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>Advancing Guitarist Mick Goodrick
>Chord Chemistry - Ted Greene
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>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 play by ear!
>I don't need to read music!
>I don't need a metronome!
>I make electronic music!
>I just play guitar!
These are things bad "musicians" say
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
>I play by ear!
>I don't need a metronome!
Unacceptable for any kind of musician.
>I make electronic music!
>I just play guitar!
You couldn't find any actual problems with this even if you tried to save face.
>I don't need to read music!
Music creators don't need to read music. This is 2016.
Reading music is only useful to reproducers. People with no agency or future. Are you a reproducer?
Well it's cool that you already were willing to take a side and make those claims without knowing if they were true. Tubes vs SS is all about distortion. A "really good solid state" Is going to be different from a modeling amp because it may not be imitating a tube amp. Here's a Wikipedia arrival on the distortion harmonics clipping issue, the primary difference between SS and tube. It is possible for a modeling amp to imitate this completely. A modeling amp does sound exactly like a tube amp, though maybe not YOUR tube amp.
See harmonic content.
It's always good to somewhat know how to play by ear, especially when jamming.
Knowing how to read sheet music is also useful since you can just rearrenge notes on the fretboard.
SS doesn't change anything on the dynamics, the Roland Jazz Chorus is still used in a lot of places despite it being SS. A lot of bass amps are also solid state, despite bassists using more dynamics in their playstyle when compared to guitarists.
Modelling is another story though, you really need to get the high end stuff if you want to sound like an actual amp live.
>rare occasion when I feel like playing guitar
>pick it up, plug it in, etc
>load up a tab
>try and play it
>get frustrated like a child that I'm not able to play it the first time
>don't touch guitar for another few weeks
why do I even own these guitars
I had a 5150 with original tubes that I sold to a friend for an unreasonably low price as a favor a year or two ago, and now I regret it. I have a twin reverb and love it, but I miss having something with gain. I don't have the money to drop on another head atm, and I doubt the twin would take distortion pedals well but idk. Any ideas, or should I just start saving for a new head? I'm not really that knowledgeable with gear so I thought I'd ask here.
there isn't anything except for the Dunlop EVH 5150 that will do that type of sound well
I've put an SFT in front of a twin, a thousand fuzzes, a TS, etc...but it's just not the type of amp that produces a high gain 5150/6505 type sound
hey /gg/, I'm building a Stratocaster with an older Stratocaster Plus body. It once had this 2 point Fender bridge but I'm clueless what as to what is the best replacement. Money isn't really an issue I just wanna know if anyone has experience with this. I bought a cheap brandless 2 point tremolo that didn't fit lmao
Thanks, I'll look into that.
This is kinda what I thought too. I used a big muff pi on it briefly a long time ago, and it sounded okay, not really what I was going for though.
I fucked up with that deal, now I have a cab just collecting dust.
Dv Mark has some nice new solid state amps. Roland Cube is good. Could consider getting an older LAB Series L5/L7/L9 if you want something that'll last you and has a lot of power as well. Same goes for the Roland Jazz Chorus of course, but I personally think LAB Series stuff is superior.
Dv Mark stuff is the ''DV Little Jazz'' and a bigger variant.
I really like these Babics bridges. Really smooth
Slow it down, practise to a metronome.
10-20 minutes of scales to a metronome will be very useful as well.
Seriously, do you think people who are good at guitar could play hard songs when they were starting out? No, they sucked at first. Either believe you can get good and take steps to do so, or sell your guitars and get a new hobby.
Hey friends, I just picked up guitar a few days ago, and have been practicing on an acoustic guitar I got, and I've been looking forward to getting an electric guitar.
Is there any major differences in playing between the two besides needing an amp for an electric? Is one easier to finger than the other?
No, it isn't.
It only sounds that way if you put 10s on it, because ALL acoustics sound that way with 10s on them.
