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Guitar chords and inversions
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
Stop eating and have already high cheekbones.
Now that I think about it, I could pretty much look like him if I were tanned and had a shitty 80's haircut.
I like it, looks better than a LP imo. I prefer comfy contours so I wouldn't buy one though.
One music post for every 100 about pedals and finishes and brands... wow what a bastion of knowledge. You are right, this place is a breeding ground for musical discussion. With so many musicians, how could it not be?
i would like to submit this for the sticky but i can't get a pdf.
why is life so hard
Its just how you play pic related if you're a pussy
You're on fucking 4chan and it's fine for people helping each other out with bits and pieces. I assume most people talk about the music they're actually making with the people they're making music with.
Enlighten us though, what would you like to talk about right now rather than bitching.
Is someone forcing you to respond? If I was wrong, you would all just ignore me and it would be obvious I was wrong as my post sat in the middle of a bunch of others about music. Instead, you all know you spend more time looking at gear than playing or learning because you know that deep down, you don't love guiar as much as you want to believe, you just latched onto it and starting building an identity from it because you're shallow 16-20 year olds with no thoughts inside yourself worth expressing, so you go on shitposting and avoiding the truth.
Maybe post it and strike up a discussion? That would of course only be possible if there were enough others around capable or interested enough in music to bother. Sadly, not the case.
Anybody have an idea for how much these things sell for now?
Last time I checked, it was considerably higher then what I paid for it, but now I can't find a price anywhere.
This if you're on a budget
Sucks to hear the truth, ehh? One look at any of these threads proves me right. The discussion here is pretty much just reddit tier retardation, memes, and posting the same cliche's over and over.
Unfortunately, it probably is trash. It might be less trash if you posted it and had others give input and critique. Nope, just like you said. You will get 2-3 two sentence responses at best, and somebody just saying:
You mean triplet feeling stuff ? If you're speaking about that, that's like half of power metal.
Capots are alright if you want to do tappity diddly dee stuff without pulling off to an open fret
My deepest apologies.
No point. Everybody would shit on it regardless of quality at this point. Also, take note that I never once said I was great, only that these threads are shit.
>another fucking modelling amp
Is everyone trying to cash in the success of modelling ? I was fine with the axe fx and the kemper, but then came the helix, this and the BIAS head ?
Also am I the only one who thinks it's retarded trying to model the frequency response of another cab while you're already using a cab ?
Cheap 5 string bass with 35" scale length
>>/feelsgoodman/ after playing on a shitty €200 Juan Salvador 2C for 3.5 years.
Something actually good. Why the fuck didn't they make a single DSL model with a powersoak ? or hell just copy Mesa's idea of having an EQ as well as three knobs ? There's plenty of things that could have been done, releasing a modelling amp now sounds like they're just trying to cash into a trend, I wouldn't be surprised if it was overpriced.
fender 5 string inline tuners always look like shit tbqh
i don't know why either
The best wah is the first run of the Bad Horsie. Fantastic design.
>pic-related, mine which I bought for $50 off a guy clearing out his home studio. Easily one of the best gear finds I've ever had.
I listened to a couple of the Petrucci wah demos and to me it's nothing special. For my money, the best Dunlop wahs are the original Cry Baby and the Jerry Cantrell. The Petrucci wah sounds amazing when Petrucci plays it because he's got a million other things processing his tone between his guitar and amp.
TL;DR there are better wahs out there for a lot less money.
I've played one belonging to an acquaintance of mine at a few bar gigs. Seems like a pretty decent amp, and I know he uses it for recording and solo performances. It has great natural overdrive.
I use an Egnater Rebel 20 head and I love it. Simple as it gets, single channel, and I get all my OD from a pedal. I spent >$300 for it used off eBay, then spent another $160 for a new Fender cab.
So, I'm building a new Strat. This might be heresy but I'm building a Hardtail Partscaster.
I've picked up a MIM Tom Delonge body because it's pretty much the only hardtail you can get besides a Robert Cray. Bonus: Surf Green!
I'm waiting to pick up a MIA '06 Deluxe neck with a compound radius, soft V, and a maple fretboard with abalone dots. I'm going to slap some 60s RI hardware onto it.
I've also ordered a set of Bare Knuckle Mother's Milk pickups. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8JjU3QgxqA
Thoughts? Is this crazy or have I done a good thing? I guess if it's shit, I can always sell the parts and go back to my Am Standard.
How shitty are the licensed Floyds on the Jackson SLX Soloists? This thing is kind of tempting...
You can get almost anything non-boutique for that price used. At least where I live. Blues deluxe is alright, but kind of shrill and the overdrive channel is really generic, but still good.
