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Godly Moose
03-30-2006, 11:05 PM
I'm to lazy to wrrte anything so I'm just going to be using what slipdisc wrote here:
http://www.chinesedemocracy.com/viewtopic.php?t=19608

Enjoy. :)




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Yes, it’s a long read and it contains more praises than the average gospel song and no I really don’t care for anybody using these obvious facts or any other secondary bullshit to tear this thread off topic. This thread is not designed to marginalize Ron’s (or any other players') accomplishments by (indirectly) expressing your favoritism for somebody else (so no mr.X vs mr.Y- bullshit). I don’t care about the amount of replies this thread gets. As long as I can use it as a reference concerning my personal opinion on Ron (whenever the comparisons start again), it’s already a success by my standards. If next to this it can serve as a place to express your own appreciation for Ron and/or maybe learn some more about him (or post nice clips, stories etc etc etc), then be my very welcome guest. Let's keep it positive....

In short: oblige to the intention of the thread or hit the back button on your browser, it’s really that simple. There's a whole board out there to be an ass on.

Genius Composer, Virtuoso and Producer
Among the few true virtuosos of today, Ron probably is one of the most genius composers and producers. Mixing contemporary rock with Zappa-esque sophistication, satire and lounge music Ron always portrays an eventually optimistic perspective. The word “eventually” is key here, because the road that’s being traveled towards “optimism” always contains many detours, such as: pain, surrealism, the bizarre and a generally drastic worldview. This unique approach, evolving around contrasts, makes the emotional impact Ron achieves on his listeners’ psyche his greatest forte.

In his music Ron experiments effortlessly with incredible instrumental and vocal harmonies, amazing arrangements, non diatonic concepts, blazing speed, bizarre tempo changes and near-criminal abuse of his gear though technically unlimited chops. As a matter of fact: Ron’s music contains some of the most mind-bending, technically unlimited, clean and fluid (and fastest) guitar playing ever recorded (with solo’s often being improvised at the spot). His thimble tapping alone is enough to keep hordes of aspiring virtuosos out of their sleep. He’s one of the technically most well versed players of our time. However, the composer in Ron never fails to let all of the aforementioned happen solely in support of the song. Never resorting to meaningless egocentric guitar gymnastics. If you just focus on Thal's dazzling technique then you are missing out on 75% of his brilliance; not only is Ron better than just about everyone technique wise, he also writes really original, catchy and powerful songs. He’s responsible for some of the most critically acclaimed (exceptionally creative) songwriting ever to come forth out of the virtuoso scene. Recorded in his own studio, relying on his own production-skills.

Ron shares his knowledge as a honorary faculty member at Raleigh Music Academy giving workshops along with other greats like Greg Howe, John Petrucci and Andy Timmons and by teaching music production at SUNY Purchase College.

As far as songwriting goes it’s evident that Ron doesn’t confine himself to a particular genre and/or concept. Instead he blasts through practically all of them, like the musical equivalent of an alchemist. Varying from jazz (where he get’s his great sense for improvisation from) to nouveau flamenco, via blues, metal, punk and neo classicism. Frankensteining it all into something totally new, yet unmistakably his. While executing everything he sets his mind on, with the impeccable intonation his “absolute pitch” allows him to. Popularly known as “perfect pitch”, absolute pitch is the (rare) ability to identify the letter-name of a sounded note, without the benefit of a reference note. An ability shared by few other musical giants such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jimi Hendrix, Ludwig von Beethoven and Brian Wilson. Paul Warren, the founder of the aforementioned Raleigh Music Academy (and a phenomenal guitar player himself), shared this interesting testimony of Ron’s amazing abilities on the Petrucci messageboard:

“He has perfect pitch and a photographic memory for music, so playing back a song (any song) and trying to include the other parts (bass, other guitars, keys) at the same time is second nature to him. He's the only player I've ever seen (other than Guthrie perhaps) who has the ability to play anything, of any genre, and make it seem like he's been doing it for years. His abilities transcend technique. He could listen to the most insanely difficult piece and play it back. It's unreal.

I was in a music store one time with Ron and a guitarist was testing out an amp. He was a fairly advanced jazz player and was playing some very cool walking jazz chord stuff, with a bit of improvisation thrown in. Ron wasn't plugged in, but was playing a guitar and played EVERYTHING note for note which that guy played. Chords, improvised melody lines - everything. It sounded like a one second delay was turned on. Ron wasn't playing loud enough for the guy to hear him and he wasn't making fun of his playing. He was simply repeating everything because he thought what the guy was playing was cool. When somebody has that quick and perfect of a musical ear AND there is no technique that holds him back, the door is wide open to any possibility.”

Seeing Ron excel in all styles and never drowning in his own ambition, you realize that the term “unique style” was never more appropriate yet incredibly hard earned. It’s commonly known that it’s very hard to remain authentic and unique on such a broad playing field, full of niches with specialists. Needless to say (but I’ll do it anyway), Ron’s music doesn’t only consist of high octane mayhem. Like Buckethead, and all other well versed virtuosos, he also has a mellow and ambient side to him. Ron also has a very versatile singing voice with tons of range. Therefore the vocals on his albums always live up to the abundance of instrumental brilliance and open yet another unique (not many virtuosos sing) dimension for Ron to ventilate his genius mind: intelligent and witty lyrics.

Fretless Master
Something that consistently gets severely underrated in our precious community, is the fact that Ron is one the few world-wide virtuosos on the very difficult to master fretless guitar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBLGslXdWO8). The difficulty of playing a fretless instrument is illustrated by the amount of bad (out of tune) fretless playing that is around and the way Ron’s perfect pitch driven efforts set a huge contrast to that. Playing fretless is very difficult because the instrument requires much more training of the fretting hand (for exact positioning and shifts) and more ear training to be able to differentiate the minimal differences in intonation that fretless instruments can express (that’s where “perfect pitch” comes in). On a fretless (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76TQUY4sIF0) you don’t bend the strings, you slide to the desired pitch, wile keeping your fingers intonated. The pay-off of being able to play the fretless guitar is grand because of the immense musical freedom and the very unique possibilities it provides, such as: micro-tones, sliding harmonics, unconventional chord shapes and bending notes in opposite directions.

Humor in Music
Thal’s incorporation of humor into his music (even more than Buckethead), doesn’t mean he’s just goofing around, not taking his art seriously. Humor is one of those essential human qualities that’s probably most difficult to be expressed in music, in a sophisticated manner. Incorporating humor means a musician is able to do something shocking, surprising, unexpected, absurd; putting two things together that don't belong together, which are incongruous. It’s indicative for a well developed sense of contrast and an intelligent mind. It’s much easier to be serious in music, hence more practical examples exist. When confronted with this artistic bottle-neck, many musicians hide behind phrases like: “there’s no room for humor in music”. A statement of epic ignorance, musical mammoths like Mozart, Bach and Zappa would shake their heads at. Why should music harvest every other human quality, except one of the most essential and elementary ones? Especially when it’s that inherent to someone’s personality as Ron’s?