Dreadnought-sized acoustics were designed in the 1930s to sound their best when strung with the medium-gauge strings of the era, which are 13s. Put some of those on and your acoustic guitar will sound right (and LOUD-strum hard on it and people won't want to be directly in front of your guitar).
Your friend is more right than you know, but mostly because audiences don't care.
All they want is the music to sound good, that's it. They could give two shits about the tube/SS/modeling debate and whether the guy is playing a Strat, Les Paul, or even a shitty knockoff guitar.
I like tube amps myself because they generally are lower distortion, and the natural compression is very musical to my ears.
If you aren't happy playing songs by other people, then learn scales and chords to make music. Check out Monster Scales and Modes on the internet for a quick guide on how to play all sorts of different scales.
Does anyone here own a gittler guitar? Is it worth it?
This is my dream guitar right now, if I had the money I would definitely buy this
I don't see it as worthy personally, it costs a lot, has no rest for your arm/wrist, the surface to rest your thumb on the back of the neck is small, and it probably costs a lot to mantain (although I heard it was titanium or some alloy so damages shouldn't really happen)
>gimme a edge fr and im golden, also sh8 SD neck and a neck + bidge paf pro dimarzios. couple of mesa el34's v30 12'' + replacment pots for my burger amp, shure sm57 cordial 3m xlr. satchurator, one of these babys http://www.thomann.de/gb/dangelico_jazz.htm.
>bbs maximizer, line 6 dl6 with 2 ex. pedals, engl for lead dr.z for clean. bad cat for rythm. carvin legacy and cabs.power attenuator so i can play the thing at home, a vigier. + a mountain of jazz III xl red ones.buying my friends polytune as my first pedalbuy, i've got a boss sd1 boss gt3 and a modded ds1 w/ switch for mid cut/boost. also need a guitar for my emg 81, any recs? price range ca. 200bucks
same, bolt on kinda gives that cheaply and is easily replacable
>rather be a bad musician playing good music than blablabla
>compared to a set-neck, a bolt-on gives prety sweet fret acess at a cheaper price
>compared to a set-neck
This is a set-neck
>compared to a set-neck, a bolt-on gives prety sweet fret acess
Typically, bolt-on gives the worst fret access. There are exceptions, like the Ibanez All-Access Neck Joint, for example. If you want fret access, neck through is unbeatable.
Does anyone that's really bad want to collaborate and try to make something worthwhile sometime? I'm really bad too. I don't even know a single song!
Hit me up on skype sometime if anyone wants to do anything:
Goodnight for now though!
I may post in the next couple of threads or ten.
I have no-one to play with!
cut the mids + the highs are for cymbals = low vol track just crank it a bit. or the opposite for it to pop outta the mix go /prod for that kinda stuffz
:( https://soundcloud.com/dew1134 hit me up, lay some track on some of these :'D i'm still setting stuff up on new laptop will take a day or to record again
Having a solid top doesn't mean anything if it's built shitty, and lots of those $200 guitars are. Laminate sounds just as good as a solid top, provided the build quality is comparable.
It's just that most laminate top acoustics were shit-tier, so they sound like it.
>Laminate sounds just as good as a solid top
Out of the box, a nice laminate guitar (of which there are maybe 3) will sound maybe as okay as a entry level solidtop (Yamaha makes some for $200~, or you can pickup a GS mini for $300 used). With time, however, the real wood will change with more play, whereas the laminate won't. After 5 years, there will be a hell of a difference. Laminate guitars cannot be taken seriously and should only be used as instructional tools. Any guitar that will be played to sound good needs at least a solid top.
>the electric has a lot softer strings, you will have a less tear on your fingers at the start it'll fell like slipping on ice but the acoustic is a bit harder to respond, is it a nylon? cuz that stuff has a wide neck width stretching your fingers alot.
