Is Guitar Dead?

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Is Guitar Dead?

Yes, I hate to say it but it needs reviving quickly! Old fashioned instruments suck!
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No, even though a new version ain't been released since... Live 7? (and that only tunes itself which I could do fine already).
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57%
Don't really care, I lost interest a long time ago (around Van Halen's heyday).
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Total votes: 35

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by borg » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:49 pm

http://www.hypercustom.com/

I'll be attending a workshop by this man.
sonic youth, blonde redhead, mauro pawlowski,... use his creations.

not as cool as cheap trick's rick nielsen, of course :wink:
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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by Tone Deft » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:52 pm

cool to see this thread come alive. :D
oddstep wrote:I agree with all of this. I'm just bored of writing "its music, just listen and trust your judgement"

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by kent_sandvik » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:02 pm

This is just the situation, new musicians would rather be beat makers, producers and DJs than guitar rock stars.

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by Tone Deft » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:17 pm

kent_sandvik wrote:This is just the situation, new musicians would rather be beat makers, producers and DJs than guitar rock stars.
I'm definitely calling bullshit on that one.

F**K being a guitar rock star, I just want to sit on the beach and strum out my favorite tunes.
oddstep wrote:I agree with all of this. I'm just bored of writing "its music, just listen and trust your judgement"

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by Sibanger » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:28 pm

borg wrote:http://www.hypercustom.com/

I'll be attending a workshop by this man.
sonic youth, blonde redhead, mauro pawlowski,... use his creations.

not as cool as cheap trick's rick nielsen, of course :wink:
Which one of his workshops would you be interested in. I'll be signing up for his 'Home Swinger Workshop'.
Sounds like a hoot. :wink:
F**K being a guitar rock star, I just want to sit on the beach and strum out my favorite tunes.
Don't think I'd be dragging a laptop down the beach to jam out some beats. It wouldn't be the same.

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by borg » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:52 pm

Sibanger wrote: Which one of his workshops would you be interested in. I'll be signing up for his 'Home Swinger Workshop'.
Sounds like a hoot. :wink:
unfortunately, it'll be just the monochord workshop, which can be found on the net many times (think Jack White).
Anyway, it is in collaboration with my old employer www.champdaction.be and will be followed by an arty performance in Antwerp's Museum for Modern Art... :? :mrgreen:

Lot's of room for experimentation though, at a price you can't even buy the parts for yourself 8)


and strumming the guitar in my garden, banging loud techno beats, or spacing into the night on my guitar through valhalla's shimmer and a gazillion fx... I like it all, it's all music, thus good.

Nothing beats listening to zappa... :mrgreen:
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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by 9V » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:59 am

Frank Zappa, technically and inventively miles ahead of any contemporary musician of his time. People like Pierre Boulez, Igor Stravinsky, Karlheinz Stokhausen, Edgar Varese could understand his music.

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by dancing Ray » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:30 am

Guff Tong wrote:
Guff Tong wrote:Did you know....

An Arab can last for three days on one grain of rice?

(Says so in my book of facts)

:)
Oh, no,...sorry people , I was wrong;

It is in fact a Mosquito that can live for three days on one grain of rice. (Not an Arab)

.....Its just that they are next to each other in my alphabetically ordered book of facts.
And I was sure you meant "A mosquito can live for three days on an arab" (not a grain of rice).
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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by Guff Tong » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:45 am

yeah,.... 'mosquito' was right next to 'mosque' in my book of a million facts.

easy mistake to make at my age. :oops:

Sorry for the confusion (and of course apologies to any esteemed Live users of the Arab Nations that packed a single grain of rice for a long journey only to be left hungry.)


:|

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by dancing Ray » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:41 am

Guff Tong wrote:(and of course apologies to any esteemed Live users of the Arab Nations that packed a single grain of rice for a long journey only to be left hungry.)
Yes, they´re probably feeding on mosquitos right now. :(
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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by Guff Tong » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:02 am

dancing Ray wrote:
Guff Tong wrote:(and of course apologies to any esteemed Live users of the Arab Nations that packed a single grain of rice for a long journey only to be left hungry.)
Yes, they´re probably feeding on mosquitos right now. :(
....And this has what to do with guitars exactly? :?: :|

I'm kind of lost here. :?:

Someone who isn't me was talking about mosquito's inventing the guitar wasn't it?

is it?

Someone fill me in. I like guitars. :?

You can keep the mosquitos' tho.

x

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by 9V » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:43 pm

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by dude rancher » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:31 pm

Zappa was the man. all those solos over a one or two chord vamp. straight expression. like hendrix all vibe.

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by recyclinglostcities » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:42 pm

I think guitar rock bands are on the way out. The guitar itself? Naw. Look at people like Christian Fennesz of Oren Ambarchi.

And metal will never die.

Digging all the Zappa love here 8)

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Re: Is Guitar Dead?

Post by Guff Tong » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:12 pm

Best live show ever....was lucky to catch him/them in London in the 80's before he died (Think it was his last UK appearance).

The whole band blew me away, tightest performance...

Anyone seen Zappa Plays Zappa?

They're due to play the UK soon, may have to take a look...

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This video got me into Zappa when I was an mere egg -

http://www.veoh.com/watch/v222581RSeZNd ... ights+1979

never looked back. :P

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