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    (Original post by Tobia_s)
    Still brilliant playing; doubt anyone picked up an injured finger there

    Ahh this is all going so sloooow :mad: You see the problem err i've got substantial hard rock/ metal influence on my playing and so i keep reverting to trying to downpick all the way. Needless to say; i'm failing massively

    And i've figured it's not just my picking that needs major work; pinky independence + strength is not as up to task as I liked to believe it was think a more realistic evaluation on my relationship with my guitar is that i need a lot more time getting to know here and figure out her unique turn-ons. Hopefully by year's end we'll be having those hot, steamy, passionate sexy times that every couple dreams about having :sexface:
    Danke.

    Yep, I went through exactly the same things. I was a devout Metallica fan and pretty much exclusively played their stuff when I tried branching out; needless to say, I got a shock. Try downpicking Technical Difficulties. The only thing I can say is that you'll get there, but it isn't a fast process.

    And yep, this too. There are a ton of pinky exercises I know/did that helped me out a lot that I'll record/tab out for you tomorrow (especially now that my finger is better!).
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    (Original post by MadCatChiken)
    I don't think Behringer pedals are that great even for cheap ones, I'd look more towards Boss/Electro Harmonix/Digitech for cheaper pedals though while some are over £50 you can get some for £45ish. As for a Wah pedal, this Vox wah is on a deal for £50 at Andertons.
    Thanks!
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    I liked the bass.
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    Welcome to the Guitar society, 331sam331 and danadd9 - our two newest additions

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    R.I.P James Marshall :cry:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obit...-Marshall.html

    I made a vid in his honor

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwjzs0qB_Es

    A real loss to the guitarist community. Truly awesome guy.
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    Ooh, ought to join this. Started playing guitar recently (by which I mean 2 days ago - before that I did have a play around with my sisters, but being left-handed I needed to get one of my own - not great to learn playing upside down I reckons).
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    (Original post by Alofleicester)
    Ooh, ought to join this. Started playing guitar recently (by which I mean 2 days ago - before that I did have a play around with my sisters, but being left-handed I needed to get one of my own - not great to learn playing upside down I reckons).
    Left-handed? :shakehand:
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    Left-handed! No! Don't do it!

    Seriously. You'll be able to play guitar just as well right-handed as you can left-handed if you try, and you'll find it much easier to get guitars.
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    RIP Jim. Such a legend.

    :rip:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17625335
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    Used to be here a while ago but I went manic and removed myself from all the socs I followed.
    I've uh been playing for about 7 or 8 years now. I should be better but whatevs.
    Currently working on my improv ability and I'm giving some of Holdsworth's solos a learn for technical practice. They're pretty damn hard.


    (Not me obv; Solo around the minute mark)
    An okay cover.


    Solo around 2:28. Got a good chunk of it under my fingers so far.
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    (Original post by danadd9)

    (Not me obv; Solo around the minute mark)
    An okay cover.
    That's really not bad. That guy's gear is insane too. I would love a Suhr...

    (Original post by + polarity -)
    I actually liked that although as a Pat Metheny fan; I feel guilty for doing so!
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    I need a new guitar....:headbang: On another note , my mate just got the ibanez herman li egen8- one nice guitar
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    (Original post by JordanR)
    Left-handed! No! Don't do it!

    Seriously. You'll be able to play guitar just as well right-handed as you can left-handed if you try, and you'll find it much easier to get guitars.
    I tried setting up with a right-handed guitar I'd borrowed for a short while, to decide whether to just learn to play right handed or whether to stick to my south-paw way of doing everything else.
    Playing right-handed felt so much more awkward than left-handed, so I went for a left-handed guitar. I probably could have been fine playing right-handed, but left-handed felt more natural and comfortable.

    As for getting guitars, I don't see that it would be a problem - manufacturers make left-handed versions a fair bit, and if not there's always reversing the bridge and nut to re-string a right-handed one into a left-handed set-up.
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    A Red House style blues jam for all!
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    (Original post by fuzznbass)
    I need a new guitar....:headbang: On another note , my mate just got the ibanez herman li egen8- one nice guitar
    Get a Les Paul, way better than any Fender (ooh, debate )
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    (Original post by jerseymackem)
    Get a Les Paul, way better than any Fender (ooh, debate )

    Depends what sound you want.. though I'd go for a PRS over a Les Paul..
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    (Original post by jerseymackem)
    Get a Les Paul, way better than any Fender (ooh, debate )
    Not true! I've never been terribly impressed with any Gibson I've ever played; sure they're nice, but not worth the money (in my opinion). Especially custom shop ones. Plus... just listen to how Yngwie Malmsteen makes that strat sound.

    Bloody love the thick neck on a Les Paul though. (Also do love my Japanese Les Paul.)
    (Original post by MadCatChiken)
    Depends what sound you want.. oh I'd go for a PRS over a Les Paul..
    Aye, agreed. I'd opt for an Ibanez Fireman over all (or something custom made!). I'm hopefully getting a Fireman made by the same guy who made my Ibanez Epiphone, on that note. He's busy this month though.
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    This little kid demostrates the awesome sexyness of the PRS Custom 24..

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    (Original post by JordanR)
    (Also do love my Japanese Les Paul.)

    Have you ever played a Greco from Japan? I am currently looking for a Greco 'super real' which were made in the 1980's. (see link, look at the flame on some of those babies!!!)

    http://www.japanguitars.co.uk/Page%204%20Greco.html

    At the time they were referred to as the lawsuit guitars, because they copied Les Pauls of the time pretty much down to the T, and of course Gibson were not best pleased.

    I have a real Les Paul that I bought back in 2005 (yes I am poor now) and I love it to bits. The only guitar that came close to it was a handmade guitar I played at music live. However, I payed £1100 for my Les Paul and this handmade one was like £3000+ :eek:

    I'm not a narrow minded stereotypical Gibson fanyboy though. It's just the feeling you get when you strike that first chord on a gibson through a big amp is indescribable :ahee:

    I'm just looking for a Greco that I can not worry too much about damaging when I go gigging. Having an £1100 guitar is nice and all, but you tend to get nervous taking it to gigs, especially when drunk people are stumbling about with pints of beer :yikes:
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