Thal succeeds in a way that many since Zappa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0b3a-gxIQk) wouldn’t have thought ever to be possible again. Zappa who was one of Hendrix’s favorite guitar players (next to Billy Gibbons) and who introduced Jimi to the wah-wah pedal (after which Jimi took the effect to new dimensions). Off course Thal, just like Zappa, has made his fair share of serious music as well. Not every song has humor as one of its’ driving forces. It’s because of this versatility to do just about anything technically, compositionally and emotionally Ron has become a real musician’s musician, earning praises from virtuosos, fans and critics all over the world. Just because he’s this badly shaven, approachable, funny, ridiculously humble and nice guy, doesn’t mean he can’t be that extremely gifted person as well. It’s this rare mix of essential human qualities combined with an exceptional degree of talent that makes Ron such a breeze of fresh air in a scene that’s otherwise full of stereotypes.

apocalypse13
03-30-2006, 11:16 PM
Ron Thal pwns

Four-Sticks
03-30-2006, 11:22 PM
He has this fretless guitar, and you can slide harmonics with it.
What guitar is that? That whole prospect seems really cool to me.

apocalypse13
03-30-2006, 11:25 PM
I believe it's a Vigier Superfretter, but don't hold me to it.

Isn't that the same one you have MOS?

Mascot
03-30-2006, 11:25 PM
Amazing technically, but I've yet to hear music from him that I like.

Someone change my mind.

Godly Moose
03-30-2006, 11:26 PM
Amazing technically, but I've yet to hear music from him that I like.

Someone change my mind.

Guitars sucks is what got me into him when I first heard it. Try that, or ANY song off the Adventures of Bumblefoot album.



He will explain everything about the fretless guitar in this video

http://youtube.com/watch?v=V_HUilMRWi8&search=ron%20thal

apocalypse13
03-30-2006, 11:27 PM
How bout an upload of "Thought I Could Fly?"

(The only song I have <_<)

Godly Moose
03-30-2006, 11:30 PM
"I might" have a lot of songs by him. Capable of uploading.

apocalypse13
03-30-2006, 11:39 PM
Just got to wait for Mascot's word

Master Of Shred
03-31-2006, 02:18 AM
yeah the guy pwns any shredders face, he has some amazing songwriting skills as well, a lot of his songs are mellow as well with pretty much no shred moments, for an example, the song "Time", the last song of the CD 9.11.

I own all 5 of his CD's, and they all rock.

And yes I have a Vigier Excalibur Surfretter Special

*cough* Ordered a Suhr Standard the day before yesterday, have to wait 4 months till it's done grrr *cough*

TheI7ark
03-31-2006, 10:30 AM
yeah the guy pwns any shredders face, he has some amazing songwriting skills as well, a lot of his songs are mellow as well with pretty much no shred moments, for an example, the song "Time", the last song of the CD 9.11.

I own all 5 of his CD's, and they all rock.

And yes I have a Vigier Excalibur Surfretter Special

*cough* Ordered a Suhr Standard the day before yesterday, have to wait 4 months till it's done grrr *cough*

:sad:

I want a suhr standard...

Ron Thal is an amazing guitarist/musician. He's also funny as all hell... (P.S. there have been threads about him they were just under Bumblefoot) ;)

Erc
03-31-2006, 11:28 AM
Ron Thal is great.

Master Of Shred
03-31-2006, 03:33 PM
:sad:

I want a suhr standard...

Yeah, me too :sad:

NevermorePsalm
03-31-2006, 07:12 PM
Suhr.......................drools. Thal totally rips.

Godly Moose
03-31-2006, 07:22 PM
yeah the guy pwns any shredders face, he has some amazing songwriting skills as well, a lot of his songs are mellow as well with pretty much no shred moments, for an example, the song "Time", the last song of the CD 9.11.

I own all 5 of his CD's, and they all rock.

And yes I have a Vigier Excalibur Surfretter Special

*cough* Ordered a Suhr Standard the day before yesterday, have to wait 4 months till it's done grrr *cough*

... I hate you.

mr_clapton
03-31-2006, 07:24 PM
dont we all.....

Ron Thal is the **** dont you all love his bumblefoot guitar that has wings that come out when you press the whammy

apocalypse13
03-31-2006, 07:28 PM
Yeah, me too :sad:
:(

anibus04
04-01-2006, 12:52 AM
Ron Thal makes my pants rise.

Scorzerci
04-01-2006, 12:02 PM
*cough* Ordered a Suhr Standard the day before yesterday, have to wait 4 months till it's done grrr *cough*
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Evil_Empire24-7
04-01-2006, 12:14 PM
amazing technique , amazing guitars.

NevermorePsalm
04-01-2006, 04:55 PM
Rinderpest anyone?

Master Of Shred
04-01-2006, 04:57 PM
Some Thal songs for the ones who only heared Guitars Suck/Don Pardo Pimpwagon:

http://rapidshare.de/files/16977028/Scrapie.mp3.html

http://rapidshare.de/files/16977119/Fistulous_withers.mp3.html

http://rapidshare.de/files/16977105/Crunch.mp3.html

What's up with Rinderpest?

NevermorePsalm
04-01-2006, 05:00 PM
I like the song, that's what.
Check the sig.

Master Of Shred
04-01-2006, 05:03 PM
lol ya it's okay I guess, nothin' special for Bumblefoot though.

Don Pardo Pimpwagon, now that's great ;o

canadianshred
04-01-2006, 05:03 PM
Thanks MOS

:cheers:

shredfan
04-01-2006, 06:46 PM
Thanks MOS, I've regained some 'respect' for you now.
Maybe we can be mates... ;)

apocalypse13
04-01-2006, 07:02 PM
:cheers:

Godly Moose
04-02-2006, 09:44 PM
I like the song, that's what.
Check the sig.

I remember reading that on his site.

apocalypse13
04-02-2006, 10:12 PM
yeah thanks for the links MOS, they're pretty good.

Godly Moose
04-03-2006, 11:18 PM
This thread needs more Ron Thal.


Bump

Gabuydachk
04-06-2006, 06:45 PM
when i first started getting into his stuff, i was amazed at the fact that his playing was so melodic yet shreddy
he's so tasteful, yet he's amazing technically, too

Tom Martin
04-07-2006, 06:14 PM
yeah the guy pwns any shredders face

Alas, not so.

I saw him play with Guthrie, it was like watching a school boy face off against John McLaughlin. Guthrie emerged victorious.

Godly Moose
04-07-2006, 11:32 PM
Alas, not so.

I saw him play with Guthrie, it was like watching a school boy face off against John McLaughlin. Guthrie emerged victorious.


So he's still a guitar god. Well maybe not god. But he's up there.

NevermorePsalm
04-08-2006, 12:43 AM
Alas, not so.

