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#1
Ok so i want to get into guitar playing. I need something constructive to do since my mom cancelled my WOW subscription and since I have nothing to do while sitting around at home all day I figured getting into music would be great.

But im a kinda big guy(500lbs) and I dont want the guitar to look like a toy when I play it(I wanna impress the ladies).

I mostly listen to Death metal and Jrock so I want a guitar that can play both genres.

also I need an amp right? what kind should i get?

i also need to be able to order it online because getting out of the house can be a bit of a hassle.

Thanks in advanced.
#3
your weight is unhealthy. i'm not trying to burn or flame you or anyone else for thier weight, but i think that's excessive.


On to your question, budget? how loud can you play?
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
#4
Lets say around 700

also I can play as loud as i want pretty much my mom cant hear anything from the basement lol
Last edited by Fersnachi at Oct 31, 2009,
#5
Quote by Fersnachi
Lets say around 700



i'd say 300 on the guitar and 400 on the amp. Avoid line 6 spider three's, they are appealing at first but thier tone is pretty much all mid range.

you could look into a second hand jackson, ESP, Ibanez, and a good amp.


or you coudl spend 4-5 on the guitar and get a roland cube, which does distortion very well.
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
#7
Pretty much all guitars are the same size. Some have "Jumbo" frets, which would be good if you have large fingers, but they don't vary much in overall body size. Perhaps you should look into getting into bass? That's fun too.

Edit: OK, I didn't take unusual body designs like the Jackson V into account. I also think that would be a good guitar for your needs.
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Last edited by E_squared at Oct 31, 2009,
#8
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your weight is unhealthy. i'm not trying to burn or flame you or anyone else for thier weight, but i think that's excessive.


On to your question, budget? how loud can you play?



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#10
Yea thats what I'm thinking, if its an actual serious thread then sorry for the "LOL"
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#11
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Wow, obvious troll thread.

...... and why?
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#12
Well for starters, unless you are under 18, why did your mom cancel your subscription? I'd suggest slapping the bitch and paying for a subscription yourself. But in all honesty, big guys usually play bass. I'd suggest that.
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#13
Not to sound mean, but If you have spare time you should work on your weight problem instead of sitting on your ass and playing guitar.
#14
Guys this isnt a troll thread im just a guy thats in a rough place that wants to learn an instrument.

I guess playing bass might also be an option.

also im 23 so im not under 18...
#15
Quote by Fersnachi
Ok so i want to get into guitar playing. I need something constructive to do since my mom cancelled my WOW subscription and since I have nothing to do while sitting around at home all day I figured getting into music would be great.

But im a kinda big guy(500lbs) and I dont want the guitar to look like a toy when I play it(I wanna impress the ladies).

I mostly listen to Death metal and Jrock so I want a guitar that can play both genres.

also I need an amp right? what kind should i get?

i also need to be able to order it online because getting out of the house can be a bit of a hassle.

Thanks in advanced.


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Its probably for the best though ...
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#16
and i dont need anybody commenting on my weight. you cant tell me anything i dont already know.

Im working on the issue I just need something constructive to do.
#18
Hey man I second the jackson v recommendation and the vypyr. YOu may want to try the brand new marshall mg series why'll i know for suggesting this some one will soon make a crushing overdrive joke from what I've seen the new models aren't half bad at all. At least alot better than the spider 3's
#20
With all dew respect, your fingers might not fit between the frets ... save for the first 5.
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#21
get a vox solid state in the $300 range theres a couple, and then use the rest of the money for the guitar at rondomusic.com, one major thing i recommend for a first guitar is one with out a tremolo system trust me a hard tailed guitar is so much less complicated, maintenance, and helps with an overall tone.
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Quote by Fersnachi
Guys this isnt a troll thread im just a guy thats in a rough place that wants to learn an instrument.

I guess playing bass might also be an option.

also im 23 so im not under 18...


Then how the hell is your mother canceling your subscription unless shes payin for it?
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#23
Just my two cents, I discourage you from getting a vypyr. Sure the effects were cool for like two hours, but the tone was god awful. I had to use it as a gig/practice amp for almost a month. Never again. I had to tinker with settings nonstop until I found a setting that didn't slay me. Besides, if I were you, I wouldn't get an amp just yet. Work on learning to play before scaring your neighbors and investing so much money.
#25
I agree with the jackson King V and Cube amp. I've got an Jackson Js30rr, and it is a great beginner guitar IMHO.
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
#26
so you havent started to play yet but you joined the site in may of 2008?
#27
I'd recommend most Flying V's. They are usually large guitars, and the weight of them has burned a few pounds off of me just from hauling it around in it's case. There are many various brands that have Flying V's, look for a brand that offers a one with jumbo fret's. This has nothing to do with weight or anything, but frankly, some people have big hands, and it is a bitch to hit the higher frets with such.

B.C Rich Kerry King Beast V

This is an example on the more pricey range, but most B.C Rich guitars are rather large, and have Jumbo Frets, that and a fair deal of metal musicians favor them.
Last edited by AlexSanteria at Nov 1, 2009,
#28
I'd say get a baritone guitar possibly, or maybe a 7 string with a scale of about 26.5". Ibanez 7321's are pretty solid.

I'm curious, why did you join this forum in 2008 if only now you are considering playing guitar?
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#29
I'd suggest just focusing all your energy on losing weight rather than playing guitar.
#30
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#33
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I'd suggest just focusing all your energy on losing weight rather than playing guitar.

I agree with this.

Honestly, I should be doing the same thing. I'm by no means morbidly obese but 6' 1" and 210 lbs isn't healthly unless you're muscular, which I'm not.

However, being able to play an instrument is a great stress reliever. I suggest spending $300 of your budget on guitar stuff and the other $400 on basic home fitness equipment (treadmill, free weights, a bike). Not to be a dick, just in the interest of a fellow human's personal well-being

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#34
Go with the V, it has Jumbo frets and and the cool shape well get the ladies attention,and get a peavey valveking, the sound good but if you want it to sound heavier go with a Boss DS-1 for an extra 40
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#35
Quote by Fersnachi
Guys this isnt a troll thread im just a guy thats in a rough place that wants to learn an instrument.

I guess playing bass might also be an option.

also im 23 so im not under 18...

Hold on. This isn't a troll thread, yet you are an 08'er, are 500 pounds, can't get out of the house, are 23 years old, and still live with your mom who cancelled your WoW subscribtion. Im sorry, but that sounds alot like a troll thread.
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#39
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You could get a Dean ML. Those are huge guits.


...I was thinking any dean with those rediculously large headstocks...

Anyways a metal amp on a budget go for the Peavey Vypyr.
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#40
Guitars:
LTD Alexi-600 White & Black
LTD Alexi-200 Black(Death Adder pickup & Gold OFR)
Agile Interceptor Pro 727 7-string
Jackson JS30RR rhoads
Jackson DKMGT
Squire telecaster

amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
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