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Guitar chords and inversions
String Tension Calculator (D'Addario based):
Floyd Rose Setup Video Tutorial:
>[YouTube] Floyd Rose Setup Part 1 of 7: Introduction (embed)
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
The new set up. About as loud as my old amp but sounds so much better. Also now have the option to add another cabinet.
Anyone have any experience with one of these?
Also forgot to mention the Roland Micro Cube.
With an option for battery power and a shitload of effects, plus a pretty simple DAC with connectivity with apps on ios.
But its also pretty expensive for a small amp.
But seems pretty cool.
And also there's the Vox Mini and micro amps. They look damn good.
you don't really lose fidelity, and you get to use the amp at the volumes it was made for without pissing anyone off.
I don't have an iPhone but what sort of stuff can you do with the app connection? If it's really cool I could make an android version.
portability, easy to carry, practice anywhere even in apartments that dont allow noise with or WITHOUT wearing headphones. Also play at parties, streets and outdoors without damaging your shit or getting it stolen.
Ok so before I could reply to your post saying that the Fender was $50 more in the other thread.
Personally I don't like G&K stuff at all, a lot of their sound pretty rubbish compared to their competitors and their cabs are nothing special.
Speakers in the Fender are really good though. Used a couple myself and they're almost on par with the Eden/Mesa cabs I've used.
Other thread is kill, guy who asked for the upright sound on bass: Forget it, you can't just mimic the sound of an upright bass on your bass guitar. Get an electric upright if you really want that (and prepare to suck on it as well).
Thanks for the reply mate, other choices would be:
Eden EX410SC (430 bucks)
Eden EX410 (645 bucks, ouch)
or something like a Tecamp L410 (698)
But that is starting to get really expensive.
Where I'll be ordering from: http://www.thomann.de/gb/4x10_bass_cabinets.html?oa=pra
There is a Fender Bullet Bass for sale near me, the guy wants $650, but I think he may go down to $550. It's from 1979-'81, American made, stock hardware. Supposedly they're the same pickups as what the Mustang had. Anyone have experience with this bass? Is it worth it? I'm interested in defreting it, after I practice the job on my basic Squire.
Way I'd go man.
If you really wanna save money for a cab that will be fine for live go with the Fender
If you wanna spend as much as you can for a decent cab for recording/live go with the Eden.
Wait, so which one would you prefer? The Fender or the Eden EX410SC? The Fender ist still in my price range I just heard that the build quality on it can be iffy, also do you have experienec with a 5-string and said cabinets?
Okay, thanks for the info.
Yes they are, but they're also pretty damn expensive. Ampeg PF-410HLF for 650 (and apparently it's not amazing in terms of low-end) and the SVT-410HLF for 750.
As I said, if I was looking to save a bit of money the Fender, but if you can stretch the budget definitely go with the Eden man, great cabs.
Yeah my bassist used his Warwick 5-string through one and a Mesa 1x15 for recording and it sounded beastly, way better than his Hartke cabs. I've used the Fenders with my 6 string bass before and they're alright but not on the same level as an Eden or Mesa.
But the EX410SC is cheaper than the Fender, or is the SC not comparable to the other Eden cabs? Again, confused. I'm not sure if I can just go by brand here....
oh okay, thanks. I'll keep it in mind then.
That's so damn expensive though, I could afford it but, eh. That's a lot of money at the end of the day. Also, from a bit of research it seems like TecAmp has a good reputation here, and they're made in Germany which I usually appreciate. But, again, 700 bucks.
I know, but the shitty part is that the used market here is dead. I could be waiting months until a decent offer might pop up that is somewhere closeby, literally the only decent cabinet on the used market in my city right now would be a Yamaha 410 .
Thinking about either getting a hollow body or a five string jazz bass next..
Why must you rub your beautiful Model T's/Marshalls/walls of cabinets in my face all the time?
>shittest OP in the last 2 years
I bet the synthfag did this to make us guitarists look like a bunch of dumb fucks. Even SGbro did better OPs than this.
I really wish I knew how to set up basses for drop tuning.
Gotta file down the nut a bit to lay on thicker strings but thats the least of my worries. Tried messing with truss rod with first bass and destroyed that thing pretty much. Idk wtf the saddles even do but I know to adjust them.
