When I was in my grade school, our class was thought of various musical instruments such as flute..uhm.. that was all I can remember. Maybe that was all we were taught? I wonder why we were not taught of guitar, piano or even drums because for me its something I learned by myself and not via our educational curriculum and its much useful in a way. I remember hearing my nephew being taught of music using a chromaharp and honestly, it was the first time I’ve herd of it so I got jealous a bit (look at the picture below) . However, past is past and I know how to play guitar so that alone is an accomplishment but somehow, I wished I listened to my mentor and learned how to use a flute. It became interesting for an early adult nowadays.
I’ve been playing guitar since I was 13, or so I say. But now that I am 25, I took a little reminiscing of the things I did for the sake of music in the past including the things I invested to obtain the sound that I want. I have no money or any source of income back then, I only rely on my savings coming from the allowance I get from school and of course, from my mother. I was so into music and so into guitar playing that I studied the licks to sound cool then comes the gadgets and the proper equipment I want for my playing style. On my birthday, I asked my mom to buy me a guitar and an amplifier, which she did because she knows how I was into music that time. Later on, after a few weeks, I sold that same guitar, a local replica of PRS and replaced it with an authentic Yamaha Pacifica, the old stratocaster look which I used for a couple of years. On my 15th birthday, I was able to save enough money from my allowances and bought Yamaha RGX821D and a Marshall 50-Watt Amplifier and that was when I started to play real hard and collected some pedals to grind the metal sound off the ears of my neighbors. Until today I am still using that same set with some minor changes to the pedals I used. I enjoy playing guitar especially when its loud and raw but something is missing . I need something wilder – a different amplifier perhaps.
I made a research and landed on a 65amps Amplifiers at musicians friend, by the way it looks, the amplifier seems sturdy enough and the brand has different variations of output which I believe will help me obtain the missing sound that I am lacking. I am planning on making a purchase in the near future, sometimes it is nice to collect things that is of great use to a guitar enthusiast especially when one is still on the search for the greatest sounding equipment in the market.
One of my biggest dreams is to be a famous musician, performing live concerts around the world. Equipped with top of the line guitar and a set of effects module those monitor speakers around me will rumble with every strum and licks I make. Anyway, I envy those who are living this dream, to think that such opportunities came chasing them, they must be super lucky or talented. One of the perks they have by the way is they have opportunity trying out some expensive modern music equipment like a wireless in ear monitors without a loss on their pockets. Normal musicians just like me, spend some to get some. Imagining the usage of those state of the art music equipment in a live concert makes me shiver but then I guess I’ll stay here at the comfort of my rooms and just listen to some good music. I need coffee here!