Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - March, 2001

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hey Eddie G

I looked at my guitar again and noticed that the noise is coming from the b string. Can a repair guy fix that? thanks

Re: hey Eddie G

Yes,easily! But try adjusting the height of your saddles first.If you find that the action is too high for your taste,then check with a guitar tech.Sounds like your B string may be too low.
Good Luck

ask something

can I ask technical questions (ex.truss rod)??

Re: ask something

Go crazy. Ask anything your heart desires. Can't promise that someone is gonna answer though.

Jj

Have I Started Too Late???

Hail, I'm 23 Years old & I have started to learn how to play guitar. I just started one year ago, have I started too late, how far can i go with my 23years. Will I ever be able to play in a Band before I'm 30???
Please help Me I love the sound of guitars, could all of you Pros Help Me??? Sould I be worried with My age sould I Give Up or Continue???
Please Help Me Out on This!!!
Thanks For Your Atention!!!

Re: Have I Started Too Late???

Im the poster child for its never too late to learn guitar........never even picked up a guitar until I was 30.......I play 2-3 hours a day now........it my therapy.....and sure you can have a band going a year from now.....heck by the time your 30 youll have been in 3or 4 bands.......ya just gotta surround yourself with the right players : Hail, I'm 23 Years old & I have started to learn how to play guitar. I just started one year ago, have I started too late, how far can i go with my 23years. Will I ever be able to play in a Band before I'm 30???
: Please help Me I love the sound of guitars, could all of you Pros Help Me??? Sould I be worried with My age sould I Give Up or Continue???
: Please Help Me Out on This!!!
: Thanks For Your Atention!!!

Re: Have I Started Too Late???

Fear not!! You're not too old.Wes Montgumery started at the age of 20! After 2 years of lessons and playing, I joined my first group and WAILED!!
Good Luck

Re: Have I Started Too Late???

Nelson, I wish I had started at 23 ... I started at 40 (4 years ago), took a few beginner lessons, and I now play in a small blues band, although nothing serious. We're just having fun. So, spend at least an hour a day practrising, learn some scales, and have a good time. Steve

Re: Have I Started Too Late???

Thanks Allot Guy's You Have All Boosted My Moral!!!
You have all encouraged Me to continue on & Maybe be a Pro one Day or a Lead Guitarist!
Thanks Again Once More!

Re: Have I Started Too Late???

It is NEVER too late!!! If you are 23 now and you are afraid that you are too old at 30 then answer this- How old will you be in 7yrs from now if you stopped playing guitar? Just a hopeful bit of encouragement to you from one player to another. The truth is that you can and undoubtedly will be enjoying music for many years to come! So forget about your "age" and enjoy the ride. (simple math proves that in 7yrs you will be 30 anyway-with or without the ability to play and enjoy the Guitar) I hope that helps - The world can NEVER have too many Guitarists!!!

DUNLOP 535Q 18V Adapter UK

does anyone know where can i get the 18v power supply adapter for dunlop 535Q cry baby? i cant find it anywhere....pls help. i cant stand changing so many 9v bateries anymore....

thanks

death metal/grindcore strings and picks?

does anyone know what size strings and picks bands like suffocation and morbid angel use?

Re: death metal/grindcore strings and picks?

Well I'm in a metal band and we used to tune low. I used Dean Markley Jazz strings (12-54) and they worked pretty well fr low tuning. For picks, Dunlop 2.0 mm work good for thick strings. hope that helps you some....

Re: death metal/grindcore strings and picks?

I play death metal and also use the heavy strings (13-56)and picks (1.35). Some guys I know like thin strings so they can solo faster but they lose some of the heavy tone.

Let the metal flow!

Jj

Re: death metal/grindcore strings and picks?

: I play death metal and also use the heavy strings (13-56)and picks (1.35). Some guys I know like thin strings so they can solo faster but they lose some of the heavy tone.

: Let the metal flow!

: Jj

: Thin strings, what's the point!!!

desktop studio

Hi guys, I'm looking for a studio software to record my songs. I'm trying the cakewalk guitar tracks. What are your experiences? What can you recommend to me? Best wishes and thanks!!! Ingo

Re: desktop studio

: Hi guys, I'm looking for a studio software to record my songs. I'm trying out the cakewalk guitar tracks. What are your experiences? What can you recommend to me? Can't get the click working. This version in not registrated yet. Best wishes and thanks!!! Ingo

Strat

Trying to find the original Specs on Jimi's Strat
Tried Fender.com, No luck

Ibanez 2027 xvv 7string Prestige

Ibanez 2027 xvv 7string Prestige

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Sigma Electric Acoustic

Any one know anything about the model number DM2CEB???

