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Forum: Electric Guitar Today, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 148
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Spider heads are a waste of money, without doubt....

Spider heads are a waste of money, without doubt. Wait until you can afford something that's actually good rather than just ploughing ahead with a set up that you'll outgrow in a year.

Also......
Forum: Electric Guitar Today, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 148
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
You've already dropped the cash, other people's...

You've already dropped the cash, other people's validation at this point is completely irrelevant; I don't honestly see what it is you think people are going to tell you.
Forum: Electric Guitar Today, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 148
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Bit late to be asking how it is if you've already...

Bit late to be asking how it is if you've already bought it isn't it?
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
1 - Technique means exactly nothing without music...

1 - Technique means exactly nothing without music to back it up. I can tell you all kinds of things I can do fast but I can't use them because they're too conditional or whatever.

2 - Even if it...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
This is a collection of literally the most...

This is a collection of literally the most meaningless information you could possibly have chosen. Given that this appears to be your attitude I don't think you should be teaching at all.

What...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
*reported* for wrong forum. This post would be...

*reported* for wrong forum.

This post would be much better off in Guitar Gear & Accessories.
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
The standard scales: minor, harmonic minor. It's...

The standard scales: minor, harmonic minor. It's all about the way you play them and the other instrumentation going on around the riff.

The best idea is to look at a bunch of songs that sound the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-21-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 124,465
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
The bass drum type sound might be where you're...

The bass drum type sound might be where you're hitting on your guitar; the guitar has a lot of different percussion sounds on it and where you're hitting on the body can radically change the sound...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-21-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Seconded, I think she's mistaking...

Seconded, I think she's mistaking "gaudy" for "classy" :haha Binding's quite nice but apart from that it's just too much.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-21-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Well knowing the scale and how to harmonise it...

Well knowing the scale and how to harmonise it might help you add some rhythm parts but you'll need to learn some theory to get that anyway. You've basically used all the notes in the key already,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-21-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
F minor. I don't think this information will...

F minor. I don't think this information will really help that much though; theory doesn't, or at least shouldn't, tell you what to write. Only your brain and ears can tell you what will sound right...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-21-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
All personal taste and what you're trying to...

All personal taste and what you're trying to achieve dude, I mean Allan Holdsworth has said on many occasions that he's trying to make his guitar sound as much like a saxophone or horn than a guitar...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-21-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Actually Ohmura's motion comes from the wrist,...

Actually Ohmura's motion comes from the wrist, it's really small and hard to see but if you watch him very carefully from the right angle you can see that the picking motion itself is wrist-based. ...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-21-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
"What works for you" only applies if...

"What works for you" only applies if you already have a thing that works. For someone who's learning and can't do the thing you're talking about yet it means exactly nothing because there is no...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-21-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Wait, so you're picking on one string and you're...

Wait, so you're picking on one string and you're getting noise from when the pick hits the next string?

If that's the case then that's where the problem is; you shouldn't be touching other strings...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-20-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Yes, that's exactly it. It's because for a start...

Yes, that's exactly it.

It's because for a start he's clearly portioning out his information a lot. Even if you watch Troy's own playing he's clearly not implementing everything he's talked about...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-17-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
For a slightly different perspective on this: you...

For a slightly different perspective on this: you can get a lot of dynamic control by adjusting your grip on the pick. If you grip it harder so it moves less you will get louder notes, softer grip...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-17-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
There are so many approaches this is a really...

There are so many approaches this is a really difficult question to answer at all. You really need to be more specific because right now essentially what you're asking is "teach me theory".
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-17-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Well firstly what you need to realise is that...

Well firstly what you need to realise is that Troy is saying that this is why Malmsteen's picking works for him; with the judicious use of legato and picking to get his signature sound. If you want...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-16-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I'm slightly confused by this question... The...

I'm slightly confused by this question...

The minor pentatonic scale in any given key appears all over the fretboard. If we take the key of A then it's anywhere you can find the notes A, C, D, E,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-15-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Burn out seems to be a pretty common thing...

Burn out seems to be a pretty common thing really, I think everyone goes through it at some point. If you don't you're pretty lucky by all accounts.

I don't know that it happens after a month but I...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-15-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
*reported*

*reported*
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
That's literally just an interaction of the...

That's literally just an interaction of the chords and the gain. Nothing at all weird going on there.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-14-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
The chords are really...

The chords are really simple:


e|---------
b|---------
g|---------
d|-9-9-7-9-
a|-7-7-5-7-
d|-0-7-5-7-
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-14-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Then I have no idea what you're talking about; I...

Then I have no idea what you're talking about; I can't hear anything sounding like it's cutting out at all.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-14-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Not sure exactly what you're referring to here...

Not sure exactly what you're referring to here but all that's going on there is you have two guitars playing different things; one's playing a very lightly overdriven (almost no gain at all) rhythm...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-13-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
That's more or less it, diatonic is basically...

That's more or less it, diatonic is basically from the scale. Diatonic notes are notes that are all from one scale, diatonic chords are chords that are built using only notes from the scale, and so...
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-12-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Is there some reason it has to be EMGs? I can't...

Is there some reason it has to be EMGs? I can't think of any reason a project would necessitate something so specific.
Forum: Electric Guitar 10-12-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
It's definitely possible but you'd have to lose a...

It's definitely possible but you'd have to lose a lot of wood from the body. That's a front route, holes for the bridge posts, the back cavity for the springs, and the hole through the body for the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-12-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Don't strum, just pluck the right strings. If...

Don't strum, just pluck the right strings. If that sentence doesn't make any sense then you should be finger picking and not using a plectrum.
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