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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-21-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 873
Posted By cheapr2keepr
TS: If you are just starting out on guitar, then...

TS: If you are just starting out on guitar, then I'd recommend a multi fx pedal (Boss, Pod, Digitech, etc.) until you figure out predominantly what genres you will be playing.

This gives you the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-21-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,191
Posted By cheapr2keepr
+1 on the JCA 20 watters. Love it.

+1 on the JCA 20 watters. Love it.
Forum: Bandleading 05-17-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By cheapr2keepr
This, and other statements are pretty much dead...

This, and other statements are pretty much dead on.

Make sure it isn't arrogance that is impacting drummer development. This applies to all instruments as well. Sometimes people get cocky,...
Forum: The Pit 04-27-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,021
Posted By cheapr2keepr
Ha Ha! This is funny! Yes, what I remember of...

Ha Ha! This is funny!

Yes, what I remember of it. Good times... Like bangin' a hot chick while listening to Poison's "Open Up and Say Ahh.." CD when it was a new release. Some of the rest of the...
Forum: Drums 04-25-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By cheapr2keepr
I've also been down this road before... Do NOT...

I've also been down this road before...

Do NOT emulate Animal from The Muppets.

Do NOT overconsume energy drinks.

Do NOT think that because you can play a cover song once that you can quit...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-24-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By cheapr2keepr
Kinda. In pedalboard mode, the 5 stomp switches...

Kinda. In pedalboard mode, the 5 stomp switches are used for different fx on/off. If you want to change to a different bank of fx, you can use the up/down stomp switches to move to a different...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-22-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By cheapr2keepr
Digitech RP500 or 1000. 500 is simpler. It is...

Digitech RP500 or 1000. 500 is simpler. It is extremely intuitive, easy to dial in with little use of instruction manual. I liked it better than Line6 or Boss.

I own the 500. I put it in front...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-22-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,212
Posted By cheapr2keepr
No experience on the DT. But another vote for...

No experience on the DT. But another vote for JCA.

I have the JCA20H. Single channel, only 3 preamp stages. But plenty of gain to get me classic rock dirty. I have to put distortion in front of...
Forum: Bandleading 04-21-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By cheapr2keepr
Nicely done. Your drummer stays in the pocket...

Nicely done.

Your drummer stays in the pocket nicely, and does not overdrum. Count your lucky stars...

Is that a GM F or A body on the rack?
Forum: Bandleading 12-20-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By cheapr2keepr
^^ Lazy drives me nuts. One of the biggest...

^^
Lazy drives me nuts. One of the biggest problems I've had with other band members over the years is when somebody feels like they've "arrived", and some degree of false arrogance sets in and they...
Forum: Bandleading 12-15-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By cheapr2keepr
Our band used to practice with mixer and...

Our band used to practice with mixer and headphones. Drummer had a 5 piece Yamaha electronic kit, bass and both guitars ran multi fx units into the mixer Singer had mic into the mixer, and we ran...
Forum: Bandleading 12-14-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By cheapr2keepr
As a frontman, there is a certain level of...

As a frontman, there is a certain level of expected confidence and/or bravado, even bordering on cocky.

Don't sound timid or like you are desperately seeking crowd approval. Instead, the crowd...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-04-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By cheapr2keepr
I looked through the manual for the GT10, and it...

I looked through the manual for the GT10, and it seems like it has a lot of features. It doesn't seem as intuitively friendly as my RP500, but probably has some extra capability.

One feature that I...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-04-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By cheapr2keepr
I don't know much about the GT10, but multi fx...

I don't know much about the GT10, but multi fx rigs can be useful for your desired setup if they have an amp bypass feature.

I've played my multi fx live running right into the mixer using my dialed...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-04-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 353
Posted By cheapr2keepr
It was an easy install on my BC Rich ASM...

It was an easy install on my BC Rich ASM standard. I also increased the spring tension slightly so that the bridge wouldn't lift when I did a bend. I still get whammy dives, but tuning is stable...
Forum: Bandleading 12-01-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,019
Posted By cheapr2keepr
Best setlist ever! :haha: Actually, our band...

