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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2004, 12:19:02 pm »
Im insanely good at air guitar.... thats about it.

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« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2004, 01:21:54 am »
I play a B.C. Rich warlock, Mainly 60's and 70's hard rock, and some 80's hard rock and metal. like Alice in chains, Slayer, Metallica, you know. Cant stop playing, already have bloody fingers.

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« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2004, 03:06:04 am »
Quote (romper @ Sep. 12 2004, 12:19 pm)
Im insanely good at air guitar.... thats about it.

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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2004, 01:04:05 am »
I've been playing guitar for a total of 5 years, but I've only been playing seriously for about 2-3 years.  I have a crappy Peavey Raptor Plus with a Rage 158 amp, and a DigiTech RP50 effect pedal.  I have never taken lessons, and I really suck actually.  I don't even know what all the strings are called, I know about 7 or 8 chords, next to nothing about scales and arpeggios, and my skill overall is ameteur.  I learn how to play just by listening to songs and duplicating the tunes.  I'm pretty good at Spanish guitar improv, tapping, writing songs.  I have one I'm writing right now, but it isn't done yet.  I might post it on my site soon once it's finished.  I want a new guitar and amp really bad.  

I want the ESP Xtone Paramount PS-2V with chrome hardware and see-thru red finish, maybe with a custom logo and inlays, and if I have the money, better-than-stock pickups.  I don't know much about guitars, supplies, accessories, etc.  I can't read notation, only tablature.  I just learned basic fingerpicking by playing "Tesla - Love Song"  Eddie Van Halen introduced me to tapping (not him in person, just his music.)  I will take lessons soon, hopefully, just to get a grip on the reality of the guitar universe.  AKA skills, methods, scales, chords, techniques, aural training.

 I love to listen to any music from the 80's and below.  Led Zeppelin, Dokken, Def Leppard, AC/DC, Queen, Guns N' Roses, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Steppenwolf, Vixen, Danger Danger, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Police, Men At Work, Pat Benatar, Blondy, blah blah blah, I could go on.  The only bands I like nowadays are Crush 40, Subway to Sally, and Super Furry Animals.  Rock on.
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« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2004, 12:50:07 am »
As for me, I've been playing off and on for about four years now, but I've just recently been getting back into it.
I have a Washburn Dimebag 333, it's awesome, got a great deal on it. And I love the Floyd rose bridge, can do some crazy stuff with it.
I play a lot of Beatles, some Floyd, a bit of Jefferson Airplane, and some Hendrix. I spend a lot of time messing around, making my own stuff. Sort of psychadelic type stuff, and general rock. (The good stuff) Eventually I'll get some of it recorded, but I'm focused on a bunch of other stuff right now.

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« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2004, 02:33:37 am »
Triad, you listen to some good music....I too am trying to record....I'm gonna buy a 4-track cassette recorder, nothing real special, but it's cheap....
So you play psychadelic stuff...heavy...I play all kinds of stuff...mostly acoustic tho..like ukulele and mandolin and acoustic guitar...Do you play rythem or lead?....
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« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2004, 01:24:00 pm »
I usually play lead, but I'm versatile. When I'm not playing guitar I play a bunch of other things, keyboard, bass, drums, trombone, pennywhistle (yeah). The two instruments I really want to learn though are the sitar and bazuki. But that'd take a while..
Acoustic is cool, I'm learning some beatles acoustic songs at the moment (Here comes the sun, across the universe..). I think it's cool that you play the mandolin. I've always loved those!

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« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2004, 01:47:25 pm »
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Triad, you listen to some good music....I too am trying to record....I'm gonna buy a 4-track cassette recorder, nothing real special, but it's cheap....
So you play psychadelic stuff...heavy...I play all kinds of stuff...mostly acoustic tho..like ukulele and mandolin and acoustic guitar...Do you play rythem or lead?....

Before you get a 4 track recorder, you may want to look at the audio recorders for the computer.  They provide a lot more versatility than a 4 track recorder in working with the material you record.

Price range of computer solutions start at free for something like Krystal Audio Engine, to semi inexpensive for Tracktion and then in the several hundred dollars and up for the big name audio sequencers.

I just purchased Tracktion myself and I'm finding it very easy to use.  A plus with the computer route and an application like Tracktion is that there are many free drum machines and software synthesizers that work with the program so you can have a whole 'virtual band' playing with you.  

If your interested in a bit of what can be done doing recording on the computer you can check out the music on my Furtopia site: Drake's Den: Music.  The music created by my band was done in a recording studio that used a computer to record everything and the latest solo piece on there, Melancholy Train is all done recording my guitar playing into FL Studio.  I haven't posted anything done using Tracktion yet, but the next song in my site will likely be created  using Tracktion as the main application.

Good luck with recording with whatever you use.  And remember, to most importantly have fun doing it.  ':cool:'





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« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2004, 04:32:54 am »
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Before you get a 4 track recorder, you may want to look at the audio recorders for the computer.  They provide a lot more versatility than a 4 track recorder in working with the material you record.

