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Everything posted by brad1

  1. You will be standing out in fine contrast to the other boring looking acoustic guitars at the Academy when you play. Congratulations! I hope she serves you well.
  2. Never saw this before. Pretty cool. Thought some of you guys might enjoy it. Edgar was a pretty good musician...
  3. It depends on what you mean by “top” or bottom. I was referring to the strings physical placement on the fretboard. And therefore I would be correct. And the guy who I was answering understood perfectly.
  4. EADG are the FIRST 4 strings on a 6 string , not the bottom.
  5. There’s a reason for that. All the advantages members have listed about Sweetwater aren’t available elsewhere. So why would they?
  6. Peavey Grind BXP. I really like it.
  7. Didn’t you just read all the reasons everyone posted??? That’s why.
  8. Nice! You can play your Gibson on your Gibson.
  9. Sweetwater is probably the best. You have a selection of guitars to choose from. And they actually send you the guitar that you pick out. Great customer service also.
  10. I find your descriptions a bit confusing. If you have the strings to tight to fret or bend, then they are certainly not in tune. How did you loosen the tailpiece? It's a good bet that your problem lies with the nut. How is it cut? Is it the factory installed nut? If so, replace it. And then make sure the slots are cut to the approprate depth. And lastly, if you never noticed the buzz before you plugged headphones into the line 6, then I suggest you don't plug the headphones into the line 6 when playing...problem solved.
  11. Wow! You can really play the guitar well. That was fantastic!
  12. I like everything about that guitar; the color, the flame, the tuners, the logo, the toggle, the matching headstock, the binding, the coil tap, and I bet the wonderful sound it produces. Congratulations on a beauty!
  13. Depends. On how long you've been playing. What type of music you want to play. What scale you like. What amp you use. How big your hands are. And many other personal preferences that each guitar player has. I am guessing you are new to the guitar. My suggestion would be not to just judge by the way it looks, but the way it feels and sounds. If possible, go try out a bunch of different models. And don't spend a lot of money on your first guitar. You may later find you don't really want or like to play the guitar. And you don't want to be staring at a $1000 guitar on a stand that you wish you hadn't bought. If you decide you want to keep playing the guitar, then you can buy yourself a nicer guitar. And you will also, at that point, know more about what you may want in a guitar. Good luck!
  14. I saw Randy Rhoads with Ozzy Osbourne on March 17, 1982 in Atlanta, Ga. It was his 2nd to the last concert he ever played. He played in Knoxville, TN on March 18th. He died on March 19th in a stupid airplane accident. I went to the concert with 3 buddies. I was in college. I was probably 20 feet away from Randy most of the night, in the front row, being pushed against the stage. It was incredible. He was incrediblel. I have never seen, and probably will never see a guitar player like him. The whole show was great. Two days later, I was in a car with 3 other buddies on my way to Daytona, Florida for Spring Break, when a news flash came on the radio. Randy Rhoads died in a plane crash early this morning.......... in Florida! I couldn't believe my ears. I was driving. I told everyone in the car that I had just seen him play the other night in concert. And now he was gone. It was so damn weird. I just remember being very sad, and thinking how lucky I was to have seen him. And then I went on to Daytona and had a blast!!! The following is the setlist they played: "Over the Mountain" "Mr. Crowley" "Crazy Train" "Revelation Mother Earth" "Steal Away the Night" "Suicide Solution" Randy Rhoads Guitar Solo and "The Man on the Flying Trapeze" (Instrumental band jam) Tommy Aldridge drum solo and "The Man on the Flying Trapeze" (Instrumental band jam) [Reprise] "Goodbye to Romance" ."I Don't Know" "No Bone Movies" "Believer" "Flying High Again" "Iron Man" (Black Sabbath Song) "Children of the Grave" (Black Sabbath Song) "Paranoid" (Black Sabbath Song) [Encore] In second place isTrans-Siberian Orchestra. If you have not seen them. You should.
  15. Unlike what somebody above said, you don't have to measure anything. Some people get out the gauges and measure everything. And some people, like me, measure nothing, with a ruler or gauge. I use my ears mostly, and my eyes. I have been playing for a number of years and own multiple guitars. I used to measure stuff. But soon found no need. Every guitar, pickup, nut, etc. is different. I have found that using my God-given senses works very well. There are numerous videos on youtube that you can watch that will show you how to do a basic setup. Look at a few. Than venture out on your own. Most of your knowledge will come from trial and error, and "doing it yourself". Oh, and BTW, welcome back to the wonderful world of guitar playing!
  16. Yes! Great music is great music, no matter who is the one producing it. Or what their attitude is. I agree
  17. Ted never claimed to be a singer anyway. He's a guitar player. And 10 times the guitar player that Derek or Meatball are. I like Nugent's guitar playing. Always have. I think his time with Derek was also the best music he made. Derek's vocals are terrific! But I also like some stuff that Ted sang. Nobody else could have sang Wang Dang Sweet Poontang but Ted. I also like his screams all over Double Live Gonzo. I saw him in 1977 on his Cat Scratch Fever Tour. It was my very first concert. And to this day I can remember most of it vividly with very fond memories. I don't care what a musicians's politics are at all. If I did, I wouldn't like a lot of music that I do. I have never understood how people let a musician's personal views influence their opinion of the musician's music. And a lot of people do. Even though they won't admit it. One last thing. I would rather hear Ted sing, than Meatloaf. I just would.
  18. Ratt. They opened for Iron Maiden. Worse band I’ve ever seen. The lead singer sounded like $hit on every song.
  19. In 1975 a friend from school played a KISS Album for me. I was 13. I thought it was the greatest thing I’d ever heard. For the next 4 or 5 years they were my favorite band. I still enjoy listening to their earlier albums. It was that band that started my whole journey into the world of rock and roll music.
  20. Probably my favorite one also. I always liked that picture on the inside album sleeve of the band where Mick is yawning. And Keith is looking cool with those hip pants and boots.
  21. Never owned it. Never listened to it. Only heard what was on the radio. Didn’t like it.
  22. Because that’s what he likes to do. You must be new around here.
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