>the amp is for hearing what others will hear when you play
thought it was about book burnings and stuff,
>but if he wrote it himself then who pulled the trigger???
it isn't even fucking possible to be "unbeatable", you're giving access to a finite amount of frets
a bolt in will do just as good as a neck thru while also being infinitely easier to repair and adjust
dubs checked, also that's waht ppl think about their first car(s), try breaking a string, it's quite hard actually unless you really fancis on the guitar
>decide to pickup a Squier p bass to fuck around with and so I don't have to worry about friends manhandling my nicer stuff
>try em out at a store
>decide on a vm that was on special
>guy says that's a display and that he'll grab one out back
>get home and open box
Well. This is kinda interesting to play with.
Should I return?
my pinky finger is the strongest of my fingers,
So im going to try and build my own guitar over the spring. Does anyone have any pickup recommendations? i want something vintage sounding that focuses on clarity and that will play metal
By the way. What is everyones favorite 80s guitar shape?
Hopefully you guys can help me out.
I'm new to the guitar world, and I'm dead set on the Epiphone Les Paul Standard, how much should I buy for it used? I see the price for it in the 300-350 range (used).
Also what's a good amp that would go with this?
I'm super lazy, having it in the case always would make it too much work to quickly grab it whenever I have free time
For amps, maybe like a Fender Mustang II (v2), then connect that guy to your computer, and that would give you a bunch of different sounds to play around with
I saw some videos of it awhile ago and just figured it would be like 500, and even then thats crazy. Who would actually pay money that much for that, I just feel you would be mocked by other people on stage
What is the most timeless guitar shape? One that can be caught playing by players of all ages and doesn't seem out of place in any genre.
Ive just learned the intro to paranoid android. What are some other songs to learn on a similar difficulty level?
Not even a Telecaster?
>tfw no fanned fret 8 string 335 djent meister guitar
you haven't seen anything yet ;)
I'm conflicted when it comes to bass strings... I thought flat wounds were producing my favourite tone, but now that I strung up my bass with stainless steel round wounds (basically out of boredom) they sound so interesting. Still way too tin-y for my liking but that's not really the case with nickel strings. So, yeah. What strings are you guys using and what music do you play?
I wish I had the tools, time, money, and skills to build ludicrous abominations like this
>guitars with anything other than five double courses
Congratulations. Great piece of kit.
Just buy a Behringer MIDI controller. You get a LOT more DSP power in the rack unit and it'll take any MIDI controller. The main advantage to the MFC unit is the display and FAS-Link.
Most audiences won't matter but I find a better live tone makes me feel better and play better. As for feel, top end modellers through tube power amps feel very similar. The only really obvious give a way when you're playing them is the attack is unnaturally immediate.
I'd equate it to the feel of an 8100 for example and to be honest, for low tuned metal I prefer it over all but one of my amplifiers.
This. This. This.
Friend of mine has a late 80s NJ Stealth. Was bought off the guitarist from diSEMBOWELMENT.
I don't know dick about acoustics but I want to get one. What brands should I focus on? And i've seen some costs thousands and thousands of dollars, so who has the best price:performance ratio?
Can someone help me fix my bass?
The screw became loose and whenni try and screw it in place it just raises it up without tightening it.
Shit, it's a string-thru but there's no back access, so I'm going to have to remove the scratchplate, but I have no clue how to remove this switch in order to do so.
>not letting pure feel and raw power course through your fingers onto the fretboard
you're cucking your potential.
I play stainless steel flats, But I've been a round wound guy for a long time so it's a tough adjustment. I'm not a big fan of how hammer ons sound. Even though I like a growly tone usually characterized by high end, I'm thinking of changing to duller strings just for smoothness.
Who else /buy multiple pedals for multiple settings/ here?
Daddarios chromes for me. After messing around with the round wounds some more I'm now back to normal, they're interesting and probably great for metal and certain kinds of rock, but not for me in the end. I'll keep them on for a few more days and have a bit of fun but after that it's back to flat wounds for me. That mellow tone and thumping low end is just too good.
