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Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 12:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I agree with hurricane0202, I really don't think...

I agree with hurricane0202, I really don't think the height is an issue, I think the problem is the angle; headstock needs to be higher, but not the body.
Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Something that I actually do a fair bit, although...

Something that I actually do a fair bit, although I'm by far not a good hybrid picker and I don't practice enough, is to re-pick licks that my fretting hand already knows so they use hybrid picking. ...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Today, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 18
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Some of the best advice I heard on the subject...

Some of the best advice I heard on the subject was to make sure you know either the guitar or the singing well enough that you don't have to think about doing it at all, then try adding the other...
Forum: Guitar Techniques Yesterday, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 924
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I explicitly stated that my definition of...

I explicitly stated that my definition of 'playing' covers just noodling and seeing what happens. Literally said that.

But for clarification: playing is basically just not the other two states. If...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-25-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 924
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
See I make a differentiation between learning,...

See I make a differentiation between learning, practicing, and playing, and I think knowing the aims of each helps you make best use of your time.

Learning is exactly what it says on the tin:...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
The right kind of musical feedback will last as...

The right kind of musical feedback will last as long as the power to your amp does :haha Functionally it's infinite, but you do have to be in the right place and playing the right note for it to work.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 924
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
That's the thing though, that's not practice,...

That's the thing though, that's not practice, that's playing. You're not running exercises or anything like that, just playing along with TV themes or whatever. Not to downplay the importance of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-23-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,070
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Actually taking a quick look around it seems that...

Actually taking a quick look around it seems that there's very little concrete information about exactly when Lang started playing, sources seem to agree that he started taking lessons at age 12 but...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-23-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Depends what kind of feedback it is; on the...

Depends what kind of feedback it is; on the Skynyrd song that's the kind of feedback that you get from using a cranked amp with the right amount of gain and standing in the right place in the room. ...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-23-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,070
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Here's a more pragmatic take on things: How are...

Here's a more pragmatic take on things:

How are you going to know if you're talented or not without going at it and finding out that way? As far as I know there's no diagnostic test for talent so...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-22-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 995
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I'm inclined to agree, really the important point...

I'm inclined to agree, really the important point of the whole process is that you're not just letting your hands do whatever and that there's very definitely thought and consideration of sound going...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-22-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 924
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Fine. Here is what is wrong with your...

Fine.

Here is what is wrong with your playing:

You are picking extremely quietly, which means you have no tone to speak of. You shouldn't need to "give it a swing to get going": you practice the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-22-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 924
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
The problem is not that you're offering advice...

The problem is not that you're offering advice beyond your level, the problem is that you are offering advice at all. You are too naive to be offering anyone any advice because you cannot possibly...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-18-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 995
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
The singing thing is pretty good advice, the main...

The singing thing is pretty good advice, the main point of it is to really make sure you know exactly how a thing is supposed to sound and where the notes are placed before you play it. You can't...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-18-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,981
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
:golfclap:

:golfclap:
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-18-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,981
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I can absolutely see Korpiklaani playing one of...

I can absolutely see Korpiklaani playing one of those:

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/korpiklaaniband.jpg

Or...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-18-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,981
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Absolute truth. Therefore I only play Hello...

Absolute truth. Therefore I only play Hello Kitty strats covered in Thomas The Tank Engine stickers.


Wes Borland used to have a signature Yamaha hollow body, as well as Emil Werstler. Whether or...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-18-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,158
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I would disagree with this statement. Intensely....

I would disagree with this statement. Intensely. Further, I would contend that making any such statement indicates, more than anything else, that you're just not on the same wavelength as they are...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-16-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,108
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Nah, he's talking about things like the ESP...

Nah, he's talking about things like the ESP Eclipse series and its derivatives; the same kind of body shape and styling but with much more modern appointments about it.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-16-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Cool cool, just making sure, all too often people...

Cool cool, just making sure, all too often people ask here with health things without consulting any kind of professional who actually knows what they're talking about.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-16-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Just to check, have you seen a physiotherapist...

Just to check, have you seen a physiotherapist about this? I know this sounds reasonable on the face of it but you really want to make sure that this isn't going to make things worse in the long run.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-16-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14,933
Views: 337,642
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Ahhh, wasn't sure if it was G or A, I know a good...

Ahhh, wasn't sure if it was G or A, I know a good few people have tried using the high A and a lot of them have basically given up on the idea :haha

Sexy looking build already there man, loving that...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-15-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
That's fine, and the way I would recommend you...

That's fine, and the way I would recommend you practice... but doesn't tell anyone anything about the way you're playing and the things that might be getting in the way of you playing faster.

It's...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-15-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
There could be any number of reasons why you're...

There could be any number of reasons why you're unable to get any faster. Action is probably not one of them really.

Also, quoting BPM on its own is meaningless, even within the totally meaningless...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-15-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Yes, it is definitely possible. It's hard, but...

Yes, it is definitely possible. It's hard, but it's definitely possible. Look at gypsy jazz players like Angelo Debarre, Joscho Stephan, and Stochelo Rosenberg. Those guitars they play have high...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-15-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
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Forum: Electric Guitar 03-15-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14,933
Views: 337,642
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
I think when Letchford was playing 8 strings he...

I think when Letchford was playing 8 strings he was tuning BEADGBEG, I think now they're straight 7 string standard though. And if you thought they were too happy before I'd suggest listening to The...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-14-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14,933
Views: 337,642
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
The only problem I have with it, even in...

The only problem I have with it, even in principle, is keeping the lowest string in tune when playing, not that I think the tuning would be unstable but that I think it would be prone to sounding out...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-14-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 995
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
1 - Don't listen to anyone who just says it's...

1 - Don't listen to anyone who just says it's terrible and offers no help. They're not worth your time or cognitive effort.

2 - Up front: I don't know the solo you're trying to play. I have never...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-13-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By Zaphod_Beeblebr
Mods for any subforum are listed at the bottom...

Mods for any subforum are listed at the bottom right of the thread list, next to the "currently active users" box.
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