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by ColoradoFenderBender
August 15th, 2006, 12:17 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Beginners and intermediate players - posting recordings
Replies: 48
Views: 11530

This will be a good excuse to buy that Toneport I had my eye on for the last few months! :D
by ColoradoFenderBender
August 15th, 2006, 11:16 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Do you play both Strat and Les Paul?
Replies: 28
Views: 2932

FlyingV: You are right, lots of LP owners complain about the weight of their guitars. Unfortunately, it is precisely the weight (a big ole slab of mahogany) that gives the guitar great tone. One big difference between a Gibson LP and a lot of lower end LP copies, is that the copies don't use the HEA...
by ColoradoFenderBender
August 15th, 2006, 8:17 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: octaves
Replies: 5
Views: 812

An octave is the same note as the root note, played 12 steps higher. There are 12 tones in western music: A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#. Then, it repeats with A, A#, B, etc. So, here is an example of an octave: the open note played on the 5th string is A. The note played 12 steps (frets) h...
by ColoradoFenderBender
August 15th, 2006, 7:27 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Newb Feeling Blue
Replies: 16
Views: 1899

Hendrix is blues, but SRV isn't? Hmmm, not sure I agree with that. Both are great guitarists, but Hendrix (at least to me) had a much wider spectrum of music. Sure he could play the heck out of the blues, but he also played MUCH heavier music - A LOT. He is one of the fathers of heavy rock/metal. SR...
by ColoradoFenderBender
August 15th, 2006, 7:17 am
Forum: Bass Players Discussion
Topic: Squier Standard P Bass Special
Replies: 13
Views: 5987

Margaret: I recently purchased a bass for my 10 yr old son. Much to my shock and horror, he wants to play bass instead of his father's beloved guitar! :shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: Luckily, my nephew is an accomplished electric bassist (and stand up bassist, violinist, celloist, etc!). He took my son ...
by ColoradoFenderBender
August 15th, 2006, 7:01 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Newb Feeling Blue
Replies: 16
Views: 1899

I agree with all of the previous replies. All of the information given is a great place to start. I can't believe nobody mentioned Stevie Ray Vaughan! I listen to him for inspiration, because I will NEVER be able to play like him! :D Check out classic rock (particular emphasis on 60s & 70s). Lots (r...
by ColoradoFenderBender
August 15th, 2006, 6:49 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Specialising
Replies: 7
Views: 807

My experience is similar to Dogbite's. I let my style develop by working on whatever interested me at the time. One week it might be acoustic strumming and the next week lead electric playing. For me, the key was to focus on what I was interested in. That kept it exciting and kept bringing me back t...
by ColoradoFenderBender
August 14th, 2006, 5:58 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Possibly the most simple, idiotic question but...
Replies: 12
Views: 2207

Add me to the "towards the neck" on my Epi! I see guitars all the time that someone mistakenly put it on backwards.
by ColoradoFenderBender
August 14th, 2006, 5:49 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Agile Blues
Replies: 10
Views: 2102

Eichaan:

I am an Agile 3000 owner too. I swaped the stock pickups for Gibsons - 57 Classic in the neck position and 57+Classic in the bridge. Makes me sound better than I am!

I liked the jam. One comment though - it sounded a little trebly - raise the bass a little and it is golden!
by ColoradoFenderBender
August 14th, 2006, 5:41 pm
Forum: Hear Here
Topic: Wind Cries Mary
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Vic:

I agree with the previous comments. Very nice tone - sweet, in fact. Just polish the changes and it will really sound good. Keep up the good work.
by ColoradoFenderBender
August 14th, 2006, 3:19 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: What is this sound?
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Both Gibbons and Wylde use the technique extensively in their playing - and both sounds very different, but both are totally cool! I'll take 'em both!
by ColoradoFenderBender
August 14th, 2006, 2:31 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: problem with releasing bends
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Palm muting is my preferred technique to deaden the sound - quickly! But, the pick technique can work too.
by ColoradoFenderBender
August 14th, 2006, 2:28 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Do you play both Strat and Les Paul?
Replies: 28
Views: 2932

I also play a Strat and an Epiphone Les Paul. Two VERY different animals. I understand what you are saying. I am more comfortable playing the Strat; it is thinner, fits my hands better, etc. The LP is heavier and doesn't quite feel as comfortable as the Strat, BUT, the LP has such a great tone. Just...
by ColoradoFenderBender
August 14th, 2006, 2:22 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Agile - great deal
Replies: 2
Views: 446

I can attest to how sweet the Agile Les Paul copies are - I have a 3000 model that I installed Gibson 57 pickups in. I guarantee you couldn't tell the difference in sound from a "real" Gibson.

Somebody should pick this one up!
by ColoradoFenderBender
August 14th, 2006, 2:02 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: How to produce such sound ?
Replies: 7
Views: 776

Rahul: I can play a left hand muted fairly quickly. Simple cover the fretboard with your left hand to mute the strings, then strum with your pick. It works well, for example, when you are barring a chord. Strum the barre chord, then release the pressure off the strings, but keep your left hand cover...