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  • picking ?DateSat Jan 11, 2014 6:24 am
    Blog post by MAYHEM666777

    i have my own question about picking ,im self taught so im sure i,v developed some bad habits and i,v been wondering for some time ,i think my picking technique is ok alternate speedpicking string skiping ...any way my question ,i hold my pick with my index and middle fingers that something i should try to change i.v been playing a long time and being self taught i can only imagine what level iwould be at if i was instructed .holding my pick with just my index and thumb feels so alien butbif i can improve by relearning something this simple i,ll do it ?advice???

  • The Gear Thread: Guitars, Amps, Effects discussionDateSat Jan 11, 2014 6:02 am

    i,v had a spider 4 and spidervalve ,the spider 4 has more fx and souns just as good as the much more expensive spidervalve ,and i tried a Vyper but unlike the spider 4 the vypers noise gate is supposed to be self adjusting ,,,it might as well not have a gate ,noisy!!! the spider has an adjustable gate you can get silence with minamul tweaking.its great! all in all ,im glad to see im not the only one who,s constantly searching for a beter sound ,,,i,v spent so much on amps and fx ,its rediculess

  • The Gear Thread: Guitars, Amps, Effects discussionDateSat Jan 11, 2014 5:55 am

    i have a pod hd 500x the nice thing is being able to run 2 amps and bounce the delay back n forth or use the foot pedal a sa pan from amp to amp but the fx that come on it suck ...if your into metal i had to create my own ,the L6custom tone site sucks too ,but thats my opinion i also had a spidervalve ...the 100watt but its not got anywhere near the fx and in order to saturate the tubes you would have to crank it ...the smaller one may be a better alternative but if tou have a tube amp i would suggest a pod 300 400 or 500 if you can afford it the deep editing has adjustments for biasing to give that saturated sound without cranking your amp speaker excursion if you want tight bass or a looser feel and so much more.

  • The Gear Thread: Guitars, Amps, Effects discussionDateSat Jan 11, 2014 5:41 am

    i,v also used duncans most of my life i have to agree however i,v used emg,s and most recently Dimarzio .i dont know about other dimarzio pickups but if you like metal the D activators are specialy made for drop tunings and they sound better than anything i.v used for lower and standard tuning ...i just got them causethey were the only ones i could get in the color i wanted,but im glad i did.

  • Alternate picking issues by MAYHEM666777DateSat Jan 11, 2014 5:30 am
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    alternate picking is something that came natural to me and is a valuable technique i like to practice some simple scales starting with downpicking up down you know then i do the same scale starting with an up stroke if i could just alternate pick while string skipping ?

  • Alternate picking issues by MAYHEM666777DateSat Jan 11, 2014 5:24 am
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    i just watched a video on youtube i dont have a metranome but i grew up in the evolution of speed metal anyway the advice given was to find your fastest tempo that u can do CLEAN! then turn it up a good bit faster ,try keeping up for awhile u may not be able to however if u then slow it down ,but faster than your first tempo it will come to you maybe not at first repeat this a few times and you should see some results just friendly advice ...remember practice doesnt make perfect...only perfect practice makes perfect!

  • im new ...DateSat Jan 11, 2014 5:13 am
    Blog post by MAYHEM666777

    Im new to this forum was considering sighning up for lessons but i dont have a scanner ,and pb seems like a hard ass but thats why i like him ! is the scanner nesecary ?

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