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Voltan

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  1. for some reason he always smelled of his own feces...
  2. first, please... im begging... dont jump to conclusions. assumptions and all that... im furking 63 human earth years, so far and didnt make it this far by being repetitively stupid... don’t misunderstand, plenty of stupid and definitely not a one trial learner, yet, but i do catch on after a few gibbs slaps upside the ol gourd. my first guitar book was also mel bay... but my instructor had played professionally for many years, was multi-instrumental, a bit of a character and also my grandfather. i knew the names of the bits and stuff and had a basic understanding of the workings, of an electric and acoustic guitar and lap steel guitar before i was ever taught to tune one. i believe it helped instill a respect for the instrument as well as the art produced... perspective can play into this... how one sees the learning process... i see it as fun! something to tickle my brain for a moment, generally,(hopefully) leading to more confusion... and the chance to do it again! ive never considered learning as extra anything... while others see it as drudgery... to be avoided whenever feasible. and all temperament in between... i see your point, but i think the time to learn maintenance and care is with the first instrument, its a less expensive mistake field and a better understanding and respect from the start makes for faster and more efficient learning curves entirely... same thing with piano @ 5 yrs old... had to know the parts, had to know the mechanics, the pedals, the names of all thise sauiggly things and what all thise italian words meant... AS you were beginning... this is foundational... you dont know how to clean the spit out of your trumpet or sax, it costs you money... from day one... even on the cheap shtuff... foundational. anyone i ever helped was first expected to know the parts of and which direction was “up” when moving on the neck...string position... it reduces confusion. interestingly, i believe ive learned more about playing guitar from playing gongs than i have from any human teacher... pro set ups... i use a guy in tallahassee... gary hudson, he does work for people world wide and known to be a freak on detail... i played music with him and still do a little studio work for him now and then... ive met some interesting collectors and played vintage champagne because he knows i love old teles and gold tops... hey man... come over for dinner, bring a couple guitars... any issues with any of the stable? bring em! he wont take money unless its something major so im stupid for not driving to tally, even if’n i can do it... dinner... meet new folks with cool guitars... kwak, man, i gotta disagree with your opinion on the basics... this aint advanced beginner “label it” bs... its the language of the thing, speak it or be forced to take years to learn the biggest impediment to learning lies betwixt ones own ears... oh, wait... you already know that... realization is key.
  3. thanks, im not quite homicidal although i did have a neighbor at gunpoint...
  4. im trying very hard to be more kind... just so you know, some days are def more difficult than others... today is two of those days already and its not even 9am...
  5. on a positive note, 14 years could be a gentler learning curve...
  6. look, i can read and comprehend... youve stated as have i... stfu....
  7. yes... time will tell. thats the only certainty, currently...
  8. its all part of the fun. but learning to discern instrument quality isnt that hard, its not some mystic sense... its hands on and you get that by experience... both you and kwak are advocating that a student should actively seek a path of avoidance to a skill that should be naturally developing... and from the questions being formed, theyre on the right track, in my opinion.... but to each their own... i think playing it safe is for losers... never having won a bet i never made... you may have different experiences. most teachers look for and nurture “teachable moments” instead of engaging in chest beating behaviors while the potential learning situation vanishes... im guessing neither you or kwak have been formally employed as such?
  9. lollol! the eternal necro thredd...the op made two posts, in 2006... 4 years pass before a response, then 9 years... 20 years later, a clue! lol! you cant make this up!
  10. personally i find no fault in zombie thread resurrection when pertinent or new information is brought to light... rather than “LOL” and a smiley... thanks for the info...
  11. seriously, wtf.... this thread is 17 years old... ?? some of the regulars get a little testy when folks resurrect necro-threads... threads old and moldy with little redeeming value... i find some of them entertaining, but not enough to seek them out for a re-poast... ymmv...
  12. no... defining the issue first is the only way you can answer... there is no question to answer... its simply to vague, to big of a sandbox to say a jbl eon 8 or 10 will handle the toms let alone bass... ive got qsc 10s which will flat out dust a jbl eon 10 and it wont reproduce my 24 or 26” acoustic kick worth beans...its not going to magically reproduce digitally what it just cant muster... further, neither of us have a clue to the physical requirements... apartment? large house? open acerage with no neighbors for three miles? each begs a different path to different answers and its futile to try and guess... so, putting me in my place for making the only obviously feasible response to the information, or lack of, possible, that makes any sense... i dont care how many knobs youve twisted, you simply cant answer an undefined question and siund like you have any sense... do i need to draw a picture? cause youre talking at me, not listening... par for this place.
