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Forum: The Pit Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By GaryBillington
A used phone is always a big No for me. The main...

A used phone is always a big No for me.

The main problem is battery life. As a phone gets older, the battery life starts degrading. Buy a used phone, you're buying one that is already on it's way...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 03:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 388
Posted By GaryBillington
Don't know how international this is, but in the...

Don't know how international this is, but in the UK the phrase "the dogs bollocks" means the best possible. This often just gets shortened to "the bollocks", so the word can sometimes be a good...
Forum: Recordings 07-30-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,985
Views: 65,865
Posted By GaryBillington
^ Happy birthday :cheers:

^ Happy birthday :cheers:
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-30-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 388
Posted By GaryBillington
It also depends on use of the word...

It also depends on use of the word "vintage". A bottle of wine can have a vintage of 2014.

With guitars, Vintage means this:
http://www.gear4music.com/Electric_Guitars/Vintage_Electric.html

Any...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-30-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By GaryBillington
Which MXR pedal did you try? They do several. ...

Which MXR pedal did you try? They do several.

Personally I use the MXR Custom Badass '78 Distortion, and it's great for that classic rock sound you're looking for. Obviously it will sound...
Forum: Recordings 07-30-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3,985
Views: 65,865
Posted By GaryBillington
^ I haven't :haha: Although that's only because...

^ I haven't :haha:

Although that's only because I quit drinking in 2000 :(
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-29-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 141
Posted By GaryBillington
Tubescreamers are more for boosting an amp's...

Tubescreamers are more for boosting an amp's natural drive. If you want something you can get good drive sounds out of without cranking your amp, you should possibly consider getting another pedal...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-29-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 223
Posted By GaryBillington
Can I just check something? If you're talking...

Can I just check something?

If you're talking about looping vocals as well as guitars, that sounds to me like you're going to be doing songs. If you're doing songs, the chances are verses will be...
Forum: Recordings 07-29-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 38,758
Posted By GaryBillington
It would definitely be better than using the...

It would definitely be better than using the method you're currently using, if only because you won't be at risk of damaging your PC.

Have you read through the recommendations on the first page?
Forum: Promote YOUR Band 07-28-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 25
Posted By GaryBillington
Can't we at least get things like Halloween, Xmas...

Can't we at least get things like Halloween, Xmas and Easter out of the way before we start getting spammed with Mothers Day crap?
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-27-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 298
Posted By GaryBillington
^ Yeah, I just went for the one that was most...

^ Yeah, I just went for the one that was most different! #feelingcontroversial :haha:
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-27-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 298
Posted By GaryBillington
They're close enough to fool the uneducated...

They're close enough to fool the uneducated :shrug:

The way I see it, someone who doesn't know guitars would be impressed with either, all they'd see is something unusual and impressive looking...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-26-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By GaryBillington
IMO, your tuner can be wherever on your board is...

IMO, your tuner can be wherever on your board is most convenient. So long as it's a decent pedal, having it in any position won't have any effect on your sound whatsoever. It's something you'll...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-26-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 298
Posted By GaryBillington
^ An Agile beats a Chinese copy any day of the...

^ An Agile beats a Chinese copy any day of the week!
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-26-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 298
Posted By GaryBillington
In that case, if you just want it to look at and...

In that case, if you just want it to look at and for the occasional novelty playing session, watch out on sites like ebay for a used no-name Chinese copy.

They exist out there even if they aren't...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-26-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By GaryBillington
Go for the G5. You won't regret it, and I don't...

Go for the G5. You won't regret it, and I don't believe there's anything out there that competes in terms of value for money.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-26-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 167
Posted By GaryBillington
If that's the order that works best for you, then...

If that's the order that works best for you, then it's the correct order.

If you still need to ask if it's right, you haven't experimented enough.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-25-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By GaryBillington
If you're going to spend that sort of money,...

If you're going to spend that sort of money, you'd be better off buying one of the better recommended interfaces from the sticky.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-25-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By GaryBillington
That's the one that's mentioned in the interfaces...

That's the one that's mentioned in the interfaces sticky. If you shop around, you can find unbranded versions of it cheaper than the Berhinger version.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-25-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 696
Posted By GaryBillington
This is why the definition of a 'good' guitar...

This is why the definition of a 'good' guitar cannot be defined (especially when it comes to Gibson). I've hated lots of technically great guitars and I've loved lots of techncally lower spec...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-25-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 298
Posted By GaryBillington
Have you actually played one? Are you sure it's...

Have you actually played one? Are you sure it's really what you need?

I can understand the thing about it being a dream guitar, but I used to own a doubleneck (admittedly not the Epiphone) and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-25-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By GaryBillington
...

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1541771

The cheapest recommendation can be had for under 10. There is no excuse for not doing this properly.

What you are attempting to do...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-24-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By GaryBillington
+1 to this. Also, if this is your first step...

+1 to this.

Also, if this is your first step into the world of effects pedals, you might be better off spending your money on something like a Zoom G3. It's within your budget, includes a few...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-24-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 214
Posted By GaryBillington
Most of my kit comes from ebay. There's always...

Most of my kit comes from ebay. There's always loads on there, and there are some real bargains to be had depending on your patience.

There's also craigslist, but I'm not sure the UK site has a...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-24-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 214
Posted By GaryBillington
How come you don't like going second hand? I...

How come you don't like going second hand?

I know Carrot's post was a bit tongue-in-cheek, but being serious you could get a lot more guitar if you were to go used.
Forum: Recordings 07-23-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By GaryBillington
This. This this this this this. Sure, if you...

This. This this this this this.

Sure, if you actually want to learn about recording, buy the kit, learn how to use it, master your skills, and maybe in a year or two you'll have something...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-23-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By GaryBillington
Equipment is needed, but doesn't have to be...

Equipment is needed, but doesn't have to be expensive.

If you go to the Recordings sub-forum, there's a stickied thread that provides loads of recommendations for the interface you'll need to get...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-23-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By GaryBillington
What about getting a guitar like the Kay Effector...

What about getting a guitar like the Kay Effector that has built in effects?

(There are probably others, but that's the one I can think of off the top of my head)
Forum: Recordings 07-21-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 130
Posted By GaryBillington
Use it for backup. You can never have too many...

Use it for backup. You can never have too many backups!
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-21-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By GaryBillington
Zoom G3/G5.

Zoom G3/G5.
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