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hated the last amp before i quit (or took a vacation, either way) it was an old as dirt peavey. super twangy.

i had a fender frontman 212 and hated the tone until i put a digitech processor pedal with it.

one i loved was the crates i had. had a old 60, a 120 stack that was a lil feedy and a 212 120 watt that gave me good tone.
not huge on tube amps. im a solid state guy.

mainly metal, rock, blues. used isnt a big deal but sometimes buying used amps is a bad thing
im so particualar about amps but i usually end up getting crappy ones that i hate.

when i played music the last tme, i loved amps with serious chunk. the last one i had had some serious twang. i hated it. now im looking for someing with hardcore ballz and alot of chunk.

the ones im thinking are

blackheart
line 6
crate
randall

i know its gonna be a combo and its gotta be atleast 75 to 120 watt. serious chunk and between 300 and 500 bucks. any help
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.
im just doing it quick
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

thanx
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.
good deal man. it takes a little time to get used to the different size necks, best thing to do from here is close your eyes and get the positions in your head
its different tonally. instead of just being able to play the semitones. you can play and slide through all the different pitches.
nails are bad. as said they give a bad metallica twangy sound when you play. also you dont finger pick exactly like you do an accoustic. you use your index, middle and later on, maybe your ring finger


about as good as i can do now on a pic. i'll get some here when i go and buy another camera
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
you can actually get a pretty decent guitar and amp individually for that. i'd suggest getting an ESP M-50 and a small practice amp.

or a decent squier, washburn, epiphone, etc
there are alot of things you can carry over. note positions, scales, etc. but there are many differences in bass too.

as for which to get. ima agree with the esp and J.

the J you get the J pickup, the esp you get P and J pickus.

but i think the ESP has a 35" neck where the J has a 34"
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.
anarkee, youre a good friend but, im going with my gut here

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glad im not on this. i would have been off in 10 post, lol
gotta go oldschool on cool hip hop and rap bass lines. check out public enemy, beastie boys. some dre and eminem have some pretty cool bass lines
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Actually, I think that'd change the range a bit more, making it like... a soprano guitar. Falsetto guitar!



could you imagine the size of a 444 string bass. you'd have strings as thin as light gague guitar strings all the way up to strings larger than barge cables. you'd have to stand on it to play
Deffinately a good deal, but i'd play it and check it. but it amazing what you can get from people who are hurting for money
i've seen the fender guitars, bass V.I.O.S or something like that. i couldnt imagin cranking a 6 string bass up 5 steps. yeesh. that'd put a lot of tension on the neck
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
what gague are you playing? because 2 steps down on a 5 youre going to want some massive strings
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
its just like a 12 string guitar. too bad musicians friend doesnt carry the actual 8 string bass. the biggest they got is the 7's
most of the time it will stay on the skunk stripe. the only time you have to move it is if your doing more complex runs.

i have a pretty good sized mit. so keeping my thumb in the middle of the neck gets difficult on my higher strings durring runs.
a reletively hard song for a 4 string is DT's Another Won, i have a little trouble on the chorus and his solo breaks before the guitar solo jam me up all the time.
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
2 steps

1)pick up yer bass

2)play like there's no tomorrow
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.