How do I turn a chord progression into a song?
Also how do I settle on one thing, there is like a million little things you can do differently, its impossible to settle on one strumming pattern, certain way to play a chord, playing it at a different time, damn dude
Guaranteed you just think you're doing the A shaped major bar chord correct, but because of how you hold it you're completely muting the highest string in the chord, its 3rd, which is what makes it a major chord. You're playing a power chord you faggot.
Why hasn't gearspammer been poisting in GG lately?
what are your single fav pedals from
6. Audible Disease
Whats your single favorite pedal of all time (or top 5 if u can't pic one)
I've been playing for 12 solid years. Not as good as I want to be but who is? if you're satisfied with your playing level you're not a musician imo.
Ernie Ball power slinky or D'Addario med top/heavy bottom.
my vote is for Shubb. love that sunmabitch.
try writing a melody first
Uhh. I know it's weird, but look from angle. I just squeeze and the finger frets the note. Sort of just happens when you play thumb over I guess. I have lots of bad habits I guess, but I make the noises I want.
Dear anonito, have you ever used a Digitech Supernatural? I can't decide between that and the Context.
>Also am I the only one who thinks it's retarded trying to model the frequency response of another cab while you're already using a cab ?
Not if you're going line out and using the units cab purely for stage sound.
seriously its my favorite pedal i still cant believe all the shit you can do with it
yes they are homemade
the only problem with everyone's strategies for modeling so far is that they're going after less informed consumers by making high cost amps when people who play through computers are already generally well informed and know you really just need a USB interface and a DAW
I'm experimenting with materials for muting at the moment, Velcro straps, foam, etc. Gives you some really cool "effects" and things you can do that wouldn't be possible otherwise. Velcro strap around the bridge/strings mutes them quite a bit and gives you a really interesting percussive sound, at the nut it basically does the same thing as a fret wrap. I'll maybe cobble together a few rhythm tracks with that stuff.
Considering their pricing I doubt they're gonna be comparable to other might end modellers out there.
For my modelling rig I have the left channel sent to a power amp and cab with the right channel with a cab sim sent to the PA.
Hell they've already got a modeller which is miles ahead of these, the JMD:100.
I had the ones with adhesive lying around, so I can just cut them to length and do whatever. Just a nice thing to mess around with, I doubt that it'll have any real implications for me.
Hey guys i want to buy an small amp so neighbors stop throwing things at me, so far the best i have seen is http://www.randallamplifiers.com/product/rd5h/
What would you choose? im looking for a vintage metal sound
or whatever mg you can find on CL
also, are you sure it's not because you're playing metal rather than volume? Cause I'd be annoyed if it was even audible, let alone loud.
POD HD+ Headphones. Will sound better than most crapper low wattage combo's and you could use it for recording.
This is a good option as well, don't waste money on shit amps.
I bought a an earthquaker dispatch master reverb/delay. I like it
So far everyone has told me to staw away from those amps, nah, sometimes i even play some blues and they still hate me
At night i use to play with guitar rig, idk if there are better options in that field, anyway i preffer an amp, thanks
oh ok i will check that out thanks
whats it like? is it more of an "add color and timbre and whatever" type efx or more of a "this doesnt sound like a g uitar anymore and ive never been happier" sort of efx?
ive been eyeing that thing up pretty hard but i dunno if id spring for that guy. i really want a third and probably final reverb or reverb/delay... thinking about the tc electronic T-2 thinger where they said they designed each setting ground up with ambient tones in mind
>mfw I realize namm is scheduled around tax returns
What could possibly cater to blues lawyers more
Now I'm embarrassed to be excited about namm
Half of modelling stuff is that yeah. The axe fx and the kemper look actually interesting, haven't heard them live but the rest of it looks like garbage.
Delay when playing fingerstyle is pretty mad. I've been itching for one of those with a built in FX loop to change the sound of the delay itself, it could lead to some really interesting results.
i love delay. havae you ever considered utilizing one with longer repeats and lower time settings? give you more of a sustainy tone where harmonies wash into eachother and melodies wash into eachother like endless harmonies?
Just decide on it.
Go with what best matches your lyrics and then decide what you're going to do with it.
Creating a song is like driving-you have to decide where you want to go, how to get there, and what you want to do while you're there.
stop picking a key and a scale and that kind of shit and then attempting to turn that into a piece of music. confuised as to why your shit doesnt sound like t he shit that inspires you? its because youre pissing in the wind man. you cant come up with sick licks using a list of locker combinations.
stop agonizing over whats correct. does it sound good? then why the fuck are you dwelling on it?
