That's actually a really cool idea. I think that it should all be on one dollar bills, and that it should be released in increments like the state quarters were. The articles could be split into parts, and the amendments would be one separate bills, so one bill for the 1st amendment.
Played a bunch, only because I was too nice to say no. A friend of mine would come to me 3 days before a show and ask me to play bass, and I'd learn the songs, go to practice and realize that the rest of the band barely knew the songs because they were asked 3 days ago too. In fact, this happens all the time with this kid.
EDIT: It's obvious it didn't go well, and we were asked for an encore? The last time sucked though, the whole band stopped playing and I was the only one left. We were playing the Trooper.
Their instruments look amazing. I'm surprised I've never heard of them. Anyways, if it looks good to you, then go for it. I'm thinking it is probably similar to a P Bass is terms of the neck and such. Anything you buy will most likely be better than a squier.
I definitely approve of the Ibanez S420.Ibanez guitars defintely great guitars, and their S series is my favorite. However, weigh all of your options. There are Epiphone, Schecter, ESP, Jackson, and Fender (Their blacktop series is pretty cool) guitars in that price range, and they're all good. So try everything you can.
You'll wreck your combo amp. By taking a the speaker out and going through the power amp in, you're taking the the powered signal, meaning it's hot, and putting through the section of the combo amp that is meant to take the line level signal and turn it into a powered signal. The electronics of the amp aren't built to handle a powered signal like that to pass through it.
Sorry, but I think the shape is ugly. No props from me. :/
EDIT: The guy above me is probably right too, my first act guitar was made out of shitty plywood and had ZERO sustain. So, if you feel the need at least strip the paint down to the wood and check it out.
have you tried out any of the Ibanez acoustics in your price range? I have an AES series acoustic and it was $350. IMO, it sounded WAYYY better than the Gibson acoustic I tried out. HOwever, it didn't pass the test against a Taylor. haha
Technically, the number of tracks you can record at a time is dependent on your computers sound card. So, yours might need to be upgraded. My favorite way to record is by mic'ing my amp and sending the microphone signal through a USB sound interface into Audacity, or Reaper when I had the trial. I dunno if Ardour works on Windows or not but that's also a possibility if you've used Pro Tools before.
Edit: Oh and like the guy a few posts up said, don't use effects, except for Distortion. But make sure you mess around before making any final takes because you want to find the sound that works and sounds best when recorded. 10 Highs and Lows and 0 Mids do NOT sound good recorded, and neither does a cranked gain knob.
Let me start off by saying that unless your playing a large outdoor show, you should NOT mic the drums, and depending on the size of the amps, they shouldn't be mic'd either. A 10 watt bass amp? Well okay. But 100 watt tube halfstacks are probably a no go. The amps are close enough to the drummer for him to hear, although putting a monitor on him wouldn't be bad just in case there is a bass amp that needs to be mic'd.
It sounds like your problem is that your playing too much (I know, shoot me; blasphemy). Have you ever heard the saying, 'Too much of a good thing is a bad thing'. Well that's what happened. In your post it sounds like you just went from normal playing to super excessive amounts of playing. Generally, it is best to give your arms a rest every half an hour to an hour. Just take 15 to 30 minutes break. Your muscles aren't used to not playing now, so they tightened up after your break. Try and normalize things, and don't go to extremes, play for a little then rest. Eventually your arms are going to become used to it.
I have that Planet Waves cable. So far it's been pretty decent. I don't like that it doesn't really want to "snap" in though it just kinda fits there. It's weird, and I also don't like that it feels kinda flimsy, but it's good and long. haha
No problem, but I didn't mean to say it was a genre, just a dance. If you could call it that haha. I listened, it wasn't bad. You have good tone, but you were rushing like crazy. Anyways, it was good. Great job bro.
I'm afraid to inform you that you have miscategorized Asking Alexandria, as they happen to be a Post Hardcore band with metalcore tendencies. Crabcore is a movement made popular by the lamest band to ever grace (ahem, insult) the Earth with it's prescense, Attack Attack!, and as such will never be anything remotely tasteful, nor "cool".
Anyways haven't given the song a listen as my computer has suffered a crash and I have yet to install Flash player yet.