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Todd Simpson
post May 5 2019, 09:14 AM
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Another Well Fought Mission!!! This one has it all, tapping, strike once hammer many, complex shapes that change, etc. It's a beast. You tore it up like it was MISSION #2!!!!! Also can't wait for your cover tune video!

Let's Debrief!
MEDALS OF HONOR

PROGRESS: Can't help but notice how you switch between a variety of techniques without being thrown off at all. Nice!!!!
STRIKE ONCE HAMMER MANY: This technique is just hard. It only lets you pick once and then you have to use hammer ons for several notes in a row. If ones left hand is weak, it just falls apart. Good news, your left hand has POWER!
CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS: Played nice and clean with care and precision. Nice!

You just..
LEVELED UP!!!!
*You remain TOP DAAAAWG!!!!!
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I'm glad this was not a music piece. I can't see myself playing such finger twisters on a daily basis, let alone do it for a living smile.gif But maybe with some practice it could sound nice when thrown into improvisation. As you say, I tried it at full speed at first and failed miserably. I'm not sure if there's anything left of my brain to melt biggrin.gif

Today's bits and pieces were relaxing, on the other hand. I thought it would come slower but it seems I'm making some progress on legato and tapping. Most notably, I don't need to use as much force as I used to!

I can play almost whole Bismarck, riff by riff for now, not all in one go but I'm struggling with the second half of solo to make it sound as it should be. Once I get that, I'll go for it! Maybe I'll record my very first cover video in a few days! smile.gif



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post May 6 2019, 12:31 AM
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Today I had a chance to imagine what my life would be like without a passion for guitar and it would be really boring and monotonous! I'm going all in and once I get my degree in July I'll be able to give it 300%! For a starter, I'm taking that Triple Digit Barrier trophy for myself!



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post May 6 2019, 11:09 AM
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Life without passion is not worth living IMHO!! You have shown a great deal of passion for guitar here in BOOTCAMP!!!!!

Let's Debrief..
MEDALS OF HONOR
PINKY SLIDE: The MUCH feared PINKY SLIDE is required to pass this one. Many folks stumble, stumble on this technique, and some give up guitar. Not you! Nailed it! It takes a string pinky to pull this off.

PRECISION DRILLS: As I've come to expect you are not sloppy, not rushing or lagging and not missing strikes. Nice!
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: These higher level missions combine a variety of techniques as a way to get you to integrate what you've learned. You are doing it quite well!!
In short, yet another complicated bit of work that you just KRUSHED!!! You are inches away from TRIPLE DIGITS!!!!!!!! Super congrats on your progress!! You just..
LEVELED UP!!!!

*You remain the TTTTTOOOOOPPPPP DDDAAAAWWWGGGG!!!!!
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Today I had a chance to imagine what my life would be like without a passion for guitar and it would be really boring and monotonous! I'm going all in and once I get my degree in July I'll be able to give it 300%! For a starter, I'm taking that Triple Digit Barrier trophy for myself!

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post May 7 2019, 12:16 AM
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I'm starting to like this party/stage trick. The right hand gets tired really quickly, so I'll have to build some stamina!



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post May 7 2019, 06:15 AM
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SUPER MEGA Well done on this one. It's a FLAT OUT MONSTER. It's got more drills in it than a hardware store. Each one is it's own set of challenges. Just playing all of them is saying a lot about your ability. Let's debrief!!!
MEDALS OF HONOR

LIKE A TROOPER: This one is a serious challenge to any players ability. There are so many separate bits to play that one could easily get tripped up. Not so here, you play each one with detail and precision. Nice!!!
TECHNIQUES O PLENTY: Not just the amount of drills but the variety of techniques. This one has a LOT of dept. Didn't phase you at all!!!!! Even the "Party Trick" lick is no problem!!

AGGRESSIVE STYLE: It's great to see you stepping on the gas as you head in to the TRIPLE DIGIT GALACTIC BARRIER that NOBODY in the history of GMC has ever cracked.

