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    • #76058
      StarcasterMan
      Participant

      Hey, 1bassleft, I finished! I looked up the #1 hit singles from 1970-2005, and then found out the artists guitars and found perplexing results.It seems that there is really no big…boost, shall we say, playing a gibson rather than playing a fender. I found that the largest amount of hit singles were by artists who’s bands don’t play guitars. If you want, I may be able to send you the graph and chart I made, but I’m not sure how. Please reply. D D D D

    • #76029
      StarcasterMan
      Participant

      Hey, I got summer vacation in a week, so I could work on it. What innacuracies did you spot on my “Let’s Get Started” page. This is kinda ramdom, but if like prog, look up Kamelot, they are the best, but don’t listen to thier first 3 albums, for the singer is not the one they have now,Roy Khan, and the old singer makes my ears bleed in the not so good way. Oh and if you like insanely awesome guitarists, you have to look up Matthew Mills. He’s AMAZING D

    • #76068
      1bassleft
      Participant

      Love Metal could work. The Buzzcocks did Love Punk and made good records and some money. Back to the “guitars that played on albums selling millions” idea; it’s tough to work on. I just looked at the biggest album shifters, The Beatles and even that would take a while apportioning the rights to the Rickenbackers and the Epiphone Casinos (I’m keeping the Gibson acoustics out of the equation -sorry Guy- because my head already hurts).

    • #76054
      StarcasterMan
      Participant

      That would be kinda cool, but would take alot of time. Look up The USed and tell me what you think. I think they only have one good song that was introduced to me on my favorite show Moonlight. The band plays Gibsons, but I don’t belive they are very talented. I know I’m not the one to talk,for I’m in a no name band W/out a bassist and I’ve created the widely unknown music genre.. Love Metal. It’s MMS (massive metal shreding) with love lyrics sung by… well, I’m working on that. ( But in the words of AC/DC “It’s a long way to the top if ya’ wanna rock n’ roll”. The sad thing is that at my age, not many of us are serious at what we play… and I am one of the serious ones. Well… off to school I go. Bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • #76062
      1bassleft
      Participant

      I think Gibson/Epiphone probably sell more LPs than SGs, and certainly the LP shape is more subject to unofficial copies than the SG.

      As to your theory, there are a number of bands and their guitarists who made a lot of money while playing either LPs or SGs (e.g., Jimmy Page of Led Zepp and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, respectively). It’s an oversimplification and exceptions abound, but Strats are favoured by the blues-rock and rock ‘n’ roll orientated while the heavier rockers favoured the Gibson. Rickenbacker and other, less famous makes also feature and then you get people like Pete Townshend of The Who, starting with Rickenbackers (like The Beatles), then using mostly LPs in the 70s and for the last twenty years most likely to be toting a Strat. Fashions change, too in a roughly “60s=Strat, 70s=LP, 80s=Strat, 90s=LP” way.

      If I had the time, it could be fun (but a bit net-nerdy) to try to work out roughly how many album sales accrue to which particular guitars. Say by starting out with the top 20 selling albums and perhaps working backwards.

    • #76085
      StarcasterMan
      Participant

      Wow… I always thought the SG was a tad more popular than the Les Paul, although I like the Les Paul better. This is a little off topic but I have a theory. Have you ever noticed that the bands that are not popular at all always have the insane-ly awesome SG’s and Les Pauls, but true rockers like Hendrix and Buddy Holly play Strats (although they were the best guitars at the time). HAve you guys ever noticed that???

    • #76084
      1bassleft
      Participant

      There are no problems opening your site, Starcaster, despite Daisy’s comment/plug. I’d consider a bit of a rewrite of “Let’s Get Started” as there are some innaccuracies in there. Perhaps you could discuss the guitar in terms of the two best known and most widely copied, the Stratocaster and the Les Paul. BTW, they both have pickups but the Strat’s are single coils and the LP has humbuckers.

    • #76038
      glw
      Participant

      [quote=”daisy”]:( i can not open your website,but i got a replica guitars website in China

      http://gidson.en.ecplaza.net
      i think is useful for you,lt look like a manufacture, :wink:[/quote]

      Dodgy counterfeit guitars, eh?

      Other than this one original design:

      #http://gidson.en.ecplaza.net/sitebuilder/images/043.jpg

      Lovely, isn’t it?

    • #76067
      daisy
      Participant

      🙁 i can not open your website,but i got a replica guitars website in China

      http://gidson.en.ecplaza.net
      i think is useful for you,lt look like a manufacture, 😉

    • #76034
      StarcasterMan
      Participant

      Can you guys check the site out again and tell me if the new songs I posted are OK???!!!

    • #76072
      StarcasterMan
      Participant

      Thanks for the positive feedback and I now see why I should lay of the tabs. I Think I’ll put more songs on with chords instead. 1 thing is is that addin a song is easy, but adding chords to my list isn’t. Post Back about new songs

    • #76056
      1bassleft
      Participant

      You’re ALWAYS welcome to clip in 🙂 and, if you haven’t already, check the threads in our acoustic category if you want a b’day acoustic with a jacksocket. The Washburn seems to be getting a lot of satisfieds but, even if you differ, there are some alternatives for you to look into.

    • #76048
      Tim
      Participant

      You go dude, we’ll check in soon.