I saw him play with Guthrie, it was like watching a school boy face off against John McLaughlin. Guthrie emerged victorious.
Govan rips everyone apart, and I hate mclaughlin. But still, Ron is a great guitarist. Guthrie can just kill anyone, thats why I love him almost as much as lane.

Master Of Shred
04-08-2006, 03:29 AM
Alas, not so.

I saw him play with Guthrie, it was like watching a school boy face off against John McLaughlin. Guthrie emerged victorious.

vids? :eek:

Really? Wow that's cool, Thal is most definatly a master of technique and weird phrasing.

Freepower
04-08-2006, 04:49 AM
^ there are many true masters of both, i plan to be one. Although i dont think i'll be pwning guthrie. But who WOULD? :p:

Now thats a short list of musicians who are also too mature to care. Noice. Thanks for the thal, nice stuff. Some of the less arseish behavior from you so far MOS ;).

Tom Martin
04-08-2006, 09:36 AM
So he's still a guitar god. Well maybe not god. But he's up there.

Damn straight, he's awesome, and a nice guy too. Got the chance to meet him. Its not often you can go to the bar after a gig and talk to both Guthrie Govan AND Ron Thal. Both very nice, and both extremely humble chaps.

It was at a gig that BIMM put on, first on was an awesome band called Jonas 3 (check them out), followed by Guthrie and finally Bumblefoot. Then at the very end Guthrie came back on and played with Bumblefoot, it was a truly amazing night. See, theres one more reason to come to BIMM :D

NevermorePsalm
04-08-2006, 12:13 PM
Damn straight, he's awesome, and a nice guy too. Got the chance to meet him. Its not often you can go to the bar after a gig and talk to both Guthrie Govan AND Ron Thal. Both very nice, and both extremely humble chaps.

It was at a gig that BIMM put on, first on was an awesome band called Jonas 3 (check them out), followed by Guthrie and finally Bumblefoot. Then at the very end Guthrie came back on and played with Bumblefoot, it was a truly amazing night. See, theres one more reason to come to BIMM :D
As in the Jonas Hellborg Three? Bitch....

Erc
04-08-2006, 12:18 PM
Damn straight, he's awesome, and a nice guy too. Got the chance to meet him. Its not often you can go to the bar after a gig and talk to both Guthrie Govan AND Ron Thal. Both very nice, and both extremely humble chaps.



OMG! You lucky S.O.B.!!

I reek of jealousy at the moment =(

Godly Moose
04-10-2006, 09:27 PM
Lyrics from, "I can't play the blues" is ironicaly funny.

benchiefjr
06-04-2006, 11:44 PM
I love his newest CD, "Normal". Also, I'm glad Axl found a guitarist that didn't need an image to help gain publicity. Don't get me wrong, Buckethead is amazing, but he's a freak. Thal has dropped his little oddities for now and i hope he stays in GnR for a long time, his outros on Nighttrain and Paradise City are orgasmic, plus he owns the November Rain final solo.

mr_clapton
06-05-2006, 03:08 AM
he hasnt dropped his little oddities you should see some of his recent interviews

benchiefjr
06-05-2006, 03:18 AM
well, he looks normal and he has hardly been playing that f-in bumblefoot guitar, those are the "oddities" i'm referring to. He's no buckethead is what i'm proud of.

Tom Martin
06-05-2006, 05:48 AM
His guitars are awesome, he's got the cool bumblefoot one (with extending wings), and the swiss cheese one... and the hand one...

Gotta love 'em :D
I personally don't care if the guy pulls out a Jackson (eeewww), he's still able to play with the best of em.

Resiliance
06-05-2006, 05:56 AM
He's no Buckethead?

Damn right he isn't, he's much better. :p:

Tom Martin
06-05-2006, 06:01 AM
^^ pWnT

mr_clapton
06-05-2006, 07:35 AM
hey resi havnt you had the dubious honour of actually seeing him AND guthrie live if so what was it like?

Resiliance
06-05-2006, 08:04 AM
^I haven't, actually... Are you confusing Ron and Mattias IA EKlundh with Guthrie & Buckethead?

I wouldn't go see Buckethead anyway, I really really don't see the big deal about his playing, and I hate his tone.

mr_clapton
06-05-2006, 08:08 AM
sorry i must have confused it all.... i remember ages ago when someone said they saw guthrie and ron jam and apparently guthrie pwned ron (sorry for awful computer language wasnt sure what word to use) might have been a vid or MoS or something ah well...

NevermorePsalm
06-05-2006, 03:41 PM
It was at BIMM I believe...I can't remember, I was reading a bit about it on the bumbleforum.

Scorzerci
06-05-2006, 03:52 PM
Thal's foot guitar is the coolest guitar ever!

Godly Moose
06-05-2006, 07:15 PM
What's with all the Buckethead hate? :(

Tom Martin
06-05-2006, 08:10 PM
It was me that saw Guthrie play with Ron Thal...

Was there actually a question or were you just pointing it out? The gig was awesome, both Guthrie and Ron played brilliant sets, and then they jammed it out at the end... twas a night to remember :D Guthrie did some great covers, including Voodoo Child!

Yea it was at BIMM, held at a Brighton venue called "The Pressure Point".

Mascot
06-05-2006, 09:21 PM
What's with all the Buckethead hate? :(

I don't like him. . . His tone is so processed and crappy to me. His playing. . . nothing I liked, although some of his tapping sounds cool. But, like, there's not much more to it than just sounding outlandish and cool.

His dancing is better than his playing. :p:

apocalypse13
06-05-2006, 10:38 PM
^His tapping is definitely fooking awesome beyond all reasonable doubt.

Tom Martin
06-06-2006, 06:42 AM
His tapping is purdy good.

But it is true, his dancing is better :D

Scorzerci
06-06-2006, 09:53 AM
He dances better than Mr. Micheal Jackson and Mr. Jackson sure can dance!

Izz
06-06-2006, 10:11 AM
Isn't he playing with GN'R now?

anibus04
06-06-2006, 11:23 AM
Great Guitarist. Hands Down the best GNR Guitarist...even though Buckethead pwns aswell

Resiliance
06-06-2006, 11:40 AM
Isn't he playing with GN'R now?

Yes, you're late :p:

prog_89
06-07-2006, 02:15 PM
hermit is the essential ron thal record

Witch-king
06-09-2006, 08:37 PM
I never really listened to Ron Thal properly until tonight when I saw him at the GN'R show in Dublin. I was disapointed in him to be honest. His solo with the bumblefoot guitar was utter shit. It just didn't flow and sounded out of key in a lot of places. I just got the impression that he didn't really care or have any motivation to be playing.

mr_clapton
06-09-2006, 08:40 PM
ron thal isnt bound by the musical rules of keys he will play wherever he wants and it shall be art :D

chase09
06-09-2006, 08:56 PM
I never really listened to Ron Thal properly until tonight when I saw him at the GN'R show in Dublin. I was disapointed in him to be honest. His solo with the bumblefoot guitar was utter shit. It just didn't flow and sounded out of key in a lot of places. I just got the impression that he didn't really care or have any motivation to be playing.

