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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
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I got out of the habit because I have too many guitars. When I did it, though, it was always with a specific guitar in mind.
>Uli John Roth
>Edward Van Halen
>Strunz and Farrah
Soaking in the knowledge, bredrin.
Cheaper to buy a working bass, if you figure in time and effort.
To me, it's the pick hitting the string.
Getting this tomorrow I think. I'm like 95% about the purchase but gonna test it out at the shop again to make sure.
It's fun and does teach stuff. The slowdown feature and the fact that it adjusts song intensity based on performance is useful. It won't show you much about finger technique on bass though.
I just noticed it archived so made a new one. Kinda fun to do on mobile.
whoever was saying something about the wiring in my Squier jaguar bass, the only bad wiring i had was with the 9v battery. other than that is golden. also the hardware is in the mail, i should get it all by next week
In my experience with it I can give you some pros and cons. Assuming you actually use the built in lessons and technique games in the game.
>Very easy way to learn the basics of the guitar
>presents the songs visually in a way that's engaging and allows you to hopefully learn without stopping to read it from somewhere which is nice
>the master mode (removes notes from screen) is a great way to learn songs you've praticed on it
>you will learn to preform certain techniques really well if you put in your own effort to do them well
>teaches a lot about gear set up if you follow the missions
>teaches some music theory is you consider stuff like scales relevant to that
>your rythym, muted strings and chords can be sloppy as hell and the game will allow it
>you won't learn how to read music
If you have the money it's worth it and a fun way to learn, but before you get to confident in your skills plug into an amp and try playing the songs. You might need to clean it up a bit.
Is it okay if the wood around the shaded areas are damaged? Shouldn't affect anything right.
/mu/'s opinion on Black Market cabinets?
Is this guitar without the midi controller a waste of time? It's so expensive with it.
I'm convinced that Guitar Center is acting as Musician's Friend's physical store.
>Schaller strap locks: $25 @ GC, $15 @MF
>G&L Legacy flame top: full price @ GC, just happen to be the only G&Ls there; $300 @ MF on a seemingly perpetual sale
Was gonna say that. I was lookign it up to make sure i was right and noticed that they just recently strong-armed most of their employees into signing an arbitration agreement where they cant sue GC if they violate labor laws.
funny story, i saw one of these at a music store in portland and i went to just check it out and look at the price tag because i didnt know what they go for. It was $6000 dollars.
turns out it was an actual '59 bassman.
I would say go for the Jap (X-series i think?) Dinky. USA Soloists are the absolute best guitars jackson has. Plus, the USA Dinky's have really gone up in price. I got mine new for $2400 with a used Crate Solid State 100W and a Blue Voodoo 4X12
no sales-tax is the best part of the store though
yeah, I might do that if I ever go back to New Zealand and don't want to deal with getting it rewired to 240v. Honestly pretty excited to run my stuff through it though.
What price range are you looking in?
Yamaha does a good job with their cheaper basses, and Ibanez basses that aren't GSR are usually good.
I would suggest buying used and or locally, you'll find much better deals that way.
Im leaning toward a MIA for that delicious jap autism when it comes to attention to detail.
my buddy used to have a120W blue voodoo head that sounded so fizzy that that I was convinved it was an early modeling amp the first time he pulled it out. Crate absolutely fucked the biasing on those amps, they came from the factory running tubes as frigid as yellowknife. I hope the cabs are not quite as shit.
The whole rewire to 240V thing isnt that bad. Its really just a transformer swap and replacement transformers for fenders are probably the cheapest and most available out of every major brand
I'm starting to get serious about learning guitar. I have been using an 80 dollar cheap electric guitar and have logged about 20 hours jam time and 50 hours on rocksmith. It's not necessarily a bad guitar, but it's clearly nothing great either. It will come out of tune after 30-60 minutes of playing. Has no whammy bar, no tone selector.
What's a decent guitar for someone who isn't really serious, but is a want to be rock star?
it will disrupt vibrations and ruin your sustain and tone. The restoration job is probably more expensive than a new bass, they'd have to strip the whole finish, sand and reapply
I'm a big fan of the vintage modified squire stuff, not the super low end squier gear. I guess you can't go wrong with an Epi LP, theres probably 60 on my local craigslist. Some people here will disagree, but Agile has some good stuff as well.
With that money you could get a used MIM Fender.
How about your amp situation m8?
