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Old 03-08-2003, 02:22 AM
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OK. So here are my system specs:

-Digi 002
-AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1.4GHz
-512MB Crucial PC2100 DDRAM
-60GB IBM Deskstar GXP
-40GB Maxtor DiamondMax 8

I'm going to be coming into about $500 (give or take) within the next 2 weeks that I'm planning on spending to improve my setup. I had it narrowed down to:

1)Upgrading my comp to Athlon XP 2800+ "Barton" w/ ASUS A7N8X Deluxe mobo & 1GB PC3200 DDRAM

2)Upgrading to WAVES GOLD bundle

3)Getting a Takamine guitar (I have a severe lack of a decent acoustic)

I've got hookups that'll allow me to get either of those 3 choices for around my budget. What would you do in my situation?

(Ps I've already got a decent mic - B.L.U.E. Baby Bottle)
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Old 03-08-2003, 04:30 AM
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What ya gonna mic that Takamine with? What's your monitoring situation?

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Old 03-08-2003, 05:26 AM
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Yap, I too believe chances for a bang are better on a mic than on a ( steel stringed ) guitar for 500$. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

If it wasn´t over 1000 miles away from you I would had recommended to drive to Tacoma City and get yourself a personally picked guitar directly from one of the best manufacturers ( assumably much cheaper there as well ).
What mics are concerned, maybe it could show as a good idea to wait and see how the new rode would be.

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Old 03-08-2003, 05:56 AM
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I think the best way to spend that 5 benjamins, would be to send it to the Captain Pants Mental Recovery fund. Im sure 500 should be enough to cover all momentary depression issues.

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Old 03-08-2003, 03:37 PM
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Yes.
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Old 03-08-2003, 03:48 PM
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Old 03-08-2003, 07:50 PM
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[quote]Originally posted by MadeByNick:
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<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Learn that without accurate monitoring you're flying blind.

Why spend $500 on a guitar to use a pickup sound. It's an acoustic guitar, and should be captured acoustically.

Save that $500, and wait til you can afford a decent mic (preferably a pair) and a nice guitar. Also, consider a second pair of monitors, or some treatment for one of your residence at least. A bad room is as useless as poor monitoring.

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Old 03-08-2003, 08:26 PM
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Thanks [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

But I'm not going to be able to sound treat my room since I'm never in one spot for more than 3 days at a time. I dont' have a permanent spot to operate. I don't want to auralex the place up & then move. I will eventually after I graduate in the fall. But until then, I can't really fathom buying monitors I'm never going to utilize properly anyhow. So I want to spend my money now on the stuff that will go into my sound.
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Old 03-08-2003, 08:46 PM
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I think the best way to spend that 5 benjamins, would be to send it to the Captain Pants Mental Recovery fund. Im sure 500 should be enough to cover all momentary depression issues.

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Old 03-09-2003, 12:16 AM
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What ya gonna mic that Takamine with? What's your monitoring situation?

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<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I was planning on just plugging in the takamine & letting the built-in pre do the rest. i'm not looking for anything too fancy here. just decent. I've got monitors as well.. They're M-Audio SP-5B's. Not exactly what you'd call state-of-the-art, but at this point in my life I'm spending about half of my week in Los Angeles (home) & half my week in San luis Obispo (school). And untill I can settle in one place & sound treat my room (auralex, etc.), I'm not gonna spend the big bucks on monitors.

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