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Quote by Somekid94
Maybe you need new pickups? I'm not an expert in dealing with things like that...

Anyhow, assuming you are buying a new guitar, do you want a Floyd Rose on it?

yep i would sure like to have the floyd rose feature but it wont bother me as long as the guitar is bad ass enough.

i want to get a new guitar but i will also look into getting new pick ups for my old guitar. then i will have two bad ass guitars.

thanks for devoting some of your time to help me.
na, i debunked everything and its the guitar, =(
i really like my Ibanez but it is really getting kind of old. i really loved the floyd rose bridge on it too.

the guitar keeps getting more staticy every day. re-soldering the wires did nothing to help. its definitely not the amp because my dads jackson doesnt have any problems with it.
Quote by Somekid94
Answer us these so we can give you a much better array of answers:

What is your budget?
What music do you play? (I'd assume metal)
What amp do you have?
Do you already have another guitar?



up to about $600 but prices go down if i buy online.
i have a line 6 spider 4 15, but i also have a pedal board.
i already have an Ibanez RG 320 DX
Quote by nickdohle
what type of BC and Deans are you looking at?


once i choose the brand i want to go with i will go to my local guitar center and test some out to make my final decision.

i am looking at getting either the kerry king v type or the kerry king warlock for B.C. Riches.

i am looking at a few of the Dave mustaine v's with album graphics or dimebag darrell (idk exactly the name, but its really pointy) with lightning graphics for Dean guitars.
Alright im saving up for a new guitar since mine is kinda old. i am having a bit of a hard time choosing between---------
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v

B.C. Rich
or


Dean



i am looking for some perspective here. i play mainly heavy metal such as Slayer and Megadeth. i here great things about both brands but i cant make up my mind.
How this thread works:

Have you ever found something you really wanted, but then found something else of the same kind you really wanted and couldnt make up you mind as to wich one you should get. Then, in this thread you are free to ask for opinion on the items you are torn between. hopefully what you get back is helpful enough to make your decision.

good luck!
the post was about trying to get people who do hate school to look at it in a different veiw and realize it is actually good.

the post did not say that all school are the best, but as long as their is something to learn, try your best to learn it.

its not like i dont have any problems with schools.

for instance i dont like that schools in massachussetts hire their teachers from teacher unions.union teachers suck, and if you have a problem with the teacher and report it to the pricipal or superintendent or something. those union teachers cant be repremanded unless its a union repremander. i had a teacher that would never give a kid extra help, ever. if a kid came up to her to ask a question she would tell them to sit back down. thats not very cool.

i also dont like how the teachers will teach only to the required amount of information to get their kids ready for the big state test. in my case the MCAS.

the mcas is a stupid system if you ask me.

i have my problems with schools, but since im only 14 there is not much that i can do.

so i try not to think of those things when im at school, i go to school to learn.

if any of the parents posting in this thread are responsible tax payers, wouldnt you want your kids to go to a school that your tax money is paying for? unless of course your kids go to a private school or something like that.

to the kids, would you really want to waste your parents money by not paying attention in class. because its not like many families can just throw money out for something that isnt going to used for the purpose they paid the money for.
as it says:

Education / Training
Employers prefer to hire those with technical school or apprenticeship training
i go to a voc. tech. school and the school has deals set up with certain companies, that will hire kids straight out of high school.

also my dad always tells me that my first job doesnt have to be in the trades and that it probably wont be. hes right my firxt jobs probably going to be at a super market. but because i payed attention and obtained many skills in school, i will be able to get a job in the HVAC/R trades. plus my dad some day wants to hand over his business to me. if i want to do even close to as good as him at what he does im going to need all the education i can get.

dont think im just some cocky, thinks he knows whats going on but really doesnt 14 year old. because im not. i have conversations with my dad about business and business laws all the time. he always talks to me about ways i can make my chances in the real world the best i can. my dads business is very succesful. since it is a small business and he owns it, i can ask him if i can come with him to work on the week ends, and i go there, he teaches me what he has to do and why he has to do it. his employees make average salary of around 60 grand. that is at the high end of the usual national average salary though.

Wages
In 2008, the US annual wage range for Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers was between:

$31,070 - $51,670

this is for national average but my dad has friends that are in this trade working on industrial equipment making an average salary of 80 grand. and guess what the funny thing is they went to the same school im going to right now with my dad. what my dad and those friends keep telling me is that school is what got them to the point they are at right now.

also what is cool is that my dads friends arent a part of a union so, that explains that what they are telling me about school being very important, is true. making that kind of money and not being in a union means that his point is something to remember.

if he were in a union i wouldnt be as determined, because unions will always pay their workers more money. but unions have many disadvantages that if you want to know youll have to do your own reseach.

here are some facts from cdm internet for a hvac technician

Outlook
It is anticipated that in 2016, employment for Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers will number 317,359.

There will be an increase of 2,549 new positions annually (0.87%). This means that this occupation is growing about as fast as average.

Instructional Programs

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR) - A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, install, service and maintain the operating condition of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems. Includes instruction in diagnostic techniques, the use of testing equipment and the principles of mechanics, electricity, and electronics as they relate to the repair of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Knowledge
People in this occupation usually describe themselves as having education or training in these areas:

Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


Education / Training
Employers prefer to hire those with technical school or apprenticeship training. Many, however, still learn the trade informally on the job.

Many high school and postsecondary technical and trade schools, community colleges, and the Armed Services offer 6-month to 2-year programs in heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Students learn the basics of installation, maintenance, and repair, as well as electronics.

Applicants for apprenticeships must have high school diplomas.

Job Description
Install, service, and repair heating and air conditioning systems in residences and commercial establishments.


