but they were gone VERY quickly.

I remember last year's Gibson clearance went on for a while.  

Everyone was "afraid of the baked maple fretboards".  I didn't give a flyin'  :censored:  and grabbed a silverburst Firebird and been very happy with it.  And once I saw the 2013 lineup, I made sure to hunt down a 60's LP in worn white (wasn't feeling the changes with the 2013 models).  If I could have, I would have bought the LP junior and the Midtown as well.

 

Deals on those were also better since you could PM against the other companies and usually save another $50 off the sale price.  This year, not so much :cry:

 

Saw the 2014 stuff and the new melody maker has already caught my eye.  They're listing it at sub-600.  I'll be all over it should it clearance at half off.



#2927 crazedracerguy   Guitar Slinger! CAGiversary!   5538 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:15 PM

Amazon Lightning deal at 7 PM PST (about 45 minutes from now) on Fender Pawn Shop '72 Thinline in Surf Green... Don't know what the price will be, but they only have 10 in stock. If I were a betting man, I'd say $450 or so...



#2928 Kerouac   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1891 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:28 PM

I remember last year's Gibson clearance went on for a while.  

Everyone was "afraid of the baked maple fretboards".  I didn't give a flyin'  :censored:  and grabbed a silverburst Firebird and been very happy with it.  And once I saw the 2013 lineup, I made sure to hunt down a 60's LP in worn white (wasn't feeling the changes with the 2013 models).  If I could have, I would have bought the LP junior and the Midtown as well.

 

Deals on those were also better since you could PM against the other companies and usually save another $50 off the sale price.  This year, not so much :cry:

 

Saw the 2014 stuff and the new melody maker has already caught my eye.  They're listing it at sub-600.  I'll be all over it should it clearance at half off.

If I can get a Trad at blowout prices this time next year, I will definitely pick one up. The lemon burst classic looks awesome too. I'll keep an eye out. I sent back my Tribute because the fretboard was messed up. 



#2929 aFrostyONE   Grumpy Old Year 1 player... get off my server! CAGiversary!   3064 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:40 PM

Amazon Lightning deal at 7 PM PST (about 45 minutes from now) on Fender Pawn Shop '72 Thinline in Surf Green... Don't know what the price will be, but they only have 10 in stock. If I were a betting man, I'd say $450 or so...

Arrrgh...

Here's hoping it's $650.  I still want one and so not ready for it right now.

 

EDIT:

Nailed it at 650.  

I tried to buy for the hell of it and never had a chance.  Everything sold out and wait list went full.

Good for me... less temptation at that price.



#2930 Kerouac   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1891 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:05 AM

Arrrgh...

Here's hoping it's $650.  I still want one and so not ready for it right now.

$650 do it!!!



#2931 crazedracerguy   Guitar Slinger! CAGiversary!   5538 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:29 AM

Arrrgh...

Here's hoping it's $650.  I still want one and so not ready for it right now.

 

EDIT:

Nailed it at 650.  

I tried to buy for the hell of it and never had a chance.  Everything sold out and wait list went full.

Good for me... less temptation at that price.

That's why I'm SO happy that I got to experience the Best Buy Clearance spectacular... Now all of these prices seem so... pedestrian. I can't talk myself into them.. I passed this same guitar up at $450, so why would I pay $750 now?

 

Of course, eventually, I'll get the bug again, but for now I am very happy. Especially since my $203 Les Paul Ultra III has been out of the case exactly twice.

 

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#2932 cooljammer00   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   259 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:06 AM

Amazon dropped the price of Rocksmith 2014 with cable to $43:

http://www.amazon.co...m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Luckily it's only the console versions, or else I'd be upset.



#2933 JetlagMk2   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   8 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:28 AM

Amazon dropped the price of Rocksmith 2014 with cable to $43:

http://www.amazon.co...m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Thanks, got my $7 back.



