Best guitar & bass accessories according to redditors

We found 4,014 Reddit comments discussing the best guitar & bass accessories. We ranked the 2,030 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Guitar strings & bass strings

Top Reddit comments about Guitar & Bass Accessories:

u/140dB · 25 pointsr/Guitar

Check out the Ditto X2

u/1ilypad · 20 pointsr/gadgets

If you have a guitar or other string instriment, then this tuner is really awesome! I bought one for my boyfriend this past christmas and he uses it constantly.

u/aegagrus · 17 pointsr/AskReddit

Snark tuner for the acoustic guitar. Lightweight, clips on the neck, and only $10 at Amazon.

u/ShivererOfTimbers · 16 pointsr/Bass

My suggestion would be a looper pedal. Extremely fun to play with and practical practicing tool.

u/grasshopper_jo · 15 pointsr/AmateurRoomPorn

I'm going to try to offer suggestions that don't cost a lot of money or time.

  • This is the only one that costs money: replace the curtains. I see the beginnings of an eclectic, modern room, and these are a bit too sweet. I would suggest something simple, textured, hanging straight down (instead of being gathered at the sides) and reaching closer to the floor. I think you have blinds under there, so ditch the white sheer under-curtain. If you're renting, color would be great here, especially if you pull a color from the bedspread. Maybe these without the tie-backs.

  • Once you frame the window with some nice drapes, it will be the highlight of that wall. I feel the pictures to the left of the wall are crowded and they'll be competing for attention with the window. But they would be perfect over the desk. There are five with different shapes and sizes, so give them each some space on the wall and don't try to line them up - do them kind of like this. You can put the photos over the desk up there with the drawings if you like.

  • Might want to consider hanging the guitars on the wall with something like this - it would look great, and free up floor space. I would keep an eye out for a small table to put your corner lamp on. That lamp is tall, but it's not quite a floor lamp. The lamp will light the room better, and it will create a place to put music/picks/etc.

  • The shaggy rug is in kind of an awkward place. I can't tell if it's new or old. If it's in good shape, I would pull it out and put it to the side of the bed (only if there's enough room to do that without interfering with the office chair).

  • Do you still have a wrapper on one of the candles above your bed? I'm not really sure what's going on here. I don't quite like the shelf above your bed - I'm thinking that a) it's too easy for someone to hit their head during...uh...bed-related activity and b) it seems to split up the beautiful continuity between the white bedframe and white picture frame. I would remove the shelf and move the pictures down just a bit. Where to put the shelf? Hmm. Not sure. I'm open to suggestions from commenters. I would put one of the plants and a candle holder on the nightstand. Think they would look nice there.

  • Why is the floor mirror next to the desk there in one picture and gone the next? Anyway, I would mount this on a door or put it in a closet if possible - the traditional look just doesn't jive with your sleek desk and bed.

    Finally, make your bed! It will make the whole room look nicer! Good job, I think this is a really cool room!
u/_Vondas · 14 pointsr/PKA

get something like [this] ( and stop using a mic that is not suited to how he wants to use it just because it is the mic rush limbaugh uses.

u/consumerist_scum · 12 pointsr/ChapoTrapHouse

im a snark enthusiast. (mm super tight®)

u/PantslessDan · 10 pointsr/guitarpedals

I'd say not immediately. Get this onespot daisychain pack. It will be super solid and can handle a fair bit of expansion, then when you have a better idea of what your permanent pedal setup will be you can upgrade to a power supply that will fit your needs.

u/KleyPlays · 10 pointsr/Guitar

The Issue

As I see it, a beginner has two main issues when it comes to choosing a guitar:

  1. Uncertainty if you'll actually stick with it long term. This discourages significant investment.
  2. Unfamiliarity with guitars in general. You just don't know what the different specifications or features do or mean, so you can't really have an opinion to guide you on these things.

    Entry Level Guitars

    In response the first thing I would say is that any guitar is better than no guitar. You don't want to get something that really sucks to the point of it being really hard to play and inhibiting progress. But the quality of entry level guitars is actually pretty high, so I wouldn't be too worried about it.

    Next, don't feel like you have to make the 'perfect' purchase. The reality is that you probably can't. Even if you are committed and certain you'll stick with it, you'll not be able to know what your preferences are long term. That's okay. The only way to learn what your preferences are is by playing lots of guitars. So think of this as the first, but not necessarily the last guitar you'll ever own. So if all you can afford is the basic $100 Squier then that's totally fine. I started with one and many of us have done the same. On a very basic level try to get a guitar that you like. You want to like how it looks as that can inspire you to pick it up. You want it to feel good in your hands on a very basic level.

    There is no magic bullet though. A $100 guitar is just fine for learning, but it won't have the same level of long term quality or value. Realize that if you stick with it you'll probably have to upgrade. That's totally okay, but that is part of the deal when you only spend $100.

    Best Value

    I maintain that there is nothing wrong with starting with a $100 Squier. But these guitars aren't perfect. By getting the price that low you make some sacrifices. In terms of long term viability these guitars tend to struggle. They just aren't made to the higher quality standards, so after a few years they may start to fall apart. The wood, metal hardware, finish, and electronics just aren't that rugged.

    If you are a little more committed, willing to spend a little more, and spend some time and energy learning about things you can step up a level. If you can manage to bump your budget up a little to about $300-$500 and are willing to entertain the idea of a used guitar, then you can get some fantastic value.

    Why consider a used guitar? It is all about depreciation. Pretty simple stuff. A brand new Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster is $400 brand new. Play that guitar for a month and it becomes 'used'. This means its value drops to maybe $300. In reality though, the guitar is basically the same. Very good to excellent condition used guitars can be functionally identical to new guitars, but by buying used you don't take the depreciation hit. You can go ahead and sell that $300 used Telecaster in 6 months for about $300 and go even.

    But to buy used you need to be armed with more knowledge. You'll need to spend some time researching threads on 'what to look for when buying a used guitar' - and there are plenty of them on any guitar site, including /r/guitar.

    Specific Recommendations

    I tend to recommend 2 different families of electric guitars in this situation.

  3. Squier Classic Vibe
  4. PRS SE

    I recommend these for a few reasons. They are generally widely available. You shouldn't have a hard time finding one on your local Craigslist, eBay,, guitar center used, etc... They have a reputation of being high quality instruments. It is not uncommon for an experienced guitar player who has nice guitars of $1000 or more to be totally willing to own and play one of these. This is not as true for the $100 Squier or Epiphone. They offer some nice versatility to cover a wide range of musical genres and styles. They are quite durable instruments. They are easily modified into an instrument that can compete with something costing 2x or 3x its price tag. They are pretty stable long term investments. You won't get to a point 5 years from now where you think, man this guitar sucks I need a new one. You may want to get other guitars for variety of enjoyment, but you won't have to upgrade because it is falling apart. These guitars have a very solid presence on the used market, so if you don't stick with it you can easily sell it for close to what you bought it. Cheap $100 starter guitars have basically 0 resale value.

    Some honorable mentions go do Epiphone, Peavey, and Yamaha. They make pretty solid stuff in this price range as well.


    I want to comment a little on kits. I personally think they're a little overrated. The appeal of a kit is the hope that you're getting everything you need, even if you don't know what you need. But you at times end up paying a little more without getting something you'll actually need. The quality also tends to be pretty low.

    So you can get a little better value by getting individual pieces yourself. It requires a little more research to arm yourself with some knowledge, but you can do it. Start with a guitar. You'll need a tuner. I recommend a Snark clip on. You'll need some picks. Get whatever you want or feels good. You may want to get an amp at some point. I recommend the Fender Mustang series. You'll also need a cable. Spend $20 on a simple, yet durable cable. Build your gear over time and you'll end up with better stuff.
u/OldFrets · 10 pointsr/Guitar

You mean with something like this? Make sure you screw it into wood, not just drywall.

u/mrmax1984 · 10 pointsr/Guitar

I use the TC Ditto. For the money, you can't really beat it. Plus it doesn't take up a lot of space.

u/Sparklebunny · 9 pointsr/santashelpers
u/shut_the_fuck_up_don · 9 pointsr/guitarpedals

Why not just get a $10 Snark clip-on tuner?

u/schiddy · 9 pointsr/Guitar

Do the locking tuners upgrade!

Fender Locking Tuners - Polished Chrome

Fender American Series String Guides

u/thejennadaisy · 9 pointsr/pics

If you want to make your own, you just need a pick punch.

u/Whac_ · 8 pointsr/Guitar

First off, no need to apologize for inexperience. Asking good questions means you are gaining experience.

  1. Now-a-days Squier makes a fine guitar, but just get it set up by someone who knows how if you haven't already! A good setup is so important to how any guitar plays. I would rather play your Squier with a good set up than an American fender with a shitty set up. As far as upgrades go I would think about some locking tuners. I think those are just drop in tuners with no drilling needed even for Squier, but I would make sure.

  2. There are a ton of pickup makers out there but you can not go wrong with Seymour Duncan. Just browse around and take a look at their output and EQ charts that show how hot the pickup is and then listen listen listen to sound demos. Pickups are very subjective so youtube is a great tool.

  3. Personally I love Elixir strings! They last a long time, especially if you have sweat like mine that kills strings very fast. That being said a lot of people don't like the feel of Elixir. They don't like the "slippery" feeling of the coating on the wound strings. If you want to stay with coated strings that feel more like traditional string you can check out D'addario EXP strings. Again it's subjective like anything else, so test drive and see what you like.

  4. Oh boy pedals. Pedals can be a slippery slope financially haha. I also think /r/guitarpedals would be able to help you (better than I can at least) there but if you like distortion then I have heard a lot of good things about the Mesa Flux-Drive and the JHS Angry Charlie.

    As for your amp I do not have any personal experience with the Vypyr but if you like the sound and it is loud enough for your applications then go with it. Those are really the only things determining if you need a new amp. If you ever want to upgrade to a tube/valve amp I would suggest looking at the Marshall DSL line if you are into heavier tones and want to spend money.

    The pedals and amp are really based off what you like to play. If you are not satisfied with your current amp there are A LOT of good combos out there that are more affordable than tube amps. Andertons Music youtube channel just put out a great combo amp round up video you should check out if you want. I hope that all helps!
u/SirCarrington · 8 pointsr/Guitar
u/Squirmy007 · 8 pointsr/basspedals

The Joyo JF-02 - Ultimate Drive is also a nice pedal, and also really cheap. I have more expensive pedals, but this one stays on my board. You can find reviews on youtube for bass.

u/bingchof · 8 pointsr/Guitar

Here's what's been helping me with this exact same thing. I bought a looper pedal. (link to one I got below). Every day I just come up with a random chord progression... loop it... and try to solo over it for 15 minutes or so. When I get bored, I erase it and loop something else...

u/meem1029 · 7 pointsr/Guitar

Has nobody heard of the wonderful string winders and cutters? So nice and convenient.

u/georgetd · 7 pointsr/Guitar

This works great, and I don't have to worry about chipping nice dikes

u/Tempest_Dynamo · 7 pointsr/Guitar

I use a Snark chromatic tuner. Probably the best tuner I've used. This one is good for guitar. There's also the SN-2 which works for many more instruments, but costs a bit more.

u/[deleted] · 7 pointsr/ukulele

Better uke setup, still cheap:

  • Lanikai 21-T. This is a tenor uke, around $120. I love mine. The strings that come on it shouldn't, so next...

  • Worth brown strings. These really helped my fingerpicking. $12.80, but the strings are cut long enough for two full sets. Crappy or dead strings will not help you develop your ear correctly. Being out of tune will also prevent your development, so next...

  • Snark SN-2 tuner. About $12.00. Finally, you need something to play...

  • The Daily Ukulele is great, and can be used to practice your rhythm playing or to develop fingerpicked versions of classics (lots of Beatles in here, and an easy uke arrangement of California Dreamin'). At a more advanced level, try Learn to Play Fingerstyle Ukulele Solos. If you have not really gotten into fingerpicking, starting this book will be a big revelation: you suck, because you can't play freaking Twinkle Twinkle Little Star the way the author arranged it (anyway, that's where I started). Learning these will be a long process, and you will probably want to make many detours, through scales practice, finger exercises, and music theory, but your playing (even for strummy things) will start improving enormously.

    I'll also assume that, since you are a Redditor and know what's up, that you don't need to be told to get a metronome like the Korg MA-30.

    So borrow a couple of textbooks instead of buying and set that money aside; that should be about enough to get all of this. Or save money some other way... A friend of mine had a serious Starbuck's habit. I don't think he even realized it, but he was dropping $5-$10 every day at Starbuck's and whining about how he had no money. Coffee at home and two months later, his first uke.

    Last, strumming... practice the living crap out of your strums. Count out loud. Use a metronome. Write down the patterns. Speaking and writing the strum patterns is important, drumming them out with your hand (off the uke) is also important. You need to think of the strum as a rhythm that's independent of your uke, like this magical, ideal, Platonic rhythm, and you with your poor wooden uke and your sad meat fingers have to try to mimic it; anything you can do to understand the rhythm better -- whether or not you do that thing on your uke -- will help improve your strum.
u/thepensivepoet · 6 pointsr/Guitar

A solid set of brand-new Fender brand tuners is only going to cost you $15 more...

Even the really nice sets are only going to run you about $60.

It's worth it. Don't cheap out on a component as critical as your tuners.

u/niandra3 · 6 pointsr/guitarpedals

It's a daisy-chain. If you're going that route, might as well get the Truetone 1Spot, as it's tried and true.

Not going to be very quiet if you've got a lot of pedals, though.

u/MrScruffington · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I believe it's the Audio Technica BPHS1

I own a pair myself, the mic quality is fantastic. The audio quality is pretty damn good too.

