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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4550 on: 10 May 2013, 22:12 »

Who's "we"?

"we as a society".

Or the aspects of it that work on music technology anyways.
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« Reply #4551 on: 12 May 2013, 02:41 »

The best part about that is that we, as musicians, are stereotypically the least likely to get shit done quickly
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« Reply #4552 on: 12 May 2013, 03:10 »

The best part about that is that we, as musicians, are stereotypically the least likely to get shit done quickly

I've been planning to go and buy milk for weeks
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4553 on: 12 May 2013, 14:54 »

The tracking on the POG is absolutely fine for me. I don't think it would perfectly track Eruption or anything like that, but it does everything I want it to so far.

In other gear news: Guitar Center gave me a surprisingly good deal on a trade-in this morning, and now I have one of these:



And it plays and sounds as good as it looks tacky and horrible.
I have bad taste in guitars.
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« Reply #4554 on: 13 May 2013, 06:47 »

I love gooooooold!

But seriously, I do like that guitar. Congrats!
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4555 on: 13 May 2013, 11:22 »

It's ugly, but in that "I respect that man infinitely more for playing that on stage and not giving a fuck what people think" kind of way.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4556 on: 13 May 2013, 11:24 »

Also I saw motherfucking Boris last night. Wata's rig gave me a half-chub.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4557 on: 13 May 2013, 13:40 »

sadly they're making no stops in my area.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4558 on: 13 May 2013, 15:37 »

as truly ugly as that guitar is, you are definitely ballsy for owning it. reespek
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4559 on: 14 May 2013, 19:32 »

My dad gave me his shitty Mesa Nomad he never plays anymore. Guess who's trading it in for an AC15 tomorrow?
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« Reply #4560 on: 14 May 2013, 22:13 »

DO IT DO IT DO IT

I love my AC15 a lot. They are beautiful amplifiers. My only gripe is very little clean headroom. 
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« Reply #4561 on: 15 May 2013, 07:44 »

Yeah, but I'm switching to it from a DRRI, which has a little too much headroom for me. Impossible to get a good tone when the cranky upstairs neighbor is home.
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« Reply #4562 on: 16 May 2013, 11:39 »

Oh man, jealous. AC15s are nice. Yeah, there's not a whole lot of clean headroom, but you also get plenty of breakup without all the volume, making them great for recording dirty parts. You won't overwhelm the mic diaphragm. Fuck yeah.
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« Reply #4563 on: 16 May 2013, 12:30 »

So having played through it for more hours than I care to admit over the 24 hours, I think i can say I've found the perfect amp for me. I wanted it because it was quieter than my DRRI, but the thing that stands out the most is how it responds to my pick attack.  If it's dialed in just the right way it's clear and chimey when I pick soft and gets a fucking gorgeous breakup when I start to pick harder. It's something I liked about the fender, but it's much more noticeable on this amp.
Also, dat top boost channel...
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« Reply #4564 on: 16 May 2013, 16:07 »

I have a DRRI and am thinking about selling it for "something else". Hmmm....

Are you using any dirt pedals with it?
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4565 on: 17 May 2013, 06:08 »

I'm using a Dirty Little Secret v2 and it sounds great through it. From what I've read it seems like it'll take any dirt pedal pretty well as long as it isn't too heavy on midrange.
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« Reply #4566 on: 19 May 2013, 11:17 »

OK internet check my music theory kung fu. http://bit.ly/13E6o27  Did I get this right? All the modes, keys, chords in 1 page. pow.
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« Reply #4567 on: 20 May 2013, 00:20 »

Dude, you fuckin beast you, thanks for that. You have no idea how much I appreciate that.
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4568 on: 20 May 2013, 02:25 »

OK internet check my music theory kung fu. http://bit.ly/13E6o27  Did I get this right?
I don't know about the music theory, but props for using kung-fu (功夫 gōngfu) correctly!
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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4569 on: 20 May 2013, 03:02 »

OK internet check my music theory kung fu. http://bit.ly/13E6o27  Did I get this right? All the modes, keys, chords in 1 page. pow.