#2934 IronZombie   Time to Feed CAGiversary!   1479 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:34 AM

A little Baba O'Reilly sounds pretty good to me. Can't go wrong with that.



#2935 Brimah   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   276 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:58 PM

So newer to this thread and am not a guitar player at all but have always had an interest. What would be a good starting guitar to try out rocksmith for someone who will never really play beyond that? Don't want a huge investment and not sure where is best to start. Thanks.

#2936 brkptr   This was a triumph CAGiversary!   209 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:51 PM

Amazon dropped the price of Rocksmith 2014 with cable to $43:

http://www.amazon.co...m=ATVPDKIKX0DER


Back up to $80 again now. Thanks for the heads up though, been thinking about picking this up.

#2937 Trusty Mutsi   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1029 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:02 PM

I love this game. My fingers no longer hurt.

I almost have 100% on Blitzkrieg Bop, and am working on "Knocking on Heavens Door".

Do you guys think I should play a little bit of a lot of songs, or focus on just a couple, trying to master them?

And should I focus on the easiest songs, or "Rocksmith Recommends"? What's the difference between the two?

Thanks.

#2938 IronZombie   Time to Feed CAGiversary!   1479 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 05:33 PM

I love this game. My fingers no longer hurt.

I almost have 100% on Blitzkrieg Bop, and am working on "Knocking on Heavens Door".

Do you guys think I should play a little bit of a lot of songs, or focus on just a couple, trying to master them?

And should I focus on the easiest songs, or "Rocksmith Recommends"? What's the difference between the two?

Thanks.

The cool thing about Rocksmith is that it really doesn't matter how you play the game or what you focus on. As long as you're putting in the time, you're building muscle memory and improving on skills. Some people here will swear by sticking to one song for a while, but I say there's nothing wrong in a little variety. It lets you experiment more and try newer things. This game isn't about learning a song and calling it a day, it's about learning the underlying techniques to help you play any song.

 

Also, hit up the guitarcade as much as possible to learn new techniques that will become useful as you progress. I say just put in the time/effort and you should be fine, no matter what you do.



#2939 aFrostyONE   Grumpy Old Year 1 player... get off my server! CAGiversary!   3064 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 08:58 PM

So newer to this thread and am not a guitar player at all but have always had an interest. What would be a good starting guitar to try out rocksmith for someone who will never really play beyond that? Don't want a huge investment and not sure where is best to start. Thanks.

Really can't go wrong with the Epiphone Les Paul Jr.  It's a nice solid guitar that is also the pack-in guitar for the full blown Rocksmith bundle (the $200 bundle option).  If you have access to Sams Club, you can check to see if they still have any of last years bundle since they were getting cleared out at $50.

 

If that's not available then I'd say go for the Dean Vendetta Xmt.   It's about 100 and can be had for less if you catch the right sale.  You'll see that recommended alot since it's a low cost model that is built pretty well and is more versatile than the Epi Les Paul Jr.

 

They're both good choices for Rocksmith since the game is gonna handle the majority of the sound effects... it's just that the Vendetta gives you more options should you find that you enjoy playing guitar in general.



#2940 crazedracerguy   Guitar Slinger! CAGiversary!   5538 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:41 PM

Trusty Mutsi -

 

I completely agree with IronZombie. You're ALWAYS learning in Rocksmith, no matter what you do. Guitarcade teaches you a lot of useful stuff. Session Mode is better for when you advance beyond just learning a couple of songs.

 

I tend to concentrate a LOT of plays on songs I really like (Pour Some Sugar On Me, Walk This Way, Jessie's Girl, etc...), just because I want to learn those for when I become a rock star. :) I try to play ALL songs a least once - just to have a baseline for when I play them later. You'll be amazed when you're playing down the road and you go into a song you struggled with before and you just start nailing stuff... It's a great feeling.

 

Basically, for me, I learn more when I'm invested in the song, so pick songs you like and just hammer on them until you learn how to play it well. You'll learn as much from that as from anything else.