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Old 15th June 2010, 9:06 PM   #31
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I have the TC Electronic Nova Repeater which is a fantastic delay. Analog, Tape, Dynamic, Reverse & Ping Pong delays. Basically an improved version of TC's classic 2290 in a foot pedal, so it dead easy to nail U2 tones if that's what you want (the Edge still uses 2290's).

I really like the analog delay setting - it's what I have mine set on pretty much permanently. Much simpler to use than a DD-20, and so much more versatile than a similarly priced analog like the MXR.

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Old 16th June 2010, 10:42 AM   #32
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Well, just placed my order for my Peavey Vypyr 75watt plus Sanpera II pedal. Came in at $949 (best price in Aus as far as I can find) from a music shop in south Brisbane.

Apparently 24-48 hours for shipping... so I should have it before week's end.
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Old 16th June 2010, 10:55 AM   #33
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I would buy a big bag of toys for $950.
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Old 16th June 2010, 1:44 PM   #34
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Yeah, I was weighing up my options.... and it came out on top. Next it to sell my Line6 Pod 2.0 and floorboard etc and either move to active pickups on my ESP EC-100QM, or trade the guitar in for a ESP 401 guitar.
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Old 16th June 2010, 4:41 PM   #35
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Now I know we take the piss out of guitar hero etc, but I dunno, check this out from E3:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/16/r...-virtual-guit/

That looks to me like it could actually be a genuinely useful thing for learning the guitar, or at least, learning songs by rote. Play in the game, then use the controller (or even your other more "real" guitar and play the same thing you learned in the game.. ?
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Old 16th June 2010, 4:56 PM   #36
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Now I know we take the piss out of guitar hero etc, but I dunno, check this out from E3:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/16/r...-virtual-guit/

That looks to me like it could actually be a genuinely useful thing for learning the guitar, or at least, learning songs by rote. Play in the game, then use the controller (or even your other more "real" guitar and play the same thing you learned in the game.. ?
Its an interesting idea, but the key thing that made GH successful is that anyone could pick up a 5 button controller and play away. Playing more complicated songs and solos isn't going to be any easier (IMHO) just because the tabs are scrolling through your TV - if anything its going to be harder. Is their target audience really going to sit down and practice songs and solos slowly building up speed? You either want to play a game or you want to learn guitar it just seems to me like its some sort of weird middle ground that won't satisfy for too long.

Also I'm not too sure about this "sensing where your hand is" method.
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Old 16th June 2010, 4:58 PM   #37
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My brother has something called an "Alesis midiverb" which is a piece of 80's studio equipment with about 100 different effects including some pretty cool delays (from full on echo type sounds to that sort of corny sounding 80's solo tone. You can pick them up on e-bay for pretty cheap but you need an amp with an effects loop to use it.
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You know what else is a genuinely useful thing for learning the guitar?


A guitar.
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Old 16th June 2010, 6:32 PM   #39
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Yup, and I've been doing lessons with a real teacher on a real guitar for nearly a year now, but I still think a well designed video game could be a very useful additional learning tool. And this is certainly a hell of a lot closer than the previous 4-coloured-buttons thing.
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Buying more boutique gear without the intention of ever using it.
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Buying more boutique gear without the intention of ever using it.
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Its the only way to get better! :P
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Its the only way to get better! :P
Haha yeah pretty much, its the reason I have a completely necessary road case for my pedal board which doesn't leave my room. To be fair though it did save all my pedals when my bed broke - long story.
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Yup, and I've been doing lessons with a real teacher on a real guitar for nearly a year now, but I still think a well designed video game could be a very useful additional learning tool. And this is certainly a hell of a lot closer than the previous 4-coloured-buttons thing.
I do see your point, and agree to a certain extent.

While this shouldn't be a substitute for learning how to play a real guitar, it certain is going to continue to help generate interest in the instrument and the act of making music as a whole... and that's always a good thing.


Completely off that topic, has anyone every purchased items from overseas (particularly guitars themselves). The prices on the models I'm looking at are MUCH cheaper in the US (nearly 50% cheaper, even after postage), so I'm tempted.

Can anyone suggest good online stores overseas that you've used to import instruments through?
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Completely off that topic, has anyone every purchased items from overseas (particularly guitars themselves). The prices on the models I'm looking at are MUCH cheaper in the US (nearly 50% cheaper, even after postage), so I'm tempted.

Can anyone suggest good online stores overseas that you've used to import instruments through?
Care to share these bargains that you're talking of?

I bought my Gibson '76 Explorer from a dude in the US off ebay (its still going strong) and ended up getting it into the country without taxes (aka as a "used gift") for about $1100 flat.

Unsurprisingly this dude has since dissappeared off ebay.... oh yeah and it had a tidy canadian snakeskin case...

i should really put some photos of it up sometime.
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