Author Topic: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?  (Read 13431 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline justinguitar

  • Administrator
  • Stadium Superstar
  • *****
  • Posts: 3626
  • Good Vibes 111
    • justinguitar.com
"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." Dr. Seuss

Offline Xaromir

  • Stadium Superstar
  • *****
  • Posts: 3467
  • Good Vibes 21
  • Coolthulhu
Re: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 07:27:59 pm »
2 little things:

1.
What's wrong with mechanical metronomes?
My Grandmother gave me one, and i personally actually like it.
The sound of it is less annoying than the sound of some electric ones,
and they are as simple as it can get, there is no way someone can do something wrong,
just slide the weight to the desired speed and let it tick away. :D
I think there are also some out there that make a special noise every 4th beat or so,
but i'm not sure.
And they look nice. :D
Almost forgot that: No batteries required.

2.
It would have been nice if you maybe would have shown free alternatives,
like the Minituner, or one of the various online-metronomes. 

Those are the 2 things that just came to mind,
but i really liked the new lessons till now, great work! :)
_██_ 
.o_ರೃ Seriously now!

Offline bosoxfan713

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 08:08:53 pm »
Does anybody know what kind of Peterson tuner Justin has and/or how much one of them costs? Thanks.

Offline Xaromir

  • Stadium Superstar
  • *****
  • Posts: 3467
  • Good Vibes 21
  • Coolthulhu
Re: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2009, 08:22:37 pm »
Does anybody know what kind of Peterson tuner Justin has and/or how much one of them costs? Thanks.
Should be this one:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/peterson_vsam_virtual_strobemetronome.htm

270 € = 383 US$ / 478 AU$
_██_ 
.o_ರೃ Seriously now!

Offline justinguitar

  • Administrator
  • Stadium Superstar
  • *****
  • Posts: 3626
  • Good Vibes 111
    • justinguitar.com
Re: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 12:51:00 pm »
@ Xaromir

1. Mechanical metronomes only go up in set increments, you can't usually go up just one beat at a time if you want.

2. People can find the free ones if they want, I will have one this site soon!

@ bosoxfan713

I actually have two. A Strobostomp II on my pedalboard and a big virtual strobe (that was linked below) that I use for acoustics.

J
"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." Dr. Seuss

Offline servello

  • School Prom Hero
  • **
  • Posts: 42
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2009, 06:42:49 pm »
Hi Justin,

The new course is fantastic. I am the type of person who needs the info to be disseminated in a step by step manner. Also, I need to know when I can move on to the next stage. Your new method is perfect.

One item I noticed that was missing from your recommended list of beginner accessories was a guitar stand. This allows the student to keep their guitar available for playing - and does so safely rather than laying it down on a bed or couch.

I'll even go a step further and recommend my favorite stands:

Hercules Stands GS402B Mini Electric Guitar Stand

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Hercules-Stands-GS402B-Mini-Electric-Guitar-and-Bass-Guitar-Stand?sku=453079

Hercules Stands GS401B Mini Acoustic Guitar Stand

http://accessories.musiciansfriend.com/product/Hercules-Stands-GS401B-Mini-Acoustic-Guitar-Stand?sku=453077

I hope this is helpful to beginners out there.
Deus tantum me iudicabit

Offline close2u

  • Administrator
  • Stadium Superstar
  • *****
  • Posts: 7269
  • Good Vibes 217
  • Teesside, North East England.
Re: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 06:35:24 am »
good point servello - just received this for my birthday - it's brilliant

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guitar-Stand-Hercules-Double-AGS/dp/B0006UGEOK/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1244352824&sr=8-7

also if you use the follow through Amazon link on the main site Justin benefits !!

 :)

Offline justinguitar

  • Administrator
  • Stadium Superstar
  • *****
  • Posts: 3626
  • Good Vibes 111
    • justinguitar.com
Re: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009, 06:15:58 pm »
Good point - a stand is a good thing - will add it to the list - the beginners products section needs an update too!

