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String Tension Calculator (D'Addario based):
Floyd Rose Setup Video Tutorial:
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Steve Vai's Ten Hour Workout
Guthrie Govan's Creative Guitar 1 & 2
Impulse Response Pack
Free VST downloads (amps and effects simulators):
ASIO drivers (essential to use VSTs while playing):
>Advancing Guitarist Mick Goodrick
>Chord Chemistry - Ted Greene
>Mickey Baker's Jazz Guitar
>Modern Chord Progressions: Jazz and Classical Voicings for Guitar - Ted Greene
>Jazz Guitar: Single Note Soloing Vol. 1 & 2- Ted Greene
>Beefhearts 10 guitar commandments
Still waiting on my rarewood 5er from Sandberg, but now that I think about it I'd really like pic related as a really nice 4-string....
It's walnut, we have many walnut trees where I live so it feels kinda fitting. It's not some crazy combination of woods or a stupid shape, it's just a really nice top with a satin finish.
Why do you care so much about someone else's bass aesthetics anyway ? Are you frustrated because you don't spend as much on an instrument ?
Also the armrest is just a contour, absolutely standard on every instrument.
>caring about the armrest
>a part that will literally be covered by your arm whenever you play it
Rarewood is just preference, I think it looks nice if it's not overdone. I didn't go for golden mechanics for that reason, it would look gaudy at that point IMO. But whatever, play what you like and so will I.
I don't have pics here but it's like pic related with a darker and less reddish fretboard, 3 knobs and passive soapbar humbuckers. It's made by local luthiers so it isn't a RockBass.
Ugliness and what I consider bad taste bother me. The contour isn't what I dislike, my problem is the wood transition.
Yeah but they look off to me. Somehow a little chunkier and glossier than Fenders even though I've heard they're actually better instruments. at that price point I'd rather have a Fender.
my mom bought me a metronome/tuner for $10 for christmas and i thought it would be useless but it's actually better for tuning than my tuner app. you plug it directly into the guitar. 100% reliable, doesn't matter if your phone is too far away or there's other noises in the room
I have pic related. Actually kind of stole it from my saxophone teacher in high school, oops.
Do you guys wear any hearing protection during your gigs? I just started using these but they tend fall out when I'm getting into it. Thinking about going the custom route.
no they are transducer humbuckers
minihumbuckers refers to humbuckers that are the same size but have a more limited eq range than normal humbuckers. mini humbuckers sound more like a pissed off single coil than a humbucker.
these are totally different, soap bar humbuckers made for basses.
Played pic related at local shop
I need a hardtail HH ibby w/ wizard neck
this might be a horribly-often recurring topic when it comes to classical (nylon) guitars but:
Should I get a normal one and a separate mic if I want to record or get one with a pickup in it already?
My two choices for either option are:
Mic+guitar = Yamaha C40 and a Shure SM57 for a mic (both I've read are quite good)
Guitar with picukup = Yamaha CGX 102. I haven't researched too much on this one yet but seems to fit the bill, albeit a bit over my budget
Can I get some advice/opinions? Personal experiences?
The advantage of the separate mic solution is that I might record other stuff with it and it might end up being cheaper but I really don't know what the difference in sound will be (pikcup vs mic)
just add the typical shoegaze effects (multiple delays, reverse reverb, distortion) and see what you get. You'd have better luck with a cheap multieffects pedal, though. You can find a shitty early 2000s Digitech on CL for like $25.
What exactly were you expecting?
You didn't really expect music did you? Shoegaze is the musical equivalent of shitposting.
but tension and mystery
tbqh most manga doesn't have a good sense of drama, It's very phony. Beck is just a really well told story.
Cliches are fine, they serve a purpose and they're clearly over exaggerated in Beck. Just enjoy the story man, it's not a masterpiece or anything like that but it's a really fun read.
Who are the modern day virtuosos?
personally I think Plini is a well rounded, creative musician and I could definitely see him turn into a Guthrie Govan type guitarlord as early as his mid twenties
also, slash? really? virtuoso is dubious, but "modern" is bullshit
Pretty sure that pic related is what is called a mini humbucker. Mines are about the same size as two J pickups glued together, and don't look or sound similar at all.
going to try to sell this bass plus a gator hard case at GC today. It originally cost $899 as you can see here: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/ibanez-srf700-portamento-4-string-fretless-electric-bass
How much can I expect them to give me for it? It's in like-new condition.
Already been posted there for months. I'm taking it to GC as a last resort.
They offered me $350 for a Spector Legend with aftermarket EMGs (didn't accept it), which wasn't an extreme rip off seeing as thats close to what they usually sell for.
yeah mate, just pick your battles and practice your shit
also, if you're looking to jam, focus on your improv
pretty much, I'm a decently technical bassist and I play extremely simple during jams. there's still a lot of fun to be had. I just wish my band could stay cohesive when I noodle though...
