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by NatiFable
Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Strings are black in just one day
Replies: 39
Views: 9171

To anyone that has problems with this: Do you drink enough liquids, <not cokes, beer or liquor> but water? Ever see baseball players with the white stains all over their hats? That's one sign of not taking in enough water. It's about diluting the body's biproducts which may be contributing to the pr...
by NatiFable
Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: A bucket load of Floyd Rose problems
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: A bucket load of Floyd Rose problems

Okay, Can't really say without seeing, holding and inspecting the guitar but here it goes. Now i have loads of problems with my guitar. When i bend the strings down with the whammy bar, i hear a small "click" type noise at the bridge. It sounds like its coming from the post next to the high e string...
by NatiFable
Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: overview over the fretboard
Replies: 9
Views: 2761

I think the first thing you should do in memorize all the names of the notes on the fretboard. That was one of the first things my dad had me do when I started. Draw a guitar neck, write all the notes out on each of the strings. Some books already have them diagramed for you. You will see where all ...
by NatiFable
Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: The official GOOD LUCK AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS thread
Replies: 85
Views: 24118

Well, I'm sure it truly is an honor to get nominated. I feel its great that Satch and Steve get so many nods time after time for their work. That's got to feel amazing. To bad the voting members don't know what their listening too! haha I'd be like, y'know, Steve WROTE this piece-ALL of it!!! Do you...
by NatiFable
Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Measuring/adjusting neck relief...(Prestige, JS 1200)
Replies: 12
Views: 3760

Setting up truss rod, string action, floyd setup and similar are things that *anyone* should know. It's like driving truck without knowing how to fill in gas. I totally agree with bancika and others that say you should 'know' your guitar. I will tell you, do not over tighten your truss rod-that's w...
by NatiFable
Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: How to Book a show with Vai?
Replies: 17
Views: 3472

One, he's not touring and probably won't be for a long time. Two, you would have to look at his contract rider and see if you can meet all the food, accomadation, insurance <imagine how much for someone like Steve Vai>, power requirements, lighting, security, dressing room, cost of him carting all h...
by NatiFable
Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: pinch harmonic
Replies: 30
Views: 8250

Oh man, pinch harmonics were the first thing I could do on the guitar and it was by accident! haha I thought I'd invented it! haha Use a light guage pick, it seems to help with learning the technique. You need to choke up on the pick's point. So only a little is showing and then strike the string an...
by NatiFable
Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: what kind of jem i have?
Replies: 13
Views: 2994

That is a very cool looking axe, and regardless of what model it used to be...it's actually a very rare guitar. I've never seen a lefty version like that!
Cool!

peace and light
by NatiFable
Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: I went for something a little bit different
Replies: 11
Views: 2287

How's it play? I've always liked the look of the Dinky's. I always look at them in the catalogs. Cool axe.

peace and light
by NatiFable
Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Studios, Gear, Amps and Effects
Topic: MXR distortion pedal,
Replies: 5
Views: 1665

Oh, I loved the MXR Distortion +!!! I bought one when I was first starting because Randy Rhoads used one. Ah, the old days... That was a noisey little pedal but for the time, it was really good. We didn't have all these MetalGod distortion pedals back then. :D

peace and light
by NatiFable
Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: 'Some kind of monster' type Vai documentary?
Replies: 26
Views: 7226

I've never been a Metallica fan, but a friend brought over 'Some Kind' and it was a really good film. But y'know, I really thought they came off badly. It was weird to see that this giant world conquering machine was actually just an illusion. No wonder alot of Metallica fans hated it. They got the...
by NatiFable
Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Techniques, Playing Styles and Music Theory
Topic: Spin guitar behind back?
Replies: 15
Views: 4555

You will definitely need a strap lock system, either a wireless or unplug your guitar (you don't want that cable wrapping up around you, could end in a mess), and make sure the space you are doing it in or practicing it in has a somewhat high roof. As you get better at it you can spin it with the c...
by NatiFable
Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: All About Steve
Topic: 'Some kind of monster' type Vai documentary?
Replies: 26
Views: 7226

That would be amazing if he made a documentary!! Oi, but Some Kind of Monster was silly... I also love Metallica but loathed their documentary. They fought throughout the ENTIRE thing! Y'know, I think a documentory 'Making of' type of dvd of Steve would be really great. Especially now that he's goi...
by NatiFable
Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Ibanez and Other Guitars
Topic: Repairing my action!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

I just want to add that "low action" is a very gray area in a set up situation. Yes, a straight neck and proper tailpiece adjustment will usually get you a very low action, but it will buzz too. Also, you may not be able to bend strings without grounding out, your tone will suffer a little or alot d...
by NatiFable
Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Everybody....back to the woodshed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Very Inspiring! A Tribute to people with physical differences. A bold lesson in never giving up on what you truly want in life. Never having to admit defeat in one's own supposed limitations. I can't imagine what kind of resistance he may have come against when he was learning to play. Thank god he ...