I need to progress and become a much better player, FAST. I've turned very old now.
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Thrash Metal, Lead Guitar playing, Megadeth, Children Of Bodom, Vocals, Screaming, Shredding, Learning, video games
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12 Sep 2014
Hey guys !!! I posted a thread about acoustic guitars. Hope you check that out as well This one too will be a pretty long one, me rambling Sorry
So, finally, I am going to buy the guitar of my dreams - a Jackson King V. This will be my second guitar ever. At least electric if you don't count the crappy acoustic I have. Even though it's not the exact same thing I want it to be, it's pretty darn close. It has an Alder body, Maple neck, ebony fingerboard (the wood combination I actually wanted), and neck through construction. I felt the neck on a few Jacksons and they feel really amazing ! Slim, easy to shred on and do chords that want you to stretch. It has a Floyd Rose Bridge (Floyd Rose 1000 series tremolo) They say it's the same as the Original Floyd Rose, but, it's made in Korea, not Germany. Compromisable ? Because I've heard a lot of bad stuff about Licensed Floyd's. Next, it has EMG picksups, 81 in the bridge. Either the 85 or 89. Not sure because I've seen mixed stuff. Some sites mention it's an 85, other's and more practical reviews say it's an 89. I would personally prefer the 89 because it can go single coil mode. But, I would have much more prefered if it had Duncan JB-4 and Jazz in it. The JB-4 has more vocal quality mid range in my opinion. It has the ''aww'' and that nasaly thing It's hard to describe in words. So, I was thinking, if possible, would I be able to switch the pickups out in the future for duncans, or possibly, the active Dave Mustaine Livewires, which are basically active JB-4 and Jazz. Is it possible ? I've seen most people shift from Passive to Active EMGs. I wanna do the opposite Oh, and, there's nothing fancy about those tuners I guess High end ones would have been nice, locking with a high gear ratio I know, I'm greedy
The only things I don't like about the guitar are - Pickups (I would prefer Duncan JB-4/Jazz combo, or the Dave Mustaine Livewires), Inlays (They're black. White is the way!), tuners (why not give us schaller or grover or something ? Maybe the Planet Waves Auto trim ones which Chris Broderick uses on his guitars ?) Oh, and also, just two knobs I wanted three So, I could mod things later down the line if needed. But, all these are minor things, right ? Which may even be replaceable in the future, if I wish so. I guess
Now, since I out of inexperience and just listening to things, prefer passive pickups a bit more, especially the JB because of that nasally ''aww'', I thought, why not get a second guitar to contrast this one, something very different. So, I thought of getting a Les Paul, or rather, a single cut. Completely different Mahogony body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, tone-pros bridge (let's me change tunings very easily, something I do a lot, not possible with a Floyd).
After a bit of searching, I found my ''almost'' perfect Les Paul - The Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom PLUS It's got the true Les Paul-ness, if you will. Mahogany body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, set neck, 24,75'' inches scale length, and had 24 frets. Exactly what I wanted. And, it even had nice 14:1 or 16:1 (don't remember which ones) Grover tuners Sweet, right ? Once again, we have a deal killer against perfection - THE PICKUPS !! Gibson USA humbuckers. Though EMG's are available on another model, I am not looking at that one because if I buy the Jackson (which I 100% will), I won't know how passives feel.
But, I also liked the PRS Mikael Akerfaldt model. Basically, for my second guitar, any single cut that's shorter scale lengthed and has 24 frets without EMGs will do the job. Is it a good idea to have such variety, or just stick to something that I find nice in the first go ? considering I just own a crappy 80 dollar guitar with a fat neck and don't have any experience with tone. What do you think ? Any comments
12 Sep 2014
Hey guys I missed you all !! How is everyone ? I haven't posted in ages. But, I am back and more active than ever ! This one's gonna be a long post. Hope you read till the end
I have 1200 Euros (around $1600) at hand And, I am gonna spend it on my second and third guitars So glad. Finally, I'll have a good weapon to play and shred and make music. For the electric, I have decided to go for the guitar of my dreams. a Jackson King V. It's a Pro series model with Floyd Rose and EMGs (Gonna make a thread on that). I initially wanted to buy a second electric, but Cosmin said it's better to buy an acoustic first, and he's 100% right, as I wanted to buy the second electric only because I wanted to. A second electric is an overkill (More details in the thread about the Jackson)
Now, on to the topic, I wanna buy an acoustic, and I don't know a thing. I don't know what to look for in one, how should it play, how should it sound. I start from zero. But, I wanna buy one that stays with me a long way And, I don't want to spend a lot on it. I have no idea whatsoever how much should I be looking to spend ? I have money. But I wanna save it for another electric And later a 12 string because it has a godly effect Greedy me
So, what to look for ? In terms of playability, I prefer thin necks, so, whenever I pick up an acoustic, I always go - fat neck, fat neck I have stubby fingers I guess Not a guitar players fingers ? Tone wise - I don't know. I like the acoustic sound from Metallica's Fade To Black and Led Zeppelin's Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (My Favorite acoustic tone of all time probably) and Tangerine, Megadeth's 13, Iron Maiden's (second most favorite) Dance of Death (live from Death on the Road) Three Days Grace's Never Too Late and Wake Up. Guns N' Roses' Patience (not much though )
I think these songs would give you people a little idea of what I like ? Because, I myself don't know what I like But what I know is - I love to write clean moody stuff So, I'll need an acoustic
So, let's make the best acoustic guitar buying guide ever ? The materials, construction, neck shapes. Let's include all of it ? We can do it !! We are GMC
10 Mar 2014
Hey guys I know its been a very long time, years since I've regularly been here. But, here I am (will you send me an angel ?)
Just wanted to let you know, that, after years of playing guitar (JUST 3) I FINALLY GOT A GIG Its on 21st of March. I really want to make my mark with this one, as a lead guitarist/vocalist.
Now, the song we're performing is this classic
I got rhythm guitar as the job initially, but, over the weekend, I practiced, practiced, and learnt the final solo, and want to do the vocals Singing this one, is tough. So, need help with that. Other than that, a few recordings with guitar pro backing me up as a band coming up soon. Stay tuned. Cosmin, Let's go to my thread
PS - We can't find a vocalist, and Russians have horrible English accents. So, my roommate encouraged me to be the vocalist, because, that was my intention in the first place.
30 Nov 2012
So, I cooked some Roasted chicken sometime ago, and it was delicious.... Since it was too much, I saved for the next day, and then fried it with some spices and, voila.... another nice dish. Unfortunately, it didn't survive to get its pics taken
Then, we had someone's birthday someday (see, I don't remember even who;s birthday was it ) and, we got this awesomely tasty cake
Then, I cooked some instant noodles last week. Really really tasty
30 Nov 2012
Hey guys, so, it snowed for the second time yesterday in Tver, AND.... last night, it got pretty intense, and in the morning, we found out that all public transport was down, and the classes got cancelled for the day. We're expecting the same for tomorrow. Its really awesome here. I went out for a little trip to buy some stuff, and clicked some pics along the way. Hope you guys enjoy it. And, guys, give me some tips to face all this stuff I know two Russians on the forum... and, I expect some tips from Mr. Rich too Enjoy the pics
Lots of pics there
PS - The forum poster says doesn't work with dynamic links.... now what does that mean ???
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