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Thanks for the kind words!Thanks for chiming in Buckeye, I think it's really good to have someone speak out to their fans and especially with such a level-headed and genuine post.
I can totally empathise with you on the evil youtube comments, the lack of interest in originals... everything except the runaway success being a surprise.
You have an extra subscriber here.
I must have missed the part where somebody called it "ground-breaking". I also get the impression you didn't read through my response to the TS.this guy is just your average shredder.
Why is it so ground-breaking??
His point is that the complexity and technical ability required to play something has little to do with the appeal of that music to most listeners (myself included). Some people completely ignore this fact and choose to put down others' taste in music or original compositions because they expect a certain level of proficiency to be demonstrated. It's a very shallow-minded way of thinking, but unfortunately it's very prevalent, especially on internet forums and media sites.If you're arguing about what music you like, your argument is purely subjective and thus worthless. You can argue objectively about the complexity and the ability required in music, so this argument, far from being redundant is actually the only laudable way to argue about music.
Oh man I've developed some pretty thick skin having read comments on my YouTube videos for the past few years. (Some people are downright evil.) Don't worry about it.Wow!my respect for you has increased by miles..your reply was very honest and sincere...
I would love to see you do a vai or a Paul gilbert cover...metalcore does not exactly exhibit technical abilities or skills..sure there are some hard ones but some arent...
After I saw your post I suddenly felt like a douche
forgive me if I in anyway offended you..
Of course the KillrBuckeye one is more accurate.Yeah starting to get it, but the tab i'm using atm isn't that good does anyone know the best tab out for this?
Or what would be easier to play, i'm guessing it's very much the same tab just with different frets?
Your Metal Zone pedal is essentially doing the same thing as the amp modeling on your GNX (minus the cab/mic/room simulation). If you want the "true tone" of the Randall, you should be using its internal gain circuitry for most of your distortion. Try that and see if your 7-string sounds better.I've mainly been turning off the amp modeling and stompboxes on the GNX because i want the randall's true tone and just using the metal zone for all of my distortion and using the GNX for effects.
Sure is. Pretty good clean tone for those dull, lifeless, EMGs, eh? But what do I know? My ears are apparently bad.Hey Killr, is this you?
I'm sorry, but this makes absolutely no sense. If the signal coming out of the guitar is not clipping, then it can be digitally processed without clipping. I have a background in digital signal processing, so please speak in technical terms when trying to explain where this "unavoidable" clipping occurs. Tons of bands are using amp emulation in the studio these days, and they manage to record without this clipping with active pickups.
Also, gain levels will have no effect on clipping, if you then turn the volume up to compensate for less gain. It's about sound levels.
I assume you meant SS amps instead of tube amps, but I still don't agree. The whole purpose of the gain/drive setting on a preamp is to adjust the input level. If the signal from the active pickups is too hot, it's just a matter of turning down the gain on the amp to prevent clipping.Dude, it's absolutely true. EMGs and other active pickups WILL clip through tube amps. If you can't hear the clipping, you're either not that loud, or you have bad ears. (I can hear clipping on your youtube, some slight stuff on the rythym section chug parts. It's not loud enough to be massively noticeable, but when you gig, it probably is)
EDIT: Nice playing though. I liked the song
I've used my EMG active pickups through solid state amps for many years while gigging. If it's clipping, I certainly can't hear it and nobody has ever mentioned anything to me about it (even with clean tones).^ Actives clip through SS amps - it's a fact. Not opinion.
Such much hostility here... I was just making an observation that I found interesting. I wasn't suggesting that Fear Factory doesn't belong in this forum.Head mod approves it -> no-one cares what you think.
Incidentally, if you'd bothered to read the thread as well as the list, you'd have seen that it's there for traffic reasons, not doucheist elitebag reasons. Whinge about the list not being edited for the last two or so years, not the fact that it exists.
On a further note, labelling is useful, whether you believe it or not.
"Hey mate, can you recommend me some METAL?"
"OK, have some Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage, Morbid Angel, Darkthrone, Carcass, Meshuggah, Dream Theater, Napalm Death, and SYL!"
