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Can she come round and decorate my place please?Posted 1 week ago
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………………..Posted 5 days ago
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…
This is 4 ft away from my computer. My ears are whistling now.
Is that James Tyler a Variax? If so how do you get on with it. I am very intrigued by them.Posted 4 days ago
It is.Posted 4 days ago
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.
Ahhh I want one now 🙂 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.Posted 4 days ago
Very very much so.Posted 4 days ago
I’m loving this guy’s workPosted 3 days ago
Disturbingly accomplished and tasteful.Posted 3 days ago
Any of you guys got any advice on where I can find a variety of drum loops? I don’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 “jazz” styles.Posted 3 days ago
Theres a million(probably) long drum loops on youtubePosted 3 days ago
They’re just a bit of a pain to get into a DAW. I shall persevere however.Posted 3 days ago
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 🙂
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.Posted 3 days ago
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.Posted 3 days ago
Any other general guitar tips also appreciated, well apart from anything that involves a metronome 🤣 cheers.
Found loads of loops from those nice folks at Music Radar.
Hi Bazzer, thanks for the tip on Logic. I’m mainly using Live but I’ll try a demo version later.Posted 3 days ago
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 🙂
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 🙂
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 🙂
A bit like people who always feel you need to have the newest bike. Having the right friends to ride with is more important 🙂Posted 3 days ago
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!Posted 1 day ago
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 🙂
Wow, that’s lovely.Posted 1 day ago
Wow, that’s lovely.
I presume that you mean the guitar and not the playing 🙂Posted 1 day ago
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.
Looking forward to hearing that on The Pedal Show at some point.Posted 1 day ago
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.Posted 22 hours ago
Nice, Simon, lovely melow sound – both playing and guitar.
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 it’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 🙂Posted 21 hours ago
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 👌Posted 21 hours ago
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 #SoundCloudPosted 21 hours ago
@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 🙂Posted 10 hours ago
Any Line 6 Helix users here? Good prices on the HX Stomp at the moment and I’m struggling to resist.Posted 14 minutes ago
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 🙂
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