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Scarface187
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#1

Posted 21 February 2007 - 02:44 AM Edited by Scarface187, 21 February 2007 - 02:49 AM.

Same drill as the last topic since it got closed down for being too large of a topic. Let me start the topic off by asking everyone who their favorite guitarists are. Other than that the usual. What gear do you have? What gear do you want? Pictures? Recommendations? Advice? Anything involving this wonderful instrument.


Favorite guitarists:

Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)
Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)
Alex Lifeson (Rush)
Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
Chuck Schuldiner (Death)
Buckethead
Andre Olbrich (Blind Guardian)


As for gear I have a black ESP Ltd. EC-1000. For an amp I have a sh*tty Kustom one. Anyone know what good amps I could get for around $500?

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 02:55 AM Edited by Mandalore., 24 February 2007 - 11:10 PM.

Favourite Guitarists:
    Dave Mustaine(Megadeth)
    Gary Holt(Exodus)
    Buckethead(genius),
    Steve Vai,
    Kai Hanson(Helloween, Gamma Ray)
    Jari Maenpaa(Ensiferum, Wintersun)
    Joe Satriani,
    Marty Friedman(Megadeth, Cacophony)
    Jason Becker(Cacophony)
    Jeff Waters)Annihilator)
    Eddie Van Halen(Van Halen)
Gear: Maverick X1 Xplorer(Black), 100 watt Marshall amp, Boss Metal Zone pedal, Boss ME 50 effect pedal, planetwave leads & straps, planetwave picks and my own custom picks.

Gear I want: Soon to be purchasing either an Ibanez S-Series or Jackson King V.

Advice: Keep on practicing and practicing. Learn all yur scales, very important and learn a new riff or two every day.

My axe :user posted image

Very sweet guitar to play, briliant neck on it and souns awesoem if your playing thrash/speed.

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Anyone know what good amps I could get for around $500?


Yeah dude my Marshall 100 amp cost 450 and dollars and euros are pretty much the same so try one of them out. Amazing sound for playing metal of any genre through. icon14.gif

Moonshield
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 03:24 AM

Skip marshall and check out Engl if you want some nice tone. They're hella expensive though, so look for one used. Haha.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 04:27 AM

My favorite guitarists:
Alex Lifeson
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Dave Murray and Adrian Smith

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 06:10 AM

My favourite guitarists are probably Frusciante, Omar Rodriguez and Hendrix. Gilmour, Jack White, Jimmy Page and James Hetfield are all up there too.

As far as gear goes, I have a Maton acoustic from the '80's, a 100w Fender bass amp and Musicman SUB passive 4-string (it sounds surprisingly good for being half the price of a real Stingray).

lesfleanut
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 08:10 AM

QUOTE (Moonshield @ Feb 20 2007, 22:24)
Skip marshall and check out Engl if you want some nice tone. They're hella expensive though, so look for one used. Haha.

I've been digging on Hughes and Kettner lately, they makes some pretty nasty amps. I've always hated Marshall tone anyways.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 12:12 PM

Favourite Guitarists:

Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
Michael Angelo Batio
Slash (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver (current))
John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
and of course, Jimi Hendrix

My Axe: Epiphone Les Paul Special II w/ modified nut.

I'm planning on changing its pickups for BustBuckers 1 & 2. I also want to replace the strings with Gibson Vintage Strings .10. Any help on this?
I'm also making a personal strap. Recently I have been looking for a new strap, so I'm going to take a cheap strap, and put in patches, pins, strickers, little figures, etc. It'll be pretty much a DIY scene strap-kind of thing.

And something I really want (and need): a decent amp. Mine is *still* damaged, and I'm praticing with this Marshall MS-2C amp. Could you recommend me a not-very-expensive and small amp of good sound quality?

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:14 PM

Favorite Guitarists:
Trey Spruance (FnM, Mr. Bungle etc.)
Stevie Ray Vaughn (Double Trouble)
Eddie Van Halen (uhh... Van Halen)
Slash (Guns n' Roses)
Jimmy Page (Led Zepplin)
Angus Young (AC/DC)

Canoxa
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 10:23 PM

Favourite guitarists:
  • John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Solo)
  • Slash (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver)
  • Randy Rhoads (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne)
  • James Hetfield (Metallica)
  • David Mustaine (Megadeth)
  • Marty Friedman (Cacophony, Megadeth, solo)
  • Jason Becker (cacophony, David Lee Roth)
  • Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
  • Dimebag Darrel (Pantera)
  • Jimi Hendrix (Experience)
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn (Double Trouble)
  • Steve Vai
  • John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
  • Joe Satriani
  • Paul Gilbert (any of his projects will do)
  • Jack White (The White Stripes, the Racounteurs)
  • Matt Bellamy (Muse)
  • Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
  • Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave)
  • Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
  • Santana
  • Buckethead
  • Duane Allman (Allman Brothers)
  • Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers, Derek Trucks Band)
  • Angus Young (AC/DC)
Too long, I know.

