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The Dude
05-10-2018, 06:52 AM
Yeah, so I'm just waiting on my new ESP LTD F-50 to arrive. It's got pretty good reviews and I'm really looking forward to playing it.

sheepster
05-13-2018, 04:59 AM
Let us know how it goes and show some photos. Maybe record something with it?

Just don't break this one, dude!

SirSam
05-13-2018, 06:21 AM
That looks like a serious shredders guitar. What made you pick that one?

The Dude
05-13-2018, 06:55 AM
I like ESP pick-ups so mainly for that. I can't really shred I just prefer the tone. Also when I was looking at the cheaper ones, this one caught my eye because of the snazzy design.

...and Sheep, yeah, I'm kinda worried because it cost me a lot of money but hopefully I won't be quite that dumb.

Prime Time
05-15-2018, 05:29 PM
Shouldn't be too hard, don't think I've ever broken one - light damage occasionally but never to leave them unplayable. Still have my first, must be 25 years old now.

SirSam
05-22-2018, 08:01 AM
Well just picked up my guitar again for the first time in like 4 months. My callouses are non-existent and my left hand feels like it has no muscles. Thankfully my co-ordination is still there but my left hand hurts like hell. Really enjoyed having a play though was a bit rough but still fun.

meandi
05-28-2018, 07:03 PM
Some of my favorite hardcore bands back in the day had two guitarists rocking the Gibson SG/Les Paul combo. That was always cool. I had a Takamine (G-series, maybe?) acoustic/electric many years ago, and while it had a good sound to it, it didn’t matter because I sucked and couldn’t be bothered with putting in the practice.

The Dude
06-06-2018, 07:53 AM
Time to explain why I've been so pissed off recently... My guitar never arrived even though I paid 265 for it.

Get paid again tonight and going to try again.. It's a long story that I can't be arsed with right now but man was I annoyed for a while.

The Dude
06-09-2018, 12:44 AM
This is what I bought 27

Been messing around with it for the past two days and it seems pretty good. Although it didn't come with the whammy bar like it has in the picture.

Edit: I'm not sure they removed the whammy bar properly. The bridge has raised up since I changed strings and it looks really odd and it's probably a bad thing. It still plays fine at the moment.

Prime Time
08-08-2018, 06:40 AM
Missed that. I have one that looks a bit like that. I think so anyway, I left it at my parents house an age ago and have never picked it up.

I always wanted a Les Paul, a real proper one y'know, but we're talking anything from £800 to a couple of grand, and now I don't really play enough I just can't justify that expense. It'd be hard to justify keeping all the ones I have if it came to it, rather than buying any new ones.

The Dude
08-09-2018, 06:00 AM
Yeah, the shop I got this guitar from had some 2,000 pound Gibsons, I was practically drooling over them.

There would be no point in someone like me buying one, I'd just pawn it or break it or something.

I've had this guitar for at least a month now. I don't play it every single day but almost, usually first thing in the morning and more throughout the day if I'm in a good mood. It's odd, but if my neighbors are screaming or I just feel sad/angry/paranoid I don't feel like it.

Prime Time
09-08-2018, 01:34 PM
I'm wondering why Billington hasn't been in here now we know he plays guitar...

The Dude
09-12-2018, 06:29 AM
Still got the same guitar, haven't done anything ass backwards yet.

I'm pretty sure Eminem's "Love the way you lie" is in the same key as Freebird... G minor/Asharp major. I did look up the tab to discover this, my ear for music kinda sucks... but anyway, I tried jamming some Freebird licks to it and it kinda works They totally should have done that with a half decent musician, at least live. Would have been cool.

The Dude
11-04-2018, 01:41 AM
Had to go almost 2 weeks without a high e string and it completely sucked.

Stocked up with shed loads of strings now. Still got the same guitar :D

SirSam
11-04-2018, 04:34 AM
I feel like high e is the least important Sting if your playing rhythm but the most important if you are playing lead.

