This post is dedicated to all newbies in guitaring
Well to start off I hate dimwit fat pocketed brand sloggers #@*_>>## .
Let’s picture this u are new to guitaring and from day one u wanna play like ur idol but……..here the reality strikes u have no money/ for these highly hyped “proper gear”. Then u go in a forum (like this one) where u ask 4 advice and all u get is crappy sarcastic remarks or advice u this list of “proper gear” which u can’t afford.
So does this mean u can’t play good without these?
Well mark my words u can read on.
Myth: there is a beginner’s gear & there is advanced gear
Reality: there is a gear with more functional control there is a gear with less functional control.
Myth: if you own your idol’s gear you can play like him
Reality: fact1) he wasn’t born with this gear, nor he achieved the “tone” waking up one day ,it came after many trial & errors also brand endorsements.
Fact2) these are thousands or even millions of ppl own this rig setup & u will end up like another mediocre copycat.
Myth: Marshalls, Gibson, Vox etc. are like mercs a must have
Reality: they are where u see them because of tremendous brand propagation & marketing management; in fact 40-50% times their new launch is a total crap & a market failure.
Minimum gear u require is entirely on where & what (style) u are playing
Guitar requirements (beginners [from pocket at least])
· 22-24 frets fret board.
· A minimum of two single coils (for clean guitaring) & one humbucker(for dirty guitaring)
· Adjustable tremolo
· Adjustable Truss rod
· Volume & tone adjustment knobs & pickup selectors
Now come favorite myths
Myth: the guitars of this blah blah company is good & others suck
Reality: the things which sets apart one guitar from another is on two factors
· Quality of pickups & fret board
· Convenience features
In other words buy a Givson & either tweak the pickups or change the pickups and u r a proud owner of custom guitar. What about fret board u ask? Well dear the difference is so minor that only trained ears can identify it.
For guitar tweaking
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Myth: this particular guitar is good for this style
Reality: the only job of guitar is to send signals and the quality of signal sent is dependent on pickups & what u hear (which actually counts) is dependent on amplifiers & speakers.
In other words those who say a strat can’t be used for thrash metal are stupid. All it requires is tweaking
Bye 4 now will be back with Part 2