Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - November, 2001



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How to do ArtificialHarmonic?

How to do artificial harmonic?

Re: How to do ArtificialHarmonic?

Assuming you are right-handed, fret F, first fret, first string, then with the right hand touch the first string at the thirteenth fret, first string with your first finger, then pluck the first string with you second finger, right hand and lift your first finger, right hand. You can do this with any note, you just have to keep twelve frets apart.

Jim in Canada

Re: How to do ArtificialHarmonic?

nah mate that how you do a "natural" harmonic. this give the octave overtone. try picking the string as hard as you can, clipping the string with your thumb at the same time. you have to find a good spot for your picking hand to do this, it takes a fair whack of practice

Re: How to do ArtificialHarmonic?

I've always found it a bit easier to use my right-hand ring finger to touch the string whilst holding the pick between my thumb and first finger.

I suppose that this will give you different harmonics than using your thumb, because of the position of your ring finger relative to your thumb.

Zoom GFX 4 or GFX 8

I am considering buying either the GFX 4 or the GFX 8, but I can't decide which. I havce heard good reviews of both. The GFX 8 is more expensive, if i pay the extra money will it make a difference?

Which would you recommend and why?

Ohm settings

I just purchased a Marshall JCM 900 100 watt head and the marshall 1960A cab. I know i should set the amp to 4/16 but what should i plug into on the cab? The 4 (left) or the 16 (right)? Thanks

Low E String Setup Problems

I have owned three different Stratocasters. With each one I have had the same problem. When the Low E string is in tune, the string is sharp at the 12th fret even when the bridge piece is pulled all the way back. I had to take the bridge piece off and file it down so that I could get the string long enough to be in tune at the 12th fret and at the nut at the same time. Is this typical for Strats or is there something I am doing wrong?

Re: Low E String Setup Problems

This sounds a bit unusual to me. I've not run across this problem with strats. Did you check the intonation with a reliable electronic tuner? I assume you did, but the problem may be at the nut rather than the bridge. If you're treble side E string meausures just a bit over 25 1/5" from the fingerboard side of the nut, to the bridge, you should not be having this problem with the bass side E string. Are you tuned in standard tuning? Drop D tuning can throw things off sometimes.

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Good Luck!

Re: Low E String Setup Problems

Hmm.This sounds like a basic intonation problem.Try moving the saddles back with a screw driver.Then use a tuner to make sure the 12th E sounds like the open E.The position of the saddle will determine the length of the string.This will affect the tuning of your fretted notes in relation to your open notes.
Hope this helps

need info on ibanez st-980 8 string bass,restringing....

can you tell me where and what strings to buy, i would like flat wound, maybe dr's? being a drummer, i need a little help. thanks

feedback

Does anyone knows how to increase the volume of the micros without having to deal with a screaming feed back. We want to play without having to moufle the drums and cut the volume of everything else, because of feeback ( playing in small bars, of course ). thank you

Re: feedback

get yaself a 10 band graphic-eq, run that between then cab and the amp, and turn down the frequency which is feeding. This will change your sound a little, but it works quite well

WAAAAHi want modjo what i mean tabs

hey i cant fýnd modjo what i mean tabs anywhere can you help(solo included pleeease)

Re: WAAAAHi want modjo what i mean tabs

: hey i cant find modjo what i mean tabs anywhere can you help(solo & cords included pleeease)

vintage tom anderson?

hi. i found this guitar and i am wondering how much should i offer for it. A Tom Anderson from around 1986-1988, not in great condition - many marks throughout the body. just ONE humbucking by the bridge - in an angle. maple neck, old style headstock. grand am body. this is one of the first full guitars tom made when he opened his shop - it is not a parts guitar since it has the logo on the headstock. NO engraved neck plate though. But legitimacy has been confirmed by the shop personnel. Thanks for the help!

