Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - December, 2001



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Re: learning to play electric guitar.

: hi i was wondering if you could give me some tips or some notes, so i could learn how to play the electric guitar. Oh. and tell me which kind of guitar is good, and where i could get one ( in Canada )
- thanx a lot

Re: learning to play electric guitar.

: Hello,
: My name is jen.I've always wanted to play the electric guitar(strat),but my husband says i should get an eqaustic guitar before i get and electric one.
: My question is,is it possible to start on an electric guitar?
: thanks for your time and help.
: your sincerly
: Jen

electric guitar !

ok i need help! i really want to learn to play electric guitar ! but unfortunatly i have only played recorder and violin in my life ! and am not good with notes etc ! i am really ambitious though ! HELP!

Re: learning to play electric guitar.

: Hello,
: My name is Merrick.I've always wanted to play the electric guitar(strat),but my dad says i should get an acoustic guitar before i get and electric one.
: My question is,is it possible to start on an electric guitar?
: thanks for your time and help.
: your sincerly
: Merrick

Re: learning to play electric guitar.

: Hello,
: My name is Merrick.I've always wanted to play the electric guitar(strat),but my dad says i should get an acoustic guitar before i get and electric one.
: My question is,is it possible to start on an electric guitar?
: thanks for your time and help.
: your sincerly
: Merrick

i need some recomendations on how to modify my guitar.

I still have my first guitar and dont have the money for a new one. i need some recomendations on what i should do to make it sound alittle better. its a fender strat. thx hehe bye

Re: i need some recomendations on how to modify my guitar.

changing strings can often have a great effect on sound. is cheap to do get the person in the music shop you buy strings from to do it for you, i always mess it up myself!
however you may want to change pickups, these are the most expensive part of the guitar(?) -think so- but that would be more. what kinda amp do you usually play thru?

Re: i need some recomendations on how to modify my guitar.

well lol my amps volume control broke so it wont turn up so i use my fender practice amp till i can get enough money to fix the marshal.

the strings are allready the ones i want but im looking in on the pickups thx for the help

Re: i need some recomendations on how to modify my guitar.

changing to different gauge/brand of string will change the sound. if shes a squire strat then changing pickups will be good, as those ones tend to sound prety stingy. if you want like a warmer sound, try some seymore duncans, these pickups rock. if yer into metal get an emg 81 put in the bridge hehehe

Re: i need some recomendations on how to modify my guitar.

What kinda 'sound' are you looking for ??? on a strat the pickups are usually the first to go.

: I still have my first guitar and dont have the money for a new one. i need some recomendations on what i should do to make it sound alittle better. its a fender strat. thx hehe bye

Re: i need some recomendations on how to modify my guitar.

: What kinda 'sound' are you looking for ??? on a strat the pickups are usually the first to go.

Im looking for a more 'rock' sound i allready ordered some new pickups. thx for ur help

Which is better to start out with: Acoustic or Electic-Acoustic

I'm 16 and beginning to purchase a new quitar for my pleasure. I realy don't know how to play but I mess around with my friends' guitars all the time. I want an acoustic but than again an electric would be nice so should I put them together and get Axoustic-Electric or just an Acoustic. When you give your opinion pleasse feel free to recommend what brand or kind of guitar as well. Thanks, Mikey

Re: Which is better to start out with: Acoustic or Electic-Acoustic

what kind of music do you want to play? personally i'd go for either electric or acoustic but thats just me :)
electro-acoustics are aften mre expensive. G

information of the Tennessee Rose Gretsch

j'ai hériter d' une GRETsCH Tennessee Rose quel sont ces particularités avez vous des informations sur cette instrument époque de fabrication etc....
Quel est sa valeur,?
nombre de guitars fabriqées etc
stephan.aime@wanadoo.fr

Smashing Pumpkins sound on V-amp?

I have just bought a Behringer V-amp, and rather than sitting with it for an hour I was wondering if anyone can give me the settings for the Smashing Pumpkins guitar sound (Rocket, zero etc.)

Re: Smashing Pumpkins sound on V-amp?

Well, rocket and zero has very different settings, you'll have to be more spesific about a song, or at least an era. Besides, the vamp can't make a good sp sound alone. However, you can make something similar to the SD era sound by using the Fuzz setting, and the gish era shouldn't be too hard. Keep in mind the fact that the songs are very processed, meaning that for instance Zero has a lot of guitar overdubs, including two 12-string acoustic guitars (!)

Just fukk around with the vamp, if you know what you're looking for, you'll soon find out whether the vamp can do it or not.

Good luck.

a site on building your own effects pedals?

i am interested in building my own pedals for my guitar but i can't find any!!!

please help me find sites!!!

Re: a site on building your own effects pedals?

