Old guy, noob guitarist

Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by Otto99, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. Otto99

    Otto99 Member

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    Hi. My sons are both into guitars, and I mentioned to one of them it might be fun to learn after all these years. Next thing I know, I’m the proud owner of a 98 G400 and a wee amp. I’ve started fooling around with it, using some videos from YouTube, and it’s going fairly well. Glad to have found this site, and I promise I will search the forums before asking the obvious questions, since everybody hates that!
     
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    Welcome to EpiTalk Otto99
    That's a good guitar to get started with, though we'll need some better pics.
    I see it in your avatar there, but we like full size guitar porn here.
    If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask, lots of good, knowledgeable folks here.
    We'll be glad to help any way we can, though we will try to talk you into buying more guitars, & possibly modding them as well:cool:
     
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    Thanks for the welcome! I could most likely be talked into buying another one or two! I’ll post a photo later today.
     
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    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Epi-Talk.. Your next guitar should be a Les Paul and an ES-339 and a Stratocaster and a Telecaster...
     
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    All good suggestions, but I'd go for a better amp first!
     
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  6. Otto99

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    I live in Memphis, so maybe I need an ES355.
     
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    Welcome in Otto. Its never to late to learn, I think is a great hobby.
     
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    Here ya go.
     
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    Looks to be in really good condition for a 20 year old guitar!
    Congrats, play her in good health!!
     
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    Welcome to the forum and to the world of guitars.

    You may be a noob to guitar, but you are not old. I turn 71 next month and have been playing since 1957. Just wish my skill level indicated that. BTW, my oldest son turned 50 yesterday.
     
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    Welcome! I'm also in the old category, 66 1/2.
     
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    What?! We would never do anything like that!
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    You may have something there. An amp one can call "wee" might not provide a true picture of the axe can do. Unless of course it's something like a Friedman Runt.* That'e be something you could conceivably call "wee" and have it sound awesome. :p :cheers:










    *In no way am I really suggesting that anyone needs a certain level of gear to sound good or be accepted. :cheers:
     
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    Everyone needs a 335! At least one!
     
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    The wee amp is a Line 6 Spider IV. It sounds pretty good for no bigger than it is.
     
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    Lots of good settings on the Spider, it should serve you well for practicing.
    Depending on how deep you get into this hobby, it may well be the only amp you'll ever need.
    BUT, sooner or later, you're gonna want to upgrade, weather you really need to or not.
    Gear is an addictive thing, the more you get, the more you want, but be careful, once GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) kicks in, you'll wind up shopping for a bigger house to hold it all:shock:
     
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    That's a nice black SG you have.;)


    ;>)/
     
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    I have one of these, a 30W combo. It's a great first amp, plenty of what you need.
     
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    Nice looking SG Otto...

    Welcome here, & good on you (& your boys) for getting amongst it :yesway:
     

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