Things every guitar player should buy ... under $20

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  1. gjohnson441496lpjr

    gjohnson441496lpjr Member

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    I did too for a long time but I discovered that the peg winder is very convenient.
     
  2. eigentone

    eigentone Supporting Member

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    Maybe I too will get there someday. I have one or two. I re-try them every few years. A Power Peg Pro is a more likely outcome I think.
     
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  3. Al Rose

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    Yep, most of my Craftsman tools are from the 1970's. I worked for Sears while I was in college, and was in department 9 (tools). Back then they were THE tools to own. All made in USA. About 5 or 6 years ago I bought a few screwdrivers (some of mine had walked away) and noticed the new ones were much lighter than the old ones of the same size. Sad when a great brand goes south....

    Al
     
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  4. IGuitUpIGuitDown

    IGuitUpIGuitDown Member

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    “Everyone stopped to stare at your technicolor motorhome”
     
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  5. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    Same.
    The tuner goes everywhere a guitar goes. Automatically. Tuner + spare 9 volt battery. In the case.

    Even though I always tweak certain strings/octaves after tuning. No tuner is 100% exact in all neck positions.

    Still, it really helps.
     
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  6. IGuitUpIGuitDown

    IGuitUpIGuitDown Member

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    And my Turbo Tuner was definitely more than twenty bucks! Essential. Learned about them from this here TGP domicile. :dude
     
  7. data_null

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    Exactly.

    A few years ago I saw a local area cover band where neither of the guitarists, nor bassist, had a tuner. Every few songs they would stop to "tune". One guy would hit an open string, then the others would try to tune to match it, at the same time, at full volume. It was unreal.
     
  8. IGuitUpIGuitDown

    IGuitUpIGuitDown Member

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    OMG.
    Yeah, it happens. :rotflmao
     
  9. Wolfgangsta

    Wolfgangsta Supporting Member

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    One of these:
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    And one of these:
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    About $10 each.
     
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  10. IGuitUpIGuitDown

    IGuitUpIGuitDown Member

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    I also bought that cool folding Hercules plastic guitar stand for about twenty bucks. I use it constantly. Fits perfectly in my Ibanez case.
     
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  12. Thumpalumpacus

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    For beginning guitarists:

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  13. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    I have the old black cover one. Eleventh printing October 1988. Didn’t think it was still in print. Andy Summers foreward.

    I Advance Masked
    Bewitched

    (Fripp & Summers)
     
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    Yeah, I got one in 1982 -- it was a big stepping-stone for my playing.
     
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    Complete book of alternate tunings...it's a game changer.
     
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  16. KirschwasserFromAShell

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    • Disposable ear plugs
    • Power strip
    • Truetone 1Spot 9V Adapter
    • Extension cord
    • Roll of gaff tape
     
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  17. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    Especially because there was no Internet source for reference like TGP back then. And most guitarists I knew were at best (and honestly) described as “clueless.”

    I learned a lot from that book. It also proves how spoiled younger guitarists are today with many more options for affordable gear. I wanted a Boogie. It didn’t happen until years later!
     
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    Not just one, but one for every case, gig bag, basement, or band room in your life.

    Same with Snark tuners....there should be one within reach, always.
     
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    This is a great book for the beginner guitarist. I still have mine (20 years old), and I still open it up from time to time.
     
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