The Dude
11-05-2018, 10:28 AM
I play metal rhythm but can only play the blues if I play lead.... The scales in metal are too complicated and fast. Even stuff from the 80s like Metallica or Slayer are completely impossible to me.

Prime Time
12-03-2018, 04:39 AM
Blues is generally more fun to play anyway, metal soloing is more about showing off. You can get a bit more 'feel' if you slow it down a bit and work the bends.

Still, if you want to learn metal solos, learn a couple that you like at about 1/3 of the speed and build up from there and it'll soon come.

Once your fingers are used to moving that fast you'll find it easier to improvise.

The Dude
12-03-2018, 05:15 PM
I can play fast as hell after practising chromatics so much but the timing and notes I use are dreadful... That's why the blues are better.

When you're playing slowly you've got time to think about the notes and it's a bit easier to keep it in time.

Learning riffs etc is the same as books for me these days. I learnt loads when I was younger but concentration and patience have gone out the window.

meandi
12-04-2018, 12:55 AM
Learn to play fast as shit riffs and then go into a super slow breakdown. Make sure your drummer is on point with his blast beats and double bass and your vocalist can hit all sorts of highs and lows with his screams. (Wouldn’t hurt for your second guitarist to be able to do “clean” vocals). That’s all that seems to matter here in the states nowadays. At least... that’s what I witnessed last summer at Warped Tour.

The Dude
12-04-2018, 06:11 AM
Yeah, it does get a bit cliché after a while.... but I still love metal.

I don't even have a band so your post is kind of silly lol. I wish I did!

Prime Time
12-04-2018, 06:13 AM
I can play fast as hell after practising chromatics so much but the timing and notes I use are dreadful... That's why the blues are better.

When you're playing slowly you've got time to think about the notes and it's a bit easier to keep it in time.

Learning riffs etc is the same as books for me these days. I learnt loads when I was younger but concentration and patience have gone out the window.

Ah yeah, I see. Yeah, if you don't have the 'feel' for how to improvise, which note to hit when, speed is largely irrelevant. And without learning a shitload more theory there's not really anything you can do about it except for sitting down and learning things that the people you want to sound like do and copying them....

The Dude
12-05-2018, 05:06 PM
A metronome might save my ass but I hate the damn things. I could look up drumming backing tracks or something??

SirSam
01-23-2019, 06:49 PM
That is a damn good story man.

Singing is tough, it is the only musical skill where you are given a limit to your skills and no matter how hard you work you’ll only be really good ‘within your range’. Want to be able to play a new song on guitar? Just work hard and you’ll be able to do it. Singing is very different though unless you want to play around with changing the key which as a cover band you kind of want to avoid because people want to hear something like the original.

I’ll have a listen too.

What kind of guitars do you have?

DynamiteBillington
01-24-2019, 02:55 AM
What kind of guitars do you have?

Currently 3 Gibson Les Pauls and 2 SGs :)

SirSam
01-24-2019, 07:35 AM
Currently 3 Gibson Les Pauls and 2 SGs :)

Ohh that is nice. Hard to beat those humbuckers for rock.

I have an Epiphone Dot and it crunches hard even just when I turn the volume up to a decent level.

Prime Time
01-24-2019, 07:39 AM
Alright guys as they are relevant just copying these posts over here to give this thread a bit more life. Hope that's okay!

The Dude
01-24-2019, 10:06 AM
I've tried singing along with tunes but my voice sounds worse than if Kurt Cobain smoked since he was age 2.... Also, I can't play guitar and sing at the same time, that's a whole different science.

I've still got my Ibanez which I'm proud of.

It'd be really cool if one of you guys uploaded a vid of you playing something/anything. I was thinking of uploading a video of me failing miserably to play the blues, hell, even if it's just something to have a laugh at you know?

The Dude
02-03-2019, 11:11 AM
My guitar hates me :(

The electrics need fixing, I think theres a loose connection and I just broke a high e after having only put it on about a week ago. Fine, if I was touring or some shit I'd probably go through strings very quickly but I literally only play a few hours a day unless I get more motivated.