1966/67 Marshall - Super-Lead Plexi

I hope someone can help with my amp identification. I have some photo's of it here:
http://www.banns.freeserve.co.uk/marshall/index.htm

I have shown it to an expert in the field who claims it appears to be a 1967 model, but in a state of evolution from the 1966 models and is equivalent to the 1967 Super-Lead plexi's, accept it has extra channels and a few brightness caps.
Can anyone verify this, and give me a possibly price on how much it might be worth? It's all in good working order.
Thanks in advance!

how should i start?

Hi i just started playing the guitar two days ago. how should i learn, should i learn to play by hearing things and trying to play it or what?? im a total newbie at this...

Re: how should i start?

good on yer for staring. its good shit
start by learning basic stuff, look around online or for a book with technique exersizes and stuff to get yaself started, then try learning simple songs that you like

Re: how should i start?

is that acoustic or electric? and can you read music?
You really wanna get all the basics down, picking, strumming chords, simple chord shapes, and if you can get a teacher, this would mean that you learnt faster, and you wouldn't get into bad habits. otherwise get buddies to help you and get some books on basic stuff.
Above all, play stuff you like and have a good time!

Re: how should i start?

I'd say get an instructor!He/she will be able to point out the things you need to know and where your weak points are.
Good Luck

VELVET UNDERGROUND SOUND

Can anyone tell me how to get the Velvet Undergrounds early 'amp blowing up sound'without damaging my amp! Also what guitars and effects they used?

Thanks

The Strokes

Any info about the gear the strokes use

Re: The Strokes

Fender hot rod deville amps. Ampeg SVT classic bass amps. Japanese strats epiphone casino fender jazz bass gibson les paul junior

Re: The Strokes

What about drums?

Really need some useable live patch sounds on Korg AX100G- Any ideas?

Really need some live useable patch settings (non preset) for the Korg ZX100G. IE 'David Gilmore' distortion or 'Taylor' acoustic. Any ideas greatly appriciated!! Cheers.

Okay, I need some suggestions on pedals....

I have been using a DanElectro Overdrive pedal now for quite some time and now I'm looking for something a little different. I want a sound that is ballsier, fatter, but not muffled and definitely not metal sounding. I play a standard Tele through a Fender Blues DeVille 4x10 if that helps any. I tried the DanE distortion and it was just to "duh duh duh" if you know what I mean.

suggestions are much appreciated. thanks.

Re: Okay, I need some suggestions on pedals...

I play a tele through a fender deville 2x12. The Ibanez Tube Scream dx is the only overdrive you need. Its big, fat, clear and not metal. I like.

Re: Okay, I need some suggestions on pedals...

GET A ELECTRO HARMONIX BIG MUFF PEDAL.BILLY CORGAN USED TO LOVE IT,IF YOU NO WHAT I MEAN.

Re: Okay, I need some suggestions on pedals....

Dude.Try the Boss OD-3.I think it's"JUICY,junior,REAL JUICY!"

Re: Okay, I need some suggestions on pedals....

Dude if you can find one on ebay definatly grab it its called a zoom driver 5000. it has many settings and is the BESt all time stomp box. if not check out a ibanez sm7 smash box.

Takamine

Anyone own a takamine ef-508c?

is this a good bass guitar

is the ad in the on cue paper a good bass guitar i ordered one and i am a beginer so is it a good one email me by saturday ok it is a silvertone

The guitar in mainstream music sucks!! Long live solos!

You've all gotta agree with me on this. Anyways, this is my first time on this site. But, my point, what the fuck happened to good guitar playing? All anyone wants to do now is tune down to C or play with seven strings. I'm sick of it! The only players that could use a Seven-string well were petrucci, Vai, and the exception of Meshuggah. But this nu-metal bullshit? I'm only 16, but I love to play shred, blues, progressive, fusion amongst other things. The only guys I jam with are twenty years older then me, because all the kids i know want to copy Korn ar "Staind." The fucking record companies need to stop being so close-minded about good guitarists instead of hiring a group of guys that play songs that sound alike to their others and a whiny singer.
Since "Grunge," soloing has seemed to be obsolete to me. The grungers that did solo were pretty godd too. (Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains.) Now, people think you're a show-off if you play the slightest thing close to a good blues solo or a rock solo. Also, people who solo are considered "self-indulgent" or "they don't play with soul." Well, here's a message to all you nu-metal wankers who play with detune guitars and stompboxes- FUCK YOU! What I'm trying to prove is that soloing is cool, and if you don't like it, go eat a dick and learn how to play your guitar. Please respond to me, i'd love to hear some criticism or somebody who agrees with me.- Peace

