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=T4NUKI=
10-15-2010, 04:28 PM
Who plays music in here ?
What's your instrument?
Who are your inspirations-idols-mentors ?
Who's in a band ?
What's your relation with music itself ?!

Care to share with the rest of us ?

=T4NUKI=
10-15-2010, 04:49 PM
All right since I started the damn subject, I'll just give it a go !

Hi, my name is T4NUKI also known as T4, I've been playing bass guitar for about 20 years...I remember starting up after watching the Who's infamous exploding amp scene playing My Generation....I wanted to be cool like that, trashing instruments and all.....I wanted to be the next DeeDee Ramones,Jerry Only or Sid Vicious....I was deeply into punk rock (wich I still am ! )
I own a TON of instruments....basses, guitars (electrics, accoustics,even a classical), drums, harmonicas, Ukes, Organs and Keyboards...even an alto sax ( which I can barely play).
My favorite guitar definitively is my Epiphone Casino....close second is my Danelectro Pro. My Fender Precision '51 reissue's my sweetheart but I still prefer my thrustee Thunderbird ! I own a lot of amps....wich are all very dear to me....I aint got any favorites....
My drum kit is an awesome Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute....24"bass drum, 13-16" toms, and my very own custom shop built by me Yamaha snare ( Wich I built myself in Japan on a Yamaha Dealer tour trip in 2007). I mostly play with Zildjian K and K custom cymbals.
I used to play in a band called Dorchester...kind of nice mix of punk, grunge and classic rock.... we did our own material, toured a lot in the late '90 s....we jam togheter once in a while, now....
My main inspirations are the Ramones, Social Distortion, the Misfits, Jesus and Mary Chain, the Pixies and the Who......
My music is my safety pin.....My music room, or my studio if you want (basically it's half my basement !!!) is my safe heaven from daily life routine....it's where all the steam can go loose without harming anyone, but my guitars ! As soon as I can upgrade my recording equipement, I'll let you guys hear the stuff I do !
All right, there it is.....

xMisFitToyx
10-15-2010, 04:51 PM
It's cool that you have all of that awesome equipment.....I have always wished I could play anything (Besides my dashboard and the occasional air guitar .... which is a really bitchin one :D )

Familywise.....My oldest daughter can play just about anything with strings (including the piano).....her primary instrument is the Violin.....shes been playing since she was 10 (20 now) and shes awesome.......give her a piece of sheet music and she will nail it on the second run thru..

My middle child (daughter 17) plays the Clairinet since 6th grade.....she is now 1st chair in her highschool wind ensamble.....as well as being the woodwind lieutenant (and she is awesome on the clairinet)..........she has now taken up the Saxaphone as well............plus she also plays a mean piano...

My son....6th grade....has just started band in middle school..and he is learning to play the french horn.....and he is also learning from his grandfather how to play the guitar......

=T4NUKI=
10-15-2010, 04:53 PM
I like to listen to music............Does that count... :D

BTW...is this where we come to talk about G4Y MUSIC..... ;;)
No I think there's a tread for that.....unless you like to make G4yMusic yourself with keyboards and chainsaws !

xMisFitToyx
10-15-2010, 05:00 PM
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Retro
10-15-2010, 05:57 PM
Guitar/Bass and a little bit of drums.

Influence and inspiration, pretty much anything. I go by the "if it sounds good it is good" notion. Some big ones for me were Rush, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Triumph, Megadeth and of course Zep.

Play just for fun, messed around in some bands when I was younger. Only have 3 guitars left as I sold off most over the year. Kept the ones that really meant something, not necessarily the best ones. Have my first electric, Ibanez Ex, my first accoustic which is an old BC Rich cut out and a fender strat I bought the day of my granddads funeral to get my mind off of a shitty week.

Tembis
10-15-2010, 06:07 PM
I took drum leasons when I was in my early 20's for about 8 months, but that's about it as playing anything. I love music though. Play tones of air instruments :-B . I like Black Sabbath (my all time favorite band, got to see the original members play at Ozz Feast a few years back, well, many years back), Judas Priest, Zepplin, Joe Walsh\James Gang. Long Live Rock!!!

Major Stains
10-15-2010, 07:06 PM
If I could have my time again, I wish I stuck it out learning an instrument. I so envy people who can play the piano, guitar, and sing... I do play a mean Didgeridoo and a Jews Harp though, and like a bit of bongo action!!!
My 6 y/o is starting to learn the recorder=tinitus :D

MoreCowBell87
10-17-2010, 07:17 AM
I have played Guitar for about 12 years I started with a no brand guitar (just had a brass anarchy symbol no name haha) when I was about 10. I haven't played much since I had kids and started school. I would really love to pick it back up. I started out playing simple punk power cord rhythms. BlackFlag, Minor Threat, Pennywise (older stuff), NOFX (older stuff) and so on. Then moved on to metal as I became bored with the simplicity in the punk music. My idols of guitar go back to Jimmy Page, Hendrix, Van Halen and so on.

BOSTONJOE
10-20-2010, 02:01 PM
sweet .. i jam .. i have a laguna guitar (i know not the best but still sounds great ) and a line 6 amp i also have a peavy half stack . i have an old fender but he is in ruff shape but still plays .. at one time i had a studio back in high school when i lived with mama ..lol so i had a Tamma drum kit i miss soooo much cobra double bass pedal she was 7 piece kit..Zildjian high hats Sabian ride and crash .. when i was in metal fad i made my own drum rack ..i have pics i have to find them .. then in shop i attempted to make my own ride symbols .. man all hand hammed brass it was fun as hell .. but when we moved out i had to sell it all ..now my PA .. was a vintage mixed 24 channel made by peavy i had home made 22 inch speakers well the boxes where home made .. and the speakers i got from and old stadium system .. i now have a pretty sweet set up for my gutar .. i run the behringer Virtualizer Pro for my fx and behringer compressor it sounds soooo beautiful when im playing singing or recording .. i play my own tunes .. no covers ..i can read tab ..but im not that good i rather just jam ! ive been in a few bands nothing epic ... just jam bands great thread T4 ... i know use free programs to record .. there are some good ones out there .. i use them like old 4 track or 8 track recorders .. soo its nice u can jam a rif ... or add a beat the sing or add more solos or what have u ..

roadrnr
10-20-2010, 02:49 PM
I've been playing guitar for about 10 years or so. I started with a cheapo Yamaha acoustic. I still have it and love it as far as acoustics go. The only other acoustic I think I'd ever want is my buddy's Ovation Patriot 1976. That is one badass guitar.

I have a couple of electrics, one being my Fender Strat and the other a knockoff Gibson Les Paul studio. That gibson knock off is my tinker project. I redrilled all the holes and put gibson tuners in it, and still have some work to do on the wiring.

My only real amp is my Fender Hot Rod Deville. GAWD I love that tube amp. It friggin' blasts.

I had a band once. I started a country band with a couple of people and I played lead guitar. It was a lot of fun to play in and around Austin in front of thousands of people. I miss being on stage, I just don't have the time for it anymore.

Most of my influences have come from Brett Mason (as heard on Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, etc...) SRV (I'm from Austin...yeah, I love SRV), BB King and Metallica. So I basically play a little of everything. Mostly, it's blues and country. something about those tones that I love.

ETA: I also play the hell out of Rock Band Expert drums! LOL I want a drum kit, but money prohibits that one. well...money AND time.

=T4NUKI=
10-20-2010, 04:32 PM
I'll probably start sending tracks to those who are willing to create an MP opus !!!
I really need an new computer to record......I have a real old Mac that's been filled to the brim with music and works like SH@#$%%??&&*(*&IT.
I'm supposed to get a used but only 2 year old nice Mac from my wife's work as soon as the harvest's over (she works for a Soya company).....so expect some stuff by the time winter hits !
I used to record with an amazing Roland analog 16 track machine, but the ribbons are almost impossible to find.....so I sold the damn thing (made quite a nice profit on it !!!!!! Bought 400$, sold 1000$ to some big shot wanna-be).Tried the Boss BR-1600cd for a year or so, then discovered GarageBand and Cubase....
I still miss the analog feeling......I'm definitively born in the wrong decade !!!!

eraseNsd
10-21-2010, 12:56 AM
I love people who can play an instrument. Shows a lot of talent to concentrate and be artistic. I played the drums when I was younger. In middle school. Man that was a long time ago.

While I was in High school a good friend of mine exposed me to Djing. He played Hip-Hop. The good stuff, not all the gangster crap. I tried to get tables and a mixer, but we were always broke. Poor if you will. So I just stuck with skateboarding and did really well with that. Entering contests and winning.

OK, back on track ... I have been Djing now for almost 10 years now. I play Drum 'N' Bass and Dubstep. Look it up if you are not familiar with those music genres. Good stuff if your down to be open about music. Those genres have many different levels of sound. Just like other types of music. I love all kinds of music genres.

I started out listening to Punk Rock, Rock, Thrash metal and now am currently getting into Metal core (Like, Five Finger Death Punch). Along with my interests in spinning Drum 'N' Bass and Dubstep I enjoy the idea of creating music. Not good at it yet. Some programs are really tough to use and learn. That and learning the proper levels so it does not sound like crap is tough too.