Been playing 5 years with the same set up its the only reason I go to guitar center to play something different.
I just acquired a 1967 Fender Bassman with new tubes in pristine condition for $600. How did I do?
I'm actually leaning more towards the Fender now that I think about it, all the problems I've heard about were in terms of the glued on cover coming loose (who cares, honestly) and the speakers are tried and tested at that point. I can also step it up with a 210 or another 410 if I ever need to or want to. The only question that remains for me, how well would a single rumble 410 handle a 5-string?
Is there anything more beautiful than all black Gibson archtops? got damn
So theres creaking when you adjust and no creak means itch gud?
Thats what I meant, file vertically not down. Cant I just use the thicker string itself and say sand it until its a tight fit?
You move em up as you down tune right?
As long as you have a decent head to go with the cab it shouldn't have a problem man.
What sort of style of music do you play man? You could add a 1x15 later if you wanted depending what you play.
no, it really is kind of hard to ruin a neck/truss rod through adjustment, it just never hurts to be careful
it isnt black, but you get the idea
>no creak means itch gud
Oh, totally. I'm confident that you CAN ruin a neck by messing with the trussrod in some ways, I just know that I was yound and really stupid and still didn't manage to do that somehow. I still have that bass and it is well adjusted and works just fine.
Well my first time fucking around I didnt know what I was doing. I didnt turn it softly I did full on 180 turns wondering what it would do. 2 days later I saw it on the stand and it was bowed af you could literally string that shit to a bow.
I see. And what is the appropriate test to ensure its good? I see people do some weird hand stretch across frets or some shit idk man desu.
I'll have to sleep another night or two about it, there's no use ordering on saturday night anyway so who cares. The Warwick still seems like an interesting choice as well, from what I've read it's supposedly really nice in terms of low end and sounds "warm" rather than modern, which I kinda dig. Not a single review though and the only demo video I can find is from Warwick themselves, and I don't trust them with that obviously.
and just think you could have got something as beautiful, same quality, but at a better price
Guy is selling a new haven't-been-used squier bullet for pretty cheap. Is this the real deal?
didn't mean to reply
I like gretsch as well
Oh yeah he removes the strings for some reason
So I brought this '67 Sunn cab back to life. I want to give it a new grill cloth but it's the old brown cloth before they went to silver, and it just wouldn't feel right to remove it. Loaded it with Delta Pro 15A's, all that's left is to get new corner braces for the back side. Thought my rig was finally complete until my Sovtek started crackling and popping everytime I play a note. Maybe I'll just sell all this shit for a Model T or a Matamp
The tubes are new, so it's probably just caps. As much as I love a big back line, I do think I need to downsize to just a single half stack, so that's why I may sell it all and start fresh.
ORMAT's are insanely hard to find, and Matamp has really got their shit together after the dumpster fire that was the early 00's. I do like the OR120s though, not so much the newer stuff.
>why don't just get an actual orange
>why don't you just get a worse sounding amp
Dumbest post this thread. Seriously.
You've never even heard one and you're making full retard comments like that?
Pedalboard plan for the next few weeks. Only a couple pedals missing.
Now just have to figure out if I'm going to try to actually make it out of veneered plywood or get somebody else to make it for me.
Is there any more efficient layout for cable organization than the central channel routing I'm planning on pic related?
I already have the ISP running on my current PB. The only pedals missing are the Astrospurt and Magnifica Plus currently.
The G-String is gating through the loop all the gain pedals, the boost and the compressor (red lines). All modulation and the looper are out of the Decimator (blue lines).
I didn't know Monoprice made guitar gear.
>inb4 the rondo shill starts spamming this shit too
Yeah, I'm aware that people misuse them all the time.
I took A LONG time reading the manual and the official ISP FAQ until I figured out exactly how it works.
It turns out that it's quite simple. The G-String II has an internal loop that gates all pedals (and/or your FX loop) that goes through it, that's where you put your noisy pedals. Then your guitar should go straight to it and on its output you put either your amp directly or any other pedal you don't want gated.
It's slightly different if you have an FX Loop but I don't, so it makes things easier.
Sup guys. I own two guitars, an acoustic from brownsville and an epiphone les paul that I've had since I was, like, 12. I don't really plan on getting new shit since I don't play professionally or anything, just for fun, but I've noticed something that I need some clarification on—playing bar chords on the brownsville requires a much heavier press than the lp. Is this normal?
