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bio website bandmix.com/raintree420
location Ohio
age 39
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Aug 14 '11 at 1:21

Network Engineer, aspiring super rock star. Writer of songs light and heavy.

Current List of Gweetars:

1981 Gibson Les Paul XR-1; 2008(9) Gibson Les Paul Studio; 1989 Ibanez 540R; Yamaha acoustic/electric (model escapes me); BC Rich Mockingbird Thin-line Acoustic/Electric;; 2008 Simmons Echo 5-String Bass

Current List of Amps:

Line 6 60W Flextone Plus with extension cab; Bugera 333XL head with Marshall Cab; Randall Commander H-120 (I think, hidden away in storage); Hartke bass combo; Fender Champ;

Current List of Effects:

MXR Carbon copy Delay; MXR Vintage Phase 90; MXR Smart Gate; MXR Full Bore ; Digitech Whammy; ISP Decimator TC Electronic Nova Repeater; Snarling Dogs ABY; another AB ; Morley Bad Horsie Whah; Morley Volume;


Jul
1
comment Ways to get out of a scalar rut?
I do need ear training actually. I have a voice teacher that lives next door to me and I would be dumb not to take advantage of that. I can usually sing a melody or solo, but I can never translate it to guitar, and If I try it gets so discombobulated it doesn't sound anything like what imagined and I don't remember what the original was supposed to sound like. ADD for ya!
Jun
19
comment How can I overcome the fear of performing in front of an audience?
Close your eyes and pretend you're playing for yourself and no one is there. I usually get more nervous playing to a smaller crowd of people then I do for a much larger one. It's all in your head anyway, I've seen guys play that were HORRIBLE and they weren't nervous at all, just enjoying themselves, others who play beautifully were super nervous. it's all a matter of confidence.
May
6
comment Does using a capo put you out of tune?
relevant: music.stackexchange.com/questions/2667/…
May
3
comment Glossary of Guitar Effects
I didn't mean to just tag this answer, but create and edit tags for future use.
Apr
30
comment Glossary of Guitar Effects
could we also make tags fro these that have this info? maybe effects-compression, or more hierarchicallike: effects-modulation-chorus.
Apr
24
comment What kind of effects make this Korn sound?
what does "dimed" mean? I've been playing a long time and have never heard that term before. Is it when all the levels are jacked up to 11?
Apr
24
comment How should I professionally record an acoustic guitar?
Fishman makes a DI especially for acoustics Fishman Aura Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Imaging Pedal.
Apr
8
comment How can I make my palm mutes sound more metal?
what brand/thickness of picks do you use? don't be afraid to hit the strings kinda hard too.
Apr
3
comment How to embrace the metronome after years of bad habits?
Your description of yourself is identical to me!! I rarely use a metronome and have been actively trying to incorporate it as I KNOW I play ahead of the beat. I have decent time and can remain relatively steady without a click, but when I do use one I discover how ahead of the beat I really do play. It's tough to use one when you normally don't, but I highly recommend at least using it for about 10mins of your routine practice regimen.
Apr
2
comment What tools should every guitarist have?
yeah the allen wrenches fit just fine in a locking trem. 1 for the bike reference!
Apr
1
comment Recycling guitar strings
usually they wont take anything with iron in it, the nickle in the strings is what they would want, or even gold.
Mar
31
comment Are there exercises similar to the 'Buddha rope' for endurance on bass guitar?
if we can get some links and punch up this answer a bit I'll give it the bounty.
Mar
27
comment Should I worry about this strap pin?
I actually have the exact same problem on my BC. Rich. The body side strap button wiggles even though I know the screw is in there pretty good. It mostly just turns, it doesn't have any degree of pitch to it when it moves. So I need to follow my own advise and do something about it.
Mar
27
comment Should I worry about this strap pin?
+1 for "..dissipate the forces of your antics..." I love that. great answer.
Mar
27
comment Should I worry about this strap pin?
I would not recommend a wider screw that could crack the body. you would have to drill the hole wider to accommodate it. I'm not a luthier, but I've seen it happen.
Mar
27
comment Should I worry about this strap pin?
I'd like to propose the question: "how do you do those cool guitar tricks" LOL 'Is there a training guide on how to head throw?
Mar
26
comment Capo that won't detune my guitar?
how are they impractical? hard to switch keys?
Mar
26
comment Capo that won't detune my guitar?
all guitars have had intonation checked. If I wiggle the capo around on the fret, it sometimes elevates the issue. I heard the Dunlop style, wrap-arounds were the better quality.
Mar
26
comment Why is the bridge pickup on a Stratocaster angled?
yeah, of all my years I never really thought about why they did that.
Mar
26
comment Playing The Strokes - Heart in a Cage intro - what's the best technique?
The tab for this song is available at ultimateguitar.com as well.