It's been a pleasure to watch you grow as a player Soldier. You've made HUGE gains in your technique and precision. You are inches from BREAKING THE CHAINS and pushing through to TRIPLE DIGITS!!! I think you will find that once you are on the other side, you will be able to focus more on your speed and less on your technique as you will have already sorted most of the technique. I look forward to bearing witness!
For now you just...
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I'm starting to like this party/stage trick. The right hand gets tired really quickly, so I'll have to build some stamina!

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post May 7 2019, 10:31 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 7 2019, 06:15 AM) *
It's been a pleasure to watch you grow as a player Soldier. You've made HUGE gains in your technique and precision. You are inches from BREAKING THE CHAINS and pushing through to TRIPLE DIGITS!!! I think you will find that once you are on the other side, you will be able to focus more on your speed and less on your technique as you will have already sorted most of the technique. I look forward to bearing witness!

And it's been a pleasure to learn from you! I'm looking forward to it but taking one step at a time is how it's done. The skill gap doesn't seem that big between 2 lessons but it's HUGE between Lesson 1 and 99! I meant to say with such small steps the change isn't noticeable for someone who's been gradually improving. It's like losing weight - I'm so used to seeing myself everyday I don't really see a difference but when I meet someone I haven't seen for a while they are shocked by it.

Do you think that at my current progress rate I have a chance to be able to play Iron Maiden songs live within 11 months? I mean sort of busking during a major event. I've been practicing Phantom of the Opera and Hallowed... but the tempo and the solos still seem impossible to master. I'll ask Gabe for a more detailed program maybe but I thought I'd ask you what you think since you see my videos everyday. Tbh, there's a girl that will be there and she's a hardcore Maiden fan, I want to impress her...





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post May 8 2019, 03:36 AM
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It's all very incremental to be sure. Weight loss is a great example. It seems so slow from inside ones own body. But if someone has not seen you for a while and you lose 20 pounds it sure seems like a big change to them! So yeah, you are making great gains, it's just harder to see one lesson at at time smile.gif But like you say, take a look at lesson1 and lesson 97 and BAM!!!
As for Maiden, I think you could be able to play anything you want in about 11 months if you are willing to put the time in to learning and practicing it. If you want to play a certain song, I'd say learn it asap and then play it at least once each time you pick up your guitar. Work toward playing it at pace and get to that point as soon as you can. From there it's just repetition. The tricky bit is once you get a song down, you will find things change when you are trying to play it in front of other people. This is the "red dot" effect. This is simply the impact of seeing the red recording light for example. It makes people tense up and make mistakes until you get used to it. Same for playing live or in front of other people. Just takes practice. So as soon as you can play the maiden songs at proper speed, record yourself playing them on video. Then invite anybody you can find to watch you play. The more time you can get in front of any humans the better. One to the Debrief!!

MEDALS OF HONOR
ENDURANCE: You may not have noticed but you have built up quite a bit of endurance over these missions. This Mission requires quite a bit of endurance by itself. You didn't even break a sweat! Nice
SHAPE SHIFTER: You may have noticed that we are now shifting patterns/shapes quite a bit instead of just moving one shape up the neck, we are changing the shape each time we move it. This requires you to memorize new shapes and execute them while traversing frets and strings. You handle it deftly!
STEADY ON: Not rushing or lagging, you are spot on the beat. Spiff!!
In short, yet another one for the books and knocking on heavens door for TRIPLE DIGITS!!! You just.. LEVELED UP!!!!!!!

*YOU REMAIN OUR TOP DAWG!!
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Well done!!! Once you get over the hump, you will have all of the techniques you need under your belt. It will finally be time to actually focus on Speed!!
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And it's been a pleasure to learn from you! I'm looking forward to it but taking one step at a time is how it's done. The skill gap doesn't seem that big between 2 lessons but it's HUGE between Lesson 1 and 99! I meant to say with such small steps the change isn't noticeable for someone who's been gradually improving. It's like losing weight - I'm so used to seeing myself everyday I don't really see a difference but when I meet someone I haven't seen for a while they are shocked by it.
Do you think that at my current progress rate I have a chance to be able to play Iron Maiden songs live within 11 months? I mean sort of busking during a major event. I've been practicing Phantom of the Opera and Hallowed... but the tempo and the solos still seem impossible to master. I'll ask Gabe for a more detailed program maybe but I thought I'd ask you what you think since you see my videos everyday. Tbh, there's a girl that will be there and she's a hardcore Maiden fan, I want to impress her...



