The Musicians Thread

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by Squinty » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:49 pm

Heskimo, that is strawberry floating mental. I don't really like that sort of music, but your playing is pretty cool.

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by Heskimo » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:56 pm

Cheers man. Yeah, I understand that doing that sort of thing mostly appeals to a niche, but I try my best to make it appear interesting enough to keep people who aren't that into it watching it anyway!

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:17 pm

Quite fancy picking up a 3/4 acoustic guitar, for some reason. Is Lewis still around these parts? Anyone got a recommendation?

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by dmin » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:32 pm

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:36 pm

That is strawberry float'n badass, mayne. Ordered. 8-)

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by Green Gecko » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:51 am

Some psychdelic sounds my band made:

http://soundcloud.com/tbsbrighton/a-steady-swelling

Only play together every couple of months these days. Sad really, my drummer didn't even show up.

Interesting session though. A lot of jazzy stuff. It's pretty much a jazz band now.

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by Pontius Pilate » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:39 pm

Our entire album is now uploaded.

This is a copy and paste effort from what I put up on facebook, I'm not actually trying to get you guys to buy it :lol: - The debut Bodacious album "King Of Scum" is now uploaded in its entirety! You can listen to it for free, and you can download it for a minimum for £4. As a service to anyone who likes hard rocking music, the first track of the album is downloadable FOR FREE! http://bodacious.bandcamp.com/album/king-of-scum

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by Pontius Pilate » Mon May 14, 2012 2:06 am



Looking pretty cool so far. :D

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by It'sNotLupus » Tue May 15, 2012 4:54 pm

I keep getting electric shocks from the strings of my guitar - at first I thought it might be a grounding issue with my pedalboard, but having swapped the power supplies and playing without it it looks like it is my amp. I've noticed a huge amount of static around the back of the amp as well (collecting huge amounts of dust, makes the hairs on my arm stand up if I reach around them).

Has anyone encountered a problem like this before? Is it a grounding issue with the amp?

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by Ad7 » Tue May 15, 2012 5:45 pm

It'sNotLupus wrote:I keep getting electric shocks from the strings of my guitar - at first I thought it might be a grounding issue with my pedalboard, but having swapped the power supplies and playing without it it looks like it is my amp. I've noticed a huge amount of static around the back of the amp as well (collecting huge amounts of dust, makes the hairs on my arm stand up if I reach around them).

Has anyone encountered a problem like this before? Is it a grounding issue with the amp?


Must be. Sounds pretty dangerous too.

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by CaptainCalcium » Tue May 15, 2012 5:45 pm

My bands got a Battle of The Bands in June, the winner gets to play at an ICW pay per view which will be live on Sky TV. Well excited.

In case anyone hasnt listened to the band yet, give us a listen http://www.facebook.com/FxxkYeahMolecules

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Like a reset button on our lives, like hands of God, just dusting off the blackboard...
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by Dr. ogue Tomato » Thu May 17, 2012 10:46 pm

Any good suggestions for audio monitors, they're mostly going to be used with a keyboard, I'm looking around the £100 mark.

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PostRe: The Musicians Thread
by Heskimo » Mon May 28, 2012 11:16 pm

New video from my band, The Karma Party -


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PostRe: The Musicians Thread
by Pontius Pilate » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:10 pm

Me and my pal attempted to do a paint job on our guitars. We went for the "swirling" effect. It kind of worked. :lol:


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by skarmachild » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:46 pm

Figure this is the best place to post... I started learning guitar a few months ago basically. Got this second hand accoustic one for £50 at a charity shop (well my mum did), it's a bit gooseberry fool tbh but whatever. I'm looking to get a proper one, budget around £300 or so. Would like a classical guitar over accoustic... what do any of youse suggest? (:

The £50 one is an Aria Ak-20, so it's pretty balls but was just an introductionary guitar (since my last one broke and my strings came off my electric one).

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by Green Gecko » Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:56 pm

Joan Cashimira are a great Spanish made family fun classical guitar mass workshop, got one to replace my 3 quarter size for around 250 quid mark and still sounds great after 12 years. I've kept it not only for sentimental reasons despite playing a hand made instrument now worth about 1.8k.

Takamine are also really good. Almost too good. That's all subjective but technically one I tried out for about 700 was very clear sounding with good resonance across the range and no buzzing etc. of course.

I didn't buy it though because by too good I meant a bit boring. My current guitar is a cypress, and spruce and ebony build with a custom bracing under the top. Its very bright but for some reason has huge bass response too, but that's down to the craftsmanship and design that's unique.

My point is without banging on about that instrument is play the guitar before you buy it as even if it sounds good on paper or is a technically excellent instrument it might not be for you.

Even cheap guitars can sound subjectively better than expensive ones, just look at something like Seasick Steve, some of his instruments are crap but technique and style make them sound perfect for the music.

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by Ad7 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:05 pm

The most important thing is to find one with a neck that you like, the rest will fall into place.

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by skarmachild » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:23 pm

Yeah definatley, I know nothing about the technical side of guitars.. literally only how to play chords and read tabs pretty much. It's just we don't have that many musical shops around here so theres bound to be more choice and value online... guess I have to be social and actually go into town and find out! :/

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by Pred » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:23 pm

Got my first electric guitar today! :D

It's a Squier Jaguar and it's connected up to a Vox VT20+.

Really happy with it and I'm so glad to be playing something other than my acoustic, which wasn't great to play. I've already noticed an ease in playing barre chords.

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by Green Gecko » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:42 pm

That's probably because the neck is thinner and the strings are less taut.

You might find it difficult to play acoustic if you get used to that. Hence training on acoustic is a good idea.

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