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  • Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    room decoration by my mrs

    Can she come round and decorate my place please?

    Premier Icon plumber
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    Can she come round and decorate my place please?

    I’ll ask if shes available

    a few ground rules

    You can’t plug it in at any time, no leads, no pedals, guitars, tuners

    Its a special kind of torture………………..

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Changed my mind. Yes, I am fickle…

    One of the benefits of WFH with no sig other around is that I’ve just had a 30 minute gap filled by switching on the gear that is always plugged in and rocking the James Tyler though the valve amp at a stupidly high volume.
    Nobody around and nearest neighbour a decent distance away…
    ๐Ÿ™‚

    This is 4 ft away from my computer. My ears are whistling now.

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    Premier Icon bazzer
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    Is that James Tyler a Variax? If so how do you get on with it. I am very intrigued by them.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    It is.
    I love it.
    The guitar is made in the same World Instruments factory as the PRS SE models and certainly seems to have the same high standard. The components are all excellent although I changed the tuners to Schaller locking.
    As a Les Paul style guitar it is pretty darn good. I like the sound of the basic guitar which is pretty vital. The pickups sound great to me so the basics are all covered.
    Move onto the Variax and things get interesting.
    I love the Strat and Les Pauls sounds, especially after some tweaking.The acoustic and resonator sounds work really well for me and heck i even enjoy using the banjo and sitar. I have been warned by mates never to play them when we are just foolin around…
    The others sounds well – I don’t need a jazz guitar but it sounds convincing.
    The Rickenbacker 12 strings are glorious as are the acoustic 12 strings and the rest I don’t really use.
    My only real complaint is the fact that the volume and tone knobs are the 2 nearest the floor. I tweak my volume a lot and do a fair bit of “violining”. I’ll get over it at some point.
    Its pretty cool and I love the fact I can set the electric sounds through the DT25 and the acoustics through the Stagesource FRFR.
    If I want I can program the POD HD500X to change everything so I can be playing an acoustic 12 string through the FRFR on Wanted Dead or Alive, hit a floorswitch and switch to 6 string and then with another tap hit get a Strat through a Fender without doing any switching on the guitar.
    The different tunings on the fly can be fun as well.

    Premier Icon bazzer
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    Ahhh I want one now ๐Ÿ™‚ I just watched some videos and it would be great for recording where you want different sounds.

    I have a Helix so I assume it would work well with that.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Very very much so.

    Premier Icon oldtennisshoes
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    I’m loving this guy’s work

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Disturbingly accomplished and tasteful.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Any of you guys got any advice on where I can find a variety of drum loops? I donโ€™t have a drum machine and I find the current version of GarageBand seems a bit basic. Not looking for rock, more a variety of world and โ€œjazzโ€ styles.

    Premier Icon plumber
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    Theres a million(probably) long drum loops on youtube

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Theyโ€™re just a bit of a pain to get into a DAW. I shall persevere however.

    Premier Icon bazzer
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    There are loads if you can manage to upgrade to Logic. Even the AI drummer is pretty good once you work out how to drive it and make it follow tracks etc. Though that said most my stuff is rock rather than anything fancy ๐Ÿ™‚

    I sent some stems to a mate in Garage Band this week as he does not have logic, it really made me realise how worth while the upgrade is.

    Premier Icon twinw4ll
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    I’m now nearly 12 months in playing guitar and learning the neck is now on the agenda, any tips on tackling it. I know the major scale in three positions so at the moment thinking of using that as a stepping stone.
    Any other general guitar tips also appreciated, well apart from anything that involves a metronome 🤣 cheers.

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Found loads of loops from those nice folks at Music Radar.
    https://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/free-music-samples-royalty-free-loops-hits-and-multis-to-download

    Hi Bazzer, thanks for the tip on Logic. Iโ€™m mainly using Live but Iโ€™ll try a demo version later.

    Premier Icon bazzer
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    I think there is a 30 or 60 day demo.