My coworker randomly gave me a guitar about a month ago, I'm super stoked on it but I feel a bit aimless. I'm inspired by a lot of musicians to get better but I don't really know what to focus on. I get that there isn't really a right or wrong way but what are some good practice habits/starting points?
It doesn't, Duplantier has humbuckers, but the original comment this shitfest has arisen from was discussing body shape. Duplantier has a kickass looking signature with a tele shape, and it totally fits him when he plays it live.
Man this tort looks good too. Shame about the wood matching but it's a Squier so eh.
I hate living in a small country with tiny cities sometimes, the used market here is DEAD. You basically have to wait for months to find a decent deal on used gear, and at that point so many people are interested in it that you have zero chance to negotiate the price.
>live in a major city
>god tier used market
>live near pawnshops
>loadsa eBay listings
>gorillions of facebook groups for selling/trading used musical instruments
>local craigslist has tons of clueless retards who never bother to research how much their stuff is actually worth
>can still haggle way below their asking price
sucks 2 b u stepfam lmao
I mostly buy new anyway, all I want is a really fucked up old bass that I can restore and tinker around with, but that's basically impossible to find.
True, but it's not like I'm selling any of my gear anytime soon, it works even better for used computer parts though, I've basically had "free" upgrades several times already.
consider "restoring" a new cheap bass. There's a few companies that make interesting shaped basses, or just unusual feature/finish combinations, because they make crap guitars and have to fool people. But I've always wanted to get a crappy Chinese Rickenbacker fake to fix up and do crazy shit to.
I know that I could do that, but I kinda just want something really old from the 70s that looks fucked up and then transform it into something nice, it's not logical but that has a really great appeal to me somehow. Or a good bass from the 90s for cheap, I'd take that as well honestly.
There is a right way and a wrong way when it comes technique. If you practice bad technique, it will ultimately be harder to play the instrument, and you'll have to unlearn your bad habits in order to improve. You can even wind up with RSI. Get a few lessons to start off, just to make sure you don't go down the wrong path.
If you can't read you can't:
- be a session musician
- play in an orchestra
- play with a decent jazz group
- work as an arranger
- work as a composer
- study at a conservatory in any real depth
You are insecure because you can't read. Learn to read and you'll be happier.
I never learned to read but learned a lot of theory. eventually I sat down and taught myself how to read, only took a few weeks before it was second nature. I dont see why people can't just learn to read real quick, it takes like no time and can only benefit you.
Although I'm not disagreeing with you completely and I can read music/was a session muso/composer for a while, if he just wants to play music in a band or something of the like there's nothing wrong with that, some of the most famous musicians of our time probably couldn't read a note of sheet music, it isn't mandatory to learn, only if you want to excel at your instrument, it's a lot of time to invest in something but if you're just playing 4 chord indie rock with a ton of delay on your guitars it's a bit redundant to know.
Keep it, fretless is usually more expensive, removing a feature from your guitars ironically costs more to do sometimes.
Just the general category overdrive, distortion, and fuzzes fall into
Distortion and Overdrive are extremely similar in some case and can be mixed up person to person. One's idea of heavy overdrive could be anothers idea of mild distortion, it's a tough call but most pedals are sorted into that category by how much gain they have on tap. Low to medium gain, it's most likely an overdrive (tubescreamers and Klon style pedals are in this category) and distortions are usually pedals with medium to high/borderline fuzzy gain like ProCo Rats
They're all just different names for the same thing. All they do is add gain to your signal to make it more distorted. The names "overdrive" "distortion" "fuzz" etc, are for how they distort your signal. Overdrive tends to be milder distortion so they tend to keep more of your guitar's sound. If you care, they tend to have what is called "asymmetrical clipping" to make them sound more like toobampz. Fuzz is on the more extreme side of distortion adding lots of gain to produce "square wave clipping" to give a more intense sound.
