Guitar Discussion Forum Archive - January, 2002



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Messa Boogie DC5 vs MK3?

Can anybody tell me the difference between a DC5 and a MK3 Simu-class. I am thinking of buying one but I cant choose between the two. which one is best?

Re: Messa Boogie DC5 vs MK3?

: Can anybody tell me the difference between a DC5 and a MK3 Simu-class. I am thinking of buying one but I cant choose between the two. which one is best? If you prefer the more "modern" sound (creed,limp biscuit, and 99% of all other typical trendy non talented rap rock or rock bands around.)I suggest you go with the DC-5 because it's distorition channel is taken from the dual rectifier.(most common amp now) The only good thing about the DC-5 is it's clean channel is taken from the mark IV. Now if you want an amp that sounds different from all other mark series and is actually at minimum 2x's it rated wattage for killing everyone, you want the mark III. Sure it is a little impractical at times, that is why there is a mark IV for more versatility. I assure you the mark IV is great but it is not nearly as original and interesting of a sound and thrill as the Mark III. The mark III , if tweeked right, can even produce the 50's fender bassman's beautiful clean overdriven sound. in other words the III will murder the heartless unoriginal DC-5 or mark IV/rectifier rip off.thank you, thank you, thank you, really your to kind,no really , i now i'm wonderful.thank you.MARK III that s---.

Allen Key Clamp

Does anyone out there know where I can get an Allen Key clamp that fits on the rear of a headstock?

Can anyone teach me to read notes??

Can anyone teach me to read notes for the gituar???
I see the notes and they may as well be written in greek....so some help would be gratified thanks

~ Cailean

Re: Can anyone teach me to read notes??

: Can anyone teach me to read notes for the gituar???
: I see the notes and they may as well be written in greek....so some help would be gratified thanks
The treble clef (that's the range of the guitar) has 5 lines. From the bottom up, a note on the line corresponds to E very G ood B oy D oes F ine, while a note in the 4 spaces between them correspondes to the word F A C E. If this weren't complicated enough there are sharps # and flats b. sharps raise the note one step (or fret) and flats lower the note one step.

There are also "Tabs" (tablature) with 6 lines corresponding to the strings.

I need to know some fingerings

Is there anywhere where i can find the fingerings for at least the seven major and minor cords?

Re: I need to know some fingerings

: Is there anywhere where i can find the fingerings for at least the seven major and minor cords?

dunno where you heard otherwise, but there are 12 major chords, 12 minor chords, and many many fingerings for each. here (from memory, so caveat emptor) are fingerings for some of the basic ones:

major
C 332010
C sharp / D flat 446664
D X00232
D sharp / E flat X11343
E 022100
F 133211
F sharp / G flat 244322
G 320003
G sharp / A flat 466544
A 002220
A sharp / B Flat 113331
B 224442

minor
C X35543
C sharp / D flat X46654
D X00231
D sharp / E flat X11342
E 022000
F 133111
F# / G flat 244222
G 355333
G sharp / A Flat 466444
A 002210
A sharp / B flat 113321
B 224432

How to determine value of custom Les Paul

My brother stumbled upon what he thinks is a custom Les Paul (electric) in blonde wood (supposedly never made) with three pick-ups, gold-plated bridge and tuners, rosewood fretboard, and engraved and signed headstock. In addition to being curious about whether his purchase price was appropriate, we're trying to find out how to track its serial number and perhaps learn something about its history. Any helpful hints will be appreciated!

Cobalt acoustic guitar by Carvin

Has anyone out there in the far reaches of AXE-VILLE bought one of these new Cobalt series guitars by Carvin? I'm thinking the C980 jumbo acoustic looks tasty and has the right hardware, solid spruce top etc., but..........could this be another production line job from Samick or Cort? Ain't got the money for a Gibson, Taylor or Larrivee.

ST SPECIAL

How much is a Hohner ST special worth?

My Ibanez floyed rose is giving me a Trouble...HELPPPPPP

Guys i have RG series Ibanez...black in color the problem is with the floyed rose ..when i tighten the strings..whole floyed rose things goes up and string are like so fucking high..can any one help me or give me tips on how to adjust the floyed rose....thanks

Re: My Ibanez floyed rose is giving me a Trouble...HELPPPPPP

Try putting part of a deck of cards behind the floyd rose and make sure the nut is lose. When you string it it should keep it level. then tune and tighten the nut. After you tune you will have to tune it 5 to 8 times then lock the nut down and use your fine tuners.

