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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
I love those old swirled UV7s. See the occasional swirled RG7620 as well.
Yeah me too. My next project is swirled strat put together from a bunch of old parts I have. Should look something like this when it's done.
I'm more into the DayGlo approach now and doubt I'll swirl anything myself, but I can always appreciate it. Hopefully yours turns out looking awesome.
>playing guitar with normie in my dorm who's not very good but likes to play
>he brings a bunch of girls into the room to watch us play
>they mire my technique as i play rhythm flawlessly while he struggles to play lead
>he wants to start a band
so this is how it begins
>not owning a guitar that literally emits light
how to achieve this tone
>Eat 10 pounds worth of brass saddles, this increases the mass of the body
>Take Viagra to increase sustain
>Use a nut made out of your femur
>Use cable risers to isolate your signal from the Earth's magnetic field
>Install LEDs for brightness
Bumping this >>61939740
I'd really like to be redpilled on this bass or schecter basses in general. The more I look for opinions online the more I find stuff that sounds like blatant shilling.
Oh hey, this is exactly what I'm looking for and at a great price
>back-ordered for 6+ months
GOD FUCKING DAMMIT
Get a used AxeFX II. You can find mint examples for what an AX-8 costs new. Triple the DSP power on the rack unit, no wait when buying used.
If you want new grab one of the close-out XL models. Only different between XL and XL+ is the latter has a brighter display. XLs are under $2000 (USD) new and there's no wait.
Massive tonal difference in the 2203 and 2205 though.
Not him but the Kemper vs AxeFX thing is only had by people who don't own them. They're completely different approaches the modelling and aren't really for the same market.
Either way waiting lists for Fractal is nothing new. I wait six months for my XL when it was released, and the wait for IIs at the time was even longer.
I'm pretty salty about this
FUCKING GROW YOUR COMPANY JESUS CHRIST
It's not like they're luthiers who need intense care and devotion or like Moog hand-wiring WWII-era electronics by hand...
>FUCKING GROW YOUR COMPANY JESUS CHRIST
Why do they need to? Supply and demand. People are willing to wait for the product and they can charge whatever they want.
Like I said before, just go buy a used AxeFX II. It'll cost you the same as a new AX-8, has triple the DSP power, and you can have it by next week.
Here's the back as promised. But thanks brother, kinda got sidetracked.
>Of course I don't own one. I'm literally not wealthy.
They aren't that expensive really. A months wages with a shitty part-time job. My point is in the community of players with AxeFXs or Kempers there's no real debate about it. They're totally different to each other.
Any good 2X12 combo amps that won't break the bank too much? I have 600 to 800 dollars at the absolute maximum.
Also here is a picture of my bass friend.
reminds me of this jackson namm guitar tbqh
I don't know if I like it or hate it. Oh well, here's the whole electric collection for anybody who cares
>a months wages
Pretty expensive for something that you probably wont even be able to give away in 5 years tbqh. The only thing music related I could justify at that price would be a guitar tbqh.
An AxeFX Standard or Ultra will still cost you a good amount, but they were discontinued due to hitting the ceiling of what their DSP allowed. AxeFX II has such a ridiculous amount of DSP powerand considering they only recently did a huge firmware update (reset version to 1.0), it's not going anywhere soon.
Add in the fact that when the POD stuff was coming out no one ever really thought it sounded like an amplifier. It was more of a handy studio or practice tool. Once you start running modern modellers out through power amps and to cabinets they can be scary close sound wise. The differences are more apparent in how they feel to play although that's slowly improving as well.
Keep in mind Line 6 only just released a flagship modelling unit that has a third the power of what Fractal's unit had five years ago.
Post outdated and useless hipster trash
Peavey Classic 50 212
Fender Hot Rod Deville 212
There's also Twin Reverb reissues, 80s and 90s Peavey 212 combos, Roland JC120s, Music Man 130s and scores of other things on the used market.
I see nothing outdated or trashy about said picture.