You'll need some sort of DAC though, as it uses an XLR microphone connector and 6.25mm jack for the headphones.

u/vornan19 · 6 pointsr/Guitar

You want a Snark. I prefer to tune by ear (use a tuning fork for the reference) but I got a snark for noisy environments. Best I've ever used.

u/getinthevan · 6 pointsr/Guitar

> You'll also need some kind of tuner.

and I'd recommend a snark tuner

u/liquid801HLM · 6 pointsr/DippingTobacco

Guitar Pick Punch

Buy this and a couple cans of Copenhagen WG, dip em, punch em, superglue them together, and voila.

u/niceguy191 · 6 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

You can actually buy a punch that stamps the shape out so they're perfect every time. Like this one

u/jon_titor · 6 pointsr/Guitar

I've never used one, but I've always thought that the pick punch sounded pretty cool.

Might not be bad if he's constantly losing picks.

u/happymeal98 · 6 pointsr/Guitar

I got this Joyo Ultimate Drive for $30. You don't need much else, if it's really just low volume bedroom practice. For awhile I was using it as a boost for whatever distorted amp sound I had dialed in, and it fattened up the tone. But now I crank up the gain and put it on the clean channel and prefer it to any of the amp's drivers or amp channels, sounds more natural, less digital, a lot warmer.

u/PacoRocco6 · 6 pointsr/boostedboards

Top Stage Pro Universal Guitar Stand:

$11 from Amazon. It's perfect for the board.

u/mtrixman · 6 pointsr/boostedboards

From left to right, the boards are the Tan Tien, Dervish Sama, Icarus, and the Boosted Board. Tan Tien and Dervish Sama are more of my cruising boards with the Icarus a carving board. I mostly ride the Dervish and my wife rides the Tan Tien (since it's smaller). Also bought and returned the Loaded Overland (didn't like it as much)

The stands are the guitar stands from Amazon mentioned here a lot. Here is the link:

I tried out different trucks and wheels and found the orangatang 80a to be the best for me (same as on the Boosted Board). The 2 on the left have Caliber II trucks. I like the Caliber trucks since they spring back to neutral position quickly which is great for cruising and is very stable. The Icarus is meant for carving so it has looser Paris v2 trucks. I tried the 80mm Orangatang Kegal wheels on these boards and always managed to get wheelbite (and thus crashing) so I went with 70mm wheels and can ride without worrying

Nose and tail guards also from Amazon. Highly recommended as these went flying into the curb a few times and no damage to the board:

Hope this helps!

u/king_of_blades · 5 pointsr/Guitar

Pick Punch is not too expensive, and should be appreciated, if only for its novelty.

u/ArrhythmicEvent · 5 pointsr/basspedals

For $35: The DOD 250 is my favorite Bass overdrive. It can get anything from a transparent grind to a moderate fuzz. The reason it does the transparent thing well is because it literally is the drive circut from the Klon Centaur, it just doesnt have the buffer, blend or tone knob. The tone is directly tied to the gain knob which means you will really want to set the tone using the gain knob and you want to set the gain by driving more or less volume into the pedal. Kinda weird at first, but its pretty easy to figure out. here is some reading for the fun of it.

For $32: The JOYO Ultimate Drive is a very convincing clone of the OCD. Its a little on the anemic side for bass in comparison to the Fuzzrocious Demon (Bass specific OCD Clone) but for the price its pretty dang good... heck, at one time, they were repackaged and sold as the "Freekish Blues" botique pedal and were hyped up and going like hotcakes for $200 a pop until people figured out what was happening.

For $60: The Russian Muff Reissue is one of the better fuzzes out there for bass. Its on the heavier side, and doesn't do a transparent tone well but does a great great fuzz. Most iconic bass pedal on the market.

u/evannsevenn3 · 5 pointsr/Guitar

I have had this one for almost a year. It's pretty solid and fun to use. It doesn't come with the 9V power adapter it needs though, so if you don't already have one you need to get one for like 5-10 bucks. It is also the epitome of not too fancy, which could be a detraction. I definitely recommend it though, it's probably the best deal on the market.

u/Fattitude · 5 pointsr/rocksmith
u/Rogerwilco1974 · 5 pointsr/rocksmith

I have had two sets of DR Neon 10-46 on my beloved PRS SE245 and they match the colours on the game strings. As a musically challenged nerd, I love that!

I've had 2 sets of them, because I think they look awesome! I still suck, however, but that's down to me, not the strings ;)

u/jeyeager · 5 pointsr/Guitar

I use this and it works fine. If you put it on a tuning peg, be careful if you let go for a second. I've had it fall off and leave a small ding in the guitar body.

D'Addario Accessories Pro-Winder Guitar String Winder and Cutter - All-In-1 Restringing Tool - Includes Clippers, Bridge Pin Puller, Peg Winder - Designed to Fit Most Guitars

u/Teknotard · 5 pointsr/guitarpedals

While I totally agree. This is ultimately the same as daisy chaining and will still give you some noise. I would like to point out that it isn't "way cheaper"

Here is a one spot kit for 28 bucks

Here is the agptek for 36

For an additional 8 bucks you get the added benefit of a 12 and 18 volt power supply in a not convenient package.

I got one of them, knowing it was not isolated, to clean up my board. It is way easier to keep tidy with this then the one spot. Especially of you aren't using all of the plugs.

u/FUZZB0X · 5 pointsr/classicalmusic

Number 1 tip. Get yourself a clip-on digital tuner. Something like this.

Take the time to make sure you're in tune.

When you tune a stringed instrument, it's generally a good idea to be "tuning up", so you start with a lower pitch and tune up into the correct pitch. It leads to a more stable tuning.

As far as playing, I'd play on just one or two strings for a little while, feel out the notes. Play it pizzicato, which means plucking with your fingers, for now.

Put on some simple and non-cluttered blues or jazz and try to find some notes. It's easier than you think. Have some fun!

u/obscured_by_turtles · 4 pointsr/Guitar

FOr plain strings, it's not a problem to replace one. However, when you get to the wound strings - new strings are so much brighter replacing one creates a really obvious tonal imbalance.

You should get yourself a string winder - a model with bridge pin puller and string clipper built in. That covers most of what you need to change strings in one tool.

Like this:

u/roknfunkapotomus · 4 pointsr/Guitar

There are a bunch to use. I use Dunlop System 65 and a clean cotton cloth. It hasn't failed me yet. The cleaning spray will help with the back of the neck, and use the lemon oil on fretboard (note: DO NOT USE LEMON OIL ON THE TELE's MAPLE FRETBOARD) and wipe off the excess. If the fretboard is really cruddy, use a clean, damp cotton cloth and a bit of water to loosen up the grime, then let it dry and apply the oil.

u/wordfactories · 4 pointsr/guitarpedals

Just buy a OneSpot if you are new to this.

u/-Empire · 4 pointsr/guitarpedals

For just a few pedals you can start with a non-isolated daisy chain power supply like the 1spot. Do yourself a favor and skip the DS-1.

The three pedals you mentioned all use the standard boss-style power jack at 9v.

Once you get more than that, you're mixing a lot of analog and digital pedals and pedals with different voltages, current draws, and power inputs, and most importantly if you're playing live, it will be a good idea to get an isolated power supply. Sending a lot of ground loop hum to FOH is annoying and unprofessional.

u/joshloveless · 4 pointsr/rocksmith

I have a tuner that attaches to my guitar, what I did was bend the string until it changes notes on the tuner. Then I repeated that same feeling over and over again until I got the muscle memory down.
Tuner in question.

u/Stargazer-G · 4 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Just some very unique shaped clip on tuners. Snark makes some similar ones.

u/rotoboro · 4 pointsr/Music

This seems like a gimmick to me, and a waste of money. If you want to give your musician friend a practical, cheap gift I recommend these.

It's 11 bucks shipped and it works better than any tuner I've ever used. I mean just check out the reviews. I have a large collection of stringed instruments and this thing works on virtually anything I clip it too. I've even started tuning drums with it.

u/squiresuzuki · 4 pointsr/Bass
u/Zytran · 4 pointsr/Guitar

Looks like a presale leading up to black friday. I would assume that you'll probably find better deals closer too or on black friday.

However while taking a quick glance I did come across some Joyo Pedals that are a pretty good price right now; most of them are under $30.

These 2 stuck out in particular, as I've owned them in the past and they're pretty good quality pedals. Especially when considering the price point, they're well worth it.

Joyo Vintage Overdrive

Joyo Ultimate Drive

u/servingjuryduty · 4 pointsr/rocksmith

Here's something that'll be a great stocking stuffer that most people don't know about: Guitar strings that are the same colors as those in the game. They work great:

u/davey_321 · 4 pointsr/boostedboards

AmazonBasics Guitar Folding A-Frame Stand for Acoustic and Electric Guitars

Fits the mini and longboard well on smallest setting.

u/oNinjaDispatcho · 4 pointsr/Guitar

get this one Snark tuners are the be all end all of tuners unless you want to get into electric guitar pedals down the road. Every guitar store I have been to carries them, I'd be surprised if they dont around you, plus there's always amazon.

Mine is the blue one, but as long as it supports guitar you're fine, I think the black is the newer model or something.

Snark is the way to go! Welcome to the world of guitar :)

u/bigbassdaddy · 4 pointsr/Bass

Any bass/guitar player is always happy to have another one of these. And they're only $10.

Oh, and another stand can always be used.

u/somelikeitkumquat · 3 pointsr/secretsanta

The guitar pick maker seems to be a hit this year. Maybe some sort of cooking gadget for infusing herbs and spices? Or a cool cookbook geared towards whatever their favorite food is?

u/macsr4idiots · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Pick Puncher, just ask for a membership card at your local grocery store / pharmacy when you need more plastic

u/squidonthebass · 3 pointsr/Bass

TC Electronic Ditto Looper - $91.70

One footswitch, one knob, that's it. Stupidly easy to use once you figure out how to tap your foot in time.

u/slid3r · 3 pointsr/guitars

Welcome to the American Professional fam, fam!

Here is a clip of mine. That's solo'd over a simple Ditto looper pedal. I do not claim to be worth a damn, just ... Strats, man!

u/jgv · 3 pointsr/guitarlessons

Second the ditto. It's very minimal and is true bypass. It's great for practicing a home but is totally something you could play out with. Plus it's only $100.

u/toymachinesh · 3 pointsr/rocksmith I've heard the colour wears off pretty quickly

u/itshoogardun · 3 pointsr/boostedboards

I think it's this one- I bought it in anticipation of getting my board soon. So while I can't say how it holds up with a BB on it, it definitely seems pretty sturdy and like it will do a great job.

u/cratermoon · 3 pointsr/classicalguitar

Keeping it in the case when not in use is very wise. You might want to look into guitar humidifiers. These are small and inexpensive gadgets that help keep the wood from getting too dry or too damp, either of which can be bad, in the long run. I don't think it really matters much which you get.

Edit to add: I have the Planet Waves humidifier that's kept my best instrument safe through the mountains and the deserts.

u/proudgary · 3 pointsr/Guitar

You're right, the instrument does not factor in as much as one's interest. Totally right.

Of the packages listed, the first Yamaha one for $159 looks very nice. You'd definitely get more than your money out of it. Yamaha has a great rep. for longevity.

I own this Rogue for $79 and love it to death. I taught Grade 6 and students were allowed to play whenever they wanted - it never got any rest from students or teachers.
I'd get this Snark tuner, this guitar strap, these strings, this string winder, and finally this stand. Oh, and these thin picks.

That gives you a grand total of $119.24. I've either owned or used all of these products and can vouch for them.

Now, the other thing I'm thinking of... there's this instructional book on Google Books, where you get the first 64 pages for free. It's a great resource, but the name escapes me. If I think of it, I'll write back. I hope this helps.

u/PostPostModernism · 3 pointsr/Guitar

I have this one and while it's a little awkward, I've never had any problems with wear yet. It cuts all the gauges I use easily.

I wouldn't say a string winder is a game changer, but it's definitely nice to have, and the cutter is better than using a Leatherman multi tool (which was my previous string cutter). If you have a traditional acoustic with the bridge pins I bet it helps a lot with that too. It's super cheap though, so it's hard to justify not having it.

u/bigpoppawood · 3 pointsr/somethingimade

Planet Waves Pro Winder String Winder and Cutter

u/MellowSnow · 3 pointsr/Guitar

Just to piggyback off this, Planet Waves makes a nice little combo tool that includes a string winder, string cutter, and bridge pin puller. It's pretty cheap, and I use it all the time! Here's a link.

u/Loyal33 · 3 pointsr/ukulele

There is a tool that you can pick up (usually for under $10 U.S.) that can make the job much easier. Here's one example:

Many other manufacturers make them as well, and any guitar shop will have plenty. This handy little tool will help you pull the bridge pins, wind the strings (it's more tedious than you might expect if you have geared tuners), and cut the excess string. If your daughter sticks with her ukulele for any length of time, these things are just short of an absolute necessity.

u/Code3Resources · 3 pointsr/Guitar

This is more of a stocking stuffer but one of these -

I love mine. It has a winder, clipper and an acoustic pin puller. Kind of a Swiss Army knife of string winders.

u/gfragozo · 3 pointsr/guitarlessons
u/brokenframe · 3 pointsr/rocksmith

Hi, Its the dunlop guitar maintenance kit. It has fretboard cleaner,fretboard polish, body cleaner and polish and string cleaner. The body polish is carnuba wax and I love the smell. When ever I change out the strings on my guitars I give them a polish. Makes them shine and look amazing. Link below.

u/LKummer · 3 pointsr/Guitar

I have a bottle of Dunlop Formula No. 65 Polish and Cleaner, it does a fantastic job. My guitar has a similar finish to yours and after wiping and buffing it for a couple of minutes it looks like it just came out from the store. I usually do it when I change the strings.

You can get the whole set for $20 on Amazon. You might as well get a bottle of lemon oil for your fretboard, it makes it a lot smoother and nicer to play. The Dunlop one is the cheapest last time I checked, but you might get a better deal by getting a bigger bottle of mineral oil which is pretty much the same thing.

Also read the instructions on the bottles, you don't want to damage the finish of your beautiful guitar.

u/LeLeopold · 3 pointsr/InteriorDesign

Yeah, maybe get a few of these

And get that White Falcon on display!

u/deadmemories1 · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

People keep telling me to watch this movie...I guess I should...