Problem with ibanez Floyed rose

My floyed rose is fucked i cant adjust it whenever i try to adjust the strings stirngs go up..i dunno how to adjut the floyed rose HELPPPPP...thanks i would be glad if any one give me any tips on floyed rose

Re: Problem with ibanez Floyed rose

: My floyed rose is fucked i cant adjust it whenever i try to adjust the strings stirngs go up..i dunno how to adjut the floyed rose HELPPPPP...thanks i would be glad if any one give me any tips on floyed rose..my email..balesh@ganja.com

Re: Problem with ibanez Floyed rose

hey bro
theres a panel on the back of the guitar held on by screws. take it off, nd there will be a couple of big springs. Ajust these so that there is more tension on them. that will lower your playin action

belajar gitar

belajar gitar

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Kirk Hammet's Ibanez Stratocaster

Hey, people. I heard, that one of the Kirk's guitars is
the Ibanez Stratocaster. Is it real? And, does this guitar exist in nature?
Thnx for answer every1!
PS: please, send a copy of answer to rcr@univer.kharkov.ua

Re: Kirk Hammet's Ibanez Stratocaster

dumbass, can I come to your house and bitch slap you for your stupidity?

thanks VLdimir

Yo thanks for the tips man...finally i can play ....hey
one more question ....where can i get the jazz tabs like bebop and shit like that..u have any idea man?
any way thanks yo see u

1957 Telecaster

My friend has a 1957 Telecaster guitar and is wanting to know the worth of it if she decided to sell it. We can use all the help we can get, because we are both dumb to how to go about this sort of thing. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Carol Cooper

First guitar and first amp reccommendations?

hey guys....
im thinkin about gettin an ibanez jumpstart guitar package but now im wondering if thats a good idea..

If packages arent good....which guitar and amp should i get?

my budget allows for about 200 for a guitar...and maybe 100 for an amp?

i doubt that'll be enuff for some of your suggestions but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...even if it goes above my budget...

so in your opinions...what is a good guitar to start with...and what amp is good to use with that guitar?

and im hoping i can teach myself how to play using the internet and buying books....do you guys think that'll suffice?

ugh...i hate being a dam newbie....
haha
thanks again

Re: First guitar and first amp reccommendations?

oh....i forgot to mention im interested in electric guitars and playing hard rock and all that GOOD STUFF...haha

Re: First guitar and first amp reccommendations?

I probably won't help, I'm only 10 years old, but I'll try. For guitars, I'd lean towards Yamaha and Ibanez. Ibanez are very expensive guitars. The Yamaha guitars are cheaper, and overall a better guitar. I have a Yamaha RGX121S, which is basically the same as an Ibanez RG470. It's awesome! For amps, try the Crate GX-15R. I have it, and it's great. It has equalization, overdrive, clean, and reverb. You can't get any better than that.

Moneywise: If you live in the States, that should pretty well fit your budget. Up here in the Great White North, things are twice as much as they are in the US. The guitar was $319 and the amp was $120.

Hope I helped!

BIG COUNTRY/STUART ADAMSON.

Hi,following the intimely and tragic death of Stuart Adamson,lead guitarist and frontman with 80's Scottish rockers
Big Country,
i'm still reeling from the loss he was the first guitar player i ever heard one afternoon in 1977 rehearsing with a punk band called the SKIDS based in a wee town near Edinburgh in Scotland,i was mesmerised instantly,after great chart success with the Skids Stuart went on to form a new band called Big country who scored a hit album in the states called The Crossing,mid eighties, bagpipe sounding guitars with great playing and killer tones,my first guitar hero at 43 yrs old was found dead in a hawian hotel room in december following a continual battle against alchoholism and personnel relationship troubles,a devastating loss to our town and rock music fans throughout U.K. ,everybody has their own player who inspired them them to step into this fantastic world full of great music and playing, had to share my grief , sure you's understand Georgie Wheelwright

I'm building a tube amp, HELP!

I'm building a tube amp, HELP!

