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comment Where do you practice your instruments?
Why not students? I play electric bass and have to check I'm disturbing neither my own housemates, nor the elderly couple that live next door. Can you hear much from other people in the way of TV or music? Would you say your double bass is going to be remarkably loud compared to a normal conversation? (I dislike using headphones as I find them uncomfortable for long practices).
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answered How to make melodies effectively?
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comment How to determine what key changes are appropriate?
Any suggestions for books? I have a few but I find the level is either too low or waaaay to high...
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asked How to determine what key changes are appropriate?
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comment How to get a good distortion sound on Guitar Rig
I used to use a Zoom Multi Effects Pedal, and I always found the overdrives to be very fuzzy as you have found. I've since switched to a dedicated Overdrive pedal (Hardwire CM-2) and I find it does the job alot better. I'm not sure if it's a Zoom thing, as I have heard others describe similuar things from Zoom, but as I haven't tried the interface in question, I can't be much more help I'm afraid.
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comment What factors contribute most to the tone of an electric guitar?
Yeah, so my question was mostly about what I see as a bit of over-analysis of the sound a guitar makes. I'm unconvinced of the of certain aspects of the guitar, such as wood types, body shapes and some details. To my mind, these will contribute to the sound, but only a tiny amount. If I were to take my P Bass setup and put it in a J Bass body I'd expect to get a P Bass sound out of it, put a strat setup in a tele and I'd probably think you'd get a strat sound. I've had completely different bodied basses that sound very similar because they use similar pickups, electronics and parts like that.
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comment What factors contribute most to the tone of an electric guitar?
I'm curious as to your line "and you'd notice that this still doesn't make a Tele out of a Les Paul, because the bodies vibrate too differently!" as this is exactly what I'm looking for. Could you expand on that point a little please?
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comment How best to setup an acoustic guitar for multiple tunings?
I'd have to ask my guitarist - as a bassist who has always used the same type I don't know, but it could easily be true based on tensile strengths of different compositions.
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comment How best to setup an acoustic guitar for multiple tunings?
Yup, that's exactly right. For the same tension a thinner string will produce a higher pitch (relation of thickness to frequency of oscillation).
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comment How best to setup an acoustic guitar for multiple tunings?
Lighter strings won't want to be tuned as low as they will have to be insanely loose to get the pitch right - leading to more fret buzz. Overtightening them will causing them to break more easily. The issue isn't the amount of tunings, but the difference between the top end and bottom end. With a second guitar you would be putting less stress on the strings by having them closer to optimum tension, as well as having less variation from that.
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