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>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: >>61844759
ibanez rg350dx with paf pro in bridge
proco rat 2
EB volume pedal
hall of fame reverb
Minotaur effects fuzz and burn
orange dark terror
anything that will make my tone not incredibly muddy and awful
how do I do it senpaitachi, how do I get clear blackgaze tone without sounding like mush
First you need the right instrument.
>listen to song
>listen to it repeatedly
>the thrill is gone
No surf thread is complete without the king! I did not know (until a few minutes ago) that Dick Dale is half Lebanese. That explains a lot.
What classic songs should I learn for when I start playing in pubs? I'm thinking shit like AC/DC, cold chisel and a few other bands but I'm not well versed in classic rock because I'm a pretentious hipster faggot.
Asked in the earlier thread, I'll ask again: when compared to the more simpleIbanez models that run between 150 and 200 dollars, is the JEM JR worth the extra couple hundred dollars or am I better off getting something cheaper? I'm looking to upgrade from an old beat-up Squier Strat and I'm wondering if the difference in quality is worth the 400 I'd be putting towards the JEM. I've heard a few demos of it and it sounds killer, but I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with it for reference.
Is it worth getting either Yamaha TRBX174 or Fender CB-100CE for my first bass?
eAcoustic bass is a second bass to own, imho. Straight electric gets you taken seriously by the people you will be jamming with. Also good for silent late-night practice sessions.
I'm getting my first bass (played guitar for a few years now) and I wanted to know if I should straight up buy it online or go to a GC and try out some basses and feel it out. Since I have no experience with basses I don't think my judgement would be good enough, but I could do it regardless, besides sounds, what should I look for in a precision bass? The general stuff you would look for in a guitar? Something else? Or just go online?
> le monkey grip
> fancy inlays
> steve vai signature model
You're paying for all of these things when you're buying it. Do you need them? I'm not saying this is a bad guitar, but if you're looking for the best bang for your buck, that might not be it
People around here always say to go cheap on the axe and spend the difference on amps and effects. I say, once you've played a quality axe, you won't want to take that step back down.
At $150-200 you're still in Squire territory... No point spending the money for more of the same, imo. At $400-500 used, you're likely getting a quality instrument. Same price new, I'm not so sure.
Real experience with the Jem Jr.? Sorry, none.
I've heard how it plays and honestly, those things are just cherries on top. The Vai trem bar is a nice touch I'm interested in getting the hand of again, too.
>At $150-200 you're still in Squire territory... No point spending the money for more of the same, imo. At $400-500 used, you're likely getting a quality instrument.
See, this is the general impression I got and I told myself something similar but wasn't sure. I was thinking "Well, if I get the cheaper Ibanez and I discover I've bought something that plays no different than my Strat then I'm gonna be kicking myself over not getting a real upgrade." I wasn't sure if that was a correct way of thinking, but I'm happy you've confirmed that for me. I've seen enough of the demos and reviews to observe that it has the sound I want. Thanks, guys, I'll shop around at my local guitar shop before committing but I'm strongly considering the JEM now.
I'm in love with inlay, and the grip looks like something that'll really grow on me. Plus, this may sound superficial, but I like the idea of going on stage with that; I'm in a band that's set to play a shit ton of shows this year and I think that'll really add to our aesthetic. Idk, just me though.
Not really, most thin necks are reinforced, and all necks, w/exception of most classicals, have steel truss rods. I've not seen too many on quality instruments go bad, it does happen, but it's usually a bad piece of lumber or neglect on it's owners part(storage, humidity, ect.).
Is there a floyd rose/kahler style bridge that will fit on a strat without routing? It doesn't need to bend upwards. Kind of interested in the new Floyd Rose bridge for strat but it's basically just a strat bridge....
The Canadian dollar is so shit right now. What do I do?
Starting to get into jazz. Is this a good list to start with?
Al Di Meola
John Scofi eld
That's fine, but you don't have to rush to "catch'em all". Learn to fully absorb what a handful of artists are doing.
