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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.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-01-31 20:01:40 Reply

At 1/31/12 06:17 PM, SomaGuye wrote: 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.

probably gonna be ranging from 50-120 people at most. plus I don't want to be drowned out by the drummer either. Plus is there any loss of sound quality when you run it through a pa system?

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Response to Guitarists 2012-01-31 20:04:13 Reply

At 1/31/12 08:01 PM, Gein wrote: Plus is there any loss of sound quality when you run it through a pa system?

Only if the sound guy is shit.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-01-31 20:14:31 Reply

At 1/31/12 08:04 PM, SomaGuye wrote: Only if the sound guy is shit.

I'm the sound guy.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-02-01 18:35:15 Reply

At 1/31/12 08:14 PM, Gein wrote:
At 1/31/12 08:04 PM, SomaGuye wrote: Only if the sound guy is shit.
I'm the sound guy.

Then why are you asking about sound quality?


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Response to Guitarists 2012-02-01 21:28:18 Reply

At 2/1/12 06:35 PM, ToastedCupcake wrote:
Then why are you asking about sound quality?

I was joking about me being the sound guy lol

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Response to Guitarists 2012-02-10 16:36:40 Reply

SO I mentioned I had been having sound problems since I had my actives pups installed. Well long story short my guitar was to much for my cruddy amp so I'm getting a new one. That will hopefully smooth everyhting out.


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Response to Guitarists 2012-02-10 17:59:09 Reply

At 1 hour ago, TheSporkLord wrote: SO I mentioned I had been having sound problems since I had my actives pups installed. Well long story short my guitar was to much for my cruddy amp so I'm getting a new one. That will hopefully smooth everyhting out.

Well I was going to say if you're hearing a sort of regular pulse in volume that's a completely natural phenomena, it should only occur while playing chords though.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-02-12 15:08:06 Reply

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Response to Guitarists 2012-02-24 09:21:57 Reply

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

RECOMMEND PLEASE

Get a Gibson Sg. I got one almost two years and people tell me that when they play it it feels like they're holding a log or something. I recommend it as it has a great sound output due to the mahogany wood body and neck, and the rosewood fretboard. Not only does it have a wide neck, but it has great tones from the humbuckers. It's got Alnico 490 and an Alnico 489 I believe. When you move the pickup selector switch to select both of them, the sound you get is a smooth rolling type sound which is great for blues and stuff.

And if you're scared of the Sg's price tag, then go for a Jackson......they're still expensive enough, and I think they guitars with wide necks as does Gibson.


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Response to Guitarists 2012-02-25 04:21:54 Reply

I might be teaching my friend to play guitar here soon and I'm basically more than likely going to need to be able to get him up to speed on playing decently complex stuff. Anyone have any experience in teaching they'd like to give, so that I can help him adjust as quickly as possible?

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Response to Guitarists 2012-02-25 12:21:39 Reply

At 7 hours ago, Psil0 wrote: Anyone have any experience in teaching they'd like to give, so that I can help him adjust as quickly as possible?

Yeah, don't do it as quickly as possible. If he wants to play complex stuff he needs to have correct technique, which only comes with time and practice. Trying to rush him up to a certain level is just going to fuck him up later on, and might even result in physical injury like carpal tunnel.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-02-25 12:26:46 Reply

At 3/23/04 08:51 PM, second-sun wrote: i will not deny that all guitars are awesome. that is true. i really want to learn how to play a sitar, those things are fucking sick.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-02-26 01:13:39 Reply

At 12 hours ago, SomaGuye wrote:
At 7 hours ago, Psil0 wrote: Anyone have any experience in teaching they'd like to give, so that I can help him adjust as quickly as possible?
Yeah, don't do it as quickly as possible. If he wants to play complex stuff he needs to have correct technique, which only comes with time and practice. Trying to rush him up to a certain level is just going to fuck him up later on, and might even result in physical injury like carpal tunnel.

Well I should say more up to speed. I'm not trying to rush him, I know all too well from my person experiences how damaging that can be. However, I do want him to be able to play certain things efficiently which mostly just includes alternate picking, economy picking, and a bit of legato.

Also, he's already an established musician and knows plenty of theory (so that won't have to really be taught). Mostly where I want to try and get him to is to be able to play riffs like August Burns Red.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-02-27 15:59:55 Reply

At 1 day ago, Psil0 wrote: I do want him to be able to play certain things efficiently which mostly just includes alternate picking, economy picking, and a bit of legato.

Alternating picking, cool, definitely the most useful technique in the book, legato, almost equally as important but... you want to teach this kid Economy picking right off the bat? That's the most difficult technique in the book, the only players I have heard that used it perfectly are people who haven't seen daylight in years, it's definitely for the faint of heart.

August Burns Red

That stuff is pretty easy.


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Response to Guitarists 2012-02-29 13:33:16 Reply

I think I'm going to give this chromatic thing a try.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVyUHFl0iB8


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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-04 09:51:48 Reply

At 8 days ago, Psil0 wrote: I might be teaching my friend to play guitar here soon and I'm basically more than likely going to need to be able to get him up to speed on playing decently complex stuff. Anyone have any experience in teaching they'd like to give, so that I can help him adjust as quickly as possible?

