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stevecullum
03-04-2011, 01:21 PM
I decided to have a break from Lightwave last week and played guitars instead. :jam: Here's what I came up with...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7547294/steve_01.mp3

I've had a full range of comments from 'outstanding' and 'stunning' to 'cheesy' and 'dated' :D

I think it probably the later, but what do you guys think - am I destined for guitar based greatness? :hey: Or perhaps its time to return to CG projects :twak:

OnlineRender
03-04-2011, 02:16 PM
noticed a lot of artists play guitar or a musical instrument , must be something with hand-eye coordination .

I dabble a little myself with the guitar nothing as extreme or good as you but I can play most songs . free riffing I suck .

your tune reminds me of sonic adventures or SS2

lwaddict
03-04-2011, 02:18 PM
LOL, not bad.

I guess I'm another one in the fold.

Been playing for years but it seemed like I was just memorizing songs or licks.

For the last two years I've been studying theory and actually learning how to really play that thing... repetition, chords, scales, etc get dull quick but once you understand them all jamming gets really fun.

Stick with it.
I've found that it relieves the stress of working on computers all day...
sort of a "take me away" thing.

jeric_synergy
03-04-2011, 02:42 PM
Guitars. pshhh. Accordions. :D :thumbsup:


(I have six guitars.)

(And 2 accordions.)

lwaddict
03-04-2011, 03:04 PM
Heh heh...

4 electric guitars
1 acoustic electric
1 lap steel
1 bass

Would love to get one of those electronic drum kits but I like sleeping indoors. (a little married guy humor for y'all)

stevecullum
03-04-2011, 03:06 PM
I dabble a little myself with the guitar nothing as extreme or good as you but I can play most songs . free riffing I suck .

Kind of vice-versa for me. I just make stuff up as I go along - but I really should learn some tunes people actually recognise!


For the last two years I've been studying theory and actually learning how to really play that thing... repetition, chords, scales, etc get dull quick but once you understand them all jamming gets really fun.

Yeah I tried some of that...still can't remember the mode names or the order of them...lol.

OnlineRender
03-04-2011, 03:15 PM
Kind of vice-versa for me. I just make stuff up as I go along - but I really should learn some tunes people actually recognise!




http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/top/top100.htm

start here

OnlineRender
03-04-2011, 03:22 PM
Top 6 on the Acoustic for me

Wish you where here -Pink floyd
Hurt - Johnny Cash
Hotel CaliforniA
U2-one
Stereophonics -Im just looking
anything by Oasis

Dull I know but at parties your bound to hit someone

c.1
03-04-2011, 03:58 PM
Not too bad:thumbsup: A little like Steve Vai:D
BTW
4 Electrics
4 Basses
1 Roland electronic drum kit
and 1 kick *** wife
0 skill:cursin:

stevecullum
03-05-2011, 06:44 AM
Not too bad A little like Steve Vai

Thanks!

I see I'm lacking in the instrument ownership front though... 8/

1 x Ibanez Prestige 2550
1 x Yamaha SY55 synth
1 x Eko 12 string Acoustic


http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/top/top100.htm

start here

Just bought it for iphone - great app! :)

cresshead
03-05-2011, 09:31 AM
my music gear:

nanozwerg analogue synth
roland gaia VA synth
blofeld VA synth
yamaha rx 5 drum machine
korg ddd1 drum machine
kaossilator
tanglewood bass guitar

currently musing over a tetra+mopho or a tempest
also looking at an ipad2 with garageband

colkai
03-05-2011, 10:52 AM
3 Electric,
1 Electro-Acoustic
1 Acoustic
1 Electric Bass :)

jeric_synergy
03-06-2011, 12:13 PM
Mandolin.
Uke.
5 string viola
Electric violin
Violin
Hollow body jazz box guitar
Solid body electric
16 bass accordion
72 bass accordion
120 bas accordion
5x various melodicas
djembe
misc percussion
kalimba
3x ocarinas
nose flute
style-o-tone
3 chromatic harmonicas
12x diatonic harmonicas, various keys
some random electric bass I don't know how to play

Jim_C
03-06-2011, 12:15 PM
One 42 year old Martin N20 named Trigger.

colkai
03-06-2011, 01:06 PM
To Expand I guess, seeing as they could be anything. :p All left handed ,me being a South Paw N all. :D

Richwood RE125 Sunburst "Les Paul"
Gordy Redshift (custom built)
Gordy Destroyer (custom built)

Tanglewood slimback electro-acoustic
EKO Ranger 6 jumbo acoustic

Peavey 5BXP Millenium Bass.

