Poll: Do like to "sound" like famous players?
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View poll results: Do like to "sound" like famous players?
Yes, it's cool.
41 41%
No, it's degrading and not original.
60 59%
Voters: 101.
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#1
Share the reasons that make your playing different from the others.

YEAH, it is Do YOU like to "sound" like famous players?
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#4
i put the strings in random order.
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I have no opinion on this matter.
#5
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#6
I like to sound different, odd chords and the like, but I would love to have some famous people's tones.
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#9
tone wise or style wise? i picked no because i dont like sounding exactly the same as the others
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#12
i like to sound like someone else if im playing their song. it makes me happy i can achieve a similar tone of someone famous. but when im just dicking around, i try not to sound like anyone, but im sure i do. its pretty hard to have a "unique" tone now a days.
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#13
listen to my band (see sig) and be the judge.
I have yet to find a band play the 8-string guitar the way I do.
#14
Quote by MightyAl
My playing is unique, because noone else can suck as hard at guitar as I do.


i challenge that i call a guitar duel
#16
depends, If I'm playing my own stuff then no, but If I'm playing a cover I try and get the tone similar
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Quote by MightyAl
My playing is unique, because noone else can suck as hard at guitar as I do.

Is that a challenge?
EDIT: Oh, a 3-way guitar duel is in order, methinks.
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#19
Quote by CoreysMonster
listen to my band (see sig) and be the judge.
I have yet to find a band play the 8-string guitar the way I do.


Wierd how something created by a UGer has such a great vibe to it.

Easily the only band i've heard, from a member of UG that i've thought of the person as an artist rather than another UGer making music.
#20
I sound like Muhammed Suicemez in solos
I sound like King Diamond cross Muhammed Suicemez in riffs
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#21
I play two guitars at the same time, I bet no one has thought of doing that yet ...

Seriously though, i'm not really that bothered about having an original tone, I don't really have that much of an original style. Though I do try to mix a few styles together.
#22
Quote by severed-metal
Wierd how something created by a UGer has such a great vibe to it.

Easily the only band i've heard, from a member of UG that i've thought of the person as an artist rather than another UGer making music.

and this is the best compliment I've ever gotten, and you are motherfucking sigged, bitch!
#23
Quote by severed-metal
Wierd how something created by a UGer has such a great vibe to it.

Easily the only band i've heard, from a member of UG that i've thought of the person as an artist rather than another UGer making music.


go find Steve The Plank then... his band 'The Fury' are awesome. Proper classic rock but it feels slightly more modern to me.
#24
You're welcome, Corey

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go find Steve The Plank then... his band 'The Fury' are awesome. Proper classic rock but it feels slightly more modern to me.


I just may have to. I know there was a guy on here who did a tribute to Jason Becker, and it was absolutely killer as well.
#25
I sound like a blues guitarist that just did a few lines of coke and loves trills.
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#26
I take influence from people, but i try and merge it all together to make my own sort of style, and alot of people have told me i do actually have my own quirky way of playing, after having a really good jam session with a few guys, one of them said he really couldn't put his finger on what sort of stuff i am influenced by, he thought i was a jazz player, but then rock and funk, i had never heard anyone describe my playing as being like jazz, but he either meant i play random ****e over anything, or that its good.
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#27
I play like Kirk Hammet. Pentatonic and wah pedal.


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#28
Dude, you should realise asking guitar related questions in the pit is pretty much a death sentence.
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#29
Quote by spoony 101
Dude, you should realise asking guitar related questions in the pit is pretty much a death sentence.

replies have been pretty nice?

and he wasn't specifically referring to electric guitar, I'm sure he also means bass and drums
#30
Quote by aaciseric
I play two guitars at the same time, I bet no one has thought of doing that yet ...

Seriously though, i'm not really that bothered about having an original tone, I don't really have that much of an original style. Though I do try to mix a few styles together.

Nice MAB referance.
#31
i often try to play with different dials and nobs on my amps and stuff until i get a sound i like, also i almost always play with capos, they add a lot to the sound imo. but then tbf my guitar sounds awful and my amp changes little no matter what you do to it so i guess im just happy to have a different sound.

tbh i find the best thing is experimenting, in my daily routine i really do look forward to the hour ive allocated to nothing other than sitting there and experimenting.
#32
Quote by CoreysMonster
replies have been pretty nice?

and he wasn't specifically referring to electric guitar, I'm sure he also means bass and drums


Yea, i really should have read the posts Personally, i ground down 1 pence coins and use them. My tone is sharp as hell
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#33
not a fan of the pole options. I have a quite unique sound, think like randy rhoads meets skwissgaar meets mesuggah meets alot of death metal...im not sure, it just sounds different. I still like the sound of famous people though.
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#34
Quote by spoony 101
Yea, i really should have read the posts Personally, i ground down 1 pence coins and use them. My tone is sharp as hell

you lie!

but yeah, a thing about my piano playing, for instance, is that I am traditionally trained, but never play dynamics according to notes. any piano piece I play, dynamics are judged solely by feeling.
this pisses off classical musicians, but by doing so I feel that I can touch modern music expectations easier. people always ask me to record my way of playing Für Elise or other classical pieces, because I play them differently than 99% of piano players out there, who go strictly by written music sheets.
A friend of mine who studies classical piano has even commented that she thinks my way of playing alot of classical pieces is much better than her teachers do.
just because a style of playing a piece of music worked 250 years ago doesn't mean it can't be done in a way more fitting to the style of music today.
something many, many classical musicians do not understand.
#35
i try and mix as much distortion and reverb as possible

otherwise its just blues and KH-style pent playing
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#36
its fun to everynow and then. just dont call it your own.
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#38
If I were capable of sounding like someone famous, I probably would.

But I have mediocre playing skills at best, and crap equipment. The Jonas Brothers have better tone than I do, with their SGs and Les Pauls and crap......
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#39
Quote by MightyAl
My playing is unique, because noone else can suck as hard at guitar as I do.

I think I could compete with you for that title.
#40
My guitar playing is unique, because I don't think it really sounds like anyone else's playing.

However, I'm heavily influenced by Cliff Burton and Jason Newstead on bass, and that really shows through in my playing.
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