I hope some of you realize that two turntables and a mixer "is" an instrument, but in three pieces. It takes a lot of skill to mix two tracks and get them to talk to each other so not to sound like a train wreck. You have to listen to one tune playing out in turn while listening to the one you are going to be bringing in at the same time. Pitch matching on the turntable, using the mixer to properly gain and using the levels to get a proper sounding mix come out of the speakers. It's a lot of hard work. Takes years of practice and training your ears to listen to two separate tunes. I'm still not at my peek. I would like to learn more when it comes to turntableism. Cutting, scratching and all the rest of the tricks that come along with it.

So far I have played out here at many clubs, events and day parties. Made a little bit of money for something that started out as just a hobby. Not to bad if you ask me. I have a big name here in SD in the underground electronic music scene.

I hope after we move I can get a bass guitar and start practicing that. Any tips on a good bass guitar for a beginner?

=T4NUKI=
10-21-2010, 08:56 AM
ERASER- I've worked for almost 6 years as a music store manager (until our store had to close last spring due to the baaaaaad economy and industry's problems) and I can help you out.
As far as I'm concerned, Squier, the Fender entry line, has an amazing quality/price value....as long as you dont buy the Affinity line (those are the cheapests). If you get a standard Precision or Jazzbass model, you get something that can last you a lifetime. And they are easy to modify if one day tou want to change the pickups, electronic, or hardware. They even make some cool vintage modified instruments....a little more $$, but really worth it !
Yamaha makes great stuff....but they simply dont get it....they make instrument that just DONT look good ! They make really affordable 5 strings with active pickups, wich could be very cool for you since you are into drum'n'bass !!!!!!
If you need any info on instruments, you can PM me anytime, I'll be glad to help you out !

T4

eraseNsd
10-21-2010, 07:49 PM
Sweet, I'll keep you in mind. :)

MoreCowBell87
10-22-2010, 09:26 AM
I just picked up my Ibanez for the first time yesterday. My fingers are killin me haha. No calluses anymore and I don't have the dexterity I had 3 years ago.

Thumper
10-22-2010, 09:54 PM
Who plays music in here? ME! :D

Great thread T4NUKI (BTW, thanks Equalizer for sharing!) :hug:

What's your instrument?
Guitars:
Fender - American Stratocaster (sunburst, 6 string electric)
Schecter Hellraiser C7 (7 string electric - heavy shredding ability here...)
Dean Markley "Icon" (6 string elec. bought at the pawn shop-EMG 81/85 pickups in the guitar and sold for only 50 bucks... What a steal!)
Seagull S6+CW GT (6 string-acoustic/electric, Godin Quantum II electronics).

Violin:
Antonio Stradivari (copy... of course ;) ) which I have played since 5th grade and sounds beautiful (close to 50 years old)!

Amplifiers include:
Crate BV60H tube stack
Fender Princeton Chorus

Who are your inspirations-idols-mentors?
First and foremost my father (great musician and my main inspiration), classical composers (Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Bach, etc.), James Taylor, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Hum, and the most colorful/creative: Roger Miller!

Who's in a band?
Me. Currently the guitarist for a rock/prog metal band called "Sennidjem".

What's your relation with music itself?!
Songwriter, hobbyist, and enthusiast!

Care to share with the rest of us?
Here's an older site (link is below) with some pics/music of Sennidjem. Currently, we are trying to finish up our first album "Sands of Time" and as soon as it's complete, you guys will be the first to know. Hope you like!

http://www.angelfire.com/crazy/4sennidjem/Shows.html

Thumper
10-22-2010, 10:09 PM
My drum kit is an awesome Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute....24"bass drum, 13-16" toms, and my very own custom shop built by me Yamaha snare ( Wich I built myself in Japan on a Yamaha Dealer tour trip in 2007). I mostly play with Zildjian K and K custom cymbals.
I used to play in a band called Dorchester...kind of nice mix of punk, grunge and classic rock.... we did our own material, toured a lot in the late '90 s....we jam togheter once in a while, now....

Sweet!!! Looks like you need a band T4... :D ... and we need a drummer! LOL! (However, long distance band relationships might be hard to accomplish. What do you think? :) ). Anyway, sounds like you are the wise owl of the bunch when it comes to selecting and obtaining vintage gear. Very nice collection! :applause: :cheers:

Thumper
10-22-2010, 10:16 PM
I'll probably start sending tracks to those who are willing to create an MP opus !!!

Please do (goes for all others here as well)! I've some originals from my current and our first band I can share if you guys would like to have a listen. Anyway, can't wait to hear some jams! \m/

=T4NUKI=
10-23-2010, 06:29 PM
Cool sounds Thumper....
I like it ...it's kinda King Crimson-ian on Steroids !
You got quite a collection yourself ! That Crate amp is pretty nasty and the Princeton is a gem ! I've always wanted to find a vintage Crate amp....
I've got an old Vox AC-15, a Fender Vibrolux, a 1976 Lead 100 Marshall Stack with the 4x12,a wooden Electro Harmonix freedom amp(that's actually rechargeable) and a very old 2W tube amp (company unknown, sounds like heaven !!!!) That's for my guitar amps...I have an old 100w Ampeg tube head with 2x15 cab and a nice Ashdown 1x15, 180w. hybrid combo amp that's awesome for little jams.
My Guitars: -Epiphone Casino, Gibson LP faded double cutaway with 2x p90s,1970's Yamaha SG2000,70's US Fender Telecaster Custom with humbucker at neck, Danelectro Pro keen green, Gretsch Duo Jet w/Bigsby, Gretsch electromatic 5120 hollowbody, Frankeinstein Squier Telecaster w/p90 at neck and Seimour Duncan Invader at bridge....and some more frankeinsteins not really worth the while...but I looooooove picking up beat-up guitars and customizing them...
My Basses: Fender 1975 p-bass, fender 1996 Mexican p-bass,Fender 51 reissue p-bass, Epiphone Thunderbird, Fender wannabe rip-off with seymour duncan quater-pounds and flat wounds strings to play oldies with and old beatup Guild Marauder I'm trying to get together.....

=T4NUKI=
10-26-2010, 08:27 AM
Snare buiding in Japan part 1.....

=T4NUKI=
10-26-2010, 08:30 AM
Snare building in Japan part 2...

=T4NUKI=
10-26-2010, 08:35 AM
Snare building in Japan part 3....the final results !!
7"x14" 6ply Birch shell, Bird's eye Maple outter ply, vintage wooden hoops,10 gold vintage absolute lugs, 30 grains brass snares, 50'-50' Bearing eadges, and my secret weapon....an inside mute like you find on metal snare !!
We all made our dream snare during that trip.....this is a moment I'll cherish forever ....Thanks to Yamaha Music Canada !

dinsdale1978
10-26-2010, 08:49 AM
Very cool work. I really want to get a Hang drum but have been keeping busy with my Bodhran.

http://www.glasgowfeis.com/new/images/bodhran.jpg

=T4NUKI=
10-26-2010, 08:51 AM
Bodhrans are soooo cool......I definitively need one in my arsenal......

Thumper
10-26-2010, 01:32 PM
Holy Guacamole! Only if I were still a bachelor... maybe then, I could have such a sweet collection (that plus something bigger than a 1500 sq. ft. duplex, lol!). My wife would allow it most definitely-if we had room of course... :(( :p

BTW, very nice work on the snare! I bet that thing sounds as good as it looks man... :applause: :cheers:

=T4NUKI=
10-26-2010, 02:18 PM
Yeah well, thank god I've worked in the industry long enough to gather this little collection !!!!
I might buy 2 or 3 last ones.....I want a Gretsch White Falcon and a Broadcaster bass....maybe an upright bass....that would be fun....we'll see !
Oh and that snare drum is out of this world !!!!!!
I'll have you guys listen to it real soon !!

=T4NUKI=
10-31-2010, 03:00 PM
I just saw a killer vid of Brain Setzer's Orchestra live in Montreal's Jazz Fest.................this guy shreds big time.

Major Stains
10-31-2010, 03:49 PM
@ T4 That is some awesome craftsmanship in that snare. (High) Hats off to you :applause:

=T4NUKI=
11-01-2010, 06:51 PM
@ T4 That is some awesome craftsmanship in that snare. (High) Hats off to you :applause:

All the merit goes to the handfull of craftsman who work at Sakaï Rythm in Osaka, that's where all the high end of Yamaha drums are made.....these guys are real wizards !