    I love it, if only I had this sort of thing when I was 18 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Only thing I find is it dilutes my focus, I don’t practice guitar as much as I used too, am playing with a synth or working out drum patters. However I have found myself creating more with the skills I have, rather than being more interested in increasing skills. So maybe its actually a good thing ๐Ÿ™‚

    I watched an interview with Ed O’brien from Radiohead the other day, I am not a particular fan but something he said resonated with me. Instead of worrying about your skill level or the kit you have, concentrate on being creative with what you have and not worry about stuff you struggle to play or having cheap kit. I am paraphrasing ๐Ÿ™‚

    A bit like people who always feel you need to have the newest bike. Having the right friends to ride with is more important ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Not only has a knackered finger kept me off the bike for a couple of weeks I’ve not been able to hold a plectrum either which I think is worse than not being able to ride!
    I seem to be able to hold a plectrum now though so back to learning River of Deceit. Still loving the ex Rocketdog Jaguar. It has now had a bit of a fettle and some new strings. It deserves someone who actually knows how to play but hey ho, I may be able to one day ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon RustySpanner
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    Wow, that’s lovely.

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Wow, thatโ€™s lovely.

    I presume that you mean the guitar and not the playing 🙂

    Premier Icon sharkattack
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    Can’t wait to see what kind of noises this thing makes. I haven’t gotten around to playing with pedals yet so always on the lookout for my first one.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CIGnuNaHQfY

    Premier Icon eddiebaby
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    Looking forward to hearing that on The Pedal Show at some point.

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    Nice, Simon, lovely melow sound – both playing and guitar.

    The last few sunny afternoons have been spent on the neck of my worthless plywood Sigma Martin DM 2. The nut just required finger pressure to remove but the frets much patience. The nearer I got to the sound hole the more friable the wood, all out without making too much mess. Then came the sanding, first to remove bulges at the 12th and 4th frets (which caused most of the buzzing), then to get the thing flat along its length, then to do the new 10″-12″ compound radius like my favourite Warmoth Wizard neck.

    I’ve ordered some Fender frets with an extra .13mm of tang thickness in the hope they’ll be a snug fit in the friable slots. Medium jumbos with the same dimensions as the Dunlop 6150 I have in most of my guitars. One of the things I dislike about acoustics is the silly little frets they usually have in them, I want to press on the string, not wood.

    At the moment it feels like throwing good money after bad and hours of my life too. If ever I succeed it’ll be a cheap plywood acoustic with a nice electric style neck. Firewood, or a guitar, for the moment the jury is out.

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    Nice, Simon, lovely melow sound โ€“ both playing and guitar.

    Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚
    Still fairly clueless with settings on my Mustang I amp but it’s fun playing around. I also need to practice a normal F chord rather than the barre that I default to as River of Deceit really needs a normal F chord as there is a g-string pull-off that doesn’t work with a barre. I’ll get there eventually!

    At the moment it feels like throwing good money after bad and hours of my life too. If ever I succeed itโ€™ll be a cheap plywood acoustic with a nice electric style neck. Firewood, or a guitar, for the moment the jury is out.

    I’d love to have the time / skills to do something like this but I’d end up with firewood in seconds! I’ll stick to watching craftsmen doing it on YouTube instead ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    I seem to be able to hold a plectrum now though so back to learning River of Deceit. Still loving the ex Rocketdog Jaguar.

    @simondbarnes really happy you like it, never sounded that good under my fingers. Great to see it being played to its potential 👌

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    Am self isolating and a bit bored. Just threw some bits together. I think it’s all first take except for the fretless bass bit where it’s tricky to get the intonation right

    Listen to AUD-20201128-WA0010 by adamt on #SoundCloud
    https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/qRXs

    Premier Icon simondbarnes
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    @simondbarnes really happy you like it, never sounded that good under my fingers

    Thanks for selling it to me! I love how it looks / feels / plays

    Listen to AUD-20201128-WA0010 by adamt on #SoundCloud

    Like it ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Any Line 6 Helix users here? Good prices on the HX Stomp at the moment and I’m struggling to resist.
    Any other recommendtions for modelers in a similar price range, Headrush Gigboard, Mooer GE300 maybe stretch to a Boss GT1000 Core?
    Nice bass work btw AdamT ๐Ÿ™‚

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