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About alcorn429

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  1. Hi,Good Day;

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  2. Well I went in looking at strats because I just want something with a little different feel than my LP and I looked at a mexican made strat for 400 but I don't really want spend that much on it and the SG just seems like the most bang for the buck. My LP is geared up for hard rock and metal (dirty finger in the bridge and alnico pro 2 in the neck). I figure what I'll do is over the course of the next year mod the sg out with a bigsby like I said earlier but then either some p-90s if they'll fit or maybe a jb 59. I don't know exactly but I'm thinking I'm gonna want more of a jazz/blues type sound out of it. suggestions are welcome
  3. I think I'm gonna do it just because its a really good lookin ax. Love the flametop on black. What I may end up doing is throwin a bigsby on there and maybe after alittle while some pickups. Kinda thinkin along the lines of a bluesier style. I originally went in because I wanted to look at a strat or something with a whammy bar on it so that I could get that sound but I think this will be an excellent new addition. Definately gonna keep LP. Spent too much time and money on that guitar to get it where I wanted it.
  4. I'll start by saying that I've got a les paul standard that I love. I bought it new and have put some money into it and it plays like a dream. That being said, I went into one of the many local guitar stores in my area today just kinda goofin around. Playin stuff I hadn't played. A buddy of mine that is a clerk there showed me a strat that was pretty cool and then he told me to come with him and look at this guitar that he had set back. It was a flamed top epiphone SG 400 he'd gotten in on a trade and he wanted $247.00 (tax included). I played it and it played great. Only thing was that it had a nick or two in the front. No big deal to me. The big thing I liked was that it was so much easier to access those really low frets compared to my LP. I talked to the guy and its $80 down and then $80 a month for november and december and then its mine (with some change). He also said that he would consider a trade. My only problem with trading the guy is that I really like my LP for some stuff and not so much for other stuff. I figure I could set up the SG with different pickup than the LP and maybe through some new stuff in over the next couple months and fix it up. So I guess what I'm wondering is do you guys think this is a good deal or should I pass? How do the two compare? those types of remarks would be helpful and for the guys who have both which do you play more? Should I trade the LP? The SG is black with a tabacco sunburst flame on the body. Has epi standard pickups. Thanks
  5. Applesauced First off welcome to the forums and get ready for some thing is extremely rewarding. As for your guitar picks, I haven't played the sheraton but I'm currenly contemplating buy a dot studio. I play an epi lp plain top that has been modified and it sounds great but I've played the dot studio and I love that sound so that would be my pic. The thing I would recommend is to find a way to try out all the guitars you can and then make a choice on what may feel right. As far as starting on an electric vs. acoustic. I started on an electric so you'll probably be fine. As far as other tips, I recommend lessons but when first starting and then take a break to explore why type of stuff you want play. Once you get afew things down take afew more. I started taking lessons at a local music store where the guy taught me how to play the songs I wanted but didn't teach me the why behind some of the stuff I learned. I took about six months off of lessons and explored the stuff I wanted to play and am now taking a course through the local university that focuses more why rather than the how and I would recommend this type of course. Alot of guys will tell you a guitar stand is key and it is but also have your guitar in area where you don't mind sitting and playing for afew minutes. Try and practice every day if possible. one last tip and possibly a key thing someone in here said to me. it can get extremely frustrating at times trying to learn a part of a song. Currently, I just can't get the opening lick to Rock N Roll to sound right. The key is learn when to put it down. Most stuff you practice on and practice on and get totally pissed and then the next time you try to play it. You nail it. I've had it happen to me several times and I've only been playin a year and half. persistance is key.
