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Ghostie.
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April 1st, 2007 at 08:46pm
Hey everyone. I'm thinking about starting bass. What kind of bass would be the best to start off with? I think I'll go to the local music store tomorrow to look at guitars. So, if I could get advice on which brand, model, ect. would be good, PM or something!

-Ghostie. <3
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April 5th, 2007 at 10:30pm
Alright, anyone have any experience with Epiphones?

I've been playing the guitar for a year and a half. I have a Yamaha Pacifica, which has been pissing me off lately. It was a good starter guitar, but it just.. doesn't.. sound or feel too good anymore. I'm considering moving on to something better. Maybe an Epiphone SG (g-400?).

I was wondering if anyone had any input, positive or negative, on the quality, sound, etc, or if anyone would recommend something better, that'd be great, too.

Feel free to PM if you prefer.
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April 5th, 2007 at 10:50pm
My friend had an old Epiphone acoustic for a while. I got to play it once or twice. It seemed like it was a pretty good guitar. It had nice tone and whatnot, and looked good too. I liked it. =D
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April 7th, 2007 at 08:14pm
Awesome, thanks. I've heard really positive and really negative things on them.

One more question.
I am completely clueless when it comes to pedals and such.. o.o
But I need something to switch me from clean to overdrive and stuff.
Would what I need be just a distortion pedal? If I put my amp on clean, could I switch between clean and distortion by turning the pedal on and off? Think
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April 7th, 2007 at 10:54pm
There's usually a footswitch that comes iwth the amp that turns the clean on and off. Unless you have one of those practice amps then once you get a bigger more viable amp, they should ocme iwth it.
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April 8th, 2007 at 04:07pm
Shitty practice amp. :/
So there's nothing I can do about it now?
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April 8th, 2007 at 04:45pm
There are probably effects you cuold get but first you should get a new amp. A great amp is worth more than a couple of effects. Effects just jazz things up and take you in a different direction but you can't get anywhere iwthout a good amp. Smile
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April 8th, 2007 at 06:55pm
True, but amps also cost more. A lot more. :/
Damn. Cause I'm getting pretty sick of kicking the little button on my amp to switch back and fourth. I keep screwing up my volume. Rolling Eyes
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April 9th, 2007 at 09:10pm
Haha I know what you mean. I have a crappy amp too and am currently trying to find a used version of hte amp that I want. Rolling Eyes No luck yet if not I'll just save enough to buy a new one. Try saving money, it'll be well worth it in the long run Wink
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April 10th, 2007 at 12:24am
*nod* I guess I really should. Thanks. :]
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June 14th, 2007 at 12:13am
Does anyone have the guitar sheet music for MCR's Interlude?
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June 14th, 2007 at 09:34am
Skatanic.:
True, but amps also cost more. A lot more. :/
Damn. Cause I'm getting pretty sick of kicking the little button on my amp to switch back and fourth. I keep screwing up my volume. Rolling Eyes


look at the danelectro fab overdrive/distortion pedals, there like £15 i think. But the tone you can get from them is actually really really nice, and itll make your crappy little practice amp sound better.
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June 22nd, 2007 at 12:45am
Dom-Hates-Indie:
Skatanic.:
True, but amps also cost more. A lot more. :/
Damn. Cause I'm getting pretty sick of kicking the little button on my amp to switch back and fourth. I keep screwing up my volume. Rolling Eyes


look at the danelectro fab overdrive/distortion pedals, there like £15 i think. But the tone you can get from them is actually really really nice, and itll make your crappy little practice amp sound better.
I decided to buy a modeling amp instead, but thanks anyway
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April 12th, 2008 at 01:59pm
Does anyone have the sheet music for the violin part of Good Riddance? I need it as soon as possible, so if you could tell me where to get it or something that'd be great.

Thanks. =)
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February 23rd, 2011 at 03:17am
hellokittyxcore:
Post questions here like Whats the best bass to get or whats a good band name...


I strongly suggest Hofner also called Beatles Bass =) because it was and still being use by sir Paul McCartney. They looked like a violin and there is a good reason for that. Karl Hofner the founder was master violinist. He started his company 1887 and the company has been creating great musical instruments ever since. There are not many companies that have over 100 years of experience.
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