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  1. Rockerbob


    Welcome! Yes, I need lots of help. Mostly financial, but also psychological. As far as guitar goes, I am always ready to learn something new. After playing for about 52 years, I don't see much new anymore, at least that interests me.
  2. Rockerbob

    Urgent - Guitar chords request

    There are free downloadable chord charts for just about everything. I've never paid for them. I did get 5800 hits. Lots of the 5800 are free, user powered sites that that depend on users for the content. You can grab screenshots from chordify and print them. I will share things I know or can find easily. It's hard for me to know what I'm looking for. My hearing is messed up. I did find free chord charts to the wrong song. I have doubts that any user here will be familiar with Pakistan's national anthem. I don't know how to play my country's national anthem. I have done as much research as I have time for. I saw chords in A or Am, and Ab or Ab minor, but nothing I would know for sure is the right answer. Dig a little deeper. Put in more time and sort through all the hits you get from a google search. Try a Google search with different wording and you will likely get different results. Good luck!
  3. Rockerbob

    Bad Muscle Memory

    I've been spanking the plank for about 50 years, and there are quite a few experienced player here. The quick easy solution takes a long time and is lots of work. 🙂
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    Urgent - Guitar chords request

    Did you try Google? I did and got this:
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    Bad Muscle Memory

    The first issue sounds like more practice is needed. Yes, I had those problem's 45-50 years ago. I have this again from time to time because since I lost most of my hearing, I don't play as much. But if I spend a few minutes, it usually comes back quickly. The second issue sounds like you might have developed a bad habit in your playing. They are hard to kick. At times, I have had to just relearn a riff, meaning more practice. Everything is related.
  6. At the beginning, ease of play is perhaps the most important trait. If the guitar is hard to play you will become frustrated. You'll probably not find people who have the same models you are looking at. There are just too many models to keep up. I find that inexpensive guitars in a guitar store are not usually setup. Do you have a friend that knows guitars? There are a few things to look at that might not be obvious to beginners. You can only trust the sales person when they are not speaking. Its almost impossible to choose a guitar without touching it. Playing it. Especially inexpensive guitars because they are not consistent. Some come out OK and some don't. Sadly, if you want to be confident every guitar they make is a good one is to spend many dollars. Not hundreds, thousands. Most of us can't afford to sink that much money on something we don't know will work out. Get help from someone other than the sales people.
  7. Rockerbob

    does anyone knows this guitar?

    I could not find any good information, but there was a review I found. These are not my opinions, but someone else's. I have never seen a Power Beat guitar. "Approx. $80 (US) Made in taiwan. Decent sounding guitar, good for begginers. I doubt any of you martin owners will give up your guitars for it though. Only guitar I've ever played, its sounds/plays pretty good. low action, decent tuning machines. Its got a nice sound. It is, however, the only guitar i have. Keeps in tune and sounds better than my friends italian made guitar. The finnish is not very good or durable. Yeah, i think thats about it. No wait... ITS NOT A MARTIN!!! Do You Need A Beater Guitar? Well then! By a Powerbeat Now!!! (coming to far eatern countrys near you) (people chanting powerbeat in background) *ting* * * * * * * * Nice... not for you Taylor/Martin owners though."
  8. Rockerbob

    Blues fingerstyle songs in an open countryside

    He's playing a Collings guitar. They are wonderful. I have two.
  9. Rockerbob


    Greetings and felicitations!
  10. Rockerbob

    Howdie ya'll

  11. That was interesting.
  12. Rockerbob

    Looking at AMPS, really confused, need help!

    The same approach should work.
  13. 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.
  14. Rockerbob

    New to the forum

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    New kid in town