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#5041 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3148 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 25 November 2020 - 10:33 PM

Official Black Friday sales are live!

Enough sites have posted their deals, so I'm lumping them all in this post :mrgreen:

 

Sam Ash

https://www.samash.com/s/term/save!15

-select items on sale

Eastwood Guitars

https://eastwoodguit...ges/blackfriday

-similar to a recent sale; get 15-20-30% off your purchase price.  Discount level depends on how much you spend ($500-1000-1500)

Wildwood Guitars

https://wildwoodguit...on-instruments/

-select items on sale (including some Rickenbackers)

Prymaxe

https://www.prymaxe....riday-sale-2020

-up to 25% off, sitewide

-if like other years, most items will get a 15% discount.  AND if the discount doesn't take... you'll just need to start a chat window & they should be able to take care of you.

Sweetwater.com

https://www.sweetwat...sition=sitewide

-select items on sale

-a lot of the same stuff from the pre-Black Friday sale

GuitarFetish.com

https://www.guitarfe...Now_c_1134.html

-most items get a 12% discount, with a few categories getting a 25% discount

-remember to activate both codes, even if you don't think it may apply.

Coast Sonic

https://coastsonic.com/blogs/news

-technically still a pre-Black Friday sale on select pedals

-if the BF sale is similar to last year, they'll open it up to 15%off everything on their site

-discount is auto-applied in cart.

Reverb.com

https://reverb.com/

-15-20% select items.  Expect most to be 15%off

Chicago Music Exchange

https://www.chicagom...s/cme-gear-sale

-so far, no change from the pre-BF sale... if you didn't like what you saw before, you ain't gonna like what's there now.

Guitar Center flyer

https://blackfriday....-center?page=10

-nothing amazing.  Certain roadrunner cases will be $60 each  see below:

-rectangular guitar case

https://www.guitarce...-Guitar-Case.gc

-rectangular bass case

https://www.guitarce...od-Bass-Case.gc

-classical guitar case

https://www.guitarce...assical-Case.gc

-dreadnaught guitar case

https://www.guitarce...coustic-Case.gc

 

In the end, it's all pretty ho-hum.  Nothing that falls into the category of "buy now & figure out how to pay it off later".  Just about everything has popped up at similar prices through out the year.  Oh well...

 

In any case, Have Fun and Stay Safe!  2020 is almost over... Woo-Hoo!

 

EDIT:  as of 11/28/2020

Here are a couple of quick hits you might have missed...

American Musical's Black Friday sale items

https://www.americanmusical.com/

Alto Music

-they have the Mini-Super Beatle VOX amp, in british racing green, for $244.44

https://www.altomusi...hild_index=1611

Sam Ash

-they have the Blackstar Artist 15, in blonde, for $599.77

https://www.samash.c...urce=igodigital

-and the Orange Amp 30watt Tremlord for $899.77 (only the orange tolex model)

https://www.samash.c...urce=igodigital

 

Nocturne  Brain Pedals

https://www.thenoctu...lections/pedals

-smaller boutique builder, having a $30off sale on all items

-use code "I Love Black Santa"  (yes, leave in the spacing haha)

-code only applies once per order.  If you do buy more than one thing, start a fresh order for the 2nd item.

The Ubangi Stomp and Fluid Drive are probably the most universally friendly pedals for whatever style you play.  The others are also cool, though maybe a bit niche.

 

Wolftone Pickups

https://www.wolfetone.com/

-another smaller builder, with cool products

-25%off with code "COVID25"

This sale has indefinite end date... guess when the owner feels like it, lol.

 

There have also been a few other unique sale/deal items, but they came in and went out of sale faster than a 22yr old & his bots buying up ALL the PS5's



#5042 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3148 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 22 December 2020 - 08:58 PM

Couple of last minute deals before Christmas:

 

American Musical Gift Cards 10% off

https://www.american...ate/p/EGIFTCERT

-these are E-gift cards, so they'll email you a code within 24hrs

 

If you need ideas on what to buy, AMS has an exclusive run of various Epiphone models in olive drab.  You could always grab an es-335 and mod it into a Cornell tribute ;)

https://www.american...urce=igodigital

Though, the new worn Casino's in olive are also pretty killer

https://www.american...EPI-ETCA-WODNH1

 

 

Then, courtesy of iconian @ SD, there are a few amp deals at FocusCamera

https://slickdeals.n...3#post144047303

-linking to SD since there are a few models and each one has it's own coupon code.

 

Standouts would be the Blackstar battery amp @ $50, followed by the Blutooth model @ $65.

Next would be the Vox mini SuperBeetle, with the union jack print, @ $250

 

Happy Holidays! Stay Safe!  2020 is almost gone, Woo-Hoo!



#5043 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1569 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2021 - 02:37 PM

PSN version of RS 2014 Remastered on sale for $6 again

https://store.playst...S2014REMASTERED

#5044 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3148 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 14 March 2021 - 08:28 PM

Hey everybody, been a minute...