    • #76032
      StarcasterMan
      Participant

      Would anyone be offended if I added a little intro I came up with? Please tell me cuz I’m gooing to add it but if I get bad feedback, I’l take it off. )

    • #76073
      StarcasterMan
      Participant

      I get what you’re saying but what I mean is you put your first finger on the 3rd string in the 2nd, then 2nd finger on the first string in the second fret and then your third finger on the 2 string in the 3rd. Two Things
      1-What I say is the Sequence you put your fingers down, so if you do it in slo-mo, it look like you just learned the chord.
      2_ The way you say it distorts my fingers ALOT!!!!
      Plze Respond! ) ) ) ) ) )

    • #76065
      StarcasterMan
      Participant

      Thanks for the feedback and sorry about the whole #=number thing. I mean, it’s not five star work, but it’s a start. I hope some people learned somthing from it. FYI- I don’t add that much ’cause I’m always busy and when I’m not, I’m usually playing my guitar. Oh, any one know any good but cheap electric acoustics out there. My B-day is comin up and I might treat myself to one. Thnx people!!!!!!!!! D D

    • #76081
      lee_UK
      Participant

      I do understand the numbering on the website now.

      A-432 in 2nd fret – this means the chord of A is 432 (4th, 3rd and 2nd string) all held down on the 2nd fret, that makes sense, but you havent said to play the 5th and 1st open, avoiding the 6th string, which i take it is the ‘fat’ E String??.
      Confusion comes with this line:
      D-312 in 2nd and 3rd fret (string 2 in 3rd fret) (strum only strings 4-1)
      should it be D-321 ? string 2 in the 3rd and string 3 and 1 in the 2nd, im getting this now.
      then we have:
      E-354 in 1st and 2nd fret (string 5 and 4 in 2nd fret)
      this whole line could be cut down to : 022100, 6 numbers cuts out a whole line of confusing text.
      But i do like the layout, you could also try putting on some FAQ sections, i noticed your guitar anatomy, how about including something on amplifiers too?

    • #76043
      1bassleft
      Participant

      I do like the site layout; nice and clean, looks professional. I realized later that when you said “I’ll put the #s” or whatever, you meant “I’ll put the numbers”. Although “#” is not much used to mean “number” outside the US, there’s a little problem that “#” means sharp in music so it would be more clear if you typed the word fully.

      As Lee says, though, don’t go too far down the tab route. There are already a number of very good sites doing this.

    • #76041
      Michael
      Participant

      I think Lee’s orginal post had a hint of sarcasm to it.

      Until you reuploaded the content, or did whatever change you did, there was no content on your site. Thus why we couldn’t offer much of an opinion.

      Lee says it best when he says its triangular. (he also says it in a Ronan Keating accent). The lesson is a little hard to follow at the moment and I’m having problems absorbing the information. Maybe with some more information to compliment it, things would be easier. It just feels a little scattered atm.

      With a reading guide/picture guide and this article: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/chords/basic_chords.html … there info is concise and it works.

      Writing to teach isn’t easy. So your on the right track, a lot of folks wouldn’t even ask for opinions.

      Design wise, the site is easy to read and navigate.

    • #76055
      StarcasterMan
      Participant

      Ok. Lee_UK, I don’t get it. Your first review says it’s awesome, but your second says I’m “missing the point”. Try it again, I think i only saved it as a draft instead of publishing it. I just added new stuff and published it, so try again. Please tell me what you think and if theres still somethin’ wrong, tell me plz! Thnx for the info though!!!!!!!!!! 😕

    • #76080
      lee_UK
      Participant

      StarcasterMan, i think you are trying to reinvent the wheel by making it triangular, i tried to work out what you was saying but gave up, ive been playing guitar for 30 years and it left me bewildered.
      Have you seen TAB for chords? if you play a Open E chord it’s:

      022100

      nothing in my mind could be mpre simpler.

      I like the layout of it though, nice and simple to navigate, you don’t get lost in endless options and links.

      Any grammatical errors 1bassleft???

    • #76076
      1bassleft
      Participant

      Ah, my message went in just as yours came up. OK, I’ve retried and can now see that you’ve got something on the 2nd page of your site. You’ve made a start, but have a re-read of anything you write, or ask someone else to. For example
      [quote]I’m going to tell you about basic chords. I’m going to put #’s in order of strings (the way I’ll say it is the order of wich you should put your fingers) and the frets (at the end I’ll say which string in what fret.[/quote]

      I don’t understand what that’s supposed to mean; and I’m not a beginner…

    • #76036
      1bassleft
      Participant

      Who, me? 😆 . Starcaster, let us know when you have added the content; no-one can see anything on your site, which may be an uploading problem.

    • #76075
      StarcasterMan
      Participant

      Could you try the site again, I think I found why there was nothing there. Thanks!

    • #76027
      lee_UK
      Participant

      I think you are missing the point, there isn’t any content on the website, you have 2 links that go round in circles, there is nothing there, ask one of your friends to try and log on and see how far they get.

      And you did spell critisism wrong, it’s criticism!!, although people pull me up on my grammar from time to time…… 1bassleft.

    • #76060
      StarcasterMan
      Participant

      Sorry if it isn’t the best site ever, but the site was targeted to people learning guitar, but also just for people who want to check out some songs. Thanks for all the possitive feedback and also thnx for some of the constructive critisism (hope I spelled it right)! ?

    • #76066
      1bassleft
      Participant

      I particularly enjoyed clicking on the two links for several seconds. Then I clicked on the “X” in the top right-hand corner. Sorry to take the mick, but you ought to set it up before asking for ops.

    • #76083
      lee_UK
      Participant

      Fantastic site, far better than guitarsite for the sheer volume of guitar facts, the reveiws were spot on, and no pop ups at all, the whole thing smelled of quality, and i had the greatest surfing experience since riding the big kahuna at bonzai.
      Keep up the good work!!

    • #76074
      SB
      Participant

      Don’t see much other than Ads at this point.

      When do you plan to add content?

    • #76025
      Michael
      Participant

      You’ve still gotta add content?

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