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#1
the title pretty much says it all. help some noobs out or give some tips for really advanced players.
#2
dont drop it
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#3
Don't drop it.
Don't put stuff on it.
Don't eat with it.
Don't hide drugs in it.
Don't put stickers on it. (It's tacky)

Do play it.
Do clean it after use.
Do restring it every month
Do get it set up once in a while
Do have fun.
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#4
DO: jump around like a crazy-ass if you have major skillz
DONT: jump around like a crazy-ass if you totally suck
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#5
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R
Don't drop it.
Don't put stuff on it.
Don't eat with it.
Don't hide drugs in it.
Don't put stickers on it. (It's tacky)

Do play it.
Do clean it after use.
Do restring it every month
Do get it set up once in a while
Do have fun.


Agreed, but I'm curious about the hiding of drugs in the guitar....hmmm....
#7
dont think youre sweet because you can play that new emo song that you hear on the radio 100000 times a day. they suck and dont stoop to that level.
#8
DO: Practice standing up, as sitting down and playing is different and easier.
DONT: Learn songs from one genre/band.
DO: Practice songs you learned a while back, as eventually, you will forget them.
DONT: Just practice songs all the time.
DO: Buy a hard case if you take it places, or it is in danger of falling. Accidents do happen, as I have found out. Headstock breaks are pretty sucky if you ask me.
DO: Invest a good amount of time, money, and patience in your guitar. You get what you pay for, and practice is a must if you wanna get good enough to play with other people.
DONT: Buy a guitar for aesthetics over sound. A good-looking guitar is much easier and cheaper to produce than a good-sounding guitar.
DO: Try out every piece of gear before you buy it if you can. That includes pedals.
DONT: Buy a $900 guitar and a $200 amp. Chances are, you wont sound as good as you would with a $600 guitar and a $500 amp.
Last edited by qotsa1998 at Apr 23, 2008,
#9
dont just learn to barre chord and think your a player.
dont poor mouth other peoples guitars no matter what you are playing.
dont grab another persons guitar by the neck.
dont say your good if your not ,cuz somebody may call you on it.
dont ever let somebody who is better than you intimidate you, just use them as a goal to set for your self
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#11
DONT plug your guitar in while your amp is on..
Do slip your chord under your strap so you don't trip on it,
DO NOT. lean you guitar agiasnt a wall in your room and let it pick up dust.
DO wash your guitar change strings and keep it in tune.
DO NOT molest your guitar.
#12
don't buy an mg
don't destroy your guitar unless your super rich and can afford a new one
do have fun while playing and enjoy what your doing
do act crazy and look up on those better than you
don't get into a face off like thing if you suck
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Last edited by B. Heath at Apr 23, 2008,
#13
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R

Don't hide drugs in it.


when i was 14 i hid some porn in my guitar's gig bag cause there was no wehre else i could think to put it
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#14
Don't eat it.
Don't use it as a back scratcher
Don't drill holes in it
Don't go up to people saying "Yeah, it pretty big, but not as big as my ****!"
Don't reply to people who ask questions about your guitar by saying "Your mom"
Don't play Good Charlotte, Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco, Simple Plan, etc. on it.
Don't put it into buckets of acid
Don't use it as a last resort if you run out of toilet paper. Soiled hands or undies are a far better option.
#15
Don't make any adjustments to it unless you know what you're doing.
Do practice it and push yourself to do your best.
Do use your pinky
Don't become an elitist
Do allow criticism (to an extent, some people will criticize you just to make you feel bad)
Do have fun
#16
Quote by qotsa1998
DONT: Buy a guitar for aesthetics over sound. A good-looking guitar is much easier and cheaper to produce than a good-sounding guitar.

This is true. However:

DON'T: Buy a guitar for the sound over the feel (assuming it's set up well). Pickups and electronics can be swapped out for stuff that's balanced more towards your preference, but iffy build quality can't.
#17
do:
practice scales
find out what scales are
play a little bit everyday and not a whole bunch every once in a while
learn your notes on the neck
USE YER FRICKIN PINKY
set goals
work on good posture and positioning

don't:
get caught up in gear over playing
get frustrated and quit
get a marshall combo
#18
Some good tips here, thanks guys.
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#19
Quote by hooperalltheway
dont buy a $10000000000 guitar if you never have played before

unless its a carvin
#20
hmmm....