"No, I didn't mean that, I meant METAL!"
"What kind of metal?"
I noticed that your eager to post about Trivium or some gay band that your best friend with the black nail polish played too you or you heard on the radio.
Nope. The numbers I listed are correct. Think about what fixationdarknes said:Joke
I think you should actually consider that you might be wrong (which you are) before throwing a "=/" face at me.i thought, (and i'm pretty sure it's) .09, .11, .16, .24, .32, .42 for a set of 9's... i think you should get your decimal places correct. =/
Actually, no. Typical light gauge high E string is 0.009".That would be thinner than a high e string
Thanks! Have you seen my two originals yet?off topic, ^^^ loved ur as i lay diying - the sound of truth cover on youtube
I disagree. I use them with my POD 2.0 and X3 and they sound fantastic. I also used them through my Marshall 8100 Valvestate.EMG 81 ... I love them through a nice tube amp, but they sound God awful through SS amps.
Will someone tell my freind's band that they suck?
That my friend, is the internet. Full of idiots who need to insult others to make their lives feel good.
Why do I think that's going to stop a lot of you from commenting on youtube?
A little? LOL. I'm curious to know why, but let's take this offline. I'm going to send you a PM.Hahaha you got me. Metalcore just pisses me off so much I feel a little biased towards it.
Hey DEATHPANDA, speaking of opinions, don't you think if you're going to give Ikonoklast trouble, you should at least change your sig to read like this?That's not an opinion you dump ape. Let me correct that for you.
Well said, and GO BUCKS! (Hopefully you're a fan since you live in C-Bus).No, compromising your overall sound from your original vision to appeal to everyone's taste is selling out.
I used my 8100 for many years and never got "fed up" with it. Also, the amp modeling that you hate so much is used on more and more recordings these days. Chances are you wouldn't even be able to tell the difference. Maybe you hated your Spider amp, but it's unfair to base your opinion of digital amp modeling on your experience with a single combo amp.If its cheap, then hell yeah go for it, but in another year (or less) you'll get fed up and want to replace it, so ide probably wait and get something abit better
I'm not sure why it's so hard for people to accept that some artists are perfectly happy with the sound they get from SS / modeling amps. I have links supporting the list of artists I mentioned who used the Valvestate amps. I'm not sure about MrSandMan's list, but I easily found links to several articles where Wayne Static talks about using Marshall solid state amps. One of the articles is even from U-G.To put it that way:
Pics or it didn't happen.
I've seen people claim Zakk Wylde and Kerry King play MGs, too. And that they can "Get a perfect tone" out of those amps.
I agree with you. I don't hear any difference in tone or sustain between guitars with bolt-on necks and those with set-thru or neck-thru-body construction. The one undeniable advantage that set-thru or neck-thru construction offers is playability at the higher frets. The big block of wood where the bolt-on necks attach to the body is definitely somewhat of an impediment; however, if one has only played on guitars with bolt-on necks, he/she would probably never notice.It does... But about as much as having a set neck vs. a bolt on neck does sustain... Which btw has been scientifically tested and bolt ons have *slightly* more at most frequency ranges.
So get the guitar that looks and feels right to you. The shape is basically unimportant.
Well I guess according to you I still don't have an ear for tone after 14 years of playing. I guess Chuck Schuldiner and Dino Cazares also don't share your refined ear for tone. Regardless of what you think, there are many people who are quite happy with the sound of this amp. Why not let the OP decide for himself?@Killrbuckeye: As important as the points you mentioned are (especially the first one), I have to say: It's obvious that tastes differ. There are people who like Marshall Valvestate amps, but on the other hand, there are also people who like being kicked in the nuts - if you like it, fine. Yet I wouldn't encourage anyone to do the latter because I think it's a bad idea. And I certainly won't encourage anyone to buy an amplifier that I think is horrible (yes, it is far beyond bad imo, indeed horrible).
The problem with solid state Marshalls is that when you are inexperienced, they actually sound good to you. But when you start developing an ear for tone, you will hear all it's shortcomings.