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Been playing pic related for less than a week. Trying to avoid paying for lessons. Can play 6 chords, working on transitions but my fingers are sore.
Playing the songs I grew up with (poorly) is kinda neat.
>tfw its so much more difficult to find bass amps and cabinets used and for good prices
So i just bought a fuzz pedal, but when i plug it into my Vox AC30c2, it either:
>Sounds like a clean tone with some fuzz in the background
>The volume goes down every time i play a note with the fuzz
Not sure how well i described the second one... but it seems like the only thing i can do to get the fuzzy tones without the clean tone is to lower my guitar's volume knob to almost 0. Someone help
Man you said it. I just got burned with my Pignose bass amp (bought used, arrived broken, now I'm SOL). Been shopping around and can't find shit. Might have to buy a new Pignose to get the same features but I don't like the price of them new...
Me btw: >>61497292
Acoustics are rougher on the fingers, especially for beginners. Consider getting an electric if you can afford it, cheap one is fine.
Stretch your forearm muscles, finger muscles, etc, watch this, it helped me and I suffer from tendinitis. Practice chords and scales at slow pace, drill the chords into your brain.
Massage tense muscles. Also practicing for twenty minutes six days in a row is better than practicing for 7 hours one day...practice makes perfect, consistent practice.
>tfw $60 left in account
>tfw poor as fuck
>tfw wiring for pickup switch is fucked on my electric, had to sell my old amp for books in Uni
>tfw all the used amps cost $100+ where I live
>tfw can't even play anything god fucking dammit
I have a power supply in the mail right now, so ive been using some cable that was laying around the house that is compatible. Does that really have a big effect on it? It powers my other pedals just fine
as an engineer someone asking for debugging help over 4chan stresses me out so much. I always have like 500 questions but have to ignore them because it's not practical to FUCKING DEBUG OVER 4CHAN. GOOGLE IT, RTFM, FIND ANOTHER FORUM.
Neither of those are very good.
But if I had to 15w with a 10".
Not really, our bassist found a Hartke HA5000 head + 4x10 + 1x15 cab all for $700 AUD (probably like $400 USD or something close) all that together would've cost him well over a grand new.
Unless you're hoping someones gonna sell an SVT for $40, which in that case get a job you dirty hippie.
Can a fellow anon help me out?
I have about $60 left, a broken electric (I think its the pickup selector wiring), and no amp.
I'm trying to find my brothers soldering gun, and at the same time trying to find an amp to buy.
Hopefully can be good enough to make a living one day.
if you have $60 dollars and still are shopping for an amp online, I know why you have no money. Christ. Buy used, used amps don't depreciate. Please read a book on personal finance, it's the only thing the poor can be proud of.
>tfw I can buy a custom shop Gibson buttrock machine with the money I save for uni fees
>tfw I'm so happy when I buy simple shit like a pick
>tfw constantly lurk local craigslist and ebay just in case I find any interesting guitar/bass related gear for cheap
>tfw I'm pretty content playing my Jazz Bass with a usb interface and pirated ampeg svt
>tfw still fantasize about having a bitchin' bass amp
>tfw no gf
finish your studies brah
were all gonna make it
Posted this the other day but didn't get a response :(
Just picked this up for $50. 2x15, unloaded, and must be '68 or earlier because it has the sunn badge without the Copyright mark.
Looking for recs for speakers to put in this, I've heard good things about Delta Pro 15As, but I want to be able to use this with my guitar rig for more doomy stuff. Any speakers that are slightly better suited for guitar?
Bassfag here. Slightly below-average in terms of skill level. I've gotten lessons for the past year and 4 months. I work out of a theory book (play along tracks/lessons on theory) and learn songs i like through tabs and listening. Any advice on how to improve at a good pace/get good?
I love my 2x15 for doom. Everything sounds full as fuck and I don't need to use ear shattering volume. No speaker suggestions for you though. They're a little pricey. I'm going to bounce this one off WGS and see what they shoot back.
Anyone else still chasing that perfect tone?
