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      12-03-2019 12:47 PM #27
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      These are some unique Guitar Holders
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      I like the Hercules Auto-Grip holders.

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      12-03-2019 01:28 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by LT1M21Stingray View Post
      I do my own setup on all of my guitars. Maybe a how-to book?

      I would let the boy choose and pay for his own pedal/effects.

      Headphones for him are a good thing for you.

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      I like the idea of a book on maintenance. I think it's a good idea for him to not just learn how to play, but also how to take of and even tinker (safely) with his own rig. I might get him an amp similar to the one his mom is giving him. That way he can bring the guitar back and forth and not have to lug that, too.
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      12-03-2019 01:48 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      I might get him an amp similar to the one his mom is giving him.
      I wouldn't. Make him try out other amps, specifically tube-type. Some of the solid-state stuff can try to replicate tube amps, but there really is no replacement.
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      12-03-2019 02:10 PM #30
      Is there anything that works particularly well with that model of guitar?
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      12-03-2019 02:25 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      Is there anything that works particularly well with that model of guitar?
      I'm an "Orange guy" so of course what I show you will be Orange so:








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      12-03-2019 02:41 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      Is there anything that works particularly well with that model of guitar?
      Peavey 5150

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      12-03-2019 02:49 PM #33
      Don't listen to those guys. ^^

      A Twin Reverb is the way to go.
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      12-03-2019 03:05 PM #34
      Oh ****... I see what I just stepped into.
      Quote Originally Posted by Col. David Crockett
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      12-03-2019 04:08 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      Oh ****... I see what I just stepped into.
      It's not an "us vs them" mentality. It's more-so a signature sound that he will be after. Orange sounds different from Marshall, and Marshall sounds different from the 5150 referenced above, and so-on-and-so-forth. You've got to find out what sound he's going for to pinpoint the amp that is best for him.
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      12-03-2019 04:51 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      It's not an "us vs them" mentality. It's more-so a signature sound that he will be after. Orange sounds different from Marshall, and Marshall sounds different from the 5150 referenced above, and so-on-and-so-forth. You've got to find out what sound he's going for to pinpoint the amp that is best for him.
      Agree 1000%. I wouldn't necessarily buy anything from there (I like my local shop) but take him to Guitar Center and let him play through a bunch of different amps to find out what he likes. Dealing with guitar players for 30+ years I've learned that there's no consensus on "best amp" or "best strings" or "best guitar"... it's ALL personal preference.

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      12-03-2019 05:02 PM #37
      Most of the modeling modules/amps have names that reference a model from an existing amplifier or pedal setup. Mess around with the modeling amp that he will have and then play off of that. The possibilities are endless. He can get lost for years in chasing "his sound" down.
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      12-03-2019 06:07 PM #38
      The more I learn, the more confusing it gets. He's probably not a point where he's ready to discover his "sound".

      That said, Guitar Center was mentioned. Do most stores let you bring your own instrument in to test out on their gear? That's a thing?
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      12-03-2019 07:29 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      He's probably not a point where he's ready to discover his "sound".
      Well, he knows what he likes and what he wants to play (hopefully). That is "his sound"

      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      Do most stores let you bring your own instrument in to test out on their gear? That's a thing?
      If he has a standard Les Paul with a standard tune, then any Guitar Center will have 12 of the very same guitar in-stock. I suggest using theirs.
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      12-03-2019 09:57 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      Well, he knows what he likes and what he wants to play (hopefully). That is "his sound"
      This x 10000


      If he has a standard Les Paul with a standard tune, then any Guitar Center will have 12 of the very same guitar in-stock. I suggest using theirs.
      And this.

      He's now a "musician"... encourage him to find his own thing.

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      12-03-2019 10:46 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      Oh ****... I see what I just stepped into.
      All in jest.

      The thing is, no matter what guitar/amp I play, and depending on the amount of overdrive involved, I more or less always sound the same. The way you play is a big part on how you sound.
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      12-03-2019 11:28 PM #42
      I got this cool gadget yesterday.

      I'll see in the long run if it is worth it or not.

      https://www.amazon.com/Muslady-Trans.../dp/B07K8HYBY2

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      Yesterday 12:30 PM #43
      It would be interesting to see if those create any latency. I am one of those people who can't tell the difference between an MP3 recording and analog so it would be lost on me.

      W/re to the boy and what he likes to play... Generally hard rock, but not metal. He's also developing an appreciation for blues and jazz. I would like to get him an amp that is totally different than the one his mom is getting him so that he can experience the different sounds, first hand.
      Quote Originally Posted by Col. David Crockett
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      Yesterday 12:33 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      I would like to get him an amp that is totally different than the one his mom is getting him so that he can experience the different sounds, first hand.
      Old school tube (regardless of the brand)
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      Yesterday 12:42 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      It would be interesting to see if those create any latency. I am one of those people who can't tell the difference between an MP3 recording and analog so it would be lost on me.

      W/re to the boy and what he likes to play... Generally hard rock, but not metal. He's also developing an appreciation for blues and jazz. I would like to get him an amp that is totally different than the one his mom is getting him so that he can experience the different sounds, first hand.

      With a Les Paul there are three options. Mesa Dual Rectifier, 5150/6505, or Marshall JCM800. These must also be accompanied with a stack of at least two 4x12 cabinets.

      After you have this very basic necessary equipment, we can start talking about whether he wants passive Bareknuckles or active EMG's.
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      Yesterday 12:52 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Russells View Post
      After you have this very basic necessary equipment, we can start talking about whether he wants passive Bareknuckles or active EMG's.
      It's crazy how an old-school amp with super high impedance pick-ups change the sound so much.
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      Yesterday 01:25 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      Is there anything that works particularly well with that model of guitar?
      Marshall JCM900 is the amp for a Les Paul. Big fat rock and roll sound. Might be a bit out of your budget though.
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      Yesterday 01:34 PM #48
      Yeahhhhh... Maybe when he graduates.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Col. David Crockett
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      Yesterday 01:39 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird View Post
      Yeahhhhh... Maybe when he graduates.


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      That is the reason I suggested the Orange Tiny Terror and the smaller Orange cabinet. I play my Tiny Terror through a 4x12 cabinet with no effects pedals, and have no issues shaking things off the walls on setting #4. There is such a variety of combinations from manufacturers to guitar companies that no one recommendation will be the perfect fit until you or he tries it (before you buy it preferably).
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      Yesterday 01:52 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      That is the reason I suggested the Orange Tiny Terror and the smaller Orange cabinet. I play my Tiny Terror through a 4x12 cabinet with no effects pedals, and have no issues shaking things off the walls on setting #4. There is such a variety of combinations from manufacturers to guitar companies that no one recommendation will be the perfect fit until you or he tries it (before you buy it preferably).


      The Micro Terror and cabinet combos I'm seeing are closer to my comfort spend zone.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Col. David Crockett
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