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Remark153
10-20-2011, 05:02 PM
How cool would it be if you could buy colored guitar strings that match the colors in the game?? One company in particular makes amazing stings and I definatly know they have all but one color but could most likely make the 6th color. It is Dr Strings that makes some really cool looking strings. I really think that these strings and a cool limited edition pick should have been part of elite edition of the game that you could buy.

jemenard
10-20-2011, 05:09 PM
Interesting...for a complete noob like me who panics when those green and purple blocks show up I think it would definitely help...I know I can never find the fret and string in time...

DocSoCal
10-20-2011, 07:17 PM
I did not put the stickers on my guitar so I am even less likely to put colored strings on it...

No chance, no way, no dice...

r1chard34
10-20-2011, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by DocSoCal:
I did not put the stickers on my guitar so I am even less likely to put colored strings on it...

No chance, no way, no dice...

I didn't as first. Didn't want to mess up my nice guitar. But I'd been playing my RB3 Squier so much that I kept grabbing the next of the SG about three frets higher up the neck than I should. The double cutaway just make the neck seem longer to me. So I broke down and put the numbers on so I could glance down and get oriented.

One question: Do the colored strings light up?

koakawe
10-20-2011, 08:34 PM
Not sure this would work...

Which string set would they sell?
The default, upside-down mirror image set or the proper tab/music notation set?

I think this would cause more problems than it solves.

I did not put the stickers on either.

prairieson
10-20-2011, 08:42 PM
I might be missing something, but wouldn't putting yourself and your guitar in such a position that you could see the string colors cause you to miss seeing the music on the screen while doing so?

Seems like you'd be creating a similar problem(missing notes)trying to solve a problem(missing notes).

I can definitely relate to the missing the fret/string thing, but muscle memory will win out in time. It's all about the 3 P's... practice, practice. practice.

DJdarkness73
10-21-2011, 06:56 AM
Originally posted by prairieson:
I might be missing something, but wouldn't putting yourself and your guitar in such a position that you could see the string colors cause you to miss seeing the music on the screen while doing so?

Seems like you'd be creating a similar problem(missing notes)trying to solve a problem(missing notes).

I can definitely relate to the missing the fret/string thing, but muscle memory will win out in time. It's all about the 3 P's... practice, practice. practice.
I see your point but I would probably buy the colored strings anyway.

triguy98
10-21-2011, 07:21 AM
Not sure about that crappy RB3 Squire, but most guitar necks do have a small dot indicator on the side of the fretboard. At least the two at my house do, and I remember my Fender having them, too.

r1chard34
10-21-2011, 08:16 AM
Originally posted by triguy98:
Not sure about that crappy RB3 Squire, but most guitar necks do have a small dot indicator on the side of the fretboard. At least the two at my house do, and I remember my Fender having them, too.

The RB3 Pro Squier has numbers.

xxBuddhasPALMxx
10-21-2011, 09:35 AM
i just realized there were stickers in the box lastnight, lol, so its highly unlikely i'll be using those. and as far as strings go, it seems like ernie ball is pretty partnered up with the game, which would work out for me. but i'd only put them on if the colored ones came in my size. i typically get the 'skinny top, heavy bottom' set from them

Funk-n-Stein
10-21-2011, 09:55 AM
I just realized there were stickers too. I was too excited when I got the game to look in the box for anything other than the disc and the cable.

That said, neither stickers or colored strings will find their way to my guitar. I don't want to form a habit of looking down at my guitar to find where I'm at.

xxBuddhasPALMxx
10-21-2011, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by Funk-n-Stein:
I just realized there were stickers too. I was too excited when I got the game to look in the box for anything other than the disc and the cable.

lol, same here. i was just straightening up my basement lastnite, and loooked in the box, and was like, "whoa, looky here"

lethalpianowire
10-21-2011, 10:46 AM
If you want colored strings:
http://stringsbyaurora.com/our...ngs/electric-strings (http://stringsbyaurora.com/our-strings/electric-strings)

You might have to pick a few sets or look into if they have a "rainbow" pack. There's a multicolored pack etc.

