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Yash
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20 years old
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Tver, Russia
Born Aug-16-1994
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Thrash Metal, Lead Guitar playing, Megadeth, Children Of Bodom, Vocals, Screaming, Shredding, Learning, video games
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20 Sep 2014
I've seen so many guitars with a quilted or a flamed maple top smile.gif They look much more amazing than their non-maple topped counterparts smile.gif Especially quilted maple tops. I just love them biggrin.gif The reason I've gotta wait for my guitar (there's a thread on that, if you want to check out) is because of that maple top in an amber sunburst finish. There's one available in the plain black finish, and one in trans black finish. But, that one looked the BEST ! It looked as if the guitar was on fire ph34r.gif My question is - what does a maple top add to a guitar's tone, except the amazing looks of course ? smile.gif How much difference would be between, say a Les Paul with a maple top and mahogany body and one without the maple top and just the mahogany body ? smile.gif
12 Sep 2014
Hey guys !!! I posted a thread about acoustic guitars. Hope you check that out as well smile.gif This one too will be a pretty long one, me rambling laugh.gif Sorry tongue.gif

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. smile.gif 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 smile.gif It's hard to describe in words. smile.gif 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 laugh.gif Oh, and, there's nothing fancy about those tuners I guess sad.gif High end ones would have been nice, locking with a high gear ratio tongue.gif I know, I'm greedy wink.gif laugh.gif

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 sad.gif I wanted three tongue.gif 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. smile.gif 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 smile.gif 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 wink.gif 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 smile.gif 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 smile.gif
12 Sep 2014
Hey guys smile.gif biggrin.gif I missed you all !! How is everyone ? I haven't posted in ages. But, I am back and more active than ever ! smile.gif This one's gonna be a long post. Hope you read till the end tongue.gif

I have 1200 Euros (around $1600) at hand biggrin.gif tongue.gif And, I am gonna spend it on my second and third guitars smile.gif So glad. biggrin.gif Finally, I'll have a good weapon to play and shred and make music. biggrin.gif 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 tongue.gif (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. smile.gif I start from zero. But, I wanna buy one that stays with me a long way smile.gif 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 laugh.gif And later a 12 string because it has a godly effect biggrin.gif Greedy me tongue.gif

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 laugh.gif I have stubby fingers I guess sad.gif 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 smile.gif )

I think these songs would give you people a little idea of what I like ? Because, I myself don't know what I like laugh.gif But what I know is - I love to write clean moody stuff rolleyes.gif So, I'll need an acoustic

So, let's make the best acoustic guitar buying guide ever ? laugh.gif The materials, construction, neck shapes. Let's include all of it ? biggrin.gif laugh.gif We can do it !! We are GMC biggrin.gif
10 Mar 2014
Hey guys biggrin.gif 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 biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif Its on 21st of March. I really want to make my mark with this one, as a lead guitarist/vocalist. smile.gif

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 smile.gif 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. smile.gif Stay tuned. Cosmin, Let's go to my thread biggrin.gif

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.... biggrin.gif 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 tongue.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif

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Then, we had someone's birthday someday (see, I don't remember even who;s birthday was it tongue.gif ) and, we got this awesomely tasty cake

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Then, I cooked some instant noodles last week. Really really tasty biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

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