If you bought like a Squier Classic Vibe you would have enough money to buy a decent cheap practice amp.
Echoing the used Mexican Fender, whatever style you want-- Strat, Tele, JM/Jag. But really echoing the used PRS because of the tappable humbuckers. A lot of versatility for a low price. Check your local Craigslist for a deal.
Owner of an MBC1 here. Its a great guitar with or without midi. You only need midi desu if you are going to use it with whammy or a kaoss pad. If yoye want an upgrade, get the sustainiac option, it's not a one trick pony unlike the internal fuzz factory
Sorry for big picture. I'll answer any other questions you have about ot though. I think my review is the only one on the guitar center site for ir too.
Fucking thanks man, the only other reply I got was pic related, nice pic but it didn't really answer the question
>he buys his stuff used
Buying used is skimping, and skimping is for poorfags.
Frets isn't the only difference. Fretless basses are still part of the guitar family. Bass is just the range of the instrument, bass guitar is an instrument. Upright bass/double bass is another instrument that is also a bass. Piano bass is a bass too. Tubas and sausophones are basses too. I was just pulling that guy's leg when he said "buy a guitar faggot" because a bass guitar is a type of guitar even if there are some obvious differences.
gear here at the house currently –Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster (blonde) / Vox AC30
pedal situation: SKB SKB-PS-55 Stagefive / Catalinbread Topanga / Earthquaker Rainbow Machine / Earthquaker Bitcommander / Moog MF Minifooger Ring / TC Electronic Flashback Triple Delay / Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine / Small Clone / Boss NS-2 / ZVEX Fuzz Factory
Time playing: ten years
Fav guitars: Ernie Ball Music Man Ltd Run Albert Lee Eldorado Gold HH (lucky enough to own this bad boy) / Rory Gallagher Signature Stratocaster / Jaguar (wish I owned one too I suppose)
Favorite guitarists: Anthony Anzaldo (Ceremony) / Hisako Tabuchi (Number Girl) / Agata (Melt-Banana)
projects: 1955, were, lifer, nouns, and a few others that are being brainstormed but not yet fleshed out. I'm in a powerviolence band called god have mercy but we're struggling since our drummer got kicked out like two days ago. my friend hunter guffy and I are trying to start a screamo band. in the works talking to jeremy from inrage about starting a math rock project. my live-in girlfriend wants to start a project with me but is a tiny bit shy when it comes to making music (I'm trying to break her out of her shell though... I really would love to hear her express herself through singing) I have another serious project I'm working on but I'd rather not speak too much about it before its released
it would be great if someone would recommend me some really weird/out-there guitar pedals. I sort of like making my guitar not sound like a guitar. Also, should I go with an OCD for overdrive?
Only because it's the best bang for your buck. As for the amp situation, it depends on your needs. If you're going to be jamming with a drummer soon, you need something that can pump volume. If you're playing for yourself alone, you might want to consider something like a line 6 pod.
When i was in your shoes a few months ago, i tried out all the kinds of amps they had in guitar center + sam ash and i found out that i couldn't stand anything but a tube amp so i just saved up for a vox ac15c1 and went ampless for a while. If you can live with a cheap solid state amp or a modeling amp, more power to you.
I hope you were memeing with your question, because so was I. You damaged the finish and it has no importance.
Hardcase it came with. No issues even as carry on which was nice. Free upgrade from economy to first class helped though.
>Hisako Tabuchi (Number Girl)
>my live-in girlfriend wants to start a project with me but is a tiny bit shy when it comes to making music
Is it also mathrock? We need more female fronted mathrock in the west. Japan has all the baes with tricot, uchu conbini, etc. You should expose her to them if you haven't aleady
What? The ferrule hole on my bass is really damaged. I think the ferrule cut into it because when I took out the screw, the ferrule dropped out and I didn't managed to get it in its right place.
So it shouldn't matter at all right. Besides the aesthetics which I don't really care.
Nope. I didn't go through the us luckily, but even when I did on my way back from London where I got it it was fine as far as carry on was concerned, gun fearing soccer mom's not withstanding of course. If I remember correctly the faa ruled instruments as carry on regardless of size, obviously pianos excepting.
>he'd rather get a cheap low quality brand new instrument than a high quality used one
Here is where I read about that carry on thing. https://reverb.com/blog/traveling-with-gear-tips-for-flying-with-guitars-and-other-instruments
I was memeing you dolts. I thought it was obvious from >>61829417.
