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location Truckee, CA
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Self-taught programmer for the last 10 years. I currently work as a Web Designer/Programmer at a large casino.

Area 51 proposal for music: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/17796/music?referrer=6xOBvMZXzRThl89ZZVZhuQ2


May
16
awarded  Scholar
May
16
accepted Why Move to a 7-String Guitar?
Mar
22
awarded  Student
Mar
22
asked Why Move to a 7-String Guitar?
Mar
22
comment Why is dropped D tuning used so often?
I've pondered why exactly drop-tuning seems to have gotten more popular in recent decades. It may just be what I've been exposed to but I don't think I've ever seen an explanation of a musician playing in drop-tuning before the nineties or so. Am I just way off base with that observation? If not, what might explain the uptake in drop-tuning? Are we as an audience more accepting of power cords now?
Mar
22
comment Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?
@markrages I recently found strings specifically for tuning low. I like to play mostly in drop-b but also drop-a and they're really great for not having that bending-all-over-the-place sloppiness you get when you take your light gauge strings down to drop-a. The only strings like this I've found have all been heavy gauge.
Mar
22
comment Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?
Good point with not always playing with distortion turned on. Took me a few years to realize how crappy I was playing... Whenever I have trouble with a riff I turn off the distortion, slow down, and see how well I can actually play the riff.
Mar
22
awarded  Supporter
Mar
22
comment Best strings for heavy metal (I love distortion)?
If you are looking for a particular sound and have an example (a guitarist you like) then see what they do. I stumbled onto 14-65 sized strings this way and I love 'em. I play mostly death metal and the change to thicker strings was tricky to get used to but I find I get a more solid sound. I also found that if you play on different string sizes you add a lot of nuances to your playing style (your understanding of the keyboard will grow faster). BUT IN THE END, to worry about this when learning is probably not nearly as important as learning to properly mute or EQ yourself.
Apr
10
awarded  Autobiographer