I go to sleep thinking about it.
play songs use backing tracks follow the high hat(cheat) and learn how to mute while picking. desu you are probably already pretty good though, that's a lot of lessons. Maybe train your ear and try to sing to pitch? being able to match your bass' pitch really helps you play by ear.
Not really, I stopped bothering once I realized it was a wate of time. My Albion TCT35c with a TS9 as a boost and a 2x12 with V30's gives me a great tone that I'm happy with for practice and recording, clean's are pretty good too.
Live meanwhile I use a POD HD500x + Matrix GT 800FX into a Randall 4x12 with V30's and it sounds decent to my ears, not the best tone possible but it's simple to setup for live and I don't wanna move the Albion around as it's fairly fragile.
Neither are my "Dream" tones but hey they both work good enough.
Unless they're pretty shit, no.
You're oversaturating the vox or the fuzz. What pedal is it? Generally, if I'm gonna run a fuzz pedal into an amp that'll overdrive, I'll:
Keep guitar tone and volume all the way up
Turn the pedal volume way way down
Get the pedal tone knob(s) vaguely where I want them
Get the pedal gain/fuzz/whatever where I want it
Raise the pedal volume until it begins to drive the preamp of the amp
Finalize pedal tone/amp eq whatever
Also, if you want to use amp distortion in addition to pedal distortion, lower both of them.
If you want to do rhythm and lead from the guitar using the volume knob, just lower the guitar volume and dial in a crunch tone using the aforementioned process. Raise the guitar volume to get more distortion.
honestly I think it's crap when anybody takes a solo so I can't really say. On the other hand you're saying something everyone's heard before in a deadpan way just to bait out a reaction, so kill yourself.
Hal Leonard Bass Method by Ed Friedland. Start at the beginning, even if you're familiar with what it covers. Get the complete edition with all 3 books and the CDs. If you put the time in, that series WILL take you from beginner to intermediate or further.
Anyone have a good suggestion for a low or mid range amp to pair with a PRS S2 Custom 24? Tube is preferable from what I understand. Will mostly be playing in my bedroom because I'm not nearly good enough to play in a band. Looking for something that can sound like Zeppelin but can also sound more distorted for metal stuff, like Mastodon or Opeth.
He was the guitarist for Blotted Science as well as Spastic Ink. Has a solo at 3:03.
I've more or less got mine, just tweaking final details.
Its the OBNE Haunt, the problem with your advice is that i dont want to turn down the volume on my guitar or amp. I just want to hit the switch and have fuzz tone, just like how it works with my overdrive pedal.
Ah, just looked up the pedal. I would keep mix all the way towards fuzz (it's a clean blend, right?). Keep the bass switch in whatever is the less-bassy position to avoid driving the amp too hard.
Thanks for the tips, Anon. I try to play about 30-40 minutes per day. I'll be sure to stretch more.
Srsly though I can't move from a C to a G.
Fingers just can't do it lol that's literally all I'm doing right now
Has anyone here tried Ultex pics? Do they last longer than Tortex?
Laney IRT Studio is a good amp, as long as you're EQ'ing it right should give you a good tone.
Take the Digitech out of the chain though, it will color your tone a fuckload. Try it with guitar straight to amp for a while.
Set the gain about noon on the IRT and then use the boost, pro-tip, never set the boost very high, highest I'd ever go is 11 o'clock with it.
Also is it an Ironheart cab? They aren't good cabs if so, if you were looking at something to upgrade I'd say flip it and buy something else. The Ironhearts work best with V30's
Also try to set the gain low, then boost a little with your Wampler.
anybody here played an Airline? specifically pic related
You didn't answer my question. This >>61500511 was where I was going to go with it. I don't know what speakers are in your cabinet, but V30s is what I'd be using.
I didn't really like those JPs. I got sent some of the prototype JPs with the sharpened tips they were way nicer.
I swapped from the 1.38mm ultex to the carbon fiber as my main pick awhile ago. Wish they did a max grip ultex though, they sound better for sure.
The IRT cabs have Laneys own drivers in there, they're pretty below average and funnily enough don't sound allthat great with the amps they were designed to go with. A cab with celestions would serve much better.
