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#14090687 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 24 November 2018 - 09:00 AM

Been a bit too busy to do so, but here's a few of the deals i remember seeing for Black Friday.



Epiphone es-339 in pelham blue for $349


Road Runner wood case for acoustic guitar, @ $50


Molded ABS case for les paul style guitars, @ $60


Squier bullet Mustang, @ $120


-fyi, this is pretty much the same deal from last BF


Gibson Les Paul CM, @ $399.77


-this is another deal from last year. SA had jacked the price up but brought it down recently



-20% off select gear

Blackstar ID Core Beam L.E. @ $140


DOD Carcosa analog fuzz pedal @ $70


American Musical/Zzounds

2018 L.E. es-330 studio in aquamaarine @ $1600


-limited edition hollowbody with humbucker pups (instead of p90's)


-better than black friday sales event


-similar to last year's sale... and yes, they're showing sale pricing for a few different Rickenbacker guitars

Chicago Music Exchange

-up to 20% off sale



-15-20% off sale



-as seen on slickdeals, sale on a few different Gretsch guitars.  They've been on sale before just don't remember if this is the same or better pricing (between $330-600)

1st couple of models - https://slickdeals.n...earchBarV2Algo1

the resthttps://slickdeals.n...earchBarV2Algo1



Eastwood Guitars

-discounts from 15%-30%, depending on how much you spend


Harman Audio

-and last but not least DOD Gonkulator @ $45


-may have taken a year, but I got me a Gonkulator :bouncy:  :D/  :razz:


I'm sure I missed stuff but this should keep you busy for a bit.  Good luck

#14040047 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 16 August 2018 - 09:45 PM


I'd rather do it on a console, but apparently those cables are some real garbage too, tons of reviews on amazon saying they crap out after a few months. So that's cool

Instrument cables, in general crap out from use.  The RS cable is no different.


An instrument coupler like this:


Plus a regular instrument cable like this:

https://www.amazon.c...ds=guitar cable

Should ensure the RS cable keeps working for a very long time.

-keep the RS cable next to your system and run the coupler+regular cable from there to your guitar and your done. Should never need to touch (or move) the RS cable again.


I did this setup about a week after buying the original Rocksmith and I'm still using the original RS cable w/out issues (over 6 years now).  The regular instrument cable though... well, I've had to switch that out a few times.  :lol:

#13990438 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 05 May 2018 - 08:40 PM

^ What jsivley said.


It's doable but probably not worth it.

Might be easier to try learning to play it as a righty instead of flipping it around.  If you haven't done it yet, try playing it as a righty and see if you feel good with it.  If not, then focus on getting a lefty guitar.


Here's what you're facing:

-leave the guitar as-is and just flip it

Doing this means the strings will be in the opposite order to what Rocksmith will display, control knobs are in the wrong place and No cutaway to reach the higher frets on the guitar.

-pay to have the guitar set-up for a lefty

Spending more than what the guitar is worth (most likely).  Control knobs are still in the wrong place and No cutaway for the higher frets

-buy a lefty guitar

May be more than what you'd want to spend but it'll be a better experience... that is, unless you think you could get comfortable playing a righty guitar.


These may not be high-end models, but they tend to get solid reviews and aren't too pricey.  Quality of these would be about the same as those Epi les paul jr's:

Lefty SX strat clone in pink for $80


Lefty tele clone in red for $120


Lefty les paul clone (7/8 scale) for $100



The strat is 24.75" scale (aka gibson scale) and the tele is 25.5" scale (aka fender scale).

The les paul is a short scale at 23".

Guessing they're on sale because of the pink color, but even so that's damn cheap for a lefty guitar.


They have other colors on the site if you want to poke around.  Those are just the first few ones I found on their sale page. Here's all their lefty models:



Good luck.

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I didn't have time to post yesterday, but hopefully some of you figured out how to stack the 15% ebay coupon with the $400 sale price of the Marshall amp.  Woulda put it around $340, with free shipping from Sweetwater's ebay front.


If not, well... knock back a few and forget i said anything. :beer:  :beer:  :beer:

#13973783 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 30 March 2018 - 07:52 PM

Guitar Center Spaaaaace Buuuucks deeeeal!

You get another shot at forgetting what you bought, in the hopes of saving on a deal ;) . At least that's what GC hopes, lol.


