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Forum: Musician Talk Today, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 22
Posted By musicandthewave
how to make a major pent. not sound like a relative minor pentatonic scale

I'm so used to playing in minor when doing improvisation solos. If i try to play a major pent. solo, half the time i end up sounding like im playing the relative minor scale.

I found that the when i...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-30-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 559
Posted By musicandthewave
do you guys have a separate gigging and pratice amp or just use one for everything??

Curious to know if you guys do or not. thinking of keep using my small practice amp for home use and recording and use a bigger amp for only gigging and jamming.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-30-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By musicandthewave
my amp is a one channel amp, can i get a separate clean amp and an A/B/Y switch?

does that work without any problems? it'll just be for practice and recording at home.


i have a practice amp that does not have a separate clean channel.



thinking of getting a vox pathfinder,...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-25-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By musicandthewave
how important is a channel switching amp for most genres?

obviously genres that don't use a lot of gain you only need single channel such as jazz, surf rock, blues, rockabilly.




however, for most genres that feature distorted electric guitar, how...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-23-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By musicandthewave
chorus pedal on the clean channel, thru the fx loop and switching to od channel

if you use a chorus pedal for a song and it's only used in a clean parts of the song and you need to switch to a distortion channel quickly without using the chorus pedal, do you need to manually...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-20-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By musicandthewave
it's not a modeling amp, but its a tube amp

it's not a modeling amp, but its a tube amp
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 09-20-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By musicandthewave
amp gets quiter after couple minutes and turns very fizzy almost like a fuzz tone

i have a blackstar ht-1 combo amp. It has a gain switch, not a channel switching amp.

ive had it for 6 months with no problems until 3 days ago when the amp got quieter suddenly, after a couple of...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-14-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By musicandthewave
oil finished neck ? is that a gloss or satin finish? Jackson neck

i have a jackson dk2m, love the feel of the neck, it's doesn't have a satin feel to it but it doesn't feel like a gloss neck like my strat. If i slide my palms around the jackson dk2m's neck, it...
Forum: Musician Talk 09-12-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 611
Posted By musicandthewave
can most guitarist read time signature/tempo?

i learned how to read tempo from using guitar pro. very self explanatory and easy to learn if you use guitar pro alot and play back and compare the notation. I cannot read musical notation, just...
Forum: The Pit 09-08-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 834
Posted By musicandthewave
what are some of the most popular mainstream metal/hardrock/alt/punk bands right now?

inb4 mainstream sucks
inb4 pop/edm/rap acts

i know there are a ton of band still out there, but im talking about mainstream, that people would be able to know.

seems like band music is dying, what...
Forum: Electric Guitar 09-07-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By musicandthewave
could you keep changing the setup on a guitar for e standard and eb?

thinking about changing guitars to Eb when i restring a guitar and changing the setup for the appropriate tuning.


will frequent setups for switching between E and Eb have some wear and tear on the...
Forum: Recordings 09-02-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By musicandthewave
iphone 4's mic has better sound quality than 130 dollar usb mic

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-AT2020-USB-Condenser-Microphone/dp/B001AS6OYC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409689378&sr=8-1&keywords=audio+technica+usb+mic

this is the mic that i have, audio...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 08-19-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By musicandthewave
optimal distance from you and the amplifier when playing for tone and recording

what is the optimal or ideal distance from the amplifier to you when playing or recording something real quick and simple?

I would think the amp too close to you might not be good for recording as...
Forum: The Pit 08-10-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,198
Posted By musicandthewave
does anyone have a black and white outlook about playing music/guitar ?

I think to myself either I will make a living out of playing music or I wouldn't play guitar at all if I fail at that. Not a middle ground for me.
Forum: Electric Guitar 08-01-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By musicandthewave
hard tail guitar need less set up to tune to EB compared to a trem guitar?