=T4NUKI=
01-08-2011, 10:57 AM
Too much drums last night.....got blisters everywhere and my ears are buzzing like hell ! :((

unerds
03-10-2011, 06:21 PM
MP musicians!? right on.

i got my first guitar when i was 12.
played religiously for years and years.
played in numerous bands...
played gigs all over southern ontario... mostly downtown toronto... some nice places, some seedy little holes... lol

at first i was mostly into the classic rock guys, mainly hendrix...
then i moved on to appreciate other genres, especially flamenco style, which i still am terrible at.
then i moved on to appreciate more raw sounding stuff....little or no polish on it. just raw jams... short songs that you just bash out in front of a bunch of drunks.
at this stage i started my own band with a buddy of mine on drums, we were about 19 or 20 or so...lol its still up on myspace.
myspace.com/theburdenofculture
its a laugh to hear it now.

nowadays, i just have some cheap guitars lying around the house for my two year old son to pluck at and stand on to grab things and drag around the house.
my fender fat strat is was one of the few personal items i brought along when i moved across canada.
everything else, bass guitar, drum kit, amps, recording equipment etc... is still in storage... been there for over two years now.

black powder
03-14-2011, 02:09 PM
I feel you unerds...I once had 13 guitars and full stack marshall that I MISS, and crate half stack now stuck with a 100 watt laney, that works, not much bad to say other than I could run half my marshal stack and get better sound out of my laney powering it. Now I'm left with my custom les paul which is a zach wylde signature and a esp jeff hanneman custom which I would'nt part with... I can't give the les paul away, I was looking for old pictures of guitars earlier and couldn't find them but the LP reminds me of my K3 pro jackson I had, maybe 2 hrs of playing time just can't feel the groove I was looking for. 9-13 were jackson guitars before the take over....bc riches were the remainder other than the cheapy epiphone acoustic I had layin in the corner. That acoustic was the first guitar in over 12 years, after my first acoustic and my first KRAMER electric, than to a jackson....though I sold or pawned them for alcohol when younger and always regreted it. Been in numorous bands and jam groups, mostly metal as slayer, sepultura, deicide types, but background was in blue grass which still has a hold on me though I play alot of classic as in zep, hendrix, black sabbath...etc. Metal is where I found my interest always going back to. Though I have periods where I do more, I guess I would call self pitty rock =)) Maybe more alcohol kicks my ass rock. KISS was always big growing up with cousins and so forth, and that crush I had on LITA FORD which hasn't lessoned today, bad spelling there but she's worth it. :devil: After not playing for 7 months and picking it up this last friday, again, my fingers have BLISTERS, my chest hurts due to I couldn't find a strap, though I've got 10 or so laying around and stands the same, thank god for guitar cases or I wouldn't have found a guitar. No technology knowledge on my end so don't have any thing recorded but am looking into it. Though it would probably due me in as I seem to take things to the extreme when in the zone. Though I'm broke I was gonna run to the city to pick up another amp though this had to be the drunk hangover I was experiancing, still has been an idea, for the past 3-4 years I've been telling my mother I would like another amp if she could help me out, she's always willing I just never have the extra money to blow, as I'm planning on a new hot water heater now. Music has always been a huge part in my life, my dad, sister, aunt plays professionally with big names like chet atkins, mark??connor? he did the remake of the devil went down to georgia ( charlie daniels) and so forth. Country is a big part I just tend to drink more and that seems to be my downfall, Rock and metal doesn't seem to make the drinking any better I can just stop when I pass out :sick: Anyways, hopefully can get some stuff down and put somewhere as I feel I'm in a downward spiral and find it easier to lose myself in a bottle when I know the kid needs me as I"m a single parent with a 13 year old, I feel like I'm falling apart. Though I tend to manage pretty well for months at a time then boom...back in and drowning. There's a music store that has a lot of good leads for jams or bands but it's 40 mins from where I"m at and just can't afford the extra gas, well, this is another drinking post I'd say, to sum it up. I did check out thumpers and unerds myspace pages, coiol stuff, I always appreciate the ones who can get out in front of a crowd as I panik!!!! KEEP ROCKIN...waiting for T4's :party:

also saw lum's post on you tube with kevin tearin it up on the bass...have to say I thought i'd have my own by now along with a double bass drum set, I really enjpy playingmy cousins bass while jamming in bars and gatherings but I'd rather play guitar and I woulnd't sing so my cousin took that role on as guitar, mainly classic rock with a few jimmy buffet gettin drunk songs LOL

unerds
03-14-2011, 03:13 PM
lol. bp, we sucked badly on stage... baaaaaadly.... the drummer was a buddy of mine who owned a kit but NEVER played it. That is, until we started jamming... then I had to teach him how to interpret music and play along with it and all that... it worked... kinda.

i used to own a BC Rich Bich! lol, it was SO 80's. the guys at the factory couldn't date it for me though, apparently they had a fire sometime in their history and wiped out a bunch of records, but it did have a serial number on it.
My dad worked at an auto body shop and so he had it painted black with automotive paint... a suitable metallic sunburst thing (LOL) and layers and layers of clearcoat on it.
he did the same for our drummer's old ludwig kit... they had some dull grey laminate over really nice hard wood, so they ripped it all off and just put some 13 layers of clear on it... made an awesome maple woodgrain kit.

i find it funny how i used to spend all my money on gear, and now i have so little to show for it, and on top of that, i spend all my money keeping everything together for the fam. Priorities have shifted BIG TIME.

so BP, you and your drunken rants... ya sad bastard... thats what my ex bartender wife calls pitty rock... 'sad bastard music'
just let it ride man, let out your frustrations on the battlefield, thats how i do it....

cheers mate, i'll catch ya out there.

black powder
03-16-2011, 03:33 PM
tryin to hold on to reality...haven't played BO, just guitar, really been feeling the classics like CREAM, animals, ccr, just enjoying playing again after this last weekend. I might have a web cam on this laptop built in, I'll have to check, if so I'll post some stuff here. I'm sure sound well be crap though but it might actually sound better =))

unerds
03-16-2011, 03:44 PM
tryin to hold on to reality...haven't played BO, just guitar, really been feeling the classics like CREAM, animals, ccr, just enjoying playing again after this last weekend. I might have a web cam on this laptop built in, I'll have to check, if so I'll post some stuff here. I'm sure sound well be crap though but it might actually sound better =))
LO-FI FOR THE WIN.

reality will be here when you get back!

Buck Ryerson
03-17-2011, 10:51 AM
Percussionist for over 20 years. Studied music for 6 years at Morehead State University in KY. Marched snare in MSU's award winning drumline. Took private lessons in Composition. Toured Beijing, China, and Rio de Janeiro and Sau Paulo, Brazil with the MSU Concert Percussion Ensemble. Toured Ireland, :cheers: , with MSU's Opera Works.

Played in a band for 3 years that got some interest from a few labels before our management company decided to try and milk more money out of us, so we dropped them and in turn lost our contact with the labels. Playing with a new group, more hard rock/metal. Once we have some stuff recorded (recording drums this weekend) I'll post a link to some songs we will put up.

I have a Pearl Masters Custom kit. 14" Maple Snare, 4 Maple Toms, 20" Maple Bass drum, Pearl rack system. Use all Sabian cymbals. 3 crashes (16", 17", 18"), 20" Ride, 2 Splashes (8", 10"), 14" Paragon Hi Hats, 10" Max Stax, and a 20" China. Pearl Double Eliminator Pedals.

Have thought about going back to school for Music Production and Recording.

Music has been my life, the only thing I'm actually any good at.... and I work for a printer company. lol

=T4NUKI=
08-14-2011, 06:47 PM
Got my hands on a superb 24" Paiste Giant beat ride.......... :x :x :x :x :x :x :x
Finally got my studio stuff in working order.....new songs are coming !

=T4NUKI=
09-02-2011, 06:59 PM
New bass ordered.....an Olympic white American Special P-Bass !!!
My old faithfull can now safely retire....

NeloMelo
09-08-2011, 03:39 PM
I got a Fender Strat with InLine6 amp.I used to play alot,but now just jam when my son comes home from college.Kiss Ace Frehely was big way back when I was young,but also love George Lynch,Joe Satch,Gary Hoey,Slash,Mark Tremotti really just to many to list here.Always tried to learn songs but always end up noodling and makeing my own stuff,which I record to cakewalk guitar tracks.Also got an old Dr. Rhythm drum machine,have no idea how to work it.I have a pedal unit that I just sample drum patterns,then I record rhythm guitar then TRY to do leads on top.If anyone just starting guitar I have alot of "how to" books,videos also have alot of tab books from bands.So if you want to borrow them please look me up.

dinsdale1978
09-08-2011, 04:39 PM
http://cache1.bigcartel.com/product_images/29875097/DSCN2832__Custom_.JPG
Fender Squier Stagemster. Though mine isn't as stained and dirty as this. Love the double humbucker pick ups and the floyd rose floating tremolo.

http://www.instrumentguide.com/acoustic%20guitars/seagull/s6%20cw%20cedar%20gt%20qii/big.jpg

Seagull Godin Elec/Acoustic. Sounds like a dream and has action like a two dollar whore.

http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/profile_mojo_data/6/1/4/5/614580/pics/_c300779_image_0.jpg
Yamaha Acoustic for the times I don't want to get out my "good" guitar.

http://www.faultlinemusicstore.com/store/images/T/233-1000-000JK.jpg
Fender Amp, but I never get to crank it anymore.

I also have a violin, some tin whistles, two harmonicas, and a bodhran.

Major Stains
09-08-2011, 05:03 PM
Nice collection there Dinsdale.
As from today we have a new instrument under the roof.
My 7y/o is learning the saxaphone, so far it sounds like 'a wookie having a tricky shit'. But it can only get better (I hope).

Borlaxx
09-09-2011, 07:34 AM
so far it sounds like 'a wookie having a tricky shit
Sir, you paint a picture with words, LOL!

I had to sell my bass awhile ago for financial reasons, but I am hoping that once things get better financially, I will be able to get another one.

=T4NUKI=
09-09-2011, 09:18 AM
@ Dinsdale-Love the reverse headstock on that nice little Squier of yours !! Looks kinda old, would it be ,by any chance, a Japanese-made model ?!

johnnyh1976
09-22-2011, 07:43 PM
I have a nice little collection as well. Been playing for years. Too many influences but for me it always comes back to the good ol' dirty gritty blues rock. I guess my favorates are definitely Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Mike and Stone from Pearl Jam, David Gilmour, John Frusciante, John Lee Hooker, SRV, Ace Frehley...this list could go on for weeks. I miss playing as my family life and work take up a lot of my time and then we got the Wii and PS3. Now that we have moved and I have free range of the lower level of the house which has a play room for the kids and a little room in it for my gear and also the whole garage...I'm going to start playing some more in the near future.