I've seen a vid of him improvising at Rock in Rio and I didn't think it was that good to be honest. But PLEASE do not judge Thal (or shred in general) from this one performance (I'm not saying you did, just so that you know not to). If you want a good look at shred then look into some Thal stuff that I'm sure other people could recommend and then the following vids

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4361950700544015447&q=steve+vai

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZc0Ln9DTKQ&search=neil%20zaza

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoIssLDN8QY&search=jason%20becker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuX_OGjgSms&search=joe%20satriani

They should be a good intro to shred. I know you like GnR a lot, and although I do like Slash, I also appreciate the immense technical AS WELL AS compositional skill of 'shredders' (I hate that word because it has a negative connotation assosciated with it). Please watch all of these vids all the way through.

Witch-king
06-09-2006, 09:59 PM
^lol I'm not new to shred. If you looked at my profile you'd see I have Vai and Satch under my favourite artists. And I've already seen all of those videos, and yes they are great.

I'm not going to judge Ron Thal ENTIRLY on his performance last night (I will probably look at more of his stuff at some stage), but it will have a huge effect on my opinion on him.

What made you think I had never listened to shred before?

chase09
06-09-2006, 10:03 PM
It's not that I didn't think you had ever heard shred before, but from my experience of browsing through the GnR thread I'd have to say that there are several people who dis shred but have probably never heard the good stuff. Watching 'Suspension' by Francesco Fareri or listening to Dragonforce solos (aka wanking) is what a lot of people on UG consider shred. I was just trying to save you, just in case. That's why I made the assumption. :)

JimmyStradlin33
06-10-2006, 02:19 PM
What do you shred fans think of Ron Thal playing for guns? Do you reckon it might bring shred into more mainstream areas, and if so do you think this is a bad thing or a good thing?

PooKoo
06-10-2006, 02:20 PM
bad thing.

every slash fanboy will just hate him now, as opposed to not knowing him. It's already happened where i live.

mr_clapton
06-11-2006, 01:16 AM
not too true really pookoo there are stacks of connections between bbf forums and gnr forums now and from what i have read the response is pretty positive, i reckon its great that he will finally get some exposure now after going for over 10 years being as good as he is and hardly anyone knowing about him

Izz
06-11-2006, 06:49 AM
Yes, you're late :p:

Well didn't read all pages.... I'm sorry!

PooKoo
06-11-2006, 08:17 AM
not too true really pookoo there are stacks of connections between bbf forums and gnr forums now and from what i have read the response is pretty positive, i reckon its great that he will finally get some exposure now after going for over 10 years being as good as he is and hardly anyone knowing about him

nope, where i live, its a bad thing.

thats basically all there is too it.

Freepower
06-11-2006, 01:14 PM
Dont forget, 85% of slash fans arent clever enough to use the internet.






















:haha

PooKoo
06-11-2006, 01:57 PM
actually, it's true.

But i must confess, i do prefer slash in gnr over anyone else, he fit the band the best.

Mascot
06-11-2006, 01:59 PM
There's a video with Ron Thal playing 'Don't Cry', and the whole audience is singing along - pretty cool. The stuff before that was tasteless though, IMO, and the sound cuts out half way through, which sucks.

PooKoo
06-11-2006, 02:06 PM
that's no good, but pretty cool.

I love thal though.

mascot, what gittars in your avator?

mr_clapton
06-11-2006, 05:58 PM
that looks like a vigier excaliber

SlashHammett
06-13-2006, 06:04 PM
saw Thal last sunday at Download festival , he always plays the same little solo Dont Cry improvisation , his solo for You Could Be Mine was great tho .

Godly Moose
11-27-2006, 11:49 PM
Just to bump this, mostly because I just bought two more of his, and I'm only missing about 2 of his albums now. Without a shadow of a doubt he is pretty much technically wise, the best.(That I heard of) With people only along the lines of Govan comparing to him. Some of the stuff he does is pure genius, and crazily insane beyond all meaning. I already knew he was, but these CD's helped structure this even more.

mr_clapton
11-28-2006, 06:44 AM
I really wish I could get more of his stuff...damn australia. I have Normal. 9.11, Hands and Uncool. He is my all time favourite and has an awsome quote which I love and live by now "We learn the rules of music so we dont have to follow them."

mrmo
11-28-2006, 07:39 AM
^^ Try to live in Norway. I can't find any of his CD's here. :(

Resiliance
11-28-2006, 12:30 PM
^^ Try to live in Norway. I can't find any of his CD's here. :(

Gah... Try to live in Belgium.

Ever heard of the internet? Online shopping? It's quite handy, you know.

So don't use it as an excuse, it gets on my tits.

Disclaimer: I didn't say you were using it as one, before I start a fight.

Scorzerci
11-28-2006, 02:02 PM
Is Ron Thal music only sold in his website? The only Ron Thal/BumbleFoot cds I can find are like 130 euro exports.

Axegrinder#9
11-28-2006, 02:42 PM
of all the recent GnR videos I've seen, of them playing live with Thal, it seems that the whole is as high as baboons at 12 noon... I just hope that Ron Thal doesn't fall victims to harder drugs... of course the bud and blotter are exempt from that...

Godly Moose
11-28-2006, 06:59 PM
of all the recent GnR videos I've seen, of them playing live with Thal, it seems that the whole is as high as baboons at 12 noon... I just hope that Ron Thal doesn't fall victims to harder drugs... of course the bud and blotter are exempt from that...

Thal said that hes never done drugs ever. :confused:

EDIT: Also the albums that I have of his now are: Normal, Hermit, 911, Hands, and The Adventures Of Bumblefoot.

flyingVai
11-29-2006, 12:03 AM
Thal is one of my favorite players. He's fantastic, unique, and has the voice of an angel. :)

mr_clapton
11-29-2006, 02:04 AM
how did you get your hands on adventures of bumblefoot and hermit, that shits hard to find and as much as i love thal.... a little expensive

Godly Moose
11-29-2006, 08:14 PM
how did you get your hands on adventures of bumblefoot and hermit, that shits hard to find and as much as i love thal.... a little expensive

My friend burned me TAOB(Not sure how he attained it), and Hermit off of Amazon.

slash_chord
11-29-2006, 10:04 PM
ron thal is ABOVE god LOL
also he is a really a nice person and superb guitarist.

Godly Moose
11-29-2006, 11:01 PM
ron thal is ABOVE god LOL
also he is a really a nice person and superb guitarist.