Yeah it's dead simple when you understand it. I think a lot of people bought them thinking it was a "better" version of the standard Decimator, when realistically it's a different take on the pedal.
Like I said before, I use the version that has two gates and operates them independently. You can adjust the dyanmic filters on each too which is nice.
i'm excited for tax season, i'll be buying a lot of guitar gear. my plans are
>2 1x15 cabinets
>Ampeg B2R amplifier
if everything goes as expected, i should be able to afford everything. if not a new bass to fiddle with would be nice.
The 1U. They do a G-String version as well, but I wanted the two independent gates.
so it is a noise gate which shuts down the signal path under a certain threshold. why do you need it for guitar? it's a serious question. i understand why you would use a gate on toms on a drum set to avoid cymbal spill or on background vocals to avoid spill from the stage sound. but why for guitar?
Feedback, hum, etc. It'll kill preamp hiss, pedal hiss, so on and so forth.
This >>61619492 and >>61619502. Can you run your volume knob from 10 to 0 during any form of staccato playing under gain?
So to you, turning a pedal off anytime there's any form of mute makes more sense than using a gate? Noise gates aren't straight open and close devices. They use downward expansion.
The gate >>61619338 can gate the front and effects loop of an amplifier.
Skip to 0:40. It's really not that hard to understand. Using metal as an extreme example, but gates are useful basically anywhere gain or pedal noise is involved.
let me add to this >>61619582 run your guitar through a high gain pedal, put your guitars volume at 0. You'll still get hiss, this is because the pedal is making the noise and not the guitar. The gate eliminates the noise because it is too high in the threshold.
The gate that started this discussion uses time vector processing on the downward expander (variable ratio), release time, and low pass filter. It's a cut above your standard open and close gate.
Does anyone know what it's called when a song uses only major chords (not just a I-IV-V sort of thing)? It seems to happen a lot in psychedelic songs. Terrapin by Syd Barrett is a good example
I'm not trying to start a debate into tonewood but, if wood doesn't matter in the instruments tone, why can't we build electric guitars out of plastic or metal?
And why does an electric guitar not sound like a electric violin, after all they are just strings and pickups right?
>why can't we build electric guitars out of plastic or metal?
we can though.
Guy with the used Walrus Audio Descent here again.
Besides the noise coming from dialing the knobs, which now I put more attention and indeed are not constant ticks as I thought, when saving a preset, it makes the same ticking noise.
To save a preset, you hold down the bypass switch, and its LED wil start blinking, until it saves.
Well, as the LED blinks, the ticks are being heard.
This is just a little dirt on the pots (and the led base I guess) that some electronics cleaner can take care of, r-right?
Hey, i just started playing guitar again after a 3 year hiatus, where i tried but it didn't click. Im working part time at a music shop in excenge for $ and lessons, and a place to hang out and practice that isn't my house.
I have an acoustic, and a Peavy electric. But i was wondering, what should be the first guitar i save up my own money for? Like, a good sounding, reliable, adaptable instrument, that also looks aesthetic as fuck.
$800 absolute max if its amazing, would pref around 400. Electric.
Recently had a guitar given to me by a co worker, when starting to learn what should I be spending my practice time doing? He recommended a book called fretboard logic so I got that but is there anything else I should be doing daily? Are there any specific bad habbits/common mistakes I should consciously be avoiding?
>why can't we build electric guitars out of plastic or metal?
We can even PRINT plastic guitars
While doing trills on high-e I have trouble with dragging the string off/outside the fretboard. I try to push down on the string harder but it's really straining my hand by doing so.
What am I doing wrong?
Sit like this. Thumb on back. Keep your wrists straight.
Saving up for pic related or a Hagstrom Viking baritone.
How does a electric guitar with a piezo sound through the piezo pickup?
Does it sound like a acoustic guitar plugged in? Or is it more like a bridge single coil sound?
I want to use it for strumming, basically get the nice pick attack you would get from strumming an acoustic. Basically, good treble extension which the electric doesn't have.
I think they are worth the money. I've only fingered the baritone for a couple of minutes though so I don't know how the extra scale length affects the guitar.
