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Forum: Electric Guitar 10-21-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By KG6_Steven
Looks fairly decent for an MIM. The important...

Looks fairly decent for an MIM. The important question is, how does it sound?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-21-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By KG6_Steven
Going to have to agree. It's all personal taste....

Going to have to agree. It's all personal taste. The other thing I find interesting is how you can hear the string noise as the guitarist changes chords on some recordings, yet on other recordings,...
Forum: Recordings 08-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By KG6_Steven
Work on your bends. As somebody already...

Work on your bends. As somebody already mentioned, your bends are a little sloppy. I also noticed the dead notes - improving your technique can fix this.

Finally... When I listen to a lead or solo...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-09-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By KG6_Steven
Depends on the tone of the guitar. If it has that...

Depends on the tone of the guitar. If it has that killer tone I've been looking for, then I can easily overlook a flaw. In the end, you have to decide what you can live with.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-25-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By KG6_Steven
PRS makes some decent guitars. I own a couple of...

PRS makes some decent guitars. I own a couple of them and have never regretted their purchase - they stay in-tune and sound good.
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-09-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By KG6_Steven
I'm really not digging this new technology. Those...

I'm really not digging this new technology. Those ribbon cables are easily damaged. Good luck finding a replacement cable in 20 years. There's something to be said for wires that are soldered in - I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-26-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By KG6_Steven
Nice job. How does it sound? It's also cool that...

Nice job. How does it sound? It's also cool that you built it with your grandpa. That's a memory you'll cherish forever.
Forum: Musician Talk 06-10-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By KG6_Steven
"but at the same time id rather not fork out...

"but at the same time id rather not fork out heaps for something i dont really like playing ya know?" tells me that buying a better keyboard isn't out of the question, provided it plays well....
Forum: Musician Talk 06-08-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By KG6_Steven
You don't mention your budget, but I would...

You don't mention your budget, but I would recommend the Korg Kronos X. It has the weighted key bed and the pianos are fantastic. I have owned the Kronos X 88 for just over a year and really like it...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-07-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By KG6_Steven
Adding a ground won't get you electrocuted....

Adding a ground won't get you electrocuted. Remember... the ground is there to provide a path for any voltage on the chassis. Since it's the closest path to ground, that's where it goes.

However, as...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-12-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By KG6_Steven
A few years ago, I walked into a music store with...

A few years ago, I walked into a music store with the mindset that I wanted a Martin. As StepchildUSMC stated, I also found them to be too muddy sounding. I couldn't get past their tone and wound up...
Forum: Recordings 05-11-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By KG6_Steven
Just remember - any effect you record wet cannot...

Just remember - any effect you record wet cannot be removed later on. For that very reason, most recording engineers choose to record a dry signal, then alter it later. Of course, most recording...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-07-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By KG6_Steven
Try plucking the string midway between the 4th...

Try plucking the string midway between the 4th fret and the bridge. Does that produce a harmonic?
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-06-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By KG6_Steven
Buying used is admirable. However, all nine of...

Buying used is admirable. However, all nine of the guitars I've purchased were bought new and I've really only had two issues. An ESP semi-hollow that will never have perfect intonation and a Taylor...
Forum: Original Recordings 05-05-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By KG6_Steven
Very nice. This is one of my favorite hymns -...

Very nice. This is one of my favorite hymns - also enjoy playing the melody of this one on the guitar. Thanks for posting the video!
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 04-27-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By KG6_Steven
Besides the improved tone, the only thing an...

Besides the improved tone, the only thing an acoustic will do for you, is help improve your finger strength. My finger stamina improved a bunch, when I started playing an acoustic. Prior to getting...
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 04-26-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By KG6_Steven
As already mentioned, you can still do chord work...

As already mentioned, you can still do chord work on an electric. You may not care for the way they sound, but you can still learn them. As the others have mentioned, you should be able to get a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-26-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By KG6_Steven
If you've forgotten nearly everything, then...

If you've forgotten nearly everything, then you'll need to start back close to the beginning. Assess your playing skills, then go from there.

Sorry to hear that you had to take off a couple of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-26-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By KG6_Steven
I've used both brands, but I have a Weller at...

I've used both brands, but I have a Weller at home. Hakko isn't bad, but I really prefer Weller, especially if you buy one that will take different tips. I have a WP35 right now and I just keep a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-25-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By KG6_Steven
Unfortunately, your description of the problem...

Unfortunately, your description of the problem helps some, but it's not enough. It's obvious that you're getting power to the circuitry. At this point, it could be:

1. Bad speaker
2. Bad wiring,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-23-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By KG6_Steven
As a guy who knows his stuff inside and out......

As a guy who knows his stuff inside and out... Behringer is okay if you're just starting out and on a budget. Their stuff isn't the greatest and you'll never find it in any real studio, but it does...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-22-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 618
Posted By KG6_Steven
What is your budget?

What is your budget?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-20-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By KG6_Steven
Dub - I started off with a 314CE, then bought a...

Dub - I started off with a 314CE, then bought a T5-C2 in koa, then a custom shop GS and finally a T3B semi-hollow body. I have photos of all my Taylors in my gear photos. I really like the Taylor...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-20-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By KG6_Steven
Another thing you can use is chord substitution....

Another thing you can use is chord substitution. This is something I really enjoy doing, as it can really change a song and make it yours. I realize that it's not exactly making open chords sound...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-19-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By KG6_Steven
I own a 314CE and love it. I was actually...

I own a 314CE and love it. I was actually thinking about trading it for a 900 series Taylor a few years ago, but then I decided that I really liked its tone. To answer your question though... If...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-15-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,134
Posted By KG6_Steven
Have you heard of the Kemper Profiling...

Have you heard of the Kemper Profiling Amplifier?

http://www.kemper-amps.com/page/render/lang/en/p/184/do/Kemper_Profiling_Amplifier___KPA___Guitar_Amplification_Redefined.html
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 04-13-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By KG6_Steven
Welcome. So, when you say you rejoined UG... You...

Welcome. So, when you say you rejoined UG... You mean, you already have another user account?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-13-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By KG6_Steven
Fact is, you've only been playing for 5 months....

Fact is, you've only been playing for 5 months. You are going to be slower right now. That's perfectly normal and acceptable. It's going to take time to build up speed and accuracy.

I am also going...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics 04-12-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By KG6_Steven
You have this generally happy theme going, but...

You have this generally happy theme going, but then add a touch of the dark by mentioning death. While some may like the balance of the two, I'm not sure I like it. I want a happy, feel-good song to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 04-12-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 844
Posted By KG6_Steven
Since I've argued against jam tracks, let me also...

Since I've argued against jam tracks, let me also argue for them. I will say that I do use them and have an extensive library of different styles. The one argument I'd make for them is, a jam track...
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