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Response to Guitarists 2011-09-18 18:16:28 Reply

I need an electric guitar with a wider than average neck.

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Response to Guitarists 2011-09-23 15:03:46 Reply

At 9/18/11 06:16 PM, Dromedary wrote: I need an electric guitar with a wider than average neck.

You have to be waaaaaaaaaay more specific.


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Response to Guitarists 2011-09-23 20:34:24 Reply

At 9/23/11 03:03 PM, PolishMatt wrote:
At 9/18/11 06:16 PM, Dromedary wrote: I need an electric guitar with a wider than average neck.
You have to be waaaaaaaaaay more specific.

Really? I literally want any electric guitar with a neck which is wider than the average width. There isn't too much to specify.


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Response to Guitarists 2011-09-23 21:00:17 Reply

At 9/23/11 08:34 PM, Dromedary wrote:
At 9/23/11 03:03 PM, PolishMatt wrote:
At 9/18/11 06:16 PM, Dromedary wrote: I need an electric guitar with a wider than average neck.
You have to be waaaaaaaaaay more specific.
Really? I literally want any electric guitar with a neck which is wider than the average width. There isn't too much to specify.

Why on earth would you want more distance between your strings, that just makes things harder.

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Response to Guitarists 2011-09-23 21:06:45 Reply

At 9/23/11 09:00 PM, SomaGuye wrote: Why on earth would you want more distance between your strings, that just makes things harder.

I play bass (Feel free to laugh) and I can't seem to adapt to guitar.


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Response to Guitarists 2011-09-23 21:08:38 Reply

At 9/23/11 09:06 PM, Dromedary wrote:
At 9/23/11 09:00 PM, SomaGuye wrote: Why on earth would you want more distance between your strings, that just makes things harder.
I play bass (Feel free to laugh) and I can't seem to adapt to guitar.

Wouldn't really know then, not ibanez though.


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Response to Guitarists 2011-09-25 09:26:10 Reply

Anybody else here like Mike Einziger? Personally I think the guy is one of the most underrated guitar players of all time and doesn't get enough credit and respect for how well he plays the instrument.

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Response to Guitarists 2011-09-26 05:57:37 Reply

At 9/23/11 09:06 PM, Dromedary wrote: I play bass (Feel free to laugh) and I can't seem to adapt to guitar.

You have two choices in this situation. 1. Give up. 2. Accept the fact that you will have to adjust to something new.


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Response to Guitarists 2011-09-26 17:04:04 Reply

At 9/26/11 05:57 AM, PolishMatt wrote:
At 9/23/11 09:06 PM, Dromedary wrote: I play bass (Feel free to laugh) and I can't seem to adapt to guitar.
You have two choices in this situation. 1. Give up. 2. Accept the fact that you will have to adjust to something new.

This. If you get a wider neck then you will eventually get used to that but then still not be used to a small neck. Just get it over with.


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Response to Guitarists 2011-09-26 17:48:45 Reply

I actually know how to play Won't Get Fooled Again and Fiddle About by The Who.
I play an acoustic guitar, and have been playing for like 3 years now


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Response to Guitarists 2011-09-27 09:25:25 Reply

At 9/26/11 05:57 AM, PolishMatt wrote:
At 9/23/11 09:06 PM, Dromedary wrote: I play bass (Feel free to laugh) and I can't seem to adapt to guitar.
You have two choices in this situation. 1. Give up. 2. Accept the fact that you will have to adjust to something new.

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Response to Guitarists 2011-09-29 06:14:35 Reply

Does anyone else feel wrong about playing a solo that you can tell the guitarist put their soul into? I mainly like to do improv solos because of that, I just want to know if I'm the only one.


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Response to Guitarists 2011-09-30 17:15:18 Reply

At 9/29/11 06:14 AM, kiljoy96 wrote: I mainly like to do improv solos

It sounds like you were stressed out when playing and you definitely need to work on your bends and trills... and try to make it clean next time. Other than that, not bad.

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Response to Guitarists 2011-10-01 17:27:06 Reply

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Response to Guitarists 2011-10-10 13:05:50 Reply

Experimentation

Got bored this morning, decided to test something out. An e-cookie to whoever can get it right as to how I accomplished that sound.

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Response to Guitarists 2011-10-14 18:18:28 Reply

This dude came to my guitar class and gave a huge speech on the gamba. He played that, twas so awesome.


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Response to Guitarists 2011-12-20 19:01:04 Reply

Hey guys, does anyone have any tips on learning to better read rhythm in sheet music? I may or may not join a jazz band, and they seemingly have a penchant for latin stuff, with frequent use of poly-rhythms, odd time sigs, poly-meters etc..

Also, how do you guys count 32nd notes?


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Response to Guitarists 2011-12-20 20:19:40 Reply

At 12/20/11 07:01 PM, Tobi wrote: Hey guys, does anyone have any tips on learning to better read rhythm in sheet music? I may or may not join a jazz band, and they seemingly have a penchant for latin stuff, with frequent use of poly-rhythms, odd time sigs, poly-meters etc..

