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Just bought a Fender Jaguar, and after using a shitty starter kit guitar since my Schecter Omen broke a few years ago the difference in quality in every aspect is unbelievable.
By far my favorite instrument I've ever played. Tremolo and twang for fucking DAYS.
SG, unless the LP is pic related
I haven't played an SG that I could live with yet.
Which would be a better option as a first guitar, a Tele or a Mustang? I kinda want the mustang a bit more but I heard that you should get a hardtail if it's your first guitar and to my understanding the Mustang is not a hardtail while Teles are. Also would a Champion 100 be too much as a first amp, do you guys have any better suggestions? I don't want to have to buy a new one too soon.
Nah, none have felt right under the fingers/in the hand.
I've played a couple that sounded really good, but the necks were awful.
I can wait - I took ages to find a tele that was right - Pic related
I see you have around 3k there in gear. You could have had pretty much the same experience spending only a fraction of that if you had gone for a SX Furrian and an Agile AL-1900. That's well under $400. Imagine getting all the saved money in god tier amps and pedals. You can buy a lot with $2.6k.
>if you say good stuff about Rondo you're a shill
I have some news for you mang, Rondo guitars are actually gud and well constructed. Tone comes mainly from the amp and pedals, and even in case you didn't like how your guitar sounds you could swap the pickups for the best ones you can get and it would be still cheaper.
It's okay, anon I already have a god-tier amp, and quite a number of nice pedals.
Thanks for your concern, but I am quite picky about the guitar i buy and generally wont buy one that I haven't played.
Aren't you tired of being torn apart here? You're the laughing stock of /gg/.
How do you compare the DiMarzio leads to non-braided leads? I've been using them as my main long leads for a few years now but I can't really tell if they're lasting longer or not.
I love that they don't tangle though.
>Aren't you tired of being torn apart here? You're the laughing stock of /gg/.
>implying I'm not memeing and samefagging to put the usual rondo shill in evidence
I basically used all his talking points, but I'm
The actual Rondo shill will show up later I guess
I don't know anymore either, but you're right about the tangling though.
I've got heaps of leads lying around including some I made up myself and none sound any better or worse than any of the others, I'm too lazy to replace them because it just werks, but the Dimarzios feel much nicer.
I'll buy more at some stage I guess.
about neck pockets:
>join facebook group for musicians and local gear sellers
>see pretty good prices, sometimes cheaper than local craigslist ads
>this is cool yo
>stuff gets sold quickly as soon as it is posted
>some cunt sellers are difficult to contact, late replies
>just realized I'm competing with too many gear hungry neckbeards constantly lurking (8000+ members)
I just missed an Olympic white + maple fretboard MIJ 57 Reissue Strat without pickups, sold for AUD400
Could've placed a spare set of Alnico v's that I've got
I had one of those
It was the coolest looking guitar ever and the neck was really good but the pickups were so awful I sold it. 10000% ice pick. I should of just put some different pickups in it first tho...
it also had a giant paint fuckup on the back that looked like someone had tried to fix a mess up with white out before the clear coat.
lel gibson quality.
>Been watching an Olympic White AS Strat on Gumtree
>Keep dropping price leading up to christmas
>Decide it's now about cheap enough
>They've put the price back up
There's also the guy trying to flog two Norlin era Les Pauls that's been up years
>I know what they're worth
I had an SG and was liking it for a year then I played a les paul and immediately sold my SG and got the LP
>There's also the guy trying to flog two Norlin era Les Pauls that's been up years
dumb craigslist stories?
in my area there's a guy who reposts his shitty banged up old epiphone for 200 dollars constantly, like reposted within 24 hours every single time I look
never give up bud, you're my inspiration
anyone here play acoustic fingerstyle guitar?
what tunes do you like to play, and what guitar?
I play on a pretty cheap guild (chinese built)
I like playing stuff by john fahey and mississippi john hurt and currently learning a composition by a guitarist called ragtime ralph.
also, does anyone have recommendations on acoustic blues /delta blues guitarists similar to john hurt that focus on softer fast picking and not on hard strumming
Right lads, I need a new amp, looking for something that sounds like a bassman cranked but at bedroom levels. gotta be valve
Mustang Standard is a hardtail stopbar/w tune-o-matic bridge. And it's nice for an American made under, $800. 100W is a lot, you won't be able to crank it. A Roland Cube is worth a look as a practice amp, Save for a valve amp.
