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No more electric at home

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by guitarface, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    I'm feeling kind of down on being an at home player with an electric guitar, amps and pedals. I got to play nice and loud yesterday and it was fun, but I kind of felt like what's the point. (The fun, that was the point, I know). But I felt stupid. It seemed pointless and its completely anti-social.

    In contrast, after thanksgiving dinner, I took out my acoustic and played with people.

    So I'm gonna sell some gear and be an acoustic guitar for a while (unless my mood changes before I actually do it). Still gonna keep the strat and amp and any pedals that were gifts.
     
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    dante1963 Strat-O-Master

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    The point is that you said it was fun.

    I’m the end, that’s all that really matters.
     
  3. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Don't do it..."be the hoarder":D
     
  4. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Please don't turn into an acoustic guitar!
     
  5. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    It wouldn't be fair for me to edit my post now, would it?
     
  6. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

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    Don't do anything rash.
    Put the gear in a closet for right now.

    You'll be missing it soon.
    Next time, just try and play sweet and mellow.
    Not loud.
     
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  7. Ferpie

    Ferpie Strat-O-Master

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    Yep, sell stuffs and get yourself a GREAT acoustic.

    An acoustic is the kind of thing you buy once and for all (at least in my view).

    When the call for electric strikes back you’ll be pleased to fall back in the old GAS mode
     
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  8. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Senior Stratmaster

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    Nearly all my playing is with electric guitars, either unplugged or with amps set at levels about equivalent to an acoustic guitar. You're right, there's no point in playing excessively loud at home. Master volume knobs are there for a reason.
     
  9. jaxjaxon

    jaxjaxon Strat-Talker

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    Arch Top, Gives you both acoustic and electric.
     
  10. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    So are amps like the THR series and their contemporaries!:whistling:
     
  11. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    Its not just that. Electric guitar, for the most part, is a band instrument. Acoustic not so much.

    I'm tired of playing a band instrument with no band.
     
  12. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "Was you ever stung by a dead bee?" Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Man you've got to find some guys to jam with!
     
  13. jaxjaxon

    jaxjaxon Strat-Talker

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    You could try using a Trio + for a more full band type thing.
     
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    jbylake Regular Dude Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Maybe buy an attenuator, unless you just want an acoustic. Crank amp hard, get guitar wide open, sound and adjust attenuator to "please folks level" and soldier on. I live in a condo, and that's what I have to do if I want to get tube rattling tone at neighbor/HOA levels:D
     
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  15. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I get it but why not be the band? A guitar is a guitar and whatever genre, it works exactly the same as any other save for the sound produced...play, process, repeat. Go to the computer and document your work through headphones if you need to but be you! :sneaky:
     
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  16. Stark

    Stark Still an idiot Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Just make yourself happy.
     
  17. smithstrato

    smithstrato Senior Stratmaster

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    Anti -social is bad then?
     
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  18. Stark

    Stark Still an idiot Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Works just fine for me.
     
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    Deathray Strat-O-Master

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    If you can afford to just sit on your electric gear, and you like what you have, just closet it. You don’t know the future, and the situation may arise, where you wish you had it. A bird in the hand...
     
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  20. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    All things must pass.
     
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