Any axemen on here?

#1 Edited by Klunt_Bumskrint (4835 posts) -

Bought myself a new toy today as it was cheap.

I had lessons 20 or so years ago and have tried 3 or 4 times since then to pick it up but it never happened.

This time it WILL!!

I WILL be the next Hendrix

#2 Posted by KHAndAnime (15035 posts) -

Looks nice, new, and spiffy. I have a MiM Fender Fat Strat myself, but I don't play it often because it's not so great for metal. I've got myself a Schechter Hellraiser, which plays very nice for metal.

My next guitar will need to have 7 strings. :)

#3 Posted by Master_Live (16132 posts) -

Yeah, but you won't.

#4 Edited by MonsieurX (32190 posts) -

Here's mine

#5 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4835 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

Yeah, but you won't.

I might....

#6 Posted by BranKetra (50392 posts) -

Not yet, but I plan on learning electric guitar. I already know trumpet and at some point, I will learn piano.

#7 Edited by GazaAli (24230 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

Here's mine

I came here to post the exact same thing. I can't believe someone else thought of this XD

Here's mine :3

#8 Posted by Allicrombie (25625 posts) -

damnit, was hoping for a thread about cereal killers.

#9 Edited by SaintLeonidas (26735 posts) -

#10 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4835 posts) -

@Allicrombie: Sorry to disappoint.

Would you like me to pop to the local school ?

....That was a bit dark...

#11 Edited by EPICCOMMANDER (938 posts) -

I tried learning guitar a few years ago using one of my sister's old acoustic guitar, only problem is, I'm left handed. I briefly considered switching the strings so I could do more advance things with it, but then my sister wanted the guitar back so I left it as is. After I moved away to college I've since put that dream on hold indefinitely.

@SaintLeonidas said:

I don't get i-Oh, the Shining. Right.

#12 Posted by Mercuria1_King (278 posts) -

I am currently teaching myself how to play.

#13 Posted by KHAndAnime (15035 posts) -

@EPICCOMMANDER said:

I tried learning guitar a few years ago using one of my sister's old acoustic guitar, only problem is, I'm left handed. I briefly considered switching the strings so I could do more advance things with it, but then my sister wanted the guitar back so I left it as is. After I moved away to college I've since put that dream on hold indefinitely.

@SaintLeonidas said:

I don't get i-Oh, the Shining. Right.

Why not just learn to play right handed? That's what I did.

#14 Edited by BranKetra (50392 posts) -

@Allicrombie said:

damnit, was hoping for a thread about cereal killers.

Lucky the Leprechaun is innocent. Innocent, I tell you!

#15 Posted by EPICCOMMANDER (938 posts) -
@KHAndAnime said:

@EPICCOMMANDER said:

I tried learning guitar a few years ago using one of my sister's old acoustic guitar, only problem is, I'm left handed. I briefly considered switching the strings so I could do more advance things with it, but then my sister wanted the guitar back so I left it as is. After I moved away to college I've since put that dream on hold indefinitely.

Why not just learn to play right handed? That's what I did.

Yeah, I maybe could do that, but now I don't have a guitar anymore. Also as much as I keep telling myself I'd like to learn to play guitar, if I really wanted to I probably would have done it and learned it by now. I've been home for two whole months now and haven't even thought about trying to learn it or even trying to find a guitar I could use.

#16 Posted by indzman (20410 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

Here's mine

#17 Edited by Xeno_ghost (696 posts) -

Oh that kind of axeman, how disappointing...

#18 Posted by hippiesanta (10012 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

Here's mine

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this guy hate axe

#19 Edited by Assassin_87 (2333 posts) -

Gonna try to jump back into it. I started learning when I was about fourteen (my uncle was trying to teach me) but just did not have the focus necessary at the time.

I actually just ordered one of these:

#20 Edited by jasean79 (2458 posts) -

Oh hell yeah, been playing for over 25 years, Classical for 15 of those.

I currently own the following:

My main "axe", a 2001 G.V. Rubio "Torres" Classical

My other two:

Godin "La Patrie" Collection Classical/Electric

Cordoba RCWE Classical/Electric narrow body:

#21 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4835 posts) -

New pick :D

#22 Posted by jasean79 (2458 posts) -

@klunt_bumskrint said:

New pick :D

Extra heavy? That's what you want for the lightning speed picking.

#23 Posted by EPICCOMMANDER (938 posts) -
@jasean79 said:

@klunt_bumskrint said:

New pick :D

Extra heavy? That's what you want for the lightning speed picking.

Well unless he's Johnny Ramone's son, he said he hasn't had lessons in 20 years, so I don't think he's going to be trying downpicking at a moderate tempo any time soon. That's a cool pick though.

#24 Posted by jasean79 (2458 posts) -

@EPICCOMMANDER said:
@jasean79 said:

@klunt_bumskrint said:

New pick :D

Extra heavy? That's what you want for the lightning speed picking.

Well unless he's Johnny Ramone's son, he said he hasn't had lessons in 20 years, so I don't think he's going to be trying downpicking at a moderate tempo any time soon. That's a cool pick though.

Maybe not, but if he does alternate picking (down, up, down, up) he'll get a lot more use of the heavier gauge pick and really boost his chops.

#25 Edited by EPICCOMMANDER (938 posts) -

Oh, and I hope you bought more than one of those picks. I played guitar for like a week and I lost the pick I had, so don't get too attached to it. Your dog will eat it, or you'll lose it inside the depths of your couch, so prepare yourself for the inevitable.