Category: Music

Buying a 2nd hand Gibson Thunderbird, need some advice!

Hey Guys

As the title suggests I'm buying a 2nd hand Gibson 2015 Thunderbird from a guy I don't know next week.

Its a lot of money and I've heard some people say you get a lot of fakes out there, so I want to find out, is there anything I should look out for on the bass to know its a real Gibson?

From the pics the guy sent me I can see the "made in usa" and serial number on the headstock. Anything I should look out for?

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Source: Bass

First acoustic set suggestions. [question]

I play acoustic guitar and usually just think of songs i wana play and find the tabs but not sure how they would sound back to back played live. How do you know which songs should go where? Thanks!

TLDR: How do you organize a solid set!

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Source: Guitar

[Question] Folks in cover bands, what are some of your favorite songs to play?

Share your set lists!

What catchy, high energy, appropriate-length songs do you just love to play live? What would you consider 'crowd favorites'? What are your tips for crafting a great cover set?

If you're in the US, tell us what city or part of the country you're in. Also curious what age group you target, and what genres you go for. Do you mix it up or stay pretty consistent? Ever throw in a Tool song, or a jazz standard?

It's been a few years since I was in a top 40 band (I'm mostly a jazz/fusion player these days), but some of my favorites are…

  • "Smooth" – Santana ft Rob Thomas
  • "Are You Gonna Go My Way?" – Lenny Kravitz (also, "Mama Said," but not both in the same set)
  • "Superman's Dead" – Our Lady Peace (also, "Innocent," but not in the same set)
  • "Machine Head" – Bush
  • "Mr. Jones" – Counting Crows
  • "Say It Ain't So" – Weezer

How about you?

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Source: Guitar

[QUESTION] Orange vs. Marshall vs. Peavey vs. Fender Amps

What are all these companies and amps best known for? I know Marshalls are preferred by many Les Paul players (I don't know the reasons) and that's all I know. Anyone care to shed some light what amps are most commonly used on what types of music?


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Source: Guitar

[QUESTION] I have a guitar I bought for collective purposes … it’s in a hard case. Should I keep it tuned in standard tuning while in storage and what should I worry about in case humidity? thanks !

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Source: Guitar

2i2 interface not picking up audio

I apologize if this is't the right place to post this but I'm having issues using my new interface with my bass

Forewarning: I just bought this interface to use while I teach myself bass so I don't really know much about the equipment/software I'm using

So I just bought this used 2i2 at Guitar Center and it seems like everything should be working. It's plugged into my laptop and I have Reaper set up to recognize the device. I'm getting feedback when I plug my headphones into the device which tells me that something must be working right? But nothing happens when I play the bass itself.

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Source: Bass