Guitar rate thread
This is my ibanez iceman
Also some quick questions:
-Why did you start playing
-How old were you when you started
>always liked music, father is a musician, had a friend who taught me some guitar, was hooked ever after
Not a fan of icemans, but it seems well kept >4/10
Started 9 months ago on guitar.
palyed drums since 12.
played piano since 12.
plays the harmonica too.
this is what i bought, a Fender CD-60
cheap shit, but on a tight budget while studying.
Any tips for a new guy?
got all the basic barre chords fitted now, where do i go next?
kinda wish the headstock was reversed, but all in all I'm in love with this guitar. By far the best playing, and once I swapped the pickups, the best sounding guitar I've ever laid my hands on.
I was actually looking to get a red quilted maple one first, but it looks better than I expected with flat black.
I've my old ass Lenovo siting on top of a cardboard box plugged into a Casio, so it seems like cables laying around is the least of my worries. Also, I often move the piano and that's my only laptop, so zip-tying cables together doesn't make a whole lot of sense for me right now.
Stop going for simple chords, get some proper melodic stuff going. Else you'll just be the douche at the party hated by everyone with even the slightest fiber of musicality in them there.
Don't care about being a douche. I play the guitar because I like it, not because I want others to like me. Don't wanna be a 'look at me, im a rock'n'roller' faggot'.
>get some proper melodic stuff going
Any tips on how to get started? Any particular palce I should look?
This always depends on the application. What kind of question is this? It's like asking a painter what colour is the best.
>I mainly play death metal
I think you can figure out what I use the most, but that hardly means my death metal tone is suitable for everything.
Okay, fair enough... sorta. The adapter needed for the laptop headphone-out/mic-in is both entirely necessary; there's no laptop I'm aware of that has a thick gauge audio-out. As far as my headphones connected to the digital piano, yes, I suppose I could up my game there.
>I play guitar because I like it, not because I want others to like me
Good, that's a first step. The ones stuck in the 'strum simplified chords to songs everyone knows to swoon the ladies' are fucking cancer.
ultimate-guitar for tabs or guitarpro files. Find songs you like that sound reasonable to learn. At a certain point, you might have trouble finding stuff you actively listen to, so you'll have to play stuff you're not super into, but that's later on. Teach yourself how to mute strings you're not playing, that's something people often need to go back and learn because they didn't pay enough attention.
Torrent guitar pro 6 and pace songs down to a tempo you can play it in flawlessly, without effort. Then bump it up a TINY bit. This sounds time consuming, but it's way faster than playing sloppy 600 times and eventually getting it by luck alone, something you'll never be able to recreate without a backing track.
Also, always play with a metronome.
This is the one I play the most probably, I also own an acoustic yamaha with steel strings, a spanish starsound that is very poor, and a fender mexico strat 60-year anniversary edition
This will probably stunt your growth. It's fun, and to some extent a way to get into the groove and synchronization, but you actually need to challenge yourself, and you can't do that in a setting like that.
I also own a supreme bass...
And I got into playing guitar to impress my dad who played a lot of guitar himself, turned out better than him in the end because he refused to evolve
Very heavy too, it's an incredible strain on the neck and back to use for a whole concert. But so far I haven't had any troubles with it other than when I play jazz, I can't do a proper reach around with the thumb on the neck because it's a little too sharp
What would that do for me? The audio out from my laptop can be relative crap—I only need it to hear YouTube and the like while having my headphones on—as the MIDI interface on my laptop is connected via USB to the digital piano. Therefore, the only audio I care about being in high fidelity is the audio generated from my digital piano, and I've headphone directly connected to that.
Willing to share some?
I play in a death metal/goregrind band
We're done with a full length, but still need to sort out manufacturing of hard copies. Most major manufacturing companies have policies demanding you to register your stuff in a database that doesn't comply with the content licenses we want.
I had 12 when started, my brother's friend had a guitar and I love this shit since then. I have a Harlie Benton Stratocaster Junior which I bought because I was so little and after a year i bought a Dean Explorer ZX, its a cheap guiar but its not too much crap. Will leave some pics of me and some from google.
nice to hear mate. stuff has changed a lot though. setup in the videos is just 2 guitars and drums, so no me yet, more of a death metal vocalist
your stuff is pretty rad too, not really my taste though. love how the bass gets credit in some parts
Im waiting for Tosin Abasi's new prototype from Ibanez to get a production model
The MIDI interface right now is so I can learn the piano. I'm new at this. I've software to learn "formally" with sheet music, and other software that'll take a .mid file and give me a guitar-heroish interface as seen in my first picture.
Are those worth a shit? Thought about getting one. Here's some of mine
Sorry, my guitar porn folder is worthless when it comes to categories. It might be a skervesen or a halo. Got it from facebook. I think this is another shot of it.
>Starts guitar rate thread
>No one rates anything.
>>717581527 7 Nice BKPs
>>717583674 8, but you don't own it
>>717583793 8, but again, you probably don't own it
>>717585802 8 for the collection. That Aria/Vantage in the back? She's a beaut
>Why did you start playing?
