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  2. Hello

    Anthony, Welcome to the forum! Mike
  3. Hello. We are MSc Marketing students at the University of Stirling. You are invited to participate in our group research project for our postgraduate degree. You have been invited to participate in a web-based online survey because you have the ability to play the guitars from beginner to professional level. It should take approximately 15 mins to complete the survey. The questionnaire is anonymous and the results are for our research only and will form part of a report at the end of the research. In addition, you could win one of five £10 Amazon gift cards. We have been given permission by the moderators to post our survey on this board. If you are interested in participating, please follow this link Thank you. https://stirling.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/social-media-survey
  4. Hello

    My name is Anthony from Nigeria,I followed your blog for a while a few years back , I learnt quite a lot especially as a beginner, I still find it quite difficult to score songs or play with a band, probably because after learning for a while I dropped the guitar.I really love to be here and would like to continue on the path towards becoming a great guitarist .lastly thank you Kirk Lorange, your lessons are really helpful.
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  6. Ok so I decided to buy my first pedal and I want a very cheap one so I came across two pedals that are supposed to be good for the price - Caline CP-19 and Joyo JF-08. I want to use the delay with some overdrive tones so which one is better? P.S I know both probably suck but I don't want to buy an expensive pedal yet
  7. song doesn’t sound right

    thank y’all so much
  8. How to delete PMs when full?

    Once in the inbox, you can delete them all at once using the gear icon or individually by putting a little check in the box and then using the garbage can symbol that appears, Mine appears in bottom centre of my screen.
  9. Please take a listen

    Hello again, It's been some time since I posted and happy to be back with this one. I've been working hard over recent months to finish off all that is involved in releasing a new solo album. So here is my effort and I'd like to share it with you via Spotify. So if you enjoy solo fingerstyle / classical guitar here are my takes on some well known tunes. I hope you enjoy them and share your thoughts as comments. Quite a funky album cover too by Nick Gowman All the best Mark
  10. How to delete PMs when full?

    I have no idea what that other crap is. I can't find the destructions to empty PMs? I can't send one because it's full. ************HELP****************
  12. Don't grow up, it's a trap!

  13. love it ! slow and peaceful Ronnie
  14. Guitars for Sale?

    Don't you already have a guitar or two and can't yet play? I think you have a desire to have guitars, but not so much passion regarding playing. If you want to spend money, I have a 1966 Ampeg Jet guitar amp for sale. Its in great condition. I bought it 30 some years ago and it has been in my studio/office ever since. It would cost about $50 to pack it up and ship it. https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/vintage-1966-ampeg-jet-model/6527940520.html
  15. strap locks

    Why do you need strap locks? Are you jumping around while you're practicing scales?
  16. Guitars for Sale?

    Looking for a low end solid body with humbuckers, set in neck, coil splitter, stuff
  17. strap locks

    OK, silly question, but this IS the place for silly people! Are there any strap locks that don't required screws? And where? I've been shopping for 2 hours (not just for those)
  18. VOX amplugs

    I use an interface that plugs the guitar into the computer. I can practice and record silently, have access to a bunch of software effects/amps as well as all the music on the computer. It works pretty well for me and I'm sure there are several brands and prices. I use a Line 6 Pod HD, it works well enough although I wouldn't mind something with better tone.
  19. What's are the best guitar brands?

    Very interesting guide oldstrummer
  20. VOX amplugs

  21. VOX amplugs

    I've owned the Vox "Classic Rock" plug-in amp for several years. Best I can say is, it's OK for the price. The controls are the weak link, they are small and they are not linear in their action. So "here" you get a little response to movement of the control and "there" you get a lot of response. They are also noisy when in use which is just an annoyance when wearing headphones. Once you key the amp into your preferred settings, the controls are forgotten though and the amp functions as intended. The sound is about what you'd expect from any set of earphones. Not that much different IMO than using a small battery powered practice amp that you could clip to your belt or set next to you in a chair; https://www.amazon.com/Danelectro-N10B-Honey-Tone-Burgundy/dp/B000B6DHB2 The controls are the problem on the Danelectro too. The parts list for these inexpensive portable amps do not include expensive controls so they don't operate as if they did. The earphones determine your sound and I'd say it's never going to sound like anything more than your earphones. I've only tried the "Classic Rock" Vox amp but I really can't imagine that much difference between the various models. These amps are all built around output chips and they all pretty much sound alike IMO. Depending on the impedance and the electrical sensitivity of your earphones, any of these can get loud enough to damage you hearing if all you want is screaming loud volume. But it does allow you practice time with minimal disturbance to the rest of the house. If you're running scales or practicing bends or so while watching TV, the rest of the family can watch without being disturbed. Though, if your present amp isn't huge and it has a headphone output, I'd not spend the money for any of the micro-amps. Just put your present amp by your couch and plug in. If you buy a micro-amp, buy from a source with a good return policy and save all of your packaging in case you change your mind. These amps are what they are and no more.
  22. VOX amplugs

    Anyone any experience using these seemingly neat devices. Vox makes arrange of amplugs ( AC30) that plug into an electric guitar and allow the player to then listen via headphones. Sounds like a peaceful way to practice without annoying family and or neighbours. I'm told it might be easier for me to learn on an electric due to the action of the string's so this is an avenue I am considering
  23. Hello from Canada

    "I want to be a rock star!" Personally, I've held to the philosophy I learned many years ago: Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life. I love what I do that provides me a living. And I'm good at it. I love playing guitar, but I'm not good enough at it to make money. For me, once I started making money at it, it would become a hard, frustrating job. And then I'd hate it.
  24. Help deciding

    Thanks. I have a fondness for Strats.
  25. Hello from Canada

    I agree, although there are people that want to make money playing. They have to make the audience happy. I quit playing for money decades ago.
  26. Finger Tip Mashing

    You might also be using too thick of a string gauge. As a beginner, you might consider switching to a lighter gauge. The sound will suffer (IMO), but your fingers will thank you until they toughen up enough to go heavier.
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