Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - February, 2001

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Jackson Surfcaster's lipstick pickups

Jackson Surfcaster's lipstick pickups

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Just starting on electric...

I've had an acoustic for a couple of years and have learned all the basic chords and feel somewhat comfortable with it. Now, I just bought a Fender Fat Strat and want to start getting serious. My interests are rock, blues, heavy stuff etc. What's the most efficient way to learn? How do I make the best use of my practices? Playing up and down the Pentatonic scale over and over? Trying to mimic my favorite songs? Or are there any really good books out there? Thanks!

Re: Just starting on electric...

I would find a teacher,someone you feel comfortable with and who'll teach you what you need to know.You'll
progress rapidly and he/she can point out your weak spots and help you develope them.
Good Luck

Re: Just starting on electric...

Eddie G is right. But if your not going to take lessons, a good place to start is to try and mimic your favorite songs, not just the notes and chords, but the sound as well. It is always good to practice scales, but don't limit yourself to just pentatonic scales. If you don't read tab , learn it.

Re: Just starting on electric...

If you have access to a high speed internet connection try out GuitarMania at www.digevent.com

Marc Seal hosts this FREE weekly on-line interactive lesson on Fridays. Archives are also available but still require the ability to transmit streaming audio/video.

Need TAB for Hans Zimmer - Nyah

Hi
I desperately need the tab for the Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack 2 song Nyah by Hans Zimmer. Maybe it's to hard to spot it?
Mail me if you know how to get it!

Need TAB for Hans Zimmer - Nyah

Find me by e-mail on msn I got a nice tab for ya :)

Re: Need TAB for Hans Zimmer - Nyah

I'm too looking for this tab... Send it to me too!!

Re: Need TAB for Hans Zimmer - Nyah

http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~handuong/music.html

Re: Need TAB for Hans Zimmer - Nyah

I need it too :)
/A.

beginning playing chords help me!

I'm a begeining to learn to play the guitar, has any one got any tips when playing chords i always seem to find that my fingers tough the other strings or the the note doesn't play properly, i know i have to practice but i have been and it doesn't seem to be getting any better, i can't strum one chord, help!

Re: beginning playing chords help me!

Hmm.Take your time and make sure your fingers are properly curled over the fret board.Position your left hand so that only the tips of your fingers are pressing
the notes.Then strum up and down,just brushing the strings.Try not to press the strings too hard,you only need a little presure to ring the notes.Playing clean chords will take some practice.So,put in at least two hours a day doing just that.You'll get it.
Good Luck

Re: beginning playing chords help me!

: Hmm.Take your time and make sure your fingers are properly curled over the fret board.Position your left hand so that only the tips of your fingers are pressing
: the notes.Then strum up and down,just brushing the strings.Try not to press the strings too hard,you only need a little presure to ring the notes.Playing clean chords will take some practice.So,put in at least two hours a day doing just that.You'll get it.
: Good Luck

Re: beginning playing chords help me!

: : Hmm.Take your time and make sure your fingers are properly curled over the fret board.Position your left hand so that only the tips of your fingers are pressing
: : the notes.Then strum up and down,just brushing the strings.Try not to press the strings too hard,you only need a little presure to ring the notes.Playing clean chords will take some practice.So,put in at least two hours a day doing just that.You'll get it.
: : Good Luck

every guitar player has gone thru the same problem. Icould give you a million sugestions but practice is the answer... try curling your fingers like a cat claw, hit each string one at a time and get a clear note from each string...don't be afraid to move your fingers around till you get the sound you are looking for...a buddy of mine says you aren't a real musician untill you've played a million notes...best of luck ...don't get discouraged... you never feel worse after you put your guitar down...wavey!

Re: beginning playing chords help me!

: I'm a begeining to learn to play the guitar, has any one got any tips when playing chords i always seem to find that my fingers tough the other strings or the the note doesn't play properly, i know i have to practice but i have been and it doesn't seem to be getting any better, i can't strum one chord, help!

you could go to a G -shop and by one of those finger exercisers for guitar players , they come in different tensions and work real well for me , and in no time my finger where beef , and it only costs about 20 bucks , and also do that exercise 30 min befor playing and warm up your fingers , it's like anything else , warm it up first , and you could even do this anywhere , oh ya last but not least PRACTICE !!