Best setlist ever! :haha: Actually, our band has only played 4 of those live, and currently only plays 2 of them. Most were my own personal dalliances with writing/recording, just to see what...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-30-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By cheapr2keepr
I have the RP50. You will need a 1/4"...

I have the RP50. You will need a 1/4" stereo to 1/8" stereo adaptor plug to accomodate the 1/8" jack on most headphones.

It's a great little practice unit. The drum machine comes in very handy for...
Forum: Bandleading 11-27-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,019
Posted By cheapr2keepr
I wasn't a fan of the setlist. It was too all...

I wasn't a fan of the setlist. It was too all over the map. There was a lot of old stuff that'd be great for the 40-50 crowd, but they'd be scratching their bald heads at the other stuff. ...
Forum: Bandleading 11-27-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,303
Posted By cheapr2keepr
Tell the band "Hey - this isn't personal,...

Tell the band "Hey - this isn't personal, but I'm just going to lay on the table some concerns I have..."

Let other guitarist know that all of his solos and extra fills should be used sparingly,...
Forum: Bandleading 11-27-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By cheapr2keepr
91RG350's earlier advice is true sage...

91RG350's earlier advice is true sage wisdom.

Although sometimes the nerves never totally go away, being absolutely expert at your craft will be your best way of minimizing nervousness.

TS, I think...
Forum: The Pit 11-27-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By cheapr2keepr
My daughter is already grown and married, so I...

My daughter is already grown and married, so I can give you my insight.

There are two sides to every story. The version you hear from your friend might have been sanitized to wash away what fault...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 10-27-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By cheapr2keepr
I like multi fx. It gives you the most...

I like multi fx. It gives you the most flexibility on a wide variety of tones until you define your sound. Personally, my RP500 allowed me to explore a bunch of emulated amps and effects until I...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 10-27-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By cheapr2keepr
I like the JCA above. I have the JCA20H (3...

I like the JCA above. I have the JCA20H (3 preamp tube), but will soon get the JCA22H, which is the head version of the combo amp in the link above. The 20w are totally adequate for gigging and...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 10-12-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By cheapr2keepr
I have the JCA20, just a single channel. I plan...

I have the JCA20, just a single channel. I plan on getting a 22 sometime so I can have 5 12ax7's instead of 3, and also a clean channel.

I thought about the 50 head, but with my 20 it does just...
Forum: Bandleading 10-02-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 112,048
Posted By cheapr2keepr
OK, here's a story how to get hosed. Sorry,...

OK, here's a story how to get hosed. Sorry, kinda long.

Our band had a split show with another rock band to play a Saturday night gig. It was their gig, but they didn't have 4 hours of material. ...
Forum: Bandleading 09-06-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By cheapr2keepr
OK, so here's another direction on this...

OK, so here's another direction on this thread...

What does everyone use for stage lighting setup? Any tried and true formulas without having to reinvent the wheel on lighting creativity?

Here's...
Forum: Bandleading 09-05-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By cheapr2keepr
Truer words were never spoken... You can either...

Truer words were never spoken...

You can either do the compromise, or if you have enough patience, you MIGHT try some of "not so good" muso's around you. There may be a diamond in the rough,...
Forum: Bandleading 09-03-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,941
Posted By cheapr2keepr
Yes. Basic beats are basic beats, and it usually...

Yes. Basic beats are basic beats, and it usually comes down to the fills that make a drummer earn a couple of stripes.

Sometimes drummers can be a PITA. It makes ya wonder if a band might be...
Forum: Bandleading 09-01-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,239
Posted By cheapr2keepr
My band is fronted by a girl. It brings its own...

My band is fronted by a girl. It brings its own unique set of challenges, but nothing we didn't overcome. I'll let you in on some of what we had to deal with...

Our singer loves rock. Yesterday...
Forum: Bandleading 09-01-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By cheapr2keepr
You would have to talk with bassist so he could...

You would have to talk with bassist so he could elaborate.

If bassist is taking the project seriously but other members are deluded about their skill level, then he might be onto something. I hate...
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