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by Shade
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: Concert Reviews
Topic: 20 June 2010: Alien Music Secrets @ Orlando, FL (Jemfest X)
Replies: 11
Views: 4984

Re: 20 June 2010: Alien Music Secrets @ Orlando, FL (Jemfest

Words don't even begin to describe how awesome this class was, but here goes! Revitalizing? Inspiring? Life changing? Yes. A strange but funny moment for me was when I got a water bottle out to take a quick drink, and Steve looked over at me. I took a sip and put it down, and then Steve asked someon...
by Shade
Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:03 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Inspire Yourself
Replies: 11
Views: 6981

Re: Inspire Yourself

Ironic I just made a video that relates to this topic...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_CpU2VPi_E" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Though there's a whole lot more to say on this subject, I'll probably have a lot more videos on it haha.
by Shade
Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Noise from strings
Replies: 17
Views: 9532

Re: Noise from strings

When I'm playing on the low E, A, and D strings, my index finger rests over the remaining high strings to keep them from ringing out. This also lets me alternate between playing bar chords and single notes quickly with minimal hand-adjusting. As I move up and play on the high G, B, and E strings, th...
by Shade
Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: A New Jem????
Replies: 137
Views: 34481

Re: A New Jem????

tom1325 wrote:for the price we could have just bought the jem 77 and blocked the trem, i think they should have experimented with different colours other than black.


+ 10000000000
by Shade
Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Keeley DS1 sounds like crap thru legacy
Replies: 24
Views: 10972

Re: Keeley DS1 sounds like crap thru legacy

But when it comes to perceived sound/tone/noise whatever you want to call it. Steve Vai will "sound" completely different than someone plugged into the same gear with the same settings.

If you wanna call that "tone", that's fine. I think I get what you're saying now :).
by Shade
Fri Apr 10, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Keeley DS1 sounds like crap thru legacy
Replies: 24
Views: 10972

Re: Keeley DS1 sounds like crap thru legacy

Or maybe its because it's Vai and would sound awesome through any setup :roll: :roll: :roll: . I bet I can set an amp a way where Steve will sound like crap! Soundwaves will remain soundwaves, no matter who plays the guitar. As I hear you speak I could mean you wanna tell me Steve didn´t need an am...
by Shade
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Keeley DS1 sounds like crap thru legacy
Replies: 24
Views: 10972

Re: Keeley DS1 sounds like crap thru legacy

there is so much more to Steve's tone than just an amp guitar and a few pedals You are so wrong ;) Check out this guy, not Steve Vai but same sound: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aVfc8BQZx4&feature=channel Tone , as you define it is the uniqueness of every musician, so it depends on note combinat...
by Shade
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Favourite Ibanez Model or line?
Replies: 24
Views: 9739

Re: Favourite Ibanez Model or line?

RG550, or RG560 in the HSS pickup layout, both with the original wizard neck.
by Shade
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Is Yamaha too underrated......
Replies: 14
Views: 6933

Re: Is Yamaha too underrated......

The reason I don't care for Yamaha is that I have never had the chance to play one that was properly setup. I'm not too picky, but these were horrible. Old nasty strings, dirty fretboard, intonation a full halfstep off, strings so high I could almost fit my finger under them..ect. For guitars I go t...
by Shade
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Orange Tiny Terror
Replies: 32
Views: 10762

Re: Orange Tiny Terror

Could this be because of what you're used to hearing on albums? Perhaps I'd think your Crate sounded great because of my experience. Oh I think it sounds fine for just practicing/jamming along to stuff. But for recording purposes/real sound quality the Vyper and stuff like my PodX3 win out. I'm gon...
by Shade
Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Orange Tiny Terror
Replies: 32
Views: 10762

Re: Orange Tiny Terror

Actually, I think this is the real problem-guitarists are terminally nostalgic, conservative, old fashioned and prone to believing in 'snake oil'. Humans are very bad at being objective too which is why we have to use techniques such as blind A/B testing with a large sample group to bypass our defi...
by Shade
Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Orange Tiny Terror
Replies: 32
Views: 10762

Re: Orange Tiny Terror

I believe the future of amps will definitely be digital modelling, Some time back I would have agreed but now I have a different perspective. Analogue power & pre stages are the pinnacle of tonal response. I agree. Even if someday digital amps "replace" valve amps in terms of versatility and sound....
by Shade
Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: A New Jem????
Replies: 137
Views: 34481

Re: A New Jem????

Patill wrote:you know, the "worth" of a guitar depends on how much somebody is willing to pay for it. Not more, and not less ;).
According to Rich over on Jemsite, it retails at $3466.65.

I don't know anyone except very dedicated collectors who'd pay that kind of price.
by Shade
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: A New Jem????
Replies: 137
Views: 34481

Re: A New Jem????

I might've saved up for a hardtail Jem.

But not this one. :|
by Shade
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: How do I get this kind of tone?
Replies: 10
Views: 3247

Re: How do I get this kind of tone?

Pod X3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNyvbqzr87o" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;