Here's a little sample:

http://www.myspace.com/johnharrietha/music

Cheers!!

Major Stains
09-26-2011, 01:35 PM
While we're on collections.
Here's one from your side of the pond, that was on Billy's show last week.
Its pretty darn impressive...

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dinsdale1978
09-26-2011, 02:18 PM
While we're on collections.
Here's one from your side of the pond, that was on Billy's show last week.
Its pretty darn impressive...

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I had to stop my dad at 13 guitars. Though if I had my druthers, I am sure I would have bought the other half of our duplex for my "man cave." Not that I could afford it though.

black powder
09-26-2011, 06:53 PM
While we're on collections.
Here's one from your side of the pond, that was on Billy's show last week.
Its pretty darn impressive...

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absolutley CRAZY, thought I was bad with all the guitars I once had, though it wasn't collecting just different playing. Amps the same, Thanks stains for that, I feel a whole lot normal, now I'm just broke with my 2 and crappy 100 watt laney, which was great at a time till I turn it up just a little too much, still works till it gets hot at lower levels...turn it up to 11 is my motto =))

=T4NUKI=
11-04-2011, 04:00 PM
Nice collection !!!

=T4NUKI=
11-09-2011, 05:53 PM
OH YEAH !!!!
There she is ,straight outta the box, my new Fender US Special P-Bass !!
\m/

black powder
11-09-2011, 11:36 PM
Nice T4 \m/

=T4NUKI=
11-11-2011, 08:08 PM
I've been trying to teach myself to play got my first guitar 2yrs ago a cheap fender strat.
And as for my idols Elvis :blush: , Stevie Ray Vaughan B-), Roy Clark @-)
Even cheap, a Fender Strat is an awesome instrument !!

johnnyh1976
11-22-2011, 12:49 PM
Even cheap, a Fender Strat is an awesome instrument !!

You bet it is. I have a Made in Mexico strat and they are so diverse and used by too many of my influences to name....Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, SRV....and on and on.

=T4NUKI=
11-22-2011, 07:54 PM
Funny... I do not own one.... I'm not a strat guy at all ! I'd rather have a lot of one-sound-guitars than a very polyvalent one !! 8-}

BusySignal
11-23-2011, 10:39 AM
I pretty much play acoustic exclusively, have a Taylor 414KCE. Love it, the action is like butter. I am self taught and play a lot of country but my daughters are getting me to play more stuff they like. Bands/artists like Train, The Script, Jason Mraz, Bruno Mars, etc. my oldest is starting to toy around with the guitar and is a pretty quick learner. I'm not someone who could give lessons to someone else so looking into finding someone for her to learn from. I was curious...does anyone know anything about Rocksmith? I had never heard of it until she showed it to me. could it be a tool/game one could use to aid in the learning process?

MoreCowBell87
11-23-2011, 10:59 AM
I have decided to break out my Ibanez after a year of collecting dust in the closet. Only problem is I don't have an amp anymore. Anyone have a recomendation on a cheapish digi pedal that has a has a headphone port that will allow me to listen with desired effects and not piss off the other neighbors in the apartment building. I can't wait to start shredding again!! Fingers will bleed.

donhardeone
11-23-2011, 11:51 AM
I play drums, sing, and a little guitar. My kit is a Pearl Export 6-piece kit (black finish with black hardware) with DW 9000 double-bass pedal and Ziljian A-custom cymbals (hi-hat, crash, fast crash, rezo splash, and medium ride). The drummer who influences/inspires me the most is definitely Carter Beauford from Dave Matthews Band. Some other influences include Max Roach, Bill Ward, John Bonham, and Joe Morello. Singing-wise, my wife and I sing at weddings and such for some side cash, but I occassionally sing for various bands around Athens (HUGE music scene). The style of music I prefer to sing tends to be closer to Mumford and Sons kinda stuff.

=T4NUKI=
11-23-2011, 12:08 PM
I have decided to break out my Ibanez after a year of collecting dust in the closet. Only problem is I don't have an amp anymore. Anyone have a recomendation on a cheapish digi pedal that has a has a headphone port that will allow me to listen with desired effects and not piss off the other neighbors in the apartment building. I can't wait to start shredding again!! Fingers will bleed.
Boss does amazing multi-effect boards that have a phone line out ! Check out the GT-11 or the ME-25 !

=T4NUKI=
11-23-2011, 12:12 PM
I pretty much play acoustic exclusively, have a Taylor 414KCE. Love it, the action is like butter. I am self taught and play a lot of country but my daughters are getting me to play more stuff they like. Bands/artists like Train, The Script, Jason Mraz, Bruno Mars, etc. my oldest is starting to toy around with the guitar and is a pretty quick learner. I'm not someone who could give lessons to someone else so looking into finding someone for her to learn from. I was curious...does anyone know anything about Rocksmith? I had never heard of it until she showed it to me. could it be a tool/game one could use to aid in the learning process?

I've never heard any comment about it... but check ultimateguitar.com , they rate anything with 6 strings...best site on there for top-notch help-advice for guitar matters...
as for your Taylor...niiiiiiice ! :-bd

=T4NUKI=
11-23-2011, 12:17 PM
I play drums, sing, and a little guitar. My kit is a Pearl Export 6-piece kit (black finish with black hardware) with DW 9000 double-bass pedal and Ziljian A-custom cymbals (hi-hat, crash, fast crash, rezo splash, and medium ride). The drummer who influences/inspires me the most is definitely Carter Beauford from Dave Matthews Band. Some other influences include Max Roach, Bill Ward, John Bonham, and Joe Morello. Singing-wise, my wife and I sing at weddings and such for some side cash, but I occassionally sing for various bands around Athens (HUGE music scene). The style of music I prefer to sing tends to be closer to Mumford and Sons kinda stuff.

Nice kit ! Are Exports still made outta Maple ?!
If you are influenced by Carter Beauford, you must one hell of a drumming machine !!

donhardeone
11-23-2011, 12:38 PM
I play drums, sing, and a little guitar. My kit is a Pearl Export 6-piece kit (black finish with black hardware) with DW 9000 double-bass pedal and Ziljian A-custom cymbals (hi-hat, crash, fast crash, rezo splash, and medium ride). The drummer who influences/inspires me the most is definitely Carter Beauford from Dave Matthews Band. Some other influences include Max Roach, Bill Ward, John Bonham, and Joe Morello. Singing-wise, my wife and I sing at weddings and such for some side cash, but I occassionally sing for various bands around Athens (HUGE music scene). The style of music I prefer to sing tends to be closer to Mumford and Sons kinda stuff.

Nice kit ! Are Exports still made outta Maple ?!
If you are influenced by Carter Beauford, you must one hell of a drumming machine !!
Actually, Pearl stopped making Exports now to my knowledge...set is about 4 years old now. It is a great kit really (would love a set of Gretsch, but hey), but I think that DW pedal is still my pride and joy out of the whole thing. I don't think I've ever touched a pedal that was so versatile and just felt so great to use.

Heh influnced/inspired by Carter doesn't make me a Carter (I wish). That guy is an absolute master of his instrument man. I've taken several lessons from Dr. Arvin Scott (Widespread Panic, Mose Alison, etc) on hand percussions...so I feel I could possibly give him a run for his money on a set of congas, djembe, or a number of other hand drums since that isn't his biggest strength. On a kit...nowhere close! I definitely like to just have fun with some odd timing signatures and fills similar to how he and Joe Morello play.

BusySignal
11-23-2011, 06:06 PM
I pretty much play acoustic exclusively, have a Taylor 414KCE. Love it, the action is like butter. I am self taught and play a lot of country but my daughters are getting me to play more stuff they like. Bands/artists like Train, The Script, Jason Mraz, Bruno Mars, etc. my oldest is starting to toy around with the guitar and is a pretty quick learner. I'm not someone who could give lessons to someone else so looking into finding someone for her to learn from. I was curious...does anyone know anything about Rocksmith? I had never heard of it until she showed it to me. could it be a tool/game one could use to aid in the learning process?

I've never heard any comment about it... but check ultimateguitar.com , they rate anything with 6 strings...best site on there for top-notch help-advice for guitar matters...
as for your Taylor...niiiiiiice ! :-bd

http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/rocksmith

=T4NUKI=
11-30-2011, 08:21 PM
This is my kit....
Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute... 24'' bass drum, 12 and 14'' toms and my custom snare (made in Osaka, Japan, Yamaha customs workshop, on a dealer tour !!!) 14 by 7, 10 lugs, 45' bearing edge on top and 65' on bottom, wooden hoops and an internal mute system similar to what you find on metal snares...and the beauty is...I designed it and I made it myself !
Cymbal wise, I go with 13'' Zildjian Avedis hats, 16'' A custom fast crash, 16'' Meinl Bizance dark crash, 10'' K custom splash, 24'' Paiste Giant Beat ride, 18'' K Custom Dark Crash (my favorite !) and a standard 20'' K ride. I have a couple of oddities like an old Ping 22'' riveted ride and other brand-unknown pie plates that I keep handy for fun...but they are not hot enough to make it on the kit !

