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by Diceman
June 13th, 2017, 4:20 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: I Think my Amp sucks
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: I Think my Amp sucks

To say your amp sucks is a little harsh . Your problem is you are using a keyboard amp to play guitar through . Guitars and pianos are not voiced the same . They require different amps to make them sound the way you are used to hearing them sound . You need an amp for guitar . Having said that you m...
by Diceman
June 13th, 2017, 3:52 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Les Paul problem
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Les Paul problem

Are the strings hitting the pickups ? Did you change the gauge of the strings , perhaps ? If the new strings are thinner than the old it may not be pulling the neck quite as hard as the old . Good luck .
by Diceman
January 7th, 2017, 4:56 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Finger and Thumb Hitting Strings When I Play (Pics/Video Inside)
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: Finger and Thumb Hitting Strings When I Play (Pics/Video Inside)

I notice from your picture that you hold the pick between your thumb and index finger like you would if you picked it up off the floor - between the fingertips . The " correct " way is between the thumb fingertip and the side of the index finger . The index finger is bent at a slight angle and the t...
by Diceman
December 27th, 2016, 12:35 pm
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: Bass amp wattage: how much power is enough?
Replies: 4
Views: 6030

Re: Bass amp wattage: how much power is enough?

Before you buy another amp , look on the back of her present amp . If there is an external speaker outlet you may be able to get an extension cabinet that can nearly double the power output of the existing amp . If there isn't one there then you will need to upgrade the amp . Speakers tend to be che...
by Diceman
August 17th, 2015, 3:48 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: what song intro is this? help
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: what song intro is this? help

All night long by Joe Walsh has a similar but slightly different intro .
by Diceman
June 28th, 2015, 6:25 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: effects pedals basics
Replies: 1
Views: 655

Re: effects pedals basics

If you are worried about the jack wearing out , an option for you is to forego using a battery in the effect pedal and use an A/C to D/C adapter instead . That way you could leave the cord plugged in and just turn off the power when you're not using it . That is assuming your pedal has a jack for th...
by Diceman
June 14th, 2015, 6:12 am
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Firs electric guitar solo
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Firs electric guitar solo

I would try to break up the solo by playing some sustained notes with bends and/or a finger vibrato with shorter , more legato phrases to give it some space and let the solo breathe . This would help it sound more like music and less like a finger warm-up exercise .
by Diceman
June 7th, 2015, 6:00 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Sound at gigs
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Sound at gigs

Treble notes are very unidirectional, unlike the bass which is omnidirectional . The bass amp will be able to be heard everywhere in the room . If a person were standing directly in front of a guitar amp and then take a couple of steps sideways they would notice a drop-off in the guitar sound . To s...
by Diceman
March 18th, 2015, 7:11 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Im a beginner, Should I learn to play with a Pick or with the fingers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: Im a beginner, Should I learn to play with a Pick or with the fingers?

Any opinion I would give you would be based on what music you like to listen to and which guitarists you would like to be able to play like . If your favorite guitarists play with a pick , use a pick . If they play with their fingers , use your fingers . You can also learn both .
by Diceman
March 17th, 2015, 5:09 am
Forum: Singing
Topic: Can play guitar. Want to progress with singing now
Replies: 13
Views: 6966

Re: Can play guitar. Want to progress with singing now

You're welcome . Some people think that singing is a magical gift that can't be done by everybody and that isn't the case at all . It can be learned just like how playing guitar can be learned . When people learn that I play guitar they often tell me that they always wanted to learn an instrument wh...
by Diceman
March 17th, 2015, 4:55 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Im a beginner, Should I learn to play with a Pick or with the fingers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: Im a beginner, Should I learn to play with a Pick or with the fingers?

There is no right or wrong answer to this age old question . There are some things that will be easier to play with your fingers than with a pick and vice versa . Musical preference also has much to do with the choice . Certain styles of music demand that you play with fingers . There are also certa...
by Diceman
March 13th, 2015, 8:19 am
Forum: Singing
Topic: Can play guitar. Want to progress with singing now
Replies: 13
Views: 6966

Re: Can play guitar. Want to progress with singing now

To sing well you must practice singing . Play a major scale on your guitar and immediately sing the same scale both ascending and descending . Next go up a half tone and repeat . So if you started with a C scale you would then play a C# scale and then a D , etc. Do this until you reach the tops and ...
by Diceman
March 10th, 2015, 5:10 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Weird Intonation
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: Weird Intonation

:oops: unintentional double post
by Diceman
March 10th, 2015, 5:08 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Weird Intonation
Replies: 3
Views: 833

Re: Weird Intonation

I hope you are saying that the distance you are measuring is to the middle of the twelfth fret WIRE and not the space halfway between the eleventh and twelfth fret wires . The midpoint should be the twelfth fret WIRE . If you did this correctly , then 1/4" is a little high for the action on a qualit...
by Diceman
February 27th, 2015, 5:32 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: phantom
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: phantom

Condenser microphones and some (most) effects pedals require a current to function . Many times they have a battery to provide this current . Some also can run on phantom power . Professional microphones are generally balanced , which means they require a 3 wire cable (XLR or TRS) to connect them to...