 

Stupid Deal of the Day!

Disney Coco x Cordoba mini guitar, in natural, for $90

https://www.musician...pid?icid=210190

-thought these were all sold out, but hey nice surprise

 

And PC players...

Fanatical.com has both original Rocksmith and Rocksmith 2014-REmastered on sale for $8.39 each

Rocksmith - https://www.fanatica.../game/rocksmith

Rocksmith 2014-REmastered - https://www.fanatica...tion-remastered

Just note the sale ends 3 hours from now... oops :-#



#5045 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3148 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 17 April 2021 - 05:52 AM

Killer deal on American Pro Fender Jaguar, at Adorama (courtesy Iconian @ SD) - $999

https://www.adorama....rce=rflaid62905

-pretty sure this first popped up two years ago, which is a surprise to see they still have some

-considering the current state of guitar inventory and pricing, this is a bargain.

-comes with molded hardshell case

-iirc, these were near the top of their American-made production line models... like maybe one step below the best, before you start getting into Custom shop stuff... idunno, they've changed their labels too much... and there's a pandemic in the mix, which makes my memory a bit fuzzy. So the moral of the story is... eat your vegetables.

 

Here's the SD post... in case the price doesn't show with the above link.

https://slickdeals.n...a?src=frontpage

Don't let that Stimmy burn a hole in your pocket

Not like the bots are gonna let you buy a PS5, XseriesX or decent GPU anytime soon.



#5046 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15300 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 April 2021 - 03:47 AM

There should be another saying about guys who call it the "stimmy" not getting any "trimmy." I don't know what it is, but the word is irrationally annoying to me. I didn't get the last one because I made too much, and yet some people who did get one are buying shit and not paying their bills/rent/loans due to the forbearances. All the more reason why finance should be taught in grade school and high school, instead of being a specialization in college.

 

Anyway, Music Man Sterling Stingray 4 is on sale for $230 ($70 off) at Guitar Center - https://www.guitarce...500000189303.gc

 

Excellent bass, amazing tone. A lot of Youtube musicians use this.



#5047 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3148 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 25 May 2021 - 06:10 PM

Memorial Day flyer/mailer is out for Guitar Center:

Not much in the print ad, but maybe more items will show up online.

 

For now, you get a few Squier models to choose from @ $139.99 each

-hardtail Strats, in Lake Placid Blue or Seafoam Green

https://www.guitarce...ctric-Guitar.gc

-Lake Placid Blue telecaster

https://www.guitarce...ctric-Guitar.gc

-Olympic White Mustang hh

https://www.guitarce...500000224341.gc

 

If looking for an acoustic, there's the Yamaha F335 @ $129.99

https://www.guitarce...ustic-Guitar.gc

-all three finishes wil be on sale.

 

And Ernie Ball strings will be on sale, Buy 2-Get 1 free

-about $12 for a set of 3



#5048 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3148 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 05 June 2021 - 01:02 AM

PC versions of Rocksmith and Rocksmith 2014 Remastered are on sale thru Gamebillet.  

BYOCable

 

Rocksmith @ $7.89

https://www.gamebillet.com/rocksmith

Rocksmith 2014 Remastered @ $7.89

https://www.gamebill...tion-remastered

 



#5049 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1569 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2021 - 03:41 AM

How easy is it to get custom songs for RS on steam? I play on Xbox (not that I’ve been playing lately, sadly). If it’s easy to get the custom songs for the game I might just go ahead and get the steam version too.

#5050 Guerillaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   128 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 05 June 2021 - 06:30 AM

How easy is it to get custom songs for RS on steam? I play on Xbox (not that I’ve been playing lately, sadly). If it’s easy to get the custom songs for the game I might just go ahead and get the steam version too.

Its super easy.

 

Go to https://ignition4.customsforge.com/

 

Download a song and and add it to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Rocksmith2014\dlc

 

Open the game and play!

 

Edit: I forgot you have to buy Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock DLC then its good to go. All customs songs are based of this DLC id code so you have to have this song. They choose this song because it used to be free.



#5051 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1569 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 June 2021 - 06:59 AM

I went ahead and bought 2014 remastered. Less than a full day for the sale. Thanks for the info guys

#5052 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3148 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 09 June 2021 - 02:46 AM

Sweetwater deal on gift cards

https://www.sweetwat...ition=home_page

-buy gift card and get 10% back in Sweetwater Spacebucks

-valid  for gift card purchase up to $2,000; which puts your max spacebucks at $200

 

Not the greatest deal, but not terrible... especially if you were planning a purchase anyway.



#5053 BryanDGAF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1207 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 11 June 2021 - 10:57 AM

There is an E3 leak going around including a few ubisoft titles. The title listed is Rocksmith+.
If this is true, my only question is ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?!