I play for five months in a Jackson JS30 King V through a Fender 25watt combo. Currently raising money for a Boss GT-8.

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 03:22 AM

My Number one favorite guitarist is (theres a huge list) has to be David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), I've just started to learn how to play guitar, I started about last summer and I'm not half bad at it. tounge.gif

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 04:34 PM

Hendrix, is by far my favorite. He's just got a style many try to recreate, but none are fully successful.


John Frusciante is second. It's funny, he started out trying to be like Hillel Slovak, but took it to the next level, and then much further.

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Posted 23 February 2007 - 11:36 PM

FAv guitarist:
Jimi hendrix
eddie van halen
Dimebag darrel
Kim thayill
Eric clapton
Kirk hammett
Dave mustaine
Slash
Steven ray vaughn
Alot more I can't think of now

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 06:38 AM

Fave guitarist is Hendrix. Just an unbeatable style.

My equipment is alright, considering I don't spend a lot on guitar accessories and such. I got an ESP guitar, M-400. It plays just fine.

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I guess I don't put much importance on guitar brand or the company it comes from. I just play guitar to myself, so sound doesn't really matter if it's a bit off as long as its good enough to play to.

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 07:22 AM

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Bought it for $1100 CAN. Plays beautifully. EMG's, Floyd Rose(-like) tremelo, kickass sword in-lay, and a thingy above the nut that looks like the Pick of Destiny. turn.gif

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 05:25 AM

QUOTE (fox09 @ Feb 24 2007, 07:22)
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Bought it for $1100 CAN. Plays beautifully. EMG's, Floyd Rose(-like) tremelo, kickass sword in-lay, and a thingy above the nut that looks like the Pick of Destiny. turn.gif

Nice axe. notify.gif Looks totally badass... shocks me a bit that it's Cort, I've always thought Cort aren't that good. The body looks sweet, I bet those EMG pickups sound beautifully.

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lesfleanut
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:03 AM

QUOTE (Lost-Fender @ Feb 25 2007, 00:25)
QUOTE (fox09 @ Feb 24 2007, 07:22)
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Bought it for $1100 CAN. Plays beautifully. EMG's, Floyd Rose(-like) tremelo, kickass sword in-lay, and a thingy above the nut that looks like the Pick of Destiny.  turn.gif

Nice axe. notify.gif Looks totally badass... shocks me a bit that it's Cort, I've always thought Cort aren't that good. The body looks sweet, I bet those EMG pickups sound beautifully.

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Cort is a weird brand... Once every several years they sell an incredible product.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 12:48 PM Edited by Smith990, 25 February 2007 - 12:56 PM.

My favorite guitarists are

James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett from MetallicA
and of course Ritchie Blackmore.

I've got more but exactly they made me to play by the guitar.

Now I've been tryin to get some people to my band to play my favorite American heavy metal style (like MetallicA).
I've got some recorded stuff and lyrics.

I've got Epiphone Fat 210 (like fender strat.) guitar (not good but better than nothing). And I've already posted pic of it in the old Guitar topic here.

Now I wanna buy a guitar like Explorer or smth like that.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:46 PM

My turn!
My fav. guitarists: (in no particular order)
Jimmy Page (Led Zepplin)
Keith Nelson (Buckcherry)
Slash (GnR/Velvet Revolver)
Randy Rhoads (Ozzy)
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
Zakk Wylde
Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
Kirk Hammet (Metallica)
Doyle Von Frankenstein (Misfits)
Mick Mars (Motley Crue)
Dimebag Darrell (Pantera)
Mike Ness (Social Distortion)

My gear: (this was typed for my band's website)
Guitars:
--2004 Gibson SG Special serial indicates a production date of 8/30/04 - had the switch knob replaced. Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom, .10-.52 strings. Perri's 2" Polyester straps flame. Custom made hardshell case.
--2006 Ibanez S520EX Black. Is mostly stock. Has a pickholder on the back of the headstock and uses .10-.52 strings. Levis Bullet Boot Leather strap. Has an Ibanez hardshell flight case.

