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  1. Hey all, A few months ago I purchased a 1960-era Gibson Skylark (blonde tolex, 12AX7 model). I've been pretty happy with it over all, it was a good deal and it's quiet enough to play in a dorm room. It distorts really early, which I don't mind, but I can't ignore that the bass response is kind of wack when it's cranked up. At max volume, even just trying to do a blues shuffle in E results in muddy nonsense. playing an E power chord you cant even hear the distinction between the notes. On lower volumes, the amp has a natural warmth that I quite like, but not being able to play a note lower than an A on the E string is going to eventually get awkward. The thing is I haven't switched the tubes that it came with. They didn't look old or worn out, but then again I'm no expert. Does anyone else have experience with Skylarks? What did you think of it? Is it worth investing in new tubes to see if they make a difference? At this point I could easily resell the amp on ebay and opt for a Fender champ instead, so if I'm going to end up doing that anyway, buying new tubes would be a waste. I do really like the amp though, other than the bass sometimes sounding like a wet fart. Thanks everyone!
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  3. I was there, too! And yes, it was an absolutely mindblowing show.
  4. There're some pretty awesome bands on that list.
  5. I don't see anything wrong with what he said, and he has the right to speak his mind if he so wishes.
  6. Why is it so hard? I've been picking up for a few months now but I keep putting it down because it just sounds like total ***. I'm sure I'm muting all the strings I'm not playing, but it just sounds sloppy (and not in a good way) and terrible. I know, it takes time to get to a point where I like what I play, but damn. I figured by now I'd be better than the day I started. My goal is to sound like Derek Trucks, but I'd be happy to just not sound like sh*t at this point. Any suggestions?
  7. I don't know what it is, but Bona's just never appealed to me as a guitar player. I like a couple songs on his album Ballad of John Henry, but I like them as performances and not guitar-wise. There's something about his playing that just doesn't strike me. I can't explain it. Literally every solo I've ever heard from the guy I just go, "well, that's neat I guess." It just seems like flash and no real heart, and it's not even the speed, I normally don't have a problem with that. He's a good technical player (though I'm not sure what that even means), but to me it's like he's not doing anything musically. Edit: Also, one of my problems with him is that he goes too crazy with his soloing. Like, he doesn't know where to stop and leave you wanting more, he just keeps hammering away. Which is why I'm glad he's in a band now, hopefully it'll muzzle him, force him to think and put some musicianship into his soloing.
  8. So, I'm in the market for a strat, but none of the new ones particularly interest me, and so I'm looking to go for either a partscaster from Warmoth, or find a sweet deal on eBay. I've been perusing, and when I look up 80s era strats, a lot of them come up as Made in Japan. Now, I don't know much about this point in Fender's history, but I've heard they're not half bad guitars, some say as good as a US-made. What's your guys' verdict on this? I don't particularly care where the guitar is made, as long as it's good really, and these seem to go for a bit less than US models. Also, as a side note, I doubt any of you guys will know about this... What's with the hole under the neck that vintage strats and strats modeled after vintage strats have? Is it in the pickguard, or is that the way the neck is put on or what?
  9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNl-HpjnoOo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntZ50fEe3Eo
  10. Nobody who's not a guitar player knows who Yngwie is, and even among us there are tons who think he's a joke (myself included). Hendrix brought his guitar playing to the world, and while he was at it wrote some of the best songs ever. I'd be the first to admit that I don't find Hendrix's guitar playing to be amazing, but he does more for me than Yngwie's 'shredding' has ever done. And in terms of musicianship, there's just no comparison. But, different strokes for different folks I guess.
  11. Honestly, I think LZ is one of the best bands of all time, but I think it's pretty sickening the snobby, holier-than-thou attitude classic rock fans have towards covers. I haven't heard these particular covers, and yeah, they're probably terrible, but who cares? If you don't like it, don't listen to it. I think it's pretty awesome that Mary J. Blige likes Zeppelin enough to cover them, even if I don't like her music.
  12. Sounds like what every generation ever has said about the generation after it. *Yawn.* Music changes just like everything else. It's not going away, it's changing. "You kids get off my lawn!"
  13. They're pretty well known at this point at this point due to the car commercial, but I've been absolutely addicted to Grizzly Bear for the past few weeks, especially the song "Two Weeks." It's great to see a band that's going after something new and finding their own sound, when it's so rare these days. Everyone's trying to recapture the sound of the "glory days" of music (60s, 70s) instead of doing something new, and it's sad.
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