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Acoustic Guitar

When it comes to acoustic guitar, pick up the nicest guitar you can afford and add everything else later. I've included a number of good beginner options that won't break the bank but play well enough to not chase you away from guitar forever.

Amps

Loudbox Mini

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If you have a good PA system, an acoustic amp is redundant, but if you need something small and simple that sounds good this is a great little amp. It's got plenty of kick and also can handle a microphone so it's great for small worship environments and can also double as a monitor on a larger stage.

Loudbox Artist

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The Artist acoustic is Fishman's next step up from the mini. It features twice the juice as the mini and includes additional effects like delay, chorus and flanger. I think the main reason for the step up is the additional volume you get for bigger venues but for most church musicians the mini is plenty.

Metronomes

Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat

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You see this full-featured metronome in all our bass and guitar videos. Where do we begin? Tap tempo, customizable subdivisions with easy to use slider interface, multiple voices including human voice counting, midi and quarter inch cable input so you can practice with headphones in and still hear you guitar. Includes a handy drum hardware connection. It's top of the line but you'll never need another metronome.

Tama Rhythm Watch

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The RW200 is a programmable metronome with plenty of volume and easy to use dials and plenty of volume. Built specifically for drummers but a nice substitute for the DB-90 if you want to save some coin.

Pro Metronome for iPhone

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If you've already got an iPhone this little app has what you need for practice. It's plenty customizable (pay the few bucks for the paid version) and has some great rhythm trainer features. Phone apps use the phone's clock which isn't good for recording but works just fine for practicing. Try the free version and make sure it's what you want.

Pro Metronome For Android

Google Play

If you've already got a phone, this little app has what you need for practice. It's plenty customizable (pay the few bucks for the paid version) and has some great rhythm trainer features. Phone apps use the phone's clock which isn't good for recording but works just fine for practicing. Try the free version and make sure it's what you want.

My Rig

Martin 000-28ec

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This is my baby. I've never played a guitar I like better. The tone across the strings is nice and even and 10 years in I still hear the tone improving. I'm not really a "Martin guy" but I love this guitar. Even my wife noticed the difference in room full of Martins and Collings'.

Fishman Matrix Pickup

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This is the updated version of my pickup. It's a little more versatile with the solid Fishman reliability.

Power Adapter

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Nine volt batteries are expensive and if you are going to be playing live you will need at least a stomp box tuner. Spend a little cash up front and save in the long run. This universal nine volt adapter will work with any nine volt pedal.

Multiplug

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The Trutone Multi-plug cable extends your one adapter to handle 5 pedals. If you have more pedals than that on your beginner rig you either have too many pedals or belong in the intermediate club.

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