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Free Band-in-a-box Download!

Check here out! Free royal free band-in-a-box files for ya to download!

www.groups.yahoo.com/group/biabfsg

dave adrian guitarist songwriter singer

hello,
i am a singer songwriter guitarist producer in the style of bob dylan , according to many .
i would value your help , as i am based in flanders
belgium where it is difficult to get interesr for my
work .
two websites with mp3 are at your disposal for info :
http://clik.to/daveadrian
http://zap.to/dave-adrian
e mail :
patrick.roberts@planetinternet.be
any form of review or help would be greatly appreciated
if you like the music , of course .
hoping to hear from you soon ...
patrick roberts / DAVE ADRIAN

crestline guitars

crestline guitars

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Marshall AVT 20 Amp

Hello. Anyone here uses a Marshall AVT 20 or know someone who does? I need some feedbacks.

Thanks/Cheers

classical guitar

I own an Espana classical guitar made in Finland sometime around the 1950's (?). I was wondering if anyone could tell me a ballpark figure on it's worth.

Epiphone Les Paul

I have a limited budget and am looking for a good, cheap meaty guitar for playing stuff from the stones to metallica on. Wondering if an epi LP is a good choice. Other suggestions are also appreciated. Thanks

Re: Epiphone Les Paul

Yes, it will do just fine. Try to find a set-neck model ... not one with a bolt-on neck. Ones made in the past 2 - 3 years are very good and come with excellent pick-ups. Any humbucker pick-up will give you the basic fat tone you want without the noise, hum, hiss and buzzes of a single coil. On more than one occasion I've unintentionally left my amp on overnight because it's so damn quiet with my Epi LP standard plugged in ... until you play it - then the full, meaty tone flows. You could do a lot worse than an Epiphone LP.

Re: Epiphone Les Paul

My earlier response was based on my own experience with a 1998 model set-neck Epiphone Les Paul standard ... currently my favourite guitar for exactly the type of work you're looking at. Interestingly, today I picked up a copy of the British magazine "Total Guitar", November 2001 issue (they take a few weeks to get over here - Australia). They feature a comparison of five budget alternatives to the Gibson and the Epiphone is a stand-out top ... they said it is "the closest you can get". I would agree with that. Next at less than half the price of the Epi was the Vintage V99CS. Just thought you'd like to know.

ESP Custom

i found a baby blue ESP Custom made bass guitar with a mother of pearl effect scratch plate and bartolini pick ups. ive been told its worth more than i paid for it by a lot of people (i paid £265). it used to belong to someone famous too! any ideas on how much it might be worth?

10 String Greco Semihollow

I'm looking for any information about this guitar.It has the shape of a Gibson SG with 4 switches and 1 volume control,block inlays.It also has 2 L shaped pickups.

Re: 10 String Greco Semihollow

: I'm looking for any information about this guitar.It has the shape of a Gibson SG with 4 switches and 1 volume control,block inlays.It also has 2 L shaped pickups.

: I just bought the six string-- Japanese make, famous for copies, someone on the 'Net has a catalog

Re: 10 String Greco Semihollow

: I'm looking for any information about this guitar.It has the shape of a Gibson SG with 4 switches and 1 volume control,block inlays.It also has 2 L shaped pickups.

Re: 10 String Greco Semihollow

: : I'm looking for any information about this guitar.It has the shape of a Gibson SG with 4 switches and 1 volume control,block inlays.It also has 2 L shaped pickups.

You have a Greco Shrike 961 Search the net for vintagegoya- the Grecos were imported by the same company that brought in the Goya acoustics The catalog which is on the above-described Tripod site is weird!

HELLLPPPPP ME CHOOOOSSEEE

hey guys....
ALRIGHT...im planning on gettin an electric guitar and i need your help...

My choices are the ibanez GSA60...or the ibanez GRX-45...or the epiphone LP "90" Special Electric guitar? is that thing otherwise known as the epiphone les paul special...or is that sumthin else....BUT ANYWAY...

