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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-12-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Mephysteaux
Thanks for the input. I bought it at a thrift...

Thanks for the input. I bought it at a thrift store for $15, plus $5 for a new set of strings since it came with 3 broken ones. They don't take returns or exchanges, so it looks like I'm stuck with...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-11-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Mephysteaux
Fret too low

Hey all, I just picked up a cheap used acoustic guitar at a thrifts store. Upon getting it home, restringing it and testing it out, I discovered that the 3rd fret was too low. I'm not sure if it's...
Forum: Bandleading 07-24-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Mephysteaux
What I use for home recording is a Pod Studio GX....

What I use for home recording is a Pod Studio GX. I think I got mine for about $70. You can plug a guitar or a mic with a 1/4" output into it, and it plugs into a USB port, and it also has a monitor...
Forum: Bandleading 07-08-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By Mephysteaux
I would say do something that's at least somewhat...

I would say do something that's at least somewhat interactive with the audience. You have the standard "Thanks for being here," type speech, playing up the bands that went on before/come on after...
Forum: Bandleading 06-30-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By Mephysteaux
If you were on the fence before about whether to...

If you were on the fence before about whether to stick with him or not, this should definitely be the deciding factor. That kind of behavior is something you really shouldn't have to put up with, and...
Forum: Bandleading 05-11-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By Mephysteaux
As someone who plays guitar and bass, I can tell...

As someone who plays guitar and bass, I can tell you this. The past year or so I've been focusing on guitar, pretty much ignoring bass, and whenever I try to play something on bass it generally...
Forum: Bandleading 05-11-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By Mephysteaux
College campuses

College campuses
Forum: Bandleading 04-18-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 906
Posted By Mephysteaux
Pretty much every time I've had a CD handed to me...

Pretty much every time I've had a CD handed to me it's been at the end of a show. Usually I'll give it a listen. What's more irritating, though, is just getting handed a leaflet or a sticker or...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-10-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10,039
Views: 532,083
Posted By Mephysteaux
Fairly simple question: When you adjust the...

Fairly simple question:

When you adjust the intonation on a guitar, will that work for all tunings? Like, if I was to do it when I was tuned to standard, then later downtuned it to drop C or...
Forum: Bandleading 03-23-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By Mephysteaux
Sorry for the late response. Not the sound...

Sorry for the late response.
Not the sound quality, and not a lack of heaviness, I'm not saying your music is bad at all. I just don't think the mascot and the thrash quality you have connect to each...
Forum: Bandleading 03-17-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,453
Posted By Mephysteaux
I don't know what size you're looking at, but...

I don't know what size you're looking at, but I've gotten jerseys done by Animal Paintball (http://www.animalpaintball.com/samples_banners.html) and they do vinyl banners for $6/square foot and 5"x2"...
Forum: Bandleading 03-10-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,105
Posted By Mephysteaux
Regardless of what your views on drugs are, you...

Regardless of what your views on drugs are, you really shouldn't take anything right before a performance unless you know how it's going to affect you. That even includes excessive amounts of...
Forum: Bandleading 03-01-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By Mephysteaux
Here's how my old paintball team worked it, maybe...

Here's how my old paintball team worked it, maybe this will be helpful to you.

Everyone had their personal gear, their guns, masks, etc. All of that stuff was entirely the responsibility of the...
Forum: Bandleading 01-25-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,369
Posted By Mephysteaux
Going to an art school, or the art department of...

Going to an art school, or the art department of a regular school, can be a great resource. Most will usually have some recent work done by students hanging around on display, and you can find a...
Forum: Bandleading 01-25-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,447
Posted By Mephysteaux
I can appreciate the OP's problem. I'm a metal...

I can appreciate the OP's problem. I'm a metal fan, I've seen a lot of metal concerts, and for the most part, metal musicians basically dress how a metal fan would: black T shirt, jeans or dark...
Forum: Bandleading 01-24-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By Mephysteaux
I think "Irish Music" is a pretty...

I think "Irish Music" is a pretty broad, nondescript term, I think you could ask your cousin to be more specific. That could be taken to mean traditional Irish folk music, or you could play...
Forum: Bandleading 01-17-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 821
Posted By Mephysteaux
Whenever I hear piano jazz, it's usually piano,...

Whenever I hear piano jazz, it's usually piano, bass and drums. I think that formula can be applied to other genres of music. I think if you were to go piano, guitar and drums, though, I feel like...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-01-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,259
Posted By Mephysteaux
From what I've heard, studies show that caffeine...

From what I've heard, studies show that caffeine will make you more efficient at simple, repetitive tasks, but doesn't affect how you do anything complex, especially anything that involves thinking....
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-25-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 980
Posted By Mephysteaux
Between those two guitars, I don't think you can...

Between those two guitars, I don't think you can really go wrong. I own 2 Schecters, and if I had the money, ESP EC-1000 would be my next buy. I might consider buying a higher end model and just...
Forum: Bandleading 12-21-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,016
Posted By Mephysteaux
This may not be the type of band you're looking...

This may not be the type of band you're looking for, but my old scout troop has a marching band.

1. If you are willing to be quoted, what is your name, instrument, and band?
Alex, Bass drum, Troop...
Forum: Bandleading 12-15-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Mephysteaux
I used to work at a venue. Sometimes artists...

I used to work at a venue. Sometimes artists would rent equipment and keep it in tractor trailers, taking it from place to place on their tour. Other times the company that rented the equipment would...
Forum: Bandleading 12-01-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Mephysteaux
I'd suggest looking for a local printer. While...

I'd suggest looking for a local printer. While Cafepress charges like $25 per shirt, I got some done at a local printer, they charged something like an initial $35 setup fee, plus something like $7...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-26-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By Mephysteaux
I took a quick look around, found a Schecter...

I took a quick look around, found a Schecter Hellraiser Special C-1FR. That suits all your requirements, but is out of that price range new. You may be able to get one used for that much.
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-26-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,426
Posted By Mephysteaux
From what I've heard, it mostly affects the level...

From what I've heard, it mostly affects the level of craftsmanship and quality control. Also, the price tag. As you move production from, say, America to South Korea to China, the labor gets cheaper,...
Forum: Bandleading 11-23-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Mephysteaux
It really depends on your goals. If you're...

It really depends on your goals. If you're playing for fun, forming a band with friends is definitely the best way to go. If you're trying to be serious about it, it might not be.
Forum: Bandleading 11-10-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By Mephysteaux
Depending on what genre you're playing, lyrics...

Depending on what genre you're playing, lyrics might not matter that much. But try sitting down with him and writing with him, or offering constructive criticism on some of his lyrics. That may...
Forum: Bandleading 11-09-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Mephysteaux
Network with other bands in your area. Play shows...

Network with other bands in your area. Play shows with them.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-08-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,371
Posted By Mephysteaux
I voted option 1. I think that for someone to...

I voted option 1. I think that for someone to play well without knowing any theory takes a combination of practice and natural talent. Stevie Ray Vaughn is a prime example of this type of...
Forum: Bandleading 11-07-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By Mephysteaux
Punk and metal are closely related genres, and...

Punk and metal are closely related genres, and you see them trading influence a lot, so I don't think having a heavy punk influence in your drumming is going to hurt you. If you want him to expand...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-07-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,626
Posted By Mephysteaux
I didn't see this answered anywhere. Adding a...

I didn't see this answered anywhere. Adding a capacitor might do the trick. Unfortunately, my knowledge of electronics isn't that great, so I can't really give you any more specifics.

Also, I was...
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