Glorious Linux master race edition
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>General guitar and bass discussion
Guitar chords and inversions
String Tension Calculator (D'Addario based):
Floyd Rose Setup Video Tutorial:
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
Previous thread: >>61737912
Are Carvin all cracked up like they are?
I mean, if I do away with aesthetics and just go for a solid color, I can get a RG shape less than 1.1k with all the high end features like 5 piece neck, locking tuners, SS frets, coil tap.
It must be bad at something right..
Am I pleb because I unironically like Bonamassa's tone and playing?
Actually I only have heard covers he has done but I like his playing and sound. I have the suspicion that his own stuff is bland.
How do I get my first gig /gg/?
>inb4 talent show
19 years old, dropped out of Uni twice, life is in the shitter I'm not expecting to be paid.
Coffee shop or something? A bar? Where do I look? I'm around westchester county NY
how does your brain work
I honestly can't think of anything that might link your post with the one you quoted
dropped out of uni twice at 19 years old? what the fuck?
try open mic
>Be me, 17, poor fag family, parents made me hopeful of family to be rich doctor #1 graduate ivy league because sister in law and brothers all NEET
>Not feeling right in the head toward end of high school (I went to school early), whatever, I'll put it off, ended up being Bipolar
>Go to Uni, turn 18, not going to class, depression, mania, drugs, alcohol, isolating myself, hated everyone and everything
>Tell parents, they call me worthless shit, insist on it as well say how I'm going to fail at life etc etc
>Force me to go to community Uni despite not getting mental help and being forced into Loony bin for three days, mum threw out all my pills but that was partly my fault for saying how bad the mental help system is
>Depression, mania, etc, eventually not going to class, go on another drug binge, try getting a job, can't handle it after a month of 60+ hour work week in construction
So I have 1.5 years of college under my belt and the other .5 was me being NEET/trying to get help but getting fucked by my family
I just sit in my room playing guitar but honestly my anxiety and anger are so bad I don't think I can go to an open mic. I can't socialize being an aspie either. All the "specialists" that were meant to help me just used what I said as fuel to fuck me over in any way possible.
Eh, I know I'll be homeless soon, family is sick and stuff, not sure if suicide will come along just yet despite a failed attempt.
And thats how I managed to drop out of Uni twice.
New York? Ha, good luck, talent there is endless, you got any skills /w instrument repair, setups, ect.? Look for some work that way for a foot in the door. There's also a strong muscians union you could join and get opportunities there as well.
>my anxiety and anger are so bad I don't think I can go to an open mic.
If you can't do open mic, you can't do a paid gig.
I'm not a shrink so I can't exactly help you with your predicament but my immediate conclusion is that you're afraid of embarrassment. That's something you'll have to overcome if you're thinking of being a performing musician.
Is this a good beginner guitar kit?
meh. If all you can afford is a Squier Affinity then you should get an SX from rondo.
But neither of those options are ideal. I'd get a classic vibe squier or something. Try to find it used on Reverb.
is this guitar any good? I saw it at a store for 200
Douglas hadron... It will require fret work, but you said $300, not me.
>We ought to have a few LADSPA and LV2 plugins in the OP as well.
I didn't even know those things existed. Nature is amazing.
I just posted the "Linux master race" thing half-ironically, I'm a dual boot fag.
Can you play in real time with those though? Do they sound any good?
the frets won't be level, so some frets will buzz against the frets. You can get your frets leveled by a professional for cash money. If you're a new player you don't really want a Floyd rose, trust me. Get something without a trem.
