#1
so i took tommy to sam ash and we tested a bunch of stuff out.

we ended up with a used epi G-400. he was fine with the thicker neck, he's only played acoustics until now and says it feels the same. ok.

well this damn epi set up better than my lester.

watevs, good for him.

i also grabbed a mustang I, 20 watt. it's not bad, i'm still tweaking with it. i will post some clips tonight. so far the cleans are fine, the gain models are taking some time to dial in. the high gain 2000 model is useless.

anyway, it's the only worn epi i've seen with a bound board. i don't think it's anything rare, i just hadn't seen any.

after discounts, we made out ok.

the epi was used, although doesn't show it really, for $189.
the mustang was $79, floor model ftw!





more pics, clips and even a review in a bit.

tommy is doing well. we're currently working on "livin' lovin' maid".

#4
i don't like the 400's

but happy new guitar day

tommy is your son?
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#5
oops, forgot the Hal Leonard book. very good stuff for beginners.

yes I read it.

yes I learned something.
#7
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tommy is your son?

he's my g/f's but we're cool. he refers too me as his cool dad to his friends.
#8
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he's my g/f's but we're cool. he refers too me as his cool dad to his friends.


cewl xD

addicted father gives his addiction to kid

have fun playing together xD
it's the best thing there is for musician xD
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#9
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Nice starter rig!

Livin' Lovin' Maid




(very interested in how the Mustang does - have not played one yet)

I taught the riff to him in small chunks. One he realized what song it was his eyes lit up.
He goes...
"I know that song!"
I replied, "now you do."
#12
You are one cool dad! HNGD for him, and you I guess.
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#13
Awesome. Good move starting him out on Zeppelin. You can never have enough Zeppelin.

Just remember to teach him that there's never a bad time to GET THE LED OUT

*if youguys can't tell I'm obsessed with Zep.*


EDIT: Is that a Firelord Ozai avatar I see above me?
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#14
^ No, Avatar Roku, actually. Why?

Your post reminds me that I don't know enough Les Zeppelin. Also that I ought to put them in my iPod.
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#15
Yay congrats! I gotta say I've never had much experience with the '400s but DANG has Fender got it right with those Mustang amps. I'd never thought I'd like a modeling amp that much.
#17
I love Avatar . And yeah, I see it's Roku now.
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#18
HNRD!!

Good job starting him on Zep! I didn't have a cool dad guiding my musical tastes when I started. All I played was Nirvana, and let's be honest, that was all just random noise. Although the beauty of playing Nirvana is that nobody can tell when you completely blow at the guitar.
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#20
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Your GF is never gonna break up with you

Well at least I made it through last week lol.

Thanks guys I agree on the Zeppelin, he knows all the open cords from playing acoustic at school, so it was time to learn some individual string picking. I went old school because that's the easiest stuff for me.
He's basically only been strumming until now.

Probably go with AC/DC, Nirvana, greenday etc next just so its easy for him to succeed, then go all Carlos and jimi lol.

thanks again, he's doing real well at acoustic so its time.
#21
Sweet. You should do some clips with him!

Teach him some Cream too. Those songs are great for learning mixing lead and rhythm playing.
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#22
i like this ( easy ) song: falling down - davedays ( not that black guy singing )

the punk-rock version of that song is awsome xD
and it's not that hard IMO and it sounds cool ;p


in my family it's the other way xD
cuz i am playing guitar, wants my father it too ( but he has no time )
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#24
haha, this thread becomes the "what song has greg learn to his son"-thread
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#25
Dude, I want to see a vid of you two guys jamming. Play La Grange or something.


Also, I can't help but think that this gear is kinda like boobs.
#26
sweet
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#27
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Well at least I made it through last week lol.

Thanks guys I agree on the Zeppelin, he knows all the open cords from playing acoustic at school, so it was time to learn some individual string picking. I went old school because that's the easiest stuff for me.
He's basically only been strumming until now.

Probably go with AC/DC, Nirvana, greenday etc next just so its easy for him to succeed, then go all Carlos and jimi lol.

thanks again, he's doing real well at acoustic so its time.


Don't know if you've ever heard a song called 'There She Goes' by the La's? The lead riff that pops up most of the time through that song is a really good beginning point for people learning to pick individual strings.

It's cool that you're able to show him stuff too. My dad plays guitar too and he'd occasionally show me stuff and sometimes we'd jam back when I started playing. Makes it more fun and kind of helps you bond too.
#28
I saw that this was your thread, and read the title, and though...what a bunch of BS. this is going to be some PRS 10-top and vintage fender bassman or something.



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#30
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he's my g/f's but we're cool. he refers too me as his cool dad to his friends.


hehe, you're so old
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#31
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well this damn epi set up better than my lester.

It also has a nicer finish.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#32
That was really cool of you! The Stangs, for being SS modelers are nice and the FUSE software is awesome. I have a Stang I/III. They both sound good. And you can cover alot of ground on them. And they play very well with Active's too.
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#33
lol thanks for all the comments and ideas guys.

bubbs, at least my lester's finish is dry.

tim, "you're as old as you feels young". yes, i'm quoting popeye the sailor.



ok i made a clip and am trying to upload it to the tube. i'll post the link as soon as i have it loaded. i figured i'd just make a quick one but it ended up being 7 minutes.



the guitar is a lester with a boring finish, just ask bubbs with his "i wanna be slash tburst 58" clone... (truth is slash used a 1987, 3 piece top standard which is closer to my 1986 standard than his custom shop cork sniffer ax from like 2008 or some shit).
#34
Never mind the gear and deal - which is a good steal by the way!

What had me was what a great relationship you got with your gf and her son!

Props to you buddy! Massive respect and you show the way forward!

Really respect you man.