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Old 6th March 2006, 14:13   #31
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alright after a month or more of research etc I finally got myself a shiny new Ibanez GRG170DX
Specs:
24 frets
H-S-H pickups (2 humbuckers, 1 single coil)
standard tremolo

Also got a Laney Harcore 15W amplifier...
Got both from Furtados in Mumbai this week-end.....Its slightly over my budget but I feel its better to spend a bit more right now than have problems after buying a cheapo Givson etc.
Cost Guitar = 11k Amp = 3.6k
Got a set of strings and 3 picks only as free stuff...had to buy gig bag :-S

here it is...sorry but foto isn't too bright




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Thanks to all who tried to help :-)

Rock On.

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Old 6th March 2006, 15:04   #32
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Hey Abhay, Congrats on your buy!!! Lol... Navin would sure be glad that you went in for an Ibanez. I have'nt heard any reviews about the amp you bought, so i'll refrain from commenting on it.
I know that you just bought youself a guitar and an amp, and so would be low on resources... but I still think this is a really good time to ask you for a treat!!!

Happy playing!!!

Godspeed.

Alok.

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Old 6th March 2006, 16:34   #33
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lol ghostrider/Alok thanks mate!

sorry about the typo, the amp is a Laney Hardcore Max HCM15 and I think its good ..2 channels clean/distortion, cd input, headphone out - basic stuff.
1 year warranty on both, thought he tried very hard to sell off a Kramer Focus (strat copy) to me (with maple fretboard).

Well yeah some money spent, but hopefullly well spent. If ever you are in Pune, I am always free for a beer ;-)

Next up : DigiTech RP80 or Zoom 505 processor...but I will keep that on hold till I get my bearings on this combo...
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Old 6th March 2006, 16:49   #34
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Abhay,

enjoy. Hope you tested the Ibanez out before you bought it. I have not held a guitar for about 15 maybe even 20 years so my knowledge is kinda dated.

BTW get yourself a good guitar stand. they are not expensive.

here are laney reviews.
http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data/Laney/

here is their website
http://www.laney.co.uk/site.htm

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Old 6th March 2006, 17:01   #35
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Thx navin ..of course I played it including playing the newly bought combination together right in the shop itself.
Thanks to mentions of Harmony Central where I had read reviews of Laney amps as well as Ibanez guitars (GRX20, GRX40, GRG170) which fell in my budget..A wek ago I also had played a Pacifica 012 with a Laney amp so had an idea about actual sound it produces to go along with the reviews as well.
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So Abhay...have you picked up your equipment yet? If yes...what is the list?
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Old 25th April 2006, 13:40   #37
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Yep turbo, check my post above
I now own -

Guitar : Ibanez GRG170DX
Amp : Laney HCM15
DigiTech RP80 Modelling Processor.

Some decenttones to be had from that combo...of course keep in mind that its beginner stuff :-)
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Question Buying Guitar

I am planning to learn how to play a guitar. I contacted a person here in Kolkata, who would be conducting the classes on Saturdays at my place. His fee for the same would be 600 Rs per month. Is that reasonable?

The main reason behind me starting this thread is to know, which guitar and where to buy in Kolkata? Being a Newbie to both Guitars and Kolkata, I am counting on you folks to help me out.

Thanks for all the replies in advance.

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Folks,

I am planning to gift an Acoustic Guitar to my nephew and wanted to know a good brand and also the store where I can get it from here in Bangalore. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks In advance.

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Hey VJ, there is a place called Rythms. He has a good collection and a decent price. The guy is friendly and should be able to suggest something to you.
Have the address at home. Will post it tonight when I reach home.
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I am planning to learn how to play a guitar.
His fee for the same would be 600 Rs per month. Is that reasonable?
1. My 6 year son started playing a month or so ago. We got him a Yamaha CF 40 nylon (about Rs 5000-6000). It is much easier on the fingers of a beginner than a steel string.

2. Guitar teachers in South Mumbai typically charge about Rs. 400-500 per 45-50 minute session. This includes the cost of them coming to your house. You can divide this cost between 2 students if you find it too high but I would not advise more than 2 because then you dont get enough attention.
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1. My 6 year son started playing a month or so ago. We got him a Yamaha CF 40 nylon (about Rs 5000-6000). It is much easier on the fingers of a beginner than a steel string.

2. Guitar teachers in South Mumbai typically charge about Rs. 400-500 per 45-50 minute session. This includes the cost of them coming to your house. You can divide this cost between 2 students if you find it too high but I would not advise more than 2 because then you dont get enough attention.
Thanks Samarth and Navin for the pointers.

Samarth, will be calling you tonight...
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Folks,

I am planning to gift an Acoustic Guitar to my nephew and wanted to know a good brand and also the store where I can get it from here in Bangalore. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks In advance.
Rhythm Musicals, Shop No.1, Imperial Shopping Centre, #91, Residency Road, Residency Road, Bangalore.
Its next to the old Empire Hotel.

I assume that you know about guitars, how to choose them, check for defects, playability, tuning etc. If not, its best to take somebody who knows along with you.

Its also good to have an idea about the brands / prices. This indian site should help you. Acoustic Guitars - BAJAAO.COM - India - Buy & Review Musical

-- Torqy
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Rhythm Musicals, Shop No.1, Imperial Shopping Centre, #91, Residency Road, Residency Road, Bangalore.
Its next to the old Empire Hotel.

Acoustic Guitars - BAJAAO.COM - India - Buy & Review Musical

-- Torqy
Yup VJ thats the one. Thanks Torqy.
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Hi, I'll be going to Dubai next week for 4 days. I just wanted to know if i can get cheap electric guitar(new or second hand) along with a decent amp and effects b/w 6 to 7 kays? Since all the electronic items are cheap there, i am hoping the electric guitar will be too. Please help.
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