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About RebeccaUTB

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  1. Yamaha's DXR line has a built in 3 channel mixer. I have the DXR 15. Plenty of power. Plenty of low end. And if your hobby takes you outside the room later on it gives you room to expand. Probably more expensive than you're looking for but it won't disappoint. Or Yamaha's DBR15 - A slightly lower priced DXR15. Both are highly recommended for vdrums because of the extraordinary, undistorted bass response, which is mandatory for kick drums. Typically any 15 inch full range 2-way PA speaker will be enough for a multi-purpose amp though. Size is important, as you want the ability to move enough air without needing a subwoofer, for the correct feel in an enclosed room.
  2. Best advice is if you have a shop nearby, to play as many guitars as you can until you find your guitar. You'll also be able to try out different body sizes this way to find one that feels right as well as sounds right. With regard to models.. My brother has an Epi Hummingbird dreadnaught, so it's big. Very nice guitar for the money. Not sure if it available in smaller sized bodies? Alvarez makes really nice guitars. My first guitar was an Alvarez based on my son's recommendation. Never regretted buying it and would suggest you test play them if you can.
  3. I recently re-acquired an acoustic bass and have just fitted it with La Bella white nylons to see what the fuss was about. Previously I had used black nylons for their general 'double-bass-esque thuddiness' but these whites, whilst still doing this, also retain a brightness that the black ones seem to lack. I am converted!
  4. I find that lighter gauges work best to prolong the life of the trem. I bought a Roadstar recently with an Edge Trem on it that the knife edges were worn more than usual. The guitar was set up with 11-48 Power Slinkies. I always use GHS Boomers 9-42 for my E tuned guitars and 9-46 for E Flat.
  5. The Roland TD-1K is an ok option, it caries the Roland name but it's not amazing compared to higher up Roland Models. The TD-1KV (note the V here) would be a big step up if it's available just because of the Mesh head on the snare drum. The snare is the one that you will use the most for ghost notes etc, so having that as a mesh head is very useful and will be useful to you as you get more advanced. The Alesis Nitro Kit is pretty good. Actually not bad at all for the price range. TBH - I don't think any of these kits are amazing really. You could consider getting a used kit for the same price that would be a lot better. Check out the linked guide below for more ideas on this. The Roland TD-11K is quite expensive for example, but there are quite a few previous generation models that are very good that you could get your hands on as a used model. These would also not take up that much space really.
  6. In that price range I would suggest not buying online. There will be some decent insturments to be had, but the quality from model to model will vary greatly. I bought a fender squier deluxe strat a few years back and played about 6 or 7 of them before settling on the one i bought. on a few of them the fretwork was so bad they were unplayable. a few were average quality and the one i ended up with was probably that one in ten guitar with quality much better than the $250 price tag. If you dont quite know what to look for when inspecting guitars, id suggest taking along someone who can help. Also, guitars in that price range and some even alot higher in price tend to have a bad factory setup, therefore making it even harder to guage playability.
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