Smashing Pumpkins

Hi, my name's Tara. My band want to cover Zero by Smashing Pumpkins, but have no idea what to do with teh solo. Any ideas on what he's actually playing during that part? It's really urgent, so please help!

Tara

Bass Contest/Jokes- Right and Wrong

I made these two up. One is cool, one is just wrong.

What do you call philisophical monks?
Deep Friars

Why did the cannibal always eat gays and quadroplegics?
His mother always told him to make sure to eat his "Fruits and Vegetables."

Sorry

sepruo

have you ever heard of one

TREMELO is giving serios problams

I know what the arm does but , mine just drives me mad. I would hold a note , twist the arm but nothing much would happen. But the strings will change pitch if I tighten it very hard, but then I cant use it during solos , PLease help

Re: TREMELO is giving serios problams

I don't know what you mean by "twisting" the arm. You should either push the arm down towards the body, or pull it up to change the note or chord (or go back and forth for a tremolo sound). The arm shouldn't be screwed in tight. It should just hang there until you want to use it. It sounds like to me that you are trying to screw it in farther to use it, instead of pushing down or pulling up ??

Re: TREMELO is giving serios problams

buy an Ibanez edge or lo-pro edge, that would be your best option. You will not have this problem anymore.

I need help changing my electric guitar strings

I got a Fender Stratocaster an just got new strings.this is my first time changing strings on my own i usually pay an have it done. can somebody please help me?

Re: I need help changing my electric guitar strings

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/6220/noframe.htm

Go here, the about the guitar has changing the strings and other basics. The other areas get more advanced.

Re: I need help changing my electric guitar strings

Im a new guitarist i have a electric fender guitar(squier)i broke a string but dont know how to replace it.Help

Re: I need help changing my electric guitar strings

Im a new guitarist i have an electric ibanez guitar. i broke a string but dont know how to replace it. Thanx

Re: I need help changing my electric guitar strings

: Im a new guitarist i have an electric encore guitar. i broke a string but dont know how to replace it. Thanx

Re: I need help changing my electric guitar strings

I'm trying to change the strings in my Fender Stat but I cannot get the strings to come out the back of the guitar. This is my first time changing the strings. Thank you for any help.

Re: I need help changing my electric guitar strings

: I got a Fender Stratocaster an just got new strings.this is my first time changing strings on my own i usually pay an have it done. can somebody please help me?

Re: I need help changing my electric guitar strings

this is my first time changing my guitar strings and i can't find any help.

Re: I need help changing my electric guitar strings

: how many times a year do i change my strings?

Which one? Super Reverb Reissue or Bassman Reissue?

I play Blues, already have a Deluxe, and got a serious jones for that Bassman. I just hope I don't miss that reverb. Anyone own both? Which do you prefer and why?

http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/144/oscar_jordan.html

Re: Which one? Super Reverb Reissue or Bassman Reissue?

I own both(3 of each,but not reissues))and I have to say I prefer the super reverb,but only by a slim margin.Hey,they are both nice!!!!!

Re: Which one? Super Reverb Reissue or Bassman Reissue?

Hiya from Ireland,

Did you ever get that bassman and if so how did you get on without the reverb and single channel. I've almost decided to break the bank and buy one!
I'd really appreciate any feedback if you can.
Thanks

: I play Blues, already have a Deluxe, and got a serious jones for that Bassman. I just hope I don't miss that reverb. Anyone own both? Which do you prefer and why?

: http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/144/oscar_jordan.html

new to guitar and want to learn

guitar begginers try this out i foound it cool and it's free

Re: new to guitar and want to learn

www.songplayer.com/gcourse1.cfm

Re: new to guitar and want to learn

i have just bought a guitar never played before and want todownload some tuition

Grover Tuners

I have been searching for a set of 50's era goldtone Grover Imperial Tuners for a Gibson L5C with no luck.
Does anybody have these or know where I might find them ?

Re: Grover Tuners

: I have been searching for a set of 50's era goldtone Grover Imperial Tuners for a Gibson L5C with no luck.
: Does anybody have these or know where I might find them ?

Try stewmac.com

Punkrock pickup!

Hi everybody! I would like to have some advice on what kind of humbucker pickup to choose to play punkrock! and If you can have it, please tell me the d.c. resistance.

Anyone know the dc resistance of the humbucker used by a big punkrock band? Like millencolin, NOFX or something else!!!!