PLEASE help me choose...or make a suggestion (under 200) if my choices are totally off...PLLLEEAASSEEE IM DESPERATE...

thank you thank you

Re: HELLLPPPPP ME CHOOOOSSEEE

for starters do you want everyone thinking youre too poor to buy a proper gibson??? epiphone are naff quality. so if you gotta choose either get a proper les paul or go for either ibanez. if you want my advice BC Rich have some WIKID new designs out (see gingers new guitar...neon strips!!!). but if its gotta be one of the 3 IGNORE epiphone!!! just remember, someone elses choice of guitar might not suit you! PICK WHAT YOU REALLY WANT! PRICE SHOULDNT COME INTO IT!

: hey guys....
: ALRIGHT...im planning on gettin an electric guitar and i need your help...

: My choices are the ibanez GSA60...or the ibanez GRX-45...or the epiphone LP "90" Special Electric guitar? is that thing otherwise known as the epiphone les paul special...or is that sumthin else....BUT ANYWAY...

: PLEASE help me choose...or make a suggestion (under 200) if my choices are totally off...PLLLEEAASSEEE IM DESPERATE...

: thank you thank you

Re: HELLLPPPPP ME CHOOOOSSEEE

: hey guys....
: ALRIGHT...im planning on gettin an electric guitar and i need your help...

: My choices are the ibanez GSA60...or the ibanez GRX-45...or the epiphone LP "90" Special Electric guitar? is that thing otherwise known as the epiphone les paul special...or is that sumthin else....BUT ANYWAY...
The choice of guitar is entirely personal. But, if you're serious about playing ... then hold off for awhile until you can afford to plunk down about $1000 or more for a REALLY GOOD guitar --- whatever the brand or model. Buying a lesser guitar never really does the trick. go to the guitar store and play some of the guitars in the $1000 range --- you'll see!!!!

Alvarez Yairi DY-85

I am trying to find out the approximate value of a Alvarez Yairi DY-85 made in 1977. It has Abalone inlaid and is in mint condition. I purchased it new in 1977. If anyone has any idea please send email to
srowland@mindspring.com
Thanks!

Re: Alvarez Yairi DY-85

There's one on ebay right now. the auction ends 05/19/03. That should give you some idea of the value.

Learning

Yeah im trying to learn how to play my gutair and really it ain't workin all to well so if anybody knows an easy way to learn heavy metal and progressive rock like slipknot sevendust staind nickelback and so on please tell me

Re: Learning

really its the old saying "practise makes perfect"! the most important thing is to get the basics down- most of the music you wanna play is relativly straightforward- and its important to start with simple stuff .there are few shortcuts in guitar playing but here are some ideas:
only play what you really like and can get into-
when learning something long, focus on one or to short phrases and when you an get these good, learn more..
don't jump in at the deep end- be realistic.
I'm starting to teach people informally and i constantly say these things to them!!..
if youre really serious, you'll get there in the end. :)

Re: Learning

My advice to you is...slow down!Try learnin the blues...first.It is the basis for 98% of the music you hear today.Why the blues?It'll teach you basic chord structure,pentatonic scales and how to count(rythym). You could throw in a couple of easy metal tunes,since that's your influence anyway.Get a teacher and just practice.You'll be rippin' in no time.
Good Luck

Gibson Les Paul Studio/Standard

Hey,

I am looking for a good deal on a Gibson Les Paul. I live in the middle of a White Trash Utopia (Eastern Texas),which includes good old boy Dallas, and find the same numbers everywhere; $1009 for a Studio and a Standard is out of sight. It appears that all of the online stores and mailorder mags have a set price to publish as well. I ran into a rep for Gibson and he/she told me that larger guitar companies like Gibson and Fender tell the dealer what the selling price will be and will not allow a store to carry a product that is listed below a certain price.

Hook me up,

Chmper

freaking BS, I enjoyed the IP

And how about those fairies? http://mac-os-audio-multimedia.webeve.com/listen-type.html

looking For A Site That Give Perfect Chords And Tabs

Hey Guys I Found This Amazing Site That Provides All The Floyd chords , Everything Is Perfect
It Also Includes Some other Legendry Bands
It Has A Great Section Called Wierd Sound Techniques
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guitar chords for susan tedeschi

: Hey Guys I Found This Amazing Site That Provides All The Floyd chords , Everything Is Perfect
: It Also Includes Some other Legendry Bands
: It Has A Great Section Called Wierd Sound Techniques
: Check Out
: http://www.guitarchords.8k.com

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