Since Matt has already responded to his invitation, I guess it's time for me to write some sort of welcome.
First, a little something about this group's founder: I am an extreme novice at playing electric guitar, looking to become a blues rock player as soon as my left hand graduates kindergarten. I am extremely heavy into the technical side of music (as in signal impedance, not so much "augmented thirds"), and my focus is on becoming a competent sound engineer. Also, I tend to use the same sentence structure repeatedly when I'm tired.
This group is for the guitar guys on Bullshido, electric and acoustic, to discuss whatever they feel like. All manner of gear talk is welcomed, as is theory and "you've got to see this guy!" type posts. My hope is that we can use this as a home base to collaborate on songs, though I admit I'm months behind on lyrics I promised to write. It would be cool if I could get more production experience by mixing and mastering group members' tracks, but this group really isn't about me. You gigging folks can feel free to post gig dates, gig videos, and so forth. Similarly, if you have an album available somewhere, by all means engage in self-promotion.
Come to think of it, everyone's first post in the group should be a reply to this thread listing your musical pursuits and gear. I will start:
G&L S-500 Mahogany Special Build (stock)
PRS SE 245 (inbound, mods will be listed when it arrives)
Mesa Boogie Formula Preamp (the group logo)
Mesa Boogie Fifty Fifty Power Amp
Mackie Control Universal HUI control surface (not the newer "Pro" verison)
PreSonus Studio One Version 2 Producer
Toontrack EZ Drummer (expansions: The Classic, Funkmasters, Jazz, Latin Percussion, Vintage Rock)
I've been gigging for quite some years now. My equipment is fairly shite, from misadventure, and overuse. I play a mexi-Strat, and have a loaner Martin acoustic I've been playing. I sing through a 58, and run my guitar and sometimes voice through a Line6 DL4 delay modeler.
In the studio, double mic a small amp, run direct out of it, or for a lot of hip hop producers, run direct into the board, so they can play with it afterwards. In the str33t, I have a Roland microcube that runs on 6 AA batteries.
My favorite guitar I've owned in the past is a Sheraton Model Epiphone, w/ tobacco sunburst and mother-of-pearl fret inlays. It was very throaty, with a through-neck (semi-hollow). Heavy-as-hell, but butter to rip on. I usually had 12's on it, or 11's if my fingers got too roughed up.
Me and my girl share equipment, as we play together (for 9 years now). She plays a Michael Kelly les paul copy, and we also have a telecaster, a washburn electric, a schechter acoustic, and a couple of others, I forget. Most of them are out of action, for one reason or another.
How is the sound with the Roland? I remember being surprised that a tone loving guitarist on YouTube I've come to trust (RobChappers) swears by his Cube.
Which Martin model is the acoustic? How do you like it? I plan to get an acoustic at some point, and so far three are on my list:
Wechter Pathmaker DeLuxe ThinlineTaylor 114cePRS SE Angelus
It would be good to know if Martin has a model which I should add to that list.
I have a nice axe (Limited Edition Les Paul Gothic Studio), a Marshall MG15DFX, and a digital tuner.
If I were in a band, I'd play metal rhythm guitar and have bitchin tattoos. I'm not in a band; I'm, a workaholic family man.
I can play five instruments, but suffer from extreme stage fright. I once flubbed Taps on the trumpet on Veterans Day, in front of a crowd at the American Legion.
Embouchure, tonguing, or fingering?
A Former Trumpet Player
Hi, i just joined Bullshido and wasn't expecting to see a guitar group...
I've been playing for over 20 years, no musical training really (so I'm a hack), but I enjoy it. Played with a punk band briefly in college, then later in life gigged with a local folk artist doing accompaniment and the occasional electric lead for atmosphere. Now I mostly play to my 5 y.o., who is kinda getting over the whole thing.
Electrics - PRS SE24, Gibson Les Paul Studio (both late 80's early 90's),
Acoustics - Alvarez Artist, Ovation Custom Elite, No Name 12 string,
Amps - Roland JC-120 half stack, Vox practice amp,
Effects - Digitech RP-1 multi effect, Dunlop crybaby, Volume Pedal, E-Bow.
Clearly my gear exceeds my skill level, but its what I've accumulated over the years...
Hey Kes, thanks for joining. I am actually getting out of playing guitar, as I should receive my Chapman Stick in a about a month. My three guitars will be transformed into my used car fund.
Cheers everyone, I started when I was 19 but gave up after hitting a plateau with my right hand speed. Ten plus years later I give it another shot after the metal gods bestowed upon me a video correcting my technique. I have a few riffs I want opinions on, some lyrics too if I feel brave/drunk enough to share.
Dean Vendetta with a Floyd Rose tremolo that makes you go out of tune just thinking about it, you get what you pay for I guess. I see an Evertune bridge purchase in my near future. Maybe a Digitech whammy for divebombs? I know I could get a double locking system but I'm really fucking tired of needing an engineering degree to change the strings on a floating trem system.
Epiphone SG.....I don't know why either. Gibson to me is the Sparta of guitars. One of the top three guitar makers I plan on adding to my collection. Epiphone meanwhile is the sickly abortion I would throw off a cliff.
Zoom R8 eight track recorder, complete with useless drum machine and even more useless effects.
Reaper....for that one guitar only track I put together.
So far, it seems that the bag of Dava picks I have is the best piece of gear I own. I couldn't play with anything else. I'm Italian so any other pick would slip out from the sweat/olive oil I produce. Lady luck will soon finish relieving herself on my face and decide to shine though, then I can get some real gear. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on Superior Drummer, a synthesizer and/or that Roland guitar synth. The latter depending on how ridiculous the Roland sounds and if I feel like teaching myself piano.
Gotta run.....Need to get ready for church tomorrow.
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