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aFrostyONE

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#13592522 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 10 January 2017 - 11:27 PM

So I took a break for about 6 months while moving. Pulled the axe out and my nickel plated pickups are corroded. Any recommendations on polish or anything to clean them up. Yes, I'm not very happy with myself for neglecting her like this

Im gonna say google and see what comes up on other forums.

 

I've used something in the past, but couldn't find the container and don't quite remember the brand.

It was basically wadded up cotton with the cleaner already applied to it.

 

Though, to be clear I've only used it on the frets and tuning pegs.  Use painters tape to protect the good stuff and wipe the frets with the cotton.  Then use a clean rag/towel to wipe off any excess and finally remove the tape.

 

If possible, remove the pickup covers when you try to clean them.




#13583152 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 30 December 2016 - 08:34 PM

Noob here, i played RS for about a year on an epiphone les paul junior and loved it. That was several years ago, had to stop due to no time for a while...now i want back in and im eyeing the jackson monarkh pro. I love the thin body les paul style with more of a metal esque head stock, it just felt right when i had the scx version in my lap. Can anyone recommend this guitar or set me straight on a good thin body LP a like guitar? Thanks!

Looks sweet, but no experience with it.

 

I did look at those Kraemer Assault 220 guitars a few years back.  Have you checked those out?

These have FR's so I don't know if that's a turn-off.

 

Holy freaking shit!!!! A U2 5 pack is incoming on Tuesday. I think that may be an occasion for a HH Telecaster in my future. :)
 

My gear is ready... 8-)

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My fingers and skill... not so much :lol:




#13571200 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 19 December 2016 - 09:30 PM

Amazon has an exclusive run of Gibson les pauls.  USA made, in "fenderish"colors, for $500

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https://www.amazon.c...M24093K2WW&th=1

They more or less are following the same build specs of the Firebird zero (poplar body, maple neck, light nitro finish), so good chance that $500 is the regular street price.

They're sub $300 now :hot:

Between 230-280, varies by flavor.  Teal and Black are currently sold out, but still orderable.

 

Act fast before the amazon algorithm gets ya ;)

 

EDIT:

BTW, American Musical/Zzounds decided to taste the rainbow!

They updated their Firebird Zero models to show 6 flavors: Pelham Blue, Frost Blue, Cardinal Red, Goldmist Pearl, Heather Poly and Ebony White (yeah, that's not confusing, lol).

http://www.zzounds.c...Z17?siid=191684

 

 

The Frost, Cardinal and Heather are currently exclusive to them. Goldmist is also at Sam Ash. Pelham & Black are also at GuitarCenter.

Stil 500 though =;




#13564708 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 14 December 2016 - 01:42 AM

Absolutely, unequivocally NOT my deal.  Lifted it from slickdeals :-$

 

Fender Classic Player triple tele @ $380 :hot:

http://www.adorama.c...rce=rflaid62905

MiM Fender with nocaster pups

 

Sic deal, even if it is unconventional. (posted this same guitar a while back when it was 450).


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#13559094 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 09 December 2016 - 12:17 AM

Amazon has an exclusive run of Gibson les pauls.  USA made, in "fenderish"colors, for $500

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https://www.amazon.c...M24093K2WW&th=1

They more or less are following the same build specs of the Firebird zero (poplar body, maple neck, light nitro finish), so good chance that $500 is the regular street price.

Heads up.

 

These are currently $400.

All flavors, except for black (that's still $500)




#13556842 Rock Band Rivals Band Kit- $100, Guitar Bundle- $40 at Gamestop

Posted by aFrostyONE on 06 December 2016 - 08:07 PM

Haha, I don't want all this crap in my house but I can't stop visiting the damn thread.

 

This needs to sell out quick so I don't sell out




#13556778 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 06 December 2016 - 07:14 PM



It's basically the same model they had on sale for Black Friday. But the BF one is backordered. So I walked into GC and bought one. Great deal.

Yup, very similar but not quite the same.

The BF deal was for the humbucker model and that's the one made of basswood.  These P90 models were made of mahogany.

For years, they priced them differently, with the P90 models getting priced higher.  That's why I thought this had to be some sorta glitch deal

 

Anyway, they added cherry to the deal, so all 3 flavors are $79 each.

Guess they don't give a Fuck  right now, lol.

 

BTW, I was still in the Price Guarantee window and got back $20.  Keep that in mind if you made a previous purchase ;)

And here's what mine looked like...

