#1
I had an epiphany last night. Sort of.

I was talking to my dad about thinking about quiting guitar because its an end-less pursuit of tone, and nothing sounds good to me anymore.

He said it sounded like I was thinking too much about tone, rather than technique and actual skill. I guess that makes sense, I've been distracted by tone, rather than staying focused on playability.

I'm still going to be saving up for gear, cause you always want more stuff. LOL
But in the meantime, I'm going to continue taking lessons and learn more tricks and such. More technique, theory, and so forth.

I now know why I made all those threads. LOL


Just thought y'all should know.
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#2
Alright.
It's not like we were gonna get pics or clips anyways, if you did buy a sweet amp
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#3
Congratulations, you have now suffered from one of the many common guitar playing syndromes. I'm coming off of the same thing and as a result have sold a massive Midi rack rig and now have a single channel amp with a few stompboxes, all so I would focus less on messing around with different tonal options and focus more on playing the guitar.
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#4
Your dad speaks the truth. For every pedal, amp, or multifx that you thinks sounds horrible, you can put a good guitar player in front of it and it's sounds darn good.
#5
to fly135, +infinity!
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#6
this is big...and i really mean it.
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#7
It's true, I almost quite once, although I"m still obssesed with tone I've gotten to the point where i will plug in in play if I HAVE to it doesn't mean I have to like the MG or Spider I'm plugged into but I can and play well enough that it doesn't sound to bad and thats what i've always worked twoards, the point where it always sounds good.
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#8
Quote by fly135
Your dad speaks the truth. For every pedal, amp, or multifx that you thinks sounds horrible, you can put a good guitar player in front of it and it's sounds darn good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9v5e1TTwts
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#9
remember,
if joe satriani had a really ****ty tone, he would still rock on

tone is important, but not as important as actual skill. and by adding chains and chains of pedals, you're losing your tone quality with every connection and length of patch cord.

never give up playing guitar
just find something different to play
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