Guitar thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by rajflyboy, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    I dunno if there's a drum thread, but I know some drummers frequent this one, so I'll ask here:

    What's a good electric kit that's underneath $400 or so? I'm essentially building the world's quietest practice rig without noticing until now. I have a tiny guitar amp and bass amp to match, and I'm buying another guitar amp soon. A band that can perform without a PA could get a lot more done in the songwriting department, I think.
  2. bug67

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    Drum thread:D
  3. bug67

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    I don't know about the Speedster but, I got the EG-1 and it is perfectly balanced. I guess the extra meat they put on the body of the EG-1 would make a pretty big difference.

    I couldn't be happier with mine. It's not without it's faults though. The thing was a bitch to keep tuned at first. There are a lot of binding points on it. Once the strings set in, it's a really nice little guitar. The built in head phone amp (Pocket Rocket) really cranks it out too! :super

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  4. Klay

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    I think more about my scales than my equipment. Is this wrong?
  5. assquatch20

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    Nah. Same as racers and mechanics.
  6. bug67

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    It's nice to have good equipment to play them on.
  7. Klay

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  8. Klay

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    I have a really nice Taylor. :nod
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    Me too. :D




















    But I suck at scales.
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  11. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Study up!
  12. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    I know all of the majors in all three classical positions.

    ....I suck at remembering what the notes under them are though :deal

    Key wheels give me a headache, I just fiddle along until I find something I like then apply music to it.
  13. JNRobert

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    :nah

    I am partial to the right sound - it's why I love accoustic instruments - but after that it's thinking about notes and space. The instrument is just the tool.
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    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    I go the other way with guitar. I think in melody and rythms, I just use the theory to fill in the gaps.
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    It's probably why I should be a pianist :lol3 (I'm a rhythm player by tendency).


    p.s. I think we're saying the same thing
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    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    I believe so :freaky

    I was never big into playing lead.
  17. JNRobert

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    Actually, this brings up an interesting point. So much guitar tuition seems to be built around scales. Carol Kaye, the Beach Boys bass player (and no slouch), generally built her lines off of chords. She thought scales missed the point.

    I think there's something more musical in the chords and tend to like guitarists that use them even for building solo's (Keith Richards, Pete Townsend, Graham Coxon to name a few).
  18. AWM

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    Well,,,,,,,,,ah,,,,,,,,correct me if im wrong :D isnt the perfection of the art to find the best blend of the two?:ear
    With each player finding Zen in his perfered technec,style,and key?

    Les Paul
    Eric Clappton
    Jimmy Hendrix
    Jimmy Page
    Ted Nugent[yea whatever,Teds on the list:lol3]
    Tony Iomie
    Eddy VanHalen
    Steve Ray Vahn
    Dime Bag Darrell
    Etc,etc,i know i've left so many off the list but you get the point.just say'n.
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    Arpeggios are just the scales that form the basis of the chords. That is one that I use constantly, the advantage of course being that they are guaranteed to be in the right key.

    Either way, scales vice chords is a style thing, good players use a hodgepodge.

    Using scales as a basis for everything your write/play just makes everything sound the same. In my case I started as a bass player, so I learned a lot of the arpeggios early, Jazz bass relies on them heavily.
  20. Klay

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    I've learned to play several scales around each chord inversion that I play for my enjoyment. You really can't separate the two.