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post Dec 24 2007, 12:09 AM
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Hi,

You are one of my favorite players here at GMC and i wanted to ask :

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When you practice alternate picking how do you tell which is a comfortable speed? When i practice i start at a comfortable speed and increase the bpm by 5 and practice at that to see if i need to work on the previous speed more.

The reason for this question is because i don't know what my comfortable speed is.

Also instead of starting another thread in your gear section i want to ask seeing as you are a clear fan of the Ibanez Jems:

A) Is there a difference in the Jem555 and the Jem7V which you play?

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Thanks,

B.T.W I love your ionian scale speedpicking lesson, its the main thing I'm practicing! tongue.gif


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post Dec 24 2007, 12:20 AM
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Hey man! Thanks for kind words m8!

Comfortable speed is easily judged by the number of mistakes you do while playing. If you can play at 100 triplets with no mistakes than it's your comfortable speed. If you go to 110 triplets, and see you are doing mistakes and can't keep right hand together with left hand that would be your limit until you get over it with practice smile.gif So if you can play something nice and clean more than twice, than you can say it's your comfortable speed smile.gif I guess it's something like that.

As for JEM - yeah, it's worth saving for JEM7 as it is much better than JEM555 quality wise. I saw a website of one JEM owner which compared his JEM555 and JEM7 after 1 year of playing each of the guitar. The JEM555 got worn off pretty fast while JEM7 kept it's "shape", frets, bridge and sound quality.

If you still plan to buy JEM555 than i would suggest you to go for some RG Prestige model instead. RG2550E would make a far better choice than JEM555. If you want a JEM badly than make sure you get a JEM7 smile.gif


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post Dec 24 2007, 12:24 AM
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Thanks for the reply it has cleared some things up i didn't understand before.

As for the Jem I'll have to come up with some more money laugh.gif


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post Dec 24 2007, 12:39 AM
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Trust me - JEM7 is worth some waiting smile.gif

If you need anything else just post it here m8! smile.gif


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post Dec 24 2007, 12:41 AM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Dec 23 2007, 06:39 PM) *
Trust me - JEM7 is worth some waiting smile.gif


You are so right Pavel smile.gif


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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 24 2007, 12:41 AM) *
You are so right Pavel smile.gif


We should seriously be looking for an endorsement from Ibanez biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Dec 24 2007, 01:09 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Dec 24 2007, 04:51 AM) *
We should seriously be looking for an endorsement from Ibanez biggrin.gif biggrin.gif



Definitely - although on second thoughts, you should get a Pavel Special signature guitar, and I'll write some theory to go on a panel on the back biggrin.gif


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post Dec 24 2007, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 24 2007, 01:09 PM) *
Definitely - although on second thoughts, you should get a Pavel Special signature guitar, and I'll write some theory to go on a panel on the back biggrin.gif


laugh.gif laugh.gif Amazing!

"Hey Pavel, how do you know which progression to play while soloing with sweeps?" - "I don't! See, i have this little theory reminder on the back of my axe - really helps!" laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Dec 24 2007, 08:15 PM
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I see...

Thats where Andrew gets his knowledge on theory! laugh.gif


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post Dec 25 2007, 01:44 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Dec 24 2007, 09:47 AM) *
laugh.gif laugh.gif Amazing!

"Hey Pavel, how do you know which progression to play while soloing with sweeps?" - "I don't! See, i have this little theory reminder on the back of my axe - really helps!" laugh.gif laugh.gif


laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif Its a winner!


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