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Old 06-08-2012, 03:27 AM   #81 (permalink)
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I bought a case for my Fender CD-60CE from Rack in the cases.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:31 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Fender Rhodes or Hammond C3?

also are real Leslie speakers (you know the ones with the rotating Doppler thing inside them) worth it?
From what I understand Leslie cabinets are A GIANT FREAKING HASSLE. They weigh a ton and the motor is prone to issues. If you're running a studio the investment might be worth it, but if you're just looking for the specific effect a good stereo Chorus pedal and a pair of amps should be able to emulate it nicely.

Can't really comment much about the pianos aside from personal anecdotes. The baby picture of me playing a keyboard in my journal thread is a customized Fender Rhodes, just the bass end of the piano. Apparently Ray Manzarek from The Doors had a similar setup. I thought it was awesome.

Also Hammond organs are heavy as hell, so just like the Leslie, not exactly something you want to have to move around a lot.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:43 AM   #83 (permalink)
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From what I understand Leslie cabinets are A GIANT FREAKING HASSLE. They weigh a ton and the motor is prone to issues. If you're running a studio the investment might be worth it, but if you're just looking for the specific effect a good stereo Chorus pedal and a pair of amps should be able to emulate it nicely.

Can't really comment much about the pianos aside from personal anecdotes. The baby picture of me playing a keyboard in my journal thread is a customized Fender Rhodes, just the bass end of the piano. Apparently Ray Manzarek from The Doors had a similar setup. I thought it was awesome.

Also Hammond organs are heavy as hell, so just like the Leslie, not exactly something you want to have to move around a lot.
ok thx for the input

i just wanted a "classic" set-up those old fogeys used

looking into a Mini-Moog and a Taurus as well

also probably a Synclavier
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:07 AM   #84 (permalink)
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ok thx for the input

i just wanted a "classic" set-up those old fogeys used

looking into a Mini-Moog and a Taurus as well

also probably a Synclavier
Well as I mentioned, if you don't plan on moving the gear around much and just want to get a nice studio setup it could be worth it. Just be aware of the potential hassles. Pretty certain the difference between a Rhodes and a B3 or C3 is like the difference between a Strat and a Les Paul - ultimately, entirely personal preference.

The Mini-Moog looks nice as well (assuming you mean the Voyager model) but personally I'd look towards the Rogue (it features prominently throughout Air's Moon Safari album). Only problem there is that Moogs are generally really pricey.

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Old 06-09-2012, 06:16 AM   #85 (permalink)
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Well as I mentioned, if you don't plan on moving the gear around much and just want to get a nice studio setup it could be worth it. Just be aware of the potential hassles. Pretty certain the difference between a Rhodes and a B3 or C3 is like the difference between a Strat and a Les Paul - ultimately, entirely personal preference.

The Mini-Moog looks nice as well (assuming you mean the Voyager model) but personally I'd look towards the Rogue (it features prominently throughout Air's Moon Safari album). Only problem there is that Moogs are generally really pricey.

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yes, i'm aware of the pricing

there's a musical instrument store downtown here can just about get anything that you order through them
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I would like to buy a cheap guitar or bass, just for learning. Where should I look for one and how much should I spend on a decent one?
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I would like to buy a cheap guitar or bass, just for learning. Where should I look for one and how much should I spend on a decent one?
Depends on your location more than anything. Private sale sites like Craigslist are fine, especially if you have a friend who can help you gauge quality. Most shops offer beginner packages with practice amps and carrying bags. The brands you'll likely be seeing the most are Squier, Epiphone, Yamaha, and Peavey. They're all decent enough for what they are. I still have an old Epiphone Special II, they retail around $200 and it's a tank.

As for cost generally $200-$300 (Canadian) for a beginner setup. You might get lucky and find something decent between $100-$200 through a private sale but anything under $100 is likely going to cause far more hassles than its worth.

Don't worry too much about the brand for now, at that level it's pretty irrelevant. There are a few major things you want to ensure with a learner instrument (this is where a friend with -any- experience comes in handy):

- the neck needs to be straight (just hold the body at eye level and look to the headstock)
- it has to stay in tune (play a chord, then bend some strings and play the same chord again - if you can't do it yourself, ask for a demo of chords, then a bluesy solo, then chords again)
- none of the frets should buzz (play every single note on the neck)

A lot of people make the mistake of acting like 'testing' an instrument is akin to auditioning for a band. While it's lame and dorky to sit there and slowly hit every single note on the neck but, really, it's the only way to check every fret.

The same applies to both bass and guitar, acoustic or electric. Also do NOT even consider a guitar with a floating bridge / whammy bar as a learner instrument. It'll will cause FAR too many hassles with tuning. If it's an electric it's also worth checking with and without an amp just to make sure there are no issues with the pickups or wiring.

Also - it has to look cool. Seriously. If you don't look at it and think 'yeah, that's cool' then you're not going to be as inclined to pick it up and practice; which never really feels like 'practice' when you're just playing with your new cool thing.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:02 PM   #88 (permalink)
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Kazoo is a fun instrument,,,,or is it ??? haaaaa !
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:06 PM   #89 (permalink)
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Depends on your location more than anything. Private sale sites like Craigslist are fine, especially if you have a friend who can help you gauge quality. Most shops offer beginner packages with practice amps and carrying bags. The brands you'll likely be seeing the most are Squier, Epiphone, Yamaha, and Peavey. They're all decent enough for what they are. I still have an old Epiphone Special II, they retail around $200 and it's a tank.

As for cost generally $200-$300 (Canadian) for a beginner setup. You might get lucky and find something decent between $100-$200 through a private sale but anything under $100 is likely going to cause far more hassles than its worth.

Don't worry too much about the brand for now, at that level it's pretty irrelevant. There are a few major things you want to ensure with a learner instrument (this is where a friend with -any- experience comes in handy):

- the neck needs to be straight (just hold the body at eye level and look to the headstock)
- it has to stay in tune (play a chord, then bend some strings and play the same chord again - if you can't do it yourself, ask for a demo of chords, then a bluesy solo, then chords again)
- none of the frets should buzz (play every single note on the neck)

A lot of people make the mistake of acting like 'testing' an instrument is akin to auditioning for a band. While it's lame and dorky to sit there and slowly hit every single note on the neck but, really, it's the only way to check every fret.

The same applies to both bass and guitar, acoustic or electric. Also do NOT even consider a guitar with a floating bridge / whammy bar as a learner instrument. It'll will cause FAR too many hassles with tuning. If it's an electric it's also worth checking with and without an amp just to make sure there are no issues with the pickups or wiring.

Also - it has to look cool. Seriously. If you don't look at it and think 'yeah, that's cool' then you're not going to be as inclined to pick it up and practice; which never really feels like 'practice' when you're just playing with your new cool thing.
I'D try your local pawn shop,you woud be suprised with some of the nice old **** you can find,,it works for me.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:49 PM   #90 (permalink)
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I would say a good keyboard controller and a good computer so you can load various sounds and samples to manipulate

a bass guitar

an electric guitar

turntables

saxophone

trumpet

violin

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