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by Diceman
March 15th, 2014, 9:42 am
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: A Peavey Bandit 112 or a Crate FXT30?
Replies: 5
Views: 5008

Re: A Peavey Bandit 112 or a Crate FXT30?

Any amp you get turned up to 10 will be too loud for a townhouse . The master volume control is capable of allowing any level you want . There are even headphone jacks on a lot of modern amps to allow you almost silent practicing , for everyone else but you . In fact there are headphone amps that co...
by Diceman
January 27th, 2014, 12:39 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: The perfect song....
Replies: 3
Views: 1868

Re: The perfect song....

I'm not sure that the same song can be perfect for everyone but if I were to pick the most perfect song for me I would choose " Highway Star " by Deep Purple .
by Diceman
January 18th, 2014, 9:24 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Ben Lapps?
Replies: 1
Views: 877

Re: Ben Lapps?

It is amazing what he does , but I found that after a couple of minutes listening to him all I heard was a lot of noise . I think music needs a little space to breathe .
by Diceman
January 9th, 2014, 5:51 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: In need of some guidance..
Replies: 9
Views: 2989

Re: In need of some guidance..

I'm not looking for anyone to suggest learning songs ect! I would like to learn guitar in an original fashion. Thanks for reading, Connor AJ Sneddon. :D Exactly what is it you hope to accomplish if you don't learn songs ? I guess the other alternative would be to write your own music , but that wou...
by Diceman
November 5th, 2013, 6:39 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Talk Dirty to me by Poison
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Re: Talk Dirty to me by Poison

It's usually because it makes it easier for the singer to hit all the notes and not lose his voice . It is a common practice , especially with how high the male lead singers' voices are in rock and roll bands , to tune the guitar down a half-step .
by Diceman
August 13th, 2013, 2:58 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: 3 important topics guitar learners should focus on?
Replies: 7
Views: 2561

Re: 3 important topics guitar learners should focus on?

Proper fingering , constant tempo and having fun !
by Diceman
August 13th, 2013, 2:54 pm
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: Intonation issues
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: Intonation issues

Are you tuning by ear or with an electronic tuner ?
by Diceman
August 4th, 2013, 9:27 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: SSG Y11W39 Incredibly Short People
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: SSG Y11W39 Incredibly Short People

If you really feel that way , maybe you should pick up the tempo and get it over quicker . LOL
by Diceman
August 4th, 2013, 9:21 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: First Guitar. Which to choose?
Replies: 10
Views: 8335

Re: First Guitar. Which to choose?

You might try picking up a used guitar first . The advantage is that you can find a better quality used guitar for the same money as a new inferior quality guitar . Probably cheaper . The world is full of closets with hardly played guitars in them . If you find out later on that you need a better gu...
by Diceman
August 4th, 2013, 9:07 am
Forum: Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Topic: intonation help
Replies: 9
Views: 2277

Re: intonation help

In my experience , new strings need to be played a little before you intonate or the results will be less than perfect . Yes , new strings but not BRAND new strings ! The newly installed string always seems a little loose and then calms down with a little break-in . Anyone else notice this?
by Diceman
July 28th, 2013, 2:51 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Eric Clapton?
Replies: 8
Views: 3046

Re: Eric Clapton?

I started losing interest in Clapton when he started bringing back all the old blues numbers . He always played bluesy but it was rocking blues . I can't listen to remakes of songs that don't add a new take on them . If it isn't at least changed in some fashion I'd prefer the older version . I don't...
by Diceman
July 7th, 2013, 5:40 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Effects Loops..is this normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 7186

Re: Effects Loops..is this normal?

Heard some say the best amp for multi-effects is a keyboard amp or a full range self powered monitor cause they won't color the sound.I have no experience with this but will be looking into it. . The reason the acoustic simulations sound bad is because the amp's speaker isn't good at reproducing th...
by Diceman
July 5th, 2013, 7:35 pm
Forum: From Here to There
Topic: Effects Loops..is this normal?
Replies: 8
Views: 7186

Re: Effects Loops..is this normal?

It would help if you explained exactly where your guitar is plugged in . Are you plugged into the RP150 ? If so , you should plug the RP150's output directly into the amp's guitar input (KEEP THE AMP'S VOLUME LOW TO BEGIN !!!! ) . If you are plugged into the amp's input you need to have two patch co...
by Diceman
April 1st, 2013, 5:50 pm
Forum: Singing
Topic: Remembering Lyrics
Replies: 3
Views: 4426

Re: Remembering Lyrics

I have found that as long as I have the words in front of me I will never commit the song to memory . The very act of using the "crutch" prevents me from remembering what comes next . You have to find the next line from your brain . I have taken lyrics with me on my drive to work and sang them all t...
by Diceman
March 31st, 2013, 8:13 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Ear vs Eyes
Replies: 44
Views: 10423

Re: Ear vs Eyes

To clarify my previous point about "niche" music fans: Every classical music lover I have known, with the possible exception of my piano professor at conservatory (a stick in the mud), has had musical tastes that roam from pop to jazz to Balinese gamelan to Scot piobaireachd, or thereabouts. That i...