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E-money last won the day on June 17 2018

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  1. Beautiful guitar! Sorry, I could go either way on the pickup rings; they both look fine to me. Great job!
  2. I think it's one of those things that you just need to keep doing in order to see returns. Maybe watch some youtube videos that detail how to play popular licks? Maybe try humming some leads over the backing track, and then figuring them out on the guitar? Maybe find a chord generator that allows you to voice chords in multiple positions?
  3. I like a ribbon mic or small diaphragm condenser pointed at the 12th fret, and another small diaphragm condenser pointed down at the guitar from over my left shoulder, each recorded onto their own track so I can process them separately.
  4. Whatever you're comfortable playing along with. I use Cakewalk Sonar which allows me to emphasize the first beat by making it louder than the other beats. It also allows me to change which sounds the metronome uses. I generally only use the metronome long enough to get a first track recorded (guitar or piano), then I mute it.
  5. Wow, that's a great price! Congrats and happy birthday!
  6. Why bother to bond emotionally with something that you know is going to live 2 years? There are better pets out there that live a bit longer and are able to show affection in ways that rodents can't.
  7. It's a rodent, not meant to be pet. Feed it to a snake (another animal not meant to be a pet).
  8. That's a fine looking axe, congrats!
  9. An add for https://www.jshopline.com came across my Facebook page today, so I decided to take a look. Any idea how these folks can sell name brand guitars for under $100?
  10. Jungleland - Born to Run Nights in White Satin - Days of Future Passed The Royal Scam - The Royal Scam
  11. Yeah I saw that Spotify news; not sure how I feel about it. TapeOp did a nice interview with the founders of Soundbetter a few months ago. I've been using Soundbetter for a few years now; I got lucky because the first drummer I tried is just great; he's now played on 7 of my songs. I also got lucky when I hired a Trumpet/Trombone player to do a horn section for me and he was just fantastic.
  12. I had an Alesis SR-16 back in the 1990s that was fun and was a great learning tool for learning how to sequence drums. I used it on 4 track demos. Never really loved the sounds. Today I use SI Drum Track VSTi which came with Cakewalk Sonar X2, but pretty much just as a guide. I found a drummer on Soundbetter.com that I use to replace my drum parts. There's really nothing quite like a real drummer playing in a real room.
  13. I think there are a lot of things nowadays that make it hard for original rock bands to attract crowds, including: 1) rock music isn't really that popular anymore. 2) most people don't like listening to songs they don't know. 3) rock bands are loud and live bands don't have volume knobs. 4) the older you get, the less people want to go out at night. The good news is that it's easier than ever to record and release original material.
  14. I think the digital vs. analog thing may have something to do with it, but I don't fully understand the science behind it. I think analog tape adds a bit of "heft" that digital has come closer to in the last few years, but maybe still isn't quite there yet. I equate digital recording to CGI in films. Has it improved dramatically since its infancy? Yes. Is it perfect? No.
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