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Lammas Day

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  1. Hi Guys, I'm really into looping at the minute, I'm using the loop feature on my ME-70 - it's good, but you only get about 40 seconds of loop time, and it relies on hitting the pedal at just the right time to record/over dub, and the worst bit is that you (or me) screw something up on the 5th overdub you're doing there's no way of deleting it or un-doing so you have to scrap the lot and start again. I've been doing a bit of research and see that Boss do their RC series Loop Stations. Although at the minute I can't tell the difference between RC-2, RC-20XL, RC-3, RC30, RC300, RC-50
  2. I've got a BOSS ME80 (multi effects) I sold 4 separate stomp boxes to buy it and have not looked back. I really don't follow the logic that "oh no man, just buy separate ones because you can combine things so much better" etc etc... makes no god dam sense to me. The benefits with a multi effects is that you get some many different sounds which you'd never take a chance on other ways - for instance Octave - drops a note much deeper behind each one you play, it's like a Bass playing perfectly along with you, it adds beef and power to a distorted sound Harmonizer - the exact tonal oppos
  3. Hi Guys, The selector switch on my ebony sg standard is starting to play up, switching to the treble position sometimes causes complete silence, giving the switch a vicious flick with the pleck causes it to crickle back to life again. I've no (hardly any at all) experience with electronics, a similar thing occurred to the 5-way on my fender squire strat (oddly also to the bridge pickup position), I did a quick fix by just bending the contacts back again giving them a little more elasticity. But it was never really 100% and I don't want to f@ck around with it if you know what I mean.
  4. this just comes off the back of swleary's thread about effects. I just use Boss, almost always, but sold all my pedals awhile back to get the Boss ME50... which I liked a lot. I sold that a little later to get the ME70 (...what happened to the ME60?... look, it's not important) mainly to get Octave back (bow Bow bow BooOOoOw - f()uk yah!) All in all I'm happy, but it's been so long now I can't remember what the individual stomp boxes were like. Mainly what I'm asking is: IS there much difference between stomp boxes and their mother companies multi-effects pedals? (in my boy
  5. My link Brilliant guitarist, I've learnt (and tried and failed) to learn many of his tunes.
  6. Not quite what you're asking for, but I recommend the software "Guitar Pro", it's tablature that's read by the software that you can play along to, watch the finger positions on the fretboard, slow down, repeat sections, you can even convert it to Piano Sheet music and watch the notes on a keyboard. Once you've got guitar pro, you can download for free all manner of Guitar Pro Tabs (specially written for the software) from sites like Ultimate Guitar for free, you can assess for yourself if they're professional/accuracy by listening to them.
  7. did anyone ever read "chairman moo - the news cow" - that was pi$$ my pants funny, but seamed to drift away, but after checking seems to be drifting back in that drifty way of the internet
  8. Not many people really appriciate how important Nirvana and Nevermind were to popular culture, people forget before Nirvana, the coolest looking people in rock at the time were fvcking Guns UNNNN Roses. They looked like a bunch of fvucking gay pirates But Nirvana brought back to the world the effortless natural cool, to music and to style. If it wasn't for them it'd still be all pouting, posturing and back combing. BUNCH OF ARSE
  9. I know you said one, but I can't decide (and I have tried) between... and
  10. WOAH! Man I'm pleased I asked that question, there's some top contributions there. It's 12:30 lazin on a Sundaaaaaaay afternoon (to misquote Ray Davis) the Mrs and kids have gone out so I thought I'd get around to listening to some of these recommendations. The stand outs for me so far are EARLY MAN Alamaailman Vasarat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnGBa8dVm6k GRAVEYARD are fncuking brilliant! Never heard em before, I've already sent that link to all the music people I know, they're going to love it. I've also realised that I don't think I can ever truly love, wit
  11. hellya! Tool are/were fantastic what about A Perfect Circle?
  12. ANyone? I just ask because i'm always after new bands and styles to get into, and am always happy to get recommendation. You can't have a post of "new songs I like" which is going to please everyone, but if anyone's got any links to bands or songs which might be touring sometime soon and sound good, then I'm ALWAYS happy to spend three and a half minutes giving it a try. (not a second more though) If it's good it's good, from blues, jazz, rock, pop, metal, hardcore - ANYTHING. To start things off, a black/death metal band from the UK I picked up from Youtube from an Akercoke l
  13. you stole my god dam question, GrRrRrRR FEEL MY RATH!!!... like it? no... didn't think so. But yeah, my point, and in general I think people agreed when I posted. Most people think low action is the way to go, but for me, the highest the action can go without making the tips of your fingers bleed is the way forward.
