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Forum: Tab Talk 11-09-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By handlerb
Dude, use the search bar. There is 5 star tab...

Dude, use the search bar. There is 5 star tab that includes the solo.
Forum: The Pit 09-29-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By handlerb
Yep, as long as it is speaker cable (not...

Yep, as long as it is speaker cable (not instrument cable), you should be good to go.
Forum: Bass Guitar 09-24-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,022
Posted By handlerb
Six in one half dozen in the other... They are...

Six in one half dozen in the other...

They are different words for the exact same thing: a person who plays the bass.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-16-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 248
Posted By handlerb
Hey plays metal, I don't think a tube screamer...

Hey plays metal, I don't think a tube screamer would really meet his needs.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-16-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 248
Posted By handlerb
Active pickups might help, but my sense is that...

Active pickups might help, but my sense is that the issue is the amp. Save your cash for a better quality head (look for a used Mesa or anything tube). Aside from having overall better tone, you...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-08-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By handlerb
It's very difficult to find an inexpensive amp...

It's very difficult to find an inexpensive amp that will do both distortion and cleans very well, especially if you are going for a solid state. My opinion is that you are better off sticking to the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 06-21-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By handlerb
While I am not a fan of all the fiddling that...

While I am not a fan of all the fiddling that needs to be done with Mesa's, they are without question more versatile. You can get awesome Maiden and GNR tone from the Marshall, but not Metallica. ...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-18-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By handlerb
Your picking hand should be muting all strings...

Your picking hand should be muting all strings above where you are playing, and your fretting hand should be muting everything below where you are playing. It sounds to me like your picking hand...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-21-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By handlerb
Agreed, a small difference may be the tuner. But...

Agreed, a small difference may be the tuner. But if one "E" is in tune and another is not (6th string, 12th fret), then the issue likely extends beyond your tuner.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-21-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By handlerb
Was there a question buried within all that...

Was there a question buried within all that bullshit?
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-21-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By handlerb
Even a shitty tuner will get you in the right...

Even a shitty tuner will get you in the right ball park. If you are really having intonation issues you should A) take it to your local luthier for a proper set up, then B) talk to the place you...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-21-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By handlerb
Fact: listening/hearing is the single most...

Fact: listening/hearing is the single most important skill a musician can have.

Anybody who argues otherwise has never played in a band or ensemble.
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-18-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,047
Posted By handlerb
If you aren't playing metal, I think a Fender...

If you aren't playing metal, I think a Fender Mexican telecaster is a phenomenally versatile instrument. Also, you will notice far less difference in build quality between MIM and the American...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-18-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By handlerb
You should never play when it hurts. Don't push...

You should never play when it hurts. Don't push yourself too hard. Like others said, make sure you stretch and warm up properly before trying to shred your face off.

PS. Speed comes from your...
Forum: The Pit 05-18-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By handlerb
Haha. I meant that you are inviting fanboys (on...

Haha. I meant that you are inviting fanboys (on both sides) to start ranting and raving. You will find that for every 10 normal PC or Mac users there is one douche bag that will tell you the other...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-18-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By handlerb
It absolutely matters. The instruments made in...

It absolutely matters. The instruments made in America are of notably higher build quality and use better components. If it really didn't make a difference then everybody would be buying $500...
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-18-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By handlerb
Mexican. The price gives it away. You will pay...

Mexican. The price gives it away. You will pay minimum $1000 for a decent American made fender (except the Highway 1 series, but I never liked those and I think they are made in Mexico now...
Forum: The Pit 05-18-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By handlerb
No, they do not. You now have 3 devices sharing...

No, they do not. You now have 3 devices sharing a single connection, it has nothing to do with Mac v PC (PS. are you crazy asking a question like this?)

That being said, it depends on how you use...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-07-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By handlerb
Stuck in a Rut by the Darkness no...

Stuck in a Rut by the Darkness

no seriously...great song
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-01-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By handlerb
Flying Saucer. It has nothing to do with guitars...

Flying Saucer. It has nothing to do with guitars (they do have live bands once in a while), but they have 100+ beers and a great vibe.

Really though, Gruhn and the old Gibson factory are the only...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-01-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By handlerb
Want a guy who can REALLY sing, and play a sick...

Want a guy who can REALLY sing, and play a sick lead guitar?

Justin Hawkins from the Darkness. Not quiet metal, but just as badass.
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-29-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 230
Posted By handlerb
I really like the Seymour Duncan Custom 5's. I...

I really like the Seymour Duncan Custom 5's. I play a blend of rock and metal, so these cover both realms well - but they are extremely tight in high gain situations AND have rich tonality.

I think...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-29-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,095
Posted By handlerb
Gretsch White Falcon. I think that is the guitar...

Gretsch White Falcon. I think that is the guitar God would play.
Forum: Singing & Vocals 04-29-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By handlerb
Dance (rock and roll style, not like an idiot). ...

Dance (rock and roll style, not like an idiot). Listen to the solo and pretend its the greatest thing you've ever heard. Smile and interact with the crowd.

Watch videos of the great...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-26-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,570
Posted By handlerb
google the amps and judge for yourself

google the amps and judge for yourself
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-25-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By handlerb
Epiphone that feels well made or a Studio. It's...

Epiphone that feels well made or a Studio. It's just a waste of money to do it to a higher end model, where you are a paying for aesthetics (which you plan to taint).

Haha...taint
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-25-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By handlerb
That's like drawing a Hitler moustache on the...

That's like drawing a Hitler moustache on the Mona Lisa...
Forum: Electric Guitar 02-21-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By handlerb
Probably not - people make fake Gibsons, not...

Probably not - people make fake Gibsons, not Epiphones
Forum: New Members Q&A Forum 02-08-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By handlerb
Amplitube is great. It's expensive, so that...

Amplitube is great. It's expensive, so that might be an obstacle.

PS. Ditto to the first post - shame on you for pirating software...
Forum: Recordings 02-08-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By handlerb
Some reverb always helps fill out a song. I...

Some reverb always helps fill out a song. I think you have too much high hat. You could reduce the fuzz on the bass and bring it up to fill in the mid-low spectrum which is largely missing. More...
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