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    Ever feel 'overdressed' at a jam with your boutique guitars/amps?

    I prefer using relatively cheap equipment because I like seeing other guitar players' jaws hit the floor when they come to ask about my tone. ZT Lunchbox is the best for this, but lately I've just been running my Zoom effects thingy direct to board and using an IEM.
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    Quality vs Quantity?

    CHEAP! I like very few guitars in their stock configuration, and I end up modifying most of them, which destroys the resale value. The exception in my case are the new-ish (i.e. not vintage) Charvel guitars, which basically have all the mods I would do myself—but they are already (a little)...
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    Guitars sound better tuned down a half step

    As someone who doesn't even like the sound a 24.75" scale guitar at standard tuning,* it wouldn't make much sense for me to tune down. *When I'm the one playing it. I like plenty of other people's playing on shorter scales, but I don't like how I sound with them.
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    Zoom G5n - two weeks in (and played a gig with it)

    Completely OT, but @Pastafarian 's last post got me wondering... How many ways are there to literally skin a cat, and what kind of sicko bothered to find out there was more than one way!? Is there a market for cat skin!? (I'm not some over-the-top animal lover, but dang, where the heck does...
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    Zoom G5n - two weeks in (and played a gig with it)

    Maybe you're right and they could do it all cheaply. If so, I wish they would. I guess I'm just trusting that, since Zoom can't just cash in on their brand, they are trying to offer the most competitive product they can profitably build at their target price. To me, it's more of an interface...
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    Zoom G5n - two weeks in (and played a gig with it)

    I'd say I pretty much agree with you, but videos are alright for getting an idea how the interface works, which I guess is the main thing for me anyway. It's like you're in my brain! I was sort of set free after I realized all I needed was a couple tube screamers, delay and a clean amp to be...
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    Zoom G5n - two weeks in (and played a gig with it)

    The chip is probably the most expensive part. Probably add more than $100 to the price tag. Not saying it wouldn't be worth it, just that I guess Zoom knows what pricepoint they need to hit to move the most units.
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    Zoom G5n - two weeks in (and played a gig with it)

    So five months in, and I like my G5n well enough that I bought a second one. I leave the first one at church and the second one is for home or taking other places.
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    Alexander Dumble. . . Makes me laugh. . .

    I have no experience with Dumbles, but the people who play them generally sound great, so I guess they are good. I just wanted to chime in that there is basically no such thing as a proprietary guitar amp design in the legal unless you're inventing a completely new technology, which, as far as...
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    Questions about 4ths tuning for guys who use it frequently.

    I don't play a lot of traditional repertoire on guitar anyway -- mostly just P&W, where note-for-note covers aren't really expected. It's mostly just power chords, arpeggios and riffs anyway. My real goal would be able to play in fourths and standard, but I'm not sure that's realistic. 3 4 4 2...
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    Little Wing soloing invitational, a backing track for everyone

    If you boys don't behave, they are going to put the kibosh on these threads. A wise man once said, "save the drama fo' yo' mamma."
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    Questions about 4ths tuning for guys who use it frequently.

    I'm pretty sure I never implied 4ths tuning was new! I've read the Wikipedia page about tunings. Anyway, I appreciate your insight on sus2 chords being an artifact of standard tuning. I'm still really hoping someone who actually uses 4ths tuning will chime in, but maybe no one on TGP really...
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