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[13 Nov 2006|06:12am]

Something I was discussing with somebody a few days ago - being an awesome fingerpicker is more useful than being an awesome plectrum player. After all, there are more techniques that are applicable to fingerpicking than plectrum playing - someone like Paco de Lucia can play 18 notes a second, but even the best of the plectrum fiends can't get any kind of useful bass/melody techniques, and there are a ton of specific techniques that don't translate with a pick.

What does everyone here think?
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Trying once more [29 Aug 2006|03:46pm]

[ mood | tired ]

1. Name- Alex
2. Age- 18
3. Years Playing- 1.2 (last time i wrote that i played 4 years but now i understand that i really started playing when i started jammin' with a band)
4. Favorite genre of music- Classic Rock, Electric blues, Hard blues.
5. Top 5 guitar songs- the Shed (Rainbow), Sunshine of Your Love (Cream), One Way Street (Aerosmith), Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Heart Full of Soul (The Yardbirds).
6. Top 5 Favorite Guitarists(not bassists)- Ritchie Blackmore, Pete Townshend, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Uli Roth.
7. Equipment- Fender American Highway Strat with 2 Seymour&Duncan SSL-7 and 1 SDBR-2 split coil Duckbucker; VOX AC15; VOX cooltron Big Ben Overdrive.
8. Favorite guitar brand. Least favorite guitar brand. Why?- Favourite-Fender cause they all give amasing, very "juicy", purring sound; least favourite- Ibanez and BCRich: their guitars look like shit and the sound doesnt give no emotions.
9. Your ideal tone is...- Soft or hard but always deep and warm overdrive for dirty or very clear and presise a bit drived clean that my duckbucker gives.
10. 7 stringers, good or bad, why?- Me, i dont care, i just dont play them
11. Favorite scale?- I dont care about scales and i just know what pentatonic, blues scale and dorian mode are but they are not only ones i use;
12. Opinion on Mark Knopfler- I think he seams to be good but his solos not inough impressive.
13. Opinion of new music. (i.e. anything to be produced recently)- Not smth i really like
14. Opinion on Jimmy Page- i gave up listening to LZ 3 or 4 months ago 'cause i cant find nothing new in their music. Page is quite good guitarist but he's got poor fantasy on my humble oppinion. And i hate his concert sound.
15. Opinion of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani- Their techniche is perfect but even Vai said he's not musician, but just a guitarist. I think the same.
16. What do you think of Duane Allman?- He is probably ok but those musical emotions are not for me.
17. I never took guitar lessons and i will never do that. When someone teaches you to do something you loose the chanse to do it your own way and you loose your personality as a musician. Thats all.

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[29 Aug 2006|11:40am]

[ mood | groggy ]

Ewcuse me guys but I didn't understand exactly am I out or not. You hitched against me few months ago (2006/01/06), but I wasn't deleted from the list. So by the way, should I delete myself from the list or you just forgot 'bout me?

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[14 Aug 2006|08:13pm]

[ mood | excited ]

I just got a new Amp:

Marshall JCM-900
100 watt hi gain dual reverb
connected to a 1960 Speaker!


It's fucking loud and I LOVE IT!!!
Come check out my new amp at the Whipped Cream show on Friday at the Knitting factory:

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[18 Apr 2006|04:12pm]

Okay I hope it's cool to post this question. I've got more yes's than no's thus far so hopefully no one will mind. Here's my question. There is this really amazing guitar solo that David Gilmour does on his newest solo album. It's the outro for track 3: "The Blue". If anyone has heard this outro maybe you can answer this for me. How is he doing that? Is it just a simple case of double tracking a slide guitar and a normal guitar? Because I've seen a video of them playing part of this solo and every time he "slides" up 50 million frets, he's doing something with his whammy bar (and he doesn't have a slide on his pinky either). Now in the past, and quite by accident, if the settings were just right on my amplifier (proper distortion, overdrive, flange, etc) I could "squawk" a note and hit the whammy bar and get a similar effect. If you haven't heard the solo and don't want to be bothered to listen to it, and you've listened to The Division Bell by Pink Floyd, it's the same technique as on the song "Marooned". Hopefully someone can give me some insight into this.
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[16 Apr 2006|08:04pm]

syd barrett?
give me your input.
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps [16 Apr 2006|05:59pm]

While My Guitar Gently WeepsCollapse )
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What are you into now [07 Apr 2006|12:29pm]

[ mood | full ]

Hey everyone, zero doing on this board right now.

Just wondering what guitar players or just music in general everyone is into right now?

Right now I'm revisiting my roots from The Allman Brothers and Eric Clapton and Derek and the Dominos and it reminds me as to why I listened to those people in the first place. So amazing.

I'm sorta moving out of listening to Crosby Stills Nash & Young, I've kinda learned what I needed to learn from them and soon it will be time to listen to something else.