I would suggest:
Chord Melody Playing: Joe Pass, Lenny Breau,Johnny Smith, Barney Kessel
Melodic Single Note Soloing: Charlie Christian,Jim Hall, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery
Modern:Bill Frisell,Pat Metheny
just listen to classic rock radio for a day and pick songs you like. Though to be honest there's a ton to pull from and you don't have to choose something everybody knows. Just remember playing classic rock is almost completely about having fun, just like playing jimmy buffet it should be as relaxed as possible. Try to get people to sing along as much as you can. You have decades of music to choose from.
the big ones that people like are - the beatles, the rolling stones, led zeppelin, ac/dc, jimi hendrix
so learn some of their songs. people will probably be impressed if you can nail some zeppelin songs. they're not very difficult for guitar, but you need to find a drummer who can nail bonham's stuff, that's the hard stuff for zeppelin
good list, but like this anon >>61861782
said you should separate them into different styles, because what john mclaughlin plays is nothing like what joe pass plays, and both styles are extremely complex that will take years and upon years upon years to get half decent at
What determines the string spacing on most guitars? I mean both my guitars have the same diameter, but their string spacing difference is huge.
Which guitars normally have huge string spacings? It's so good for chordal playing.
I'd just go for an RG3550 or 550. but in general, yeah, you want to spend that extra money. the difference between a 150-200$ guitar and a 4-500$ guitar is like the difference between a 500$ guitar and a 1200$guitar
mos guitars will list the string spacing or at least the nut width. Go by the numbers and compare to your own nut. Some manufacturers will offer the same guitar with different width options.
12".. I know carvins are 14", but heck I'm not sure if I wanna order a guitar and ship it for 116 USD, only to find out I don't like it and ship it back for another 100+ dollars
Yeah I might. I'm not in a hurry so I will slowly save up.. Like real slow.
>12".. I know carvins are 14", but heck I'm not sure if I wanna order a guitar and ship it for 116 USD, only to find out I don't like it and ship it back for another 100+ dollars
go to a music store and try out a les paul and then try out a strat. they both have a different radius - >>61862464
if you can't do that/don't have a store near you, well, i don't know what to tell you.
Retubing a new 1200s, should I go for the reissue Tung Sols or just get the sovteks in this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUNN-1200-1200S-Amp-Primo-Tube-Set-6550-/200809420832
Steady rhythm is key, play with a metronome, become a robot. Learn some funk and surf, guitar wise it's very useful for krautrock stuff. Try the classic quick minor second pull-off. Learn jazzy chords.
I just found out about this, what does /gg/ think of this garbage?
I'd buy it for a <100 to mess around with.
So I'm probably gonna buy pic related to sit on top of my amp always on. I want to get a nice SVT tone but the amp I have now is a 80's Ampeg B2 and it is pretty lifeless. It has good frequency response but the boosts tend to introduce noise, especially with the horn in my 4x10 on. I was considering a digital solution but I sort of realized I would never use 90% of the effects from a unit. I found some good mods for the BDI21 to bypass the built in notch filter and bandpass, so I hopefully won't have to turn it off and screw with my EQ between songs too much. I know it's kinda stupid to void the warranty of such a cheap pedal($30) with mods, but the pedal looks really easy to repair. For guitar I wouldn't really consider analog as I know I'd just get more and more pedals.
I recently got a single humbucker guitar, and even though according to my multimeter control panel and strings are grounded, with high gain the buzzing still changes when I touch the strings. Is this inevitable, or is there something I can improve? my pickup wires are shielded and the pickup has a copper film shield on the back. Cavity shielding the guitar seems overkill with this considered.
The advantage is that you can get smoother textures by eliminating the pick scrape when doing eco picking.
It's like Guthrie Govan's two handed arpeggios, dude probably has no problem picking them but he chooses to tap them instead so they sound less aggressive.
Not really. If you are shredding I can imagine it, and economy tends to work well for a sudden fast arpeggio, but I dunno if you can even call that economy picking. If you can play arpeggios with an even rhythm you're good to go.
I can comp the song in my sleep senpai I just can't fucking solo over it. Why the fuck is this shit a standard
Has anyone memorized all the natural and harmonic modes in all keys by heart? I'm somewhere in the middle of this process and it's been much less overwhelming than I thought.
I imagine improvisation must be cool when you can combine different modes and the various different feelings they evoke together on the fly.
Honestly I don't believe in bass distortion without a blend knob. You totally lose the bottom end when you distort. That being said it's totally fine if the song takes the loss of the bass role into account. Does your amp have a way to blend fx with clean? Or can your board do that with the HM-2 through something else?
