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Jun 4, 2007
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Also looking into an electric Guitar for RockSmith 2014. Would like to get something that can grow with me as I learn. Any recommendations for Fender / Gibson?
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Dec 11, 2010
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DanP wrote: any suggestions for an entry level guitar for someone thinking about taking up the guitar?
Some good advice so far in this thread but before you or anyone else decides to drop a ton of money on a new guitar, have a look at this vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2-E_TpaSoU


Also, buy a guitar that suits your music style. In other words don't let anyone talk you into starting with an acoustic guitar when you want to play rock or heavy metal.
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Jun 7, 2009
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Thundercloud wrote: http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/195/
Managed to pick up a guitar stand for 13.02 all in. Had to pay 1.32 for shipping but I'm not complaining.

Tempted to get this mini amp too so I can plug my headphones in. Is it a good buy?

http://www.long-mcquade.com/products/16 ... ct_Amp.htm

I ordered the Danelectro Honeytone for $29 from L&M yesterday... Watched a few vids on YouTube and it seems to get a lot of love. Compared to the other pocket amps, it seems to be the best, esp at the price.
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Nov 14, 2013
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Toronto
DarthV wrote: Might be worth it to get a computer interface and amp sim software?
Nothing compares to a tube amp. Amp simulator software isn't going to come anywhere close to replicating the tone of a tube amplifier.
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Oct 17, 2003
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TheTarget wrote: Nothing compares to a tube amp. Amp simulator software isn't going to come anywhere close to replicating the tone of a tube amplifier.
My Kemper Profiling Amp will argue all day long about that statement ;)

And he linked a sub $100 toy amp, you're not going to find a valve amp that's anywhere near that in price.
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doctorgeek wrote: I picked up Rocksmith 2014 Guitar bundle -- comes with a black Les Paul Junior guitar.

I've dabbled as a newbie with guitar, on and off. The Les Paul Junior was exactly what I needed to start me off down the power-chord road. And I cannot say enough great things about Rocksmith 2014 ! Holy cow, my fingers are aching from the jamming I've been doing the past week. The only gotcha I had was latency. (ie. sound delay introduced by my xbox/home theater setup). Googled the issue, and found out you really need to split out the analog audio from the xbox to cut out the delay... I followed instructions and now it's working like a charm.
can you detail your exact setup for removing lag? looking to eliminate it from my setup and seeing how others did it

thanks
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Jun 7, 2009
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TheTarget wrote: Nothing compares to a tube amp. Amp simulator software isn't going to come anywhere close to replicating the tone of a tube amplifier.
I will also object-- amps modelers have come a long way. Also, the only real advantage to a tube amp is when you get it cranked and it starts to break up... If you're going anywhere over 20-30W, that will never happen in a practical setting. For at home jamming, it would be a good idea to look into microwatt amps, 10W and under. You'll be able to crank the volume without breaking eardrums or violating lease agreements.
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Jan 5, 2005
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joshmxpx wrote: can you detail your exact setup for removing lag? looking to eliminate it from my setup and seeing how others did it

thanks
Do a search on amazon.ca for 'xbox audio adapter'. That will basically give you the connector you need to dump your audio to analog. Output that analog audio to your stereo or speakers. In my case, I used a similar connector to connect audio to my receiver. And I used the HDMI cable to go to a projector... PM me if you need more details, or perhaps start a different thread in a different area where I can get into more details in case others are interested. Rock on!

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