=T4NUKI=
12-24-2011, 04:36 PM
To all MP musicians,
may Santa bring you lotsa new toys to play with !
Happy Xmas guys !

=T4NUKI=
03-05-2012, 09:54 AM
Yeay ! Finally got my hands on this little thing ! Since my trusty old faithful amp and my Marshall Lead 100 stack doesnt have any reverb, I had to check out the options out there and I stuck with the Danelectro Spring King because it actually have mini reverb tanks, also, it has that old, vintage sound that I'm crazy for....and the kick-the-reverb-pad is just soooooo fun !

johnnyh1976
03-08-2012, 08:22 AM
Yeay ! Finally got my hands on this little thing ! Since my trusty old faithful amp and my Marshall Lead 100 stack doesnt have any reverb, I had to check out the options out there and I stuck with the Danelectro Spring King because it actually have mini reverb tanks, also, it has that old, vintage sound that I'm crazy for....and the kick-the-reverb-pad is just soooooo fun !


Sweet....I was actually listening to some old surf music this week....love that reverb sound. My next 2 pedals that I'm looking into are a phaser and a good reverb. I'll most likely go with Electro Harmonix pedals if the price is right. The MXR Phase 90 is also on my radar

I've never really been a handyman or any type of craftsmanship but I'm dead set on building my own pedalboard this year. I was going to go with the Pedal Power boxes but they run $150-$190...very cool but not within the budget. Godlyke has a power supply that daisy chains all the pedals together for $40. The more cost efficient that I can get it made I may have some $$ leftover for a new toy to add to it. I don't need top of the line gear as I'm not a professional musician, hobbiest only but I do get out for some open mic nights and jams.

=T4NUKI=
03-08-2012, 08:25 PM
I once build a pedalboard out of an old bass hardshell rectangle case... lasted about 3 years !
MXR do have the coolest vintage phaser ! EH is a company that I adore ! I almost went for the Holier Grail when I was reverb-shopping but it<s a little more expensive$$$$ :-?
I tried a lot of reverb and my final choice went to Danelectro....that's until I build my own reverb tank ! I really want to build one like Eddy Van Halen, who had one made out of an old empty WW2 bomb shell !!!!! I figured out an empty draft beer keg could do the trick ! :cheers:

johnnyh1976
03-11-2012, 07:51 AM
I once build a pedalboard out of an old bass hardshell rectangle case... lasted about 3 years !
MXR do have the coolest vintage phaser ! EH is a company that I adore ! I almost went for the Holier Grail when I was reverb-shopping but it<s a little more expensive$$$$ :-?
I tried a lot of reverb and my final choice went to Danelectro....that's until I build my own reverb tank ! I really want to build one like Eddy Van Halen, who had one made out of an old empty WW2 bomb shell !!!!! I figured out an empty draft beer keg could do the trick ! :cheers:


That would be awesome.....the "Keg-O-Verb"

I love EH gear as well. I currently use The Big Muff, Small Clone chorus and the Pulsar tremolo. :cheers:

=T4NUKI=
03-11-2012, 07:01 PM
I own a Big Muff as well ! This pedal is a must-have indeed ! I also have a russian-made Bass Balls and a beaten-up Electric Mistress !

Spike Forehand
03-19-2012, 01:21 PM
I play drums in a neighborhood band. Never ever played drums before I got Rock Band for PS3, so I am completely video-game taught. I play on a piece of crap $250 E-bay chinese-made set that I replaced the cymbals in.

We play neighborhood parties and fundraisers and stuff, but are not nearly good enough to think about playing beyond that. If it wasn't for our singer I think we would pretty much be unwatchable, but we have fun. Here's a couple of vids from a fundraiser last fall. We used to be called "Smashing Mushrooms" but got tired of that, so now we call ourselves "There Goes The Neighborhood".

Any tips on my playing from you officially trained drummers, let me know.


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Spike Forehand
03-19-2012, 01:32 PM
Question for you drummers:

I replaced the cymbals on my POS set with Meinl HCS hi-hats and a crash/ride, as well as the snare head that was just plain wearing out. (Above vid was with my old cymbals - hence the really crappy sound on them, although iphone recording has a tendency to make all cymbals sound like crap).

What would be the next recommended item to replace?

I'm thinking that the hi=hat stand might need to go. It's always been a little hinky - the nuts (sorry - don't know the terminology) that hold the upper hi-hat on loosen up after every 3 or so songs - really freaking annoying. Also - some kind of black dust comes out of the hi-hat pedal and gets into whatever carpet I'm set up on, so now I have to bring a carpet remnant with me to set up on wherever I go. (Pissed our singer off bad when it got on her basement carpet). Anything I should look for in a hi-hat stand?

=T4NUKI=
03-19-2012, 03:13 PM
[quote="Spike Forehand" Anything I should look for in a hi-hat stand?[/quote]

Well... changing your hi-hat stand is a must. Usualy, on an entry line drum kit, the first things to change are 1- cymbals 2-hardware 3-drum head (in no particular order !)
When shopping for a decent HH stand, always go for the brand name and avoid by any cost the Gibraltar brand !! It's cheaper and looks exactly the same as brand names, but it is NOT made with the same materials, bolts and nuts have a tendency to strip easily and-or rust.
I srongly suggest you take a look at Yamaha hardware. It is rugged, tough and almost indestructible. I've had my Yamaha Birch Custom absolute for almost 5 years now, and the hardware is just fantastic ! I've played with Gretsch before and the Gibraltar hardware included with it (even if it was high end stuff) was pretty deceiving and wore down quickly.
Also look for double-braced legs, bottom plate (that's more for bass drum pedals) and double chain drive (and if you can afford it, go for direct drive !!! It's worth the $$), It will cost you a little more, but you'll end up buying only one HH stand for the rest of your life.

.

johnnyh1976
04-15-2012, 03:09 PM
Pedal board project...complete.

Pedaltrain Grande would have cost me $180.00+additional costs for power supplies.

Wood - $8.27
Spraypaint - $10.00
Velcro - $24
ISPOT power supply $35.00

Grand Total $77.27

Assembly
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/529470_10151486701700691_978181898_n.jpg

Painted:
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/578444_10151521865385691_765270690_24139852_201737 7785_n.jpg

READY TO ROCK!!!
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/540331_10151521865250691_765270690_24139851_151593 6267_n.jpg

Once I finish my garage and get the jam space fully set up and good to go...pics will eventually follow.

Cheers!!

=T4NUKI=
04-15-2012, 07:05 PM
WTG !!! :applause:
That, sir, is one heck of a cool pedalboard !!!

Thumper
04-16-2012, 12:17 AM
Nice job on the pedal board Johnny! I used to have a similar setup (only 5-6 pedals tho). I later invested in a Line 6 Spider III stack and upgraded to the MK Short Board which has multiple effects that are tweak able via pedal or head. So eventually I sold off the single pedals one by one. One thing's for sure... Those analog pedals sure produce some unbeatable tone! :)

johnnyh1976
04-16-2012, 07:18 AM
Thanks guys.

I've never been much of a handyman so I figured I'm going to build something and it turned out pretty good. I play different styles of music and have different distortion boxes to suit the style I'm playing. All that is required now is a phaser and I'm good to go. I left a lot of room on the board though in the event I experiment down the road with other effects/loopers and a nice reverb option as well would be nice.

Being a hobbiest musician it is always fun to add new toys to the collection and as far as pedals go there are so many new botique companys putting amazing gear out there with great analog sounds. I've always wanted to upgrade fuzz pedals from the Big Muff but I had that sucker cranked yesterday and it rattled the garage door.....no upgrade required....which was also justified by the look of "approval" from my wife.

=T4NUKI=
05-26-2012, 07:24 PM
Just bought a used Dano Tuna Melt tremolo pedal for a handfull of change... I only got one word for it
WOW !

Even if its a tiny piece of cheap plastic, it work like a charm !!!
Pretty amazed at what it can achieve !
I just might want to re-case it in an old broken Boss I have...

black powder
05-26-2012, 08:14 PM
very nice T4... just finished an 3 hour jam session and all I hear is a whoooshing sound. Damn I love playing LOUD \m/ Usually just running my BOSS pedals but really liking the zoom digi pedal, I got aroung 9 presets but goofing around later in the session with it sure is fun, usually stick with a couple covers throughout the options and have alot of fun. I'm still looking to get a looping station, I'm liking the boss...I might have to quit my day job if I get it though :devil: The neighbor got an old fender amp 70's and a epiphone LP with the gibson tag, I'm a little jealous as he paid 60 for the pair, but after playing them, I am sure glad I got my ESP and LP Custom, not a big fan of the LP, just can't get what I paid for it :(( Not much other than a slayer/ish JAM tonight and I LOVE IT....though last night was everything from cream to GNR...also a great time....I just can't hear NOW :drink:

Spike Forehand
06-07-2012, 05:57 AM
Major league debate on a band name.

We were originally called Smashing Mushrooms, which 4 of us hated, so we switched to "There Goes the Neighborhood" (cause we all live in the same neighborhood). Now at least two of us (me included) hate that, so the debate is on.

We seem to have arrived at "The Relics" or "The New Relics", or maybe the "Clay Creek Relics" ( the Clay Creek runs through our neighborhood).

Any ideas?

We are 40-50 year olds all just learning to play mostly easy rock covers (Stones, Beatles, Sheryl Crow) with a female lead and back-up singers. Here's us playing a recent gig at a winery:

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johnnyh1976
06-07-2012, 12:50 PM
Just bought a used Dano Tuna Melt tremolo pedal for a handfull of change... I only got one word for it
WOW !