Pedals:
Boss DS-1 Distortion
Dunlop Crybaby
Unused pedals I've accumulated over the years:
DigiTech Metal Master
DigiTech Hot Head
MXR Distortion +
Rogue VP-201 Volume Pedal

My Amp:
Crate GLX1200H Half Stack.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 09:15 PM

Meh, I'm not very smart when it comes to awesome guitarists and all that good sh*t, but Raymond Pepperell is the sh*t.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:57 PM

My Guitars

I got the prudencio jaez acoustic guitar from my aunt but it had no strings so i had to buy some d'addario nylon strings for it.

And i got a Squier Stratocaster kit.

Now i'm aiming for an Ovation Celebrity Deluxe electro acoustic guitar, but i don't know if i will be getting one anytime soon.
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And my favorite guitarists are:

Herman Li
Sam Totman
Buckethead
Pat Smear
Kirk Hammet
Joe Perry
Kurt Cobain
Jimi Hendrix

I got to give it up to the last 3 because they are left handed and so am I even though Joe Perry plays guitar right handed.
I feel bad because i started learning right handed and now that i have experience in guitar i can't go left handed anymore because it feels strange.

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 08:16 AM

Hey everyone, I need some tips on buying gear.

I've been thinking on changing the pickups of my guitar. I need some tips, I need two humbuckers of good quality at a price of no more than 50 ($100). Also, I'm looking for a new amplifier. The same thing, a good amplifier, not big, and a good price. Anyone recommend me an amp/pickup? Thanks in advance guys!


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Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:23 PM

QUOTE (Lost-Fender @ Feb 26 2007, 08:16)
Hey everyone, I need some tips on buying gear.

I've been thinking on changing the pickups of my guitar. I need some tips, I need two humbuckers of good quality at a price of no more than 50 ($100). Also, I'm looking for a new amplifier. The same thing, a good amplifier, not big, and a good price. Anyone recommend me an amp/pickup? Thanks in advance guys!

Is that per pick-up or cumulatively?

But to be honest, I'd think you'll be better off saving up a bit more, you can get a set of Seymour Duncans for around 70 per pick-up. There's not much point getting a pair of cheap pickups that aren't much better than the stock.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:58 PM

New guitar topic, reposted pics of my bass:

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http://www.schecterguitars.com/


http://www.musicians...schecter studio

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 03:45 PM

Nice, lesfleanut. I was thinking of renting a bass in the spring, and maybe taking lessons...I figure I may as well try it, see how I like it in comparison to standard guitar.

Would there be a steep learning curve when switching from guitar to bass?

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE (lesfleanut @ Mar 1 2007, 12:58)
New guitar topic, reposted pics of my bass:

CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE


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http://www.schecterguitars.com/


http://www.musicians...schecter studio

Sexy. I've been wanting to buy a bass for awhile now. How much was that?

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 10:57 PM

My bass. <3

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That's my bass. It's probably the biggest piece of crap ever, but I love it. I took out the stock pickups, and put in some EMG's. I also had to get new volume knobs. But one of them keeps falling off, so I just leave it off. tounge.gif

It also has some weird weight issues. It seems to be neck-heavy, so playing it is severly different than anything else. Nevertheless, this is bass I started on (Bought it off eBay for $250), and it's grown on me. A lot.

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:12 PM Edited by Canoxa, 04 March 2007 - 07:20 PM.

Bass is harder than I expected. Dunno if it was because the bass was too low for me and I didn't adjust the strap for those three minutes, or the strings, but they're pretty hard to press down with only one finger.

lesfleanut
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:16 AM

QUOTE (Canoxa @ Mar 3 2007, 18:12)
Bass is harder than I expected. Dunno if it was because the bass was too low for me and I didn't adjust the strap for those three minutes, or the strings, but they're pretty hard to pretty down with only one finger.

You probably played a horrible peice of sh*t, if you blow on my strings too hard it starts playing Fr Elise.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:48 PM

QUOTE (lesfleanut @ Mar 4 2007, 02:16)
You probably played a horrible peice of sh*t, if you blow on my strings too hard it starts playing Fr Elise.

Quoted, as it's the funniest thing I've read in months.

Although, true.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 07:02 PM

That's weird. I just saw the scene on tenacious d, when they are at the beach and they play "classico".

Anyway, nice bass, lesfleanut.




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