You could try indie guitar's they have some very beautiful looking and crafting guitar's in your price range, they have a very nice.. sort of superstrat, flamed maple top with brilliant blue abalone inlays, very nice.
Check out their website, just google indie guitars
I've never heard of them, but it does look very nice and a good buy for the price, also the peacemaker 60 head that they make look's like a steal, four 12ax7 tube pre-amps and two EL34's with a two channel, boutique clean and hi gain channel for £273, not bad imo.
To be honest i'd say genre is mostly linked to the artist.
But for if you want to work it out based on song's, listen out for little niches that are in every genre, like blue's... lot's of blues notes, bends, slides and vibratos with a nice thick sounding bassline and usually a straight forward beat and some soulfull (i dont know a better word to descbribe it) singing to it.
Dont be swayed by the pricing, as far as i know they are all, well not all, but most are made in large factories in korea that also produce mainstream product guitar's, such as ibanez, Epi, fender, gibson etc etc.
The diffrence between the prices on rondo music and say ibanez is that rondo music is a small shop with very little over head, they can select a batch of guitar's and have them delivered for very little, then they sell them on.
Where as with the larger corporation's, you have a huge heirachy of people who need paying, from the worker's in the factory all the way upto the CEO of the company and there will be a large group of people who will be on quite high wages in the heirachy, hence they need to sell their products at steeper prices to compensate for all this background activity that goes on, also sponsoring guitarist's isnt cheap, that's the reason why most of the sig model's are just insanely priced, not becuase the materials, but becuase of all the money that has to be payed out to the artist.
But try taking it to a furniture/ wood working/ finishing speicalist they may be able to sand the spot down a little and respray it.
To people who say look's dont matter, that is subjective and im pretty sure if you just bought an expensive guitar.. or anything else for that matter and you ruined the look you'd be pretty pissed off.
So stop trying to act like your some hard ass who doesnt give a **** about their gear becuase they're all macho and hardcore and that you care more about the sound. I care about the look's on my guitar, if i had a chip in it, i'd take care of it as best i could.
that'll note will cause the air around to vibrate at a certain frequency/ rate, meaning when the sound wave's come into contact with the radio's speaker cone it will cause it to vibrate, since the frequency of that note is the frequency of which the speaker cone natauraly vibrate's...or something. i dont know.
You could use it onstage, just plug the laptop straight into the PA system and use the amp's in guitar rig 3.
They have live preset's so you can use it live.
You cant however save preset's onto a pod etc since it's totally diffrent amp setting's, effect's etc and the programming for the pod software, well it just wouldnt work.
But you can get a midi control pedal, plug it into a laptop and control guitar rig 3 with it, then plug your line out from the laptop, or even better get a USB sound interface and plug the sound interface into the PA system and use that.
This man is supposed to be a role model to million's of people, yet he is openly saying gay's are wrong and against god's will, that will affect some extreme religous types who will more than likely take his words and act upon it.
What he should be saying is that we are all the same, what ever we choose god love's us for the right reason's.. yadda yadda be good and be caring.
Who/ what give's him the right to judge other people, i thought christianty was about loving thy neighbour and for the greater good, So why do they get all jumped up about the sexaul oreintation of people.
To be honest, religion can suck my hairy bollock's!
life is life, people care, people dont care. government's are meant for good, but due to human nature, they are corrupt and they can't please everyone.
Adam and eve is bullsh*t, there was never a time when human's lived side by side in harmony. There have always been hard times, war's, hatred... human emotion's cant be controlled by most people and until everyone can control those we will always be in this position.
Im just going to say it again, becuase it really grind's on me, there was never a time when all human's lived in peace and god made everything fine and dandy...
This mean's that you have very little space left on your HDD and as such, windows is low on paging space/ virtaul *not actaul hardware based* memory, clear up some HDD space and it'll be fine.
Also go to start > run > Msconfig.exe and click on services, click hide windows/ MS services and you'll have a list of 3rd party services that are running, you can disable these with out crashing your system, but if you have any 3rd party hardware/ software that depends on these services they wont work.
Haha you've just been ****ed mate... Give it a few week's too a month and you'll have your bank clearing your account and transfering what ever money you've taking out into and overdraft, which you will have to pay back.
Seriously, if you are serious. DO NOT TOUCH THIS MONEY!
After 6 months, check with your bank about any issues, if the money goes in, until then the bank is basically giving you a loan until the paying bank/ account transfers the money.
If you take any of that money out you will pay it back!
"Some of the PCChips boards have no way to disable the onboard video, but they are 'multimonitor' capable - you usually have to enable "PCI VGA Palette Snoop" in the Bios. Also, if it's onboard AGP graphics, you have to set the primary display adapter to PCI in the bios"
You could try that, it's been too long since ive dont anything like this, so i cant really help much more.
One other thing, is you could into device manager and right click the old video card and disable it and then try installing some fresh Nvidia drivers
EDIT: Upon re-reading that, if you enable PCI VGA palette snoop, if you have the option, you should be able to have the onboard and 6600GT running together and just plug your monitor into the 6600GT
Gather a large selection of highly prized profressionally trained monkey assasins, get them to write some brain exploding and ofcourse some classical music riff's, get an EP on myspace, call your band "Mc monkey ninja, biatch" and market yourselfs as an upbeat/ bluesy style RnB hip hop/ urban folk band aimed at the rich upper class, white skinned, black acting teenagers and take over the world with a clever PR stunt!
Yes, for the UK.... A store which is based in the united kingdom and/ or EU, which would mean i wouldnt have the issue of shipping prices, VAT/ customs and the major problem of taking a risk spending £400 and not being able to send the guitar/ or bass back if it is broken.