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Forum: Electric Guitar 05-11-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By geetarmanic
It is a Vintage VRS100...

It is a Vintage VRS100 (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/electric_guitars/vintage/vrs100/index.html)... not sure if there was a tilt there before the strings were changed.

And the gap is...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-11-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By geetarmanic
Bridge tilt?

After a change of strings on a new guitar (from 9's? to 10's), the tremolo bridge (not Floyd Rose) is tilting forwards quite a bit. Should this be lowered (presumably the strings should be loosened...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-02-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,150
Posted By geetarmanic
Do you practice with your electric unplugged most of the time or plugged in?

I've been playing my electric unplugged at least 70% of the time simply because it is more convenient... although i wish i had plugged it in more often as i notice some sloppiness sometimes when...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-15-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By geetarmanic
Pentatonic (Blues) Scale: which notes are good to bend?

If we take the A-minor Pentatonic (Blues) Scale, i've seen lessons that say the 'C' note (e.g. 3rd string, 5th fret) is a good note to apply a small curl/blues-bend to, and that the 'D' note (3rd...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-25-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 297
Posted By geetarmanic
Good picks; i quite like them, you get a good...

Good picks; i quite like them, you get a good tone.
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-25-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 673
Posted By geetarmanic
Good picks; you get a good tone from them.

Good picks; you get a good tone from them.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-25-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 702
Posted By geetarmanic
I was reading through an earlier April '08 issue...

I was reading through an earlier April '08 issue of Guitarist magazine and found a good beginner's Blues to Jazz solo tab under the heading 'Beyond the Pentatonic'. In fact, just recorded myself...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-25-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By geetarmanic
Great picks; give a good tone.

Great picks; give a good tone.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-25-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By geetarmanic
I just posted my first (newbie) attempt at a jazz...

I just posted my first (newbie) attempt at a jazz solo (see link in my sig), based on a beginner's Blues to Jazz tab in the April '08 Guitarist magazine. Give it a go if you can get hold of a copy.
Forum: Blues & Jazz 11-25-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,459
Posted By geetarmanic
Great links, thanks.

Great links, thanks.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-19-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By geetarmanic
Thanks. I did and didn't notice one (not the...

Thanks. I did and didn't notice one (not the Hendrix version anyway)...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-19-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By geetarmanic
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-17-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By geetarmanic
Looking for Catfish Blues (Hendrix) video lesson

... can anyone point one out? Can't seem to find one, other than some slide guitar or cover versions, but no online video lessons. Any help appreciated.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-16-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By geetarmanic
What are they listening to through their headphones?

Often when watching a recording session or bands playing you'll see either the lead singer, drummer or everyone wearing headphones... what are they listening to? The beat? The bass player?
Forum: Musician Talk 11-16-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By geetarmanic
Thanks guys, i think i got something from all...

Thanks guys, i think i got something from all your answers.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-15-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 315
Posted By geetarmanic
Playing unrelated chords out of key

In a riffs booklet that came with the recent issue of Total Guitar magazine, it says in the section on open chord riffs:

"Open chords aren't necessarily all in the same key, but by putting unrelated...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 11-08-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By geetarmanic
^ Ah, thanks, just did! :)

^ Ah, thanks, just did! :)
Forum: Blues & Jazz 11-08-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 16,765
Posted By geetarmanic
Short riff idea i found whilst improvising in C...

Short riff idea i found whilst improvising in C Pentatonic Minor. You can hear the audio in my profile here (http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/geetarmanic/music/) (titled Blues Riff in C Pentatonic...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 11-08-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By geetarmanic
Blues Riff in C Pentatonic Minor w/audio

Short riff idea i found whilst improvising in C Pentatonic Minor. You can hear the audio in my profile here (http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/geetarmanic/music/) (titled Blues Riff in C Pentatonic...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-05-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By geetarmanic
Changing scale with the chord progression?

If i'm playing over say a I-IV-V blues progression in A (so A-D-E) can i switch to the corresponding minor pentatonic blues scale as the chord changes?

So i'd play the A minor pentatonic over the A...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-03-2008, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 952
Posted By geetarmanic
Standard chords/scales in DADGAD tuning sound OK?

Just started giving DADGAD tuning a try on an acoustic... i know it has its own chords etc. but I messed around playing the A minor Pentatonic scale that I've used with standard tuning and it sounded...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-03-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By geetarmanic
Thanks for the advice, guys.

Thanks for the advice, guys.
Forum: Musician Talk 10-01-2008, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By geetarmanic
How do i develop this chord progression idea (hear audio) into a song?

I wanted to have a go at songwriting and came up with this chord progression idea in the Key of G with simple, newbie strumming - you can hear the audio in my profile...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-30-2008, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By geetarmanic
What chord is this?

e- 5
b- 0
g- 6
d- 7
a- 7
e- x

and then the same shape at the third fret:

e- 3
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-14-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By geetarmanic
Does your palm rest on the strings?

On my usual guitar, the bridge is in just the right place that i often find the heel of my palm resting on it (not solidly anchored though)....

When i played a Strat recently, i found the bridge...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-04-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By geetarmanic
You could try mine, i've posted audio and tabs...

You could try mine, i've posted audio and tabs for it in this thread (or try the link in my signature):

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=948021
Forum: Blues & Jazz 09-03-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By geetarmanic
^ Thanks... i'm playing with a cheap, pretty...

^ Thanks... i'm playing with a cheap, pretty broken guitar right now; the pickup selector switch doesn't work(!) and the tone/volume controls are a bit temperamental so i can't always get the sound...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 09-01-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By geetarmanic
^ Wow! Great feedback, Serotonin, that looks very...

^ Wow! Great feedback, Serotonin, that looks very helpful... i'll work through it. Thanks.

For anyone that's interested, here are the tabs for the first four licks in the shorter audio track:

LICK...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-31-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By geetarmanic
Thanks everyone for the informative advice so...

Thanks everyone for the informative advice so far, very helpful.

For anyone that's interested, i just posted an attempt at a Blues solo in this thread...
Forum: Blues & Jazz 08-31-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By geetarmanic
Thanks guys for taking the time to listen to the...

Thanks guys for taking the time to listen to the track, much appreciated, and i'll post some replies to all your constructive comments in a moment... in the meantime, i've uploaded a couple of...
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