#1
So I've been considering buying a Sitar and I want to know from anyone here who plays or has played one: honestly, is it worth it?
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#2
Well, I can't give you much advice here, but I did see Buddy Guy play an electric Sitar just the other day. It was pretty crazy.

I guess it depends on what kind of sound you are looking for.
#3
It's completely different from guitar and it will be very painful for your fingers (unless you have good callouses on your fingers). Once you get past the pain and learning process, it's a very sweet instrument and sounds AWESOME.

To answer the question, it's worth it if you're willing to work on it.
#4
What about tuning....someone told me it takes like literally 10 minutes to tune, and thats if your good at it.
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#5
I have one and have been playing for a few years. It's a pain in the dick, but worth it. Tuning is a hassle, and takes a fair bit of understanding about how the instrument works, with the use of microtones, harmonising sympathetic strings... the curved frets are definately going to require getting used to.
#6
Quote by Punk Rocker
What about tuning....someone told me it takes like literally 10 minutes to tune, and thats if your good at it.



oh, so you need about the quarter of a time it takes to tune a floyd rose
#7
Quote by CoreysMonster
oh, so you need about the quarter of a time it takes to tune a floyd rose




And thanks for all the replies so far. I'm definitely considering it, the only problems are the cost (dunno how expensive they are yet) and actually storing/maintaining it.
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#8
You can find one for as cheap as $200 on ebay but I wouldn't recommend buying a piece of junk, especially online without trying it first.
#9
buy digitechs the weapon pedal. youl get the sound ur looking for without paying that much for a sitar
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#10
Quote by devit
buy digitechs the weapon pedal. youl get the sound ur looking for without paying that much for a sitar



meh it sounds totally crappy IMO.
#11
Quote by devit
buy digitechs the weapon pedal. youl get the sound ur looking for without paying that much for a sitar


There is no way in hell you will get a decent sitar sound from a simulator. There's far too much involved in sitar playing. Shoving a bit of chorus on just doesn't cut it.
#13
Quote by devit
buy digitechs the weapon pedal. youl get the sound ur looking for without paying that much for a sitar


Does that mean I can buy a Boss acoustic simulator pedal and never need to buy an acoustic guitar again? While we're at it let's never buy pianos since keyboards are smaller and easier to carry. And instead of paying a ton of money for a recording session, let's use MIDI!
#15
get an electrtic sitar...they sound just like them and they are more like guitars

Check them out online
#16
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rogue-STR1-Pro-Electric-Sitar-Guitar?sku=519273

is it a guitar? is it a sitar? nay it is a beast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx4N_bZ7nRo&feature=related


depending on how much time you have to learn it i would get the real thing though.


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