Warm Hugs

Yay for not losing guitar picks, for under $5!

u/Adrasthea · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

[This is my cheapest)[]


Thank you for this contest! =)

What is your favorite musical instrument?

u/makoivis · 3 pointsr/Guitar

I glue pick holders to the back of the headstock of most of my guitars:

Mic stand pick holders also work, I keep some on my music stand.

And of course then there's the tin.

Basically, I have picks everywhere, but the pick holder glued to the guitar is the best option.

u/pswdkf · 3 pointsr/Guitar

Fender Locking Tuners. I believe they are Schaller, but made in Taiwan. Fender has some sort of arrangement with Schaller so they can make Schaller locking tuners and strap locks in Asia. The locking tuners for instance are made in Taiwan and they are amazing quality.

u/tunegeek · 3 pointsr/Guitar

Wondering if anyone has any experience with this: I'm looking into getting locking tuners for my MiM Telecaster and Strat. I found these: Fender Locking Tuners Chrome

Fender Model#: 099-0818-100 it says "fits most MiM models" Most? How much variance is there? I don't want to shell out $100 per guitar and have them not fit. I mean a tuner is a tuner right? It's just where the holes are drilled. Such an odd wording, and yet it throws me.

u/gretasgotagun · 3 pointsr/guitarpedals

I'm not seeing an amp in that picture, just an acoustic guitar. Any way, if you want to use your amp's distortion then put your time based effects and modulation pedals in the effects loop. All dirt pedals should go to the front of your amp regardless. If you are only going to use pedals for distortion then you could run everything straight into the amp. Try both combinations and see which one you like best.

Building your own pedalboard is a great way to save money. Lots of us do it here and if done right will be as sturdy and functional as any board you can buy off the shelf. It may be worth getting the cheaper One Spot power supply and daisy chaining your pedals until you outgrow it. That OneSpot Pro is a great, affordable power supply but might be overkill if you start out with only a few pedals. Once you have bought everything on your list you need to assess what the current draw is for each pedal and then determine what size power supply will cover your needs.

u/B_Provisional · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

A) Put stickers or labels on the adapters telling you which pedal they belong to.

B) If possible, use a power supply which powers all of your pedals at once so you don't have to bring unique adapters for each one.

u/iAMDeadStretch · 3 pointsr/guitarpedals

Hey to help lighten the budget load you can get a more affordable power supply. Since he only seems to be playing at home a Truetone 1 Spot Combo Pack will surely be enough to make due until his next major upgrade. It's only $30.

Also take note that some Pedalboards have their own on-board power supply as well. Example

u/explodedsun · 3 pointsr/synthesizers

Using a jack that's the wrong physical size won't burn out your components.

Here are some issues that will burn out components:

Using an ac adapter in which the output voltage is too high

Using an ac adapter that puts out the wrong kind of power (ac if you need dc or vice versa)

Using an ac adapter that has the wrong polarity

Using an ac adapter that doesn't provide enough amperage

I just googled the manual. It took 2 seconds. In the specifications, it lists dc 9v. Your drawing shows a center negative power supply.

Every Casio I've used has had a 2.1mm power jack. Yours might not. I don't know.

Your Behringer power supply is 300mA. This is too low.

Based on the manual your power consumption is 9W @ 9vdc. This equals 1A (= 1000mA). Your power supply needs to be 1000mA MINIMUM. Best practice is to get one higher, 1200mA or more. You should not go higher on voltage. Higher on amperage is fine and recommended.

Ok, well, if you're in the US, get this:

It fits all of your specs and you can power a pedal or 2 from it if you so desire. If you're somewhere else you gotta find your own.

u/jsully · 3 pointsr/Guitar

I've got this guy powering my pedalboard - it's about as cheap as they get. I've got it powering the following chain: Zvex Fuzz Factory > PolyTune > MI Audio Crunch Box > DigiTech DigiTech Bad Monkey Overdrive > Danelectro Transparent Overdrive V2 > ISP Decimator (used for microphonic feedback on my hollowbody). No complaints, and no noise issues to speak of.

u/Its_jamesey · 3 pointsr/sips

I believe sips uses one of these: sorry :/ for ps3 turtle beach are good brand or save some money and get a razer set

u/BangsNaughtyBits · 3 pointsr/podcasting

You bought a BPHS1 that is meant for PAs. Likely this one:

They sell a version with a standard 3 din XLR plug for the mic and a 1/4" TRS stereo plug for the headphone. This one:

If you can't exchange them, you can buy this $37 cable and swap it in:

Then you just need a 1/4" TRS-F to 3.5mm TRS-M adapter to connect the headphone jack to the headphones. I prefer these to reduce strain but it's personal preference.

Can you exchange the BPHS1?


u/sjmahoney · 3 pointsr/livesound

OK, I'm not sure what you're going on about but I'll take a shot, it seems like you're dealing with something like this -

Soooo, lets assume you're not using the x32 digital snake head and just running everything through the back of the mixer.

And also assuming you're not using an a/v DI box and just running the computer audio out of the 1/8 in computer with an rca/1/8 cable.

You mic outputs (xlr) can go into input 1+2.

If I remember correctly, the rca inputs are on the back of the board and something like 'aux in 5-6'

So now you have 4 inputs (mic 1, mic 2, computer Left, computer right)

Assuming you are just using main left and right outputs and one "mix bus" to go to both headphones (and to keep it simple, have that mix bus for the headphones in mono and not stereo)...then, on the back of the mixer your left and right mains could come out of "Out 1" and "Out 2" and your mix bus out of "Out 3"

So now, you have things wired, but how to patch and send the audio to where you want it?

The next part deals with what you need to know to do what you want to.

On your mixer, to the left of your faders, there are a couple of buttons that light up, each below the other. They say something like "ch 1-16" and the next one says "ch17-32" and the next one says "aux in/usb/fx returns"

there are another set of buttons on the other side of this bank of 16 faders and those say something like "group DCA 1-8" and "bus 1-6" and "bus 9-16" Above this group of buttons you'll see another one that says "sends on faders" when you push this one, it flashes red (I think) or is just red.

Also on the mixer, to the right of the LED screen, there are a few buttons that say things like "meters" and "Utilities" and "routing" and "home", etc.

In the same area are 2 buttons with arrows pointing left/right and another 2 pointing up/down

Lastly, on the far, upper right there's and XLR input for a talkback mic and a 4 pin output for "lamp". In that little section there's a button for "talk A" and "talk B' and one that says "view"

OK, now you are sort of familiar with the board and what you need to know.

So, first off the routing. The mixer doesn't know yet that you want output one and two to be your mains or that you want output 3 to be your headphone mix (I'll call this your 'monitor' mix) so you have to tell it.

Hit the button that says "routing" to the right of the led screen. I don't recall exactly what the menu looks like, but you will need to use the left/right and up/down buttons to find the right page to assign outputs. You will know you are on the right page when you see options to assign "output one" and next to it on the led screen a chart listing "main L/C, Mix 1, mix 2, etc"

You will have to use the little rotary wheels to select your outputs, so output one first, and then the other select the Mix left option, and (I think) by pushing in the little rotary wheel buttons you select this option. Then, output 2, mix R, select. Then output 3, mix 1, select.

Also, if you're not getting any audio inputs, your board might be set up to recieve it's inputs via the digital snake head and not via the xlr inputs on the back of the board. So you will want to check this and make sure your inputs 1-8 are coming via "Local" and not "AES'

So now your board is set up to send audio where you want it, now you need to assign the talkback. You don't need and external mic, the board has a built in mic. Find the 'view' button in the talkback section and select it. You will see options for talkback "A" and "B".

Use the rotary wheels or arrow keys in the LED section to select it where your talkback (a or b, it doesn't matter) is sending signal to mix 1 and NOT to main L/R

Also you will want to select whether the talkback is latch or not. Latch means, when you want to use talkback, you hold down the talkback (a or b) button and talk, and when you let go of the button it stops sending. If it's not on latch, then when you press the button it will send audio until you press the button again.

With me so far?

Ok, now lets get your audio working.

shit. I've gotta go. check the manual for further help if i can;t get back to this

u/Superburke · 3 pointsr/Yogscast

If they're using the same ones as they were last year ( which I think they are, they look the same ) they'll be the BPHS1 Audio Technica headsets.

u/andre_bass · 3 pointsr/Bass

Get a Snark, they're small, back lit, and cheap as hell.

u/cplax15 · 3 pointsr/trumpet

Snark makes a good clip on tuner. We use these at a few band programs where I teach.

u/thefrettinghand · 3 pointsr/Bass

I looked in my gig bag for inspiration - it turns out that I just have way too much shit in there, most of which is under £15. Cheaper DIY options offered where applicable:

  • The snark SN2 clip-on tuner. Absolute must-have.
  • A decent multi-tool
  • Allan Key Set if the multi-tool doesn't have the right sizes (metric is normal unless you play something made across the pond, but in case you need imperial, and have lots of space in your gig bag)
  • Dunlop strap locks are a solid addition to any bassist's set-up
  • Some fret-fast (I'm too lazy and disorganised to get new strings very often - you could just sub a rag and white mineral oil, but this is a convenient little package)
  • A couple of spare 9V batteries for your bass, or your (more likely your guitarist's) pedals
  • A fold-away bass stand that you can take to practices, comes in just over budget, but is a good addition and folds up to about the size of a tube of Pringles
  • Some cheap bric-a-brac like electrical tape, gaffer tape, write-on-anything pens - all good additions
  • A decent set of ear-plugs to protect your hearing
  • Foldaway music stand if you ever play with sheet music; alternatively, if you have a car or are near public transport then this guy might be more bang for your buck; light in case you have one and play in dark venues sometimes and bag in case, like me, you're always leaving the house on gig-day carrying too much
  • Patch cables if you use several stomp-boxes or rack units
  • Cable ties to stop your cables getting mangled (can always use zip-ties instead - less neat but much cheaper)
  • A cheap soldering iron is not essential, but it will be good to have one for that odd occasion where you need it - I've actually been in situations where I've saved some poor soul's night (occasionally mine) by having one of these on my person
  • Owning a padded guitar strap has saved me much back pain over the years.
  • A decent torch for last-minute backstage repairs and adjustments, lighting your pedalboard, etc

    Conspicuous consumerism at its finest, ladies and gents.
u/mitchell271 · 3 pointsr/Guitar

If your acoustic doesn't have a 1/4" output, then something like the Snark Clip-on Tuner works well most of the time.

u/Cheeto333 · 3 pointsr/Guitar

I agree. You can never really have too many packs of strings. If he doesn't have a Snark tuner yeat, I highly recommend them.

u/nobody_you_know · 3 pointsr/mandolin

Okay, so...

Watching the clip /u/TheJiggersUp posted below, I don't see him playing his mandolin, so I don't have much to offer on style... I would presume he's going to play in a more classical/European style, as opposed to an American, bluegrass-oriented style. He has a bowlback mandolin rather than a flat-back or carved-top style instrument, but I don't know of any playable bowlback models that cost ~$100.

What does exist is the Rogue RM-100A which is a not-great but more-or-less playable mandolin for under $100. (Some individual instruments seem to be better than others, but it's just a luck-of-the-draw thing.) If you were to get one, you'd also do well to get some different strings for it, get a decent pick designed for mandolin (a guitar pick won't work well for this instrument), and maybe consider having it professionally set up (or possibly even trying to do the work yourself... perhaps someone else can point me to the book available on setting up a Rogue to be less awful.) I would also highly recommend getting a chromatic tuner; you spend quite a bit of time tuning this instrument, and as a beginner, it's really helpful to have one of these. If you have a smartphone, a metronome app would also be a good thing to get; otherwise, there are a million cheap, electronic metronomes on the market.

So the Rogue is a cheap, low-quality instrument -- NOT a good instrument, just the least-bad at the sub-$100 price range -- but it can get you started. I know, because that's how I started. It's designed for bluegrass more than traditional mandolin music, but you can learn the rudiments of any/every style on it.

After that, to just start learning how to play, I recommend Don Julin's book. Yes, it's "for Dummies." It's still an excellent beginner's book. He focuses primarily on American styles, but he also covers other mandolin traditions, and when you're first starting out you really just need to learn the basics no matter what style you favor. He also does some nice intro-level youtube lesson videos. There are lots and lots of other mandolin lessons available on youtube, too, and are a decent way to start out if you can't afford private lessons.

Finally, start saving up some money for a better instrument. Sooner than you can imagine, you will reach the point where the Rogue can no longer keep up with you, and begins to hinder your progress, so you need the upgrade to keep learning. The most common recommendations I see are the Eastman 304 or 305 and the Kentucky KM-140. Both are solid student instruments that will serve you well for a long time, and both can be had with professional set-up and a hard case for ~$450. I have an Eastman 305 myself and I adore it. Or perhaps there's a more traditional bowlback model out there that you'd like better, if you aim to play that way. I know very little about those.

It's a great instrument, and fun to learn. And it's entirely possible to come from zero background with stringed instruments and still make good progress. Good luck!

Edit: Oh, also... certainly it would be a good thing to learn (or re-learn) how to read standard musical notation, but a lot of mandolin music is available in tablature (or tab), which is a much easier system to use and doesn't require the ability to read music. The Julin book I linked to above uses both.

Edit 2: Also, here's a recent thread on the Rogue, just so you can see some other people's opinions.

u/cuteman · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I prefer the rubberized foam guitar hangers. 1/3rd the price. I've got two of these and they work great.

Guitar Hanger Hook Holder Wall Mount Display - Fits all size Guitars, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, etc.

u/Shigjetar · 3 pointsr/Guitar

Just use beefy drywall anchors. You just screw them into the drywall and then screw the screw into it, super simply to use and you can get ones rated to 75lbs just to be super safe.

I used these hangers and they work perfectly well.

u/keanex · 3 pointsr/headphones

If you're mounting your headphones on a wall I can't think of a more practical solution than this. The issue with most of the headphones stands that I see is that they will put uneven and unnecessary pressure on the headband either disfiguring it or weakening it over time. These will do neither as the weight is balanced over two softened/rounded points.

u/mike413 · 3 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

How about this? $3.59

u/Leg-iron · 3 pointsr/Bass

> cut a plec out of your credit card and use that.

