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Title: My Summer Plans
Post by: willo on June 12, 2005, 08:05:10 PM
Ok, so uni is out for the summer, but i have a dilemma...which i'd like to share  :wink:  this summer i originally planned on working all summer to earn about 3000. i was wanting to buy a nice Matamp half stack, a strat style guitar with BKP's (to complement my LP), and to finish my pedal board off too.
but, i have come to realise that i only ever use the clean channel on my line 6 amp, and all the distortion is from pedals. I am quite liking my tone now (its somewhere in the player's section under 'VHII's Trebly'). My pedal board is largely complete too -  so im not desperate to get that Matamp now. Of course, id like to, but im not absolutely desperate to get it right now. I figure i can get it at some other point, along with the strat.
I have come to think that maybe i would like to spend my summer just keeping fit for the Great North Run im doing in summer :?  and getting my chops together on the old guitar. I havent had the opportunity to really practise hard for a while so im thinking i might do that this summer - after all, what does a matamp mean if you cant play too good?

but i am a libra, i cant do decisions, so please vote and help me out with my painfully slow decision-making?

thanks
-willo
Title: My Summer Plans
Post by: Ratrod on June 12, 2005, 08:13:15 PM
Don't be a slave to money. Let money be your slave.

Otherwise: Become a rap star.
Title: My Summer Plans
Post by: jt on June 12, 2005, 08:24:27 PM
:shock: Hi "Willo" speaking as a fellow Libran why not do both ??
get a 9 - 5 job ride a bike into work to help keep you fit & when you get home you can practice !!?  :D
Title: My Summer Plans
Post by: willo on June 12, 2005, 08:27:00 PM
Quote from: jt
:shock: Hi "Willo" speaking as a fellow Libran why not do both ??
get a 9 - 5 job ride a bike into work to help keep you fit & when you get home you can practice !!?  :D


ah yes, but thats my second dilemma: if i work from my uni home im almost completely on my own all summer, but i can get to and from work easily. if i go home though, i'll see my family and friends which is good, but basically i live in the wirral and most of the factory jobs are out in wales which is a bit of a shite. i would like to get an office job in liverpool but they are kind of like gold dust.

i like ratrod's plan. maybe i could use my english literature degree skills to be a super-literate MC? :D
Title: My Summer Plans
Post by: maliciousteve on June 12, 2005, 10:07:10 PM
mixture of the two for me. I need to work to get the money to buy a new guitar but i'm also gonna be working on my sweep picking and just become a better player. Time to get damn serious when i finish college in a week or so!  :D
Title: My Summer Plans
Post by: HJM on June 12, 2005, 10:25:58 PM
Junior guitar god - Matamps are no good if you can't play. There really pure so there's nothin to hide behind. All the mistakes are loud and proud!
Title: My Summer Plans
Post by: bucketshred on June 12, 2005, 11:06:12 PM
Be a guitar god, it's more fun that way!

What HJM said about the MATAMP's has really put me off, I'm such a shitee and sloppy player.

Andy!
Title: My Summer Plans
Post by: HJM on June 13, 2005, 06:39:56 AM
I had to sort my playing out.... :x
Title: My Summer Plans
Post by: bucketshred on June 13, 2005, 09:38:13 AM
Aye, I could imagine that everyone would, but I'm REALLY sloppy.  Worse than Jimmy Page sloppy.

Andy!
Title: My Summer Plans
Post by: dooogz on June 13, 2005, 09:00:05 PM
im planning the guitar option - but it wont happen!
Title: My Summer Plans
Post by: willo on June 16, 2005, 02:29:39 PM
well, tomorrow i am going home to study guitar for the next 3 months. I dont think i will be working this summer, at least not for long at all, anyway! wish me luck in my quest for chops! :)
Title: My Summer Plans
Post by: rinse_master on June 16, 2005, 03:21:31 PM
Quote from: willo
well, tomorrow i am going home to study guitar for the next 3 months. I dont think i will be working this summer, at least not for long at all, anyway! wish me luck in my quest for chops! :)


Good luck!

I was gonna suggest a bit of both, but it seems a bit unpractical.
Title: My Summer Plans
Post by: Johnny Mac on June 17, 2005, 11:40:43 PM
It takes more than one summer to achieve that status! Do some work and practise. If you get up well before your due out the door then you have just bought some time to practise. It's a great way to start the day! (headphones are a must though) Then get the gear you want but give it a long test with your guitar first. Give up telly. It's shitee. Then you have a whole evening to practise too. I've done it for years. Guitar god? Me? You must be joking but you might be born with that talent, so who knows!! Do the boring stuff in the morning then come home and do the stuff you want to play 8)
Title: My Summer Plans
Post by: Johnny Mac on June 17, 2005, 11:42:21 PM
Quote from: willo
Quote from: jt
:shock: Hi "Willo" speaking as a fellow Libran why not do both ??
get a 9 - 5 job ride a bike into work to help keep you fit & when you get home you can practice !!?  :D


ah yes, but thats my second dilemma: if i work from my uni home im almost completely on my own all summer, but i can get to and from work easily. if i go home though, i'll see my family and friends which is good, but basically i live in the wirral and most of the factory jobs are out in wales which is a bit of a shitee. i would like to get an office job in liverpool but they are kind of like gold dust.


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