TTs only have two gain stages. They shoot a ton of dirt, but it won't be tight or metallic.
Look at Egnater Tweakers. There's a dirt switch to pull in extra gain stages and two independent channels. Also a bunch of other really notable tonal options on board that I haven't seen in anything under high end equipment.
That's my best shot for getting close to Supro then Mesa/Orange in one economic amp.
I figured that might be the case. Remember the Sheffields they put in the old 5150/6505 cabinets that were a complete mismatch to the 5150?
Then open it up and check what they are. >>61500404 comes with some in-house crap. If you want help with this at least try.
If it has Celestions they almost certainly aren't V30s. If it's a 160w and not using the Laney speakers (inb4 it is), it's probably got something like Celestion G12P-80 speakers--which would still sound like crap next to V30s in this application.
Hey /gg/ how's it going?
Speaking of the pedal discussion, I have a question for any gearheads who are into effects. I want to run an ibanez limiter pedal with a boss dd2 but it seems to make the hearable effect of the dd2 much less noticable. I just want to eliminate spikes in volume but this thing just dulls the sound of the effect. I tried a different order to no avail. I also tried using my tube screamer to maybe give it some more gain but I know fuck all about how to order pedals.
pic unrelated but a sexy ass guitar
I know very little about amps, so is there a difference in 1x12 cabs? Different brands that people would recommend? It seems like a combo would be easier to have as a practice amp. I was looking at the Peavey 6505+, and it seemed too loud for a bedroom. Also took a look at the Vox AC15.
Personally I couldn't pull a sound I liked with one and an Ironheart...much better off flipping the cab and getting something like a Orange or Mesa 2x12 closed back with v30's, will serve you a lot better with whatever amp head you buy
Cabs make a little difference, but that are only so many things you can do with a box. If the cab has a good speaker, you're in at this point.
The idea of a head is it can be paired with different cabs. So you might travel with just the head to band stuff and take it back home for practice.
Some amps sound good at lower volumes and full on.
AC15s are the best value for a lot of things, but they're a little thin for what you're trying to do imo.
Sounds better, lot more natural
I was til I got my SVT stack and my modded P bass and finally found it, feels good man
I do a few bass fills that are pseudo solos in my band that only last like a bar or two but usually goes over pretty well
Speakers make a whole lot of the difference, the build makes a huge difference too.
In your case I'd go with a good 1x12 with a Celestion V30, used Orange or Hughes & Kettners come pretty cheap. Really I'd just get a 2x12 as if you ever joined a band you could use that easily and wouldn't have to drop more money on another cab PLUS have a 1x12 that has worse resale value.
Peavey 6505+ would be ok (I think the regular 6505 is much better in how the gain channels sound). But yeah they need to be cranked to get a good sound.
Can look into used Marshall JCM 2000's (Avoid any of the modern Marshall DSL's, terrible amps), used Peavey Valvekings (newer models are much better).
Thanks for the info. I think I'll see if I can get a Peavey Valveking, because I really don't feel comfortable trying to get an amp and a cab, and somehow fucking them up. I probably wouldn't be able to make a cab using that V30 that was recommended.
Uploading from a phone? kek
Nice setup btw, is it 2 4x10's or a 1x15 + 4x10?
Fair enough, it's pretty hard to fuck up with that though, you just have to match the ohms and you're aight.
But yeah a Valveking will serve you well if you can afford one, combo versions aren't too bad. Head + cab setup is just a good way to go if you'll be jamming with other muso's someday too in a band environment, although most combo's will do it alright.
Hey /gg/, wondering what to cop for a reverb, a Walrus Audio Descent, TC Electronic T2, or an always trusty Boss RV-6. Can you recommend any other? I want it to be versatile, and has to be black (or really dark, as the blue on the Descent is stretching it).
All good man, hopefully you enjoy what you get.
Sounds aight! I've always preferred 6x10's myself, more oomph than a 4x10 and somewhat lighter than an 8x10 lol. Just need to find one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.....
I sometimes use a 1x15 with a 4x10 but usually don't bother with the 1x15 as it just creates too much rumbly low-end.