I hope I don't offend you too much, but you will almost inevitably learn to appreciate jazz at least on some level once you've gained deep enough understanding about music and developed your ears to a sufficient level.
playing over the changes in that song is some next level shit. the piano player on the recording said himself that he could barely keep up with how fast they go by.
that song is like a supercharged bebop song
Are you suggesting that knowing scales doesn't help with improvisation? Or did you get the impression that I was talking about just playing scales up and down? I don't really understand what you're trying to express, other than some vaguely elitist attitude.
The distortion channel of the BC-1 has a blend with the clean channel, and the HM-2 is in a parallel FX loop of the BC-1. Bass = Retained.
Hey man no need to be rude
I don't use the actual "polytuning" feature, but it tracks my single strings pretty fast and accurate. My previous tuner took 10+ seconds to figure out my low B every time.
the reverse occurred. i tried to get into jazz as a drummer and a guitarist as they are all technically good, however, the music is so horrendous and boring i just can't take it. i would almost rather listen to buckethead run through his latest scale noodling.
i find much more value in old blues , tho not as technically proficient in many ways - is so much better. listening to someone like skip james or john lee hooker from their early days is amazing how well it holds up.
lightening fast scales and key changes of jazz could not be more boring. its like watching the movie whiplash , they all are grotesquely proficient but musically i couldnt care less
cool, the BC-1 seems great for putting pedals on double duty for guitar and bass. Plus you need something like that to play the bassline to sleepy head.
>tfw no full version links
I see. While key and scale hopping are a big part of the appeal of jazz, I have to agree that there's a rather common tendency among jazz artists to over-develop those two to a point where, instead of contributing to the overall tonal richness the whole ordeal becomes not more than a circle jerk about who can noodle the fastest and change keys the most.
What's the point of variation if the listener isn't given enough time to emotionally react to it?
i will say this about jazz though - live jazz can be pretty awesome when done well, but somehow loses all flavor recorded.
maybe its the crispness of the drums and sound of a standing acoustic bass or something live that is good.
also, i'll never be as fast as those guys any way
Should have voted for Harper... All we can do now is wait it out.
When I first saw that leaf inlay at Cosmo, I thought that Suhr was a Canadian brand.
Sup, does anyone have experience with this cab? Is it worth 379dlls + tax? Is there a better cab for the price or cheaper?
Well it's not like the principles vary from source to source. Music notation is really simple stuff to grasp, the hard part is memorizing and becoming fast at creating the association between the right notes and correct piano keys or guitar frets, and that's something you become good at only with constant practice.
Ayy quick question.
Which would you go with given these choices?
Orange CRUSH12 12W
Orange Crush Pix CR12L 12W
Orange Crush 20 W
Marshall MB15 15 W
Marshall MG10CD 10 W
Ibanez IBZ-10 10 W
Line 6 Spider IV 15 W
Fender Mustang 20 W
also updating on my purchase. That Razorback through an MS-2 sounds incredible. I can get tones from J. Mascis to Slash and even heavy Pantera and Death riffs. Very crunchy, best fucking get ever.
don't get too caught up on cabs, man. If you have a graphic EQ you really only need to worry about features and specs. Try looking at what's going used near you and looking up the specs of those cabs. Frequency response, wattage rating and resistance are the big ones to keep in mind. Pretty much the only thing you need to watch out for you can't get from the manufacturer's website is durability.
> Marshall MG10CD 10 W
This is the only one I've played but it's a reap champ. Does pretty much everything and you just gotta love the EQ scheme. One knob, contour. Assuming you have a tone knob on your guitar you can get so many tones you won't believe it. This amp is so fucking great, seriously. Not to mention the cleanest clean in the biz. Not one of those goddamn tubey cleans. The overdrive channel goes from the most subtle dirt to full out metal. It doesn't strip your harmonics until you really crank it. The thing is loud and usable as a bass amp, albeit not a 5 string.
tldr; buy it it's like $20 used
>tfw you'll never own your dreams
squier vintage modified p and jazz basses are good, used fenders are normally decent. some of the epiphone thunderbirds are nice.
Corts are honestly decent but might not feel quite as nice or give you the sound you want.
sorry dead photobucket got me
What can I buy in place of Floyd Rose saddle shims? Anything similar at the hardware store?
Does anyone here know how I'd get into playing 'tavern' type music. Basically folk sort of stuff, for example is there a particular set of sclaes or chords used?
