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Guitar Players?

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posted on Aug, 25 2005 @ 02:06 AM
I always thought the "violin" bass guitars were neat. AKA Paul McCartney.

Rogue makes a cheap one, 300 bucks.

see it here

Its no Hofner, but it would be cool to have.

see the hofner here

posted on Aug, 25 2005 @ 02:23 AM
You can really play it as a violen?!?! That's awesome.

I wish they made upright basses, except like the bass guitar. So essentially it would be a bass guitar with no frets, anyway, yeah. That'd be good. Stand up basses are played different from bass/guitar, I did not know this when I tried it. No wonder people looked at me haha (weirdly that is)

How do you do home recordings?

Here's my home recording setup

guitar -> pedal -> amp -> computer.
Ukelele -> computer
Harmonica -> computer
bass -> amp -> computer

I was told it's HIGHLY recommended to use your amp's output to the computer, if it doesn't have an output, use the headphone jack. They're the same thing.

posted on Aug, 25 2005 @ 02:43 AM
The just call them violin basses because of the shape.

I added little images of my gear to my avatar. My strat doesnt look exactlly like that, its a deep blue, black pickguard, but without the gold hardware. Plus you can see bare wood on mine already heh.

I have not tried much of anything for recording. I have recorded bits onto my pc just to see how well I play the song, but nothing more than for that purpose. I have a cheap mic and cool edit pro 2.0.

posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 01:31 AM
Get an adapter, male -> female, so you can go from your amp to your mic input on your comp, it sounds much better.

posted on Aug, 27 2005 @ 02:17 AM
Heres a photo of some of my gear. Still looks good in the photo lol. Getting older now...

[edit on 27-8-2005 by Dulcimer]

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:37 AM

From back to front:

Yamaha Accoustic, German Republic Accoustic, Ibanez Accoustic, Squier LP Copy, Fender Jaguar 1962 reissue MIJ 93/94, then the cheap Ukelele. Then, on my desk I have the piano and harmonica.

I didn't take a picture fo my ukranian accoustic, and my mini-russian-accoustic.
No, my Jaguar isn't dirty. It's just a transparent sticker. Can't see it :-P

[edit on 28-8-2005 by Vinci]

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 02:25 PM
excellent gear. that fender looks great.

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 03:37 PM
hehe, thanks.

As I said on the jag-stang forums, CAR with Matching headstock, bow down to meeeeee.

Is that a satin strat? (yours) I can't decide.

posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 04:15 PM
The color is like a deep navy, the camera flash makes its a bit strange. Original pickguard was white.

I changed the stuff when I did some shielding on the inside to reduce noise.

The guitar is really one of a kind. I took the risk and actually hollowed out some of it.

The guitar has the best tone I have heard since SRV.

If anything I would like to lower the action on it, but ive gotten so used to its current settings, I just dont want to touch it.

posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 02:24 AM
Really nice guitars you guys have.

Here is a 1995 American Strat with a few extras on it. I finished building it a few months ago. The pictures don't really do it justice. There is alot of skulls on it
Picture of my desk with some FX's on it.

MOD EDIT: Images removed at author's request.

Link below with 2 short video's of me playing the Strat above, just making some noise... warning lots of noise lol....

[edit on 29-8-2005 by XPhiles]

[edit on 13-9-2005 by ZeddicusZulZorander]

posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 03:15 AM
Is that a line 6 pod there.....

I have always wondered if they are any good. I used one once when trying out my sg guitar.

Didnt get enough time to mess around with it though.

Heh speaking of noises, lately for some reason ive been hooked on doing just that, making noises. I like doing "guitar tricks"

I have the best war noises ever. I need to record them sometime.


posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 03:20 AM
Just watching some of your vids (damn dialup). Is that an ebow or another similar thing.

Another thing Ive always wanted to try. Never seen one before actually.

edit: awesome use of that ebow thing.

very cool.

[edit on 29-8-2005 by Dulcimer]

posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:43 PM
I bought the POD 2.0 several years ago... it's a nice amp modeler, has lasted me a long time. Sitting under the POD in the picture is a GSP 2101 limited edition blue face, that thing is really old but sounds cool. Then there is the Guitarport on the desk, nice little thing... would of been better if Line6 could add a floor pedal for it.