>Bassman cranked at bedroom levels
Doesn't exist. What you wrote doesn't really make sense. Any valve amp will have to be cranked loud-ass levels to get that power-tube saturation mate.
Ergonomy. Lugging around a computer isn't very practical when you can just spend 80 bucks on a looper that fits in your pocket.
>Any valve amp will have to be cranked loud-ass levels to get that power-tube saturation mate.
Headroom usually depends on the wattage and how powerful the power amp is. Cranking a 1w amp isn't really neither hard or loud.
I had a LMB-3 and it broke after a month
I also had a Boss power supply that I paid 20 bucks for like a retard and it ALSO broke
I suspect the two are related and it might be my fault but really I've never done anything but plug that shit in 120v outlets
In short, fuck Boss
well you sure can't beat hurt for finger style blues. Good to see someone here who doesn't think the only kind of blues is Chicago. Skip James is your man. Lovely fills, and seriously inventive compositions for the time, a pioneer of open d-minor tuning, and preacher vocals. I can't play john hurt for my life. you should post some clips, tell /gg/ all about it.
Depends on the pedal itself. The HM2 is godly for death metal, even though it's probably useless everywhere else.
Squier Mustang, also I'm not sure about Danelectros scales.
>Headroom usually depends on the wattage and how powerful the power amp is. Cranking a 1w amp isn't really neither hard or loud.
Obviously yeah, but there isn't really a 1w amp that'll sound like a Bassman cranked. A lot of those low wattage EL84 amps have a terrible breakup. If you want a bassman-"like" tone he'd wanna look into a 6l6 amp, lowest wattage variant I know though is a 35w combo which still gets ridiculously loud at 9 o'clock on the master vol, before you even get barely any power-amp saturation.
jay turser mustang if you're willing to put a lot of work into it. The switches need grounding, and frets are as you would expect from that price. Pickups are shit. Bridge is nice though.
I love Robbie Basho, but I find his playing really hard to even try to imitate.
I really like Skip James. That's a good call, I haven't tried to play any of his songs yet.
I'm not good enough at playing any John Hurt yet. I've been learning Joe Turner Blues and Let the Mermaids Flirt With Me.
Maybe once I can play them properly I'll record a sound clip of it if anyone is interested.
I don't like him for the same reason I don't like Wooten
His tone is such that his shredding is just fret noise and not nice to hear at all. Sort of ruins the point of being a virtuoso and probably reinforces the bullshit popular opinion that bass solos suck.
He should take a page from Claypool's book
i play guitar but i can't really think of any bass solos i actually like
the most i can handle is stuff like john paul jones on the lemon song, i think that's more impressive than any type of solo bass piece
Most FX loops go between the preamp and the poweramp so a volume pedal would work like a master volume, wouldn't be able to push the tubes unless it was at high volume once again.
You COULD use an attenuator but I've yet to come across one that doesn't seriously color/shit on your tone and they happen to kill power transformers (also happen to be very expensive pieces of gear to buy)
You'd really be looking for a single, maybe dual channel amp with 6l6 powertubes, and you'd wanna push the fuck out of them, not many ways you can do it.
tfw I can afford to feel that hybrid rainbow
bass solos can't be approached like guitar solos and are easy to do wrong
somebody needs to pick up your slack since you're no longer exploiting your instrument's rhythmic properties. basically to compensate for the fact that you're lead now. could be the guitar switching parts/stopping altogether or the drummer playing more heavily.
here are some of my favorite examples of this at work
even done properly I understand that they're not everybody's thing though
What happened there is EVH bought a 100v Marshall but it was actually set for 220v. He'd be able to crank the volume/drive getting the power amp saturation while it would stay just quiet enough to play smaller shows since it was running at half voltage.
>"On the dial you could crank it up to 140 volts or down to zero. So I figured, if it’s on 220 and it’s that quiet, if I take the voltage and lower it, I wonder how low I can go and it still work. Well, it enabled me to turn my amp all the way up, save the tubes, save the wear and tear on the tubes, and play at clubs at half the volume. So, my Variac, my variable transformer was my volume knob. Too loud, [makes knob turning sound] I’d lower it down to 50."
There was a myth for a while he made up where he said cranking it to 140v was what he did, which will actually fuck up your amp seriosuly.