Could someone tell me what type of bridge this is?
yes, spruce is everywhere and sounds great on acoustics but I can't stress this enough, an S6 will last you forever and 10-20 years from now will sound even better with cedar.
also cedar and cherry smell really good.
Thats a great collection. Bet they're all fun to play. Which one do you play the most? Ive got about 7 strats that all sound different right now. Play the Korean the most right now. It plays really well, stays in tune, and has super hot pickups in it.
Its all good. Some people love the basic of the basic, and some love a billion options. When it comes down to it, the simple setups are the best when it comes to trouble shoot problems. Other times the amount of gear used is a dick measuring game. Use what works for you.
The guitar is one of the cheapest instruments around. Fuck off
>tfw no cherenkov guitar
>like Moog hand-wiring WWII-era electronics by hand...
They're also charging for the name recognition. The Phattys are shit, the Voyager and Moogerfoogers are about the only things worth buying from them recently.
I have a pro career in music. Im not too good to cash in waste. It bought me $3k recording preamps, SSL plugins, and highend mics. People are oblivious to the money they throw away.
I only really use one. The two ended up in my place because of friends who moved out of state and didn't want the deal with the hassle of shipping them over. I'll find a home for them eventually.
My weekend starts thursday night
>mia or mij
why these countries specifically anon? I get having a country preference for specific companies, but for all guitars? I get if it's only MIA and you want to support your freedom economy... But MIJ too?
Only one I can find is Carvin. Are they good. They seem too cheap for a custom guitar.
As in, assembled in those country. Those are where all the high end stuff cone from isn't it
Do the new ones have the I forget the maker inline locking tuners? The banjo tuners were always very cool. Ive never like the body mounted jacks like on an SG, they come lose or even break off the body.
There are different versions of firebirds. The more built to OG specs are usually more expensive. I always wanted the studio version with the cavity routed out of full sized humbuckers.
How can I get the sound that starts at 11:20 of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta2-VXNIhH0 ? I'm aware that one guitar is being screwdrivered, giving it that eerie whining sound, but the louder one has that much sharper sustained wailing sound, which I haven't been able to recreate.
while i agree that you don't have to get into bosendorfer prices before you get a good piano those free pianos are always fucked. hard hammers, out of tune, bad action or broken action completely, and half the time the board is warped if you live somewhere that has seasons
Right now the firebird I play the most. My sunburst strat has always been my number one. But I usually play them all equally. They all do different things equally well. Post your strats anon. I'd like to see them
come on. if i said here want this guitar. it has super high action, 8 year old strings. no low e string and 3 of the tuners dont work. its free! oh and if you want to get that stuff fixed it will cost like 2 grand and still be worth like a hundred bucks. you probably wouldn't be as stoked as you think you are on the piano.
The 2013 are more to original specs as the other anon said. They also apparently cut some corners with production to make their new line of guitars a lot cheaper. I was about to buy a new one though until I started reading about them.
Going to purchase a Mesa Boogie mini rectifier 25 at some point this year
as a recording engineer with a baby grand at home, I was just asking a question. A post before said you had many. I was wondering what the space and upkeep was like. Thats all. I take a craigslist piano if I had a bed bug fetish. My piano tuner man doesnt even use tuning forks and switch to electronic strobe shit. I asked him if it mattered in the long run, he laughed for more then 2 minutes. Old music folk are great.
>Mesa Boogie mini rectifier 25
For the price of one of those you may as well just get a used Dual Recto and get a much much better amp.
99% of those low-wattage suckers sound like shit when you try to crank them.
I was thinking about this, but currently I'm not in a situation where I could utilise the full sized to it's full potential, I'll have to see what prices of the used are when I have the funds
Not really about utilizing the full sized to it's current potential right NOW. But you may as well get a tried and true amp rather than a sorta-ok version of it that probably costs more/the same.
Better to get something good now then go through a bunch of ok things then get what you should have gotten 5 years and $5000 later. I made that mistake.
I wish more people could be sensible and think about the long term with saving and spending money.