Re: Sigma Electric Acoustic

I have one of them. They are great sounding guitars. I used it for a bout 4 years and now seeling it because need to buy myself a handmade one. If you want it we can arrange something.

Which amp is best to get??

I'm planning on getting a new amp! The sound im looking for is the old metallica sound back in the late 80's early 90's! When they took all the mids out! I do have a Boss Metal Zone pedal that i can use if the amp would sound good with it! Here is what i'm looking at: a Crate GFX212 or a Peavey Special212 or even a Rogue Tuberider MHT-1000 2x12 combo? I'm on a tight budget! I can't go above $500.00 ok if you have any other amps that i have not listed PLEASE TELL ME THANKS ALOT FOR THE HELP
Brandon

Re: Which amp is best to get??

For around $450 you can get a used Soldano Atomic. It is only about 20 all tube watts but has great tone. Tons of gain so you wouldn't need the metal zone. A boost pedal helps out if you want more gain. It is a little on the bright side but so was Metallica in their fine days. Scooping the mids sounds great with this amp. I use mine for death metal.

If you want something louder, a used Rivera Knucklehead 55 can be found for about $500 with some effort. 2 channels all tube: 1 is high gain Marshall type and the other is pretty Fenderey and clean. This amp is very very loud for 55 watts. Plenty of volume for any type of gig.

For less cash a used Peavey VMT is a grfeat deal. I've seen them for around $250-$300. They don't sound as good as the other two but a good quality, high gain, all tube amp for the cash.

The Soldano and Rivera amps are high quality and well worth the money. They will keep their value unlike The Crate, Peavey, and the Rogue. Having tubes is essential for Metallicas tone.

Hope this helps!

Jj

I have a Mesa Boogie Mark III I want to trade for a Rivera Knuckle Head

Mesa Boogie Mark III I want to trade for a Rivera Knuckle Head.

Re: Which amp is best to get??

i would get a line 6 spider 212 75 watt combo bad ass amp. under 500 it sounds like the marshal 8080 but with eminensce drivers instead of celestion.

Re: Which amp is best to get??

You can get a Marshall VS100R combo for 500. That's all I've got you haven't listed. I'm in the exact same predicament you are. Tell me once you decided. ~k

: I'm planning on getting a new amp! The sound im looking for is the old metallica sound back in the late 80's early 90's! When they took all the mids out! I do have a Boss Metal Zone pedal that i can use if the amp would sound good with it! Here is what i'm looking at: a Crate GFX212 or a Peavey Special212 or even a Rogue Tuberider MHT-1000 2x12 combo? I'm on a tight budget! I can't go above $500.00 ok if you have any other amps that i have not listed PLEASE TELL ME THANKS ALOT FOR THE HELP
: Brandon

Re: Which amp is best to get??

well i havent tried ne of them but i been shopping for the best price on a half stack, if u go to www.discountmusic.com and get the Crate GX1200 for 280 and go to www.musiciansfriend.com and buy the Behringer 100 watt 4 12 cab for 200 thats only, 479 altogher

Amp help.

I got a 12+ watt Crate amp. it's gfx-15. can you tell about a good setting, a good tone i could get on this amp.

Tokai Breezysound

I have just aquired a Tokai Breezysound Telecaster. Does anyone know how I go about trying to date this little gem. It is a superb guitar in ice white. I paid 299.00 (pounds) for it although it needs a re fret.

Re: Tokai Breezysound

You could ask them here: http://www2.wbs.ne.jp/~tokai/index.htm
I asked them how to date my Breezysoud, but they never answered my e-mails.
If you have any luck let me know.

This site sucks

Clean these pages up a little would ya?

Re: This site sucks

: Clean these pages up a little would ya?

You can help with that by butting out. This forum is for guitarists to use.

AX1000G

Anybody know where I can download a copy of the manual for an AX1000G?

Re: AX1000G

I need patches for my pedal ax1000g
if anybody knows one, write to my email
I need punk,hardrock, new metal, bands like nirvana, limp bizkit, guns n roses e I want a acoustic distorsion. please.
kurt_cobain_br@hotmail.com.br

Re: AX1000G

: Anybody know where I can download a copy of the manual for an AX1000G?

Try Korg's official site. They have the manual online.

