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Forum: Electric Guitar 11-14-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By rickyvanh
That's a lot of guitar for $450, the fretboard is...

That's a lot of guitar for $450, the fretboard is pretty dope. I just left my brother's, and he had that Crossroads flick with Vai vs Danielsan and I forgot to borrow it. Your guitar just reminded me.
Forum: The Pit 11-13-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,259
Posted By rickyvanh
Trolling is when you fuck with people on the...

Trolling is when you fuck with people on the internet, usually because your bored. Bullying is when you pin someone down who is weaker, and fart in their face. This is mostly done out of boredom, as...
Forum: The Pit 11-13-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,259
Posted By rickyvanh
I think it's more like trolling than bullying,...

I think it's more like trolling than bullying, but I can't say for sure. I'm one of the three people on Earth that isn't on Facebook.
Forum: Musician Talk 11-12-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By rickyvanh
I would let everyone in the band know, and if...

I would let everyone in the band know, and if there's gigs or recording plans that are already in place, I think it's best to meet those commitments. It's going to put the band in limbo until they...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 11-11-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 350
Posted By rickyvanh
I went through this and finally got it right with...

I went through this and finally got it right with my pedals. Boss pedals ended being the economical solution for my board. I already had a dd3, but I had my noise gate after it before returning in...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-31-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By rickyvanh
You might try blocking the tremolo, and/or try...

You might try blocking the tremolo, and/or try heavier strings. Definitely, don't invest any more into it. A good sounding guitar sounds good when it's not amplified. You can't fix a shitty guitar's...
Forum: Songwriting & Lyrics 10-29-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By rickyvanh
A singer that can really sing. That surprised me....

A singer that can really sing. That surprised me. Very good, imo.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-26-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By rickyvanh
Your fingers will cooperate more and more, just...

Your fingers will cooperate more and more, just keep at it. It takes time, it is developing naturally whether you are aware of it or not. It's like a baby learning to talk. A lot of things have to...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 10-25-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By rickyvanh
I just got a Pignose Hog 20 a few months ago....

I just got a Pignose Hog 20 a few months ago. Check them out, they are a little over $100. It charges up fast and plays loud for hours. I recommend this amp.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-24-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By rickyvanh
A good thing to do when you first start...

A good thing to do when you first start practicing with a metronome is to count 1,2,3,4 aloud, without a guitar in your hands. Start at 60 BPM, and try to zero in on the beat. Tapping your foot is...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-23-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By rickyvanh
There is a program called Amazing Slow Downer....

There is a program called Amazing Slow Downer. You get it on your PC, I got it as an app on my iPhone. It's less than $20. It allows you to loop parts, and slow down the tempo as much as you need to....
Forum: Musician Talk 10-02-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By rickyvanh
Practicing scales is more about building...

Practicing scales is more about building dexterity, strength, etc.
Scales are not pieces of music, or parts of solos. That's a common misnomer. They help, you shouldn't avoid them all together.
...
Forum: The Pit 09-29-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By rickyvanh
The human body is loosely designed after a...

The human body is loosely designed after a pinball machine. Sometimes, one of your balls might disappear for a while, or go up inside your carcass and knock around a bit. It will eventually come back...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-17-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By rickyvanh
I will give you a great piece of advice that I...

I will give you a great piece of advice that I just learned not long ago.
When you start learning a scale (or riff or whatever) make sure you take your time and try to play it correctly the first...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-07-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By rickyvanh
I have a Korg px4. Tascam made wireless infrared...

I have a Korg px4. Tascam made wireless infrared headphones specifically for this unit, but they were way more than the unit itself, when I first got it, so I kind of ruled them out. I just found a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-29-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By rickyvanh
Don't know, but the one in the middle, bottom is...

Don't know, but the one in the middle, bottom is going to be my next pedal. It's made by Creation Audio Labs. It's a clean boost, but it does a few other things, depending on where and how it's...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-07-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By rickyvanh
I bought a kit from a guy on ebay that has every...

I bought a kit from a guy on ebay that has every mod you could want. I think it was less than a hundred bucks. It came back with a new switch, new pot with upgraded gear, an LED (you have to drill a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-02-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By rickyvanh
It is most likely a resin that protects the...

It is most likely a resin that protects the components from vibration and or the typical abuse that gear can suffer. It is common practice to encase circuit boards in resin. It should also help to...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-09-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By rickyvanh
You should get a Pod or some type of headphone...

You should get a Pod or some type of headphone amp. It really is a valuable tool for practicing.
Forum: Cover Songs 05-25-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By rickyvanh
Bravo Dude. You played that piece beautifully.

Bravo Dude. You played that piece beautifully.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-21-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By rickyvanh
I have one of those cheap ($15-$20) music stands...

I have one of those cheap ($15-$20) music stands that folds up like an umbrella. It has little wire things that hold books open. It works like a champ, I've had the same one for over 10 years.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-17-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By rickyvanh
An instrument cable will not work for a...

An instrument cable will not work for a footswitch, I would check on that.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-08-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By rickyvanh
If it's the one I'm thinking of, there is...

If it's the one I'm thinking of, there is something different about the way the neck joins the body. The line of guitars were a byproduct of patenting this method.
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-28-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,394
Posted By rickyvanh
There are way too many options. I would recommend...

There are way too many options. I would recommend taking your time picking out your first electric. After you buy your first one and play it for a while, you will have a better idea of what you want....
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-26-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By rickyvanh
You can use a Boss pedal as a buffer, it works...

You can use a Boss pedal as a buffer, it works when disengaged as well. If you have one, try it.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-26-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By rickyvanh
Right on Silent Jay, that's the one I got it...

Right on Silent Jay, that's the one I got it from. I also invested in an electric winder. This guys method works for me.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-26-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By rickyvanh
I don't remember the link, but this is what I do,...

I don't remember the link, but this is what I do, and I end up with like 3 full wraps on the low strings, and the equivalent on the high strings:
Pull the string semi taught, after securing it in...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-24-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By rickyvanh
Bad idea, especially on a bass. Strings will have...

Bad idea, especially on a bass. Strings will have a breaking point, just like fishing line. If you want to test this by over tightening strings, you will also be testing the breaking points of the...
Forum: The Pit 02-20-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,325
Posted By rickyvanh
Anyone who plays well knows it takes lots of...

Anyone who plays well knows it takes lots of work, and would never tell someone who is a beginner they suck, and to quit. This is something a jealous bitch does, when they see someone with more...
Forum: The Pit 02-17-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,805
Posted By rickyvanh
Instead of soaking his brother's cigs in water,...

Instead of soaking his brother's cigs in water, he should get some of those novelty exploding things you hide in someone's cig. I've always wanted to do that. It probably won't make his brother quit,...
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