Even if its a tiny piece of cheap plastic, it work like a charm !!!
Pretty amazed at what it can achieve !
I just might want to re-case it in an old broken Boss I have...


I have that trem pedal as well. I had recently sold my Electro Harmonix Pulsar trem in order to get the small stone Phase shifter as I had this little guy and I could not really tell the difference....great pedal to get your Link Wray "Rumble" on. I also have the T-Bone distortion cheap but packs a nice vintage punch.

johnnyh1976
06-07-2012, 04:36 PM
Major league debate on a band name.

We were originally called Smashing Mushrooms, which 4 of us hated, so we switched to "There Goes the Neighborhood" (cause we all live in the same neighborhood). Now at least two of us (me included) hate that, so the debate is on.

We seem to have arrived at "The Relics" or "The New Relics", or maybe the "Clay Creek Relics" ( the Clay Creek runs through our neighborhood).

Any ideas?

We are 40-50 year olds all just learning to play mostly easy rock covers (Stones, Beatles, Sheryl Crow) with a female lead and back-up singers. Here's us playing a recent gig at a winery:

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.....ahhh the old band name debate....fun times. I've been through a few of those slobberknockers.

A friend of mine and I are actually trying to put together a Tragically Hip tribute band. Potentially called The Hip Tragedy. Hopefully we can get it up and going as I love playing the songs of this amazing group of guys from little Kingston Ontario who I've seen play live 13 times and have met them and partied it up with them backstage after a great outdoor show here in Halifax.

=T4NUKI=
06-07-2012, 05:41 PM
Ahhhh, the Hip !

Great band ! Johnny Faye, the Hip's drummer, was actually invited to tag along our group when we got invited to Japan by Yamaha music co...
He was a blast and we had an amazing time !

=T4NUKI=
07-11-2012, 11:41 AM
I have sort of a love-hate relationship with Rush.... I'm not a fan of prog-rock in any form, but there's something catchy as hell with Rush. Lately I've been practicing some of Geddy Lee's bass lines, boy, he's a crafty little fellow.
A good friend of mine (who happens to be an awesome drummer) came over to jam last night and surprisingly a secret Rush fan too !
We ended up playing an extraordinary version of Tom Sawyer.... just drums bass and 2 vocals...louder, heavier and dirtier ! I should've recorded that it was out of this world crazy ! I often use an A+B box to switch from my clean Ashdown amp, with a sub-bass octave-like effect to my really dirty distorted Ampeg coupled with a russian-made Big Muff....but the A+B box also allows me to play with 2 amps at once, with two different effect chains as well ! Crazy good whenever you'rre lacking a guitar player !
Good times, now my wrists are killing me !

Spike Forehand
07-11-2012, 05:55 PM
Finally solved the band name thing. We are going with "The Mistakes". Here's the logo I'm getting on my bass drum:


https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/c24.0.403.403/p403x403/314772_4217109235336_1272271168_n.jpg

=T4NUKI=
07-11-2012, 08:56 PM
I like that !!

johnnyh1976
07-12-2012, 10:22 AM
Finally solved the band name thing. We are going with "The Mistakes". Here's the logo I'm getting on my bass drum:


https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/c24.0.403.403/p403x403/314772_4217109235336_1272271168_n.jpg

Awesome job Spike.Have fun. The only thing I like more than owning some noobs on occasion, is ripping it up onthe guitar in the garage or out jamming with friends.

johnnyh1976
07-17-2012, 12:31 PM
To any guitar players out there that are pedal freaks like myself, check ou this little documentary about FUZZ!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjM18hWj-gc&feature=related

Absolutely love the Big Muff but have recently been thinking about switching to the Swollen Pickle fuzz by Way Huge.....then I can have a Big Muff and a Swollen Pickle...that almost sounds dirty.

=T4NUKI=
07-17-2012, 04:42 PM
Thanks for posting this wonderfull documentary Johnny !!!
Now I want a Death by Audio pedal like that 12 knob monstrosity !!!
I'm also a diehard Big Muff fan and I'm screwing around with the idea of getting something different....My Ibanez PUE5 Tube has got a killer OD and distortion, got a EH Bass Balls that's pretty funky, got plenty Boss'es and stuff but I want something more !
I've found a used Fab Tone from Danelectro that's pretty gritty and dirty but I've got my eyes on a Dunlop Fuzzface or a Fender Blender.
My birthday's coming, hopefully I'll get some new toys !

johnnyh1976
07-17-2012, 04:54 PM
Thanks for posting this wonderfull documentary Johnny !!!
Now I want a Death by Audio pedal like that 12 knob monstrosity !!!
I'm also a diehard Big Muff fan and I'm screwing around with the idea of getting something different....My Ibanez PUE5 Tube has got a killer OD and distortion, got a EH Bass Balls that's pretty funky, got plenty Boss'es and stuff but I want something more !
I've found a used Fab Tone from Danelectro that's pretty gritty and dirty but I've got my eyes on a Dunlop Fuzzface or a Fender Blender.
My birthday's coming, hopefully I'll get some new toys !

Can never have enough toys...The Death By Audio gear is pretty cool they also have a fuzz called the Apocolypse $270.00 retail. If only the finances allowed I would have a full board of boutique gear as those pedal makers do everything one pedal at a time. There is a company called Diamond Effects. From what I hear their pedals are amazing. Their shop is actually a 15 minute drive from the house. Might have to check it out.....I've really been looking at the Swollen Pickle fuzz as it has a lot of low end and you can scoop it as well.....a tweaker's paradise.

johnnyh1976
07-17-2012, 05:22 PM
Oh man...I almost forgot. There was another documentary that I watched over the weekend. It was called Cry Baby.....all about...you guessed it, the history of the Cry Baby Wah pedal. Some funny moments on that one.

johnnyh1976
08-01-2012, 05:29 PM
Tube or Solid......A friend of mine recently suggested I get a tube amp to "fatten" up my tone. As we are on a budget, I rented a Fender Blues Junior to see the difference. Honestly, I was more satisfied with the sound and tone I am getting out of my solid state amp and it is more versatile and receptive to the pounding it gets from the pedals I use in front of it. The Boss DS-1 and Big Muff did not sound great at all through the Blues Junior. Maybe because the junior is 15 watts as opposed to the 65 watts my Peavy thumps out. However if I was strictly playing blues tunes the Junior with the Keeley modded Boss SD-1 in front of it sounded sweet.....and nothing beats the Fender spring reverb. So at the end of the day, my next purchase is going to be a Telecaster. Most likely a Made in Mexico or one of the Vintage Vibe Squier teles. Played one today and could not tell the difference.

My Peavy Express amp has been with me for over 10 years and it still sounds great other than some amp hiss when Idle. Played a few sets at my friend's 42nd B-day in his backyard on Saturday and even on 1.5 still had some great sounds. Using a phaser before my OD and distortions provided a sweet leslie-like sound. His neighbors commented the next day as I stopped by to break down the gear and get my car.

I can't say for sure if I prefer tube or solid. I know that there are some killer amps out there especially some botique amps that are top-notch.

Spike Forehand
08-01-2012, 06:24 PM
Wish I could jam with you some Johnny - would love to play some blues.

Got my drum head logo on:


http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz281/spike4hand/kit.jpg

johnnyh1976
08-01-2012, 08:34 PM
Wish I could jam with you some Johnny - would love to play some blues.

Got my drum head logo on:


http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz281/spike4hand/kit.jpg

Nice work Spike. Yeah I have a severe shortage of musician friends. Would be very cool to have some good jams every now and then. I go to some of our open mic nights in the area and the the Sunday Blues jam at our local Blues & ribs joint.

Is that a pinball machine I see in the background? That is sah-weet....."that boy plays a mean pinball"....played a shit-ton of pinball when I worked at the bowling alley up the road from my house.

Spike Forehand
08-02-2012, 08:31 AM
Is that a pinball machine I see in the background? That is sah-weet....."that boy plays a mean pinball"....played a shit-ton of pinball when I worked at the bowling alley up the road from my house.

Yeah - that's a 1976 Gottlieb Fast Draw- which was the machine I loved the most when I was growing up. Its entirely electro-mechanical I bought it off eBay a few years ago in non-working condition and spent a ton of time refurbishing it and getting it running.

Now, however, it's developed a short somewhere in there and I just haven't had the time or desire to track it down and fix it. One of these days.

=T4NUKI=
08-03-2012, 11:39 AM
Very nice Spike !
I'd play bass with you and Johnny76 anytime !