Re: The guitar in mainstream music sucks!! Long live solos!

no shit ay man
playing an overdrived down tuned guitar does not make you a guitarist. it makes you somewhat who can hit strings. shithouse guitarist like that faggitt from blink-182 are classified as "good" wheres thats the shit that players like you and me could crank out after our first week of playing. no musical or artistic credability at all."nu-metal" is bullshit and it will soon die. its bullshit .LONG LIVE SHREDDING!!!!!!!!!!

Re: The guitar in mainstream music sucks!! Long live solos!

I agree with you lot. Most of the main stream ""music"" these days is total SHIT. it's so easy to play, and has no melody. It all sounds the same, according to them if you can hold a guitar, you can play it.. It's not the music that people like these days, its the image of the band that has written it. People laugh when i say i'm a huge Knopfler /Satch fan, but i love the melodies and their guitar playing is amazing.
People think that music has to be "easy listening" but i prefer something that makes you think.
i hate music which has a good guitar part in it but that is 'hidden' behind a lead singer sounding like a dying cat. And long live solos!

Re: The guitar in mainstream music sucks!! Long live solos!

Correction: Today's new rock & alternative is total SHIT-PUKE!!

: I agree with you lot. Most of the main stream ""music"" these days is total SHIT. it's so easy to play, and has no melody. It all sounds the same, according to them if you can hold a guitar, you can play it.. It's not the music that people like these days, its the image of the band that has written it. People laugh when i say i'm a huge Knopfler /Satch fan, but i love the melodies and their guitar playing is amazing.
: People think that music has to be "easy listening" but i prefer something that makes you think.
: i hate music which has a good guitar part in it but that is 'hidden' behind a lead singer sounding like a dying cat. And long live solos!

Re: The guitar in mainstream music sucks!! Long live solos!

AMEN!! Solo's are the best damn part of the song!

I'd love to see Korn play some Zeppelin Songs. I'm sick and tired of those goddamn drop D/drop 1/2 step. They can't do a freaking thing. And all these people that "worship" metal crap all wear black shirts and pants that are fit for a 300 lb man. Those fucking idiots.

Forgive the lack of grammar and crude language, I get like that when I think of those ass's :-P

Re: The guitar in mainstream music sucks!! Long live solos!

Hey guy's, lets not mock the pitch that you tune to. After all, its just how high or low you tune the guitar. I am in a "Melodic Heavy Metal" band and we tune down to C# which is... lets say low. I also do consider myself to be a "Shred" type guitarist, but I hate the term "Shred". For those in the know, my favorite scales to phrase in are the "Harmonic Minor", and the Diminished Seventh, as well as the modes; which of course are all related. My views on solos are that they can be shred solos', but they still must have attitude or feeling, better off with both!!

Re: The guitar in mainstream music sucks!! Long live solos!

This twitchdoctor guy knows what he's talking about.

Re: The guitar in mainstream music sucks!! Long live solos!

Yeah, I hate blink 182 a lot. I hate the nu metal bands more. BUt here's an idea... Start a band and write some good music if you're so much greater than the mainstream. Thats what i'm trying to do.

: no shit ay man
: playing an overdrived down tuned guitar does not make you a guitarist. it makes you somewhat who can hit strings. shithouse guitarist like that faggitt from blink-182 are classified as "good" wheres thats the shit that players like you and me could crank out after our first week of playing. no musical or artistic credability at all."nu-metal" is bullshit and it will soon die. its bullshit .LONG LIVE SHREDDING!!!!!!!!!!