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robby krieger [06 Feb 2006|10:06pm]

i find him to be really different from most other guitarists of the 60s and 70s. he's not a guitar hero, and he's not just a rythym gutiarist.

so what is he?

i play a lot of cream and allman brothers, and i want to expand my technique, and his is pretty unique i'd say. i want to learn in his style, what do you guys think of this?

and yes i listen to the wu tang
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anybody? [06 Feb 2006|12:20am]

anybody want to sell me a peavey delta blues amp?

anybody want to buy a crybaby wah, or marshall 15 watt amp?

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[03 Feb 2006|06:14pm]

As some of you may or may not remember a couple days ago i posted asking how you felt about covers. you guys have swayed me into talking my band into building up a decent repetour (spelled right?) of songs that we can pull out for concerts etc if necessary or just for fun other wise....

So now i may ask, what songs would you suggest? we're a blues-rock band with a guitar, bass, drums, and vocals...but we may be adding a keyboard. right now im thinking dear mr fantasty- traffic, let it rain - derek and the dominoes, and peace frog- the doors. let it rain, and especially peace frog probably only a song we'd do if we got a keyboardist. i think right now we sound like the doors with no keyboard, thats a decent comparison i suppose, but the guitar is more like a blend of hendrix and many many others.

Now i turn to you, my fellow guitar players to offer as many suggestions as is bloody possible.
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[01 Feb 2006|07:39am]

how do you guys feel about covers? my band wants to do no covers at all, and im saying man guys we arent above doing covers cream did sooo many covers. i mean i dont want to just do covers but a couple non-original songs would be fun. so any of you with bands, where do you and your band mates stand on this?
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[21 Jan 2006|02:55am]


Just thought you might find this interesting, I found this on the fantastic Classical Guitar Tablature website (that's all it's called - http://www.classtab.org/ ) it's a video of a Japanese girl called Li Jie doing an absolutely insane version if Paganini's 24th caprice.


Seriously, it's ace.

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[18 Jan 2006|05:51pm]

can anyone recommend me a multieffects pedalboard
i never had one so dont recommend one thats really complicated to use
i already have some individual pedals like distrtion wah and noise suppressor but i wanna expierment a little
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[18 Jan 2006|07:55am]

ok so this is for all of you with bands, what do you use to amp the vocals? is there a specific kind of vocal amp i need to have or what? cause at this point the mic has gone through guitar amps and bass amps and it isnt very loud at all, do i need a new mic? if so what kind? thanks in advance.
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[16 Jan 2006|12:18am]

Yamaha RGX A2

Anyone played it?
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[13 Jan 2006|07:46am]

ok so i'm looking at getting a new pedal, mainly a fuzz distortion thing. the first thing i saw as i began my search was an arbiter fuzz face which seems to be something along the lines of what i want. im looking for like a hendrix clapton type fuzz. the next thing i saw was a voodoo lab octavia pedal, any thoughts on this one? im lookin to get a good hendrix fuzz, i already have a tubescreamer which does more normal distortion extremly well so dont preach to me bout that or ne thing that isnt a fuzz box, thanks.
Ok so any thoughts, opinions, experiences....¿are you experienced?
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[11 Jan 2006|03:04pm]

Is it wrong that I actually don't mind Duane Allman, and just like starting arguments...?
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[08 Jan 2006|11:16am]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Hmm, a profile, eh? Ok.
1. Name
2. Age
3. Years Playing
Entering the 3rd
4. Favorite genre of music
5. Top 5 guitar songs
(in no particular order)
Hammer To Fall, Queen
Basket Case, Green Day
Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Queen
Driven By You, Brian May
Rock 'n' Roll Girlfriend, Tre Cool, part of Homecoming by Green Day
6. Top 5 Favorite Guitarists(not bassists)
(in no particular order)
Brian May
Billie Joe Armstrong
Eddie Van Halen
Tommy Emmanuel
the guy from Twisted Sister
7. Equipment
Abilene electric (copy of a Fender Strat), tortex picks, Samick 20W amp, other bits and pieces
8. Favorite guitar brand. Least favorite guitar brand. Why?
Favourite: Fender, love the sound
Least Favourite: can't decide
9. Your ideal tone is...
Just the right amount of overdrive, pickups vary between songs
10. 7 stringers, good or bad, why?
Not bad, I guess, I've never played one.
11. Favorite scale?
Ones you play on a guitar!
12. Opinion on Mark Knopfler
Mmmmyeeaahh.... I guess he's ok.
13. Opinion of new music. (i.e. anything to be produced recently)
I refused to listen to it until I found Green Day, now they and Nickelback are the only artists around today whose music I will tolerate.
14. Opinion on Jimmy Page
15. Opinion of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani
Excellent. Just Excellent.
16. What do you think of Duane Allman?
Er... who?
17. Which guitarist would you most want to have one lesson from and why?
Brian May. He's my hero and the legend who inspired me to learn guitar. Pure genius.

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