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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-19-2004, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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looking for "gear for dummies"

so, when i started playing guitar, it was pretty simple. i plugged my dad's
guitar into the guitar amp, and there i was, playing music.

then, i bought a distortion pedal. plugged the guitar into the pedal, then
out from the pedal into the guitar. still fairly simple.

i'm curious about alot of the other electronics available, and i don't 'really'
understand them. things like pre-amps, rack things, and the like. i mean,
they sound fairly simple, but i don't have the first clue how to get them
to work, if i had any of them.

so, my question...

does anyone know of a "music gear for dummies" book/site that could
help me out? something that tells me, "this goes here, this does that,
don't do this or the resulting arc will stop your heart."

thanks!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-23-2004, 09:16 AM
 
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For great bumpage.

Seriously, I would love something like this as well. Anyone know of anything?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-23-2004, 12:38 PM
 
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I've learned a lot over the years through lessons, other players, magazines, my schooling, and the folks on this list. Just getting to know your equipment and paying attention to how it behaves can give you a great comprehension of what things do and a slight idea of how they do it, to.

The problem I've noticed that most of us fall victim to is that guitar magazines (an other publications focused on a certain area of interest) are all written in such away that it is assumed that all the readers are fairly experienced. Even now, most of the stuff I see in mags tend to be based on knowledge typically accquired after about a year or two of study. In fact many readers are beginners reading to find out what their "heroes" are doing. This is a bit exclusive and has bothered me for some time.

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