Pick Punch

u/Kiyiko · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Considering A/C is typically a dehumidifier, especially in an A/C controlled environment.

EDIT: /u/freelandford means you should have a humidifier for your guitar, not a dehumidifier.

u/IMunchGlass · 2 pointsr/AcousticGuitar

You could always use this or the frugal substitute - moist sponge in a ziploc bag with some holes in it.

u/utini · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I'm assuming this is an acoustic guitar. If it's electric don't worry about the humidifier. With acoustics you need to put it up in the case and put a guitar humidifier in with it. During the winter when you are heating your house is when your acoustic guitars are most vulnerable to drying out.

Humidifiers are not expensive though they require some attention (refilling).

Here is a cheap one that will work fine.

These require less attention. I use these with my Martin. These are pretty simple and don't require you to mess with refilling.

The damage you describe is probably beyond getting the moisture right in your wood and like I said before get it to a guitar tech soon.

If your guitar was exposed all winter and never had a humidifier the wood could have dried out and the tension from the strings could have caused problems. I did see someone mention that maybe your guitar was designed for nylon strings, if that is the case using metal strings could easily be the cause.

From the sound of it your looking at some repairs that could either be major or very simple; but, a skilled guitar technician needs to look at this thing. This sort of thing will likely get worse and the amount of repair and money needed to fix it will significantly increase the longer you wait.

u/mezzie1971 · 2 pointsr/Guitar

It would probably be better than nothing. I think a sound hole humidifier would make more sense in a soft bag. Only thing with those is make sure they have good reviews, since they sit in the sound hole of your guitar a leak would really suck.

u/gallowglass4 · 2 pointsr/Guitar

It's not particularly expensive and your guitars will probably fare a lot better for it. you can either humidify them in their cases with something like this, or humidify the room you keep them in. They should really be kept around 40%-55% humidity to keep the wood from cracking, the frets from poking out the sides of the finger board, or in a worse case, the bridge popping off.

u/peckerbrown · 2 pointsr/Bass
u/Fork__ · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Definitely a tuner, and some spare strings, nothing worse than when one breaks and you can't play for a few days! I think these are the strings you probably want:

A metronome would be good too, although you can just get an app for that on your phone...

A stand for the guitar would be good, too.

Oh, and a string-winder and string cutter:

I'm not sure the plectrum holder on your wishlist will work on the guitar you've chosen... I think it will only work on acoustic guitars, because it hooks onto the strings at the headstock, which are spaced differently on electrics.

Also, definitely don't get that Behringer PB1000. That's just the board for you to put pedals on, and doesn't have anything on it itself. The amp you're looking at already has some effects on it, so it's probably best to not bother about any more effects for the time being!

u/Reptarxking · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy Birthday ! My favorite birthday was when I was 17(3 years ago) A couple of friends and I ditched school and went to eat and then to the park just hung out for a few hours that day :) this would make changing my guitar strings so much easier :D

u/pm_me_ur_regret · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Regarding #2:

What I've been doing for the quarter of a century I've been playing (god knows I should MUCH better than I am) is pulling the string and creating a bend about 1" past the tuning peg.

Once I put the string in the hole, I use my right hand index finger to hold the string down and use a string winder to get the first full wrap around the peg and then I pull it taut and guide the additional wraps under the initial one. I generally get 2-3 wraps for the low E through G string, and a handful more for the B and high E string.

For my Strat, I bought the Fender locking tuners and they were SUPER easy to replace. For my teles, one came with the vintage style tuners and I installed them on the other. I use the above methods when restringing my Les Paul or PRS.

The string winder I linked makes things SO much easier and I've yet to have it mess up on me. Plus, having the built in string cutter is nice.

u/Aewawa · 2 pointsr/rocksmith

Please get a winder that can cut your strings too, you probably will save 30 minutes each time you restring.

Like this one:

u/PantslessMan · 2 pointsr/Guitar

this is a good guide:

i use the planet waves string winder and cutter:

it has a bridge pin puller, so its easy to pull out the bridge pins. pliers scratch the fuck out of them

u/rrredditor · 2 pointsr/Guitar

If you only have one guitar and restring it once a year, no. That said, they are so cheap that even then, I would have one. I think I own about 5 by now, though I don't have one of the powered ones yet.

I love my string winders and would never be without one.

Cheap one


Fancy with cutter (but kind of unwieldy)

Drill attachment

Power winder

There are cheaper ones than I listed and more expensive ones. But this is a decent representation.

u/DxJ90 · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Get one of these.

u/vacuumsaregreat · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Although this video is mainly for acoustic guitars, I found it very helpful when learning to change strings. I'd also recommend you get a string cutter/winder like this one and multiple guitar string packs, since there is a good chance you'll wind up with a string that snaps 10 minutes after you put it on. Personally, I prefer D'addario strings with a gauge of 10-46, but keep in mind that changing string gauge may require some adjustments to certain components of the guitar.

u/fearsells · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I also use the dunlop kit listed here - Haven't felt the need for anything else, after cleaning they're shiny and feel great. The fretboard cleaner isn't meant for maple fretboards, but other than that no issues.

u/darkwarrior006 · 2 pointsr/Guitar
u/ms-lorem-ipsum · 2 pointsr/declutter

i agree with /u/cursethedarkness/ so i have a few suggestions for ideas

also, go vertical for your guitar

You will get a more room in your wardrobe once you fold things properly. Keep all your grooming products in small basket

Keep all your paper organizer, again go vertical.

your wallet, glasses, keys, bags and jacket should go on one of this by the BD door. (i used to take them with me to my room and lose them all the time)

Whats bothering you about the wire basket? it looks like a lot bulky items not properly arranged and small boxes/packaging. If you would get other areas organized im pretty sure you wouldnt need to have that in the room.

Also, can you stack the bookcases? it would save you much more room.

Question, do you have any love for dvd, cds and old games? would you miss them if gone? we live in a digital age so there is that to think about. If you really want to keep them consider moving them to above the wardrobe maybe, if they are not regularly used there is no need for them to be in such an accessible place.

EDIT: crap, i just read you are bone-broke, sorry ... well, even old boxes are good for organizing and avoiding the floor raising clutter piles.

u/fatbottomedgirls · 2 pointsr/malelivingspace

I would hang that stringed instrument on the wall and pick up some simple frames for your posters. Perhaps also pick up some book ends and de-clutter your books and stuff over the desk.

Did you mount the TV yourself? The fact that there aren't a bunch of cords visible is a nice touch for a college kid.

u/sarj5287 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Uno) (Before I begin, sorry, I suck at writing.) Not the most interesting, but one of the craziest. So, one time I was camping with a friend, and this was in a randomly chosen spot in the depths of Michigan woods. We only had a tent, an ax, two knives, a .22, a box of matches and fishing poles. On our way to the site we found a couple carcasses, some rabbits, squirrels, a few deer, and a lot of spots that looked like wild Boars have been through there.

Now I don't know if you know how big wild boars can get, but they get pretty huge, and are also very mean. So, we weren't looking forward to running into any of them. Sadly, you don't always get what you want, and we didn't.

We went out to look for food, and try and get a squirrel or a rabbit for dinner. As we're walking through the woods we here some noises, loud noises, oh great. As we get closer we discover the song to be loud grunting, and we assumed it was mating. But we progressed, because it could be dinner for us.

We get to a sort of clearing and see a pack of boars. They definitely noticed us, but we got closer, bad choice. About 15 yards away they get riled up, and then some start running, most in another direction, but two of the biggest ones and another smaller one decided they would take there chances with us. The smaller one and the biggest one chase my friend, and he hurries into a tree, where they wait for him.

But to my luck the second biggest, who was not much smaller than the biggest, decided to charge at me. I'm a nature guy, so I know my stuff, so I know that boars have thick skin, and the .22 and my 3" bladed knife aren't doing anything. Just then I remember the ax, without hesitation I bring it up over my head, like a good wood splitting formation.

About 20 feet away, the boar is getting closer, and will be to me in a matter of seconds. It's in my reach, and I bring the ax down. fwapp Blood splatters, I feel the ax crush the skull.

And that's the story of how I killed a wild boar with an ax. Sorry about my writing.

Dos) This, this, and this, should equal around $20)

Tres) Cool Story Bro.

Thanks for the contest, and telling me about pooping on your cat.

u/___HowBoutNo___ · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A Guitar pick holder for all my guitar pick holding needs! Which is ALOT! I mean just look at that shit! God-damned grace from heaven!

No pet, but enjoy this monkey.


u/SecondHeat · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I used to do the double-sided tape thing to secure picks to my guitar, but I found out about stuff like this which saves a lot of space. Plus your picks don't have sticky points afterwards.

u/Stefanienee · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I really didn't think I had anything that was gray!! But this is! And so is this! WOOO!

  2. The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. But I've never been there.

  3. Not crazy, but still, unusual, right?

  4. This whole list is for the people and animals that I work with!

  5. If you've seen the movie YOU HAVE TO READ THE BOOK!! There's so much more excitement and detail!! Everything makes sense!

  6. Fifteen cents.

  7. We use this for some of the smaller cats at work!! Put a little treat or some whole fresh catnip, and AWAAAAY THEY GO!!

  8. These. so freaking gorgeous!

  9. Just to see and hear Tom Cruise sing. Or Alec Baldwin sing. Or really, the whole thing goes back and forth from awesome to awesome-er, as long as you don't have a lot of expectations.

  10. If you can hunt for food in silence, the zombies won't know where you are!!

  11. This is on my dream list for the hubs to see. My computer is dead and I have to use the kiddo's. I miss my photo editing software, all my files, etc...

  12. I don't believe this, but I have absolutely NO add-on items on any of my wishlists. wow.

  13. See #11. I'm desperate to have a computer back. DESPERATE!

  14. I could carry a breadbox in this thing.

  15. Totes smaller.

  16. Sandalwood smells incredible.


  18. you have to have an awesome pencil case to go back to school!! Or, maybe this one?

  19. RAoA is my favorite obsession. And yeah, that's on my WL!!

  20. I can't get over how gorgeous, or cheap, this is!! Also, the kiddo has this bookmarked on the Senior Year WL. Absolutely gorgeous. And expensive.


    Yes. Cherries. need them now.

u/charleyjacksson · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Strat all the way for the Chili Peppers.

I'd recommend Squier Classic Vibe since they come with proper AlNiCo Pickups, so it'll sound great, and the main problems are the input jack and gloss neck. The neck is completely subjective, so you might actually dig that, and a new input jack is like $15 max, and it's about as easy as it can get when it comes to soldering. Even if you pay someone to do it for you, you'll still save money over what you would pay for a MIM Strat.

The one that looks the most like John's main Strat is the '60s Classic Vibe

If you have the $600, I'd say put locking tuners on to make string changes eaiser, a new nut for tuning stability and tone on open strings, and a good input jack since Squier's are notorious for their loose input jacks.

u/NoLoooooob · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Typically, they'll be sold in sets of 6, but some vendors, like stewmac or warmoth do sell them individually. I would just replace the whole set and take the opportunity to upgrade to locking tuners, if I were you. I'm a big fan of this Fender staggered set.

Your main concern will be the ferrule diameter. You want it to match the holes in your headstock, or at least not be bigger than the hole, or else you'll need to drill them bigger. Slightly smaller is not a major issue, particularly with the set I linked to, because of the dual stabilizing pins on the back that make the machine sit quite stable, but do require drilling holes for them on the back of the headstock. Most other tuners have a single stabilizing screw, which may or may not line up with the drilled holes on the back of your headstock. If the tuner(s) you end up with do not line up with the pre-drilled holes for the stabilizing screws, just pre-drill some new ones. Do not screw into your headstock without a pre-drilled hole.

u/MrRabuf · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I have a slightly newer version of that same guitar (same color and everything) that I bought brand new as my first electric almost 20 years ago. I still have it and really like it. I wouldn't be in a rush to change anything. Just set it up the way you want, play it, and then figure out what needs to be changed. MIM Strats are nice guitars just the way they came and I kind of wish I left mine mostly stock. I even wish I kept the stock pickups as I now think they sound good; I swapped them out for Lace Sensors about 15 years ago and I was never a big fan of them. I wish I kept the originals. I'll probably eventually pick up a set on ebay.

I did, however, just put Fender locking tuners on mine yesterday. I'm really glad I did it because it makes string changes so much quicker and easier. I didn't have to drill any holes and they fit just fine. However, that's not always the case with those. Take one of your tuners off and look on the back of the headstock. If you have 2 little guide holes, in addition to the hole the actual tuner goes through, you should be fine.

The other little thing I did to mine a few months ago is put on a set of Dunlop strap locks. I used the original screws instead of the ones that came with them. I really like these things and put them on my other guitars as well.

See this video regarding pole piece heights on strat pickups. Darrell Braun's channel has a lot of really good stuff on it including a lot of videos comparing pickups and busting some common myths.

u/guybrush_threepwould · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals

In this article he says his fav pedal is his "Golden Eagle"

Golden Eagle

So it looks like a Klon Clone. Basically a transparent overdrive. Nearly every pedal maker has a Klon Clone (based on the Klon Centaur Circuit).

Just randomly listening to some of his songs on spotify it sounds like he uses Compression, Overdrive, and may some slight Delay. I'd say that's a pretty good place to start. If you like that kind of music those pedals should work for a lot of it.

Some starter pedals I can recommend that'll do those things:

Compressor: Kokko Comp

Overdrive: EHX Soul Food

Delay: Mooer Ana Echo

Power Supply: One Spot

u/freeTrial · 2 pointsr/Guitar

batteries (rechargable?) or two power supplies, yeah.

OR maybe one of these One-Spot power supplies...but you'd have all these extra connections. After that are VooDoo Labs Pedal Power type power supplies, with isolated outputs... a bit pricier.

u/COREyfeldmen · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals

I'd make sure you're running a 9v dc power supply, as thats what's standard on most pedals. They'll have them at your local music store, or just grab a truetone one spot on amazon. You can get this whole kit for $30 and be set for a while.