2 4x10's/1x15's would be a cool rig though I will say.
Digitech Supernatural? It'd probably be on par with the RV-6 but I have no idea how it would compare to the Walrus or TC sorry.
ive been playing guitar for a few years and thought it would be fun to get a bass. Does this cheap bass from rondo seem decent or should i pay a little more for squier or something. I dont want a super high quality bass, just something to have fun with
Same, they aren't too common sadly, most people who get them already owned an 8x10, sold it because it was too friggin heavy and sit with the 6x10 for the res of their lives.
I've been looking into a Fender one because wheels and shit but I've gotta be wise with the $$$$ for now. Pretty happy with the 4x10 (not mine though lol) but do want more.
I just got a bass from Rondo and I really enjoy playing it. It's a $150 violin bass, and it plays much better than the $350 Hofner ignition series
I don't think I've ever seen a Digitech pedal in a ny store around here. I've seen their multiFX though.
Might try to look around.
>why the fuck does it have to be black?
Autism more likely.
My first pedal was a used Fulltone Fulldrive-3 that some blues dentist was selling as cheap as a TS9, so, why not.
Then, I got a TC polytune in black and a little buffer box that was black too, completely withouth noticing it. Then a promotion on EHX stuff on a store, I bought a Good Vibes and The Silencer noise gate.
And that's when it clicked.
I just have to have a black pedalboard.
For a fuzz, I could buy a muffuletta, but seems too expensive for a fucking muff clone ("but muh multiple muff versions" blah).
The dark star seems crazy, but not so crazy at the same time. I can't make sense of the graphic, but sounds cool. I don't like how close the switches are though.
Yeah, I like it and find it versatile and unique enough.
Too bad it doesn't have reverse. Maybe with the TonePrint shit.
But I'm really worried about build quaility, mainly the switches.
I'm mainly just between the T2 and the Descent, with the Boss being an all around normie choice.
I'm looking at chorus pedals.
What's the difference between a regular chorus and an analog chorus? I'm looking at the Joyo ones if that matters. The description for both of them says that they're supposed to sound like the CE-2, so what's the difference between regular and analog?
why the FUCK did nobody tell me about variax guitars before??? I'm shitting myself. How am I going to sleep? This is amazing. I knew poezos were good but the modeling is ASTOUNDING. Please tell me someone in here owns one of these! And I was just looking at fx boards... How can this cost just $800? What the fukkkk
After watching the technicall demo video completely, I wanted the crusher mode to be more crazy.
As for the Haunt, it is light blue...
Liked how it sounds, found it better than my EQD Dirt Transmitter, which I got due to being black, and sounding similar to a Fuzz Face, while being silicon made, so no problems after a buffer.
I mean what the hell you can digitally adjust tuning. The tuners on this guitar are practically just to choose your string tension what the hell. Please tell me somebody else is as excited as I am right now.
>regular you mean digital
I can't find anything on it, but I think the JF-05 and JF-37 are just different wirings, both are analog true bypass. Idk, I've got one myself I can pop open the back and take a pic real quick
You can even double up guitars and tunings. You can literally play both parts to dust in the wind at the same time. You can split the low strings to a bass and the high strings to whatever the fuck else. You can play a 12 string. You can play a fucking 18 string, with piano tuning. Fuck my life I need one of these, fuck everything else how does this cost 800 dollars.
I own a POD HD500x but no Variax sadly.
Trust me though, if they made a lefty model I'd go for it straight away, best live setup ever as I want to incorporate different tunings in without having to take 50 guitars.
one has a more complex circuit
The HD500x is an integral part to the Variax setup as it controls all the amps/FX/etc. You can also use a HD500 but it has less DSP to it so can't use as many FX or dual amps/stereo amps as effectively
It already comes with a bunch of models (modelled on real -life amps like Fender twins/Bogners/Mesas/etc) on it (you can buy a couple more if you wish, the Vox Ac30 is pretty fucking good.), but you can download other peoples patches they make with their instruments to save you having to set up your own amps + FX Chain. It's a great way to get to know the system.