I'm just getting into pedals after playing acoustic mostly for the last few years.
I'm loving what I have but fuck is it a pricey thing to get into.
Eg I want that red panda context (or old blood noise procession) but that's $200 for either.
dude the old blood pedal is incredible
but yeah pedals are expensive as shit
dont forget how its not hard to get into diy efx. theres an initial investment you have to make in order to compile the tools youll need but after that the only actually expensive part is the aluminum enclosure you put the guts into.
r/diypedals is the jump-off point. PCBs are the most straight forward way of assembling circuits imo, but i prefer working with stripboard (aka vero board).
tldr its definitely within your grasp assuming youre not retarded
My teacher is basically putting all technique lessons for bass on halt until I can read sheet music at least semi-decently... I was focusing on technique so much (and I'm actually seeing progress there) but reading sheet music just won't go into my head for some reason, I know that it'll make me a more versatile player and that it'll be beneficial in the end, but holy fuck is it boring and oh boy does it seem like a waste of time right now when I could be practicing techinque instead.
Also, even though I'm a beginner, I'll get to play with a bunch of old guys and old profs at my Uni, which sounds kinda cool. We'll basically get drunk and play some folk music, and maybe rehearse a thing or two for opening ceremonies each year.
>My teacher is basically putting all technique lessons for bass on halt until I can read sheet music at least semi-decently...
this sounds like a shit way to teach the bass guitar
find a new instructor
i see. i mean, you do you and everything... but i went a long time without being able to read sheet music and got pretty fuckin sick at the bass guitar. eventually i learned to read sheet music via a nonmajors music theory course, finale, and a portable grand.
ear training >
play along to music you like and after a good long while youll just be able to hear whats going on. id wait until then to bother with sheet music.
>le i only play noise rock
>le i only shoegaze
>le i only play acoustic
>le i only play gypsy jazz
fuck your self pretentiousness, theres nothing wrong with a wah unless youre kirk hammett
My ME-80 Ive been using for a couple of weeks. I took a risk getting a multieffects pedal as opposed to analog but after tweaking it for bloody ages you can actually get a really nice sound.
Would absolutely recommend if anyone just needs a quick and easy setup for at home.
red panda context has a gated setting thats sorta like that.
why not get some sort of modulation pedal and run that into a reverb pedal?
how hxc do you want your mod to be? laser guns and fireworks and grandfather clocks? pitch shifting, detuning, arpeggiating?
fuck knowz mate
all i know is I found this vst recently and my guitar sounds good through it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ITN622DXXk
looking to get similar sounds live (i dont want to play through my laptop due to latency etc)
i cant think of anything that has the damp, decay, and cutoff type functions the VST has.
my ring thing produces sounds similar to what youve got going on there. as long as the blend is turned pretty far down.
the timbre of the vst sounds pretty chorussy to me. maybe theres a chorus out there with a bunch of extra tweak pots. fuck knows is right i guess
I'm conflicted, I need to study at Uni anyway so learning theory just makes my head explode, but maybe I should just get it over with and sit down for a few hours every day for a week or two.
Ok first time on this board since I'm starting to play guitar, and I wanted to ask something that has been boggling me, why are chords played the way they are? Like, if a C-maj consists of the notes C, E and G, how is it decided which exact C, E and G are played out on the guitar? (also I just took Cmaj as an example, now I'm confused as to why I'm strumming C E C)
LTD EC-1000 & Schecter Hellraiser C1
Peavey 6534 & Orange amps
>post desired gear
>how long have you been playing?
close to 8 years now, started at like 11
I'm young and i'm not into 80's stuff or whatever, bully me as much as you want, my favorite guitarists are Lee Malia & Misha Mansoor
nothing really, playing guitar is just a hobby, i just learn songs and play for fun
The chords you're learning are basically just for learning.
You can make those chords however you want on whatever part of the neck you want given the knowledge of how to finger it that way.
You're getting into phrasing , playing a specific note on a specific fret instead of elsewhere, example being playing A at the 5th fret on the low E/6th string as opposed to an open A on the A/5th string
you can play a c major triad wherever you want as long as you incorporate C, E, and G. the few different patterns in your chord dictionary are absolutely not the only ways to do it.
i think you're trying to ask a question about voicings and possibly inversions
the guitar is tuned in a way to make two full octave chord voicings easy to play. the CAGED system kind of goes into this, but you need to pay attention to the intervals and the way they change up the neck. different patterns create the same chord with different voicings up the neck.
