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by Balex the Shizzle
Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Acoustic Guitars And Practice
Replies: 6
Views: 1602

Maybe not 'better'...but it would most certainly be VERY interesting to see someone try some Mattias solos on acoustic :lol:
by Balex the Shizzle
Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:48 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Damage Control and Bumble Foot
Replies: 12
Views: 2704

Check out his forum at http://bumbleforum.lesvilles.org/ , he's often hanging around there, I can't remember if he has a public email address either, but he could do, Mattias from Freak Kitchen does. You could try tabbing it yourself, sit down and slow the song down by any means necessary then have ...
by Balex the Shizzle
Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: any scale you like
Replies: 26
Views: 3814

He rocks totally, some of his stuff with Freak Kitchen is awesome - the solo in almost ANY FK stuff is insane.

If you like pure Mattias, check out Midsummer Night in Hell too, but I really reccomend checking FK out, then again I'm bias as I run their forum and adore them, so hey...
by Balex the Shizzle
Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: Beekeeping
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

Beekeeping

My dad keeps bees, he started a couple of years ago now, and I've been down to them on an inspection a couple of times...they really are fascinating creatures, I wondered how long Steve has been keeping bees? Also, if you read this Steve, do you have any interesting bee related stories or tips to sh...
by Balex the Shizzle
Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: From Crossroads...
Replies: 10
Views: 2291

I dont know the chord, but I know whoever said orchestra was right - its not just two guitars, I think it is acutally overdubbed by an orchestra. Can't quote my reference though, so may be wrong...
by Balex the Shizzle
Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: songs using arpeggios
Replies: 15
Views: 3231

sweep picked arppegios? picked arppegios? slow? fast? You get the picture :wink: Be more specific and maybe we could help. I'd take a stab in the dark at sweep picked stuff, and i dont really know... I'd say try finding some jason becker and slowing it down, significantly. could still sound tasty :)
by Balex the Shizzle
Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: IA's whammybar+harmonics
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Theres some discussion of this at my site, the official fk forum - theres one method mattias uses which he lowers the bar, places his middle finger on the harmonic node, 'slaps' the string with his index finger, letting a harmonic ring out, then raises the bar. I'm not sure if hes doing this here, i...
by Balex the Shizzle
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Satriani's style all that Flash?
Replies: 8
Views: 1560

You can't have heard much of Satrianis stuff I'm guessing, he holds back way more than Vai, his self entitled album shows beautiful phrasing, and in most of his songs throughout he has some wonderful slow phrases. Check out some of the stuff like Starry Night, and Love Thing - in those you'll see so...
by Balex the Shizzle
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:38 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Advanced phrasing and avoiding cliche(safe) licks...
Replies: 20
Views: 2946

I've given this piece of advice before - people gave me funny looks... :shock: :lol: Try playing guitar with something other than your normal pick, like a lemon. Play with something that will hinder the way your hands move, and make you think more about what you play instead of bursting into the sam...
by Balex the Shizzle
Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Why is my distortion sound so weak?
Replies: 12
Views: 3145

The sustain doesnt get better when the volume on the guitar is on full?
by Balex the Shizzle
Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Right hand vision
Replies: 8
Views: 1478

i dno, i tend to find picking hand needs relavively little help to do what it does, it tends to find the right strings and stuff - just practice i guess.

Tapping however i do need to look at my right hand, so that could be one feature of this vision i dont have...
by Balex the Shizzle
Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Why is my distortion sound so weak?
Replies: 12
Views: 3145

Strat + High Gain = Feedback The fact your volume control is so low to combat feedback is probably most of the reason it sounds thin. More gain doesnt mean a thicker tone. I suggest turning your voume right up on your guitar, and turning the gain and EQ controls right down on your amp. Play somethin...
by Balex the Shizzle
Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:29 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Looking for a new guitar
Replies: 9
Views: 1589

thats a nice guitar, i think its basically the brother of the RG2550 (which ive got)

The Ibanez prestige range are really nice and play well.
by Balex the Shizzle
Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Cleaning the guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

Lemon oil is fine, it does no particular damage to necks, it jsut doesnt penetrate as deep and so it dries out faster - you need more regular applications of it to keep it nice.

I agree that bore oil is the best though, it penetrates really well and lasts a long time.
by Balex the Shizzle
Wed May 31, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Frank Zappa songs which are difficult to transcribe.......
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

+1 :lol:

Have a go at muffin man too. Thats crazy.