I can't think of the saying for it but it's to the effect of
>buy well and once instead of poorly and often
no the equivalent to getting a free functioning would be getting hit by a qt (because you wanted her to). punching yourself in the face is comparable to what you actually get from CL. a fucked up piano that will never be worth fixing
So, I'm a huge Bowie fan and just finished listening to Here Come The Warm Jets. Robert Fripp's guitar style is fucking orgasmic. I've listened to ITCOTCK and a bit of Red, and they're good, but I'm looking for some Scary Monsters-esque Fripp. Any recommendations?
On a cheap ass fender strat, what other improvements can I make: locking tuners, TUSK nut, pickups of my choosing, new saddles or bridge. What else to make it comfy and playable. I like hot humbuckers and have a MIM project.
Fender is full of guitar niggers then guitar players. The Root tele is probably the best thing to happen to tele design since the OG snake head proto. Change the pickups to suite your gay fucking style.
neat. its stock but they don't make those anymore
Sand the back of the neck and refinish with linseed oil. Makes that shit so cash. as far as him uncles go id stay with the stacked blade humbucker from Duncan or dimarzio. The hot rails are pretty good.
Assuming one wishes to actually compose wide-range of music after a while.
Is jazz theory or classical (harmony/counterpoint/structure) theory better?
I started with jazz since it seemed more applicable to my instrument but I'll be honest it seems...
Okay it seems very guitarish to put it simply.
It's quick to show the "how" but doesn't even mention the "what it is".
Like guitar players and how we often learn scales - they are just fingerings with memorized alt-pick pattern, instead of actual notes.
That's actually true. With all the cheap tube amps manufacturers appearing even babbies have them so now the mojo has partially worn off.
While good that also has a bad side to it - no one bothers making proper ss circuit equivalent of soldanos, mesas or marshalls.
We are left up to the modelers but they always feel off when you play them. Like you know, how bright semi-clean feels different from high gain with wah. That kind of feel.
This. Have a squier bullet with scalloped neck and very thoroughly glass-like sanded back of the neck.
The neck feels amazing and I often prefer it over other guitars.
Might even drop money for good refret, new pups, tremolo and tuners.
For the same reason as any guitar manufacturer. Everyone wants to earn some money for their job.
Not much actually. Wood does not affect sound. It is density that affect resonation - imho it is why some bodies sound different from another. For me it is all that matter in electric guitar. Most of the tone comes from pickups and amp but different wood can affect sustain and shit
Thanks. I have other fender guitars and other american made guitars that have a bare or oiled finish on the back of the neck. It does make a difference. I played a Gibson SG for year and the dirt/oil/dead skin built up, making it harder to play. Im happier playing a bare neck guitar without varnish or other treatments. Looking to retrofit a mighty mite or warmoth neck on my favorite strat body.
If you're talking about fender specifically I understand that high quality would come from these countries. But otherwise generalizing a country's quality is a shortcut in research not worth taking. There are certainly plenty of companies and factories that defy the trend, both in a good and bad way.
If I were to take my guitar to an amp tech that works on his own guitar, would it be better my guitar go to someone that actually has the right gauges, tools, and lathes for wood working to get a guitar modified? seems dumb but its probably cheaper the first option
depends on the amp tech. From your post I'm guessing your guitar needs basic work any schmuck could do, but you think setting up a guitar takes a wizard. I recommend you take it to a luthier since you probably will think the same result is better that way.
Well usually MIA and MIJ guitars are good quality wise isn't it.
Where else do they make guitars? Korea? Indonesia? I know PRS SEs and Schecters come from Korea. Indonesia.. That's where the cort factory is at right.
My $30 dollar tape echo sounds better then any of your El Cap digi tape echo faggot shit.
My copy cat, even used in the wrong voltage, sounds better then /gg/ bathroom reverb chamber. I have better, more expensive mics too, Fuck with me.
Salvageable? If not I might have to get another neck and scallop again.
They should sound thin but not quiet. Maybe you would benefit from a gain boost or an overdrive pedal with the volume cranked and gain/distortion lowered. Really depends on your amps settings; preamp cranked for distortion or preamp set for cleans.