>"I told people the complete opposite. I told them I raised it up 140 volts. I felt so bad. I felt so f—ing horrible, man. They said, “Please don’t attempt what Eddie Van Halen said in the last interview, because everyone was blowing their amps.” Everyone fried their amps ’cause of me. I felt so bad. I never lied again after that"
Of course this was all before amps had master volumes keep in mind so things are a bit different now.
If you can play Viraemia you have to post a cover fuccboi
What is the bar in this picture extending off of one of the tuning keys?
Can't play it yet m8, that's why I'm practicing it. But guitar wise it's not really complex when compared to the bass part.
Ain't got anything to record it yet either
>Everyone fried their amps ’cause of me. I felt so bad. I never lied again after that
evh the master troll
Every time, after 3-4 months of changing the strings on my strat, the high e string starts making this weird ringing, warbling sound, that sounds similar to the sound you get when you raise a pickup too high. What do?
pluck the string and see if its making the sound without an amp.
i had something similar, turned out the nut slot was too wide. if you hear buzzing above the nut, like a sitar type of resonating weird sound, your nut slot is too wide and you'll have to fill it.
It sounds normal without an amp.
It's more audible on higher frets and when using higher gain settings and the bridge pickup.
I know this sounds like the pickup is raised too high, but the strings are 3 months old and I haven't touched any electronics on the guitar for years.
i don't know what it is with ernie balls, but i have never liked them
i just stick to DR or d'addario. DR strings are what i prefer, but they're a bit more expensive and i only put them on if i'm playing a gig or something
looks to me like a string tree/string bar to keep the string angle correct or slightly tighter, it should probably be straight down the strings but it looks like it came loose some how
idk that's what i'm guessing. i don't know what else that would be
Guitar and bass offer me limited to no musical growth, mostly due to the idioms I'm interested in playing are very different from the idioms I wind up playing gigging as a bassist or guitarist.
Shits fun though yo
Cool, might do that actually.
Never head anyone discuss gigging or the musical idioms they are pursuing here anyways.
I have my doubts that there are more than a half dozen people on this board that actually play a musical instrument, you certainly don't.
Tbh because of the internet and the wealth of information we have there aren't many companies around that can rip people off anymore so prices for things are pretty accurate to what the quality will be like.
Ultimately you get what you pay for. I'd say if you set up the agile to play very well I'm sure it's a fine guitar that you could use to gig. Just don't expect a custom shop guitar or anything.
This is coming from someone who likes budget guitars.
Never knew this had a name, but what would be the thing you aren't able to play on a guitar ? As far as dynamics and technique go, stringed instruments are pretty versatile
An instrument's idiom is the musical styles and genres that are "naturally" or traditionally suited for that instrument. Like Double Bass in Jazz and Classical or Electric Guitar in Indie Rock and Punk for example.
Then just wear both your guitar and bass and tap some piano sheets.
But seriously if you play piano there's some interesting stuff you could play by tuning in New Standard Tuning and going the double tapping way. But even that is still far from piano.
>double tapping way
no one should advocate for that meme way of playing guitar
I also play Sax as my main melody instrument. I don't even listen to any guitar music anymore, just play because I like to gig and (almost) all the gigs I get in Toronto are for bassists and guitarists
Double tapping arpeggios like you're trying to play the sweet melody of a crowded casino is boring, but when used melodically it's decent. Saying any technique is better than an other is dumb though.
IIRC Allan Holdsworth originally wanted to play sax, so I don't know it might lead to some good results.
I'm looking through the classified ads around me right now, someone is offering a Zoom B2 multieffekt for 35€, I could probably get it for 25€ or something. I've never owned or tried any effects, is that thing decent if I just want to try stuff out?
Do I need to adjust the action on this as a beginner? E note is giving me trouble
And some finds, but I doubt that any of them are worth looking into:
Höfner bass from the 60s, solid body natural finish, no more information, one PU dead. 220€
Stag bass, with a generic hardcase, 100€
Tune Bass Maniac from 1990, 190€
Klira Bass from the 60s, 150€
I like the idea of having an old, beat up bass that I could mess around with and experiment on, but I'm not sure if any of those are worth the asking price.
No. For the price they are great, if they were $150 or more on average I'd say no. I have a Boss FB-2 and TU-3 on my pedal board and they do their job just fine.
>I can't find them with those and of course people are too stupid to list the actual model number.110€, hmm.
