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  2. 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****************
  4. Don't grow up, it's a trap!

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  6. love it ! slow and peaceful Ronnie
  7. 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
  8. strap locks

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

    Looking for a low end solid body with humbuckers, set in neck, coil splitter, stuff
  10. 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)
  11. 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.
  12. What's are the best guitar brands?

    Very interesting guide oldstrummer
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  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. Help deciding

    Thanks. I have a fondness for Strats.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. What's are the best guitar brands?

    Here's a list of the 33 best acoustic and electric guitar brands according to Spinditty. Reading past the expected brands you might find some real gems. https://spinditty.com/instruments-gear/Best-Electric-Guitar-Brands
  22. Mastering the 12 String Acoustic

    Not always the case. The first guitar I bought brand new in 1971 was a German Framus 12-string. It has (yes, I still have it) a 1.75" nut, which is a mere 1/16" wider than my Taylor six-string. It also has an ebony fingerboard and a zero fret. There were times I would remove the extra six strings and just play it as a regular six-string.
  23. Help deciding

    Well, it sure is beautiful. I wouldn't kick her out of bed. Strat favorite.
  24. Hello from Canada

    There is only one reason to play guitar, and that is for your own enjoyment. There is only one person you need to satisfy in this regard, and that is you.
  25. Help deciding

    Me, teach? God, no! I'm not even a very good student. The LP is a Gibson Classic "Rock" II. I got it mostly for its "collectibility." If there is such a thing. It's not my favorite guitar.
  26. I'll agree with @Ray Bergeron. When I first started playing, I did so with the idea of singing the songs I loved. Because I knew how the songs were supposed to sound, I could focus on the guitar as an accompaniment. As I got better, I started playing songs that were more advanced, paying attention to the guitar first, and then the words. These days, and because I'm mostly a rhythm guitar player, getting the rhythm down first makes singing the words along with it easier.
  27. Acoustic Guitars

    As always, YMMV (your mileage may vary). I bought a Big Baby Taylor-e recently to have a "basic" 6-string acoustic at hand. Taylor lists it as a "15/16ths" guitar. Its scale length is 22-3/4," whereas your traditional full-size guitar has a scale length somewhere between 24.75" - 25.625." Because I have very small, thin fingers (I wear a men's 6.5 ring!) this size suits me well. Electric guitars are different, as they usually have a smaller neck radius, so I can use my small fingers without problem on a full scale.
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