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Forum: Musician Talk 08-07-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 925
Posted By Brainpolice2
Sounds like you just don't know wtf you're...

Sounds like you just don't know wtf you're talking about in the first place.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-07-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Brainpolice2
AC30's typically don't have mid knobs. So the...

AC30's typically don't have mid knobs. So the only way to "keep your mids down" would be to turn up the treble and bass more, and vice versa (for a mid boost, keep treble and bass lower).
Forum: Musician Talk 08-07-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Brainpolice2
You know by knowing what notes are in it....

You know by knowing what notes are in it. Whatever chords "work with it" are naturally formed by it.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-07-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By Brainpolice2
I feel the same way about the Tele being boxed in...

I feel the same way about the Tele being boxed in as a country/blues guitar.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-07-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,325
Posted By Brainpolice2
There is huge overlaps between Russian, Greek,...

There is huge overlaps between Russian, Greek, Various kinds of Eastern European and Middle Eastern music. It does tend to be minor-based.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-07-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 825
Posted By Brainpolice2
You're gonna hate this, bit it sounds like it's...

You're gonna hate this, bit it sounds like it's "metal" (your attachment to it) that's holding you back.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-05-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Brainpolice2
Update: After having a chance to play the Fender...

Update: After having a chance to play the Fender Select that I originally linked at Guitar Center for 2 hours, I have to say that I was very blown away, and that the experience of playing such a nice...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-04-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By Brainpolice2
With that equipment, I'd probably just use either...

With that equipment, I'd probably just use either the blues driver or the sd1 with the volume boosted and the gain low and the tone knob backed off a fair bit, and *one* of the processors into the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-04-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By Brainpolice2
Some general guidelines/suggestions, short of...

Some general guidelines/suggestions, short of equipment suggestions:

- Try relying more on the volume knob than the gain knob on the overdrive pedals. Too much gain can produce a not-so-natural...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-03-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Brainpolice2
I feel like my options give me a bit of a dillema...

I feel like my options give me a bit of a dillema between playability/convenience and versatility. Definitely gonna spend more time looking into this and thinking about it. Thanks for the suggestions...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-03-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Brainpolice2
Yea, I should clarify that I'm not really...

Yea, I should clarify that I'm not really interested in a Tele with humbuckers anyways. I want single coil tone. I mean, my desire for "the quack" in and of itself indicates that.

As far as Fender...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-03-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Brainpolice2
Yea, I figured that's why you suggested the B...

Yea, I figured that's why you suggested the B bender. Makes sense.

Well, I do have 2 local guitar centers, although I'm not sure if they'd have this exact guitar in stock. They might have the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-03-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Brainpolice2
I think it's the more general fact that I've been...

I think it's the more general fact that I've been playing an Ibanez Jem for 6 years. Which has a very flat radius. Part of me would worry that the Jem has spoiled me in this regard, and that I'd...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-03-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Brainpolice2
That does look nice. A few things though: 1. I...

That does look nice. A few things though:

1. I don't know if I'd particularly use the B bender.

2. I'm unsure whether or not the fretboard will be comfortable (although I could be fooling myself...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-03-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Brainpolice2
Link is broken (actually it says its "sold...

Link is broken (actually it says its "sold out at this time").



Well, I don't mean to sound lazy or inexperienced, but I'd prefer not to have to do modifications of that sort if I don't have to....
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-03-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Brainpolice2
That's what I thought. The question then is: what...

That's what I thought. The question then is: what Tele's out there have this feature, and also suites the rest my preferences? I vaguely recall a certain Tele model that has 3 single coils and a...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-03-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Brainpolice2
Telecaster Search

I'm searching for a good Telecaster or T-style guitar, and am ruminating about what my options are. I'd been thinking about a T-style Suhr, but it seems like all the Suhrs are simply a bit out of...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-02-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,640
Posted By Brainpolice2
Too much.

Too much.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-02-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,150
Posted By Brainpolice2
I wouldn't box it in as strictly a texas-blues...

I wouldn't box it in as strictly a texas-blues amp, even if it's advertized that way. It's also a wonderful jazz amp, works just fine for fusion with a booster, and does classic rock sounds. But...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-02-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,790
Posted By Brainpolice2
One thing I will say is that pretty much every...

One thing I will say is that pretty much every single convincing blues player does not stick to the minor pentatonic and blues scales. They mix major and minor sounds, follow the chord tones, and...
Forum: Musician Talk 08-02-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By Brainpolice2
I hate to sound like a rabid traditionalist...

I hate to sound like a rabid traditionalist (because I'm not), but I really think that if you can't muster appriciation for any of the classic blues and jazz stylings, and *really* wish to learn...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-30-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Brainpolice2
Suggestion: on the "quicker chord...

Suggestion: on the "quicker chord change" on the chorus/b-section (which basically *is* your "pre-bridge" or "transition"), try a new set of chords instead of repeating what goes on in the verse's...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-30-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,204
Posted By Brainpolice2
I'm in a similar boat - I've been playing with...

I'm in a similar boat - I've been playing with the pick between the thumb and both the index and middle finger for 14 years. From time to time, I have switched to a more normal way of holding it just...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-30-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Brainpolice2
I will say that a tempo change that is just cold...

I will say that a tempo change that is just cold - as in launched into unprepared, and uneven in relation to the prior tempo - can be harder than a tempo change that is prepared or a metric...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-29-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,939
Posted By Brainpolice2
I liked *some* of the sounds in the demos....

I liked *some* of the sounds in the demos. Particularly cleans. But to form a better judgement, I'd really have to sit down with one at my local Guitar Center.

As far as a non-lunchbox Mesa goes,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 07-29-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,942
Posted By Brainpolice2
I hold my pick like this as well - and have been...

I hold my pick like this as well - and have been playing for 14 years. It can be made workable, but alternate picking will probably be a weak point.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-27-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 638
Posted By Brainpolice2
You want a quality higher-gain pedal? Then forget...

You want a quality higher-gain pedal? Then forget about anything with "metal" in the name - they almost universally are shrill and thin and phony sounding. Maybe a Suhr Riot? The Wampler Triple Wreck...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-27-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 901
Posted By Brainpolice2
Eventide Timefactor. Can't do without it :)

Eventide Timefactor. Can't do without it :)
Forum: Musician Talk 07-27-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Brainpolice2
You can split the notes up into literally any...

You can split the notes up into literally any subdivision you want, or give them any rythmic feel you want. It's all a matter of varying kinds of rythmic complexity and placement of accents.
Forum: Musician Talk 07-25-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 376
Posted By Brainpolice2
The snipe certainly has a good deal of truth to...

The snipe certainly has a good deal of truth to it.

That said, I don't think it makes sense to say that the word "technical" inherently is used pretentiously. At a commonsensical level, each...
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