I've been considering finding a guitarfag on campus to jam with and possibly form a band, but I'm worried that I'm only gonna find progfags and the stereotypical "I'm too good for this" guy
he means leveling them with a file so you don't have any fret buzz, and filing the edges down so it isn't uncomfortable on your hand.
with the douglas guitars, its not a guaruntee that you'll need fret work, but it is very possible. I've had douglases with no fret problems at all.
but don't let this scare you away, if there are any guitar techs in your area they'll do the fret work for you for not that much money
I'm not necessarily new to it but desu I really am not at a skill level that would need use of a floyd rose
I just think they're really cool. I kinda have that thing where I think if I buy better gear it'll make me a better player. My current guitar is a chinese squier strat and I use a 50w Line 6 amp
>I'd like to play some shoegaze stuff but also post black.
guitars that can give you Rickenbacker tone? As in stringy, unplugged electric sounding tone? pic very unrelated, has humbuckers.
So i got a Schecter Omen 6 from 2001 that I'm getting kinda tired of. Could trading be an option for me? I paid 250€ for it, so what I'm looking at in that price range are maybe Epi SGs or Squier strats/teles. How big of a chance do i have of pulling off a trade?
Why did 5 string basses take off before 7 string guitars?
>>61769804 >>> This, and also the recent advent of heavier guitar-driven music requiring instruments capable of extremes at either end of the pitch spectrum (although particularly in the low end) led to an increase in the demand for guitars that could deliver the desired sound.
My birthday is coming up and my wealthy aunt is letting me elect any guitar to be mine. I have sturdily played a kind of telecaster-shaped Ibanez guitar without a tremolo system for about 2 years now and have become a seasoned shredder. I play mostly metal and indie rock.
I am thinking of taking the real step into the metal world and getting pic related. I am amazed by divebombs and the likes of it.
I have the option to choose a really nice LP-modeled ESP Eclipse as well. Do you think the Jackson is just a metal meme guitar and that I should go for the more traditional Les Paul-modeled ESP (It's made from mahogny and has an ebony fretboard)
I second this.
Ha... if you saw South America.
People lowball all the time and they try to sell bad copies at regular prices or real stuff at outrageous prices.
Just saw some store that was doing a clearance... a fucking POD HD Bean at $444
Uncommon I'd say
I'd get the ESP, read much better reviews about their quality compared to what I've read about Jacksons. YMMV.
Article is targeted at people using already using linux who want to do audio production.
a high end jackson is a "perfect" guitar. ie good as you could possibly expect a production line guitar to be. metal is a meme genre, get the meme guitar. the only reason i got a soloist instead of a v or kelly is because i wanted it to be comfortable. Vs are great for metal. the shape does help you play more metal, if you think the shape is really cool.
i have never been the biggest les paul fan but i really don't like the esp les pauls. if you aren't going to play a crazy shape, just play some variant of the strat.
Just to chime on this, take it with a grain of salt.
I've been reading around just for curiosity on SevenString and the Mansoor sig which is supposed to be high end has been having some finish, fret or detail issues for a couple of guys there.
You might want to take a close look before buying it or the return period ends.
Jacksons are cool in my book, I'd get a LP because I want a LP... if I had the chance to go full blues metal lawyer I'd get a Gibson LP Custom and change the pups if they aren't suitable (but I think they are)
Picked bass because I couldn't play with a pick worth a shit but finger style was really fucking easy for me.
I also just prefer bass range to guitar range, because I used to play cello.
I also play both. If you have people to play with bass is more fun than guitar. As an added bonus when you get with more experienced players you get to be in charge of a lot of the energy.
literally just a meme
432 Hz tuning is just a baroque period standard tuning
Orchestras using period instruments usually tune to 432 Hz because that period's music was written for that tuning
Yeah but now I actually am into it more than just for looks.
I remember trying it out and while I didn't feel or hear THAT much different I sure as shit couldn't play along to any backing tracks
I play both. I started with guitar because I a) wanted to play in a band and b) in my ignorance just thought of a bass as a guitar with less strings and therefore as being less interesting. I actually still have more fun playing guitar in most musical contexts except jazz, where I really enjoy improvising more melodic bass lines with a nice groove. Jaco Pastorius really changed my perception of the instrument and I prefer his work to that of most jazz guitarists.
