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by Wes Inman
September 6th, 2009, 5:21 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: What is a di box?
Replies: 6
Views: 10998

Re: What is a di box?

I am not an expert on these things, but the main purpose of a DI box is to convert a high impedence signal (like your guitar cable) into a balanced low impedence signal (like a XLR microphone cable). This allows you to have a longer cable without losing signal and lessens noise as well. Here is an a...
by Wes Inman
September 6th, 2009, 5:09 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Tone Tip From Gibson
Replies: 38
Views: 3713

Re: Tone Tip From Gibson

Wow. Pretty scientific stuff going on here.

I raised the strings on my Strat and Tele recently because the strings make less of a metallic sound. Gave them a smoother tone, especially the bass strings. Why? Who knows, and I don't really care except they sound better. :roll:
by Wes Inman
July 25th, 2009, 11:21 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Two speakers vs. one
Replies: 6
Views: 8157

Re: Two speakers vs. one

A 2 x 12 will sound fuller than a 1 x 12. But as everyone has mentioned, portability becomes the problem. If you don't mind lugging an amp that may weigh 65 lbs. or more, go with a 2 x 12. If you want an amp that you can load on the backseat at a moments notice to go jam at a friend's house, then yo...
by Wes Inman
July 25th, 2009, 10:55 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: When Soloing
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

Re: When Soloing

You can even include chords in a solo. Playing single notes all the time tends to be boring. Throw some chords in your solo, they add variety. Here is a great video by Ted Nugent. Look how he throws chords in his solo at 2:55 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRiw4vZxSj4 He was playing a 7th chord ther...
by Wes Inman
July 13th, 2009, 11:19 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: If tone is in the fingers....?
Replies: 47
Views: 4239

Re: If tone is in the fingers....?

I personally try to buy the best guitar I can afford. I find generally they do have better tone and playability. Therefore you are going to play and sound better on them. I remember my first guitar, it was a cheap no-name acoustic. Man, the strings seemed like they were half an inch over the fretboa...
by Wes Inman
July 7th, 2009, 2:01 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: New singer audition
Replies: 23
Views: 2086

Re: New singer audition

Chris Congrats on the new singer. If the other guitar player doesn't want to play clubs and the rest of the band does, you have to cut him loose. You need to handle all the guitar. You can do it. You play the rhythm, and then go to the solo. Mike and the drummer have to be a little busier during the...
by Wes Inman
July 7th, 2009, 1:50 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: first live performance!
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: first live performance!

Congratulations on your first live performance! 8)

You guys sounded good and got a great response from the crowd, can't do any better than that.

Stick together.
by Wes Inman
July 7th, 2009, 1:33 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: New to the "electric" guitar, what should you learn first?
Replies: 11
Views: 4531

Re: New to the "electric" guitar, what should you learn first?

I would simply play songs you already know by ear and like. We have the Easy Song Database, go through the index, you are sure to see songs you know and like. Start right there. Some simply show the chords and lyrics for a song, others go into more detail and show tab. But it is always an advantage ...
by Wes Inman
July 6th, 2009, 2:13 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: The Evil of Guitar Hero
Replies: 22
Views: 2575

Re: The Evil of Guitar Hero

For a guy that doesn't play the ripping distortion I'm used to, his sound has a lot of attitude! Oh man! you are the first person I've have ever heard imply that Ted Nugent's sound was lame. :roll: You are used to synthesized distortion. If you want to hear what real tube amp distortion sounds like...
by Wes Inman
July 6th, 2009, 9:48 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: 1st Gig/Jam Session report and videos
Replies: 19
Views: 2718

Re: 1st Gig/Jam Session report and videos

Sounded very good to me. Now all you need is a drummer. :D
by Wes Inman
July 6th, 2009, 9:26 am
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Danelectro Cool Cat Pedals
Replies: 5
Views: 3118

Re: Danelectro Cool Cat Pedals

Yes, I own quite a few Danelectro pedals and have never had a problem quality wise with any of them. Some of my Dano's are well over 10 years old and all work fine without a single issue. As far as sound, Dano is like every other brand I've tried, some are good, and some are great. Among Dano's most...
by Wes Inman
July 6th, 2009, 7:17 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: New to the "electric" guitar, what should you learn first?
Replies: 11
Views: 4531

Re: New to the "electric" guitar, what should you learn first?

If you already play the acoustic, start with those songs you already know. The first thing you will discover about electric is that your playing mistakes will be far more obvious than on acoustic. Probably half of playing on electric guitar is learning how to control it, learning how to prevent BAD ...
by Wes Inman
July 6th, 2009, 7:06 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Marshall Haze 15
Replies: 17
Views: 20309

Re: Marshall Haze 15

Well, a little update, my band played an outdoor gig this Saturday the 4th and this amp performed flawlessly. For once we got good weather, we have been plagued with rain our last 4 shows. But the weather was great, in fact, I was a little worried because it was very hot. My old Marshall DSL 401 cut...
by Wes Inman
July 6th, 2009, 6:53 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Bad Interference / Noise in Amp!
Replies: 5
Views: 7143

Re: Bad Interference / Noise in Amp!

Yes, try the amp in different outlets around the house. Certain appliances like refridgerators and air conditioners can cause sounds like this, even a TV. My TV used to cause hum in my amp, I would turn the TV off and the hum would immediately go away. Flourescent lights especially cause noise and h...
by Wes Inman
July 2nd, 2009, 9:59 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: Randall Amps Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2090

Re: Randall Amps Question

This would be an excellent cab for that Randall head you showed: Randall 200 watt 4 x 12 Speaker Cabinet This cab would be excellent for that head. It is rated 8 ohms impedence. Remember I told you that head would produce about 210 watts of power with an 8 ohms load? Well, this cab is rated 200 watt...