#1
...and my mum asked me if there are any musical instruments or apparatus that I 'need' for both my learning and interests. Now, there are plenty of things I 'want' but how do I convince her they're something I 'need?'

I've been looking at getting a decent mic for recording, which is easy to argue. However, if I want a better electric than what I have (it's a crappy strat remake) then I'm going to need some kind of explanation.
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#2
Explanation? It's your freaking birthday and it's almost Christmas.
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#4
Just tell her that you really can't record on that crappy strat. Give her very technical terms like fret indentation and does say in tune. That is what I did you stun them with stats and big words and she be buying you a Les Paul in no time.
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#5
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Just tell her that you really can't record on that crappy strat. Give her very technical terms like fret indentation and does say in tune. That is what I did you stun them with stats and big words and she be buying you a Les Paul in no time.

Big words work, trust me. Thats how I managed to get my parents to get me a MIM Telecaster for Christmas.
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#6
My guitar sucks sweaty nasty balls
please get me a new one

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#7
my big words worked, my mom was gonna buy me an ibanez GE-7 Delay/Echo, but i talked her into a 200$ Boss DD-7 Digital Delay.I used big words like. Feedback control and Delay Time Control and better quality parts and sutff. but for you I'd just say i can't record with it becuase the pckups on the guitar are weak and you need more powerful guitar
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#8
say the strings on your old one broke
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#9
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say the strings on your old one broke

clever.
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#10
My birthday was last Friday. My girlfriend bought me a new Danelectro. I was blown the fuck away. I love Danelectros and couldn't believe she did that.

On topic, tell her what's wrong with the guitar. Tell her it has poor tone, was good to learn on but you need something better as you're getting better, make up something that is wrong with it, etc.
Get creative
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#11
Say "How wlse am I gonna get laid?"
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