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divinorum69Do you have motivation for other things? If not, you may be depressed or have health issues. Most of the time I'd say it's just motivation and lack of time that affects decision to play, but my son has serious problems with depression. When he's feeling OK, he's a playing machine, when he's depressed, he has a hard time doing anything. This seems to vary over time. Just a thought. Good luck with the playing!
Wow, that sucks. Did you play just after taking a shower or something?
What I was supposed to say earlier, is that when I started losing interest in playing guitar, I realized that it was due to my musical taste veering away from guitar oriented music. After I realized this, I switched to bass full time, problem solved.
What I mean here is, that your taste in music will develop, and your own style should probably follow. If you start losing interest in guitar oriented music (which I recall you mentioned in that post I killed), maybe you need to approach music from a different perspective. I know that feeling, when you're no longer motivated by your favorite bands and you kind of feel bad since it feels like you're abandoning old friends, but trust me, trying to fight it and clinging to that nostalgia might not be what your musical hobby needs. I think you should embrace new styles and new favorite bands and focus on things that motivate you. If you gain interest in piano music, maybe you need to play piano. If you don't feel like playing guitar, you probably shouldn't force yourself.
Just because you started as a guitarist and a fan of guitar music, doesn't mean that you have to force yourself to be a guitarist for the rest of your life. Maybe you need to try something new.
Because I'm one hell of a professional moderator, I accidentally pressed the "edit" button instead of the "quote" button on your post, and didn't notice it until it was too late...
I'll see if I can fix it before Jet fires me, you have my apologies. I had some good advice in store for this thread, but I'll get back to it in just a moment. Sorry about this.
EDIT: Ehh, there really is no way I can think of to view post edit history and a page this new doesn't have any cached versions either... really sorry for murdering your beautiful post. I'll check in with Jet and Neo if they know how to reverse this.
Unless you have musical obligations or professional aspirations, why feel bad about not playing? I played non-stop when I was high school and college, and now that I'm in my thirties, it can be hard to find motivation some days, even though guitar is a significant part of my life and income. It's just a natural part of growing up and realizing that you have a lot of things competing for your time and energy.
Music doesn't have to be non-stop excitement for you to get great joy out of it. Take the opportunity to see how music fits into the life you have. Set longer term goals that are attainable without hours and hours of practice. Start enjoying the stuff that can do with music, instead of lamenting what you can't.
divinorum69 Have you tried recording and composing? It can be much more motivating to write music and work on it. Get a DAW, like a Reaper, and a cheap audio interface and look into composing. Another sure fir way to get more motivated is to find people to jam with.
Lots of things could have caused the problem: too thin of a finish coat (which is what it looks like) paint incompatible with the primer, improper curing, heat, cold, humidity, dryness, etc...
but if it were mine, I would simply sand it down and repaint it.
Nope, not banned, just chose not to play the silly games some mods felt like playing
Yes it is.
With all their shouting and insulting, they outcome would be very different in real life. Sure I'm making a judgement, but in all likelihood the reality would be very different from the portrayal. The irony is that they are the opposite of what they seem to be.
I really hate having a guitar as good as my Standard. Every time I buy a new guitar, I play it for the first two weeks or so then I go back to my standard. I've never played a guitar as good as that and every guitar I buy, I never like as much...
Yeah, but they were still building old VW beetles and split-screen campers and selling them as new until a couple of years ago down there
I can kinda understand your point, but I do not agree with your line of thinking. People customize things to make them more personal. Yes you may loose some resale value, but most don't count on resale value.
Like I have said I have customized several $1500+ guitars in my life. My PRS I completely striped the finish off the neck because it is more comfortable for me to play on.
A lot of people like certain aspects of some guitars, but like or want something slightly different than others. To make this happen they mod them.
Because its obviously not what he wanted, don't tell a man his business. Not everyones plans on reselling everything he owns.
Its really tough to say that guys from 20-30 years ago are overrated. EVH and Randy Rhodes and Jimi Hendrix and Tony Iommi can never be overrated. They did things nobody else was doing. They laid the groud for the guys doing the amazing things they are doing today. If not for those guys doing what they did, Misha (who makes my underrated list) would not be doing what he does. If any of you think guitar playing would have gone from simple 1 3 5 blues strumming to sweep picking without a few Jimmy Pages in between, you are crazy.
Yes I am a nobody, but Slash is overrated. I don't need to be the greatest guitarist ever just to say that somebody isn't as good as everybody thinks he is. I work in a music shop, and when I hear someone play Sweet Child O Mine, it is just like Stairway to Heaven or Smoke On The Water. When someone tries to play it, it just seems like a "look at me" attempt.
Overrated: Jimi Hendrix
Underrated: Billy Corgan (who has a similar style but better)
Any asshole who has picked up a guitar for three days will say hendrix is god. But he is not. Sloppy, bad live playing, simplistic compositions. So what if he "played" guitar with his teeth. I could do that and it would sound equally as shitty. He had some good tunes, but nothing technically groundbreaking.
Corgan.. Isn't the best by any stretch of the imagination. But he never really gets recognition on a guitar standpoint. He is... Douche, yes, but listen to the solos for Geek USA, Soma, and Mayo. Geek USA was kinda a cacophony, but overall he has a very good sense of lyrical phrasing and rhythm.
Michael Schenker is also awesome!
Yeah, dudeman could use the search function. Or maybe he could just make a new thread. It's the internet, guys. It's not like we're going to use it all up if we make a new thread for something that's been discussed before. Big long threads are clunky and get off topic and are filled with old information. Maybe someone has changed their opinion since but didn't think to call the old thread from the grave.
overrated: Obviously hammet. Anyone with half a brain can tell this guy sucks. Buying his sig guitar is like saying "I want to play the guitar like a total jackass".
Cooley. Yeah. He plays fast. What does he play? I dunno I can't pay attention for more than 15 seconds.
Rhoads. Best thing this guy ever did was ask someone to make him a cool guitar.
underrated: Mansoor. Yeah everyone is talking about him nowdays-- but not enough people as far as I'm concerned. This guys solos are always so freaking good and not just pointless shredding either. Super structured and liquid fast without sounding like Cooley making a milkshake.
Muhammed Suiçmez. I don't even know what to write about this guy he's just too good. And I'd say he takes a reasonable amount of responsibility for way too technical death metal.
Karl Sanders. This guy acts ridiculous. I've seen Nile a few times and he is so fat and drunk and weird. But the stuff this guy writes is crazy. I know a lot of people knock this band for 'everything sounding the same', and all I would say to that is... nah, not to me.
that was my experience, less than 10%.
it just depends on your local country's import laws. i know from what our guy in Argentina (divin with the wife pic request up there ) said the duties could equal the actual cost of the instrument, so it's different everywhere. (still though, if you import it and pay the D&T, your retail market price locally is probably a lot higher).
I got a wife when I went there, who eventually bought me a guitar.
Custom guitars have very poor resale value dude. Moot point.
Why not? I have modded $2000 Gibsons because it is what I wanted. I have seen guys relic $3000+ guitars and make them look 40 yrs old. It is called customization and lots of people do it
Thanks! I guess that's kinda accurate. It's meant to be a heavy rock/blues track That's EZDrummer. It's quite good. It costs around £80.
Hi Phil - sounded good to me. I'm no expert, so the only comments I can think of are to ask if there some way of adding some warmth to it? It's probably just me but perhaps a little sterile? It could be the drums, I'm not sure and am not doing a good job at articulating my feedback.
Sorry - it's part of not knowing jack shit about recording..are the drums supposed to be that loud?