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I am a Father, a .NET Developer with 12 years experience, an amateur photographer, and I have a passion for the guitar.


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comment How important is a good amp?
You're welcome.
May
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answered How important is a good amp?
May
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answered How to choose a good pedal for my guitar
May
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accepted Are there any practical differences between Humbuckers and Mini Humbuckers?
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asked Are there any practical differences between Humbuckers and Mini Humbuckers?
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revised Glossary of Guitar Effects
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answered Glossary of Guitar Effects
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comment Glossary of Guitar Effects
I would argue against "The main disadvantage is the quality is not as good as the original". I think some of the current advanced units such as AxeFX II and Kemper Profiling Amp can sound essentially and practically indistinguishable from their source amp and may offer subjective improvements.
Apr
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comment Should i buy guitar effects even If I'm a beginner?
Effects can inspire you with new creative ideas, or just help you sound like your musical inspirations, go for it. I would urge you to consider a multi-effects unit like a Digitech RP series, or Line6 PodHD series. They can provide you with many options to try before you figure out exactly what you want. Many units can be had pretty cheap used, and as a bonus, most will act as a usb interface, and let you record your playing (for better or worse) to computer.
Apr
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comment Arthritis In Hands (Playing With Pain In Hands) - Are There Recommended Approaches?
I've talked to my instructor about this because my dad is a guitar player with arthritis. His advice, which seems sound is to play almost every day. It will help keep your joints moving. But also, don't over do it on any given day. Practice often but easy. Also Motrin/Ibuprofen reduces swelling in addition to pain relief. Good luck!
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awarded  Yearling
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comment Distortion effects pedal to amp
You're welcome. Did you go from your guitar to the pedal to the effects loop? If so you were bypassing your pre-amp (btw, this is one way to use a multi-fx pedal with amp emulation). Otherwise I don't know why the amp controls wouldn't work.
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answered Distortion effects pedal to amp
Apr
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answered Does an adjustable bridge need to be parallel to the frets?
Apr
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answered Does anyone know a good site to share guitar and bass tabs?
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awarded  Editor
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revised Any ways to physically improve hand and finger speed?
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