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01-16-2007, 04:39 PM
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I like the "We Are The World" idea except we'll have to do a cheesy one for AO.

And of course we'll have to have a guitar battle. Maybe we can hire the guy who worked the capes with James Brown.

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dino (and anyone else who has an opinion), who makes the best acoustic these days? i'm looking to replace my old acoustic (the bridge cracked, so now i finally have an excuse). i'm kinda gotten the impression martins and taylors aren't what they used to be, but i need to do some market research. any thoughts?

pgreene, it's hard to go wrong with a Taylor. They have high quality standards. Some Martins are absolutely fantastic but my experience is that they are more hit and miss. Lots of misses where the sound just doesn't boom very much. I don't think I've ever seen a Taylor that I didn't like. Good luck.

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always been partial to big ol Guild acoustics meself. big fat neck & body = nice playability & great tone.




"We are the Caps... we are the children..." ... kinda works

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the lead singer of Boy Sets Fire has been "poking" my sister for the past two years, does that count for anything?

i'm starting to get a handle on playing the kazoo

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I have a black imitation Les Paul and a brown and black George Benson Ibanez Studio. It has a longer neck than most guitars so you can go an octave higher.

I haven't played in a while, but when all my friends were in bands and practicing and playing out, I'd play with them all the time.

I guess I might have to break it out, especially if the Caps play an awful game like they did over the weekend.

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just to help out the horrible misconception in the title of the thread , there are many drummers that are only drummers, and there are drummers that are true musicians...just like there are guitarists who are just fretting and picking automatons, and there are still others who are actually musicians.

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01-16-2007, 08:59 PM
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just to help out the horrible misconception in the title of the thread , there are many drummers that are only drummers, and there are drummers that are true musicians...just like there are guitarists who are just fretting and picking automatons, and there are still others who are actually musicians.
The no drummers commnet was pure joke.

But, what do you call a drummer who just got dumped by his girlfriend?










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01-17-2007, 11:05 AM
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dino (and anyone else who has an opinion), who makes the best acoustic these days? i'm looking to replace my old acoustic (the bridge cracked, so now i finally have an excuse). i'm kinda gotten the impression martins and taylors aren't what they used to be, but i need to do some market research. any thoughts?
Taylor, easily across the board. You can find a Taylor to fit your budget that you will still happily own 10 years down the road.

That said, there are a ton of "luthiers' out there that make great stuff. It's a great time to buy guitars now.

I think Martin, Takamine, and the other usual suspects at GC are hit and miss. Kind of like Fender, Gibson, and PRS nowadays - but if you take your time and the salesperson is patient, you can find a great one.

I must have played a 100 guitars before settling on a Taylor 314 - a great all-around acoustic, for my tastes...


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Best advice I ever received when shopping for an acoustic was ignore the brand and fancy woods...just close your eyes and play/pick the one that sounds best to your ears.

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Thats pretty much the best advice. I bought a used ovation, which was a very good deal to me. Also, some acoustics "pkay" similar to some electrics, so if you're partial to say a gibson les paul, find an acoustic that has that same type of feel. Makes the transition a little easier when practicing both

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I have a Mexican Strat and a Norman acoustic. Peavey amp.

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01-17-2007, 12:15 PM
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what do you play?

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01-17-2007, 12:45 PM
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what do you play?

I grew up on Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Journey, Foreigner, AC/DC, Rush, Asia, and early U2, among other.

I graduated high school in the middle of glam and tube tops - ack! But man, chicks were hot back then

In college, I played in an alt band (REM, Cult) a hardcore metal band (Testament - C.O.T.L.o.D.), classic rock band, and a hard rock band (Metallica, GnR)

I graduated from college right before Metallica's Black Album, Pearl Jam's Ten, and Nirvana's Nevermind came out.

You could have cast me in the movie "Singles"

Since, then - I haven't paid much attention, as the guitar solo fell out of favor.

I like Dream Theater and some verious crap on the radio, if I'm listening to it.

Right now, I'm figuring out Ozzy's Miracle Man and Europe's Final Countdown - similar solos, good exercise.

In short, hehe, anything...heavy.

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Miracle man is a good song, first Ozzy single with my favorite guitarist Zakk Wylde. The first part of the Miracle Man solo is tricky as hell to me. Down down up down down up doown down up, its confusing

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Miracle man is a good song, first Ozzy single with my favorite guitarist Zakk Wylde. The first part of the Miracle Man solo is tricky as hell to me. Down down up down down up doown down up, its confusing
I love Zakk Wylde - his best solo, to me, is "No More Tears"

BTW, get "Guitar Pro 5"

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No More Tears was his best solo.

whats Guitar Pro 5?

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01-17-2007, 01:11 PM
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No More Tears was his best solo.

whats Guitar Pro 5?
http://www.guitar-pro.com/en/index.php

Used properly, probably the greatest practice tool invented, IMHO - transcribing, mastering techniques by slowing/speeding up tempos, etc.

I've got a PODxt Live, some decent speakers and this software - plus hundreds of Guitar for the Practicing Musician mags.

Heck even Jerry C, of YouTube fame, has trancribed his Canon in D on Guitar Pro 5.

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Thanks, I'll check it out.

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i have guitar pro and powertab stuff.

both are really neat for learning.

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I have a little gear, but I use almost all of it. Not including mics and recording equipment, this is most of it:

Travis Bean 500
Travis Bean Artist
Travis Bean Bass

Fender 60s Blackface Bassman Head
Roland JC 120 Head
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Traynor TS-20 10" combo

Mesa 2x12 Half Open Back Cab loaded with EVs

I don't currently use any pedals, but I have some of those as well.

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Thanks, I'll check it out.
If you have any questions about it, hit my email here and I'll send you my "real" email...

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I've got a bunch of junk. you really don't want a list. One thing that's worth mentioning is the Line 6 delay pedal though. It has a bunch of great delay setting but also has a 16 second loop function. I throw down a riff or whatever and then work melodies over it for hours at a time (that's sorta a joke since I never have more than 20 minutes at a time to play on account of having kids). Anyway, it's a good purchase. I have a $200 Mexican Fender that is better than oodles of more expensive guitars.

Anyone use Acid music for recording?

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01-18-2007, 03:17 PM
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Lick/Riff of the day (taken from an instructional book I found lying around). Its a wide stretch thingy

G-----------------------5-5-10-10-5-5-0-0-
D----5-5-10-10-5-5-0-0--------------------

play superfast. sounds weird/interesting

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Lick/Riff of the day (taken from an instructional book I found lying around). Its a wide stretch thingy

G-----------------------5-5-10-10-5-5-0-0-
D----5-5-10-10-5-5-0-0--------------------

play superfast. sounds weird/interesting
Heh...tabs...

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what do you play?
All kinds of stuff, but I'm more of a pianoman by trade which means I can either fingerpick or play chords but not solo all that well.

Weezer, Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Black Crowes, STP, that kind of thing.

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