Some overdrives can do what some distortion pedals do and vice versa. Some distortion pedals are acually fuzz pedals. Either way, they all do the same thing. They're just names people like to throw around.
They all do the same thing but except gain may refer to a simple clean signal boost, or it may just be another distortion. Distortion is the general term, more specific(though ill-defined) terms are overdrive(tube-like distortion) and fuzz(goes to 10 and beyond). However you will also see these terms mixed up all over the place. The thing to keep in mind is it's all marketing, and the name doesn't really tell you anything.
I'm into playing mostly death\thrash\black metal, so I naturally gravitate towards brands like B.C. Rich, Jackson, Dean, Ibanez, ESP, etc. I would recommend players of any genre check out Chapman Guitars for sure.
>I would recommend players of any genre check out Chapman Guitars for sure.
You could buy any Schecter Diamond Series, ESP LTD 400+ series or PRS SE with better specs and they'd be about the same quality.
Also is it just me or do a lot of their guitars look like kit guitars you can get from ebay?
Pretty ugly desu senpai
Plus a lot of the time for the price of a new Chapman you could probably get a used MiJ Ibanez/Jackson which would blow any of the previously mentioned brands out of the water.
>chapman is like a meme brand, the youtube guitar heroes are all being sponsored by it like rob and jared
Eh, reminds me of Strictly 7 guitars, one day everyone had a signature model through them and the next no one gave a shit, hopefully Rob doesn't fall that hard.
>also, what do you guys think about deans?
USA Deans are great, imports are meh as fuck.
So buy new strings and a new cable.
What will that run you-$45?
That should make it sound better. And if you still don't like it after that, list it on CL for $100 and get rid of it.
Good luck trying to copy his technique. Better players than you or I have tried and failed.
But for a bunch of good songs that use slide, check out Elmore James.
Dust My Broom is a classic blues boogie and it's not too hard to make your way through it.
If you can find one of these for the price I paid for mine ($110), you'll be alright.
>protip: you won't
First, get the right size screw for it.
Second, put a fucking spring on the screw before screwing it into the pickup
Third, push the pickup down into the hole so that the screw sits flush.
Fourth, when that doesn't work, hang it up on the wall as modern art.
>get guitar tone just right
>go to bed
>turn on amp
Every damn day.
I used to do that a lot, then I decided, eh it's good enough and it's been like that ever since.
I always try to keep my EQ knobs around 6-6-6, adjust gain and volumes to taste. If my amp is very bright I'll turn down the presence/if it's dark I'll boost it a little.
what the fuck is wrong with my hands?
its been 3 days since i put new strings and they already feel dirty and i feel bumps on them while sliding.
i always wash my hands before playing and wash them in between long sessions is there really no country for sweaty hands men?
I don't know how dust rusts strings but if it does, that makes a lot of sense, the house is always dusty.
I also found that ernie balls last much less time if you're sweating compared to d'Addarios.
Am I the only one who really takes a while to change strings on an electric? On acoustic i can tell right away when the strings start to go bad but with electric in don't seem to notice it as much.
Fair enough, look into one of those string cleaning products, I got one of these ages back and the can lasted me about 4 years lol. Works well. After moving to Elixirs though I don't use it as much.
no man. I always play strings until they break. I had the same pair of strings on my acoustic, martin regular bronzes for 2 years before I broke a string. My electric has never had a string change, still has the factory d'addarios after 3 years. I play daily, but I don't play a ton of songs with whole step bends. I do change tunings almost every time I play tho, I play some slide. It's a bit odd to me since I always hear about people breaking strings, and I strum pretty fucking hard sometimes. I guess I just have a good bridge.
BTW, I hate elixers for that reason. I hear people saying they "last longer, about 2 months" and I think wtf? To me they don't last as long cuz after a couple months the coating starts to fray, which I really don't like.
>Am I a shitter?
