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Carp
11-03-2004, 04:14 AM
How did you guys learn about electric guitar and amps? I see a lot of term dropping related to guitar and amp tech like 'open coil pickups', or 'guitar A would sound better if you modded it and added component X and component Y, and plugged it through amp B with pedal C' etc.

I'm totally clueless - some of the stuff on this forum is over my head (I don't play electric).

I just wanna know where you learnt all this stuff from - experience? forums? the net? hanging out at guitar shops?

The Kreep
11-03-2004, 04:17 AM
Bit of everything that you mentioned.

Diatonic Dissonance™
11-03-2004, 04:18 AM
I learn it from Aes :-*

gster123
11-03-2004, 04:20 AM
A bit of everything you mentioned as well as mag's and books.

Ubershrift
11-03-2004, 04:21 AM
yeah i was clueless to begin with as well, but me and one of my mates pretty much do nothing but talk guitars, and after hanging out in guitar shops and reading snippets from guitar mags here and there ya learn a fair amount.

americanfootball
11-03-2004, 04:22 AM
I have no life.

I just read a lot about things. I buy magazines and read manufacturers' websites.

flamey088
11-03-2004, 04:46 AM
experience, the forums, the net and yeah from other people generally. It simply depends on who u talk to, and what u talk about

Pastry Man
11-03-2004, 05:17 AM
learn it from experience. play guitar lots and you will pick it all up from playing guitar, listening to other people, finding stuff out in magazines and internet and from a guitar teacher if you get/have one.

supercocoapro
11-03-2004, 05:29 AM
internet

Papa Shank
11-03-2004, 05:47 AM
I take what I enjoy *guitar* and I learn what intrests me the most, construction, therefore if someone asks about it I like to try and answer, that and I cream over extended range guitars

ARBITER
11-03-2004, 05:51 AM
Read the Forum, go to shops

guitarbaz
11-03-2004, 06:03 AM
playing guitar for years, playing in bands, chatting with fellow guitarists, reading the mags, hanging about in the shops and generally being a complete guitar nerd.

don't worry if you don't know what we're on about, we talk a lot of crap a lot of the time.

but just chill, enjoy playing guitar, and all the stuff around will it come naturally in time. there's no hurry to be the best, it's not a race or a competition, it's just good clean fun. welcome.

Papa Shank
11-03-2004, 06:06 AM
baz how old are you? surely you're not as old as aero was, doubt you guys will remember that guy though

guitarbaz
11-03-2004, 06:07 AM
I learn it from Aes :-*

yeah, he's the oracle when it comes to the technical stuff. we'd be screwed without him!
respec' etc...

guitarbaz
11-03-2004, 06:08 AM
baz how old are you? surely you're not as old as aero was, doubt you guys will remember that guy though

just turned 37 the other week mate.
thankfully i can pass for 25 easy so i don't like a old perv with my 23 year old g/f. :D

how old was aero btw? i remember the name..

Noisy Bastard
11-03-2004, 06:10 AM
the forums, the internet, the guitar shop, in magazines,...
you can learn pretty much from all this.

Papa Shank
11-03-2004, 06:13 AM
just turned 37 the other week mate.
thankfully i can pass for 25 easy so i don't like a old perv with my 23 year old g/f. :D

how old was aero btw? i remember the name..

in his fifties I think, I seem to remember when he used to post thinking he was cool cause he never married or had kids or stuff like that, now though I just feel sorry for the guy

guitarbaz
11-03-2004, 06:21 AM
in his fifties I think, I seem to remember when he used to post thinking he was cool cause he never married or had kids or stuff like that, now though I just feel sorry for the guy

yeah it happens, i'd not like to get to that age and not have any kids. as it has i already have 2 from a previous life so i'm sorted for the time being. mind you, i'll bet he was f.ucking minted tho, although that doesn't really make up for all the other life stuff .
jarvis was about my age too, shame he left as he was a nice guy but i guess that real life intervenes eventually. i'm hanging on in here tho..!

Papa Shank
11-03-2004, 06:28 AM
yeah, he aparently has alot of nice-ish guitars, and a studio in his house, I think he said he spoiled his brothers kids or something though, ah well it's his choice

jarviss looks like he's in this twenties, but he's got work and wife and stuff

Bluesman
11-03-2004, 06:36 AM
all is time mate.....all in time.

jarviss
11-03-2004, 09:59 AM
<---is 34

:)
-G

Papa Shank
11-03-2004, 10:00 AM
time has been kind to you jarviss *shakes fist* :upset:

The Black Fist
11-03-2004, 10:13 AM
Well, I just kick ass and have an infinite amount of knowledge, so that's where I get it from.

Most of what I know, I picked up on here in my early stages. Ah, back when I was a n00b. Not very fun times. Now I run the show, though, and keep all of the real n00bs in check.

guitarbaz
11-03-2004, 10:42 AM
<---is 34

:)
-G

where'd you come from? i thought you quit!
just doin a bit of lurking eh, seeing what's happening??
cool.

bkrawk
11-03-2004, 10:48 AM
google everything, i learned a lot from this forum and reading mags and **** like that

Tiger
11-03-2004, 11:00 AM
Play for a long time, hang out at guitar shops, work at a guitar shop and teach guitar. That will help you.