This Pig Hog one is a bit cheaper. It doesn't have some of the things you get with the truetone, but you probably wont need that stuff unless you're running vintage pedals, and if thats the case, you can get adapters for those for under $5.

Either option would work and you'd be set on power for a while.


u/violentlymickey · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals
u/qovneob · 2 pointsr/Bass

better price here

i use this too. much cheaper than the alternatives

u/domoli · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals

I agree, but it's not mine. I'm just trying to duplicate it from the image. from what I can see.. pegboard base, zip ties, and I'm guesing this ( would work for the PS, but how would I go about mounting that on the bottom?

u/randomdoohickey · 2 pointsr/Twitch

The Behringer you want is the UMC202HD. Do not buy any of the Behringer audio interfaces w/o a "HD" in the model name as they are the old-world interfaces that were replaced by the HD models.

The dynamic mic headset want is the Audio-Technica BPHS1 with Behringer UMC202HD interface (and possibly with Brainwavz sheepskin earpads). That's all the hardware you need.

Here's a video on why all streamers should be using a cardioid pattern dynamic mic w/ audio interface. It should be mandatory viewing for all new Twitch streamers:

Software-wise, Voicemeeter Bananna is arguably all you need. If you want to do audio filters, the ReaPlugs VST FX Suite with FIR, compressor, and bass cut are all you really need or want (with FIR->compressor in that order for the filter chain). OBS Studio's built-in audio filters suck hard.

u/Flewb · 2 pointsr/smashbros

They are Audio Technica BPHS1s. I actually have the exact same headset, and Scar and Toph were fine with it. Gimr just needs to replace the ear cushions.

u/MasterVamp · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

First, sorry for bad english.

I think you misunderstood the noise canceling feature, your headsets cancel noise from getting into your ears, not your microphone.

I live in a very busy avenue in my country, and i have a similar problem. Mic was picking up cars and stuff from the street. Your best chance to avoid this noise is getting the mic closer to your mouth, reduce the volume (or sensitivity from your mic) and speak louder. thats why i prefer headsets instead of regular desktop (or tripode) mics.

if reducing the volume and getting the mic closer doesnt work, you probably need a better mic.

After searching for a long time i find the best price-value "noise cancelling" mic is the audio Technica BPHS1. But it isnt usb (it is xlr) and you need a audio USB interface to use it in your pc. This headset is designed to use in sport breadcast, in very loud enviroments.

Link to the headset:

Created especially for on-air news and sports broadcasting, announcing & interviews, this rugged stereo headset offers natural, highly intelligible and focused vocal reproduction, closed-back circumaural (around-the-ear) ear cups to seal out background noise, and a high-output dynamic microphone mounted on a flexible gooseneck boom. The headset's microphone has a cardioid polar pattern tailored for pickup of speech with maximum voice intelligibility over a wide range of frequencies. It is more sensitive to sound originating directly in front of the element, making it useful in reducing pickup of unwanted sounds. The flexible gooseneck boom swivels for easy positioning on either the right or left side.

Link to the audio interface I use:

After switching to this headset i cant hear almost any unwanted noise. I even apologise for a loud truck of something but people cant hear anything :).

But be carefoul, the speakers arent that good as others gaming headsets, but i think it is the best solution for your problem.

Hope it helps! Sorry again for bad english, im still learning a lot of stuff and my keyboard doesnt helps :c.

u/StargatePioneer · 2 pointsr/podcasting

You can get an Audio Technica BPHS-1 Headset for $200 each. Or you can try a bunch of handheld vocal dynamic microphones. They range in price from the Behringer XM8500 for $20 to the Senheiser e935 for $169. What's your budget and how many do you need?

Also, have you tried Auphonic or Levelator?

u/anycleavers · 2 pointsr/Frugal

Go down your local pawn shop and get an inexpensive (not cheap) acoustic guitar. Bring someone who knows something so you can avoid the garbage that's out there. I bought my first acoustic that way for $70 and still have it. Head on over to the guitar reddit, there are tons of resources available for free. Get a stand and a decent tuner. Keep the guitar/stand in the room you spend the most time in, then it's easily accessible, you can pick it up anytime, if just for a few minutes. Tune it up every time before you play. For a hundred bucks, give or take, and some stick-with-it-ness, you can have a lifetime of enjoyment.
Here's a decent, cheap tuner.

u/guitbit · 2 pointsr/Guitar


It's fast and accurate. It's all I ever use now. Tried 2 different Boss and a Korg.

u/eleven_eighteen · 2 pointsr/Guitar

get a snark. cheap and tiny but they work fine for just playing at home. then you don't even have to worry about being plugged in.

u/dquizzle · 2 pointsr/rocksmith

In the videos I've seen that show it, it looks much much more precise. I use one of these bad boys. They are waaaay better than the 2011 RS tuner and you can just always leave it on. Hopefully that won't be necessary in the new game.

u/jedibassist · 2 pointsr/Bass

I use a snark tuner. Love this thing to death. Works on everything, guitar, bass, drums, trumpets... No reason to put another pedal in your chain if you don't need it.


You probably won't need a compressor, as the pf500 has one built in for ya. :)

Pedals are completely up to you depending once again on your music. I played with no pedals at all for years. But I do have a few OD's/Fuzz, Bass Chorus, Bass Wah and some others that I like to funk around with from time to time.

u/MynameisJesusAMA · 2 pointsr/Guitar
u/electrodan · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I'd recommend checking out a Joyo Vintage Overdrive, they're $30 and there are tons of reviews online.

I own their Ultimate Overdrive and I think it's amazing, honestly I think it's one of the better pedal values out there right now.

u/bardomudo · 2 pointsr/Guitar
u/defimeshun · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals

Pretty sure Santana uses a Tubescreamer.

You can pick up a Joyo Vintage Overdrive - a pretty faithful clone of the Tubescreamer - for around $30 dollars here on Amazon.

Turn down the tone knob on your guitar a little bit. Try different pickup combinations - not sure if your guitar is a strat style or les paul style, but switch between them.

I think you'll get pretty close by turning up the mids a bit, keeping the bass low but not too low, and the treble medium with your tone knob down. Experiment! Use your ears, and trust them.

Santana is also going to get a lot of his "sound" from the way he plays the guitar - phrasing, pick attack, blah blah blah, so don't expect to be right on immediately. Keep practicing and you'll get there!

u/solaris79 · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals

Yeah. I got mine off of, and I'll say I was pleasantly surprised by it when I added it to the signal chain. I had watched a few reviews on YouTube, and it was getting a really positive vibe about it, so I just pulled the trigger. Same thing with the Mini-Spark. Didn't go for the bigger Spark because I didn't really need much tweaking for a clean boost, and that saved me about $30 in going that route. Sometimes simpler is better.

u/Dawboo · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals

I just purchased a Joyo JF-01 for $16 dollars used off of amazon. The reviews looked pretty decent so I decided to give it a shot. Thanks for the input.

u/thebigreason · 2 pointsr/doublebass

The Snark SN-5 is the one to get. They have more lights/resolution. Buy a few, they are easy to loose, and they are less effective when the rubber foot pops off.

u/ReidFleming · 2 pointsr/AcousticCovers

Singing was not bad but the out-of-tune guitar was so distracting. If you're having trouble tuning by ear, this will help: Snark SN-5 Tuner for Guitar, Bass and Violin

u/ultimateballoon · 2 pointsr/rocksmith

You can stretch the strings a bit to help keep tune.

The in game tuner has very forgiving leeway I find. You can be +/- quite a bit and it will let you pass the tuning.

Chromatic tuner apps are OK. I personally use a clip on tuner and check it every day to make sure it's on point. You can pick them up pretty cheaply. This is the one I use but there's better ones out there. I find it better than when I tuned by an app on my phone.

I recommend you check the tuning after each song to see if it's still OK and make any adjustments, until it requires none. Then check every few songs, then every day when you first pick it up to play.

Songs with a lot of bends will pull your guitar out of tune quicker too so that's something to keep in mind.

u/Tulioooo · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Visit The Juilliard School located in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for me! I've always wanted to go there. Link

u/kylborn · 2 pointsr/Vive

For my wands I use these guitar hangers:

I just keep the HMD on a shelf.

u/garage_cleaner · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My total is $18.27!

$12.99 for this rechargeable flash light

$3.99 for this guitar stand

And 1.29 for this Rooney mp3!!!!

My head nearly exploded when I realized this combo did it after a bazillion insane combos.

Edit: the light is prime eligible and the stand is free shipping. Also, I made it a little more readable since I was so excited to post.

u/Introspec · 2 pointsr/minimalism

These are really great and minimal if you can put a couple holes in your walls.

u/Paulkix · 2 pointsr/battlestations

If you dont want black strips on you wall because of the penny board you can use this Its really cool and not that expensive.

u/kikimonster · 2 pointsr/Guitar
u/suenodemucha · 2 pointsr/DesignMyRoom
u/call_me_cthulhu_ · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These (in the used section but they're still new :D) are under $5. One things I like about myself, especially recently, is that I refuse to let myself getting dragged down by things and keep pushing on throughout lifes ummm...turbulence..

u/caraeeezy · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My dad hates cards because he says its a waste of paper BUT he loves me and movies so we always get together and see a movie and hang out on Fathers Day, since I was old enough to see a movie without ruining it.

My dad loves music, mostly guitar, and I think this would be just PERFECT for him <3

for Father's Day!

u/blueberryjamoutlaw · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I have a dish of hundreds 'cause of this.

I've been having to sand the edges when I get stretchy bits clinging to the side. But it only seems to happen with softer plastic and only recently (after lots of puncher abuse).

u/ICanNotOdd · 2 pointsr/instant_regret
You can just search "guitar pick punch" on amazon

u/FroggiJoy87 · 2 pointsr/geocaching

Get a Pick Punch! It's like a paper hole punch but can make guitar picks out of old credit/gift cards. I got one for my husband years ago, before we even started caching, and it's all around awesome. It's just an added bonus that it makes for awesome, super cheap, and likeable SWAG that's actually useful for the finder.

u/Jeika · 2 pointsr/Gifts

Bought this for my brother who is into music and guitars one year

It's actually surprisingly good fun to use

u/DonnerPartyAllNight · 2 pointsr/Guitar

My friend used to cut up milk cartons in the shape of picks, he thought the thickness was perfect. He got one of those guitar pick hole punchers and now has hundreds of picks.

u/Redbeard_Rum · 2 pointsr/guitarpedals

I don't wanna paint my wah 'cause it's already a pretty purple colour, bit I thnik I might paint my fugly drive pedal.

u/azathot · 2 pointsr/Djent

You will want to grab an overdrive pedal. Misha puts one in the front of the amp, and he cranks the volume, and drops the gain. Here's a video where Misha is demoing his pedal, but you can get a good sense of how to use the tone. If youi want a decent, cheap pedal check out this Joyo.

If you're using a modeler, you can find a number of his presets out there (in particular, he shares a lot of the tones for his Axe FX).

u/Oilswell · 2 pointsr/GiftIdeas

Loop pedals are cool, you can use them to record a little bit of yourself and then play along to it.

I have this:

And it's awesome

u/Yeargdribble · 2 pointsr/piano

I assume you mean the Berklee Press "A Modern Method for Guitar" (though I think the same book by William Leavitt is published also by Hal Leonard).

I was just recommending the Hal Leonard Complete Method because it's so much less daunting, but if you've got the chops for the Berklee book, go for it. It definitely jumps in hard with both feet and leans way more on harmony really early on. If you find yourself hitting the wall with it, you can always take a break and try the other one and jump back and forth as you progress.

I'll also recommend this playlist on Youtube that has several of the duets played with both parts. That way you can really enjoy playing the duets and learn both parts and then play them back with the other parts played on Youtube.

If you don't already have a looper, it's also likely a worthwhile investment not just for guitar, but also if you're using a keyboard. It's great to be able to play duets with yourself when there isn't a recording like above. Also, listening back to yourself lets you really pay attention to details and lets you notice how bad your time is so you can fix it.

It can also be great for jamming between the two instruments or used to help with practice of improv and other things.

An entry level, no-frills looper that seems really popular is the Ditto.

u/br-at- · 2 pointsr/violinist


my students like this brand for an entry level looper:

i really like them because it makes my students victims of their own bad rhythm and intonation, and gives them immediate positive reinforcement when they make improvements. :)

u/jdch28 · 2 pointsr/Bass

Dude, I don't know if you're gonna find anything decent under $50. Every time I've researched about loopers, always end up looking at the TC Electronics Ditto ($95)

u/derb · 2 pointsr/Epiphone

They are colour coded to the string colours in Rocksmith 2014 as I'm using that to learn how to play.

u/C11H17N2O2SNa · 2 pointsr/rocksmith

If you have a guitar you don't mind having colorful strings on, these DR strings ( have the same color scheme as rocksmith.

u/MyLittleEye · 2 pointsr/rocksmith

I also invested in slightly heavier gauge, (medium) DR NEON Hi-Def MULTI-COLOR Medium · Electric Guitar Strings. They've really helped starting out, particularly since, after much umming and aahhing I decided to invert the strings in Rocksmith to better match with the tab I'm also teaching myself with. I also believe the medium gauge strings deliver a stronger signal to the pickups and hold their pitch better as I grapple and squeeze too hard at unfamiliar chords. Sure they might be slightly harder to bend but they're still featherweight compared to even the light strings I'm using to teaching myself elsewhere on my Gretsch Jim Dandy Acoustic. The Neon strings are a bit gaudy, must be said and I think, once I get around to changing them again they'll have served their purpose and I'll get some Elixirs perhaps.

u/Rougarou423 · 2 pointsr/rocksmith

There's always these.