Re: The guitar in mainstream music sucks!! Long live solos!

i agree with everyone on here, mainstream music SUCKS!!!! What happened to actually playing the guitar, not just hitting the same three power chords over and over? and dont even get me started on slipknot, the one-chord dicksuckers.

Re: The guitar in mainstream music sucks!! Long live solos!

all i have to say is, you swear to much for someone your age, get a life, there is more to playing than solo's, a good song makes the difference, you have a lot to learn. ps. you are probably crap on the guitar, and your girlfriend told me i am better in bed than you. you are crap.!!!. love bob

Re: The guitar in mainstream music sucks!! Long live solos!

I know this talentless luzer's fave bands: Limp Noodle, Stinkin Fart, Gutsuck, Chevette, and all the other sewage spewed over shit-puke radio.

: all i have to say is, you swear to much for someone your age, get a life, there is more to playing than solo's, a good song makes the difference, you have a lot to learn. ps. you are probably crap on the guitar, and your girlfriend told me i am better in bed than you. you are crap.!!!. love bob

Re: The guitar in mainstream music sucks!! Long live solos!

EVERYTHING in mainstream music sucks. People no longer play music because they love it, they do it because they WANNA BE A RICH STAR. rock died about 1980, about the time the recording industry started getting ran by accountants and lawyers instead of by musicians. It is about money now, not music.

P S I have a CD out for family and freinds, it is in the style of music from before rock died, let me know if you are interested in a copy.......

Re: The guitar in mainstream music sucks!! Long live solos!

I agree with you on everything all you replyers need to get one thing straight, you can't necessarily blame grunge. Post-grunge, yes, but not early nineties grunge movement. Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam all had some really great solos. In my opinion, Jerry Cantrell and Mike McReady were really the last two great modern guitarrists, everything else has been total shit. In fact i think the grunge movement, except for Nirvana, moved more towards the traditional lead guitar role than anything in the '80's. That's when corporate music co's started taking over, really the only great guitar bands/guitarrists of the 80's were Satch, Vai and Malmsteen, and the thrash bands, esp. metallica, but they're shit now too so screw them. But it doesn't really matter at all b/c who gives a fuck about mainstream? Indie all the way.

Mainstream music sucks!!

I have been thinking similar thoughts about music for about 5-10 yrs now. I noticed the increased obsolescence of solo guitaring since Nirvana's Nevermind album.
Nowadays music is just a lost cause thanks in part to the pornography industry and also to all of the fake,pretentious artists such as Eminem(spelling?)and Will Smith who are just in this life to make a million dollars. These people and the well-fed white C.E.O.mother-fuckers of the world-dominating record companies really don't give a shit about music,all they really care about are their profit margins.
That is why we are seeing a degradation of television in addition to music. The only thing that matters to cocksuckers such as Britney Spears(spelling?)and Kid Rock is money!!
It is a shame but that is the way our sociey is going for the time being anyway. Hopefully this is just a phase through a decade that will pass on like the 60's and 70's,etc.

fender 4x12 stereo cab

fender 4x12 stereo cab

This popular thread has been given its own page : fender 4x12 stereo cab

Hofner restoration

Could someone help me to find parts to my Hofner Club guitar, year 1962 (I think). Potentiometers, knobs etc are missing, circuit diagram is needed ...

Face Crack

I buy an old Russ acoustic guitar and it has some crack on its face.I want to rapair it byself.If you can help me I'll be very please.

Re: Face Crack

is it the wood or the laminate which has cracked? Do you mean the top of the guitar, ie around the soundhole?
If the crack makes the wood uneven, you can usually push the wood back into place, with patience.
Then glue (ie with strong glue, woodglue?)a small thin bit of wood under the crack on the inside of the guitar, this will give the guitar more strength and it won't go out of tune so easily.
Hope this helps! you can often buy books on guitar repairs.

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