Haven't really looked anywhere else yet
This is kind of an example
It's pretty solid. the neck and stuff are a lot easier to transition to than other basses, and it's plays fine. just make sure the usual things are good, frets, setup, wiring, and you should be good to go
replaced my neck pickup on my tele with a duncan 59 humbucker. Thing sounds beefy. If you're worried about soldering for the first time don't. It's pretty easy after watching a few YouTube videos. Changing out a pick-switch looks like a pain in the ass though.
Get an Ibanez GIO
got one for $250 back whenever and now they are cheap af.
They sound clean and you can get the Claypool sound if you really work on it.
I have a GRG and yeah it's horrible, a friend bought a GSR because he's a punk ass nigga who doesn't care about quality and if he set it up right it could be prety well decent.
You can get it for way less than 250$ though, said friend bought it at 100€ used, they're the kind of instrument every retard who gives up after a week buys.
This sounds like Bass should, I could even distort it and it would still sound clear. It has an onboard preamp EQ. Just get GSR200FM or any models with 4 knobs.
as for the gio guitars, not even in the same category, besides sharing the name.
Trevor Something plays guitar?
Check out the prices of used RG550s in your area. They're usually $400-500 and MUCH higher quality than any new Ibanez in that price bracket.
Guitars from 25-30 years ago with super thin one piece necks can have stability issues, but nothing on this side of the year 1995 should.
Gibson is generally 12", Fender is 9.5". Some of the older Fender stuff (like my strat) is 7.25".
It's a pretty minimal difference.
I would, but not as a replacement. Use it as an alternative when you need a cleaner sound or are playing lines with a lot more string changes at speed.
>Parallel with HM-2
Heh, that's exactly what I do, except with an HM-2 and a TS-9 in parallel. Never seen anyone else do it.
Save a bit more and get a PPC212.
I kind of agree and kind of disagree. Cabinets are one of THE most important parts of your rig. At the same time a lot of cabinets outside of Marshall, Mesa, and Orange are great.
His tone is a Marshall JCM800 scooped right out running in parallel with a Soldano SLO100 providing the midrange. You could get a similar approach on a 'budget' using a Peavey 5150 and a Marshall JCM2000 DSL50/100.
I'm not familiar with using those types of larger tubes. I will say, I had reliability issues with JJ, my reissue Tung Sol are nice, but became microphonic (need to get dampeners), and Sovteks are supposed to be rock solid, and sound pretty good too.
Guys I think we should change these threads to Musician General
I think that way it wouldn't always be the same 3 people wanking over gear. Plus, musicians all have a lot to learn from each other.
Can anyone get behind this?
been put forward before
only reason stuff devolves into gear wankery is that gear is objective most of the time and music creation is not. it's a harder topic to talk about and requires more vocabulary to accurately get across a point or idea.
every attempt in the past to re-engineer the general has resulted in fracturing what we have and causing turmoil for a few threads.
but mate, other than more gear posts, there are literally no downsides to having more musicians in here discussing music. I think it add a lot more discussion about actual music, songwriting, etc, and not just gear gear gear
Idea was put forward months ago. This is a guitar thread. If you want a thread for x instrument or y discussion go make a general for it. There's literally zero reason to change this thread to fit what you want.
okay, if thats how you all feel than I'll drop it. I just figured that since these threads are notoriously horrible, y'all might want to make an effort to make them at least halfway decent
why have several tiny shitty threads for every instrument in the book when you could have one big thread where everyone talks about making music?
I'm a guitarist btw, so I'm not just trying to change it up because I feel excluded
these threads go from shit to good, sure the ratio isn't 1:1, but we do have good threads, and even if a thread is bad on the whole, discussion in it can still be decent in pockets.
Like it or not this thread is what we make it. if you wanna see discussion about music and influences and so on, you have to start it, encourage it, make sure it's valid to people here.
>I just figured that since these threads are notoriously horrible
Only during this time. They're great threads off-peak, the shit posting dies right down.
>why have several tiny shitty threads for every instrument in the book when you could have one big thread where everyone talks about making music?
Because /gg/ bump limits several times a day anyway. You ever used /dbt/ over on /o/? It moves to fast now that discussion has pretty much evaporated and the threads are borderline useless.
You'll turn /gg/ into a shit posting hole that bump limits in two hours.
This too >>61871530. There have been plenty of great threads, trying to change the threads because you only visit during shitpost o clock isn't our problem.