Also, how do you guys count 32nd notes?

Counting 32nds is pretty easy. You just kinda count them, though it does help if you group them (1234, 2234, 3234, 4234, etc).

Reading rhythms comes better with practice. It helps if you keep/develop a sort of built in pulse inside your head too. Also, with Latin music, you really want to feel and kind be in a pocket versus being direct.

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Response to Guitarists 2011-12-28 14:29:09 Reply

I made a backing track and started improvising over it, hope you like it!


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Response to Guitarists 2011-12-28 14:30:21 Reply

I made a backing track and started improvising over it, hope you like it!


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Response to Guitarists 2011-12-29 19:35:31 Reply

So what, nobody got anything for xmas?

I got some seymour duncan active blackout pickups. Probably going to pick up some random junk from guitar center later, maybe a new strap or something.


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Response to Guitarists 2011-12-29 19:47:02 Reply

Ok, for those who are classic rock fans check out my profile too.

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Response to Guitarists 2011-12-30 11:51:50 Reply

At 12/29/11 07:35 PM, TheSporkLord wrote: So what, nobody got anything for xmas?

I bought an Ibanez 7321, delicious flamed maple cherry blackburst.

It's noticeably an entry level model but I still like it, and it looks sexy as hell.

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Response to Guitarists 2011-12-30 23:31:42 Reply

At 12/29/11 07:35 PM, TheSporkLord wrote: So what, nobody got anything for xmas?

I got some seymour duncan active blackout pickups. Probably going to pick up some random junk from guitar center later, maybe a new strap or something.

I got gauged .012-.054 strings and new picks. But that's it for my guitar stuff this year.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-01-29 19:03:55 Reply

At 12/30/11 11:31 PM, Psil0 wrote:
At 12/29/11 07:35 PM, TheSporkLord wrote: So what, nobody got anything for xmas?

I got some seymour duncan active blackout pickups. Probably going to pick up some random junk from guitar center later, maybe a new strap or something.
I got gauged .012-.054 strings and new picks. But that's it for my guitar stuff this year.

Pretty much my Birthday last year.

Anywho copy pasted from ultimate guitar forums.

So I just got back from a Guitar Center where I got a pair of Seymour Duncan Active blackouts installed. I tried em out at the amp over there, but I couldn't really make out any problems, I didn't bother to actually mess with the amps settings or anything so I thought it sounded fine. So then I get home and plug it into my amp and foot pedal and whatnot and I immediately notice that just about all of the sustain I had was gone, everything just immediately faded. I feel like most of the volume I had is also gone, the volume knob only does anything if it's on the highest setting and even then sometimes my guitar goes completely silent like it's off.

So I tried to mess around with the settings on my foot pedal, to adjust sustain and distortion, things like that. But I noticed that the sound kind of wavered as I moved the pedal around so I thought maybe the cord is just wearing out or something. I never had any problems like that with my old pickups though.

Not really sure what's going on.


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Response to Guitarists 2012-01-29 20:42:28 Reply

At 1/29/12 07:03 PM, TheSporkLord wrote:

Have you checked to make sure you have everything soldered right? It could be as easy as a bad connection or possibly bad pots. Btw, what guitar did you put them in?

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Response to Guitarists 2012-01-30 11:21:42 Reply

My buddy just got a 7-string. It's so much fun to play.


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Response to Guitarists 2012-01-30 16:35:15 Reply

At 1/29/12 08:42 PM, Psil0 wrote:
At 1/29/12 07:03 PM, TheSporkLord wrote:
Have you checked to make sure you have everything soldered right? It could be as easy as a bad connection or possibly bad pots. Btw, what guitar did you put them in?

I feel kind of retarded, but as you can see in the picture there is a little piece of foam in there. I took it out and apparently it sounds much better. All the volume back and sustain and everything.

Although the knobs are still messed up, I think they just reversed them, what would have been quiet before is now loud and blah blah etc etc.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-01-31 16:20:25 Reply

Sup guys, gotta a few question. In comparison I know that a tube amp is WAAAAAAAAAY better than a solid state, but I'm wondering how many watts really is required for a tube amp for it to be used in a stage setting? I have a line 6 spider 3 120 watt right now and I mean yeah it's loud, but it's a solid state so enough said there. Plus any recommendations on heads and cabinets at all? I'm looking more on the cheaper side.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-01-31 18:17:04 Reply

At 1/31/12 04:20 PM, Gein wrote: Sup guys, gotta a few question. In comparison I know that a tube amp is WAAAAAAAAAY better than a solid state, but I'm wondering how many watts really is required for a tube amp for it to be used in a stage setting? I have a line 6 spider 3 120 watt right now and I mean yeah it's loud, but it's a solid state so enough said there. Plus any recommendations on heads and cabinets at all? I'm looking more on the cheaper side.

What size stage? 15 watts should do fine for most smaller ones, and usually if you move onto bigger venues they have a PA system you can hook up to so you shouldn't need more anyway.