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Old 08-03-2017, 06:45 PM
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Default electric - me?

Never. I don't care for the sound (usually) or the look (always) of them. Because not everyone thinks like me, I seem to be surrounded by them sometimes.
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I used to have electrics but I never learned to play them that well. I don't play acoustic that well either but it's less noticeable to just be finger picking some open chords on an acoustic than on an electric.

Everyone once in awhile I'll hear someone that is really great on a Telecaster (someone like Jim Campilongo) and I'll really want to buy another Telecaster and a PRRI. Maybe some day.

I have definitely made headway on the guitar since going all acoustic 6 years ago and I sometimes wonder how that might have transferred over to the electric, especially as a fingerstyle player.

Part of my lack of progress on electric was my inability to play well with a pick. Once I abandoned picks for fingertips things got much better. I wonder how that would sound with a nice Tele and a Princeton Reverb RI...
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:39 PM
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Nope, most people play electrics pretty badly, course I'm used to session players here in Nashville. They play anything perfectly the first time.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:40 PM
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What a great question. Yes! I lust after them all the time. I have a Gibson SG which I play fingerstyle all the time and I love the sustain. I also like the idea of breaking guitar orthodoxies, namely that SG's are only for AC/DC and hard rock generally. I've been drooling after Bilt SS Zaftig guitars after I played a Revelator. I also like Jazzmasters.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:46 PM
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Default Funny you should ask...

Count me among the people who more than occasionally lusted after an electric.

As fate would have it, my first, a mint condition, new-to-me PRS S2 Standard 24 followed me home from the guitar store this afternoon. It completely ignored me when I told it "stay... Stay... STAY"

It was a great deal... aren't they all?
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:56 PM
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Tele, Strat, Ric 360-12 & stuff, all in black (or jet-glo, if you prefer) and all gone. Silliness. I'd look at them while playing an acoustic and feel a sense of remorse for not being able to do anything with them worthy of my own limited imagination.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:59 PM
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Well, interesting you should ask. I actually purchased an electric guitar today for the first time in 20 years or so. That old college bug caught up with me and I wanted some noise.
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I love electrics and I love acoustics.

I have quite a few of each in my guitar collection.

These 3 are my compromise between the two.

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Short answer - no.
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I have to admit I gaze upon the Les Pauls and the hollow body archtops whenever I visit the stores. Maybe..... we'll see.
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I really like them both, even if my Martin gets most of the attention these days.
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:53 AM
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I guess if you play strumming/plectrum on your acoustic as well, then practicing on a electric isn't too far of? The fingerstyle stuff on acoustic is waaay of what I would be doing on a electrical. However, as many say, I do this for fun, not to be the best there is. Hmm, I am still unsure. When I was 12, I only used my electric after receiving one. The acoustic was never used. Just think of how much guitar I could play if I quit my job.. electrical 2 hours, acoustic 2 hours. Dream!


Don't misunderstand me, I love my Lowdens. Just lifting up my F50, listening to that insane sustain while my nails and flesh deliver the most insane sound ever possible, which an electrical can't EVER deliver. Electrical is more cool though. Long hair, no fingernails to worry about, a cool strap and a tube amplifier. I don't want to play in a band though. I like playing solo genres, like fingerstyle.
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My Les Paul Melody Maker gets about 10% of my playing time. I set it up with .11's and a wound G string so it would feel similar to my acoustics. May be changing to .12's soon. I recently played a used Casino and when I went back to buy it, well you know , too late. A full hollowbody is the only new one I would buy as far as electrics go. Just sample a few and go with your comfort zone.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:15 AM
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I tried an electric quickly today, unplugged. Wow, that really really felt unnatural. Felt like playing a totally different instrument I never have tried before.
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I play both. I tried going acoustic-only for a while, but that didn't last long.

I mainly am a fingerstyle player, and that's how I play the electrics too. I guess what I am saying is that I do consider myself primarily an acoustic guitar player, who also plays electric guitar.

Currently I just have a Les Paul, but am on the wait list for a Danocaster T-style guitar, my number will probably come up in the Fall sometime. Once I have that in hand, I solemnly swear, no more electric guitars for me.

Amp-wise I prefer Fender amps - I've had Tweed and Blackface reissues and clones, love them all. I usually stick to low-wattage amps as I can do more with them at home, which is where (these days) I am doing all my electric playing. Right now I'm waiting on a clone of a Fender Brownface Deluxe, that's has had the 'normal' channel modded to be more 'Marshall-y'. A fun choice to have, when the mood strikes.
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