Yeah it's all just bullshit
There is literally zero evidence indicating that certain frequencies are beneficial to health
However, there are certain frequencies which are not good, but those are either extremely high or extremely low
>Getting the ultimate blooze face by sticking your dick in the guitar and getting off to the vibrations
Brazillian rosewood for classical, but good luck getting it as it's now an illegal export. I have one but almost never play it, it's just too valuable. Mahogany or ash, maple tops is good for electrics.
learn to play on something cheaper with a wider fretboard
you're going to sound like shit for at least a year and then you can upgrade
spend enough money so you feel like you've invested in something though
How to deal with magnetic drag?
Because there were already 5-string double bass in the 19th century. 5-string double basses had their use during the swing and bebop eras. The industry had to cater to those needs.
It all depends on what you want in a guitar.
If I was getting a shredder I'd get a Charvel Pro-Mod. In my eyes thats the metal guitar for me. For you it's probably something different. Try out both and see what you like.
I picked bass 7 years ago because I wanted to play guitar and had a guitarist buddy with great chops already, and because finding a bass player was hard as fuck. I also always wanted for play guitar so in November I got one. Still learning chords and stuff. Picking was never a problem, I already picked before having a bass (there was a kid guitar at home and when I went to my buddy's home I played his guitar too)
Anyone know where I can get a finished double bound Tele body for relatively cheap? I know about Rock Audio, are there any others?
What genre is this and how do I play like this?
basic bitch wood options, their pickups are bad, the headstock is literally the worst headstock ive ever seen on a guitar, they're bolt on instead of bolt in
they're complete basic fender tier shit
heres the deal: i don't care about prog because it sucks, but he was implying that's standard modern prog(it isn't, it's metalcore instrumental shit)
i have no idea what your post is even saying really, is this how prog fans communicate?
2 questions. 1. Should I always keep my thumb centered on the back of the neck of the guitar or is it OK to use thumb to mute the E string? B. I don't make a bridge with my finger while picking single strings, should I force myself to relearn while doing it or no?
What's yells opinion on pic related I I'm 23 and my father played a lot of his music when I was young I recently got back into his music and it's has inspired me to play the guitar. Now I've listened to slot of different genres of rock and I'm still exploring rock but his music stands out the most to me. A lot of people say his music sucks but I really like it.
The real answer is that it doesn't matter outside of aesthetics.
Ideal acoustic guitar tone is a matter of engineering and can be achieved with just about any wood as long as the stiffness of the top is correct. Walnut, mahogany, sycamore, pine spruce-it doesn't matter. As long as you can get it to the right stiffness-and any wood can, because guitar strings are fucking tiny-you can create an awesome sounding guitar. All that needs to vary is the thickness of each particular wood top to achieve said stiffness.
The big difference comes in aesthetics and consumer expectations. To get a pine-bodied acoustic guitar to sound awesome, you'll need to put in just as much hand labor as you would a guitar made of spruce and rosewood. Problem is that when you try to sell it, people will say "oh, a pine bodied acoustic guitar-I'll give you $200", when you've got over 5x that into it.
Now contrast that with a spruce-topped, rosewood back and sides acoustic that sounds exactly the same. A consumer goes "Wow! Look at that spruce top-and is that rosewood too? AND IT SOUNDS SO GOOD! HERE, TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY FOR YOUR GLORIOUS CUSTOM GUITAR!"
My 11 gauge strings are starting to feel almost light to me. Am I doomed? I'm scared on 12s. Should mention that these strings are pretty new (like 1 week old). I'm in standard tuning.
I think that's the case for internal mics or piezos, but when you consider that thickness and density play a bigger role than rigidity in what frequencies pass through a wood, I think that it's hard to not use species as a relevant measure of what to expect from your guitar.
you just posted that you could make the same quality guitar out of pine as you can rosewood/spruce/whatever despite it basically never happening(inb4 someone posts the Taylor pallet guitar)
Although 5 string double basses existed back then, the low string was still an E. Old double basses couldnt handle the tension of a low B string, (thats why double basses were 3 stringed for so long), plus, a low B string made of gut would sound abysmal.
