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  1. TLAU

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    Googles Amp
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    looks very sexy my friend. I need to upgrade my amp in a bad way but in an apartment with incredibly thin walls until December and it'd be a waste. Already get banging on my wall or ceiling or both playing on a little baby Marshall MG15. Decided to buy a nice set of headphones and just wait til I have a better setup.

    I did get a few new pedals and a pedal board to hook them onto. setup is:
    Guitar > Ammoon looper > boss distortion ds-1 > donner delay > donner chorus > boss rc-20xl + extra foot switch > baby bitch amp

    Real easy to get home after work at 5, smoke a bowl, plug in, and look up it's 7-8 oclock. don't think there's a better way to wind down after work grind all day
     
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  2. TLAU

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    paid a year sub at hdpiano.com
    site has solid lessons and a huge, diverse library of single-song lessons done in a great format. normally do a 3 on - 3 off quarterly piano kick. about to start adding to the repertoire

    always get drunk and/or high with people over and play piano more as background something to do. either the alcohol and weed are good or I need to setup to record it in the future. always get the "is this your song its good" could be being nice, could be true. Kinda like no it's not my song just pecking away in Em :idk: definitely used to have the same situation playing guitar late night in college and those 2am or later sessions have a < 1% rate of remembering. but probably sometimes produce some damn good melodies. and some trash.
     
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  3. TC

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    I made my return to the stage. It was glorious.

    Next show in < 2 weeks. Band has to learn more songs before then :ohnoes:
     
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  4. electronic

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    Nice! What kinda stuff did you play?


    I’m playing an open mic tonight with a buddy who is a decent playing beginner. It’s probably going to be a shit show.
     
  5. TC

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    We have a female singer so we are trying to pick stuff that sounds good for her. Amy Winehouse, Fleetwood Mac, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar. The singer has originals that are somewhere along the lines of a...Taylor Swift. But the rest of the guys all come from a rock background. So we're in that stage right now of trying to find the sweet spot in the Venn Diagram of all that
     
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  6. electronic

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    Nice. I’d suggest some Tina Turner. You can make a lot of space in those tunes for jazzy/funky stuff.
     
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  7. TC

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    My personal reaction is "ugh" but yeah, that'd give her some good opportunity to show off. This thing is like football where you have to build around the QB. When you've got a talented singer, make sure you're showcasing them
     
  8. electronic

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    I may have told this story before, but I moved about 10 years ago and really wanted to join a band, but couldn’t really figure out how to find musicians of my ilk.

    I ended up joining a really shitty band for about a year, but it a) got me out playing in venues and b) got me around other musicians so I could ultimately start the band I’m in now.

    There were some soul crushing moments in the shitty band (a dude seriously suggested playing a fucking creed song), but I tried to suggest songs that fit our shitty aesthetic but gave me something to look forward to. I’d rather play a song nobody else does and make it funky than play goddamn Mustang Sally. Regardless, getting out there and doing it, even if you’re not super passionate about the tunes is awesome. I never shit on folks for performing. It takes balls to put yourself out there.
     
  9. Room 15

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    Joplin, Tedschi Trucks
     
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  10. electronic

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    Played an open mic tonight with a dude who is a cowboy chord player, but a damn fine singer. We played Thunder Rolls, Porch by Pearl Jam, and Dead or Alive and did pretty well.
     
  11. TLAU

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    This. I got burned out in college because the guys I played with didn't want to learn anything new to play and we ended up being a juke box for people to request their favorite bar sing along songs. Nothing wrong with playing some of those easy crowd pleasers, just because after a while it's almost like taking a break. When they make up most of your set... hopefully the money is good or it's because of female encouragement.
     
  12. TLAU

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    Can she sing / yall play any Florence ATM?
     
  13. TLAU

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    just pulled the trigger on a 2011 black les paul studio. been :ohgosh: on lots of them on reverb.com for a while now. future mrs. lau's good friend is a local musician here plays drums and keys. house has a huge studio room and he knows tons of the musicians that have been playing around here for 10-20 years... always has people over jamming on weekends. has been trying to get me to come join last few times I've seen him out. Couldn't roll over there with my 1994 epiphone with one humbucker sunk into the body :welpseeyalater:

    pretty excited I've wanted a LP as long as I can remember.

    at some point I'll have the fuckit to drop 2500-3000 on a taylor or martin acoustic and i'll be done.
     