Yeah I'm hoping that I might be able to talk to him after the GnR concert in January.

metalmaster362
12-02-2006, 01:09 AM
ron thal is ABOVE god LOL
also he is a really a nice person and superb guitarist.

my guitar teacher used to be in a band with him and he said he was an asshole

Godly Moose
12-02-2006, 04:43 AM
my guitar teacher used to be in a band with him and he said he was an asshole

I've heard the opposite from every other person who has said any comments about him.

flyingVai
12-02-2006, 12:30 PM
I've talked to him via email once. He seemed like a really cool guy.

mr_clapton
12-02-2006, 09:00 PM
It was probably when he was younger ron himself said that when he was younger he was a real asshole, he saw himself oneday and said thats not who i want to be and started doing all this weird psychology stuff to himself.....yeah

Godly Moose
12-02-2006, 11:35 PM
It was probably when he was younger ron himself said that when he was younger he was a real asshole, he saw himself oneday and said thats not who i want to be and started doing all this weird psychology stuff to himself.....yeah

Yeah he said that on the alloutguitar interview.(Also the picture they use with him with the hand guitar for that interview, makes him look so much different.)

flyingVai
12-03-2006, 12:41 AM
Could you post that article?

metalmaster362
12-03-2006, 12:51 AM
It was probably when he was younger ron himself said that when he was younger he was a real asshole, he saw himself oneday and said thats not who i want to be and started doing all this weird psychology stuff to himself.....yeah

probally he was in a band with him a while ago when he used to do a lot of shred

Godly Moose
12-03-2006, 01:21 AM
probally he was in a band with him a while ago when he used to do a lot of shred

Must have been a long time ago like in the 80's or very early 90's.

metalmaster362
12-04-2006, 01:44 AM
yea it was when he was in college and hes 37 now

so that sounds right

mr_clapton
12-04-2006, 03:22 AM
Though he still may have been an asshole then he still had the chops of a god
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bj24bUzj4o <<<young thal with high voice

flyingVai
12-04-2006, 07:22 PM
Hey, has Thal ever written or been in any instructional Books or DVDs? Or is his styles/techniques featured promiently in any written by another author? I'm dying to learn some of his style.

Godly Moose
12-04-2006, 07:43 PM
Hey, has Thal ever written or been in any instructional Books or DVDs? Or is his styles/techniques featured promiently in any written by another author? I'm dying to learn some of his style.

None that I think of, off the top of my head.

mr_clapton
12-05-2006, 02:16 AM
http://www.alloutguitar.com/education/lessons/shred/bumblefoot_style_guide theres one its pretty good....He has been trying to get an instructional vid together for years but it always too busy and other things get in the way

Freepower
12-05-2006, 03:40 PM
There's a few references to him in GG's "Creative Rock 2" (Creative guitar? I think rock...)

Godly Moose
12-05-2006, 07:09 PM
http://www.alloutguitar.com/education/lessons/shred/bumblefoot_style_guide theres one its pretty good....He has been trying to get an instructional vid together for years but it always too busy and other things get in the way

Everything he does is scary. :(

flyingVai
12-07-2006, 08:55 PM
Ron gives a video lesson in the new issue of Guitar One!

It's ironic because I've been looking for Ron lessons online all week, and then I got the issue, and boom he's in there.

Godly Moose
12-07-2006, 09:27 PM
Ron gives a video lesson in the new issue of Guitar One!

It's ironic because I've been looking for Ron lessons online all week, and then I got the issue, and boom he's in there.

=O, upload to youtube please?(Or if it is already on youtube, can you please give me some linkage. :D )

flyingVai
12-07-2006, 11:37 PM
I'm not computer savvy at all so I wouldn't know how to upload it, but I'll start looking for an already posted one.

In the video he really doesn't say anything, just plays the licks which are printed in the magazine. All of his explanations of them are printed in text in the mag, which is worth checking out.

Godly Moose
12-07-2006, 11:44 PM
I'm not computer savvy at all so I wouldn't know how to upload it, but I'll start looking for an already posted one.

In the video he really doesn't say anything, just plays the licks which are printed in the magazine. All of his explanations of them are printed in text in the mag, which is worth checking out.

What month issue?

flyingVai
12-08-2006, 01:41 AM
January. Trivium is on the cover, and there's a tiny pic of Thal in the bottom right corner.

Godly Moose
12-08-2006, 01:50 AM
I still need to get the December issue with Gilbert, and Petrucci. :(

mr_clapton
12-08-2006, 06:49 PM
mmmm Ron lessons *licks lips*

flyingVai
12-08-2006, 10:43 PM
I still need to get the December issue with Gilbert, and Petrucci. :(

Oh, definitly check that one out bro. The licks kick ass. Did you get the one with Buckethead and Yngwie on the cover? I wasn't able to get it, and was wondering if it's worth ordering online. I've been working on the Thal licks all day, been working on the double-tapping lick from "The Color of Justice"

Godly Moose
12-15-2006, 05:05 PM
Oh, definitly check that one out bro. The licks kick ass. Did you get the one with Buckethead and Yngwie on the cover? I wasn't able to get it, and was wondering if it's worth ordering online. I've been working on the Thal licks all day, been working on the double-tapping lick from "The Color of Justice"

No, but I have all the pictures of the pages from that issue. :)

mr_clapton
12-15-2006, 06:30 PM
nice.....it would probably be in my best interest to subscribe to this magazine one of these days...

Resiliance
12-15-2006, 07:29 PM
Pfsh... Guitar Techniques. ¬_¬

Godly Moose
12-15-2006, 08:44 PM
Pfsh... Guitar Techniques. ¬_¬

It would cost me ridiculous amounts of money to order it here to the U.S. :(

flyingVai
12-16-2006, 01:50 AM
I got an email back from Ron today. He's such a nice guy.

mr_clapton
12-16-2006, 05:03 AM
he is so nice that he spent up to 6 hours a day answering ALL his fanmail and it damaged his ability to play guitar.....maybe he is too nice

Godly Moose
12-22-2006, 10:03 PM
Ah! Found the GuitarOne video lesson of him!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pYW2wP6XTSA





Figures 9 and 10 are just plain ridiculous.






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http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7382/g107ehb4.jpg

Godly Moose
12-23-2006, 01:32 AM
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9251/g107foj3.jpg
http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9893/g107gek4.jpg
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http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/27/g107ksf1.jpg

Freepower
12-23-2006, 08:19 AM
^ Thanks!

insideac
12-26-2006, 01:38 AM
Ron Thal's pretty amazing. Im trying to learn Real by him at the moment. Guitars Suck is a great piece of work hes got there. Anyone know if he is still scheduled to be with GnR for the release of "Chinese Democracy" or whatever?...That is, if it ever comes out :haha

Godly Moose
12-26-2006, 06:49 PM
Yeah he is, but after GnR is done touring he's going to record his next album, "Guitars still suck". Also I'm going to change my first post so that everyone new to him can learn more about him. I'm just going to use this http://www.chinesedemocracy.com/viewtopic.php?t=19608 and cite him.

mr_clapton
12-26-2006, 07:21 PM
yeah looking foward to that one, apparently its gonna have up beat mo-town music on it :D

Stratwizard
06-19-2007, 09:19 AM
Just bought 9.11 and Normal... ****ing amazing! :eek:

tubab0y
06-19-2007, 02:17 PM
yeah, 9.11 is rediculously good, and funny too. i love don pardo pimpwagon. and the crazy part of lost. scratch that, i love the whole song.

