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    OK - this is very different from playing acoustic and sitting down. I can sit down and play the electric but I want to get used to playing it standing up as well. The neck is a little more manageable for my hands but everything is just at such a different perspective it will take some getting used to. I've played a little bit with messing with the reverb and sustain on the amp but mostly I just want to get used to playing an electric. I think I will order a distortion/overdrive/fuzz pedal of some sort soon. That should frighten my wife, who currently thinks I am getting very "pretty" sounds out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    That should frighten my wife, who currently thinks I am getting very "pretty" sounds out of it.
    If you stick with it, She'll probably start to hate it. Just be prepared to either learn to play with headphones, or to put it away the moment she walks into the room. My wife thinks that I am mentally ill and over obsessed with the same songs...

    That's called Practice.. She calls it "craptice"

    Of course maybe your wife is not as, shall we say "unenthusiastic" about being able to play an instrument. My wife would prefer me to just sit and watch Judge Judy. Thank God for headphones.
    I got nothin'

    ...avoiding any implication that I have ever entertained a cognizant thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    OK - this is very different from playing acoustic and sitting down. I can sit down and play the electric but I want to get used to playing it standing up as well. The neck is a little more manageable for my hands but everything is just at such a different perspective it will take some getting used to. I've played a little bit with messing with the reverb and sustain on the amp but mostly I just want to get used to playing an electric. I think I will order a distortion/overdrive/fuzz pedal of some sort soon. That should frighten my wife, who currently thinks I am getting very "pretty" sounds out of it.
    I recommend the Zoom G1On for a cheap but really versatile multi-effects unit. Plenty of distortion boxes or amp sims to work with. I use one (actually two chained together, but that isn't necessary) and get amazing results from it. Simple and easy to use, dirt cheap, and super durable if you don't beat the crap out of it. Much fun!

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    All I have is an acoustic guitar. It has been an up and down battle learning on it. First I broke my ankle which sidelined me for quite a while (couldn't get my feet flat on the floor for months). Then I spent a couple years driving for our local school district and damn, it raised the tendinitis in my hands so severely I couldn't strum for more than a few minutes. That ended last spring and with exercise/rest I have finally moderated the tendinitis somewhat. Fender just announced the you could get three months of free lessons on Fender Play so I signed up. Yesterday I was across the street where my neighbors were drinking on the front lawn. My neighbor's brother was there. He collects guitars and bikes. He doesn't play much any more. So I brought up the Fender thing and he said, "I've got something you can play for awhile". And he brought over this.


    I am not worthy!
    Sweet! That'll be lots of fun. Helluva nice starter getup.
    But, ask him if he'll let you peel off the factory film on the pickguard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    I recommend the Zoom G1On for a cheap but really versatile multi-effects unit. Plenty of distortion boxes or amp sims to work with. I use one (actually two chained together, but that isn't necessary) and get amazing results from it. Simple and easy to use, dirt cheap, and super durable if you don't beat the crap out of it. Much fun!

    Bill
    The readout and layout on the Zoom are great.

    I have a Digitech Element XP that I don't use at all anymore. But I lend it out, along with a guitar, to people interested in learning. It's another nice, cheap multi option, and has an expression pedal built-in. It's great because I don't need to lend them an amp, since you can plug headphones into the pedal itself to hear.



    Added a Joyo Aquarius delay pedal to the collection today. It's really good.
    Right now I've got a nifty ambient setup going with these lined up on the plank.

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