#1
Has anyone wrote a riff on an acoustic guitar? Then said, "Wow! I wonder what this would sound like with distortion and gain?"
#3
I do all my writing on an acoustic, actually, and then I sit down with an electric to play it with a certain setting depending on what I feel best suits the mood I'm going for.
#5
The reason I was asking is that I only have an acoustic, and my electric guitar/amp sucks. I was going to get a better one. But until then, I only have the acoustic.
#6
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#8
Yeah, that's where most of my riffs occur. If im playing along with a song, say Comfortably Numb, I use my electric even though it sounds better on acoustic because of it's solos... But my writing happens in natural sound
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#9
If you're equipment sucks, make it sound good.
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#10
lol how? I've got a Squire Strat and a Fender FF 25 watter and you can't really get much more sound than the usual.
#11
that's what i started out with too (for 2 years) i rocked the fuc* out with that set-up.
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#12
^What did you add you yours to make it sounds awsome. Plus I have big fingers and the fret board is small so I cant hit all the notes I want unless I mute out the sound. I've also got an old epiphone strat that I want to mod.
#13
i was content with how it was (i didn't know of better because i had never played better) but i did end up getting a distortion pedal (danelectro. i don't recommend it, it's what i got cuz again, i didn't know better). idk, i guess try to learn to love it? i love all my equipment as it is now but i do look at musician's friend magazines like it's porn (look at all the better things i could/can't have).
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#14
^ lol yeah I feel ya. I also look at musicianfriend. com like it's penthouse. haha Just looking at an ESP EC or MH just makes me want to rob a bank.
#15
Its not that uncommon...I write the majority of my songs on my
Squire strat. I dunno why but songs just seem to come to me
on it. Sometimes i practice scales late at night and its not even
plugged in..but I still get inspired.

Depending on the tuning I get inspired to write songs on my acoustic.
When its in open G...I cant jam..I just find myself trying to compose.

Its not uncommon for guitarists to have a guitar that they use to
compose songs...even if its not that functional. I dont know if its
the comfort or if its all in my head...but whenever i need to write a
song..thats the guitar i go to..
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#16
I do most of my composing on classical, although my technique holds me back somewhat. I can't seem to feel good about my electric guitar compositions. Classical is a different story however, it has a certain vibe for me.

tl;dr Classical > Electric

(joking)
#17
well it wouldn't be bad if the neck on my squire strat was wide enough. I can't even get an open chord besides an Open major G chord ring clearly.
#18
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lol how? I've got a Squire Strat and a Fender FF 25 watter and you can't really get much more sound than the usual.



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