Personally I think it's decent, it's definitely no Axe-Fx in terms of sound quality or flexibility but it's a fraction of the price and has mostly the same fuctions, it can be weird to dial in like most Line 6 products but there are a lot of guides out there. With the last major update they did last year it improved the system a lot.
>buying a new known brand
if that new known brand is a mim fender then the mim fender
a cheap guitar will still feel and play like shit no matter what pickups you put in it
fuck off with your fucking poorfag shilling
Delusional poorfag confirmed. I own an Epiphone strat copy which I bought used, MIK, and I'll gladly admit a Fender sounds and plays better, while also having more sustain and a lighter body. I'm no blooze lawyer, but poorfags pretending agiles are the Holy Grail of tone are faggots. And they are as delusional as cork sniffer blooze lawyers are.
I knew about modelers but this is just blowing everything else away. This is the future, I seriously think the only other guitar I would even own would be another variax with a different setup. I can't wait for a variax bass, you just know they're gonna do it. To think I was going to build pic related. I'm just gonna use what I already have until a variax bass comes out. These things are a dream come true. I'm reading the instruction manual now. I could be sleeping, fuck it.
Well they had a Variax bass but they discontinued it. I want one bad and they seem to be rare on the Used market for any good price. I guess we will just have to wait for the electronics to get cheaper and more powerful. I mean they discontinued it several years ago so its probably a lot easier to make now. Imagine being able to go from precision flats to a Rick...
Get A CE-3, they were marketed as a stereo version of the CE-2, they don't sound the same but the CE-3 is still an analogue chorus, everyone shits on them so you can buy them used for dirt cheap too
I know man just the idea of going from flats to rounds. Actually that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, I bet as far as hammer ons and stuff goes you can't really model it... Still why use rounds at that point. Might as well just model round growl and get flatwound fretting for free.
I dunno, if bone nuts are good, I'm guessing that a 1/4 bone body would be amazing.
dude don't bother I could do better myself. I didn't bother. Ive done the drawings the pic was just for 4chan. But yeah that would be a cool bass, I was literally about to order the parts, but now that I know variax exists IDK. That build wound have been my dream bass but a simulation of it is fine by me.
>Has anyone here tried Ultex pics
I did try Clayton Ultems, dude at my local music store told me they invented the material and Dunlop ripped them off but idk, guy isn't very bright. They do last quite a long time. I always keep going back to Jazz III XL's though.
So how do you guys learn songs? Do you just listen to them and then try to mimick them, or do you try to find the notes for it?
I've got a few songs I'd like to try out, but I'm just a beginner so I can't really hear the notes and know what to play to get it sounding like it.
I play bass and banjo. Started from classical training in piano, learned jazz, learned tab for basic rock/rhcp crap, learned more complicated tab, developed a good ear, can now play most things, mainly mad funky beats.
Now, I just figure out the main licks and notes, progressions, and general song structure the first couple listen throughs, then identify the unique variations of licks and fills, then nail down the rhythm. This is also how I transcribe stuff by hand. For more complicated stuff like 120+ bpm banjo solos, I slow them down by 70% and work it out note by note.
Fractal Audio and Kemper are the two big ones. The AxeFX II has the most advanced modelling algorithms around at the moment.
Completely blows Line 6 stuff away but it is also a lot more expensive.
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the g chord was literally made by the devil
no matter what I do, the third string is always muted
no matter how much I lift my finger up
no matter how much space I leave below my fingers
and this enrages me
anyone got any idea on a tube head? as cheap as possible and preferably something capable of pretty high gain. I'm thinking a peavey windsor if i can find one, or maybe even just saving for a 5150. it's just not something i can save for right now. a 5150 seems far too big though. Small gigs and bedroom. I'm tempted by something like the victory kraken/RD in size/tone but they're ridiculously expensive.
Can't afford a cab either so i'm thinking of using my 2x12 combo and disconnecting the amp section.
reminder that suhr are huge tonewood marketers
Thumb in the middle of the back of the neck
Push your hand round a little bit
thanks dog I got it on my first try this way
What are your practice schedules?
