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    I've decided to buy...

    or should I call the thread Move over Eric Clapton?

    With the song writing course and the music learning going so well (kinda...), I've decided to buy a guitar. I've done this before, 3 times actually, but never actually got around to playing properly... I've owned 4 guitars before:

    One similar to this (not exactly the same, couldn't play it, so gave up and sold it...):



    So I tried one of these (couldn't play it so I gave up and sold it...):



    A couple of years later I got one of these with a little amp:





    Couldn't play it, so I figured something other than me must be wrong and bought a left-handed one in sunburst (I love sunburst...).



    Pretty little thing, fuked if I could play it though... Still have them both and the amp in a relative's loft in the UK...

    So, thinking that a motorbike in Oman is no good (I'll get one when I get back to Thailand), and needing a hobby, I came across the idea last night of playing the guitar - 5th times a charm! I saw this set in Muscat; like it!



    Only 98 rial, that's under 8,000 baht, so jobs a good 'un. Checked with the shop, and they have them in stock; cherry, sounds nice... Went onto the web and did some research, seems the guitar is average at best, and the amp is crap... So, checked the shop, see link here,

    Solid Body Electric

    & found a nice guitar and a nice amp that I like:



    Ibanez - GRG170DXL BKN Electric Guitar

    Decided to go with a left-hander again. Abouuuuuut 6,750 baht. Great reviews, suits a learner...

    &, this amp seems to be the dog's bollocks; sound, effects, amp simulator, loads of stuff to play with...



    Fender Mustang V2; abouuuuut 5,000 baht; hundred British squids.

    Ordered them, and other stuff, coming tomorrow.

    ROCK ON!
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Fuck that Fender shit off. Get one of these.


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    ^I bet that was a really decent bit of kit in its day...

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    I've always loved the sound of


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    ^looks very expensive though...

    I want cheap because I'll probably sell/give it away in a few weeks... Hope not. I'd really like to learn to play well this time.

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    If I learn to play well then I'm going to get a decent guitar:


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    Good colour match, Boo...

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    Enjoy.

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    You play a bit, Willy?

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    Stick with it Betty and if you need pointers .............


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    ^ thanks, mate. I aim to. I'm gonna choose 3 songs I like and get them sorted within a month. Then I'm gonna: 1) branch into different genres choosing a few songs at a time (hence the amp choice) to help develop a versatile skillset; 2) try to write a few simple songs to kinda get my ear in and better 'feel' the music.

    I will NOT give up this time...

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    BB,

    Let me know when you are ready for "open mike' night.

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    ^ Hmmm, I have a dream of that by the time I get back to bangkok in June/July, but realistically...

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    If I were you I would forget about the electric option as you can cheat on these things and just play sound, distortion and re-verb and not the guitar.

    Buy an acoustic guitar and when you are happy you can play a number of cords cleanly then buy an electric guitar.

    Once you can play like this bloke then you can give up your day job.

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    ^ I'm just gonna be playing cleanly through the amp for quite a while, LT - just because I bought an Ibanez what makes you think I'm gonna distort the sound in a groungy/metally way???

    The bloody shop haven't got back to me yet, supposed to be sending me an email explaining today's deliver... It's only 10am, but I'm eager; the weekend awaits...

    &, I won't be playing like that fella... Just a few clean cords and an easy tune or 3 is the initial goal.

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    Start with your pentatonic scales, Betsy, and you'll sound like old slowhand himself after a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    pentatonic scales
    Like it.

    Five Positions of the Pentatonic Scale for Guitar

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    Class geeetar that is Betsy.

    Have you a name for the band yet?

    A cross between The Shadows and The Drifters.

    The Shifters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    A cross between The Shadows and The Drifters. The Shifters?


    I may well have the last laugh with that...

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    upload to you tube Betty, should be good for a laugh

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    A cross between The Shadows and The Drifters.

    The Shifters?
    Bravo sir, Bravo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    Bravo sir, Bravo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallgoat
    The Shifters?
    I take it you will be playing your trumpet ? slaps could use his organ

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    Start with this one.




    When are we moving this thread to the classifieds section?

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    ^ likely pretty soon...

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