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by Skyscraper
Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Does anyone know this scale?
Replies: 8
Views: 1949

I think this the scale called 'Byzantine' or something like that, like Harmonic Minor only with a major third, which I'm sure I've heard Marty Friedman use before, at least I think so anyways.
by Skyscraper
Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:45 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Durability and tone of different body woods
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Thanks very much to both of you. I just worried that if I took a basswood guitar on a flight or something, it'd get beaten when I could have bought another that would have held off a tanking for £200 more. As I understand it since I posted earlier, basswood is generally regarded as an alder subsitut...
by Skyscraper
Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Durability and tone of different body woods
Replies: 4
Views: 1421

Durability and tone of different body woods

Hi, I just wondered if anyone knows much about how urable basswood is? I've read that basswood can't take much abuse - sure enough, the top-range RG Prestige guitars don't tend to be made of basswood, with only the JS guitars being made of it at the top end of the price range. I also don't know much...
by Skyscraper
Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Plectrum grip/right hand positioning
Replies: 6
Views: 1741

Plectrum grip/right hand positioning

Hey there, This has been giving me nightmares for a long time, although I think I've found a grip I'm comfortable with I thought that maybe some people here would relate to the way that such a simple thing as this can seem so awkward and tricky and impede your playing. At the moment after much chang...
by Skyscraper
Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Nut replacement with locking trems/locking nuts and tuners
Replies: 1
Views: 962

Nut replacement with locking trems/locking nuts and tuners

Hi there, I was just wondering what happens when you need to replace the nut on a locking trem, like when you get clicks and decide to change it - do you need to replace the whole locking mechanism or just the main nut part where the strings pass from the headstock to the neck? I ask as I was consid...
by Skyscraper
Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Pickup balances
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Pickup balances

Hi there, I was just thinking about pickups coming in sets (like EMG Zakk Wylde's/81s, DiMarzio Evolutions, Seymour Duncans being combined like with 59/Jeff Becks for instance), which made me wonder if this is to do with balancing the neck and bridge position outputs. Is this necessary? I've noticed...
by Skyscraper
Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Would you buy a jem BLIND???
Replies: 18
Views: 3792

Just to let anyone who's interested know that Windows in Newcastle has a JEM 7VWH in store for £1899. Could someone please buy it before I do?! They are absolutely awesome guitars but at that price there are some of us who need to be saved from ourselves! Sound Control also has a 555 upstairs if any...
by Skyscraper
Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: ESPs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1979

I was thinking about getting an M-II as well - I had looked at the Kirk Hammett guitars (the guitars, not whether or not he is any good before anyone says anything!), but while they seem to have a decent setup in place they look like they've been horribly drawn on with that finish and juvenile skull...
by Skyscraper
Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: anyone got any tips on sweep picking?
Replies: 6
Views: 1987

You're welcome Danny. The most important thing though is to make sure that what you're doing is accurate before you rush it. Set yourself goals, but modest ones, like aiming to increase your metronome tempo by five beats per minute each month or every three weeks. I wouldn't really look at putting m...
by Skyscraper
Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: anyone got any tips on sweep picking?
Replies: 6
Views: 1987

Hey, If you look at the second page of threads for this parts of the forums you'll find another thread about sweep picking. One of the mods also gave links to other threads about it. It's there, but in any case I've copied and pasted what I posted in that thread below for you. Hope that helps. -----...
by Skyscraper
Sun Dec 12, 2004 9:02 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Suggested best locking trem buys without pickup concerns?
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Suggested best locking trem buys without pickup concerns?

Hi, I've ben thinking of buying a new guitar for a while now as I don't have one with a floating trem/locking nut and want to get more into that sort of playing. The thing is, I'm also at the stage now where I don't really want to buy a guitar that's going to be an 'until I can afford this other one...
by Skyscraper
Mon Dec 06, 2004 6:03 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Now that Mick Thomson has signed for Ibanez...
Replies: 20
Views: 5825

I just think it would be great to see someone other than ESP doing guitars with EMG pickups. There's the Zakk Wylde Les Paul and Mick's BC Rich but that's almost it. It's like anything with EMGs on it must cost over the odds, there are the Kirk Hammett guitars but they're still expensive and look hi...
by Skyscraper
Sun Dec 05, 2004 5:14 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Sweep Picking
Replies: 9
Views: 2214

Hi, The problem isn't so much finding shapes, it's disciplining yourself to do the early part. I still haven't made it yet! Anyway, the most common shape is a three string sweep using the last three strings of the D major shape - it looks like this when you do it on the 12th fret (so in C major): |-...
by Skyscraper
Fri Dec 03, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Now that Mick Thomson has signed for Ibanez...
Replies: 20
Views: 5825

Cool. I think that's from the official Ibanez website and it looks like he has the full locking trem on that one. The other picture I saw was from this month's Total Guitar magazine (we get it in the UK, not sure if it's the same magazine elsewhere) and it was in the preview at the back of next mont...
by Skyscraper
Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:53 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Now that Mick Thomson has signed for Ibanez...
Replies: 20
Views: 5825

His model does have EMG pickups. See, I'd love a guitar with 24 frets and a locking trem, but I'd also like to try these EMG pickups before I commit to spending a lot of money, so this sounds ideal. Total Guitar has a picture of him on the inside back cover with his new Ibanez, but the locking nut o...