View Full Version : OT: So many cool things, so little money :(

11-22-2005, 06:44 PM
So, I'm a college student, so naturally I'm broke for the most part of the year.

However, I've managed to save two hundred bucks (WOW!) and I don't know what to spend them on:

TrackIR4: Never had a TrackIR, always wanted one. I got some games that support it, and I'm sure a lot will follow.

A 6.1 Speaker system: http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?produc...=50238905&pfp=BROWSE (http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=50238905&pfp=BROWSE)
I'm on crappy desktop speakers right now and planes on FB sound like flies. Using onboard 6.1 audio as well, dont think I can manage to buy a matching decent soundcard to go with those speakers, but the onboard audio will have to do i guess.

Guitar modeling pedal: http://www.samash.com/catalog/showitem.asp?itemid=29333
For my other hobby. Been playin guitar for half a decade (i say it like that so it sounds like more hehe) and all I've done to get rid of my ****ty tone is leech off a boss DS1 pedal from a friend that no longer uses it.

So if you were in my situation, which of these would you get? I'm leaning towards the TrackIR at the mo since I just saw some of the videos at their website. Then the pedal, then the speakers.

(Also dyin for an Ipod, im gonna see if i can trick my parents into buyin me one)

11-22-2005, 07:01 PM
Cheer up! I went to college 10 years ago, and now I'm broke 12 months a year

Oh, and for better tone: choose pickups that let you make some tone. Single coils might not be for you. DiMarzio humbuckers are good, or maybe some vintage P90s?. And for God's sake, stop using teeny little light gauge strings, develop some finger strength and use fat strings

11-22-2005, 07:15 PM
Well when I was in college I would have spent it on an all you can eat buffet and 30 cases of cheap beer.
But thats just me....

11-22-2005, 07:16 PM
dont contribute to what is a no-life deal in computer geekery, RSM

go for the FX pedal, or some other gee-tar related stuff

you will keep it for a much longer time, and derive much more persoanl benefit than any rapidly-outdating computer ****...depending on your playing style, of coursehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

otherwise, just save like you already have, but merely do it over again about 10,000 times, and you can probably snag yourself a fine, faithful replica K-4

you KNOW you want one

11-22-2005, 07:21 PM

my floating trem wont take anything above 9s unless i rearrange the springs. I don't want to do that since I like to do a lot of whammy tricks and having an easy going bridge helps a lot.

I'm thinkin of gettin an air norton in the neck and a steves special in the bridge, but that's a lot of money plus the installation. Not to mention gettin a real modeller pedal will be more useful to me.

11-22-2005, 07:23 PM
umm k4 replica.... slurp

11-22-2005, 07:24 PM
get a second hand track ir from someone, look out for bargin speakers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

11-22-2005, 07:28 PM
hehe good advice pingu

btw here's my machine... love it to death

http://img474.imageshack.us/img474/2407/img27422vo.th.jpg (http://img474.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img27422vo.jpg)

11-22-2005, 07:31 PM
I like p1ngu's advice. If you got a used TrackIR 2/3 you could easily get those speakers you have your eyes on.

11-22-2005, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by AFJ_rsm:
hehe good advice pingu

btw here's my machine... love it to death

http://img474.imageshack.us/img474/2407/img27422vo.th.jpg (http://img474.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img27422vo.jpg)

nice machine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

there probably a few people who would upgrade to track IR 4 if they could get some money for there current one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif some poking of ppl like that u know may prove profitable http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

also czech reviews online of speakers before u buy, there are a alot of cheap and cr4p, but theres a few cheap sets worth gettin. i have some videologic i got cheap, 5.1's http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

11-22-2005, 07:46 PM
thanks for the advice, i'lllook for some reviews

I'll also see if there's anythin interestin goin on ebay in the trackir front

11-22-2005, 07:59 PM
Buy a huge stack of porn that will last until your mid thirties, that way you will never get bored. Failing that, TrackIR sounds good. Yeah, id get the TrackIR. Or you could get drunk, Very drunk. Maybe enter a pancake eating competition, visit ur family, go somewhere nice u have never been before...

Ah hell, id go with the porn http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

11-22-2005, 08:29 PM
tir + decent headphones (like some of the $30 gems you can get nowadays).

why people worry about 'tone' in thier guitar is beyond me. just play the ****ed thing if you like it, otherwise put on the cd of the guy your trying to emulate cause its cheaper.

no offense.

11-22-2005, 10:24 PM
If you're in a gigging band that is a source of income (or girls), go the Korg.

TrackIR is a total geektoy... and worth every **** cent if you spend more than 20min a week on FB.

Get headphones, not speakers. If you need noise, plug PC into guitar amp http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Tell your parents you need the ipod for school... I'd die without mine, not just for harddrive capacity, but not having to listen to all th ****ing **** that gets pumped at me everywhere I go nowadays.

11-22-2005, 11:05 PM

Assimilated (http://www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/boards/bbs/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=144;t=001820)

11-22-2005, 11:23 PM
vipers suck

what de hell is the hole in the front for?

cylon fighters are cool, but cylons suck

they carry swords but never use then, and wear hockey mitts

dont they ever get dizzy or headaches from thier only eye bouncing back n forth like K.I.T.T.?
theyre robots...why do they move like they are O.D.'d on valium?

Imperious leader just sits on the can all day,
and that major-domo-with-the-disco-brains-in-a-kimono is a flaming homo

like to bang sheba and athena in a launch tube, though

its late