>if you wanna see discussion about music and influences and so on, you have to start it, encourage it, make sure it's valid to people here.
Truer words couldn't have been spoken. If you want that sort of discussion make it. Inviting in an army of new shit posters and irrelevant content will just turn the threads to perpetual shit like several other generals on this site.
Alright my rant is over. Hope you can see why we keep it /gg/.
A good friend has a Super and.. frankly it's really hard to use. It's just so loud and it doesn't get into that sweet Fender bright crunch until way past stage or practice volume. You're better with a Twin or Deluxe
goddamn i think i'm retarded, i need help. so i got the amp that i ordered (hot rod deluxe iii) and the tubes came separately.
i watched this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuJaCVldFq0
which shows how to replace the tubes on the same exact amp i have. the first two he puts in went pretty easily for me, but the last 3 pre-amp tubes just will not go in the slots they're supposed to go in. i line them up and try to wiggle them in and they just won't go in/stay.
so i put them in as best as i could, they were a bit loose, and turned on the amp. it played great for like 10 seconds, then i heard a sort of pop, and then i couldn't hear anything out of the amp.
what am i doing wrong? why won't the tubes go in like it shows in the video? none of the prongs seem too bent either
I would keep it open in another tab and have a look at stuff every hour or two maybe, but I wouldn't be able to contribute as much as I do here as i'm honestly not that creative. just enjoy playing music I like.
I just played an Agile AL3500 (I think that's the model). It played and sounded great. Honestly just as good as a Gibson. Idk about SX guitars, but I have a P bass copy and it's pretty rad
It takes some work. /gg/ didn't spark instantly either.
It's not really about getting people from here as much as getting new people. As bad as /gg/ CAN be at times, it can produce answers faster than pretty much any guitar forum around.
J. Mascis's Jazzmasters are beast,
I didn't know he was a Marshall player.
Really explains a lot of his sound.
Come to think of it, I had some unknown year vintage pickups like those when I was a kid but threw them thinking they were useless. also a fried up strat with classic pickups.
that wasn't the point of my question dude. just trying to get a feel for whether or not there would be any interest
I do remember back when /gg/ threads were starting out. Good times, lol. Does anyone remember that dude with the sweet Rickenbacker and P-bass? Or that dude with the Spector and the GK/Hartke rig?
Make sure you have them lined up correctly, facing the right side, with no brackets or anything else in the way.
as for the popping, you're poor connectivity is causing arcing.
I just bought a Warwick Thumb because I'm an irresponsible idiot. It's a bolt on 5 string from 2000. I have some burning questions:
How do I manage the neck dive?
Does that famous nasally, crispy honk actually sit well with a band?
How much does a bass like this usually sell for?
In any case, I can't wait to play the absolute FUCK out of it.
that they weren't an option.
if they're gonna try and introduce some shit like that, it should be opt in, or at least opt out.
oh man, that guys guitars were so nice, especially that ibanez artcore, and his pedal and amp setup was so nice too.
He still posts here from time to time. I don't think he was handling the abuse outside of /gg/ too well though so he's not a regular anymore.
>ric and p bass
I'm pretty sure they're still around too.
Yeah they were. There was the one Australian guy who was a professional classical double bassist. He'd always post his $30,000 bass that was made by some famous builder (forget who ATM) and put my laminate Shen to shame
Nah rickenbro definitely stopped posting a lot time ago. I've seen those new ones and it isn't the same guy
My bad. Read so many of these threads a lot of people blur together haha.
Nothing wrong with a teardrop burst Les Paul though. Posting the old photos for the sake of it. If I recall Brazilbro and I did most of the original template. I still keep an eye on the MediaFire account and try to keep the links alive.
I've got some books I need to add, but I haven't had to spare time to go through them, get scans, etc.
i feel like this should be in the sticky
my acoustic is buzzing alot should I just deal with higher action or is raising the bridge good idea ( dont think the nuts at fault its in good shape )
Twins break up way later than Supers do, they're also louder. 85w vs. 45 on the super. Supers are a bit of a midway between the deluxe and twin. I don't like how early the deluxes break up, I like my clean headroom.
Do you have a rip of it? If not I can track down a copy and load it onto the /gg/ MediaFire after I read it.
I try to keep it somewhat lightweight. Main reason I haven't done scans of the Guitar Grimoire stuff.