They probably don't know it
here's literally every fernandes catalog ever if you want to find it
Thanks, it seems like it's a Gravity 4 by the body shape, and I found someone else who had one with golden mechanics. I think new ones sell for 500€ or so? 110€ is not a bad deal honestly.
What's the best 1x10 or 1x12 tube amp between $500 and $750? I just tried a Marshall 1x12 tube at GC earlier and was blown away. After what's soon to be 10 years playing now I think I'm ready to go tube.
Yes. And not worth it. I bought the RV-6 a few months ago and sold it, totally not worth it.
I'm using a fucking Behringer rverb pedal now and it does everything that thing did and more for $50.
>I'm so upset about your 3 posts that I'm going to rant about it in a reply to you
Or, you know, ignore it? Who cares, many people here are on the lookout for cheap used gear, and it's not like these posts were doing ANY harm, at all.
I got a Rondo guitar the other day and I really like it, and I want to get another one but you assholes have made me scared to do it
How can I listen to something and immediately play it back on my guitar without having to fuck around finding the right notes? I want total recall and the ability to play it back perfectly (like Mozart could do)
Not having to fuck around with it is not something you should aspire to do. Don't try to make the guitar so easy, the difficultly of it is what makes a great player. I only know very basic music theory and I can figure out the chords and little lead melodies to most music I listen to in a matter of minutes just by knowing through ear training what key it's in. The rest will come naturally. Don't be one of those edgy music theory scholars who condescends himself and others with his technicality and intense focus on playing. Feel the music more than you try to "know" it.
yeah I'm pretty active on there. its pretty shit tbqh
r/drums, r/guitar, and r/guitarpedals are even worse though.
r/guitarcirclejerk and r/guitarpedalsjerk can be pretty funny at times
who /paul gilbert/ here?
I'm listening to his mash up of Ain't Talkin Bout Love and To Be With You right now.
They recently uploaded his solo rock albums to spotify. Really good, fun music right there with excellent playing. Alligator Farm is my favorite. Acoustic Samurai is cool too
How should I slap these differently? For the "Seinfeld slap" part I'm thinking just pop the quarter C's and slap the middle one. But what about the other one? It's electric bass for the little mermiad.
Any of you family with Richie Kotzen? Pretty good guitar player and decent voice
amp nerds pls help.
Turned my Sovtek on today and it had some crackling and popping, it died down after maybe 30 seconds. I go back maybe 3 hours later, turn it on again and it's cracking and popping pretty fucking loud. It's louder than my guitar with my master at below halfway. Same amp that the tech did a shitty ass job on.
How much have you spent on pedals, /mu/?
Probably in total over all the years 1k, but that's before counting in ones I've traded sold or given to a friend. Currently my pedal worth is ~650-700ish, not including the ones not in my chain (Rocktron Silver Dragon and a Noisemaker Sludge Maker)
Shoulda got the Squier thinline telecaster off Sweetwater. You can split the cost into 3 months on SW, which is great for people on a budget. That's how I've afforded most of my gear recently.
how do i into the TC ditto x 2 looper. im slowly learning. but my loops always seem a little off. also im using a shitty spider 3. is that why it sounds like garbage. what amp should i get thats good and 100-150$
Loops are difficult to use.
Count the beats off in your head,
It goes like this for example:
1 2 3 4 *1* 2 3 4
First thing you shoudl do is play whatever it is you're going to loop and as soon as you come around the beginning of the next progression you start the pedal, then youd play until you get back to the "1"/the beginning of the next progression and press the pedal again. It's hard to describe it in words. The reason you play it a bit first before starting the looper is because if you try to begin playing and starting the pedal at the same time it's ALWAYS off.
Any Peavey Transtube, I have the Rage 258 and it's 25 watts of gorgeous little tone for a great price. Peavey makes quality gear, plain and simple. I haven't played anything else that sounded good amp wise for under $600 than a Peavey.
don't bother, the squire is just as good/bad as the Douglas except the squire's nut is a bit lower. both still need to be filed down further so who cares. as always US warranty disclaimer XD now u can't meme me XP
It's not "ironic shitposting", it's being facetious to make a point. At the end of the day it's true for there are faggots here who compare Rondos to 2k guitar. Better to make their points and smash them from the start. Don't get me wrong though, there are scenarios where Rondos make sense. For example you're better off with a Rondo than with an Epiphone Special or a Squier Bullet.
not really, but I can see the appeal.
