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Forum: Musician Talk 03-12-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By JimDawson
^One thing to note here is that octaves are...

^One thing to note here is that octaves are pretty important for making everything sound good in the mix. If you play everything within the same octave, it gets cluttered and can sound messy. If you...
Forum: The Pit 03-10-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By JimDawson
Guitars are very versatile and portable...

Guitars are very versatile and portable instruments.

They are quite easily outdone as you get into specific things like chords and playing leads, but I think technology will continue to improve the...
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 03-09-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By JimDawson
I believe you need to wait 24 hours after you...

I believe you need to wait 24 hours after you made this account to start threads anywhere but here.

They do this these days because there was a problem with adbots.
Forum: Metal 03-09-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By JimDawson
I thought melodeath was short for melodic death...

I thought melodeath was short for melodic death metal?

Anyways, Arch Enemy has been one of my favorite bands for a long time. IMO, they have been on a decline since after Rise of the Tyrant was...
Forum: The Pit 03-08-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 992
Posted By JimDawson
Funnily enough, I have a scar on my right hand...

Funnily enough, I have a scar on my right hand from vandalizing one of their CDs with fire as a kid. I was dripping this waxed rope over the cover, and one time it dripped on my hand as I was...
Forum: The Pit 03-08-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 992
Posted By JimDawson
Celine Dion- My Heart Will Go On Spice Girls-...

Celine Dion- My Heart Will Go On
Spice Girls- Wannabe

I wasn't really interested in music until the year 2000 (when I was 9), so this question is hard for me.
Forum: The Pit 03-07-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By JimDawson
One day I was over at a friend's house after...

One day I was over at a friend's house after school. We were in his backyard playing with gasoline and lighters. His mom didn't come home until about 5:30 or so everyday, so we had plenty of time to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-07-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By JimDawson
You could try to connect a pot between the two...

You could try to connect a pot between the two wires which are usually connected for humbucker series wiring. You'd really have the thing connected in series the whole time, but the pot would be set...
Forum: Musician Talk 03-05-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,069
Posted By JimDawson
^Well said, Vic!

^Well said, Vic!
Forum: The Pit 03-05-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,109
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 03-05-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,109
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 03-05-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
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 03-05-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
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 03-05-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,069
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: 97
Views: 1,971
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: 1,356
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: 2,614
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: 2,614
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: 8
Views: 468
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: 1,401
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: 1,401
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: 142
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: 1,427
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: 1,427
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: 206
Posted By JimDawson
yes

yes
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-22-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
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: 206
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: 1,259
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: 2,925
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: 310
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...
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