Stratwizard
06-19-2007, 02:30 PM
Yeah, Lost and Top Of The World sound so Zappa-ish. :heart:

Godly Moose
06-19-2007, 02:32 PM
Just bought 9.11 and Normal... ****ing amazing! :eek:

9.11 is probably his most experimental album, about half of the album was done on the fretless. Plus the opera vocals always make me jubilant. And normal is awesome pop/punk esque, with scary shredding.

Stratwizard
06-19-2007, 02:39 PM
Turn Around is a good example. It sounds like an average rock/punk song (although with great lyrics) and then there's the crazy shred solo.

Godly Moose
06-19-2007, 03:14 PM
My favorite 9.11 song has to be either R2 or Guitars SUCK. While Normal is either Shadow or Turn Around.

lobster624
06-19-2007, 03:50 PM
since we don't have a recommendation thread yet... recommend me a good album for someone who has only seen random solos of his on youtube. he is amazing technically, but i don't think i have ever heard an actual song. i really want to check out some of his music.

Godly Moose
06-19-2007, 04:01 PM
Humm, I suggest Uncool for a first album, or Normal depending on your tastes.

Stratwizard
06-20-2007, 04:42 PM
Can't get enough of Thal. I've now listened him for 71 times in the past few days. :)

Godly Moose
06-21-2007, 05:59 PM
Can't get enough of Thal. I've now listened him for 71 times in the past few days. :)

You should get all his other albums!

tubab0y
06-21-2007, 08:10 PM
i know i am as soon as i have money (yay for being a teenager not quite old enough to not get allowance!)

EDIT: and i can get some clips of my fretless (guitar) up as soon as i have them. very heavily influenced by him. no surprise, how many fretless players do you know?

Godly Moose
06-22-2007, 02:42 AM
Thal is the only one I know of right now, but I remember I had a site bookmark'd that was a fretless guitar community.

bassmanjoe08
06-22-2007, 08:41 PM
Ahh, I didnt know this was here. A thread on my favourite guitar player.:)
I heard about that new album, and hopefully GnR opened up a door to bigger audience and he could do a bigger tour.







Or G3.

anibus04
06-25-2007, 03:31 AM
Ron Thal...man there isn't words to describe him besides great.

Stratwizard
06-25-2007, 10:13 AM
Or G3.

I want him, Mattias and Guthrie to do G3-like tour. That'd be so much better than the regular Vai, Satch G3.

Resiliance
06-25-2007, 10:20 AM
Hoekstra, goddamnit :(

bassmanjoe08
08-28-2007, 05:00 PM
A much needed bump. 9.11 and Normal arrived in my mailbox today, and Ray Gun is one of the most amazing songs Ive ever heard. What are your guys' favorite Bumblefoot tracks?

tubab0y
08-28-2007, 06:34 PM
R2 is definitely good, as well as most (if not all) of Normal.

'Floods!'
09-02-2007, 02:38 PM
I've heard a lot about Thal - can anyone recommend me an album of his?

Stratwizard
09-02-2007, 03:39 PM
Normal, 9.11...

tubab0y
09-03-2007, 09:28 AM
Maybe uncool, too. But definitely normal and 9.11.

bassmanjoe08
09-03-2007, 01:21 PM
If only Hermit were still in print...

BrunoPoeys
10-03-2007, 06:25 AM
Hi all - I'm new here and I've been reading these forums since... last year! lol.
Now I finally decided to register here.

I never really listened to Ron Thal properly until tonight when I saw him at the GN'R show in Dublin. I was disapointed in him to be honest. His solo with the bumblefoot guitar was utter shit. It just didn't flow and sounded out of key in a lot of places. I just got the impression that he didn't really care or have any motivation to be playing.

He had ONE week to learn everything, then... tour! He joined the band just 1 week before the first show. He was learning songs hours before his first show... so, he had not time to get something cool and play on his solo spot. Though, I loved his tapping and his Don't Cry solo. You were talking about this performance, right? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pikz9xLumIg

Alas, not so.

I saw him play with Guthrie, it was like watching a school boy face off against John McLaughlin. Guthrie emerged victorious.

They were just jamming, nothing else. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76TQUY4sIF0
I think you're talking about this - Ron used his fretless guitar and they were having fun together - they're friends, not enemies. :)

I uploaded some Ron Thal vids to youtube - gonna post all soon!

BrunoPoeys
10-03-2007, 07:02 AM
First, I'll post some of his solo work videos...


Videos uploaded by himself

Fretless guitar solo at Locobazooka Sept 9, 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4my1Ag96Q8

Bumblefoot at Locobazooka 2007 (Clips of "The Color Of Justice", "Guitars Suck", and "Life Inside Your Ass")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxlYnN6ZowU

Real (music video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWGKzgUCNzs


Now some random youtube videos...

Guitars SUCK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55PdvkxbGjE

Hands
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntbFFGxrXiQ

Raygun - with his foot guitar, not his fretless!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA03Qx5CxGU

I Can't Play The Blues (with Mattias IA)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVcPp62czqk

Don Pardo Pimpwagon (With Mattias IA)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIjAacsJq98

Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRsVFi5X43Y




Now, some of his videos with Gn'R...

Chinese Democracy - He uses his fretless guitar here!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf2ba5lzLV0
Now, only Chinese Democracy solo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ev00GL0xaI

Better solo (Mexico '07)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIWNlxKyHTk

I.R.S. solo (Rock am Ring)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9v_IKTPtmU

Nightrain outro (Rock in Rio)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaLCZlzxxFk

November Rain outro (Rock am Ring and Rock in Rio)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypXTFckIZ10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwQrOotSmGI

Nightrain solo (Inland Invasion - he plays the 2nd part of the solo)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBxB1Sp4he4

Nightrain outro (now, using his fretless! - sorry for the **** soundboard mix)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh6eSdz84IU

Bumblefoot guitar solo (Rock in Rio - He just... improvised Don't Cry instrumental there!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMZp-siv7BA

Bumblefoot guitar solo (not a good quality, but I love his solo here)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC97e1E6VN8



Other videos...

This is a funny Mariah Carey 'cover'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx1DzvsFVII

Satriani and Bumblefoot playing (not a good camera angle, lol)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sN4E86canc

Bumblefoot jammin' at Raleigh Music Academy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgH7i53l0kQ

A lil bit of his Delilah song - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jXXzjt42lE

This is the video title - Ron THAL - Stéphane 'FANALO' ALAUX - Christophe GODIN - Talence France - 16 nov. 2002
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvi2knHS8WE

A lil bit of his Real song - live
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xanxfX7lCrg


Some of his videos on youtube - hope you all enjoy it. :)

There also some mp3 of his guest appearence on CD's - amazing! This just shows a bit of how versatile he is! :D
http://www.bumblefoot.com/discography/guest/guest.htm

BrunoPoeys
10-10-2007, 03:56 PM
Ron Thal fans, be happy. Some videos are just being uploaded this week, and I'm gonna post some.

