Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases Cool Guitar Tips For Playing Artificial Harmonics – Electric Guitar Lesson

July 6th, 2014

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A pinch harmonic is a guitar technique in which the player’s thumb or index finger on the picking hand slightly catches the string after it is picked, canceling the fundamental frequency of the string, and letting one of the harmonics dominate.

Artificial harmonics, aka squealies, is a really simple technique, says Johnson, step number one, get some distortion on your amp, step two its easy if you use the bridge pickup on your amp. Claude says that you simply pick the note with your pick and follow that a second later by letting the fleshy part of your thumb touch the string. Claude demonstrates a large variety of different places on the neck that these harmonics can be achieved and says that some are easier than others. The specific spot of where to perform them varies from guitar to guitar and its best to really refine your knowledge of where they work the best on your particular instrument. Claude makes the offer that if you have trouble doing this to go ahead and ask him in a comment on the video and he will be happy to help you. Guitar TABs are available for this easy guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.

Claude Johnson

Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com

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A lazer shade of pale

July 6th, 2014

Posted by papa_lazerous in Our Music – The title is a give away, I did a remake of a whiter shade of pale. I did it all in Midi using Sonar (ended up with 9 tracks) And then with some magical VST’s I got some realistic audio. The Hammond organ is 4 tracks I had to play with it to get a realistic sound (one is panned left another panned right both with chorus) the other 2 are centred, one on the upper keys and the other on the footpedals, was using the B4 II VST from Native instruments, their stock preset didnt nail it but I found my approach massively improved it. Mastered it in Auditon, pretty darn happy with it. I did think it best not to ruin it with my singing The ultimate plan is to play over it where you hear the piano playing the lead Just wanted to learn how to use my software properly been on it about 20 hours Enjoy! Ooops you want a link……. Clicky


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Met another TDPRIER!

July 5th, 2014

I had the pleasure of meeting Vanguard on Friday night. He’s a pretty cool cat and he’s got a cool lookin’ tele. It looks a lot like mine!:shock: Two tone sunburst with a maple neck and mint green pickguard. Good tastes.:cool:

TDPRI is friggin’ awesome, it’s too bad there aren’t very many TDPRIers here in Utah. I’m excited to move back to Nashville when my lease is up at my apartment complex here.


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Help me identify what Washburn guitar I used to own

July 5th, 2014

I know it’s not a tele style I’m asking about but maybe someone can help…

Sorry no pics. Back in about ’92 I had a Washburn Les Paul style guitar. It had a pointy headstock which was the only thing I didn’t like about it. It had an ebony fretboard and it was a pearl white color. The selector switch wasn’t the typical Paul style it was a mini. It did not have a pickguard.

Back in the day I sold it for rent money. icon cry Help me identify what Washburn guitar I used to own I wish I still had it. It was a really smooth sounding guitar. I am making a list of all the stuff I used to own so that maybe one day I can get it again. I am trying to figure out what model it was.


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Ben Roethlisberger

July 4th, 2014

I think he’s a serviceable quarterback, nothing more. His first super bowl was horrendous. I mean terrible. In this one, he definitely played better. But the team doesn’t win because of him in most cases.

Heck, Trent Dilfer has a super bowl win. They, like the Steelers, won because of their defense.

Ben is better than Dilfer, but he’s not even in the same league with the NFL’s elite quarterbacks (of all time, or now).

To me, for a QB to be truly elite, they not only have to win, they have to lead that win. Montana. Brady. Aikman. Those are guys that (a) never fail in crunch time, and (b) lead their teams to big time wins. Sure, they had talent all over the team, but they were QB-led teams, no doubt.

Pittsburgh is led by its defense, period.

Just my .02. Ben’s big. He’s tough. He seems like a decent guy, really. But he’s nowhere near being an elite QB.


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Johnny Unitas vs. Today’s Best

July 4th, 2014

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Originally Posted by rhh7 (Post 1669299)
Career Stats:

Daryle Lamonica- 49.5% completion rate, 6.3% TD rate, 5.3 INT rate, 7.4 YDS per attempt.

Bart Starr-57.4% completion rate, 4.8% TD rate, 4.4% INT rate, 7.8 YDS per attempt.

Johnny Unitas-54.6% completion rate, 5.6% TD rate, 4.9% INT rate, 7.8 YDS per attempt.

Hmmm…Lamonica compares favorably to these two.
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Originally Posted by Tim Armstrong (Post 1669394)
Sonny Jurgensen – 57.1% completion rate, 6% TD rate, 4.4% INT rate, 7.6 YDS per attempt.