I have an Epi I bought used (the hockey strat).
Pic related is a guitar I'd like to own some day.
Well, now that I know I can take my guitar relatively safe, that my amp is staying due to the obvious cost of shipping a head and cab being expensive as shit, all left are my pedals.
I can fit them all with enough space in a pedaltrain pt pro/ classic pro, but I wonder if the hard case is enough for gorilla handling from the airport/airline guys.
Just googled it, it's pretty awesome. It's like a 360 bred with a jazzmaster and got a hockey stick charvel headstock
How much was it? Is there any chance of getting a custom made one?
btw I find Fender's move to give Charvels fender shaped headstocks to be utterly disgusting
Does someone here have experience with Fender rumble bass cabinets? JUST the cabinets, not their amps. They seem decent for the price, eminence speakers and all that. I'm looking at either a 115 or 410 v3 right now.
i want to be her
and i'd like it to be mathy, but i believe it will end up being more dreamy or some sort of sad shit; i know she wants it to be pretty. i'm trying to compose it without using basic major scales, which is turning out to be a nice challenge; it's so easy for us to write a pretty song together based around c major... but I don't know, I want to see what we can do with something else scale-wise, . i'm not sure. got off subject. math rock would be tight. dream math.
obviously you fucking turd
What's the best place to pawn off old instruments to make the most money? I have a Fender Mexican Strat, some other entry level guitars that probably aren't worth much, a drum set and a pair of Technics 1200s. I was thinking of using ebay, but I have no idea how much the shipping would even cost.
I dunno. I've just never gotten round to it. Next on my list is a telecaster but yeah. The jag was a gift and the mustang means a lot to me.
kek did they find one of these in a supply closet somewhere? suddenly rondo is selling one of their "pirate" SX guitars. Ugly as all hell. Not to mention the shit pictures. Ash body bolt on les Paul, woo.
truly a superior instrument.
This model had the "Gumby" headstock... It was a steal at 1.3K but at the time my dollar was closer to parity with that of the USA. Would have been a great flip. Accept no substitutes.
I kekd, this is unfortunately true.
I almost got my JP back in a United flight, glad I didn't. Poor Travis.
With pedals you can store them inside your clothes in the checked baggage. They should endure anything that does not destroy your bags.
I'd get a pedalboard in my destination to save myself the trouble of packing it and dealing with the bulk. I'd only carry the pedals with me.
If my guitar had to have a mandatory signature, it wouldn't be the one from an insufferable vegan manchild
Nothing wrong with the right used instrument - pic related.
This was hands down the best playing tele of all the ones I tried.
i'm not that guy, but i do appreciate real answers on /gg/
looks like a cool amp, not sure what they're worth usually, but a grand is an alright price on a kickass tube amp (if it is that)
is this a meme that i don't get? your shit is fine, guitars are made to be played, not stored in a case
on an image board, is a tripfag, and doesn't post a pic of resident gear
i was in a band called roflstomper for a bit, never seen roflstomp anywhere else
Finally got my shit together and organised to do a couple solo acoustic cover sets in a month.
Now to decide on what to cover.
what kind of mood are you going for?
cant go wrong with chasing cars but i'd also recommend sleepless by the strive along with some of the wonder years if you're into them
those are what i would do for a set at least
what would you anons do for a set?
the cabs are great. the version i got was the step down, but they have a version with celestions that is really good. The head I got wasn't a blue voodoo though. A nice clean sound with so-so gain. I'm probably going to sell the head and run a stereo set up on stage with my 1x12 combo and some effects in the path to the 4x12. Other guitarist is going to do the same thing
Where did all the joy in making videos go?
I thought i was just imagining it but yeah, their vids did get worse because they don't crack jokes/have fun anymore, It's all too routine. Going through the motions.
I'm trying to play the first two songs on F#A#∞ by GY!BE but I can't figure out what tuning they're using. At some points it sounds like F# A# C# F# A# C# while at others it sounds like F# A# C# F A# C#. How do I do this, /gg/?
But both guitars are tuned to the same thing, for example on The Dead Flag Blues, the intro is definitely in F# A# C# F# A# C#, but the midsection (dark ambient bit) sounds like it's tuned in F# A# C# F A# C#. Then when the third part fades in it's impossible to play in the latter tuning, only the former. Both guitars are definitely tuned to the same one at the same time. The entirety of East Hastings can only be played in F# A# C# F A# C#. I'm stuck here, do the band tune halfway through the song?