The fender 5 string that that other guy posted has a low string of E as well, so they were used differently than modern 5 strings in the sense that they were used to play higher without having to shift up the neck.
The first modern 5 strings (BEADG) appeared in the 70's when players started changing the nuts on EADGC five strings.
As far as why BEADG 5 string basses appeared before BEADGBE 7 string guitars, I have no clue
Is it bad to use the same rig for guitar and bass?
Playing a guitar through a bass amp is fine most of the time. However playing a bass through a guitar amp can damage it on the long run since basses generally have a higher output than guitars.
If the speakers can take it, then it's free reign.
If you mean running both at the same time, things can get muddy quick running a bunch of crap through the same speakers. I think this is where real sound guys and equipment come in.
I consider myself something of an expert on tonewoods, but I've never heard of this "rondo."
I want to trade away the b-52 head and the schecter but they just aren't worth anything
Who else /everythingsoundslikeshitwhenIplay/?
No matter what chords or progression I use when writing new songs it just sounds like garbage and doesn't feel good. Just wanna make simple feel good songs that are pop-tier blues rock.
I know I'm a hack but I wanted to do something for next weeks Open mic :/
Just end it all lads? Sell my guitars and buy a noose?
So I actually just discovered another guitar store in my town, and its probably has the biggest selection of stock in town (I thought it was always like a brass/wind instrument store). Except it has some pretty bad reviews on Yelp saying the owners are awful, and I checked their facebook and they owners argue with people on their too. Apparently they don't even want you touching the guitars unless thats the one you are buying.
Is it even worth it too stop by
do you have mancrushing hands?; furthermore what scale length does your guitar have
11s are generally gonna feel like 10s on a Gibson scale/short Fender scale and 12s feel like 11s and so on etc.
strymon bout to make shit happen in the eurorack format.
schizo-effected mood disorder fag reporting in. I know your feels bro. However I was locked in a loony bin for a week the last time I was there. Suicide ward isn't fun. You get locked in a room with nothing but books and you can't even shit by yourself. If you love music man, that's what you need to do. I'm not an extroverted person. Once I've got my guitar slung over my shoulder and I'm in front of a crowd, everything goes away. It's empowering and incredibly therapeutic for me. Nut up and start playing some open mics. If your worth your shit in salt other musicians will take notice, next thing you know the problem won't be finding people to jam with, it will be coming up with the time to jam. Just my two cents I guess. Let music be your outlet. That doesn't mean ignore traditional mental help, just supplement it with music. Things get better buddy, just hang in there.
>QC decides quality
spoken like a true non-engineer
Go to down town Saratoga Springs during track season. There are tons of open mics and shit. Tons of friendly musicians who are willing to jam (myself included) and if you can cover some pop songs while putting an indie twist on it you can make a killing busking.
No doubt it does, but only as pertains to their relative stiffness. The nice thing about spruce, for example, is that it is quite stiff even at small thicknesses, and it is quite affordable for a wood that is widely accepted by buyers of premium instruments. But even a "trash" wood like sycamore-which is very floppy at a similar thickness-can be, and has been, made to sound the same.
I posted that, because it's true. See pic related, Bob Benedetto's famous knotty pine archtop.
Besides, pine is a conifer closely related to spruce, which is considered god-tier for acoustic guitar tops. Pine, in fact, was considered an excellent top wood for guitars 200 years ago. It's just that since the American West has opened up, Western Spruce is just as good and available at a much cheaper price.
If you think it does, you're completely stupid.
See this, and educate yourself: http://www.guitarnation.com/articles/calkin.htm
Don't buy into the snake oil, even for acoustic instruments.
The simple fact of the matter is that it is the design and construction, not the wood, that makes all the difference between a good sounding guitar and a bad sounding one, no matter what it is made of.