  6. About a year ago I bought a spiderIII line 6 30 watt. I'd been thinking lately that I just really don't like the sound i get from it. I've changed the pickups in my guitar and also played through afew others. I pay mainly classic rock and songs in that realm. Here are afew I've been looking at. Just wanted to know what people knew about them. 1. Fender Frontman 65R 65W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Frontman-65R-65W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-104506092-i1323509.gc 2. Vox Valvetronix VT30 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp http://www.guitarcenter.com/Vox-Valvetronix-VT30-30W-1x10-Guitar-Combo-Amp-105156558-i1428847.gc 3. Fender Super Champ XD Guitar Combo Amp http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Super-Champ-XD-Guitar-Combo-Amp-104494281-i1371514.gc 4. Peavey Vypyr 75 75W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp http://www.guitarcenter.com/Peavey-Vypyr-75-75W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-104922877-i1413607.gc 5. Roland Cube 30X Guitar Combo Amplifier http://www.guitarcenter.com/Roland-Cube-30X-Guitar-Combo-Amplifier-487032-i1169244.gc 6. Fender FM65DSP 65 Watt 1x12 Frontman Combo Amp http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-FM65DSP-65-Watt-1x12-Frontman-Combo-Amp-103858957-i1167041.gc 7. Fender Vibro Champ XD Guitar Combo Amp http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Vibro-Champ-XD-Guitar-Combo-Amp-104494265-i1371396.gc 8. Fender Frontman 65R 65W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Frontman-65R-65W-1x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-104506092-i1323509.gc 9. Fender Frontman 212R 100W 2x12 Guitar Combo Amp http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Frontman-212R-100W-2x12-Guitar-Combo-Amp-104506076-i1323510.gc I really like number 9 but am worried it may be too much amp for me. I mainly play in my basement or jamming with friends. I also don't know whether to go for a tube or not so any and all input will be appreciated.
  7. These are both mty electric and acoustic influences 1. Guns N Roses - Listened to Appetite for Destruction and decided that I had to learn how to play guitar 2. Aerosmith - Joe Perry is a totally underrated guitarist. My parents always had him playing 3. The Who - Pete Townsend's playing is just incredible 4. Lynyrd Skynyrd 5. Dave Matthews Band 6. CCR 7. ZZ Top 8. Led Zepplin 9. Hendrix 10. Paul Simon I'm sure others have influenced me (especially on the acoustical side) but these are the ones that come to mind.
  8. I mainly play classic rock and some new stuff. Also play alot of southern rock
  9. Thinking about putting some new pups in the LP over christmas(Currently have the stock pups). Was kinda thinking a Seymour Alnico pro 2 in the neck and a gibson dirty fingers in the bridge. Any other suggestions ?
  10. Wow.. theres alot of hostility in here. I'll through my two Cents in and maybe it'll get the game some points. I bought a guitar when I was 16 ( a squier strat combo) and tried like hell for a whole month to learn how to play it. Then it sat in my closet for afew years. A little over a year ago my girl friend bought me the game for my ps2 and I started playing all the time. I had it for afew weeks and while it was fun to "Jam" with some awesome songs, there was no feel or real experience to the game. its simply listening to your favorite songs and pretending to play guitar. So anyways, I'm at lunch talkin to a friend of mine and we start talkin about the game. He's a semi - pro guitar player and he's been playing for years. He just tells me that if I can play that game then I can play real guitar. All I gotta do is put in the time and effort. I took the squier out that very day and have played every day since. I guess I'm one of those people who got started because of that game. So I'm not going to bash it. Maybe your nephew will comeback to guitar someday and maybe its just not for him. Don't hate the game, hate the player. Also, I think its a generational thing. I was never really into video games but my brothers always have been and its just something that the older generations just can't and won't understand. Just like my generation doesn't understand disco and bell bottoms.
  11. you could get him for fraud relating to a sale. Then he'd also have a **** load of bad luck coming from the company
  12. First off, good choice in not going with the Crate. I had a crate 60 watt for a week and although the store model sounded great, when I got home it sounded like crap and it wasnt nearly as loud as I wanted. As far as good cheap practice amps, I'd look a Vox, Roland Cube, Fender, all make good amps for what your doing. I personally have a Spider line 6 30 watt and love it because its pretty versital. Best idea would be instead of going to MF get to your local music store and try afew out.
  13. Loaded question... I'm workin on the solo for Black Dog, smoke on the water, hey joe, mississippi queen, and welcome to the jungle. I've got Free's Alright now and Zep's Whole lotta love down. Also just tryin to learn the main riffs to some classics like Rock n Roll - LZep, Gloria-Van Morrison, Brain Damage- Floyd and afew others..
  14. Seems like if you leave it inside and on the stand then it would be in controlled conditions. Atleast that is what common sense tells me. I leave mine on the stand because I'm more apt to play it if there where I can see it. Leave it out.
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