If you're a beginner I wouldn't recommend a Floyd Rose bridge. They're very hard to use and inconvenient unless you stay in one tuning. Look into Ibanez RG series they have some pretty cheap decent guitars. LTD has solid guitars as well, and Schecter. Try some out at a guitar center before you buy them. For pickups look at Seymour Duncan or DiMarzio high-outputs. They usually handle a distorted sound the best, or just look for ones designed to play metal. EMG's are solid but they're weakness is getting a good clean sound out of them.
Floyd Rose's intonation is odd, and they recommend you always use standard 10's on them. Also, the truss rod can get out of sync with the strings when you use .12's. It will only accept a certain tension, and it really depends on the scale length of the guitar. I feel like you'd have to put in a extra spring or two in the back. You could always try lighter strings on the bottom and keep 60's for your E and A string
For really good tone I like to mic the Shure SM57 right on the outside of the speaker, along with another behind the amp. You can get some cool tones my mixing together different spots. Usually I like to get signal from both the mics into the interface and put a high pass filter to cut the mud out of the mix. Just play around with your EQ and delay as well.
Try the new PRS \m/ pickups. They're a little expensive, but they have really good output.
I believe Periphery (at least bulb) uses Bareknuckle pickups. I don't have much knowledge about them but you should check em out. Avoid EMG's, the only good ones are active. Seymour Duncan makes a good SH-6 distortion for a bridge pickup but for neck pickup you can't beat the SH-2 jazz.
I was listening to Thousand Foot Krutch's "Live at the Masquerade" today when I noticed something weird. At the end of their performance of "The Flame in all of Us," the guitar riff shifts from the verse's normal riff to an exact imitation of Rage Against the Machine's "Testify."
Check it out and see if I'm crazy or what. I don't know if the guitar player meant to do it or what was going on, because the guitar at the end isn't in the album recording of the song.
Learn the shapes. Start with the basic 03-02-02-02-03-03 shapes and then work your way up, for the E minor pentatonic for example. Major scales are a bit harder, they are essentially the same shapes, just in different spots. If you're a beginner, in which it appears so, root notes are always important, at least to me, in solos. Root notes are the note of the key, played all over the fret board, and I have a tendency to try to start and end on one, but it's whatever sounds good to you personally, which is what guitar is all about! If you have any more questions, you can message me, I would love to assist you
Condolences shouldn't be thrown around as such, but they're never meant to bring any harm to anyone. But yes, it pisses me off when I see someone cuss out someone in a tweet then tweet a bible verse or say they're praying for something. Its just called hypocrisy.
We are working on the first album, which is mostly some good first songs to do, just a good demo cover album. We play Blink-182, +44, Angels and Airwaves, Avenged Sevenfold, 311, Rise Against, Seether, and some originals. We will communicate over Windows Live Messenger, and if you are interested please PM me with your first name only, yahoo or windows live messenger id, and your level of interest and commitment.
I am starting an online band. I will be a drummer and right channel guitarist. I need a left channel guitarist, a bassist, and a singer. Please give me replies and PM me with questions. We will do original and covers. Blink-182, Avenged Sevenfold, System of a Down, AVA, +44, Slipknot, and anything anyone wants to do. I am more of a person that would rather have fun in a band rather than rushing people. I think we will communicate over Windows Live Messenger or email, everyone's choice, we will record in Audacity, and I am an experienced mixer so I think I can take the time to mix. Please respond!
Bullet My My Valentine Rage Against the Machine System of a Down Trans-Siberian Orchestra Apocalyptica Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomucosis Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives Avenged Sevenfold Breaking Benjamin Red Hot Chili Peppers Crosby, Stills, Young and Nash Children of Bodom and.... 311 lol