>at girl's place right now, don't have access to pics :(
Also that's a hugeass gauge for just dropped A. I only use a .56 on my 7 for dropped A/B standard and it's already tight.
well i might sound retarded but here goes my reason for using that kind of gauge
i was playing with like .56 and some 60's but i watched an interview with lee malia explaining his rig & he said he's using like .80's or something and I gave it a try, just to see what it feels/sounds like
it just sounds beefy as fuck, it's not about the tightness for me (ayy lmao), it just sounds really thick idk how to explain it
Yeah? The fuse is just there to say something's wrong.
This 'gera has hammed up biasing crap like a lot of new amps. You don't want this.
One of the knobs just broke. These are the worst knobs I've ever seen on an amplifier.
I got to play for a few seconds before it freaked out again. So I gotta fix the power amp then should be good to go.
Yeah I saw that interview, was his rig run down where he appeared for about a quarter of it then his tech was in it for the rest to explain the difficult stuff lol.
Yeah fair enough, personally I've always preferred the lighter gauges for B/A as it sounds a bit sludgier which is what I go for. Trick that the guitarist of Twelve Foot Ninja showed was that the lighter gauge strings are better for that "djent" tone. Although my 7 has a 26.5" scale so that helps a bit lol. More people prefer 60/62 for B and that usually, one of the main users here (Adelaide-bro with his Gibsons, Ibby K-7 and 70's Fender) uses something like that, hoping he'd respond but he's not online right now.
I like the Marshall SL5 for being able to switch between 5 watts and 1 watt. Pretty neatO
too late for that ao nigga its already been done, that pic was from last night when I posted them here asking if i should try and keep the veneer (which meant keeping the knocks and dings) or just sand the nuts off of it revealing the wood difference underneathe.
I've decided to call it the rassguitar
Yup, because BMTH, well Lee Malia writes a lot of single-string riffs (songs like Alligator Blood, Chelsea Smile) , the .80 sounds really beefy, that's why there is not need to up-gauge the other strings, since that thick gauge punch sound on the 6th is all what's needed.
I might sound completely dumb while explaining this, I can't really explain stuff when it comes to my guitar preferences and such
Yeah I'm familiar with a lot of their stuff and how it works for him.
Nah it's all preference man, like I prefer 7's necks to 6's for a lot of my music. Different strokes for different folks.
yeah, thanks a lot jackson
AH BE PLAYIN ME JAMS MON CAN YA FEEL DA REETHUM FLOWAN INDJYA BLOD MON
Just had to stick at it. front and back need another coat and then the finishing oil goes on and the grain goes pop.
I need a new delay pedal to replace my DD-3. Want to get something a little more interesting.
Which in the Memory Man series should I check out? Or what about the Black Fountain? I've heard great things about both.
For other decent 7's in that range look into the higher-end Schecters, LTD 1000 series/higher-end signatures. or look into used Ibanez Prestige/Signatures or used ESP Standards if you want a really nice guitar.
Mic your amp.
Not much I can do if you don't have a copy of it. I'll check the music store (for books) next time I'm in the city, but I don't really have the time to trawl the net for a free copy.
D'Addario EXL158 13-62.
The main issue with more modeling amplifiers is they're worse than what already exists. No point hyping and releasing an inferior product.
Try this signal chain instead,
Noisegate (REAPER VST) -60db
Compressor (GuitarRig, but any would do)
Noisegate (REAPER VST) -60db
Parametric EQ adding +4db to 120Hz
The Anvil preamp (lead channel)
NadIR running ASEM V30 on left and right in dual mono.
Parametric EQ cutting -2db at 240Hz
High Pass at 60Hz
My secret weapon live for years has been a heavily boosted KT-77 loaded DSL with gain reduction on the second channel. I've been wanting to grab a 6534+ to do similar mods.
Transformer upgrade. NOS 12AX7s for the gain stages, add shielding, Sovtek LPS for the Phase Inverter, KT-77 swap (hence 6534), mod lead circuit back to 6505 specs, and remove some of the top end fizz.
>lso that's a hugeass gauge for just dropped A. I only use a .56 on my 7 for dropped A/B standard and it's already tight.
Not him but it isn't On a 25.5" a 56 in A is making ~11.7lbs of tension. That's anything but tight.
I mainly tune to B Standard, but if I stayed in A I'd be using a 68 for the lowest string.
I can work out tensions pretty quickly. A 68 or 70 is what I'd be using on a 25.5" for a low A.
Looking for clean boost that maintains low end. Want to slam the front end of a Marshall JCM 800, but my super od isnt cutting it. Never been a TS guy either. Should I just use and eq with gain and lows boosted? How the custom electronics gain boost?
