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Name: D. Mays Dickey
Location: Columbia, SC
Occupation: Attorney
Hobbies: Racing Sailboats & Playing Music
Date registered 07.29.2013
Date of birth: 23. February 1979
Last online: 02.09.2014
Sex: male


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Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:39 am | jump to post

Thanks, uderoche. Follow up stupid question. I get that you need to have the tubes working hard to get that tone, but, at a given volume, does it make a difference if your amp is turned up and your guitar is turned down or vice versa? Or, do you need to push the tubes with a loud guitar to get the tone you want from your tubes? I'm just thinking bedroom volume from a tube amp.
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Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:35 am | jump to post

"Still debating whether or not to shell out for an Axe FX II, but I find mostly I think about buying gear when I'm frustrated with my playing."YUP.We all know that you can't buy tone, but some of us sure try...I am an admitted sufferer of "GAS" - gear acquisition syndrome. It's in the DSM-V, or if it's not it should be.Glad to know I'm not the only one...

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Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:36 pm | jump to post

Tom, thanks for your comments. I do tend to dig in a lot, and I think I pay for it technique wise. I think I listened to so much Steve Ray Vaughn growing up that I just got in the habit of hammering on the guitar and never really gave it much thought. It's a problem. I've been learning Duane Allman's 1st solo on Stormy Monday over the last week and his left hand technique is so different, especially his bending, it's been good to emulate.You're absolutely right in that timing is the issue, a...
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Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:15 pm | jump to post

[[File:pedalboard1113.jpg|none|auto]]Gear it is. My latest pedalboard, always a work in progress. I just added an Ernie Ball MVP volume pedal and I'm still fiddling with where I want to place it in the chain.I rarely use the wah pedal. I used to use the DynaComp a lot more before I got the EP boost (clean boost), which seems to be a great pedal for my particular rig (American Strat w/ Vintage 50s into VOX AC15 w/ mullard tubes). Now, I basically stack the TS-808 & the box of rock on the norm...

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Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:35 am | jump to post

Thanks, PB. Really helpful. It seemed to be all about thumb pressure--I was certainly pinching the &&^% out of the neck and wasting lots of energy hence the chicken elbow. Pretty easy fix, surprisingly.

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Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:45 am | jump to post

Man that is a crazy ass guitar...

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Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:14 pmBarre Chord wrist & elbow placement
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Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:00 pm | jump to post

Astute observation. I noticed that myself. Any advice on how to effectively practice combining the two? Is it just a matter of practicing it, or are there specific things I can be doing to work on coordinating my two hands as I play through the scales?

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Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:33 am | jump to post

Quick practice update. I've been doing the spiders & ladders for about 2 or 3 days, and I'm amazed by how uncoordinated I am. Lots of work to do!Comments welcome, can't hurt my feelings.

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Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:13 pm | jump to post

Holy Crap. Those exercises are incredible--I never got the concept of inside/outside. After paying attention to it & running those exercises for about an hour last night I had an AHA moment--thanks for this. I'll post a video here shortly...


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