That's what makes it awesome
>you will never watch episode 4 for the first time again
Any tips for practicing timing? Like how do you guys alternate your metronome and such. I've been playing for about 2 years and my go to songs are good, but I'm trying to take it to the next level. I have a jam buddy, but he isn't always available to play
This might sound stupid but it's much harder than it seems.
Get a clicking metronome, and try to clap along with it so that you cannot hear the metronome. If you hear the click you fell out of time. This is really hard to keep up and I'm sure if someone did this for 5 minutes a day they could have near perfect time in a couple months.
well I ain't doing that, I have other shit running in the background that might make noise and I don't want it to make me go deaf
whatever you're using to record, turn up the gain
Anybody know of any guitars with humbuckers like this?
Of course, sorry. More gain: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0y7zc5dRcif
As in, fine to play with other people or fine for the amount of time I've spent learning?
Is that good enough to play with other people potentially or should I stay in my bedroom for another few months or a year?
Hey /gg/ any one know anything about moving gear like Amps (both SS and Tube) in the rain. Moving band equipment to a recording location and I don't wanna fuck up.
Gonna check out chapman guitars myself when the autism lord himself comes over to LA next week. Cap10 is the only strat type guitar to catch my eyedesu
Okay which one /gg/
Anything left over will be used to buy an amp and cable. Have about $1,000
>As in, fine to play with other people or fine for the amount of time I've spent learning?
>Is that good enough to play with other people potentially or should I stay in my bedroom for another few months or a year?
jesus fuck guy you're not going to America's Got Talent you're going to jam with other amateur musicians
just find like-minded players and make no false pretenses about your ability and you won't have problems
this one time I was waiting for the bus while it was raining and this tattooed girl was lugging a big Vox combo amp around not giving a shit
not saying you should do that at all but there's probably no reason to go anal, cover it with a blanket if it's going to be exposed to light rain
You can always learn something in the end.
As >>61517134 said, if there's a good vibe it will be bretty comfy.
Don't lie, be absolutely honest and upfront. Be focused. Have some confidence too, but don't be cocky (same as everything in life)
Ignore >>61517135, hollow bodies are the kind of guitars where you don't want to skimp. They are also the kind of guitars where tonewoods aren't just a meme and where even the finish can impact your tone.
>you have /gg/'s permission to play with other people
Hmm, alright. I guess I'll see if I can find someone then.
>jesus fuck guy you're not going to America's Got Talent you're going to jam with other amateur musicians
I'm nervous and self conscious about my progress, I actually play better usually but I got nervous because I knew someone will be listening to what I'm playing when I recorded that. It's stupid but yeah, that's how it works for me.
Oh I'll be brutally honest, no doubt about that.
Okay, guess I'll set myself up as "complete amateur bassist (played for X months) looking for someone to jam with" or something like that.
>I'm nervous and self conscious about my progress, I actually play better usually but I got nervous because I knew someone will be listening to what I'm playing when I recorded that. It's stupid but yeah, that's how it works for me.
Well, the same used to happen to me, don't sweat it. You will stop overthinking when you get comfortable playing for and with others.
Used department might have some good prices.
Everyone does that, i do it in front of my father, every fucking time.
You need to go, m8, there's not an option, it doesn't matter if you don't play well (which is not the case) you'll only ger better, trust me.
I'll keep that in mind, I wouldn't mind playing with older people.
That's good to know, thanks man.
Actually, thank you all for taking the time, listening to my recording and replying.
The finish will not effect the amplified tone of a hollowbody. There's a few factors that get lost if you're dealing with magnetic pickups in full hollowbodies. You definitely shouldn't skimp though. Also I though riviera was semi hollow why does epiphone make such confusing guitars.
Actually watch this it's not somebody saying tonewood doesn't matter I promise.
Honestly I like the Joe Pass Emperor II more. Also, don't hollow body guitars have more feedback? Why would manufacturers intentionally make them like that and engineer solutions around them? For looks? Does it sound better?
I'll be honest with you guys I don't know jack SHIT about amps. Sorry, I'll admit I haven't done much research. I'll start now, but still will ask for a recommendation.
> I actually play better usually but I got nervous because I knew someone will be listening to what I'm playing when I recorded that. It's stupid but yeah, that's how it works for me.
that's how it works for everybody, I'm not kidding
you're pretty much never going to be playing with other musicians without being flustered and/or with the warm-up time you usually get
your worth as a musician is being able to perform under these conditions
however, jamming is for fun and learning, and therefore it's ok to make mistakes and not be a power badass
now stop being afraid of literally fucking nothing and go play some music, it's a wonderful hobby. if somebody gives you shit, the problem is them, not you.