What are some really good Chorus pedals? Which would you recommend?
I really dig that finish.
I wonder why Fender, Gibson and all the other big guitar makers don't offer more color schemes like this one for their standard models. It's always plain color or sunburst.
With a SS amp, can I plug in the speaker after the amp is powered on? I get that typical "pop" and it is pretty loud (and not affected by the volume levels) so I thought I'd turn on the amp with everything set to the lowest and then plug in the speaker.
I just want to know if it's save or not, that's all. I know that SS amps are really easy to deal with (it doesn't need a speaker load to function properly) but I'm not sure if it's okay to plug in a speaker after the entire thing is powered on.
Those knobs look like they belong on another equally disgusting guitar.
>bolt on les Paul
Hondo and Hondo II made some very nice, very cheap bolt on LP copies in the 70's and 80's. They don't come up for sale very often but they don't last when they do.
>tfw played echoes part 1 with no mistakes at a music contest at my old school
>got mediocre score, barely made it to next round
> play hotel california and WYWH
>get 2nd prize
Should i always opt to playing something the audience is most probably familiar with?
That's Roger's 12 string Ric. That's a badass.
Pandering to your audience will take you very far in life (in general, not just music).
Youll never disappoint by giving someone what they want, even though as an engineer that pains me a bit to admit.
Youre right. I know that one of the judges is a big 'jazz fan' so for my compulsory 'self-composed piece' the drummer and I just kept playing easy jazz and just improvising and the guy called it the best thing he heard. Meanwhile my friend who also plays guitar (a lot better than me) decided to play a 'melodic death metal piece' which was a lot harder than what we played in front of an audience of 60 year old judges. He got a bad rating and they called it unorganised gibberish.
You sadly need appeal to whoever you're playing to
Found this one.
But other than that, I don't think they'e gonna make one anytime soon.
I agree. I kinda like the tobacco sunburst on the thunderbird though.
Well he made THE ric sound
How the fuck can you bend two steps up and be accurate ? My fingers are crumbling away from the pressure the string exerts, fucking blues.
I know about their lapsteel, but it would be really interesting to see how they would take on making a 7 string guitar. Same for fender, a single coiled 7 string would be lovely.
>I kinda like the tobacco sunburst on the thunderbird though.
wew lad, seems like we share tastes
the thunderbird is my other exception. And probably some teles (black cherryburst for example). I usually don't mind much if it's a see through burst in an interesting color.
Burst LPs and Strats can suck a dick tho. Alpine white for Lesters, Fiesta red and white for strats, or candy red and black.
Again, it is safe to do it but I wouldn't want to fiddle with the amp to cab cable everytime I play. The reason why is that if one day you might use a faulty cable or a shielded cable that could blow the amp.
Since you've got a headphones input on this particular head, just plug a jack(or shitty earphones) so it takes the hit instead of the speaker.
Is it a bad idea to start learning bass with a shortscale bass? All the first bass guides I read always rec that Squire modified 70s bass.
Not really, unless you don't want to be a little bitch your whole life.
>Hey anon play us a sweet bass lick
>S-sorry I never learned to stretch my fingers an extra inch.
No. Keep the speakers plugged in
A no-load situation is the fastest and easiest way possible to kill any amp, and guess what happens when you turn the amp on without any speakers connected to it?
Those are 4 extra inches across 20something frets, you don't have to stretch your Hand 4 extra inches at any point. The difference between 34 and 35 is basically nonexistant to me, which is why I opted for a 35'' 5-string as well.
5-string was my priority because I needed something that is as versatile as possible (which is why I went for HH pickups and an active bass as well), I'll get myself a 4-string P bass or maybe a Rickenbacker at some point though.
Mine's an HH too, got that one because it didn't look like a guitar (corvette copy) and I wanted the 5th for that metal. Never had to use alternate tunings, BEADG is truly a blessing.
Rickenbackers are a dream of mine too. I love that percussive punch they have.
I just got myself an HH because I could easily mod it to JJ with a selector switch and you can get a fairly decent P-ish sound with the EQ. As I said, very versatile, as is the 5th string. Fuck alternate tuning, I don't want to mess with my perfect action.
Rickenbacker would be a pure fun instrument for me, midnight blue yes please!
Im genuinely curious as to what the chapman guitars are like as instruments, because to me it seems like they'd be on par with the PRS SE line that comes out fo the same factory and I used to own one of those.