=T4NUKI=
08-03-2012, 12:03 PM
I have made the transition to tube a long time ago and do not regret it at all !
That little Fender Blues Jr you have rented is an waesome amp, but it is designed to play as is. I too, at one point when I wanted to get my first tube amp, have tried various Fender models and I found out that most of them, especially anything under 1000 $ arent made to play with effects. At the time, I went with a Vox AC15, not only for the looks, but also because it could handle huge amount of ODs and effects. I have an old Fender Vibrolux, and she doesnt like effects at all... I really dont understand. My old Marshall lead 100, who keeps blowing up all the time, is awesome and can handle massive amount of effects. It's a matter of specs from one company to another I guess (and from one model to another). My friend owns a Fender Tone Master and plays with a HUUUUUGE pedalboard ! Fender Twins can handle lotsa stuff as well but are way too heavy .
My guess is you have to be able to maintain a clean, crisp sound at high volumes to be able to cope with effects. Small, affordable tube amp tend to break easily past 4 or 5 on the volume knob....as the Blues Jr. or the likes of Peavey Windsor or Valvekings...The tube too can make an enormous difference. Sometimes you have to tweak with your tubes in order to get the sound you want. Most tubes have a color pattern (blue are for the cleanest, purest sound and do not handle fuzz or overdrive, white for good overall, and red for quick clipping and easy natural ODs). I have tuned my Vibrolux with Red groove tubes for the dirtiest sound ever !(because not pedal is good enough for her !)
I have been fortunate enough to work in a music store for a while so I have been able to try out many alternatives to that particular dillema...Nothing will beat the warm tones of a tube amp, but there is a lot of trials and errors on the road to your dream tone !

=T4NUKI=
08-03-2012, 12:08 PM
Oh...and as for your telecaster craving , you are sooooooo right about those awesome little Squiers !!
I have tried a cheap-ass Jazzmaster (I cannot afford a US model right now) and I was in shock ! They are well built and great looking !
They also have tons of exciting Mexican-made models like pawn-shop series and blacktops.
Tell me wich ones are on your mind !

johnnyh1976
08-03-2012, 08:23 PM
Oh...and as for your telecaster craving , you are sooooooo right about those awesome little Squiers !!
I have tried a cheap-ass Jazzmaster (I cannot afford a US model right now) and I was in shock ! They are well built and great looking !
They also have tons of exciting Mexican-made models like pawn-shop series and blacktops.
Tell me wich ones are on your mind !


I've looked at the Vintage Vibe Squier Teles and some of the MIM Fenders. I reallly liked the MIM Modern player. It has 3 pickups and 5-way select like a strat. Also looking for a good toned one with a maple neck for a change. All my guitars (MIM strat, Ibanez Rocket Roll II Flying V and Peavy JF1EX semi hollow body) all have rosewood fretboards.


And thanks for the tone tips when it comes to tube amps. I'm glad Long and McQuade have a rental program. It helps me try out things to find a good fit for my style(s). Going to go one purchase at a time over the next few years starting with guitars. Tele, new acoustic/electric, then a good amp. I'll try the Vox out hopefully they sound as good as they look. Might also try a solid state Marshall. I was "storing" one for a friend of mine years ago while he was renting a room from a friend and I was living in a friends basement/bachelor pad. I cranked that sucker up every chance I had and it sounded great. But those purchases are a long way off as we are getting the wheels in motion to buy our first house this time next year....but us musicians are all the same.....we never have enough stuff.

=T4NUKI=
08-17-2012, 09:24 PM
My brother gave me an amazing gift for my b-day....a Fender Blender !!!
The thing is freakin' awesome but it'll take some time to get used to it because it is crazy fuzz-sustain-octave-holy-dirty FUN but also very sensible and dynamic.... !!!!
Oh, and I've got tickets for the Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the Bell Center in Montreal too !!!! Life's good !

johnnyh1976
08-18-2012, 09:14 AM
That's some serious birthday love right there. Happy Birthday...enjoy the new toy and Neil Young is amazing. Saw him here in Halifax with Crazy Horse on their "Sleeps with Angels" tour and saw him again just a couple of years ago. One of the best shows I've seen at the Metro Centre next to Metallica and Pearl Jam and several Tragically Hip shows.

Cheers!!

Spike Forehand
08-23-2012, 10:33 PM
Got our first paid gig on Saturday - looking forward to it:


https://www.facebook.com/events/400410640020352/

=T4NUKI=
08-24-2012, 08:55 AM
That's cool ! I'd come over, but It's quite a drive from my place !!! I wish you have a great time !

=T4NUKI=
09-27-2012, 08:47 PM
What if you could only play songs from 1 artist or band....
What the hell would it be ??
So far, it's a dirty tie between the Ramones, Neil Young with Crazy Horse and Jesus and Mary Chain...

Spike Forehand
09-30-2012, 03:23 AM
What if you could only play songs from 1 artist or band....
What the hell would it be ??
So far, it's a dirty tie between the Ramones, Neil Young with Crazy Horse and Jesus and Mary Chain...

Well - you know I love my Ramones but they play a little too fast for my emerging but still weak drum skills, so I'm gonna go off the reservation a bit.

If its for drums, I'm gonna go with The Stones. Deep catalog of songs I know well and you can play them many different ways.

As for bass guitar (which I'm just picking up now) then I'm gonna go with Teenage Bottlerocket. Lots of 3-chord punk awesomeness and I've found that I can figure out the chord progressions myself pretty quick, so I can sit ther with the full catalog playing on my iPhone and just rock out.

BTW - learning to play bass with a pick. Good idea or bad?

=T4NUKI=
09-30-2012, 11:00 AM
Playing bass with a pick.....that's how i usualy play !
Sure, why not ! I love the attack it gives you but do not underestimate the smooth and suave power of the fingers !
Some songs demand fingers for a smooth muffled attack....try playing a super ballad with a pick !!

=T4NUKI=
11-06-2012, 12:00 AM
I just ordered an '' Inked by Evans'' custom bass drum head to give my brother for Christmas... Anyone ever tried those ?

Spike Forehand
11-20-2012, 09:47 AM
Question for the drummers. Putting together my Xmas list and am thinking of adding a cymbal. I currently use just two - a Meinl HCS 18" crash/ride and Meinl HCS high hat.

Would you recommend that I add a splash or a crash? If its a crash, 14" or 16".

I was leaning towards a splash as I can still continue to use my crash/ride for most crashes, and then use the splash for something different/ brighter. I guess another option is to just replace the crash/ride with separate crash and ride for a more normal setup.

=T4NUKI=
11-20-2012, 03:26 PM
Question for the drummers. Putting together my Xmas list and am thinking of adding a cymbal. I currently use just two - a Meinl HCS 18" crash/ride and Meinl HCS high hat.

Would you recommend that I add a splash or a crash? If its a crash, 14" or 16".

I was leaning towards a splash as I can still continue to use my crash/ride for most crashes, and then use the splash for something different/ brighter. I guess another option is to just replace the crash/ride with separate crash and ride for a more normal setup.

I'd go for another crash. Eventually, a real ride would be nice, but for now I'd suggest something like a fast crash, any size'll do. The action is quick, clear and doesnt wash for long. That would pair nicely with the set-up you have right now.

Spike Forehand
11-20-2012, 06:43 PM
Sounds good. Another crash it is. After doing some youtube listening, I agree. Splash seems more like a specialty cymbal that I just don't need.

Here's a video of #1 - my current 14" High Hat and 18" crash/ride along with the 14" Crash that is one option:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cn17EQf4Nc&feature=related

Here's a video of the the 16" crash that is the alternative choice to the 14" crash from the first video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z4AJXUWiXw


I'm thinking from this that I'll definitely go with the 16", cause to me the 14" is much closer to sounding like a splash.

=T4NUKI=
11-21-2012, 08:10 PM
I dont like 14'' crashes much either... too small, and they just look like hi-hats bottoms ! I own 2 16'' crashes, one fast and light (Zildjian A custom 16'' fast crash) and one very dark (16'' Meinl Bizance dark crash)...
You're going to stick with Meinl or are you willing to try some other brand ?! I'm a huge Zildjian fan, I adore their stuff !

Spike Forehand
12-07-2012, 04:36 PM
Hurry!! I need some advice about how to kill our lead singer and not get caught.

=T4NUKI=
12-07-2012, 04:39 PM
Have him believe you guys are becoming a Journey cover band !

Spike Forehand
12-08-2012, 03:25 AM
Have him believe you guys are becoming a Journey cover band !

Well it's actually a she. And she probably does want us to play Journey - lol.

Singers - cant live with 'em, and can't kill 'em - especially when they're married to the bass player.

Shame that my area seems to have a serious lack of 40+ year olds who wanna play punk.

Retro
12-08-2012, 09:51 AM
Does she suffer from LSD too?

HardlyCapable13
12-08-2012, 11:12 AM
Have him believe you guys are becoming a Journey cover band !

Better yet, a Nickleback cover band.

You still owe the world for that one Canada.

=T4NUKI=
12-22-2012, 03:07 PM
Another amp has made its debut in my basement yesterday as I have bought myself a nice xmas present !
I have made quite an awesome deal getting my hands on a mid-60s Elk twin amp 70 head ( amazingly well-made Japanese-made Fender Bandmaster rip-off) and a UK-made Marshall VS212 cab for a mere 350$ Can.
This little baby is going to be moving really soon as it shall become my stay-at-my-brother's-place-amp for our weekly wine-driven jams ! I was kinda scared and cautious about this one,there's not a lot of information around about Elk amps, but after 2 weeks of intensive reserches, I found out that they are pretty rare and have a great reputation so I finally made the move...
pics are coming soon !

Retro
04-15-2013, 05:43 PM
I want!!!



Why strum on just any old guitar when you can rock out on these Star Wars-inspired six-stringers?

