GRcade Musician's Club - Do You "Do" Music?

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by Squinty » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:08 am

I saved a bit of money over the year, ended up ordering a PRS SE Standard this morning. I'm seriously hoping I get something good out of the box. Been burnt before in the past about what state guitars turn up in.

My Schecter will probably need a bit of work done to it next year. I think the first few frets might need replaced, and it needs new tuners.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:43 pm

My nephew had an electronic drum kit for his birthday and needed an amp so I let him have my Fender. Going to pop to Soundhouse in Gloucester some time and buy myself a new amp. Might look at a new electric guitar as well.

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:17 pm

Pics please from both of you.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:55 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:Pics please from both of you.


Once I have the new kit I'll post a pic. Bare chested Manowar stylee?

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by Squinty » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:56 pm

Gemini73 wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:Pics please from both of you.


Once I have the new kit I'll post a pic. Bare chested Manowar stylee?


Your guitar wet, like a young girl in her prime :datass:

Haven't had much of a chance to really sit down and play the guitar. Got it on Tuesday, been busy. Gonna restring it tomorrow and strawberry float around on it for a bit. Setup seems good on it, although those factory strings lack tension and I prefer a slightly higher action. Bridge pickup seems slightly muddy (might be the strings tbf).

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by Heskimo » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:03 pm

Gemini73 wrote:My nephew had an electronic drum kit for his birthday and needed an amp so I let him have my Fender. Going to pop to Soundhouse in Gloucester some time and buy myself a new amp. Might look at a new electric guitar as well.


How does it sound through a guitar amp? I only ask as someone who plays e-drums professionally and am aware that typically they sound rough through anything other than full-range loudspeakers (like a PA) or possibly keyboard amps. I'm sure that your nephew's needs are far more basic than my own and it may only be needed to be a bit more fun than headphones, just curious.

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by Gemini73 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:39 pm

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Gemini73 wrote:My nephew had an electronic drum kit for his birthday and needed an amp so I let him have my Fender. Going to pop to Soundhouse in Gloucester some time and buy myself a new amp. Might look at a new electric guitar as well.


How does it sound through a guitar amp? I only ask as someone who plays e-drums professionally and am aware that typically they sound rough through anything other than full-range loudspeakers (like a PA) or possibly keyboard amps. I'm sure that your nephew's needs are far more basic than my own and it may only be needed to be a bit more fun than headphones, just curious.


It sounds absolutely fine, but remember to put the kit via input not output when connecting. Logic says otherwise but as we discovered logic took a walk in this instance.

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by Squinty » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:31 am

Does anyone have any experience with acoustic pickups?

I'm thinking it might be easier to record than microphone and headphones (I struggle to hear a clicktrack via this method, turning it up, it bleeds into the mic).

Is there any (cheap!) ones that would do the job?

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by Victor Mildew » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:06 pm

I've never used on myself, my accoustics all have them built in.

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by Squinty » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:22 am

I have a concert acoustic, doesn't have a built in system. I should have thought about this :lol:

Might just buy a transducer pickup, and see how that goes.

Edit - That's the PRS I just got. Yeah, gonna change the bridge humbucker, probably get an Irongear Hot Slag for it (I love that pickup in my Schecter). Will likely get that sorted next year. It's a nice guitar to play, string tension is weird at the moment, I haven't got around to changing the strings yet. I think they're 9's on top, I keep overbending :lol:

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by Victor Mildew » Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:48 pm

Pictures broken now, but I saw it the other day. Looks great.

Thinking of getting a cheapish bass very soon for recording, nothing too fancy as I won't be playing it as a day to day thing.

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by Mommy » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:17 pm

Looking to buy a Bass Ukulele.

Any one got one?

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:56 am

I've started trying to record with my new acoustic and I've come to the conclusion that I really don't like the pickups it has. No matter how I try and balance it, it either captures too much of the deep end, or far too much treble, with the mid range burried somwhere in between. It just sounds nothing like the instrument unplugged.

Frustrated, I then got my SM57 out and tried recording it that way. *chef's kiss* It sounds beautiful :wub:

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by Green Gecko » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:23 pm

Squinty wrote:I have a concert acoustic, doesn't have a built in system. I should have thought about this :lol:

Might just buy a transducer pickup, and see how that goes.

