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Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-26-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By BlueIceBox
Yeah I'd say it's a little too high. Try...

Yeah I'd say it's a little too high. Try adjusting the strap when you're sitting down so your guitar is at the same height when sitting and standing up. Also, try angling the neck up a little, it's...
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-21-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 17,120
Posted By BlueIceBox
D'oh I feel like an idiot now :confus: I saw...

D'oh I feel like an idiot now :confus: I saw the pickup covers but didn't look closely to see the rails/poles :haha: I've only seen the pickups without covers in demo videos.
Forum: Electric Guitar 03-21-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 17,120
Posted By BlueIceBox
Does reverend still offer Railhammer pickups in...

Does reverend still offer Railhammer pickups in their guitars?

I was thinking of getting a Kingbolt/Bayonet, and these pickups were what caught my attention. But I can't find guitars fitted with...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-16-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By BlueIceBox
I'm not sure about your condition and what part...

I'm not sure about your condition and what part of the barre you can't hold/need to practise, but 'No excuses' by Alice in Chains uses the E barre chord shape on the EAD and G strings all throughout...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 02-01-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By BlueIceBox
Perhaps someone else can offer some advice. But...

Perhaps someone else can offer some advice. But I'm not sure if you just tabbed it wrong here and you've been playing the correct lick as shown in the book, but you pick the note on the G string...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-25-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 25,580
Posted By BlueIceBox
I love the ivory finish :y: Is that an original...

I love the ivory finish :y: Is that an original or JC sig?

Does Cantrell use his signature Superhawks live? I've never seen any footage of him using them :shrug: I would have prefered if G&L...
Forum: Electric Guitar 01-22-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By BlueIceBox
Change the tuning of each instrument to E...

Change the tuning of each instrument to E standard. When the dialog pops up asking if you want it to transcribe the TAB to that tuning, select 'no'.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-12-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By BlueIceBox
I love the 'hammering onto a new string'...

I love the 'hammering onto a new string' exercise, a lot of fun for me :D I didn't have much of a problem as you, but I did have that problem when doing these sorts of exercises on the lower wound...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-25-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,181
Posted By BlueIceBox
I do from time to time. I really struggle...

I do from time to time. I really struggle learning songs with fast pedal tone riffs like Bark at the moon and my confidence drops. But I get it back up by playing other styles and songs and I realise...
Forum: Musician Talk 11-30-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 832
Posted By BlueIceBox
Here is a very good thread covering...

Here is a very good thread covering this:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16999

But in terms of improvisation, it is still possible if you look at the very basic modal chord...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-21-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By BlueIceBox
At one point it does say 'make sure you can play...

At one point it does say 'make sure you can play this exercise at least at xxxBPM to ensure you have a smooth picking motion before moving on'. Other than that it's as the others have said.

It's not...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-19-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By BlueIceBox
I can also recommend that book. It's great...

I can also recommend that book. It's great because it's split up into different sections so you can create your own practice routine using a few exercises from each section. Otherwise you can follow...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By BlueIceBox
It's not a beginners song. It's is not a complex...

It's not a beginners song. It's is not a complex song but it is difficult. You do need to have alternate picking down before attempting to play it at full speed. I know everyone gives the same advice...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-08-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10,066
Views: 540,773
Posted By BlueIceBox
Changed the strings and wound them up as I...

Changed the strings and wound them up as I usually do using the 'locking' trick (the tech I took it to wound them up normally). Applied some dry PTFE lubricant on all contact points. After diving the...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 09-05-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,350
Posted By BlueIceBox
The speed wall only exists if you keep practising...

The speed wall only exists if you keep practising for speed. Leave speed picking for a while, practice clean and relaxed playing for a while and then return to the piece of music that's been...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 08-28-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,809
Posted By BlueIceBox
I think it's a good way to get people to start...

I think it's a good way to get people to start playing the guitar, but you shouldn't solely use it to learn how to play the guitar. For guitarists it's a good way to keep a guitar in your hands...
Forum: Rock & Indie 08-24-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By BlueIceBox
Dokken - Heaven Sent At around...

Dokken - Heaven Sent

At around 2:50

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igybr8PW544
Forum: Rock & Indie 08-23-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,341
Posted By BlueIceBox
Are we talking about him alone, or his music? I...

Are we talking about him alone, or his music?

I think his band efforts were great. I'm not a huge fan of his first mainly instrumental album but I do like the albums that have followed that such as...
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-14-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10,066
Views: 540,773
Posted By BlueIceBox
I recently got my Velocity (strat type guitar...

I recently got my Velocity (strat type guitar with 6 screw trem) set up floating. I can bend strings fine with no tuning problems but if I use the trem, even just a small amount without going crazy,...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-04-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By BlueIceBox
Learning the major and minor scales plus their...

Learning the major and minor scales plus their pentatonics, and learning how to combine them really helped me in visualising notes on the fretboard. Also, learning relative scales and modes such as...
Forum: Hardcore & Punk 06-04-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 8,456
Posted By BlueIceBox
For me, I think Ex Lives is a good album on its...

For me, I think Ex Lives is a good album on its own, but it didn't have that cheeky almost sarcastic feel of the other albums. It didn't sound 'fun'. :shrug: It's still a damn great album though and...
Forum: Hardcore & Punk 05-29-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 8,456
Posted By BlueIceBox
This pleases me :D I'm really liking Decayin'....

This pleases me :D I'm really liking Decayin'. Sure Ex Lives was great, but I'm more of a fan of this side of ETID.
Forum: Electric Guitar 05-28-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 25,580
Posted By BlueIceBox
Looks like PGS doesn't stock G&L's anymore....

Looks like PGS doesn't stock G&L's anymore. Now where am I going to watch great demos? :(
Forum: The Pit 05-14-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,360
Posted By BlueIceBox
According to...

According to last.fm:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs02sQxNnV0

It's a pretty short in your face song, I listen to it most mornings!
Forum: Metal 05-10-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By BlueIceBox
Age of Winters is my favourite just because of...

Age of Winters is my favourite just because of Iron f*cking Swan :cool: But for someone new to the Sword I'd recommend Warp Riders :)
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-10-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 48,187
Posted By BlueIceBox
Impulse bought the analog chorus yesterday (damn...

Impulse bought the analog chorus yesterday (damn you Amazon and your free prime trials!).

Immediately after opening it up I knew my classic flanger was from a bad batch. The build quality here was...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-01-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 48,187
Posted By BlueIceBox
I think the classic flanger does a nice watery...

I think the classic flanger does a nice watery chorus when regen is set to zero :)
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-01-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 48,187
Posted By BlueIceBox
From the most recent album at least, the lead...

From the most recent album at least, the lead lick of Gold on the ceiling uses fuzz (or so I think?)
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By BlueIceBox
I second Rock Discipline. It was probably way out...

I second Rock Discipline. It was probably way out of my league when I discovered it, but the general exercises and warm-ups help a lot.

Danny Gills rock guitar is pretty barebones and basic as it...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 03-24-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By BlueIceBox
Have you ever suddenly been able to play a certain piece or use a certain technique?

There were a few techniques that I always practised but never got the hang of. For example, tremolo picking and the punk-rock 'gallop' (early The Offspring comes to mind).

For both of these...
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