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testekleez

Member Since 28 May 2007
OFFLINE Last Active Mar 31 2010 11:47 AM
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In Topic: New Strings are KILLING my left hand!!!

26 September 2007 - 10:13 AM

Cool. I figured the action would raise a bit and it would be better for sliding, I was just worried about damaging the neck. Thanks for the heads up AT.

In Topic: New Strings are KILLING my left hand!!!

26 September 2007 - 09:14 AM

That brings up a topic I've been thinking about. Since I got my electric, I was wanting to use my acoustic for slide mostly, so I bought medium gauge strings.

I currently have lights on my acoustic, so that leads me to believe that I may need to adjust the truss rod a bit. Is this true? I've had lights on the acoustic for about 6 years now (not the same set lol I do change them but the neck is used to lights is what I mean) and I'm wondering if mediums will cause any neck issues.

Is it okay to just put the mediums on without making any adjustments?

In Topic: Tasty shred with SICK tone!

21 September 2007 - 08:44 PM

That's the kind of playing that keeps me inspired and keeps my fingers on the frets.

In Topic: Recommending Gear

17 September 2007 - 08:47 PM

You have a good point there eddie. I suppose the idea could get complicated lol.

In Topic: Recommending Gear

17 September 2007 - 08:29 PM

Well you could have a thread where folks give sound samples of their guitars. In order to be somewhat uniform, all should play the same tune in different styles.

For example, there are many different playing styles here. Some play country and bluegrass while others play classical and jazz and other play rock and metal or a little of everything.

Have someone that has a definitive Telecaster style, play their guitar on basic amp settings so you hear more of the guitar's natural sound vs. the amp.

So you have one country style player that plays a Taylor acoustic and another that play on telecaster. Have those two guys record their guitars playing the same tune (kinda like the pickup manafacturers do on their sites).

I'd be willing to bet after a while, you'd have most of the major brands covered and several different styles and models of each. This would help people hear the differences in the general sounds of guitar models and brands and give a good idea of what one should lead towards.

Different woods, body styles, bridges and necks can change the flavor of a guitar dramatically. IMO this would be a cool thing to have. I'm sure there has to be a site out there with this but I haven't found it yet.

Of course there would have to be rules as to settings and recording volumes. I would say no effects at all. Just clean and dirty sounds depending on style of course.

For example I could say, here's what a Schecter C-1 sounds like with stock pups on clean and dirty playing some sort of standardized tune that would be across the board for all who would post a sample of their guitar in the same style/genre.

Then someone, say Stratrat for example, could show off his strat playing the same tune with as close as possible settings and then you could hear what a Strat sounds like and a Schecter with the same tune snippet.

You can also point to artists but you have to remember, a lot of the pros guitars are custom as can be and likely to be a heck of a lot better than what most twangers are playing. Not to mention the effects and mixes of studio engineers.

I wouldn't know how to go about setting the guidelines to follow to help give the most similar settings but I'm sure someone else could that really knows their stuff.

This certainly wouldn't help someone out in the feel department but it could get you close to finding the sound and style you're looking for. That's my 2 cents.