I intended to purchase these for my first string change but after three weeks I don't hesitate on what color = what string. as /u/Aircommando12 said, it might be easier for me since i'm a wet-behind-the-ears newbie.

u/TheStonedImmaculate · 2 pointsr/rocksmith

Looks like they are on sale on amazon for about 9 dollars a pack.

u/ProBaddiE · 2 pointsr/ElectricSkateboarding

You can use a guitar stand to prop it up in a corner. I got one from Amazon for around 8 bucks, although it seems to have gotten a bit more expensive. Fit my Ownboard W1 without doing anything to the stand itself. I also think it's a pretty awesome way to display your board at the same time :D.

u/SUPERKram · 2 pointsr/boostedboards
u/east_boundd0wn · 2 pointsr/boostedboards

Very cheap amazon ones

AmazonBasics Guitar Folding A-Frame Stand for Acoustic and Electric Guitars

u/BANGA718 · 2 pointsr/boostedboards

AmazonBasics Guitar Folding A-Frame Stand for Acoustic and Electric Guitars

u/Vap0_r · 2 pointsr/kingcobrajfs

That would be an amazing gift... When would you be planning on buying it?


Snark SN5X Clip-On Tuner for Guitar, Bass & Violin (Current Model)

u/gdsmithtx · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Hey fellow Texan (H-town here)!

Guitar Center in San Antonio has the following:

White Schecter Omen 6 for $175 (used):
A good, basic dual humbucker guitar with pickups that can do high gain well. Good for rock and metal.

That's the only used one on their website in your price range that I'd recommend; the others are either too crappy or feature a Floyd Rose tremolo and you don't need that hassle on your first guitar.

Yamaha Pacifica PAC012DLX HSS for $180
A good Strat-style guitar with a humbucker and two single coil pickups that is a lot of guitar for the price; in the price range it's tough to beat Yamaha Pacificas. Good for blues, rock & country.

Ibanez AX120 for $200
Good starter vintage-style dual humbucker guitar. Good for blues and rock.

Squier Affinity Telecaster for $200
Decent dual humbucker telecaster deluxe-type guitar. Good for blues, rock & country

Of those, I'd choose the Schecter, the Yamaha or the Ibanez.

Boss Katana 50 for $229|CategorySiloedViewCP
A great, very versatile 50 watt 1x12 combo amp with a ton of effects and . I had one of these and loved it until I decided to upgrade to the Katana 100 head. It sounds great right out of the box, but connect it to your PC with a USB cable and use the free Boss Tone Center software to edit all kinds of settings, choose from 50-odd different built-in Boss "effects pedals" and save unlimited presets.

Fender Champion 40 for $200|CategorySiloedViewCP#productDetail
Another nice, versatile 1x12 combo amp, this one 40 watts, with a more modest effects set, but still really good sound.


Fishman clip on tuner $15:

Or, from Amazon, a Snark clip-on tuner for $9

Instrument cable (18 ft) $17

A dozen picks, Dunlop Tortex .88mm $6

Or, a dozen assorted picks to allow you to find the type/weight you like, %5

That should do it for you.

I would definitely recommend getting new strings and having the guitar set up by someone who knows what they're doing, but Guitar Center charges $50 for a setup plus strings. That's more than I like to spend. I'd call around and find a smaller music store that does setups for less. I'd recommend .09 gauge strings to start off with. You can always go heavier later if you want. You can't go wrong with Ernie Ball, D'Addario or GHS Boomers strings.

u/tmwrnj · 2 pointsr/Guitar

If you're on a budget, I'd suggest a Snark. If you can spend a bit more, I'd suggest a Polytune Clip.

Phone apps do a perfectly satisfactory job of tuning - I recommend Pitchlab Lite for Android or iOS.

u/pakap · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

If s/he's a guitarist or bassist: stands, straps, new strings, picks, string winders, cleaning kits. A more "novelty" gift is this thing (I have it and it's pretty nice).

Instruments under $50 are rarely good, except maybe for small percussions.

u/graywalrus · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Or a pick maker! Popsugar did a better job finding one, but I can't locate the article. Try here

u/alphaglider · 1 pointr/Guitar

I got a Pick Punch for christmas a few years back and it is useful for making picks out certain materials i have around.

u/Excalibat · 1 pointr/rocksmith

If you want a never-ending supply of picks:

My wife got me one for Christmas 3-4 years back, and it not only results in you having faaaar more picks than you will EVER use, it's actually fun making them.

u/Burning_Flames · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would like the game Red Orchestra. This lets you make your own guitar pick out of old plastic cards. I thought it was quite cool for people who can play the guitar to make their pick look like whatever they want.

u/LifeUp · 1 pointr/Guitar

Came here to talk about Joyo Pedals. I purchased the Ultimate Drive in June and have been really happy with it. They're currently going for $29.99 new.

These pedals have a bit of controversy around them, when a company passed them off as $170 boutique pedals.

Either way, its basically a Fulltone OCD clone, which is a nice sounding overdrive pedal.

Also, if this pedal is truly being used for science, you may also want to consider the technical differences between distortion and overdrive pedals. Again, I don't know if this is relevant to you or not. Joyo makes distortion pedals too. Some consider the differences negligible.

As a guitar enthusiast and musician, I like the idea of having a fulltone OCD clone, into what some consider to be Fender American clone. There's a bit of a poetic irony there. A chinese manufactured duplicate installed into a chinese manufactured duplicate. Also, I'm not knocking chinese made guitar equipment, if anything I'm a fan.

edit:format, sp, add context

u/deltron3030 · 1 pointr/Guitar

If you guys are looking for an OCD overdrive pedal, also check out the JOYO clone "Ultimate Overdrive." You can find it on amazon, or ebay for less than 30 bucks.

u/stayhome · 1 pointr/poppunkers

I've been using the Joyo Ultimate Drive for a while and really like it. It's a clone of the Fulltone OCD, and a pretty close one at that. I originally just picked it up because I heard good things and it was thirty bucks, but damn, I have to admit that ethics and stuff aside, this thing is actually really good, as are the other Joyo pedals I've tried. Didn't expect it to become my main overdrive/distortion.

For lighter drive, I also have a TS9 Tube Screamer, which is also pretty nice. For reference, I play a Gibson '50s Tribute Les Paul with P90s, and a Schecter C-1 with a Duncan JB in the bridge. Running everything into an Orange Micro Terror with a Marshall MG 4x10 cab, though I've been looking into the new 2x10 Jazz Chorus that Roland put out.

u/Shitgenstein · 1 pointr/guitarpedals

I'd suggest a simple looper, like the mini Ditto at ~$100, and a reverb, Biyang Rv-10 TRI Reverb at ~$60.

u/jmcq · 1 pointr/Guitar

BTW the ditto looper here just recently got reduced in price on Amazon from $120 to $96. It's been on my wishlist for a while and this is the lowest I've seen it (for a brand new one) so I bit the bullet yesterday and ordered one.

u/BoldCityDigital · 1 pointr/boostedboards

Bingo. I have two of them. Getting one more for my Evolve Bamboo GT with All Terrain wheels.

Linkage: Top Stage Pro Universal Guitar Stand

u/BoscoIsHere · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding
u/ratnihsa · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

Top Stage Pro Universal Guitar Stand 10 bucks you just bend the arms to fit the board.

u/Chumboy61 · 1 pointr/boostedboards

This one works perfectly for me
Top Stage Pro Universal Guitar Stand

u/carnutaz · 1 pointr/boostedboards

It’s actually a cheap $12 guitar mount, purchased from It was suggested to me from a video or blog I encountered, which listed it as one of the best accessories for Boosted Boards. It’s a guitar stand, but it works perfectly for Boosted Boards. Link to the product on Amazon is below...

Top Stage Pro Universal Guitar Stand

u/vdogg89 · 1 pointr/boostedboards

Pro tip: use a guitar stand like this. It works great and is only 10 bucks

u/FeelgHoodMuzik · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

This works with my GTX AT setup. I can post a pic later once I am off work!

u/chhappy7 · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

Wow the price soared on the one I used. I'm using this one for my Inboard that is 15~16 lbs with battery in. NO sign of tipping over. I think Koowheel is also ~16 lbs so should work fine. I got mine for ~10 bucks, but it's soared since then. But really, any other ones should work fine too and if it doesn't just return say it can't support your instrument. XD

u/PrettyBigChief · 1 pointr/Guitar

Right now, what's holding my pride and joy is a La-Z-Boy from the mid-90's. When my wife's not sitting in the chair, the guitar gets the $15 special from Guitar Center. Upright tripod style.

Those little A-frames suck, IMHO, if we're thinking of the same thing?

u/maxbrustein · 1 pointr/longboarding

I’m looking for a small floor longboard stand. I was wondering if anyone has used the amazon basics one to hold a drop through board. Does it work well? I figure that it will easily hold my dinghy but I’m not sure how it will do with the shape of the drop through. Does anyone have any suggestions for stands?

The AmazonBasics ones: AmazonBasics Guitar Folding A-Frame Stand for Acoustic and Electric Guitars

u/becomearobot · 1 pointr/Guitar

Any of the cheap stands work fine. These low ones are nice because the heads of the tall ones always seem to get in the way for me. The tall ones are more stable and amazon basics has one for about the same price as well.

u/ninjamasterdave · 1 pointr/boostedboards

AmazonBasics Guitar Folding A-Frame Stand for Acoustic and Electric Guitars

u/maxorange9 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Thanks! its on a stand haha, just hard to see. it is not leaning on the radiator, about two feet in front of it.

u/Cludo · 1 pointr/ElectricSkateboarding

Generic folding stand like this

u/st0len44 · 1 pointr/boostedboards

I personally have the Amazon Basics version and its awesome.

Consensus from other users that bought both is that the Amazon Basics one is better quality.

u/AllSySt3msG0 · 1 pointr/ElectricUnicycle

The one I got was this one from Amazon Canada and seems to be slightly different. Looking at mine with the Inmotion V8 (13.5kg), I think the weak point of the stand would be that pivot near the two arms that hold the wheel. When I look at pictures of the one you listed the part that I am talking about seems to be rigid which is a good thing given the extra weight of your wheel. I obviously can't say for sure but it seems like a good purchase :)

u/stevenknapp847 · 1 pointr/onewheel

This one I tried and did not work. The top of the "A" is right at the middle of the wheel. The board leans too far forward.

u/m2fbbq · 1 pointr/Guitar

Some can, some can't. If it's in a local shop why not giving them a call? Something like this can (deep fire acoustic but groove in the middle for the thinner electric)

u/FattySquirrelDaddy · 1 pointr/lingling40hrs

Regardless of if you have perfect pitch I would recommend buying a tuner so you can check yourself without needing to ask people on reddit haha. They’re pretty cheap, I would recommend this one

u/DfizzleShizzle · 1 pointr/Sitar

You should pick up a guitar tuner like this, that will make it much easier to see if it tunes up properly and stays in tune. Clip it to the nut at the top and start tuning it up from there. Doing it by ear is almost impossible if you have no experience with the instrument, in my opinion.

The rattling in the gourd is normal. Little pieces break off inside the gourd sometimes and rattle around when moved. So odds are that's a non-issue. And from what I can tell the sitar looks to be strung up properly and looks alright from a distance. Once you get it tuned up you should be able to get an idea if anything is wrong with it.


The one thing I'd check for is if the neck is warped or bent at all, because that seems to be a common issue sometimes.

u/deanie1970 · 1 pointr/Guitar

I use a Snark that my dad gave me. It's a digital tuner that clips on the end of the guitar. I'm not sure if it changes hz or not. My friends tried it out and said it was accurate, tho.

Edit: Found the one like mine on Amazon There are different ones there you can check out, too.

u/essexwuff · 1 pointr/Guitar

So you'll definitely want a guitar stand. Don't put your guitar away, the more you see it, the more you'll want to play it. Grab one of the small clip on tuners, the snarky brand one's are pretty good, and they're dirt cheap. You'll want a string winder too, and keep a couple extra sets of strings around. My favorite strings are the martin SP series strings, very lively tones.

As far as lessons go, while I know a lot of people get a lot out of them, I'd say your best bet would just be finding songs you want to learn how to play, and learning how to play them. These days, you can find a Youtube walkthrough on how to play almost any song. After learning songs you want to play, the abstract concepts of what actually makes up that song will start to soak in. This in addition to learning all your basic chords, and you'll be off and running in no time. The thing I'd be worried about as far as lessons go would be if it ends up feeling like a chore. That being said, it's all up to you.

String winder :

Tuner :

My Favorite Strings :

u/ben-pdf · 1 pointr/trumpet

Congrats on the chair no matter how you end up in it. Lead is the most fun thing to play IMO.

Second what the other user said. Very much warm down if this is a HS or college band that rehearses daily.

It’s been a while since I played lead but always remember to warm up a few high notes, too. I would always do more standard warm up stuff and not go too high. It always made the first few runs feels stiff or out of tune.

Also would suggest getting one of those clip on tuners (like this one ). I clip mine on my bell to watch tuning. Upper register stuff can be hard to hear for me. This one is on sale for like $8 right now.

Disclaimer: I was never that amazing of a lead player but I studied under one hell of a lead player who had lots of good tips.

u/alchemy_index · 1 pointr/guitars

Depends what your budget is. I'm a big fan of these cheap $10 clip on tuners. On my main electric guitar rig I have a nice tuner pedal but I love the clip on tuner for my home practice electric (so I don't have to spend money on another pedal tuner) and for my acoustics. They're better than the traditional tuners with mics because they don't require a quiet environment to tune - you just clip it to the headstock and it picks up the notes via conduction/vibrations of the guitar rather than sound through the air. It also responds pretty quickly, it's a great value for $10, IMO.

If he moves around a lot while plugged in and/or plays live and your budget is a few hundred dollars, you could look into a wireless guitar system. I like the Line 6 G50 but the Line 6 G30 is also good and a bit cheaper.

An Ebow is $100 and can make some really interesting sounds on guitars.

If he plays live solo/acoustic, a percussion stompbox adds a lot to the sound, IMO. There are different types with costs ranging from the one I posted to a couple hundred dollars. I've never played with one but the artists I've seen playing solo with one sounded really cool.