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post May 8 2019, 11:02 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 8 2019, 03:36 AM) *
As for Maiden, I think you could be able to play anything you want in about 11 months if you are willing to put the time in to learning and practicing it. If you want to play a certain song, I'd say learn it asap and then play it at least once each time you pick up your guitar. Work toward playing it at pace and get to that point as soon as you can. From there it's just repetition. The tricky bit is once you get a song down, you will find things change when you are trying to play it in front of other people. This is the "red dot" effect. This is simply the impact of seeing the red recording light for example. It makes people tense up and make mistakes until you get used to it. Same for playing live or in front of other people. Just takes practice. So as soon as you can play the maiden songs at proper speed, record yourself playing them on video. Then invite anybody you can find to watch you play. The more time you can get in front of any humans the better. One to the Debrief!!

Thank you, that's a great way to go! Playing for an audience could be even harder than learning songs but I'll make sure to do it once I get there.



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post May 9 2019, 01:52 AM
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It's been a long and bloody trail Soldier. You have endured, you have even thrived under the constant pressure and torment of this brutal BOOT CAMP. You are unbowed, unbent, UNBROKEN!!!

let's Debrief.
MEDALS OF HONOR

PERSISTENCE: The key to success in ANY endeavor in life is persistence. More than talent, more than luck, more than anything, this one aspect of your character will see you through. Your ability to persist has lead you to this achievement. Your persistence shows in this lick as well. Each drill is played with intent and deliberation.

PRIDE: You are playing with Pride soldier. I can hear your confidence rise with each mission. Going back to the start I can hear a bit of timidity as you are finding your footing. But recently, I've heard a big change. You are playing with precision and pride.

PERFORMANCE: Turning on the camera to record is something that often wrecks many Soldiers ability to execute a given performance. Not so with you. The record light no longer softens your attack in any way. Solid!!
In short soldier, I can say with pride that you are the first GMCer EVER, in the entire 10 year history of Bootcamp to BREAK TRIPLE DIGITS!!! That's right. You just..
LEVELED UP TO 100!!!!
SUPER CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
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There are many who have tried. None have as yet succeeded until now. I"m impressed Soldier!! You are the TOP DAWG and you have done something nobody has ever done before here at GMC. You have BROKEN THE TRIPLE DIGIT BARRIER!!!!!

Now your real work begins!!!
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Thank you, that's a great way to go! Playing for an audience could be even harder than learning songs but I'll make sure to do it once I get there.

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post May 9 2019, 11:48 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 9 2019, 01:52 AM) *
It's been a long and bloody trail Soldier. You have endured, you have even thrived under the constant pressure and torment of this brutal BOOT CAMP. You are unbowed, unbent, UNBROKEN!!!

let's Debrief.
MEDALS OF HONOR

PERSISTENCE: The key to success in ANY endeavor in life is persistence. More than talent, more than luck, more than anything, this one aspect of your character will see you through. Your ability to persist has lead you to this achievement. Your persistence shows in this lick as well. Each drill is played with intent and deliberation.

PRIDE: You are playing with Pride soldier. I can hear your confidence rise with each mission. Going back to the start I can hear a bit of timidity as you are finding your footing. But recently, I've heard a big change. You are playing with precision and pride.

PERFORMANCE: Turning on the camera to record is something that often wrecks many Soldiers ability to execute a given performance. Not so with you. The record light no longer softens your attack in any way. Solid!!
In short soldier, I can say with pride that you are the first GMCer EVER, in the entire 10 year history of Bootcamp to BREAK TRIPLE DIGITS!!! That's right. You just..
LEVELED UP TO 100!!!!
SUPER CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!
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There are many who have tried. None have as yet succeeded until now. I"m impressed Soldier!! You are the TOP DAWG and you have done something nobody has ever done before here at GMC. You have BROKEN THE TRIPLE DIGIT BARRIER!!!!!

