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    The Guitar Thread

    Time for some guitar nerdery, m'thinks. Post your gear set-up, recent aquisitions, questions about guitar stuff, hot topics, etc. I'll get us started;

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    So, onto the state of guitar. Hybrid picking; going the way of the dodo? Are whammy bars already dead? What do people think of amp emulation; is spending a few grand on a Marshall stack a waste of money when you can buy a Pod instead? Let's hear what the shredders amongst us think!
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    Stacks **** me; always have.

    I just purchased an electric acoustic from a cheap mock brand called "Freedom". Read some reviews and they seem to all be favourable in their strat imitation guitars.

    Don't have an amp yet; scouring Ebay for something.

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    Its been six months now since I bought my first Acoustic. Started learning,and now i m at a stage where i dont kno what to do.. seeing the notes on guitar pro and then playing kinda gets monotonous afterwards. so now,i cant play very well,nor am i a noob...worst situation imo. What next? Can you guys hear a song and pick up the guitar and play it without sheet music?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikhil1772 View Post
    Its been six months now since I bought my first Acoustic. Started learning,and now i m at a stage where i dont kno what to do.. seeing the notes on guitar pro and then playing kinda gets monotonous afterwards. so now,i cant play very well,nor am i a noob...worst situation imo. What next? Can you guys hear a song and pick up the guitar and play it without sheet music?
    Tend to have to look at tabs. I was in that situation for quite a while, too. Just ended up clicking one day and I could play again. Open chords, though; never been able to play barre. Got stubby fingers

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    haha, even I can play that guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Tend to have to look at tabs. I was in that situation for quite a while, too. Just ended up clicking one day and I could play again. Open chords, though; never been able to play barre. Got stubby fingers
    Yeah I've been playing for a couple of years now and still can't do barre. Really frustrating, I keep finding tabs for songs I really want to play but I can't.

    So I end up just playing riffs instead, getting almost decent at a couple. Knights Of Cydonia is a really fun one, it sounds much more difficult than it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Yeah I've been playing for a couple of years now and still can't do barre. Really frustrating, I keep finding tabs for songs I really want to play but I can't.

    So I end up just playing riffs instead, getting almost decent at a couple. Knights Of Cydonia is a really fun one, it sounds much more difficult than it is.
    I'd say that most likely your problem is your wrist position, lots of new players bend their wrists awfully when trying to play barre chords resulting in them being unable to put any pressure on the strings at all. Try and keep your wrist strong rather than wrenching it around to try and get your fingers down. Kinda hard to explain, but when I was learning I found that after a while of not being able to barre anything it suddenly came to me pretty much overnight.

    Anyway, I've got one of those crappy Fender knock-offs, along with my Dad's pretty wasted old acoustic, and a pretty good classical guitar. What I really want though, is one of these:

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    Got some knock off fender copy, rare that i play it, just never been bothered to put the hours in.

    Anyone fancy buying a cheap left handed guitar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    Got some knock off fender copy, rare that i play it, just never been bothered to put the hours in.

    Anyone fancy buying a cheap left handed guitar?
    hmm, left handed...gun

    currently looking to buy a left handed bass for around 150 euro plus i'm willing to pay around 100 for an amp...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Tend to have to look at tabs. I was in that situation for quite a while, too. Just ended up clicking one day and I could play again. Open chords, though; never been able to play barre. Got stubby fingers
    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Yeah I've been playing for a couple of years now and still can't do barre. Really frustrating, I keep finding tabs for songs I really want to play but I can't.
    Same here.

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    I'd say that most likely your problem is your wrist position, lots of new players bend their wrists awfully when trying to play barre chords resulting in them being unable to put any pressure on the strings at all. Try and keep your wrist strong rather than wrenching it around to try and get your fingers down. Kinda hard to explain, but when I was learning I found that after a while of not being able to barre anything it suddenly came to me pretty much overnight.
    Interesting...

    I was playing "Teenage Kicks" the other day. One of the easiest riffs ever, but one of the coolest
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    Baaaaaaaaaass ftw. Especially if you can slap remotely well, makes you sound better than you are. Friend who's a bassist said 'yeah i cbf learning slap so i got a massive pedal system to do that for me'. Yeah, i'm better than you.
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