The deluxe is a great amp man, I wouldn't be worried about. The super does have more clean head room and doesn't break up as early as the deluxe does. At gigs you can just mic the deluxe at a clean level and you're fine.
it might be a sign of a warped bowing neck.
that would be one fucking pain in the neck(lel)
Anyways you could attempt to adjust the action and if maybe you are lucky you could adjust the truss rod but I doubt it on acoustics. warping usually comes from string tension so make sure you have the right strings on it.
There's a key in the center of the big octal power tubes to make sure they fall into the socket correctly.
The preamp tubes are mini 9 pins. There is a gap between pins 1 and 9 to orient the tube with the socket. Take a look at the socket before ramming these in and bending the pins.
The pop sound could be lots of things. If you have no sound at all, you've likely smoked a fuse.
someone might be able to get it here :
otherwise i only have the hard version
i think it is lightweight enough: this is great introductory to learn theory as it relates to chords and scales, later does inversions, comping and then goes to advanced things later in the book,
Raising the action will make it harder to play and won't really solve the problem
Check the curve on your neck, it needs to be straight or slightly curved. If the neck is very curved or worst, back-bowed, you need to adjust the truss-rod if you have one.
If you don't, well, not many options. You can try upping or dropping the tuning but that's pretty much it.
everything I can check with a multimeter including the bridge is grounded. I have hum cancelling pickups. There's still buzz(not him) when I'm not touching the strings. what the fuck? I thought I would only get hum that didn't change from contact with the strings if everything is wired right?
I have a digirtech bad monkey I run my bass through and honestly I believe it's better for bass than it is for guitar because you have the high and low knobs which help you blend in more lower end when you need it.
I would agree with some distortions doing that but not all. The few dirtboxes I used and would use again if I ever wanted one were the Green Rhino and Swollen Pickle, both had no blend control
I actually thought this was pretty cool. I remember hearing Prince use the original one on some SNL performance about 10 years back and it sounded great. Kinda hope they do this with the PN-2 and Slow Gear
J is a beast
Still here, sold the Ric, and upped my P bass game and more importantly my amp situation
Ruby Red. Also /gg/ wasn't much better back then
Wrong, just dropped the trip, I bring it back from time to time when someone brings me up
Has anybody had any experience with a Rickenbacker? Good or bad? They look pretty cool just don't know too much about their reliability.
oh, my bad, forgot they did other finishes back in the day. just remembered it was red. that's a nice fucking setup man. i'm mad jealous.
You're right about /gg/, it wasn't much better, but it's easier to remember the good bits than all the bad.
I know the front man of a punk band used one for at least 5 years or something and they were tackling each other on stage and shit most shows. pic related. I'm pretty sure it was the same one the whole time though I'm sure it got some repairs along the way. Honestly though the key to Rickenbacker tone is just 24.74" or less scale length and super low output pickups. Pretty much any guitar will sound like one with that.
>want to buy edge replacement from ibanez
>that will be 376 usd
>mfw I just cleaned mine out recently after it being rusty and dirty as all fuck
I'm translating this that you have hum that goes away when you contact the strings.
Well, that's how guitars work. The strings are grounding you. Your body emits enough emf that when amplified many times, it becomes audible. If you want the hum to be less without string contact then shield the pickup and control cavities. Or you could try a noise gate pedal.
Has anyone had any real problems with the Fender hammer saddles?
You can make a Super Hard for about $15 from Tayda.
I threw together a purple plexi and it's pretty rad.
I just bar the fret. The guy's hands look kind of small (he got them Jimmy Bruno fingers) so he may just be playing the chord that way to accommodate for the physical limitation. Then again, to each their own.
I want to start recording stuff in my room. I have an amp, but some people have been telling me to just use one of those axeFX things and do a direct feed into my computer.
So should I do that or mic up my amp? What kind of mics should I use? Is there anything I need to buy like an audio card for my computer?
it's better to use all your fingers. you can get away with barring it with your index but it's ultimately sloppy and you won't be as fast transitioning to different chords. using all your fingers feels tighter to me. you do need to barre it if you want to do those fast sus4 movements though
Hey OP, could you use this for the next thread pic. Save it as "24inch fretboard" for bants
Go for a Shure SM57 and an Interface at first. I own an AxeFX II XL and I only use direct recording for demos and drafting.