Edit - That's the PRS I just got. Yeah, gonna change the bridge humbucker, probably get an Irongear Hot Slag for it (I love that pickup in my Schecter). Will likely get that sorted next year. It's a nice guitar to play, string tension is weird at the moment, I haven't got around to changing the strings yet. I think they're 9's on top, I keep overbending :lol:

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My brother is a steel string luthier and he would probably recommend a fisherman pickup that attaches under the strings in the sound hole. However I do think you need to drill a hole and fix the input jack, which might not be up your street.

Edit: if by concert you mean nylon then yes you would need a piezo transducer. I had one, as usual same brother nicked it.

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:45 am

Bought some new equipment with recording music in mind. Got a small midi keyboard, a posh new Mic stand (my old cheap one broke recently) and some expensive strings for my accoustic.

I intend to record about 10 of my own songs, should be a nice project as Christmas novelty stuff aside, I've not recorded music properly for about 10 years.

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by Squinty » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:49 am

Victor Mistletoe wrote:Bought some new equipment with recording music in mind. Got a small midi keyboard, a posh new Mic stand (my old cheap one broke recently) and some expensive strings for my accoustic.

I intend to record about 10 of my own songs, should be a nice project as Christmas novelty stuff aside, I've not recorded music properly for about 10 years.


Would love to hear what you get done from this. The Christmas songs were great.

Got a cheap Fishman single coil pickup for my acoustic. I haven't tested it yet.

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by Victor Mildew » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:30 pm

Squinty wrote:
Victor Mistletoe wrote:Bought some new equipment with recording music in mind. Got a small midi keyboard, a posh new Mic stand (my old cheap one broke recently) and some expensive strings for my accoustic.

I intend to record about 10 of my own songs, should be a nice project as Christmas novelty stuff aside, I've not recorded music properly for about 10 years.


Would love to hear what you get done from this. The Christmas songs were great.

Got a cheap Fishman single coil pickup for my acoustic. I haven't tested it yet.


Thank you. I'm so excited to do it, I feel I've got a great bunch of songs now, and even if nobody really hears them, it's an accomplishment to do it.

I've restrung the acoustic and it sounds incredible with these new strings, almost like a 12 string.

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by Victor Mildew » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:55 pm

I got my fender Princeton amp out of the loft, as I've not used it for about 5 years. Gave it a good clean, and then played my Riviera through it.

It's insane how much better I've got at guitar by just playing that accoustic every day since I got it. My fretting is really fast, but also precise now, whereas I used to hide a lot of my sloppy playing with double stops and open string clangs. I'm zipping up and down the neck playing things I used to struggle with, making few mistakes now.

Oh and while I've written a lot more songs, I've only recorded 1 and a half :fp:

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by Lime » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:41 pm

I'm hoping this stay-at-home time could be quite a creative patch - I'm aiming to get back to my piano compositions and finish off a set of preludes I've been writing for years. If I can get them finished I'll get the rest of them transcribed and published. A goal like that should help keep my mind off all the other crap.

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by Green Gecko » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:55 pm

Uploaded a bunch of wonky rock fusion / experimental / no wave jam stuff over at https://soundcloud.com/tbsbrighton/sets ... x-sessions from last Summer (all one session). Takes me forever to catch up with these things.

Pretty deep into "art rock" territory now I.e. You can play your instruments but half the time are trying to strawberry float around with stuff so much it sounds terrible or you're doing that on purpose to get weird sounds and effects. Or maybe kraut rock. Some of its funk. Some of it's psychedelic. Who cares.

Tl;dr it's jazz rock, listen at your peril. Some of it I'm pretty happy listening to though, it's so cathartic, there's no therapy like zero rules rock drums/bass/guitar/synth.

Kinda sounds like Primus (who I only listened to last year) in places but since not trying to ape another band like 90% of people out there who play in a group there's like 100 influences I can't be arsed to list.

Or, it's what happens when you stop caring or trying to hard. I have the rest of my life do that stuff and it's challenging enough trying to keep my classical repertoire up to par without repeating the same gooseberry fool 1000 times in a limited timeframe after getting people together.

That band has produced hundreds of unique pieces of music over about 13 years now, I like it that way, I can't even remember half of my own material and old riffs/segments/phrases genuinely surprise me years later. Sure, it's only about 10% "good", but it so unusual to listen to it genuinely sends me to sleep some days with laugh out loud moments at just how strawberry floated up and weird stuff gets.

Check it out if you're into weird music. Fwiw I exceeded grade 8 when I was about 16, after a while there's not much left to do than to start breaking down music completely. Reciting and learning songs has never ever interested me on electric.

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