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post Sep 13 2009, 06:29 AM
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Hi GMC, I'm abel from Houston, Texas. Man what an awesome site!!! I stumbled upon gmc one night when i was poking around on youtube. Ran across Muris Varajic's vid clip of the insane sweep etude. OMG!!!!!!! Totally blown away. So now I'm trying to learn the Muris' sweep etude. It is totally kicking my ass but I'm having a blast trying to learn it.

A little background... I'm an old dude (37), been playing guitar for a while. Never was really good but not a bad guitarist, but have been in kind of a slump for the past couple of years. Not really inspired to play anymore... didn't really know what to play. But when I ran across that sweep etude, and then started reading this site, I couldn't wait to play guitar again. Unfortunately, work keeps me from practicing as much as I want to but every chance I get, I'm trying to play that etude with a metronome. I sure wish I had a site like this when I was a kid just learning to play guitar!

Right now I'm playing on an Ibanez J-Custom RG7-1, boss gt-8 into a keyboard amp. I also have a thd bivalve plugged into a custom 2x12 cabinet. I don't really play through the bivalve anymore. WAY too loud. I recently thought about selling the bivalve.... Plugged it in just to make sure it was still working. It sounded SO good. I forgot how good the tone is through that amp. So yeah, i couldn't bring myself to sell the amp....

Anyway, this is a great site!!! There's so much to learn and you guys seem like a great community.

Thanks,

--abel
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post Sep 13 2009, 06:37 AM
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Welcome Kiddo. Great intro.
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post Sep 13 2009, 06:40 AM
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post Sep 13 2009, 06:47 AM
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Welcome bro! Wait til you get to my age, then its "way too low", I cant hardly hear anything without an hearing aid... tongue.gif


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post Sep 13 2009, 07:23 AM
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Hey, Welcome to the the site Abel smile.gif


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post Sep 13 2009, 09:24 AM
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Hi Abel! Welcome to GMC!

This post has been edited by Laszlo Boross: Sep 13 2009, 09:25 AM


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post Sep 13 2009, 10:06 AM
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post Sep 13 2009, 12:30 PM
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Welcome to GMC Abel! smile.gif


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post Sep 13 2009, 12:49 PM
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Welcome to GMC Abel smile.gif .

For the Bivalve (THD make some great tube amps) - for home use to tame the volume level try putting it through a powersoak/attenuator. THD make some called the 'Hotplate' but there are several alternatives around. A powersoak allows you to run the amp flat out but reduces the volume to a reasonable level for home use albeit with a little loss of treble.


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post Sep 13 2009, 01:31 PM
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post Sep 13 2009, 02:48 PM
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Welcome Abel, ask if you need anything. smile.gif


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post Sep 13 2009, 02:56 PM
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post Sep 13 2009, 04:29 PM
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post Sep 13 2009, 04:41 PM
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post Sep 13 2009, 07:51 PM
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Hey!. Welcome to the site!. How do you call yourself old with 37 years old?. Are you saying "old" to me?. Hahahaha. You will be surprised about the "30" years dudes that are on rounding on the site. See you around wink.gif


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post Sep 13 2009, 07:55 PM
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post Sep 13 2009, 09:31 PM
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Hi Abel, welcome to GMC!


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post Sep 14 2009, 05:16 PM
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Welcome aboard Abel, enjoy! smile.gif


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post Sep 15 2009, 01:57 PM
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post Sep 16 2009, 06:40 AM
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Welcome!

The J-customs are sweet guitars, got any pics of yours?


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