Ripped directly from the official website FAQ:
"Can the Nano Legacy series be run without a speaker (using the headphone out to a speaker emulator box then to the PA)?
The Nano Legacy heads don't need a speaker load to function, so you can certainly just use it with headphones. They also work great directly through an interface for computer recording."
So yeah, seems alright to me
That's not sad, or being "a sellout", it's fucking smart.
Knowing what your audience wants and giving it to them is good business. If you know all people want is three minutes' worth of three chords, a dance beat and a love story, you're a fool to try and give them four movements of classically-influenced protest ballads in 7/8 time.
The time to say "no" to somebody's advice on what to play is when you already know that a good amount of people are paying for what you're doing.
The thing is that while it's nice to know all the theory and technique in the world, most times you just need ONE aspect of it, and usually a simple aspect at that.
I would say theyre very much in that PRS SE/korean Schecter/mexi fender class quality wise. Definitely solid beater/student guitars, but they wont ever blow you away. they tend to have absolute dog shit electronics from the factory though.
They look quite cheap, but that might just be me.
I don't really see the point in getting guitars from companies other than the big ones, they tend to do good guitars for all price points nowadays.
I got a ric and while it's a fantastic instrument, it's not the most confortable to play. Also a pain in the ass if you have to do maintenance on it.
P-bass on the other hand, are built like tanks and are very easy to take care of.
But it all comes down to the sound you want.
"Fully SS" doesn't mean anything in that regard. It's all a matter of design.
I have full SS amps in my collection where if you try shit like that, the amp's output section will fry. Granted they're old and amp output protection technology has moved on, but still.
I'm glad you don't have to put up with it if you don't want to, but that doesn't mean that all "fully SS" amps are the same way, and it's always wise to be circumspect until you know differently.
Like >>61837497 quoted, for example.
That's because most of their non-metal oriented guitars aren't well known. The whole roadcore and artcore lines are definitely not for playing metal on.
I hate most of their Iron Label series though, they look ugly and I don't like how emgs sound.
>I just got myself an HH because I could easily mod it to JJ with a selector switch and you can get a fairly decent P-ish sound with the EQ.
Interesting. I can get mine to sound pretty P-ish too but I want the real thing lol. I don't have the JJ option.
>As I said, very versatile, as is the 5th string. Fuck alternate tuning, I don't want to mess with my perfect action.
>Rickenbacker would be a pure fun instrument for me, midnight blue yes please!
I'll take the red one please
I see, I have this deal to get strat with tex mex pickups, are they suited to play metal ala Yngwie, Maiden etc?
This is pretty accurate actually. I personally feel Ibanez Prestige is the best price vs performance option, but yeah.
Only two you missed are Ibanez Signature (just above Prestige) and USA models. LACS can be omitted for obvious reasons.
That's my actual guitar. It's neck through and sings. I'm currently saving for a custom shop Dinky.
I hate Ibby's headstock and pointy horns, too edgy.
>jackson is too deep in metal guitars for metal players,
Jackson built their reputation on it in the 80's.
Yeah I would definitely agree with that, I meant this ass a quality comparison, not price. Those jap prestiges are like 50-75% the cost of a prodo MIA jackson, amazing deals for a pro level insturment
>Tfw love the neck on rickenbackers
I personally love the comfort on them, but to each his own. My first guitar was actually an extra scale 35 inch. Even stuff like jag basses just feel too fucking tiny. But when it's a guitar I don't even notice how short they get.
But you can't play blues drive monster without a blues driver
Yeah i guess your first bass becomes your point of reference. Mine was a 4-string J-bass copy (normal scale), that may be why i think ric's necks aren't the best. Never tried 5-strings and/or long scale though.
Might be it. How many coils on the tuning peg?
Anybody have an opinion on the build your own guitar kits, semihollow and teles that the have on amazon and eBay? I have absolutely no reason to buy either but a major boner for both and also for building a guitar.
If you don't know what you're doing it will not be playable or sound even remotely good, see it as a cool project that you can sink a lot of time into, not as a purchase of an actual guitar.
That's fine with me. The Tele and semi hollow kit I'm looking at go for $140 each. I'll do some research and use it as a learning experience. Would a guitar tech be able to clean up my work after I assemble it to make it somewhat playable?
If youre an experienced builder who knows how to fine tune and fix all the fuck ups on them, they can be decent. Id personally never buy one though.