Once my insurance finally comes through, if it's enough, I'm hoping to add one of the budget Brian May Red specials to that list. :)

Hopper
03-06-2011, 01:33 PM
Yes .. guitars are quite nice.. They make life just that much better. I think I might have a couple laying around here somewhere. :D

stevecullum
03-06-2011, 02:40 PM
Tanglewood slimback electro-acoustic

I was thinking of buying one of these - how's it play? What's the action like at the 12th fret?

colkai
03-07-2011, 03:23 AM
I think I might have a couple laying around here somewhere. :D

Really? you do? Gosh, that IS a surprise! ;) :p

colkai
03-07-2011, 03:28 AM
I was thinking of buying one of these - how's it play? What's the action like at the 12th fret?

I love it, totally love it. Action is pretty nice all the way up.
Even if the one you buy isn't I am a great advocate of getting yourself to a Luthier and having your instrument properly set up and tweaked.
Doing so, (35 quid) turned my Richwood into a guitar with a similar action to my hand-built Gordy. I can offer no finer praise to the process than that.

Honestly, I fell in love with the Tanglewood straight away.
I picked it up, played it for, oohhh, 10 seconds and decided I HAD to buy it. :)
The missus loves it too, in my will, she keeps it when I croak.

The sound is great and the onboard EQ really gives it a versatility of tone, couple that with it's looks and what's not to love? :D

Here she be...

glebe digital
03-07-2011, 04:54 AM
botched trills & fluffed notes included.......

http://www.glebedigital.co.uk/sarabande.mp3

colkai
03-07-2011, 07:52 AM
Ok,
Try not to laugh. :p
Some old stuff of mine, trying to find something without my so called "singing! on here. :help:

Actually, to be honest, I loved doing "Temperance" and still enjoy listening to it.

All drums I programmed into an old Yamaha RX8, all other instruments are me, mess-ups, bad timing N all. :D

I just ain't quick enough for speed playing, so I go the old slow hand route.

wrightyp100
03-07-2011, 08:19 AM
I used to be in a band.

www.myspace.com/soundstripe

Lead guitar and Vox.

Got a new project going now thats a bit Beck like.

stevecullum
03-07-2011, 11:13 AM
botched trills & fluffed notes included.......

Nicely played! It's an elegant sounding piece - is it your own composition?

stevecullum
03-07-2011, 11:18 AM
Actually, to be honest, I loved doing "Temperance" and still enjoy listening to it.

I thought the bluesy one was a better listen if I'm honest. For some reason, the keyboards are drowning out the guitar on Temperance, might just be these iffy speakers though!

stevecullum
03-07-2011, 11:20 AM
I used to be in a band.

Did you split due to 'musical differences'? :D

colkai
03-07-2011, 12:46 PM
I thought the bluesy one was a better listen if I'm honest. For some reason, the keyboards are drowning out the guitar on Temperance, might just be these iffy speakers though!

Possibly not, since I've lost hearing in one ear, my sound perceptions are shot. I can't even listen to music in the car now as something about the way sounds travel within the car knocks me sick unless I play it in mono from my phones MP3 player.

Alas, I've long since lost the master tape to be able to redo the mixing. Maybe time to rebuild it on the PC using Reaper. :)

jeric_synergy
03-07-2011, 12:55 PM
Come to think of it, when I was visiting London a while back I played a Tanglewood at one of those shops on....Dutch Street? Holland Street? --where all the instrument stores are in London.

And yeah: it was nice. And not stratospheric in prices as I recall.

stevecullum
03-07-2011, 01:32 PM
Alas, I've long since lost the master tape to be able to redo the mixing. Maybe time to rebuild it on the PC using Reaper.

Reaper is great - its what I've been using, although Propellerhead Record 1.5 (http://www.propellerheads.se/products/record/index.cfm?fuseaction=get_article&article=mix) has caught my eye. That's got some mixing desk tech, that based on SSL stuff. I also like the look of the rackmount guitar effects built in :)

Shawn Farrell
03-07-2011, 02:40 PM
SONAR X1 DAW
Native Instruments Komplete 6
Korg nanoKONTROL
Akai LPK25 mini keyboard
My laptop

here is one of my songs:

http://www.trustmedia.tv/INSPIRE.mp3

stevecullum
03-07-2011, 03:10 PM
Neat!