AlexLifeson
10-22-2011, 05:38 PM
No need to mess up your guitar with stickers
just remember that the dots on the side of your guitar correspond to the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 12th frets
just like it shows the same numbers on the RS virtual fretboard
same thing just one has dots and the other has numbers

if you cant remember 5 numbers you got bigger issues http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SeattleSauve
10-22-2011, 06:07 PM
Don't think I'd spend money on colored strings, but I don't usually spend much on custom stuff like that in general.

Remark153
10-29-2011, 02:35 PM
Whether you want the strings or not, there is a company on eBay that is selling them. I just bought two packs myself and think that they will be great for beginners on the guitar. Some of your are looking way to much into how your guitar looks. It isnt all about what your strings look like but if theistic sounds better while you are still learning then I say go for it! The item number is 290626147230 for eBay and the strings are made by Dr. Strings which are some amazing looking and playing strings. If anything, go check them out.

KilaRoach
10-29-2011, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by koakawe:
Not sure this would work...

Which string set would they sell?
The default, upside-down mirror image set or the proper tab/music notation set?

I think this would cause more problems than it solves.

I did not put the stickers on either.

Uhhhh, hello???
Regardless of which string layout you use, the strings are still represented by the same colors. The low E is always Red and the High E is always purple...

stimike
10-30-2011, 11:06 AM
Well, these would be a bit of a joke at this point. It took me only about a day to get used to the colors and which string they represented. Putting colored strings on now would be a waste imo :P Besides, you want to not have to look at your guitar right? :P

DJdarkness73
10-31-2011, 04:03 PM
I've had a few bucks sitting in my PayPal account for quite a while now so i went ahead and grabbed a set of those DR strings from ebay. I'll let everyone know how they work in about a week. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JinjaBeard
10-31-2011, 04:09 PM
after something like five hours of playtime, i'm pretty comfortable with the string colours now. it's quickly becoming second nature.

like anything related to instruments - stick it out for a bit and it gets easier quickly. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif i wouldn't buy coloured strings unless i was being cheeky/silly/for a laugh. once rocksmith takes off more and more it'd be funny to use coloured strings on stage. :P

DJdarkness73
10-31-2011, 04:14 PM
I just got 'em for the heck of it. I had $15 sitting in paypal that I won from a bet with someone so basically I just got some free strings. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

r1chard34
10-31-2011, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by DJdarkness73:
I've had a few bucks sitting in my PayPal account for quite a while now so i went ahead and grabbed a set of those DR strings from ebay. I'll let everyone know how they work in about a week. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Let us know if you think they helped.

Mully465
10-31-2011, 09:48 PM
I been having trouble hitting the 7th and 9th fret. my muscle memory isn't that great yet and i take quick glances at the neck. I started to put a red dot on each side of the black dot of the 7th fret on top of the neck with a sharpie. it has helped greatly and within a hour of playing it was rubbed off.

ForkInSocket
10-31-2011, 10:00 PM
http://www.piller.at/music/lp68/Custom%20Authentic%201968%20Les%20Paul%20Custom-Dateien/68customca.jpg

Now, I ask you, would you ever dream of putting colored strings on this baby? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

JinjaBeard
10-31-2011, 11:21 PM
No, but I'd take the pick guard off!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Nice lp!

ForkInSocket
10-31-2011, 11:40 PM
Thank you. She looks naked with the pickguard off... but I'm not sure that's a bad thing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

anobleeffort
11-01-2011, 12:54 AM
hey...take it from an actual guitarist that's been playing 7 years...they make coloured strings.

JinjaBeard
11-01-2011, 07:22 AM
Originally posted by JinjaBeard:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LP68CA:
Thank you. She looks naked with the pickguard off... but I'm not sure that's a bad thing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

not a bad thing at all, in my opinion http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

at the risk of hijacking a thread, here's mine:
bought it second hand for $900 with paper route money when i was fifteen (fifteen years ago). It's a 1993 Gibson LP Standard, I later put the EMG's in it while i was on an ozzy/zack wylde/Black Label Society kick. :P

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2584130/lespaul.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

DJdarkness73
11-01-2011, 07:31 AM
very nice. I'm using a 12 year old LP Special II that I got for free. I looked up info about it online and lots of people complained about it not staying in tune so either I got very lucky or somewhere along the line before it came to me someone did some work on it cuz with the exception of switching from standard to drop d and back I haven't had to retune since I got the game on the 19th and the strings that are on it are at least 2 years old.