The kits you can get from carvin for like 500 are fucking excellent though
and to add to that, once you account for electronics and decent hardware and the extra time itll take to put it together, you probably wouldnt actually save money buy buying a chink ebay kit anyway
How much experience do you have when it comes to woodworking and handicraft? If the answer is none then chances are not even a guitar tech will be able to fix your screw ups after your first try. As I said, consider that money gone, you're not buying a guitar you're taking on a project for fun and it'll take quite a bit of time and effort to make that thing playable.
If they have the bridge holes and tuning pegs already drilled, and the fretboard already fretted, it's pretty hard to mess up. However you are relying on the manufacturer not messing it up. If they don't have stuff drilled out you gotta have really good measurements to get it right. I wouldn't expect great necks or fret jobs from these, so only get one if you're prepared to work on that. Honestly most of these kits aren't that different from just buying a regular cheap guitar, same rules apply.
The tech should be able to correct things like fret buzz, bad grounding/wiring, intonation but that's about it. Anything more than that and either he will be unable to help you or it'll cost you 2x the guitar value.
If you're going to build your own guitar save up money and buy a half-decent body and neck.
The cheap kits are so spotty you might end up having to spend so much money to get a luthier to fix it that you were better off buying a normal factory built guitar.
What?! I have been lied to all my life!
Thanks for the info
Hello friend, my name is Kurt. You would be much better off purchasing one of our SX series guitars from RondoMusic.com for guaranteed quality! You won't be disappointed!
so wait, im just typing this out so that it makes sense. you disagree that a certain scale length should be called extra long purely because there is a half inch overlap between extra long and long on a string manugacturers website, is that correct?
scale length is about the distance between the frets and octaves etc, that determines scale, the fact that some strings fit a longer scale bass because of a short distance between the bridge and anchor points, or a really shallow length on the headstock doesnt change what the scale is.
there is a 1 inch difference between a jaguar and a strat for scale length if i'm not mistaken, and their strings fit each other, are you saying that a strat is also a short scale since they use the same strings?
le bait master. No, seriously though, Daddario long scale strings have 36'' of exposed, proper string on their "long scale" strings. And 35'' is basically a second standard for 5-string basses, those 2 factors are important to me, I'm not going to haggle on about official definitions but I hope you catch my drift. http://www.daddario.com/upload/BassArticle2_1803.pdf
now see. a friend of mine has a 34" scale bass, but he has to get extra scale strings for it due to body through bridge and so on. so are you saying that a 35" scale guitar is just long scale but a 34" scale guitar is extra long?
and just to reiterate I get what you mean, but not every bass, in fact most of them, aren't gonna have a tight enough design to allow for that 36" of good string to actually sit where it needs to
And Franz Bass Guitars makes basses exclusively in 34.5'' scale length, don't hang on to definitions that much, especially when they're not that important. Why does the scale length matter? First of all the actual scale length of your instrument (comfort, tension on the strings, etc.) and secondly for buying the right strings. And especially when buying the correct strings the terminology and what you're referring to can be useless, which is why my 35'' scale bass is a "longscale" bass for me simply because it fits those strings and because I don't end up with tons of extra wire at the headstock that way. Yes, I'm defining my bass by the strings that fit its design in that regard because that makes sense when we're talking about strings.
Why am I so god damn weak, I should have gotten the light version.
They help you build strength, that's about it.
I'm well aware, I just want something to do when I'm watching a movie that occupies my hands and maybe does something for me.
Not to shit on the article's point, but now the Angelo damper is down to $20. Still probably not worth it, but far better than $90+ shipped.
Jennifer Batten also has one but it's in the $60 range. Again, probably not worth it unless you're Jennifer Batten https://www.allparts.com/search.asp?keyword=batten&search=
"Finger strength" is like the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of. You never see actually good guitarists start their instructional videos with "now remember kids, if you can't depress at least a medium-tension GripMaster than this finger tapping string-skipping arpeggio in three octaves isn't for you."
Actually since the question about DIY guitar kits has been asked, what are your opnions on DIY pedals kits? Are they worth it? Do you need any skills besides basic soldering? Special tools? Any good kits you tried?
All I can tell you is I made a pedal from scratch. I even made the box from sheet metal, and etched and drilled the PCB myself. Turned out great.
If the circuit is good, the pedal will be good. Be careful with certain kinds of pedals though. For example the Phase 90 requires 4 matched transistors.