Because of this:
I think I heard that song when I was 13 or 14 and it was mindblowing. It sparked my interest in playing music and not just listening to it.
>How old were you when you started?
Are you just mad that someone prefers something else than you visually, or do you have any real reason for your claim?
>inb4 it's a metal guitar
>only kids play metal
>implying guitars are made for specific genres
It plays pretty much the same as any Prestige Ibanez or a little better due to the asymmetric neck profile. The body isn't as ergonomic though and I'm not a huge fan of the bridge either. I'm still happy that I bought it and it's also insane value for money. 799€ for a Japanese guitar that comes with Duncans and Gotoh tuners is the second best value I know of after Flaxwood Hybrid.
Indeed. Currently listening to this:
I think Sigh is my current favourite band. You Oshima and Shinichi Ishikawa are insane guitarists. The other members are also unbelievably talented.
Great stuff, anon!
Regarding the guitars, I always assumed I liked Ibanez necks the best, since they were what I always felt comfortable with. Once I got my Jackson I don't think I'll be going back to such thin necks again. They're great, but something is just so spot on with this. Would still love to try a Fujigen.
I'm a huge fan of 70's and 80's guitars from Japan. ESPECIALLY ones with natural finishes.
Aria/Vantage, Ibanez Lawsuits and PF models, Univox, Greco. Anything from the Hoshino or Fujigen factories.
Nice collection anon, keep the dream alive
1966 Epiphone Wilshire and 1973 Hagstrom Swede.
>Why start play?
I thought Malcolm and Angus Young were the coolest dudes on Earth in 1980.
>How old is start?
Started when I was 14.
Let's hope so. Also if you want to try the absolutely best neck ever created by mankind, try to find a Flaxwood.
Another couple from my herd: 1960something Harmony Hollywood w/ DeArmond pups and a Giannini nylon string.
I'm sure it'll be well crafted, but ergonomics are always subjective, especially considering playing style. You don't happen to live in southern Sweden? I still have the best neck I've ever played. I'd let you play it
>You don't happen to live in southern Sweden?
You're not going anywhere, you're just sitting there drinking your Kosken. Sure, no one fucks with you, but you don't fuck with anyone either. In Finland there's no 'too drunk to fight'.
Been rocking a Dean Cadillac for a year or so now.
I started playing because I had a natural talent for it. Just picked it up at my cousin's house and havn't stopped. Started when I was 13 and I am 25 now.
>natural talent for it
No you don't, you probably suck horse dick.
>only someone who doesn't know what being good is would credit a first timer as anything but abysmal
>either you haven't grown up to know how to play, or you're in denial
Get the fuck out of here with that bullshit.
Probably depends on your playing position. I'm not a fan of V's for their aesthetics, but standing up, I don't see any problem with them as long as they're balanced. Sitting down is probably not that comfy, but really, no guitar is that comfortable sitting down.
Bretty nice op scale length looks pretty short tho.
I started in my mid 20s because I always wanted to and my parents didnt give a shit when i was a kid.
Taught myself using youtube vids, Im still an intermediate player but pretty proud of what i can do now.
i've always been best with a double cutaway strat type body. with a V, it's like i never know where to put my arm. i know, it's stupid, but it just don't feel comfortable for me
I started playing when I was 14 because I essentially wanted to be Kurt Cobain. I looked up to that guy so much as a teenager and it had a huge influence on everything about me. Used to only play Mustang/Jaguar type guitars to imitate him. Love for Nirvana eventually led me to discover the 80's underground hardcore/punk scene and all sorts of weird alternative bands as I got older. Still love Nirvana and all those punk bands I mentioned but I've branched out a lot more now that I'm in my mid 20s.
Sold all my Mustangs/Jags now that I'm an adult and have to be financially responsible. This is my only electric guitar nowadays. Fender Pawn Shop Series '51. I love it
Got this baby!
My steel string acoustics:
2003 Taylor 214
1972? Yamaha FG 180, bought this because it's the same model/vintage used by Elliott Smith.
Godin, made in Canada. Love hollow body guitars.
Started playing because of Kurt Cobain to be honest, then branched into different genres and water to learn.
Started when I was 13, didn't start taking it seriously till I was 16
>Told a girl I could play guitar to get her to like me, picked up an acoustic so I wasn't lying, taught myself to play. We broke up and the only I took from the relationship was that I could play guitar now
>i really want a multinac
no you don't. a friend of mine had the jimmy page SG model. heavy and unbalanced as fuck and totally useless for anything except playing the song remains the same and the rain song. i played it for about 5 minutes, put it down and never again. he tried to sell it to me. hahahahah
Actually I don't drink at all and statistically Finns drink less than Europeans on average... I do know how to fight though. We don't have the luxury of someone protecting us from Russians.
First I had the gibson, then got the black epi for a backup guitar. Then a week later the 3 pickup showed up at the local shop and it blew me away, sounds just as good as the gibson. So I put a knockoff bigsby on the black guitar. The gibson and black one are in drop C. The 3 pickup is my guitar for standard tuning. No excuses really. I think SGs are the most comfortable. I wouldnt mind owning a strat or a tele again.