I suggest you show your Ultimate Guitar and look up basic alternate picking practice techniques. Better yet, here's a page on that site which does a good job explaining alternate picking. Make sure he practices alternate picking for about an hour a day, as alternate picking is about 90% of what lead guitarists use in their solos. An example of a good alternate picker would both Jim Root, and Mick Thompson from Slipknot. Mick Thompson shows us his warm up/alternate picking exercises here. And boy is he amazing at it! This is the link for that. It goes hand in hand with the first exercise in the first link too.

As for August Burns Red, yes I love them too and they're actually not that hard to play. My advice for getting your friend to learn to play August Burns Red is to start learning their songs. Just choose one song for him to learn or let him choose it and tell him to incorporate it into his practice routine everyday. Better yet, alternate between learning a song of your choice and alternate picking exercises and go from their. And here's another tip for when learning solos: When in doubt, use alternate picking. As I said before, at least 90% of a lead guitarists phrases are picked alternately so use it whenever you practice.

Good songs to start with would be Marianas Trench, Existence, Empire, or Ocean Of Apathy.

Good luck with your friend. Make sure he remembers to practice!


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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-08 23:44:52 Reply

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-21 21:21:17 Reply

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-22 01:11:20 Reply

Just bought an acoustic guitar last week.

Chicks love the way I play Come as you are. Fucking love this thing. Out of tuned piece of shit right now until I get a tuner.

Anyone know songs/riffs I can play on the E A strings?


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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-23 03:32:40 Reply

At 1 day ago, LuigiBot wrote: Just bought an acoustic guitar last week.

Chicks love the way I play Come as you are. Fucking love this thing. Out of tuned piece of shit right now until I get a tuner.

Anyone know songs/riffs I can play on the E A strings?

I know of a few songs you can play on the lowest strings:
1) Crazy Train
2) Seven Nation Army
3) Another One Bites The Dust
4) Master Of Puppets
5) Cowboys From Hell
6) Even Flow
7) Dazed And Confused
8) Iron Man
9) Sunshine Of Your Love
10) Paradise City
11) Smoke On The Water

Some of these have power chord versions but stick it to the basics and you'll be good.


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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-23 20:16:50 Reply

At 16 hours ago, PsyhcoWalrus wrote:
At 1 day ago, LuigiBot wrote: Just bought an acoustic guitar last week.

Chicks love the way I play Come as you are. Fucking love this thing. Out of tuned piece of shit right now until I get a tuner.

Anyone know songs/riffs I can play on the E A strings?
I know of a few songs you can play on the lowest strings:
1) Crazy Train
2) Seven Nation Army
3) Another One Bites The Dust
4) Master Of Puppets
5) Cowboys From Hell
6) Even Flow
7) Dazed And Confused
8) Iron Man
9) Sunshine Of Your Love
10) Paradise City
11) Smoke On The Water

Some of these have power chord versions but stick it to the basics and you'll be good.

Sick list bro, I remember playing some of those before i got a guitar (Smoke on the water, Iron man) they where easy this is just what I need ATM.


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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-24 11:30:41 Reply

This is my guitar.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-26 23:55:03 Reply

I am IN! Despite having a Korean made wannabe Les Paul, and using my computer as my amp, I love to play.

The only things I really practice with nowadays are scales, I'm currently working on mastering the Phrygian scale in all notes. If only I had more free time, things would go so much smoother.


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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-27 17:32:00 Reply

One of my many guitars. It's nothing special, but I tend to use it for pretty much everything I do

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-27 18:48:29 Reply

At 3/27/12 05:32 PM, SineRider wrote: One of my many guitars. It's nothing special, but I tend to use it for pretty much everything I do

That's definitely something special, that finish is fantastic! I wish I could find an LP with a finish as nice as that.

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-27 19:25:35 Reply

At 3/27/12 06:48 PM, SomaGuye wrote:
At 3/27/12 05:32 PM, SineRider wrote: One of my many guitars. It's nothing special, but I tend to use it for pretty much everything I do
That's definitely something special, that finish is fantastic! I wish I could find an LP with a finish as nice as that.

Oh yeah I really love the finish on it. I oughta clean it up better though. Here is the rest of my stringed instruments I have with me. Missing are my steel string acoustic, my ibanez prestige, and ESP f-50

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Response to Guitarists 2012-03-28 13:00:46 Reply

At 3/27/12 07:25 PM, SineRider wrote:
At 3/27/12 06:48 PM, SomaGuye wrote:
At 3/27/12 05:32 PM, SineRider wrote: One of my many guitars. It's nothing special, but I tend to use it for pretty much everything I do
That's definitely something special, that finish is fantastic! I wish I could find an LP with a finish as nice as that.
Oh yeah I really love the finish on it. I oughta clean it up better though. Here is the rest of my stringed instruments I have with me. Missing are my steel string acoustic, my ibanez prestige, and ESP f-50

+10 points for the black Ibanez starter bass I've played from multiple owners. I love that starter bass.

Also mandolin.


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