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Apr
7
comment Can't feel meter when playing
Is Dunning/Kruger in effect here? The nastiness makes me wonder.
Mar
16
answered Can you use any footswitch on any amplifier?
Feb
7
comment Guitar practice - general techniques
FWIW, I have tried the method in the post above in the past and failed repeatedly. It wasn't until I spent a significant amount of time (4+ weeks) working on something slowly and building up to speed in a similar manner to the OP that I got results. A good example, for me anyway, is the opening lead in I Know A Little by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Jan
28
answered Why do F#6 and higher notes ring more than F6 and lower notes?
Jan
10
comment How do I fix a stripped pickguard screw?
@cadmium: Drilling is overkill. 1 toothpick is usually enough. A drop or 2 of wood glue does not hurt either.
Jan
9
answered How do I fix a stripped pickguard screw?
Oct
23
awarded  Enthusiast
Sep
28
comment What are the Five Most Important Things to Learn?
@IrishChieftain: If you want a challenge playing blues, transcribe some of the early Little Charlie and the Nightcats. Charlie Baty is a very tough nut to crack. I'd start with things from All The Way Crazy, Big Break and Disturbing The Peace. Charlie got alot harder to follow after the first live album. (Read: I couldn't do most of them... :)
Sep
28
comment What are the Five Most Important Things to Learn?
@IrishChieftain: Listening, transcribing and just flat out playing will develop your ear. One of the fastest improvement times I had in my playing was when I had to play 6 nights a week, 6 hours a stretch and learn all the material at the same time. I did this for about 8 weeks. :)
Sep
27
answered What are the Five Most Important Things to Learn?
Sep
25
comment How can I use a trumpet in a pop rock band?
See how others do it so you have some context. For example, I Will Survive by the band Cake.
Sep
22
comment Comparing aspects of the Boss GT-10 and the POD HD500
The GT10 has a built in looper. (I have one). I returned an HD500 because I thought the build quality was poor and it wouldn't stand up to the 4 - 6 times a month I play out or rehearse. If you like lots of gain, I'd avoid both and get the Zoom G5. Both the GT10 and the HD500 are decent computer interfaces.
Sep
19
comment What are the differences between an American and Mexican Fender Stratocaster?
@HakanDeryal: Totally and completely disagree with the build quality statements. See my comment to KeithS's answer for details.
Sep
19
comment What are the differences between an American and Mexican Fender Stratocaster?
This was true until 2006 or so, at least of build quality, when Fender MIA quality went to crap. I suspect this was about the time that marketing people took over management of the company. I bought (and returned) 2 MIA strats (one an SRV) for build quality problems. I've since bought a MIM that was better in all build quality aspects but had some part quality problems. It's much easier to swallow having to buy new pickups for a $300 guitar vs a $1000 guitar...
Sep
9
answered Guitar volume/tone pots
Sep
6
answered Replacing a single guitar note with a chord
Sep
4
answered Unwanted sound while recording Fender P Bass
Aug
27
awarded  Organizer
Aug
27
revised Why do trumpet valves shift down and not up?
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Aug
27
revised Why do trumpet valves shift down and not up?
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