-good on purchases made from 03/29/18 - 04/01/18

-maxes out @ 500 space bucks (aka, $2500 purchase)

-space bucks delivered between 05/15-05/16

-space bucks expire on 05/23/18; limited to single use


American Musical sent out a email on this:

Gibson Memphis ES-335, 70's walnut @ $1999



And the Goldtop ES-335, from CME, did get posted to the site


-ask "real nice like" and you should be able to get it for $2100, or so

-pelham blue might be sold out, better ask to make sure.


Fender Deal :shock: 

Johnny Marr signature Jaguar @ $1200 in black :hot:



How 'bout that... they're down to $1150.  I woulda bought this at 1200, if it was the psycho orange.

Just drop it to an even grand and I'll settle for the black (pretty please) :drool:



Well thanks a lot! Couldn’t resist.

Congrats! :beer:

Gotta bring more of you down to my level ;) .  How else do I make my buys seem normal :rofl:

#13965184 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 16 March 2018 - 07:54 PM

St Patty's Day sales at a few spots.


Eastwood Guitars has 20% off green guitars (code "BIGGREEN")


The greenburst Sidejack is pretty cool


The mandocaster was priced better during the blackfriday sale



Chicago Music Exchange has a 15% off sale


If you missed out on some of the prior sales, on the ES guitars, they've got a few that qualify again; ES-339, ES-335 and some Custom Shop (remember to look for "floor model" description)



And Reverb.com has a 15% off sale


Some of the CME stuff is on here too. But you're also gonna see inventory from other vendors.


Finally some lefty love! Been eyeing the Gibson LP Studio for some time now ($749 now). Surprised to see these 2013 models still around. Figured the last new inventory around 6 months ago would’ve been the last of them. My local Sam Ash carries 0 lefties in stock. I’d love to be able to just hold it...mmhmm.

Yeah, Gibson is tracking down every piece of unsold inventory.  

Even Chicago Music got a new batch of ES guitars, mostly 2017 models.  Best of that bunch were a Goldtop 335 (with the dark back), a Pelham Blue 335 and a White 355.  Don't think they're even gonna bother posting them to the website considering how quick they are selling.


BTW, always thought the white LP studio was a sweet model.  But guess I have bad taste since it's the only flavor left.

I seem to have a special talent for choosing the less desirable colors/models :lol: . Those treasure Firebirds got announced and I knew the gold one was for me (single pup FB that reminded me a bit of the Elliot Easton Tikibird).  But the sunburst sold out first.  Now that I've had it for a while I kinda want a sunburst one just to drop a P90 into it.  The resale pricing is stupid though

#13919618 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 02 January 2018 - 06:10 PM

Happy New Year's!


Amazon Games has Rocksmith for $9 (download only, for PC) :pc: 


NOTE:  this is for the old version of RS.  This is NOT for RS2014 or the Remastered versions.  Even so,

-you're getting 50+ songs

-Guitar & Bass tracks

-and I think you can still import these songs into RS2014, paying the one-time import fee (not 100% certain though)

#13894596 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 29 November 2017 - 01:01 AM

... you mean love them 'til the day the tower falls and crushes you too.


Cir-cle of Life!


#13876191 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 13 November 2017 - 11:28 PM

"YOINK"'d from slickdeals...


Fender Limited Edition 120V '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb @ $750 :hot:



Fender Limited Edition 120V '68 Custom Vibrolux Reverb @ $850 :hot:


#13855868 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 19 October 2017 - 01:30 AM

Accessories sale @ Guitar Center


It's all over the main page, so I just linked there.


But here are a few standouts:

-Ernie Ball Slinky strings, 3 pack for $10


-Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings, 3 pack for $10


-VOX Pathfinder 10, Union Jack edition for $68 (nice little practice amp)


-Musicians Gear 20' Tweed instrument cable, 2 pack for $20 (also available in silver/black or black)


-Livewire coiled instrument cable for $29



And if you still wonder how you can set up your guitar, listen to uncle Joe 8-)


6-part series, so you can watch as little or as much as you want.

#13847890 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 06 October 2017 - 05:31 PM

"Gibson's predicament"?

They're having difficulty paying debts on time. And they have a massive chunk of debt, coming due in 2018.  The company rating has been downgraded since it's believed they will default.



So, current ownership is hoping to pull a Fender, by paying off the immediate small debts.  That might convince enough investors to work with them on restructuring the massive debt bill.


But to make this work, they need as much cash as possible.  Unsold inventory sitting in a warehouse just won't cut it.

#13844663 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 01 October 2017 - 11:25 PM

i just picked up a peavey 6505MH for $250. where is a good place to shop for a used/discounted 1x12 or 2x12 cab? i already missed a smokin deal on the matching peavey 1x12 for $170 on reverb (i hadn't bought the amp yet).

