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#81
Quote by Ian_the_fox
You're really not experienced with serious gigging, are you?


To start with, Spiders and MG's sound like total ass, especially in a band situation. It's not all about being loud enough, it's also about sounding good.

Also, I don't think you get the concept of projection. The purpose of having a 4x12 cab setup is so the sound is dispersed across a wider area and upwards, so you get a more consistent and even sound across a more open stage, versus a single 12" speaker with a limited range. It's not just for "looking cool."

Sending all guitars through the foldback system is a mess, especially if you're also a vocalist (like I am). And around here you're lucky if you even get a decent PA system that isn't made by Behringer or Yamaha. I'd rather hear the organic sound from my amp rather than a cheap reproduction through a $50 Behringer foldback.


You learn these things when you start playing more gigs aside from you're 7-year-old neighbor kid's birthday party, you know.
Ya know, I'd take you a LOT more seriously, if you weren't a damn furry.

That said, I've thought of all this stuff. I've also had experience with working within the limitations you have.
#82
Quote by Ian_the_fox
I've tried to help them get new gear but most of them either blow their money on weed and cigarettes, or are overly attached to the sound of one specific amp that's so out of their price range that they'll never obtain (like one guy who really wants a Mesa Dual Rec but he really can't afford one right now).

That's another annoyance: broke bandmates...


I can't imagine them being very good if that's how they spend gear money.
#83
Quote by Tessalate
Tfw You're too poor for new gear.

Tfw Your bandmates think you're "too serious" about music, and just wanna have fun.

Tfw 8/10 guitarists play just chords, and the 2/10 are gods.

Not sure I follow the logic here. I'm typically what you'd consider a lead guitarist, not playing chords unless the song calls for it. And I'm far from god-status lol.
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#84
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
Ya know, I'd take you a LOT more seriously, if you weren't a damn furry.
Because the ownership of an anthropomorphic character that represents oneself completely equates to level of gig experience, right?

Quote by Morphogenesis26
I can't imagine them being very good if that's how they spend gear money.
You'd be surprised. A lot of these guys really know what they're doing when it comes to music, but they're just druggy. And have criminal records. And sexual offenses.

It's a shame the best are like this though; complete waste of human life...
#85
Quote by Ian_the_fox
You'd be surprised. A lot of these guys really know what they're doing when it comes to music, but they're just druggy. And have criminal records. And sexual offenses.

It's a shame the best are like this though; complete waste of human life...


Something I've noticed that's similar to this is that most of the decent musicians are either uninterested in music so they fade in the background, poor as shit and can't pay for decent equipment, or too busy with other things in life to commit to music.

Now, as for the musicians who are ready and eager to get in bands and do a bunch of stuff, they generally seem to suck a lot or they're condescending assholes.

It's a pretty sad.

Quote by crazysam23_Atax
Ya know, I'd take you a LOT more seriously, if you weren't a damn furry.


How long are you people going to bitch about this? It was funny the first time you did it almost a year ago, but now it's just something people do to be jackasses.
Last edited by Morphogenesis26 at Nov 20, 2012,
#86
tfw you've practiced an arrangement of one of Bach's harpsichord concerti, go to play it along with a recording, realize it's in Baroque tuning (like A 415), you sound like shit.
#87
Quote by Ian_the_fox
Because the ownership of an anthropomorphic character that represents oneself completely equates to level of gig experience, right?

No, but really...who takes people seriously who dress/act like an anthropomorphic character? We're not in Japan, where that shit's cool apparently.

But seriously, I'm sure you have a lot of gig experience. I've had some too. But my gig experience also included things like getting the best sound out of the cheapass equipment whoever had. Right now, I don't really have time for gigs, so I don't have any reason to own a large, gig-worthy amp.

Quote by Morphogenesis26
How long are you people going to bitch about this? It was funny the first time you did it almost a year ago, but now it's just something people do to be jackasses.

It's also something people do when Ian's condescending, which is often.

I usually do it in a more friendly/teasing manner than most.