: i second that, i'd like to build my own pedals

: please help me find sites!!!

Re: a site on building your own effects pedals?

: : i second that, i'd like to build my own pedals

: : please help me find sites!!!

Re: a site on building your own effects pedals?

try http://fuzzcentral.tripod.com

Re: a site on building your own effects pedals?

www.generalguitargadgets.com is an excellent site, but i need more? any help? i need schematics, parts and layouts, and wiring diagrams.... any suggestions?

Re: a site on building your own effects pedals?

: i am interested in building my own pedals for a uni project so i need a site that will explain how to do it in detailed form

: please help me find sites!!!

You have the MT-2 scheme?

I would appreciate so much if someone would send me or tell me where I can find the boss metal zone schematic!
Thank you!
(email-me plz)

Re: You have the MT-2 scheme?

: I would appreciate so much if someone would send me or tell me where I can find the boss metal zone schematic!
: Thank you!
: (email-me plz)

(sorry, I did use the same sentence 'cause I have the same problem, thank you too!!)

Re: You have the MT-2 scheme?

I need the schematics for Boss Metal Zone MT-2
If u have it, please contact me

Re: You have the MT-2 scheme?

Hi. Go into
http://www.mif.pg.gda.pl/homepages/tom/
it's a Polish site and there are a lot of schems. This schem is not exacly the same as mt2 is but much close to oryginal. If you have better schem please send it to me.

old Hofner guitar

I have an old Hofner acoustic guitar with the ROUND hole up above where you strum the strings. Inside, there is a lable that says, Hofner Anno, 265v. On the neck, it also says it is a genuine Hofner made in Germany. I was wondering how much it may be worth as I may sell it.

e-ros

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Tips about wiring, Texas Special Tele?

Standard telecaster, tips how to wire Texas Special Pickups. Also interested in, as a later step, how to wire with a 4-way switch and get both parallel and series wiring??

gituar lessons

i am wanting to learn to play my dads six string electric gituar but i dont know any of the chords and i was wondering you could help me thanks renee'

Re: gituar lessons

get a chord book and learn the basic chords, starting with the most common chords, Major (sounds happy) and Minor (sounds sad). then check out a tab site on net eg guitaretab.com and you'll find chord patterns to millions of songs. what kind music do you want to play? if u r a beginner, i recommend Dire Straits "Sultans of swing" chord pattern, or Neil young's "Driveby", both are quite easy.

Re: gituar lessons

I WANT TO LEARN TO PLAY MY GITUAR. ITS A SIX STRING .I'VE NEVER PLAYED BEFORE. CAN YOU HELP ME? THANKS, ERIN

Re: gituar lessons

i want to learn to play a guitar...plzz give me lessons on basic..

Re: gituar lessons

: i am wanting to learn to play my newsix string electric gituar but i dont know any of the chords and i was wondering you could help me thanks Julie

Re: gituar lessons

: : i am wanting to learn to play my newsix string electric gituar but i dont know any of the chords and i was wondering you could help me thanks Julie

Re: gituar lessons

yeah an easy song and cool if you like bob dylan
its knocking on heavens door.
it goes like this

IF YOU DONT KNOW THE SHAPE OF THE CORDS LET US KNOW AND I WILL EMAIL THEM YOU

INTRO: G-D, C

G D Am7
.. Mama take this badge off of me
G D C
.. I can't use it any-more
G D Am7
. It's getting dark, too dark for me to see
G D C (D)
. I feel I'm knockin on heaven's door___

CHORUS:
G D Am7
.. Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
G D C (D)
.. Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door___
G D Am7
.. Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
G D C (D)
.. Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door___

G D Am7
.. Mama put my guns in the ground
G D C
.. I can't shoot them any-more
G D Am7
. That long black cloud is comin' down
G D C (D)
. I feel I'm knockin' on heaven's door___

ENDING: CHORUS, THEN REPEAT AND FADE

G D Am7 (G)
Oo - oo - oo - oo

NOTES:
- "." in lyric line represents 1/8 bar rest
- "*" in chord line represents a new bar, play same chord
- V1L3: Clapton omits "for me"
- V1L4, C1L2: (D) is an optional added chord
- END: (G) is optional (return to tonic chord)

From: LIVENGOOD.MIKE@A1GW.GENE.COM (Lost in the Shuffle)
Subject: Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Plus some)

We always use this tune as a cool jam tune on stage.
A slow melodic solo in Em pentatonic can really get the crowd
into it. We also use it for guest vocalists, if we can't find
any other song to do together.
The problem has been that the tune is too short...with only two
lyrics. So I've added two more lyrics to finish it off a little
better.
The tune was originally from a movie and is sung while the sheriff
lay dying. So picture the good guy with his white hat on the dusty
ground in his final moments of life...reflecting on the life he
knew.
The two extra verses are phrased exactly like the previous two.
Forget about other versions of the tune you've heard...make it
your own version...with your own style and flare.

