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    Well, today was interesting. A good friend of mine is an amazing Flamenco guitarist and he's inspired me to give the nylon string guitar a shot. So I went to Guitar Center recently and really liked the Cordoba GK Studio. Turns out, he's got not one, but two of these lovely guitars. I tried to get him to sell me one of them, but he wouldn't do it. Today, he just gave me one of them! How cool is that? I don't have pics yet, but I will try to get some this weekend. I actually have several things to get photos of this weekend.. Anywho, just had to share my joy.
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  • #2
    Congrats! Have fun with it.

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    • #3
      Oh and an update on my last NGD, the one for the Ibanez bass.. My daughter stole my bass and took it to her room. Now she's trying to steal this guitar from me. I've never been so happy to see my gear being used by someone else. She's also asking me to build her a pedalboard for her bass. I have no idea what kind of pedals a bass player would use.
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      • WRGKMC
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        You'd be better off just buying a multi effect bass pedal. You can buy something like a Zoom or Vox very cheap.

        Most bass players don't use any pedals. Sometimes an amp has compression built in to make playing easier. Chorus can be cool at times. Bass fuzz is a one trick pony. Synth sounds can be fun but again, one of those things that aren't used much and pretty dated. A Multi effects for bass will have them all and if she winds up using one effect allot you can then find single pedals which will do the job well.

      • Ratae Corieltauvorum
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        I might just tweak that a bit WRG, by sayintg traditionally bassists don't use much by way of pedals, but those that do get serious have some crazy **************** pedalboards...Royal Blood come to mind.

        Apologies....this is in Fr*nch:
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      • Ratae Corieltauvorum
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        Oh, but imo, for "bang for rubel", its hard to beat the Zoom B1Xon, some usable presets, you can order the presets, and it has a nice expression pedal, and even new around $70

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      Try the Bass Forum....

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      • #5
        You couldn't pay me enough to go in there. Those people are very odd...
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        • #6
          Congratulations and Happy New (Free) Guitar Day. That's a wonderful friend. I hope you can do something equally nice for him someday or perhaps pass it forward.

          It's great that your daughter is showing an interest. Bass players often use compressors so you could start there, maybe add an octave pedal. Boost and chorus are possibilities too.
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            https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/13...r-bass-guitar/

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              I'd be thinking compressor, envelope filter, EQ... Depends what she's after. Her musical heroes will shape her sound.

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              • #9
                Originally posted by RaVenCAD View Post
                I don't have pics yet, but I will try to get some this weekend..
                You don't use a pick to play a flamenco guitar, just long finger nails. But I'd like to see a picture of your new guitar - congrats. Cordobas are really great classical guitars - enjoy!

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              • #10
                Which one RC...spruce or cedar top, rosewood back n sides?

                Nice guitars, my son's #1 is a handbuilt German concert guitar, then he chills out with a Yamaha NCX900, but it was a toss up between that and the Cordoba GK Studio with spruce top
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                • #11
                  I'll 'second' the suggestion for a multi-FX unit for a beginner bassist. For a good but cheap bass Multi-FX unit, try the Zoom B1 on or B1onX (with expression/wah pedal). I think they're $60 and $80 'street price'. Most common effects on bass are compressor (evens the volume out), chorus, and overdrive.

                  Congrats on the free classical. I hope you know that classical guitars are more lightly braced than a standard steel-string acoustic, so don't put steel strings on a classical guitar.

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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by Freeman Keller View Post
                    You don't use a pick to play a flamenco guitar, just long finger nails. But I'd like to see a picture of your new guitar - congrats. Cordobas are really great classical guitars - enjoy!
                    Wait, I thought a flamingo guitar was pink like this.

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                    • badpenguin
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