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(@moonpie)
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you know how they have drumming practice pads? well, im a truck driver and my space is very limited in my cab, i was wondering if they have like a 'practice' guitar? like just the neck with strings,something so i can use on the road to get my fingers used to it is what i need. My fingers and my wrists. Or does anyone have any suggestions for this?

thanks all

Pat

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(@baldwin)
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Saw this in the back of one of the magazines, http://littlefretty.com/


   
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(@margaret)
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There are several types of travel guitars.

Here is one, the Miranda travel guitar: http://www.miranda-tech.com/

And "Go" guitars: http://www.go-guitars.com/

Google travel guitar or backpacking guitar, etc, and you'll come up with more.

Margaret

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(@clockworked)
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Saw this in the back of one of the magazines, http://littlefretty.com/

Did their model need to get naked to model the "Little Fretty"?

Also, I have a feeling you weren't going to do this (nonetheless I got that impression) -- but chances are it's not safe to drive while playing a travel guitar. Not speaking from experience here, but it's probably a safe bet to assume.

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(@clideguitar)
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Saw this in the back of one of the magazines, http://littlefretty.com/
Did their model need to get naked to model the "Little Fretty"?
Also, I have a feeling you weren't going to do this (nonetheless I got that impression) -- but chances are it's not safe to drive while playing a travel guitar. Not speaking from experience here, but it's probably a safe bet to assume.

I drive 95 everyday back and forth to work. 95 is major highway on the east coast. I see people:
1) Putting on makeup
2) reading the newspaper
3) Smoking and drinking and coffee at the same time
4) eating...
5) the big one - talking on their cell phones

So why not! Play guitar....

BJ


   
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(@demoetc)
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Sometimes I use the little grip-bumps on the back of the steering wheel and press on those in various patterns.

OT: I hate when I see people reading while driving. I guess people think it's cool that they're apparently able to do more than one thing at a time, but...I think it's been proven that multitasking is just a fast switching back and forth between multiple things; not truly simultaneous side-by-side independent processes.

Computers have to switch back and forth too as I understand.

On the other hand, you have drummers ;)


   
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(@ballybiker)
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sorry but i cant really see a use for the little fretty thing.....well not guitar related lol :oops:

i too work as a trucker and have had the same thoughts...i did toy with the idea of a travel guitar but decided against it.

personally i would say buy yourself a cheap guitar that you wouldn't feel bad about losing/breaking and whip it out whenever your parked up..otherwise just concentrate on getting rhythm by hearing the beat and learning to tap your foot and back that up with your theory...thats how i use my truck time

what did the drummer get on his I.Q. test?....

Drool

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(@kickinstonesblu)
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Howdy moonpie.
Martin makes a backpacker guitar you might check out. or i like what ballybiker said about a cheap guitar that maybe you could jerry-rig and take off the neck and set the strings at the bottom. wouldn't call it a guitar but you could do finger excersizes and scale patterns with it in your lap. Tricky if you shift. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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(@stengah)
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You can look into these: http://www.wholenote.com/store/guitar/travel_guitars/default.asp
Or if you are into the electric thing maybe a Roland micro Cube and this: http://www.aampselectricguitarstore.com/traveler_guitars/traveler_speedster.html

I used to drive over the road a few years ago, and i still have the Speedster one. I used it with a Digitech pedal with a headphone out jack. The electric travel ones are about as expensive as a real guitar though, and the Digitech went out on me after a few months. :?


   
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(@kaizer-szoza)
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I saw on Ebay a stratocaster for kids. Damn thing is a real guitar, not a dressed up K-mart special. And did I mention it is small:lol:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Fender-Stratocaster-Jr-Electric-Guitar-New-Warranty_W0QQitemZ280087751532QQihZ018QQcategoryZ47070QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I have plans to buy one for my son and I think it would be perfect in the cab of a truck. The amp is another thing. Maybe a small amp you can plug into the cigarette lighter, or rig it up to the cab's electric system.


   
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 RWB
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I saw this the other day at Sam Ash. Called a Shredneck. Looks kinda interesting but not cheap.

http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?itemid=57495&SourceType=RecentItems


   
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 Mike
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Less than 20 and you don't have to tune it. :P ....and it also fits in your back pocket.

You might want to consider a harmonica, too.


   
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(@dave-t)
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Mike:

I'm not picking up from that photo what you do with it.....


   
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(@ballybiker)
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Mike:

I'm not picking up from that photo what you do with it.....

its a finger excerciser.....like the normal clench device but you can do each finger independantly...i still say you run the risk of developing the wrong muscles if not careful......its not a guitar :!:

what did the drummer get on his I.Q. test?....

Drool

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(@slodogg)
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Saw this in the back of one of the magazines, http://littlefretty.com/
Did their model need to get naked to model the "Little Fretty"?
Also, I have a feeling you weren't going to do this (nonetheless I got that impression) -- but chances are it's not safe to drive while playing a travel guitar. Not speaking from experience here, but it's probably a safe bet to assume.

I drive 95 everyday back and forth to work. 95 is major highway on the east coast. I see people:
1) Putting on makeup
2) reading the newspaper
3) Smoking and drinking and coffee at the same time
4) eating...
5) the big one - talking on their cell phones

So why not! Play guitar....

BJ
NO, I would certainly never practice while driving, I was thinking more of like when i was waiting to get loaded or unloaded, in situations like that.

SLODOGG62


   
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