Friday, October 22, 2010

Hardware Reviews Part 3

Fender GD0-300 OM Acoustic Guitar - $250 (8/10)
I've been using this as my main acoustic guitar for a few years now, and I am very satisfied with it. It has a nice sound to it and a deliciously bright tone. It feels right in my hands, and is quite attractive (the picture doesn't do it justice). The only problem I have with it is how god damn stinky the strings get compared to all my other guitars. They start to smell bad almost immediately after you start playing with them. It's not perfect; there are higher quality acoustic guitars, but for this price, it's hard to beat.


Successes
-Sexy body
-Relatively inexpensive
-Tasty bright tone

Failures
-It's acoustic, so it can't be plugged in and made into a distorted abomination.
-Strings get stinky.

Line 6 LowDown LD15 Modeling Bass Combo Amp - $180 (5/10)
This is a pretty mediocre bass amp. It has fairly good distortion, effects, and EQing options for a low price. I think I might have been asking too much from such a small amp, trying to make it loud enough to be heard over drums, guitars, and vocals. I think it would work well as a practice amp, but I pushed it too far and it's no longer capable of performing on a regular basis.



Successes
-Pretty nice distortion, some goofy effects.
-Inexpensive

Failures
-Mediocre sound
-Mine is broken.

20 comments:

  1. Stinky? The strings start to *smell*? Wow. Did not know that.

    So why does that happen? Gnarly finger-flesh?

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  2. I didn't know you meant stinky literally. Why exactly do they stink? I'm ignorant when it comes to these things.

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  3. Looks like a pretty slick guitar. Like the colour.

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  4. I have no idea what causes it, but after you play for a long time without changing your strings, it seems like they start to smell bad and make your fingers smell bad. They start to stink faster on my fender acoustic than any of my other guitars.

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  5. There are entire damn forum posts about it: http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?1199-Guitar-strings-make-my-fingers-smell-weird

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  6. I want to learn how to play the guitar!

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  7. great review man. wish i knew how to play the guitar.

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  8. i'm thinking of buying an acoustic guitar so this helps

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  9. I did not know about the strings being smelly either.

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  10. That guitar has a beautiful color to it, almost a south American tone. i love it. Upload some of your playing man :)

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  11. love how you do "hardware" review of an acoustic guitar :D

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