Now your real work begins!!!
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I'm really happy to have gotten this far! It's been a crazy journey but it's not over yet! I'll try spending even more time with each set of exercises to get the best results and if I understood you correct, now I'll just keep polishing what I've learnt. It's a bit like in martial arts - some think of the blackbelts as masters but the truth is that being promoted to a black belt rank means one is ready to start learning. All the ranks below it are a preparation for it and it takes just as much determination and hard work to get there. At least in aikido.

I'm a bit ahead of the others now and I'm by no means trying to binge play through these missions and I have a request to ask. I'm in a very bad situation regarding my thesis - it should be done at least in 66% by next Wednesday and I'm not even at 20% of it. I spend too much time on other activities. If it's okay, could you please give me some task to work on during my exercises until then, so I don't have a break from practice (even if it's 30 mins daily) but not grade my takes after today's video? This way I won't feel the pressure to record the missions and hopefully I'll be able to finish the thesis in time. I wouldn't ask for this unless the situation was really dire.

PS. Mission 101 was a real pain and I see my stamina is still lacking a LOT. Economy picking makes it even harder, as I'm not used to it and until now I've tried avoiding it.


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post May 10 2019, 02:20 AM
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Firstly, always put your Education first. Bootcamp will be here once your done with any requirements your education has for you. Don't worry Soldier. Bootcamp is going to be here when you are ready! Get your studies sorted, and prioritize them above everything until you are out of School. We can do bootcamp along the way! Just after you've studied, written papers etc. I'd hate to think that you didn't get a proper education because you were distracted. Also, once you have gotten to a stopping point on your thesis/etc. You will be able to better focus on bootcamp for a given day.

Now then!!! Let's Debrief!!
Congrats again Soldier. You are in the DEEEEP end of hte pool now! Nobody has ever been this far so you are blazing a trail!!! As you noticed, this Mission is sort of an enhanced version of bits you've drilled thus far. We just added some complex bits like wads of ECON picking to take it further. I can see that you are struggling with it but that's ok. Each Mission is a chance to spend a bit of time on a given technique. No need to kill yourself over each one. Learning them and playing them in a precise manner is the only goal. Then on to the next one. As you go, you will continue to rack up practice time and learn new things.

MEDALS OF HONOR
ECON IS HELL: Economic picking is a huge stumbling block for the hand in general. The good news is that you have a firm grasp of the essentials and we just need to keep moving through in order to get more practice time built in to your fingers. You will get better/faster/smoother along the way.
ALT PICKING IS HELL: Alternate picking can also be a huge stumbling block. Especially at speed. The good news is that you have a good grasp of Alt as well!
PRECISION KILLS: The best news is that you are playing in a deliberate and controlled fashion. It's just about repetition now and you will start to see a huge jump in your precision/speed.
In short, you have this well in hand and you are ready for what is ahead!!!
You just..
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QUOTE (Adam M @ May 9 2019, 06:48 PM) *
I'm really happy to have gotten this far! It's been a crazy journey but it's not over yet! I'll try spending even more time with each set of exercises to get the best results and if I understood you correct, now I'll just keep polishing what I've learnt. It's a bit like in martial arts - some think of the blackbelts as masters but the truth is that being promoted to a black belt rank means one is ready to start learning. All the ranks below it are a preparation for it and it takes just as much determination and hard work to get there. At least in aikido.

I'm a bit ahead of the others now and I'm by no means trying to binge play through these missions and I have a request to ask. I'm in a very bad situation regarding my thesis - it should be done at least in 66% by next Wednesday and I'm not even at 20% of it. I spend too much time on other activities. If it's okay, could you please give me some task to work on during my exercises until then, so I don't have a break from practice (even if it's 30 mins daily) but not grade my takes after today's video? This way I won't feel the pressure to record the missions and hopefully I'll be able to finish the thesis in time. I wouldn't ask for this unless the situation was really dire.

PS. Mission 101 was a real pain and I see my stamina is still lacking a LOT. Economy picking makes it even harder, as I'm not used to it and until now I've tried avoiding it.
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post May 15 2019, 07:11 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 10 2019, 02:20 AM) *
Firstly, always put your Education first. Bootcamp will be here once your done with any requirements your education has for you. Don't worry Soldier. Bootcamp is going to be here when you are ready! Get your studies sorted, and prioritize them above everything until you are out of School. We can do bootcamp along the way! Just after you've studied, written papers etc. I'd hate to think that you didn't get a proper education because you were distracted. Also, once you have gotten to a stopping point on your thesis/etc. You will be able to better focus on bootcamp for a given day.

