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Old 11-19-2010, 12:39 AM   #31 (permalink)
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there's nothing wrong with Hohner instruments, harmonicas aren't normally that expensive, especially not for entry level / fun.

check out Toots Thielemans and that guy from Blues Traveller (John Popper) for professionals who blow in the good way.
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:43 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I have a Fender Starcaster (not Strat), which has 2 single-coil pickups and a set of humbuckers. I bought it for somewhere between $290-$300. I've barely played it at all. I just never found the love for electric. I'd rather git rid of it and get another acoustic or electric-acoustic.

Would I get more money back for it if I brought it to the music store I bought it from and tried to sell it back, or a pawn shop? I can't seem to find any friends who want it. I just don't see the point in keeping it. I never even gave the thing a name.
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:47 AM   #33 (permalink)
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check out Toots Thielemans and that guy from Blues Traveller (John Popper) for professionals who blow in the good way.
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I have a Fender Starcaster (not Strat), which has 2 single-coil pickups and a set of humbuckers. I bought it for somewhere between $290-$300. I've barely played it at all. I just never found the love for electric. I'd rather git rid of it and get another acoustic or electric-acoustic.

Would I get more money back for it if I brought it to the music store I bought it from and tried to sell it back, or a pawn shop? I can't seem to find any friends who want it. I just don't see the point in keeping it. I never even gave the thing a name.
Never played that, but I just borrowed and fixed up my friends Squier Affinity Strat and I am amazed how well it plays and sounds once it was setup properly. Granted it has a rosewood fretboard which I cant ****ing stand.
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:35 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Right now i have a begginer dean bass and im gettin really into it but im getting christmas money and am thinkin about gettin a nice one. which is better for all over use, an acoustic bass that can plug in or just an electric? im leaning more towards electric but i want some musicians opinions.
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:46 PM   #35 (permalink)
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How long you been playing?
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Old 12-25-2010, 06:43 PM   #36 (permalink)
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i just been playing around with it for a few months, never taken lessons just looked up chord charts so not real long. and my strings buzz alot, would that be a neck problem or just new strings?
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i just been playing around with it for a few months, never taken lessons just looked up chord charts so not real long. and my strings buzz alot, would that be a neck problem or just new strings?
It is probably the neck or saddles, both needing setup.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:28 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I have a Fender Starcaster (not Strat), which has 2 single-coil pickups and a set of humbuckers. I bought it for somewhere between $290-$300. I've barely played it at all. I just never found the love for electric. I'd rather git rid of it and get another acoustic or electric-acoustic.

Would I get more money back for it if I brought it to the music store I bought it from and tried to sell it back, or a pawn shop? I can't seem to find any friends who want it. I just don't see the point in keeping it. I never even gave the thing a name.
Here's the problem with Starcasters, the company has used the name for two quite different guitars now. there's the 70s hollow-body Starcasters that Johnny Greenwood from Radiohead uses. then there are the Walmart strat knock-offs.

i'm assuming you have one of the newer Strat-style instruments. in which case, if you can return it to the store for equivalent value it'll be your best bet. on the other hand if it's one of the vintage models hit up a Radiohead site or if you happen to be on the east coast of Canada - PM me. please.
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About a year and a half ago I got a guitar and have been learning a bit here or there since but never really made a whole lot of progress with it because I kept taking like month long breaks and had to re-learn it all later. But anyway, does anyone have tips for me to progress a bit faster? Or maybe some website recommendations that might help me out? I pretty much know the basic chords and a couple barre chords. Yeah, I know, just keep practicing everyday and don't take long breaks. But besides that, any tips?

Also, I really have no idea if the guitar I have is any good or not. I did some research before I got it and saw pretty much good reviews, but it was cheap so it might not be good quality. It's an acoustic Fender Squier. Doesn't really matter if it's bad quality or not because I can't afford to get another but I was just curious.
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Fender squier acoustics are OK, not fantastic but workable.

As for progression, I'm afraid there are no shortcuts,but one thing you can do to help yourself get used to where the strings are, is to go out and buy the thinnest plectrum you can find. I used a .36mm nylon plectrum for this.

Then learn Street spirit by radiohead. Its really simple to play, but the fact you're using a super thin pick will force you to really work on your picking, because if you hit even remotely too hard, you'll strum 2 or even 3 strings at once rather than one. Practice until you can play it cleanly with your super thin plectrum, and your hands muscle memory of where each string is will improve immensely, allowing you to tackle lots more stuff easily. (Once you've gone back to a thick pick of course, god forbid you stick with the .36mm, thats just crazy thin.
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