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earlessdog 01-02-2006 11:53 PM

iPod or New Guitar?
 
Hi, a while ago i had a thread "les paul or SG" and i think i narrowed it down to an Epi SG. But now i have realized how great iPods are. I love listening to music and i love playing it. I already have and electric, but its not that great but it gets me around. i probably have a 40% chance of playing guitar at church now, not the service, but for the sunday school part. Of course i would probably use acoustic for that, my dad has an old vintage epiphone (30+ years) and my sister might sell me her washburn acoustic/electric, plays real nice. Any way off topic, what do you think iPod or New electric?

tjguitar 01-02-2006 11:58 PM

Guitar.


iPods are overrated.

Nathanael 01-03-2006 12:09 AM

get the guitar. I had an ipod last year and replaced it 4 times because the HD kept failing. Learn to rock.

thesteve 01-03-2006 12:11 AM

guitar...new iPOD models are coming out two or three times a year it seems...by the time you save up for another guitar, your iPOD is going to be old and you're going to think, "man i need a new one"

What5647 01-03-2006 12:12 AM

depends...how much time do you spend playing guitar, and how much listening to music? how will either purchase affect these times? i bought a cheap portable mp3 player instead of an ipod once, thinking "i don't listen to much music, i don't need an ipod..." boy was i wrong. i saw how much more i listned to music after i bought an ipod. (if you do get one, buying straight from apple is worth looking into-they delayed my order a couple days so i'd get the then-unrevealed standard color ipod.)

but how would having a good guitar work into your playing? also, would a "tune up" for you guitar help if you went eith the ipod?

yeah, i'm a what-ifer, that's why i'm studying engineering.

What5647 01-03-2006 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Nathanael
get the guitar. I had an ipod last year and replaced it 4 times because the HD kept failing. Learn to rock.

did you talk to apple? or did all this happen through a vendor?

bobthecockroach 01-03-2006 12:15 AM

Cheaper mp3 player AND guitar. ;) I got a Creative Muvo Slim 256mb for Christmas for only $50. It holds about 4-5 CDs worth of music; I don't see how that could not be enough unless you are gone for weeks at a time and can't get to your computer to put new songs on it. Sure, it takes a little more work than having every song you own on your mp3 player, but you can only listen to so many songs in one day anyway.

earlessdog 01-03-2006 12:15 AM

but i must remind you all, ipods carry thousands of songs and when i travel or am at school it would be nice to have that along rather than a discman that burns batteries badly and a case full of cds. But i bring my guitar to school quite abit, and i suppose i could take my little ukulele with me in vehicle when we are going someplace, rock out on a uke, how about that? :lol:

earlessdog 01-03-2006 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by bobthecockroach
Cheaper mp3 player AND guitar. ;) I got a Creative Muvo Slim 256mb for Christmas for only $50. It holds about 4-5 CDs worth of music; I don't see how that could not be enough unless you are gone for weeks at a time and can't get to your computer to put new songs on it. Sure, it takes a little more work than having every song you own on your mp3 player, but you can only listen to so many songs in one day anyway.

but the thing is with an mp3 player they use batteries which probably doesn't pay off in the long run.

What5647 01-03-2006 12:19 AM

i normally burn about halfway through my ipod's batteries in one days listening. (about 5-6 hours, but i'm running eq and backlightalso remember ipods do more than music. (mine doubles as a external hard drive.) and let me tell you, having all your CDs in one spot is why i bought the ipod even though i had a cheaper alternative, no more horsing around.

earlessdog 01-03-2006 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by What5647
i normally burn about halfway through my ipod's batteries in one days listening. (about 5-6 hours, but i'm running eq and backlightalso remember ipods do more than music. (mine doubles as a external hard drive.) and let me tell you, having all your CDs in one spot is why i bought the ipod even though i had a cheaper alternative, no more horsing around.

so are you saying i should get the ipod first? I may get a job within months, maybe i could wait and get both. But if i don't . . .

bobthecockroach 01-03-2006 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by earlessdog
but the thing is with an mp3 player they use batteries which probably doesn't pay off in the long run.

Mine doesn't; it charges off the USB. ;)

earlessdog 01-03-2006 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by bobthecockroach
Mine doesn't; it charges off the USB. ;)

cool, i guess if i was to get that i could get an ipod shuffle which hold 120 songs or 240 songs, either one they are under 150 $ and they can run up to 14 hours in a charge and can charge like 400 times or something, but a guitar can go forever (depending on the care fore it).

Beyer413 01-03-2006 12:27 AM

I've got an idea. Wait until Apple releases a hybrid guitar/MP3 player. Some day. . . And that day will ruin guitar playing even more.

What5647 01-03-2006 12:29 AM

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Originally Posted by earlessdog
so are you saying i should get the ipod first? I may get a job within months, maybe i could wait and get both. But if i don't . . .

i don't know, it depands on you, and how much time/use you have for these items. i'm just saying don't make the same mistake i did and not calculate how the purchases would affect how much i needed the better item, figure out which would be more useful, and an alternative for the other that is workable.

how long till you can afford either the guitar or the ipod? cause with a job you may consider saving more for another guiter. (yeah, i know, another search, right?)


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