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Forum: Recordings 07-17-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
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: 333
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: 207
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: 322
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: 568
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: 210
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: 545
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: 566
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: 490
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: 415
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: 1,038
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: 235
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: 255
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: 789
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: 155
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?
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-17-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By musicandthewave
new or used guitar cabinets?

is it better to get a new guitar cabinet or is it better to get a used one to save some money?
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-16-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By musicandthewave
amps that come close to the Master of Puppets tone

What amps can get a good tone from the Master of Puppets album?




Can any high gain tube amp with scoop mids get the tone?

I know a Mesa Mark Boogie II was used for the recording. but are there...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-05-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 607
Posted By musicandthewave
Blackstar HT-1 with tubescreamer or HT-1 Metal?

The HT-1 costs 270, while the HT-1 metal costs 320. Would it be better to get a used Ibanez tube screamer for around 50 bucks and used with the HT-1 whenever I need more gain or should I just go with...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-01-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By musicandthewave
less noise if you place your amp facing opposite of your neighbor wall?

I live in an apartment, and obviously it means i share walls. would facing the amplifier opposite of the wall from my neighbor be better than if I faced the amp towards the wall, as far as sound...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 03-31-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By musicandthewave
has anyone played the Vox Mini 5?

I've owned the Vox DA5 for a while, it got stolen. It was a pretty good practice amp, I've used the hi gain 1 and crunch 2 alot. The cleans were very good.


Vox no longer produces the amp anymore...
Forum: The Pit 01-25-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 596
Posted By musicandthewave
i do already lift brah

i do already lift brah
Forum: The Pit 01-25-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 596
Posted By musicandthewave
im probably not gonna be in amateur fights, but...

im probably not gonna be in amateur fights, but maybe sparring, I want to do this so i need to defend myself i would be competent.
Forum: The Pit 01-25-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 596
Posted By musicandthewave
do you think i'll be jeopardizing my guitar playing by taking up boxing or mma?

I think boxing or mma would be fun to do as a hobby but i dont want to risk breaking my fingers,wrist, or hand.

would it be a risky thing to do if i value playing guitar a lot?


guitar is my...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 12-31-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By musicandthewave
can i get a great modern rock/alt/postgrunge tone out of boosted jcm 800?

The jcm 800 seems to be great from SRV like tones all the way up to kill em metallica era, or early megadeth.

I also want a sound that can cover tones like Sum 41, nirvana, paramore, creed,...
Forum: The Pit 12-29-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,146
Posted By musicandthewave
the second part has been like that for like the...

the second part has been like that for like the last couple of years but rock bands were very much alive in the last decade
Forum: The Pit 12-29-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,480
Posted By musicandthewave
u a misc brah? strong use of urban youth

u a misc brah? strong use of urban youth
Forum: The Pit 12-29-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,146
Posted By musicandthewave
Has EDM/electronic music taken over band music?

It seems like mainstream alternative/metal/rock bands start to wane in popularity around 2011 ish, then dubstep got mainstream, then edm followed suit. Even pop/top 40 has electronic beats and less...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-28-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By musicandthewave
that helped a lot, thanks

that helped a lot, thanks
Forum: Guitar Techniques 12-28-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By musicandthewave
rapdid fire pull off question

let's take a repeating lick like this in sixteenth notes, so played pretty fast


e--15p12------- 15p12-----------15p12---
b------------12--------------12-----------------12

do you hold the the...
Forum: Electric Guitar 12-23-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By musicandthewave
can you tune to eb on a floyd rose without a setup?

will just bends be easier to do? the strings are somewhat stiff at standard tuning, do i need to set the guitar up for eb tuning? all im gonna do is tune the strings down.
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