We'll have enough contributions in the thread for a whole album soon... :)

hunter
03-07-2011, 05:51 PM
I just got one of these for my B-day! Plus a couple others that were already laying about the house.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tNu78SMKH6I/S666S-BvZMI/AAAAAAAAC8E/fzjRD0dD0KY/s1600/epiphone+plustop+pro+fx.jpg

And the link in my sig will take you to an album a friend and I did a couple of years back.

PetGerbil
03-07-2011, 10:58 PM
... at one of those shops on....Dutch Street? Holland Street? --where all the instrument stores are in London....


Oooh, so close. Denmark Street.:D

Hopper
03-07-2011, 11:11 PM
botched trills & fluffed notes included.......
That was outstanding ... even the botched trills and botched notes sounded quite pleasant. I will have to keep that one in my collection if you don't mind.


I just got one of these for my B-day! Plus a couple others that were already laying about the house.
Great guitar. I had the same model a few years back. I sold it and regretted it ever since. However, I still have my Epiphone 12 string. Got it for a steal from a shop that had the wrong tag on it in '91. They'll have to pry that one from my cold dead hands.

colkai
03-08-2011, 02:53 AM
However, I still have my Epiphone 12 string. Got it for a steal from a shop that had the wrong tag on it in '91. They'll have to pry that one from my cold dead hands.

They won't even be able to do that with me. :p
One stipulation in my will, I get torched with my Redshift alongside me, joined with my music till the end! :D

glebe digital
03-08-2011, 05:57 AM
That was outstanding ... even the botched trills and botched notes sounded quite pleasant. I will have to keep that one in my collection if you don't mind.

Your welcome. :)

This is the companion piece, not a keeper though, too rough:
http://www.glebedigital.co.uk/alemande.mp3

This is my No.1:
http://www.glebedigital.co.uk/tele.JPG

Hopper
03-08-2011, 05:57 PM
This is my No.1:
Wow... you put a Bigsby on newer Tele or was it a vintage repo? (or just plain vintage).

Either way .. nice setup.

c.1
03-08-2011, 06:36 PM
Nice guitars! :thumbsup:
I just restrung my "corvette" with some flatwounds to mellow out the tone but it still doesn't compete with my Fender J-Bass fretless.

Hopper
03-08-2011, 06:56 PM
Ahhh fretless... now that's a challenging endeavor indeed! I tried to play the violin once. They took it away from me in under 30 seconds and ban me from ever touching the instrument again. Now the closest I can get to a fretless instrument is "Bass-Standup-01" on my synth. :D

c.1
03-08-2011, 08:41 PM
Yeah I play just like Jaco............in my mind anyways:D

OnlineRender
03-18-2011, 01:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_jLL-25ryE&feature=player_embedded#at=16

watch this to see a legend

glebe digital
03-18-2011, 02:19 PM
Danny Gatton playing on a Sunday evening at Gallagher's in Washington D.C.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS5XH84mmI4

Roy Buchanan Soul Dressing, Live in Japan 1977:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO0kS2aJQog

have a super weekend.:thumbsup:

colkai
03-18-2011, 02:43 PM
The guvnor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95QAEBmNd64
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmbTA9CAr30&feature=related

crashnburn
03-19-2011, 08:05 PM
Nice one Colka. I think Brighton Rock has to be one of my top songs for a guitar solo.

crashnburn
03-19-2011, 08:06 PM
Brian May and as you might be able to tell from my Avatar, Dave Gilmour are my favourite guitarists.

colkai
03-20-2011, 06:26 AM
Aye,
I'm a complete beginner at guitaring, even after 30 years of sporadic playing :p
Brighton Rock, Bo Rap are both things I've learned recently via GuitarPro tabs.

Also the full intro to Shine on you Crazy Diamond and had a bash at Xanadu by Rush too.

Much fun, not exactly at full speed, but I'm just made up to be even get 50% of the way there as I never thought I'd be able to play stuff like that. :D

GuitarPro and Amplitube 3 are two great bits of software, the latter can even act as a VSTi in Reaper, so I can sit here with headphones on and muck about to my hearts content without annoying the missus. :)

meshpig
03-20-2011, 07:31 AM
my music gear:

nanozwerg analogue synth
roland gaia VA synth
blofeld VA synth
yamaha rx 5 drum machine
korg ddd1 drum machine
kaossilator
tanglewood bass guitar

currently musing over a tetra+mopho or a tempest
also looking at an ipad2 with garageband

Show us yer Tits and maybe some music too:D

meshpig
03-20-2011, 08:04 AM
Jeff Beck and Tal Wilkenfield
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gO7FI_ogvA

- I've been playing the guytar for more than 35 years and to be honest, it now kinda bores me ****less. Off to sleep will report tomorrow:devil:

crashnburn
03-20-2011, 08:48 AM
@Colkai: I use Reaper too. A very good DAW for the money. I use it to layer sound effects together and find it spot on. I''m looking for a good quality controller for it at the moment. I'm considering the ZOOM R16 but will have a good look round and also look into compatibility between Reaper and the R16 or any other controllers.