I'll just say

WARNING: Once you start buying guitars, equipment, and effects/pedals/fun stuff.....YOU CANNOT STOP!
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#21
do change the strings
learn theory
practice everyday for more than an hour
clean your guitar

don't play JUST to impress girls (to an extent is cool though )
drop your guitar
hit people with said guitar
or take anger out on your guitar.

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#24
Valennic said it right about theory.

Do: Take lessons regularily. Gives you the chance to avoid bad habits and learn what you should be learning as you progress.

Don't: think that lessons are a waste of time/money.
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#25
i hope viewers realize that allot of this stuff is subjective and not actuall rules to live by
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#27
DO NOT smoke while holding a guitar, embers will sometimes fall off and speckle your paint and/or bust your high e string

DO practice with a metronome

DO NOT get a guitar/amp bundle package...they suck ass unless your just starting out, which they will still suck ass but you wont notice because you yourself will suck ass
#28
Quote by shaakaal
when i was 14 i hid some porn in my guitar's gig bag cause there was no wehre else i could think to put it


Gig bags are so good for smuggling things past anything...other than an airport.

Oh, and why guitars aren't good for drugs:

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#30
Quote by HeavyMetalHokie
dont think youre sweet because you can play that new emo song that you hear on the radio 100000 times a day. they suck and dont stoop to that level.


Real emo doesn't and has never gotten any radio play or media coverage, emptiveemo/pop is just pop punk with some screaming...

Don't be a tube amp fan boy even though you've never used one, because 400 pricks on here told you 'j00 suck wi70u7 t00bz!!!!'

Do test gear yourself. How it sounds to your ears is the most important thing.

Do get help if you've only been playing a few months.

Don't bring someone who plays music completely different from what you like to play. Someone who mostly plays dirty blues isn't likely to be a good judge of metal tones.
No gods, no countries, no masters.
More guitar, less Ultimate-Guitar.
Be Serious.
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#31
Quote by nvranka
hmmm....

I'll just say

WARNING: Once you start buying guitars, equipment, and effects/pedals/fun stuff.....YOU CANNOT STOP!
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#32
Do have your guitar in a nice safe place in a case while not using it

Don't have your cat pee on your gig bag while you're away
#33
I disagree music theory for someone who has never played before, because all they do is teach you scales and how to play lead with no feeling. I strongly agree with learning how to play great rhythm guitar before playing lead, then learning your scales, then start getting into lead. Also start out with an acoustic guitar or at least an electric with no distortion. That is how you become a great guitar player. The other way will turn you into a mindless lead player with no soul.
#34
Do not ever purposely destroy gear.
Some kids can't afford what you have, don't be a selfish idiot just to look cool.
#35
Quote by valennic


don't ...... take anger out on your guitar.


this made me sad
#37
Quote by Noakesy
How often do you guys change strings?


Do change your strings atleast every mounth.

Sorry I just had to say it in a way that would agree with the thread's atmosphere or w.e.
#38
Do: Hide **** in your guitar/bass bag because no one ever checks there
Don't: Hide **** in your guitar/bass bag because no one ever checks there and eventually u forget about it and find it at a very inopportune time.
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Interesting. It turns out that there are people on the forum who play an upright bass. I'll make a note of that.

*makes note*

*puts note on wall*

*stares at note for a minute*

*sits back down and resumes doing what I was doing*
#39
Quote by H4T3BR33D3R



Do restring it every month



Every month?!


More like every week.
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#40
Quote by prs boy
I disagree music theory for someone who has never played before, because all they do is teach you scales and how to play lead with no feeling. I strongly agree with learning how to play great rhythm guitar before playing lead, then learning your scales, then start getting into lead. Also start out with an acoustic guitar or at least an electric with no distortion. That is how you become a great guitar player. The other way will turn you into a mindless lead player with no soul.



...........................wrong. Just........just go.

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First Act
Valveking 112
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