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by Phinnin
October 29th, 2008, 5:01 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Is leading a band always this hard?
Replies: 22
Views: 3650

Is leading a band always this hard?

Please tell me it gets easier? I have been playing about 5 years now. Getting the hang of playing but trying to keep a lineup together is rough. Gone through 9 players in the last 2 years or so. They move, they get dramatic, they stop working on the material, they leave for greener pastures. It's ge...
by Phinnin
October 29th, 2008, 2:21 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: SoloDallas and his AC/DC cover work. Wow
Replies: 20
Views: 2732

Re: SoloDallas and his AC/DC cover work. Wow

No sweat Vic, I agree 100%. I just play covers myself quite a bit lately and am amazed when someone really nails em. I have quite a few hayseed dixie tunes on my iPod by the way. Pretty bizarre. I prefer thier zeppelin and aerosmith covers more then thier ac-dc stuff. The singer drives me crazy. Ver...
by Phinnin
October 29th, 2008, 7:16 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: SoloDallas and his AC/DC cover work. Wow
Replies: 20
Views: 2732

Re: SoloDallas and his AC/DC cover work. Wow

I wasn't, for a second, saying he was better then the original. I was just noticing for how simple ACDC is, they are amazing hard to cover with conviction. The ultra clean simplicity and consistency is hard to replicate. I have seen a thousand ac/dc covers and no one comes close to solodallas in my ...
by Phinnin
October 28th, 2008, 9:15 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: SoloDallas and his AC/DC cover work. Wow
Replies: 20
Views: 2732

SoloDallas and his AC/DC cover work. Wow

Most of you may have already seen this guy on youtube, but in case you haven't, check this out. He is simply the best ac/dc cover guy EVER. Perfect tone, perfect timing, perfect style. He shows how hard it is to do AC/DC justice. Here are a few links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoZp7yw4yYc&featu...
by Phinnin
October 13th, 2008, 7:39 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Matching Guitar to Amp?
Replies: 7
Views: 2579

Re: Matching Guitar to Amp?

"And going back to tone, you use a different tone when playing in a band than you do at home. At home you play alone, you crank Bass a lot and it sounds great. But in the mix of a band this tone will get covered up and lost. You want a little higher tone that doesn't get covered up by the bass and d...
by Phinnin
October 12th, 2008, 11:12 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Matching Guitar to Amp?
Replies: 7
Views: 2579

Re: Matching Guitar to Amp?

Good point Steve-o. I agree with the new guitar player that "something's" wrong with PART of my sound. I really want my PRS to handle both cleans and distorted sounds with equal quality but for some reason, if I coil-tap the 'buckers into the fender, it just lacks something I need. I usually grab th...
by Phinnin
October 12th, 2008, 8:34 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Matching Guitar to Amp?
Replies: 7
Views: 2579

Matching Guitar to Amp?

This might run a little long, so bear with me. I have been playing about 5 years. Pretty decent ear I think. I currently use a fender hot rod deluxe along with some boss pedals (tu, ds-1, chorus, dd-6). I have two guitars I use: A mexi strat fitted with some nice custom shop fat 50 pickups and a PRS...
by Phinnin
July 30th, 2008, 10:02 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Judas Priest Fans
Replies: 16
Views: 2708

Re: Judas Priest Fans

Gotta love Priest! There is no doubt that these guys are the kings of trading off solo's. Sometimes it get absolutely comical how well these guys work together. I remember looking once at the album sleeve of Defenders of the Faith and I saw a solo listing that went: Tipton/Downing/Tipton/Downing/Tip...
by Phinnin
July 5th, 2008, 8:05 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Pickup placement question (Fender Custom Shop)
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Pickup placement question (Fender Custom Shop)

Nice, THanks

I also found some wiring diagrams on Fender's site. Red dot means bridge, Blue is Neck and no Dot is middle.
by Phinnin
July 4th, 2008, 4:49 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Pickup placement question (Fender Custom Shop)
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Pickup placement question (Fender Custom Shop)

I bought some pickups from a buddy, he sold me a set of Fender Fat 50 Custom Shop pickups plus the pots and switch from his American Strat. THe problem is he just gave me the guts without any idea of which pickup is the bridge and which is the neck. The way it's wired (the way it seems to fit on the...
by Phinnin
June 12th, 2008, 7:50 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Solid top or laminated
Replies: 16
Views: 11359

Re: Solid top or laminated

When I was buying my first guitar I was given the same piece of advice from several people:

"No matter what you get, at least get a solid top. Everything else is negotiable"

That was advice from A: The professional I know B: My teacher C: Every friend I had who played.

For what that's worth....
by Phinnin
May 12th, 2008, 6:57 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Scalloped necks...Is this true?
Replies: 20
Views: 3228

Re: Scalloped necks...Is this true?

With regards to the original question about "less stress to the fretting hand" the answer would be yes, it does help reduce strain. But it is a very small reduction. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome comes from computer keyboards mainly because a computer key provides minimal resistance until the point it bott...
by Phinnin
April 30th, 2008, 7:46 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: improvising solos...
Replies: 14
Views: 2675

Re: improvising solos...

I am of the thought that everyone uses rules but most of you don't realize it. Time and experience create these rules in your head and you never give them conscious thought. But for those of us struggling to find out how to avoid that crappy pause or bent string that sounds wrong, some guidelines ma...
by Phinnin
April 29th, 2008, 7:25 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: improvising solos...
Replies: 14
Views: 2675

Re: improvising solos...

I have some questions/comment that seem to fit into this thread that may help both me and the original poster. I recently changed my role in my band and will need to play some more improv. leads. I always played structured solo's when I did lead before. Anyway I am trying to come up with "rules" for...
by Phinnin
April 27th, 2008, 10:02 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Acoustic Simulator
Replies: 14
Views: 2517

Re: Acoustic Simulator

I have heard from various folks (some of whom I trust emphatically) that acoustic simulators all have one thing in common: They suck. Just gonna have to switch guitars if you want a true acoustic sound. *I will qualify that. if you use a soundhole pickup in your acoustic, the simulator might be a go...