I want to take guitar more serious and need to come up with my own but don't know what to practice and how long for.
2 hours a day, 5 days a week is what I'm aiming for and I don't want to waste it like I have been.
Put on a 3 hour movie and pick what I want to practice during it, arpeggios, sweeping, scales, ect.
That's mostly technique training.
I study music theory when I'm not doing that.
My band and I will have our first "show" this weekend, we're performing at an event to support local artists, and have three minutes.
We did practice a lot, again and again and again…
We're doing a cover of Jimi's "Foxy Lady".
When it comes to clothing, here's what we're thinking:
Drummer - black T-shirt and jeans
Bassist - same as drummer
First guitarist - white shirt, black jeans, black shoe and nice Jimi-style hat.
Second guitarist and singer (me) - just like the other guitarist but with black sunglasses instead of the hat.
What do you say? OK?
Or would I look too cocky wearing sunglasses in an indoor venue?
I thought about wearing them because then I wouldn't get blinded by the lights and I can hide my prescription glasses behind them…
Classicalfag at uni here.
Generally I don't practice for more than 30-45 minutes at a time and do 3-5 sessions a day sometimes more, sometimes less - no point forcing it if it's not happening that day.
First session is usually (certainly if technique exam is looming) start with technical work as a warm up and to get fingers moving: scales and arpeggios with different fingering patterns and studies.
Next 2 or 3 sessions are working on current repertoire. What I do depends on where the pieces are at - run-throughs and finessing for pieces ready for performance, slow detailed work on newer pieces - working out fingerings and interpretation.
Any further time is spent practicing chamber parts individually and reading through potential new repertoire, or more practice on repertoire if a performance or assessment is near.
Practice is most effective if it is deliberate and concentrated, otherwise it is just mindless repetition.
Practice away form distractions: TV, PCs and phones - this way you can achieve as much in your 2 hours as in 5-6 hours of bashing away.
Remember: Practice doesn't make perfect - Practice makes permanent.
Make sure what you are doing is correct, no matter the speed, otherwise you are merely reinforcing the error.
They chose it
Also, fag that replied isn't me, pic for proof.
>as if they aren't important
Shiggity diggity doo
Why are you getting all worried about what you wear?
For my first show I wore a Six Feet Under shirt with the sleeves ripped out, shorts with palm trees on them and a pair of thongs, went pretty well if I say so myself!
This is a case of faggots being shy though m8
>guitarist and singer in white, at the front, everyone pays attention to them
>bassist and drummer fading into the darkness at the back
>tfw I was almost always faded into the darkness of the back in the band pics from when I played bass in the band we had.
I have some spotlight pics too though.
Kek. I guess I don't mind black because I'm a metalhead.
>not checking your own dubs
Heavy, Thrash, Industrial, Death, Black, Power, Speed, Glam and more recently Doom (sludge/stoner/southern style, not slowed down black metal style)
I hate djent, nu, rapcore, progressive, metalcore and similar stuff in general. Can't stand SOAD either, not sure which genre it is ("alternative metal"?).
I don't just listen to metal though.
>I can hide my prescription glasses behind them…
Just be yourselves.
I've had an Epiphone sitting in the corner of my bedroom for about four years now. I give it a dust every now and then but I've never cleaned it properly. I want to try learning guitar again so how would I go about getting it back to good condition?
Change your strings, setup the trussrod+intonation and you should be good to go.
You can pay a tech to do it for you if you're lazy or scared to fuck something up, but unless you really force the trussrod without any care that shouldn't happen.
I have a BC rich mockingbird special...how do i get rid of it to buy a better guitar? i'm thinking of maybe getting an ibanez artcore but at the same time i really want an ML-2...thoughts?
Rotosounds have an extra high E so that's pretty cool, personally I prefer d'Addarios, they're bright and last way longer than ernie ball since I have acidic sweat.
Plus they're cheap as hell and I need to shop at thomann to get roto, which adds in unnecessary shipping costs.