Scalloped necks are for people with light touch, and you can do crazy bends pretty easily. fretless boards take muscle memory to play a note in the correct tuning, much like a violin. Scalloped was pretty much an 80s thing. If its good for shreading while learning, no. If you have good ears and precision fret hand muscle memory yes. But hey, fuck it, drill yourself until you get it right.
Why is it that Im at my recording studio, getting very drunk, watching Slumbs of Beverly Hills, Marisa tomai's tits are naked on the screen, but I cant use Apples default DVD player to screen cap them? This may not be relevant to the gear thread, but if I wanted to print out said tits and acid etch them on to a bare metal pedal, I have to go thru VLC to do it. I only use this Mac for recording and there is not porn on it.
Apple hates Jewish tits.
She plays a Jew in this movie. She does a great job of playing one of those girls out of options and marries pretty much any dude with cash to live comfy. Ive had girls like that try to put their claws into me to take my business.
Its a hatred for people that has kept me alive.
Marisa has great medium boobs tho.
Yes, though the problem is mostly with the cheap shit speakers.
Plug most of them into a decent cab with quality speakers and they magically become capable, flexible, and toneful "secret weapon" amps.
It's extra cost yes, but also extra functionality.
If all you want to do is play in your home or at small gatherings, you won't need it. But as soon as you try doing anything more, you will.
Orange just launched this sweet bass amp. 500 watts for 1000 bucks. Sounds like a good deal if you get the orange tone that comes with it
I think I'm getting closer to getting that Oceansize/Karnivool tone I always wanted. Does anyone have any tips on how to work out a wide tone without burying the details of the chords in delay and reverb?
Think about the toans senpai
that doesn't have banjo tuners, so its not very original spec...
I bought a 2012 all white firebird V for 900. They still had the banjo tuners the.
Cool guitar, neck was really nice but the pickups were so trebly they made my ears bleed. Awful, awful pickups. Got rid of cuz of that. It was the coolest looking guitar I've ever had though.
Help me /gg/.
My bass strings are starting to give up, so I'm gonna change 'em soon. I've read that some strings (mostly Stainless Steel) can wear the frets faster than others. I'm currently using DR Sunbeams because I love the tone they give.
Any recommandations on strings that might be easier on the frets but still retain that kind of sound?
Hey guys I'm just wondering what speakers I should be looking to get to put in my amp
I got a vox night train 15 w tube amp as a little practice amp for being away at college and I'm running a mim tele through a big muff and I have a Dd-3 delay I'm looking at putting some Green backs in there but I'm not completely sure any ideas?
Why do ding dongs like that guy come to these threads and act so stupid?
Also is there a huge difference in quality between fender mim and squier vintage modified? I need a cheap new guitar.
I bought my 2015 limited run non reverse earlier this month
Is there another example? Maybe a semi hollow guitar with a jazzy, low output bridge humbuckers. With some sort of amp like a blues jr or something similar. If I had to take a shit guess.
I got a Sterling Sub Ray5 :D
I really love how it feels, but the pickup and preamp are kind of shitty.
What would be the best replacement: Aguilar, Bartolini, or Nordstrand?
There are pickups that are treble heavy that sound good, and treble heavy pickups that sound bad. The minis they've been sticking in these Vs are bad. The reason why you can pick these firebirds up for pretty cheap if you look around is because its a common complaint that they stuck some shitty pickups in them. But thats Gibson for you.
Wow, that's a beautiful LesPaul you got there, m80
How does this make you feel?
its so terrible it might as well be
if polyphia gets posted again in the guitar thread again we should ban whoever posts it for underage
along with Animals as Leaders, Periphery, etc
I've been playing for years but still have a retarded pinky. How do I remedy it?
That RGD hits all the right spots for me, maple fretboard, 7 string, 26.5", too bad it's probably going to be overpriced compared to its actual quality, like every Iron Label model.
Otherwise that sounds pretty boring, like >>61962182 says, it completely lacks dynamics.