There is much better amp modelers to buy, like the Valvetronix ToneLabSE. That will be a future purchase, will have to wait till its outdated before I buy it lol.

That video has the Ebow in it... lol very dirty and noisy... There is plenty of sounds one can get out of it. Making it sound like a woodwind is one my favorite things to do... doing a race car sound, that is a fun one. There's a lot to explore with a cleaner sound.

You could build something like the Ebow and get the same effect...Very easy build and much cheaper this way. Ebow is way over priced.

posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 02:42 PM
Cool, you read my mind. I was going to ask if you knew of anyway to build a similar thing to an ebow.

posted on Sep, 12 2005 @ 05:21 PM
ive just bought a guitar and an amp. i had one years ago but just toyed with it. i knew a few chords. this time i am determined to play it properly.

its a white Lp copy with a black pickguard. the amps a line 2 spider 15watt.

there is loads of stuff on the net like lessons and tabs.

has anyone heard about a programme/course called 'amazing guitar'. and is it any good?

the best bit was when i plugged it in for the first time and i had to justify the purchase to my wife. i played three of the chords i knew in a sort of 'rockin out fashion' and she was well impressed.

either that or she was humouring me.

ah well everybody starts from the begining.

posted on Sep, 23 2005 @ 01:31 AM
Someone mentioned vibrato in another thread and it just reminded me to ask about everyones technique.

In my opinion its absolutely critical to have a good vibrato sound. Plus it defines your sound as really no two players techniques are the same.

Do you think you have good technique or could it improve?

What style do you use? Which fingers? Speeds etc.

I best describe mine as being like BB Kings, except mine is more subtle, I could make it a bit more fierce, but I lean it to the classical side of vibrato.

For some reason I get the most powerful vibrato out of my ring finger. I find myself using that finger the most for vibrato.

I imagine I make some pretty damn ugly faces while doing it. Guitar players always make the best faces when playing.

posted on Sep, 23 2005 @ 11:07 PM
I started guitar because guitar guys got the girls and sax guys didn't.

I'm currently backin up a blues guitar/singer on upright bass and
Playin in a southern rockin/blues band; Fender jazz bass.
Developing a solo act playin blues/slide/dobro and singin.

Fender strat, various guitars I built from parts, Amps Fender solid state and valve, efx big muff/tube screamer/wah
I also play harp and tenor sax and some flute.

I can play most styles on bass. Pretty much limited to blues/rock/folk on six string.

We play mostly in sleazy bars, Indian casinos and small festivals. Very little money but mega fun. 1 cd out on local indy label. We are middle age guys trying to live our R&R dream before its to late. Were all very serious musicians but you couldnt tell it buy our performances. We act silly!!

Peace my brothers and sisters!

[edit on 23-9-2005 by whaaa]

posted on Sep, 28 2005 @ 09:11 AM
Fender 1964 Telecaster
Fender 1970's Stratocaster
Gus G1 Midi
Ibanez Jem

Also two custom built guitars

Bogner Ecstasy 101B Combo
Marshall 30th Anniversary half stack

I would love to own a Bogner Shiva or Metropolis, in case you haven't heard of these amps, then check them out they are superb.

I started playing after hearing the EVH solo in "Beat It" by Micheal Jackson, I heard that and thought it was the coolest thing to be able to play like that

posted on Sep, 28 2005 @ 01:17 PM
Cool fender guitars.

Id like to try a bogner amp myself. I have heard many great things about them.

posted on Sep, 28 2005 @ 01:34 PM
I have a question for all the tube amp freaks. Im thinking about my next amp and I really cant decide. Im looking for some good blues tone amps.

These are my choices, and I just cant decide.

Fender® Custom Vibrolux® Reverb-Amp Combo

Marshall 1962 Bluesbreaker Combo

Im leaning more towards the fenders, but again I dont know which fender is best for the money / performance.

Also, while we are here, any suggestions on a good quality overdrive pedal?


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