Bumblefoot/AJ Pero/Dead Elvi - Sweet Child O' Mine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jffH4pj73JY

Bumblefoot/AJ Pero/Dead Elvi - Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" (he's playing with his fretless guitar)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXF9H_JRD_c

Bumblefoot/Dead Elvi - Dead Elvi's "The creature Stole My Surfboard" (he's playing with his fretless guitar)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P30wehaw4sk

Bumblefoot - Fly in the batter (he's playing with his fretless guitar)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F7R68SQksY

bassmanjoe08
10-11-2007, 12:05 PM
Bruno, you ****in rock!

BrunoPoeys
10-11-2007, 05:49 PM
haha, Ron rocks. :P
some guy had a better camera angle...
Sweet Child O' Mine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUfpWXizP-o

Rock and Roll
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WUPVZkoBAM

The Creature Stole My Surfboard (same angle in this one, but look what he does from 3:45 to 4:25... :eek: )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P30wehaw4sk

BrunoPoeys
10-22-2007, 02:59 AM
I'm gonna comment again, but now i'm gonna ask something

First of all, I uploaded some Bumblefoot videos to youtube, then a guy said something interesting that we, Bumblefoot fans, should do...

ridleyrockets - Great video, you should create an acount that has all the Bumblefoot videos off youtube in one place. Some guy did this for Shawn Lane videos and it was so conveniant for fans. Have you got any other decent vidoes of Bumblefoot playing anything off the Normal album?

Then, I answered - I think I've got a few videos, but i'm still downloading some - you know, emule is slooow at times. I'm gonna talk with some other bumblefoot fans, it's a really great idea. So, we'll manage the account and keep all Bumblefoot stuff we've got in one account. Thanks a lot!


Is someone interested? If yes, tell me please.


Now, two more videos - hot ones!!

Bumblefoot playing Van Halen's Eruption, and then a instrumental version of Don't Cry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWgSxZiages

Bumblefoot playing Guitars SUCK, live at Shredfest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ESpiznsdBg

hope you all enjoy. :)

Demon Wolf
10-22-2007, 03:51 PM
Bumblefoot pwns! He's great in GNR although he sometimes shreds a bit too much. But when he mixes his shred with soulful playing, he is downright amazing.

First time he did that Don't Cry solo in Rock In Rio, he improvised the whole thing! :eek:

Nightrain last year. Great solo. http://youtube.com/watch?v=B_Y81t9RD3w

EDIT: I see BrunoPoeys covered it all, lol. :D

BrunoPoeys
12-24-2007, 07:56 PM
I don't know why, but i couldn't find this thread before.
There are some cool news - Ron's recording a new album, and he's posting some videos of the process

There ya go:

Video #1 Bumblefoot in the studio - Nov 19th 2007 "Day 2"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYNiUHB0g9w

Video #2 Bumblefoot in the studio - Nov. 20th, 2007 'Kick Tom'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXhZHyRHMcs

Video #3 Bumblefoot in the studio - Nov. 30th, 2007 'Heneuken'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEBPRIieJvk




He posted a message to Gn'R fans as well (on the Bumbleforum):


Heey!

Just wanted to wish y'all Happy Holidays and say *THANK YOU* for everything.

Last year during the US/Canada shows, I made a little tourblog. It's the Holidays, I'm in a sharing mood, here ya go...

http://www.bumblefoot.com/tour/tourblog/bumblefoot-tourblog-2006.htm

It may not be what ya wanted for Christmas (uh, ya think??) but it's still better than a dancing elf with your ****ing face on it.

Happy Holidays - love ya's, will always be grateful for your support. Can't wait to see ya's again...

Ron

Really funny blog - you should check it. :D

PhantomNote
12-30-2007, 05:47 AM
I don't know why, but i couldn't find this thread before.
There are some cool news - Ron's recording a new album, and he's posting some videos of the process

There ya go:

Video #1 Bumblefoot in the studio - Nov 19th 2007 "Day 2"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYNiUHB0g9w

Video #2 Bumblefoot in the studio - Nov. 20th, 2007 'Kick Tom'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXhZHyRHMcs

Video #3 Bumblefoot in the studio - Nov. 30th, 2007 'Heneuken'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEBPRIieJvk




He posted a message to Gn'R fans as well (on the Bumbleforum):



Really funny blog - you should check it. :D


cool ^_^

bassmanjoe08
12-30-2007, 01:22 PM
Just sent my money order out for Uncool :D

BrunoPoeys
12-31-2007, 12:23 AM
ah, i wanted to buy normal and then hands, uncool, 9.11... but i cant right now - my own credit card isnt avaliable yet. :(
anyway...


Video #4...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5lLviIqNiQ

Night_Lights
12-31-2007, 10:32 PM
well, the newest young guitar had an extensive video lesson from Thal, its really sick... also impossible to play. he shows you how to play quite a bit of 'guitars suck' and plays a Chopin (!!!) piece on guitar using tapping amongst other things.



He is an unreal tapper.

BrunoPoeys
01-11-2008, 01:51 AM
/\

that's guitars still suck. he was inspired by Guthrie Govan's Rhode Island Shred if I recall well. do you have the vid?

anyway, here is his #5 video - last day playing drums + a little jam with Ron on bass!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zm0emhd6lo

if someone wants to watch these videos, tell me and i'll post 'em when they're avaliable.

soulflyV
08-29-2008, 08:00 AM
Man I love Bumblefoot.

I started listening to Normal again.

There isn't one track I want to skip.

And 9/11 is great as well. Although there are a few I skip on that.

Acquiring the Adventures of Bumblefoot as I post.

pawnshopguitars
08-29-2008, 08:29 AM
Aw man, this guy is totally unreal. I've got normal and abnormal on the way from America, can't wait for them to arrive. I've become totally addicted to the songs on his myspace until then though :D

seymour_jackson
08-29-2008, 12:08 PM
i hvaent listened to anything off of Abnormal so please post your own little review after listening to it.. i would love to her your opinion

BrunoPoeys
08-29-2008, 02:43 PM
http://cdbaby.com/cd/bumbleft3 - 2 minutes of preview of each song

Abnormal, Glad to be here and Objectify - www.bumblefoot.com - there's a media player on the website. 3 full songs.

Jenny B is on youtube (the whole lead is played on the fretless!) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXHLVJxrNTQ

So we have 4 full songs and a really nice preview of each song ^_^

hope that helps :)

Dio10101
09-02-2008, 08:43 AM
Bumblefoot is one of the best guitarists ever. I look up to him a lot.

