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by Svelt Pen
Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Modes
Replies: 18
Views: 11851

Re: Modes

“Learning scales doesn't mean your solos will necessarily be better“ Yes it does- scales=solo/play better. Simply… here is an example- an amateur guitar player would struggle trying to site read a tab lets say of the middle pretty harmony solo to Metallica Master of Puppets… if they knew their scal...
by Svelt Pen
Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Modes
Replies: 18
Views: 11851

Re: Modes

I studied orchestration/theory/composition at 2 universities and have done a lot of things guitar wise... WOW!!!!! :roll: Scales=solo better… Learning scales doesn't mean your solos will necessarily be better. I've heard a lot of players that spent a lot of time practicing scales and many of their ...
by Svelt Pen
Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline
Replies: 25
Views: 13413

Re: John Petrucci's Rock Discipline

SUPER boring!!! Good luck trying not to all asleep through that one! The exercises are good for your technique, but most aren't very exciting musically. Better to get Gilbert's Intense Rock Complete (I and II together in one DVD).
by Svelt Pen
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?
Replies: 13
Views: 5027

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

Make sure to try out the C30 with the JJ power tubes and tube guard pre-installed instead of the usual Sovtek's. Some have them, some don't. I think they are only in the newer (black tolex) versions though...
by Svelt Pen
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Most important piece of gear for vai's tone?
Replies: 34
Views: 9921

Re: Most important piece of gear for vai's tone?

soloist4hire wrote:I never asked what i needed to get vai's tone....I got it already. I was asking what piece of gear everyone thought was most important for his tone.. Either his guitar, his amp, or what?
It's the fan. I think Home Depot has a sale going on... :lol:
by Svelt Pen
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?
Replies: 13
Views: 5027

Re: Peavey Mini Colossal..anyone have one, whats it like?

I played one and was less than impressed. They are overpriced, and have very few features to show for it. Tone is ok at best. http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-JSX-Mini-Colossal-Guitar-Amp?sku=480777" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; so it is 499, here is what else you ...
by Svelt Pen
Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: John Petrucci using the Jemini!!
Replies: 15
Views: 8321

Re: John Petrucci using the Jemini!!

guthriefan wrote:
FRETPICK wrote:
Patill wrote::( mine is from Boss and I had to pay for it...
Yer but JP has been playing & buying boss for years, so your not alone. :D

I didn't know that! I've heard that Boss has no 'analogue' sound!
What?
by Svelt Pen
Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Jemini pedal
Replies: 327
Views: 138717

Re: Jemini pedal

Hey guys!, I have a quick question about this one. I find that with any distortion pedals I use, I'm never happy with the sound of them when cranked up loud. I'm running an EBMM JP through a JSX head and a Hughes n Kettner cab with greenbacks in it, do you think this pedal at loud volumes will stil...
by Svelt Pen
Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: Most important piece of gear for vai's tone?
Replies: 34
Views: 9921

Re: Most important piece of gear for vai's tone?

soloist4hire wrote:Ok, i guess i should have been alittle more specific, but I understand, hands, and yada yada, im talking equiptment. in otherwords, trying to emulate his sound equiptment wise.
Legacy, JEM, Jemini, G Force, fan.
by Svelt Pen
Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Steve's Guitars and Gear
Topic: Jemini pedal
Replies: 327
Views: 138717

Re: Jemini pedal

8bigtubes wrote:
Patill wrote:So does Steve always use an extra amount of gain (like the Jemini, or DS-1 or TS) for solos?

I mean live and for the recordings?
I would say that 95% of the time, yes he does use a boost for solos.
Not so, according to Dave Weiner:

"Steve only has OD pedals on for some lead work, not all. "
by Svelt Pen
Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: News
Topic: [Blog Posting]Recording DVD Commentary
Replies: 84
Views: 18269

Re: [Blog Posting]Recording DVD Commentary

It'll be worth the purchase price for Tender Surrender alone! :peace
by Svelt Pen
Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Math Rock
Replies: 4
Views: 2771

Listen to lots of music with odd time signatures and start/stop type dynamics. Try Meshuggah, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Dream Theater to start.
by Svelt Pen
Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: easiest songs of steve ?
Replies: 26
Views: 12876

The Crying Machine isn't too bad....Your question is kinda like asking "Where can I buy a cheap 2009 Lambourghini?" :lol: