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Discussion in 'Permanent Threads' started by iczorro, Apr 7, 2010.

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    Here's another great resource for guitar players:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/GuitarLessons365Song/videos

    Why wasn't this shit around when I was playing? We had our ears and that was pretty much it. We had to figure out every riff, fill, and solo....and then argue about if it was right or not. Multiply that by the 60 or so songs we'd play every night and you come up with a lot of damned time.

    I've been playing with this tonight. I'm sure I'll forget everything by tomorrow morning.

     
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    I just checked e-bay for Gibson robots. There's not a single one under $1K. I'm glad I got mine when I did.

    I still haven't swapped out the two non functioning tuners because I'm lazy. (I have brand new ones from Gibson.) I just hit the strings and 4 of them tune themselves and it's not a huge deal to tune the other two.

    After 6 months I'm still as in love with this guitar as the day I bought it, so that's a good thing. Unless you're my Schecter. I haven't touched it in months. It may be time to sell it...it's a little hot rod...it had stock Seymour Duncan pups that were swapped out for Zakk Wylde EMG's, the thing crunches like no one's business, but it just doesn't do it for me.

    Speaking of which....has anyone had any experience with ESP guitars? I bought a Kirk Hammett signature model a few years ago off e-bay and it was absolute garbage. It wasn't that it was trashed or anything, it was just cheap. It had a Floyd Rose on it, but the whole package was just not worth my time....it felt worse then a $150 Epiphone. I'd always thought ESP made decent guitars, but that thing...cheap, flimsy, horrible feel.
     
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    If you want a killer guitar at an amazing price, here you go. I'd buy this thing if I had somewhere to put it, but my landlord is already pissed off about me having 3 guitars. I just can't swing it. Even at $265 delivered, I have nowhere to put it.

    I've owned a Schecter Damien and it's a very solid guitar...great player, has a Floyd Rose, EMG pick ups, and bats (BATS!) on the fingerboard. Unless there is something horribly wrong with this guitar, it's a great deal.

    Schecter's are highly under rated, one of my guitars is a Schecter C1 Professional. Mine has had the stock Seymour Duncan Pups replaced with EMG Zakk Wylde units so I get a bit more crunch and can't split the coils. Even so, the guitar is a work of art and plays like butter.

    I hope one of y'all jumps on this thing, unless there is something I can't see wrong with it you're going to score a great deal.
     
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    You're welcome.



     
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    Does anyone have any recommendations for powered speakers for a portable studio? I don't need stage monitors, just something with RCA hook ups and decent sound.
     
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    I am going solely on the buying habits of my customers, but we sell a buttload of the JBL LSR series. You can get a 5” or 8” woofer, and a 10” sub if you want. They do have a really solid sound.
    Yamaha HS series monitors are really good too, but I think they tend to over-emphasize the bass.
     
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    I'm fixin' to go to sleep as the high bidder on a 1983 Ibanez Destroyer DT 50. It's kind of had a rough life...ie...it's beat pretty bad, but it's original and I've wanted one of these since I was a bug eyed 20 year old. This is the maple neck model and I hate maple necks, but it is the same guitar I used to play in guitar stores in 1983 that I fell in love with. I need another guitar like I need a hole in my head, but an original Destroyer? Yeah, that would be just to cool.

    As much as I love LP's, I somehow remember Destroyers being better. I'm probably wrong. Hopefully in a few days I'll get to relive my youth and play an original Destroyer again.
     
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    Well phooey. I was outbid by $5. Oh well, at least I put in a reasonable drunk bid and not something ridiculous.

    Maybe next time.
     
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    Justin Guitar just released this video that features something called the ToneWood Amp.

    Never heard of it, and it's pretty damn cool...

     
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    That is pretty damn cool. If I ever get back into acoustic guitar I may have to check it out further.
     
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    Not related so much to the actual music side, but this is the news of the week here in Music City, and in the world of music retail:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...bankruptcy-with-deal-to-renew-guitar-business

    Gibson, for the last few years, has been hurting. I don't think this is going to affect the guitar side of it as much as people thinks, though. But people have been ready for Henry Juszkiewicz to get out of the captain's chair for a while.

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    One of my co-workers is dealing with her ex-husband's estate. She initially approached me asking about the value of vintage fishing equipment. I have no idea about old fishing stuff, but then she said there were also guitars and amps! She mentioned the brands of guitars and I had no interest whatsoever. I asked her about the amps....specifically "Any Marshalls?" Her eyes lit up and she said "Yes!"

    She started describing the Marshall amp and I was like "Is it about yea big?" (Holding my hands apart), "And it's got a couple of boxes about this size?" (Again holding my hands apart to describe the size)

    "Yes!" She told me.

    It turns out that out of the hundreds of different variations of Marshall amps, she has exactly the one I've been wanting.

    I reluctantly sold my Marshall "Micro Stack" a few years ago. It's a cool little practice set up with 2 10" speakers. It's only rated at 15W, but it will piss off neighbors 1/2 a mile away and it's a Marshall...meaning that the louder it goes, the better it sounds and it's got an overdrive that will knock your socks off.

    Not being an asshole taking advantage of someone who doesn't know what they have, I offered her what I sold mine for...$150. She accepted and I'm thrilled. I've got a baby Marshall stack again.

    Yay!l
     
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    Similar to this, Yamaha is making a "Transacoustic" guitar model now.



    We've had a few in the store and they're selling well. Just a little heavier than a regular acoustic, but the singer songwriter community around here is loving them.
     
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    A few months ago my LP case fell over and the G tuner quit working. It turns out Gibson no longer has first gen robot parts, so I had to go to Tronical directly to find one. $60 + $20 shipping. I guess I need to be a little more careful.
     
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    Not sure if you guys have seen this before... Steve Vai did some music work with Halo 2.

    Here's some pretty raw video of the studio session.

    Spoiler Alert... I had to call a doctor after 4 hours of watching it.

     
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    An absolutely awesome video with Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits talking about guitars. I've always loved his playing, sadly I've always been to lazy to learn his Travis picking style...I had to fake it to play Money for Nothing. The man loves his guitars, it's a great watch.

     
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    I'd forgotten about this song. Great playing and an amazing tone out of a maple neck Strat. That's the greatest thing about Strats, if you know what you're doing (Which I definitely don't) you can get such a myriad of sounds out of them.

     
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    Totally brings me back to the GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology) days in the 80's...

    As to the sound/tone, I read a good article about some music-con post-event jam session between Eddie VH, Eric Johnson, and Jeff Beck... they were all in a bar just jamming together on stage, and for shits and giggles they swapped up their guitars.

    Well, whaddayaknow...

    Eddie still sounded like Eddie, Eric like Eric, and Jeff like Jeff. They were actually pretty surprised, as Eddie said, "hell, I thought I was going to sound like Jeff when I played his guitar... but didn't happen"

    SO much of the tone comes from the technique.
     
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    Oh definitely. you could put me on any set up in in the world and I'd still sound like me, which I suppose is a good thing. It means I'm unique. I gave up trying to sound like anyone else years ago, about the time I discovered I'm really not very good. I just play things my way instead of trying to note for note, scratch for scratch copy someone else's style. As long as I can capture the vibe and the basics of the song no one notices the difference.

    I would like to get another Strat though and mess around with sounds they can make, it's a world of difference from the fat Las Paul sound my playing has always been based on. Kind of stepping out of my comfort zone where I know exactly what will happen if I do x, y, or z.

    Brian Wilson coined a great phrase..."Pet Sounds." I never realized what he meant until I became more serious about music and then it became perfectly clear.