If you're going to play something on guitar and get rid of the dynamics, then do it right and play dumb death metal mixed with classical.
>mozart without dynamics is djentcore
this is djentcore.
Play a diminished chord on one string, then hop over to the next octave, repeat, and then go down, moving as less as possible. That would be a good exercice I think, pic related.
Also, put your thumb on the back of the neck if you're not already doing it, it gives you much more range.
Use it more. I find running diminished scales up and down is a good exercise for pinky competence, but you can do it with any scale really. Just make sure you're in proper positioning and aren't overusing your ring finger to compensate
Be sure you're not wildly lifting your pinky off after you use it, keep it close to the fretboard. Same with all your fingers
Always wanted a maple 7 guitar, feel like getting this, but I don't know. Looks a bit too djenty.
>Selling because I don't play 6-strings anymore
I bought a shitty cheap bass (all I need right now) and a shitty cheap amp (same as before, love it) and I know a few songs that I just learnt tabs for. Want to be able to do more with my bass though. Going to start out with scales (knowing the notes in them, positioning etc.). Anyone have any tips/anything else that I should also learn?
don't do me like this senpai. walnut is my kryptonite.
Unique doesn't mean good. It looks like they finished a flat-top guitar and said "hey, let's ruin this guitar by shaving the edges off, I bet those djent-boys will love it."
It's not bad in general. But it's ugly as shit on that model
Got an electric guitar about two months ago, I've been trying out different strings to see what I like. Just got some DRs. Any recommendations?
>Ibanez RG lower horn
you're not the only one, friend
What the fuck are you on about?
It's a guitar made for down-tuning, of course it's targeted towards djent , if anything it was a good idea to make it so.
Stop crying because some company you don't like made a new original model and go back to your shitty overpriced gibsons.
That's fine, just fuck around with the scales when you find a drummer. Not really hard to sound good with bass + drums. It's just a matter of getting used to getting "locked in" with the drummer. Also, what's your goal with the bass? looking to join a band in the future?
>investing this much emotion in other people's opinion of a stringed instrument, on a Faroese puffin hunting forum
There's three of us btw
There's a difference between having an opinion and spouting nonsensical shit to be an edgy contrarian, m8
>I do not like this finish
>HAH! what is this?? bullshit made for edgy djenty teenagers?? lemao! it looks like crap!
pick the non-retarded one.
>Ernie Ball Never Rust
Any chance this might be true? Will they kill muh toans?
Having corrosive as fuck sweat this might be perfect for me. D'Addarios are the only strings that last me for weeks.
He literally said the first option in his first post and never mentioned the second option, he only mentioned that he thinks they ruined the guitar by shaving the edges off because they thought djent boys would like it.
But I'm still wondering why you're so buttmad about someone not liking the djent look.
nah, landlord saw me taking my guitar to the shop to try it out before i pulled the pin and said if he heard anything i'd be out since he hates music I guess. had to let it go.
you can get a vintage late 70s-early 80s hard tail fender strat for around 1.1k - 1.2k if you look hard enough. they are fantastic guitars
I just moved here a month ago so it hadn't come up. i'm looking to move out soon anyway, kinda stifling here. guy rides my ass for taking a fucking shower before he does in the morning even though it's none of his fucking business. his fault he doesnt have a second cylinder for the basement
I don't know about ernie balls but i feel like nickel coated strings (and pure nickel strings) are more resistant to rust. Also, you could try coated strings (elixirs) or taped strings.
Alternatively, use fastfret or aqua velva after each use
Out of curiosity how important do you think the difference between a tube amp and a good solidstate/modeling rig are? I was in a debate with my friend. He said the differences are so little and not perceivable by audiences. I told him that the differences come mostly in how much control the player has over the tone just by how they choose to attack the string, a tube amp gives a player much more dynamic range
Make sure you don't have the rhythm circuit switch on. That's the most likely cause for a big volume drop with the Fender offsets.
It's the one by the roller knobs closest to you, and it'll be in the up position if it's engaged.