OT:
Tfw other musicians try to compare dick sizes!
Last edited by crazysam23_Atax at Nov 20, 2012,
#88
Quote by Morphogenesis26
Something I've noticed that's similar to this is that most of the decent musicians are either uninterested in music so they fade in the background, poor as shit and can't pay for decent equipment, or too busy with other things in life to commit to music.

Now, as for the musicians who are ready and eager to get in bands and do a bunch of stuff, they generally seem to suck a lot or they're condescending assholes.
This. So much this.

Especially with singers. I learned really quick that anyone who claims they're a great singer/harsh vocalist 9 times out of 10 isn't, and in fact suck. Which is why I just decided to give up that search take over vocal duties for my band.

I'll admit I'm not the greatest singer ever (although people tell me I am, morons ), but I can easily say I'm better than almost all of these guys with their big "vocalist" egos.

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No, but really...who takes people seriously who dress/act like an anthropomorphic character? We're not in Japan, where that shit's cool apparently.
How many times do I have to address that I'm not one who does that fursuiting crap?
Last edited by Ian_the_fox at Nov 20, 2012,
#89
> singers have big egos
> I can easily say I'm better than them
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#90
Quote by Hydra150
> singers have big egos
> I can easily say I'm better than them


At singing, or just at?
#91
Quote by macashmack
At singing, or just at?

I was just bullet pointing Ian's main point for him.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
#92
Quote by Hydra150
> singers have big egos
> I can easily say I'm better than them
You'd understand if you heard them. Especially the harsh vocalists, who all try to claim that their pushed whisper scream that sounds like a choking cat is a "REALLY BEAST FRY SCREAM."

In other words, they don't even use proper technique. I think all but one of them were purely throat singers.


EDIT: Also your quote is mis-contexting. I wasn't referring to all singers, I was referring to morons who think they are singers, but aren't, and just want to assume a position in a band for bragging rights.
Last edited by Ian_the_fox at Nov 20, 2012,
#94
Quote by Ian_the_fox
How many times do I have to address that I'm not one who does that fursuiting crap?

Ok, ok. I'll stop.


OT:
Tfw you can't find a decent bass player and have to figure out how to play bass yourself for your recordings.
#95
Quote by crazysam23_Atax

Tfw you can't find a decent bass player and have to figure out how to play bass yourself for your recordings.


I remember when I first got audacity and attempted to record. I actually thought I could use a Schecter 7-string as a bass instead of a real bass.

That's probably the dumbest thing I've ever thought in the realm of music. ;-;
#96
Quote by Morphogenesis26
I remember when I first got audacity and attempted to record. I actually thought I could use a Schecter 7-string as a bass instead of a real bass.

That's probably the dumbest thing I've ever thought in the realm of music. ;-;
I know someone who has you beat:


There was a guy who claimed he was a bass player and wanted to audition for the empty space.

He showed up with a First Act acoustic guitar tuned down an octave (not even correctly) with a Phillips karaoke microphone taped to the side of it. I'm not exaggerating.

He didn't make the part, as you could imagine.
#97
Quote by Morphogenesis26
I remember when I first got audacity and attempted to record. I actually thought I could use a Schecter 7-string as a bass instead of a real bass.

That's probably the dumbest thing I've ever thought in the realm of music. ;-;

I never tried that, but I had a friend for awhile who owned a bass and acoustic guitar. He was much better at guitar than bass, but he didn't actually own an electric. He just played his acoustic like an electric and actually had fairly good technique. Anyway, I ended up as the de facto "bass player" (and singer), using his bass, despite the fact that I was probably the better guitar player. I didn't mind; it just really sucked not having bass player who wasn't ALSO a guitar player.


Now...being solo, I'll basically have to either A) learn how to manipulate audacity to make bass sound decent OR B) actually learn how to play bass well, so I can play the semi-complex basslines I wrote for my songs. In order to do B), I'd have to buy a bass, and I'm broke...
#98
dat feel when you have to look up chord charts all the time because you can't remember how to play B.
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#100
Quote by Ian_the_fox
I know someone who has you beat:


There was a guy who claimed he was a bass player and wanted to audition for the empty space.

He showed up with a First Act acoustic guitar tuned down an octave (not even correctly) with a Phillips karaoke microphone taped to the side of it. I'm not exaggerating.

