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Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-25-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By ascend
I always half-jokingly read the "SILICA GEL:...

I always half-jokingly read the "SILICA GEL: DO NOT EAT" warning as "SILICA GEL DONUT: EAT"
Forum: Musician Talk 07-24-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By ascend
is it plausible to have two kits there, so you...

is it plausible to have two kits there, so you don't need to trade off with the student?
Forum: Musician Talk 07-11-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 205
Posted By ascend
Have a really good read through this:...

Have a really good read through this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clef

The short version is that the clef symbols were once upon a time stylised note indicators: e.g. the treble clef was a fancy...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 07-08-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By ascend
i'm certainly not an expert, but i was under the...

i'm certainly not an expert, but i was under the impression that if you're using a clear coat over the top, then you'll get better results if the coloured layer is a matte rather than a gloss.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-08-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,720
Posted By ascend
i hear spinal tap's amps go to 11

i hear spinal tap's amps go to 11
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-07-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,144
Posted By ascend
they're obviously rocking the **** out, so who...

they're obviously rocking the **** out, so who cares?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-06-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By ascend
I'm not entirely certain due to the angle and...

I'm not entirely certain due to the angle and graininess of the picture, but are you holding the pick such that the pointed end points away from the guitar? And then picking with one of the round...
Forum: Bandleading 07-05-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By ascend
I would disagree with the "acoustic...

I would disagree with the "acoustic duo" bit: there's nothing stopping you having a very interesting electric guitar-and-vocals sound -- particularly if you as the guitarist won't be singing as well,...
Forum: Bandleading 07-02-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 866
Posted By ascend
i get the impression they were considering...

i get the impression they were considering kicking him out, but hadn't actually done so yet, and then he got wind of it in advance somehow.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-01-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By ascend
in this case, what you'll want is a nice...

in this case, what you'll want is a nice microphone to stick in front of the amp, and an audio interface to connect the mic to the laptop.

the audio interface will have one or more mic or...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-30-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By ascend
Are you wanting to use the amp to hear what...

Are you wanting to use the amp to hear what you're recording as you record it (called "monitoring")? Or are you wanting to record the sound of your amp?

In the former case, you don't need your amp...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics Techniques 06-30-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By ascend
If you're anything like me, get a bigger hot...

If you're anything like me, get a bigger hot water system. I come up with my best ideas in the shower, then struggle to remember them when the hot water suddenly runs out :P
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-28-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 887
Posted By ascend
to prevent any further misunderstanding, i'm...

to prevent any further misunderstanding, i'm compelled to point out the subtle but important distinction that i didn't compare playing guitar to work; i compared your post to a hypothetical post...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-28-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 887
Posted By ascend
wow, it sounds to me like a bunch of people are...

wow, it sounds to me like a bunch of people are too lazy to make their fingers stretch to play full chords, so instead they're using power chords.... I didn't think full chords were that hard, sorry...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-27-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 887
Posted By ascend
whichever's more comfortable at the time, which...

whichever's more comfortable at the time, which usually means pinky barring the 5th and 8ve

(i mean i didn't go to all that effort to strengthen the lil bugger just to go flailing it around like...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-25-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By ascend
Apart from injury, and assuming that you usually...

Apart from injury, and assuming that you usually play with good technique, another risk you take when playing fatigued is that you'll start unconsciously favouring the fatigued muscles by using other...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-25-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By ascend
And if they were, they'd be frightfully boring. ...

And if they were, they'd be frightfully boring. Imagine a melody or solo that's perfectly consonant from start to end. Yeuch!
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-24-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By ascend
Since you're visiting family and going to be...

Since you're visiting family and going to be there for a while, another low-stress option might be to leave your nice guitar at home, and buy a cheap used one off craigslist or something to play...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-23-2011, 04:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By ascend
Check with the airline. Check a few times on...

Check with the airline. Check a few times on different days to be sure their story stays straight (if you ring one day and they say it's cool, and then another day and they say it's not cool, be...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-22-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By ascend
Well, no, since there's no wah in there, just the...

Well, no, since there's no wah in there, just the pedal control from it. I would have thought the "What if you..." part of my post made it pretty clear that it was a suggestion of something OP might...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-22-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 765
Posted By ascend
it sounds to me like he's complaining that it...

it sounds to me like he's complaining that it jumps out too much when he switches to it, so, yeah, that's the goal my suggestion is shooting for
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-22-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By ascend
I haven't dug inside a wah pedal before, but I'm...

I haven't dug inside a wah pedal before, but I'm assuming moving the pedal adjusts a pot of some sort. What if you wired it up so the wah pedal control activated the fuzz level pot from the fuzz...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-22-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 765
Posted By ascend
lower your bridge pickup slightly (i.e. so that...

lower your bridge pickup slightly (i.e. so that it sits closer to the pickguard, and further away from the strings). rinse and repeat until switching pickups isn't so jarring.

if it's already as...
Forum: Bandleading 06-21-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By ascend
I guess the hard thing with dicks is that the...

I guess the hard thing with dicks is that the ones that are will swear they're not, and the ones that acknowledge that they might be could go either way and you still don't really know.
Forum: Bandleading 06-21-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 806
Posted By ascend
And so what it basically comes back to is, as...

And so what it basically comes back to is, as long as you're not being a dick, it's all good; and if you are being a dick, it's not so much what specific thing you're...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-18-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 771
Posted By ascend
if you don't already have a good argument, maybe...

if you don't already have a good argument, maybe you don't actually need another guitar :P
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-14-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,250
Posted By ascend
someone who's been playing for 3 years should at...

someone who's been playing for 3 years should at least be able to play a whole song...
Forum: Singing & Vocals 06-13-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By ascend
There was a band in the mid-90's called Helium...

There was a band in the mid-90's called Helium whose singer (Mary Timony) completely ruled the subdued-vocals-over-heavy-guitars space. While her vocal range would be completely wrong, it might give...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-04-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By ascend
I have an 18W tube "practice" combo,...

I have an 18W tube "practice" combo, and to play it at an acceptable bedroom/apartment volume with a reasonable amount of gain, I need to set the master volume somewhere between 1 and 2. It's very...
Forum: Bandleading 01-28-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By ascend
Sounds like all of your problems could be solved...

Sounds like all of your problems could be solved by becoming a three-piece ;)
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