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Angry Grimace

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  1. The chord Poparad describes with the B string open is actually the most commonly published version of open G if you get down to education material as that's the one which appears in the original Mel Bay. etc. -- however the shape you are learning is the preferred one IMO. That said, almost all good guitarists mute the B on the A string partially if not completely. It gives the chord a much more controlled sound, less boomy -- more jangly. That's what I see on most video of great guitarists playing also -- and I've had great success with that over the years. In terms of the 4th finger, tough it out -- pretty soon you'll be nailing it with ease. I think that's a matter of preference. I can and do play it all three ways but generally default in finger and sound preference to the full on four fingered version. I don't think that's the norm, though. On an electric under heavy distortion I think most people naturally mute that "B" on the A string because that major third under gain tends to get dissonent and distracting.
  2. I've heard lyrics and music penned by HCAFers. Hetfield's not losing sleep, I assure you.
  3. It's very easy to get the Metallica sound on any amp that has both "gain" and "mid" knobs.
  4. What was the problem? The big problem is, you guys forgot Indy 1-3 were totally weird too
  5. I couldn't disagree more. I think that the BoR nails the JTM45 sound. What were you playing it with/thru?Peavey Rage 158. Ok, both a Valve Jr. and a JCM 900 set clean (although "clean" is relative with the Mark III series). To be fair, I didn't have the 900 by the time I got rid of the OCD. I dunno, I guess I find pretty much all pedal distortion to sound off.
  6. I didn't like either one, and I had a v4. I just don't like dirt pedals much, what can I say. I guess I just don't find pedal distortion very convincing. If you really go into the BOR expecting to be like "that's a JTM45" you're gonna be sorely disapointed, IMO. I've heard the Fuzz Factory really is ace though.
  7. What exactly are you referring to by Escrow? I have TONS of references on VERY HIGH DOLLAR guitar gear on EBAY - ALL 100% POSITIVE SALES FEEDBACK. I CAN accept Paypal if that is security for someone. I am a PREMIER MEMBER going on 8 plus years. I also stand by my word that the guitar is as advertised - NOTHING LESS - G U A R A N T E E D !! Not being difficult here, but if I need to just advertise it on ebay, I will. I am just trying to give a lower sale price with me saving the ebay fees... It will sell on ebay- no doubt. There have been 2 others in the past 6 -8 months on ebay - not near as good looking as this one nor with FACTORY PAF's They were both advertised WELL over 5K each. Hope this helps any doubters. If I get any negative vibes from this ad, I will just pull it in the best of interest - no big deal - I'm very easy... I'm just saying, you're trying to sell it without pictures, and with 8 posts to your name. Nobody in their right mind is gonna give you Four thousand dollars without putting the actual guitar through Escrow; I'm not trying to break your balls but nobody gives a damn about eBay feedback on here because they don't have any kind of protection. All that stuff is nice, but you're talking about north of Four grand. Honestly, if you're serious, you should just put it on consignment.
  8. Neither one of you have 2 nickels to rub together. Seen many reissues with the Ronald McDonald finish. How many historics do you guys own/play. I had `94 Murphy Historic 007 sold it for 10K in 2001. Don't tell me about originals or historics. Please! Treat this as a les Paul. Great Price too. ahahah you're actually trying to pass that piece of crap off as a HISTORIC? dude, fake fake fake. Unless it's like 14th stock historic. There's like 10 things wrong with it: a) Historics come with the pickguard attached; that picture doesn't even have the holes for it. b) Historics don't come with '57 classics c) The only Les Pauls that come with '57 classics are the Custom and the Classic Antique (which this clearly isn't; the headstock is bound on the CA) d) The '58 reissue doesn't have a flame top; there are 200 limited 50th edition 58's with flametops which are authenticated, aged and signed by Tom Murphy, they sell for $7,000.00. e) The headstock is wrong, the logo is coming off, and it looks old and cheap for a 2008. f) Even Gibson wouldn't let a sunburst that poorly executed out of the factory, not even as a regular USA model. g) The binding doesn't appear to go over the fret-ends like on real Gibsons. Simply put; it's probably an Epiphone with a reshaped headstock and cheap decal. It's not not even a Gibson. h) The knobs aren't placed correctly I've played lots of Historics, and that sure as hell ain't one, scammer. I doubt it's even an Epi; it's probably a Payless guitars Chinese copy
  9. Fake: Gibson doesn't make a model with those specs and they certainly don't make sunbursts that look like that.
  10. Hello, I am not sure how to post pictures on this site. If someone can let me know the process, I will be more than willing to post some very recent detailed shots. thanks, Phil photobucket, and use the tags they give you You'll also need to put a guitar of that value through Escrow.