Just like there are good and bad sounding guitars made of spruce, mahogany and rosewood, so there are good and bad sounding guitars made of pine, maple, walnut, ash, birch, oak or what have you.
funny that you used a spiderman reaction to "fuk ur bitch"
It could be more pointy though. Pic related.
>being this wrong
top kek, never buy an acoustic without trying it first. I'm lucky to live near Argentina so we get Sentchordi guitars on the same price level than Fenders. Tried both, the fender sounded dull and didn't resonate well. The Sentchordi sounded like it was a much pricier instrument. I was disappointed because I love Fender.
>implying you couldn't synthesize materials by processing foreskin
synthesis is a process itself, you take some reactives and make some products
For example: Chips + electricity → sound
Was making a dank meme part of your plan?
Question for guitarists since I don't play: how competitive do you feel with other people who play guitar? Do you constantly compare yourself to everyone else you see playing or do you just accept that it's a popular instrument and there's no point in comparing?
actually it was an ebin failure. "Your wife" isn't someone else's gf, unless it's a polyandry arrangement in which it would make no sense for some of the parts to get upset because they agreed to that.
tl;dr: get cucked niggerfaggot
I just changed strings (same brand and gauge as always), and there's this super high-pitched pick attack noise on the high strings. Even lightly tapping the pick lightly against the muted strings sounds it off, and that's never happened before. You can here it popping up in quick shreddy parts:
Anybody have any idea what's going on? New strings have never acted this way with me before. This is shit timing too, I'm supposed to record tomorrow
It's an 8 year old Schecter
Licensed Floyd Rose
Some kind of cheap active Duncan Designed pickups
11-54 Ernie Ball strings
It's a shitty guitar on paper, but it's treated me well over the years so far
Now that I think about it, let me try changing the pickup battery and see if that does anything. It's been a while
I have a slight jealousy when someone else writes a good part and made it sound good ,be it lead or chords... the shreddy sweep picking finger tappers are a total embarrassment though as is anyone who uses more than 5 pedals
it's literally been over a year since i've had sex. wish me luck
The battery change fixed it. That should've been my first thought.
>the shreddy sweep picking finger tappers are a total embarrassment
Say that to my face, not online. See what happens m8
I'd say I'm pretty competitive, definitely overly-so. My definition of what constitutes as being "better" has changed a lot over the years, though. Obviously when most guitar players are in the initial stages of their musical development the focus is on technique, flash, speed, etc., as was the case with me. The longer I've played the more I've realized that the ability to come up with intelligent, interesting phrasing in an improvisational context is where I find myself envying other guitarists. I keep the competitiveness to myself, though, and it pushes me to improve myself as a guitarist in whatever area I identify as requiring development.
As an example, my city has this sort-of "underground" circle of jazz-trained, young musicians who are really into improv-centric music. We've all jammed at the same venues, attended the same open improv nights hosted by local bars throughout the city, and a lot of these guys are involved in multiple bands with each other. I'm one of the few guys in the bunch who has no university music education and it was literally infuriating to watch kids within my own age group get up on stage and shred these amazing, interesting jazz lines while I barely kept up. I've always been a competitive person and I'd come from a small town where I was used to being praised for my technique. But I was already invested in music and while I can still get down on myself for not knowing some piece of theory I push myself to keep learning and applying. Sometimes I even record our jams on my phone and go home and try to learn some of the licks I hear the other guitar players use. It's been a rewarding, humbling experience that has also made me reflect on my own growth as a guitarist so that I strive to be better than myself more so than other guitarists. It can still be difficult to not feel jealous of other musicians, though.
Bassist master race reporting. I had my fun in treble with sax. The high notes were pretty but you can't feel it. I tried baritone sax (bass of the sax family) and got a boner off shaking shit and still having notes, not just noise like percussion. I got into rock and metal and the bass was a natural progression for me musically. The way the bass line can flow from rhythm to harmonic is beautiful, like an aural dance.