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  14. TC

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    Congrats TLAU. That’s gonna look sick with your white belt
     
  15. TLAU

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    dont tempt me
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  16. TLAU

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    Got on the topic and then google rabbit hole of “if you are old and rich with fuck it money what’s the guitar you’d buy”

    Decided on The ‘59 Duane Allman LP
     
  17. TC

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    No clue, bunch of Fenders and Gibsons and PRSs and Martins probably. I'd like to have a Les Paul gold top:

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  18. TC

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    I guess my greatest fanboy wish would be to own a guitar that was owned by Jimi Hendrix. Going to the Experience Music Project museum in Seattle and being able to get really close to stuff that belonged to him was a mind blowing experience for me
     
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  19. Doc Louis

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    That seems kinda tricky to try to find songs with female singers who don't open up and belt the vocals out.
     
  20. TC

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    She can belt pretty well. I wasn't comparing her to T Swift as a singer but as a songwriter. Songs about boys and breakups and shit
     
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  21. electronic

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    The Peter Green ‘59 Les Paul, Frampton’s Les Paul Custom, or Ace Frehley’s Les Paul Custom.

    The 0001 serial ‘55 strat that Gilmour is auctioning would be pretty amazing too.
     
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  22. TC

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    Does it shoot rockets?
     
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  23. Joe_Pesci

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    Ruby the Hatchet, Jess and the Ancient Ones, and Royal Thunder are all newer female-fronted rock bands. Not sure how hard it would be to find tabs or however you guys learn the songs

     
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  24. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Im torn between burst and gold top but I can promise you if I went the gold top route it would have p90s and not humbuckers.
     
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  25. TLAU

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    never in 30 years of playing have put an ounce of effort into acquiring pickup knowledge.
     
  26. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Interesting, what do your normally play?
     
  27. TC

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    Himself :iceburn:
     
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  29. TLAU

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    On electric:
    Blues Rock / Classic Rock mostly
    Allman bro’s, led zep, Floyd have been heavy in the rotation since I was 14.

    Before that: grunge band city: AIC, STP, Nirvana. Rarely play any of that anymore.

    During the hippie years of 17-23 played a ton of jam band stuff like Perpetual Groove (used to write tabs for their website), string cheese, phish, widespread panic etc. still play a little bit of this stuff.

    A more relevant answer that is part of the reason for this purchase: I normally play acoustic guitar and piano. Because my epiphone is a POS
     
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  30. TLAU

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    After 127 minutes straight of playing:

    - Two giant bubble blisters on pointer/bird fingers
    - Goddamn it sounds amazing.

    Really pleasantly surprised at how much I like the sound of the BB Pros. Coming thru a hohum Marshall MG15 amp it gets some great creamy blues tones in the neck and can get sharp through the bridge pup with those light-medium distortion higher solos.

    Talked to my older brother about the guitar/pickups earlier today. Pretty guitar-smart and really good. Claims the Bryan kahanek PAFs are the truth unless you can afford Doyle Coils.
     
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  31. TC

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    TLAU is my crush
     
  32. M'ark Pepperonio

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    If you like the sound now, don’t change em. PAFs are a different beast. I have a set (motor city), but it is surprising how bright they really are...wasn’t really what I was expecting and took some time to get used to. Either way don’t try to fix a problem if you don’t have one, that’s my advice at least.
     
  33. TLAU

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    I’ll just get classic 57s in the 1959 burst LP when I acquire that level of fuck it disposable income.

    I got the tone dialed in with DS-1 distortion to sound real close to page/duane on the bridge. :bow:
     
  34. TLAU

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    Kop'd crybaby 535q wahwah and JHS VCR chorus/reverb pedals $230 for both in great shape. pedal board is complete now

    Anyone ever been to a show with DJ + Guitar? Saw the combo once when Griz came here 2 years ago and he had his standard "pre-made song you press play and pretend to do shit" DJ thing and also plays saxophone. This show he also had a pretty damn good guitarist playing with him and it was great. Saw it again with some female DJ Maddy O'Neal (stuff sounds like old pretty lights) and she got a friend on stage for 2-3 songs that just played improv guitar over the beat. Sounds pretty bad ass and seems fun as shit.

    turned this on the speaker last night and fucked around soloing over it for about 45 minutes of the loop. high as fuck but damn it was fun.
     