I know you said you want to avoid a Guitar Center gift card, but I always appreciate those. Musicians (and enthusiasts of anything really) can be particular about what they want to add to their setup, so sometimes the best thing is to give them a gift card so they can buy whatever they want, whether it's some strings, picks, an interesting strap, pedals, etc. My siblings and I would always give my dad GC gift cards and he saved them for a couple years until he had enough to put towards a really nice Taylor acoustic guitar.

u/kingruneorb · 1 pointr/Guitar

Thanks for the tip are you talking about something like this? It really sucks because all I want to do is play but it seems I'm relegated to power chords only lol.

u/pybro24 · 1 pointr/Guitar

I live in the southwest where its incredibly dry. I find myself having to use a guitar humidifier at least once a week. I usually just leave it inside my guitar for about a day at a time. This is what I use.

Really makes quite a difference.

u/JosephSchuldMusic · 1 pointr/Guitar

If you keep them in cases when not in use, you can get a humidifier and hydrometer to accurately measure humidity. I just have an empty old spice deodorant casing with half a sponge inside of it that I re-damp every few weeks and stick it in my case. It may not be the most accurate, but some humidifiers are literally the same exact thing. Like this one

I'm pretty sure there are combo units for an actual room. The Guitar Center near me has one in their acoustic room that measures humidity and turns itself on every so often.

u/Ranalysis · 1 pointr/Guitar

Am I able to use this guitar humidifier on my classical guitar? The product specifically advertises its use should be for acoustic guitars.

u/throwaway202seven · 1 pointr/Guitar

Thanks for your input! Did you happen to buy your all-in-one online? And do you know the company you bought it from? Someone in the comments suggested the "D'addario all-in-one" from amazon, but after reading the reviews multiple people have said that the wire cutter barely makes a dent in the strings. So it basically is useless in being able to cut through the guitar strings and their guitars looks like acoustic (from the pics they posted). I'll link you the product down below.

Any help would be appreciated!

u/dr150 · 1 pointr/Guitar

OF course the tone will be off, unless you have tin ears.

Plus the strings will be oxidized.

Strings are cheap at ~$4-$5 and you you can learn how to do this easily by watch Youtube vids.

Just buy a string cutter at Guitar Center or Amazon and use an tuning app on your smartphone to tune it:

u/rlee0001 · 1 pointr/guitarlessons

Guitar, Amp, Instrument Cable, Headphones, Auto-Tuner, Metronome, Capo, Picks, Strings, Stand, Strap, Bag, String Winder, Polish & Cloth

Don't make them spend more than ~$200 on this. Consider pitching on for some of the accessories at least (though be aware that some of them are quite necessary right off the bat, such as a tuner).

You won't be able to appreciate the difference between a $100 guitar and a $5000 guitar by sound for at least a year and just to get started you need a bunch of supplies (see list above) and the cost adds up quick.

The guitar won't break unless you abuse it. Squier instruments are decent. In fact, you could even get something like a First Act at Walmart for under $100 and still not be able to appreciate the difference for quite a while.

u/tweakingforjesus · 1 pointr/Guitar

Buy this $12 tuner from Amazon. It costs something like $30 from Guitar Center so don't get it there.

Add one of these $7 combination string winders and cutters. Just do it. You'll thank me.

u/xmusic123 · 1 pointr/Guitar

Sorry for the double up comment, but if you're really interested in a kit, here are each of the tool's they'll give you

Feeler Gauge

Allen Wrench Set (this is actually more comprehensive)

64th inch ruler

Straight Edge (For judging neck relief/bow)

Mini Screwdrivers

String Winder (with wire cutter)

Compare to $60 dollars


This actually seems like a solid deal, but you can get all of these at a hardware store for less and not pay for shipping and wait around for it.

u/DPSnacks · 1 pointr/Guitar

If you don't have these things:

Dunlop Trigger Capo, (clip-on?) tuner, string winder/string cutter/pin puller this thing, and a set of new strings. If you don't change them often, grab DR Dragon Skins; they're coated with a super-thin nylon coating, like Elixirs, but not as noticeable. They also last forever.

TC Electronics has a line of pedals for $50 coming soon, I would probably save for one of those myself. Remember that every time you add a pedal, you add at least one cable!

u/pixelbaron · 1 pointr/Guitar

Here's a list of basics that I bought recently to give you an idea:

Feeler Gauges

Hex Key Wrench Set

String Action Gauge

String Winder

Contact Cleaner for Electronics

Neck Rest

I already have various sized screw drivers, but if I didn't that would be on the list as well.

The above would be enough to do a basic setup: adjust truss rod, adjust action, get into the guts and clean the electronics. Everything will fit in a beat up old shoe box haha.

Along with YouTube videos, this book is a good reference guide. It has everything from basic repair and maintenance information all the way to repairing a broken neck or trying to repair a messed up truss rod.

u/tonetonitony · 1 pointr/Guitar

Yeah, I just meant for clipping nails. I found myself in a bind earlier this week. For the string ends I use the Planet Waves string winder/cutter. It also has a wedge for removing the pegs in your acoustic. It's one of those items I think every guitarist should own. I use an older model of the product below.

u/curiousdani · 1 pointr/Bass

Wow. Want to hear something really ironic? He was looking at that second Fender you linked just a moment ago when I showed him a violin I wanted off of that website. I'm so sneaky. I knew he'd end up on the bass section. He was looking at it for a while (I have to walk by his computer to get anywhere).

As for the amps, I'm thinking that Fender or Acoustic one. And I also looked up that cleaning kit you were talking about, I think I might have found it. This one?

Also, he means a lot to me. The only family he has left lives halfway across the country and his friends are all back in Houston. He moved out here on a whim when I asked him to. I know he misses the things he left and especially his bass. He talks about it a lot. SO it's not hard to ask him these random questions without it looking suspicious :P

u/universal_rehearsal · 1 pointr/Guitar

Ok so by the looks of it he's got the effects pedals covered, I would go for something else and let him get anther pedal on his own. These are my recommendations that will benefit his current setup.
This is a nice expensive version of this and this is a midway between the other two. These are power conditioners they will help his equipment operate more efficiently and quieter and will last decades(you can use them for home theatre use as well)
I would also recommend nice cables like these they are lifetime warranty. Here's another very useful maintenance kit that will last a very long time. If you pick the 110$ furman you can get all three.

u/hereticnasom · 1 pointr/Bass

I am also a Combustion player. The Dunlop 6500 system is the best cleaning system I've used.

u/nicktf · 1 pointr/Guitar

I have mine hanging with one of these screwed into a stud. No problems and it keeps it out of the way of the kids

u/goetz_von_cyborg · 1 pointr/Guitar

I have these to prevent this sort of thing:

u/ReppTie · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

Here's my input along with links to products.

  1. Put the bed on risers to add storage space.
  2. Make a headboard for your bed. If you're handy, this can be done cheaply. If you're not handy, you can buy one for a reasonable price.
  3. Can the dresser and the desk be swapped? If so, put the desk next to the bed so that you don't wake up to a wall to your right and so you can look out the window while working at your desk. The desk can also serve as a bedside table.
  4. Mount the monitors on the wall to free up desk space. Here are a couple options - two singles and a double.
  5. Re-do the shelves. They have a very garage feel. Some cheap board from the hardware store to even out the sides would make a real difference.
  6. Put at least a picture above the bed on the side that's to your left while sleeping. It should be longer than it is tall. Scenery is good. I have this in my bedroom and I like the effect.
  7. Mount the guitar on the wall.
u/fozzy99999 · 1 pointr/malelivingspace

I would get something like this to put the guitar on the wall since your floor space is at a premium.

u/Ghostbustaj · 1 pointr/Guitar

I use these and absolutely love them. Wall Hanger

You can find the stud of you want, but at my current place I just went into the drywall anchor

u/gibson85 · 1 pointr/InteriorDesign

hang a an old steel guitar with something like this? or perhaps a banjo or mandolin may even fit in with the decor better. also, is that a recessed light at the top of it? i think its a really fantastic space that, if used correctly, would really make the area "pop."

u/diybone · 1 pointr/Guitar

I have bought some "String Swing" wall hangers for a few guitars and even a Ukulele (I know they are much lighter) and they seem very well built. The wood is good quality and it comes with drywall hangers. Sans hanging on them with your own body weight, they would hold just about anything.

u/twinkieweiner · 1 pointr/Gifts

Ideas related to guitar:1) Framed guitar poster: 2) for $200 you could buy a nice additional instrument like a ukulele or a mandolin 3) Guitar hanger 4) Bullet journal for playing notes.

u/creepindacellar · 1 pointr/cigarboxguitars

with a guitar hanger. but i guess it might depend how big the head is.

u/AngelicBabyGirl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon






Thanks for the contest, I love your hooties! :3

u/Yoyoge · 1 pointr/Guitar
u/WNW3 · 1 pointr/rocksmith

I never got the hang of using a pick and my thumb hates me for it.

That said, a friend of mine has some of these:

They have sticky backs and he attaches them to the headstocks. Very simple but very smart.

u/captshady · 1 pointr/Guitar

There's this, or this, or this.

u/AxisOTW · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I could use a Pick Holder. Just got a dozen picks, 4 are already MIA.

u/aasteveo · 1 pointr/Guitar
u/markherrington5 · 1 pointr/Guitar

So I think I'm going make a Thinline Tele. Going to build the body and buy a prebuilt neck. What all hardware do I need? Right now I've found:

u/srr728 · 1 pointr/Guitar

Assuming you don't have vintage style tuners then Fender has Schallers or their Deluxe.

I have the Deluxe version installed on my Tele and Strat and they work great. Either one would be a breeze to install since they both drop right into the existing holes and simply tighten on with a wrench. No screws needed since they have 2 little studs that prevent them from twisting.

u/doubletwist · 1 pointr/Guitar

Don't know what guitar(s) you've got but the first thing I bought for both of my Strats was Fender Locking Tuners.

and if I buy any other guitars, the first thing I'm going to get is locking tuners if it doesn't already have it.

u/troll_is_obvious · 1 pointr/Guitar
  • [Wilkinson] ( trem. Drill press would be ideal for the post holes, but you could also just clamp a guide to the body.
  • LSR nut. Unless you have access to a router jig, I would suggest a rectangular file matching the LSR's dimensions to clean up and deepen the slot you're going to start with a super fine cut saw.
  • Locking Tuners. Staggered, so no more string trees. Super stable tuning when paired with the Wilkinson and LSR, even after divebombs. Those "F" tuners have a super accurate 18:1 gear ratio. I also like that particular design because they're stabilized with a pair of incorporated pegs that slip into pre-drilled holes, instead of relying on a tiny little screw.

    I can't comment on the Gen 4 Noiseless, as I've never used them. My wiring is more like a Les Paul, with dual HB, three way switch and push-pulls for coil splits. This is a pretty good resource for wiring ideas, if you're looking for inspiration. Generally speaking, you'll also want to replace the switches and pots with Switchcraft, CTS, etc. My guess is that the MIM's come with Alpha, but I could be wrong.

    EDIT: Keep in mind, when researching wiring diagrams, that "Noiseless" usually means humbucker. It might look like a single coil, but it will be two coils stacked one on top of the other. Check manufacturer specs to confirm whether you're dealing with four or two wires, then plan accordingly.
u/parkedr · 1 pointr/Guitar

I just put these ( in my American telecaster yesterday. It was a zero modification drop-in and took about 5 minutes. I've heard that mexi strats take the same tuners.

I can confirm that the nut is 10mm. This never happens, but I grabbed a 10mm wrench out of my toolbox randomly without knowing the nut size and it fit perfectly. It was like winning the lottery.

u/agmatine · 1 pointr/guitars

Well, considering that is $40 for just the power supply, I will most likely get one of these:

Probably the latter as it wouldn't hurt to have a new daisy chain, it's possible the contacts are loose on mine and that's causing some of the trouble anyway.

u/squishypluto · 1 pointr/guitarpedals

I'm sorry this isn't directly answering your question, but if I were you, I'd go ahead and buy a 1 spot or a normal 9v adapter, or if you plan on getting more pedals, an isolated power supply. the whole battery thing has cost me a lot in the long run and I've stopped bothering with it.

u/yur_mom · 1 pointr/Guitar

That power should work, but get one of these instead.

u/armedwithturtles · 1 pointr/guitarpedals

depending on your budget

low (~35 bucks): one spot, donner dp

medium (~90 bucks): donner iso, mxr iso brick

a bit higher (~120 bucks and up): truetone cs7, voodoo labs pp2, walrus aetos

all these should cover your current and future needs. the medium and higher priced ones are isolated and will have clean power, the one spot and cheaper donner might introduce some noise depending on what you're plugging in to

u/afoe · 1 pointr/diypedals

Buy This I've seen it for as low as $20.

Forgive me if I'm misunderstanding your post but please don't do what you were thinking about doing.

Edit: I understand now. I imagine you can integrate the wall wart in your board somehow and do what u/TheKBRT suggested and use an extension cord for a clean look.

u/iamAARAN · 1 pointr/guitarpedals

I would also recommend one of the Onespot combo packs They're pretty much the best cheap way to power pedals.

u/gtrmtx · 1 pointr/guitarpedals

Eventually I'd like to get a pedal power but for now I have two of these.

u/tynamite · 1 pointr/Guitar

This? I'd be worried a fire is going to start from that, haha. But, not a bad idea to have two and pedal 8 pedals from it.

edit: I'm not serious about the fire.

u/icanhe · 1 pointr/Guitar

Might want to give it a shot.

I run a tuner, wah wah, DS-1, Danelectro vibrato, and a CH-1 through it, no issues at all.

u/onafarawaybeach · 1 pointr/Guitar

You could leave that pedal plugged in, turned on, etc. for 50 years and it will be fine, except maybe a dead battery. Try one of these if you have more than a couple pedals: I love it.

u/CaptainOuzo · 1 pointr/youtubers

If I were doing this over, I'd pair the Focusrite Scarlett Solo with the Audio Technica BPHS1 broadcasting headset. And that would actually have gotten me better sound for less money.