#5054 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3148 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 11 June 2021 - 11:29 PM

Can't believe it's going to be 10 years since the original game launched... and screwed up my spending habits :lol:



#5055 BryanDGAF   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1207 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 June 2021 - 04:57 PM

Rocksmith+ is a subscription model.

Over the past 10 years, nearly 5 million people have learned how to play guitar and bass using the award-winning Rocksmith Method. Now they’re making it even easier with Rocksmith+, an interactive music learning subscription service* that takes the guesswork out of music mastery. This new version also lets you rock out with your favorite Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer* models.
Even the world’s premier music learning software needs fine-tuning. So they’re inviting you to test it out free and make Rocksmith+ even better. Pick up your acoustic, electric, or bass guitar, and register for the Rocksmith+ PC closed beta today, where you’ll get early access to exclusive features like:
Realtime Feedback – Connect your instrument for accurate note detection
Riff Repeater – Control song speeds so you can practice at your own pace
An Expansive Library – Choose from a vast and ever-growing library of songs

Will be announced at ubisoft forward today and beta for pc to be announced

#5056 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3148 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 12 June 2021 - 09:37 PM

I'm getting major Fender Play vibes from this new model.

 

Register for the PC beta here:

https://www.ubisoft....smith/plus/beta

 

Big takeaway... no RS cable!

-you use your phone's microphone for note detection

-but you "can" plug in with cable if you want, I think?

 

Also, no direct mention of any console version.

-I'm guessing it'll be a free to download app which would be more of a portal to the RS+ website (if it's even accessible thru consoles)

-they did mention mobile app's as "coming soon"

 

And they are adding tablature to the existing RS Highway view



#5057 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1569 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 June 2021 - 03:26 AM

That’s pretty disappointing. We’ve waited all this time for a new game and this is what we get? $15/mo, $40/3 mo, $100/year and doesn’t even include cross platform subscription

#5058 Josh1billion   Josh x1,000,000,000 CAGiversary!   2302 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Josh1billion

Posted 13 June 2021 - 11:51 PM

My initial thoughts were "It doesn't look too bad.  Some slight improvements but yeah I wish they would have added drums/keyboards.. looks like only a minor upgrade, but I'm sure I'll end up buying it anyway, because a slight improvement is still an upgrade."

 

And then I saw the $15/month subscription fee.

 

NOPE.

 

I don't play enough guitar in a month right now to make it worth anything near that.  I've been wanting a new Rocksmith for so long, and now I'm going to pass on it. :/



#5059 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8839 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Sir_Fragalot

Posted 14 June 2021 - 12:41 AM

I have two frames of mind on Rocksmith+. I mean yeah $15 a month/100 a year is expensive and I'm questioning if it's worth that once you get to a certain level of proficiency since RS 2014 has everything you need.

 

However I will say for a beginner, $15 a month if it has better beginner training tools might be worth it for some people over going to lessons which would cost way more per month.



#5060 EdgeCrusher36   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   965 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

EdgeCrusher36

Posted 15 June 2021 - 11:47 PM

I saw a lot of people on facebook on the announcement raging over this, saying they'd just go to a local guitar store and get lessons, and I'm thinking, that's gonna cost way more than 15 a month/100 a year for that.  Just amazes me at knee jerk reactions to things people don't like these days.



#5061 bradbo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1173 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2021 - 05:56 PM

If you’re serious about guitar you’ll need to be ok with dropping 100$ on silly shit.

#5062 jsivley   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1569 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2021 - 01:39 AM

But even though rocksmith can help teach you guitar, it isn’t the same as lessons. One of the many nice things about RS was that it was a single price and NOT a recurring fee like lessons or that thing that Fender offers

#5063 aFrostyONE   Crocketty Year 1 player... where's my Phil Collins overdub&a CAGiversary!   3148 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

aFrostyONE

Posted 18 June 2021 - 08:06 PM

Father's Day Sale at GuitarFetish

https://www.guitarfe...IVE_c_1138.html

-code DADS10, for 10%savings off most items

-code DADS25, for 25%savings off clearance

Remember to enter both codes, even if you don't think the item qualifies

 

Summer Sale still going at Prymaxe

https://www.prymaxe.com/

-up to 20% off

-expect most items to only be 15% off

And, you may need to start a chat window, for a rep to manually apply the discount

 

Primetime sale at Sweetwater

https://www.sweetwat...ls-2021#guitars

-nothing to exciting, but it's worth watching as this sale should lead into their Annual Summer sale

The Billy Gibbons gift pack might be worth it @ $30

https://www.sweetwat...slide-and-picks

-gets you a strap, slide, picks, coasters and hot sauce :hot:

Dunlop accessories

https://www.sweetwat...-2021?tile=9667

Fender accessories

https://www.sweetwat...-2021?tile=9700



#5064 GamerChris   It's a Funny Name. CAGiversary!   968 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

GamerChris

Posted 25 June 2021 - 04:58 AM

All song DLC is 40% off in the Steam sale. Finally picked up a bunch of song packs.