JinjaBeard
11-01-2011, 08:11 AM
Originally posted by DJdarkness73:
very nice. I'm using a 12 year old LP Special II that I got for free. I looked up info about it online and lots of people complained about it not staying in tune so either I got very lucky or somewhere along the line before it came to me someone did some work on it cuz with the exception of switching from standard to drop d and back I haven't had to retune since I got the game on the 19th and the strings that are on it are at least 2 years old.

my uncle who's a drummer and a gear collector bought a special II just to have around in case someone needed a guitar. it wouldn't stay in tune and had some intonation problems out of the box. $60 to a luthier to clean up the intonation/action and disassemble/clean/regrease the tuners and it plays great and always stays in tune. nothing wrong with those special II's! From what the Luthier said, the cheaper tuners sometimes have dust and filings in them from the factory and they just need a good cleaning.

zarlorz
11-01-2011, 10:39 AM
Somewhat back on topic, I just looked at ordering strings from http://stringsbyaurora.com/, but I figured I was stuck ordering a full pack of strings for each color. Turns out they've had enough demand they decided to start packaging a set of strings just for Rocksmith. I've been told it should be available for sale on their website within a few days.

The rest of you can get all snooty about not looking at your strings all you like, but frankly I still catch myself trying to count strings and looking at them anyway just because I STILL don't have a good feel for where they are yet (too many years playing bass, I guess... those guitar strings are just too close together! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) So for those of you who think colored strings might help in the learning process, or who otherwise think a set of mutli-colored strings would look friggin' awesome on the LP, it looks like another set should be easily available shortly. (I'm not associated with the company, BTW, I was just going to order strings from them.)

triguy98
11-02-2011, 06:40 AM
Back off topic, since colored strings are just silly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Originally posted by DJdarkness73:
very nice. I'm using a 12 year old LP Special II that I got for free.

I love my SG Special. I wanted a cheap guitar because I wasn't sure how my wrist was going to be after an injury (and surgery later.) I have no issues with it at all. I hold tuning very well. I check it every few days with my chromatic tuner. The game tuner never has never asked me to retune unless it was for drop D.

I did replace the stock pickups. I found the stockers lacked sustain. I recently replaced the capacitors with some left over from another guitar project. Sounds fantastic! I have gotten many compliments on it.

kandied91z
11-15-2011, 11:16 PM
great idea for kids who have short attention spans but want to play and learn guitar. whomever packages a colored set like this will probably make a small fortune much like the pet rock..

trademarking colored guitar string package now ah ahaha!

DeepDrummer
11-16-2011, 03:47 AM
I could see it being a cool idea for a beginner.
One has to remember to be careful about string weight and tension. Changing brand of strings can require setting up the guitar all over again.
If there is less tension on the strings the neck can lay back a bit too much and the truss rod and action and tuning will have to be reset.
Once I find "my" strings for a particular guitar, I stick with the same brand and model to ensure the adjustments will stay on.
I switched brands on my acoustic electrics the other day and had to go through all that. It CAN be worth it of course and was. Colored strings is a Cool idea that I won't be buying. Any I've seen so far do not advertise the specs of their strings. That is important. But for the kids?.....perhaps.

Twister65
11-16-2011, 06:45 AM
I put the stickers on my RB Fender Squier.

Then when I got my new guitar this week (ESP EC-100QM), I tried so hard not to use the second set of stickers, but when things get busy in the game, I sometimes mix up the 7th and 9th frets so I put 'em on for now. They come off pretty easily, so hopefully it won't be long before I don't need them again. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

sauros73
11-16-2011, 12:46 PM
Regardless that it could be horrible colors string on a vintage Gibson ;-)

The issue is that you'll look your fretboard too much and forget the tab.

But I agree that it could be useful when you in a learning phase of a new riff. but only at that time

muzac989
11-16-2011, 01:12 PM
I actually already have Aurora colored strings on my guitar, bright green ones, because I picked up 10 packs of them for $20 a couple of years ago.

The color coating makes the strings last forever, protecting them from your filthy hands... they're kinda like Elixirs. They pretty good quality, but the coating makes them sound a little dead. I wouldn't recommend them if you want some good twang, but I like them as cheap, light jazz strings. I normally use flatwound strings, and they're comparable tone wise. The flatwounds sound unequivocally better, but they're expensive and are hell on the fingers if you do any serious string bending.