BrunoPoeys
09-02-2008, 02:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh4j6OXIYmg Young Guitar lesson #1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGBU2nhBst4 Young Guitar lesson #2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AX6GEisR_Q Young Guitar lesson #3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOWLXIDZ7s4 Young Guitar lesson #4

these vids are out of synch and will be taken down soon I bet, but they're ****ing amazing. Ron's playing Guitars SUCK, Chopin Fantasie, Guitars STILL SUCK, The Color of Justice and Lost - played on the fretless! He's showing how the thimble works as well in the end. Oh, and he's slowing down every song, except Lost.

Enjoy while it's still up :)

ZylitoL
11-20-2008, 06:59 PM
Man, I wanna get into Bumblefoot.

Which album should I start with? I'm thinking of 9.11, but I wanna hear your opinions.

soulflyV
11-21-2008, 05:57 AM
Go for Normal.

It's what rock bands should be producing today. If we could clone Bumblefoot....

bassmanjoe08
11-21-2008, 05:36 PM
Ordered Abnormal today :D

Also, is everyone aware (I know Bruno is :p: ) that Mr. Foot just recorded an EP with acoustic versions of some of his songs?

BrunoPoeys
11-28-2008, 05:07 AM
HOW DO YOU KNOW?!? Hahaha

Anyway... this is from Ronald himself

"Been kickin' ass in the studio, making acoustic versions of songs from past BBF albums. Never did this before, re-interpreting parts of songs to work for acoustic guitars, it's been bringing an emphasis on phrasing and emotion, vocally as well. The stuff is raw, most of the time it's just 1 rhythm guitar, 1 lead guitar, 1 bass, 1 vocal. Maybe a moment or two where vocals are layered, but that's about it.

Would like to have a CD and download version of the album, 6 songs, and an additional 6 instrumental mixes. Minimal art, just a simple EP. 4 songs are finished, I'm also going to include the stripped-down version of Delilah from a few years ago, that's 5. One song left to record, I want to know what song *you* want to hear an acoustic version of. You pick"

the song is SHE KNOWS.

seymour_jackson
12-01-2008, 02:03 PM
Normal is a solid album. so is Uncool and 9.11.

My friend owns the actual Adventures of Bumblefoot album, im so jealous of him

bassmanjoe08
12-01-2008, 04:19 PM
:eek: As am I!

Godly Moose
12-02-2008, 01:19 AM
HOW DO YOU KNOW?!? Hahaha

Anyway... this is from Ronald himself

"Been kickin' ass in the studio, making acoustic versions of songs from past BBF albums. Never did this before, re-interpreting parts of songs to work for acoustic guitars, it's been bringing an emphasis on phrasing and emotion, vocally as well. The stuff is raw, most of the time it's just 1 rhythm guitar, 1 lead guitar, 1 bass, 1 vocal. Maybe a moment or two where vocals are layered, but that's about it.

Would like to have a CD and download version of the album, 6 songs, and an additional 6 instrumental mixes. Minimal art, just a simple EP. 4 songs are finished, I'm also going to include the stripped-down version of Delilah from a few years ago, that's 5. One song left to record, I want to know what song *you* want to hear an acoustic version of. You pick"

the song is SHE KNOWS.

Is it really? I love that song, very underrated/unheard of him.


Normal is a solid album. so is Uncool and 9.11.

My friend owns the actual Adventures of Bumblefoot album, im so jealous of him


I like the album, it's all over the damn place, and I love it. The album was actually made as a joke by Ron, because Shrapnel said it had to be full instrumental, they didn't want him to do any singing.

DaFjory
12-02-2008, 01:33 AM
For a shredhead like me, what could I start off with? Preferably no singing.

soulflyV
12-02-2008, 04:32 AM
I would say to get 9.11 first.

But if you don't mind the singing get Normal and then Abnormal.

ToalNOOB
12-02-2008, 05:10 AM
Ron Thal is amazing. However, the latest Guns N Roses album sucked horribly and you could tell who the talent was.

soulflyV
12-02-2008, 08:19 AM
Ron Thal is amazing.

Yes.

However, the latest Guns N Roses album sucked horribly

No.

you could tell who the talent was.

Yes.

DaFjory
12-02-2008, 02:48 PM
What about that with the weird title, er... Guitars Suck. Any good?

bassmanjoe08
12-02-2008, 09:50 PM
Acoustic album info!!!


TV: Is it challenging to work on the GNR album and release Abnormal?
RT: It wasn't a problem, was able to juggle it all and make it work. The GNR bizz folks were busy taking care of bizz, and I was able to lock myself in the studio and bust out the 'Abnormal' album, and an EP of acoustic versions of songs from my last few albums. Calling the album 'Barefoot', should be available before the year is up.


So its gonna be called "Barefoot".
Clever.

REPOMAN
12-02-2008, 10:22 PM
Great player.. I got into him at first because of these boards, and then because my guitar teacher is a huge fan and actually knows the guy. He took lessons from Ron and helped him paint his walls one time.

My teacher actually sang on Ron's album Abnormal

soulflyV
12-02-2008, 10:31 PM
Great player.. I got into him at first because of these boards, and then because my guitar teacher is a huge fan and actually knows the guy. He took lessons from Ron and helped him paint his walls one time.

My teacher actually sang on Ron's album Abnormal

Holy crap that is really cool. You should try and meet him too!

What about that with the weird title, er... Guitars Suck. Any good?

Guitars Suck is awesome. Insane playing on there, look it up on youtube, it should be on there.

REPOMAN
12-03-2008, 01:26 AM
Holy crap that is really cool. You should try and meet him too!

He said he's sure I will one day. That was on my last day of lessons actually because I'm in college now, but my teacher and I still keep in touch. I can hope! (and keep practicing)

soulflyV
12-03-2008, 02:26 AM
He said he's sure I will one day. That was on my last day of lessons actually because I'm in college now, but my teacher and I still keep in touch. I can hope! (and keep practicing)

Oh man. If you do meet him, get some godly tips on something-anything :p:

REPOMAN
12-03-2008, 05:00 PM
Oh man. If you do meet him, get some godly tips on something-anything :p:

Haha sure will. My teacher passed on one of his tips to me actually - he basically said just don't give a damn what anybody else thinks or does, do your own thing as far as music goes. Obviously in more intricate words I'm sure. This was because my teacher posted some music on Ron's forum, and some guy gave some bull**** unnecessary "criticism" (jealousy of his playing) so my teacher (Brian) went off on the guy. Ron closed the thread and called up Brian to explain why he did (talk about a considerate guy) and transferred that bit of advice in the process :p:

Godly Moose
12-04-2008, 02:32 AM
What about that with the weird title, er... Guitars Suck. Any good?

Best Guitars Suck video on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrMJqk_dMqA

ToalNOOB
01-04-2009, 11:43 PM
Does this guy do drugs? I don't care if he does or not he just... is complicated.