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The wood grain is more visible on the cherry and yellow than it is on the black




#13555817 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 05 December 2016 - 09:49 PM

Gotta think this is some sorta glitch deal...

 

Guitar Center has those Epiphone Les Paul special 1 (P90 models) @ $79

http://www.guitarcen...ctric-Guitar.gc

Only TV Yellow or Black

 

EDIT:  looks like they're goofing and taking $50 off the  current street price instead of the MSRP price.  So act fast.




#13513229 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 08 November 2016 - 01:01 AM

Couple more deals from the Musicians Friend sale:

 

-Les Paul hardshell case @ $40

http://www.musicians...-hardshell-case

-2 pack of instrument cables @ $16

http://www.musicians...nt-cable-2-pack

-acoustic guitar hardshell case @ $40

http://www.musicians...e#productDetail

Damn... I'm not a Gibson person, but I may have to bite on one of those... The Pelham Blue nitro finish is beautiful. I actually like it even better than the gold mist... I wonder how I could sneak that into the guitar pile... Hmmm...

LOL.  If I wasn't planning a different purchase, I'd be getting one.

As it is, I'll just have to wait for BlackFriday2017... maybe they'll pop up as a $300-350 doorbuster somewhere ;)




#13509453 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 04 November 2016 - 01:24 AM

So here's something interesting...

 

Those Gibson Firebird zero guitars are getting exclusive runs at different retailers.  They've gone from one single flavor to four.

 

-Guitar Center family of stores have Pelham Blue & Black

-Sam Ash stores have Gold Mist

-American Musical/Zzounds has a faded Pelham Blue

 

Remember, these are made in USA and priced at $500




#13505755 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 31 October 2016 - 09:29 PM

Quick question for those who play RS often. It seems the game has a heck of a time recognizing anything I do on the E string specially at the 1st fret. Is this something on my guitar, is it the cable or my lady like fingers not pressing hard enough?

 

Not a deal breaker, but it does drive me insane whenever I play the slide guitarcade game

I would check the intonation first and foremost. 

http://www.wikihow.c...ar's-Intonation

 

Also, you may be pressing too hard on the string, causing it to stretch... which would cause the note to sound wrong.  For this try holding the string down, next to the fret instead of in-between frets.

You also want to make sure the volume and tone on the guitar is turned all the way up.

 

Once that's all done, recalibrate the guitar to Rocksmith... you know that thing you did when you first started Rocksmith.




#13494539 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 19 October 2016 - 10:54 PM

Here are the 2nd's I got from Couch.  Not bad, really.

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The mustang strap is pretty bumpy/wavey, but the pattern helps hide it some.  The blue is practically mint; only found two waves on it.  Figure they should smooth out a bit more with regular use.  Easily worth the 12-14 that they cost.  Thanks again CrazedRacer.

 

BTW, some new Fender models coming soon.  Mmmm, tasty 8-)

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Fender Duo-Sonics and Mustangs, for $500 (MiM).

Various colors but really like the capri orange, daphne blue and surf green. The duo sonics come in SS or HS pickup configs and the Mustangs will have SS or P90 configs.

 

 

I have one of the Squier Classic Vibe models, that I grabbed during a BestBuy deal years ago. 

I am a fan :mrgreen:

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#13487821 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 12 October 2016 - 06:47 PM

Doubt you missed it, but there's a Rocksmith DLC sale on the X1 (as seen in the XBL thread, thanks Bloomy).

Just not sure when it ends or if it's also on sale for the other systems.

 

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So what is the mustang guitar good for?

For Rockband.

 

There's only one RB guitar that could work with Rocksmith and that's the RB Squier Pro guitar.  Still wouldn't recommend buying it for use with Rocksmith (even if you could find a decent price for one).

 

Rocksmith uses real guitars.  If you need help looking for a starter guitar, ask.  The original recommendations, from when this thread first started, are still solid choices.  But also check with friends and family... never know if they might have one you can initially borrow




#13429796 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 12 August 2016 - 01:40 AM

Just learned these will exist by the end of the year.

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Although, haven't found any info on them coming to the U.S.; all Europe so far.

 

And speaking of Gold guitars...

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That's Aztec Gold!




#13423767 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 04 August 2016 - 11:48 PM

Oh and...

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This is not the Aztec Gold I was looking for, lol.