Re: AX1000G

: Anybody know where I can download a copy of the manual for an AX1000G?
sure, try www.korg.com
there is a pdf version

Re: AX1000G

: Anybody know where I can download a copy of the manual for an AX1000G?

http://www.dominocs.com/ToneWorks/downloads.html

string bending technique

Hi, I have relatively small fingers so when I do a string bend, my fingers tend to slip under the adjacent string... but a lot. This causes two problems: (1) when I release the bend, it sounds the adjacent string, (2) it hurts a bit. The action on my guitar is pretty low--is lower the answer?

So... is it correct technique to bend _under_ the adjacent strings, or I should I bend the adjacent string along with it? What is good string bending technique?

Thanks much!
paul

Re: string bending technique

Hmm.Your problem is simple.When bending notes,place your fingers flatter(not too flat)against the fret board.This way your nail won't slip under the other string,causing the string to slip over it.This should cure the extra ringing as well.Because the tip of your finger will mute the other string.Also,try muting the other strings with your palm heel as you release the bent note.With some practice,you'll get it.
Hope this helps.

Re: string bending technique

Hi Paul, great name you got there ;)

I too have small fingers and used to have that problem of my finger slipping under the adjacent string when bending and have a few suggestions as to how to correct it...I tried a few bends just then and realised I often use my pinky or ring finger for big bends with three to four fingers on the string to help with the bend. All my fingers come down on the string quite vertically and so I find the adjacent string rests quite nicely on the fleshy bits of my fingers just in front of my nail, and if the bend is released smoothly the string shouldn't ring and using more than one finger relieves the pain...I also used to use my index finger to control the adjacent string by either bending it aswell to keep it free and out of the way, or just making sure it mutes the string so it doesn't sound...I hope this helps

Paul

I am looking for .........

I am looking for cheep Pickups for a Fender 5 string jass bass.

Can u help me out???

YeTI

Which kind of guitar should I learn?

I am 27 years old and for some reason I spent all of my free time growing up playing sports instead of learning how to play musical instruments. I regret it now. I have found an interest in guitars and I have been thinking about learning how to play. So my questions are:
I am most interested in owning and learning how to play the 6 string electric acoustic guitar(I love the sound!), but is this the best thing to start off with? Should I just get an unplugged one at first? I also had someone recommend that I start up learning the bass first because there are just 4 strings to learn. Is this a good idea? I really don't think I would have the time to buy two different kinds of guitars. Finally, what is the best way to learn to play on your own? Computer software, books, videos,etc.? Thanks to all who have taken time to read this and respond to me.

Mike

Re: Which kind of guitar should I learn?

: I am 27 years old and for some reason I spent all of my free time growing up playing sports instead of learning how to play musical instruments. I regret it now. I have found an interest in guitars and I have been thinking about learning how to play. So my questions are:
: I am most interested in owning and learning how to play the 6 string electric acoustic guitar(I love the sound!), but is this the best thing to start off with? Should I just get an unplugged one at first? I also had someone recommend that I start up learning the bass first because there are just 4 strings to learn. Is this a good idea? I really don't think I would have the time to buy two different kinds of guitars. Finally, what is the best way to learn to play on your own? Computer software, books, videos,etc.? Thanks to all who have taken time to read this and respond to me.

: Mike

: Hey.
Mike, I am 19 years old and I have been playing for 6 or 7 years now. I am completely self taught. I think you should get any style guitar you want to learn on. If you want an electric acoustic, you should get one. You can find a complete range of beginner guitars for descent prices. You should just stick to what your ear likes and definately try to play a bunch of different ones (or at least hold them and feel them if you cant play yet) before you buy one. If you want to play guitar, by all means get a guitar and not a bass. They are two completely different animals. Just take some time and get what you want so you'll be more likely to stick with it.

As for learning, my advise is to just put in the time. Dont worry about getting lessons. Just go get a book that shows you how to tune it up, how to play some chords, and maybe some simplple chord progressions along the lines of Beatles tunes or Tom Petty or Van Morrison. Then, just play. Learn how to play the chords, and you can teach yourself everything else by playing with the radio.

Patrick

Re: Which kind of guitar should I learn?

I do agree that self teaching is good, to a point. I have been playing for about 15 years, I spent the first 6 years taking professional lessons. I learned the guitar inside and out. I studied all different kinds of guitar methods along with beginning through advanced music theory. I would not trade that training for anything in the world. Playing along with the radio is great, but it is even more beneficial when you know what is going on and have an understanding of how things work (theorywise). I would recommend lessons FROM A PROFESSIONAL GUITAR TEACHER....not a friend down the street who can pick a few chords or can play a major scale really fast. Building on a good foundation is the way to go.

Re: Which kind of guitar should I learn?