Just representing for the Redhead!

(and I take back my comment about Bart Starr!)

Tim
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It’s interesting that Unitas and Starr are the big mythic figures from that period. Cool stats. Thanks for posting this. I’m going to have to read about these other guys.


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Holy Smokes!!!

July 3rd, 2014

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Originally Posted by PraiseCaster (Post 1668724)
5000 posts, huh? Only seems like 3500……..

icon lol Holy Smokes!!!

I guess I’m creeping up behindjya, but its still gonna be a while till I get there. By then, you’ll probably be settin your sites ona cool 10 grand……….
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Hey Stephen – you and I are neck and neck. We’ve been here forever though, and BBB has only been around a couple of years. We’ll need to step it up a bit, or we’ll be old men by the time we hit 10,000 posts.

Congratulations BBB! We’re right behind you!


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I changed the Pickguard on my Tele Plus

July 3rd, 2014

The black pickguard on my crimsonburst Tele Plus and the white pearloid on my blueburst Tele Plus. Almost tempts me to try the black on the blueburst…almost, but not quite. That blueburst has been my #1 since I got it in ’97, but the crimsonburst is looking better and better!
2TelePluses2 I changed the Pickguard on my Tele Plus


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Dating Question

July 2nd, 2014

Got it. So… “a marriage question” is still okay, though, right?

Thanks for the quick s/n response. Can I figure, then, that the stamp underneath the pickguard gives a pretty reasonable idea of the assembly date?

I say “assembly” because I think I envision a massive warehouse-like place packed with serialed necks, just waiting to be bolted onto piles of bodies, with piles of tuners in another room. In other words, the s/n would mean more about when the neck itself was finished, rather than when the whole guitar was done? I can’t imagine they’d wait until the very end just to apply a number to the headstock.

Then again, maybe they do. I’d say a quick trip to Ensenada and a factory tour might be in order, just to be sure. I hear it’s nice there in February.


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MIM Fender Telecaster Upgrade 2008/9

July 2nd, 2014

The ‘Re-voiced’ Hotter pups have been in the standard Tele for the past two years…my 08 model came with them. They use the ceramic magnets in place of the Alnico magnets, which are more costly I believe. However, the cermanic pups are very hot and strong..sutited for todays style of alternative and Indie style music I guess.

It’s certainly not a problem to switch them out for traditional sounding Tele pups. In my opinion the pups are the least to be considered when buying a Tele…you can switch those out like your underware…but what’s real important is the playability of your axe. Is the neck straight…any string buzz or rattle…has the guitar been set up for your taste? Hopefully, you made a good purchase. icon surprised MIM Fender Telecaster Upgrade 2008/9


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Earvanas

July 1st, 2014

Have them on a Strat and a Tele and love them! Just be sure you get the right one for your guitar and really make sure you get the right person to install it. The guy who did my Tele did a really bad job and it had to be re-done by someone else. The nut was not far enough into the neck and the angle that the strings went through was not correct. Once fixed, it has been great! They really do help out in the first four frets or so. Once you play with one of these on your guitar, it will be hard to go back to a regular nut. I know most of us just get used to compensating without much thought about it, but after you try it, you’ll see what I mean.


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How thick is the TMO-V Allparts neck?

July 1st, 2014

here’s two TMO-V necks so you can see firsthand the variation.. 1 & 2 are of one neck, 3 & 4 are of the second..

DSC 0004 44 How thick is the TMO V Allparts neck?

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Ron Kirn


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Telecaster Neck Repository

June 30th, 2014

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Originally Posted by markco (Post 1671191)
ALLParts

Tele Neck TMSF-S
Radiused nut slot
1st = .820 12th = .930
1 5/8 nut width
7.25 to 9.5 compound radius
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Too late, my friend.

This thread has officially and gloriously been Hijacked! icon biggrin Telecaster Neck Repository :grin:

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I like to give individual posters, based on their needs at hand, some information I think will help.

When you try and build a database (and I think this is when Ron Kirn and others speak out) folks start focusing on the wrong things.

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Were I ordering a guitar from Ron I would be like “Go for it”. To try and tell him which direction you want the grain going at the 7th fret is like trying to tell your pregnant wife: “Look, I want a boy, about six four, 240 pounds with black hair and green eyes, who can sing, can play football, and can earn his own *$@&%$*& college scholarship”. “April, late April, OK?” “Same political opinions as mine, do you read me?”

