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by kyoun1e
March 28th, 2005, 10:32 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How Does A Guitar Player... Just Play???
Replies: 23
Views: 3202

Guitar man, I've been playing a little over two years and I just reached the "just play" level. As a couple others have said, it's all about scales. I'm a hard rock/metal guy and I think if you learn the following scales you will be on your way: 1. Major Scale 2. Pentatonic Minor Scale Once you know...
by kyoun1e
March 13th, 2005, 3:16 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Chromatic Scales - Underrated?
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

Chromatic Scales - Underrated?

I've never really worked on this...until today. I realized that by practicing scale patterns exclusively i've for the most part worked only 3 of my four fingers at one time. When I tried simple 1-2-3-4 chromatic scale fingerings I had trouble. What are the benefits of working on chromatic scales? Th...
by kyoun1e
March 11th, 2005, 8:42 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: GuitarPort -- Anyone Use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2537

I did plug the guitar into the guitarport, plucked some strings, and saw that the light was flashing from green to red. So it looks like this is a functioning unit.

I just need to make the connections right.
by kyoun1e
March 10th, 2005, 7:26 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: GuitarPort -- Anyone Use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2537

That's definitely not the case.

Help.

I've got wires everywhere.
by kyoun1e
March 10th, 2005, 7:05 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: GuitarPort -- Anyone Use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2537

I tried that. The USB cable goes right in the back of the Dell. Fine. The next instruction is to take the mini one pin stereo cable and hook it from the Guitarport to the computer's soundcard. I plugged this cable into every hole in the back of my Dell machine and nothing. This is why I'm thinking I...
by kyoun1e
March 10th, 2005, 6:08 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: GuitarPort -- Anyone Use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2537

Well, I bought it, but now I can't get sound.

I've got a PC, US-122 preamp, and stereo with speakers setup. Do I go directly from GP to the stereo inputs (which of course was not provided as a connection)? Or go through the preamp...which would require a wierd connection.

Thanks. KY
by kyoun1e
March 9th, 2005, 10:02 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: GuitarPort -- Anyone Use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2537

Couple of questions for any experienced users: * Does the subscription have a TON of options to choose from? I'm a hard rock enthusiast and if they have the tracks minus guitar...along with tab...this sounds fantastic. I DON'T have anyone to play with really. * Can you create tracks and then import ...
by kyoun1e
March 9th, 2005, 5:48 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: GuitarPort -- Anyone Use?
Replies: 11
Views: 2537

GuitarPort -- Anyone Use?

I've recently been turned onto this product: http://www.guitarport.com/ Apparently you just plug it into your pc via USB and you can download all kinds of real rock backing tracks minus guitar and play along. There's also a ton of sounds you can get out of this for recording purposes. There's also a...
by kyoun1e
March 7th, 2005, 2:12 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Jackson Soloist SL2HT -- Grab it?
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Couldn't wait for the auction to end. Damn the buy it now link. I've been pretty much sold on the Soloist for a while. I didn't really want to deal with a Floyd Rose, so the stringthru is perfect. I've dreamed of a flame top Les Paul so when I saw this I knew this could be mine. If it shows up as ad...
by kyoun1e
March 7th, 2005, 5:53 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Jackson Soloist SL2HT -- Grab it?
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Jackson Soloist SL2HT -- Grab it?

The best quote I can get from a dealer on a Jackson Soloist SL2HT is $1799. On Musician's Friend and elsewhere prices are quoted as high as $2k+. Now I see this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7305019368&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT Do I grab it? It's new. Possibly a $400+ saving...
by kyoun1e
March 3rd, 2005, 11:20 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help Me Decide Which Jackson Soloist To Get
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Anyone else on this? To confuse the matter, I just ran into the SLATQH model with the mahogany top, 22 frets, and jazz neck pickup. I think I've counted out the SL3 and the SLSMG -- it's down to the SL1, SL2, or the SLA. Anyone here really understand the differences in playability and tone between t...
by kyoun1e
March 2nd, 2005, 10:30 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Wah Pedals
Replies: 11
Views: 1661

I'm not into a complicated pedal. Looking probably for the basics. I've never been one to fool around endlessly with all the various combinations of sound. No time.

Looking for simplicity at around $100 that will satisfy my hard rockin needs.

Thanks. KY
by kyoun1e
March 2nd, 2005, 6:52 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Wah Pedals
Replies: 11
Views: 1661

Wah Pedals

Looking to purchase a wah pedal. No clue on these. I have a Marshall tube amp and a Gibson SG.

Where's a good place to start? Any manufacturers that are known for wah pedals?

FYI: Hard rock/metal tastes.

Thanks. KY
by kyoun1e
March 1st, 2005, 12:48 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help Me Decide Which Jackson Soloist To Get
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Tommy Guns, I hear you on letting the guitar pick you. I went into a Guitar Center and sat down with several Jackson Rhoads, Soloist, Kelly, and Ibanez RG models. The Soloist overall won by a landslide for a variety of reasons. What I REALLY loved was the ebony fretboard. Just loved it. Not sure I c...
by kyoun1e
March 1st, 2005, 7:47 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Help Me Decide Which Jackson Soloist To Get
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Help Me Decide Which Jackson Soloist To Get

I am pretty damn sure I want to pick up a Jackson Soloist, but due to price and availability, I'm torn on which version to get. As best I can understand, the SL1 and 2 are top of the line while the SL3 and SLSMG are a step down. The major differences I can see: * USA made (SL1 and 2) vs Japan (SL3 a...