Looks good.  For completeness you might include the mode names for major (Ionian) and minor (Aeolian) scales.
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« Reply #4570 on: 20 May 2013, 03:21 »

You know, I never knew what '...and then the mode changes' even meant until now. I usually just play it by ear and yell chord changes one at a time.
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« Reply #4571 on: 21 May 2013, 10:06 »

OK internet check my music theory kung fu. http://bit.ly/13E6o27  Did I get this right? All the modes, keys, chords in 1 page. pow.

Looks good.  For completeness you might include the mode names for major (Ionian) and minor (Aeolian) scales.
Kind of purposely did not do that so I would not have 2 more names to keep up with. There are of course a lot of variations not included. This is the vanilla version. Plus I often confuse Ionion and Aeolian. And I sometimes think that aeolian refers to part of a nipple. :P Words, how do they fucking work?
 Also kids check out e dorian. You can use all the open (standard tuning) strings on a guit fiddle.
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« Reply #4572 on: 23 May 2013, 11:32 »

Jesus Christ names for things  :psyduck:

I learned just enough theory to know how to write boring music and then stopped learning. Not that I'm saying theory automatically = boring.

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Re: Re: The Guitar Topic - B
« Reply #4573 on: 28 May 2013, 15:07 »

"Chameleon" by Herbie Hancock is a great track to practice Dorian over. I've been laying down the bassline rooted on B on my Flashback, and then jamming over it in either B dorian or blues scale (which may be related, but I'm not that well-versed in the blues scale so I'm not sure.).

Modes are pretty awesome to mess around with.
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« Reply #4574 on: 28 May 2013, 15:21 »

I am coveting my neighbour's Lowden.

Story: My dad brought home an acoustic guitar with a battery holder for the active pickup nailed to the inside of it. He was fixing it for a friend. With the pickup removed, it's the most beautiful thing I think I have ever played. I just looked up prices for a similar model. Three grand for a new one, about a grand for a second hand beat up one.

This guy bought it for 600 euros.

I am Jelly.
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« Reply #4575 on: 31 May 2013, 05:01 »

Standing outside of gtr ctr in manhattan. Waiting for an interview. Not really wanting a job here but frustrated @ current retail grind.
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« Reply #4576 on: 31 May 2013, 09:20 »

Wow. I'm not so sure that's a step up. But hey - employee discount! It couldn't hurt to have inside info when dealing with them in the future. Just wear earplugs or noise-canceling headphones or something. Try not to kill anyone. Rock out occasionally to keep your sanity.
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« Reply #4577 on: 31 May 2013, 09:41 »

On the other hand, someone competent might finally work at guitar centre and be able to give people good advice.
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« Reply #4578 on: 31 May 2013, 23:29 »

every parker in the store will be sold within a week of his hire :P
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« Reply #4579 on: 03 Jun 2013, 06:10 »

I have more parkers than all of the GC's in NYC, Queens or Brooklyn.
I had a "Group" interview. Amazing that some of the other people thought to wear shoes, pants etc... It had to be a struggle for them. I swear musicians are just the lowest... in any event I cleared up why I was so peeved at my current employer so maybe this wouldn't be necessary. But it never hurts to find out what's out there.
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« Reply #4580 on: 03 Jun 2013, 09:15 »

Glad you cleared things up at your current job! I think I'd shoot myself if I worked at a GC.
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« Reply #4581 on: 04 Jun 2013, 03:26 »

LAst year I might have said the same thing Kwapz. I guess that is a statement on the state of something.
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« Reply #4582 on: 04 Jun 2013, 03:44 »

I just found out I shake a sign outside a shitty pizza chain in the middle of the second sketchiest part of town. If you can stomach it at all and it pays for the music, it's worth it.
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« Reply #4583 on: 04 Jun 2013, 04:46 »

This guitar thread has long passed the size that is comfortable for the forum software; please continue here.
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