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Do Some String Types/Brands feel tighter than others?

June 30th, 2014

String tension is pretty subjective. There’s been epic threads over at TGP about which mathematical formulas should be used to calculate balanced tension from string to string, but those have little to do with all the variables that you come across when you actually play your guitar. I do know of one significant difference in string construction between brands.
DR and Dean Markley both use round cores to build some of their strings, as opposed to the hexagon-shaped core that most guitar strings are built on. The round core has more mass and more (almost 100%) contact with the wrap wire, so the core and wrap wires move more consistently as a whole without separating during string bending. I can definitely feel a difference, even between those and DR or DM’s own hex-core strings.


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Brass saddles on a RI 72 Custom – a good idea? Plus a few other mods…

June 29th, 2014

Do brass saddles suit a 72 Custom? I’m thinking of swopping out the chrome ones but I’m also tempted by threaded saddles which would presumably allow more even/better string spacing across the neck. This is the first Tele I’ve had where the bass E string feels perilously close to the edge of the fretboard… 500K pots for WRHB seem almost universally recommended and would a 50s style bridge pickup work? I love the look and feel of the guitar but there’s a sense that it’s not quite right. Yet.


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help with “”Help!”"

June 29th, 2014

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I think this clip at :46 shows George doing it Klasaine’s way:

Yep. Sure does. We musta had it wrong all these years. I just listened and the very last group definitely has an E for the second note, not a G. This is going to be hard to start playing right.
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if you like how it sounds… keep playing it that way….

if folks wanna hear the cd, they can buy it.:mrgreen:


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lap steel first gig

June 28th, 2014

Congrats & good luck!

After a long hiatus from playing live, I got into it again by playing the lap steel on a few songs with some friends – one tip: absolutely make sure you can hear yourself well on stag; don’t rely on monitors, have the amp close enough to adjust the level to what you need. With lap steel, your intonation will go completely out of the window if you don’t hear yourself clearly…


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Kindle e-Book, anyone?

June 28th, 2014

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I thought that the whole point of the Kindle was that you did not need a computer to download the book. It kind of operates on a 3g wireless tecnology which is used for cell phones. There are no contracts, no fees, no need to look for a WIFI hot zone, no software to install. The price of the books is pretty fair considering that a new hardback book can cost over 30 bucks. So the $10-12 for a book is pretty reasonable. Authors and publishing houses need to get paid too.
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the kindle is WIFI only.


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John5 & Brad Paisley?

June 27th, 2014

Actually John 5 is a very nice down to earth guy out of all that makeup and a darn good player and he actually likes country pickin. I saw a video where he was at Fender getting a neck worked on or something from the custom shop and he seems like a totally cool guy. I’d hang out with him and thats saying something because I am very picky about who i’m seen with LOL.


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Unemployment – Why can’t she get it?

June 27th, 2014

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I didn’t take your respectful response the wrong way at all. I expected that people would not agree that she deserves unemployment. Your answer is dead-on (If everyone could QUIT a job because they did not like it and get unemployment.. WOW.. there would be alot of unemployeed.).

My point of this thread is two fold. 1) Unemployment number do not reveal the real magnitude of the unemployed in the US, 2) Everyone is begging for a hand out, where is ours?

In essense, I don’t want a hand out. But if the government can extend unemployment benefits to folks because their companies were mismanaged or the economy got to them, then why is that justification over her dilemma of extreme stress – that does not qualify for benefits? My wife is not a violent type. But there are those that are faced with staying with their stressed out jobs until they break. They have no resort if they quit.

Another thing is the significance of how long she has been looking for a job. She is 52 years old. In this economy, this relaxed imigration, this age prejudice environment, she has little hope of finding a decent job for a long time if ever. She has been to 80 job placement agencies and everyone of them promise her a job if she would fill out applications, take testing, pass drug tests, etc. Each one of these agencies can easily absorb 4~5 hours of her day. Then they say, we will call you if something comes available. This has happend 80 times, and yet no calls. I told her that she needs to start charging application fees for anyone that wants her to waste her time and gas money.

I am just venting a little I guess. I truely enjoy her staying at home. But something just seems odd about her ability to find another job – even with her 30 years expereince in the same field of work.
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Your post is a open invitation to personal attacks on your wife. The sheer number of folks who will disagree with your and your wife’s take on her situation will likely make this post get out of hand very quickly. I strongly suggest, in the most respectful terms, that you let this post go.


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