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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 61
Posted By PSimonR
a) Get it set up - there's no intrinsic reason...

a) Get it set up - there's no intrinsic reason for the action to be as high as many acoustics are (but you'll never get quite as low as a good electric, I admit)
b) Tune it down a whole step to...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 07-29-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By PSimonR
Yeah, I agree. With practice you could be very...

Yeah, I agree. With practice you could be very good indeed.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-29-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 209
Posted By PSimonR
Looking at the size of the one in the picture in...

Looking at the size of the one in the picture in the link, it looks like a good smoker to me!

Probably OK for 50W of announcement public address, but compressed guitar speaker output - would it cope?
Forum: Bandleading 07-29-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By PSimonR
Not being able to read music didn't stop the...

Not being able to read music didn't stop the Beatles, so don't worry about that!

I suggest that you join someone else's band first to get to understand your local scene and the politics of how bands...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-28-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By PSimonR
Good instruments, not fancy but durable and keep...

Good instruments, not fancy but durable and keep their tuning well.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-28-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By PSimonR
Surfing is far too additive, you need discipline.

Surfing is far too additive, you need discipline.
Forum: Original Recordings 07-28-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By PSimonR
Yeah.....

Yeah.....
Forum: Musician Talk 07-27-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 396
Posted By PSimonR
Learn a whole load of blues...

Learn a whole load of blues licks

e.g.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJeJqNSad0U

then make up your own, put them together to make solos

Like Deadds said, learn some solos, Eric Clapton, Dire...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-27-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 455
Posted By PSimonR
http://www.matterhorn-amplifiers.co.uk Has great...

http://www.matterhorn-amplifiers.co.uk

Has great 5w and 12w amps ideal for studios. Can voice them like you want.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-25-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By PSimonR
Just start straight away. It's a learning...

Just start straight away. It's a learning process, the more you do, the better you get at it.
Forum: Recordings 07-23-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By PSimonR
No, you need to find someone who knows what he is...

No, you need to find someone who knows what he is doing. If you try to do this yourself it will turn out crap. Do you not have any colleges / schools with their own recording facilities locally - or...
Forum: The Pit 07-16-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,951
Posted By PSimonR
I have both mac and pc. If you like digging...

I have both mac and pc.
If you like digging around doing windows things like cleaning out you registry and switching everything off to make it work fast enough for your DAW and defending it against...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-09-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 217
Posted By PSimonR
Power amps are not so good at making dirt without...

Power amps are not so good at making dirt without a load.
They can be tricked with this:
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun06/articles/guitartech_0606.htm
Forum: Recordings 07-04-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By PSimonR
I don't see anything wrong with passive studio...

I don't see anything wrong with passive studio monitors. All studio monitors used the be passive and it didn't stop people making great recordings.

You could also have an active sub with them. Look...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-04-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By PSimonR
Don't expect to learn to strum fast quickly. It...

Don't expect to learn to strum fast quickly. It does take practice. Really after 20 months you have only just started.
Forum: Recordings 07-04-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By PSimonR
So, it should go back together Here is a link to...

So, it should go back together

Here is a link to some links that should...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics 06-26-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By PSimonR
Well, I can't say that RATM or Limp Bizkit get me...

Well, I can't say that RATM or Limp Bizkit get me moving, but if I wanted to write music like theirs I'd tend to start with the drums rather than a riff. Set the bpm to one of their songs and work up...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-26-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By PSimonR
Have you considered it might be you or your...

Have you considered it might be you or your guitar that keeps breaking the string?

I have only ever broken a few (in many years playing). I know they don't break on their...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-21-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By PSimonR
Seriously, don't worry about it, keep it...

Seriously, don't worry about it, keep it somewhere that's good enough for people and it'll be OK.
Forum: Recordings 06-21-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By PSimonR
Agreed. So, electric guitar, clean channel of amp...

Agreed. So, electric guitar, clean channel of amp or sim, deeper side from neck pickup, higher side from bridge (or middd). You need a LPF, chorus effect, and a cleanish echo set on 2/3 repeats. Two...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-19-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By PSimonR
Smooth and mellow is what I look for from the...

Smooth and mellow is what I look for from the neck pick-up.
Forum: The Pit 06-18-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 866
Posted By PSimonR
Did you mean like this...

Did you mean like this guy:

http://davidrovics.com
Forum: Musician Talk 06-16-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By PSimonR
Turn up with a new bass player who want to join...

Turn up with a new bass player who want to join the band and you have already taught half the songs to.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-16-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 274
Posted By PSimonR
Hope that you and your friends are wearing ear...

Hope that you and your friends are wearing ear plugs.

Suggest a full stack if it's not loud enough to practice with; you can stand right in front of that and the eight speakers combine to form a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-15-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By PSimonR
+1 (I bought Guitar for Dummies too - after a...

+1

(I bought Guitar for Dummies too - after a while I decided it was Dumb)
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-14-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By PSimonR
Chorus for sure.

Chorus for sure.
Forum: Recordings 06-14-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By PSimonR
You're just going to have to decide what YOU...

You're just going to have to decide what YOU think is best. There are no rules, suggest you start at 60% panned and play about with that. I think you need to get it so they are separate but not so...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-14-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By PSimonR
4 way jack splitter are available from Maplin...

4 way jack splitter are available from Maplin (Radioshack).
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-13-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By PSimonR
Just bare in mind that a set of four power valves...

Just bare in mind that a set of four power valves is twice as much as a set of two. If you don't need 100W of power I'd go for the 50W.
Forum: Bandleading 06-12-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By PSimonR
Play how you usually play.

Play how you usually play.
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