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Metronome, metronome, metronome..... did I mention a metronome 😁
I use a orange cr60 pro amp, I love it as I can get awesome cleans as well as a nice dirty sound that ist too heavy, I know oranges are renowned for their heavier styles, but I roll off the gain on the dirty and it has a very nice tone to it
I love the sound of Dan auerbach he's kinda got a vintage sound going on with his guitars
Hi guys, Am on the market, looking for some vintage blues sounding pups for my mim strat. What's the ideal pups for this sound I'm after?

Cheers
So I'm still trying to get the hang of tremolo picking, I can do it at about 80-100 bpm with my wrist but then all goes to shit when I go to change string, it just feels awkward and un-natural I find going from the high e string starting with a down pick is easy but the going from low E starting with an up pick or even down pick is much harder. Is this part of the movement from my elbow when swapping strings because I try to keep my elbow and shoulder relaxed. Any suggestions guys?
Hi guys just a question about the Fender standard range. Now that Fender have discontinued the Standard range and replaced it with the player series, will this make the standards price go up if selling it second hand?
Hi guys, so me and my band have decided to start having our rehearsals in my garage and are now looking at buying a cheap ish PA System for vocals only but MUST have some reverb effects on the mixer, there will be no other instrument going through the PA system bar vocals. I've been looking into PA systems and am really struggling to find one that would work well. We will be using a e-kit with its own monitor at about 100w a 60w guitar amp and a bass amp. Any suggestions on what I would need to keep vocals above the npise and nice and clear. Thanks in advance. I don't really want to spend above £300.00
I should of mentioned that this was recorded on a phone in a live setting so yeah all live recording here guys. We usually get the track down rough before finish it so we can get a good idea of where were taking it 😊
Hi mate, thanks for the review of my track. I listened to so alive he is and what I can say is the vibe to this track is really cool it has that awesome 80s vibe that I love and hints of a bowie influence . It won't be everyones cup of tea but to a musician I can respect your hard work and efforts. Keep up the good tunes man
Thanks for reviewing my track dude. You're song reminds me of the early 00s and the music I used to listen to. Struggling to hear your lyrics but that's no issue as the melody is pretty cool. I really like the guitars in this too man, I find that they're recorded very well
Hi people, I'm the drummer from my band royal elephants and have just wrote this track for the band. It needs some extra work and some new lyrics in the verses as they're just repeated so far. Other than that critique away I will c4c
So I usually write my songs with a melody first because I find that the melody is one of the most important things in a song and the most memorable, but I find that I just back my songs with chords and would like to start adding riffs and new techniques in my songs. I don't know if this is a thing but is it possible to write a riff over a song that already has a melody and chords? Not sure if its a daft question... I've tried it over some of my songs and I feel that it kinda works if its not too messy. Is there other bands out there that do this or is it usually riff first then make a song
Can anyone give me some advice when trying to tab lead guitar.. is there any software out there that can help isolate lead parts? Im trying to work on "your love is my favourite band" by The Vaccines. But really struggling to hear little lead parts in the chorus as its pretty fast 😏 any help would be welcomed. Thank you.
Bigbazz

Oh right, awesome! Do a lot of players use this technique?
Hi guys, so ive been practicing my tremolo picking and seems to be coming very slowly! I just wanted to ask about a technique ive been playing with because I find it easier to tremolo pick and switch strings. So instead of starting my tremo picking on a down pick, going from low E to high e ive been starting with an upstroke/up pick and i find it easier to go to the next string, is this a normal technique or is it a bad habit that will haunt my playing when I get better at tremolo picking?
Hi guys, am trying to learn this solo from one of kols old tracks the solo just stands out as awesome to me and would love to play it but having trouble with the tremolo picking at the start... are there any ways I can practice to get better at this? Solo stats at 1:35
Hi dude, I feel you passion for music! Thanks for the review on my song. I do think you need some work on your vocals to help the song flow better and also the drums they seem a little messy, But I can understand that cuz programming drums is a freaking nightmare! I like the tone of your heavey riffs and also the slow picking parts! Overall I think room for improvement but I does sound good
Hi mate, thanks for the review on my song/songs. I really like this it sounds nice and heavey! Would like to hear some vocals and melody over the top of it to get a real feel of your stlye! I feel the music its self has a lot of work put into and I can feel emotion from it so for that reason I really like it. Really good man!
Thanks for the replys! Ill have a listen to your guys tracks and give em a review 😎
Explorerbuilder

Im just following some advice I found online. Was told once nitro base coat is on leave it to harden for a week. Then clear coat and leave it again for another week before wet sanding.. but yeah nitro laquer does have a melting phase, my clear coat will melt to my colour and then harden so then i can wet sand.
Hi guys, 2 songs to review here!

Me (the drummer) and the frontman both write seperatly for the band and then bring to practice to work on as a band. These two songs are prime examples of seperate work!

Take a listen and tell us what you think 😃





Thank you
kentrock

Repainted it waiting 7 days for it to cure then am clear coating it 😁
Hi, so ive had to prime and colour my guitar again as i messed up the first time! My question is to anyone that has done this before... do i sand my colour coat, or do i clear coat and then sand? Am so confussed with this step.. i wet sanded my colour coat last time and had to start again as i went through the paint lol but my colour coat has orange peel effect going on now but looks really good! Will a clear coat and wet sand sort that out?

**Edit** I forgot to mention its nitrocellulous spray I am using!
kentrock
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXXxgAugb9m/

Thats whe i was spraying so yeah ill probs sand it as it is and then spray again hopfully the colur will stick!
Ive not got any clear coat on it yet but not sure weather to sand it down to primer again to spray it surf green? Am very new to spraying so really unsure :/
Hi guys,

Has anyone got any tips on eliminating ground loop hum/crackles?