Let's say a les paul is tuned for standard tuning, and i tune that guitar to Eb with 11 gauge strings intead of 10. Would the guitar be still sound great and have the feel of playing standard tuning...
Forum: Recordings 07-17-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By musicandthewave
ideal to not have much picking noise from recording guitar??

is it ideal to just have mainly the sound from the amp and not the noises from picking the strings? do most recording try to minimize picking noises?
Forum: The Pit 07-06-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By musicandthewave
fame vs money, which comes more for a guitarist in a band?

i know a lot of musicians are struggling to make money, what usually comes first or easier, money or fame for a guitarist in a band?

if you're making 100,000 a year from music, how famous would you...
Forum: The Pit 07-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By musicandthewave
why do people refer to animals as a "he" without knowing their gender?

in real life and on youtube comments people automatically refer to animals as a "he". Sometimes when it's kind of obvious like a female orangutan, some still refer to as a he.


If a person sees a...
Forum: The Pit 07-05-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By musicandthewave
does anyone think steve vai's tone was better for the solo than ralph maccio's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z071pmsu-ZU

steve vai's tone is much more suited for this solo and sounds better as well except for the fact he's purposely playing bad at the end. Machio's tone is...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-28-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 662
Posted By musicandthewave
is a les paul less comfortable to play sitting down and standing up?

i've been playing a strat and dinky for several years and was wanting to get a les paul. Due to the heavier weight of the les paul is it less comfortable to play for a long time? or no?


les pauls...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-27-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By musicandthewave
ampeg or acoustic practice bass combo amps?

looking to getting my first bass amp. im looking at either Acoustic B15, which is 15 watts with a 10" speaker at 100 bucks or Ampeg ba 108 at 25 watts and 8" speaker at 100 bucks or ampeg ba at 110...
Forum: Bass Guitar 06-23-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By musicandthewave
notable guitarists that are decent bassists

are there any famous guitar players that are proficient in bass? I heard jimi hendrix played and wrote a lot of his basslines.
Forum: The Pit 06-22-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 606
Posted By musicandthewave
is Indianapolis a decent place for a musician to live in?

i will be living in Indianapolis for a year, and I was wondering for those who have lived or are living there, if the music scene is decent.

are there good venues for unsigned bands to play, such as...
Forum: Drums 06-13-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By musicandthewave
easier to pickup drums if you already play guitar?

seems like an obvious question but i want to hear from other guys who have experience in picking up drums after playing guitar for a while.


I would think picking up the bass after learning guitar...
Forum: Bandleading 06-13-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By musicandthewave
harder to get gigs compared to couple years ago due to change in the music scene?

Is there less demand for band music with electronic and pop music being really popular and rock and metal and alternative music being less in demand?
Forum: The Pit 06-12-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,079
Posted By musicandthewave
can being in a relationship hinder your abilities as a musician?

this is a serious thread, I'm wondering if being in a relationship hinders your abilities as a musician mainly in songwriting and such. Have great hits been mainly written by musicians who were...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-02-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By musicandthewave
how can you improve transcribing what you create on the guitar to guitar pro?

Obviously it's pretty easy and straightforward to write down the notes and chords you are playing to guitar pro, but i find it tedious to try to figure out what exact notes i played in regards to...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-27-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By musicandthewave
does learning by ear improve you as a musician and a guitarist?

im a perfectionist so if i want to learn a song i want to learn everything note for note, so i use tabs as a guideline and correct all the mistakes. I tried to also emulate the exact vibrato used in...
Forum: The Pit 05-22-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 813
Posted By musicandthewave
Top 5 cities in the US to start a band

what is your opinion the best cities in the USA to start a band in general regardless of genre?


pretty obvious Los Angeles would be in the list.
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 05-22-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By musicandthewave
effects used in fever dog from the movie almost famous

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCAsW_9CkYw

the two lead parts of the song 1:20 and 2:25

is there a slight subtle phase effect in those parts or dry signal?
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