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Forum: The Pit 12-01-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By doive
Help me write a Pub Quiz: comparison questions

I'm writing a set of questions for a pub quiz and want some good "comparison" type questions e.g.
"Which is faster Usain Bolt or a falling raindrop" or
"Which is older sliced bread or the Queen of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-20-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By doive
You say 1 song, so pockets are not an option....

You say 1 song, so pockets are not an option. This is what I would do:

1) Buy a pickholder that you can clip on a mic stand
- One clipped elsewhere (such as headstock etc.) will work, but is less...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-18-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By doive
How to test the above theories: 1. Hold down the...

How to test the above theories:

1. Hold down the note that's "not there" on the 5th fret.
2. Look really closely at the string next to the neck

If the string touches the 6th fret even slightly when...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By doive
What sound are you trying to get? Try starting...

What sound are you trying to get?
Try starting with everything at zero (except the volume!) and then twiddle each knob all the way from min to max and see how it changes your sound. For the effects...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-13-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By doive
That screen shot looks very much like it says VOX...

That screen shot looks very much like it says VOX on the headstock - they used to be pretty serious in the instrument scene as well as amps but they've died off a lot in recent times
Forum: Musician Talk 07-14-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By doive
Sheet music indicates the notes you play relative...

Sheet music indicates the notes you play relative to concert pitch (A = 440Hz).
The middle line of sheet music in the treble clef is always B, whether you play it on a guitar, piano, flute or tuned...
Forum: Bandleading 04-22-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By doive
How about this: 1) Send an e-mail saying...

How about this:
1) Send an e-mail saying something like "Let's record the next practice so we can work out which songs need most work"
2) Record the practice
3) Play it back at the end of the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 04-21-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By doive
Trade plus cash? This is even better if you need...

Trade plus cash? This is even better if you need the cash!
Bass for Guitar + $100
Forum: The Pit 03-16-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By doive
PLoS! also BMJ if you're a physiologist

PLoS!
also BMJ if you're a physiologist
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-01-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 618
Posted By doive
Ducky Fuzz?

Ducky Fuzz?
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By doive
There's a difference between the "key"...

There's a difference between the "key" of a song and the chords used.

The key determines the root note which often the one that starts/ends the song and is the one the song naturally "resolves" to....
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-02-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By doive
Epoxy Resins are a pair of liquid chemicals the...

Epoxy Resins are a pair of liquid chemicals the mix and form a solid - they dry in minutes-hours. Wood Glue is usually slower as it is a liquid that has to dry by evaporating.
Think of the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 07-14-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By doive
Mainly because they're cheap convenient and...

Mainly because they're cheap convenient and portable.
- A full rack of pedals is going to cost you minimum of 50 a unit which -> 300
- If you have one song where you need to go from clean, dry...
Forum: Electric Guitar 07-04-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By doive
Is it a recent problem? When was the last time...

Is it a recent problem? When was the last time you changed strings? have you changed gauge? Did you do a full "service" when you did (checking action/intonation etc.)

It sounds like your intonation...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-11-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By doive
A simple solution would involve a Whammy pedal a...

A simple solution would involve a Whammy pedal a Wah Pedal and some bits of wood...
Forum: The Pit 03-20-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 780
Posted By doive
Eww - Spot the twilight fan

Eww - Spot the twilight fan
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-17-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By doive
For a practice amp you probably want to specify a...

For a practice amp you probably want to specify a budget not a power.
30-40w is probably more power than you need for bedroom practice - certainly if you're talking valve amps.
Forum: The Pit 03-04-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By doive
Thanks guys :D

Thanks guys :D
Forum: The Pit 03-04-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By doive
I downloaded all the RAMs - that's why my old...

I downloaded all the RAMs - that's why my old laptop is dead. I blame ewe for breaking it!
Forum: The Pit 03-04-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By doive
Does that include lots of multi-track sound...

Does that include lots of multi-track sound recording/using Sibelius to compose/simulate orchestral stuff?
Forum: The Pit 03-04-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By doive
Laptop choice: i5+4GB or i3+6GB

So I'm getting a new laptop and have found a couple which seem good - and basically it's coming down to a choice between processor spec and RAM. I've found two near identical Dells at the same price...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-19-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,002
Posted By doive
Anyone know of anything similar based in the UK?

Anyone know of anything similar based in the UK?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-19-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,002
Posted By doive
Thanks guys - That's an awesome start! I'll let...

Thanks guys - That's an awesome start! I'll let you know how it goes!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-18-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,002
Posted By doive
Make your own pedal kits

HI guys,

I'm looking to start a mini-project making my own guitar pedals - are there any "make your own guitar pedal" kits to get me started?

If not second best would be somewhere I can buy cases...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-13-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By doive
Video 2 = Les Paul - I'd say likely a Les Paul...

Video 2 = Les Paul - I'd say likely a Les Paul Custom (can't be a studio as it has the cream trim binding on the body and the diamond decal on the headstock)

Video 3 = Fender Tele = looks like...
Forum: The Pit 01-09-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,322
Posted By doive
My current job is technically "data...

My current job is technically "data analyst" but the grad scheme I'm on is awesome and they just let me code sh*t for most of the day. Until 3 months ago I had never touched code beyond 'if' in...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-09-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By doive
It's a large practice amp with a very good clean...

It's a large practice amp with a very good clean channel. My guitar teacher had one - did great for lessons, nice reverb too. It's not got a tube distortion but it'll do!

200 is more than I would...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-02-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By doive
That's exactly the equation I was trying to do. I...

That's exactly the equation I was trying to do. I was wondering how much dying tubes would dint the price?
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-02-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By doive
Selling amp - retube before sale or not?

I'm selling on my Fender Hot Rod and am wondering whether I should re-tube it to get a mint price at sale or leave it with near dead tubes and accept I'll get a lower price for it?

I'm selling it...
Forum: Musician Talk 12-28-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By doive
Why say "crimson" when you mean...

Why say "crimson" when you mean "red". Yes you are playing the same three notes, but different orders (voicings) give a different feel
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