1. Post #361
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    PLing's Avatar
    February 2005
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    Why I have a Gibson Explorer.
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  2. Post #362

    April 2009
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    We know.
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  3. Post #363
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    Used Car Salesman's Avatar
    April 2009
    8,726 Posts
    Why I have a Gibson Explorer.
    At least someone does. On a forum full of 14-year-olds with rich parents, I figured everyone and their uncle would have a V or an Explorer.

    I can't brag or anything, though, I play an Aria Les Paul. I'm a huge fan of Explorers, I just don't have one yet.
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  4. Post #364
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    PLing's Avatar
    February 2005
    4,138 Posts
    I'll sell you mine. I don't even play it anymore.
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  5. Post #365
    Bob Sagat's Avatar
    December 2008
    328 Posts
    Interested in the general opinion on this one. How do you think it looks? I am very tempted in buying one because I think it looks fantastic. I already have a good classical guitar so this would be just for fun. It's 7/8 sized too, which I like. But yeah, I'm a guy and I know this guitar was designed for girls (by looking at the box). How do you think it looks?
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  6. Post #366
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    Jack Bryce's Avatar
    August 2006
    4,117 Posts
    Interested in the general opinion on this one. How do you think it looks? I am very tempted in buying one because I think it looks fantastic. I already have a good classical guitar so this would be just for fun. It's 7/8 sized too, which I like. But yeah, I'm a guy and I know this guitar was designed for girls (by looking at the box). How do you think it looks?
    It's a purple guitar, what's not to like?
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  7. Post #367
    100chaz's Avatar
    July 2008
    522 Posts
    Interested in the general opinion on this one. How do you think it looks? I am very tempted in buying one because I think it looks fantastic. I already have a good classical guitar so this would be just for fun. It's 7/8 sized too, which I like. But yeah, I'm a guy and I know this guitar was designed for girls (by looking at the box). How do you think it looks?
    I'm not sure if you're trolling or you are serious. If purple is your thing, then by all means buy it.
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  8. Post #368
    Bob Sagat's Avatar
    December 2008
    328 Posts
    I'm not sure if you're trolling or you are serious. If purple is your thing, then by all means buy it.
    No, I'm serious. in the long run I don't think the response will actually affect my decision, but it's fun to hear what other people think. Also, maybe it's hard to see in the picture, but it has sparkles. :h:
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  9. Post #369

    April 2009
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    No, I'm serious. in the long run I don't think the response will actually affect my decision, but it's fun to hear what other people think. Also, maybe it's hard to see in the picture, but it has sparkles. :h:
    Sparkles, bitches love sparkles.
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  10. Post #370
    100chaz's Avatar
    July 2008
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    No, I'm serious. in the long run I don't think the response will actually affect my decision, but it's fun to hear what other people think. Also, maybe it's hard to see in the picture, but it has sparkles. :h:
    If you like it, I suppose that's all that matters.

    Be prepared for lots of gaybows though.
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  11. Post #371

    May 2008
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    My Stuff ;)
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  12. Post #372
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    October 2006
    14,535 Posts
    Where is your "locale"?
    Vancouver/lower mainland area
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  13. Post #373
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    lettuce_head's Avatar
    May 2006
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    I'll sell you mine. I don't even play it anymore.
    Pics please, I'd fucking buy it. Explorer is probably my favourite shape!
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  14. Post #374

    April 2009
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    Pics please, I'd fucking buy it. Explorer is probably my favourite shape!
    Vanilla white

    Probably Seymore Duncan pickups, if I remember correctly. Looked like it was in good shape.
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  15. Post #375
    HellNaw's Avatar
    April 2009
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    Pics please, I'd fucking buy it. Explorer is probably my favourite shape!
    Not enough u wasted 2k$ on an epic jackson, now a Gibson?
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  16. Post #376
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    March 2006
    500 Posts
    Uh, I love the way electric guitar sounds, but I've never played one, so if I were to get started with one, what should I buy? Note: I have no knowledge of this stuff, but I think I'm supposed to get atleast the guitar and an amp (though isn't an amp just a giant speaker?)
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  17. Post #377
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    May 2006
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    Not enough u wasted 2k$ on an epic jackson, now a Gibson?
    My thirst for guitars is unquenchable. I just need more money.

    Edited:

    Uh, I love the way electric guitar sounds, but I've never played one, so if I were to get started with one, what should I buy? Note: I have no knowledge of this stuff, but I think I'm supposed to get atleast the guitar and an amp (though isn't an amp just a giant speaker?)
    I'd recommend an Ibanez starter pack, for Ibanez are superb guitars.
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  18. Post #378
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    April 2009
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    I'd recommend an Ibanez starter pack, for Ibanez are superb guitars.
    +1
    But i believe people should start with acoustics, no?
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  19. Post #379
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    March 2006
    500 Posts
    I don't like the way an acoustic sounds lol.
    Edit: the jumpstart guitar package?
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  20. Post #380
    HellNaw's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,333 Posts
    I don't like the way an acoustic sounds lol.
    Edit: the jumpstart guitar package?
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  21. Post #381
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    June 2009
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    I love my guitar. Every Dave Mustaine model kicks ass. I really wouldn't want any other guitar right now, maybe change the pickups on mine but thats it, overall I love it. I would love to have an old school Gibson Explorer but other than that I hate Gibsons. Too overrated. Jackson and Dean are the way to go.
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  22. Post #382
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    January 2008
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    But i believe people should start with acoustics, no?
    It doesn't really matter.