Asio and a guitar/USB cable work. I use my headphones with GR5 just fine. you should have monitors ANYWAYS if using it for home recording so that should be null.
The "your first guitar should be a hardtail" thing is just a meme. Many people start with strat copies and have no problem. Just don't get a cheap Floyd Rose equipped guitar because those are garbage. Cheap ibanez edges are shit too. Those bridges operate on a knife-edge so if it's made of cheap metal it ends up getting dull and is unable to keep the tuning.
Can some anons help me?
I was making a simple song for an improv sesh but I remembered the
0 - 3- 4- 5-
on the low E string is a part of a famous pop song.
Whats the name of that song again? Not trying to bait or anything, I know its really famous but I don't know the name and there isnt a reverse tab search. I'm guessing a lot of songs are like that but there is one I'm sure I've heard before and I might have been using too many parts of that memory in it.
how much should I expect to pay for a monthly practice space that's secure with CCTV if we're not sharing it with another band?
We're in a major west coast city (not SF)
Let's say a 10x10 room
Here its 300 or so, that's in Houston mind you - and we split the cost between the 5 members of our project, so it was about 50 a person? 60? something like that. not bad, especially when you can literally go there at any time and leave whenever.
Anyone remember a thread a good while back where the idea was you actually play something and record it to /mu/? One drunk guy started taking requests for nmh songs.
Anyways, I kinda used that as inspiration for learning how to sing as I play, and I finally was able to. I learned Holland 1945 and itaots and this is amazing, I don't think I ever had as much fun as I did the past few days learning and belting out these songs. I think I'm going to learn some songs by Jack Johnson and king of carrot flowers next. Any other suggestions for fun, sing-able songs?
I know that -0-5-6-7- is in the intro riff to bloodhound gang's kiss me where it smells funny. Are you thinking of that?
Are you trying to deny they are great bassists who knows how to solo?
Also I forgot to mention Alex Webster. Primus is boring as fuck, bunch of Zappa wannabes who can't make interesting music because they are too focused in virtuosity. Pastorius sucks too, if I wanted to hear farts I'd just go to Taco Cabeza and get the full experience with smell and all.
my vocabulary isn't up to par because I didn't learn this shit in english, so sorry
live monitoring would be the playback from your PC in this case. live as in instantaneous and not on stage.
the point I'm trying to make to the other guy is that latency on PC can be low to the point where it doesn't matter at all.
>Are you trying to deny they are great bassists who knows how to solo?
I'm saying a musician doesn't have to be good at the expense of another
your opinions on music are utterly inconsequential and the fact that you don't realize this is a dead giveaway of your immaturity and shitty outlook on life
that, and forcing your hero worship bullshit in a discussion that's very clearly about tone and not technical accomplishment
as a result, anything you might say, on matters subjective AND objective, calls for immediate dismissal
No I was thinking of Surfaris, Wipeout, just remembered, feel like an idiot for not realizing my song was so similar...still a hack then.
Alright, I'll get my old mic out. Any sound recording software you recommend /gg/?
what the fuck is up with all the rondo reverse-shilling also?
is this how worked up you get when cheapo instruments are mentioned? I mean that's a pretty lame thing to be mad about
I've never played a rondo or agile and probably never will but I wouldn't chimp out at the mention of squier or gio
I don't love his music but I love his ability to play music if that makes sense. He seems like 10/10 total bro too and I would love to meet him and just hang out. Basically everyone is saying that he's the nicest and most humble person ever too.
Icemans are pretty frigging boss too.
Some non-regular shaped guitars are dildos too :^)
Been a while since I've posted in /gg/. Weird B-Bender bro here, finally got around to re-finishing the guitar, replacing some of the electronics, and improving the setup. Looks mean as hell now and doesn't play too poorly, still nothing to write home about, but damn is it fun to look at.
Moved into a new place too, lots of room for gear.
Lineup left to right:
Larrivee D-03R Limited Canadian Edition (1 of 12)
Fender American Standard Telecaster - Ash/Maple
Custom B-Bender Telecaster
Custom Thai Phin
how do you actually git gud
I still can't keep rhythm I sound like Beat Happening or The Shaggs or something
I know 'practice' but how? will playing basic ass shit slowly on with a metronome help?