Interests
Crafts - High scorers on the Crafts scale usually:

•prefer to work with tools and objects rather than with people and words
•like to build things
•want to see practical results from their work
•enjoy mechanical activities
•like work that requires physical strength

Tasks
People in this occupation usually engage in these work activities:

1. Study blueprints, design specifications, and manufacturers' recommendations to ascertain the configuration of heating or cooling equipment components and to ensure the proper installation of components.

2. Cut and drill holes in floors, walls, and roof to install equipment, using power saws and drills.

3. Wrap pipes in insulation, securing it in place with cement or wire bands.

4. Measure, cut, thread, and bend pipe or tubing, using pipe fitter's tools.

5. Fabricate, assemble and install duct work and chassis parts, using portable metal-working tools and welding equipment.

6. Obtain and maintain required certifications.

7. Comply with all applicable standards, policies, and procedures, including safety procedures and the maintenance of a clean work area.

8. Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring.

9. Test electrical circuits and components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.

10. Reassemble and test equipment following repairs.

11. Inspect and test system to verify system compliance with plans and specifications and to detect and locate malfunctions.

12. Discuss heating-cooling system malfunctions with users to isolate problems or to verify that malfunctions have been corrected.


Skills
People in this occupation usually describe themselves as having these abilities:

Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


Quote by heminder
i did well at school.
i did well at uni.

i'm still unemployed.
no, academia is not important.


either you really are lazy or unlucky.
i am 14 i just got into high school in august, i am a high honors student with a good attitude. and i am really good a guitar according to everyone i know. i posted this for kids in high school or middle school. dont pay attention if your an adult that is already out of school. because it obviously doesnt apply to you.
i know i may be sounding like your parents, but, ITS absolutely TRUE. your heart may not be set on school it could be on your guitar, bike, paintings, or whatever. but no matter what it is, this applies to you. im not saying you cant love your hobbies. im just saying you cant put a hobby as your first priority. if it interferes with school, move it out of the way, do get frustrated. do what ever you got to do to do good in school.

if you do know what im talking about and do have a good additude towards school, good for you and keep it up. as long as you have a good attitude it will seem so much easier to get good grades. by doing good in school you are setting yourself up for a healthy, well lived life. by getting good grades and being on sports teams, and also if you do have a special skill, such as instruments, art,etc. colleges will look at that when seeing if you are good enough to apply.

doing badly in school is a no no. if you will. if you are a trouble maker and are getting detentions all the time that goes on your record. im not saying fooling around isnt bad. i do fool around alot in school but not when a lesson is taking place. teachers will have to speak to me sometimes but i get no detention, because i dont go overboard with fooling around. colleges will look at you and go "nope he/she aint ever getting in here!" when they notice suspensions, or any other kind of negative.

not caring about school and slacking may seem to you really easy right now but eventually your going to have to depend on a job to make money. and you are definiteley not going to live a happy or healthy life if your only making 20 grand a year working at walmart.

it was 7th grade when my whole life changed. before then i was a trouble maker and got poor grades, in the c range. i wasnt happy and i was getting in trouble and getting yelled at constantly. i was very lazy, and what i thought was great was that it was easy.

i was in the wrong mind set.

whe it got to 7th grade about half way through the year i got sick of bringing home progress reports and getting myself a new ass ripped for anything below a B.

so i started by trying to get my grades up, this takes a while nut when you bring home the report card. trust me its so worth it. this i had to do by fighting with all the strenghth i could to focus in class. (this was very hard for me seeing as i have wicked ADHD.) but i did it, and for once i understood how to do the paper work she passed out without any extra help.

then as i started getting better grades and realized high school was approaching i had to think of what i was going to do after those final four years. this is when the big change happened. i got a new attitude and began to like learning because i had a goal. my goal was to get into the local voc. tech. school so i could learn the trades. the reason for this was because i knew all the regular town school system was going to do was get me ready for college. i wanted the voc. tech. school because it would get me ready for life, say i didnt want to go to college right away. i wouldnt have to to get a job that required skills learned either through the school or as an apprentice.

to get into the school i had to apply then get interviewed and if i didnt get good grades for the 3 years i was in middle school i would not be able to go.
i got really determined. it may have seemed as if i had opened the door to my brain and welcomed knowledge in. now im getting A's, im happy, i have more friends because of my smarts not because of stupid things i do, i love school, my parents are very proud of me and my path is leading me striaght towards alot of $$$ as my teachers had explained to me.

i want to wrap this up but here's my point in a nut shell: get a better attitude and put your mind to it and good things will come in life.

hope you all understand and will take some of my advice


the reason thet i write this is because i think it is unfortunate that most teens dont give two flying craps about their education.

i am sick of what the government is doing, all this wellfare crap.

i think the best wellfare some one can get is nothing. not giving some on all the wellfare the government is giving poeple will make them work for their own money.

most poeple on wellfare crap are unemployed and are to lazy to look for a job, instead they stay at home and collect the governments money wich originally belonged to us responsible tax payers. just to let you guys know im fourteen so thats my parents money.

yes, i know some poeple out there are incapable of things and do really need this kind of wellfare. but they are the only poeple that should be getting it because they are paralyzed or have other dissabilities that restrict them from being able to provide for themselves.

if some one does good in school and goes on to college they will be more likely to get the job they want. im not saying it always works out that way but when you apply for that job and they see what kind of education you have, thats a big part.

i go to a voc. tech. high school so if i dont want to go to college i will still have the choice to go straight out into a skilled trade.

if i wanted to go to a technical college afterwards then i would make more money in the skilled trade than i would just coming out of high school.

if you dont believe me, do your own research.

theres a great site that we use at my school it tells all the aspects of the trade.
http://www.cdminternet.com/index.jsf;jsessionid=02F3B61CF81B17FD6CDBC0516F47D1B3?ep=cdm&cid=14323