  14. But SHIRLEY not as ugly as the Parker Fly Deluxe!?!? For me, I look at the body and go URGH F*uck me that's sh!t, but, hmmm maybe in a certain light, you could get away with... then my eye drifts up to the head stock and F*CUKING nO! my god NOOOO! It's like the reveal shot in Don't Look Now with the dwarf in the red raincoat (if you've not seen the film that's a poor reference - I'm sorry)
  15. i think anyone complaining that drum machines aren't real or lack something because there's some synthetic link in-between player and audience can ONLY not be hypocritical if they're some acoustic playing puritan. If you've EVER used any form of effect on your guitar, from Chorus, or Delay, or Distortion or even Reverb, than I'm afraid in my book that strays dangerously close to double standards. Isn't it the same argument that if you're using Delay, then you can only take credit for the first noise produced, after that it's not yours, computer generated rubbish? If you're using a
  16. you sure you're not in the eye? in 10 minutes you're out of your window hanging onto your keyboard in a horizontal position - RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE MAN! :) Good to hear you're safe, 1 down, now it's just Terrorism and the recession to worry about
  17. Oh, and just because I like linking bands I love, Amplifier (FanTASTIC Manchester band who I think a lot of people on this site would enjoy, PROPA guitar music) re-sampled the actual live drums and spaced them perfectly to create a more futuristic/synthetic sound. So how about that for your live vs sampled debate, live drums by the band re-sampled and played back on a drum machine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDf3k_bm4Kw
  18. Like all things, it depends who's programming it and who's using it. NIN and The Jesus Lizard are two of my favorite bands and they kick a$$. Although the Jesus Lizard are pretty much better known for the stuff with live drums this is still good music, there's no denying that drum machines add an element that in the right hands adds a harder, aggressive, merciless, DRIVING sound to the music. It's this element that can give rock/metal an edge a conventional drum rig can lack. I love Big Black for this very reason, a regular set of drums would just turn this band into a forgettable
  19. nice... it's good to know I'm not alone, not that it matters I guess but it's always nice to hear from people who share. But the point that it was only until you might acquire a guitar which is already pretty high, that you discover the merits of playing high is the same for me, and what my point was really. All the time I've spent in the past delicately twisting a truss rod nut and messing with bridges to try and bring the action down, because it's inherited knowledge that LOW = GOOD, can sometimes mean that you're missing out on something that could add something else to your playing.
  20. I seam to remember something on here a while ago about action but couldn't find it when searching? Just wondering what you think - I'm well prepared (as in most cases) to be in the minority here ( ), but all anyone seams to talk about is along the lines of "it's REALLY good the action is so LOW" - for me though, that a'int a good thing... not terrible, but why can't people see the benefits of a good high action? Yep, if you're learning (or like Tony Iommi, don't have any ends to your fingers) then you don't want to make life difficult for yourself by adding hand cramp to the list of t
  21. thing is, it's always been more of a flying Y
  22. funny you should say that, being dyslexic and completely at odds with anything mathematical, I find the idea of linking something so fluid and easy to understand, something so "natural" as music to something, that I find so rigid, formalised and flat as mathematics bizarre. I suppose it all really relates to how an individual links music (in all its forms) to the way in which it's easiest to process it in the mind. For me it's all about patterns and physical distance on the fretboard (or keyboard) - to tell you the truth, it still takes me a few seconds to name all 6 strings on a guitar.
  23. This was a beer conversation which cropped up with my friends all the time, apologies if this topic has been broached before, but I was reminded of it yesterday evening (yeah, I still feel a little ill, so be kind to me... kinder...) so thought it'd be fun to post. YOUR ULTIMATE FESTIVAL LINE-UP No rules, but it's the last night, contains 6 acts, you can choose from any artist or band alive or dead, and any era (e.g. David Bowie - from the Ziggy Stardust phase). IT MUST BE PURELY SELFISH, no showboating with all the obvious ones, this isn't about selling tickets or impressing peopl
  24. YEAH! Why the hell not, sometimes it dose good to remind yourself what makes you happy.
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