If you're thinking about hollowbody artcores, I heard they're pretty good for their value. I wouldn't recommend Chapman though, they're MiK in the same factory as Schecters/ESP LTDs, but tend to cost more because of that fat fuck.
i just find the fret access a bit lacking, anywhere past the 12th fret on the G string and its too far for my hand to reach..might be because i also have a V with nice access
i used to have a really nice artcore, traded it for a V a few years back and really wish i hadnt
Older definition of prog is taking something and making it a bit more complex.
A more modern definition is making it more complex but also longer and boring.
Current day "prog" is just odd tempo with fancy scales and semi djent breakdowns to sell more.
Ah Fair enough, yeah the fret axxess can be a deal-breaker.
Probably sell that thing on Craigslist or some local ad/guitar forum man.
As for another guitar look into used Schecters/ESP LTD 1000's/PRS SE's, you'll be getting a much better deal out of those than a Chapman. Never played the artcore so can't comment, but they seem good.
I have a Harmony Archtop. Action is high as fuck but it's a pretty awesome guitar for blues.
One of these fuckers
Hey guys I er.. Wrote a short piece for electric guitar. It's not yet finished, with a lot of mistakes here and there but.. Tell me what you think so far.
Start from 20s onwards.
I already did but the neck is warped and If I take off any more the lower frets will fret out. I don't mind really. I keep it in Open C# tuning for fingerstyle or slide blues stuff. The tension isn't too hard on the hands when it's that low
I have the small clone and polychorus and while on one hand the tone is warm, the switches are noisy and performance can be temperamental. My friend has a tc electronic and while it suffers none of the abovementioned problems, the tone is disappointing.
Mine was $2150 AUD (about the same as CAD), but is not a custom.
I did get to play before I bought it, though and compare it to other basses (blew them all away)
this is probably the fourth time we have this discussion but yeah, ridiculously well made instruments
if I buy the one I got to try in store it'll cost me about a grand less
shame though because I really want pic related
True, I didn't know there was that much of a price difference between those two.
The Kemper's price is similar though, but I don't know which one has more power. All I know for sure is that the Helix has the footswitch built in for less than the Kemper+Footswitch.
is there any point in buying pedals new? It seems like I can buy most used for 50% off.
Yeah but you can leave that for later, you could get started into chords, basic theory, scales and then step up to lessons.
There are a lot of great free resources online, Justin Guitar is one.
you can go without but as the others are saying, you can start playing with really bad habits that will be hard to un-learn in the long term. it's best to get lessons at the beginning, or at least 2-3 lessons to get a basic understanding on how to play and what not to do.
>implying clothing matters at all
really it fucking doesn't, it never does. All that matters is the music you make, something that can be very helpful during your career is someone that understands what you want to achieve with your band but is willing to give criticism. The only mistake a band can really make is sound shit while thinking they sound good.
Also you can become extremely mechanic to a degree of not having any musical creativity, flow or freedom.
That's what happened to me and until I attended a clinic I didn't fully realize it.
Are you doing it for /fa/ or /mu/ you pansy fag?
I wouldn't give a damn about clothing, I would just pick something that looks nice and most importantly is comfy and would not get in the way of my performance.
I posted here a day or two ago because of the setup of my cheapo Yamaha bass, I just wanted to say thanks for the advice /gg/, I let everything rest without any tension for the night and then followed the guide, everything is nice and playable again. I also found the perfect setting to get good sound out of it and my practice amp, marked the position on the poti-knobs and the body with a marker as well so I don't lose it.
>Also you can become extremely mechanic to a degree of not having any musical creativity, flow or freedom.
>That's what happened to me and until I attended a clinic I didn't fully realize it.
That's pretty much my case, there aren't lots of clinics where I am though.
It's infuriating when you're trying to jam with some people and the dude who's technically garbage is doing pretty good while you're lost trying to find what's going on.
so, I've been playing bass and guitar about 3 years and suddenly my friend wants me to fill in on bass the weekend after next. There's gonna be one practice on sunday this week. There's a 14 song set list. To gigging bassists: what's the best way for me to memorize 14 songs in 5 days? I imagine the main thing is to know the progression. Any tips for what to do live if I forget something? Some of these songs are a bit tough, like locomotive breath. What's a good way to improvise a generic fill to help me stay in key when I forget a riff?
