• Guitar Discussion Thread V9 - February Edition!
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[QUOTE=TheDestroyerOfall;35856506]Well the bridge isn't routed for a floyd style like this, It says platinum series, also, the control cavity hasn't been messed around with a lot.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/profile_mojo_data/1/0/1/9/101914/pics/_c622711_image_0.jpg[/IMG] B.C Rich st 3 Platinum series. i think i might keep looking though
[QUOTE=ADSmaster724;35856580][IMG]http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/profile_mojo_data/1/0/1/9/101914/pics/_c622711_image_0.jpg[/IMG] B.C Rich st 3 Platinum series. i think i might keep looking though[/QUOTE] I'm 99% sure that's it. the person replaced the bridge with a fender type one, and it looks like the pottops fell off. Can you identify that bridge?
[QUOTE=Xenocidebot;35856301]Oh, sure, but not everybody likes that. I'm fond of big, chunky necks like my Agile has, too thin is hard to play. But I see that as a flaw of my giant self, not the guitars.[/QUOTE] Agile necks are fantastic
Then is it bad If I occasionally use my thumb to fret the low e?
[QUOTE=TheDestroyerOfall;35856817]I'm 99% sure that's it. the person replaced the bridge with a fender type one, and it looks like the pottops fell off. Can you identify that bridge?[/QUOTE] The one on yours or the one on the greenish one?
[QUOTE=ADSmaster724;35856925]The one on yours or the one on the greenish one?[/QUOTE] the one on mine
[QUOTE=dcalde78;35854478]my point stands though, there are so many brands that could be chosen from rather than Ibanez.[/QUOTE] whoa you mean ibanez isn't the only guitar manufacturer in the world shit dude [editline]6th May 2012[/editline] I think I've reached the point where I need to reign in my posting in this thread you guys are starting to act like I don't know what I'm talking about
[QUOTE=TheDestroyerOfall;35856931]the one on mine[/QUOTE] I'ts a Floyd rose. I'm Not exactly sure what kind. Any other pictures of it?
[QUOTE=absinthe;35856972]I think I've reached the point where I need to reign in my posting in this thread you guys are starting to act like I don't know what I'm talking about[/QUOTE] You never knew what you were talking about. [editline]6th May 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=cpt.armadillo;35856901]Then is it bad If I occasionally use my thumb to fret the low e?[/QUOTE] Not if the music you're playing doesn't require otherwise. Thumb position's not particularly hard to change when you need to.
[QUOTE=Xenocidebot;35857224]You never knew what you were talking about. [editline]6th May 2012[/editline] Not if the music you're playing doesn't require otherwise. Thumb position's not particularly hard to change when you need to.[/QUOTE] Yeah my thumb usually moves all over the neck, I usually use it to mute the low E. The only time I have ever used my thumb to fret is for a brief moment in Andy Timmons - Electric Gypsy. But I am not the one to talk about proper technique because being self taught has given me a weird technique. One of them being I don't use 3 fingers for power chords, I use my index and pinky. I actually found out I have a similar playing technique to Jack White.
[QUOTE=cpt.armadillo;35856901]Then is it bad If I occasionally use my thumb to fret the low e?[/QUOTE] on bass I'll do it for some old country licks
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;35856403]they're meant for people with poor technique. The tip of your thumb is all that's supposed to ever touch the neck.[/QUOTE] 'Poor' technique is a load of bullshit. Some of the best players have 'poor' technique and they can shred your face off [video=youtube;5Fn6Q8uWR8A]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fn6Q8uWR8A[/video] [video=youtube;JNZL7GkqeRI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNZL7GkqeRI[/video] I personally find it really difficult to play with my thumb always on the back of the neck, simply because my hands are so big. I was taught to play with 'proper' technique on classical guitar but found it impossible when I started playing electric. Of course sometimes it's necessary to play some sections with big stretches or whatever, but most of the time I just do what's comfortable.
[QUOTE=TheGuru;35858389]'Poor' technique is a load of bullshit. Some of the best players have 'poor' technique and they can shred your face off [video=youtube;5Fn6Q8uWR8A]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fn6Q8uWR8A[/video] [video=youtube;JNZL7GkqeRI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNZL7GkqeRI[/video] I personally find it really difficult to play with my thumb always on the back of the neck, simply because my hands are so big. I was taught to play with 'proper' technique on classical guitar but found it impossible when I started playing electric. Of course sometimes it's necessary to play some sections with big stretches or whatever, but most of the time I just do what's comfortable.[/QUOTE] shredding is poor technique [editline]7th May 2012[/editline] Gilbert does play correctly, by the way. Emmanuel doesn't, but he mostly just hits his guitar
Gilbert's thumb is often around the neck, and his fingers are nowhere near parallel to the frets, aka 'bad' technique. If you actually listen toTommy, you'd realize that he does intact shred like a mofo when he wants to.
"Technique" Does it really matter how you play, how thin/ick the neck is as long as it sounds good?
Doesnt matter how you play, but thin/thick does affect tone. Then again, I hold firm that tone is in the fingers with guitar and amp adding miniscule differences compared to the fingers.
well I don't know about you but I'd kinda rather swap pickups rather than swap fingers that sounds painful
[QUOTE=Unreliable;35858940]Doesnt matter how you play, but thin/thick does affect tone. Then again, I hold firm that tone is in the fingers with guitar and amp adding miniscule differences compared to the fingers.[/QUOTE] The amp makes a world of a difference. Even if you're just playing clean. A Peavey 5150 and a Vox will NOT sound the same, even played by the same person five minutes apart. The woods in the guitar make less of a difference than the amp and pickups, and it's a difference I don't really notice at all, but yes that would be a miniscule augmentation to the tone. That said, yes there is an awful lot of tone control in your fingers as well.
wood makes absolutely no difference
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;35858491]shredding is poor technique[/QUOTE] How do you figure?
[QUOTE=Xenocidebot;35859150]How do you figure?[/QUOTE] I don't like shredding. It's not rhythmic and it's rarely melodic.
I think that just describes [I]bad[/I] shredding.
I'm talking about metal and neoclassical shredding and metal and neoclassical shredding both sound bad. blues, bluegrass, jazz, and country shredding are completely different from metal and neoclassical shredding. I can sweep pick a harmonic minor scale too but I'm not going to because it sounds terrible
Different strokes for different folks.
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;35859172]I don't like shredding. It's not rhythmic and it's rarely melodic.[/QUOTE] it is very rhythmic it's just too cool for you to comprehend (straight 16th notes still count as rhythm)
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;35859442]I'm talking about metal and neoclassical shredding and metal and neoclassical shredding both sound bad. blues, bluegrass, jazz, and country shredding are completely different from metal and neoclassical shredding. I can sweep pick a harmonic minor scale too but I'm not going to because it sounds terrible[/QUOTE] Your avatar is too catchy for it's own good.
[QUOTE=Banned?;35860094]Your avatar is too catchy for it's own good.[/QUOTE] try to bob your head in time with it I give you 20 seconds before your neck starts hurting
[QUOTE=ButtsexV3;35860101]try to bob your head in time with it I give you 20 seconds before your neck starts hurting[/QUOTE] Can't help it, song too catchy.
[url]http://www.jemsite.com/jem/wood.htm[/url] This is helpful in picking wood.
What is a better guitar for someone playing thrash metal? B.C Rich Assassin or an explorer?
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