I'm happy with my Viking. I saw someone complain about the pots somewhere but I think mine work fine and I dont feel a need to switch them out.
Do you mean doing rapid pull offs with the high E? That happened to me because I was utilizing too much movement on my fretting hand. You should be hammering your finger on the string really hard, then flicking it off. Make sure you are not using so much force focusing on pushing the whole string off the fretboard.
It also helps if the finger that you use to barre isn't moving at all.
When doing your trills, concentrate on pulling the finger off downwards so as the string catches slightly on your fingertip. Take extra care to not pull the note too far while fretted to stop intonation issues (the note sounding in tune). These trills will be easier to practice on the high E as there are no strings above it, with the others you need to be concerned about muting unwanted strings from resonating. Remember to take it slow and don't persist if you feel any pain!
Does this problem exist if you pull off on open strings? Like, take your middle finger and pull off whatever fret you want on the High E string rapidly. Does the string still fall out the fretboard?
If it does, then its something to do with how you are pulling off. If not, it might be because when you barred a note with your index finger, it moves along with your other finger you use for pulling off, causing the string to fall out.
so how do you guys write song lyrics?
I'm just starting out and finding just about everything I write sounds like it came from an angsty middle schooler.
Thanks for the tips, as far as daily practice goes what sort of thing should I be focusing on? Just memorizing chords? scales? music theory? I guess there isn't really a right answer I'm just hoping to gain some guidance.
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK!
>want to try out new song.
>grab guitar, retune 1st string, snap.
>grab another one
>retune 1st carefully, snap.
Could it be that its cold or fucking what?!
>grab another one
just have more than one guitar
I'm not jealous or anything
It actually took me a second to realize what you meant by "another one" since the idea is so farfetched for me.
Both times it broke above the nut nearly at the tuning post.. I was tuning down. One was a tune-o-matic and the other a FR
I have 4 and it's nothing to be jealous about. I've bought them over a pretty long period of time. Now i just wish i upgraded and maintained my first one.
Hey guys. I've been playing guitar for 3/4 years now and I find that I have an acceptable level. The thing is, I can play some "technical/fast" solos very easily while I struggle with others. I think it's the shape of the scales/progression that makes me bad. I can learn to play a fast and somehow technical solo pretty fast sometime, and other times I struggle to just play a normal solo with a "normal" speed. What do you think ? Sorry for the absolute rubbish writing, I'm exhausted and can't find the energy to think clearly.
Sometimes. But I can still play some weird rythm riffs and solos. I'm thinking Metallica's Orion and some Dream Theater songs. But some solos I try to play with my mate, it just doesn't go well and kind of goes sideways. What exactly fuck with it exactly when you play ?
On my second day of guitar learning. My fingers, man. Trying to get an A chord down is so hard without pressing really hard. It'll take at least a week or two until the fingers harden up, right? Justinguitar.com says not to play until I get blisters so I'm trying to be careful and take small breaks.
>Also play at parties, streets and outdoors
Amplugs don't have speakers. You need headphones or a line out to hear anything from them.
Yes, better than getting a home practice amp and more convenient. If you get one, make sure you get an Amplug 2, they have foldable jacks, extra FX and an auto-shutdown to save battery life.
Dont just straight up only do one chord .. Sure chords are great but just fiddle around with the instrument play with it try individual frets trying making a rythym any noises just experiment with the damn thing before going straight to the books
This just popped up on my FB feed
>Australian baggage handlers
>I don't even really know what pop punk is
It's "punk" sounding music with no real substance or meaning, hence making it more accessible.
So long as you aren't a pop punk act, it's fine.
It actually looks like the bracing is still holding tension on the strings even if the top is fucked
At least this time it happened to someone with a bit of a name, so they might actually do something about it.
looks like they REALLY don't like dadrockers - John English btw
reminder that John Birch custom instruments are amongst the most incredible guitars ever made
There really aren't any used yet man....they haven't even been out on the market for 6 months and they're sold out.
Considering you can get a mint used Axe-Fx II for the same price though I think it's obvious which is the better deal.
its fine on my rg350 but the intonation sux. on my explorer the neck is fat as f.
so, what do about straned hands? i've tried doing yoga hand exercise to relieve the tension before and after i play but i can feel a fatigue after half an hour or so when my left hand is strained
i do, and have a lot of fun with it.