>14 songs in 5 days
HAHA good luck
Keep one off to the side,
wander over occasionally,
better than fucking up.
lemme post the non-orginals. There's about 3 easy ones as far as I can tell. I shot the sheriff has a lot of variations on the original riff and rhythm, though they're easy this one might be trouble for memorization. BTW I have a job.
Still Raining - Johnny Lang (F)
La Grange - A - ZZ Top
Locomotive Breath - Tull - Em
Ways to Be Wicked - D - Lone Justice
One Horse Town - Am - Blackberry Smoke
I shot the Sheriff - Gm
Like a rolling stone - The Stones (C)
Young American - C - David Bowie
Santaria - Sublime (E)
Smoke on the water - Gm
-Bitch - Am, Stones
Born to be Wild - E
My favorite guitarists are.. Gary moore, Yngwie malmsteen, Slash, Steve Vai...
Ive never had much money, to buy the gear I wanted, I use a simple effect processor plugged into a cheap ass amp.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLIAa7WylNM and at 35:00 of this clip I play. That guitar was Cort, I dont remember the model.. the saddest thing about me, that I live in a country where people doesnt listen to guitars.. I love playing blues rock... but there are only 2 maximum bands in my city and they play hardcore stuff which Im not into in.. its a struggle I wont make it as musician unless I chose to compose songs for shitty phornogrhapic music of my country.. Hell they dont even speak english.. Ive always had the feeling of not belonging here... Greetings with the song I play, I messed up at few parts, but its still cheering me up.. at times when I dont have my electric one with me :(..
Sorry to hear that slav bro.
Even though I'm currently living in a third world craphole, there are some really decent musicians and a couple of mind blowing ones. Maybe you haven't found them yet? I used to believe there weren't many here.
believe me I tried searching in 2 cities, they were mindblowing ones, but they already had a band and were middleaged men, they knew their stuff, I wonder how much they played together, I dont believe they would accept me :D
Don't hope, buy one on the cheap, saw one yesterday on clearance for less than 10 bucks.
Like I said better than fuckin' up.
I can read music and use tabs all the time, good to know both.
Set them both to medium volumes then turn down the amp as needed. You want the guitar to be making it's own sound, not the amp overdriving it (don't set the guitar low and the amp high).
You can use both, I set my amp at the highest gain song I'll be playing then roll the volume off on the guitar for lower gain /volume songs. It's a lot easier than screwing with the amp. Adjust the difference in volume using a volume pedal set in between. You can get a lot of different tones, just rolling the volume knob next to your finger.
>Been playing through some Mastodon songs like Divinations and Capillarian Crest for a month
>Get the shit kicked out of me
>Just want to give up, randomly listen to Lamb of God
>Think hey, this sounds a bit catchy
>Learn Laid To Rest within 30 minutes
Why can't I just get good? Anyone got some exercises to beat the bad out of me?
yeah just practice that shit to a tick
if you feel like you should have the dexterity to play these songs and have past achievements under your belt to corroborate that then it's not going to take you all that long
it's most likely that lamb of god tracks are written with scales/patterns that your muscle memory knows very well, and that mastodon parts aren't
do you guys name your guitars?
mine is acoustic and I named her Caroline
please tell me I'm not the only one who does this
I'm looking to get some books for learning, what are the topics I need to learn? I've pretty much finished the Intermediate Course on Justinguitar, but I hate learning through the internet. I want to be good at improvisation and playing with emotion, but I don't know how much books can help with that.
Should I buy a JVM205h at 650€ locally to make a small profit on ebay or reverb ? I never had any kind of experience selling anything on the internet, but if I could make like 400€ without moving my ass that would be cool, how desirable are they ?
>it's most likely that lamb of god tracks are written with scales/patterns that your muscle memory knows very well, and that mastodon parts aren't
This makes sense, I guess I'll just keep grinding weird fucking timings and patterns until I get it