  35. BJ

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    Just got this. I had been shopping, looking, and researching around for a long time but decided on this. Was also looking at the Fender Princeton Reverb and Boss Katana or Nextone. All very different from each other, especially with the Boss's being solid state modeling amps. The Marshall is all tube and sounds really nice. I was originally looking at the 40 watt version and I'm really glad I went with 5 watt instead. This thing is already pretty big and gets way more loud than I need to get. The 40 would have been ungodly loud but it does have some features that the 5 doesn't have.
     

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  36. TC

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    I like. I’m still getting used to my Fender but I am missing my old Marshall similar to that one in some ways
     
  37. BJ

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    What Marshall was it?
     
  38. TC

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    AVT 50, so not exactly like yours. One of the “valvestate” hybrid ones
     
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    This is my current project. I'm building a Tom Morello Arm the Homeless tribute. It's not going to be exactly the same, but pretty close. I also don't know if I'm going to add the hippos and the writing but color of body and neck will be the same. I've been really anxious to work on it but it has been too cold to spray but this week should be nice enough. If anyone has ever done any finishing, it's a long, long process so I'm hoping to have this done by the end of the summer.

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  40. TC

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    Absolutely needs “arm the homeless” IMO. You gonna have EMGs and a Floyd Rose as well?
     
  41. The Real Roy Williams

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    You all post some of your stuff. I’ve done it in other threads with my stuff. Let’s roll. I want to hear it all. Sounds fun.
     
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    This is where it becomes more of a tribute and less of a replica. I will be putting an Original Floyd Rose in it but Tom uses an Ibanez Edge trem on his. Initially I will just use some guitar fetish active pickups that I have until I figure out which EMGs to put in. It's not well known what pickups he has in it with some sources saying 81/85 combo and others saying H/85. I will definitely get an 85 for the bridge but the neck I'm not sure yet.
     
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  43. TLAU

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    Found a MOTU 893mk3 mixer/interface for 375 in like-new condition. Couldn’t resist. Previous setup of running MPC/Keyboard through DAW using DSTs/plugin and then back out was bootleg and bad quality. Since adding a bass guitar the two-input behringer UM2 just not cutting it. And also has a good setup for sound out - 2 headphone outs and a main out all separate, that lets me and the wife listen to to stuff late night without having to use the amp at all.

    Question I’m having trouble finding the answer to... if anyone’s run vocals through guitar pedals (I think is preferable over DAW plugins) would the UM2 preamp in place of a reamp/DI to run vocals through the pedals prior to going into the interface? Or a more tedious sounding option - run mic thru interface and then output from there into the pedal set and back into another input of the interface... it’s doable in the software that comes with the MUTO

    As far as technical shit with hi-z low-z reamping and such I’m very confused as to what’s unavoidable and what you can work around
     
  44. TC

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    TLAU your question is over my head.

    I would just like to report that I have a gig tonight at the live music joint in the college district :blessed:
     
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  45. TLAU

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    I think I found my answer in the /audio engineering subreddit.

    Mic > preamp (UM22 gets to stay on the team) > Redial Re-amp pedal > fx pedals > audio interface.

    Also learned Sinnerman on piano last night. Long-standing bucket list item I thought would be harder than it is honestly
     
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  46. TLAU

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    Apparently since vocal fx are getting so popular there’s some all in one pedals which I’ll probably get when I wanna drop 300 on a very unnecessary but fun studio addition. Eventide Mixing Link is a pretty powerful little fucker. Lots of uses actually for people wanting to consolidate for a minimalist setup:

    Mic + 2 instrument + aux in Mixing board
    Sing through fx pedals, and can toggle where it would send both clean + post-pedal vocals out.... could be cool for harmonizing
    2 instruments out to one amp
    Standard preamp for mic
    One instrument to 2 amps
     
  47. TC

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    I want one of those vocal pedals that can make it sound like people are singing perfect harmony behind you
     
  48. TLAU

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    Boss VE2 or the Harmonizer by.... TC
     
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  49. TC

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    Five piece bands on tiny local venue stages are challenging. I want to move around and "get into it" but I'm afraid to trip over a cord or get nailed by a bass headstock
     
  50. BJ

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    Perfect timing for this to come out. Tom mentions a single coil for the Arm the Homeless neck pup so I guess I now know it's an EMG H.

     
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