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Forum: Musician Talk Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By doive
The one thing that connects all professional...

The one thing that connects all professional musicians is that they are shit hot at their instrument and pretty damn good on a couple of others too.

If you practice well and hard then you'll find...
Forum: The Pit Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 455
Posted By doive
It's been a while, but I'm still rocking! Haven't...

It's been a while, but I'm still rocking!
Haven't answered much maths/science in a while though :(
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-23-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By doive
England has guitars too? Get something second...

England has guitars too?

Get something second hand when you're over here, expect to sell it and take a 20-30% hit on value; that's still cheaper than getting a (probably terrible) mini guitar.

You...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-23-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 572
Posted By doive
It's a good job that the notes repeat - there's...

It's a good job that the notes repeat - there's 6x21 = 126 frets (or more) on a guitar and I don't have that many letters.

Here is a picture of all the notes on the fretboard:...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-02-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By doive
I do this for different tunings - I have one...

I do this for different tunings - I have one guitar in E standard and another in Eb standard and have lists of songs that I know in those tunings for bored afternoons hitting shuffle and playing...
Forum: Musician Talk 01-25-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By doive
Let work it out! Capo 5 = up five...

Let work it out!

Capo 5 = up five semitones
C->C#->D->D#->E -> F = F major
E-> F -> F# -> G -> G# -> A => A minor
F --> Bb Major (Or A# Major, they mean the same thing, but Bb is more...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-22-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By doive
When you say "out of tune" what is out...

When you say "out of tune" what is out of tune relative to what else?
- Is it the open string compared to other open strings, or recorded songs?
- Is it only fretted notes, does it get worse higher...
Forum: The Pit 12-01-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
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: 649
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: 763
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: 433
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: 755
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: 525
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: 1,100
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: 555
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: 548
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: 688
Posted By doive
Ducky Fuzz?

Ducky Fuzz?
Forum: Musician Talk 12-16-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
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: 533
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: 484
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: 585
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: 644
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: 877
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: 351
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: 698
Posted By doive
Thanks guys :D

Thanks guys :D
Forum: The Pit 03-04-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
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: 698
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: 698
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: 1,114
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: 1,114
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!
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