Now then!!! Let's Debrief!!
Congrats again Soldier. You are in the DEEEEP end of hte pool now! Nobody has ever been this far so you are blazing a trail!!! As you noticed, this Mission is sort of an enhanced version of bits you've drilled thus far. We just added some complex bits like wads of ECON picking to take it further. I can see that you are struggling with it but that's ok. Each Mission is a chance to spend a bit of time on a given technique. No need to kill yourself over each one. Learning them and playing them in a precise manner is the only goal. Then on to the next one. As you go, you will continue to rack up practice time and learn new things.

I'm very happy to say everything went fine, more than fine! My professor (is there a name in English for the person who guides and provides help when writing a thesis under their tutelage?) is VERY nice for me. I didn't get a well-deserved slating for submitting the thesis chapter so late but instead he calmly explained to me what I should change based on the previous bits I submitted. Maybe that's how most of the students do and he is used to it but still, I'm very grateful.

With that said, I'm back in the Bootcamp game! I decided not to record today but to revise Mission 101 instead, maybe try pushing the tempo a little and try recording a few takes for Gabe's collab. The deadline is near and I don't want to keep him waiting.
I somehow don't feel the haste to charge forward after reaching such milestone - one more day won't change much anyway smile.gif

PS. I ordered Vai's guitar theory book and it should arrive tomorrow. I'm hoping to learn a lot and hone my skills even more! Ditching tabs is what I'm looking forward to the most!

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post May 16 2019, 02:36 AM
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Glad it went well! We typically call the prof in that spot an "Advisor" or "Thesis Advisor" along that line. Glad you have one that you get along with! Nothing is worse than getting a bad one sad.gif You have pushed to get this far and are well ahead of the pack Soldier. See if you can push your next mission a bit beyond where you would normally stop in terms of speed. Your technique is on point, you should be able to play the upcoming missions, so there should be some space to allow you to push the envelope and see where your limits can go!
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I'm very happy to say everything went fine, more than fine! My professor (is there a name in English for the person who guides and provides help when writing a thesis under their tutelage?) is VERY nice for me. I didn't get a well-deserved slating for submitting the thesis chapter so late but instead he calmly explained to me what I should change based on the previous bits I submitted. Maybe that's how most of the students do and he is used to it but still, I'm very grateful.

With that said, I'm back in the Bootcamp game! I decided not to record today but to revise Mission 101 instead, maybe try pushing the tempo a little and try recording a few takes for Gabe's collab. The deadline is near and I don't want to keep him waiting.
I somehow don't feel the haste to charge forward after reaching such milestone - one more day won't change much anyway smile.gif

PS. I ordered Vai's guitar theory book and it should arrive tomorrow. I'm hoping to learn a lot and hone my skills even more! Ditching tabs is what I'm looking forward to the most!
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post May 30 2019, 11:44 PM
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Through the gates of hell, as we make our way to heaven...
These lines say it all. This mission was the most challenging piece in many aspects and I expect it only gets harder with every mission. Yes, this definitely is a nightmare that will continue until I get past that 400-ish threshold but I voluntarily signed up for it smile.gif

I'm really tired of everything lately. There's a lot of work for uni and I started a project for fan-made RPG game. On top of that I got back to practicing martial arts (I barely manage to get up the mornings after training session) and one of my closest friends turned away from me for no reason. I may not be able to upload videos daily, like this one because of that but they are much more demanding, so extra practice is always nice!

I had to give up on my Klon Centaur project, or postpone it for later. The kit I ordered was faulty and I had to return it. I'll get it eventually because I'm into tinkering but I was thinking if there's a better alternative. I did some research and Boss OD-3 looks really interesting. I built my first OD based on TS808 because it was simple but I don't like its tone much. It's okay for pushing the tube but I don't like it as a stand-alone pedal. Have you tried the OD-3 by any chance?



