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Forum: Electric Guitar 11-13-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By tappooh
Agreed, even without the ZPS the Edge Zero II...

Agreed, even without the ZPS the Edge Zero II should still have the wheel to adjust spring tension. To me the pic in the OP reminds me of the dreadful Edge 3 though I googled the RG450M and...
Forum: Electric Guitar 11-13-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By tappooh
Is that even an Edge Zero II? It doesnt look like...

Is that even an Edge Zero II? It doesnt look like it, I have an RG with an Edge Zero II and it looks like...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-13-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 772
Posted By tappooh
Doing vibrato both up and down is useful when...

Doing vibrato both up and down is useful when applying vibrato to a note you previously bent. I remember watching a Tom Hess video on youtube some years ago and well, he had a point. If you do...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-07-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By tappooh
Its probably easier to pick close to the bridge...

Its probably easier to pick close to the bridge because of higher string tension but the closer you get the weaker the attack will be, I like to pick approximately where the neck humbucker starts.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-06-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By tappooh
Damn... what the hell are they tuned to anyway?

Damn... what the hell are they tuned to anyway?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-06-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By tappooh
Thank you for reminding me of when I was 14. To...

Thank you for reminding me of when I was 14.

To me it sounds like a pitch shift detune effect, though its most likely added post production. You can probably achieve it a similar effect with a...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-05-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By tappooh
That is true but its still one extra finger...

That is true but its still one extra finger holding the string. Also I dont think finger strenght makes much of a difference if at all. Fingers just push the string down on the fret, the bend/vibrato...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-05-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By tappooh
I dont understand why people keep saying its...

I dont understand why people keep saying its harder to do bends and vibrato with the pinky, if anything it will be easier because the required strenght is spread over 4 fingers instead of just 3....
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-03-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By tappooh
Well Paul Gilbert uses 0.60 picks so use whatever...

Well Paul Gilbert uses 0.60 picks so use whatever you are comfortable with. Different picks will also produce different tone, personally I would pay more attention to the tone, with enough practice...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-16-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By tappooh
I think it means you arent relaxed enough. Its ok...

I think it means you arent relaxed enough. Its ok to make faces to make it look like you are "feeling it" when you want to (Steve Vai), but if you keep making uncontrolled faces/movements without...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-11-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By tappooh
You mentioned Am/G, that is called a "slash...

You mentioned Am/G, that is called a "slash chord" and no, it doesnt have anything to do with Slash of Guns N Roses. It means that you play an A minor chord but instead of having and A as the lowest...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 10-09-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By tappooh
Midi controller question

I recently bought a Marshall JVM 215 and instead of using its footswitch I want to use a midi controller. From what I understand it is a matter of setting the EQ/gain to whatever you want and then...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-09-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By tappooh
Favourite key when noodling?

I like C/Am because of the 3nps scale run starting on the 1st fret of the low E and also because I can mirror the licks past the 12th fret, Im so used to it by now I should probably try something...
Forum: Bandleading 10-07-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By tappooh
In my opinion the drummer needs to be 100%...

In my opinion the drummer needs to be 100% accurate, a crap drummer can take down an otherwise perfectly good band. You have no chance but to follow whatever tempo he sets so ideally you want a...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-07-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By tappooh
I do it but not using earphones, I play some...

I do it but not using earphones, I play some music on my pc so I can still hear myself (random pop tunes so they dont confuse me) and play some licks, not even following the beat/tempo/key.

I only...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-01-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By tappooh
What made you switch to economy picking?

What made you switch to economy picking?
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-01-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By tappooh
Tremolo picking 16th notes at 180 bpm for 5...

Tremolo picking 16th notes at 180 bpm for 5 minutes is ****ing impressive! Im not sure you can improve by a large amount, the body just gets tired and there isnt much you can do about it.

Maybe you...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-22-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By tappooh
Thanks everyone for the helpful replies! If the...

Thanks everyone for the helpful replies!

If the difference between different brands tubes is subtle then where is it? Why does a DSL40 not sound like a JCM800 despite having the same tubes?...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-21-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By tappooh
Tubes question

Im currently on the lookout for my first new amp and I was googling some info. I noticed that many amps share the same type of tubes, for instance ECC83/12AX7 pre amp tubes are used on nearly every...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-19-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By tappooh
It sounds dirty probably because the...

It sounds dirty probably because the tuning/intonation on your guitar isnt that good. In order to play major/minor and other complex chords you need to have perfect tuning/intonation, especially the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-19-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By tappooh
I start at a tempo where Im comfortable and...

I start at a tempo where Im comfortable and gradually increase by 1 bpm when I feel I can play the lick accurately. I keep increasing the tempo until I reach max speed and repeat the process a few...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By tappooh
Paul Gilbert's and Petrucci's.

Paul Gilbert's and Petrucci's.
Forum: Musician Talk 08-12-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,276
Posted By tappooh
What is this chord called? Its not an A7 is it?...

What is this chord called? Its not an A7 is it? Doesnt sound like one to me, there is no G. Maybe Amaj7/C#?

By the way thanks for naming mine!

edit: oh nevermind, I fingered it with a G# instead of...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-12-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 562
Posted By tappooh
The answer is Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ I too...

The answer is Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+

I too had tons of buzz (I run 11 pedals, no fx loop) and was about to buy a noise gate but then I got the Pedal Power 2 plus and suddenly the noise is gone......
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-05-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By tappooh
Yes inside picking feels way harder, Im not sure...

Yes inside picking feels way harder, Im not sure if Im allowed to link other websites but try playing this
http://www.ibreathemusic.com/article/65/1

This is Moto Perpetuo, a classical piece played...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-30-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,276
Posted By tappooh
Actually what I meant to write...

Actually what I meant to write is

e--2
b--3
g--0
d--4
a--3

Another one I really like is this B minor chord
Forum: Musician Talk 07-28-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,276
Posted By tappooh
I really like this C lydian kind of chord... no...

I really like this C lydian kind of chord... no idea what its called, it is something like this

e--0
b--2
g--0
d--4
a--3


and then the open C major chord shape played on the D note
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-27-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By tappooh
Question: wouldnt that be a diminished triad? I...

Question: wouldnt that be a diminished triad? I remember reading somewhere that a diminished chord requires the bb7 as well, is that correct? Half diminished chord would require the b7 instead?

I...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-25-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By tappooh
Never had this particular issue but it sounds...

Never had this particular issue but it sounds similar to a common issue on single coil equipped guitars called "stratitis". Check if any of your pick ups has the pole pieces very close to the string...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-25-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By tappooh
Are you sure you tuned to the correct...

Are you sure you tuned to the correct octave?

edit: nevermind, you said you have been playing a long time so I would rule that out. You need to match the string gauge that was on the guitar, if you...
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