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Forum: The Pit 03-20-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,329
Posted By azrael4h
Music is music. It's the same notes, chords, and...

Music is music. It's the same notes, chords, and theory holding it together. While I may not be as fond of the cookie monster vocals (actually, that's the only thing about modern metal I don't like,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-15-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,132
Posted By azrael4h
Because Albert King, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray...

Because Albert King, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix (most of the old Blues greats period) Sir Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, Slash, Luciano Pavarotti, Irving Berlin, Kurt Cobain, James...
Forum: The Pit 02-23-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,130
Posted By azrael4h
Big Bill Morganfield's 'Rising Son'

Big Bill Morganfield's 'Rising Son'
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-16-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 128
Posted By azrael4h
Being a CNC machinist at Gibson Memphis, where...

Being a CNC machinist at Gibson Memphis, where the hollow and semi-hollows are made, I have not seen one top carved on a CNC. All semi-hollows and hollows, 195, 139, ESLP, 137, 295, 175, 335, 330,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-16-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By azrael4h
What I need is for people to quit dumping cats...

What I need is for people to quit dumping cats and dogs, who proceed to grow wild, get pregnant, and spawn hordes. I have 4 kittens from this one dumped momma cat, and she has two sisters, one...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-16-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By azrael4h
NUGD - A former victim of abuse

Here's my new used, spur of the moment insane online purchase of a Takamine EG544SC-4C Acoustic Electric. Solid cedar top, koa back and sides. She has a nice warm, dry tone better suited for someone...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-16-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By azrael4h
You can get lucky on occasion. I grabbed a...

You can get lucky on occasion. I grabbed a Takamine EG544SC-4C A/E this week for $200, though it's been put through the ringer. A similar guitar was at the local GC, less beat up, but not as good a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-16-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By azrael4h
I would not put steel strings on any guitar...

I would not put steel strings on any guitar designed for nylon strings. The reason being that the necks of the nylon-string guitars are designed for the lower tension of those strings, and steel...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-14-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By azrael4h
On my Blacktop Strat, I had the Trem do exactly...

On my Blacktop Strat, I had the Trem do exactly that, and just like yours, it wouldn't stay in tune for a million dollars. I got it flush again, now it stays in tune. I added a couple springs while I...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-09-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By azrael4h
Soldering Iron...

Soldering Iron (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldering_iron)

In this case, it can be used to directly apply heat to the trem, as said, heating it up and causing the glue to loosen.
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-17-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,847
Posted By azrael4h
I had to pare down the collection recently, due...

I had to pare down the collection recently, due to unexpected expenses. So now I'm down to 2 Stratocasters; an American Special in sunburst, and a Blacktop; and a Gibson SG.

SG is tuned to C#...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-07-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By azrael4h
Well, unless you used a time machine, and I start...

Well, unless you used a time machine, and I start selling them in about 30 years or so, that's probably not me. The ones I had got sent back to the warehouse.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-04-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By azrael4h
I used to work retail, and during one Christmas,...

I used to work retail, and during one Christmas, we got a couple really cheap "guitars" in. The bridges would pull off the body if you tried to tune them to standard, so you had to detune them...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 11-04-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,151
Posted By azrael4h
I have a custom x Martin, and quite frankly,...

I have a custom x Martin, and quite frankly, would kick myself if I bought another one. While I've had no quality issues out of it, the sound is dull and fake. You can easily get a better guitar,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-04-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By azrael4h
I agree. I played probably a half-dozen SG's of...

I agree. I played probably a half-dozen SG's of various flavors, and not one was any good to me. One didn't even have working pickups (I checked the amp and cables with other guitars). Then I found...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-30-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 781
Posted By azrael4h
1 Strat is in E standard, another 1/2 step down....

1 Strat is in E standard, another 1/2 step down.

The Blacktop Strat is currently tuned to crap because the high e tuner stripped out. I normally tune it half-step down as well, but was considering...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics Techniques 10-19-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By azrael4h
Not in the least. Of course, I am not a paid...

Not in the least.

Of course, I am not a paid professional, but still, I doubt I'd be bothered by it even then. If you look back through the basis of many popular songs, they came from writing about...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-04-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 882
Posted By azrael4h
Albert King just grabbed a right handed guitar...

Albert King just grabbed a right handed guitar and played it backwards. Not only did he learn to play like that, he did so without even knowing how to read.

Jimi Hendrix often strung right handed...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics 09-02-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By azrael4h
The first two lines really don't seem to fit in...

The first two lines really don't seem to fit in with the rest of the verses here. Likewise, 'her' just appears in the first verse (or second, if you count those first two lines as a verse. I'm not.)...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics Techniques 09-02-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By azrael4h
It's called tablature. What I do is I write out...

It's called tablature.

What I do is I write out the chords I use up top, tabbing them if it's something I don't know well or often because I want to maintain some consistency. Then I tab out the...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics Techniques 08-27-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By azrael4h
I've partially written a few songs which would...

I've partially written a few songs which would fit together in a concept album. I'm working on other priorities however. Notably, stopping buying guitars so often that I run out of room for them, and...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-24-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By azrael4h
The short answer is that you can never have...

The short answer is that you can never have enough guitars.

The long answer is (for me) I like playing around with different tunings. Hence one in E Standard, one a half-step down, one in open G,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-06-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By azrael4h
Sounds like the intonation is off. With the...

Sounds like the intonation is off. With the guitar in tune, play each string at the 12th fret, see what you get. They should be the same note.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-06-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,357
Posted By azrael4h
Yep, quite often. I only have a Vox Wah that gets...

Yep, quite often. I only have a Vox Wah that gets seldom use, and a Boss Blues Driver. I plan on adding something else to my board, after all I built it to hold more. But to be frank, for what I like...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-20-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By azrael4h
I see that daily at work. We scrap out about...

I see that daily at work. We scrap out about 30-50% of the guitars we make, before they get to final.

Still sad to see them go. Some of the guitars scrapped at work look like there's nothing wrong...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-17-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 3,851
Posted By azrael4h
Right now my GAS list is short, consisting of a...

Right now my GAS list is short, consisting of a 12 string 335, and a G&L Legacy in blue Burst. I finally upgraded to a Tube amp I am happy with, so that's the only things I know 100% I want. Well,...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-09-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,760
Posted By azrael4h
My first was a Harmony acoustic I picked up at a ...

My first was a Harmony acoustic I picked up at a flea market. It had a crack in the neck heel, and wouldn't stay in tune for anything, but it did have a nice sound. I kept it awhile, but finally...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics Techniques 05-16-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By azrael4h
I do the same thing. I write and rewrite and...

I do the same thing. I write and rewrite and rewrite stuff over and over. I've picked up some stuff from a decade or more ago and rewrote it. I have one song I wrote for an ex g/f, which I have...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-16-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By azrael4h
Memphis opened in 2000 IIRC. We do build all...

Memphis opened in 2000 IIRC. We do build all hollow and semi-hollow electrics (139, 175, 335, 330, etc) though.
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics Techniques 05-12-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By azrael4h
I've written two songs which basically bookend...

I've written two songs which basically bookend each other. They are meant to do exactly what you are proposing; providing an intro and an outro to an album, though I'm not building a concept album....
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