I don't want to be wasting my time
I think Gary Clark Jr is great. Seeing him live in April. I really enjoy his sort of laid back casual playing style, just a dude that loves playing the blues, he's not trying to reinvent the wheel, just playing what he loves and playing it well. His LIVE album is fucking fantastic, such a good set.
>I know 'practice' but how? will playing basic ass shit slowly on with a metronome help?
yes. if you're practicing something to a tick you find the lowest tempo at which you are perfect and move up gradually.
>I don't want to be wasting my time
the best way to waste your time is playing/practicing sloppy
you're just gonna have to be disciplined. motivation will come and go. discipline will always be there if you've got it.
if you ever feel like you're making no progress just keep going anyway. you'll realize that progress can be a bunch of plateaus rather than a steady upwards line.
>I'm saying a musician doesn't have to be good at the expense of another
I don't dislike Claypool or Pastorius because I like others, I dislike them because what they do is pure wankery with no musicality. The fact I made a comparison doesn't mean the guys I like are good on the expense of those I don't like.
Seriously, compare this song:
to this JAM SESSION by Billy Sheehan and Paul Gilbert:
Notice how a 2 instrument jam session is more musical and actually interesting to listen than a song involving a WHOLE BAND. When a jam session has more musicality than a song, m8, you're in trouble.
has anyone ever messed around with those mexican 72 tele deluxe custom reissues?
They have the Tele Humbucker at the bridge and the standard single coil at the neck with the ashtray/3-saddle bridge. I found one with a maple neck (personal pref) on craigslist and I'm thinking about trying it out.
does anyone have any experience with them?
Yeah. I liked the live album but not so much his studio album.
Would love to see him live someday! Hope you have fun.
Any tips on anything similar? I'm tired of listening to the same old blues as I've done for the last years.
there's just too much you have to grasp mate
I'm going to tear this bullshit apart ONCE and hope in good faith that you won't hand wave it away and waste everybody's time
>I dislike them because what they do is pure wankery with no musicality.
what you're making here is an indefensible statement, for a couple of reasons.
first you haven't even tried to describe what your notion of "musicality" entails. different people value different things.
and don't mistake this for a "you're wrong because these things are subjective" type of cop out; you literally have not made a point. you are unable to put your thoughts into words.
>Seriously, compare this song:
first of all that's a ridiculous notion, because as you've said yourself, technical prowess is not a major factor. and improvisation, whilst nice and all, is a completely different beast from produced music.
secondly, what you're doing is cherry picking. consider this well known Primus song
and this uninspired Winery Dogs ballad where Sheehan plays root notes all the way through
with nothing but these two songs you'd be inclined to believe that Sheehan is a trash beginner. but that's not the case because you know a lot of the other shit he's done.
in short, you're a fucking idiot for trying to pass this shit as an argument.
>Notice how a 2 instrument jam session is more musical and actually interesting to listen than a song involving a WHOLE BAND
what exactly is there to notice?
a whole band of 3 people. I guess that's 50% more than two. what the fuck is the matter with you?
there's nothing really impressive about this, to be honest. your average session musician can jam in blues minor just as well. and I say this despite having utmost respect for both Sheehan and Gilbert.
I'm running out of space so there. if you want to defend your shitty points, try not to take a piss on the very concept of rhetoric.
fuck [thing you like], it's [pejorative] "[guilt by association quirk example]" [value judgement] for [imaginary people I like to project unto] that do [stereotypical things]
here y'all fill this template for me
>fuck 2814, it's tacky "so deep XD" half-assed bullshit for talentless non-musicians who spend more money on shitty plugins than food
Yep. I would say the same about fucking Jaco, but literally only shitty bass players like him. You'll never see a non musician, or a non bassist more specifically, enjoying Jaco because he overplays on everything he's ever done and it sounds like shit
Shitty "epic shredder" bass players like Jaco because it lets them think they're good if they overplay and hog the spotlight on every single track.
Jaco fans are the kids at jam sessions and concerts who refuse to listen to what everyone else is playing so they shred scales the entire time and always have to have their amp louder than everyone else
Have EHX Good Vibes. Sounds pretty cool and cheap enough. Also, I'm not too concerned with "muh real vibe sound".
But why, oh why, it only works with the EHX power supply. It should work with any standard center negative 9V DC supply, it says so in the manual.
But using either a boss PSA adapter or my t-rex fuel tank (green one), the damn thing does not 'vibe'. It does nothing, just a very light shimmer.