Does anyone else have anything to add, such as any info on the different types of guitars, things that a beginner would need to know..... before purchasing, and attempting to learn the guitar playing/learnign process ?

Thanks :)

Re: Which kind of guitar should I learn?

: I do agree that self teaching is good, to a point. I have been playing for about 15 years, I spent the first 6 years taking professional lessons. I learned the guitar inside and out. I studied all different kinds of guitar methods along with beginning through advanced music theory. I would not trade that training for anything in the world. Playing along with the radio is great, but it is even more beneficial when you know what is going on and have an understanding of how things work (theorywise). I would recommend lessons FROM A PROFESSIONAL GUITAR TEACHER....not a friend down the street who can pick a few chords or can play a major scale really fast. Building on a good foundation is the way to go.

Look at Seagull acoustic guitars, one of the best for the money. If you learn on acoustic you'll have a better foundation, develop your finger muscles and calluses. Good Luck

Re: Which kind of guitar should I learn?

I am only 15 yrs old but and have never played a musical instrument, and thought an electric guitar would be a fun thing to try. Would this be to complex for me or should I try an acoustic?

GuitarMagazines.Net's Eddie Van Halen Auction

I just wanted to let you all know that GuitarMagazines.Net will be holding it's first monthly "Guitar Heroes" auction beginning next Sunday, April 1st! These auctions are collections of guitar magazines, transcription books and other goodies that feature several famous guitar players.

This first auction will feature 42(!!!) rare, hard to find, and some out-of-print guitar magazines and books featuring EDDIE VAN HALEN!!! All 42 include EVH in transcriptions, interviews, guitar style analysis articles, photos, private lessons, tips, tricks, gear and more!

Rules of the auction are simple - visit the site and bid on an item by clicking on the "Bid on this item" link. This will generate an e-mail to me. Give me a nickname (or use your actual name) to use and you will be recorded as the "High Bidder". All items have a starting price. ($10 for mags, $15 for books) You can bid on an item at it's starting price and then increments of $1 are required. Simple as that. If there are no bids on the items at the end of the auction, you can bid using the starting price and get stuff for cheap! By the way, ALL ITEMS INCLUDE FREE SHIPPING TO THE U.S. OR CANADA!!!

The EDDIE VAN HALEN "Guitar Heroes" Auction will run the first week of April from Sunday, April 1st - Sunday April 8th, ending at 11:59pm E.S.T.

There are more upcoming "Guitar Hero" Auctions being held every month of 2001. Here's the current schedule:
May - Joe Satriani
June - Jimi Hendrix
July - Stevie Ray Vaughan
...and more to come for the rest of the year!

Thanks for listening and enjoy the auction!

"It's 5150 time!!!!"

Take care,
-Donal-
donal@guitarmagazines.net

Re: GuitarMagazines.Net's Eddie Van Halen Auction

cool

: I just wanted to let you all know that GuitarMagazines.Net will be holding it's first monthly "Guitar Heroes" auction beginning next Sunday, April 1st! These auctions are collections of guitar magazines, transcription books and other goodies that feature several famous guitar players.

: This first auction will feature 42(!!!) rare, hard to find, and some out-of-print guitar magazines and books featuring EDDIE VAN HALEN!!! All 42 include EVH in transcriptions, interviews, guitar style analysis articles, photos, private lessons, tips, tricks, gear and more!

: Rules of the auction are simple - visit the site and bid on an item by clicking on the "Bid on this item" link. This will generate an e-mail to me. Give me a nickname (or use your actual name) to use and you will be recorded as the "High Bidder". All items have a starting price. ($10 for mags, $15 for books) You can bid on an item at it's starting price and then increments of $1 are required. Simple as that. If there are no bids on the items at the end of the auction, you can bid using the starting price and get stuff for cheap! By the way, ALL ITEMS INCLUDE FREE SHIPPING TO THE U.S. OR CANADA!!!

: The EDDIE VAN HALEN "Guitar Heroes" Auction will run the first week of April from Sunday, April 1st - Sunday April 8th, ending at 11:59pm E.S.T.

: There are more upcoming "Guitar Hero" Auctions being held every month of 2001. Here's the current schedule:
: May - Joe Satriani
: June - Jimi Hendrix
: July - Stevie Ray Vaughan
: ...and more to come for the rest of the year!

: Thanks for listening and enjoy the auction!

: "It's 5150 time!!!!"

: Take care,
: -Donal-
: donal@guitarmagazines.net

Remove guitar track from CD recording

Remove guitar track from CD recording

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