Shine On Crazy Diamond is a really nice song, but for me Wish You Were Here gives me goosebumps when the acoustic guitar plays at the songs start.

colkai
03-20-2011, 09:36 AM
Shine On Crazy Diamond is a really nice song, but for me Wish You Were Here gives me goosebumps when the acoustic guitar plays at the songs start.

Oh indeed, another one I recently learned that, well, the fiddly bit, I could play the basic chord structure for a while. :)

RudySchneider
03-20-2011, 12:13 PM
It ain't guitar, but this gal (http://www.urlesque.com/2011/03/17/ukelele-bach-cover-taimane/?icid=maing|main5|dl8|sec3_lnk1|50589) has some crazy uke skills!

wrightyp100
03-22-2011, 05:59 AM
@Steve
would have been a good excuse a big fight of our credibility, selling out sort of thing.

Instead, it was just wtwo members went to Uni and I got involved in films.

meshpig
03-22-2011, 07:25 AM
It ain't guitar, but this gal (http://www.urlesque.com/2011/03/17/ukelele-bach-cover-taimane/?icid=maing|main5|dl8|sec3_lnk1|50589) has some crazy uke skills!

Her finger technique suggests years of studying the violin as 8 string Uke's are tuned G C A E ( octaved like a 12 string guitar) and a violin G D A E; guitars are E A D G B E so you have to accommodate the 2 top strings with the 3rd in between with totally different hand positions. Pretty cool:)

Ponyboy
03-25-2011, 03:46 AM
great stuff here... i've been playing guitar since 1997... Lindsey Buckingham is probably my favorite guitar player :thumbsup:

stevecullum
03-25-2011, 07:42 AM
I have to get myself one of these! I like the idea that the neck is that of a regular electric and its a decent price too!

http://www.guitarandampshop.co.uk/acatalog/Ovation_MT37-5_Mick_Thompson_LTD_Signature_Electric_Acoustic_Gu itar.html

wrightyp100
03-29-2011, 05:08 AM
Jack White is the man. I'd say he's the best front man/guitarist in years. Maybe not always note perfect, but passion? wow.

I saw Steve Vai. He bored me to death.

meshpig
03-29-2011, 06:37 AM
I saw Steve Vai. He bored me to death.

As anyone publicly wanking themselves would... as for jack white, the horse is already dead:)

stevecullum
03-29-2011, 07:57 AM
I saw Steve Vai. He bored me to death.

I saw Steve Vai as part of a G3 tour, I quite liked his set on that night, but Paul Gilbert totally rocked :rock:

hunter
03-29-2011, 09:34 AM
Both those guys can come off as boring. I think it's because they're so good and smooth and fluid in their playing that they make it look effortless. It's anything but that though. I guess I just prefer phrasing to speed.
I much prefer the playing of Gilmore or Lifeson to anyone playing a million miles an hour but I can sure appreciate the talent.

cagey5
03-29-2011, 12:18 PM
SO what about Robert Fripp on the G3 tour with Vai. Did you like his set?

stevecullum
03-29-2011, 12:26 PM
SO what about Robert Fripp on the G3 tour with Vai. Did you like his set?

Having heard of him, rather than any of his music I was looking forward to his set. Turned out to be a bit weird for my tastes, but I can understand why he might attract a cult following.

cagey5
03-30-2011, 02:16 AM
I think a lot of the audience when I went thought the same. There was actually a bit of catcalling which was really rude to a musician of his stature. I thought all 3 were excellent.

stevecullum
03-30-2011, 07:41 AM
There was actually a bit of catcalling which was really rude to a musician of his stature.

Yeah that's shocking...I would never do that even if the music wasn't to my taste.

I was having a think last night, that if all the pro guitarists on earth got abducted my music loving aliens, but they left just one behind, who would it be? Currently, I think I might choose Tony Macalpine, not because I like all his music, but because of his sheer range - classical, blues, jazz, rock and equally impressive guitar and keyboard skills. He's one of the most underrated musicians around IMHO.