I don't think the two things conflate at all. Rather, it's more common to have one or the other but not both. Sturdy is quite a nice thing to have if it's not by having a heavy ass top. I like laminates and they are growing in popularity with serious musicians.
So I guess that's totally normal, but I suppose that'll also go away at some point if you are used to play with other people. Actually, I'll also check with my teacher since he knows plenty of people and students and he could also use me to play together with the kids he is teaching.
Central europe, so nope.
Messing up is still not great, even if nobody notices (they probably would).
I'll keep that in mind, thanks for the encouraging words.
Sometimes laminates can sound good though, it's preferable to have a good laminate than a soft wood. It will dampen the sound less.
Resonance affects the string vibrations too, so it will affect the amplified tone. It's also why hollow bodies feedback more.
It has a different sound. Feedback is also sometimes desirable. And pretty sure they also tend to be lighter than their solid body counterparts. Looks play a role too, of course.
If you don't know these things you are not ready to buy a hollowbody. I'm not trying to be rude but you need to know what you want. When it comes to hollowbodies it's not just "good" or "bad". Start with a solidbody, or if you want to spend a lot on looks a centerblocked semihollow.
Can anyone help me with some double stop bending technique?
In Southern Man, Neil does this thing where he slightly bends a note on the high E-string while fully bending a note a whole tone below it on the B-string. For example, E-string: 10; B-string: 13 at the start of the solo here - https://youtu.be/kVRxdPWV3RM?t=4m14s
I can't seem to manage this without the B-string totally drowning out the E-string, is there some technique I'm missing or does is it just require a different amp tone?
Also at 4:40 he kind of resolves the top note into the lower one as it bends down in a totally smooth way. How the hell do I do that?
Bend a bit quicker. Try not to spend time close to but not quite on the same note. Listen to the solo from where is my mind and practice with a bit of gain. The technique is the same.
Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass (modded with Hipshot D-Tuner, black hardware & maple pickguard)
Spectorcore 4 fretless
Music Man Bongo 4HH (with Hipshot D-Tuner)
Ashdown MAG EVO II Combo
Dunlop Crybaby Bass Wah
Darkglass Microtubes B3K
Harley Benton tuner
Amp isn't the greatest thing around but it gets the job done. Probably gonna get a Markbass amp once I have the cash though.
I have a La Patrie with a built in pickup, and it is super convienent and also has a tuner built in. Sounds great plugged into an amp and don't have to carry around a mic and PA when you can just plug in any guitar amp.
american strat and ac4 with 12 inch speaker, also memory boy, ditto looper and sd-1
What's a good bass amp for recording? Amazon sent me a broken fucking Pignose and now I'm lost.
My price range is like $80 so my options suck horse anus.
Low power + Big speaker?
More power + Little speaker?
I have various pre's and a bass DI so you are kee-rect in that I don't need the amp for recording, however I want to have the amp for the sake of using different mic techniques and shit, plus I want to be able to jamb with people sometimes too.
Actually no, all the electronics were busted and rattling around loose inside the enclosure right out of the box. The thing was donkeyfucked for sure. I didn't even think it would be safe to plug it in. Also that pic isn't of mine, I just found that on the interweb.
What's the best tonematerial for picks? stone? carbon fiber? abs?
Well that's why Alan Holdsworth looks so pissed when getting a strandberg. Fucking jews stole his headstock again !
What's the best tonemetal for bridges? :^)
Hi guys, I probably should ask somewhere else, but you guys always save my ass. So I got a new mic, and want to start recording, so I assume I need an interface? I need some recommendations and/or advice on recording, thanks in advance!
I have a question about picking technique. Is it bad if you don't keep the pattern up down up down as you play a scale? Because it's much simpler for me to start with down whenever I switch to a new string, will this have consequences for me later on?
So, I just recently got my first guitar, sure I sound like a fag but I don't give a shit as most of you don't even play an instrument anyway. I was just wondering if any of you here have any suggestions on what the best course of learning would be. Here's a pic of my guitar, just a standard Yamaha Acoustic.
rate my purchases when i get my signing bonus at my new job or tell me what i should replace
Justin guitar (just google it) is pretty good, got me through the essentials, but the most important thing is having an idea where you are and where you want to get to in terms of skills and getting into improving that. At 2-3 months you should be good enough to play all the chords and entertain your friends/family. Good luck!
Seconding JustinGuitar if you're literally a total beginner. His beginner and intermediate courses have everything you need to get out of the gate and start making the music you want to make eventually.
Thank you guys so much for all the suggestions, I really, really do appreciate it.
>i don't like used guitars (it's retarded i know) but i'm gonna try to find the amps used
thanks anon i meant locally first then resort to something like GC after that but ty
i already have a really nice orange rockaverb, i want some marshall and vox toanz and new guitars to play.
