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Everything posted by Zooey

  1. I tried 10-42 and it was nice and balanced, but my band tunes down to Eb standard and there wasn't enough tension in the low E for me.
  2. Been using pure nickel .10s for a while now. DR Pure blues, and lately Curt Mangan "vintage pure nick round core." They are a little darker and softer sounding, which complements the pickups in my guitars of choice (mostly 90s and older G&Ls).
  3. That was an early interest of mine since I was so into sampling. There's an art house documentary called "Sonic Outlaws" that covers the basics in an interesting way. They interview an attorney named Alan Korn who has also written some legal articles for Tape Op. I went into technology law instead, but I did give a lecture on the Blurred Lines case to a music business class at Stanford last year.
  4. If this scheme is viable, and I don't think it is, there's nothing stopping someone from doing it for profit.
  5. That's more like a hidden track and not part of the sequencing of the album. I wouldn't consider "Endless Nameless" to be the last track on Nirvana's Nevermind or "Disgustipated" to be the last track on Tool's "Undertow" for the same reason. But if you do consider Her Majesty to be the closing track of Abbey Road, then maybe the endless loop ("never could be any other way") is the final track of Sgt. Pepper's instead of Day in the Life.
  6. But being on a cheap end of expensive was not what Harmony was known for. At least in my lifetime. I think the designs are cool enough, they remind me of certain Eastwood guitars. The price is actually good for a US made guitar, though you can get a "Fullerton Standard" G&L for the same or cheaper. It seems like a stretch to me that they set up a new production line for guitars, maybe these are OEMed by another company. Like Heritage, which is also in Kalamazoo, I think.
  7. So weird. Looks like the brand was purchased by Bandlab, a tech company headquartered in Singapore that makes a music collaboration app. They make a lot of effort to make it seem like they have a connection to the historic Harmony brand, but I really doubt they have any connection at all. They've certainly demonstrated they don't really understand the appeal of the original Harmony company. I'm guessing they bought the trademark from Sears out of bankruptcy, or acquired it from someone who did. There are a quite a few guitar brands that have little or no connection to the historic company of the same name. Some of them do a good job, some not so much. For example, Supro is owned by the same company that makes Pigtronix pedals. I think people like their amps. Ampeg has been passed around a lot (owned by Saint Louis Music aka Crate, then LOUD aka Mackie, then Yahama Guitar Group aka Line 6).
  8. I use drum machines to sound like drum machines. I'm no good at programming real drum parts anyway so I don't try to make it be something it's not. My only hardware drum machine at the moment is a Roland R8 that I like because it has 8 analog outputs. Mostly I use VIs or sample packs in Ableton Live's Drum Rack now, or my own one hit samples I have collected or made over the years. This thing is pretty cool: http://www.soniccouture.com/en/products/27-electronica/g58-electro-acoustic/
  9. Beethoven's Pathetique sonota is ruined for me because I hear Billy Joel lyrics over it now.
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