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post Jul 1 2007, 08:41 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Jul 1 2007, 02:09 PM) *
That's what i mean! It sucks to hear the string ringing E and the amp playing D or whatever....unless you are stone deaf. So that's why you can't play Variax on low volumes because you will ALWAYS here the wrong note coming from string ringing!!!
What was that supposed to mean?


well, i can only say what i think it means. which is, one has to be careful about technology, it will suck out your soul, and you won't even know that has happened. i quit watching tv for the same reason some time ago.

not an original observation, this is an author who has written books on this subject, surrender of individuality and free thinking to technology. This is his most famous book. He has another directed more specifically at technology in general. But the thesis is similar in both avenues.

http://www.amazon.com/Amusing-Ourselves-De...4945&sr=8-1

i see this happening, which is why watching tv is painful for me.

i like the guitar to maintain a solid tie to what it has been for the past 5,000 years, i see no need to take it past the general area it was in the Jimmy Page/Hendrix era, not in a technological sense.

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Back on the subject of tuning, the Winding Roads thing (where he tuned it down a semi) has made me think that is not a bad idea to do sometimes, maybe on one of my guitars.

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post Jul 1 2007, 08:44 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Jul 1 2007, 03:09 PM) *
That's what i mean! It sucks to hear the string ringing E and the amp playing D or whatever....unless you are stone deaf. So that's why you can't play Variax on low volumes because you will ALWAYS here the wrong note coming from string ringing!!!


Its less of a problem than you might think unless you are playing very quietly - the Amp sound (or headphones) totally overwhelms it. I have had no problem with it at all, and my pitching and playing by ear is such that it really would bug me if I could hear it ...


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post Jul 1 2007, 08:58 PM
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standard tuning.

sometimes drop D, but only when I really have to. Most songs sound just as good in standard just translating the chords/notes/etc. to standard.


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post Jul 1 2007, 10:25 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jul 1 2007, 09:44 PM) *
Its less of a problem than you might think unless you are playing very quietly - the Amp sound (or headphones) totally overwhelms it. I have had no problem with it at all, and my pitching and playing by ear is such that it really would bug me if I could hear it ...


Why i am asking is - i practice a lot in the late hours, after midnight and than i can't go loud on amp so in most cases together with the amp i can hear the string ringing so that's why i was curious about Variax! smile.gif


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QUOTE (Pavel @ Jul 1 2007, 05:25 PM) *
Why i am asking is - i practice a lot in the late hours, after midnight and than i can't go loud on amp so in most cases together with the amp i can hear the string ringing so that's why i was curious about Variax! smile.gif


Yea, that might suck, unless you go for headphones.


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standard. drop d bugs me just because all my guitar-playing friends use it to get "easier power chords DUH". i know there are alot of cool things you can do in d, though. i've been using it with my band per other guitarist playing his songs in d.


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post Jul 1 2007, 10:38 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jul 1 2007, 11:30 PM) *
Yea, that might suck, unless you go for headphones.


I hate headphones on my head! My head gets 100 degrees hotter with headphones on. Add concentration on scales and sweeps to it and you get a hell of an A-Bomb consequences in your room! biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Pavel @ Jul 1 2007, 05:38 PM) *
I hate headphones on my head! My head gets 100 degrees hotter with headphones on. Add concentration on scales and sweeps to it and you get a hell of an A-Bomb consequences in your room! biggrin.gif


laugh.gif laugh.gif I guess the Variax way is just not for you smile.gif

Here's an idea - Ibanez have a beautiful guitar called the Jem, and I have heard that Rusty Cooley has just released a new signature 7 string guitar called the RC7 - i would guess they would be great for you laugh.gif


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jul 2 2007, 12:04 AM) *
laugh.gif laugh.gif I guess the Variax way is just not for you smile.gif

Here's an idea - Ibanez have a beautiful guitar called the Jem, and I have heard that Rusty Cooley has just released a new signature 7 string guitar called the RC7 - i would guess they would be great for you laugh.gif


Really? Oh i'll make sure to have those! biggrin.gif


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post Jul 3 2007, 06:14 PM
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Youre excited of a pick that lights up like a glowing pimple? huh.gif

Kidding

I normally us standard E or dropped D and rarely Dropped C


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post Jul 3 2007, 06:37 PM
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Standard for the most part, Drop D on the odd occasion (mainly just for fooling around)

Open G for Slide.


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Pavel you better do some 7 string lessions once you get it smile.gif i need to learn how to play mind biggrin.gif


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Double Drop d right now. really cool sound.


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post Jul 3 2007, 08:27 PM
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just the old standard e tuning...my goddamn floyd rose wont let me do anything else sad.gif
i still love you floyd tongue.gif

just the old standard e tuning...my goddamn floyd rose wont let me do anything else sad.gif
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I use alot of differnt ones, im a tuning whore i guess.

Standard
Drop D
D Standard
C Standard
B Standard
Drop B
Drop A

My most common ones i use.
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