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by Liontable
January 7th, 2013, 6:38 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Tone, Taste, or Technique... which is most important?
Replies: 11
Views: 4219

Re: Tone, Taste, or Technique... which is most important?

I'd actually go even further, and say showmanship. I can imagine at some nights you're entirely worn out from touring and doing the same show 3-4 nights a week, and to then not let your audience notice: that's amazing, in my opinion. I personally find both Jason and Noteboat's answers to be great, c...
by Liontable
December 31st, 2012, 6:00 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Need help for decision
Replies: 10
Views: 2698

Re: Need help for decision

Yeah, S1120's recommendation about getting your guitar set up would be really good. If you know anyone who's good with guitars they can probably help you out, and there's a ton of information.
by Liontable
December 31st, 2012, 5:04 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Need help for decision
Replies: 10
Views: 2698

Re: Need help for decision

Everyone has his own opinion obviously, but any Peavey Vypyr will be good for Rock and Metal. They're the best amps for those genres at that price point as far as I know of. The Peavey Vypyr 75 is cheaper than the Peavey Vypyr 60 because the first one is a solid state modelling amplifier, while the ...
by Liontable
December 30th, 2012, 8:22 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Need help for decision
Replies: 10
Views: 2698

Re: Need help for decision

Hi there and welcome! I would not recommend getting the Marshall MG. There are way better amplifiers for the same price. Considering your taste in music I would most definitely get a Peavey Vypyr. A Roland Cube or Fender Mustang are regularly recommended as well, but for your taste there's really no...
by Liontable
December 26th, 2012, 8:43 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Off to blow my Christmas money ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

Re: Off to blow my Christmas money ...

The biggest difference in sound will come from your amplifier and pedals. The most important part, in my opinion, is playability for you. If the guitar feels good in your hands, you can put the pickups in later on if you want (which isn't very expensive or easy to do yourself). There are companies s...
by Liontable
December 15th, 2012, 8:59 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: whats a good metal guitar?
Replies: 8
Views: 1948

Re: whats a good metal guitar?

I would stay away from BC Rich and similar brands. The high end models are really good (which is probably why Alan recommended it), but the budget guitars are complete crap compared to similar priced guitars, in terms of specs. You definitely don't want a guitar with a Floyd Rose: especially when yo...
by Liontable
October 22nd, 2012, 4:45 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Noob - Peavey Vs Epiphone Guitar ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5438

Re: Noob - Peavey Vs Epiphone Guitar ?

To be quite honest: sound relies way more on amplifiers and then pickups. You might or might not notice a difference in quality between 2 guitars, at higher price ranges guitars won't necessarily be "better" but more "different" or more suited for a certain goal. An American Standard will generally ...
by Liontable
October 9th, 2012, 2:28 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Do the Pros care what name is on the head stock?
Replies: 30
Views: 7422

Re: Do the Pros care what name is on the head stock?

There are a few guitarists that have custom made Epiphones on exactly the same quality as handmade Gibsons. Most pro's would care even less about what the headstock says I'd assume, as they have little to prove to anyone. Fact of the matter is though that there'll be a lot more good handmade Gibsons...
by Liontable
September 30th, 2012, 3:35 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: tabs
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: tabs

I'd second what TR says, especially about standard notation. Even if you can't read standard notation, it really, really helps with timing if you're wondering about it somewhere.
by Liontable
September 12th, 2012, 7:51 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Noob - Peavey Vs Epiphone Guitar ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5438

Re: Noob - Peavey Vs Epiphone Guitar ?

I haven't played the Peavey but I really, really disliked the Epiphone. A friend bought it as his first guitar, and it felt really cheap, didn't stay in tune for long and sounded quite bad. I'd personally recommend either a Yamaha Pacifica, a Squier Classic Vibe Strat/Tele or an Epiphone LP Standard...
by Liontable
September 4th, 2012, 8:57 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Some advice.
Replies: 26
Views: 3890

Re: Some advice.

I wouldn't really blame the metronome for the shred kiddies. Simply having a very good rhythm should never have a bad effect on any of your playing in the same sense that extraordinary technique and speed doesn't mean you'll be a mindless shredder. They're tools in your toolbox, you can't blame them...
by Liontable
September 4th, 2012, 8:43 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: New Here!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: New Here!!

Hi there and welcome! It's like Bish said earlier, you're probably tensing up too much. As a rule of thumb you want every muscle relaxed, otherwise you won't keep up/get tired and you'll be playing slower. A correct sitting position will already do miracles, as a lot of people tense up their shoulde...
by Liontable
August 29th, 2012, 5:04 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Do you think the blues is too white?
Replies: 54
Views: 8840

Re: Do you think the blues is too white?

Crow wrote:My blues heroes are Muddy, Son House and Blind Willie Johnson, but if we think the blues died with Muddy, we miss what's going on in our own era.
I loved that sentence to be quite honest. It really captures the spirit that's often lost.
by Liontable
August 19th, 2012, 12:11 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: A good song for all techniques?
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Re: A good song for all techniques?

Cliffs of Dover is awesome. It has some nasty parts (= difficult) but it's really rewarding to finally make it through those.
by Liontable
August 14th, 2012, 7:08 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: 4 x 12 cab for Marshall Haze 40 (Got it!)
Replies: 13
Views: 3544

Re: 4 x 12 cab for Marshall Haze 40 (Got it!)

There's a reason I say "from what I hear" instead of stating it as a fact, I'm aware of the difference, so thanks for pointing that out. :wink: I don't follow online reviews, generally. There are often reviews from people who haven't tried it, but also a great deal of people still in their honeymoon...