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I play guitar on my own, at open mic nights, and as part of a weekly get-together for guitarists, and as part a reggae band, for fun.


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comment How does a DI box work together with guitar?
Thanks for this. You might want to contribute to the Wikipedia article on DI Units, which is missing this information. I think my answer doesn't deserve all its upvotes, because of this omission, but I don't want to plagiarise yours, nor remove my post altogether because I think it has other useful info -- so I'm leaving it as it is. @Perceptic I would encourage you to accept this answer instead.
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comment San Francisco in the 60s and 70s - music scene
I echo the welcome, and also hope you find some interesting information - however, it's off-topic as this site is for questions about performing and practising music -- not consuming it.
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comment How does a DI box work together with guitar?
I'd go passive if money is an issue. Or borrow whatever you can. However hum sounds more like a ground loop or a dodgy lead (or a fault in the guitar's electrics). You wouldn't expect "massive amounts of hum" from a 10ft guitar lead.
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answered How does a DI box work together with guitar?
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comment How many sound interface inputs do I need to record drums?
You could save some money by just getting a mic mixer, setting some levels during a sound check, and recording all the drum mics into one input. Of course you can't then adjust in post, but that's the compromise. Remember plenty of great records were recorded on 4 tracks or fewer.
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comment Can bass chord notes be different octaves after playing the root?
Does it sound good? If so, screw rules, unwritten or otherwise.
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comment How to use delay with distortion/overdrive and/or a crunchy amp?
By double-picking You'd never get it to sound quite like a delay, fading away each echo. I'm not saying you should always leave silence for the delayed sound - just a space where it fits. Listen to 80s U2 for how he makes complex parts from simple fingering + delay.
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comment What to call finger positions on fretless bass?
The stripes on violins are very much for beginners. They are coloured sticky tape, and it's soon removed for good.
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