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    Default A laugh for you real guitarists and a question

    As some of you know, I play bass, but about three months ago I bought a little intro level guitar just to noodle around on, thought it would help improve my overall skills if I learned a little guitar.

    So last night I wanted to do a little practice, but I had been busy at work and hadn't really played in a couple of weeks.

    Played for a little while on the bass, dorked around on the keyboards, then picked up the guitar and I couldn't get any volume out of it.

    Cranked it to ten, tried different cords, different amps, nothing. Tried all my bass guitars into my guitar amp and they all worked fine.

    And I just have that feeling in my gut that it is me, that there is nothing wrong with it and that if I take it into the local music shop to be fixed I will really embarass myself and get laughed out into the parking lot and be the subject of the Christmas party punch line.

    Finally, after about tweny minutes, just by chance I flip the guitar over and notice the battery cover for the 9V...Doh!

    Now, this is embarassing to say, but none of my basses have a battery in them, so what is it for?

    I am assuming the pickups?
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    LOL! Yes...for ACTIVE pickups.
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    Its most likely an intro guitar/vibrator...err muscle relaxer.

    Most likely the 9v is for an active pickup or possibly if you have any sort of built in tuner/effects in the guitar. Some intro guitars do have them but most don't have active pickups.

    The battery generally allows the pickups to be a bit hotter. Metal guitarists usually use them.

    What is the make and model of the guitar?

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    Your dead on, I did get a more "metal" guitar.

    Epiphone EM-2 Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar, just read the specs online, has "active pickups" requiring a 9V battery.

    Of course it said that with all the crappy advertising writing that is just so annoying and commonplace on music gear sites.

    And I quote "The Epiphone Prophecy SG Custom EX Electric Guitar isn't for everyone. If you want to blend into the background, you won't like the way its devilish vibe gets you noticed everywhere you go. If you want to churn out amateur riffs, you'll probably hate the sparkling distortion of its twin humbuckers and the glorious sustain of its contoured body. If, on the other hand, you want to walk in the footsteps of legends like Eric Clapton and Angus Young, take your performance to the next level and rock your audience in half, this is your guitar. Go on - be a devil"



    I mean who writes this shit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Your dead on, I did get a more "metal" guitar.

    Epiphone EM-2 Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar, just read the specs online, has "active pickups" requiring a 9V battery.

    Of course it said that with all the crappy advertising writing that is just so annoying and commonplace on music gear sites.

    And I quote "The Epiphone Prophecy SG Custom EX Electric Guitar isn't for everyone. If you want to blend into the background, you won't like the way its devilish vibe gets you noticed everywhere you go. If you want to churn out amateur riffs, you'll probably hate the sparkling distortion of its twin humbuckers and the glorious sustain of its contoured body. If, on the other hand, you want to walk in the footsteps of legends like Eric Clapton and Angus Young, take your performance to the next level and rock your audience in half, this is your guitar. Go on - be a devil"



    I mean who writes this shit?
    Oviously someone who hasn't heard Eric Clapton or Angus Young! Haha!
    BTW......."Rock your audience in half"????? Sounds a little messy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLEEPER5150 View Post
    Oviously someone who hasn't heard Eric Clapton or Angus Young! Haha!
    BTW......."Rock your audience in half"????? Sounds a little messy!
    My favorite is the "Go on - be a devil".

    I mean really. Really?
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    Usually those descriptions are pretty stupid, but thats just a different level. damn.


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    I had no idea active pickups would NOT work in a passive capacity without the battery. Wierd. I always assumed that if you had a battery in your guitar for active pickups, and the battery ran down, it would just work same as any passive guitar.

    learn something new every day.

    About the advertising, I remember a bunch of years ago there was an add for a kramer 6-pack on the Gibson website...i guess Gibson had just bought the rights to the Kramer name or smething.

    It said (I'll never forget this) Some guitars are made to play great country or blues. Some guitars are made to play great rock and metal. Some guitar are made to play lots of things really well. But if you want to rock, really rock, you need to get a guitar that was made for one thing and one thing only: TO ROCK!!! For the price of just ONE guitar that is a jack of all trades but master of none, you can buy this Kramer SIX PACK that ROCKS!

    I was speechless. To this day I wonder if they sold those with one of those plastic six-pack-of-beer ring things!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    My favorite is the "Go on - be a devil".

    I mean really. Really?
    Lol! Apparently so if you believe the copy! haha! Do ya feel a little heat under you feet there Dreidel? haha!
    She looks so $#@!'n good ,so sexy and so frail....Somethin's got the bite on me, I'm goin' straight to Hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLEEPER5150 View Post
    Oviously someone who hasn't heard Eric Clapton or Angus Young! Haha!
    Clapton is clearly nothing like Young - and vice-versa, but Clapton did play an SG and obviously that's what Young plays... So maybe that's what they were getting at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholas_kudochop View Post
    Clapton is clearly nothing like Young - and vice-versa, but Clapton did play an SG and obviously that's what Young plays... So maybe that's what they were getting at?
    or maybe the non-musician recent college grad who got a job writing the ad copy picked those two names out of his ass.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    or maybe the non-musician recent college grad who got a job writing the ad copy picked those two names out of his ass.
    Well he got lucky then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    or maybe the non-musician recent college grad who got a job writing the ad copy picked those two names out of his ass.
    Must have been one hell of a message on the fortune cookie....
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    Quote Originally Posted by VF5150 View Post
    Usually those descriptions are pretty stupid, but thats just a different level. damn.
    I can tell from all their ads in the gear mags that I get that Epiphone is really going after the metal genre, and it seems like a lot of the newer metal bands that I don't listen to use them.

    I was just getting a great deal on a used guitar, but if I had read that ad first I might not have bought it!
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

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