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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-15-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By mattrusso
Pedal Order? Help!

Hey guys,

I'm admittedly a complete novice when it comes to effects. For years, all I owned was a fuzz and wah pedal, which was simple enough. Recently, though, I've become interested in using more...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 06-26-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By mattrusso
It's not the same at all. E minor is built from...

It's not the same at all. E minor is built from the same basic set of notes as G major, but the tonal center is E, not G. That alone is a HUGE difference. Also, minor keys have a different (similar,...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-26-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By mattrusso
If you don't know the notes on the fretboard and...

If you don't know the notes on the fretboard and you can't read music, theory isn't really helpful. You might have studied it on paper, but there's nothing connecting the words to actual music for...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 06-22-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By mattrusso
First of all, the key of that tune is E minor,...

First of all, the key of that tune is E minor, not G major.

FrauVfromPoB is exactly right. It's probably just being played in a different key, but people do sometimes change the pitch on YouTube so...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-16-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By mattrusso
In contemporary music, the H/W scale almost...

In contemporary music, the H/W scale almost always implies a dominant 7 chord with tensions b9, #9, #11, and natural 13.

However, like a few other people have said, if you can't figure that out to...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-12-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By mattrusso
This is a great thread! Lots of awesome...

This is a great thread! Lots of awesome information flying around.


This is excellent advice! This type of exercise is really helpful.


What he's playing can absolutely be notated in 4/4. The bulk...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 06-09-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By mattrusso
Check this...

Check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOloht2ngVw
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-10-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By mattrusso
Try to find a cheap used PA on craigslist. If...

Try to find a cheap used PA on craigslist. If you're lucky, you can pick one up for really really cheap. My dad got one (don't remember what brand, but it was definitely a cheap one) for $75 (with...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-09-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By mattrusso
This is a really great guide on how to keep...

This is a really great guide on how to keep strats in tune:

http://julienkasper.com/musicians.asp#p7GPc1_2
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-07-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By mattrusso
Check out the Dunlop Mini Fuzz Face pedals. There...

Check out the Dunlop Mini Fuzz Face pedals. There are three variations: Hendrix, (same exact circuit as the regular Hendrix model, which is the one I have and normally costs $149) Germanium, and...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-07-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 698
Posted By mattrusso
Why don't you try your Fender with some...

Why don't you try your Fender with some OD/distortion pedals? It seems like that's the only thing holding you back from just using that amp. From my experience, that type of amp actually takes...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-07-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By mattrusso
I just got one of these amps, too. It sounds...

I just got one of these amps, too. It sounds absolutely beastly with my Fuzz Face. The way a fuzz reacts with the natural breakup of an amp like this is really a thing of beauty. My Joyo Ultimate...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-05-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 42,192
Posted By mattrusso
^Yeah, I got an Ultimate Drive a couple weeks ago...

^Yeah, I got an Ultimate Drive a couple weeks ago and it sounds huge and awesome, but if you don't like the OCD you definitely won't like it. AND it has a ****ton of gain. As much as I like it, it's...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-05-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By mattrusso
Hey man, I saw you were considering a Fender...

Hey man, I saw you were considering a Fender Vibro Champ XD (5W version). It just so happens I'm selling one right now (used but in absolutely mint condition). Let me know if you're interested!

It's...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-05-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By mattrusso
Fuzz Face through a Marshall is definitely the...

Fuzz Face through a Marshall is definitely the classic Hendrix sound, but I'm sure you could get away with using a Big Muff and sound great. The only thing is (from my experience) the Big Muff...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-04-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By mattrusso
I usually try to avoid posting in this...

I usually try to avoid posting in this cluster**** of a forum, but I couldn't help myself on this one...

Are you guys seriously having this intense of a debate about this tune? It's just a 12 bar...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-02-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By mattrusso
Egnater Rebel?

Egnater Rebel?
Forum: Blues & Jazz 04-30-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By mattrusso
Not totally sure what you mean, but check out...

Not totally sure what you mean, but check out Screaming Headless Torsos, sounds like it might be similar to what you're looking for.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-23-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By mattrusso
Yeah, bending a wound G can take some getting...

Yeah, bending a wound G can take some getting used to. I use 12s on my Gretsch and the wound G has snapped every time I've tried to bend it more than a whole step. The guitar also has Sperzel tuners...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-17-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By mattrusso
Yeah, I tried replacing the battery and the amp,...

Yeah, I tried replacing the battery and the amp, cables, and guitar all work fine.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-17-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By mattrusso
Wah Pedal Issues

Earlier today I decided to dig out my wah (Vox V847). I hadn't used it in approximately 6 months. When I tried to use it, it kinda half worked but the signal kept going in and out and there were loud...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-16-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By mattrusso
I don't know, I actually like the tube mix knob....

I don't know, I actually like the tube mix knob. Usually it's either directly in the middle or all the way to one side. I feel like the change in tone is pretty significant. You're right about the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-16-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By mattrusso
Just so you know, the variable wattage knob...

Just so you know, the variable wattage knob barely affects the amp's volume. It really just controls the amount of headroom you have on each channel.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-15-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By mattrusso
Don't get the Rebel. I have a Rebel 30 combo and...

Don't get the Rebel. I have a Rebel 30 combo and I love it but it's definitely not made for that kind of sound. It might be able to kinda pull it off with the gain cranked pretty high but if that's...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-12-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By mattrusso
What are the EQ settings you're using on the amp?...

What are the EQ settings you're using on the amp? A lot of rock/metal players tend to keep the bass really high, but it shouldn't really ever be over 5 if you want any kind of note definition when...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 04-10-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By mattrusso
Exactly what I was thinking. Some of those...

Exactly what I was thinking. Some of those grooves are really NOT easy, especially for someone raised on rock music (which I'm assuming you were since you're on this site). So before you dismiss the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-07-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By mattrusso
When you buy a guitar in "natural", it...

When you buy a guitar in "natural", it still has a finish, usually clear gloss or satin. I can't imagine they would sell a guitar with an unfinished body. You can clean it just like any other...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-04-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By mattrusso
I would agree with all of that information except...

I would agree with all of that information except what he says about the price. You can find Parker guitars from that time period for way less than they originally sold for. Also I like the stock...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-03-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By mattrusso
^New Parkers are lame IMO. No "carbon...

^New Parkers are lame IMO. No "carbon glass" fingerboard, no conical compound radius, different neck profile, ugly body/headstock redesign on Fly/NiteFly, stupid looking (and unnecessary) new models....
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-01-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By mattrusso
Fixed it with a better picture. Can't say enough...

Fixed it with a better picture. Can't say enough good about these guitars. I've had 2 of them and they're both some of the most well-built guitars I've ever played. Ever since Washburn took over...
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