J
"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." Dr. Seuss

Offline iknowgungfu

  • Pub Night Playa
  • ***
  • Posts: 104
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2009, 04:56:15 pm »
Another vote for the Hercules stands...I have two floorstanding ones and they are perfect.
Fender American Standard Strat HSS
Vox AD30VT (potentially a bit faulty!)
Broken Yamaha Acoustic FS-310

Offline justinguitar

  • Administrator
  • Stadium Superstar
  • *****
  • Posts: 3626
  • Good Vibes 111
    • justinguitar.com
Re: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2009, 01:07:02 pm »
My stands are Hercules too! Well I have a Stagg rack thing too - but I like the Hercules ones - good quality!

J
"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." Dr. Seuss

Offline willt6

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2010, 08:14:45 pm »
Hey Justin, do you know what brands/types of electric guitar effects pedals are good but not too expensive either?

Offline flyhead

  • Stadium Superstar
  • *****
  • Posts: 2102
  • Good Vibes 61
Re: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2010, 09:22:24 pm »
Hi W6.
There is a section of the forum which deals specifically with effects: http://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?board=82.0
Have a trawl through the section to read the many debates on effects, but your question is ultimately impossible to answer, especially since you offer no information on what kind of guitar or amplifier you own, nor what kind of music you wish to play.
My immediate reaction would be, assuming you are completely new to guitar, that you should not be too concerned with effects yet. All of your initial lessons should be played clean, perhaps with a little reverb to add a little sparkle. As you continue to learn you will pick up tips and hints, and these will help you in chosing effects, if needed, for the sound you are looking for.
All the endless possibilities in regard to equipment can be a distraction and easily result in misspent time and money. Be patient.

Offline perfopt

  • Pub Night Playa
  • ***
  • Posts: 106
  • Good Vibes 3
Re: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2011, 04:32:12 pm »
Strap locks - What exactly are strap locks?

Google search returns images of something like a screw head that is already on my guitar (Yamaha Pacifica 012). The two strap "stubs" sticking out tof the guitar look a little similar to this image in Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Dunlop-Design-Straplok-System-Nickel/dp/B0002CZVXM/ref=sr_1_4?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1303053853&sr=1-4

So I am a little confused. Does my guitar already have locks? I slipped the strap notch over the screw heads and it does not feel like it will slip out at all.



Offline Bootstrap

  • Stadium Superstar
  • *****
  • Posts: 2168
  • Good Vibes 64
  • Never yield.
    • The Tale Of Bootstrap
Re: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2011, 12:20:36 am »
The Pacifica 012 does not come standard with strap locks, so unless you bought it second hand and the previous owner put them on then no you don't have strap locks - what you have is strap pins.

In the picture on the page from Amazon the actual locks are the 2 button shaped looking thingees that attach to the pins after you have put your strap on.

Unless you intend on doing a lot of gigging then they are most likely are unecessary but they do offer added protection against dropping your guitar and damaging it.
The best guitar is the one you have in your hands
Road Case last update 11 Mar 2012

Offline tricks

  • Bedroom Rocker
  • *
  • Posts: 19
  • Good Vibes 0
Re: BC-103 • What guitar accessories do you need?
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2011, 01:40:52 am »
I'm very new at learning guitar, and I have found your lessons a HUGE help, I was starting to feel stuck after learning a few cords, but starting over and following your lessons has been a huge help! I'm disabled and live on Social Security so the free lessons are awesome also! but trust me as soon as I can spare a little its coming your way! the question I have is strings, I'm stuck learning on a Classical right now, but really want to play acoustic, I know I have to use different strings for this guitar and have a set of GHS bronze classical guitar strings high tension clear trebles, tie end, on the guitar now, and a spare set, but I think it's time to change them. I noticed you recommend Very thin Dunlop Nylon, white or light gray or DR extended life, I haven't noticed these brands for classical, can you or any one else recommend the best set for me to use? thanks so much!!!