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  1. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I'd been fooling around with blues and like it very much but found myself pushing the amp (a Supro 1970RK) to beyond its wheelhouse. I was inching more toward a grind and grit that even a decent pedal couldn't produce in that amp. Heavy distortion, fuzz, etc., just made a great amp sound like...
  2. General Music Discussion
    This is all sorts of badass. :metal:
  3. General Music Discussion
    https://soundcloud.com/strokeface/volatile-gentleman-want-you-to-feel This is the first time I've mic'd an amp and recorded with that instead of using an amp sim, while I'm not 100% stoked on the tone, but that's more due to the amp (Peavey XXX) than anything else. I think I recorded this with...
  4. General Music Discussion
    This piece is great. I actually don't like the heavier parts as much as I love the Jamiroquai-lite basslines.
  5. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I tune to E standard with 10-52 strings and those stupid stock Edge Zero springs aren't tight enough. (Note: on a regular Edge or OFR I never had that problem with 3 springs in parallel with the claw at least 5mm from the cavity wall). I even had two luthiers look at it and try everything and...
  6. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I want to put on some heavier strings, but don't really want to bring my guitars in to get everything reset for heavier strings. Is there a way to re-adjust it on my own???
  7. General Music Discussion
    You know, its weird. Last night, I fell asleep listening to Meshuggah. And for me that's strange considering how I was raised on country music and maybe a little Beatles or such, and for the fact that in fourth grade I remember listening to "Immigrant Song" on one of my friend's old mp3 players...
  8. Music: Recording Studio
    This is a song by The Tea Party that I've always wanted to cover and turn a bit heavier than the original. This is from the first Tea Party album I ever owned, and I believe I got it for Christmas the same year I got my first electric guitar. Gear: Squier Strat w/ DiMarzio Super Distortion...
  9. General Music Discussion
    I dig this song, never really got into Meshuggah before
  10. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I've been doing some testing on a few strings and found that a D'Addario NW068 felt a lot lighter than a NW066. I checked the gauge with a pair of vernier callipers, no mistake, the strings were spot on 1.68mm and 1.73mm as they should be. Coiling the strings up and squeezing them the NW068 felt...
  11. Music: Recording Studio
    So getting the hang of recording with drums. Here's a really quick riff that I put together with the drums. Dual tracks panned L/R. I realize I need some heavier gauge strings since these poor 9s are going out of tune very very easily. Using my Jackson 7 with the 81-7x. :cheers: EDIT: Will...
  12. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I was informed by the luthier that does all of my set-ups that I should investigate into heavier strings for my guitar. His reason for this suggestion was the fact that I tune down to D standard, but use a .042-.010 set of strings. He suggested that I use at least a .052-.050 for the low E...
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