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2013/04/star-wars-guitars.jpg

For over a decade, 64-year-old Tom Bingham has been creating one-of-a-kind instruments based on things like chessboards, vinyl records, cricket bats -- and more recently, the artisan has been crafting Star Wars electric guitars, including one based on the Millennium Falcon.
"I originally started making cigar box guitars but I got bored. Now I just make them out of anything," Bingham told The Sun (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4222247/Its-Star-Guitars-Tom-Bingham-makes-Star-Wars-instruments.html) in a recent interview. "I saw a picture of a Millennium Falcon on the internet years ago and did my own version... I use a replica and attach a neck to it. With the Falcon I even put flashing LED lights in the back."

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2013/04/star-wars-guitars-2.jpg


Of course, creating these pieces is no easy task. According to Bingham, each guitar takes about three months to complete.
"The important thing is you have to make the body very rigid," he said. "I had to take the Millennium Falcon kits apart to their 140 odd pieces and rebuild it so it supports the neck I attach it to... It isn't easy and took hours painstakingly building it every day."

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2013/04/star-wars-guitars-3.jpg

As of right now, Bingham has no plans to sell his guitars, but he hopes to keep making more pieces for fans to admire. "I've got a bit of an obsession with it now, it's my hobby, one thing just leads to another," he said.

johnnyh1976
07-11-2013, 08:04 PM
Our new band...One Night Stand.....blowing a load of rock and roll goodness at open mic night 2 weeks ago. I'm the Strat-slinger on the right:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chdYnrHEVIU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNgayUERaFo

Spike Forehand
07-12-2013, 10:15 AM
Our new band...One Night Stand.....blowing a load of rock and roll goodness at open mic night 2 weeks ago. I'm the Strat-slinger on the right:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chdYnrHEVIU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNgayUERaFo

Awesome stuff Johnny. Thanks for posting.

johnnyh1976
07-12-2013, 07:54 PM
Thanks Spike. There were other tunes we played but these were the best two...even though I played the snot and displayed some crazy guitar work on Petty's "Runnin' Down a Dream" it kinda fell apart in the middle...once I have more..I'll gladly share.

This is the main reason I've not been online.....thought I would go through PS3 withdrawal, but the music bug has got me. Doing some acoustic spots next week then going to try to do some recording when I'm on my vacaton....that and spend a day on the couch catching up on some gaming.

Cheers......hoping to catch Rush on Sunday night. They are playing here in Halifax tonight and on Sunday...

=T4NUKI=
12-27-2013, 08:18 PM
Here's a little pic I took while doing the inventory of my musical man-cave for insurance purpose…. I just piled stuff up so it looked pretty !

=T4NUKI=
12-27-2013, 08:22 PM
While I'm at it, here's a couple more…. my Yamaha Birch custom absolute drum set and some of my bass guitars and amps… enjoy !

Spike Forehand
12-28-2013, 11:43 AM
While I'm at it, here's a couple more…. my Yamaha Birch custom absolute drum set and some of my bass guitars and amps… enjoy !

Awesome setup. :)

johnnyh1976
12-30-2013, 05:22 PM
Very cool room T4 and a very cool collection and wide variety of guitars. In a couple of years I'm going to tear down and rebuild our shed making it much larger to allow for the band to practice there and do some recording as well....can't wait.

johnnyh1976
04-18-2015, 09:04 AM
One should not scoff at the "budget" brand of guitars. Played at an open mic night a couple weeks ago. We were playing a set full of blues and blues rock so I took along my old Peavey Express 112 amp and my newest aquisition a Squier vintae vibe '62 tele custom along with a solid pedal setup for the night.

Well we rocked the place and an old friend of mine was there and was blown away with the tone I had that night all from a cheap amp and budget guitar.....heads were turning....windows were rattling.

=T4NUKI=
04-18-2015, 07:15 PM
Wise words indeed !

Those little Squiers are awesome !! I'm pretty sure "tone" has nothing to do with the gear…. gear helps, but happen to know a guy who's an amazing guitarist, owns a Gibson Black Beauty Custom with a Bigsby and an amazing vintage Laney amp , that unfortunately lacks big time in pure tone….. some guys sound better with a cheap Squier with rusty strings trough a pig nose amp !!!

Major Stains
04-19-2015, 04:51 AM
One should not scoff at the "budget" brand of guitars. Played at an open mic night a couple weeks ago. We were playing a set full of blues and blues rock so I took along my old Peavey Express 112 amp and my newest aquisition a Squier vintae vibe '62 tele custom along with a solid pedal setup for the night.

Well we rocked the place and an old friend of mine was there and was blown away with the tone I had that night all from a cheap amp and budget guitar.....heads were turning....windows were rattling.

Sounds like a great night.

Good ol' Seasick Steve from over your side of the pond, always proves that talent reigns over the quality of the kit...he could even pluck a tune from my Mankini.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw02OGddhD8&sns=em

JockoPablo
01-08-2016, 12:04 PM
Here's my one-man-rhythm-section setup:

First, my 5-piece Mapex M Series in honey amber. It's a modest set but sounds amazing.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff22/Bothamcity/6f33e2a4-3b4c-418d-ab59-0a03e307d6cc_zpsngyci19b.jpg

Then my Fender replica '60s jazz bass.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff22/Bothamcity/BrksYyvCEAE7j0z_zpsb2f8a54e.png

I started playing drums when I was about 12, but I only picked up the bass about a year and a half ago.

Scottgun00
01-08-2016, 01:35 PM
One should not scoff at the "budget" brand of guitars.

Least not these days. When I started out back the 80's there was some real garbage out there, but it is astonishing how much it has improved.

Anyway, I was a bass player with gigs in just about every genre you could name. I don't have any gear these days, but my last and greatest rig was a Geddy Lee Fender Jazz run through a Sunn 300T into an Aguilar 2x12 cabinet. The guitarists in my band were so loud and this was the only rig that could mace them into submission. :)

Gink
01-08-2016, 04:43 PM
All my gear is the same budget stuff I bought in the 90s. Peavy Predator electric guitar, Hondo acoustic, Peavey Foundation 5 string bass. They all still sound good enough for how infrequently I play. If I ever get the time to get serious about the hobby again I'll have to invest in some new amps, then maybe someday upgrade the axes.

Was going through the back room the other day and dug up an old Tascam Portastudio cassette 8-track recorder. Kind of a ridiculous old piece of recording tech, could probably blow away it's recording capabilities with any smart phone now, not to mention a laptop and ProTools. But it had a pretty nice mixer section, and there's something to say for analog pre-amps. Also have an old Alesis 1622 Mixer. Funny to see equipment like that listed as "vintage" now.

Scottgun00
01-08-2016, 05:16 PM
Was going through the back room the other day and dug up an old Tascam Portastudio cassette 8-track recorder. Kind of a ridiculous old piece of recording tech, could probably blow away it's recording capabilities with any smart phone now, not to mention a laptop and ProTools. But it had a pretty nice mixer section, and there's something to say for analog pre-amps. Also have an old Alesis 1622 Mixer. Funny to see equipment like that listed as "vintage" now.

Ha! Remember "bouncing tracks"? That's a lost piece of audio-tech lore. :)

Gink
01-08-2016, 06:26 PM
Ha! Remember "bouncing tracks"? That's a lost piece of audio-tech lore. :)

Yeah, on old cassette multitrackers you'd lose quality pretty fast, but was a great way to make the most of a limited number of tracks.
I started out with a crummy 4-track in my bedroom in high school, often ended up bouncing drums and bass together to make room for an extra guitar track.
Even early versions of ProTools only allowed 8 tracks, since the computers back then just didn't have the RAM to deal with more. Now, even free recording software has nearly unlimited numbers of tracks.

JockoPablo
06-30-2016, 12:56 PM
"We're putting the band back together."

Have any of you ever heard of the website Bandlab (https://www.bandlab.com)? It's a site that lets you collaborate on songs. Each band member can upload his/her own tracks to build a song, then you can mix them all down. It's great fun. The two guitarists from my old high school garage band and I have begun collaborating on some original tunes.

Back in our original band I was the drummer, but now I'm playing bass and we're programming the drum tracks (which is cheaper and easier than trying to record my real kit). I created my very first bass line the other day!

I'm using my Fender Jazz bass (which I posted earlier) along with Amplitube guitar-processing software on my Surface Pro 3 to record my tracks. Once we get something complete I'll share it with you.

TonkaToys
07-01-2016, 04:29 AM
It is amazing what you can do on the Internet these days... think back just 10 years and nothing like this would have been possible. Amazing.

JockoPablo
07-15-2016, 09:24 AM
We finished our first rough cut! It's an original song the guitarists wrote back in the late '80s. The singer is admittedly not a real vocalist, but he recorded the lyrics as a placeholder until we can get someone better.

I hadn't heard the song until we started this project, so one of the guitarists just gave me the chord notes and I created a bass line. My playing isn't perfect but I'm pleased with it overall as a first go.

https://audioboom.com/boos/4822931-every-little-piece-of-my-heart

JockoPablo
08-05-2016, 10:23 AM
If I may be so bold and self-serving I would like to pimp my band, Three Across. We're finishing mixing our first demo tune, "Every Little Piece of My Heart," the rough cut of which I shared below. We put a new vocal on it and added some harmonies, and I re-recorded my bass track.

We are @Three_Across on Twitter, and HERE (https://www.facebook.com/threeacross/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel) is our Facebook page.

If you listened to our first rough cut you know we are heavily inspired by '80s rock, so if that's your thing please follow us and watch for our first release coming soon.

Major Stains
08-06-2016, 04:24 AM
Nice. Great to hear your work coming together nicely Jocko.
I bumped your Tweet too.