any guitarist out there?

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  1. Beach

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    I've been playing off and on for well over 20 years..and feel fairly accomplished.
    got wind of this this morning and thought it was quite intriguing. actually quite a bit can be done with this thing.

    YouTube - What is a Fretlight Guitar?
     
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    Played a little bass and drums back in the day, I was more of a techie so I leaned more to running sound and mixing. I'd fill in for a couple of bands if they had a guy out...or passed out.
     
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    Im a bass player. They have frettless electric basses I played one. the action on them is really low so they are perfect for funk style playing.

    Upright basses are all frettless I tried one of those too they are pretty fun and sound badass
     
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    Les Paul with 100W Yamaha T100 tube stack and 12 string Yamaha Acoustic here.
     
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    opps misread it. Yeah that's a neat little feature the guitar kinda sounds like a fender strat too.

    I personally wouldn't buy one because you already have fret markers, so the lights just seem like a pointless feature. Id spend the extra money on helping to buy a better amp personally.
     
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    It does quite a bit more than mark man.. It essentially plays any tab you upload to the software. Plays it back midi in tune which can be slowed and remain in key.
    Loop phrases..
    Will light up all scales in a selected key completely up and down fret board. * highlighting root notes.
    Plus guitar pro 6.0 is compatible..
     
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    ive never been a fan of tabs. I like the old school way, of just hearing the song and trying to play it. Scales do help alot though
     
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    yep, I'm no fan either.. And have a pretty good ear too ! Lol..
    But I'm a fan of fast guitar and some is simply too complex to break down.

    and Yeah that scale thing I thought was pretty cool as well. :)
     
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    yeah, i've been playing for 4 months, lol. been playing drums for 15 though :)
     
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    Daughter plays cello, does that count LOL
     
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    cellos are cool. look into Apocalyptica
     
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    I'd love to play the Cello or anything like that.. I bought a Violin a while back, took a few lessons and tossed it in the closet.. LOL. Now that thing was difficult !

    If I could play that thing, I would So try to play like this dude !

    YouTube - Awesome Electric Violin - Ed Busking Chester
     
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    I know how to play some songs on an acoustic. But nothing too fancy.
     
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    I played in a band late 70s. Im def. a gibson man. had a silver sunburst Flying V, an RD7, and an Epiphone. The V was best for perfomance cuz it was light, but didn't have much sustain. The RD7 had good hot sound and killer sustain but was too damn heavy for performance.
     
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    Playing guitar paid for my house. I played the bars clubs for a long time. That Fretlight has been around for quite a while, but not as long as my pre C.B.S. Fender Strat and Deluxe Reverb or 4 10 Bassman.
     
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    the fretlight has been Around a while ? funny I thought that technology was new.
    I may pick it up... Looks handy to really work on scales and what not.
     
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    I want to get a Les Paul. But my next guitar is probably going to be a mexi strat
     
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    I recall seeing it advertised at least 10 years ago in magazines. This may be a new upgraded version, but the concept has been around a while. I think the old unit might just have been for scales, but I was never interested enought to find out. Thanks for the info though.
     
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    My daughter attends orchestra camp in the summer and they have the opportunity to experiment with the other strings, she's going to give the bass a go. Goes from orchestra camp to hockey camp LOL...we call it well rounded.
     
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    I've seen the thing in magazines before, and the idea is great if you're new. The system might be lost on somebody who's stuck in their ways like me though.

    The guitar itself looks and sounds pretty normal. I'd have to play one to know if anything was really off about it though.