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by jewtemplar
August 28th, 2007, 9:46 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: What to check when inspecting a used amp...
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

What to check when inspecting a used amp...

I am going to check out a used, USA-made Hot Rod Deluxe I found on craigslist for $300. I figure that if this amp is in "like new" condition as the seller claims, it is very much a steal, and even if I can't practice with it too much at school due to noise issues it would still be good to have. I ho...
by jewtemplar
August 27th, 2007, 12:55 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Why no tone control for the bridge pickup
Replies: 52
Views: 11318

Hyperborea, I think you are misreading here. I think CitiZenNoir is saying that it is a popular misconception that MIM Fenders are cheaper only because of low labor costs. I'm pretty sure the point is that MIA Fenders use higher quality materials. That makes sense to me, although I'm just fine with ...
by jewtemplar
August 27th, 2007, 8:12 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Reading and playing the notes
Replies: 23
Views: 3538

I knew I was going to get slammed for not putting quotes around "scientific pitch notation" :). Thanks for the clarification. So I guess we can distinguish between Middle C as a note on a page and as an actual pitch. Middle C the note is defined by being right between the treble and bass staffs, so ...
by jewtemplar
August 27th, 2007, 12:18 am
Forum: Guitar Noise Songwriting Club
Topic: First song and I need some help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1622

For me, harmonizing a melody is always the easy part, and making up a decent melody to fit a chord progression (or fit anything for that matter) is the hard part. By way of a start, I would recommend transcribing the vocal melody, then transpose it into some good "guitar keys." I'd probably go for G...
by jewtemplar
August 26th, 2007, 10:54 pm
Forum: Slide and Alternate tunings
Topic: Song's in alternate tunings
Replies: 4
Views: 5150

A sampling of famous ones by my favorite artists

Open E: Bob Dylan: In My Time of Dying Simple Twist of Fate Buckets of Rain Shelter from the Storm Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones, Keith's rhythm part) The lead slide guitar of Duane Allman Open G: Much (most?) blues slide guitar, both electric and acoustic. Dust My Broom, Walking Blues, Death Lette...
by jewtemplar
August 26th, 2007, 10:26 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Reading and playing the notes
Replies: 23
Views: 3538

What I did was to get a reference point. I found out from one of the articles on GN that C5, which is the middle C on the piano, is the A string 3rd fret. This is shown in standard notation as the note ON the first leger line under the treble cleff staff (normal guitar staff). I don't mean to be im...
by jewtemplar
August 26th, 2007, 9:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Two open mikes in one night
Replies: 6
Views: 1224

Two open mikes in one night

Two great open mikes, two 20 minute+ sets, and two pretty good crowds made for a fun evening. Ragtime is a sports bar in Arlington with a pretty simple setup. One mike, one monitor, two PA speakers. Works fine, sounds good, and incredible talent. The host before me and the guy after me were both rea...
by jewtemplar
August 25th, 2007, 11:08 pm
Forum: Live Sound
Topic: amptone.com
Replies: 3
Views: 901

amptone.com

This seems like the [url]http://www.timecube.com of amplifier tone. This guy seems at once immensely knowledgeable and totally insane. He's got all these conspiracy theories and plans for a revolution in amp tone and design. A lot of the ideas sound good to me, but I simply can't process most of the...
by jewtemplar
August 25th, 2007, 9:42 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: What new stuff are you listening to right now?
Replies: 57
Views: 8295

I've been listening to Jackie Greene, a folk/blues/rock singer-songwriter from California. An incredible singer with a gorgeous baritone voice that sounds much older than he is, and a hell of a guitar, piano, organ, and harmonica player. He's touring with Phil Lesh (of Grateful Dead fame) this year,...
by jewtemplar
August 25th, 2007, 1:57 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Your Gear...
Replies: 1112
Views: 101143

The Vox is absolutely fine. Very happy with it, for what it does. I'll be using it to practice in my dorm with headphones, and jamming along to songs on my iPod through the aux input. The size is such that I can bring it back and forth to school, the effects are pretty good (identical to those on th...
by jewtemplar
August 24th, 2007, 11:35 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Why no tone control for the bridge pickup
Replies: 52
Views: 11318

Thanks for all your replies, guys. To reiterate my original question:
Does anyone know why there is no tone control for the bridge pickup?
by jewtemplar
August 24th, 2007, 6:45 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Your Gear...
Replies: 1112
Views: 101143

Pictures!

My trusty Tacoma DM9 acoustic: http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u150/jewtemplar/Guitars005.jpg My 3 week old Fender Standard Strat: http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u150/jewtemplar/Guitars008.jpg My brother's brand new Gibson LP Studio (Just got it set up today. I prefer the neck on the strat, b...
by jewtemplar
August 24th, 2007, 11:19 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Why no tone control for the bridge pickup
Replies: 52
Views: 11318

What is the advantage of not having a tone control on the bridge pickup? I know vintage strats are excellent guitars, but I don't see how the lack of certain features is a reason for that.
by jewtemplar
August 24th, 2007, 10:22 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Why no tone control for the bridge pickup
Replies: 52
Views: 11318

Why no tone control for the bridge pickup

Anybody have any idea why fender strats don't have tone controls for the bridge pickup? I'm very happy with my new MIM HSS strat, but trying out my brother's new LP Studio I'm realizing there's a lot more tonal possibility in a humbucker than what my strat allows. Anybody know why there are two tone...
by jewtemplar
August 21st, 2007, 12:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: open mike - Ireland's Four Courts
Replies: 12
Views: 1672

Nick actually recommended my current teacher, who's a professional blues/jazz/rock guitarist. I've been learning electric this summer and enjoying it a lot, although my acoustic songwriting has gotten in the way of electric practice to some extent.