She went on a few world tours with Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck back in the day.
When it comes to shredtastic players who are listenable and don't just shit random flurries of notes all over everything they play, it's basically Vai, Satriani and her.
Senpai I want a new acoustic
I'm looking for a pretty warm sounding one. Somewhere between a bright steel string guitar sound and a classical nylon string guitar. Don't really want to spend over $500, and I'd prefer to buy used to save even more money
Yeah dude, Billy Sheehan has some great ones. I'll list my favorites
Using 3 fingers in a 3-2-1 pattern on the plucking hand, play a descending chromatic scale, switching strings after every 4-3-2-1 on the fretting hand, then back up. This one helps you play fast using 3-2-1 on the plucking hand without doing triplets, which is the natural tendency
another good one is to pick a scale and play it ascending and then descending in every position all the way up the neck. Got that from Billy as well.
Practicing sweep arpeggios is really beneficial for hand synchronization, even if you don't play music that utilizes sweeps. Writing your own sweep arpeggios is a good exercise in theory if you don't know much about it
Practice double thumb as well. You won't regret it
cheap yamahas are some of the warmer sounding acoustics you can find. Maybe something else with a real thick finish, but you'd have to try it out first to know. generally a thick top will give you a warm sound. Even more so if you cover the sound hole with a piece of wood.
They're basically the same guitar with the same pickups.
The difference is the Armstrong Signature has gold hardware instead of chrome, upgraded tuners (Grovers vs generic open gears), and individual volume and tone controls for each pickup. The standard has individual volumes and a master tone control.
One thing the standard does have going for it is a choice of finishes-orange or silver vs the Armstrong's black only.
If you like the extra features and/or the color scheme the Armstrong is the way to go. Personally I couldn't bring myself to justify spending $400 extra just on gold hardware, better tuners and another tone control, and I like the silver finish a little better than the black anyway.
I think his Fender sounds better but the Reverend doesn't sound that terrible. The only thing that's a bit off putting is the price.
Someone school me on proper string care I can never keep the tone fresh as the first few days of new strings both acoustic and electric regardless of the amont of actuall playing time the strings it seems don't sound as good the same time a week later
That one song the shitty music teacher I had in primary made everyone learn
What do you even like with that fresh string sound? Strings always sound better when they've been on and played for a week or two imo desu senpai
Strings are always going to sound different after a few weeks. If you got old strings that sound dull however, you can boil them in a saucepan with a bit of vinegar, that'll freshen them up a bit
>That's the kind of pedal i like
It's a DPDT, that's why it's on-on haha. Couldn't get a stomp switch here in Uruguay, the only ones I found were made of plastic.
>Where'd you find the PCB?
I actually used a schematic and designed the PCB myself. I have a botched one from the first try somewhere, I used a marker that was way too shitty and the tracks got damaged. Then I bought a proper marker and it worked almost flawlessly.
Sorry, I don't remember where I put my pics but I retrieved this one from my facebook.
>inb4 normalfag REEEEE
I can afford to change strings every day. I can't afford to pay someone to do it for me and stretch them and keep them in tune.
All so I can get a nice bright tone that I'm going to drop the pot on and distort the shit out of.
Interesting , thanks for all the responses so far! Now I'm to thinking, does not everyone like new strings? I assume bass players need some time 'break in ' the strings like running shoes. On the other hand playing guitar I can only get perfect intonation in that first week after that distorted / overdriven tones start to lose depth and articulation in the picking attack. I am mostly a rhythm player , I'll admit string bends are a little tougher with new strings
I prefer new strings personally, they get some really good attack and I can just smooth it out by going in easier and rolling the tone knob down.
My bassist friend also prefers new strings since they get that clangy sound.
It's the wrong kind of strength and too much of it. If anything, you need to learn how to release tension and use less strength.
I've made something similar to the string stretching tool and it REALLY cuts down the stretch time.
I accidentally tuned a nylon string guitar to F during a string change, but then I didn't need to stretch the strings after that.
It's all about rhythm with bass. Try this Victor Wooten exercise. You're meant to play a riff and see how long you can stay in the pocket.
Dude, I've heard of bass players keeping strings for YEARS and it blows my mind. I got some Chromes (flatwound) for my bass and they rock. I was expecting a completely muffled sound, but they just take the edge off.
Guitar is a different beast though. The new strings should be harder to bend since they have more give while they're stretching.