#1
So.

I often play my electric guitar without an amp...


People always ask me why since they can't hear me playing...


I, however, can hear the guitar quite clear.


Is it a sound dynamics thing or is it just that I play too much guitar?
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#2
the sound is obviously softer because it doesnt resonate, i do the same thing i think its because you're so close to the guitar thats why you can hear it so well
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#3
maybe theyve just screwed up their ears with too much crappy rap and bass.
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In the process of trying this out I hit myself in the jaw with my guitar...


But I can't believe this is kinda true.
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In the process of trying this out I hit myself in the jaw with my guitar...

NICE. :P


But I can't believe this is kinda true.

Must try this wen i get home....
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#8
I too play without an amp often.

Acoustic guitar FTW!
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#9
your closer to it then they are.

I also play w/o an amp when every one is trying to sleep
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#10
the metallic tinny sound of the unplugged guitar drives me insane.
I think its because my brother does it all the time in annoying places like outside my bedroom door and during stupid hours of the night.
does anyone else hate the sound?
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#12
i play it without a amp coz my parents will get pissed off and my amp is a pile of shit

also its easier to play. My acoustic has huge guage strings and i cant afford new ones =/
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#13
I always have my amp on but then on a really low volume so the effects and extra warmth still sounds when I play but without the extra noise.....

I'm the only one who does this??
#14
I play without an amp most of the time because my amp blows. For some reason I like tuning my guitar better without the amp. I think its easier to hear. Us guitarists probably just pay more attention to the sound because it's what we love to hear.
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#15
the electric I used to have was pretty audible unplugged, and I love playing electrics because you can bend the strings as much as you can. Gives them alot more playability than acoustics (ofcourse nowhere near the same sound) I also just like being able to practice licks and such without making any noise, just for the feel and such.
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#16
I often play without my amp, often because I can't be bothered to plug it in.
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#17
I like my unplugged sound of my ESP, because it's quite loud for an electric. It sounds really good, so I play a lot without my amp.
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#18
I often play unplugged, with the headstock resting against a hollow wall.
Can't be bothered following 50 tangled leads to see what's plugged into what.
#19
I play usually play unplugged. Plug stuff in is a hassle when all you want to do is play plus I live in a dorm and people can be bitchy.
#20
I play unplugged all the time because I don't have a guitar amp...
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#21
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#22
I play without amp a lot too. But it makes it harder to notice mistakes so don't do it while learning something new.
#23
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I play without amp a lot too. But it makes it harder to notice mistakes so don't do it while learning something new.


yeah when i learn sweep picking unplugged im brought crashing down when i use my amp
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#24
Strap-up and play with the tail of your guitar against a door.
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#25
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I always have my amp on but then on a really low volume so the effects and extra warmth still sounds when I play but without the extra noise.....

I'm the only one who does this??


i do this from time-to-time. but, nothing beats blasting it.
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#27
I don't play with an amp very often because I have a little girl running around the house all the time. My amps, drums and PA stuff stays in the shed. But I write most of my music on the computer in the living room, where she watches TV and throws pillows. So I'm generally unplugged.

The problem I find, is that amps tend to colour the natural tone of a guitar. And that bothers me.
I don't normally play acoustic because I feel limited by them, but I much prefer the tone of a good acoustic to a good electric, simply because everyone feels it's a necessity to destroy their tone with cheap crap like a Spider III, or expensive crap like a Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier.
#29
I play not plugged in, typically late at night and if I can't find a headphone plug.

Also I like to rest the headstock against an open wardrobe, amplifies the sound a bit lol

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#30
Their ears are ruined from going to concerts without earplugs.
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#31
I have two semi-hollows, so they're still pretty loud when they're not plugged in. They're my guitar of choice.
#32
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I don't play with an amp very often because I have a little girl running around the house all the time. My amps, drums and PA stuff stays in the shed. But I write most of my music on the computer in the living room, where she watches TV and throws pillows. So I'm generally unplugged.


Why not put the little girl in the shed and put the musical stuff in the living room?

I play unplugged 99% of the time, my guitar just resonates amazingly. Though it sounds good plugged in to, there are just usually too many people home or I can't be bothered to plug it in.
#33
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Why not put the little girl in the shed and put the musical stuff in the living room?

I play unplugged 99% of the time, my guitar just resonates amazingly. Though it sounds good plugged in to, there are just usually too many people home or I can't be bothered to plug it in.
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#34
I play plugged in all the time. The clarity increases so much when I'm plugged in and turned up a good bit, because I have a tube amp (Blues Deluxe). Plus I love the thing so much, I don't want to play without it.
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#35
My neighbors have complained about the sound of my amp going through the walls to their house( semi detached house) so I play without an amp during the night and just when I'm watching tv and wanna hear whats going down.
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