Anyone has had a finicky piece of gear? I could understand with vintage shit, but this is ridiculus.
nobody actually mentioned Jaco before you did
I personally don't like his stuff, or any contemporary jazz for that matter, but that's my prerogative. are you attacking him solely on the basis that you assumed I would?
Boss PSA is rated at 200mA.
The FuelTank chamaleon puts 300mA in each 9VDC output.
the manual states the good vibes pulls 46mA at 9VDC too.
The thing must be relying on some quirk on its power supply, as it was provided with the pedal, something that I found off when I go
It not entirely unreasonable to accuse Primus of being a wank band, his bass playing is a huge part of their appeal to alot of their fanbase, but whats completely ludicrous is that you contrasted a Gilbert/Sheenan (two career wankers, G3 alumni for godsake) video with one of Primus simplest songs. The verses of that song are backed entirely by dead notes, while the lyrics take overwhelming precedence. How the fuck do you interpret that as "pure wankery", and then claim that an instrumental fuckabout is an example something "more musical"?
Then I have no idea.
I don't see how they should be able to keep it not working unless it runs at a higher voltage, has switched polarity or another connector.
I guess they could've made it send a pulse that an IC-circuit is waiting for in the pedal but that is beyond retarded and expensive and doesn't make any sense.
My experience is limited however, what I know is what I learned in school 8 years ago.
Don't sweat it. People write mistakes all the time here and just double post like you did. Deleting posts is probably worse. Atleast I hate it.
I have a question for you musical geniuses.
I've been trying to learn how to put together solos and stuff by analyzing existing songs and seeing how they combine different scales to create their solos (like using the major scale with the pentatonic minor). I've been using Boston songs to do this.
I was using "More Than A Feeling" today and noticed something interesting. I know that the song is in D, but the notes of the solo could be player by manipulating the A major scale.
If I were unaware of the key of the song, how would I know which scale he was using to play that particular solo?
i'm not a genius but i'll give it a shot, i'm going off strictly by what you're saying because i don't know the solo or the key signature or if the key signature changes.
the difference between a d major scale and an a major scale is one note
the one note difference is the G#/G
G# in the key of D is an #4 or b5. if the key is strictly in the key of D and he's using an A major scale over it, he's basically playing a lydian/#4 or #11 sound
the more music you listen to the more you'll know when something isn't 'quite right' and it's being diminshed/augmented or something like that
OK, thanks. the only other reference to this was on TGP, and the guy that noticed it just kept using the EHX power supply.
I thought only the 24VDC and some AC based pedals were quirky.
I also got an AMT P2. That thing only likes the boss PSA. Any other thing except batteries makes it buzz. I assume that is mostly the quality of the transformer on the supplies.
I build pedals now and then, so less than most people who own like 8 or 9 pedals. I did buy a Metal Muff with Top Boost, Crybaby, and Digitech Jamman express looper, however. That costs about $270 I imagine.
I built a Big Muff Russian,supersonic fuzz gun, great destroyer, deprofundis delay, and an LPB1 boost. If I bought the originals of these, it would cost like 800 fucking dollars... Costed me probably 200-250 to make these.
Could be a broken solder joint, bad resistor, maybe a cap. Talk to a good tech...
>take to the shop
>in fucking Mexico
That ship sank before it even sailed. I'm fine with how both sound, but damn if they got their fucking quirks..
going from a somewhat average tempo to immediate bursts of speed is strictly a matter of picking technique and syncing your picking to your fretting fingers
if you can play slow and immediately go into those types of fast licks using legato, then the problem is your picking hand - your picking speed needs to get up to your legato speed. a lot of guitarists have this problem for some reason, they can do relatively fast legato lines, but can't pick the notes as fast as they can legato
there's a million youtube lessons on alternate picking technique and exercises, watch this for starters
don't ignore the pick part, the shape and size of the pick you use is extremely important. jazz iii's are very commonly recommended on here for picking accurate and fast (i use them myself and i don't even really shred). try those, they're cheap and available everywhere
>first you haven't even tried to describe what your notion of "musicality" entails. different people value different things.
>arguing semantics instead of fucking off back to reddit
>using double spacing
I'm talking about having a quality composition, something that sounds interesting. That's just a drill to listen, it's like listening to exercises.
