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Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 74
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
There's nothing inherently better about an...

There's nothing inherently better about an exercise as a piece to practice though. Eventually it's all the same mechanical skills you're developing.

If you treat parts of songs the same way you...
Forum: Electric Guitar Today, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 194
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
The pickups are the last thing you should worry...

The pickups are the last thing you should worry about anyway. And I'm really not talking about the effects or anything of the sort. What I mean is you don't need a 100w head unless you're gigging...
Forum: Electric Guitar Today, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 194
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Well no, it wouldn't, A7X don't scoop their mids...

Well no, it wouldn't, A7X don't scoop their mids anyway. Almost no band does these days because it sounds like ass when you do; the guitar lives in the mid range so taking out all those frequencies...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
It's more of a choice, angling your thumb more...

It's more of a choice, angling your thumb more will necessarily angle the pick, getting you more of that scratchy Paul Gilbert tone. Frankly no matter what angle you choose, as long as your hand is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Use one finger in a sort of strum motion rather...

Use one finger in a sort of strum motion rather than plucking. Like I said, not necessarily advised but fine if it sounds good.
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 74
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
There's not a huge amount of point doing an...

There's not a huge amount of point doing an exercise for X amount of time, you should be doing it in such a way that you're concentrating on getting it right, I mean really right, rather than simply...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 84
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I'd probably use three fingers so you get a nice...

I'd probably use three fingers so you get a nice clean hit on the top two notes but if you can make it sound good it doesn't make that much difference.
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Keep practising. As you've already discovered...

Keep practising. As you've already discovered it's a bit of a different way of playing than muting most of the strings all the time so it's really just a question of getting used to it.
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 35
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Why not just transpose ones that are already...

Why not just transpose ones that are already written for the tuning?

It's really not a common thing so almost no one covers it. Even guys like Tom Quayle who play in it habitually don't teach in it.
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I recommend you practice them as and when you...

I recommend you practice them as and when you need them. There's nothing so effective as learning something when you need to use it.
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
You've only been plying 2 weeks, I assume given...

You've only been plying 2 weeks, I assume given you got a guitar, so I wouldn't go over thinking it too much: you're still barely even taking baby steps. Just keep working on it and you'll get it in...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Everything you learn that you didn't know before...

Everything you learn that you didn't know before is a benefit to your overall playing, there's no doubt about that.

That said, the first thing to do if you want to try and learn a new style of...
Forum: Electric Guitar Yesterday, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14,414
Views: 310,597
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Playing a 5150III through the right cab I can...

Playing a 5150III through the right cab I can safely say it's one of the top metal amps I've played, I'm definitely going to put the fizziness down to a crappy cab on that one :p:

Also I'd never...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-26-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Wait, wait, wait... you're giving up because you...

Wait, wait, wait... you're giving up because you make mistakes?

The only way you ever fail is if you give up.

The really important thing, however, is that you find out why you're not improving. ...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-26-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 205
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
So the question is: What do you want to be able...

So the question is:

What do you want to be able to do with the guitar? What kind of music do you want to make?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-26-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
The sound is the most important part but there's...

The sound is the most important part but there's really no reason not to think about what you're doing.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-26-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
It's not really any more logical, both of them...

It's not really any more logical, both of them come from applying a single logical principle to playing and taking that to its logical conclusion. I will agree that on the whole it's easier to get...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-26-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
^ Agreed. Alternate picking should be the...

^

Agreed. Alternate picking should be the default that you move away from when it makes sense, not something you choose to do when there are no other options.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-25-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Could you post a video of yourself playing? It's...

Could you post a video of yourself playing? It's kind of hard to really get what you mean from text alone and it would be much easier to help you with what you might be doing wrong.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-25-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Specific examples please. Modern metal,...

Specific examples please. Modern metal, especially a lot of djent bands, have moved on to using a lot more dense and complicated chords. Naming any one of them would be... less than helpful.

I'm...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-24-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
This really isn't a technique question, should be...

This really isn't a technique question, should be in Electric Guitar instead or possibly Guitar Gear & Accessories. Either way, here in GT we're all about the physical process of actually playing...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-24-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Yeah, a 59 would be all right, but it's got to...

Yeah, a 59 would be all right, but it's got to have the 9 on the top for the widdly-bendy-ness that I'm such a fan of as well :p: And once you get down to an A, a 59 just won't cut it, especially...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-24-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Standard, drop A and ADADGBE.

Standard, drop A and ADADGBE.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-23-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Never found a 7 string set that suits me at all...

Never found a 7 string set that suits me at all man, 9-46 and at least a 60 for the low B :p:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-23-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I've reported you because all you've done here is...

I've reported you because all you've done here is re-post the thread you made before, that was locked, under a different title.

And trying to demean me by calling me "kid" when I'm willing to bet...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-23-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Yep. It's all a conspiracy. Everyone's lying to...

Yep. It's all a conspiracy. Everyone's lying to everyone else about everything. Nothing is done with work and perseverance.

*reported*
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-22-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14,414
Views: 310,597
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Well... I believe I need to go and change my...

Well... I believe I need to go and change my underwear.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-22-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14,414
Views: 310,597
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Fair I guess, haha, I guess once you're up to...

Fair I guess, haha, I guess once you're up to that kind of cost the odd $50 doesn't make a huge amount of difference :p:
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-22-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
*reported* And your guitar is bordering on...

*reported*

And your guitar is bordering on inaudible when you're talking.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-22-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
While you should in theory be capable of doing...

While you should in theory be capable of doing that kind of pattern both ways, most people I know of favour the 1-2-4 combination; the 3 and 4 fingers share a tendon so that pairing is always going...
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