Knocking on Heaven's Door
-Bob Dylan

G D Am7
Mama, take this badge off of me...
G D C
I can't use it anymore...
G D Am7
It's getting dark, too dark to see...
G D C
Feel I'm knocking on heaven's door...
G D C
Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...
G D C
Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...
G D C
Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...

Re: gituar lessons

i dont know how to catch the cord,&simpils also plz sent me basics things

Re: gituar lessons

: yeah an easy song and cool if you like bob dylan
: its knocking on heavens door.
: it goes like this

: IF YOU DONT KNOW THE SHAPE OF THE CORDS LET US KNOW AND I WILL EMAIL THEM YOU

: INTRO: G-D, C
:
: G D Am7
: .. Mama take this badge off of me
: G D C
: .. I can't use it any-more
: G D Am7
: . It's getting dark, too dark for me to see
: G D C (D)
: . I feel I'm knockin on heaven's door___
:
:
: CHORUS:
: G D Am7
: .. Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
: G D C (D)
: .. Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door___
: G D Am7
: .. Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door
: G D C (D)
: .. Knock, knock, knockin' on heaven's door___
:
:
: G D Am7
: .. Mama put my guns in the ground
: G D C
: .. I can't shoot them any-more
: G D Am7
: . That long black cloud is comin' down
: G D C (D)
: . I feel I'm knockin' on heaven's door___
:
:
: ENDING: CHORUS, THEN REPEAT AND FADE
:
: G D Am7 (G)
: Oo - oo - oo - oo
:
:
: NOTES:
: - "." in lyric line represents 1/8 bar rest
: - "*" in chord line represents a new bar, play same chord
: - V1L3: Clapton omits "for me"
: - V1L4, C1L2: (D) is an optional added chord
: - END: (G) is optional (return to tonic chord)

:
: From: LIVENGOOD.MIKE@A1GW.GENE.COM (Lost in the Shuffle)
: Subject: Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Plus some)

: We always use this tune as a cool jam tune on stage.
: A slow melodic solo in Em pentatonic can really get the crowd
: into it. We also use it for guest vocalists, if we can't find
: any other song to do together.
: The problem has been that the tune is too short...with only two
: lyrics. So I've added two more lyrics to finish it off a little
: better.
: The tune was originally from a movie and is sung while the sheriff
: lay dying. So picture the good guy with his white hat on the dusty
: ground in his final moments of life...reflecting on the life he
: knew.
: The two extra verses are phrased exactly like the previous two.
: Forget about other versions of the tune you've heard...make it
: your own version...with your own style and flare.

:
: Knocking on Heaven's Door
: -Bob Dylan

: G D Am7
: Mama, take this badge off of me...
: G D C
: I can't use it anymore...
: G D Am7
: It's getting dark, too dark to see...
: G D C
: Feel I'm knocking on heaven's door...
: G D C
: Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...
: G D C
: Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...
: G D C
: Knock..knock..knocking on heaven's door...

culdi have some pic tures of the cord if u can plz thanxx

how to play

: i am wanting to learn to play my dads six string electric gituar but i dont know any of the chords and i was wondering you could help me thanks renee'

i am wanting to play my dads six string yamaha gituar Jacob

installing humbucker

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guitar setup

I have been told that you should get your guitar set up 2 times a year. I live in Michigan where the weather changes drasticly between seasons. Could someone please help me with question.

Re: guitar setup

my guitar tech says to have your guitar setup with every change of the seasons.

Re: guitar setup

Why not every month? If I could get people to belive that, I could get rich of just "setups" alone!!
Once a guitar is setup, its ready to go.... only difference is when you change string guages/drastic tuning, or install new parts ( tremolo ect.)

Re: guitar setup

so, you're saying weather changes have no effect on guitars (wood)? I have a nice natural finish Warwick. I also live in the Midwest. it goes from -0 no humidity to 99 with 75% humidity in 6 months. you're saying once a guitar is setup it'll be fine through that?

Re: guitar setup

why do you boast all the time about your skills ?, you are obviously crap !!!

Re: guitar setup

well i think your both full of shit, if a guitar plays good it plays good

Re: guitar setup

No.Once a year is fine.It really depends on the guitar.
The key is to put it back in the case when you're not using it! Going from heavier to lighter strings(or vise versa)will also require a setup.
Good Luck

Re: guitar setup

Just take a little time to learn how to setup it up yourself, and then if you feel something has changed and it needs to be adjusted... just do it.

: I have been told that you should get your guitar set up 2 times a year. I live in Michigan where the weather changes drasticly between seasons. Could someone please help me with question.

labview +test stand

I need help information about question and spport for this program

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