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Guess what, having all that fancy expensive gear doesn't make you a better musician. No more then having the best tools makes you the best builder.
Last edited by tmisdriving at Dec 26, 2011,
#4
Disagree, my dad has a bitchin' screwdriver and he can build flat packs as easy as fuckin' bitches.
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#6
But a very nice HDTV WILL give you the best available picture quality.

im not sure if this is relevant
#7
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But a very nice HDTV WILL give you the best available picture quality.

im not sure if this is relevant



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#11
It's okay bro, I'd be mad too if santa didn't' bring me any presents.

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#12
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#13
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nope i love all that fancy gear, i can't afford it, but i wish i could. Im jealous - i admit it! It's ****ing awesome stuff, what's the problem?


Dude, I can't handle your signature anymore. 7>6! is incorrect because 6! means 1x2x3x4x5x6 ... which is obviously not less than 7. Get it together.
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#14
I agree with you and not at the same time.

Pisses me off when people I know speak in this kinda bragging tone of like 'Well I generally run with a Dunlop Mach 3 PVGRH300 Turbo Exhaust put through to my Mega Distortion Alley-Oop Shit Switch .. this is of course when I don't have access to my beloved Fender Fap Fap' .. especially when they're talking to people who know nothing about music gear .. they don't dumb it down.

And the other side .. I would want good stuff .. but i wouldnt brag about it.
#15
Quote by tmisdriving
Big brother would still be awful to watch.



The same way you probably wouldn't spend 10k on a PRS custom shop Soapbar to play underground punk.
And you probably also wouldn't spend 1000th of that on a Stagg to play in a Jazz band.

If I had the money, I'd sure as hell spend it on all the expensive shit I want and advertise it to poor, unemployed, jealous people like you
#16
I have a feeling that most guitarists stop working on their playing once they become decent and instead become obsessed with their tone.

Just look at the number of threads in the forums:

Guitar Techniques: ~40k
Musician Talk: ~50k
GG&A: ~170k


I'd still rather listen to someone like Paul Gilbert jam on an unplugged squier then some knob playing ripoff Metallica riffs on his ESP Horizon through a Mesa.

/replying seriously
#17
I just bought a George Dennis the Blue 60watt combo 4 channel all tube with reverb, cut and presence. In store price: 1.300€. I got it for only 300€ and it is in perfect conditions.

Suck on that.
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#18
Quote by 505088K
I have a feeling that most guitarists stop working on their playing once they become decent and instead become obsessed with their tone.

Just look at the number of threads in the forums:

Guitar Techniques: ~40k
Musician Talk: ~50k
GG&A: ~170k


I'd still rather listen to someone like Paul Gilbert jam on an unplugged squier then some knob playing ripoff Metallica riffs on his ESP Horizon through a Mesa.

/replying seriously


But wouldn't you rather hear Paul Gilbert play through his regular rig than a spider jam or something shitty like that?
#19
It's true that better gear doesn't improve your skills, but better guitarists are better because they play more. And if you play more, you're gonna want better gear. I drive a lot, so I want a better car. I don't play guitar for hours a day, so I'm happy with my old... well... Spider III. But it doesn't mean some spoiled kid whose parents just bought him a PRS and a shit load of high end gear will instantly be better than me.
#20
Someone's jealous.
Btw, I find it funny how your tone infers that everyone with good tech is a bad musician?

Seriously dude, just don't give a shit what others have. If they have cool tech, that's really cool. But don't be hating just because they have equipment you don't. It's completely pointless.
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#23
If people have good good then fair enough. It doesn't neccessarily make them a better or worse player if they have good bad equipment. I remember a quote from a guy doing a demonstration of the Marshall Randy Rhoads signature amp, he said something along the lines of 'If you suck, you will still suck but suck with better tone'.
#25
I like Squiers


Although I do have a Fender in my hands as I write this...
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#26
I don't give a flying fuck about being a good musician. I just like playing around with cool effects 'n' stuff.
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#28
Quote by 505088K
I have a feeling that most guitarists stop working on their playing once they become decent and instead become obsessed with their tone.

Just look at the number of threads in the forums:

Guitar Techniques: ~40k
Musician Talk: ~50k
GG&A: ~170k


I'd still rather listen to someone like Paul Gilbert jam on an unplugged squier then some knob playing ripoff Metallica riffs on his ESP Horizon through a Mesa.

/replying seriously
Tbh, a forum is better for gaining knowledge on different pedals etc... than it is for learning techniques where videos (Youtube) are more useful. I can't even remember what Musician Talk is about but it's probably over run by listeners of Vai and Satriani
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#29
better gear does make me a better player.

If I had to play on shitty gear, the tone and the feel would demotivate me to play any further.

On my first gig I was a bit nervous and insecure, and when I had to do a solo I thought I wouldn't make it. But when I kicked in the lead tone, it sounded so amazing that it gave me confidence to play and I nailed the solo.

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#31
I play mostly acoustic, so I don't have a lot more than technique to work on. Guess I'm good to go.

... Then again, there are some really tasty-sounding acoustics out there.
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#32
I have a G&L custom and TS can't stop me.
they're coming to take me away
ha-haaa
#33
You just reminded me to set up the new pedal i got for christmas, thanks TS.
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#34
Quote by tmisdriving
Guess what, having all that fancy expensive gear doesn't make you a better musician. No more then having the best tools makes you the best builder.


No, but it might make you a better builder.

Better gear can help you understand who takes their musicianship seriously, and who got given a Squier for christmas and thinks they are the next Satriani (although it is by no means a guarantee)
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#35
A G chord through a Stagg guitar and a Spider III will not sound good, an A chord with a USA Fender or Gibson or what have you and a Marshall or Mesa will sound better. People with exspensive gear generally have a lot of money because they work, they are adults and that means they have probobly been playing longer, there is a correlation between available income to spend, and hours spent doing something. Obviously this is not applicable to rich kids.
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#36
I love my Epiphones...

dont even think I'd chose any of the gibsons Iv played over them.


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#37
TS =

A builder with better cools may be able to make better things than the builder that's better but has shitty tools, if you want to stick with that analogy.
#38
I'm sick of hearing rich kids talk about the Fenders and high end Ibanez's that their parents got them after two years of playing. I've been playing a year and have no intentions of buying anything remotely expensive for another few.
#40
i'm sick of hearing people's techs go on and on about stuff. just shut up and tune my damn guitar, that's what you're being payed for. i don't care about your stupid life.
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