For 'real' recordings if I'm using the AxeFX as a preamp I'll output to a tube power amp, cabinet, and mic it up.
so I ordered this thing last week and it arrived today
can provide first impressions and quick review if anybody's interested
If you've already got a good amplifier and cabinet, an SM57 is $99 and a 2i2 is $149. You can get studio quality guitar recordings with that setup, but a HUGE amount of it is skill not the equipment you're using.
Recording sound is a totally different skill set and takes a lot of practice and a LOT of time to get good at.
Also this >>61878035 you don't really "just" go and buy an AxeFX without a solid understanding of what it is and why you want and/or need it. It's a $2500 modelling preamp.
I have an Axe Fx and it is amaaaaazing. Just get in line for the Fractal AX8. $1399.
not really but you can get close. Pretty amazing that people still want these for the "tone." Just like how people say you can tell the difference between SS and nickel frets. It's almost as if whenever something works better by default it's got bad tone. Fucking placebo polish.
There's basically no reason to buy an AX8. You could get a mint used AxeFX II for the same or slightly more. Considering the AX8 has a THIRD of the DSP power that an AxeFX II has it just makes no sense to not spend the tiny bit extra.
You buy an SM57 because it's the industry standard microphone used on countless of album recordings. If you don't have $99 to buy a microphone, keep saving.
Ahh woops! I mixed them up.
If you really want clean headroom I wouldn't go with Fenders then. Their best sound is that crunchy clean-ish that you get at high volumes imo. A good JC would be your best option.
Mannnn their company's commitment to tonewood is cringey. I can't imagine good value from those guys. I feel bad cuz I'm not supposed to say this stuff on new bass day. Well, I bet the guitar is really nice anyway even if it's expensive. How's the passive MM sound?
they might sound different just from the fact they can't be fully intonated
I have a Tele with standard six piece saddles, I'm not a big fan of these either, they feel too flimsy to me and are a pain in the ass when changing strings because I always manage to knock one or two out of the radius. I plan on upgrading to something just not sure what yet.
>tfw have a solid 80k inheritance sitting around
>don't know what to do with my life
>debated fulfilling my guitar wishlist
it's rough having all dis money i didn't earn but feel the need to spend responsibly
they don't come with the block style standard? just those crappy bent metal things? you can buy replacement saddles cheap. My sx tele has the block saddles and they work good. My tele is string through though so the pressure on them is greater though. If you're top loading you might need to shim the neck so you can raise the saddles and get better break angle. Or just use heavier strings.
One saddle is way better.
my Tele strings through the back of the guitar. when the strings are on its not a problem, it's when I take them off they start flapping around a bit and the screws get out of whack
yea they're the standard bent pieces of metal things. the block ones seem better, I also want to get new tuners for this too because I fucking hate the standard ones
Damn dude, I'm sorry your guitar needs so much work. I don't think the new saddles will change the risk of messing it up during a string change. You just have to be careful I guess. Still, I like it better than a tune-o-matic that you can't change the radius on.
is this really that cheap? I though this was a somewhat desirable guitar?
it'd be cutting it close. some of the shit on my wishlist is vintage stuff .
it's more of a preference thing. I like tune of matics because the radius is set, and I played a les paul for ten years before I got into teles. I'm just used to those bridges.
the standard tuners on new fenders annoy me because of that stupid half machined tuning peg. I like my tuners to all be the same size.
well it would be something to balance out pic related
Well, that's a sweet deal, but I was responding to all the $2500 peeps. If I had to get something new, I'd go for the AX8. I don't even use axefx DSPs to their potential. I mostly use...
OVERDRIVE >AMP > CAB
and sometimes a delay or reverb. It seems more user friendly also and homeboy doesn't have much recording exp.
well, I like physical/analogue a lot for most shit. just prefer something tangible you know?
as for the 4001, technically it's two, wanna recreate pic related which means a right headstock with a lefty fretboard and body.
as I said I just don't really know what I want to do with my life and I don't really see a point in becoming a property manager.
$2500 is for an XL+. $1500 is about what you'll usually pay for a II. Like I said, it has SO much extra power you'd be mad to buy an AX-8 over it.
>it seems more user friendly
They're literally exactly the same to use in Axe-Edit.
Either way, someone who doesn't know what an AxeFX is or why they're useful doesn't need to buy one. A mic and interface would make more sense for now.