  13. again, not enough info... for? playing at home in the living room or on stage? if on stage, a plethora of issues arise with need... he asked what would sound best...where? yeah he said he needed amplification... or actually said he wants it... ok, you cant answer with any sense of reality for his needs if you dont know what they are... and if you can, we are taking this act on the road! ive got enough pa to drive an outdoor festival... my drums sound phenomenal through it... even though i live on a hundred and twenty acres, i dont do that... its not a. practical nor 2. very thoughtful to my neighbors... drum amp... what drum amp? its like asking which is better, a cadillac or a camel? obviously the cadillac...? except i needed to brush my teeth... its not always about being a corksniffer... sometimes its about having a little experience and shifting focus from what isnt necessarily a need and helping someone become a better musician. period. qsc is not top shelf. i have, use and enjoy it as well as yorkville elite subs... but there is def far better and far pricier toys.... implying a forumite is whatever kind of derogatory term isnt really acceptable here, is it??? i mean im back, trying to behave myself and get slapped twice for trying to offer advice... when it was asked for... dissed by another, that is regularly defended, and just so you know, yes i have some {censored}ing expensive gear... and earned each {censored}ing bit by my own sweat and ability.... often making sacrifices others wouldnt. so yeah, welcome to the boards... where a mans advice, whos made his living most of his life, playing drums, is trumped by one who knows what a jbl eon speaker is... corksniffer implies or suggests one that buys expensive gear to make up for lack of ability to express themselves on any given instrument, often basing extravagant expense upon irrelevant or even misunderstood issues... thanks for putting me in my place.
  14. for what its worth... mikeo, dm?? have either of you played drums on a gig? electric drums through what youre talking about? honest question.
  15. kwak, i get ya.. dont complicate, its a simple question.... but its not always the right question to be asked especially with beginners... addressing this early on helps much in the things to come... a lot of first questions come from a seat of “this looks nice”, or “ just like ——— plays”... instead of need... need be easy to play, need to sound pleasing, nay even inspiring! helps to be a financially stable investment... and someone else to take the hit on depreciation of a “new” anything with the exception of toothbrushes, underwear or anything that touches mucosa... example, i have a breedlove ac25sr+ something or other that i havent played in 6 years... an 8 to 9 hundred investment that i just saw on reverb for 275 and a hundred bucks shipping... a good set up costs me about 50 dollars if i dont do it..that comes with new strings and a good overall loving from my luthier friend in tally, gary hudson... its much closer inline with his style, its solid sides, back and top... and miles above the seagull for fit and finish, overall workmanship... playability? thats a toss up depending on the set up... physical characteristics like hand/finger length, etc... so, with a rig like that theres still room in the budget to pick up a decent little acoustic amp... but hey, im just trying to help... ymmv?
  16. id give you the same advice,,kwak... not complicated, just common sense.
  17. no, look closely... thats my llamas mushroom...
  18. headphones. most versatile, best sound for the buck... play ANYtime...
  19. they probably seemed a lot better 14 years ago when this was first poasted...
  20. im going to disagree with depends, and tag mikeo on this... the “shiny” wears off the day after you buy that brand new guitar and see the exact same model for half the price, in great shape listed in your neighborhood... save your money and buy a quality instrument. cheap guitars stop people from becoming guitarists every day. buy something of good quality and if you decide youre not going to persue it, it has resale value... hand me downs in the guitar world can be a wonderful thing... the best, actually... if its a quality instrument... not for nothing, but if i had 500 dollars to spend on a guitar, id definitely be looking at the used market, no question... i know i can get a much better instrument for the money if i can exercise a little patience and take a little time to look...
  21. put on some headphones and give it a spin for yourself... dont ask me. the recordings done in asmr are all marked as such, and pretty much the last 6 or 7 uploaded at the least... they are recorded @ “the neighbor’s incessantly barking dog studios” with a couple tracks from “logging truck highway” mixing facilities... ive got an appointment for recording in the local caverns when the dust settles... the larger room at the caverns is so silent! further, its nothing like what i expected... i figured reverb and reflection like mad, but its the polar opposite! its silent, and no echo, reverb, reflection of any kind that i can hear. its dead, jim... perhaps a resonance will be found in the room but so far it just eats any sound ive produced... flutes, whistles, hand claps, voice, hand drum... ive yet to roll in a gong... thats next. the rangers seem to like me and have graciously offered me the time i require and more. a couple of them are musicians, too! headphones required.
  22. test. ipad pro 13.3.1 copy/paste
  23. any time is a good time to go back to the drawing board...
  24. a couple local venues have had live solo entertainers... physical distancing snd all... im going to wait a while...
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