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Evan
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39 years old
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Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Born Mar-17-1982
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For the past seven years I've played in several bands in the local/underground metal scene of Daytona and Orlando Florida -first as a keyboardist, but then as a guitarist as keyboards continued to lose popularity with local bands.

Even though I have much more experience with other musical instruments, the electric guitar quickly became my favorite (plus I was tired of the fact that keyboard shredders get NO respect at all).

I now devote the great majority of my practice time to the guitar and my main goal is to bring my guitar technique up to(and hopefully beyond) the level of my keyboard technique.

Music and the local metal scene is certainly the main hobby of my life. In fact, it's more than just a hobby. It's where I've made most of my friends and many of the fondest memories of my life. Playing music live on the stages of the smoky,sweaty and crowded local venues of the Florida underground and keeping our local music scene alive is a lifestyle for me.
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18 Jul 2007
In an earlier post where I suggested adding a commonly asked questions and tech article section, someone asked for a write-up about how to adjust intonation. This .pdf file attachment is the first of three articles I'm doing that explain what intonation is and how it works. I'm doing articles on scale length and compensation to give the necessary background and then the article explaining intonation. I figure from there, we can do detailed explanations for particular bridge types if there's interest.

Since in that earlier post, it was brought up that GMC is putting together a wiki, I tried to adhere to the wiki writing style in case someone wants to add this article to it. I wasn't sure if you want references cited for this wiki, but I do have them if necessary even though they're not in this draft.

This is a draft for an article that I wrote about scale length. Understanding scale length is important for many reasons -including intonation. I put it in a pdf file that way it was just one file to publish since it contains pictures, but it could be made into any file format later or multiple files.

Please offer your criticism of the article and please check to make sure I didn't make any mistakes -factual or otherwise. Hopefully, your critiques of this draft will help serve as guidelines as far as what's expected out of future potential contributions.

Download the file here:
Attached File  Scale_Length_Draft.pdf ( 711.07K ) Number of downloads: 87045

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13 Jul 2007
I think it would be a good idea on the 'Gear Talk' section forum to create a subsection for tech articles that get marked as sticky -this way we could have answers to common questions available to everyone all the time and hopefully cut back on the same questions getting asked again and again. Examples of what we could put there could include answers to common questions and "how to's" such as how to restring a floyd rose how to swap a pickup etc., answers to more specific or unusual questions as they are asked, and advice articles where MickeM and the other techs of the forum give helpful advice and insight for common questions such as selecting a guitar or amp.
9 Jun 2007
Hello everyone! -finally got around to doing the first post thing, so here's a little about me:

I began my music education at the age of eleven on the clarinet and piano studying classical music.

In school, I learned to play the other instruments of the clarinet family and continued to study the piano. I played in symphonic, jazz and marching bands.

For the past seven years I've played in several bands in the local/underground metal scene of Deland, Daytona and Orlando Florida -first as a keyboardist, but then as a guitarist as keyboards continued to lose popularity with local bands. I guess I've been playing the guitar for a little over 5 years in bands then.

Even though I have much more experience with other musical instruments, the electric guitar quickly became my favorite because I love to shred and play solos and to me it just sounds so incredible on the guitar (not to mention that I was tired of the fact that keyboard shredders get NO respect at all dry.gif ).

I now devote the great majority of my practice time to the guitar and my main goal is to bring my guitar technique up to (and hopefully beyond) the level of my keyboard technique. At first I thought of the guitar as a secondary instrument mainly because when you've played for years on another instrument it's just painful to hear yourself starting from the beginning again (especially when all your friends are years ahead of you), but over the years I became more confident. So if my guess is right I've only got 5-6 thousand practice hours left to go and I'll be all caught up with my keyboard hours sad.gif.

Music and the local metal scene is certainly the main hobby of my life. In fact, it's more than just a hobby. It's where I've made most of my friends and many of the fondest memories of my life. Playing music live on the stages of the smoky, sweaty and crowded local venues of the Florida underground and keeping our local music scene alive is a lifestyle for me.

some of my guitars:

Jackson SL2h



Jackson DK2s



Roland G-707


I use ENGL and Peavey amps live and a Rocktron for practice.
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