He didn't make the part, as you could imagine.


What the hell.
#101
tfw your strings are rusty as ****
tfw advanced fret wear
tfw no axe fx ultra
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#102
Quote by Morphogenesis26
What the hell.
You just don't know what it's like with musicians where I live.
#103
The feel when you play a lick perfectly, then hit the R and try again and **** it up.
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#104
Quote by Ian_the_fox
You just don't know what it's like with musicians where I live.


Oh, you're in Virginia. That explains your situation a lot.

#105
Quote by eGraham
Not sure I follow the logic here. I'm typically what you'd consider a lead guitarist, not playing chords unless the song calls for it. And I'm far from god-status lol.


Most of the guitarists around here are powerchord-only-types while the rest are crazy shredders who've studied classically or jazzy talented types who can improvise like mad.
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#106
tfw you're a "feel guitarist" and you don't know any chords, but you've played for over a year
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#107
tfw when you have the technical skills and you play your own material well but you don't really have a 'repertoire' as well as poor improvisation skills so you don't feel like a valid musician.

tfw when in your head you're a great musician but then you play and realise you're shit. Then the cycle repeats.
#108
dat feel when you turn on your bass amp for the first time in months and it makes a loud pop/screech sound, then starts spewing smoke out of the headphone jack.
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#109
Quote by StewieSwan
The feel when you play a lick perfectly, then hit the R and try again and **** it up.


This.

tfw when you play good in your bedroom but you majorly **** up any live performance.
#110
tfw you're doing a degree in music and every person you talk to with a full time job, or doing a degree that will land them a full time job asks you what the hell the point is and then tells you the no popular famous bands ever went to uni to get big and that there's no money in music so there's no point and they can't comprehend that maybe you're not worried about money and you just want to get better at something you enjoy and keep yourself happy and entertained for the next few years and you don't actually ever want a proper job because people who spend all their time and energy working jobs they hate just to accumulate personal wealth are cunts and you want no part of it.
#111
Quote by Butt Rayge
tfw you're doing a degree in music and every person you talk to with a full time job, or doing a degree that will land them a full time job asks you what the hell the point is and then tells you the no popular famous bands ever went to uni to get big and that there's no money in music so there's no point and they can't comprehend that maybe you're not worried about money and you just want to get better at something you enjoy and keep yourself happy and entertained for the next few years and you don't actually ever want a proper job because people who spend all their time and energy working jobs they hate just to accumulate personal wealth are cunts and you want no part of it.

THIS!!!!!!!!
That feel when your drummer is way too badass to be human, has a flexible schedule, time and drive to devote to a career in music.
That feel when the rest of the band does too...
That feel when you play live and everyone pays attention.
That feel when you realize you might be able to pull it off.
That feel when your gig bag knocks a string out of tune
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#112
tfw you write something awesome, then don't know where to go from there.
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#114
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When you write a cool riff and realize that it's from another song.


or its soo close that anybody that hears it is like "you just took it from (insert song title here) and changed one note"...

#115
i like the riffs in your recording but not the singing its too harsh. maybe if you sang more like beiber id like your band.
#116
Quote by NarwhalG2G
tfw you're a "feel guitarist" and you don't know any chords, but you've played for over a year

Wtf is a "feel guitarist"?
#117
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
Wtf is a "feel guitarist"?

One who plays a guitar made of feels.

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When you write a cool riff and realize that it's from another song.

This.
#119
Quote by crazysam23_Atax
Wtf is a "feel guitarist"?

A feel guitarist doesn't know the names of chords, nor their formations. Instead, he plays what he feels will fit in the song.
Notably, The Edge from U2 is a feel guitarist.
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#120
Quote by NarwhalG2G
A feel guitarist doesn't know the names of chords, nor their formations. Instead, he plays what he feels will fit in the song.
Notably, The Edge from U2 is a feel guitarist.

In other words, someone who is too damn lazy to do their basic guitar homework.

Btw, there's a reason there's only one The Edge. Most bands wouldn't even bother hiring a guitar player who didn't even know the names of certain chords. Furthermore, for every The Edge, there's a million players who are told that they're shit because they're "feeeel guitarists".