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ANOTHER KILL!!!! Well fought Yet again Soldier!!! I hear what you are saying, it's easy to get burned out. Folks deal with it in different ways. You just have to find what works for you. It will take some trial and error.
I"m sorry to hear you lost a friend. I hope it ends up working out. Sometimes folks just change, sometimes it's only temporary. Try to stay focused and keep making progress on all that you are doing. Friends will come and go, the really good ones will stay a while smile.gif

I've tried wads of overdrive units. A student here built me a Klon clone which I liked quite a bit. I've got a mini ibanez tube screamer which is workable, but to be honest, I was most impressed with the pro tone misha overdrive and he now has a new one of his own making. Very pricey though. I had a KRANK Shaft (Dimebag) overdrive that was amazing. They are not made anymore and are hard to find, but are awesome. Here is a demo of the krank pedal
This is a demo of the klon clone. Much more low gain type tone.
The boss od3 is a fine pedal. See if you can try a few before you buy if possible or buy used ones on ebay so that you can sell them again and try others. It's hard to pick the perfect pedal without actually playing through it.
For home recording, I no longer use pedals. Or amps. I use a plugin called Overloud TH-U. It's got wads of pedals/cabs/rack gear and sounds just far better than anything I've ever been able to get by recording an actual amp at home.



Onward!! Let's Debrief!!
MEDALS OF HONOR

Bold and Aggressive: You have made great strides in the confidence of your playing. It's great to see!

Synching Feeling: Like many of these Missions, hand synch is key. if you slip on hand synch, it ruins everything and you gotta do it again. Not a problem here!

Finger Power: Making use of all the fingers including the pinky!!!
These Missions are in the deep end of the pool Soldier. Each one may take a bit more time to get through. They contain a range of techiques and various types of drills. If it takes a bit longer to get through, that's understandable. You are doing great! Keep it up!!
You just..
LEVELED UP!!!
You remain our TOP DAWG and yet again are making history with the first 102 Badge EVER!!!
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Through the gates of hell, as we make our way to heaven...
These lines say it all. This mission was the most challenging piece in many aspects and I expect it only gets harder with every mission. Yes, this definitely is a nightmare that will continue until I get past that 400-ish threshold but I voluntarily signed up for it smile.gif

I'm really tired of everything lately. There's a lot of work for uni and I started a project for fan-made RPG game. On top of that I got back to practicing martial arts (I barely manage to get up the mornings after training session) and one of my closest friends turned away from me for no reason. I may not be able to upload videos daily, like this one because of that but they are much more demanding, so extra practice is always nice!

I had to give up on my Klon Centaur project, or postpone it for later. The kit I ordered was faulty and I had to return it. I'll get it eventually because I'm into tinkering but I was thinking if there's a better alternative. I did some research and Boss OD-3 looks really interesting. I built my first OD based on TS808 because it was simple but I don't like its tone much. It's okay for pushing the tube but I don't like it as a stand-alone pedal. Have you tried the OD-3 by any chance?

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ANOTHER KILL!!!! Well fought Yet again Soldier!!! I hear what you are saying, it's easy to get burned out. Folks deal with it in different ways. You just have to find what works for you. It will take some trial and error.
I"m sorry to hear you lost a friend. I hope it ends up working out. Sometimes folks just change, sometimes it's only temporary. Try to stay focused and keep making progress on all that you are doing. Friends will come and go, the really good ones will stay a while smile.gif

I've tried wads of overdrive units. A student here built me a Klon clone which I liked quite a bit. I've got a mini ibanez tube screamer which is workable, but to be honest, I was most impressed with the pro tone misha overdrive and he now has a new one of his own making. Very pricey though. I had a KRANK Shaft (Dimebag) overdrive that was amazing. They are not made anymore and are hard to find, but are awesome. Here is a demo of the krank pedal
This is a demo of the klon clone. Much more low gain type tone.
The boss od3 is a fine pedal. See if you can try a few before you buy if possible or buy used ones on ebay so that you can sell them again and try others. It's hard to pick the perfect pedal without actually playing through it.
For home recording, I no longer use pedals. Or amps. I use a plugin called Overloud TH-U. It's got wads of pedals/cabs/rack gear and sounds just far better than anything I've ever been able to get by recording an actual amp at home.