I've tried a couple of computer programs and they seem so much more complicated for me than a simple cassete recorder....besides, my mic and cd burner are broken and I'm not looking to do anything real proffessional...I just can't find anybody else to play my music or instruments, so that leaves it all to me to play everything....a one-man-band, if you will.....but thanx for the tips  '<img'>  good help is always appreciated.....
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« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2004, 03:41:34 am »
I play a Taylor 214, spruce top, and sapele back/sides (I think it has a rosewood fretboard)--no electronics, but I doubt I'd use 'em anyway.  Man that baby sounds delicious!

My electric is a Godin LGT, which I rarely play.  The specs are as follows:

Body - maple
neck - one-piece mahogany
fingerboard - indian rosewood
pickups - 2 single coil, one humbucker (I think I'm interpreting that right--I don't really know what any of this crap means, I'm an acoustic player!'<img'>
bridge - schaller trem 2000 (I had it locked because I never used it and the guitar kept going out of tune)
machines (what I call "tuners") - Schaller locking
controls - 5-way switch, volume, tone

I also use a Fender tube amp which sounds yummy--really smooth and bluesy.  The Godin isn't really designed for the amp I have, it has more of a hard edge to it.  A rock guitar.  I guess that's why I don't play it.  I like rock, but I don't know how to play it, I'm more of a blues/folk style guitar player.  I shoulda gone with a Gretsch or a Reverend I guess.

Anyway, I'm *considering* selling my Godin.  It's an awesome guitar, and I got a kick-butt deal when I got it for $400 on ebay (it's worth between 7 and 8 hundred).

But my pride and joy is my Taylor.  Sweeeeet.  If I get a pickup I could plug 'er into the fender tube amp, that would sound so freakin' awesome!!!!
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« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2004, 12:19:11 pm »
Taylor makes a good guitar....the 214....jumbo bodied, right?....I don't care too much for the shape of the body, but taylors are nice......I bet it sounds great tho....
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« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2004, 05:32:04 pm »
There are different body shapes.  Mine is a "grand auditorium" style, designed for fingerpicking (which I do a lot of), but is also a great strumming guitar.  It's similar to the dreadnaught but not quite so chunky.  I'm a small person, so I shy away from big heavy guitars, and this one is comfortable for me to play.

The difference between mine and a dreadnaught is that the dread is big throughout the whole body.  I'm not a big fan of the dreadnaught myself--the look, the feel--so the grand audi is a good compromise between something too big and something so small that there's not enough body or sustain.

Anyway, the grand audi still has a "big butt", but is narrow in the waist, so it sounds different from the dread, plus it's a little easier to hold/play for me.

My dad has a nice top of the line taylor that has a really small body (I think it might be a grand concert, but I'm not positive).  When I play his it feels so tiny compared to mine, but I guess I'm just used to the one I play, hehe.  

So anyway, they make various sizes/shapes.

One of the cool things I'm learning about acoustics (and guitars in general, really) is how important the wood is to how the guitar sounds.  I always thought the shape/size was the most important thing, but I'm learning that most of the sound quality comes from the type of wood used, where it's used, etc.  It's really fun.
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« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2004, 05:36:45 pm »
Here's a picture of what my guitar looks like:



Mine has a little "birthmark" on the top, near the fingerboard.  It's a knot in the wood--looks really cool.  I like how it makes it my guitar, 'cause it's the only one with that birthmark.   '<img'>
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« Reply #38 on: December 02, 2004, 11:28:25 pm »
I have a HUGE acousic guitar which is really unexpectedly light. It produces the most beautiful sound
(Also Very loud! Even when a chord is played and immediately muted... it still rings across the walls!'<img'>. It has been fixed twice because it's soooo old. It's hand made by some wierd company. YAMUSA

I also have a crappy Wal-Mart Electric guitar. Nice sound but it weighs hella lot more than my acoustic.

I play Classical, sorta mexican style (gipsy kings), rock, metal, light rock and thats about it.

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« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2004, 02:26:12 pm »
i play the guitar, and i feel i am rather accomplished. i can honestly say no one in my school can touch the way i play! my band has played at major venues around my area. bands of today *found on mtv* play at these venues all the time. i evened opened for skid row and anthrax before. my band is very progressive rock along the lines of tool and dream theater. we also play softer songs like rush.

i own three guitars and my trusty amp with pedal board. my guitars are a gibson les paul, an ibanez archtop, and a geetar i made my self.  ':cool:' it is a variation les paul made by my own hands and blood.

i am new to the forum so please forgive my length...

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« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2005, 08:45:16 pm »
im new to playing guitar so i dont know much about them but i do know i got an epiphone its gold plated and plays very well i dont have any pedals though  ':p'  my friend just got a phase pedal and my other friend got a grunge pedal im jealous '<img'> anyway as for my amp it is a crate. i dont know how old it is though. it seems pretty old though its got good on-board drive too but thats about it ':p'

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« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2005, 04:38:42 am »
I just got my first guitar a few months ago. It's a Washburn electric. I'm still learning how to play, but i'm getting pretty good I guess. So far I only play songs from video games.
The Ninja Gaiden theme, Temple of Fiends from Final Fantasy, Terra's Theme from Final Fantasy 3, and i'm in the middle of learning Bloody Tears from the Castlevania games.
I love to play with the overdrive on, but my amp isn't all that great, so it doesn't put out the sound from it too well ':p'

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