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In my single days between marriages, I had a guitar on my lap 90% of the time I was home. When I moved to my dads place after he passed away, I was able to wind up an HR Deville . Now that I'm married, most of the time I'm just able to play unamplified. Chances to play loud are rare. I hardly ever get the house to myself. msp_sad.gif

I've given up on finding actual humans to play with.

 

 

....just a rant

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In my single days between marriages, I had a guitar on my lap 90% of the time I was home. When I moved to my dads place after he passed away, I was able to wind up an HR Deville . Now that I'm married, most of the time I'm just able to play unamplified. Chances to play loud are rare. I hardly ever get the house to myself. msp_sad.gif

I've given up on finding actual humans to play with.

 

 

....just a rant

 

Get you self a Line6 pod and a good set of headphones.

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Rock...I know exactly how you feel! Even with all the great technology, and wonderful

POD type processors, and great earphones....it's JUST NOT THE SAME, as playing

a cranked amp, with a bunch of like minded/talented people! We can justify

whatever we want/need. But "There IS no substitute!" I live out in the "sticks,"

and though I can crank up my amp, and do...even that is a pale substitute, for

playing with others. There just aren't that many, around here, and too many of

the ones, that are, have their own "agendas," and/or have been burned out, on being

in bands, with all the ego trips, and politicking, involved. So...I, understand.

 

CB

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There may be rehearsal facilities available locally

 

A 'soundproof' unit can be hired for 2hrs solo or with others...many drummers do it to practice

 

 

Imagine a Hendrix moment

 

Rock On !! [thumbup]

 

V

 

:-({|=

 

I'll be on the lookout for just that animal

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Believe me,I feel your pain.I don't get to play with my toys as much as I'd like to when the Missus is home although she does tolerate some of my music but isn't fond of something like The Star Spangled Banner as it has to be played at pretty high volume in order to avail of the feedback in the middle of the song.I use a Vox AC30 Amplug with the optional cabinet with the 2" speaker and a Marshall MS4 with 2-2" speakers.Both of these outfits have jacks for headphones or earbuds and the sound quality is quite good especially in the Vox which they achieved a very AC30 like tone.

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In my single days between marriages, I had a guitar on my lap 90% of the time I was home. When I moved to my dads place after he passed away, I was able to wind up an HR Deville . Now that I'm married, most of the time I'm just able to play unamplified. Chances to play loud are rare. I hardly ever get the house to myself. msp_sad.gif

I've given up on finding actual humans to play with.

 

 

....just a rant

 

 

Tell me about it.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug5UJbjpVJc

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I know how you feel. Between work, taking care of the house, seeing friends and family, helping the wife take care of the baby and trying to spend time with the wife i have very little time or chances to let loose. Most of my playing is lower volume or an an acoustic. I plan on getting a blackstar ht-5R so i can get great tone at lower volumes and have the option for direct recording and headphone practice. Luckily my wife is really supportive and encourages the playing. Its just part of the whole wife and kids thing, hang in there buddy!

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My wife is a nurse and works nights, I had the house to myself 3 nights a week, now that we have a baby it is hard to find the time. I have been wanting to record using my tube amp for a while, no luck.

 

I did find a gizmo that plugs into the effects loop of my amp an I can use headphones, good tube tone, better than modeling but because it goes before the power stage of the amp the eq and reverb are bypassed, still pretty good.

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In my single days between marriages, I had a guitar on my lap 90% of the time I was home. When I moved to my dads place after he passed away, I was able to wind up an HR Deville . Now that I'm married, most of the time I'm just able to play unamplified. Chances to play loud are rare. I hardly ever get the house to myself. msp_sad.gif

I've given up on finding actual humans to play with.

 

 

....just a rant

Just an idea pending finances,two birds..one stone..send wife to salon that does pedi/mani..facials and such..i sent my g/f to one for b-day present,cost 100ish and included 30 minute massage..she'll be gone for hours,your ears prolly be bleeding by then..she'll be refreshed and you'll be deaf for 2 hours....win/win [thumbup]

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I know what you mean too, Rocky. I rarely have a chance to plug in at the house. All my stuff is in the basement and for 3 successive kids now, that has been the XBox/PlayStation room! #-o

 

I do get to play with a few bands, but even then the practices are usually low volume and when we get gigs they are rarely big enough to really crank. My 100w Carvin Legacy has rarely seen it's full potential. :-({|=

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In my single days between marriages, I had a guitar on my lap 90% of the time I was home. When I moved to my dads place after he passed away, I was able to wind up an HR Deville . Now that I'm married, most of the time I'm just able to play unamplified. Chances to play loud are rare. I hardly ever get the house to myself. msp_sad.gif

I've given up on finding actual humans to play with.

 

 

....just a rant

 

 

 

Honey , I bought you a bass for our anniversary. Everyone plugs in, all is well......and loud.

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Hendrix would jam with me if he was alive

 

Please don't talk of yourself like you are good enough to jam with the greats. I doubt any of us are. If Hendrix was alive, he and Jeff Beck would be on G3 with Satch!

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In my single days between marriages, I had a guitar on my lap 90% of the time I was home. When I moved to my dads place after he passed away, I was able to wind up an HR Deville . Now that I'm married, most of the time I'm just able to play unamplified. Chances to play loud are rare. I hardly ever get the house to myself. msp_sad.gif

I've given up on finding actual humans to play with.

 

 

....just a rant

 

 

Too bad we all don't live a little closer its pretty much the same here too! but I've been told I don't play well with others! :unsure: maybe that wouldn't apply hear ? [lol][crying]

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It always amazes me when the opportunity comes up, and out of the blue, somebody gets sick or a class gets cancelled. IIT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING!!!!!!!!!

 

Yep, my wife had a friend in town, she siad they would be out from 4:30 to 9pm or so, I drove back from work fast, I was going to set up and lay down some riffs and record some, I was two blocks away and she calls me, when she said "change of plans" I knew it was over.

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In my single days between marriages, I had a guitar on my lap 90% of the time I was home. When I moved to my dads place after he passed away, I was able to wind up an HR Deville . Now that I'm married, most of the time I'm just able to play unamplified. Chances to play loud are rare. I hardly ever get the house to myself. msp_sad.gif

I've given up on finding actual humans to play with.

 

 

....just a rant

 

I feel your pain....I have taken up teaching beginners in a bid to justify playing plugged in and having the gear kicking around the house...It's actually good fun and rather rewarding too.

 

I still only get a chance to wind it up proper loud once in a blue moon though [thumbdn]

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... i just want to jam on Voodoo Child!

 

I like to play Voodoo Chile too. In fact, my band plays it (with the solo section and ending of Rush's Working Man thrown in during the second solo! Drummers hate me!). But why would Hendrix play his masterpiece with people like us when he and some of the hot shots around now (like Eric Gales) could play it way better than we could? I dunno, but you don't see Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen handing out free jams. And I'd prefer to work my way to that level. Not just get lucky like a few individuals out there, whom I don't see any character nor real talent. Sure, super young axe slingers (or whatever the hell you wanna call them. For young shredder types, their name is premature wanker, and for the blues prodigys, lucky free loaders that can play SRV) are "cool" and all, but they never work. They never do months (or years) of hard gigging to get places. They use Youtube and either learn some fast arpeggios or jam along to a Pride and Joy backing track. Or, they go on a televised talent show. And here's another thing: there is young blues kids, young wankers (I don't think that most of them deserve the title of a "shredder" as they learn from instructional videos and they lack soul), but where are all the young Alex Lifesons, young Ace Frehleys, young Blackmores, god damn, music has gone down the tubes....

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