Onward!! Let's Debrief!!
MEDALS OF HONOR

Bold and Aggressive: You have made great strides in the confidence of your playing. It's great to see!

Synching Feeling: Like many of these Missions, hand synch is key. if you slip on hand synch, it ruins everything and you gotta do it again. Not a problem here!

Finger Power: Making use of all the fingers including the pinky!!!
These Missions are in the deep end of the pool Soldier. Each one may take a bit more time to get through. They contain a range of techiques and various types of drills. If it takes a bit longer to get through, that's understandable. You are doing great! Keep it up!!
You just..
LEVELED UP!!!
You remain our TOP DAWG and yet again are making history with the first 102 Badge EVER!!!
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Something came up and I'm on a tight budget. I probably won't afford either for now. I was looking for something transparent yet something that can pack a punch if needed.

Today I tried building a 3 note-per-string pattern for Phrygian Dominant and it's playable but it's much harder than any sequence I came up against in Bootcamp so far. It's good for stretching!

I can't focus on the next mission now, with the deadline for the whole thesis coming soon but I tried to get some practice nonetheless. I get out of energy very quickly over past days and I just want to graduate. It's not exactly stress but I can't relax either.



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Not to worry Sioldier!! Bootcamp is here for you anytime you are ready. It will still be here after your thesis is done. You are still the top DAWG!! You've earned a break smile.gif
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Something came up and I'm on a tight budget. I probably won't afford either for now. I was looking for something transparent yet something that can pack a punch if needed.

Today I tried building a 3 note-per-string pattern for Phrygian Dominant and it's playable but it's much harder than any sequence I came up against in Bootcamp so far. It's good for stretching!

I can't focus on the next mission now, with the deadline for the whole thesis coming soon but I tried to get some practice nonetheless. I get out of energy very quickly over past days and I just want to graduate. It's not exactly stress but I can't relax either.

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I'm ready to start anew. I couldn't think of songs I could try playing to enjoy but the Bootcamp is fun too!



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WELCOME BACK SOLDIER! It's good to see you back in the FIGHT! Breaking new ground yet again as nobody has every attempted this Mission before you. Super Congrats there!! Let's Debrief!

MEDALS OF HONOR


PINKY POWER: Thrilled to see you playing this with the pinky and not the first three fingers. It's really meant to almost force the hand to use the pinky. NICE!

SHIFTING PATTERNS: This one changes pattern as it moves up the neck so you have to be able to shift on the fly. Otherwise it falls apart. Good news is you have no problem with the pattern shifting. Score!!

PACING: It's tempting to rush the easier bits and lag the harder bits, but you kept it nice and smooth. Double Score!!!
You clearly have this well in hand. You just.

LEVELED UP!!!
*You remain the TOP DAWG and Highest Ranking Member of Bootcamp EVVVVVEERRR!!
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I'm ready to start anew. I couldn't think of songs I could try playing to enjoy but the Bootcamp is fun too!

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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jul 26 2019, 03:31 AM) *
WELCOME BACK SOLDIER! It's good to see you back in the FIGHT! Breaking new ground yet again as nobody has every attempted this Mission before you. Super Congrats there!! Let's Debrief!

MEDALS OF HONOR


PINKY POWER: Thrilled to see you playing this with the pinky and not the first three fingers. It's really meant to almost force the hand to use the pinky. NICE!

SHIFTING PATTERNS: This one changes pattern as it moves up the neck so you have to be able to shift on the fly. Otherwise it falls apart. Good news is you have no problem with the pattern shifting. Score!!

PACING: It's tempting to rush the easier bits and lag the harder bits, but you kept it nice and smooth. Double Score!!!
You clearly have this well in hand. You just.

LEVELED UP!!!
*You remain the TOP DAWG and Highest Ranking Member of Bootcamp EVVVVVEERRR!!
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I want to say I will go back to regular posting vids but currently I'm almost done with thesis but I had to re-organize my room completely. While at it, I thought, I would adapt it to a bedroom studio, so I need to look through all the stuff, decide what to keep and what not to and plan ahead to be able to have my future rig where I want it without need to move things around to fit it. It takes a lot of time and effort because there's a lot stuff I gathered over years.


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