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Forum: Electric Guitar 09-08-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By ComradeNF
Fix electric guitar string buzz?

So my new Ibanez guitar has very annoying buzzing on pretty much ever string (Ibanez RG321MHE). I took it to GC today and they pretty much stole my $60 from me. They set it up very poorly and made...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-08-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 819
Posted By ComradeNF
Oh, and my strings buzz the same amount, if not...

Oh, and my strings buzz the same amount, if not more now... When playing unamplified of course. Is there any fix for this?
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-08-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 819
Posted By ComradeNF
Just wanted to say you guys were completely right...

Just wanted to say you guys were completely right about GC. I thought maybe hey, they can't really be that bad. They were worse than I though. They basically stole my $60.

I called the guitar repair...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-07-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 819
Posted By ComradeNF
Near San Jose, CA.

Near San Jose, CA.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-07-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 819
Posted By ComradeNF
Does GC have a bad reputation or something? The...

Does GC have a bad reputation or something?

The interesting thing though was that they told me the complete set-up would take just over an hour, while the other places I called told me that I need...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-07-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 819
Posted By ComradeNF
Yeah, looks like it isn't the strings after all....

Yeah, looks like it isn't the strings after all. Tried a pack of Ernie Ball Regular's and it has exactly the same issue.

Anyway, I am going to take the guitar to Guitar Center tomorrow and have it...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-07-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 819
Posted By ComradeNF
It wasn't in for anything, it was brand new in...

It wasn't in for anything, it was brand new in the factory box. I'm a beginner so I don't know much about setting a guitar up. All I did was unpack it and change the stock strings. I'm going to throw...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-07-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 819
Posted By ComradeNF
Ernie Ball COBALT slinky strings?

So I was at Guitar Center picking up my RG321E and I thought it would be nice to get some strings to accompany it. The employees there persuaded me to get the Ernie Ball COBALT slinky strings over...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-02-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By ComradeNF
Long lasting strings for standard and full step down?

I am a fairly new at playing guitars and I successfully changed my first set of strings yesterday. I was using my stock strings for about 8 months, and I changed them yesterday for an Ernie Ball...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-01-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By ComradeNF
Some good songs to practice power chords?

I'm looking for some good songs to practice power chords with, since I'm having some trouble with palm muting power chords and playing A+D string power chords at high BPM's and muting the E...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-31-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By ComradeNF
How do you play power chords with the A and D string?

So I've got the hang of playing power chords like 133XXX, 244XXX, 355XXX, etc. I basically use my index, ring, and pinky finger and play them, and the remainder of my index finger mutes the three...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-31-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By ComradeNF
Well that certainly seems extremely complicated....

Well that certainly seems extremely complicated. Looks a lot like those protein tunnel diagrams back in high school biology.

Can't be too hard though.

Also, do all guitars have a space in the back...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-31-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By ComradeNF
In that case I might upgrade to a EMG 81/85...

In that case I might upgrade to a EMG 81/85 set.

Do you guys think a beginner like myself could swap out the HZ's for the 81/85 active set by myself? GC charges like $100 for pickup swaps... Not...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-31-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By ComradeNF
EMG passive pickups... what?

So I am a beginner guitarist and I just ordered an Ibanez RG series guitar after playing one at GC and falling in love with it. Absolutely love the center of balance and weight compared to my LP. I...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By ComradeNF
Just got back from Guitar Center. I ordered the...

Just got back from Guitar Center. I ordered the RG321 online but they didn't have it in stock at this store so I couldn't test out that exact guitar.

That said, I tried some very similar guitars...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-30-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By ComradeNF
Fender Mustang I vs Line 6 Spider 15?

I have both amps and I am wondering which one I should keep for personal use. I mainly play metal but I also use clean sometimes. Also, I'm currently a beginner so I don't use all the features, but...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By ComradeNF
Hey OP, other than the issue you posted, how do...

Hey OP, other than the issue you posted, how do you like the guitar? I ordered it today so I would love any feedback you have to give. Sorry for semi-jacking your thread.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By ComradeNF
Best online video tutorials for playing guitar?

I can't remember who, but someone on this forum recommended JustinGuitar to me, and it was absolutely phenomenal! I still continue to use it to this day.

I wanted to know what some alternatives are...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-30-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By ComradeNF
Ouch, that doesn't sound fun. Also, this is the...

Ouch, that doesn't sound fun.

Also, this is the first news I hear about the RG321, and it's bad. I just ordered mine literally 15 minutes ago from the GC website... :(

Hopefully mine doesn't have...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-29-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By ComradeNF
Thanks for the tips guys. So I guess the RG321 is...

Thanks for the tips guys. So I guess the RG321 is a good pick?

How heavy is that guitar by the way, for you guys who have tried it. I had an Epiphone LP before and IMO it was very heavy compared to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-29-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By ComradeNF
Used would be fine, but I would much rather go...

Used would be fine, but I would much rather go for a new guitar simply because I don't have the time to meet with people on Craigslist and stuff like that.

Again, I can't tell the difference between...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-29-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 699
Posted By ComradeNF
Beginner guitarist with $250 budget. Need help finding a guitar

I started playing the guitar in 2008 but had to stop due to lots of school work and other things going on in my life. I still consider myself a beginner. I know 10-15 chords and I can play power...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-04-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By ComradeNF
Thanks. Would using a combination of single coil...

Thanks. Would using a combination of single coil and humbucking pickups be wise for metal though? Or would I end up using only the humbucking pickup?

I have my LP for use with classical music, so I...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-04-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,818
Posted By ComradeNF
I picked up my Epiphone LP Standard from Guitar...

I picked up my Epiphone LP Standard from Guitar Center around 6 months ago because it was marked down from $400 to $300. It was brand new as well. A few days after I bought it the price went back to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-04-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By ComradeNF
What is the difference between these two pickups?

So I am thinking about picking up another guitar, but I don't know too much about pick-ups. These were the two that I am looking...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-04-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By ComradeNF
Then I would need to transport it home during...

Then I would need to transport it home during weekends/breaks when I go home, and I would rather spend $200-300 for a second guitar rather than carry a guitar around on a train that takes 5 hours to...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-04-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By ComradeNF
Thanks for the replies. Regarding the amp, I'll...

Thanks for the replies.

Regarding the amp, I'll be using headphones at all times. Both amps have a convenient headphone in so I'll just use my Ultrasone's with them. They sound much cleaner that way...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-04-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By ComradeNF
Lightweight electric guitar around $250 for college use

So I'm going to college in the fall and I would love to continue playing the electric guitar. I obviously cannot take a tube amp and cabinet so I will just take either my Line 6 Spider 15W or my...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-19-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By ComradeNF
Hmm, I don't know, when I was playing a guitar...

Hmm, I don't know, when I was playing a guitar last week at GC that had the EMG 81/85's on them on the same amplifier and settings I have at home, I found that it was picking up every single detail...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-19-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By ComradeNF
Yeah, I looked at videos on YouTube and it is a...

Yeah, I looked at videos on YouTube and it is a solderless installation. But what about changing the tone/volume knobs that are included in the 81/85 box? That seems very hard to do. And if it is a...
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