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  1. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    https://reverb.com/item/31867109-1985-marshall-jcm-800-van-halen-arredondo-history?fbclid=IwAR3GWXec87KworIAjrmh0qnKnW5xB03UKDy-M4peScxR9oyzixCey4vUQ6c
  2. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    No matter what i do it seems that i fail with this technique. And i can't find a proper guide how to succeed in it. It seems i always somehow moving my arm and not the wrist and am not sure how much the arm should move. How to position the hand itself on the guitar when doing so string by string...
  3. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    Hey guys here is one of my lessons video of my youtube channel, don't worry I won't post 12342343 lessons per week. Any comment or recommendation to produce better video? Here is my video and it is going to redirect you on youtube:
  4. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    Was going through some old videos and saw I'd done this in January 2017. Can anyone do the down picked chugs in Pull Me Under up to tempo? It's pretty darn tough. Maybe better down pickers would find this easy, but I fancy this is tougher than some more obvious examples, like something like...
  5. Guitar: Theory & Playing
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  6. Music: Recording Studio
    This didn't come as a surprise, because I already "knew" this, but I have never tested it with recordings. I've always hit my strings pretty hard and have pretty low gain, but sometimes I've tried picking softer with higher gain and when I do that, I think I get better string definition... But...
  7. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    So this is weird as hell :squint: I start to notice more and more my latest partscaster has a kind of woooofy sound when I play it. I can definitely hear it unplugged, and it seems to go through into recordings too because sometimes when I strum hard there's an unpleasant wooof or booom to it...
  8. Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food
    I grew up riding BMX and prefer the more upright riding position it offers. Which is why i went with a dirt jumping bike when i purchased a MTB. Now I need a bike for the bike path. I'm trying to figure out if I should get a hybrid/beefier road style bike or a CX bike. I prefer a lower stand...
  9. General Music Discussion
    I know there are a *few* tales of superhuman down picking by Hetfield on these old tunes, but here I'm seeing an awful lot of alternate picking. Provided your upstroke isn't a bitchpick, a solid alternate picking technique is no different from straight down picking.
  10. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    Title says all. I'm good on staccato techniques, I'm moving on to legato/finger style techniques at the moment. Any video suggestions or songs to learn?
  11. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Okay so I finally bought a Voodoo Pedal Power 2. Up to this point I had never connected more than two pedals at a time. How do you decide how big of a pedal board to buy? I don't think I need a hard case. Soft case would be fine as mostly the board would be for organization and quick clean...
  12. Shred Training
    Hey all, I have finally decided to sell my books as PDFs. I just added them to my websites store page: Store | ShredTraining.com The PDF price is quite a bit cheaper than the hardcopy so I am hoping this will convince more people to try my products. Cheers!
  13. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    This was something I noticed over the weekend, for some reason, and have started thinking about - when you play a trill, do you start the trill with a hammer-on or a pull off? For example, if you're trilling on the D string between the open D and a 2nd fret E, do you start the trill by picking...
  14. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Leon has been picking up new guitars lately. I nominate this as tribute. https://reverb.com/item/746969-gibson-les-paul-standard-burst-1960-serial-07615?_aid=morefuzz
  15. General Music Discussion
    This is very cool. The guy's technique is really, really efficient, even with a lot of the awkward picking patterns.
  16. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    I know this all has to do with pick angle, but I keep falling into that bad angle when playing anything fast, and I get the little scraping sound instead of a clean attack. One thing that helps me is to hold the pick at the side instead of the normal way, so I'm picking with one of the top...
  17. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    Hey guys, I'm currently trying to build up speed for some metal-rythms (120bpm 32th triplets to be exact) and I'm having a hard time doing so, since my picking hand isn't as coordinated as I want it to be. Since I'm a lefty playing with a righty-guitar I have the fear, that I will not be able to...
  18. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    Hi, my band plays a song with very fast alternate picking and although I like the song in itself, I do not like to play it because when playing it, I get pain in my wrist. Does anyone know if this is normal/how to deal with it? (Or am I just being a little bitch?!)
  19. Guitar: Theory & Playing
    Just wondering how many of you do picking exercises with a metronome. If you use one, what kind do you use? Right now I just have a metronome app on my phone. I use it with headphones and play my guitar through my amp loud enough to hear it and the metronome. Probably sounds kinda weird but...
  20. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I don't gig or plan on using it any type of band situation but think it would be great for home recording. They sound great and I love the lower wattage. Any thoughts?
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