Hell, I'm tempted to bite the bullet on that headset. I've seen it recommended many times before.

u/Pyro6000 · 1 pointr/livesound

I'm thinking about buying a mic for discord, maybe streaming (emphasis maybe) and am leaning towards a dynamic mic because I've been told that they're better for reducing background noise vs a condenser.

If I get a dynamic mic with XLR out, what would be the okayest way to hook it up to my PC with acceptable input levels? At the moment, I'm considering this headset with the mic connected to the PC via this XLR to USB cable. Will that combination work ok, or should I be looking at something else?

The other thing I'm considering is this USB stand-alone mic and having game sound through my speakers.

I apologise is this isn't the right place to ask.

u/haganbmj · 1 pointr/smashbros

Here's what I use. Not nearly the best, but it's manageable for the average Joe or group.


  • Streaming: OBS Studio (Win 0.14.x)
  • Overlay: HTML/Javascript w/ StreamControl writing data to JSON and JS polling it.
  • Capture Device: Startech USB3HDCAP + XRGB-mini Framemeister
  • WebCams: 2x Logitech C920
  • Audio Mixer: Mackie Mix 8
  • Headsets: 2x Audio-Technica BPHS1
  • Misc: Powered Composite Splitter, Behringer HA400 Headphone Amp
  • Stream Tools: Nightbot, TwitchAlerts


  • Capture Device: Dazzle DVC 100

    BPHS1s are kind of the standard for accessible and reasonably priced xlr headsets.

    I was getting decent quality out of my old dazzle before I switched, people just need to learn how to setup their bitrate properly to reduce artifacts and how to deinterlace their capture via amarectv or using the built in obs plugins (I used yadifx4 for the longest time) which do a nice, respectable job. Would I recommend a dazzle? Eh, it produces decent video for the price (got mine on ebay for $20), but has some compatibility issues - if you do a quick search for audio issues with the dazzle you'll find a couple threads. There are workarounds, but it's finicky.

    Ideally though, streams should be capturing component video. It removes the need for software/external hardware deinterlacing. The issue here is that you either need a TV that supports component, or a component->composite converter, which I've seen people have performance issues with in the past.
    My current setup uses a Framemeister to upscale the composite signal and handle the deinterlacing, outputting HDMI to the USB3HDCAP. The advantage is that I get to feed straight composite signals to any plain old CRT, which is great because I've been recording out of a suitcase the last few months while I move around.

    I build my overlays in JavaScript and HTML; there's a layer of logic that polls a local JSON file written by StreamControl for changes and updates them on the page.

    Just taking off on a flight. More info later. (It's later)

    Sample with the Dazzle
u/supermonkeyball64 · 1 pointr/audioengineering

The reason being is that I cannot hear anything due to limitations on Windows sound control. Only one of the headsets gets sound, the second one doesn't, and then I cannot hear anything with another headphone (comparing game audio levels to commentators, etc.) due to only one of the headsets getting sound. This interface would allow me to hook up two microphones and headsets to it, they could hear themselves (and other commentator), and I could monitor all sounds.

This is a temporary, cheaper fix and eventually I will be upgrading to these two headsets.

u/awh444 · 1 pointr/Broadcasting

Although they're a bit on the pricier end depending on where you shop, the Audio-Technica BPHS1 headsets are awesome. They're practically the golden standard for semi-pro broadcasters at this point. I've had great experience with them both indoors and out.

u/wilb0b · 1 pointr/Twitch

The Audio-Technica BPHS1 is what Seananners and Hutch use but you'll need an audio interface to turn the analogue XLR cable to a digital USB to your computer, like a Scarlett solo.

The Antlion Mod Mic isn't too bad from what I've been hearing and you can attach it to most headphones as long as there is a smooth flat non-textured surface for it to mount to.

And there's one other I was eyeing a long time ago from Audio-Technica with the supposedly best mic on the market for headsets but I never heard if it ever got brought to the U.S. I think Summit uses that one but I can't recall the name of it.

Headset capsules are much smaller so it cannot capture as wide a range of frequencies as your Blue Yetti. So you will lose some quality in your voice but depending on how you personally sound it may either be only a slight difference, or you might sound like you're trying to talk with your hand over your mouth.

u/NicholasHills · 1 pointr/sips

I believe his headset is one of these.

Couldn't comment on recording software though.

u/bwett1 · 1 pointr/smashbros

I know your max is $300, but hold out longer and go with these. They are sturdy, high quality, and will be well worth the investment. We have 5 of them lol

u/Not_A_Bovine · 1 pointr/Luthier
u/Chainmail_Danno · 1 pointr/santashelpers
u/tarveydent · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

for guitarists/bass players: Clip on tuner

u/imagineyouarebusy · 1 pointr/guitarlessons

bkev covered mute strings well.

Regarding online tuners, they are fairly accurate.

If you want to buy one, I've been using Snark SN-5 which is easy to see in bright lights, and is only about $10.

but you can get by with the Snark SN-1 which is a little over $8 just fine.

With these, the battery lasts a long time, and you don't have to go online to tune-up. Just clip it onto your guitar and go.

There are plenty of others as well. Check them all out.

u/odichthys · 1 pointr/Bass

Standard tuning going from the thickest to the thinnest string is E-A-D-G. If you think the E string is too deep compared to the rest of them, play the 5th fret of the E string along with the open A string. The notes should be the same if tuned correctly and should resonate. If you hear a kind of "pulsing" beat sound then they are not tuned correctly to each other.

If you're looking for a new tuner, I'd recommend this. I have one and in terms of accuracy and ease of use it blows other chromatic tuners away.

If the strings turn out to all be tuned correctly and you still feel like your E string is a little looser than you would like, you could invest in a heavier gauge set of strings. This would help to maintain the string tension and make the deeper strings less floppy.

u/Crowsby · 1 pointr/ukulele

I'd pick up a cheap snark tuner for around $10. The online/app ones are fine, but it's really, really nice having a dedicated one handy right next to your instrument at all times.

u/Jay_is_on_reddit · 1 pointr/Bass

Here are my accessories in a backpack I take to every gig:

u/Matronix · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This banjo tuner would help me become a rockstar.

u/MetaphorsBeWithYou · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I first taught myself guitar in the early 70s. (yes, I'm old)

I bought a guitar from my buddy for five bucks, went to the music shop and got some strings, a basics book with a lesson on tuning and a few songs in it and a pitch pipe. (I don't recommend a pitch pipe, get yourself a chromatic tuner like the highly rated Snark

Pick out a two chord song like Jambalaya and work it to the bone using C and G7. Then advance from there. Try to start with something simple like that first.

Youtube can be a terrific resource, but, for me, keeping it simple in the beginning made it doable.


u/TheShandyMan · 1 pointr/rocksmith

Others will probably chime in with ideas about fixing your intonation which is probably (partially) your problem but what helped me was changing out the factory strings and putting on a decent set of new ones.

Also; don't trust the in-game tuner; it's far too generous and forgiving even though the game itself isn't. Either get a headstock tuner (any of them, even the super-cheap ones seem to work better than the in-game one); or an in-line tuner.

u/RedToby · 1 pointr/ukulele

I'm partial to the Snark SN-2 tuner myself. Get the SN-2 All Instrument tuner, it's more versatile than the "Ukulele" tuner and costs the same.

For the short term, try a smartphone app, or if you can tune by ear, there are youtube tutorials that play the tones.

u/musicloverxd · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If its ok that its a tad bit over $10
New strings

I've really been wanting to commit myself to learning how to play an instrument and the uke seems like an easy place to start! I'm in the process of saving up for a good uke and these would definitely help me succeed!

I want to learn something new.(:

u/Cpt-Kervin · 1 pointr/Guitar

If you're looking at a tubescreamer, check out the Joyo Vintage Overdrive. It's an inexpensive TS clone that sounds exactly the same as a Tubescreamer, in fact it has the original chip in it that many people say is better than the current Ibanez reissue.

u/Aeoles · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

hmm...This is cheapish, Snark SN5 Tuner I'm a musician and this would come in handy....This contest made giggle because my brain turned it into a song based off of I feel like Dancing.

u/minibike · 1 pointr/Guitar

Honestly the best thing you can do is grab a friend who has been playing for a while and have them play anything you're thinking about buying. There should be some takamines and yamahas on your local craigslist, their lower end offerings are good bang for the buck. Then have your friend go to a music shop with you and have a guitar tech set up the guitar. While you're there buy a clip on tuner and a humidifier.

u/Soiledmahpants · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would be very happy if I got this! Quite Interesting

u/easyguitar29 · 1 pointr/ukulele

yeah, people who are starting out often buy them together along with this [tuner] ( , which seems to be pretty popular. If you are a complete beginner you can also check out [this one] (

u/heycupcakes · 1 pointr/DesignMyRoom

The title made me cringe, you can just ask for help, no guilt trip needed. :)

So, I think art and textiles are what you're missing here to give your room some warmth and personality. Your room doesn't really say anything about you, what are you into? What colours do you like?

For art you don't need to spend tons of money - hit up sites like society6, etsy, deviant art, etc and grab some prints that speak to you in some way. I would use either of the long walls you have to create a nice gallery wall of a few prints you like. Pick up cheap frames from IKEA, Walmart, discount-store-of-choice, keep the frame colours the same (all black/white/birch/whatever) to keep the collection cohesive.

Use what you have already for additional interest - hang that guitar(s? Is the blue thing on top of the armoire also an instrument?) with a guitar hook.

Textiles like bedding, and curtains will also personalise the space and can be a place where you go big and bold with colour if that appeals to you. It's also possible to recover your chairs with a new fabric, again something that would make it potentially more 'you'. The contrast of traditional furniture with spunky fabric is stylish and a good way to keep it feeling more modern.

Definitely get a new overhead light, and perhaps a desk lamp as well. Well-designed rooms have more than one source of lighting, so you can change it up for the task at hand.

If you want to go for the bonus round, think about picking up a plant or two to give the space some life. Google low-maintenance plants if you have a black thumb - there are plants that can withstand a fair amount of neglect but still bring some green into your world.

The most important thing is to find stuff that you like - you can be advised to pick this colour or that colour, or this print or that painting, but if you don't like them, what's the point?

u/Firephox · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

You really just need to shake it off really well in your shower using a snapping motion with your wrist like cracking a whip. Then it can sit on the flat side of the handle with the knot up. That being said, I do like to hang my brushes to display my gear so I found this on Amazon and cut the arms down a bit to fit the brush. The arms are adjustable width so they will fit pretty much any brush handle:

u/OxfordDictionary · 1 pointr/declutter

Musical instruments can be hung on a wall. Turns them into an art piece, and it's also probably better for your instruments to not be stored in a humid, hot area (near water heater).

u/vitamere · 1 pointr/AskMen

As for the guitars, maybe look into getting some guitar wall hangers so that you get those off the floor? Plus it would look cool and fill up some wall space if your room is sparsely decorated.

Shower caddies help with organizing the personal hygiene stuff.

u/Cocaine-Biceps · 1 pointr/Guitar

If you do go with wall mounts, I just got these last night and they held up all of my guitars. Good cheap price too

u/music-life-love · 1 pointr/musictherapy

A pick punch! I use old gift cards/credit cards etc to make cheap guitar picks.

u/kermityfrog · 1 pointr/DIY

Get a pick punch for $24 and recycle all your old credit cards or other bits of plastic.

u/he-jer · 1 pointr/Guitar

This is a great cheap unique gift for a guitarist:

u/Mrboosh1 · 1 pointr/Guitar

One of the best cheap gifts I have received as a guitarist is a PickPunch. You can make your own picks out of old gift cards and old credit cards. It is awesome!!! They will never need to buy picks again.

u/ifmacdo · 1 pointr/guitars

I also sub to r/lockpicking. I was really confused for a minute. You should get one of these

u/cornynibblets · 1 pointr/Darts

this is the one that I have.

I'll have to give this a try. Not sure if this is the one that OP is using or not.

u/rockstar504 · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

Are you talking about these things?

u/Mike_Rotchisari · 0 pointsr/malelivingspace

I guess things I enjoy. Hobbies, experiences, things like that. That's why my music is one of the centerpieces of the room, instead of waiting until I had more space. I have trinkets from travelling around, some currency from foreign countries I could frame, that kind of thing. I was considering hanging my Les Paul guitar on the wall, with either somthing like this hanger or this horizontal one. I also have a little acoustic guitar like this.

Music, life experiences, could be the two main things.

u/i_crave_more_cowbell · 0 pointsr/guitarpedals

On amazon it's selling for $118 which is still $20 cheaper for a pedal that will take up less board space.

u/C4RB0NUN1T · -1 pointsr/guitarpedals

Real dope here. Tubes don't run at 12v, 500ma. It's a scam. Run. The average tube amplifier runs its pre-amp tubes at 6 volts AC on the heater and 250 to 300 volts DC on the plate.

Fair warning, there is a shit ton of misinformation on this sub. If you want a cool OD pedal for beginners, I'd suggest working your way up from here.

u/samariantown · -1 pointsr/battlestations

You say that like having a gaming headset and having a pair of headphones that produce good quality sound are mutually exclusive.

If you even did a little research you'd find that all of the respected headphone (audio technica, beyerdynamic, sennheiser) brands also produce headsets for a variety of budgets.

Here are a few examples:



Audio Technica

u/mc_nibbles · -4 pointsr/Guitar
  • Clip on tuner - Convenient and useful on all of my instruments.
  • Seat belt guitar strap - Love the feel of that fabric and how smooth it is on almost any clothing. Mine is a Levi's model with a click belt buckle, I don't think they make it anymore.
  • Guitar Wall Hangers - These things save so much space, and make my office look so cool. A wall of six guitars and two bass just looks awesome.
  • iRig + Garage Band for iOS - This is my go to practice setup and music writing tool. I used to have a fairly complex home studio setup, but most of it got sold off once I got the iRig. Not because it's just as good, but because it's so much faster to set up and use.
  • Stick on pick holders - I've got one of these on all of my heavily played guitars, and they're really handy. Most of my guitars are battered so I'm not worried about finish, otherwise I use a strap pick holder.