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#21 - allamericandude (04/24/2013) [-]
I think there's actually three types of "typical amateur guitar players": the Wonderwall-ists, the "metalhead" kids with cheap BC Riches and Line 6 amps, and the Slash wannabes. Not sure which is the worst, but every guitar player has probably been one of those at some point. Admittedly, I fell under the third category. I think I've grown past it--now I'm a Rush nerd.
User avatar #204 to #21 - novemberthreeone (04/24/2013) [-]
I used to be the second 10 years ago, but I still use my trusty line 6. Nothing can replace that to me.
User avatar #200 to #21 - pipedt (04/24/2013) [-]
I never learned wonderwall, never played anything of B C Rich and I hate slash. I actually started playing because I heard Dream Theater,Symphony X and Frank Gambale (Funk it up)
#148 to #21 - anonexplains (04/24/2013) [-]
Yet there are many who can't afford more than a cheap guitar and a Line 6 amp. Why is it a concern one does it to learn and be able to play songs that one likes?
User avatar #199 to #148 - allamericandude (04/24/2013) [-]
I said "cheap BC Riches"--the little "metal" guitars with pointy bits and flames on them.
#284 to #199 - anonexplains (04/24/2013) [-]
Oh ok
#145 to #21 - anonexplains (04/24/2013) [-]
I started playing some Police on my mother's ****** classical guitar. Then I bought an Ibanez SA260, and started playing some Van Halen, Guns N' Roses. Then, I bought a Vox VT30 amp (yeah, I played unamplified for 5 months, due do no money ^^ ).
At that point, I was learning some Iron Maiden, especially solos. Seriously, practicing Dave Murray's solos improves your skill a lot! Then I had my "full distorsion time": Megadeth, Metallica, Judas Priest...
Finally, I started to find my sound: Not a lot of distorsion, or a deep clean tone. My sound is very similar to Slash's. I'm not a guitar beast, even if I master legato, artificial harmonics, tapping... But I work a lot on my sound, I try to play "clean", to make each note count.
Sometimes I see high-skilled guitarists with a ****** ****** sound and it's a shame. They should learn how to tune their guitar and Amp first...
#85 to #21 - hairibar (04/24/2013) [-]
There's another one (I used to be one of these)
People who only plays power chords, power chords, Highway To Hell, power chords and finally, power chords (did I mention power chords?)
User avatar #51 to #21 - Gandalfthewhite (04/24/2013) [-]
i bought a bc rich mockingbird because i liked it when slash played it. does that mean i was in two categories?
User avatar #26 to #21 - biggrand (04/24/2013) [-]
I guess i was the metalhead kid for a bit when I'd play a lot of amon amarth and a bit of bathory or metallica, and now im not sure what i am, I almost never play anyones songs but my own unless its for jazz guitar lessons. I just play my own thing, mix of doom, sludge, black metal, jazz, blues, prog, classical, and anything else thats noisy and large sounding
#24 to #21 - poppingpins (04/24/2013) [-]
I started with a lot of Beatles, then later Weezer and the Strokes. Now it's just whatever catches my interest.
I started with a lot of Beatles, then later Weezer and the Strokes. Now it's just whatever catches my interest.
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