    Edited:

    I don't like the way an acoustic sounds
    Seriously??
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  23. Post #383
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    April 2009
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    I love my guitar. Every Dave Mustaine model kicks ass. I really wouldn't want any other guitar right now, maybe change the pickups on mine but thats it, overall I love it. I would love to have an old school Gibson Explorer but other than that I hate Gibsons. Too overrated. Jackson and Dean are the way to go.
    Don't know much about Jacksons and Deans, but I'll agree that Gibson's are pretty overrated. I like the designs of their guitars, but there are companies out there that do a better job of making those designs, and for less money. I don't have that "But it's a GIBSON!!!111!" obsession, so IMO I can have a lot more enjoyment out of a 3rd party Explorer or Les Paul with a decent set of pickups and some little design improvements than an outrageously expensive and shitty Gibson.
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  24. Post #384
    HairyArmpit's Avatar
    October 2007
    259 Posts
    is it true that guitarists finger girls better

    why the funnies i am asking a very serious mature question here
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  25. Post #385
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    January 2008
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    Don't know much about Jacksons and Deans, but I'll agree that Gibson's are pretty overrated. I like the designs of their guitars, but there are companies out there that do a better job of making those designs, and for less money. I don't have that "But it's a GIBSON!!!111!" obsession, so IMO I can have a lot more enjoyment out of a 3rd party Explorer or Les Paul with a decent set of pickups and some little design improvements than an outrageously expensive and shitty Gibson.
    Sure there are some good third-party alternatives but Gibsons are still very nice guitars..
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  26. Post #386
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    January 2009
    4,779 Posts
    I gave guitar lessons once, they're cover for this season but I'm afraid he has hit his limit :( He doesn't have rhythm, and he's tone-deaf. All he can do is play his chords in a one-two-three-four manner, and he can't keep in time if I'm not playing with him.
    I'm pretty sure all he can learn is bar chords, but do you think it's worth another season?

    People should do what I did. Play for 4 years through a shitty 15 watt practice amp, get good at playing instead of playing around with effects and shit.
    I agree with this man.
    I kind of did that, only I only played for 3 and a half year before starting with effects and stuff. Really helps your technique.

    Edited:

    I don't like the way an acoustic sounds lol.
    Always start acoustic. They're way cheaper and you can learn to play well before you crank up the distortion and rock power chords.
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  27. Post #387
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    April 2009
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    Sure there are some good third-party alternatives but Gibsons are still very nice guitars..
    I've heard a lot of horror stories about their quality, especially in the 90s. Plus, there's the infamous Les Paul headstock problem that they're too full of themselves to fix, and other various structural issues.

    Not speaking as a professional guitarist or anything, but it really seems to me that if enjoyment is all you care about, you can have just as much fun without shelling out all the money that comes with the Gibson name.
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  28. Post #388
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    January 2008
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    I agree with that last part but they're still very good guitars, I guess that was my point. The headstock thing is only a problem if you drop it which you can't expect them to cover really.
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  29. Post #389
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    January 2006
    2,386 Posts
    is it true that guitarists finger girls better
    Absolutely.
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  30. Post #390
    Louie XVI's Avatar
    October 2008
    844 Posts
    Anyone like Rush?

    I was just learning Xanadu
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  31. Post #391
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    lazyguy's Avatar
    April 2008
    3,796 Posts
    I got an electric :D
    It's a Squier Affinity Strat.
    I'll post pics tomorrow, it's ten past fucking clock.
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  32. Post #392
    Bob Sagat's Avatar
    December 2008
    328 Posts
    Anyone like Rush?

    I was just learning Xanadu
    I like to play Spirit of the Radio. And YYZ- even if it's a bit too difficult for my skill level.
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  33. Post #393

    April 2009
    711 Posts
    Anyone like Rush?

    I was just learning Xanadu
    YYZ is fucking awesome to play!
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  34. Post #394
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    May 2006
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    is it true that guitarists finger girls better
    Only with our left-hands.

    Hey a question to all my fellow guitar players, know any good guides to buying electrics?
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  35. Post #395
    Bob Sagat's Avatar
    December 2008
    328 Posts
    Only with our left-hands.
    Learn to fingerpick.
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  36. Post #396
    Velter's Avatar
    June 2009
    66 Posts
    I'm planning on buying a new guitar from Ibanez, not sure which model yet. I'm gonna use it to play things like Deftones, Tool, ...
    I've got around 3-400 €. What should I get?
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  37. Post #397
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    smfE's Avatar
    April 2005
    2,808 Posts
    An ESP guitar, top notch.
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  38. Post #398
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    March 2006
    500 Posts
    ouch $450
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  39. Post #399
    HairyArmpit's Avatar
    October 2007
    259 Posts
    thinking about getting a peavey vypyr 30w sometime soon. anyone had any experience with them?
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  40. Post #400
    Eyghorn's Avatar
    May 2009
    49 Posts
    Peavey Vypyr 30 review.
    The distortion sounds a bit off in this video, but I guess it's only because it's youtube.

    I have no experience with this particular amplifier, but Peavy has some really good stuff.
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