  11. Phil can not, and will not give out IP addresses to forum members, but if I get a lawful / legal request from the authorities, we can release the information to them. Good luck with your dispute - sorry to hear about that. Talking in the third person no? :o
  12. I'm sure he gets John Fogerty's stamp of approval for not playing any of his hits (last I heard at least, he wasn't playing any SOAD material, although it's true that he didn't write most of it.). That alone makes it a waste of time to see him. I think it's absolutely hilarious when frontmen try and pull that crap. Imagine David Lee Roth saying, "I'm playing no Van Halen stuff." Listening to SOAD is more tiring than listening to Slayer, not because it's "heavier" or more repetitive, but because they can only do songs about a) politics or b) complete nonsense lyrics. And the last time I saw them, they couldn't look less interested in playing music; especially Serj, who stood still and monotoned the lyrics while Daron stood aroud making weird pot-fueled rants while forgetting turn off his flanger for 3 songs in a row.
  13. That's a good question. They will have similar sustain (sustain in a guitar is generally directly proportional to weight, which is why a guitar made of all metal will sustain far longer than wood, but this is acoustically undesireable), as a maple guitar (which is very rare btw) and mahogany are both dense, heavy woods, although maple is a bit heavier when sold. I personally am of the belief there is almost no difference in "tone" over well constructed woods of any type; the only real difference is sustain. The differences in tone are usually a difference in the type of wood and pickups used; for example, maple is used significantly more on 25.5" Fender guitars with single coils; which would be bright regardless of wood, and mahogany is primarily used on 24 3/4" Les Paul types.
  14. There is no "limit" on what you can put on a Floyd, assuming you really want to deal with adjusting it.
  15. Originally posted by TopJimmy5150 Everything in the song "TopJimmy" is the Ripley Stereo guitar (notice that each string is panned to a different side of the stereo spectrum) except the guitar solo. The song "5150" and "Best of Both Worlds" is indeed a Strat. The '58 flying V is featured on "Hot for Teacher", "Girl Gone Bad" and "Top of the World" (the Rhythm parts, because by that time Ed had gotten into the habit of overdubbing leads over the entire song...the leads have vibrato bar all of them, so it's probably the old 5150 Kramer or one of his new at-the-time EBMMs) "Cabo Wabo" is a Fender Electric 12 string, but is NOT a Stratocaster VII. The solo for "When it's love" is a strat. Not sure about "I'll wait"...it doesn't sound terribly stratty to me. "Cathedral" is a strat. I believe "Secrets" is another song with some sort of Fender 12 string. I can't remember. Live I believe he used a Kramer 6/12 double neck that was built for him for the tour. Ed also used an Ibanez Destroyer all over the first 2 albums...anything without a tremelo dive bombs, etc...is probably the Ibanez. "You Really Got me", "Running with the Devil", etc... No singles coils on that guitar, however. "Finish What you Started" was some Teisco or something. I cannot remember. Don't forget the intro to "In a Simple Rhyme" which is a Fender 12 string. I love that song, BTW Secrets was recorded on a Gibson double neck 6/12, live he used that Yellow and black striped kramer doubleneck. From what I understand, he almost never used the "5150" branded Kramer to record with, mostly as a stage guitar.
  16. Originally posted by Iceman7511 Panama Now this song, I'm almost 80% sure was the Frankenstrat
  17. Originally posted by Uncle Stashu The song "5150" is a strat, and I tink he used a 12 string strat on "Cabo Wabo". I'm pretty sure he used the Frankenstrat for "5150," although now that I think about it, I'm probably wrong.
  18. Originally posted by joeyinflames Ok, here is the rundown. I offered a trade to this guy from ebay a couple weeks back. The trade was his Ibanez JEM 7VWH for my Gibson SG AND my Schecter C-1. The trade was agreed, and pictures were exchanged. I later noticed that he sent me pictures of a different ebay auction of the same guitar - complained to him, then he sent me "real" ones later. I told him for his mistake that I would wait to recieve the guitar and be satisfied with it before I send my guitars. He never responded, only gave me the tracking number under UPS. I recieved the guitar today. And to my suprise it is a KOREAN MADE JEM LOOK-ALIKE. Ibanez branded tuners and tremolo, made in korean factory in 2002 (the picture he sent said j craft on the neck and made in 2006,) not mint (the knobs are ready to break off and the tremolo locks at the headstock are very cheap looking, not the jem prestige neck (looks to be a cheap neck, terrible fret work, and no scalloping at the top frets,) and no dimarzio evolution pickups - they seem to be some random off brand (silver studs, not gold, and no dimarzio logo.) I complained to him by email today and threatened to report him to the NIFW (national internet fraud watch.) I also am debating on whether I should even send the guitar back for his terrible misconception - he could have basically stolen 2 of my guitars, worth together well over the amount of the fake he sent. If he doesn't respond in a week, I am keeping the guitar. Thoughts as to what I should do? Any suggestions would help. Thanks, Joe Sell it on ebay Tell him he's welcome to buy it
  19. That guy is complete Hetfield rip-off, but if he tried to sing like Dave Mustaine.
  20. Eh, better as a "On the Road" type of book lol
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