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by Shade
Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: ive never felt so bad about my playing
Replies: 24
Views: 6348

Sounds to me like he's not doing what a guitar teacher should do...encourage you. I've never had this happen to me, but I can imagine how it feels. It all does seem so pointless at the moment, but in reality it's never pointless. Learning to play the guitar is an art, and if you enjoy doing it, then...
by Shade
Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Pickup question..
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

i am not reallly even sure if standar and f spacin aply to 7 strings . If your guitar is fixed bridge then dont worry about getting f-spaced . The site I was browsing had an option to get the Evolution 7 in standard or F spacing...I don't want to order the pickups and find out I ordered the wrong k...
by Shade
Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Pickup question..
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

Okay, I've decided to go ahead and order an Evolution-7_bridge) and a PAF-7(neck)... I'm going to just get the guy at the shop to replace the pickups.... I'm mainly posting on this thread again to mourn the loss of 150 bucks lol. I hope it's worth it ^_^. EDIT: just before i was about to order I cam...
by Shade
Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: how long you guy`s play with the same pick?
Replies: 35
Views: 8279

about every 3 hours of play I have to discard my pick. It gets really rounded at the tip. I use a heavy pick. The purple ones that are a little powdery with the turtle on them. They are my favorite ones as far as feeling goes. How the %)(#* do you wear those things out in only 3 hours? I hope I'm n...
by Shade
Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Raven guitars
Replies: 3
Views: 1572

A guitar is a guitar. If you're happy with the sound and it plays nicely. You don't need to do anything to it! I've never tried any "raven" guitars, but nowadays it's hard to find a guitar that just plaine sucks. I mean sure you can, but even the RG150's($200) at the guitar center are really nice pl...
by Shade
Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: small hands?
Replies: 19
Views: 4946

Move next to a nuclear power plant, that should solve your problem. :D Actually as someone mentioned..finger stretches! I've told people about how I'll do "finger splits" basically just streching them slowly as far as they can comfortably go apart, and they will look at me all weird like "Yeah right...
by Shade
Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:20 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: I think I hold the pick wrong :(...
Replies: 8
Views: 2002

Alrighty, thanks a bunch. That's what I thought when I first saw this, I mean, as long as I can run the mile who cares how my shoes are tied?
by Shade
Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: I think I hold the pick wrong :(...
Replies: 8
Views: 2002

I think I hold the pick wrong :(...

I've only been playing guitar for about a year now..(bass for two years) and I'd say I was fairly decent. I know @)(*# about theory though, but I figure most stuff out by ear. Anyways...I noticed everyone held the pick differently than I did, at first I thought it was just a preference thing but the...
by Shade
Wed Jul 13, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Guitar help!?!
Replies: 16
Views: 3894

Black finishes are a royal pain in the arse to keep clean though, I'd go with the white ^_^.
by Shade
Wed Jul 13, 2005 7:26 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Pickup question..
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

BTW 80$ for one pickup is freaking high, you can buy for 59 at www.samash.com and get them even cheaper if you submit a price match. They will call you up and tell you what thier price is. I have bought several dimarzios for 52$. :D Yeah but then I gotta pay the dude at guitar ally 20 bucks to do t...
by Shade
Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Pickup question..
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

Pickup question..

What would happen if I mixed an evolution 7 in the bridge of my guitar with a stock pickup in the neck position? I've heard mixed-replies to this question. Some have said it wouldn't do anything bad, other's have said it would mess up the sound. I'm happy with the sound I get from the stock pickups,...
by Shade
Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: REAL ILLUSIONS: REFLECTIONS REVIEW THREAD
Replies: 823
Views: 279131

The dust has well and truly settled on RI:R now and I've heard it a million times. I have to say there isn't a song on the whole thing I dislike now-even Firewall is pretty funky! The only track I'm not 100% keen on is 'Under it All'. It doesn't really seem to be a piece of music so much as a vehic...
by Shade
Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Carvin Legacy Combo? HELP!
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

It sounds clear to me as well :? .

I'm really not sure what you're hearing though...You sure it's not just 60 cycle hum?
by Shade
Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Best vai drummer?
Replies: 67
Views: 20789

I find virgil's technical ability impressive. And his endurance O_O...dear lord he just keeps on going! But still..I find his drum solo on the "Live in the Astoria" DVD to be really...well...boring. Sure it's a great display of his talent, it just seemed to drag on a bit too long or something. I don...
by Shade
Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Which distortion pedal best compliments a Legacy?
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

The DS-1 sounds great with my 30 watt solid-state amp...or at least I think it does ><. I normally have the tone at 1/4th or 3/4ths and the dist. at 3/4ths while using it to boost my amps natural distortion with my amps gain at like 4. It really smooths out my tone and gives it a lot of interesting ...