Sincerly Thanks! Hopefully waiting for an answer!!

You can send the answer by email at dreamz@iquebec.com

Re: Punkrock pickup!

I've find the Seymour Duncan Custom SH-5.. does it's a good pickup for punkrock, hardcore, ska? The D.C. Resistance is 14.1k.. if I found another pickup with 14.1k of D.C. Resistance, does it will have the same sound?

Thanks!!

Re: Punkrock pickup!

REALLY THANKS FOR YOU HELP!!!!!!! I APPRECIATE..

I found help elsewhere and I'm going to buy a Seymour Duncan Invader i've tried one and sound very hot..

Re: Punkrock pickup!

From everything I've heard, an Invader is really dark loud but dark and will sound like mud in a dark wood. I'd go with a seymour duncan JB (Dwarves, older punk)or a DiMarzio PAF Pro(works well for bad religion, wizo, etc.)
Sorry I didn't help sooner.
-Rick

can fender stratocasters get heavy and beefy sounding?

i have a chance to buy my friend's white mexican strat for a good price. i mainly play heavy metal along the lines of iced earth, iron maiden and megadeth. with some death metal/grindcore sometimes. if i replaced the stock single coils with two humbuckers can it get beefy sounding? i'm thinking of getting a dimarzio x2n at the bridge, and a dimarzio air norton at the neck. and some graph tech saddles and nut. maybe some sperzel locking tuners.

Re: can fender stratocasters get heavy and beefy sounding?

I get a great maiden sound out of my strat (Phantom, Aces, 2mins etc). I use a mashall jackhammer distortion pedal, touch of reverb, & the secret weapon, a pitch shifter (very different to chorus). If used correctly a pitch shifter is awesome for thicking sounds, what I do is send the right channel down a 10th of a semitone & the left up a 10th. I am not a great lover of expensive guitars, look at it his way man went to the moon on technology that was weaker than a scientific calculator which was placed in a washing machine, but look at the pc's we have today. The same is for guitars on the whole £250 get's you a great guitar. I am sure many of the older players would agree that us babies are very spoilt for choice. SO on that note, just think of how many FX units are out there, today you can get almost any sound these units & of course you ears. However the only sound that I think a strat just can't get, or any other guitar for that matter is the gibson SG, if I ever get rich I am going to by me a few of these. See YA phil

Re: can fender stratocasters get heavy and beefy sounding?

I think the pickup cavity is already routed out so you
can use humbuckers,I'm not sure.But if not,try some high-output stacked pickups before you chop up your axe.Duncan "Screamin' Demons",Dmarzio HS-3's, are pretty cool.There are others that you might want to try.
Good Luck

Re: can fender stratocasters get heavy and beefy sounding?

Hello Death Metal fellow!

The best guitars for death grind are Jackson\Charvel or BC Rich. You also need nice and hot pick ups. (The X2N will do great!) You also need a gainey amp.
Death Metal needs sustain which bolt on guitars(like the strat) don't do well. Idealy you want a neck through axe with a pair of humbuckers. A mahogony or koa body would help also.

Let the metal flow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jj

Re: can fender stratocasters get heavy and beefy sounding?

Have you ever listened to , RITCHIE BLACKMORE FROM DEEP PURPLE < OR YNGWIE MALMSTEEN OR IRON MAIDEN OR JAKE E. LEE FROM OZZY OSBOURNE or DAVID GILMOUR AND 10000 of other master metal and heavy souding players , they all play STRATS.

Re: can fender stratocasters get heavy and beefy sounding?

Yeah,
Jake E Lee uses Charvels, Deep Purple and David Gilmore are about as heavy as Bon Jovi(another strat user), Yngwie and Maiden are far from being grindcore/death metal. NO death metal guitarist uses single coil pickups. They are not hot enough.

Re: can fender stratocasters get heavy and beefy sounding?

yea iron maiden used a fender strat but japan made.If ur lookin to sound like heavy like cannibal corpse or six feet under if u know who they are there heavy but guitars for that music is like a jackson or esp.Id say the fender would be good enough If you get them pups in it for iron maiden and megadeath stuff like that.

WHY PEOPLE PLAY A 7 STRINGS GUITAR WHILE THEY CANT EVEN MASTER A 6 STRINGS GUITAR?

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