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    Guitar Thread

    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.

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    Let us know how it goes and show some photos. Maybe record something with it?

    Just don't break this one, dude!

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    That looks like a serious shredders guitar. What made you pick that one?



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    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.

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    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.

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    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.



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    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.

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    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.

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    This is what I bought GRG170DX_BKN_1P_05.png

    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    I'm wondering why Billington hasn't been in here now we know he plays guitar...

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    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.

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    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

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    I feel like high e is the least important Sting if your playing rhythm but the most important if you are playing lead.



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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
    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....

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    A metronome might save my ass but I hate the damn things. I could look up drumming backing tracks or something??

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