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  2. MisterLutherMan

    string gauge

    I use Elixir 12 gauge for my acoustic guitar. I haven't tried many other string gauges, but generally, I prefer a mid way gauge; light enough to not have to apply so much pressure, and heavy enough that you get a rich, full tone.
  3. MisterLutherMan

    Hi there!

    Hello fellow musicians, I have been playing guitar for a while now and would like to connect with more like minds. I look forward to communicating with you all. Thanks
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  6. Biggiecheese

    Floyd rose

    I am installing a floyd rose bridge and have seen that some require bracing and routing and I don't think my guitar will need it but I'd like some second opinions
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  8. carol m

    Howdie ya'll

    Hi David, welcome.
  9. Jangling on my fake Ricky

  10. oldstrummer

    Hello

    Greetings Graham. Tips you'll get a-plenty here. But you'll have to ask so we'll know what you're looking for. 😉
  11. oldstrummer

    Looking at AMPS, really confused, need help!

    I have a couple of Fender combo/modeling amps, and I think for your purposes, something like this may be what you'll get the best use from. Recently, I bought a Line6 AMPLIFi 30, which is one fabulous little amp! It may be a bit pricier than what you're looking for, but consider: It's small. Really small. Fits on your coffee table, about the size of a lunch box. It really is a 30W amp. The sound is produced by four speakers, not one, not two. An all-in-1 guitar amplifier and Bluetooth audio player High-quality, stereo Bluetooth speaker Compatible with Amplifi Remote app for iOS and Android devices 200 amp, cabinet, stompboxes, and studio effects Lush-sounding wet/dry stereo effects Sleek, modern look that is living room approved Headphone output for silent playing Compatible with Line 6 FBV MkII foot controller for expanded functionality A blurb from Sweetwater's page: "Inside the Line 6 Amplifi 30 is a modeling guitar amplifier that lets you manipulate over 200 amps, cabinets, and effects. And you can do it all from your iOS or Android device. Simply download the free Amplifi Remote app and start tweaking away. It's also a full-featured Bluetooth speaker system that's perfect for jamming along with or for listening to. Just fire up your MP3 player, sync up, and enjoy your favorite tunes in true stereo. Line 6 loaded the Amplifi 30 with a 4-speaker full-range system. You'll love the stereo sound you get from the Amplifi 30. This photo of mine should give you an idea of the size.
  12. Rockerbob

    Hello

    Greetings and felicitations!
  13. paul7926

    Hello

    Hi Graham. Welcome to the forum. I've just picked up the guitar recently (I'm 50) so we are maybe in a similar position.
  14. carol m

    Looking at AMPS, really confused, need help!

    Hi Paul, even if you can't play guitar yet, the sales people in music stores are usually looking for any excuse to try out their gear. You could take your guitar with you and ask them to demonstrate those amps in your price range using your own guitar. You could then pick the one with the tone you like, and/or the chorus, reverb etc that sound good to you.
  15. 6string

    Hello

    Welcome Graham
  16. carol m

    Hello

    Hi Graham - welcome.
  17. JanVigne

    Hello

    C'mon in and sit awhile.
  18. mset3

    Hello

    Graham, Welcome to the forum! Mike
  19. I re uploaded this video https://youtu.be/leXw91LDcoE
  20. Graham 54

    Hello

    Hi I am new to the forum .I am a 54 year old born again guitar player .I learned a few chords at school but now i aquired an electric guitar and am trying to teach myself .I am hoping for a few tips to help me by looking through the forums .
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  22. Rockerbob

    Howdie ya'll

    Welcome
  23. That was interesting.
  24. davidaorourke

    Howdie ya'll

    Thanks for the welcome guys. Seems I have some sort of swing tune going on. I hope you all like my video of me playing.
  25. Rockerbob

    Looking at AMPS, really confused, need help!

    The same approach should work.
  26. paul7926

    Looking at AMPS, really confused, need help!

    Thanks for the response I appreciate it and I do understand what you are saying. As a real beginner I struggle a bit with that concept as I really don't know what I'm after and especially with the more 'feature rich' models out there I can't even be sure the sound is not horrible because I've no clue how to set it up. (perhaps that's a reason to avoid the more complicated offerings) On the plus side I'll not be spending a huge amount of money simply because it's for home practice so if mistakes are made they will not be horrendous ones. When looking for my first guitar I simply had to go for price range and looks because I couldn't actually play anything despite the 'best' advice being go play a few and pick the one you like. I've promised myself that if I show enough progress after 2 years I'll buy my next guitar just by playing what's in the store and waiting till I find one that 'feels right'. Perhaps the same approach will work for Amps too.
  27. Rockerbob

    Looking at AMPS, really confused, need help!

    It took many years and many amps to find what I like. I used them in live performances, and after a decade or so I found what I like. I've had the same amp for about 35 years. I am not familiar with Blackstar amps. I just looked them up. If it works it is worth $100. The tone of any inexpensive amp should be fine as a practice amp. I don't say what amp I have because it doesn't really matter, What I like could be very different from what you like. We're not all cut from the same cookie cutter. Reading specs on paper doesn't reveal the tone. Lots of watts are not important. Because of the nature of sound and hearing, most people hear +9dB as double volume. If you double the amp's power you get about 3dB. So, to sound twice as loud as 20 watts, you need 160 watts. And this doesn't add speaker efficiency to the equation. That can make a big difference in apparent volume. I will say I tend to lean towards tube tone, but tone is very subjective. Go to a store and try as many as you can. It all comes down to trying a few.
  28. Hi folks I received some great advice to my first posts on this forum about guitar tutors so I'm hoping that someone can help me when it comes to picking up an Amp. As you may have guessed I'm new to this whole thing so I certainly don't need to worry about getting an Amp that would be used for anything other than practice and home use. No need for performance level power output. I also don't want to get anything that is specialised to a certain genre of music. I'm still learning and that involves learning what I like to play rather than necessarily what I like to listen to. Who knew that as a listening Metal-head I'd really enjoy playing country style pieces but it seems to be working out that way. I've been in IT for about 30 years now so whilst it makes little sense at the moment I'm interested in being able to connect to a PC at some point in the future. It's not a huge requirement but that coupled with a smallish budget means I've avoided worrying about real tube amps. I'm not even sure the desire to one day connect to a PC affects the choice of amp at all! Anyway, I've been looking at things like the Blackstar ID CORE Stereo 10 V2 Guitar Combo Amplifier. I think that the 20 V2 is the same thing just with more output but I may be wrong in that. The truth however is that I really have no clue what I'm looking for so if anyone can help me out with advice based on the few facts I've given I would greatly appreciate it. Also anyone with experience of that Blackstar amp itself and how they find it would be useful. Thanks
  29. JanVigne

    Howdie ya'll

    Welcome. Learn a little and play a lot. It's a formula that tends to work for most folks.
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