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  • #76
    my gear:

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    • #77
      i have to admit something.

      i got home today and picked up the guitar.

      there is nothing sweeter than watching your fingers hit the fretboard just light enough, just fast enough to glide up... when you have the gain set just perfectly, the clearest amount of distortion... and then you pinch harmonic at the right second...

      i've been playing zao for the past hour, and it's glorious.

      dear other musicians: what picks do you play with?
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      • #78
        Sticks, not picks.
        Credit to BoneKrusher for the Sig
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        • #79
          Originally posted by VoodooMonkey View Post
          Sticks, not picks.
          well. what sticks do you use?

          when i do actually hit (because i can't REALLY drum), i use vic firth 55a's...
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          • #80
            Originally posted by awfullyquiet View Post
            dear other musicians: what picks do you play with?
            Jim Dunlop 48mm Nylon picks. THE best for lots of strumming.

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            • #81
              I use my fingers. Even when I'm attempting to play the acoustic.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by awfullyquiet View Post
                well. what sticks do you use?

                when i do actually hit (because i can't REALLY drum), i use vic firth 55a's...
                Eh, I'm not picky. When I buy I usually try something new but I do usually buy VF. For the most part though I like lighter sticks with plastic tips.
                Credit to BoneKrusher for the Sig
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                • #83
                  Originally posted by MetSox17 View Post
                  Jim Dunlop 48mm Nylon picks. THE best for lots of strumming.
                  Shah. You can curl them and bend them... that's what i play when i pick up a guitar... i think i play a .38... the extra thin ones...

                  bass?

                  sharp jazz III 1.38... i get such a nice pluck sound... and for bass, intonation is 70% of the battle. and it all starts with... your right hand.
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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by awfullyquiet View Post
                    Shah. You can curl them and bend them... that's what i play when i pick up a guitar... i think i play a .38... the extra thin ones...

                    bass?

                    sharp jazz III 1.38... i get such a nice pluck sound... and for bass, intonation is 70% of the battle. and it all starts with... your right hand.
                    Yep, the ones i have are actually .46mm, i guess i ran out of .48s. I started with a classical guitar, but the hard picks would get stuck in the strings too often, a friend then recommended the picks i use now and they're the best. For acoustic as well. It just sounds very crisp, you don't sacrifice sound at all.

                    As far as bass goes, i've never played, although i'm looking into getting one because me and some friends want to start a country music band. I know i won't have a hard time picking it up, but could you recommend anything online that could help me learn? Also, what would be a decently well sounding bass guitar i could get on the cheap? Not really looking to break the bank on a starter bass.

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                    • #85
                      if you can play the guitar. you can play the bass.

                      it doesn't mean you can play it well.

                      especially country-wise... it's all intonation. it's all 'feeling it'... not doing too much, but doing enough to drive the song... bounce, but enough punch... it's about 50% play-style. 30% amp. 20% guitar... yamaha t40 is pretty much going to be the end all-be all for any country styling... as far as the amp?

                      http://www.carvinguitars.com/product...?product=B1500

                      that's my solution to most problems, it's not the amp i use the most, but it's the most versatile i own. great clean, great potential, the eq channels on it are phenomenal... if you don't have a good selection of pedals... it might not be the right one.
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                      • #86
                        I'd just really like to learn scales that way i can freelance it a lot more. I know it's not too difficult especially for country music, but yeah, i can play acoustic pretty well, but my friend picks a lot better.

                        Also, i googled yamaha t40 and got nothing. :/

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by MetSox17 View Post
                          I'd just really like to learn scales that way i can freelance it a lot more. I know it's not too difficult especially for country music, but yeah, i can play acoustic pretty well, but my friend picks a lot better.

                          Also, i googled yamaha t40 and got nothing. :/
                          i meant a peavey.

                          i was thinking of a yamaha amp..

                          but the peavey bass...

                          http://www.musicgoround.com/detail.aspx?id=742194
                          https://creamcitymusic.com/p-44933-peavey-t-40.aspx

                          its either that OR a rickenbacker... which will cost you a ton.
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                          • #88
                            Holy ****, used it's 300 bucks?

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by MetSox17 View Post
                              Holy ****, used it's 300 bucks?
                              win? huh...

                              http://www.gibson.com/Files/productI...0Bass/body.jpg is also 300 dollars...

                              with a few extra bones, you can replace the pickups for 150... and make it sound like an instrument... well... i'd pay.
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                              • #90
                                The scales are pretty easy to work out with the bass. You wind up using mostly resting/resolving notes or pentatonic scales, so it's pretty quick work to figure it out.

                                Personally, I think you can do a lot more with a bass if you avoid picks all together (except maybe those awesome felt ones). Granted, it's going to make it a more difficult transition from guitar, but I think it's worth it.

                                edit - Honestly, your first bass doesn't need to be very good. I got some $200 Dean EVO to start out with, but compared to my current bass it feel unplayable these days.
                                Last edited by Paranoidmoonduck; 10-16-2009, 08:46 PM.

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