At least before you took it apart.
no idea what it sounded like properly, the active EQ was dead because the battery was flat. I gave it back already as well. it sounded alright I guess, when I gave it a quick play to see what it was like. that was with the super old manky as fuck strings though.
Since the Musicians Gig Room is somewhat deserted, I'll post this here too for C&C.
New song I finished earlier today.
I don't particularly like prog metal but that's pretty decent, well composed and good playing. I do have one gripe about your tone though: the low frequencies are a little muddy while the high frequencies are crisp and clear. Probably something to do with tension and not something you can really fix without a multi-scale instrument but it was bothersome enough for me to notice it throughout the song. It shouldn't be a big issue unless high and low frequencies are going on at the same time.
Wow. So here I am playing a '79 JEM through a first act
Youtube's been having an issue recently that fucks with loud sounds, which creates some nasty fuzz on things that are loud, and this is pretty damn loud. His amplification method, whatever it is, always had a really nasty inharmonic bite too (guessing solid state, don't remember)- throw in the fuzz and it makes notes pretty much big chunky pulses. The low end and high end are probably in tune, but I can't even verify it because everything midrange downward is so goddamn broad it's basically percussion. Ran it through a spectrum analyzer for a laugh, and I can't even identify anything below A7, it's just a big poofy blob, so I don't think you're really hearing the pitch down there. Also, there's something horrible happening in the stereo field, and I can't tell what.
Basically, Youtube is a bag of dicks. Upload it on Soundcloud or something, Hullu.
No offense, but I just don't 'get' metal, so of course I didn't like it. I'm probably not angry enough for it. Your playing isn't necessarily bad, though, the music just did nothing for me.
But yeah youtube definitely murders sound quality.
Well angry probably isn't the best word, but that's the feeling I personally get from metal, that's the feeling I feel that the songwriter is trying to deliver to me through harsh music. I personally don't get harsh with other people unless I'm angry.
Like how soothing is the feeling I usually get from jazz, upbeat is what I get from beach boys style shuffle songs like wouldn't it be nice or california girls. But then metal is.... well, there's no way to write the sound that metal makes in my head without sounding condescending, but let's just say it's not pleasant.
I honestly think it's just the aesthetics of metal that happens to turn me off. The style, the picture that gets drawn in my head when I hear the music (which I know that probably sounds stupid but please bear with me). Like, to me, jazz wears a stylish hat, plays a nice looking hollow body, he's a real cool cat who mellows out the room, everyone takes in the good vibes. And then there's metal.
I'm not necessarily against distorted sounds, you can have distortion in something and still call it rock. Jimi Hendrix made a fantastic career of it. It seems to go from rock to metal though once it takes on the characteristic of being 'hard', 'heavy', 'brutal', that kind of thing, you know, all those adjectives that generally mean bad things but for some reason become applied positively when you're talking about metal.
Like I said, I probably just don't 'get' it. And I'm not saying there's anything wrong with metal, I'm sure a lot of people think the sounds I like are unpleasant, too.
you're doing it wrong
I don't know about you but that to me seems exactly like what I described, except with a trumpeter instead of a jazz guitarist, I personally feel pretty mellow having listened to it. So I don't know where I went wrong.
jazz is about hyper-tension, blue-balls, and drug highs.
good jazz at least.
Well there's all kinds of jazz, but yeah, basically that's what I was describing. Maybe it's not good that I think that type of person is cool, maybe I should get some better influences.
But anyway this is what comes to my mind when I think 'jazz guitar', the Gershwin aria for the lyrics 'summertime... and the livin' is easy...', and then how around 3 minutes in Joe takes it to swing-zone, and then breaks it back down to the summertime part.
fun times: here's joe pass on a fender jaguar
On a related note
I'd love to have an old Jazzmaster or Jaguar, but to be honest, these new Kurt Cobain ones don't seem half bad for what's on offer, and they're pretty affordable. I'd like to have one.
nah the jazzmaster and jaguar is all about those pickups which the kurt cobain guitar doesn't have anything to do with, lacking those awesome single-coils.
in the middle my jazzmaster has the greatest bell sound i've ever heard, a clear deep thud accompanied with a soft twang.
and the original mustangs are just these beautifully tiny brittle sounding bees.
Yeah this one is set up really differently, but some point in the video they demonstrate the switches at the top which allow you to set up the phasing in different ways, it can go from sounding like a telecaster to full on humbucker, it has a certain versatility you wouldn't find in a normal one with only single coils.
Like I said I'd love to have a normal one but this one gets me a little interested. The fact that it's a weird cross between a few different ideas is what I like about it. The short scale, slackness, third bridge, but with a humbucker at the bridge and a single coil in the neck, it's just crazy, it's like someone ate four different guitars then shit that one out.
i wouldn't really get a jazzmaster for versatility. when you buy that guitar you should know the sound you're getting.
jazzmasters have the best pickups no exceptions
only thing I don't like about jazzmasters tbh is the pitiful sustain
what are all these horrible metal and jazz stereotypes doing in this thread
get out all of you
stylish hat and distortion
if anyone thinks there's anything horrible about gershwin melodies then I don't think we can be friends
Cuz it ain't necessarily so.
clarinet glissando's erryday
Also, just found out that Parker is shitting out a 7-string guitar!
Would totally sell ass for that, but it costs like 6,000€, so I don't think my ass can take pounding like that.
For that amount of money you can buy a decent 21+ string harp guitar, electric or acoustic, custom built to your unique order. So I just don't see that kind of value there in a relatively simple seven string electric. I'm sure it's an amazing guitar, but I feel like they're awful proud of it at that price point.
I've seen a FEW, but only very few, custom specialized guitars where the price sometimes can be around $1k per string, but they're a lot fancier than that.
Here's one with 25 strings, covering over five octaves, and it's cheaper than that seven string by almost a couple thousand dollars
Usually with most luthiers it's like 400 base and 50-100 per string plus any upcharges for expensive materials (ie mahogany costs more than poplar)
That depends heavily on country, you cant get anything but Krappy with those prices in Europe. 1k is pretty standard price for starting luthier, who actually pays taxes for his work. Also, even mahogany is dirt cheap, it was 60€ for 70*450*1000 block of mahogany, while poplar is would be 30-40 for similar chunk.
Parker has pretty special sort of touch, I like the "feel" they have. They guitar's are also quite light and ergonomic, and have godly upper fret access. But that doesn't justify the cost, not by far. If the price on website is 6k, it means they go for ~4.5k. With that price I could get fully customized amfisound, Hufschmid or almost blackmachine. The price is around 2k too high for me to ever even consider, even if it's made by only hand, without even touching it with electrical tool. The price would be justified if it was made out of ivory of a 30'000year old woolly mammoth. It's just silly.
I knew where it was already pretty much
btw it was listed for 400 but I'm pretty good at life and got it for 100 cheaper and got them to throw in the hardshell case
That price is a steal! I would've bought it for that price, and I have no need for bass atm. It's in far better shape then guitar I have had for 7 years now.