1. Post #1361
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    December 2005
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    Something I've been working on for a while. Feel free to criticise!
    Best thing I've heard from you. Honestly, that sounds REALLY good.

    I'll add some constructive criticisms: Playing-wise, 0:32 sounds a bit sloppy, as does the transition at 0:38. The heavy riff after isn't as tight as it could be. Mix-wise, it sounds a little flat, like it needs to be more stereo. And it's probably my new headphones that I'm not entirely used to, but it sounds a little bass-heavy and thick for my tastes. Though that's really a personal thing. Aside from that, it sounds great.
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  2. Post #1362
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    October 2009
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    Best thing I've heard from you. Honestly, that sounds REALLY good.

    I'll add some constructive criticisms: Playing-wise, 0:32 sounds a bit sloppy, as does the transition at 0:38. The heavy riff after isn't as tight as it could be. Mix-wise, it sounds a little flat, like it needs to be more stereo. And it's probably my new headphones that I'm not entirely used to, but it sounds a little bass-heavy and thick for my tastes. Though that's really a personal thing. Aside from that, it sounds great.
    Thanks a bunch!

    The bass is dominating at some parts of the song and I will lower it more when the song is done entirely. The transition sounds a bit off because the heavy riff before the clean part stops so suddenly and it same goes for the part that starts after the cleant part. Some background noise would make it blend in a bit better I bet, so that's what I'll try next.

    As for the mixing, it's not ready yet, because I wanted to try out how the song would sound when mixed and smacked together.

    Thanks for the criticism anyways, I'll see what I can do about the stuff you pointed out in the final mix.
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  3. Post #1363
    I sell weed to elementary school students
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    February 2009
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    DAT GUITAR
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  4. Post #1364
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    dat gimmick
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  5. Post #1365
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    So i'm at best buy

    daddario 9s or 10s for 3.79 a pack

    I think I can deal with 10s for 3.79
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  6. Post #1366

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    That's pretty decent deal, cheapest i have seen has been 4€ (for Daddario 10's).

    I play GHS mainly these day's, they are good enough, and go for 3.50 some times. Long living too, at least with me since i have pretty low tension on strings most of the time. 8's on e standard w/ 0.3mm action on E at 12th fret.
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  7. Post #1367
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    daddarios are normally 5 a pack around here so 3.79 is pretty amazing

    that's gonna be nice when I'm buying strings for the guitar I keep in all fifths, I normally buy 3 different sets and mix and match for that one
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  8. Post #1368
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    September 2006
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    When I had my employee discount at best buy I was buying d'addario's for $2.50 and because there is no sales tax in Anchorage I mean $2.50.

    I am stuck on D'addario's EXL140 10-52, still have my light strings for bending and the heavy strings if I wanna drop my tuning.
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  9. Post #1369
    YOU'RE NOT ONE OF THOSE PRANCY FANCY DOLPHINS ARE YOU
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    I've been using GHS mostly because of their normal top, REALLY heavy bottom strings. .10 to .60? yes please
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  10. Post #1370
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    When I had my employee discount at best buy I was buying d'addario's for $2.50 and because there is no sales tax in Anchorage I mean $2.50.

    I am stuck on D'addario's EXL140 10-52, still have my light strings for bending and the heavy strings if I wanna drop my tuning.
    Anchorage? As in, Alaska?

    Edited:

    I've been using GHS mostly because of their normal top, REALLY heavy bottom strings. .10 to .60? yes please
    Woah that's a pretty sweet string range. My preferred DR .10s were I believe .10-.56
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  11. Post #1371
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    .012-.54 or bust
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  12. Post #1372
    Played it for the plot
    Dennab
    October 2008
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    .012-.54 or bust
    um .008-.062

    Edited:

    behold the glory of all fifths
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  13. Post #1373
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    September 2008
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    I've been using GHS mostly because of their normal top, REALLY heavy bottom strings. .10 to .60? yes please
    I use the same 10-60's , also use the Dunlop ones, same gauge and boomers 11-70's for extra low

    Only for my floyd rose I use DR 10-56
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  14. Post #1374
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    .13 - .80 duh
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  15. Post #1375
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    going by my current gauge of bass strings, you have a bass A string on your low E
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  16. Post #1376
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    September 2009
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    I think there's some kind of difference between guitar and bass strings. Guitar strings are supposed to be looser when tuned to pitch than bass strings. Something to do with the cores that makes em sound different
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  17. Post #1377
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    I think there's some kind of difference between guitar and bass strings. Guitar strings are supposed to be looser when tuned to pitch than bass strings. Something to do with the cores that makes em sound different
    bass strings usually just have a regular guitar core but are wound twice
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  18. Post #1378
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    How would you use power chords in a song titled "No love in hell"?

    I'm thinking it as a hard blues rock.
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  19. Post #1379
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    Dennab
    June 2008
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    A friend of mine is giving me a disassembled Fender MIM Strat for free. All I need is the bridge and it'd be fully functional assuming the electronics work right.

    Since it was already disassembled, I was thinking of maybe painting the body a different color. Maybe new pickups.
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  20. Post #1380
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    Just a little improvisation thing, playing around with an effects set


    Oh, I also threw in a bit of the Tristram song from Diablo towards the end
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  21. Post #1381
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    May 2009
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    A friend of mine is giving me a disassembled Fender MIM Strat for free. All I need is the bridge and it'd be fully functional assuming the electronics work right.

    Since it was already disassembled, I was thinking of maybe painting the body a different color. Maybe new pickups.
    Black hardware? Green body?

    That is really nice man, I even have a good bridge for you.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/MIM-Import-U...ht_1856wt_1163

    It won't let you down.

    Maybe you should add a zebra humbucker in the bridge :3


    Also looks like you are missing the neck plate?
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  22. Post #1382
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    Riddle me something, builder dudes.
    About how much does putting a plain solid color finish on a guitar body require in terms of materials and time?
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  23. Post #1383
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    A friend of mine is giving me a disassembled Fender MIM Strat for free. All I need is the bridge and it'd be fully functional assuming the electronics work right.

    Since it was already disassembled, I was thinking of maybe painting the body a different color. Maybe new pickups.
    paint it like this



    and put a Barekuckle Painkiller in the bridge with nothing else
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  24. Post #1384
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    Riddle me something, builder dudes.
    About how much does putting a plain solid color finish on a guitar body require in terms of materials and time?
    depends on how you want the finish to look. anywhere between a few days to about a month. solid color will take only a few hours of actual work. as far as materials, you can do it with spray paint if you want, but personally I prefer to dye the wood, seal it, and give it a thin clearcoat with colortone spray lacquer or a polyurethane paint depending on how I want it to look, feel, and sound. I generally only use around 8 coats total (more if I'm using a particularly porous wood like mahogany) but some people will do up to 20 coats if they're doing something crazy like triburst on a koa body

    Edited:

    paint it like this



    and put a Barekuckle Painkiller in the bridge with nothing else
    that sounds painful

    I don't know about the rest of you guys but I generally use neck pickup only

    sometimes I'll even roll off the tone knob depending on what I'm playing
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  25. Post #1385
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    September 2006
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    Anchorage? As in, Alaska?
    That is correct sir.
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  26. Post #1386
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    February 2005
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    That is correct sir.
    How's the meth?
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  27. Post #1387
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    April 2007
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    That is correct sir.
    Jesus man you most definitely qualify for "middle of nowhere" status
    For some reason I thought you were from Europe...
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  28. Post #1388
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    December 2005
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    and put a Barekuckle Painkiller in the bridge with nothing else
    I still don't understand why anyone would ever only put one pickup in a guitar. There is literally no advantage besides cost, and the neck position sounds too awesome to give up
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  29. Post #1389
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    I still don't understand why anyone would ever only put one pickup in a guitar. There is literally no advantage besides cost, and the neck position sounds too awesome to give up
    I use my neck pickup more now that I know that it gives me a deeper sound.
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  30. Post #1390
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    absinthe's Avatar
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    the more treble the better

    hell if I could put the pickup behind the bridge I would
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  31. Post #1391
    MasterDragon
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    I am so determined to learn this shit:


    I can improv some of it already.
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  32. Post #1392
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    April 2012
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    It's a good song
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  33. Post #1393
    Captain Armed Dildo, Master of Ratings
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    February 2011
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    the more treble the better hell if I could put the pickup behind the bridge I would
    bridge with integrated pickup.
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  34. Post #1394
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    I still don't understand why anyone would ever only put one pickup in a guitar. There is literally no advantage besides cost, and the neck position sounds too awesome to give up
    It usually provides a fairly different tone. For example, when you've got a 2 pickup guitar, the neck pickups magnets are still affecting the strings. Les Paul Juniors sound goddamn kickass. May be something to do with the P-90 though.
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  35. Post #1395
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    Dennab
    October 2008
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    If I was gonna get a single pup guitar I'd put it right in the middle and and have a beefy tone control and treble bleed on the volume
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  36. Post #1396
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    Jesus man you most definitely qualify for "middle of nowhere" status
    For some reason I thought you were from Europe...
    I don't live there right now, I moved back to Spokane, WA.

    I was born in Kenai, AK which is WAY more remote and a lot smaller than Anchorage. I spent about 3 years in Alaska to visit my family and then I came back Spokane.

    I wish I was from Europe but... nope. I am an American, nice to meet you.

    As far as the meth Banned? It killed one of my cousins while I was there and got a couple more addicted. But that is a longer story than I am willing to share.

    I love Alaska but I am young and active, I mean I am a backwoods kind of guy but the only fun you find in Kenai is the fun you make for yourself. Anchorage is a different story, it reminds me of Spokane.
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  37. Post #1397
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    It usually provides a fairly different tone. For example, when you've got a 2 pickup guitar, the neck pickups magnets are still affecting the strings. Les Paul Juniors sound goddamn kickass. May be something to do with the P-90 though.
    We'll see soon I guess. My Ibanez only has a bridge pup in it right now because I'm still gathering funds for the neck pup I want. I'll be sure to do some before/after recordings.

    Actually I will admit that I don't hate this guitar with one pickup. Because I put a neck pickup in the bridge and has a much less bitey sound clean, but still sounds really tight with distortion.
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  38. Post #1398
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    I think my guitar's neck is more curved than it should be.
    Is it bad If I'm able to press all the strings beyond the last fret (22nd), pluck them somewhere in the neck and they vibrate fully, from the nut up to the last fret, as though I were pressing a fret normally?
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  39. Post #1399
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    That probably has to do with the height of your nut. The strings aren't sitting right off the frets, the nut brings them up a little higher than that.
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  40. Post #1400
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    January 2009
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    I am pretty sure it is due to myself testing higher tensions weeks ago, though.
    In my last string set, a .011, the first string broke and so, out of boredom, I wondered what would the 5 string guitar sound like if I tuned it a little higher. I think I got up to G# once, and ended up leaving it one night on that tension, or something similar (~G tuning). After I changed the strings to a .010, I felt as if the strings were higher than before.
    If that is the case, how can I fix this problem?
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