#2
I guess Guitar aquisition, have numerous guitars and basses, amps, and pedals.
I have Washburn guitars 'Maverick Series' and bass 'Bantam Series' and a few pedals and amps, but man I wish to have more patience and drive practicing my playing, if it's equal to the modding itch, then I'm golden.
#3
[In response to your comment on a different thread]

I use round wounds.
#4
Seriously though - About 3 years ago I nearly cut off the index finger on my left (fretting) hand with a chain saw (long story). After surgery, 2 months of physical therapy and almost a year of wood-shedding, I was able to regain about 90% use of the finger.

Since then I've had to adapt my fretting technique a little. For example, if you label fretting fingers as: index = 1, middle = 2, ring = 3 and pinky = 4, I have trouble now when I play notes moving between fingers 1 (bad finger) and 3, so in many cases I have to use 4 instead of 3. It's related to the stretching or reaching for notes. It's only a minor adjustment, and I don't use it in all cases - I just mix it up so that my bad finger doesn't get sore.
#7
Quote by smtp4me
Seriously though - About 3 years ago I nearly cut off the index finger on my left (fretting) hand with a chain saw (long story). After surgery, 2 months of physical therapy and almost a year of wood-shedding, I was able to regain about 90% use of the finger.

Since then I've had to adapt my fretting technique a little. For example, if you label fretting fingers as: index = 1, middle = 2, ring = 3 and pinky = 4, I have trouble now when I play notes moving between fingers 1 (bad finger) and 3, so in many cases I have to use 4 instead of 3. It's related to the stretching or reaching for notes. It's only a minor adjustment, and I don't use it in all cases - I just mix it up so that my bad finger doesn't get sore.


Sounds like you had a Tony Iommi experience.
#8
Quote by smb
Could be technique, gear, whatever. What's your unusual thing?


Looks like you've got a T-rex problem. Try using garlic to get rid of those pesky dinosaurs. Since I've implemented garlic into my diet, I have yet to see one.
#9
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Capos.

Others may consider my... enthusiasm... for Warwicks as a weird thing. But it isn't, because they are phenomenal. You're weird. Shut up!

The fact I don't own an amp at all anymore. The joy of only ever playing places with a decent FOH.

All impressively weird

Warwicks though...I always hated Warwicks, then I found one I needed to own...then I had to sell it to get by and now I really really need another Warwick despite still really hating them
#10
Quote by smtp4me
I use round wounds.

consider yourself appropriately shunned
#11
Quote by smb
consider yourself appropriately shunned


Forget about strings - how does a T-Rex play with those short arms?
#12
Quote by bar2271
Sounds like you had a Tony Iommi experience.


Basically. When I started PT, the therapist asked what my goal was, which I promptly answered: "To play my guitar again". Sounds corny, but still true.
#13
Quote by smb
All impressively weird

Warwicks though...I always hated Warwicks, then I found one I needed to own...then I had to sell it to get by and now I really really need another Warwick despite still really hating them


They wouldn't show me how they make their obviously crystal meth based glue when I was at the factory.
#14
unfortunately, warwicks have brand recognition so i've never been able to find a used thumb within my price range. lesser known custom brands tend to go a lot lower second hand. i got my sage in pristine condition for $1300 with a hard case and an extra set of strings with a little haggling

OT: i play with my thumb more than my other fingers, to the point where i only use regular fingerpicking when i feel it totally necessary for the tone.

i also slap perpendicular to the strings (straight down rather than a hard pluck). i can do either, but for whatever reason i can pretty reliably slap that way faster and more concisely than i can double thump. it also helps me get a sharp, cutting sound for when i'm playing punk and metal since i don't like using a pick if i can help it.
modes are a social construct
Last edited by Hail at Apr 11, 2016,
#15
"Doctor, Doctor, will he be able to play bass after the surgery?"

"Why, well of course he'll be able to play bass!"

"Gosh, he never could before..."
#16
I tend to "hook" while playing fingerstyle if I don't watch myself. (playing with just the index finger)

And yes, my fretting style changed a bit after cutting off part of the tip of my fretting index finger.
#17
Quote by anarkee
I tend to "hook" while playing fingerstyle if I don't watch myself. (playing with just the index finger)

And yes, my fretting style changed a bit after cutting off part of the tip of my fretting index finger.


ME TOO!!!

#18
Quote by anarkee
I tend to "hook" while playing fingerstyle if I don't watch myself. (playing with just the index finger)

And yes, my fretting style changed a bit after cutting off part of the tip of my fretting index finger.


I hook and rake a LOT. keeps things a tad funkier.
#19
i have a knack for playing bass like a guitar. I mean, it kind of is a guitar... whether it be my metal band, or a simple jazz/funk tune. I'm constantly overplaying. I make it work for the most part, but its got its downsides
#20
Quote by slap-a-bass
i have a knack for playing bass like a guitar. I mean, it kind of is a guitar... whether it be my metal band, or a simple jazz/funk tune. I'm constantly overplaying. I make it work for the most part, but its got its downsides


it's not overplaying if you have 0-1 guitarists
modes are a social construct
#21
Quote by Deliriumbassist
I hook and rake a LOT. keeps things a tad funkier.

Yeah. Tend to use my middle finger though? I don't know if that's weird.
#22
Quote by smtp4me
Forget about strings - how does a T-Rex play with those short arms?

badly