I guess it depends mostly on whether you really want the matching Peavey unit.  Keep searching Guitar Center's used section, Reverb, Sam Ash and MusicGoRound.

#13839545 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 25 September 2017 - 07:56 PM

Been sitting on these for a while; waiting for them to drop lower...


Epiphone PRO-1 bundles, including Rocksmith 2014 & Realtone cable

-these PRO-1 electrics are single pickup guitars and from what I've seen only available in these bundles (new).

-hardly any reviews exist on these guitars

-comes with the PC version of Rocksmith 2014 & includes the cable.

-the rest of the stuff in the bundle (amp, strap, picks, bag) are forgettable, so focus on whether you value the guitar & game


-Explorer bundle, in ebony @ $99.84 $97.94


-Les Paul Jr bundle, in sunburst @ $113.29 $107.89



NOTE:  since this is an Amazon deal, you know the price will jump up as soon as the first purchase is made. I normally say price match in order to preserve the deal for other people.  But Sam Ash seems to be the only place that has it in stock (the LP Jr.)


Have a feeling they won't do a PM :lol:

#13831941 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 14 September 2017 - 10:49 PM

Pics or it didn't happen...

It happened alright and this ain't no potato...


Pay no attention to the dull lighting. the Gold sparkle is real and mesmerizing.

Here's the Yellow Doublecut


Not pictured, my first ever sunburst guitar, an LP Jr.

Only reason I'm not running from debt collectors is  because I had decided a while back to start saving for a Standard.  Of course, 2018 Gibsons had to include a Pelham Blue Classic and now I'm torn; Standards don't show at this price New (old stock) but that Pelham Blue :drool:

#13825284 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 05 September 2017 - 05:56 AM

Couple of last-minute Labor Day deals, cuz I just got turned on to them.


Proaudiostar has a couple Schecter's on sale

-Schecter PT standard in aged cherry or blonde. Starting at $260

-Schecter Traditional in artic white or sunburst. Starting at $260



Then there's Chicago Music Exchange and their sale... 15% off select gear

-2015 Gibson Firebird, $846 after discount


-2015 Gibson Les Paul DELUXE goldtop, $935 after discount



NOTE: hmm, so how do I explain this... I focused on the 2015 models because even though several are labeled as "Floor Models", the talk is that they're actually new old stock.  CME bought up and agreed to clear out these 2015's for Gibson. Obviously, BUYER BEWARE, and absolutely call the store to see if the rep you talk to gives you the old wink & nod confirming the same.


Best way to go about it is to ask them to describe the condition of the actual item.  So far the in-store guys have been cool and have more or less let it be known that they're pristine.  Another possible giveaway has been the fact that as soon as a sale is done for a model there's another just like it up on the site available for sale :lol: .  Considering the recent SamAsh blowout, well this seems very plausible.  


Anyway, I've talked enough about the 2015's so you should have a decent idea of what you'd be getting.  Whatever you decide, just play your @$$ off

#13808905 ROCKSMITH 2014 Remastered Deals **** OG Rocksmith for $9, PC only ****

Posted by aFrostyONE on 18 August 2017 - 05:49 AM

Gibson guitar sale @ Sam Ash... Moar 2015's :hot: !


If you missed out, you've got a 2nd chance! *Must Call to Order*


An SA rep told me they struck another deal with Gibson for more 2015 guitars.

----LP Jr's and LP Less+ are sold out (unless you get lucky at a local store)

----they are getting more LP DoubleCut specials and SG specials (heritage cherry and vintage sunburst only)(approximately 400 doublecuts available/approximately 200 SG's available)

----adding the Les Paul LPM (sunburst only) @ $600 (approximately 40 units available)


----adding Les Paul Traditional (ocean blue only) @ $1400 (approximately 120 units available)


----no LP Classics; not even one measly seafoam green. No LP Standards



If you followed the original sale, then you know it ended in a sorta cluster Fuck. So, to make things go smoother, they're going to have everyone call in to get the deals (website "buy" buttons won't be activated); this should prevent backorder limbo.


NOTES: remember these are 2015 models so same quirks apply. Robo-tuners, zero-fret nut, wide fretboard.

The LPM specifically has a maple neck.

The traditional is a frickin boat anchor (no weight relief) with a big neck.


Oh and verrrry important... the internetz demands you be angry :twoguns:  about Les Paul's signature on the headstock and the hologram sticker on the back.  Remember to shake your fist in the air while placing an order and all will be right with the world ;)

Something like this should suffice: