its been a while since i been here. i quit music but now im thinking of jumping back in. but i wanna do it right. guitars and amps i like instead of just getting junk.
i need a little help on a guitar i got my eye on. the epiphone les paul studio goth. i liek the look but i need someone to tell me a little more about it. how close is its neck to a lp customs?
this is the first one.
the second one (and im getting it later is the epiphone les paul prophecy ex custom. i love the look and. custom necks are my favorite since playing on the epi zw custom.
the next part is amp. im looking for something with alot of chunk and ballz thats a combo and between 200 and 500 bucks. im thinking about a blackheart 212, randall 100 watter, crate 120 watter or a line 6. any help of super chunk. not alot of twang
slap and sweeping both have become passe' to me. its more or less because everyone hears a bassist slap and goes "thats really cool" and has to learn it. you'll always hear most people slappng when you go into a music store. its just the same as sweep picking, which is simply rakeing across the strings in a scale instead of a chord.
my comps been acting up. i tried to post this earlier, but it kept failing.
well folks, i got my incometax check in today and decided to go to nashville to see if i could get that yamaha. i get there and walk into the bass room. IT WASNT THERE!!! i was devistated but not disheartened. i walked around looking at 6 string basses. modulus (3 grand plus), the other yamaha, a grand. Ocean, out of my price range too. i just happend to look at what they had displayed in the middle of the room. and before i say it. i must apologize to the users of this product. i've given the company alot of s**t because of all the screwed up insturments i've gotten, but this one made me change my tune. what they had in the middle of the room was an Ibanez SR 506. brand new. i played it and was wowed. wowed enough that my old schecter is now gone and this one remains. i love it. the neck is as comfortable as the yamaha was. the bartolini pickups are smokin' hot. i can barely turn up my GK. and i like the 3 different EQ knobs it comes with. all in all. im satisfied. and again, sorry ibanez users. the SR series rocks
buying from a trusted site, Musiciansfriend, Music123, AMS. is usually a cheaper way to go. if you tried them and like what you played, then ordering online is fine, but if you want it right there and now. get it from the store.
your lows mids and highs are your EQ. if you crank your highs and drop everything else, youre going to get a higher sound. mids give a midrange sound, and lows are the bass. tweak 'em and you'll get it.
Gain: if its independent from your volume and depends on amp,can either be:A) how much distortion is in your amp or B) a volume booster.
i think presence is more like a contour feature on some amps (if im wrong, i know someone will correct me). it just fleshes out the sound. im not really sure about it or frequency
that depends muse. if you go to a mom and pop shop, youre going to pay a bundle. and it depends on what monster cable you get. im looking at the studio pro 1000 cable now. is like.. 150 (usd) for 21 ft.
slick bass. though it looks blue, its something with tranparent colors that make them flipflop in the light. both trans black basses ive had (both esp and peavey) looked like a deep purple in different lights
aerobic finger excercises, lol. find a few dozen songs that keep a solid 8th and 16th note rhythm. one i will suggest is billy idols rebel yell (flame shield up) because it keeps a steady run, i played it in a band and we played it pretty fast, i think about 145 or 150bpm where best guess its at 130 bpm. but you'll notice the change in your playing stamina
4 string, 5 string.. 444 string, its a bass. it goes by what you like as much as what you need. i play 5 strings exclusively 5 strings now, but at one time i only played 4. now im wanting to jump one farther and get a 6 to get used to. then i'll probably play 6 exclusively. its a matter of feel. just play them, see what feels right in your mits. if you got small hands, a 5 string might be too much. if you got big hands. it might be perfect
i could actually see having a robot if you played for goo goo dolls will all their crazy tunings. my philosophy is simple. have an extra bass in the alt. tuning if needed. or be a sport and learn transposition. there's been many nights i've had to transpose something on the fly. usually playing a s****y bar and learning a song on the juke or from the DJ
KORG chromatic tuners Delerium, i've set up floyds with it better than the musicshop in jackson. if there's any percentage off. its not too noticeable. but i swear to the moon and stars that i'll never set up another guitarist floyd rose. thats a nightmare
here's somethign i used to use, i learned it for a song in a band. i had to emulate a train taking off with my bass, so start with your open. slowly at first, then gradually pick up speed until your galloping along
for some it is a misconception. unless you play like cliff willams of AC/DC. then you have no problem with the switch. granted the bass is a longer insturment, and is an octave lower. but the more you play, you will notice several differrences. where the basic rhythm of a song on guitar is usually confined on guitar, the bass can form runs and fills to add depth and flavor
this was a tuning arguement i had with a guitarist. what makes it funny is the guitarist has been playing over 20 years. me a measly 7. but.
we had been playing a song for a while in DROP C#, and the singer wanted to try it in its actual tuning which is D STANDARD. the guitarist said, and i quote, "if we tune to D its going to be lower than how we play it now, (mind you we werent changing the position, but only the tuning). i argued with him for about an hour (to no avail) that it will be higher. he still thinks its lower.
why buy a bass that tunes itself when you can buy a bass with good tuners or just buy good tuners? i wouldnt shell out the money for one. my basses stay in tune pretty well. and i check my intonations every time i change strings. so its all good there.
i have a set of flats on my shecter and a set of rounds on my squier, the rounds have a punchier sound where the flats have a mellower, flatter sound. i like my flats more due to my fingers slide better.