>i'm a faggot for liking both les pauls and explorers
i understand explorers are amazing, i've played one before
that's why i want to buy one
i also enjoy les pauls, sorry
does anybody hear some kind of hum on this track or am I going crazy?
it's like the B string is ringing even with my fucking thumb on it the entire time
yes I know the playing is sloppy
How often do you need to tune aucustics and electrics?
What's that "humming" noice in the background when you pluck a tuned note?
Tune when it goes out of tune. Mileage will vary depending on playtime and weather.
It's alright. Steve Harris doesn't play much better than you. His removed tracks sound pretty shit, especially live in the Flight 666 album.
if you want to play inside the chords:
solo over c major with a c major scale
solo over a minor with an a minor scale
and no, before anyone says anything, they are not the same thing. they are the same notes arranged in a different order.
if you want to get really crazy you can use a whole bunch of different versions of major or minor scales, as long as you have the chord tones in the scale (1-3-5/1-b3-5) it's all up to you.
Haggled this bad boy down to 325 with the case, how'd I do /gg/?
if you know A minor pentatonic then you know the minor pentatonic in every key, not just Am. Make sure you learn all 5 positions. It might seem unnecessary once you have the most comfortable one down, but trust me.
you can use that over both of those chords, but you'll find yourself trying to emphasize each chord's notes every time the backing chord switches.
get in that habit of focusing on when the chord switches and knowing which intervals to emphasize
if you start on the C note in the A minor pentatonic scale, you are literally playing a C major pentatonic, that's why it works over both, same scale with notes ordered in a different way.
I'm flying from NZ to Aus in a week and want to bring my 12 string with me.
I've got a hard case for it so I know I'm not gonna get it carry on but will checking it in be safe? or is it just too risky
music teacher sold me some cheap, have some ahead formfoam things laying around theyove been behind in my amp for half a year
guitar and mic, preamps on guitar are like video games in cereal packages.
yea but the travel through genres throughout the storyline was neato
how many string ougi? plz tell me senpai
bait, vai, tony iommi
which leaves room for instruments showcasing and rehearsal banter / references ¨n shit
yes, but a bit of getting used to is needed because jamming is another mountain..
it¨s like riding a bike.. but now you can fall asleep learning it. 5/4 is a bitch i figure its kinda how a penguin would walk.
natural wood vibrations or sustained with laquer i think, almost comparable to a natural harmonic with the no laquer finish and a muffled one with it.
pic related got this bb rite here it works as a charm and its the only way i can get sound out of pc cuz mu jack is messed up.
humming as in overtones? yea tune it every second, i would be buried with my guitars so i could tune them in the afterlife
pedalboard? powersupply? nice brands, any mics? those guitars man.
Thank you, I will! I just know one position from a song. (Seventy Times Seven by Brand New, really simple)
So play C when it switches to C and A when it switches to Am?
Of course, things in between, but something like that?
Got my Ampeg SVT350 fixed
>paid $140 on Reverb for it
>spent $75 to send to a repair guy to fix
>$215 total for a $400 dollar amp
i love doing shit like that. most of my rig is deals, most i paid was $200 for one of my Acousic cabinets.
As long as your hard case can take a beating and you can lock it you should be alright. Take it as carry on if you ca though.
I'm going to get an Ampeg V4 one of these days and throw some 6550s in it.
Is google no longer indexing ultimate guitar tabs? They've not come up in my last few searches for songs I've searched for before. While I hate the site, they're the best library.
Should I just take this crazy shit to /x/?
Also While you're reading this what's a good chair for guitar playing? I was about to buy a generic stool but it seems they want like %20 for the most retarded barebones chairs anymore. For $10 more I can buy a cheap ass drum throne and enjoy the awesomeness of the swivel.
Nah, you want the stool that gives you that perfect arch in your leg so your knee is in the perfect position to lay your guitar on. Way more important if you play acoustic, though. Any shit chair will suffice for electric.
well it'll still come up in teh results if you put ultimate guitar after the name of the song. I was just wondering if google wasn't displaying the site in the results for anyone else.
I just use some metal bar stool I picked up at a garage sale for around twenty bucks. You're more likely to find what you want at a furniture store than, per say, a Guitar Center.
BX700 head and BRX15.3 cab. The cab is a 3 way cabinet that consists of a full range 15", an 8" that only receives the midrange, and a 1" that only receives the treble. I kinda want to pair it with either a 1x18 or a 4x10.
But yeah its a really cool sounding amp setup
is a warwick too fucking good for a beginners bass? There's one on craigslist for $300 I'm considering.
of course the guy could be a serial killer so there's that.
Probably. They're both pretty transparent so you could probably get whatever tone you want on either one. Mine has a compressor and a graphic EQ which is a big plus for me, so I would trade mine
Rockbasses are Chinese made Warwicks, cheap construction, real onese are custom Germans. My bassist got his for like $700 AUD (350-400 USD), really nice bass.