#1
Alright... well I LOVE playing guitar, don't get me wrong. Especially electric.

But I have a couple problems.
1. No motivation to keep playing ELECTRIC as often as I used to
2. Growing nails out for classical guitar (no 2 hand tapping)
3. My guitar + pedal + amp sounds like sh*t
4. Basically number one again... iunno what to learn.

Any suggestions? Opinions? Answers?

Thanks.
-Mike.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#2
This might be a dumb question, but why would long nails help you play classical?
#3
Quote by rmcgdd
This might be a dumb question, but why would long nails help you play classical?

Sorry, I'm into lists today.
1. Better tone.
2. Louder.
3. More control.
4. I've been trying to learn how to tremolo pick with my nails.

BTW, not classical rock; classical guitar, as in nylon strings.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#4
Cut your nails and get some fingerpicks.
Heads will roll. Throats will be slit. Blood will flow like springs of water.
#5
Quote by mafropetee
Cut your nails and get some fingerpicks.

Lol... those are bad for the strings...

I don't NEED to 2 hand tap. I'd prefer having nails as well.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#6
TS, are you high by any chance?
"Music is an expression. Not competition." ~ Woe, Is Me

Guitar
ESP LTD Viper 400

Amp
Orange Crush 35LDX
#7
Quote by Thebiz
TS, are you high by any chance?

Umm, nope. Sorry.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#8
So, you only want long nails on the picking hand, not the fretting hand?
#9
1. Playing with other people helps motivate me to play more. Don't try to start a band or anything, just find some people to jam with and you'll have more fun playing and learn from them (even if they don't play guitar, people have cool ideas you can play with, you learn new rythms and stuff, ect.). That's what I find, at least.

2. ....Not sure how to give advice/help on this... how nessecary is 2 hand tapping?

3. I'd say save up for a new amp over all new gear. A half decent guitar sounds much better through a good amp than an amazing guitar through a crappy amp.

4. Back to one again, I guess?
#10
Quote by rmcgdd
So, you only want long nails on the picking hand, not the fretting hand?

Obviously. What would be the point of having nails on the fretting hand?
If you've ever played guitar with even slightly long nails on the fretting hand, I'm sure you'd find it very hard to do.

Quote by james4
1. Playing with other people helps motivate me to play more. Don't try to start a band or anything, just find some people to jam with and you'll have more fun playing and learn from them (even if they don't play guitar, people have cool ideas you can play with, you learn new rythms and stuff, ect.). That's what I find, at least.

2. ....Not sure how to give advice/help on this... how nessecary is 2 hand tapping?

3. I'd say save up for a new amp over all new gear. A half decent guitar sounds much better through a good amp than an amazing guitar through a crappy amp.

Thanks man, I have been trying to get to jam with some other guys... that's kind of the reason I'd like tog et better at electric again.

2 hand tapping isn't THAT neessecary...

I am saving up for a new amp.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
Last edited by Fryer Mike at Feb 2, 2008,
#11
I know, long nails get in the way of fretting. Thanks for the knowledge.
#12
Quote by Fryer Mike
Umm, nope. Sorry.


That might be your problem...lol jk

I would suggest getting new gear...new pedals, pickups, equipment, etc. Also learning songs in a style you wouldn't normally play also helps to up your skill.

James4 has some good suggestions...
"Music is an expression. Not competition." ~ Woe, Is Me

Guitar
ESP LTD Viper 400

Amp
Orange Crush 35LDX
#13
It's weird though... with classical guitar, I'm always very motivated to learn the whole song, and take time to do so, but when learning electric songs, I always just give up.

I think maybe I'm choosing things too easy for me, or too hard.

I really don't know any good songs on electric anyways, or full good ones.
I can play most of One, but that gets REALLY boring.
I also want to learn sweeping...
This is frustrating though...
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#14
Maybe your going through a gut-string phase? Go with the flow, it's all good.
#15
try taking a short break or setting a goal for your self once, you see how close you get to that goal and or reach that goal it feels great.(make sure its not to large a goal though!)
I try to do that when im not motivated and it helps ALOT.
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#16
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try taking a short break or setting a goal for your self once, you see how close you get to that goal and or reach that goal it feels great.(make sure its not to large a goal though!)
I try to do that when im not motivated and it helps ALOT.

Well I did that, with Arpeggios From Hell, by Malmsteen.
But I just stopped learning it.
Maybe I'll pick up on that again. I really wish my amp didn't sound so damn muddy though.

It never used to... It just started a couple weeks ago when I stopped playing it so often.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#17
eh check the settings one of my guitars or amps did that turned out the pups were just needing to be broken in and i needed to turn up the treble a little bit(to much bass in your guitar setting can do that)
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#18
What?^^
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#19
sorry i was rambling
the muddy thing is probly just your settings.
it happened to me before. just turn up your guitars treble a little bit(all the way if you want) and cut back on the amps bass.
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#20
Nah, I haven't changed the settings in ages.
Plays:
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
BOSS RC-20XL
#21
try it anyways my dog manages to mess all my stuff up and i turn it on and am like WTF
besides mabey youre changing youre tone preference
i used to have a jakson dinkey which i thought was awsome even though it was metal(i like classic rock and blues) but then i played it again and was like THATS WHAT MY GUITAR SOUNDS LIKE?
just try the settings thing and if it doesn't work change it back... nothing is lost
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