>first of all that's a ridiculous notion, because as you've said yourself, technical prowess is not a major factor. and improvisation, whilst nice and all, is a completely different beast from produced music.
Exactly, produced music is supposed to sound even more interesting. The fact is Sheehan and Gilbert can improvise something better than Primus can produce.
>secondly, what you're doing is cherry picking.
Hardly cherrypicking when it's the 4th result from searching "Primus" on youtube
>consider this well known Primus song
It's less wanky but still a chore. I'd rather listen to Sunn O))) honestly.
>and this uninspired Winery Dogs ballad where Sheehan plays root notes all the way through
>implying there isn't a time and place for playing root notes
Sometimes you can make a better song with a simple bassline. Having a complex bassline isn't synonymous with having a good, musical song. Before you complain about me saying "musical", it means it's actually interesting to listen to.
>with nothing but these two songs you'd be inclined to believe that Sheehan is a trash beginner. but that's not the case because you know a lot of the other shit he's done.
>in short, you're a fucking idiot for trying to pass this shit as an argument.
Playing simple stuff doesn't make someone a "trash beginner". Again pic related.
do people really still say that?
he must think he's on /b/ in 2007
the thing with shawn lane is he holds the pick in a very...strange... way that not all people are going to be able to do, i've tried it and it's very uncomfortable for me. it's very weird, he angles his pick, but he angles it backwards.
this pic is kind of how he holds it, but he squeezes the pick into his thumb and his thumb kind of bends inwards so there's pressure on it. when you hold the pick like this it locks everything together and you'll find yourself picking extremely fast lines very easily, but when it comes to strumming forget about it, it's so fucking awkward.
and yes i'm autistic enough to have tried this way of picking for a month before i dropped it because i can't do it comfortably.
Personal opinion. I love SGs, but I think I'm gonna get rid of my Flying V to pick up a Les Paul
Intredasting. Looks like Benson picking.
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>what exactly is there to notice?
That it sounds more interesting to listen than a whole song and it's just a simple jam.
>a whole band of 3 people. I guess that's 50% more than two. what the fuck is the matter with you?
>implying having drums doesn't make one hell of a difference
>there's nothing really impressive about this, to be honest. your average session musician can jam in blues minor just as well. and I say this despite having utmost respect for both Sheehan and Gilbert.
The impressive thing is that it actually sounds interesting despite being a simple blues minor jam. That's the magic of the musician.
Agreed. I play bass BTW.
BTW, see >>61539316
He's right though. And I posted 2814 as an example of shitty music that's still better than Primus, so what you said doesn't offend me in the least.
Agreed. There's only one guy that I know that likes Jaco, and he's a meme jazz guitarist. I've never met a non-musician who likes him.
kek, spot on
>nobody actually mentioned Jaco before you did
I did, on >>61537684 and >>61538715. I just said "Pastorius".
you're just mad because deep down you know he's right
kek, fucking spot on. I guess the logic is "muh bass melodies". Pic related.
I did it to show that even career shredders make less wanky music than Primus. Also despite he likes to shred, Sheehan knows when to show off and when to stay back for the sake of the song. He doesn't make every song a "lead bass" song.
This Tbh FaM
it's similar, but he floats his hand basically 90% of the time he plays, when you hold the pick like that it's very awkward to palm mute, it has something to do with the way the thumb locks in place that makes palm muting very uncomfortable.
the way guthrie govan angles his pick is much more comfortable for me and there's no problems switching between lead lines and strumming, with shawn's style chords just go bye bye for me. john mclaughlin and al di meola use this type of picking too and they're both fast as shit
yea, that's the natural way to angle it, shawn does it backwards for some reason
maybe it just felt better for him, he did seem to have kind of short stubby fingers.
try it out, there's a certain feeling to that grip, it's very "open" if that makes any sense, for single picked lines it's extremely fast
No it was invented by some guy in Vancouver, he built this Telecaster out of a kitchen table and a Squier neck as a test project to see if it would work well with brass barrel saddles (it doesn't, thus why I threw some Gotoh saddles on it instead). His company is called Van Rosa Innovations, he builds and sells a few weird guitar parts like this, the B-Bender system goes for $260. I bought the guitar more or less as a local novelty, it plays quite poorly and the weird old Teisco pickups aren't that great, the B-bender contraption itself actually works very well, though, and doesn't require any additional routing in the body, it's entirely mounted externally. I may transfer it to a better Telecaster one day.