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by Steve-0
February 23rd, 2010, 11:20 am
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: I want to start playing some slide
Replies: 2
Views: 1835

Re: I want to start playing some slide

So long as the action isn't extremely low you should be alright. The key is to balance action with the right slide (i.e - heavy slide with high action will work, but for low action a lighter slide would probably be better). I'm happy using a glass slide on my electric, which has somewhat low action....
by Steve-0
February 21st, 2010, 8:52 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Excessive Battery Use
Replies: 12
Views: 1710

Re: Excessive Battery Use

Do you leave a cable plugged into either the input or the output jack of the effect pedal? If you leave the cable plugged into one of these jacks (most of the time it's the input), the battery remains connected to the circuit even when you turn the switch off, so you're draining power from the batte...
by Steve-0
February 3rd, 2010, 1:48 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Lespaul mockups i made
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Lespaul mockups i made

That's really cool! I made a few myself but I could only save them using the Print Screen button and copy and pasting into a word document :lol: How did you make yours? (I use a PC so if you are using a Mac program or something that would make more sense). Does anyone know of any similar websites? I...
by Steve-0
January 30th, 2010, 10:40 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Anyone Self taught?
Replies: 53
Views: 8929

Re: Anyone Self taught?

Is anyone self taught? Sort of. I started playing for a year or so and then took lessons by a teacher who also taught my brother how to play. I really liked taking lessons from him since he opened my ears to alot of different music and eventually he taught me how to play a little bit of classical g...
by Steve-0
January 10th, 2010, 4:55 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Stinkin' Pedals
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: Stinkin' Pedals

ALOT of people seem to have problems with adaptors when it comes to noise, you could try batteries to see if that's the issue. If you're using one adaptor to power several different pedals than you might be experiencing "ground loop" hum. The solution to that would be to use one adaptor for each ped...
by Steve-0
January 10th, 2010, 1:09 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Stinkin' Pedals
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: Stinkin' Pedals

It depends on alot of things: Do you use batteries or adapters? Adapters are notorious for being noisy. It could be a grounding/wiring problem. If you play guitar in a room with alot of electronics (i.e - computers, tvs, etc.) that can also add noise. I've heard sometimes combining different brands ...
by Steve-0
December 27th, 2009, 5:54 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: 2009 Guitar Goals: How Did You Do?
Replies: 18
Views: 1979

Re: 2009 Guitar Goals: How Did You Do?

These were my goals: 1) Start a band Nope. I started the year off straight out of college, hoping that I could find a job. I still haven't found any work so that has been my top priority. 2) Be able to improvise over blues and rock progressions starting in E, then working on every other key I can im...
by Steve-0
December 15th, 2009, 1:08 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Just doing things really fast
Replies: 15
Views: 1963

Re: Just doing things really fast

Noteboat, just out of curiousity, What are targeted exercises for melody development? I've practiced scales and created melodies but I'm not sure if that's quite the same thing.
by Steve-0
December 14th, 2009, 10:09 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Just doing things really fast
Replies: 15
Views: 1963

Re: Just doing things really fast

I could never get past whether or to practice music (as in, difficult passages of music), or exercises from a method book or something similar. I like the idea of practicing the actual music I want to learn, it seems to be alot more fun to practice. I don't mind exercises if they're related to my pe...
by Steve-0
December 12th, 2009, 4:41 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Just doing things really fast
Replies: 15
Views: 1963

Re: Just doing things really fast

One of my long term goals is to be able to play the rhythm and lead parts to a bunch of Metallica songs, if you're familar with their songs you'll know that's not an easy task (although, there are alot of bands/artists that play faster). One thing I've read that seems to make sense is the idea of sl...
by Steve-0
December 3rd, 2009, 5:52 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Drop B Tuning
Replies: 12
Views: 4520

Re: Drop B Tuning

Drop D is a tuning change on only one string, and if open E is what I think it is (EBEG#BE), that's changing only 3 strings. I should've mentioned that I meant more drastic tuning changes, like going from standard tuning to a tuning where all the strings are dropped or raised by a few steps.
by Steve-0
December 3rd, 2009, 1:04 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Drop B Tuning
Replies: 12
Views: 4520

Re: Drop B Tuning

I'm no expert but I've been told that if you keep a guitar in one tuning for a long time (i.e - standard tuning) and then tune to something different (for example, drop D one and a half steps down, which is what drop B essentially is), that you should have a set-up done to make sure the truss rod is...
by Steve-0
November 30th, 2009, 1:53 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: The complicated theory
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

Re: The complicated theory

There's alot of talk on the internet about modes, for example: http://www.stetina.com/lessons/modes.html Metallica's "Sad But True" riff demonstrates the Locrian mode in action While the riff does use both F and Bb which are notes in E Locrian (E F G A Bb C D), the riff begins with an E5 chord (E - ...
by Steve-0
November 11th, 2009, 11:03 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: How long have you been playing ?
Replies: 37
Views: 5083

Re: How long have you been playing ?

Well, I remember I started playing when I was in Grade 6. In about a month it will be about 2 years since I graduated from college from a 4 year program. So that's about 12 years! Keep in mind however that I didn't play as much during my college years, I'm sure there are alot of guitar players that ...
by Steve-0
October 17th, 2009, 5:15 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Steve Vai's 30 hour a day guitar workout
Replies: 6
Views: 4394

Re: Steve Vai's 30 hour a day guitar workout

The thing is, I like to practice things I really want to learn, that way if I'm working on some sort of technical difficulty, it's easy for me to see what the problem is and what I have to do to resolve it. With Vai's exercise, I wouldn't know at what speed to begin these exercises and at what speed...