I've almost being playing guitar for 10 years and I have nothing to show for it. I wish I'd actually stuck in when I was a kid because I just suck now and I don't know how I could possibly get any better. I've been trying to teach myself to play everything from Spiderland and a few Fugazi songs recently but I just feel like even with practice I still sound like shit. I bought a Tele a few years ago when i decided I really wanted to get back into playing and I've realized now that Tele's are not really suitable for the type of music I like to play anyway. I've tried writing songs but I have no idea because instead of properly teaching me to play guiatar my teacher taught me fucking AC/DC songs which I have no idea how to even play now. Somebody please give me the motivation to even continue playing this thing.
fender basses are pretty good. some people enjoy rickenbackers though they're a bit pricy. a couple here like Warrior if you know what that is. Gibson/epiphone thunderbirds are neat too.
also get fukt underage b&
I know this is a joke but I've never even bought a pedal before. I mean what sort of thing would be good for playing Fugazi stuff (songs from Repeater specifically).
I know but I hear all this shit about changing my pickups and I don't even know if I want to do that to my £700 guitar. I feel like I would just fuck it up.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I don't. I used to love playing guitar, especially when I got my Tele I really did love playing but things are different now. Don't think I've sat and just played for a few hours for a year now. I feel so uninspired. I never even played guitar ever to impress somebody, just to show myself I could get good at something when I was a kid but that never happened because I had such a shitty guitar teacher and eventually I just lost interest.
I personally love my OCD Fulltone, but you can't go wrong with a TubeScreamer. Honestly, just go to a guitar center and try a bunch of pedals. Don't necessarily feel the need to buy one right then, but figure out what you like/don't like.
But if you want a fugazi sound, a transparent OD would probably be up your alley.
Reverb and chorus are just preference
I don't really have a Guitar Center type place where I live unfortunately since our main music shop shut down. Thanks for the help though. Guess I'll just have to make a choice from watching Youtube videos or whatever.
This. I've been playing for 15 years and still suck. But I never don't have a good time messing around with pedals.
And because everyone else also wants pedals, you can usually get most of your money back on anything that you take care of. It's a pretty stable collecting hobby
Looking to get an cheap acoustic bass and drum kit when taxes come. Any good recommendations?
>pic related my current set up
So I've been playing ukulele since late October, and I really want to play the bass. Should I wait until I've mastered the ukulele to pick up the bass or fuck it and do both simultaneously ?
My sister has a bass she doesn't play (her amp is her nightstand) so I'm really contemplating getting it for myself
>you can never master an instrument
True, but I still have yet to switch chords more smoothly. I'll probably into bass when February rolls around
Why did fender never release this?
I know, it's impossible to appreciate the beauty from a single glance.
Is it possible to run an Ampeg bass amplifier in stero with my Frontman 212r? The Pre-Out socket can be used to connect another amp according to the manual. I want a bass amp in the mix to throw in something with a really muffled low end tone beneath my Frontman's brighter tone.
Considering at the time 7's were mainly directed towards metal players/shredders and it just wasn't Fenders market. Probably why they never bothered.
Fun fact: They also own Jackson guitars now so there's no point having metal guitars from two brands
It would but you do not usually want to run preamp>preamp>power amp>cab. You want to run just one pre, cuz the signal coming from the first pre will be too loud for the second one. If your ampeg has a power in you can use that but you won't get a tone much different from just not using the ampeg at all. Be careful not to max out anything whenever using more than one amp unless you do the math first.
i just put a 59 seymour duncan on the neck of my tele
never did any soldering before but watched a few videos and used a friend's iron
took like 20 minutes, now my tele feels like it could play anything
My fingerboard has what looks to be some weird looking streaks and cracks.
>Parallel to frets near the high E
>Long thin streaks running perpendicular
I clean and oil the thing regularly and no more than I should, but they don't seem to go away. Are these anything to worry about?
Why bother? I'd buy it, then recycle it in the hopes that its metals would go towards a less shitty amp.
>pic related, a classic
>once I get my MBC-1 at NAMM they release the MBC-1RS
salty as shit. Extremely salty.
>I don't like it so no one can!
I just really wanted the Santa paint job. Maybe I can get someone around here to do it for me...
i have a prs se 24 can i downtune it to d standard without worrying about spring tension or will it fuck up my tuning completely?
also if i do it will i need to readjust the springs after i go back to the basic tuning or it should be fine?
do power chords. There are actually good songs with only power chords, and there are actually original things you can do with them. It's good to use what's easy to play when playing with others since you have more to pay attention to.