Im going through a Fender aby pedal to a line 6 spider 60w guitar amp, and then to a 150 bass amp, not 100% sure on brand of bass amp as its not mine but I can find out. From the aby to the bass i also go through an octave pedal for the bass. This really does sound amazing when it works but for some strange reason when changing amp effects we get ground loop hum and its so annoying! Sometimes if i do one amp at a time then bring the other one into power it can help but not all the time... any tips? Ive looked into getting the radial hotshot thats got a ground lift on it but dont have the cash for that yet so any tips with my cheaper fender aby would be appreciated
Hi guys, so ive been spraying a kit guitar surft green and came to start wet sanding today and unfortunatly on some of the edges where I thought there was plenty of paint its gone through to the primer I wasnt pressing hard just lightly and there I saw it, such a shame as i made the top almost like glass! Does this mean I have to do the whole thing again? Or is it possible if i buy some more spray to touch it up or will it look a mess?
ExDementia

Its indie/rock with a bit of blues in there. And maybe playing places with good pa systems that can mic us up and some that dont so a bit of both
Ahh okay thanks for the info. 🙂 ive been looking into an Orange crush 35rt.. says 35 watts would this be good enough to gig? Ive basicallly got 200 to spend on an amp.. any recommendation as i want one for gigging 😎
Ippon

Thank you for the help 😁
Sorry if this question seems stupid but I am new to amps, Ive been given a Fender Frontman 25r 75w 230v-50Hz amp... what watt is the amp isnit 75watts? And good enough to use for gigs?
T00DEEPBLUE getting a bassist isnt an option atm were advertising but having no luck so its until we get one... so you say crank up the mids? Were newmto the whole amp and electric sound so what kinda settings do i crank up? Sorry if it sounds dumb but weve been an a acoustic driven band before now
Hi guys, am after some advice with getting a bigger/better sound from a guitar amp when playing live! We are a 3 peice band with one guitarist, synth and a drummer! We dont have a bassist. We want some advice with a getting a much bigger sound from the guitat to help fill out the sound so it doesnt sound as empty and tinny as we feel we just drown the guitar out when we play live and we struggle to hear when we are live as it doesnt cut through well. Were using an epiphone les paul so i know its not the greatest guitar in the world be we really need some help with this. We play indie/pop/rock with a hint of blues and rnb if that helps

Thanks in advance!!
Hey guys a song that I wrote for my band.. C4C, Its a rogugh live demo so not fully complete yet!
Hi, please check out my new song/demo. Its recorded live, I will C4C back!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SpobV1RrrU
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I'm not sure what would be on the DVD past what is freely available elsewhere.

I've had some success building the popularity of bands on the local scene, and it's not really rocket science. Basically making a good band is a small part of it. Once you have that down it's all about promotion, and willing to dedicate cash towards promotion.

I'm happy to give specific tips if you like. Or at least, what has worked for me.


I would be happy to take some tips
Hi all, I've recently been looking into marketing my music, and I am always looking for new ways to reach out to new people turning them into fans. As most of you guys/gals will know on here that are in bands themselves, its difficult getting people to listen to your music never mind liking it or buying it.

I for one think that's to do with how many musicians there are... I feel as a musician trying to promote your music, we're all doing the same thing, and by the same thing I feel we are mostly promoting ourselves to each other, for example soundcloud, there are more musicians creating music on there than fans listening, and I know a lot of musicians don't really care about what the next guys doing so it kind of makes you feel no one cares about your music, not in all cases but I would say most.

I write music because I love doing it, it makes me happy. And I love the feeling of writing something that I like myself and that I would listen to even if I didn't write it(sounds strange, I know). So ask yourself this, would you like your music if you wasn't the one creating it ( I cant think of a better way of explaining this question lol)

Anyway, I've kind of gone of topic so back to it! What I want as a musician/band is to play bigger shows, get more fans, go on tour and all the stuff that comes with it... and truthfully I don't care about the money aspect of it, if I could eat, drink and have a roof over my head that's good for me.

I've done some research and came across this http://www.musicmarketingmanifesto.com/

Scam or legit? Not sure tbh, its really hard to tell, I cant find anything bad about it on the web anywhere, which makes it harder to make a decision on. I know this is more about marketing and selling your album which yes I would love to sell my album for the reason that someone likes my music enough to purchase it, but am more interested about getting those fans and getting people to the show etc..

What do you guys think about this? does it seem legit, or would you steer clear...
Pill Trove Peace is a great track man, I love that funky feeling bass and that drum beat gives off some hip-hop style vibes simple yet so effective. This kinda reminds me of streets of rage music, 2D side scroller, beat em up. I find the melody flows well throughout the track and I too dig the tone of the lead. This song definatly sets the tone for summer vibes! Great work man, I enjoyed it very much. If you havnt heard of streets of rage take a listen here man, what a game! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pueJhc9XF1c&list=PL816B151251004764&index=4
Hey all, Have a listen to my new demo, let me know what you think! I will C4C your track too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6YANAGA3WQ
So I started lesson a few weeks ago now, the guy is a good guitarist and really, really knows his theory but that seems to be the only thing that he's teaching me, I told him that I am more interested in learning my guitar skills and techniques and I already have a small basic understanding of theory. but every time I ask something he always comes back with saying you need to know this and this to be able to do that etc... Am not sure am learning how to be better at guitar playing with this teacher, every time I ask a question he relates back to theory techniques. I've literally played the guitar in his lesson for about 2 minutes and listened to him talk the rest of the time. Is this the normal teaching process? or is he just trying to make out that I need to know all this theory to play guitar? Not sure what to do tbh... Any advice?