Only if your amp and cabinet setup sucks
I laugh at shitters who own one of these and a low-tier amps like Peaveys, Marshalls, Blackstars, Laneys, Fenders, Oranges, etc.
>low-tier amps like Peaveys, Marshalls, Blackstars, Laneys, Fenders, Oranges
Laneys, Marshalls and Oranges are well respected British made amps. Peaveys are/were well-respected USA amps, same with Fenders.
The only brand there that is even somewhat less-respected/mediocre is Blackstar but they still make decent quality amps.
Actually owning one of these and one of the brands mentioned above is a pretty good idea as you can use the Fractal as a pre and the amp as a poweramp giving you a much more realistic tone.
What's the secret behind a smooth satin neck? Can I just sand off the gloss of my cheapo Ibanez and apply satin to it?
I realised how fast a neck doesn't depend on its neck shape or neck thickness too much.. It's all about that fucking smooth satin finish.
yeah, you can sand it off. In fact, fender makes some relics with sanded away lacquer necks. You do not need to apply satin, just put a light coat of oil on it. I use pure boiled linseed oil. There's a few different oils that work, but don't be a pioneer. Look up what oils will work in advance and make sure you get the right thing.
Satin is, in layman's terms, a paint finish. It will usually be sprayed on with an air compressor. Most oils are simply used to give an unfinished neck some protection, and aren't permanent. You need to reapply oil occasionally. Tung oil is a thicker oil that will take a long time to set and protect and stain an unfinished neck more. Mostly tung oil is used as a finish in it's own right rather than just to protect an unfinished neck. It will take a few days to set and may be used to build up a gloss finish. I don't recommend a tung oil finish on a neck. To give you an idea what the finish is like, it's similar to a rifle's stock.
What makes satin feel smooth is that it is rougher than nitro or poly finishes. This prevents your fingers from creating an airtight seal. Essentially, any textured finish, including bare wood will have the smoothness of a satin finish. In fact, if you buff a satin finish enough to make it actually "smooth"(not just feeling smooth), it will become sticky!
Satin is just a term for the way the finish feels or reflects light. Guitars currently default to gloss polyurethane finish. There are satin, matte, and semi-gloss polyurethanes for finishing work as well.
I can't comment on Tung. Teak oil is the close to satin poly imo. It's simple to apply and is a mixture of poly and other oils/solvents.
You can touch up any finish with around a 600 grit sand paper to taste.
Fender, Gibson, Steinberger, Strandberg, each one made guitars and built their company on their own knowledge of instruments.
Chapman Guitars on the other hand, bear the name of someone whom I had never heard before, who isn't a luthier, and are built in korea because his friend owns retails stores and has some handy contacts.
Plus they're ugly, they look like some kit guitars with a finish on.
I'm sure he wouldn't be so annoying if someone knocked some sense into him, but I bet having his own name on a brand of guitar and getting popular so fast probably boosted his ego ungodly high.
Vigier also thinks truss rods are dumb, but supposedly their necks hold against pretty much any condition since they're 10% carbon.
Imagine how hell the grand staff must be on a chapman stick
What do you guys think of violin basses? They seem pretty sexy. Thinking of picking one up
>Vigier also thinks truss rods are dumb, but supposedly their necks hold against pretty much any condition since they're 10% carbon.
>literally can't adjust relief
steinberger did the same thing desu senpai
I think they're really ugly and don't like how they feel or sound.
Not bashing it, but it certainly isn't my thing. I think it would help if I were into genres where they've typically been used.
Have you played one...? I would NOT just order one without playing one since they're so weird to me.
Sweet! I like the black pups and bridge. What was previous pickguard color?
They don't fit all styles but they're great nonetheless. Love the look and feel that they have. But yeah ,like >>61984372 said, try one before
Both posts you replied to are mine, haha.
It was originally a stealth black MM so it had a matte dark grey pickguard.