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Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By JimDawson
^Well said, Vic!

^Well said, Vic!
Forum: The Pit Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,889
Posted By JimDawson
The problem with these discussions is that we are...

The problem with these discussions is that we are asking "Is being gay a choice?" while we should be asking "Why should anyone give a shit if it is a choice?" I think the latter question gets to the...
Forum: The Pit Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 1,889
Posted By JimDawson
You can do all the homosexual acts you want, but...

You can do all the homosexual acts you want, but when it comes to being gay it's the thought/feeling that counts.

When I was a teenager I tried to be attracted to guys; bisexuality seems like the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By JimDawson
Also, different gauges of wire make no...

Also, different gauges of wire make no significant impact on your tone. Any wire you use is probably something like .01 ohms of impedance at most, (I'm overestimating) and at that level all sorts of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By JimDawson
When you're talking about signals (low power) the...

When you're talking about signals (low power) the major things to consider are the resistance value and taper. Everything else isn't as big of a big deal, unless the mechanical parts of the pot are...
Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 332
Posted By JimDawson
I think it's a great idea to learn a few basic...

I think it's a great idea to learn a few basic scales like the major, minor and blues scales. However, it's good to treat them like training wheels until you get the hang of how different intervals...
Forum: The Pit 03-04-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,649
Posted By JimDawson
Give the cat opportunities to go back to wherever...

Give the cat opportunities to go back to wherever it came from. If the cat stays it's yours.

I've witnessed this firsthand a few times- cats are easily convinced by good food.

Actually, I abducted...
Forum: The Pit 03-02-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,266
Posted By JimDawson
In Sweden the cops normally don't carry guns. If...

In Sweden the cops normally don't carry guns. If one is needed, they have to fill out paperwork for it before they can take it out of the armory. They also have to radio in and get clearance before...
Forum: The Pit 03-01-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,454
Posted By JimDawson
Any phrase with "aks" in it. "Can...

Any phrase with "aks" in it.

"Can I aks you a question?"
Forum: The Pit 03-01-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,454
Posted By JimDawson
Not really phrases, but since I was really young...

Not really phrases, but since I was really young it has annoyed me when people use "seen" (improperly) and "gots" in sentences where they're not making fun of someone's grammar.

"He gots one of...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-28-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By JimDawson
You can divide an octave into any amount of notes...

You can divide an octave into any amount of notes you want. You're thinking of 24-tone equal temperament if I'm understanding this right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_tone_system

Also,...
Forum: The Pit 02-27-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,338
Posted By JimDawson
^^^ Definitely one of the most powerful images...

^^^ Definitely one of the most powerful images I've ever seen. Actually chokes me up a bit, and that never happens to me with this sort of thing.
Forum: The Pit 02-27-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,338
Posted By JimDawson
RIP Leonard Nimoy. It's a generic comment, but...

RIP Leonard Nimoy.

It's a generic comment, but as a long-time trekkie I have to be a part of this somehow. To be honest, I can't think of any celebrity deaths which have affected me more than this...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-26-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By JimDawson
It also helps you make big stretches. (thumb on...

It also helps you make big stretches. (thumb on back of the neck)
Forum: The Pit 02-22-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,376
Posted By JimDawson
Yeah, he definitely was in one of those moods...

Yeah, he definitely was in one of those moods where people exaggerate everything negative.
Forum: The Pit 02-22-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,376
Posted By JimDawson
I read that other thread. Never imagined it would...

I read that other thread. Never imagined it would make him rage like this though...

Maybe he was just having a bad day, but man... he really needs a thicker skin if he wants to open himself to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-22-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By JimDawson
yes

yes
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-22-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By JimDawson
Thanks for the info! I'm seeing that phase...

Thanks for the info! I'm seeing that phase shifting isn't the miraculous noise cancelling solution I thought it could be. Also, thanks for suggesting ReaFir- I always used ReaEQ and overlooked it...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-22-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By JimDawson
Hum cancelling software?

Hi. I was just wondering if anyone knows of some trick to get rid of hum in a DAW. It's more of a curiosity really, but I was thinking that there may be something out there similar to an impulse...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-21-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,181
Posted By JimDawson
I remember being at the point you're at now. The...

I remember being at the point you're at now. The difference is I was reading LOTS of wikipedia stuff and googling all sorts of things on my own so I never had to make threads like these. :D...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-21-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,801
Posted By JimDawson
UG had a news article about this a few months...

UG had a news article about this a few months ago: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/entertainment/is_down-tuning_really_making_music_heavier_this_experiment_might_have_the_answer.html

I think it...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-20-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By JimDawson
It is definitely a good idea to not neglect...

It is definitely a good idea to not neglect training your pinky.

At the same time, I have been experimenting with doing pull-offs like that for awhile now. It seems much easier to use the index...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-18-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By JimDawson
When you go past 90 bpm what's the first thing...

When you go past 90 bpm what's the first thing that starts to screw up? Fretting, picking or something else? Timing?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-17-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By JimDawson
"Melodic sequences" might be what...

"Melodic sequences" might be what you're looking for. Basically, you take a scale and play it in some kind of pattern.

For example, you could play scale degrees like: 6,5,4,3 4,3,2,1 2,1,7,6......
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-11-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By JimDawson
One thing to consider about eco picking is that...

One thing to consider about eco picking is that at lower speeds your picking can be really soft when you're switching strings. I'd say it's harder to do slowly in the same way sweep picking is- it...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-08-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By JimDawson
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-08-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By JimDawson
^True. Specialists aside, I have talked to...

^True.

Specialists aside, I have talked to doctors about getting scans. I was told X-rays are the cheapest kind of medical imaging you can get. I live in Canada, so I wouldn't be paying for it, but...
Forum: Musician Talk 02-08-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By JimDawson
I bob my head around like a tool to keep in...

I bob my head around like a tool to keep in time.

There's this one song I have been playing for awhile, Albinoni's adagio in G minor, and I NEED to listen to the bass to have good flow. It mixes up...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-08-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,078
Posted By JimDawson
In the quest to figure out "how that guy...

In the quest to figure out "how that guy does that", thinking about things in terms of "talent" is the kiss of death to progress. It's basically a witch hunt, and arguing for talent is like flogging...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-01-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By JimDawson
Lol, good ol' GG. You could- it would be easier...

Lol, good ol' GG.

You could- it would be easier on the picking hand, but I wouldn't recommend it. I think it's a good idea to make the lowest note of an arpeggio stand out more by picking it, but...
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