Category: Music

[GEAR] Yamaha Pacifica (eg112) brutally modified.

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Some of you may remember, almost a year ago I posted a yamaha pacifica slightly modded by me and my friend:

http://i.imgur.com/ZB9Z3UR.jpg

After some time I started having some problems with the tone and volume knob so I gathered some money and wanted to re-pimp the guitar but this time with high quality parts… After months and months of work, this is how it looks now:

http://i.imgur.com/dDhzGEph.jpg

What do you guys think?

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[GEAR] The Demonic Duo

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http://i.imgur.com/PW756H2.jpg

My graduation presents. Fine by me!

Black one I got a couple weeks ago, and I've replaced all the electronics. Bare Knuckle Holy Diver, Bourns pot, Gavvitt wiring, switchcraft jack. It sounds incredible! The pink one I just got today, so naturally I ripped all of the electronics out of it and started giving it the same treatment as the black one. I don't have the cash for another BareKnuckle though, so I'm thinking a Duncan pickup. Any suggestions?

Fun fact, I'm pretty sure those strings on the pink one are the factory strings – 10 years old!

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New bassist, old bass

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Hey guys,

A couple years ago in high school I ended up getting a bass guitar for my birthday because I wanted to learn how to play and a lot of my friends already knew how to play guitar. I played around with it for a while before it ended up in my closet and I basically neglected to pick it up for a few years, which is now. It is some kind of basic fender squier. It came with a small amp and a tuner, so I have all that except the cable that connects the bass to the amp haha. Anyway, I was skimming through the FAQ, but the main question I have is whether or not I should put on new strings? I have all summer and I really want to try and learn to play for real this time lol. Obviously, I don't know how to do it myself so I would have to go somewhere to have it done. Would it be wise to try and tune it up tonight and fool around with it before I take it in tomorrow or do you guys think the strings would snap because they're a few years old? If it makes a difference, I am 99% sure they're roundwound strings.

Also, I was gonna try and go through some of the scales, but I'm not exactly sure how to read them or what I'm doing. Any introduction to that?

Thanks for all the help 🙂

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[QUESTION] I was diagnosed with depression and need to stay off the computer. Decided practicing would be better for me. What can I do?

Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with depression and figured I should probably stay off the internet for a while. I felt I could use the time spent on the internet to practice guitar. It helps me with keeping my mind off things and makes the time go by. And I figured I can become a better player. I've been self teaching myself for five years with the help of youtube and other sites but I feel like I'm still not all that good.

My current level of playing is maybe intermediate? I know quite a few songs, know chords, know how to finger pick, know the frets, and know how to somewhat solo for blues. I say somewhat because my solo's sounds too much like scales. I haven't been able to play a solo that doesn't sound like a scale.

So I was wondering if anyone know's what I can do almost everyday that will greatly improve my playing. I know that sounds like an ambiguous request but maybe one of you guys have a suggestion or a technique I have missed that would help a lot.

Thanks in advance!

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[Question] Buying a cheap Telecaster; should I buy Squier Standard, ESP LTD TE-202, or Xaviere XV-835, or something else ?

I want to buy a cheap but okay telecaster.

I was looking at this Squier Standard Telecaster ($263US+shipping) in a local shop today and I kind of liked it, it seemed pretty good to me.

I was also considering this Xaviere VX-835 from Guitar Fetish ($189US+shipping).

And I'm also thinking about this ESP LTD TE-202 ($350US+shipping).

Any suggestions?

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[QUESTION] I seem to prefer the lower-model acoustics. Am I crazy?

I go to Guitar Center often and noodle around, and for a while, I found myself playing a Taylor 114CE more than anything else in the room; higher end Taylors, Martins, Gibsons, etc. They had a $5000 Martin, and I thought the 114 sounded better.

I went to my local small music store today, which is a very large Taylor dealer, and played a bunch of stuff, cuz I'm looking to upgrade. I found myself very much enjoying a 214CE DLX over everything. I played a 314, 414, 614, 714, and even an 814, but I didn't like them nearly as much. I really preferred the bright sound of the 214 over the more balanced higher end models. I want to get a 214 DLX over a 314, or even a really cool blue 614.

Am I crazy? I can't be the only one, right?

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